Ability Quotes

Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.

Zig Ziglar

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

Zig Ziglar

A man of ability and the desire to accomplish something can do anything.

Donald Kircher

The single most powerful tool for winning a negotiation is the ability to get up and walk away from the table without a deal.


Ability is of little account without opportunity.

Napoleon Bonaparte

For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.

Harry F. Banks

Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.

Lou Holtz

Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential.

Liane Cardes

You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.

Rosalynn Carter

Behind every able man, there are always other able men.

Chinese Proverb

We rate ability in men by what they finish, not by what they attempt.


Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.

Helen Keller

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.

Mother Teresa

Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are limited, not by our abilities, but by our vision.


The primary sign of a well-ordered mind is a man’s ability to remain in one place and linger in his own company.


Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.

Henry David Thoreau

Success is that old ABC – ability, breaks, and courage.

Charles Luckman

Ability will never catch up with the demand for it…..

Malcolm S. Forbes

The difference between one man and another is not mere ability – it is energy.

Thomas Arnold

As simple as it sounds, we all must try to be the best person we can: by making the best choices, by making the most of the talents we’ve been given.

Mary Lou Retton

To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.

Kahlil Gibran

If I had more skill in what I’m attempting, I wouldn’t need so much courage.

Ashleigh Brilliant

Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.

Thomas J. Watson, Sr.

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.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Ability is nothing without opportunity.

Napoleon Bonaparte

It is not my ability, but my response to God’s ability, that counts.

Corrie Ten Boom

The height of ability in the least able consists in knowing how to submit to the good leadership of others.

Francois De La Rochefoucauld

The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success.

Henry Ward Beecher

Enduring setbacks while maintaining the ability to show others the way to go forward is a true test of leadership.

Nitin Nohria

Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but what you should have accomplished with your ability.

John Wooden

If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself.

Charles M. Schulz

All human evil comes from a single cause, man’s inability to sit still in a room.

Blaise Pascal

Every man’s ability may be strengthened or increased by culture.

John Abbott

To know how to hide one’s ability is great skill.

Francois De La Rochefoucauld

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

John Wooden

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper.

Robert Frost

It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.

René Descartes

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before beginning to improve the world.

Anne Frank

Who would ever think that so much went on in the soul of a young girl?

Anne Frank

Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.


With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.

Dalai Lama

I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I’m not afraid to look behind them.

Elizabeth Taylor

There is far more opportunity than there is ability.

Thomas A. Edison

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

Francis Bacon

Men who undertake considerable things, even in a regular way, ought to give us ground to presume ability.

Edmund Burke

Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.


Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is something that is much more scarce, something finer far, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.

Elbert Hubbard

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.

Elbert Hubbard

The art of using moderate abilities to advantage wins praise, and often acquires more reputation than actual brilliancy.

François de La Rochefoucauld

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Our vanity desires that what we do best should be considered what is hardest for us.

Friedrich Nietzsche

One thing, however, I must premise, that without the assistance of natural capacity, rules and precepts are of no efficacy.


The wicked are always surprised to find ability in the good.

Luc De Clapiers

They are able because they think they are able.

Virgil A. Kraft

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

Stevie Wonder

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