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Skill Quotes


"Skill makes love unending." - Ovid

"Hire character. Train skill." - Peter Schutz

"Hire for attitude. Train for skill... More" - Tom Peters

"Repetition is the mother of skill." - Tony Robbins

"In the playoffs will beats skill." - Kevin Constantine

"I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill." - Edward Victor Appleton

"Passion is never enough; neither is skill." - Toni Morrison

"Pretending is a very valuable life skill." - Meryl Streep

"Lucky is where skill meets persistence." - Robin S. Sharma

"Spontaneity comes after skill, not before." - Mason Cooley

"Imagination without skill gives us contemporary art." - Tom Stoppard

"Process is not a substitute for skill." - Jim Highsmith

"In my experience, the skill of success breaks down into three things. The skill of marketing. The skill of sales. And the skill of leadership." - Michael Ellsberg

"Love is a skill you learn." - Chuck Palahniuk

"All things require skill but an appetite." - George Herbert

"In creative endeavors luck is a skill." - Twyla Tharp

"Skill is less important than awareness." - Graham Collier

"Wiping out is an underappreciated skill." - Laird Hamilton

"Fear gives sudden instincts of skill." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Luck is when skill meets opportunity." - Vinnie Paz

"Hire for attitude, train for skill." - Herb Kelleher

"Lack of skill dictates economy of style." - Joey Ramone

"You double your intensity with skill." - Twyla Tharp

"Confidence without skill is just emptiness." - Erik Weihenmayer

"Strength and skill are happy comrades." - Maud Lindsay

"I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill." - Edward Appleton

"Masochism is a valuable job skill." - Chuck Palahniuk

"You can't express inspiration without skill." - Stephen Nachmanovitch

"Skill and confidence are an unconquered army." - George Herbert

"Skill to do comes of doing." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"There is great skill in knowing how to conceal one's skill." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Having fun is a very particular skill. And not everyone has that skill." - Jerry Seinfeld

"Art is often confused with the skill of drawing. It is the skill of making." - Stephen Metcalf

"Not worrying is a skill. It's a skill not breaking down every single moment." - John Mayer

"Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill." - Shinichi Suzuki

"Happiness is a skill, emotional balance is a skill, compassion and altruism are skills, and like any skill they need to be developed. That's what education is about." - Matthieu Ricard

"The will must be stronger than the skill." - Muhammad Ali

"The greatest communication skill is paying value to others." - Denis Waitley

"Healthy people have a natural skill of avoiding feverish eyes." - Albert Camus

"99% of fund managers demonstrate no evidence of skill whatsoever." - William J. Bernstein

"Wall Street's favorite scam is pretending that luck is skill." - Ronald Ross

"Physical beauty is like athletic skill: it peaks young." - Nancy Etcoff

"Tis skill, not strength, that governs a ship." - Thomas Fuller

"Better we raise our skill than lower the climb" - Royal Robbins

"Storytelling is by far the most underrated skill in business." - Gary Vaynerchuk

"True restoration takes patience, subtlety, skill, and grace." - Paul David Tripp

"Age and treachery will overcome youth and skill" - Fausto Coppi

"Emotional makeup is more important than technical skill" - Warren Buffett

"Raoul: Age and treachery! Neal: Youth and skill!" - Tamora Pierce

"Decision-making is a skill. Wisdom is a leadership trait." - Mark Millar

"We recruit for attitude and train for skill," - Atul Gawande

"My greatest skill has been to want but little." - Henry David Thoreau

"Listening is not a skill; it is a discipline." - Peter Drucker

"Baby steps are the royal road to skill." - Daniel Coyle

"A juggler's skill hath been long years alearning." - Martin Farquhar Tupper

"Learn to hide your need and show your skill." - Jim Rohn

"Working hard is a skill you have to nurture!" - Chris Shiflett

"Motivation is a skill. It can be learned and practiced." - Amby Burfoot

"Intellectual achievement. The exercise of skill. Human feeling." - Iain Banks

"To keep demands as much skill as to win." - Geoffrey Chaucer

"It takes courage and skill to be unambiguous and clear." - Peter Senge

"Force has no place where there is need of skill" - Herodotus

"Few things are impossible to diligence and skill." - Samuel Johnson

"Don't bring your need to the marketplace, bring your skill." - Jim Rohn

"The best skill at cards is knowing when to discard." - Baltasar Gracian

"Elective ignorance was a great survival skill, perhaps the greatest." - Jonathan Franzen

"Reading is a majority skill but a minority art." - Julian Barnes

"Happiness is a skill. It requires effort and time." - Andrew Weil

"The most complicated skill is to be simple." - Dejan Stojanovic

"Tricks and treachery are merely proofs of lack of skill." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"The highest skill is the true judgment of values." - Francois Alexandre Frederic, duc de la Rochefoucauld-Liancourt

"To listen with empathy is the most important human skill." - Stephen Covey

"Age and treachery will overcome youth and skill." - Saying

"I'm a rodeo clown. It takes great skill." - Glenn Beck

"When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece." - Charles Reade

"Condition and guts take over where knowledge and skill end." - Ed Parker

"Craft is common both to skill and deceit." - Winston Churchill

"It requires less skill to love than to be loved." - Robin Skelton

"Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level." - Peter Drucker

"Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude." - Ralph Marston

"Excellence is not a skill, it's an attitude." - Ralph Marston

"To the soldier, luck is merely another word for skill." - Patrick Macgill

"It's a real skill to be able to publicise yourself." - Matthew Macfadyen

"When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece." - John Ruskin

"Force has no place where there is need of skill." - Herodotus

"So it's probably eighty percent luck and twenty percent skill." - Chris Ledoux

"I'm a character actor; that's my skill set." - Kristin Lehman

"Humor - I see it as a survival skill." - Jill Mccorkle

"To know how to hide one's ability is great skill." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Writing's a great skill, but thinking's a better one." - Meg Rosoff

"To know how to hide one's ability is great skill." - Francois De La Rochefouca

"'Tis skill, not strength, that governs a ship." - Thomas Fuller

"A little skill in antiquity inclines a man to Popery." - Thomas Fuller

"Perfection is perfectly simple; fouling things up requires true skill." - Douglas Horton

"Writing is really hard, and it's really a skill." - Caroline Leavitt

"Learning how to learn is life's most important skill." - Tony Buzan

"Excellence is not a skill, excellence is an attitude." - Conor Mcgregor

"Competition is what keeps me playing the psychological warfare of matching skill against skill and wit against wit." - Lou Brock

"Writing is a skill, not a talent, and this difference is important because a skill can be improved by practice." - Robert Stacy McCain

"Job-interviewing is just a skill. Like any skill, some people have more of a predisposition for it than others." - Dale Dauten

"I've always said I have one skill. That skill - if I have it at all - is storytelling." - Mitch Albom

"Skill at helping people grow spiritually, like skill at playing chess, depends on understanding and valuing differences." - John Ortberg

"Champions have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill." - Muhammad Ali

"The skill sets it takes to be a successful entrepreneur, a successful marketer, or a relevant celebrity is a different skill set than you needed ten years ago, even though that was the skill set that mattered for decades." - Gary Vaynerchuk

"What is the most overrated skill for an entrepreneur? The most overrated skill is skill. Luck is more important. The entrepreneur gets credit for being this genius, when really he was just at the right place at the right time." - Ken Hendricks

"In the Western tradition, we have focused on teaching as a skill and forgotten what Socrates knew: teaching is a gift, learning is a skill." - Peter Drucker

"Without Knowledge, Skill cannot be focused. Without Skill, Strength cannot be brought to bear and without Strength, Knowledge may not be applied." - Alexander The Great

"First lead [in a movie] requires a different approach like trying not to give it all away in the first scene. It is a skill, a learned skill." - James Cromwell

"Women must convert their love for and reliance on strength and skill in others to a love for all manner of strength and skill in themselves" - Phyllis Chesler

"I firmly believe that intuitive or symbolic sight is not a gift but a skill - a skill based in self-esteem." - Caroline Myss

"You know about fixing cars, you're athletic, and you know when to shut up." "That last one isn't a skill." "Honey, trust me. It's a skill." - Simone Elkeles

"Happiness isn't a state, it's a skill. It's the skill of knowing how to take what life throws your way and make the most of it." - Gary Null

"The only skill that will be important in the 21st century is the skill of learning new skills.Everythi ng else will become obsolete over time." - Peter Drucker

"Creativity is not a talent; It is a skill. A talent is something you are born with. A skill is something you learn." - Josh Linkner

"Donner: Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art." - Tom Stoppard

"For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill." - Sun Tzu

"Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art." - Tom Stoppard

"Competitive toughness is an acquired skill and not an inherited gift." - Chris Evert

"Admirals extolled for standing still, or doing nothing with a deal of skill." - William Cowper

"The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think." - Edwin Schlossberg

"Creating a child takes no love or skill; being a parent requires lots of both." - Michael Josephson

"The most important skill to acquire now is learning how to learn." - John Naisbitt

"Commerce is a game of skill which everyone cannot play and few can play well." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"There's less skill and more plain hard work to writing than anyone except a writer thinks." - Mabel Seeley

"many writers believe in arrival without leaving home. They believe in talent but not skill." - Judy Delton

"A bullfighter must have courage, skill, and grace. And of these courage is the most important." - Maia Wojciechowska

"The more we give importance to skill development, the more competent will be our youth." - Narendra Modi

"A batsman's skill and technique are judged on how he faces the Duke ball in England" - Tony Greig

"Doesnt matter what your skill and physical gifts are if you cant get your head right." - Mark Cuban

"Skill at creating, exploiting, and exiting crucial alliances beats ownership of fixed assets" - Tom Peters

"Earning an education is not the same as gaining a skill set." - Ziad K. Abdelnour

"Leading is a skill, not a gift. You're not born with it, you learn how." - Seth Godin

"[First line] "The business of murder took time, patience, skill, and a tolerance for the monotonous." - Nora Roberts

"It takes some skill to spoil a breakfast - even the English can't do it." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"I like things that involve skill and I love anything that's a bit of a challenge" - Harry Styles

"Getting results through people is a skill that cannot be learned in the classroom." - J Paul Getty

"No skill or art is needed to grow old; the trick is to endure it." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Those with prodigious skill in music are better suited for all things." - Martin Luther

"Waiting. Like it or not, it's a skill all spies have to master eventually." - Ally Carter

"Don't confuse luck with skill when judging others, and especially when judging yourself." - Carl Icahn

"Management of outcomes may not be any more than a skill. It does not require knowledge." - W Edwards Deming

"It needs more skill than I can tell To play the second fiddle well." - Charles Spurgeon

"It takes a hundred times more skill to make love than to command an army." - Ninon de L'Enclos

"Book marketing is a skill: it takes knowledge, effort, and persistence to really be successful." - Heather Hart

"Influence is the single most important skill you can master in your lifetime." - Tony Robbins

"Programming is a skill best acquired by practice and example rather than from books." - Alan Turing

"Mastery... is to work toward simplicity; replace complex technology with knowledge, hard work, and skill." - Yvon Chouinard

"doubt is a skill. credulity ,by contrast, appears to be something very like an instinct" - Kathryn Schulz

"Duets are not about individual skill but about the relationship between the two players." - Daisy Goodwin

"Draw, as much and as often as you can. When drawing lies fallow, the skill diminishes." - Gene Black



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