Ability Quotes

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

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

Francis Bacon

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)

Ability is a poor man’s wealth.

M. Wren

We must either find a way or make one.


A bold heart is half the battle

Dwight Eisenhower

Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

St. Francis of Assisi

Do not delay; the golden moments fly!

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Every wall is a door.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we often might win, by fearing to attempt.

William Shakespeare

I can summarize the lessons of my life in seven words-never give in; never, never give in.

Winston Churchill

You must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.” – Confucius, “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

John Wooden

What we must look for here is, 1st, religious and moral principles: 2ndly, gentlemanly conduct: 3rdly, intellectual ability.

Dr. Thomas Arnold 1795-1842

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