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Just do what you do best. - Red Auerbach

Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study. - Francis Bacon

I thought he was a young man of promise, but it appears he is a young man of promises. [Speaking Of Winston Churchill] - Arthur James Balfour

Knowing what you can not do is more important than knowing what you can do. In fact, that's good taste. - Lucille Ball

Ability is of little account without opportunity. - Napoleon Bonaparte

God does not ask about our ability, but our availability. - Source Unknown

Wicked people are always surprised to find ability in those that are good. - Marquis De Vauvenargues

They are able because they think they are able. - Virgil

The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts. - Booker T. Washington

Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult. - Charlotte Whitton

We all have ability. The difference is how we use it. - Stevie Wonder

Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there. - John Wooden

Ability is a poor man's wealth. - M. Wren

You are the only person on earth who can use your ability. - Zig Ziglar

The extent of your consciousness is limited only by your ability to love and to embrace with your love the space around you, and all it contains - Ken Carey

The king is the man who can. - Thomas Carlyle

What you see, but can't see over is as good as infinite. - Thomas Carlyle

No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor. - Andrew Carnegie

When it is a question of God's almighty Spirit, never say, "I can't." - Oswald Chambers

I have learnt that I am me, that I can do the things that, as one might put it, me can do, but I cannot do the things that me would like to do. - Agatha Christie

I add this, that rational ability without education has oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability. - Marcus T. Cicero

Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability. - Marcus T. Cicero 

Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. - Malcolm S. Forbes

It is all one to me if a man comes from Sing Sing Prison or Harvard. We hire a man, not his history. - Henry Ford

Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right! - Henry Ford

As we advance in life we learn the limits of our abilities. - James A. Froude

I know I have the ability to do so much more than just stand in front of the camera the rest of my life. - Jennie Garth

The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators. - Edward Gibbon

Our work is the presentation of our capabilities. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Life has been compared to a race, but the allusion improves by observing, that the most swift are usually the least manageable and the most likely to stray from the course. Great abilities have always been less serviceable to the possessors than moderate ones. - Oliver Goldsmith

There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability. - Robert Half

Every person is responsible for all the good within the scope of his abilities, and for no more, and none can tell whose sphere is the largest. - Gail Hamilton

Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing. - John Andrew Holmes

As life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time, at the peril of being not to have lived. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

I won't accept anything less than the best a player's capable of doing... and he has the right to expect the best that I can do for him and the team! - Lou Holtz

It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test. - Elbert Hubbard

It's pretty hard to be efficient without being obnoxious. - Kin Hubbard

The height of ability consists in a thorough knowledge of the real value of things, and of the genius of the age in which we live. - Francois De La Rochefoucauld

To know how to hide one's ability is great skill. - Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Certainly we're not satisfied with just winning games. We've been playing some pretty good hockey, but we think we can play much better. - Mario Lemieux

Not many men have both good fortune and good sense. - Titus Livy

The Creator has not given you a longing to do that which you have no ability to do. - Orison Swett Marden

Analyzing what you haven't got as well as what you have is a necessary ingredient of a career. - Grace Moore

Ability hits the mark where presumption overshoots and diffidence falls short. - John Henry Newman

Ability is sexless. - Christabel Pankhurst

Aptitude found in the understanding and is often inherited. Genius coming from reason and imagination, rarely. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

To sentence a man of true genius, to the drudgery of a school is to put a racehorse on a treadmill. - Charles Caleb Colton

The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary. - Thomas A. Edison

Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

People with great gifts are easy to find, but symmetrical and balanced ones never. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best of all. - Desiderius Erasmus

There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other. - Douglas Everett

When my horse is running good, I don't stop to give him sugar. - William Faulkner

Others have done it before me. I can, too. - Corporal John Faunce

Man cannot live by incompetence alone. - Laurence J. Peter

The boy was as useless as rubber lips on a woodpecker. - Earl Pitts

Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work. - John G. Pollard

Behind every able man, there are always other able men. - Chinese Proverb

When one must, one can. - Yiddish Proverb

If you count all your assets you always show a profit. - Robert Quillen

If there be anything that can be called genius, it consists chiefly in ability to give that attention to a subject which keeps it steadily in the mind, till we have surveyed it accurately on all sides. - Theodor Reik

We must be steady enough in ourselves, to be open and to let the winds of life blow through us, to be our breath, our inspiration; to breathe with them, mobile and soft in the limberness of our bodies, in our agility, our ability, as it were, to dance, and yet to stand upright... - Mary Caroline Richards

Put yourself in a state of mind where you say to yourself, "Here is an opportunity for me to celebrate like never before, my own power, my own ability to get myself to do whatever is necessary." - Anthony Robbins

The country needs and, unless I mistake its temper, the country demands bold, persistent, experimentation. It is common sense to take a method and try it, if it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something. - Theodore Roosevelt

No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort. - John Ruskin

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

Natural abilities can almost compensate for the want of every kind of cultivation, but no cultivation of the mind can make up for the want of natural abilities. - Arthur Schopenhauer

Martyrdom is the only way a man can become famous without ability. - George Bernard Shaw

A genius can't be forced; nor can you make an ape an alderman. - Thomas Somerville

The abilities of man must fall short on one side or the other, like too scanty a blanket when you are abed. If you pull it upon your shoulders, your feet are left bare; if you thrust it down to your feet, your shoulders are uncovered. - Sir William Temple

He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles. - Henry David Thoreau

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor. - Henry David Thoreau

All endeavor calls for the ability to tramp the last mile, shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil. The fight to the finish spirit is the one...characteristic we must posses if we are to face the future as finishers. - Source Unknown


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