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  • Cooperation is the redeeming ability of man to be better than himself. -- Wes Fesler
  • I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor. -- Henry David Thoreau
  • A piece of simple goodness--a letter gushing from the heart; a beautiful unstudied vindication of the worth and untiring sweetness of human nature--a record of the invulnerability of man, armed with high purpose, sanctified by truth. -- Douglas William Jerrold
  • We are only now on the threshold of knowing the range of the educability of man-the perfectibility of man. We have never addressed ourselves to this problem before. -- Jerome Bruner
  • Eutrapelia . "A happy and gracious flexibility," Pericles calls this quality of the Athenians...lucidity of thought, clearness and propriety of language, freedom from prejudice and freedom from stiffness, openness of mind, amiability of manners. -- Matthew Arnold
  • There was a time when I believed in the persuadability of man, and had the mania of man-mending. Experience has taught me better. The ablest physician can do little in the great lazar-house of society. He acts the wisest part who retires from the contagion. -- Robert Southey
  • The ability to forgive is one of man's greatest achievements. -- Bryant H. McGill
  • The ability to accept responsibility is the measure of the man. -- Roy L. Smith
  • The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability. -- Henry Ford
  • I love Frank Capra. He believed in the goodness of people and one man's ability to fight and often triumph. -- Tom Shadyac
  • Man's greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done. -- Frederick Douglass
  • There is no more defiant denial of one man's ability to possess one woman exclusively than the prostitute who refuses to redeemed. -- Gail Sheehy
  • The man who can speak acceptably is usually given credit for an ability out of all proportion to what he really possesses. -- Lowell Thomas
  • Art is not in some far-off place. A work of art is the expression of a man's whole personality, sensibility and ability. -- Shinichi Suzuki
  • The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability. -- Chanakya
  • The assumption must be that those who can see value only in tradition, or versions of it, deny man's ability to adapt to changing circumstances. -- Stephen Bayley
  • The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively. -- Bob Marley
  • The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled. -- Andrew Carnegie
  • I have always served the public to the best of my ability. Why? Because, like every other man, it is to my interest to do so. -- Cornelius Vanderbilt
  • I love acting because it's a bit of an escape. It gives you the ability to reinvent yourself. They say that acting is the shy man's revenge. -- Hayden Christensen
  • I think the really good mountaineer is the man with the technical ability of the professional and with the enthusiasm and freshness of approach of the amateur. -- Edmund Hillary
  • The most perfect ape cannot draw an ape; only man can do that; but, likewise, only man regards the ability to do this as a sign of superiority. -- Georg C. Lichtenberg
  • 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 that he has. -- Confucius
  • The human organism inherits so delicate an adjustment to climate that, in spite of man's boasted ability to live anywhere, the strain of the frozen North eliminates the more nervous and active types of mind. -- Ellsworth Huntington
  • I think I could describe the perfect quarterback. Take a little piece of everybody. Take John Elway's arm, Dan Marino's release, maybe Troy Aikman's drop-back, Brett Favre's scrambling ability, Joe Montana's two-minute poise and, naturally, my speed. -- Peyton Manning
  • An idea isn't worth much until a man is found who has the energy and ability to make it work. -- William Feather
  • Man has no ability to repair this damaged planet. The flaw in human nature is too great. God is our only hope! -- Billy Graham
  • If only every man would make proper use of his strength and do his utmost, he need never regret his limited ability. -- Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • Rather a man with 50 per cent ability and 100 per cent character than a man with 100 per cent ability and 50 per cent character. -- Henry John Heinz
  • Ability is a poor man's wealth. -- John Wooden
  • Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity. -- Thor Heyerdahl
  • Man's ability to delude himself is infinite. -- Kinky Friedman
  • Fairness is man's ability to rise above his prejudices. -- Wes Fesler
  • Never underestimate a man's ability to underestimate a woman. -- Sara Paretsky
  • Every man's ability may be strengthened or increased by culture. -- John Abbott
  • The ability to forgive is one of man's greatest achievements. -- Bryant H. McGill
  • I think that God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability. -- Oscar Wilde
  • The superior man is distressed by his want (lack) of ability -- Confucius
  • Ability in a man is knowledge which emanates from divine light -- Zoroaster
  • Martyrdom: The only way a man can become famous without ability. -- George Bernard Shaw
  • I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability. -- Oscar Wilde
  • Martyrdom is the only way a man can become famous without ability. -- Arthur Schopenhauer
  • History clearly demonstrates that governing is a task that exceeds man's ability. -- Nicolas Gomez Davila
  • There never was a bad man that had ability for good service. -- Edmund Burke
  • There never was a bad man that had ability for good service -- Edmund Burke
  • People are always ready to admit a man's ability after he gets there. -- Bob Edwards
  • A man's sense of self is defined through his ability to achieve results. -- John Gray
  • Never underestimate a man's ability to make you feel guilty for his mistakes. -- Rihanna
  • Even if a man has no natural ability, he can be a warrior. -- Miyamoto Musashi
  • Ability in man is an apt good, if it be applied to good ends. -- Diogenes
  • The difference between one man and another is not mere ability it is energy. -- Thomas Arnold
  • The difference between one man and another is not mere ability... it is energy. -- Tom Arnold
  • The greatest gift given to man by God - is the ability to empathize. -- Meryl Streep
  • I can‚??t function around a man if I know his ability to give pleasure. -- Kristen Ashley
  • The dignity of man lies in his ability to face reality in all its meaninglessness. -- Martin Esslin
  • Almost no germ is unconditionally dangerous to man; its disease-producing ability depends upon the body's resistance. -- Hans Selye
  • Ronnie Barker was a straightforward man who had this extraordinary ability to make the nation laugh -- Michael Palin
  • The Ability to influence people without irritating them is the most profitable art known to man. -- Napoleon Hill
  • Happiness mainly depends on man's ability to work and the way in which he does it. -- Richard L. Evans
  • Man's most sacred privilege is freedom of will, the ability to obey or disobey his Maker. -- Joseph Hertz
  • A prophet's true greatness is his ability to hold God and man in a single thought. -- Abraham Joshua Heschel
  • For me, the most attractive thing in a man is the ability to make me laugh. -- Mollie King
  • Status ought not to be measured by a woman's ability to attract and snare a man. -- Germaine Greer
  • God gave man an undeserved ability to do what He had planned for him to do -- Sunday Adelaja
  • God gave man an undeserved ability to do what He had planned for him to do. -- Sunday Adelaja
  • Ultimately success or failure in photographing people depends on the photographer's ability to understand his fellow man. -- Edward Weston
  • The only security a man can ever have is the ability to do a job uncommonly well. -- Abraham Lincoln
  • Imagination gives the man the ability to poject himself through time and space and rise above all limitations. -- Charles Fillmore
  • The difference between a top-flight creative man and the hack is his ability to express powerful meanings indirectly. -- Vance Packard
  • Show me a man of average ability but extraordinary desire and I'll show you a winner every time. -- Andrew Carnegie
  • Man's conditioning has been so powerful that It has all but distroyed his ability to be self aware. -- Herb Goldberg
  • Tact is the ability to step on a man's toes without messing up the shine on his shoes. -- Harry S. Truman
  • The true beauty of a woman is her inherent ability to make better a man in every way. -- Donald E. Williams, Jr.
  • Man ultimately decides for himself! And in the end, education must be education towards the ability to decide -- Viktor E. Frankl
  • Greatness is always built on this foundation: the ability to appear, speak and act, as the most common man. -- Hafez
  • Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability. -- Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • Every race man and woman should cast aside their skepticism regarding the Negro's ability as a motion picture star. -- Oscar Micheaux
  • Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability. -- Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • The mark of a mature man is the ability to give love and receive it joyously and without guilt. -- Leo Baeck
  • What makes you a man is not the ability to make a child, it's the courage to raise one. -- Barack Obama
  • He had seen too much of the cosmos to have any great faith in man's ability to understand it. -- Poul Anderson
  • A man's potential for God lies not in his ability, nor in his opportunity, but in his humility before God. -- Jim Berg
  • The mark of an educated man is the ability to make a reasoned guess on the basis of insufficient information. -- Abbott Lawrence Lowell
  • There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery. -- Charles Darwin
  • To be pessimist is to amputate one's own legs and arms! Only an optimist man has the ability to move! -- Mehmet Murat ildan
  • It is the duty of every man, as far as his ability extends, to detect and expose delusion and error. -- Thomas Paine
  • I add this, that rational ability without education has oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability. -- Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself. -- Thomas J. Watson
  • There is nothing great in the world that does not owe its origin to the creative ability of an individual man. -- Adolf Hitler
  • No matter how skillfully a man play the game of life, there is but one test of his ability--did he win? -- Charles Lever
  • Martyrdom, sir, is what these people like: it is the only way in which a man can become famous without ability. -- George Bernard Shaw
  • [I]t is tragic that the forces for destruction that we unleashed are stronger than man's present ability to control them ... -- Leslie Groves
  • What in Mandela was seen as an almost saintly ability to conciliate could, in a lesser man, be read as weak-kneed populism. -- Mark Gevisser
  • Shizuo Heiwajima, the strongest man in Ikebukuro: "I just want the ability to control myself. That's the kind of strength I want. -- Ryohgo Narita
  • Art is not in some far-off place. A work of Art is the expression of a man's whole personality, sensibility and ability -- Shinichi Suzuki
  • A true man does not only stand up for himself, he stands up for those that do not have the ability to. -- William Lyon Mackenzie King
  • The primary sign of a well-ordered mind is a man's ability to remain in one place and linger in his own company -- Seneca the Younger
  • What man does not seek the power of his dreams, and believe in his ability to match the grace of his illusions. -- Daniel J. Rice
  • How long can a man live on the outside before he loses his ability to love? How long before there's no more hope? -- Elizabeth Lowell
  • No man is happy without a goal, and no man can be happy without faith in his own ability to reach that goal. -- L. Ron Hubbard
  • The future cannot be predicted, but futures can be invented. It was man's ability to invent which has made human society what it is. -- Dennis Gabor
  • Conceit is a fog that envelops a man's real character beyond his own recognition. It weakens his native ability and strengthens all his inconsistencies . -- Napoleon Hill
  • I'm scared of one man, one vote because it suggests that everybody has an equal ability at making decisions, and I think that's dangerous. -- Ray Dalio
  • As a disabled man, let my life be a reflection of the endless amount of ability that exists in each and everyone of us. -- Robert M. Hensel
  • ...Had proven himself a leader of remarkable ability, a man not only of enterprising ideas, but with the staying power to carry them out. -- David McCullough
  • A leader is the man who has the ability to get other people to do what they don't want to do, and like it. -- Harry S. Truman
  • Amazing, really, to think of what a man could achieve with the simple ability to put pen to paper and spin a decent yarn. -- Graham Moore
  • The real meaning of the word paranoia is--- a man or person who has the ability to link events that seemingly are not connected. -- John Coleman
  • When you took a man's job away from him, his ability to feed and clothe his family, that man was going to get angry. -- Darrin Grimwood
  • Woman's inaptitude for reasoning has not prevented her from arriving at truth; nor has man's ability to reason prevented him from floundering in absurdity. -- Elbert Hubbard
  • The ability to speak is a short cut to distinction. It puts a man in the limelight, raises him head and shoulders above the crowd. -- Lowell Thomas
  • Give me a man with an average ability but a burning desire to succeed and I will give you a winner in exchange every time. -- Andrew Carnegie
  • The true test of a man's spirituality is not his ability to speak, as we are apt to think, but rather his ability to bridle his tongue. -- R. Kent Hughes
  • Humans who spend time in the wilderness, alone, without man-made mechanical noise around them, often discover that their brain begins to recover its ability to discern things. -- Robert Anderson
  • Everything which distinguishes man from the animals depends upon this ability to volatilize perceptual metaphors in a schema, and thus to dissolve an image into a concept. -- Friedrich Nietzsche
  • History has become more important than ever because of the to unprecedented ability of the historical sciences to take in man's life on earth as a whole. -- Alfred Kazin
  • To any man who has slaved to acquire skill in his art, it is most irritating to have his ability referred to as a ‚??gift.‚?Ě -- Andrew Loomis
  • Give a man or woman back his self-respect, and in most cases-not all, but most-you also give back that person's ability to think with at least some clarity. -- Stephen King
  • When fortune wishes to bring mighty events to a successful conclusion, she selects some man of spirit and ability who knows how to seize the opportunity she offers. -- Niccolo Machiavelli
  • No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place. -- Philip Danforth Armour
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