I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility... in the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people have... is the ability to take on responsibility.
When I read great literature, great drama, speeches, or sermons, I feel that the human mind has not achieved anything greater than the ability to share feelings and thoughts through language.
There is something that is much more scarce, something finer far, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
It is a great ability to be able to conceal one's ability.
From each, according to his ability to each, according to his need.
Martyrdom... is the only way in which a man can become famous without ability.
The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.
It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.
My friend, if I could give you one thing, I would wish for you the ability to see yourself as others see you. Then you would realize what a truly special person you are.
One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal. Soon we'll need a new definition.
People are always ready to admit a man's ability after he gets there.
I come to the office each morning and stay for long hours doing what has to be done to the best of my ability. And when you've done the best you can you can't do any better.
The ability to get to the verge without getting into the war is the necessary art. If you try to run away from it, if you are scared to go to the brink, you are lost.
Certain brief sentences are peerless in their ability to give one the feeling that nothing remains to be said.
What is genius, anyway, if it isn't the ability to give an adequate response to a great challenge
The ability to ask the right question is more than half the battle of finding the answer.
People of medicore ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among men the greatest asset I possess. The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement.
The ultimate leader is one who is willing to develop people to the point that they eventually surpass him or her in knowledge and ability.
Your mind must always go, even while you're shaking hands and going through all the maneuvers. I developed the ability long ago to do one thing while thinking about another.
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
During my eighty seven years I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.