132 Ability Quotes to believe in your own potential

The below inspirational ability quotes will tell you that your ability makes you capable of doing anything. It is important to know about your own ability before doing anything. Your ability determines how well you do it. Apart from these ability quotes, you can also read other motivational quotes on achieving goals, admiration, amusement, and attraction.

Here is the collection of inspirational ability quotes to know your potential before achieving anything.

1. “Ability is nothing without opportunity.” ― Napoleon Bonaparte

2. “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” ― Lou Holtz

3. “Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place. Have faith in your own abilities, work hard, and there is nothing you cannot accomplish.” ― Brad Henry

4. “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” ― Norman Vincent Peale

5. “Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.” ― Robert Frost

6. “Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory.” ― William Barclay

7. “For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.” ― Walter Scott

8. “I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.” ― Henry David Thoreau

9. “If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own.” ― Henry Ford

10. “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” ― Stephen Hawking

11. “My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.” ― Winston Churchill

12. “Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.” ― Marcus Aurelius

13. “Our ability to handle life’s challenges is a measure of our strength of character.” ― Les Brown

14. “Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.” ― Joyce Meyer

15. “Peace is not the absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.” ― Ronald Reagan

16. “Progress is man’s ability to complicate simplicity.” ― Thor Heyerdahl

17. “Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.” ― Abraham Joshua Heschel

18. “Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.” ― Abraham Lincoln

19. “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” ― William James

20. “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

21. “A quality education grants us the ability to fight the war on ignorance and poverty.” ― Charles B. Rangel

22. “Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.” ― Stevie Wonder

23. “Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” ― Franz Kafka

24. “Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability.” ― Roy L. Smith

25. “Emotional intelligence is your ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others, and your ability to use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships.” ― Travis Bradberry

26. “Excellence is the unlimited ability to improve the quality of what you have to offer.” ― Rick Pitino

27. “It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow’s viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences.” ― Harry S Truman

28. “Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy you.” ― Wayne Dyer

29. “Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and not complain when things don’t go well.” ― Jim Rohn

30. “Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations.” ― Samuel Ullman

31. “No matter what twists and turns your life offers you, your ability to be adaptable and flexible will help you to stay open to all of the hidden gifts that difficulty may offer.” ― Mandy Ingber

32. “One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.” ― Arnold H. Glasow

33. “The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.” ― Abraham Maslow

34. “The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” ― Hans Hofmann

35. “The greatest gift is the ability to forget – to forget the bad things and focus on the good.” ― Joe Biden

36. “The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask.” ― Jim Morrison

37. “The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” ― Flannery O’Connor

38. “With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.” ― Dalai Lama

39. “You have the ability to choose which way you want to go. You have to believe great things are going to happen in your life. Do everything you can – prepare, pray and achieve – to make it happen.” ― Ben Carson

40. “Your ability to adapt to failure, and navigate your way out of it, absolutely 100 percent makes you who you are.” ― Viola Davis

41. “A good character is not only about the good person people know you to be. Your ability to tell the truth about how bad you had been is also a good character.” ― Israelmore Ayivor

42. “Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.” ― Confucius

43. “Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.” ― Cavett Robert

44. “Genius is the ability to renew one’s emotions in daily experience.” ― Paul Cezanne

45. “Gentleness is strength under control. It is the ability to stay calm, no matter what happens.” ― Elizabeth George

46. “God does not begin by asking our ability, but more of our availability. When we prove our dependability, He will increase our capability.” ― Neal A. Maxwell

47. “I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.” ― Edward Everett Hale

48. “I believe that we have the ability to change our lives using our imaginations. Imagination is a muscle—the more you use it, the stronger it gets.” ― Rodman Philbrick

49. “It doesn’t matter how many times you get knocked down. All that matters is you get up one more time than you were knocked down.” ― Roy T. Bennett

50. “Leaders are limited by their vision rather than by their abilities.” ― Roy T. Bennett

51. “Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.” ― Marcus T. Cicero

52. “Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears.” ― Barbara Johnson

53. “Self-awareness is the ability to take an honest look at your life without any attachment to it being right or wrong, good or bad.” ― Debbie Ford

54. “The ability to perceive or think differently is more important than the knowledge gained.” ― David Bohm

55. “There are many good seeds in you. Therefore you must avoid every bad soil in the world.” ― Israelmore Ayivor

56. “We are like the moon. The moon shines anyway, but it does not produce its own light. It reflects the light illuminated onto its surface by the Sun and is never proud to say “I am the source of light”. God shines through us, hence He deserves the glory; not us.” ― Israelmore Ayivor

57. “You are unique. You have different talents and abilities. You don’t have to always follow in the footsteps of others. And most importantly, you should always remind yourself that you don’t have to do what everyone else is doing and have a responsibility to develop the talents you have been given.” ― Roy T. Bennett

58. “You have the ability to choose your reactions.” ― Steve Maraboli

59. “You have this ability to find beauty in weird places.” ― Kamila Shamsie

60. “You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” ― Rosalynn Carter

61. “A certain way to have financial security in life is not enough savings, but enough ability.” ― Amit Kalantri

62. “Ability does catch my attention, but its a politeness in the person that I remember.” ― Amit Kalantri

63. “Ability without honor is useless.” ― Marcus T. Cicero

64. “Ability, experience, and books have solutions for all the problems.” ― Amit Kalantri

65. “Change will never happen when people lack the ability and courage to see themselves for who they are.” ― Bryan McGill

66. “Don’t question your ability. You were created to succeed and live a life of purpose.   Don’t you dare put a question mark where God put a period!” ― Steve Maraboli

67. “General Napoleon says that ability is of little account without opportunity. The opposite is also correct: Opportunity is of little account without ability.” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

68. “God is not interested in your ability. He is interested in your availability. When you avail your ability to God, you become a faithful leader.” ― Israelmore Ayivor

69. “Human willingness to believe precedes their ability to think.” ― Toba Beta

70. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” ― Helen Keller

71. “If your salvation was dependent on your ability to read and understand scripture, Jesus would have been an author.” ― Steve Maraboli

72. “Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study.” ― Francis Bacon

73. “The ability to withstand the flinch comes with the knowledge that the future will be better than the past.” ― Julien Smith

74. “The difference between one man and another is not mere ability, it is energy.” ― Thomas Arnold

75. “The disillusionment with our own abilities is, perhaps, one of the most important things that can ever happen to us.” ― Tim Hansel

76. “The noble-minded worry about their lack of ability, not about people’s failure to recognize their ability.” ― Confucius

77. “Wisdom is the ability to make wise decisions and pursue them. The bible said “wisdom is the principal thing”. This means it’s the number one thing ever that you cannot bypass and expect to succeed!” ― Israelmore Ayivor

78. “You can go with an empty pocket and come back heavily loaded if you allow your passion to escort you!” ― Israelmore Ayivor

79. “You destruct the attention the world gives you when you mistrust your own ability” ― Israelmore Ayivor

80. “Your ability will not help if you do not give your availability.” ― Saji Ijiyemi

81. “A child’s ability to think on his feet when tough decisions are to be made is the hallmark of greatness.” ― Asuni LadyZeal

82. “Confidence comes from crushing a challenge. The ability to crush a challenge comes from repeatedly not crushing the same challenge…while taking notes.” ― Bobby Darnell

83. “Confidence is a sense of certainty about your ability, which allows you to bypass conscious thought and execute unconsciously.” ― Nate Zinsser

84. “Creativity is not intelligence, it is the ability to do what you did not know through the use of what you know.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

85. “Integrity involves the ability to stand straight when you tell your truth, and still stand straight when the other person comes to talk!” ― Israelmore Ayivor

86. “Intelligence is the ability to decide what’s important and do it.” ― Maxime Lagacé

87. “Leadership is the ability to make things happen.” ― Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

88. “Life won’t always be perfect but there will always be perfect moments if you let them in. No one can take away our inherent ability to choose to see beauty in the small things in life.” ― Megan Hine

89. “People who are achievers were once dreamers, but not all dreamers eventually become achievers. Before a person gets to become who he/she was meant to become, he/she must be responsible and take the necessary steps expected.” ― Israelmore Ayivor

90. “Power is a thing of perception. They don’t need to be able to kill you. They just need you to think they are able to kill you.” ― Julian Assange

91. “Success always depends on the ability to assist for the benefit of everyone.” ― Salvin Tuscano

92. “The greatest ability is the ability to develop new abilities in the face of changing conditions!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

93. “The presence of pain should not be the reason for your low self-image. Boldness is the ability to stand tall even when the valley seems deep. Your pain will bring gain. Just believe and go to work!” ― Israelmore Ayivor

94. “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

95. “To achieve great things, we must live as though we were never going to die.” ― Vauvenargues

96. “Until you take time to discover yourself, you never know what you can achieve or how far you can go.” ― Sunday Adelaja

97. “We have the ability to survive anything.” ― Bill Courtney

98. “When you are convinced that what you offer is yours, whether it be mediocre or of standard quality, your originality will make people love you in a way you did not expect.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

99. “Your abilities are not enough to fulfill your wishes, so work considering your wishes and not your abilities.” ― Amit Kalantri

100. “Your mind is filled with ample secret abilities not known to you, keep it active by shutting down disbelieve.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

101. “Be responsible. Your abilities ensure that you respond to the responsibilities that you encounter daily.” ― Israelmore Ayivor

102. “Beauty is only there when you have the ability to see and appreciate it.” ― Debasish Mridha

103. “Conscious leadership is the ability to stay in touch with reality for the sake of humanity.” ― Gift Gugu Mona

104. “Don’t ever give up on your dreams because YOU have the ability to make them come true.” ― Bianca Frazier

105. “Don’t let the fact you haven’t done something before convincing you that you can’t do it, or that it cannot be done perfectly the first time you try your hand at it.” ― A.J. Darkholme

106. “Education does not solve any problem but it gives you the ability to solve the problem.” ― Debasish Mridha

107. “For success, positive attitude and gratitude is more important than ability.” ― Debasish Mridha

108. “Happiness gives you the freedom to enhance your ability to achieve success. Your choices in life are a direct reflection of your level of happiness. It’s the sunshine for your soul that you need in order to grow.” ― Amaka Imani Nkosazana

109. “Have faith in your abilities and stay committed to your goals.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

110. “Intuitions are messengers of opportunities. Hit them with your ability.” ― Kishore Bansal

111. “Never worry about what others have; worry about what you have and refuse to use. Someone else will also worry about what you have when you begin to make use of it!” ― Israelmore Ayivor

112. “The ability for a person to operate satisfactorily in a thing is dependent on how much he knows about that thing. Ignorance is a major cause of inability.” ― Yusuf A. Leinge

113. “The ability to win increases when you do not fear to struggle.” ― Debasish Mridha

114. “The difference between where you are now and where you will get to later defines your range of work which you have to be responsible for.” ― Israelmore Ayivor

115. “The world is changeable, and its ability to change is so fragile that a single person can be responsible for it.” ― A.J. Darkholme

116. “To believe something and not live is like making fun of your abilities. You cannot be really trusted if you can dream and doubt its possibility.” ― Israelmore Ayivor

117. “We have lost the ability to see with our ears, although we had it once.” ― Stephen King

118. “When confidence in ability and awareness is widespread, those who are truly able and aware will be confused.” ― Monaristw

119. “You are an amazing person with unique talents. Have faith in your abilities.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

120. “Your mind is like a tunnel that has no end, and a balloon, that even too much air cannot burst.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

121. “Ability and luck make success happen, no matter what the circumstances are.” ― Kishore Bansal

122. “Another factor that easily secures continuous increase is the ability to build a system.” ― Sunday Adelaja

123. “Being in present time is the ability to put the next second there.” ― Meir Ezra

124. “Courage provides you with two qualities; the capability to begin something and the ability to endure it to the end! Let no one stop you from sparking your life with courage!” ― Israelmore Ayivor

125. “If you can dream it, you can make it a reality. The possibility lies in your ability, enthusiasm, and hard work to realize it.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

126. “If you have a great ability that can be very beneficial to humanity, it is a great treason to humanity to not use it!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

127. “Lack of sound mind and judgment – the ability to make considered decisions or come to sensible conclusions, is a matter of frustration and disillusionment to God” ― Sunday Adelaja

128. “Never mess a person around that has the ability to shut down the biologically toxic Space industry.” ― Steven Magee

129. “Talent is an art of gaining admiration!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

130. “The brain is the coast of many great monuments. Your ability to exploit the power of your brain is what makes you a leader. Leadership emerges from a positive mindset!” ― Israelmore Ayivor

131. “Wisdom isn’t a factor of an ability to share or think fast or slow, but an ability of discernment. Breadth. Depth. Timing.” ― Richie Norton

132. “Your most important ability is the ability to be willing to win and lose with the same level of enthusiasm.” ― Meir Ezra

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