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"The dignity of man lies in his ability to face reality in all its meaninglessness." - Martin Esslin

"Cooperation is the redeeming ability of man to be better than himself." - Wes Fesler

"The superior man is distressed by his want (lack) of ability" - Confucius

"The ability to accept responsibility is the measure of the man." - Roy L Smith

"The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has." - Confucius

"Even when repressed, inequality grows; only the man who is below the average in economic ability desires equality; those who are conscious of superior ability desire freedom, and in the end superior ability has its way." - Will Durant

"The mark of an educated man is the ability to make a reasoned guess on the basis of insufficient information." - Abbott Lawrence Lowell

"I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor." - Henry David Thoreau

"The true beauty of a woman is her inherent ability to make better a man in every way." - Donald E. Williams, Jr.

"It is the duty of every man, as far as his ability extends, to detect and expose delusion and error." - Thomas Paine

"The mark of a mature man is the ability to give love and receive it joyously and without guilt." - Leo Baeck

"Show me a man of average ability but extraordinary desire and I'll show you a winner every time." - Andrew Carnegie

"The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability." - Henry Ford

"The most perfect ape cannot draw an ape; only man can do that; but, likewise, only man regards the ability to do this as a sign of superiority." - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

"The most perfect ape cannot draw an ape; only man can do that; but, likewise, only man regards the ability to do this as a sign of superiority." - Georg C Lichtenberg

"Communism deprives no man of the ability to appropriate the fruits of his labour. The only thing it deprives him of is the ability to enslave others by means of such appropriations." - Karl Marx

"Do you know the most important trait a man can have? It is not executive ability; it is not a great mentality; it is not kindliness, nor courage, nor a sense of humor, though each of these is of tremendous importance. In my opinion, it is the ability to make friends, which, boiled down, means the ability to see the best in man." - Dale Carnegie

"The chief ability of an executive should be his ability to recognize ability." - Evan Esar

"I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability." - Oscar Wilde

"Despite the litany of the sorrows of the city, we must believe in the ability of man to respond to the problems of his environment." - Carl Stokes

"As a disabled man, let my life be a reflection of the endless amount of ability that exists in each and everyone of us." - Robert M. Hensel

"I think the really good mountaineer is the man with the technical ability of the professional and with the enthusiasm and freshness of approach of the amateur." - Edmund Hillary

"...Had proven himself a leader of remarkable ability, a man not only of enterprising ideas, but with the staying power to carry them out." - David Mccullough

"I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestioned ability of a man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor." - Henry David Thoreau

"A dog is not considered good because of his barking, and a man is not considered clever because of his ability to talk." - Zhuangzi

"The habit of analysis, the ability to get under the surface of things and at the vital essentials, gives a man a tremendous advantage." - Anonymous

"No matter how skillfully a man play the game of life, there is but one test of his ability-did he win?" - Charles Lever

"The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled." - Andrew Carnegie

"If only every man would make proper use of his strength and do his utmost, he need never regret his limited ability." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"There is nothing great in the world that does not owe its origin to the creative ability of an individual man." - Adolf Hitler

"I'm scared of one man, one vote because it suggests that everybody has an equal ability at making decisions, and I think that's dangerous." - Ray Dalio

"The real meaning of the word paranoia is- a man or person who has the ability to link events that seemingly are not connected." - John Coleman

"The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively." - Bob Marley

"I have always served the public to the best of my ability. Why? Because, like every other man, it is to my interest to do so." - Cornelius Vanderbilt

"Amazing, really, to think of what a man could achieve with the simple ability to put pen to paper and spin a decent yarn." - Graham Moore

"The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability." - Chanakya

"The man who can speak acceptably is usually given credit for an ability out of all proportion to what he really possesses." - Lowell Thomas

"When fortune wishes to bring mighty events to a successful conclusion, she selects some man of spirit and ability who knows how to seize the opportunity she offers." - Niccolo Machiavelli

"Genius is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one, and the man of talent sees two or three, plus the ability to register that multiple perception in the material of his art." - Ezra Pound

"Thus man of all creatures is more than a creature, he is also a creator. Man alone can direct his success mechanism by the use of imagination, or imaging ability." - Maxwell Maltz

"The sages do not consider that making no mistakes is a blessing. They believe, rather, that the great virtue of man lies in his ability to correct his mistakes and continually make a new man of himself." - Wang Yangming

"We take cunning for a sinister or crooked wisdom; and certainly there is a great difference between a cunning man and a wise man, not only in point of honesty, but in point of ability." - Francis Bacon

"Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability." - Marcus Aurelius

"ability atrophies through lack of exercise." - Glenda Jackson

"Ability is of little account without opportunity." - Lucille Ball

"We're playing at our level of ability." - Dee Dee Ramone

"If a man attains a high station in life, it is because he has acquired or was blessed with native ability as a salesman. Schooling, college degrees, intellect, brilliancy, are of no avail to the man who lacks the ability to attract the cooperative efforts of others, thus to create opportunities for himself." - Napoleon Hill

"One may not condemn a man for succeeding financially because he knows how. Neither may one with justice take away for a man what he has fairly earned, to give to men of less ability." - George S. Clason

"No man who acts from a sense of duty ever puts the lesser duty above the greater. No man has the desire and the ability to work onhigh things, but he has also the ability to build himself a high staging." - Henry David Thoreau

"Rather a man with 50 per cent ability and 100 per cent character than a man with 100 per cent ability and 50 per cent character." - Henry John Heinz

"No nation can be really great unless it is great in peace, in industry, integrity, honesty. Skilled intelligence in civic affairs and industrial enterprises alike; the special ability of the artist, the man of letters, the man of science, and the man of business; the rigid determination to wrong no man, and to stand for righteousness-all these are necessary in a great nation." - Theodore Roosevelt

"They have more ability in the middle of the field in terms of ability" - Jimmy Armfield

"The ability of discerning high quality unavoidably implies the ability of identifying shortcomings." - Edsger Dijkstra

"The scholar is that man who must take up into himself all the ability of the time, all the contributions of the past, all the hopes of the future. He must be an university of knowledges." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Because of his capacity for abstract communications and language and his ability to enter in imagination into the lives of others, man is able to build organizations of a size and complexity far beyond those of the lower animals." - Kenneth E. Boulding

"Here was a man with loads of talent, loads of ability, lots of love to give; but that had been stifled and aborted. I became very fond of that character." - Michael Zaslow

"Today was about our lack of ability to not produce the ability we've got." - Sam Allardyce

"Our ability to destroy ourselves is the mirror image of our ability to save ourselves," - Terence Mckenna

"Our ability to create has outreached our ability to use wisely the products of our invention." - Whitney M Young

"It requires no small degree of ability to know when to conceal one's ability." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"The fruitfulness of our lives depends in large measure in our ability to doubt our own words and to question the value of our own work. The man who completely trusts his own estimate of himself is doomed to sterility." - Thomas Merton

"Hysteria is a natural phenomenon, the common denominator of the female nature. It's the female weapon and the test of a man is his ability to cope with it." - Tennessee Williams

"The successful man is prosperous, because he has developed ninety-five percent of his ability. The failure is poor, because only five percent of his natural talents have been utilized." - Charles Edward Popplestone

"He is his own best friend, and takes delight in privacy whereas the man of no virtue or ability is his own worst enemy and is afraid of solitude." - Aristotle

"The quality you most admire in a woman? Courage moral and physical: "anima"-the ability to visualize the mind and need of a man. Also a sense of the absurd." - Christopher Hitchens

"Man is certain of nothing but his ability to fail. It is the deepest faith we have, and the unbeliever- the blasphemer, the dissenter- will stimulate in us the most righteous of furies." - Ken Kesey

"The necessity of saying something, the embarrassment produced by the consciousness of having nothing to say, and the desire to exhibit ability, are three things sufficient to render even a great man ridiculous." - Voltaire

"Hysteria is a natural phenomenon, the common denominator of the female nature. It's the big female weapon, and the test of a man is his ability to cope with it." - Tennessee Williams

"He is his own best friend and takes delight in privacy whereas the man of no virtue or ability is his own worst enemy and is afraid of solitude." - Aristotle

"He is a pandit (man of knowledge) who speaks what is suitable to the occasion, who renders loving service according to his ability, and who knows the limits of his anger." - Chanakya

"I really enjoy myself in Norway. Because I had started losing confidence in my ability of what I do. But sometimes, man, you just get tired of fighting and trying to prove yourself." - Ike Turner

"Thinking clearly and effectively is the greatest asset of any human being. We are constantly reminded that the one superiority that man has over other animals is the ability to think. It is primarily our ability to think that sets us apart from other animals." - Harry Lorayne

"The Ability to influence people without irritating them is the most profitable art known to man." - Napoleon Hill

"I ca' function around a man if I know his ability to give pleasure." - Kristen Ashley

"Ability in a man is knowledge which emanates from divine light." - Zoroaster

"There never was a bad man that had ability for good service." - Edmund Burke

"I can't function around a man if I know his ability to give pleasure." - Kristen Ashley

"A prophet's true greatness is his ability to hold God and man in a single thought." - Abraham Joshua Heschel

"Even if a man has no natural ability, he can be a warrior." - Miyamoto Musashi

"Status ought not to be measured by a woman's ability to attract and snare a man." - Germaine Greer

"The greatest gift given to man by God - is the ability to empathize." - Meryl Streep

"God obligeth no man to more than he hath given him ability to perform." - The Koran

"The difference between one man and another is not mere ability... it is energy." - Tom Arnold

"Ability in man is an apt good, if it be applied to good ends." - Diogenes

"The difference between one man and another is not mere ability it is energy." - Thomas Arnold

"Martyrdom is the only way a man can become famous without ability." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"Martyrdom: The only way a man can become famous without ability." - George Bernard Shaw

"I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability." - Oscar Wilde

"I think that God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability." - Oscar Wilde

"For me, the most attractive thing in a man is the ability to make me laugh." - Mollie King

"Ronnie Barker was a straightforward man who had this extraordinary ability to make the nation laugh" - Michael Palin

"Ability in a man is knowledge which emanates from divine light" - Zoroaster

"Man has lost the basic skill of the ape, the ability to scratch its back. Which gave it extraordinary independence, and the liberty to associate for reasons other than the need for mutual back-scratching." - Jean Baudrillard

"For every man in the world functions to the best of his ability, and no one does less than his best, no matter what he may think about it." - John Steinbeck

"In running it is man against himself, the cruelest of opponents. The other runners are not the real enemies. His adversary lies within him, in his ability with brain and heart to master himself and his emotions." - Glenn Cunningham

"No man can afford to express, through words or acts, that which is not in harmony with his own beliefs, and if he does so, he must pay by the loss of his ability to influence others." - Napoleon Hill

"What is asserted by a man is an opinion; what is asserted by a woman is opinionated. A woman with ideas and the ability to express them is something of a social embarrassment, like an unhousebroken pet." - Marya Mannes

"At the age of eleven or thereabouts women acquire a poise and an ability to handle difficult situations which a man, if he is lucky, manages to achieve somewhere in the later seventies." - P G Wodehouse

"If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability." - Henry Ford

"I think luck is the sense to recognize an opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it... The man who can smile at his breaks and grab his chances gets on." - Samuel Goldwyn

"Nobody despises to lose more than I do. That's got me into trouble over the years, but it also made a man of mediocre ability into a pretty good coach." - Woody Hayes

"A man will treat a woman almost exactly the way he treats his own interior feminine. In fact, he hasn't the ability to see a woman, objectively speaking, until he has made some kind of peace with his interior woman." - Robert Johnson

"The death of any man aged 56 is very sad for his widow and family. And no one would deny that Steve Jobs was a brilliant and highly innovative technician, with great business flair and marketing ability." - A N Wilson

"Sophistication might be described as the ability to cope gracefully with a situation involving the presence of a formidable menace to one's poise and prestige (such as the butler, or the man under the bed - but never the husband)." - James Thurber

"I add this, that rational ability without education has oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability." - Cicero

"Every man is born with the ability to do something well. This is what the Lord intended him to do. Using that ability - what life is all about." - Gracie Allen

"I add this also, that natural ability without education has oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability." - Cicero

"Every man is born with the ability to do something well. This is what the Lord intended him to do. Using that ability - what life is all about." - George Allen Sr

"I add this, that rational ability without education has oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"The man who arrives at the doors of artistic creation with none of the madness of the Muses would be convinced that technical ability alone was enough to make an artist... what that man creates by means of reason will pale before the art of inspired beings." - Plato

"A great magazine is sort of a net for ability ..." - Candace Wheeler

"Much of command is the ability to take command." - Louis L'Amour

"There is only one proof of ability - action." - Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

"The worst of all diseases is a nervous ability." - Edward Dyson

"Leadership ability determines a person's level of effectiveness." - John C Maxwell

"Ability and perseverance are the weapons of weakness." - Niccolo Machiavelli

"The measure of intelligence is the ability to change." - Albert Einstein

"Do everything to the best of your ability." - Meredith Vieira

"The big gap between the ability of actors is confidence." - Kathleen Turner

"The ability to forgive is one of man's greatest achievements." - Bryant H Mcgill

"All great events hang by a hair. The man of ability takes advantage of everything and neglects nothing that can give him a chance of success; whilst the less able man sometimes loses everything by neglecting a single one of those chances." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"When the Holy Spirit comes to live within you, He will come with the ability to produce righteousness. Righteousness is the nature of God, which when imparted to the human spirit, produces the rightness of God in the human spirit. It gives man right standing with God; it gives him the ability to stand in the presence of God without a sense of guilt, inferiority or condemnation. It means rightness in God. The righteousness of God is wrought in you." - Chris Oyakhilome

"I have not much patience with a certain class of Christians nowadays who will hear anybody preach so long as they can say, 'He is very clever, a fine preacher, a man of genius, a born orator.' Is cleverness to make false doctrine palatable? Why, sirs, to me the ability of a man who preaches error is my sorrow rather than my admiration." - Charles Spurgeon

"Capitalism demands the best of every man - his rationality - and rewards him accordingly. It leaves every man free to choose the work he likes, to specialize in it, to trade his product for the products of others, and to go as far on the road of achievement as his ability and ambition will carry him." - Ayn Rand

"He was very much a man of moods, possibly owing to what is styled the artistic temperment. I have never seen, myself, why the possession of artistic ability should be supposed to excuse a man from a decent exercise of self-control." - Agatha Christie

"Law has the power to compel: indeed, the ability to enforce is a condition of the ability to command." - Thomas Aquinas

"The ability to understand the cause of your own suffering gives you the ability to understand ours." - Byron Katie

"Woman's ability to earn money is better protection against the tyranny and brutality of men than her ability to vote." - Victoria Woodhull

"Mankind's ability to understand and control the forces of nature greatly exceeds our ability to govern ourselves" - George Soros

"The two most important forms of intelligence are the ability to read other people and the ability to understand oneself." - Bruce Pandolfini

"Your ability to face setbacks and disappointments without giving up will be the measure of your ability to succeed." - Calvin Coolidge

"Real ability is the child of God-given talent and rock solid diligence. Nobody maintains ability without hard work. Nobody." - Cung Le

"Man can learn self-discipline without becoming ascetic; he can be wise without waiting to be old; he can be influential without waiting for status. Man can sharpen his ability to distinguish between matters of principle and matters of preference, but only if we have a wise interplay between time and truth, between minutes and morality." - Neal A Maxwell

"I claim to be an average man of less than average ability. I have not the shadow of a doubt that any man or woman can achieve what I have, if he or she would make the same effort and cultivate the same hope and faith." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The three parts of the theory are analytical ability, the ability to analyze things to judge, to criticize. Creative, the ability to create, to invent and discover and practical, the ability to apply and use what you know." - Robert Sternberg

"Many persons think that by hoarding money they are gaining safety for themselves. If money is your only hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability. Without these qualities, money is practically useless. The security even of money depends on knowledge, experience, and ability. If productive ideas are displaced by destructive ideas, economic life suffers." - Henry Ford

"Space is an environment of emptiness. It offers no possibility for natural adaptation to any living organism - and particularly not to the highly sophisticated creature, man. Yet man has the ability to resolve this paradox through his intellectual power and creative faculties." - Hubertus Strughold

"A young girl is taught through the example of other women how to manipulate a man. She's absolutely correct in doing so because the job she will get, the man she will marry, the experiences she will have, are very much dictated by her ability to do so." - Frederick Lenz

"The only security a man can ever have is the ability to do a job uncommonly well." - Abraham Lincoln

"Almost no germ is unconditionally dangerous to man; its disease-producing ability depends upon the body's resistance." - Hans Selye

"Ultimately success or failure in photographing people depends on the photographer's ability to understand his fellow man." - Edward Weston

"Man ultimately decides for himself! And in the end, education must be education towards the ability to decide" - Viktor E Frankl

"There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery." - Charles Darwin

"Greatness is always built on this foundation: the ability to appear, speak and act, as the most common man." - Hafez

"Every race man and woman should cast aside their skepticism regarding the Negro's ability as a motion picture star." - Oscar Micheaux

"What makes you a man is not the ability to make a child, it's the courage to raise one." - Barack Obama

"To be pessimist is to amputate one's own legs and arms! Only an optimist man has the ability to move!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Imagination gives the man the ability to poject himself through time and space and rise above all limitations." - Charles Fillmore

"The difference between a top-flight creative man and the hack is his ability to express powerful meanings indirectly." - Vance Packard

"An idea isn't worth much until a man is found who has the energy and ability to make it work." - William Feather



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