A Quote by Simone de Beauvoir on ability, discovery, limits, and talent

To show your true ability is always, in a sense, to surpass the limits of your ability, to go a little beyond them: to dare, to seek, to invent; it is at such a moment that new talents are revealed, discovered, and realized.

Simone de Beauvoir (1908 - 1986)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on ability, company, and mind

The primary sign of a well-ordered mind is a man's ability to remain in one place and linger in his own company.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Samuel Goldwyn on ability, chance, luck, and opportunity

I think luck is the sense to recognize an opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it. Every one has bad breaks, but every one also has opportunities. The man who can smile at his breaks and grab his chances gets on.

Samuel Goldwyn (1882 - 1974)

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A Quote by Rudolph Hametovich Nureyev on ability, art, intelligence, justice, and nature

What is art? It is not just nature, it is nurtured nature. It is intelligence applied to what physical ability you have.

Rudolph Hametovich Nureyev (1938 -)

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A Quote by Robert L. Simpson on ability, cooperation, dedication, determination, discipline, goals, skill, sports, unity, and victory

We have seen [in the sports center] superb demonstrations of physical skill, determination, unity, discipline, coordination, cooperation, and dedication; but final victory always went to the team that knew best where the goal was and had the ability to do something about it.

Robert L. Simpson (1915 -)

Source: Speeches at BYU, April 20, 1965, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Robert J. McKain on ability, achievement, goals, lies, life, reason, success, and time

A major part of successful living lies in the ability to put first things first. Indeed the reason most major goals are not achieved is that we spend our time doing second things first.

Robert J. McKain

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A Quote by Robert Half on ability


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

Robert Half

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on ability, confidence, education, listening, losing, self-confidence, and temper

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.

Robert Frost

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A Quote by Robert B. Reich on ability, finance, people, possessions, and work

Your most precious possession is not your financial assets. Your most precious possession is the people you have working there, and what they carry around in their heads, and their ability to work together.

Robert B. Reich

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A Quote by Richard L. Evans on ability, bitterness, circumstances, death, god, questions, and present

The ever-present expectancy of death is never far removed from any of us - whether we realize it or not. None of us can avoid it. It comes alike to the great and to the unknown; to the righteous and to the unrighteous. Wherein we differ is not in our ability to avert it, but in the preparedness with which we meet it. At such times some question the judgments of God. Some find bitterness because of the circumstances and because of the seeming untimeliness of death.

Richard L. Evans (1906 - 1971)

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