Skills Proverbs

Sayings about Skills

Talents without skills is like deserts without an oasis. ~ Arabian Proverbs

To pick up in a clumsy way is stealing, to steal in a skillful way is to pick up. ~ Armenian Proverbs

Who has a trade may go anywhere. ~ Spanish Proverbs

Skill and assurance form an invincible combination. ~ Dutch Proverbs

Better go without medicine than call in an unskilled physician. ~ Japanese Proverbs

In a calm sea, every man is a pilot. ~ English Proverbs

To lie and eat fish demand a lot of skill. ~ Spanish Proverb

Many people can pack the cards; fewer can play the game.~ Italian Proverbs

The person that makes one basket can make a hundred. ~ Spanish Proverb

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. ~ African Proverb

Be not a jack of all trades, but a master of one. ~ Chinese Proverbs

The best doctor prevents illness, an average doctor visits when the illness is imminent, and the unskilled doctor treats your present illness. ~ Chinese Proverb

The itch that gives someone skill is difficult to scratch. ~ Chinese Proverb

A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner. ~ English Proverb

Quotations about Skills

The superior person’s learning goes in his ear, attaches to his heart, expands to the end of his limbs, and is established in his actions. Even in his smallest word or slightest action, he sets an example. ~ Mencius

There is great skill in knowing how to conceal one’s skill. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed. ~ Henry Ford

It requires a great deal of boldness and a great deal of caution to make a great fortune, and when you have it, it requires ten times as much skill to keep it. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

To understand one thing well is better than understanding many things by halves. ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it. ~ David Starr Jordan

Art is skill, that is the first meaning of the word. ~ Eric Gill

Creativity is not a trait that we inherit in our genes or a blessing bestowed by the angels. It’s a skill. ~ Jonah Lehrer

Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly will acquire the skill to do difficult things easily. ~ Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success: Concentration, Discrimination, Organization, Innovation and Communication. ~ Harold S. Geneen

Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation. ~ John Ruskin

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. ~ John Ruskin

Who has skill in the art of music is of good temperament and fitted for all things. ~ Martin Luther

Learning how to learn is life’s most important skill. ~ Tony Buzan

Commerce is a game of skill which everyone cannot play and few can play well. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every person – with his or her own skills, abilities and uniqueness – can contribute to others and bring great joy to those that fortune has not smiled upon. ~ Shari Arison

Skills are cheap; chemistry is expensive. ~ Mal Pancoast

It is a great piece of skill to know how to guide your luck even while waiting for it. ~ Baltasar Gracian

The superior person is calm and composed; the lesser person is continuously worried and distressed. ~ Confucius

God left the world unfinished for man to work his skill upon. He left the electricity still in the cloud, the oil still in the earth. ~ George MacDonald

Skill makes love unending. ~ Ovid

Skill and confidence are an unconquered army. ~ George Herbert

Excellence is not a skill, it’s an attitude. ~ Ralph Marston

To the soldier, luck is merely another word for skill. ~ Patrick MacGill

Where there is the necessary technical skill to move mountains, there is no need for the faith that moves mountains. ~ Eric Hoffer

Asking the right questions takes as much skill as giving the right answers. ~ Robert Half

The superior person is concerned with his character; the lesser person cares only about his wealth. ~ Confucius

The superior person seeks to further the good points in others, and not their bad qualities. The lesser person does the opposite. ~ Confucius

The most important skill to acquire now is learning how to learn. ~ John Naisbitt

The superior person is dignified but does not fight for it. He is sociable, but not exclusive to one social clique. ~ Confucius

The superior person is adequately resolute, but not recklessly inflexible. ~ Confucius

Practice is just as valuable as a sale. The sale will make you a living; the skill will make you a fortune. ~ Jim Rohn

Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempest. ~ Epicurus

The superior person is in harmony, but does not follow the crowd. The lesser person follows the crowd, but is not in harmony. ~ Confucius

It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill. ~ Wilbur Wright

The superior person gathers his weapons together in order to provide against the unforeseen. ~ Confucius

The superior person does not try to stuff himself when he eats… and is diligent in his work and careful in speech. Such a person is someone who can definitely be considered to love learning. ~ Confucius

The superior person uses learning as a means of self-improvement. The lesser person uses learning as a means of showing off. ~ Mencius

The superior person does not appreciate a person solely on account of his words, nor does he disregard a person’s words solely on account of the person. ~ Confucius

Passion is never enough; neither is skill. ~ Toni Morrison

The five steps in teaching an employee new skills are preparation, explanation, showing, observation and supervision. ~ Bruce Barton

Everyone has a chance to learn, improve, and build up their skills. ~ Tom Peters

The superior person is perceptive and not biased. The lesser person is biased and not perceptive. ~ Confucius

Good pitching will always stop good hitting and vice-versa. ~ Casey Stengel

People should be judged on the basis of their performance, not nationality, personality, education, or personal traits and skills. ~ Marvin Bower

Knowledge is gained by learning; trust by doubt; skill by practice; love by love. ~ Thomas Szasz

The superior person is easy to work for and difficult to please. ~ Confucius

Skill to do comes of doing. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Skills Proverbs

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