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Natural Ability Quotes


"All I have is natural ability." - Mickey Mantle

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

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

"Natural talent is a questionable phenomenon. Inclination perhaps, but innate ability is extremely rare." - Erin Morgenstern

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

"Sam Snead was born with a natural ability to keep his bar bills as low as his golf scores." - Jimmy Demaret

"Our exclusive dependence on rational thought and language has obscured our natural ability to sense the flow of energy." - Ilchi Lee

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

"It is impossible for men by their own strength and natural ability to become Christians, but it is possible for God to make them Christians." - Ezekiel Hopkins

"Our nation's continued prosperity hinges on our ability to solve environmental problems and sustain the natural resources on which we all depend." - John Mccain

"Chris Addison is a stand-up comic, but his ability to act is extraordinary, to be so natural, I've taken 25 years just getting to that level." - Peter Capaldi

"All I had was natural ability." - Mickey Mantle

"All I had was natural ability." - Branch Rickey

"Neither natural ability without instruction nor instruction without natural ability can make the perfect artist." - Vitruvius

"In opposition to the plenary ability taught by the Pelagians, the gracious ability of the Arminians, and the natural ability of the New School theologians, the Scriptures declare the total inability of the sinner to turn himself to God or to do that which is truly good in God's sight" - Augustus Hopkins Strong

"Running taught me valuable lessons. In cross-country competition, training counted more than intrinsic ability, and I could compensate for a lack of natural aptitude with diligence and discipline. I applied this in everything I did." - Nelson Mandela

"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

"Let me put it more precisely: The ability to give birth is a natural characteristic. In the same way, everybody can grasp philosophical truths if they just use their innate reason." - Jostein Gaarder

"Effortlessness is the ability to slow down and listen for the spaces between the joints... Deep within all things there is a natural rhythm, a music of opening and closing, expansion and contraction." - Wayne Muller

"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

"The road to happiness lies in two simple principles; find what interests you and that you can do well, and put your whole soul into it - every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have." - John D Rockefeller

"I think I have a natural ability to lead." - Mark Sanchez

"As far as natural ability, I was always athletic." - Troy Brown

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

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

"Natural ability and educational advantages do not figure as factors in this matter of prayer; but a capacity for faith, the power of a thorough consecration, the ability of self-littleness, an absolute losing of one's self in God's glory and an ever present and insatiable yearning and seeking after all the fullness of God." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

"Natural talent means to have the ability to transform, to evolve, to play and role-play with the photographer and the stylist. And really be an actress rather than just a mannequin. So that involves a tremendous amount of confidence and your ability to expose yourself to anything that will make a better photograph." - Michael Flutie

"From the state of the Uncarved Block comes the ability to enjoy the simple and the quiet, the natural and the plain. Along with that comes the ability to do things spontaneously and have them work, odd as that may appear to others at times. As Piglet put it in Winnie-the-Pooh, "Pooh hasn't much Brain, but he never comes to any harm. He does silly things and they turn out right."" - Benjamin Hoff

"Natural ability can almost compensate for the want of every kind of cultivation; but no cultivation of the mind can make up for the want of natural ability." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"I think I have a natural, if I can say that, got a kind of natural ability in comedy." - Robert Carlyle

"Instinct is untaught ability." - Alexander Bain

"Writing of history is our only heuristic principle. The Germans have a word for it, einfuhlen. It is the ability to experience the past in the present and to recreate it. In my books, I have tried to recreate it in the most natural way possible: History must be integrated into the story without the weight of premonition." - Gore Vidal

"The creative ability of an artist is manifested only if he succeeds in transforming the natural phenomena into 'another reality.' This part of the creative process as an independent element, if conscious and developed, hints at the possibility of creating a painting." - Frantisek Kupka

"Most writers write too much. I have the exact opposite problem. I feel I could write almost anything in a paragraph. I have a natural ability to condense, and so I often think, "Are you kidding me? Five thousand words? How am I gonna make 5,000 words out of that?"" - Fran Lebowitz

"English of course is your major tool, but it is not nearly so important as other aspects of writing for example you have to have some natural ability you can't buy it no one puts it there you're born with it" - Leon Uris

"But I don't think I've ever known such a natural at Potions!" said Slughorn. "Instinctive, you know - like his mother! I've only ever taught a few with this kind of ability, I can tell you that, Sybill - why even Severus -" And to Harry's horror, Slughorn threw out an arm and seemed to scoop Snape out of thin air toward them." - J K Rowling

"I never knew anyone who came close to Marilyn in natural ability to use both photographer and still camera. She was special in this, and for me there has been no one like her before or after. She has remained the measuring rod by which I have - unconsciously - judged other subjects." - Eve Arnold

"Faith is a spiritual force....It is substance. Faith has the ability to effect natural substance." - Kenneth Copeland

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

"Being a sport star and a chef both require passion, commitment, work and natural ability." - Paul Rankin

"We have a natural creative ability and it is very important to realize this." - Dalai Lama

"Britain's great strength is its innovative, design and engineering natural ability and we're not using it." - James Dyson

"I could never be a manager. All I have is natural ability." - Mickey Mantle

"Canada has great natural resources, and its people have the spirit and ability to develop them." - Charles E Wilson

"Spiritual knowledge improves intuitive ability, innovative ability and communication." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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

"Ability without honor is useless." - Cicero

"Poetry is, above all, a singing art of natural and magical connection because, though it is born out of one's person's solitude, it has the ability to reach out and touch in a humane and warmly illuminating way the solitude, even the loneliness, of others. That is why, to me, poetry is one of the most vital treasures that humanity possesses; it is a bridge between separated souls." - Brendan Kennelly

"...angels... are always being filled full of light, becoming ever more radiant and making blessed use of their natural ability to change. They dance for joy around the First Light, look continuously towards Him and are enlightened directly by Him, as they tirelessly sing the praises of the Fount of light and, being ministers of light, transmit illuminating grace to those lower beings who are being enlightened." - Gregory Palamas

"It doesn't have the ability to think rationally this economic model. It thinks like a drug addict: 'Where can I get my next fix?' It doesn't learn wisely. Any kind of measure of natural wisdom would be: you make a mistake, you correct it the next time around. But a drug addict feels terrible... and then says: 'I want more'. Unfortunately we have an economic model that thinks like a crack addict." - Naomi Klein

"The ability to know that your perceptions are accurate has to happen without others' validation. Intuition is not the result of diet, rituals, or wind chimes. It's the natural consequence of having self-esteem, the greatest power you can have. With self-esteem, your life can broaden into an adventure because you can know in your gut that you can handle the unknown. And you can handle helping others without fear, which is true liberation." - Caroline Myss

"What I have achieved by industry and practice, anyone else with tolerable natural gift and ability can also achieve." - Johann Sebastian Bach

"If I win, it's because of my natural ability and if I lose, it's because I wasn't trying so hard." - Kelly Ripa

"The older I get, the more I believe in practice and work over natural talent and ability." - Jamie Bamber

"Every natural action is graceful." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Clutter is my natural habitat." - Maggie Stiefvater

"Smallpox is natural; vaccine ain't." - Ogden Nash

"Mycelium is Earth's natural Internet." - Paul Stamets

"...It's natural to believe in the supernatural. It never feels natural to accept only natural things." - Gilbert K Chesterton

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

"Win with ability, not with numbers." - Alexander Suvorov

"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

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

"Metaphysicians are musicians without musical ability." - Rudolf Carnap

"I never doubted my ability, but..." - Hank Aaron

"You have the ability, now apply yourself." - Benjamin E Mays

"Time goes by: reputation increases, ability declines." - Dag Hammarskjold

"Grace Kelly plays with intelligence, wit and feeling. She has a great amount of natural ability and the ability to adapt. That is the hallmark of a first-class jazz musician." - Wynton Marsalis

"ABILITY, n. The natural equipment to accomplish some small part of the meaner ambitions distinguishing able men from dead ones. In the last analysis ability is commonly found to consist mainly in a high degree of solemnity." - Ambrose Bierce

"healthy, adj. There are times when I'm alone that I think, This is it. This is actually the natural state. All I need are my thoughts and my small acts of creation and my ability to go or do whatever I want to go or do. I am myself, and that is the point. Pairing is a social construction. It is by no means necessary for everyone to do it. Maybe I'm better like this. Maybe I could live my life in my own world, and then simply leave it when it's time to go." - David Levithan

"Few golfers are born with the natural talent for hitting the ball, but every player is blessed with the God-given ability to throw a club." - Henry Beard

"Real excellence does not come cheaply. A certain price must be paid in terms of practice, patience, and persistence - natural ability notwithstanding." - Stephen Covey

"Natural ability is by far the best, but many men have succeeded in winning high renown by skill that is the fruit of teaching." - Pindar

"There were a lot of running backs as good as me. The real difference was that I could focus. I never laid back and relied on natural ability." - Jim Brown

"There is perhaps no better way of measuring the natural endowment of a soul than by its ability to transmute dissatisfaction into a creative impulse." - Eric Hoffer

"Enjoy the simple, the natural and the plain. Along with that comes the ability to do things spontaneously and have them work." - Benjamin Hoff

"I think you can improve on that natural ability with training and exposure to great leaders of the past and to management theories." - Colin Powell

"What we're losing culturally the fastest, aside from natural resources and oil and the idea of democracy and social justice, is the ability to concentrate." - Art Spiegelman

"I have the ability to make a choice in how I respond. My natural response does not have to be the only response I have." - Jill Bolte Taylor

"I've come to see conspiracy theories as the refuge of those who have lost their natural curiosity and ability to cope with change." - Kathleen Norris

"People always told me that my natural ability and good eyesight were the reasons for my success as a hitter. They never talk about the practice, practice, practice." - Ted Williams

"When I played, I had a natural ability to jump and run, and I just wanted to get bigger and heavier." - Brady Anderson

"The heat around young actors burns out. Natural ability and magnetism only get you so far. The rest is hard work." - Ben Foster

"Sometimes I think if I had the same body and the same natural ability and someone else's brain, who knows how good a player I might have been." - Mickey Mantle

"Yeah, I am a little bit, and I think it is a natural progression of the sport, of going upwards in technical ability and everything like that." - Brian Boitano

"You surprise yourself on some balls off the bat. You don't think you have a chance to catch it. And then your natural ability just takes over." - Mike Trout

"But every time our ability to access information and to communicate it to others is improved, in some sense we have achieved an increase over natural intelligence." - Vernor Vinge

"Until relatively recently, law enforcement's ability to determine an individual's location and track their movements was largely limited to natural human powers of observation." - Ron Wyden

"There are some musicians who are talented and see themselves as some kind of natural geniuses or something because of a certain amount of natural ability. But that is often rarely the case over the long term." - Pat Metheny

"I don't have a dis-ability, I have a different-ability." - Robert M. Hensel

"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

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

"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

"So our building of the visible Church becomes much like any natural business function, using natural means and natural motives." - Francis Schaeffer

"Happiness is a natural state of being." - Michael Beckwith

"Remember that your natural state is joy." - Wayne Dyer

"Women make natural anarchists and revolutionaries ." - Kim Gordon

"thank god for pure natural strength" - Ronnie Coleman

"The natural-born investor is a myth." - Peter Lynch

"To be of few words is natural." - Laozi

"A natural sequel of an unnatural beginning." - Jane Austen

"Stupidity is the only natural capital offense." - Robert A Heinlein

"Purge, emerge and flourish. It's natural." - Tim Johnson

"Judeo-Christian conservatism overcomes natural selfishness." - Jim Demint

"All women are natural born espionage agents." - Eddie Cantor

"Revenge may be wicked, but it's natural." - William Makepeace Thackeray

"Mathematics without natural history is sterile, but natural history without mathematics is muddled." - John Maynard Smith

"Music is a great natural high and a great natural escape" - Shania Twain

"Peace is your natural state. It is the mind that obstructs the natural state." - Ramana Maharshi

"Just as war is the natural consequence of monopoly, peace is the natural consequence of liberty." - Gustave de Molinari

"Attitude is your acceptance of the natural laws, or your rejection of the natural laws." - Jim Rohn

"I inherited my ability from both parents; my mother's ability for spending money, and my father's ability for not earning it." - Laurence J Peter

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

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

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

"Success is that old ABC: ability, breaks and courage." - Charles Luckman

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

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

"Nature creates ability; luck provides it with opportunity." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Autism is not a disability, it's a different ability." - Stuart Duncan

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

"Dreaming illustrates your hidden capacities and your unawakened ability." - Peter J. Daniels

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

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

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

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

"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

"Ability is that sufficiency which cometh from God." - John Wycliffe

"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

"There is far more opportunity than there is ability." - Thomas Edison



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