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Ability Quotes

Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

The really unhappy person is the one who leaves undone what they can do, and starts doing what they don't understand; no wonder they come to grief.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

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

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

People are so constituted that everybody would rather undertake what they see others do, whether they have an aptitude for it or not.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

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.

Author: Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Author, Poet, Playwright

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

Author: Robert Half

Profession: American Businessman, Founder of Robert Half & Associates

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.

Author: Gail Hamilton (1833-1896)

Profession: American Writer, Humorist

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.

Author: John Andrew Holmes

Profession:

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.

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)

Profession: American Author, Wit, Poet

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

Author: Elbert Hubbard (1859-1915)

Profession: American Author, Publisher

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

Author: Kin Hubbard (1868-1930)

Profession: American Humorist, Journalist

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

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Profession: French Classical Writer

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.

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Profession: French Classical Writer

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.

Author: Mario Lemieux

Profession: American Hockey Player

Not many men have both good fortune and good sense.

Author: Titus Livy

Profession: Roman Historian