Archive for the 'Ability Quotes' Category

“What lies behind us…” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are small matters compared to what lies within us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Do not follow where the…” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I hope your dreams…” Anonymous

“I hope your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known.” Anonymous

“Be who you are and…” Dr. Seuss

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” Dr. Seuss

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss…” Les Brown

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” Les Brown

“Make the most of yourself…” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“As long as you are…” Donald Trump

“As long as you are going to be thinking anyway, think big.” Donald Trump

“He who asks is a…” Chinese Proverb

“He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.” Chinese Proverb

“Education is what survives when…” B. F. Skinner

“Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.” B. F. Skinner

“Sometimes the heart sees what…” H. Jackson Browne Jr.

“Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.” H. Jackson Browne Jr.

“I have often depended on…” Adrienne E. Gusoff

“I have often depended on the blindness of strangers.” Adrienne E. Gusoff

“No one who cannot rejoice…” Donald Foster

“No one who cannot rejoice in the discovery of his own mistakes deserves to be called a scholar.” Donald Foster

“Mediocrity knows nothing higher than…” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

“Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, (Sherlock Holmes) Valley of Fear

“It is our responsibilities, not…” Peter Ustinov

“It is our responsibilities, not ourselves, that we should take seriously.” Peter Ustinov

“Just because something doesn’t do…” Thomas A. Edison

“Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.” Thomas A. Edison

“The significance of man is…” Carl Becker

“The significance of man is that he is insignificant and is aware of it.” Carl Becker

“The best ideas come as…” David M. Ogilvy

“The best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible.” David M. Ogilvy

“If you don’t have a dream…” Oscar Hammerstein

“If you don’t have a dream, how are you going to make a dream come true?” Oscar Hammerstein

“The world is governed more…” Daniel Webster

“The world is governed more by appearances than realities, so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.” Daniel Webster

“A wise man can see…” Anonymous

“A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top.” Anonymous

“God didn’t call us to be…” Mother Teresa

“God didn’t call us to be successful, just faithful.” Mother Teresa

“You are never given…” Richard Bach

“You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however.” Richard Bach

“You get the best out….” Harry Firestone

“You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself.” Harry Firestone

“There are no passengers on…” Marshall McLuhan

“There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We’re all crew.” Marshall McLuhan

“The whole world steps aside…” Anonymous

“The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going.” Anonymous

“Men of ill judgement…” Sophocles

“Men of ill judgement often ignore the good that lies within their hands.” Sophocles

“Man can climb…” George Bernard Shaw

“Man can climb to the highest summits, but he cannot dwell there long.”   George Bernard Shaw

“Don’t let life discourage…” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to start where he was.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Good judgment comes from…” Barry LePatner

“Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.” Barry LePatner

“Everything you can imagine…” Pablo Picasso

“Everything you can imagine is real.” Pablo Picasso

“Never doubt that a small…” Margaret Mead

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead

“We can escape the prison…” Gary Craig

“We can escape the prison of our own beliefs and enter the Palace of Possibilities when we allow ourselves to be astonished by everything.” Gary Craig

“I not only use…” Woodrow Wilson

“I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.” Woodrow Wilson

“What lies behind us…” Oliver Wendell Holmes

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Oliver Wendell Holmes

“All those who have…” Orison Swett Marden

“All those who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.” Orison Swett Marden

“It’s kind of fun…” Walt Disney

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” Walt Disney

“If they can make…” Muhammad Ali

“If they can make penicillin out of mouldy bread, they can sure make something out of you.” Muhammad Ali

“Use what talent you…” Henry Van Dyke

“Use what talent you possess. The woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.” Henry Van Dyke

“People of mediocre ability…” George Allen

“People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don’t know when to quit. Most people succeed because they are determined to.” George Allen