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Ability To Adapt Quotes


"The ability to adapt is everything!" - Denis Waitley

"The key to success is often the ability to adapt" - Anthony Brandt

"For organizations and employees alike, the only real security is the ability to grow, change and adapt." - Anonymous

"I believe modeling is a combination of natural talent, the ability to adapt to different situations, hard work, and, most importantly, luck." - Anja Rubik

"I refuse to adapt or integrate myself." - Imre Kertesz

"To adapt a phrase, idols have consequences." - Nancy Pearcey

"I believe I can adapt to anything," - Deron Williams

"What differentiates the success stories from the failures is that the successful entrepreneurs had the foresight, the ability, and the tools to discover which parts of their plans were working brilliantly and which were misguided, and adapt their strategies accordingly." - Eric Ries

"If we fail to adapt, we fail to move forward." - John Wooden

"Marketers need to adapt a "members first" approach to content." - David Hahn

"We must alter theory to adapt it to nature, but not nature to adapt it to theory.?" - Claude Bernard

"You adapt yourself to the contents of the paintbox." - Paul Klee

"The most important skill of the future will be the ability to learn and adapt. You need to be resourceful, keep your eyes open for advances coming out of nowhere, and embrace the new opportunities as they emerge. You need to be able to collaborate with others and build relationships. You need to be able to share ideas, inspire, and motivate." - Vivek Wadhwa

"A friend once asked me what qualities were needed for SAS. I would say to be self-motivated and resilient; to be calm, yet have the ability to smile when it is grim; to be unflappable, be able to react fast and to have an 'improvise, adapt and overcome' mentality." - Bear Grylls

"To be creative, a person has to internalize the entire system that makes creativity possible. Creative individuals are remarkable for their ability to adapt to almost any situation and to make do with whatever is at hand to reach their goals." - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

"You learn so many different skills on the show «Merlin». You're constantly asked to do green-screen, horse riding, comedy scenes, dramatic scenes, everything. The ability and the skill to adapt under a tight schedule is one that I'll definitely take away." - Colin Morgan

"Enjoying success requires the ability to adapt." - Nolan Ryan

"The Criteria of Emotional Maturity: The ability to deal constructively with reality The capacity to adapt to change A relative freedom from symptoms that are produced by tensions and anxieties The capacity to find more satisfaction in giving than receiving The capacity to relate to other people in a consistent manner with mutual satisfaction and helpfulness The capacity to sublimate, to direct one's instinctive hostile energy into creative and constructive outlets The capacity to love." - William C. Menninger

"For each human being there is an optimum ratio between change and stasis. Too little change, he grows bored. Too little stability, he panics and loses his ability to adapt. One who marries six times in ten years won't change jobs. One who moves often to serve his company will maintain a stable marriage. A woman chained to one home and family may redecorate frantically or take a lover or go to many costume parties." - Larry Niven

"All attempts to adapt our ethical code to our situation in the technological age have failed." - Max Born

"Banks have a strong self-preservation instinct and are quick to adapt to new regulations." - Herve Falciani

"Simpler companies are user centered. They adapt to the needs of day-to-day decision makers." - Bill Jensen

"Cognition modifies the knower so as to adapt him harmoniously to his acquired knowledge." - Ludwik Fleck

"Those who refused to respond to new stimulus would perish. Adapt or perish." - Philip K Dick

"Young children learn in a different manner from that of older children and adults, yet we can teach them many things if we adapt our materials and mode of instruction to their level of ability. But we miseducate young children when we assume that their learning abilities are comparable to those of older children and that they can be taught with materials and with the same instructional procedures appropriate to school-age children." - David Elkind

"The pace of change for entrepreneurs is rapidly accelerating, and the cost and risk of launching a new business and getting off the ground is just amazing. The ability to gain user feedback really quickly and adapt to what your consumers want is totally different with the web as it is now. But finding a new market, helping people and taking that original idea and turning it into a business is really exciting right now." - Matt Mickiewicz

"Wise people are foolish if they cannot adapt to foolish people." - Michel De Montaigne

"Well-coached teams are never surprised; they can adapt to anything they see." - Jack Ramsay

"A leader is a man who can adapt principles to circumstances." - George S Patton

"It will take time to adapt, but I think I can handle it." - Yao Ming

"The very best pictures adapt themselves to many changes in meaning." - John Szarkowski

"The seas and the weathers are what is; your vessels adapt to them or sink." - Tim Powers

"I've never had a fear of traveling and going to a new place. I adapt." - Naomi Campbell

"You are cruising along, and then technology changes. You have to adapt." - Marc Andreessen

"Change. Adapt. Bend so as not to be broken. Let opportunity guide your actions." - Wayne Gerard Trotman

"Improvise, Adapt and Overcome!" - Clint Eastwood

"The ability to fantasize is the ability to survive, and the ability to fantasize is the ability to grow" - Ray Bradbury

"Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change." - Stephen Hawking

"Our task is to change the world for the better, not to adapt ourselves to the world." - Tariq Ramadan

"It is not the business of the church to adapt Christ to men, but men to Christ." - Dorothy L Sayers

"Our adaptation to the natural forces is a question of existence or non-existence. We cannot transform the universe or nature so that they adapt themselves to us; on the contrary, we must adapt ourselves to nature and her laws." - Edmond Bordeaux Szekely

"I found out that if you are going to win games, you had better be ready to adapt." - Scotty Bowman

"Running hills breaks up your rhythm and forces your muscles to adapt to new stresses. The result? You become stronger." - Eamonn Coghlan

"Conservatism, however, is too often a welcome excuse for lazy minds, loath to adapt themselves to fast changing conditions." - Sigmund Freud

"Man is an animal who more than any other can adapt himself to all climates and circumstances." - Henry David Thoreau

"As a woman, you accept the situation, adapt to it, and do your best, whereas men would choose violence." - Asne Seierstad

"Our ability to adapt is amazing. Our ability to change isn't quite as spectacular." - Lisa Lutz

"Honesty: The ability to resist small temptations." - John Ciardi

"Genius: the ability to prolong one's childhood." - H L Mencken

"Power is the ability to achieve purpose." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I have an amazing ability to forget." - Gene Mauch

"Security lies in our ability to produce." - Douglas Macarthur

"Faith is your reaction to God's ability." - Zig Ziglar

"It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test." - Elbert Hubbard

"Our ability to grow is directly proportional to an ability to entertain the uncomfortable." - Twyla Tharp

"A leader's ability to convey confidence and his ability to communicate effectively are similar." - John C Maxwell

"It's not our ability to get forgiveness that saves us. It's out ability to grant forgiveness." - Jeri Smith-Ready

"Your ability to learn depends partly on your ability to relinquish what you've held." - Milton Hall

"Vitality shows not only in the ability to persist, but in the ability to start over." - Anonymous

"I believe that humans adapt to circumstance. The Internet is quite an unprecedented circumstance, so it's going to take people a while to get their heads around it." - Jarvis Cocker

"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man." - George Bernard Shaw

"My novels and poems are meant to be read aloud. That's why jazz musicians have been able to adapt my stuff." - Ishmael Reed

"Being a good leader today doesn't mean you'll be a good leader 10 years from now. You have to adapt to the times" - Carlos Ghosn

"The real distinction is between those who adapt their purposes to reality and those who seek to mold reality in the light of their purposes." - Henry A Kissinger

"My point was simply that the war on global terrorism is going to be a long one, and we need to adapt as our enemy adapts." - Richard Myers

"Education, which should be helping youth to understand and adapt to their revolutionary new environments, is instead being used merely as an instrument of cultural aggression." - Marshall Mcluhan

"Truth can hardly be expected to adapt herself to the crooked policy and wily sinuosities of worldly affairs; for truth, like light, travels only in straight lines." - Charles Caleb Colton

"The genius of the English has always been their ability to adapt." - Roy Strong

"Greatness of soul consists not so much in soaring high and in pressing forward, as in knowing how to adapt and limit oneself." - Michel De Montaigne

"A tailor can adapt to any medium, be it poetry, be it criticism. As a poet, he can mend, and with the scissors of criticism he candivide." - Franz Grillparzer

"Much of life is about failure, whether we acknowledge it or not, and your destiny is profoundly shaped by how effectively you learn from and adapt to failure." - David Brooks

"The industrial landscape is already littered with remains of once successful companies that could not adapt their strategic vision to altered conditions of competition." - Ralph Abernathy

"Swipe from the best, then adapt." - Tom Peters

"You adapt, evolve, compete or die." - Paul Tudor Jones

"There are two options: adapt or die." - Andy Grove

"The theory of the method of knowing which is advanced in these pages may be termed pragmatic. ... Only that which has been organized into our disposition so as to enable us to adapt the environment to our needs and adapt our aims and desires to the situation in which we live is really knowledge." - John Dewey

"Improvisation is the ability to talk to oneself." - Cecil Taylor

"Creativity is the ability to see and to respond." - Erich Fromm

"Power is the ability not to have to please." - Elizabeth Janeway

"The willingness to do creates the ability to do." - Peter Mcwilliams

"My willingness to fail gives me the ability to succeed." - Vinod Khosla

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

"Personal power is the ability to take action." - Tony Robbins

"Our power is in our ability to decide." - R Buckminster Fuller

"Compassion is the ability to see how it all is." - Ram Dass

"Happiness is in your ability to love others." - Leo Tolstoy

"I choose not to place "DIS," in my ability." - Robert M. Hensel

"Never underestimate a man's ability to underestimate a woman." - Sara Paretsky

"Growth in the ability to write comes in spurts." - Jane Yolen

"Simply stated, power is the ability to get things done." - Pat Heim

"Music has always had the ability to comfort and inspire." - Pete Seeger

"I want people to appreciate talent and ability." - Michael Jackson

"I think everyone has the ability to be loved." - Ricky Gervais

"Our technology has already outstripped our ability to control it." - Omar N Bradley

"Enthusiasm is more important to mastery than innate ability." - Gretchen Rubin

"Knowledge and ability were tools, not things to show off." - Haruki Murakami

"Spirituality is a boundless ability to respond and experience." - Jaggi Vasudev

"The hurt affects your ability to go forward." - Deb Caletti

"Cleanse my heart... Give me the ability to rage correctly" - Joe Orton

"Resilience is the ability to attack while running away." - Wes Fesler

"Friends enhance our ability to think and act." - Aristotle

"I admire President Obama's ability to trust strangers." - Greg Gutfeld

"Our survival depends on our ability to form trusting relationships." - Simon Sinek

"Every woman's innate ability to let anything go." - Seth Macfarlane

"True competence is based on one's own ability to observe." - L Ron Hubbard

"Leadership is the ability to lift and inspire." - Paul Dietzel

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

"Power is the ability to get things done" - Rosabeth Moss Kanter

"Success doesn't come instantly. Neither does the ability to lead." - John C Maxwell

"Nurturing has the ability to transform people's lives." - John C Maxwell

"Understanding people certainly impacts your ability to communicate with others." - John C Maxwell

"The ability to understand people is a choice." - John C Maxwell

"Fairness is man's ability to rise above his prejudices." - Wes Fesler

"My talent was the uncompromising ability to feel spite." - Natsuo Kirino

"Life is the ability to start over again." - Joan D. Chittister

"Intellect is the ability to avoid belaboring the obvious." - Alfred Bester

"Leadership is your ability to hide your panic from others." - Laozi

"Don't underestimate her ability to talk, it's her superpower." - Carrie Vaughn

"You have this ability to find beauty in weird places." - Kamila Shamsie

"If you have the ability to love, love yourself first." - Charles Bukowski

"Power is the ability to do good things for others." - Brooke Astor

"Our power is in our ability to decide." - Buckminster Fuller

"Personal power is the ability to take action." - Anthony Robbins

"As our faith increases, so does our ability to obey." - Anonymous

"Your ability to work with people directly affects your ability to get work done in the world." - Robert Greene

"If Hip Hop has the ability to corrupt young minds, it also has the ability to Uplift them." - KRS-One

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

"The ability to compromise and having the ability to laugh at ourselves is huge and works well for me." - Steve Carell

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

"My ability to turn good news into anxiety is rivaled only by my ability to turn anxiety into chin acne." - Tina Fey

"barfly n. You have the ability to talk to anyone which is an ability I do not share." - David Levithan

"Talent is the ability to say things well, but genius is the ability to, well, say things." - Steve Martin

"Normality is the ability to learn by experience, to be flexible, and to adapt to a changing environment." - Lawrence S. Kubie

"Agility is the ability to adapt and respond to change ... agile organizations view change as an opportunity, not a threat." - Jim Highsmith

"Change is the only constant in life. Ones ability to adapt to those changes will determine your success in life." - Benjamin Franklin

"Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability." - Cicero

"There's an ability to learn & adapt, an ability to constantly have a vision that's driving you, but to be taking input from all sources." - Reid Hoffman

"They hadn't counted on the highly controlled jabberjay having the brains to adapt to the wild, to pass on its genetic code, to thrive in a new form. They hadn't anticipated its will to live." - Suzanne Collins

"Every teacher will tell you that you cannot dance classical technique with perfection, there is no such thing, there is no way. So you have to adapt the technique to your abilities or to your deficiencies. Learn to cheat!" - Jiri Kylian

"Here is the principle - adapt your measures to the necessity of the people to whom you minister. You are to take the Gospel to them in such modes and circumstances as will gain for it from them a hearing." - Catherine Booth

"Religion has very little to do with the number of babies per woman. All the religions in the world are fully [able] to maintain their values and adapt to this new world." - Hans Rosling

"I like actors who just are who they are, with a little bit of qualification to adapt to their character. But mostly they just use their own personality to embody the character." - Michel Gondry

"You have to have a bunch of dimensions [of yourself]. You have to be able to adapt in this world. You can't be a nice guy living in a world of savages." - Mike Tyson

"I think the great thing about acting is that it's not all the same. You're constantly challenged and constantly pushed to your limit. It's nice to see how your body can adapt to these things." - Liana Liberato

"That a good fit between parental handling and child temperament is vital to help children adapt to the imperatives of their society is a crucial concept that can be applied to other cultures." - Stella Chess

"I maintain that the expression of junk and objects has an intrinsic value, and I see no need to look for aesthetic forms in them and to adapt them to the colors of the palette." - Arman

"Boys! Are they always this impossible? Do they always say cryptic, indecipherable things? (Note to self: work with Liz to adapt her boy-to-English translator into a more mobile form-like maybe a watch or necklace.)" - Ally Carter

"Everyone knows that not all change is good or even necessary. But in a world that is constantly changing, it is to our advantage to learn how to adapt and enjoy something better." - Ken Blanchard

"From the beginning, the internet has been dominated by white men. So if you wanted to be a part of the internet and you weren't a white man, you had to adapt yourself to their world." - Arthur Chu

"In a sense, the better you adapt to school the less your chances are of later adapting to the actual world. So I figure, the worse you adapt to school, the better you will be able to handle reality when you finally manage to get loose at last from school, if that ever happens. But I guess I have what in the military they call a 'poor attitude,' which means 'shape up or ship out.' I always elected to ship out." - Philip K Dick



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