Ability Quotes

Quotes About Ability


Behind an able man there are always other able men. -- Chinese saying about ability.

I profess not talking; only this,
Let each man do his best.
SHAKS.: 1 Henry IV., Act v., Sc. 2.

Ability is of little account without opportunity. -- Napoleon

Ability.—No man is without some quality, by the due application of which he might deserve well of the world; and whoever he be that has but little in his power should be in haste to do that little, lest he be confounded with him that can do nothing.—Dr. Johnson.

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

Every person is responsible for all the good within the scope of his abilities, and for no more.—Gail Hamilton.

The possession of great powers no doubt carries with it a contempt for mere external show.—James A. Garfield.

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

Ability is a poor man's wealth.—Matthew Wren.

The measure of capacity is the measure of sphere to either man or woman.—Elizabeth Oakes Smith.

Natural ability 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 ability.—Schopenhauer.

An able man shows his spirit by gentle words and resolute actions.—Chesterfield.


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