A genius can't be forced; nor can you make an ape an alderman.
Quote by Thomas Somerville
Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do...
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit....
He is his own best friend, and takes delight in privacy whereas the man of...
The ability to think straight, some knowledge of the past, some vision of the future,...
If I had more skill in what I'm attempting, I wouldn't need so much courage
Ability is commonly found to consist mainly in a high degree of solemnity.
Few things are impossible to diligence and skill.
The ability to express an idea is well nigh as important as the idea itself.
Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay. That is...
The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may...
It is not my ability, but my response to Gods ability, that counts.
The tragedy is that so many have ambition and so few have ability
'Tis skill, not strength, that governs a ship.
Never were abilities so much below mediocrity so well rewarded; no, not when Caligula's horse...
Every man's ability may be strengthened or increased by culture
Instinct is untaught ability
Force has no place where there is need of skill.
Ability is sexless.
I would kill everyone in this room for a drop of sweet beer.
It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God, but...