ability

A Quote by Anthony (Tony) Robbins on ability, belief, destruction, experience, life, meaning, and power

Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.

Tony Robbins (1960 -)

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A Quote by Denis Waitley on ability, art, individuality, life, perspective, and work

Winners have the ability to step back from the canvas of their lives like an artist gaining perspective. They make their lives a work of art -- an individual masterpiece.

Denis Waitley

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A Quote by Yousef Karsh on ability, belief, decisions, determination, integrity, people, wisdom, and work

I have found that great people do have in common. . .an immense belief in themselves and in their mission. They also have gerat determination as well as an ability to work hard. At the crucial moment of decision, they draw on their accumulated wisdom. Above all, they have integrity.

Yousef Karsh

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A Quote by William Somerset Maugham on ability, quotations, and wit

The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.

William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by William Raspberry on ability, anticipation, cinema, entertainment, life, and time

Our growing ability to eliminate the slow-moving aspects of entertainment and go hopping from one peak to another is not without cost. Stand-up comics, movie-makers and others who earn their living entertaining no longer "waste" time with setups and plot development, lest we reach for the remote and click them off our screen. The result is a loss of subtlety, anticipation and nuance and, in the process, a coarsening of our discourse.

William Raspberry

Source: Washington Post

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A Quote by William Feather on ability, choice, education, finance, majorities, people, understanding, and voting

A lot of voters always cast their ballot for the candidate who seems to them to be one of the people. That means he must have the same superstitions, the same unbalanced prejudices, and the same lack of understanding of public finances that are characteristic of the majority. A better choice would be a candidate who has a closer understanding and a better education than the majority. Too much voting is based on affability rather than on ability.

William Feather (1889 - 1981)

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A Quote by Whitney M. Young, Jr. on ability and inventions

Our ability to create has outreached our ability to use wisely the products of our invention.

Whitney M. Young (1921 - 1971)

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A Quote by Wendell Berry on ability, beginning, change, earth, economics, garden, home, justice, mind, mistrust, needs, and understanding

A person who undertakes to grow a garden at home, by practices that will preserve rather than exploit the economy of the soil, has his mind precisely against what is wrong with us. . . . What I am saying is that if we apply our minds directly and competently to the needs of the earth, then we will have begun to make fundamental and necessary changes in our minds. We will begin to understand and to mistrust and to change our wasteful economy, which markets not just the produce of the earth, but also the earth's ability to produce.

Wendell Berry (1934 -)

Source: 1970

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A Quote by Walter Lippmann on ability, age, belief, children, debate, intelligence, judgment, and research

In the course of a debate with Lewis Terman: Without offering any data on all that occurs between conception and the age of kindergarten, they announce on the basis of what they have got out of a few thousand questionnaires that they are measuring the hereditary mental endowment of human beings. Obviously, this is not a conclusion obtained by research. It is a conclusion planted by the will to believe. It is, I think, for the most part unconsciously planted. . . . If the impression takes root that these tests really measure intelligence, that they constitute a sort of last judgment on the child's capacity, that they reveal "scientifically" his predestined ability, then it would be a thousand times better if all the intelligence testers and all their questionnaires were sunk in the Sargasso Sea.

Walter Lippmann (1889 - 1974)

Source: quoted: Stephen Jay Gould, The Mismeasure of Man, W.W.Norton & Co., Ltd, NY, 1996

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A Quote by Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve on ability, community, education, future, knowledge, past, service, and vision

The ability to think straight, some knowledge of the past, some vision of the future, some urge to fit that service into the well-being of the community--these are the most vital things that education must try to produce.

Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve (1877 - 1965)

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