Quotes of Capacity

“ Talent for talent's sake is a bauble and a show. Talent working with joy in the cause of universal truth lifts the possessor to a new power as a benefactor. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ Women have served all these centuries as looking-glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of a man at twice its natural size. ”

- Virginia Woolf

“ 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

“ 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

“ Our power is in our ability to decide. ”

- Buckminster Fuller

“ Ask not what the role can do for you; ask what you can do for the role. ”

- Ricardo Montalban

“ To understand Europe, you have to be a genius - or French. ”

- Madeleine K. Albright

“ It is the compelling power of great thoughts and ideas to engender phrases of equal size. ”

- Aristophanes

“ We will by conscious command evolve cerebral centers which will permit us to use powers that we now are not even capable of imagining. ”

- Dr. Frederick Tilney

“ Our power is not so much in us as through us. ”

- Harry Emerson Fosdick

“ When human power becomes so great and original that we can account for it only as a kind of divine imagination, we call it genius. ”

- William Crashaw

“ I was the kind of kid that had some talents or ability, but it never came out in school. ”

- Francis Ford Coppola

“ True genius sees with the eyes of a child and thinks with the brain of a genius. ”

- Puzant Kevork Thomajan

“ Do the thing and you will have the power. But they that do not the thing, had not the power. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

- Owen Meredith

“ He hath no power that hath not power to use. ”

- Philip James Bailey

“ Power is the ability to do good things for others. ”

- Brooke Astor

“ There are powers inside of you, which, if you could discover and use, would make of you everything you ever dreamed or imagined you could become. ”

- Orison S. Marden

“ Talent does whatever it wants to do.... Genius does only what it can. ”

- Eugene Delacroix

“ Anybody can own a broadcast power now. We're going to have more and more choices. TV will no longer be one-size-fits-all. ”

- Jeff Jarvis

“ The balance of power. ”

- Edmund Burke

“ Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. ”

- Bible

“ Our duty is to believe that for which we have sufficient evidence, and to suspend our judgment when we have not. ”

- Sir John Lubbock

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

- Mikhail Bakunin

“ Man has a limited biological capacity for change. When this capacity is overwhelmed, the capacity is in future shock. ”

- Alvin Toffler

“ Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are. ”

- Archbishop Desmond Tutu

“ The person with a fixed goal, a clear picture of his desire, or an ideal always before him, causes it, through repetition, to be buried deeply in his subconscious mind and is thus enabled, thanks to its generative and sustaining power, to realize his goal in a minimum of time and with a minimum of physical effort… ”

- Claude M. Bristol

“ Today the real test of power is not the capacity to make war but the capacity to prevent it. ”

- Anne O’Hare McCormick

“ Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves. ”

- Rollo May
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