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The golden rule of drums is hands clapping and feet tapping, and when you are in and out of consciousness, you can't do that to best of your ability.

Tags: Best, Hands  ✍ Author: Steven Adler

The attainment of the present status of Thailand has to depend on the ability or the actions of all the inhabitants of the country.

Tags: Country, Present  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

At this high moment, ability failed my capacity to describe.

Tags: High, Moment  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.

Tags: Others, Themselves  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality.

Tags: Exist, God  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.

Tags: Build, Potential  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability.

Tags: God, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

I think that God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.

Tags: Creating, God  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.

Tags: Means, Peace  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability.

Tags: Serve, Studies  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

The ability to manage large assets well - it's like being Michael Jordan or winning the gold in the Olympics; it's what you aspire to.

Tags: Large, Winning  ✍ Author: Louis Bacon

I don't feel like I need to preach to the world or nothing like that. I just feel like I share what I say, and if listeners get it, they get it. And I never underestimate the audience's ability to feel me.

Tags: Audience, Share  ✍ Author: Erykah Badu

Instinct is untaught ability.

Tags: Instinct  ✍ Author: Alexander Bain

Ability is of little account without opportunity.

Tags: Account  ✍ Author: Lucille Ball

Ability is commonly found to consist mainly in a high degree of solemnity.

Tags: Found, High  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

The extent of your consciousness is limited only by your ability to love and to embrace with your love the space around you, and all it contains.

Tags: Love, Space  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

Ability is nothing without opportunity.

 ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

Your ability to communicate is an important tool in your pursuit of your goals, whether it is with your family, your co-workers or your clients and customers.

Tags: Family, Whether  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman.

Tags: Taken, Together  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

Satire of satire tends to be self-canceling, and deliberate shock tactics soon lose their ability to shock, especially when they're too deliberate.

Tags: Lose, Soon  ✍ Author: Herb Caen

I'm a musician. I play instruments. I dabble in the hip-hop field. That doesn't take vocal ability necessarily.

Tags: Musician, Vocal  ✍ Author: Nick Cannon

I love doing scripted things. What little acting ability I have I am holding on with my hangnails.

Tags: Acting, Love  ✍ Author: Mario Cantone

You know, I had the ability like a catalyst to really get everybody hyped up.

Tags: Catalyst, Everybody  ✍ Author: Jim Capaldi

I know it is the fans that are responsible for me being here. I've always tried in each and every broadcast to serve the fans to the best of my ability.

Tags: Best, Here  ✍ Author: Harry Caray

No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor.

Tags: Amount, Honor  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle
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Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist. We are collaborators in creation.

Tags: Men, Women  ✍ Author: Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Ability without honor is useless.

Tags: Honor, Useless  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

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

Tags: Education, Natural  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

I will not be concerned at other men's not knowing me;I will be concerned at my own want of ability.

Tags: Knowing, Men  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has.

Tags: Fact, Men  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.

Tags: Catch, Demand  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

I'm so impressed by Jennifer Lawrence and Carey Mulligan. They have this exquisite taste. They are very gifted in their ability to make great choices.

Tags: Choices, Great  ✍ Author: Claire Danes

Man's greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done.

Tags: Done, Greatness  ✍ Author: Frederick Douglass

There is far more opportunity than there is ability.

Tags: Far  ✍ Author: Thomas A. Edison

People are always ready to admit a man's ability after he gets there.

Tags: After, Ready  ✍ Author: Bob Edwards

In spite of his practical ability, some of his experience had petrified into maxims and quotations.

Tags: Experience, Practical  ✍ Author: George Eliot

I didn't have any doubts about my choice of career, but I had constant doubts about my ability, yes.

Tags: Career, Choice  ✍ Author: Suzanne Farrell

The tragedy is that so many have ambition and so few have ability.

Tags: Ambition, Few  ✍ Author: William Feather

Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.

Tags: Leadership, Percent  ✍ Author: Dianne Feinstein

After all, an overvalued dollar gives us the ability to buy foreign goods at lower prices. And the existing volume of exports brings more yen and euros than they would if the dollar were more competitive.

Tags: After, Foreign  ✍ Author: Martin Feldstein

Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.

Tags: Shows, Start  ✍ Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

The most sinister aspect of Jack is his detachment, his ability to distance himself from his feelings.

Tags: Feelings, Himself  ✍ Author: Victor Garber

NASA wanted to assure its ability to examine the spacecraft in orbit for signs of damage.

Tags: Damage, Wanted  ✍ Author: Marc Garneau

Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment.

Tags: Assignment, Great  ✍ Author: Baltasar Gracian

There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.

Tags: Rarer, Recognize  ✍ Author: Nikki Haley

Not only the entire ability to think rests on language... but language is also the crux of the misunderstanding of reason with itself.

Tags: Language, Reason  ✍ Author: Johann Georg Hamann

China's ability to deliver nuclear warheads on American cities is expanding.

Tags: American, Nuclear  ✍ Author: Lee H. Hamilton

Events often move faster than our ability to comprehend them.

Tags: Move, Often  ✍ Author: Lee H. Hamilton

My grandfather on one side was trained as a cabinetmaker but eventually worked as a coachbuilder and then built cars. I inherited from him a love of cars, but with no technical ability whatsoever, sadly!

Tags: Him, Love  ✍ Author: Richard Hammond

The thing that we possess, that machines don't, is the ability to exhibit wisdom.

Tags: Machines, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Herbie Hancock

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.

Tags: Change, Intelligence  ✍ Author: Stephen Hawking

Cowardice... is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend functioning of the imagination.

Tags: Almost, Simply  ✍ Author: Ernest Hemingway

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.

Tags: Attitude, Motivation  ✍ Author: Lou Holtz

There is something that is much more scarce, something finer far, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.

Tags: Far, Finer  ✍ Author: Elbert Hubbard

The ability to concentrate and to use time well is everything.

Tags: Time  ✍ Author: Lee Iacocca

I represented the people of Hawaii and this nation honestly and to the best of my ability. I think I did okay.

Tags: Best, Nation  ✍ Author: Daniel Inouye

Smart people are a dime a dozen. What matters is the ability to think different... to think out of the box.

Tags: Matters, Smart  ✍ Author: Walter Isaacson

When something exceeds your ability to understand how it works, it sort of becomes magical.

Tags: Understand, Works  ✍ Author: Igor Ivanov

I'm confident with my ability.

Tags: Confident  ✍ Author: LeBron James

I'm going to use all my tools, my God-given ability, and make the best life I can with it.

Tags: Best, Life  ✍ Author: LeBron James

I've always been an unselfish guy, and that's the only way I know how to play on the court and I try to play to the maximum of my ability - not only for myself but for my teammates.

Tags: Guy, Try  ✍ Author: LeBron James

I cannot understate the ability to handle classical texts such as Shakespeare.

Tags: Cannot, Classical  ✍ Author: Louise Jameson

My dad was an entrepreneurial businessman, and maybe I got some of his ability.

Tags: Dad, Maybe  ✍ Author: Thomas Jane

I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability, it was my mental ability.

Tags: Felt, Greatest  ✍ Author: Bruce Jenner

It generally happens that assurance keeps an even pace with ability.

Tags: Happens, Pace  ✍ Author: Samuel Johnson

Carl Yastrzemski was the best all-around player. He could run, throw and hit. He had the ability to play a number of different positions. He signed as a shortstop. He could play the outfield, of course, and third base and first, too. He was a tremendous athlete. Mickey Mantle was unbelievable, too.

Tags: Best, Run  ✍ Author: Al Kaline

Power is the ability to get things done.

Tags: Done, Power  ✍ Author: Immanuel Kant

Everybody has the ability to be manipulative, to be hateful and deceitful.

Tags: Everybody, Hateful  ✍ Author: Neil LaBute

Newspaper men, perhaps more than any other class, are rated by ability.

Tags: Class, Men  ✍ Author: Franklin Knight Lane

Our ability to effectively engage China and the Arab world rests on shared economic and political interests and mutual understanding.

Tags: Economic, Political  ✍ Author: Rick Larsen

I ask the American people to consider the legacy this administration has handed us in the defense budget as we spend billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars without the tools and ability to track these dollars.

Tags: American, Ask  ✍ Author: Rick Larsen

I think some people just have an innate musical ability, and I'm lucky enough to be one of those people.

Tags: Enough, Lucky  ✍ Author: Marina and the Diamonds

More than ever before, consumers have the ability to unify their voices and coalesce their buying power to influence corporate behaviors.

Tags: Influence, Power  ✍ Author: Daniel Mainwaring

I think the biggest mistake I made was this wretched ability to see both sides of an argument.

Tags: Both, Mistake  ✍ Author: John Major

The Creator has not given you a longing to do that which you have no ability to do.

Tags: Creator, Longing  ✍ Author: Marilyn Manson

The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.

Tags: Substitute, Wit  ✍ Author: W. Somerset Maugham

I actually thrive on all the challenges, and I don't feel like ADD has impaired my ability.

Tags: Actually, Challenges  ✍ Author: David Neeleman

I agree with Marjorie Rosen's good psychological analysis of my acting ability.

Tags: Acting, Good  ✍ Author: Pola Negri

A coach once told me there are four factors that determine a players' performance: his tactical awareness, his physical condition, his technical ability and his mental strength.

Tags: Once, Strength  ✍ Author: Gary Neville

Ability is sexless.

 ✍ Author: John Henry Newman

The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.

Tags: Change, Truth  ✍ Author: Flannery O\'Connor

I've always sort of admired and respected one's ability to be comfortable with other people's discomfort or, you know, their being comfortable making other people uncomfortable.

Tags: Making, Respected  ✍ Author: Timothy Olyphant

The will is commendable though the ability may be wanting.

Tags: May, Though  ✍ Author: James Otis

Changing my body has given me the ability to do all these amazing things that I never in a million years imagined I could do.

Tags: Amazing, Body  ✍ Author: Robin Quivers

Our ability to perceive the world around us seems so effortless that we tend to take it for granted.

Tags: Granted, Seems  ✍ Author: Aron Ralston

Most troublesome is the legalization of 'crowd funding,' the ability of start-up companies to raise capital from small investors on the Internet.

Tags: Internet, Small  ✍ Author: Steven Rattner

Feminism is the ability to choose what you want to do.

Tags: Choose, Feminism  ✍ Author: Nancy Reagan

To know how to hide one's ability is great skill.

Tags: Great, Hide  ✍ Author: Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and not complain when things don't go well.

Tags: Maturity, Reap  ✍ Author: Jim Rohn

Evil is the product of the ability of humans to make abstract that which is concrete.

Tags: Abstract, Evil  ✍ Author: Jean-Paul Sartre

Martyrdom is the only way a man can become famous without ability.

Tags: Become, Famous  ✍ Author: Arthur Schopenhauer

Never underestimate your problem or your ability to deal with it.

Tags: Deal, Problem  ✍ Author: Robert H. Schuller

Martyrdom: The only way a man can become famous without ability.

Tags: Become, Famous  ✍ Author: George Bernard Shaw

Uncertainty is a sign of humility, and humility is just the ability or the willingness to learn.

Tags: Humility, Learn  ✍ Author: Charlie Sheen

No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.

Tags: Emperor, Reign  ✍ Author: Jorma Taccone

America is a country that has been skating for ages on its unparalleled ability to look marvelous on the outside.

Tags: America, Country  ✍ Author: Matt Taibbi

An overstretched military undermines homeland security and our ability to meet threats around the world.

Tags: Military, Security  ✍ Author: Ellen Tauscher

The thing about Duran... that gives you the ability to bring all that opportunity back into your life.

Tags: Bring, Life  ✍ Author: Andy Taylor

I'm glad that I still have the ability to tour in Europe. I do love it.

Tags: Europe, Love  ✍ Author: James Taylor

An athlete must have ability to reach the top, but many who have ability and who do not live clean lives never have and never will be champions for obvious reasons.

Tags: Lives, Top  ✍ Author: Major Taylor

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