A genius can't be forced; nor can you make an ape an alderman.
Ability hits the mark where presumption overshoots and diffidence falls short.
Ability is a poor man's wealth.
Ability is of little account without opportunity.
Ability is sexless.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.
Ability without honor is useless.
All endeavor calls for the ability to tramp the last mile, shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil. The fight to the finish spirit is the one characteristic we must posses if we are to face the future as finishers.
Analyzing what you haven't got as well as what you have is a necessary ingredient of a career.
Aptitude found in the understanding and is often inherited. Genius coming from reason and imagination, rarely.
As life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time, at the peril of being not to have lived.
As we advance in life we learn the limits of our abilities.
Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.
Certainly we're not satisfied with just winning games. We've been playing some pretty good hockey, but we think we can play much better.
Every person is responsible for all the good within the scope of his abilities, and for no more, and none can tell whose sphere is the largest.
Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work.
God does not ask about our ability, but our availability.
He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.
I add this, that rational ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability.