And that’s no idle jest.
There is only one proof of ability – results. Men with ability in action get results.
Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought to be learned; and however early a man’s training begins, it is probably the last […]
They are able because they think they are able.
Ability, n. The natural equipment to accomplish some small part of the meaner ambitions distinguishing able men from dead ones. In the last analysis ability is commonly found to consist mainly in a high degree of solemnity.
It is a great ability to be able to conceal one’s ability.
We rate ability in men by what they finish, not by what they attempt.
Consider the postage stamp, my son. It secures success through its ability to stick to one thing until it gets there.
Nature creates ability; luck provides it with opportunity.
You’ve got to have the goods, my boy, If you would finish strong. A bluff may work a little while, But not for very long: A line of talk by itself Will seldom see you through. You’ve got to have the goods, my boy, And nothing else will do. The fight is pretty stiff, my […]