Quotes on Ability

Quotes on Ability

If initiative is the ability to do the right thing, then efficiency is the ability to do the thing right. Kelly Miller

 

Our ability to create has outreached our ability to use wisely the products of our invention. Whitney Moore Young, Jr.

 

The superior man is distressed by his want of ability. Confucius

 

It is a great ability to be able to conceal one’s ability. Francois de La Rochefoucauld

 

Don’t let your will roar when your power only whispers. Thomas Fuller

 

You cannot fly like an eagle with the wings of a wren. William Henry Hudson

 

One good head is better than a hundred strong hands. Thomas Fuller

 

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

 

The ability to get to the verge without getting into the war is the necessary art. If you cannot master it, you inevitably get into war. If you try to run away from it, if you are scared to go to the brink, you are lost. John Foster Dulles

 

The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it’s so rare. Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder. Laurence J. Peter

 

Any jackass can kick down a barn, but it takes a good carpenter to build one. Sam Rayburn

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