Quotes of Capability

“ Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sun-dial in the shade? ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should have as an equal opportunity to develop our talents. ”

- John F. Kennedy

“ Genius… means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an inhabitual way. ”

- William James

“ Ability is of little account without opportunity ”

- Lucille Ball

“ A man must not deny his manifest abilities, for that is to evade his obligations. ”

- William Feather

“ Genius does what it must, and Talent does what it can. ”

- Owen Meredith

“ Men take only their needs into consideration, never their abilities. ”

- Napoleon Bonaparte

“ Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct form ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended. ”

- Alfred North Whitehead

“ From each according to his faculties; to each according to his needs. ”

- Mikhail Bakunin

“ If you don't realize there is always someone who knows how to do something better than you, then you don't give proper respect for others' talents. ”

- Hortense Canady

“ Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one. ”

- E. B. White

“ People with disabilities have abilities too and that is what this course is all about - making sure those abilities blossom and shine so that all the dreams you have can come true. ”

- Mary McAleese

“ However you make your living is where your talent lies. ”

- Ernest Hemingway

“ We each after a while have to become reconciled to what it is that our talents and appetites lead us to. ”

- Tobias Wolff

“ It is an uncontrolled truth, that no man ever made an ill figure who understood his own talents, nor a good one who mistook them. ”

- Jonathan Swift

“ Talent is perhaps nothing other than successfully sublimated rage. ”

- Theodor W. Adorno

“ We don't choose our talents; but we needn't hide them in a napkin because they are not just what we want. ”

- Louisa May Alcott

“ People in their right minds never take pride in their talents. ”

- Harper Lee

“ There is no need to show your ability before everyone. ”

- James Anthony Froude

“ A Dwarfe on a Gyants shoulder sees further of the two. ”

- George Herbert

“ He was an enormous talent, and for him to have been able to offer that to children through the neighborhood all through these years was a great gift. ”

- Fred Rogers

“ The essence of wealth is the capacity to control the forces of nature, and the extent of wealth depends upon the level of technology and the ability to create new knowledge. ”

- Julian Simon

“ Genius is only patience. ”

- George Louis Leclerc de Buffon

“ Lord we may know what we are, but know not what we may be. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ The greatest quest in life is to reach one's potential. ”

- Mychal Wynn

“ The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God. ”

- Leo F. Buscaglia

“ Without taste genius is only a sublime kind of folly. That sure touch which the lyre gives back the right note and nothing more, is even a rarer gift than the creative faculty itself. ”

- Vicomte de Chateaubriand

“ Grat talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are easily snapped off. ”

- Carl Jung
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