Ability Quotes – Use Your Abilities

We all have unique abilities and talents.  Whether we decide to use our ability is another matter altogether.  Whether it is a natural ability or a learned one does not matter, how we use it does matter.  The sad thing is that just having a talent or ability does not make it valuable or useful.  There are literally hundreds of abilities, talents and skills and we all have at least a few of them.

[tweetquote] 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 he has. ~ Confucius [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] To be granted some kind of usable talent and to be able to use it to the fullest extent of which you are capable this, to me, is a kind of joy that is almost unequaled. ~ Lawrence Welk [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there. ~ John Wooden [/tweetquote] –
[tweetquote] Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. ~ Malcolm S. Forbes [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] The most interesting income you will receive from doing good work is the increased ability to do better work. ~ F.D. Van Amburgh [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones. ~  Ralph Waldo Emerson [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] Our strengths are our tools, our personal reality. Our weaknesses are only what we are not. ~ Joe Batten [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. ~  John Wooden [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct from ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended. ~ A.N. Whitehead [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts. ~ Booker T. Washington [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. ~ Helen Keller [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. ~ Lou Holtz [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] The maturing of any complex talent requires a happy combination of motivation, character, and opportunity. Most talent remains undeveloped. ~ John Gardner [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life. ~ Abraham Maslow [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] Do a common thing in an uncommon way. ~  Booker T. Washington [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don’t know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to. ~ George Herbert Allen [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability. ~ Roy L. Smith [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] For better or worse, you must play your own instrument in the orchestra of life. ~  Dale Carnegie [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] It isn’t bragging if you can do it. ~ Dizzy Dean [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] Ambition may have to advertise, but ability advertises itself. ~ F.D. Van Amburgh [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come. ~ Victor Hugo [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] Studies indicate that the one quality all successful people have is persistence. They’re willing to spend more time accomplishing a task and to persevere in the face of many difficult odds. There’s a very positive relationship between people’s ability to accomplish any task and the time they’re willing to spend on it. ~ Dr. Joyce [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] No one rises to low expectations. ~ Les Brown [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. if I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it.  On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it, even if I may not have it at the beginning. ~ Mahatma Gandhi [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito. ~ Unknown [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] Knowing what you can not do is more important than knowing what you can do. In fact, that’s good taste. ~ Lucille Bal [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential. ~ Liane Cardes [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. ~ Malcolm S. Forbes [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test. ~ Elbert Hubbard [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] It is not your aptitude, but your attitude, that determines your altitude. ~ Zig Ziglar [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] Ability is of little account without opportunity. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] As simple as it sounds, we all must try to be the best person we can: by making the best choices, by making the most of the talents we’ve been given. ~ Mary Lou Retton [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. ~ Mother Teresa [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools. ~ Unknown [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks. ~ Helen Keller [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] If you possess marked ability, it will show in your work. Capable people do not need to talk about themselves. Make your service so good that it will be your press agent. ~ F.D. Van Amburgh [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they’re yours. ~ Richard Bach [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] It’s not what you’ve got; it’s what you use that makes a difference. ~  Zig Ziglar [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts. ~ John Wooden [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] Men take only their needs into consideration, never their abilities. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails. ~ Dolly Parton [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] My strength is the strength of ten, because my heart is pure. ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability. ~ Cicero [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] Never do things others can do and will do if there are things others cannot do or will not do. ~ Amelia Earhart [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] Contrary as it may seem, most people have more ability for their work than they have ambition to do it. ~ F.D. Van Amburgh [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] A problem is a chance for you to do your best. ~ Duke Ellington [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] There is a great deal of unmapped country within us. ~ George Eliot [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. ~ John Ruskin [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] Alas for those who never sing, but die with all their music in them. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] No talent can survive the blight of neglect. ~ Edgar A. Whitney [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] They are able because they think they are able. ~ Virgil [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] The real tragedy of life is not in being limited to one talent, but in the failure to use the one talent. ~ Edgar W. Work [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] Just do what you do best. ~ Red Auerbach [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study. ~ Francis Bacon [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] We all have ability. The difference is how we use it. ~ Stevie Wonder [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment. ~ Baltasar Gracian [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] You are the only person on earth who can use your ability. ~  Zig Ziglar [/tweetquote]
[tweetquote] Ability is a poor man’s wealth. ~ M. Wren [/tweetquote]