Quotes about #ability

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.

The person who reads too much and uses his brain too little will fall into lazy habits of thinking.

I am rather inclined to silence, and whether that be wise or not, it is at least more unusual nowadays to find a man who can hold his tongue than to find one who cannot.

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.

Men are so willing to respect anything that bores them.

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

Older people sit down and ask, 'What is it?' but the boy asks, 'What can I do with it?'.

There is far more opportunity than there is ability.

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.

Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip.

Politics is the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn’t happen.

If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.

What the wise do in the beginning, fools do in the end.