Quotes of ability

  1. My power is the ability to control water molecules and form them into ice. – Shawn Ashmore
  2. I was slightly brain damaged at birth, and I want people like me to see that they shouldn't let a disability get in the way. I want to raise awareness- I want to turn my disability into ability – Susan Boyle
  3. Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin. The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names, identities, personalities and have them relate to other characters living with him. – Mel Brooks
  4. I believe passionately that everyone has a particular God -given ability – Prince Charles
  5. The public has lost faith in the ability of Social Security and Medicare to provide for old age. They've lost faith in the banking system and in conventional medical insurance. – Ron Chernow
  6. In spite of his practical ability some of his experience had petrified into maxims and quotations. – George Eliot
  7. A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke- and that the joke is oneself. – Clifton Fadiman
  8. The companies that survive longest are the one's that work out what they uniquely can give to the world not just growth or money but their excellence, their respect for others, or their ability to make people happy. Some call those things a soul. – Charles Handy
  9. Strength of character means the ability to overcome resentment against others, to hide hurt feelings, and to forgive quickly. – Lawrence G. Lovasik
  10. Sometimes I think if I had the same body and the same natural ability and someone else's brain, who knows how good a player I might have been. – Mickey Mantle
  11. Yes, look, social class is definitely an issue in Britain, it is definitely an issue and I think that most people across the country would sympathise with the idea that there are lots of people with talent and ability all across this country who want to make more of themselves and part of the responsibility of government is to make that happen. – Ed Miliband
  12. One of the rewards of success is freedom, the ability to do whatever you like. – Sting
  13. English of course is your major tool, but it is not nearly so important as other aspects of writing for example you have to have some natural ability you can't buy it no one puts it there you're born with it. – Leon Uris
  14. Without the ability of issue groups to tell the truth, who knows what the public will believe. – Paul Weyrich
  15. The Hamas has taken the path of avoiding causing harm to Zionist interests outside of Palestine, not from weakness or lack of ability to do so, but because Hamas does not wish for further fronts to be opened against it around the world. – Ahmed Yassin

Usage examples for ability

  1. If I have the strength and ability I will restore to him the love and favour which with his lady he once enjoyed." – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  2. The New York Sun has since confirmed my judgment of his ability by making him its city editor, a post that he has held for seven years or more. – Recollections of a Varied Life by George Cary Eggleston
  3. My ability at clear statement has not deserted me. – The Grain Of Dust A Novel by David Graham Phillips
  4. The mind- reading ability was just something that Stern had nervously imagined. – Martians Never Die by Lucius Daniel
  5. Mrs. Lang proved to be a woman of evident character and ability – Roosevelt in the Bad Lands by Hermann Hagedorn
  6. His station was one calling for rare tact and ability – By Canoe and Dog-Train by Egerton Ryerson Young
  7. The Dublin jarvey is famous for his ability to turn a corner at top- speed. – The Charm of Ireland by Burton Egbert Stevenson
  8. It will give you ability to do greater things, and make you see the beautiful side of life. – Dollars and Sense by Col. Wm. C. Hunter
  9. Almost the only satisfaction in life that Murray had during this time arose from his ability to make the doctor miserable. – The Best Policy by Elliott Flower
  10. No sensible person can suppose for a single moment that everybody is born with the ability for using books, for reading and studying literature. – Studies in Literature by John Morley
  11. I doubted seriously his ability to overcome the habits of a lifetime. – A Man and a Woman by Stanley Waterloo
  12. My mother wanted to know what next, and how I expected to support a wife and pay my debts, when I had never yet shown enough ability to support myself? – Twenty Years of Hus'ling by J. P. Johnston
  13. They, too, wanted to see the Blue Peak to the best of their ability after all, one must keep pace with modern life. – Look Back on Happiness by Knut Hamsun
  14. I thought I had the ability to teach kids a lot of things. – The-Life-of-Me-an-autobiography by Johnson, Clarence Edgar
  15. Indeed, he could not have done it at all had not Glynn stood by and assisted him to the best of his ability – The Red Eric by R.M. Ballantyne
  16. Throughout the long wait the officers of the Solarian forces organized their forces to the limit of their ability planning each move of their attack. – The Black Star Passes by John W Campbell
  17. My father cannot understand why I don't place Mr. Sawyer's money- getting ability above everything else. – Old Ebenezer by Opie Read
  18. It's just a question of ability – Masterman and Son by W. J. Dawson
  19. The acknowledged ability of Capt. – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding
  20. He is the Indian of most ability among those who have written. – The Social Cancer A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal

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