Best Quotes About Ability

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves. -Abraham Lincoln

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

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

Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment. -Baltasar Gracian

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

Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good. -Vaclav Havel

The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category. -Adolf Hitler

Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility… in the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people have… is the ability to take on responsibility. -Michael Korda

Success is that old ABC – ability, breaks, and courage. -Charles Luckman

Nature, not content with denying him the ability to think, has endowed him with the ability to write. -A. E. Housman

The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it. -Flannery O'Connor

Advertising is the ability to sense, interpret… to put the very heart throbs of a business into type, paper and ink. -Leo Burnett

The ultimate test of a finished account executive is his ability to write a sound marketing plan. -Morris Hite

The greatest thing to be achieved in advertising, in my opinion, is believability, and nothing is more believable than the product itself. -Leo Burnett

Old people love to give good advice; it compensates them for their inability to set a bad example. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

When it comes to having a central nervous system, and the ability to feel pain, hunger, and thirst, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy. -Ingrid Newkirk

Very few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass. -Fran Lebowitz

The only disability in life is a bad attitude. -Scott Hamilton

Our only security is our ability to change. -John Lilly

Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity. -Thor Heyerdahl

Cowardice… is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend functioning of the imagination. -Ernest Hemingway

Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul. -Michel de Montaigne

Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child. Just how childlike golf players become is proven by their frequent inability to count past five. -John Updike

I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability. -Oscar Wilde

The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness. -Abraham Maslow

Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over. -F. Scott Fitzgerald

The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit. -W. Somerset Maugham

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. -Hans Hofmann

One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal. Soon we'll need a new definition. -Alvin Toffler

I think that God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability. -Oscar Wilde

I try to keep in touch with the details… I also look at the product daily. That doesn't mean you interfere, but it's important occasionally to show the ability to be involved. It shows you understand what's happening. -Rupert Murdoch

It's a great excuse and luxury, having a job and blaming it for your inability to do your own art. When you don't have to work, you are left with the horror of facing your own lack of imagination and your own emptiness. A devastating possibility when finally time is your own. -Julian Schnabel

I will not be concerned at other men's not knowing me; I will be concerned at my own want of ability. -Confucius

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

Congress acknowledged that society's accumulated myths and fears about disability and disease are as handicapping as are the physical limitations that flow from actual impairment. -William J. Brennan, Jr.

A static hero is a public liability. Progress grows out of motion. -Richard E. Byrd

What I am going to write is the last of what I have to say. I will say that literature is the only consciousness we possess and that its role as consciousness must inform us of our ability to comprehend the hideous danger of nuclear power. -John Cheever

My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me. -Winston Churchill

We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us, but for ours to amuse them. -Evelyn Waugh

The ability to think straight, some knowledge of the past, some vision of the future, some skill to do useful service, some urge to fit that service into the well-being of the community – these are the most vital things education must try to produce. -Virginia Gildersleeve

There is a curious relationship between a candidate and the reporters who cover him. It can be affected by small things like a competent press staff, enough seats, sandwiches and briefings and the ability to understand deadlines. -Ronald Steel

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

I didn't go to high school, and I didn't go to grade school either. Education, I think, is for refinement and is probably a liability. -H. L. Hunt

I report to you that our country is challenged at home and abroad: that it is our will that is being tried and not our strength; our sense of purpose and not our ability to achieve a better America. -Lyndon B. Johnson

I've also seen that great men are often lonely. This is understandable, because they have built such high standards for themselves that they often feel alone. But that same loneliness is part of their ability to create. -Yousuf Karsh

A book comes and says, 'Write me.' My job is to try to serve it to the best of my ability, which is never good enough, but all I can do is listen to it, do what it tells me and collaborate. -Madeleine L'Engle

It's the quality of the ordinary, the straight, the square, that accounts for the great stability and success of our nation. It's a quality to be proud of. But it's a quality that many people seem to have neglected. -Gerald R. Ford

A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke – and that the joke is oneself. -Clifton Fadiman

Melody is a form of remembrance. It must have a quality of inevitability in our ears. -Gian Carlo Menotti

The ability to delude yourself may be an important survival tool. -Jane Wagner

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

For success, attitude is equally as important as ability. -Walter Scott

Martyrdom is the only way a man can become famous without ability. -Arthur Schopenhauer

The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary. -Charles Caleb Colton

We all have ability. The difference is how we use it. -Charlotte Whitton

Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work. -Earl Nightingale

To know how to hide one's ability is great skill. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs. -John Stuart Mill

It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test. -Lou Holtz

Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability. -Marcus Aurelius

The extent of your consciousness is limited only by your ability to love and to embrace with your love the space around you, and all it contains. -Napoleon Bonaparte

Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones. -Theodore Roosevelt

No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor. -Thomas Carlyle

From principles is derived probability, but truth or certainty is obtained only from facts. -Tom Stoppard

The easiest thing to do, whenever you fail, is to put yourself down by blaming your lack of ability for your misfortunes. -Washington Irving

Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability. -John Wooden

Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. -Franz Kafka

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

During my eighty-seven years I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think. -Bernard Baruch

Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality. -Abraham Lincoln

Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among men the greatest asset I possess. The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement. -Charles M. Schwab

Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind. -F. Scott Fitzgerald

If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself. -Charles M. Schulz

I think luck is the sense to recognize an opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it… The man who can smile at his breaks and grab his chances gets on. -Samuel Goldwyn

There is something that is much more scarce, something finer far, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability. -Elbert Hubbard

The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability. -Henry Ford

An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind. -Walter Bagehot

The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just. -Abraham Lincoln

It is the ability to choose which makes us human. -Madeleine L'Engle

I am often amazed at how much more capability and enthusiasm for science there is among elementary school youngsters than among college students. -Carl Sagan

The Great Depression, like most other periods of severe unemployment, was produced by government mismanagement rather than by any inherent instability of the private economy. -Milton Friedman

If scientific reasoning were limited to the logical processes of arithmetic, we should not get very far in our understanding of the physical world. One might as well attempt to grasp the game of poker entirely by the use of the mathematics of probability. -Vannevar Bush

Practice rather than preach. Make of your life an affirmation, defined by your ideals, not the negation of others. Dare to the level of your capability then go beyond to a higher level. -Alexander Haig

Strength of character means the ability to overcome resentment against others, to hide hurt feelings, and to forgive quickly. -Lawrence G. Lovasik

Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else. -Brian Tracy

When I read great literature, great drama, speeches, or sermons, I feel that the human mind has not achieved anything greater than the ability to share feelings and thoughts through language. -James Earl Jones

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

Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have. -Zig Ziglar

We can consciously end our life almost anytime we choose. This ability is an endowment, like laughing and blushing, given to no other animal… in any given moment, by not exercising the option of suicide, we are choosing to live. -Peter McWilliams

You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through. -Rosalynn Carter

The most merciful thing in the world… is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. -H. P. Lovecraft

The difference between one man and another is not mere ability it is energy. -Thomas Arnold

I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability, it was my mental ability. -Caitlyn Jenner

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability. -Henry Ford

Martyrdom: The only way a man can become famous without ability. -George Bernard Shaw

Never underestimate a child's ability to get into more trouble. -Martin Mull

We continue to recognize the greater ability of some to earn more than others. But we do assert that the ambition of the individual to obtain for him a proper security is an ambition to be preferred to the appetite for great wealth and great power. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

The ability to perceive or think differently is more important than the knowledge gained. -David Bohm

I made the most of my ability and I did my best with my title. -Joe Louis

I never doubted my ability, but when you hear all your life you're inferior, it makes you wonder if the other guys have something you've never seen before. If they do, I'm still looking for it. -Hank Aaron

Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity. -Sigmund Freud

The ability to concentrate and to use time well is everything. -Lee Iacocca

If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships – the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal. -Charles Buxton

Creativity is the ability to introduce order into the randomness of nature. -Eric Hoffer

My best work is often almost unconscious and occurs ahead of my ability to understand it. -Sam Abell

The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar, is the test of their power. -Toni Morrison

If you really do want to be an actor who can satisfy himself and his audience, you need to be vulnerable. You must reach the emotional and intellectual level of ability where you can go out stark naked, emotionally, in front of an audience. -Jack Lemmon

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

We can say with certainty – or 90% probability – that the new industries that are about to be born will have nothing to do with information. -Peter Drucker

When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable. -Madeleine L'Engle

A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen. -Winston Churchill

A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life. -John Stuart Mill

The ability to change one's views without losing one's seat is the mark of a great politician. -Mo Udall

Be yourself. Follow your instincts. Success depends, at least in part, on the ability to 'carry it off.' -Donald Rumsfeld

The important thing isn't the house. It's the ability to make it. You carry that in your brains and in your hands, wherever you go… It's one thing to carry your life wherever you go. Another thing to always go looking for it somewhere else. -Barbara Kingsolver

God has been replaced, as he has all over the West, with respectability and air conditioning. -Amiri Baraka

Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay. That is the only American principle. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

Politics is the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen. -Winston Churchill

The ability to accept responsibility is the measure of the man. -Roy L. Smith

If men can develop weapons that are so terrifying as to make the thought of global war include almost a sentence for suicide, you would think that man's intelligence and his comprehension… would include also his ability to find a peaceful solution. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

War should be the only study of a prince. He should consider peace only as a breathing-time, which gives him leisure to contrive, and furnishes as ability to execute, military plans. -Niccolo Machiavelli

I have no faith in human perfectability. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active – not more happy – nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago. -Edgar Allan Poe

The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success. -Henry Ward Beecher

I could never be a manager. All I have is natural ability. -Mickey Mantle

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

Anybody with ability can play in the big leagues. But to be able to trick people year in and year out the way I did, I think that was a much greater feat. -Bob Uecker

Don't compare me to Babe Ruth. God gave me the opportunity and the ability to be here at the right time, at the right moment, just like he gave Babe Ruth when he was playing. I just hope I can keep doing what I've been doing – keep taking care of business. -Sammy Sosa

I know it is the fans that are responsible for me being here. I've always tried in each and every broadcast to serve the fans to the best of my ability. -Harry Caray

Being an Olympian is the ultimate test of one's sporting ability. -Russell Mark

The best way to make a good deal is to have the ability to walk away from it. -Brian Koslow

To take a photograph is to participate in another person's mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time's relentless melt. -Susan Sontag

In my mind's eye, I visualize how a particular… sight and feeling will appear on a print. If it excites me, there is a good chance it will make a good photograph. It is an intuitive sense, an ability that comes from a lot of practice. -Ansel Adams

Great nations are simply the operating fronts of behind-the-scenes, vastly ambitious individuals who had become so effectively powerful because of their ability to remain invisible while operating behind the national scenery. -R. Buckminster Fuller

The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and to influence their actions. -John Hancock

On September 11 2001, America felt its vulnerability even to threats that gather on the other side of the Earth. We resolved then, and we are resolved today, to confront every threat from any source that could bring sudden terror and suffering to America. -George W. Bush

A lot of leading countries in the world, including the United States and Russia, have to take their responsibilities much more seriously to ensure we are back on the road to peace and stability. -Peter Hain

I think you can judge from somebody's actions a kind of a stability and sense of purpose perhaps created by strong religious roots. I mean, there's a certain patience, a certain discipline, I think, that religion helps you achieve. -George W. Bush

If we have reason to believe someone is preparing an attack against the U.S., has developed that capability, harbours those aspirations, then I think the U.S. is justified in dealing with that, if necessary, by military force. -Dick Cheney

The wicked are always surprised to find ability in the good. -Luc de Clapiers

Americans have an abiding belief in their ability to control reality by purely material means… airline insurance replaces the fear of death with the comforting prospect of cash. -Cecil Beaton

Winners have the ability to step back from the canvas of their lives like an artist gaining perspective. They make their lives a work of art – an individual masterpiece. -Denis Waitley

Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct from ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended. -Alfred North Whitehead

Now that I'm over sixty I'm veering toward respectability. -Shelley Winters

Wicked people are always surprised to find ability in those that are good. -Luc de Clapiers

The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a commodity as sugar or coffee and I will pay more for that ability than for any other under the sun. -John D. Rockefeller

Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and not complain when things don't go well. -Jim Rohn

Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives. -Tony Robbins

Certain brief sentences are peerless in their ability to give one the feeling that nothing remains to be said. -Jean Rostand

Tears are the symbol of the inability of the soul to restrain its emotion and retain its self command. -Henri Frederic Amiel

Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred. -Barbara De Angelis

Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist. -Mary Kay Ash

Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature. -Joseph Addison

The new always happens against the overwhelming odds of statistical laws and their probability, which for all practical, everyday purposes amounts to certainty; the new therefore always appears in the guise of a miracle. -Hannah Arendt

There is far more opportunity than there is ability. -Thomas A. Edison

Waste is worse than loss. The time is coming when every person who lays claim to ability will keep the question of waste before him constantly. The scope of thrift is limitless. -Thomas A. Edison

The ability to express an idea is well nigh as important as the idea itself. -Bernard Baruch

There are evils that have the ability to survive identification and go on for ever… money, for instance, or war. -Saul Bellow

Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy. -Anita Brookner

A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman. -Edmund Burke

Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability. -Francis Bacon

The laws of probability, so true in general, so fallacious in particular. -Edward Gibbon

Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to give bad examples. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. -Franz Kafka

Journalist: a person without any ideas but with an ability to express them; a writer whose skill is improved by a deadline: the more time he has, the worse he writes. -Karl Kraus

It is the style of idealism to console itself for the loss of something old with the ability to gape at something new. -Karl Kraus

Time goes by, reputation increases, ability declines. -Dag Hammarskjold

The most valuable of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it has to be done, whether you like it or not. -Aldous Huxley

The world judge of men by their ability in their profession, and we judge of ourselves by the same test: for it is on that on which our success in life depends. -William Hazlitt

So much of what is best in us is bound up in our love of family, that it remains the measure of our stability because it measures our sense of loyalty. All other pacts of love or fear derive from it and are modeled upon it. -Haniel Long

Sophistication might be described as the ability to cope gracefully with a situation involving the presence of a formidable menace to one's poise and prestige (such as the butler, or the man under the bed – but never the husband). -James Thurber

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

No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor. -Tacitus

I've got a woman's ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it. -Margaret Thatcher

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

Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability. -Roy L. Smith

The greatest difficulty with the world is not its ability to produce, but the unwillingness to share. -Roy L. Smith

When I think of vision, I have in mind the ability to see above and beyond the majority. -Charles R. Swindoll

Man's yesterday may never be like his morrow; Nought may endure but Mutability. -Percy Bysshe Shelley

Never underestimate your problem or your ability to deal with it. -Robert H. Schuller

I add this, that rational ability without education has oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity. -Calvin Coolidge

The Creator has not given you a longing to do that which you have no ability to do. -Orison Swett Marden

No employer today is independent of those about him. He cannot succeed alone, no matter how great his ability or capital. Business today is more than ever a question of cooperation. -Orison Swett Marden

Capital is money, capital is commodities. By virtue of it being value, it has acquired the occult ability to add value to itself. It brings forth living offspring, or, at the least, lays golden eggs. -Karl Marx

In a higher phase of communist society… only then can the narrow horizon of bourgeois right be fully left behind and society inscribe on its banners: from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs. -Karl Marx

Depression is the inability to construct a future. -Rollo May

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

My ability to concentrate and work toward that goal has been my greatest asset. -Jack Nicklaus

Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you're needed by someone. -Martina Navratilova

Variability is the law of life, and as no two faces are the same, so no two bodies are alike, and no two individuals react alike and behave alike under the abnormal conditions which we know as disease. -William Osler

Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability. -William Osler

The will is commendable though the ability may be wanting. -Ovid

The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck. -Channing Pollock

Wisdom is not attained by years, but by ability. -Plautus

One does not kill oneself for love of a woman, but because love – any love – reveals us in our nakedness, our misery, our vulnerability, our nothingness. -Cesare Pavese

I always thought I could play pro ball. I had confidence in my ability, You have to. If you don't who will? -Johnny Unitas

A woman can take care of the family. It takes a man to provide structure, to provide stability. -Tom DeLay

What women have to stand on squarely is not their ability to see the world in the way men see it, but the importance and validity of their seeing it in some other way. -Mary Hunter Austin

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. -Douglas Adams

If there be anything that can be called genius, it consists chiefly in ability to give that attention to a subject which keeps it steadily in the mind, till we have surveyed it accurately on all sides. -Robert Quillen

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

A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness. -Elbert Hubbard

It takes nearly as much ability to know how to profit by good advice as to know how to act for one's self. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The ability to make love frivolously is the chief characteristic which distinguishes human beings from beasts. -Heywood Broun

Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future. -Brian Tracy

It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor. -Max Eastman

Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way. -Charles Bukowski

Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want. -Dianne Feinstein

The World Trade Center is a living symbol of man's dedication to world peace… a representation of man's belief in humanity, his need for individual dignity, his beliefs in the cooperation of men, and, through cooperation, his ability to find greatness. -Minoru Yamasaki

Men have to do some awfully mean things to keep up their respectability. -George Bernard Shaw

A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise. -Aldo Leopold

The threat from Saddam Hussein and weapons of mass destruction – chemical, biological, potentially nuclear weapons capability – that threat is real. -Tony Blair

What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are. -Tony Robbins

Chastity is the cement of civilization and progress. Without it there is no stability in society, and without it one cannot attain the Science of Life. -Mary Baker Eddy

In spite of his practical ability, some of his experience had petrified into maxims and quotations. -George Eliot

In economics, hope and faith coexist with great scientific pretension and also a deep desire for respectability. -John Kenneth Galbraith

Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in there having it! The more helpless they are, the more instructive are the examples they furnish us; and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age. -Paul Klee

One of the marks of a truly vigorous society is the ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action – the ability to pass directly from thought to action. -Eric Hoffer

Your ability to use the principle of autosuggestion will depend, very largely, upon your capacity to concentrate upon a given desire until that desire becomes a burning obsession. -Napoleon Hill

Our present time is indeed a criticizing and critical time, hovering between the wish, and the inability to believe. Our complaints are like arrows shot up into the air at no target: and with no purpose they only fall back upon our own heads and destroy ourselves. -William Temple

With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy. -Arthur Schopenhauer

It generally happens that assurance keeps an even pace with ability. -Samuel Johnson

The wish to acquire more is admittedly a very natural and common thing; and when men succeed in this they are always praised rather than condemned. But when they lack the ability to do so and yet want to acquire more at all costs, they deserve condemnation for their mistakes. -Niccolo Machiavelli

I've always believed that it's important to show a new look periodically. Predictability can lead to failure. -T. Boone Pickens

Leadership is, among other things, the ability to inflict pain and get away with it – short-term pain for long-term gain. -George Will

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

I like to think of sales as the ability to gracefully persuade, not manipulate, a person or persons into a win-win situation. -Bo Bennett

We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandated of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and the means of delivering them. -Carl Levin

I must say I am not pleased to have to arrange the Senate schedule around the availability of Senators who are running for President. -Arlen Specter

We do not have the luxury of two big oceans protecting us as we have had in the past, for we now have a new kind of enemy who deals with stealthiness. Our ability to protect ourselves is having the information ahead of time so we can thwart the attack. -Bill Nelson

While one party may possess the levers of power, one party does not possess a monopoly on good ideas. Good lawmaking, after all, is about the ability to craft effective solutions. -Bill Owens

No skill shapes a child's future success in school or in life more than the ability to read. -Bob Riley

The taxpayers deserve accountability. -Byron Dorgan

If we have a chance of succeeding and bringing stability and democracy to Iraq, it will mean learning from our mistakes, not denying them and not ignoring them. -Carl Levin

Restoring responsibility and accountability is essential to the economic and fiscal health of our nation. -Carl Levin

I respect people who feel things passionately. I do. But when someone is a judge, that is not what they should bring to the bench. It is not really passion, except in rare instances, that serves the bench well. It is, rather, an ability to understand the law and follow it. -Chuck Schumer

It is often said that the magnitude of a people is measured by their ability to know how to win. -Jose Eduardo dos Santos

Change will never happen when people lack the ability and courage to see themselves for who they are. -Bryant H. McGill

The ability to forgive is one of man's greatest achievements. -Bryant H. McGill

Unfortunately, your reputation often rests not on your ability to do what you say, but rather on your ability to do what people expect. -Bryant H. McGill

We cannot cut and run. If we are to ensure freedom and democracy, it is essential that we follow through on our obligation to bring about stability in Iraq. -Richard Shelby

'No Child Left Behind' requires states and school districts to ensure that all students are learning and are reaching their highest potential. Special education students should not be left out of these accountability mechanisms. -Dianne Feinstein

From time to time, the irresponsible acts of the Cuban government remind us that this is far more than about the freedom of one country, but it really is about the stability and security of the region and the national security interests of the United States. -Mel Martinez

I have witnessed how education opens doors, and I know that when sound instruction takes place, students experience the joys of new-found knowledge and the ability to excel. -Daniel Akaka

Marriage is a core institution of societies throughout the world and throughout history. It's something that has provided permanence and stability for our very social structure. -David Vitter

Women would be disproportionately affected by the privatization of social security. It is one of the most important safety nets for American women in old age, or in times of disability, to insure financial income for their families. -Barbara Mikulski

Social Security is not just the foundation of America's retirement dignity and security, it ensures the economic stability and strength of our families and our state's economy. -Debbie Stabenow

We have to make sure that we are a force for peace and stability in the world, and that we're prepared to defend freedom and the security of the American people. -Thad Cochran

Although we must change the ways we protect our country, we must also guard against policies that appear attractive but offer little real protection and may even impede our ability to protect ourselves. -Richard Burr

The United Nations has a critical role to play in promoting stability, security, democracy, human rights, and economic development. The UN is as relevant today as at any time in its history, but it needs reform. -Chuck Hagel

It is the American way to reward ability. -Judd Gregg

Social Security, a critically important, great program which does serve as the cornerstone of support for senior citizens, now faces challenges that threaten its long-term stability and well-being. The facts are there. The facts are crystal clear. -Bill Frist

Our heroes are fighting to bring stability to the Middle East, and they have put pressure on all of the tyrannies of the Middle East. They have taken a stand against tyranny, against terrorists, and for the prospect of decent societies throughout that region. -Orrin Hatch

One year after the United States led the invasion of Iraq, the country remains extremely dangerous not only to our troops, but also to the stability of the world. -Jay Rockefeller

Allowing the U.N. into Iraq will demonstrate to the Iraqis that the international community as a whole is committed to bringing stability and safety to their country. -Jay Rockefeller

We have to bring stability to Iraq, otherwise we will be faced with a future dilemma of sending our loved ones into harms way to stop a civil war or the rise of a new tyrant born from the instability that we created. -Jay Rockefeller

We estimate that once Iraq acquires fissile material – whether from a foreign source or by securing the materials to build an indigenous fissile material capability – it could fabricate a nuclear weapon within one year. -John Bolton

I understand now that the vulnerability I've always felt is the greatest strength a person can have. You can't experience life without feeling life. What I've learned is that being vulnerable to somebody you love is not a weakness, it's a strength. -Elisabeth Shue

Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means. -Ronald Reagan

An absolutely necessary part of a writer's equipment, almost as necessary as talent, is the ability to stand up under punishment, both the punishment the world hands out and the punishment he inflicts upon himself. -Irwin Shaw

Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears. -Barbara Johnson

Today, many companies are reporting that their number one constraint on growth is the inability to hire workers with the necessary skills. -William J. Clinton

An organization's ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage. -Jack Welch

What material success does is provide you with the ability to concentrate on other things that really matter. And that is being able to make a difference, not only in your own life, but in other people's lives. -Oprah Winfrey

Suppliers and especially manufacturers have market power because they have information about a product or a service that the customer does not and cannot have, and does not need if he can trust the brand. This explains the profitability of brands. -Peter Drucker

The ill effects of thought come about when we forget that thought is a function of our consciousness… an ability that we as human beings have. We are the producers of our own thinking. -Richard Carlson

It's well known I'm a Scientologist, and that has helped me to find that inner peace in my life and it's something that has given me great stability and tools that I use. -Tom Cruise

Durability is part of what makes a great athlete. -Bill Russell

It's a miracle to be an actor and to know that you have a job to go to a year from now is a rare thing, so I think peace of mind and financial stability come with that. Hopefully I'm a little wiser and have a little more perspective in my life than I did then. -Debra Messing

Reform of the medical liability system should be considered as part of a comprehensive response to surging medical malpractice premiums that endanger Americans' access to quality medical care. -Lincoln Chafee

Remember above all that mental stability comes by examining the contents of the mind, not by avoidence. -Vernon Howard

With the changing economy, no one has lifetime employment. But community colleges provide lifetime employability. -Barack Obama

Common sense should tell us that there is no reason for civilians to have access to easily concealable handguns with the capability to shoot through body armor. -Carl Levin

This Budget reflects a choice – not an easy choice, but the right choice. And when you think about it, the only choice. The choice to take the responsible, prudent path to fiscal stability, economic growth and opportunity. -George Pataki

Medical liability reform is not a Republican or Democrat issue or even a doctor versus lawyer issue. It is a patient issue. -John Ensign

Our single greatest challenge is the ability to move power to markets outside North Dakota. -John Hoeven

The future of our nation depends on our ability to produce food and fiber to sustain the world. -Phil Bredesen

We often take for granted that our lights will come on when we flip the light switch, but the reality is that our reliability standards and the current state of the transmission grid leave us all vulnerable to blackouts. -Richard Burr

It is unacceptable that disabled veterans in Illinois rank at the bottom of the list when it comes to disability pay. We owe our disabled veterans more than speeches, parades and monuments. -Dick Durbin

My philosophy of leadership is to surround myself with good people who have ability, judgment and knowledge, but above all, a passion for service. -Sonny Perdue

The inability of those in power to still the voices of their own consciences is the great force leading to change. -Kenneth Kaunda

I have never experienced being madly in love the way most people seem to have been, although it is not something I would miss. Instead I have had an enormous ability to love my children and my grandchildren and my great grandchildren. -Astrid Lindgren

Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary. -Ray Knight

I think that's one of the most important gifts we have in television – the ability to heal through laughter. -Soleil Moon Frye

Tax breaks can serve a vital role in keeping and bringing jobs to our state; however, without accountability, they are little more than loopholes at taxpayers' expense. -Jeanne Kohl-Welles

In creating the Harry Potter artwork, I try to bring a certain amount of realism and believability to the characters and setting, but still add an element of wonder and the unknown. -Mary Grandpre

I argued that I didn't have any of the attributes to pose for cheesecake. I said I would have to make good on my acting ability, which was the only attribute I could offer. -Teresa Wright

People's ability to forget what they do not want to know, to overlook what is before their eyes, was seldom put to the test better than in Germany at that time. -W. G. Sebald

There is no accountability in soft money. None. -Zach Wamp

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability. -Sam Keen

The world's people all share the earnest aspiration to have peace, stability, justice and cooperation. -Tran Duc Luong

In fact, people have been very complimentary about my act and very tolerant of my singing ability. -Brett Somers

It is often in the name of cultural integrity as well as social stability and national security that democratic reforms based on human rights are resisted by authoritarian governments. -Aung San Suu Kyi

Iran poses the most serious long-term threat to regional stability. -Ehud Barak

Probability is expectation founded upon partial knowledge. A perfect acquaintance with all the circumstances affecting the occurrence of an event would change expectation into certainty, and leave nether room nor demand for a theory of probabilities. -George Boole

I think women have an innate ability to be intuitive with people that they truly love, but they have to trust that inner voice, and I think it is there. I think we are more intuitive than men. -Andie MacDowell

I have terrible handwriting. I now say it's a learning disability… but a nun who was a very troubled woman hit me over the fingers with a ruler because my writing was so bad. -Andrew Greeley

People who believe they have the power to exercise some measure of control over their lives are healthier, more effective and more successful than those who lack faith in their ability to effect changes in their lives. -Albert Bandura

I put up a huge wall of denial. It was years before I was able to break through it… accepting that your child has a disability, especially one like LD that cannot be seen or easily diagnosed, is one of the hardest things to come to terms with. -Anne Ford

Every word or concept, clear as it may seem to be, has only a limited range of applicability. -Werner Heisenberg

There will always be nations. The United States will last a long, long time, I believe. France and Germany and Japan, China, other nations, they're going to exist. But they're losing their significance and ability to deal with certain matters. -Alan Cranston

We think that Kosovo will continue to serve as a centre of violence and regional instability in future. -Boris Trajkovski

When I played, I had a natural ability to jump and run, and I just wanted to get bigger and heavier. -Brady Anderson

I'm concerned about the unknowability of other people. -Carol Shields

Is the proposed operation likely to succeed? What might the consequences of failure? Is it in the realm of practicability in terms of material and supplies? -Chester W. Nimitz

The Internet has exceeded our collective expectations as a revolutionary spring of information, news, and ideas. It is essential that we keep that spring flowing. We must not thwart the Internet's availability by taxing access to it. -Chris Cannon

Tactics, fitness, stroke ability, adaptability, experience, and sportsmanship are all necessary for winning. -Fred Perry

Frankly I've never really subscribed to these adjectives tagging me as an 'icon', 'superstar', etc. I've always thought of myself as an actor doing his job to the best of his ability. -Amitabh Bachchan

Every man's ability may be strengthened or increased by culture. -John Abbott

My intention here is to make it clear that not a single cell of my composition, here in regard to The Raven, is found by chance or intuition, that the composition moved towards perfection with the precision and inevitability of a mathematical equation. -Maurice Ravel

Talent was not rare; the ability to survive having it was. -Neal Stephenson

I had given up magic, because it had reached a state of perfection. I felt that I was able to transform men into animals. I did not make use of this capability, because I believed I could not justify an intervention of this kind in the life of another person. -Wolfgang Hildesheimer

I know I have the ability to do so much more than just stand in front of the camera the rest of my life. -Jennie Garth

The ability to reduce everything to simple fundamental laws does not imply the ability to start from those laws and reconstruct the universe. -Philip Warren Anderson

Beauty and brains, pleasure and usability – they should go hand in hand. -Donald Norman

A good boss makes his men realize they have more ability than they think they have so that they consistently do better work than they thought they could. -Charles Erwin Wilson

Natural selection is a mechanism for generating an exceedingly high degree of improbability. -Ronald Fisher

The fact is that America's weapons systems have made it impossible for anybody to confront it militarily. So, all you have is your wits and your cunning, and your ability to fight in the way the Iraqis are fighting. -Arundhati Roy

I hate tests. It's a really lousy way to judge a person's ability. -Bill Paxton

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

It's sort of a feeling of power onstage. It's really the ability to make people smile, or just to turn them one way or another for that duration of time, and for it to have some effect later on. I don't really think it's power… it's the goodness. -Robert Plant

I always used to look at books and wonder how anybody could come up with so many words. But my divorce and then falling in love with somebody else has released in me an ability to write in other ways apart from songs. -Roger Waters

The repeal of racist language in the Constitution of Alabama was and still is a necessary step in the state's ability to progress. -Artur Davis

I shall be glad when you have strangled the invincible respectability that dogs your steps. -D. H. Lawrence

From each according to his ability, to each according to his ability. -Craig Bruce

I realized a while back that I have an innate ability to be compassionate, and I saw that the strength of compassion is something that healers have and healers use.' -Ricky Williams

When someone has the desire to go to school and has the ability but can't get into our schools, that's wrong. Education drives the economy and the quality of life. -Jack Miller

I think what makes us human – is our interconnectedness among people. It's our ability to form and maintain relationships. It's the barometer by which we call ourselves human. -Thomas Jane

My dad was an entrepreneurial businessman, and maybe I got some of his ability. -Thomas Jane

I actually thought that it would be a little confusing during the same period of your life to be in one meeting when you're trying to make money, and then go to another meeting where you're giving it away. I mean is it gonna erode your ability, you know, to make money? Are you gonna somehow get confused about what you're trying to do? -Bill Gates

I have the ability to create and be in touch with God. I can't change bread and wine into body and blood, but I can take the scum or the slime of the earth and make it into a man or woman. -J. F. Powers

But to us, probability is the very guide of life. -Joseph Butler

If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or Fight Like Hell. -Lance Armstrong

Most of us really aren't horribly unique. There are 6 billion of us. Put 'em all in one room and very few would stand out as individuals. So maybe we ought to think of worth in terms of our ability to get along as a part of nature, rather than being the lords over nature. -Herbert A. Simon

He knows that you have ability and what he does is he manipulates it and sort of empowers you. -Daniel Craig

A man will treat a woman almost exactly the way he treats his own interior feminine. In fact, he hasn't the ability to see a woman, objectively speaking, until he has made some kind of peace with his interior woman. -Robert Johnson

It's wonderful to be back. Back among the mountains that remind us of our vulnerability, our ultimate lack of control over the world we live in. Mountains that demand humility, and yield so much peace in return. -Alex Lowe

We believe democracy to be the only real guarantor of stability and we have sought to create a 'Jordanian model' that might also inspire others in our region. I wish democracy and peace to be my legacy to my people and the shield of generations to come. -Hussein of Jordan

The link between peace and stability on the one hand, and social and economic growth on the other, is dialectic. Peace, poverty, and backwardness cannot mix in one region. -Hussein of Jordan

Your most precious possession is not your financial assets. Your most precious possession is the people you have working there, and what they carry around in their heads, and their ability to work together. -Robert Reich

The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong. -Andy Rooney

Information: the negative reciprocal value of probability. -Claude Shannon

Well, if storytelling is important, then your narrative ability, or your ability to put into words or use what someone else has put into words effectively, is important too. -Howard Gardner

I loved living and breathing theatre so much that I decided I had to find a way to bring my desire to act and my ability to support myself together. I'd run through the possibilities in Washington, so that meant moving to New York. -Karen Allen

We are aware that in 2005 our efforts to preserve the stability and prestige of the Republic of Bulgaria in the area of foreign policy, and our efforts to attain fully our strategic goals will be mostly contingent upon the way we address our domestic priorities. -Georgi Parvanov

Fourth Law of Thermodynamics: If the probability of success is not almost one, then it is damn near zero. -David R. Ellis

When you see people suffering and dying and hungry, this job gives you the ability to do something about it. -Frank Wolf

And it is no less true, that personal security and private property rest entirely upon the wisdom, the stability, and the integrity of the courts of justice. -Joseph Story

I seem to be thinking rationally again in the style that is characteristic of scientists. However, this is not entirely a matter of joy as if someone returned from physical disability to good physical health. -John Forbes Nash, Jr.

Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in our nation. -Mary Bono

That ability to take in your surroundings and sort out the important stuff, to be aware, to be vigilant. Then take all that information, put it together, and see if it makes sense to you. -Paul Gleason

I realised from a very early age that God gave me a gift, and that gift was to run, and I wanted to use it to the best of my ability. -Betty Cuthbert

What comprises good performance? The ability through singing or playing to make the ear conscious of the true content and affect of a composition. -Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

I feel I have to work hard to nurture whatever talent I have as an actor. I feel like it's not natural to me. So I don't take it for granted… What I think is my natural ability – which is writing – I think I totally take that for granted. -David Duchovny

The largest challenge that we face, from my perspective, is the ability to continue moving forward so the agency will have a single mission: that is, to provide decent, safe, and affordable housing. -Alphonso Jackson

The thing that we possess, that machines don't, is the ability to exhibit wisdom. -Herbie Hancock

The government's objective, broadly expressed, is that all persons, whatever their level of ability, whether they live in town or country, have a right as citizens to a free education of the kind for which they are best fitted and to the fullest extent of their powers. -Peter Fraser

We should have been there shoulder to shoulder with our allies. Our concern is the instability of our government as an ally. We are playing again with national and global security matters. -Stephen Harper

Early on, it's good to develop the ability to write. Learning to write is a useful exercise, even if what you're writing about is not that relevant. -Walter Gilbert

Charm is the ability to make someone else think that both of you are pretty wonderful. -Kathleen Winsor

Man's greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done. -Frederick Douglass

Your ability to rationalize your own bad deeds makes you believe that the whole world is as amoral as you are. -Douglas Coupland

If we wish to preserve a free society, it is essential that we recognize that the desirability of a particular object is not sufficient justification for the use of coercion. -Friedrich August von Hayek

Too many people feel that where you start out dictates where you should end up. I was on welfare and just shy of 19 when my first daughter was born, but I was encouraged to take advantage of my ability and drive and remained in school. -Gwen Moore

Be thankful for problems. If they were less difficult, someone with less ability might have your job. -Jim Lovell

My colleagues have expressed confidence in my ability to articulate our conservative message and to provide new focus to our efforts in the General Assembly. -Philip E. Berger

We've taken the view that if the rest of the world would democratize and create market economies, that would spread the benefits of prosperity around the world, and that it would enhance our own prosperity, and our own stability and security, as well. -Jeffrey Sachs

Since stepping down as laboratory director in 1999, I have devoted an increasing fraction of my time to international issues. I am involved with energy, environment, and sustainability issues, particularly as they involve new energy sources free of greenhouse gases. -Burton Richter

Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability. -Edsger Dijkstra

The ability of discerning high quality unavoidably implies the ability of identifying shortcomings. -Edsger Dijkstra

My contribution to the world is my ability to draw. I will draw as much as I can for as many people as I can for as long as I can. -Keith Haring

It is very expensive to achieve high unreliability. It is not uncommon to increase the cost of an item by a factor of ten for each factor of ten degradation accomplished. -Norman Ralph Augustine

Individually and collectively, Cherokee people possess an extraordinary ability to face down adversity and continue moving forward. -Wilma Mankiller

The fortunes of the entire world may well ride on the ability of young Americans to face the responsibilities of an old America gone mad. -Phil Ochs

The first qualification for a historian is to have no ability to invent. -Stendhal

Therefore, every country has to understand that fighting against international terrorism is not for the sake of the United States, but for the sake of themselves, and, to a larger extent, in the name of stability of international relations. -Omar Bongo

But since independence, Gabon is one of the few countries in Central Africa that enjoys peace and stability. -Omar Bongo

If we have major geographic areas within our continent that have a tremendous lack of economic opportunity, we found that that is going to produce instability _ economic, political and social. -William Weld

The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and influence their actions. A chip on the shoulder is too heavy a piece of baggage to carry through life. -John Hannah

It is also, I would guess, a universal that in all societies people value respectability granted to them. -Kenneth L. Pike

So I see that Christianity in believing in a Creator pulls together more facts, data, inner experience and ability than any mechanistic view could hold for me. -Kenneth L. Pike

Teachability and trust always leads to total obedience. -Ed Townsend

I didn't have any doubts about my choice of career, but I had constant doubts about my ability, yes. -Suzanne Farrell

My acting ability would have sent me back to the post office. It was my singing that got me jobs. Ironically, now, people think of me as an actor and don't know me much as a singer. -Robert Guillaume

I call on the international community to be fair to the Iraqi people. My position is that we respect international resolutions but in return demand justice and accountability for those who stole Iraq's money. -Ahmed Chalabi

It is a lonely existence to be a child with a disability which no-one can see or understand, you exasperate your teachers, you disappoint your parents, and worst of all you know that you are not just stupid. -Susan Hampshire

If you're playing within your capability, what's the point? If you're not pushing your own technique to its own limits with the risk that it might just crumble at any moment, then you're not really doing your job. -Nigel Kennedy

You have to open your mind. I like the ability to express myself in a deep way. It's the closest music to our humanity – it's like a folk music that rises up out of a culture. -Sonny Terry

There is no single development, in either technology or management technique, which by itself promises even one order-of-magnitude improvement within a decade in productivity, in reliability, in simplicity. -Fred Brooks

Shoes and clothing damage our ability to survive naked in the wilderness. -Steve Mann

Americans believe that people should work hard and get ahead on their own, but when disaster strikes and they need help with retirement or disability, Americans as a whole should come to their aid. -Jacob Hacker

If you look beyond the short term violence and instability, you do see significant activities on the part of the Iraqi people that indicate they understand the commitment necessary to govern themselves. It's not clear how they will do it, but it never is. -Bob Kerrey

That inner voice has both gentleness and clarity. So to get to authenticity, you really keep going down to the bone, to the honesty, and the inevitability of something. -Meredith Monk

I really enjoy myself in Norway. Because I had started losing confidence in my ability of what I do. But sometimes, man, you just get tired of fighting and trying to prove yourself. -Ike Turner

If you're going to play hockey now, you have to be able to play. If you have the ability to fight and play, you're an unbelievable commodity. But if you can only fight, there might be six of those guys left in the league, and I can guarantee they're going fast. -Brett Hull

Free yourself from the rigid conduct of tradition and open yourself to the new forms of probability. -Hans Bender

When I came to New York, I began to meet the people who became the most famous artists of our time. I was insecure about my own level of ability, I didn't know whether I could compete with these people and, at the same time. I was wondering what is this anyway? -Henry Flynt

I believe that an artist working for and representing the Kingdom of God should do the best of their ability to show and prove the depth, life, newness, creativity, truth and excitement of their Heavenly Father through the work that is set before them. -Daniel Smith

Terrorists can utilize any vulnerability in the system and that would include outbound shipments. -Asa Hutchinson

Probably most successful songwriters have an innate songwriting ability. -Barry Mann

No one should be denied the opportunity to get an education and increase their earning potential based solely on their inability to pay for a college education. -Bobby Scott

Through mutual understanding, sincerity and goodwill, and with great wisdom and broad views, the leaders on both sides should jointly initiate new opportunities for peace, stability, cooperation and mutual benefit. -Chen Shui-bian

Secondly I would like to make continuous efforts of stabilising cross Strait relations, eventually reaching peace across the Taiwan strait and stability and security in the Asia Pacific region. -Chen Shui-bian

There's another issue here – and I have some limits as to what I can say – but there's some real question as to the viability of the chemical masks, the protective gear used by our soldiers. -Christopher Shays

If we take as given that critical infrastructures are vulnerable to a cyber terrorist attack, then the question becomes whether there are actors with the capability and motivation to carry out such an operation. -Dorothy Denning

I favor strategies that encourage industry to include some sort of key recovery capability in their systems which would also address user requirements for access. -Dorothy Denning

I also do not like the idea of soft money, these issue ads – people don't know where the money is coming from, millions and millions of dollars outside of the control of a candidate – there's no accountability. -Scott McCallum

Young women, adolescent girls, are more subject to infection, sometimes at a rate of six times that of boys. That tells you a lot about the vulnerability of women. -Stephen Lewis

We also had good software in the key categories and more focus on the gameplaying capability, so more of the marketing effort was targeted at game customers. -Trip Hawkins

The best subjects are always people, who never fail to amaze me by their unpredictability. -Ronnie James Dio

My favorite language for maintainability is Python. It has simple, clean syntax, object encapsulation, good library support, and optional named parameters. -Bram Cohen

I didn't want to be a writer, but I became one. And now I have many readers, in many countries. I think that's a miracle. So I think I have to be humble regarding this ability. I'm proud of it and I enjoy it, and it is strange to say it this way, but I respect it. -Haruki Murakami

I liked his ability to deal with a lot of the negativity that surrounded him. Even though he was in a world that he didn't want to be in, he still saw the bigger picture. -Dwayne Johnson

We help people to begin truly healthful diets, and it is absolutely wonderful to see, not only their success, but also their delight at their ability to break old habits and feel really healthy for a change. -Neal Barnard

It's time for these people to have accountability for what is being done. -Sonny Landham

Firms need to ensure that their ability to provide effective customer service keeps pace with their growth. If you're marketing your firm to new customers, you better be able to provide them service when they do business with you. -Arthur Levitt

They have the ability to take a person's freedom from them. On certain situations, they have the ability to take a person's reputation. And under certain circumstances, they have the authority to take a person's life. -Daryl Gates

A nation's ability to fight a modern war is as good as its technological ability. -Frank Whittle

I think it's safe to say that each of us has at least one issue we are passionate about and struggle with, issues that robs us of our peace, our joy and our ability to experience love. -Lindsay Wagner

Guns are evil! And very little good comes from the availability of a bullet designed to kill human beings! -Mackenzie Astin

Our ability to make a decision about the declaration is hampered by the British government being reluctant to give us the clarification which we require. -Martin McGuinness

The markets don't like instability and they don't like uncertainty. -Peter Mandelson

So I have this ability, if I may say so, to spot talent. -Sally Kirkland

But every time our ability to access information and to communicate it to others is improved, in some sense we have achieved an increase over natural intelligence. -Vernor Vinge

I feel an independent accountability commission should audit all government services. -Imran Khan

Before venturing on so large an undertaking as is involved in the task I had set myself I consulted a number of distinguished scholars as to the desirability of such a series. -James Loeb

You know, I had the ability like a catalyst to really get everybody hyped up. -Jim Capaldi

We've got to ensure that the quality and the capability of these forces will be good enough to withstand the challenges that the insurgents and the terrorists will present to the new Iraqi government. -John Abizaid

The greatest luck that I've had has been the ability to find men and women who came into my administration who worked with me and brought extraordinary talents that we were able to take full advantage of. -John Engler

I think the feelings in my music were suggested to me before I even had the ability to play music. -John Frusciante

It's hard to determine where lies culpability. -Roger Mahony

No matter what his position or experience in life, there is in everyone more latent than developed ability; far more unused than used power. -James Cash Penney

It is not Kafka's fault that his wonderful writings have lately turned into a fad, and are read by people who have neither the ability nor the desire to absorb literature. -Hermann Hesse

And I'm hoping that fair-minded people will stand up and say that what's been done to me is wrong, and that-that people's personal lives have no impact on their ability to be a journalist, you know. Why should my past prevent me from having a future? -Jeff Gannon

The key to Operations at Wal-Mart is their ability to maintain the highest standards while at the same time getting things done with lockstep execution. -Michael Bergdahl

We have to have a way of dealing with this that engenders confidence, trust, gives us every chance of getting the right outcome and boosts both sustainability and economic return at the same time. -John Anderson

Sometime in the future – 25, 50, 75 years hence – what will the situation be like then? By that time the Chinese will have the capability of delivery too. -Curtis LeMay

We must have a relentless commitment to producing a meaningful, comprehensive energy package aimed at conservation, alleviating the burden of energy prices on consumers, decreasing our country's dependency on foreign oil, and increasing electricity grid reliability. -Paul Gillmor

I Kenneth Robert Livingstone, having been elected to the office of mayor of London, declare that I take that office upon myself, and will duly and faithfully fulfil the duties of it to the best of my judgement and ability. -Ken Livingstone

Every American deserves to live in freedom, to have his or her privacy respected and a chance to go as far as their ability and effort will take them – regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or economic circumstances. -Christopher Dodd

We see portability in electronics being a continuing requirement, higher functionality, better battery life, requiring lower power for the actual electronics. -David Milne

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

It is a very unusual sector and the one thing I would ask of them is to understand that for most of them one-third of their films are being financed by the taxpayer and that carries huge accountability and responsibility. -Estelle Morris

By creating useful job descriptions and making clear what qualifications should be expected, the Department aims to help improve schools' ability to recruit the right people. -Estelle Morris

No one welcomes chaos, but why crave stability and predictability? -Hugh Mackay

If you live for pleasure, your ability to enjoy it may pass away and your senses grow dim. -Matthew Simpson

In the last four years under the Patriot Act, we have seen a great increase in the ability of law enforcement officials to investigate and track terrorists. -Mike Pence

Non-democratic regimes always need to mobilize their people against external enemies in order to maintain internal stability. -Natan Sharansky

Through their work with fetal tissue, researchers hope to find ways to harness embryonic stem cells which have the ability to become any type of human cell and could provide new treatments for many illnesses. -Tom Allen

When you look at other countries that are developing the capabilities and the technology to deploy missiles of very significant destructive capability with nuclear, chemical, or biological warheads, then the MAD dogma makes even less sense. -Don Nickles

If stability and efficiency required that there existed markets that extended infinitely far into the future – and these markets clearly did not exist – what assurance do we have of the stability and efficiency of the capitalist system? -Joseph Stiglitz

As I noted in my Nobel lecture, an early insight in my work on the economics of information concerned the problem of appropriability – the difficulty that those who pay for information have in getting returns. -Joseph Stiglitz

Security is always going to be a cat and mouse game because there'll be people out there that are hunting for the zero day award, you have people that don't have configuration management, don't have vulnerability management, don't have patch management. -Kevin Mitnick

But a lot of businesses out there don't see the return on investment, they look at it as a liability, and until they can understand that proactive security actually returns, gives them a return on investment, it's still a hard sell for people. -Kevin Mitnick

Employ every economy consistent with thoroughness, accuracy and reliability. -Arthur C. Nielsen

I really believe that we don't have to make a trade-off between security and privacy. I think technology gives us the ability to have both. -John Poindexter

I think we will always have the impulse towards visual poetry with us, and I wouldn't agree with Bly that it's a bad thing. It depends on the ability of the individual poet to do it well, and to make a shape which is interesting enough to hold your attention. -James Laughlin

There's accountability in the mutual fund industry. And they've been tremendous engines of wealth for people and they're going to continue to be so. -Jim Cramer

Excitement in education and student productivity, the ability to get a result that you want from students, go together and cannot be separated. -Major Owens

People didn't always see a person with a disability who had to use a ramp or elevator as people who have been given unnecessary privileges. But I run into that often now. People are saying, 'Why do we have to go to great expense for these people?' -Major Owens

An athlete must have ability to reach the top, but many who have ability and who do not live clean lives never have and never will be champions for obvious reasons. -Major Taylor

I have also noticed that when a rider who had confidence in his ability was defeated, after doing his level best to win, always received an ovation from the gathering. -Major Taylor

'Press Your Luck' was probably the most exciting because of the unpredictability of the game and how I won on one of the three days on the very last spin against all odds. It was one of those great unpredictable game show moments. -Randy West

Remember, while the work can sometimes appear to be simple to a viewer, the ability to perform expertly, consistently, precisely, over and over again, under pressure and on demand is what's needed. -Randy West

Servant leadership is the foundation and the secret of Sam Walton's ability to achieve team synergy. -Michael Bergdahl

I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life. -Dean Koontz

If I drive myself to the brink of my ability, then I don't get stale or bored. -Dean Koontz

Since 1970, relationships can be more volatile, jobs more ephemeral, geographical mobility more intensified, stability of marriage weaker. -Mary Douglas

You could argue that war is always an irrational act, and yet many states enter into military conflict out of rational calculation or national interest or the stability or longevity of their regime. -William C. Kirby

That lack of programmability is probably what ultimately will doom vi. It can't extend its domain. -Bill Joy

Events often move faster than our ability to comprehend them. -Lee H. Hamilton

We should insist that governments receiving American aid live up to standards of accountability and transparency, and we should support countries that embrace market reforms, democracy, and the rule of law. -Lee H. Hamilton

China's ability to deliver nuclear warheads on American cities is expanding. -Lee H. Hamilton

I am firmly convinced that, in future years, China and India will join hands in playing a more active role in maintaining peace and stability in the region and the world at large and make due contribution to the cause of human progress and development. -Li Peng

We sincerely hope that south Asian countries will respect and live in amity with each other, and achieve common development, and that south Asia will enjoy peace, stability and prosperity. -Li Peng

We are ready to engage in international co-operation against terrorism with a view to safeguarding national interests and regional security and stability. -Li Peng

Again, the truth of the matter is we haven't paid that much attention to high school accountability. -Margaret Spellings

In this day and age when we do so much business in foreign trade, we need the ability to identify trace an animal very quickly, identifying where it came from – where it has been, and where it is at today. -Mike Johanns

So, for me, working with larger companies has often been very satisfying, precisely because of the ability of bringing critical mass to bear on a given effort. -Vint Cerf

Republicans are pushing legislation forward that will improve the effectiveness of and bring more accountability to U.S. foreign assistance around the world and bring democracy even further into the light. -Virginia Foxx

Newspaper men, perhaps more than any other class, are rated by ability. -Franklin Knight Lane

I think the ability to focus is a thread that runs through so-called successful people. And that's something that can be developed. It can be self-taught. -Fred L. Turner

Population growth and development place additional stress on the Nation's water infrastructure and its ability to sustain hard-won water quality gains. -Jerry Costello

This inevitability of conflict motivates us today and echoes the reminder that freedom is not given away and our national security is not achieved without sacrifice. -Jim Walsh

There are considerable advantages to using many degrees of freedom to store information, stability and controllability being perhaps the most important. -Seth Lloyd

They simply don't know that much about what they're doing. There isn't enough control. There isn't enough capability in ordinary people to tinker with such a complicated piece of machinery. -David R. Brower

I can't stress the importance of working hard enough, work on all aspects of your game. If you does that and you have the ability, you'll come through. -Frank Lampard

No one wants to abandon the Israelis. But I think the perception is, and I think it's probably an accurate perception, that the tail is leading the dog – that we are giving the Israelis carte blanche ability to exercise whatever they want to do in their area. -Michael Scheuer

No one should be surprised when Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda detonate a weapon of mass destruction in the United States. I don't believe in inevitability. But I think it's pretty close to being inevitable. -Michael Scheuer

As the society has gotten larger and more complex, individuals have lost their ability to influence any of the institutions that affect their lives. -Robert Teeter

Another cause for the increase in alienation and cynicism is a feeling that too many policy decisions that affect individuals have been taken out of any system that has accountability or that they can influence. -Robert Teeter

The United Nations has long sought the ability to raise revenues in this manner as a means of reducing its reliance on American and other member nations' dues to sustain the UN's operations. -Frank Gaffney

It's the unusual leading man. Most of the Hollywood leading men are powerful and capable and strong, heroes. He has this vulnerability, he's fragile, he struggles to find a way to live from day to day that we can identify with, that we can understand. -Mark Rydell

My mother's incredibly giving, almost too giving at times. And, my dad is a real logical person. He's got logic for every situation. They've been married for 24 years, so there was that stability, also. I really learned to think on my own at a very young age. -Brian Austin Green

In addition to demanding answers and accountability from the Veterans Administration, Congress had to act to ensure veterans do not suffer because of the actions of a federal agency. -Doc Hastings

If we will maintain our hope and confidence in the genius of our people, they will work out this problem, and their ability and industry will bring us back to normal conditions. -Frank B. Kellogg

In the beginning, people think vulnerability will make you weak, but it does the opposite. It shows you're strong enough to care. -Victoria Pratt

You show your vulnerability through relationships, and those feelings are your soft spot. You need to have a soft spot. -Victoria Pratt

If you put yourself in a situation of unpredictability and then find that it's completely possible to accept it, then you become an observer. -David Tudor

If you've been playing for a few years, especially in a group context, you'll see if you have the ability or the passion to want to carry on. It's something that you have to be dedicated to and you've got to love, no matter what happens. -Mick Taylor

The Stones are a different kind of group. I realized that when I joined them. It's not really so much their musical ability, it's just they have a certain kind of style and attitude which is unique. -Mick Taylor

I think everybody has the ability to fall in love with a man or with a woman or a white person or a black person or a Jewish person or a Protestant person or whatever. -Ally Sheedy

The ability to mingle with so many countries and cultures is extremely valuable for men and women. -Bill Toomey

One of the key elements is the ability to be honest with yourself. -Bill Toomey

Too many athletes don't have the ability to set a goal and then carefully go towards it. -Bill Toomey

Realize that from the start, every activity that comprises the journey has value and the ability to teach you something. -Bill Toomey

That is what I did with Jack, and that's why he liked to do the readings with me because he knew I was there for him, and for our ability to blend the poetry and the music. -David Amram

As for Tenacious D, of course it could work as a full length movie; all it requires is a great writer and great director with an ability to think outside of conventional film comedy. -David Cross

The original PATRIOT Act greatly increased our nation's ability to share intelligence information, made better use of technology, and provided terrorism investigators tools that have long been available in cases involving illegal drugs and organized crime. -Mike Simpson

In particular, Australia, because of its ancient geography, soil profile and distinctive weather patterns, is more adversely affected by climate variability than some other continents. -Peter Garrett

The ability to get ahead in an organization is simply another talent, like the ability to play chess, paint pictures, do coronary bypass operations or pick pockets. -Robert Shea

It often happens that when a person possesses a particular ability to an extraordinary degree, nature makes up for it by leaving him or her incompetent in every other department. -Robert Shea

The ability of our people to think quickly and create great products in this whole new world of Internet open standards is not only essential to our success but is also one of the things that impresses me most about Netscape. -Jim Barksdale

I do believe in the viability of Indian spiritualism. -James Welch

There was an opening in the ER program at King Drew, so I spent the next month there, fascinated with the range of pathology that I observed, the diversity of skill that the ER physicians had to acquire, the variety of cases, and the ability to interact closely with people. -Samuel Wilson

There are already a lot of devices in our lives that have rich text or the ability to handle graphics. Our devices are designed to be understood in less than a quarter of a second. -David Rose

We created the ability for people to insert enterprise or personal data. -David Rose

From the beginning of the Radiation Laboratory, I have had the rare good fortune of being in the center of a group of men of high ability, enthusiastic and completely devoted to scientific pursuits. -Ernest Lawrence

Well, the important message that we've always carried to China is that we look forward to your progress and prosperity, we look forward to you playing a role in the progress and prosperity of this region and we look forward to stability in your relations with others. -Sellapan Ramanathan

Location work has its charms, and can seem glamorous on the outside, but I think living at home and having the stability of a home life once you've finished work is very underrated! -Saffron Burrows

There is absolutely no inevitability as long as there is the willingness to think. -Chuck Jones

U.S. economic prosperity is closely tied to the availability of a reliable and affordable supply of energy. -Cliff Stearns

Money can add very much to one's ability to lead a constructive life, not only pleasant for oneself, but, hopefully, beneficial to others. -David Rockefeller

Clearly, if we'd had the kind of computer graphics capability then that we have now, the Star Gate sequence would be much more complex than flat planes of light and color. -Douglas Trumbull

Human beings are accustomed to think of intellect as the power of having and controlling ideas and of ability to learn as synonymous with ability to have ideas. But learning by having ideas is really one of the rare and isolated events in nature. -Edward Thorndike

Psychology helps to measure the probability that an aim is attainable. -Edward Thorndike

In the last analysis, of course, an oath will encourage fidelity in office only to the degree that officeholders continue to believe that they cannot escape ultimate accountability for a breach of faith. -James L. Buckley

Without true medical liability reform, our doctors will continue to leave, and young doctors coming out of medical school $100,000 to $200,000 in debt will not be able to afford such onerous costs. -Jim Gerlach

Madonna is a pro. I don't like her and have no respect for her but- I don't think she should be called a musician or a dancer or whatever you know, but I do have, well I do have respect for her ability to completely manipulate the media and have them work for her. -Jon Fishman

Honesty, integrity, and accountability, the values, which should be the hallmark of this government, have instead been thrown under the bus by an arrogant majority, casualties in a misguided campaign to shield from accountability those who abuse this House. -Louise Slaughter

The most important issue for the killer is the ability to get a victim easily and successfully. -Pat Brown

Without the ability of issue groups to tell the truth, who knows what the public will believe. -Paul Weyrich

That the variability of an organism to a certain extent is a constant and certain condition of life we admit, otherwise there would be no distinguishable individuals of a species. -Richard Owen

Economists are coming to acknowledge that measures of national wealth and poverty in terms strictly of average income tell you little that is significant of the health or viability of a society. -Rowan Williams

My power is the ability to control water molecules and form them into ice. -Shawn Ashmore

Every one of our greatest national treasures, our liberty, enterprise, vitality, wealth, military power, global authority, flow from a surprising source: our ability to give thanks. -Tony Snow

The fact that we don't keep repeating tests in the same arena is not because the probability of the hypothesis showing its falsity in other arenas goes up after it has passed tests in one arena. -Robert Nozick

Today's particle physics describe light as a crumple in space, and we may have deformed space in such a way that they noticed something peculiar – and they had the ability to investigate it. -Dwight Schultz

You can't have a world where 50 percent of the people are dieting and 50 percent of the people are starving if you want stability. -John Shelby Spong

We had an interesting thing at that first dinner. It was prior to the availability of several new hotels in Los Angeles, and we were more or less committed to the old Ambassador Hotel that has the famous Coconut Grove. -Lew Wasserman

I cannot understate the ability to handle classical texts such as Shakespeare. -Louise Jameson

Just the actual physical ability to hold four instruments simultaneously and do some of the things that Vivien was able to do is mind blowing to any surgeon. He never went to medical school and he became one of the great teachers of medicine himself, people are just amazed. -Mary Stuart Masterson

I'm confident in my ability to maintain a career. I don't know if it will be doing either independent films or plays in New England. -Randy Harrison

By annihilating somebody else in whatever way, then that person feels that they also have the ability to, then, restore the person. -Jennifer Beals

There was a sense of all the things that go on on the street, particularly in New York, that you are just completely unaware of, that that conversation could be happening at any time. I loved the instability of the camera. It's just an unstable world. -Jennifer Beals

Some are blessed with musical ability, others with good looks. Myself, I was blessed with modesty. -Roger Moore

While I remain troubled by the Corps' inability to fully justify the Model they used for their commercial traffic predictions, America clearly has an aging lock and dam infrastructure on the Mississippi. -Ron Kind

The single most important factor in determining America's success in the 21st century will be maintaining our ability to be an innovative and creative society. -Ron Kind

Technology is driving the innovation. Technology is driving the creativity. Technology and the use of that is going to determine our workers' ability to compete in the 21st century global marketplace. -Ron Kind

I am not here concerned with intent, but with scientific standards, especially the ability to tell the difference between a fact, an opinion, a hypothesis, and a hole in the ground. -Serge Lang

I wanted some family structure and stability, and that's what The Partridge Family afforded me, not only financially but in the fact that I could be at home with my kids. -Shirley Jones

As soon as the legitimate Lebanese government is convinced that the conditions have ripened and that Lebanon is able to maintain stability on its own… Then, the Syrian forces will return to their homeland. -Bashar al-Assad

I reached that day that I always thought might happen, where I say to myself I don't want to do this anymore. I'm looking for some stability. I want to stay home. -Joe Mantegna

In this work I have received the opposition of a number of men who only advocate the unobtainable because the immediately possible is beyond their moral courage, administrative ability, and their political prescience. -John Burns

I take advantage of every thing I can – age, hair, disability – because my cause is just. -Marjory Stoneman Douglas

This ability to have reliable sources of energy and a reliable transmission of energy here in North America is critical for both of us and for Mexico as we want to keep our economies growing. -Paul Cellucci

Canada is preparing to play a major role in the continued stability and security of Afghanistan through ISAF. -Paul Cellucci

We have an uncanny ability to make birds do what we want them to do. In Blood Simple there's a shot from the bumper of a car and it's going up this road and a huge flock of birds takes off at the perfect moment. -Joel Coen

The film camera's ability to physically move through space, not zoom through space – every time we have a video camera the movement is through zoom; every time we have a film camera it is a physical movement. -Atom Egoyan

The level of ignorance is declining, and the ability to accumulate data and manipulate it for various ends is increasing. -Bruce Sterling

We'll have a public power authority, which will also have the ability to build power or finance power. And more importantly, we'll have more power than our economy provides. All of that will give us leverage we don't have today. -Gray Davis

There might've been wires, but I have this ability to make myself light. Well you know what, in ballet, when you kind of lift yourself here, it's all up in the head. -Albert Finney

Shakespeare is the outstanding example of how that can be done. In all of Shakespeare's plays, no matter what tragic events occur, no matter what rises and falls, we return to stability in the end. -Charlton Heston

It will kill four times as many Americans as AIDS will over the next decade. I feel that what ever kind of disability God has given me, as an entertainer and as a public figure, it is so I can be a representative for others. -Naomi Judd

This is a nation that has lost the ability to be self-critical, and that makes a lie out of the freedoms. -Joni Mitchell

I did think for many, many years that because of my ability I could beat the system. And I was wrong. -Mickey Rourke

So many dancers paint. I used to paint. I started again recently. While I was dancing, I was very busy with my career. Start something else that makes use of your creative ability because if you don't you will die inside as a person. -Katherine Dunham

Prior to the PATRIOT Act, the ability of government agencies to share information with each other was limited, which kept investigators from fully understanding what terrorists might be planning and to prevent their attacks. -Chris Chocola

The need to help spread democracy and the ability to do that will be much greater if we break this addiction to oil, which gives the oil princes and sultans the power in the Mideast. -Jay Inslee

I strongly support the call to greatly expand our human intelligence capability to penetrate al Qaeda and gather critical intelligence to prevent terrorist attacks on our homeland. -Jim Ramstad

But when you are embodied in a location, in a physical plant, in a set of people, and in a common history, that constrains your evolution and your ability to evolve in certain directions. -Kevin Kelly

Economy consists in a due and proper application of the means afforded according to the ability of the employer and the situation chosen; care being taken that the expenditure is prudently conducted. -Vitruvius

I played with Annika today. I love being paired with her. She does not make many mental mistakes, and she has the ability to repeat her swing over and over and wears people down. -Natalie Gulbis

Farms and ranches contend with much more than quarterly reports and profit margins – the weather can wreak havoc on their quality of life and economic viability. When natural disasters strike, we must do all we can to assist the backbone of our economy. -Ruben Hinojosa

While I do commend the Administration on its commitment and focus on high school reform, I believe that we must focus on graduation as the key accountability measure. -Ruben Hinojosa

But the most important thing about that story, which is not often told, is that as a result after the Cuban missile crisis, immediate steps were taken to correct our inability to collect on the movement of nuclear material out of the Soviet Union to other places. -David Kay

This hearing came about very quickly. I do have a few preliminary comments, but I suspect you're more interested in asking questions, and I'll be happy to respond to those questions to the best of my ability. -David Kay

In the ordinary church, it is suppressed by respectability, by a desire to appear better than we really are. -E. Stanley Jones

The only way you can continue to make artistic films is to make an occasional one of those. They kind of keep your marketability going to the extent that people will employ you. -Gabriel Byrne

I feel so gratified about having finished college. I learned how to articulate myself. It gave me confidence more than anything. And also the ability to analyze the text. -Maggie Gyllenhaal

I feel like I'm witnessing the systematic destruction of a people's ability to survive. It's horrifying. -Rachel Corrie

My family actually lived in the same village for about 400 years. They had great stability until the last century. People lived and intermarried in small villages. -Roger Bannister

The only thing I was trying to portray was serenity. Also, innocence, vulnerability and elegance. -Sylvia Kristel

The reserve currency role seems to add prestige to an area and some people in Europe have talked about the desirability of the euro becoming an international reserve currency. -Robert C. Solomon

There's a stability and growth pact which was agreed for the eleven countries which tries to limit the size of budget deficits among the eleven countries. -Robert C. Solomon

But I always had the ability to say no. That's how I called my own shots. -Sidney Poitier

Apollo Records signed me for my gospel ability. -Solomon Burke

Canada has great natural resources, and its people have the spirit and ability to develop them. -Charles E. Wilson

C was already implemented on several quite different machines and OSs, Unix was already being distributed on the PDP-11, but the portability of the whole system was new. -Dennis Ritchie

I see more genuine sociability between the races in Mississippi than I see in Michigan. No question. -Jim Harrison

Very often we see coaches who have not been successful being recycled, instead of looking to a new face or a new name who has demonstrated the ability to handle the job. -Lynn Swann

The insurance companies aren't covering that. Should Monsanto be liable for these losses? Should the state government? Who's going to cover the losses? The fact is, here's an industry with no long-term liability in place. -Jeremy Rifkin

The public should know that the liability issues here have yet to be resolved, or even raised. If you're a farmer and you're growing a genetically engineering food crop, those genes are going to flow to the other farm. -Jeremy Rifkin

When the object that is produced, the photographic image has the ability to make tears come to your eyes; to inspire you to the point where you have to catch your breath, then nothing else matters. -John Sexton

And then came the nineties, when management, suddenly frightened that they had ceded control to the players, sought to restore baseball's profitability by 'running the game like a business.' -John Thorn

When a woman gives birth to a child, the child needs to be able to digest the mother's milk; but when this child is old enough to begin to eat other foods, there is some switching off of this ability to consume milk. -Marvin Harris

First of all when you're a mommy like you like the consistency of being on a show like that's just peace of mind, I know I have financial, you know stability. -Nia Long

Ages of experience have taught humanity that the commitment of a husband and wife to love and to serve one another promotes the welfare of children and the stability of society. -Jack Kingston

Greater personal choice, individually tailored services, stronger local accountability, greater efficiency – these are all central to the new direction of travel we have set for our public services. -John Hutton

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

Control of a company does not carry with it the ability to control the price of its stock. -J. Paul Getty

I have never been given to envy – save for the envy I feel toward those people who have the ability to make a marriage work and endure happily. -J. Paul Getty

Nationalized industries are notorious for their inability to operate at a profit. -J. Paul Getty

You will attract the younger generation and they might well prove tougher than the older generation. What we are trying to do is to look at the future and see what we can do to bring some stability back to people's lives. -Ian Botham

Often as a child you see someone with a learning disability or Down's Syndrome and my mum and dad were always very quick to explain exactly what was going on and to be in their own way inclusive and welcoming. -Christopher Eccleston

I guess I crave stability. -Gabrielle Reece

The marketplace can handle this. The laws are there. The courts have shown a consistent ability to find a balance between copyright owners and copyright users. -Hilary Rosen

I compromised my ability to tell my story, at the most basic level. -Joyce Maynard

When little old ladies recognize a guy who was Mr. Olympia, that's saying something. That means I've been able to cross lines as far as marketability is concerned. -Lee Haney

Of everyone else who was running, and there were some very talented people, none of them had anywhere near the experience I had in hiring people, holding them accountable, creating systems for accountability. -John Hickenlooper

I think the American Dream says that anything can happen if you work hard enough at it and are persistent, and have some ability. The sky is the limit to what you can build, and what can happen to you and your family. -Sanford I. Weill

Now where people are – at least the people I talk to – they are focused on issues of trust. Accountability also comes up, to make sure that this doesn't happen again. -William P. Leahy

So, there is enormous instability in the global economy with a shift of winners and losers. -David Korten

If you had a record company believing in you enough to cut an album then you had better have the ability to work the album on the road. -Lou Gramm

We may repeat the awful revolutionary history of the 20th century because of the vulnerability of social movements to demagoguery. -Todd Gitlin

The genius of the economic machine is in its ability to convert these indulgences into profitability. It converts desire into attention, a grip on our eyeballs and eardrums, which in turn can be marketed to advertisers. -Todd Gitlin

Zen teaches that once we can open up to the inevitability of our demise, we can begin to transform that situation and lighten up about it. -Allen Klein

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was indeed a vital instrument of democracy, ensuring the integrity and reliability of a democratic process that we as a Country hold so dear. -Charles B. Rangel

We love the ability of the people to influence the actions of decision-makers, of lawmakers and presidents to be removed from or elevated to office by the will of voters, and of the community to connect amongst diverse populations through the ballot box. -Charles B. Rangel

Well, any effort to maximize your potential and ability is a good thing. -Daniel Goleman

Mindful meditation has been discovered to foster the ability to inhibit those very quick emotional impulses. -Daniel Goleman

If you are doing mindfulness meditation, you are doing it with your ability to attend to the moment. -Daniel Goleman

It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom. -Dee Hock

With more than 67 percent of the Nation's freight moving on highways, economists believe that our ability to compete internationally is tied to the quality of our infrastructure. -Dennis Hastert

Our inability to relate to one another is very, very, very important. When we don't have it, we get situations like Bosnia. -Edward James Olmos

It's hard enough to work and raise a family when your kids are all healthy and relatively normal, but when you add on some kind of disability or disease, it can just be such a burden. -Patricia Heaton

Don't let that weapon technology proliferate. Don't let Saddam Hussein get capability for nuclear or chemical weapons, because he's already shown a willingness to use any weapon at his disposal. -John Sununu

But the ability to articulate what you are doing, to be clear about it, and to stick to it is, I think, the essence of political leadership. -Chris Patten

The results of this survey are shocking and should be a wake-up call to men and women that drinking and smoking too much not only gives you a bad headache in the morning but can affect your ability to start a family. -Ann Robinson

Well, I have also believed in empowering the individual and believe there is a degree of inertia in big government that hampers the ability to respond to a rapidly evolving crisis. -Michael C. Burgess

Insurgents throughout Iraq continue to threaten our efforts and pose a danger to stability in the region. They fight not for their country, but rather against ours. -Paul Gillmor

Our ability to create has outreached our ability to use wisely the products of our invention. -Whitney M. Young

A reporter's ability to keep the bond of confidentiality often enables him to learn the hidden or secret aspects of government. -Bob Woodward

Using these unnamed sources, if done properly, carefully and fairly, provides more accountability in government. -Bob Woodward

It was accountability that Nixon feared. -Bob Woodward

Rocket scientists agree that we have about reached the limit of our ability to travel in space using chemical rockets. To achieve anything near the speed of light we will need a new energy source and a new propellant. Nuclear fission is not an option. -Wilson Greatbatch

We worked on solving the problem of voice communications in a noisy military environment. We established military codes that are highly audible and invented selection tests for personnel who had a superior ability to recognize sound in a noisy background. -M. H. Abrams

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

An espionage organization is a collector: it collects raw information. That gets processed by a machinery that is supposed to resolve its reliability, and to present a finished product. -Aldrich Ames

We need to have a strong defense focused on areas that are in the greatest vulnerability. I have been very concerned about America's 361 seaports as a point in which terrorist activities and materials could be brought into the country. -Bob Graham

The American people should be informed about what kind of capability terrorists have inside the United States. They should be informed of why we are not using information to do a more effective job of dealing with terrorists. -Bob Graham

Never let life impede on your ability to manifest your dreams. Dig deeper into your dreams and deeper into yourself and believe that anything is possible, and make it happen. -Corin Nemec

Napster's only alleged liability is for contributory or vicarious infringement. So when Napster's users engage in noncommercial sharing of music, is that activity copyright infringement? No. -David Boies

Classical music's ability to translate emotional themes is fantastic. -Alan Price

I know how easy it is for some minds to glide along with the current of popular opinion, where influence, respectability, and all those motives which tend to seduce the human heart are brought to bear. -Benjamin F. Wade

For the Gulf States, perhaps no forage crop of which the available seed supply is relatively abundant exceeds the velvet bean in potential value. This legume possesses also the ability to make a crop when planted relatively late. -David F. Houston

I have to be very careful about how often I drag my family to places. They need some stability in their lives. -Gregory Harrison

God gives us the ability, but rock 'n' roll was created by men. -Little Richard

So if we are really concerned about generating more taxes, we ought to be investing in our people, not taking away the kinds of resources that contribute to their ability to become greater taxpayers in this country. -Patrick J. Kennedy

The dog is almost human in its demand for living interest, yet fatally less than human in its inability to foresee. -Robert Falcon Scott

I'd like to run for office someday, but I'm afraid my ability to spell might give me an unfair advantage. -April Winchell

The desire to economize time and mental effort in arithmetical computations, and to eliminate human liability to error is probably as old as the science of arithmetic itself. -Howard Aiken

Of all presidential perks, the pardon power has a special significance. It is just the kind of authority that would attract the special attention of someone obsessed with himself and his own ability to influence events. -Barbara Olson

No nation, savage or civilized, save only the United States of America, has confessed its inability to protect its women save by hanging, shooting, and burning alleged offenders. -Ida B. Wells

Head Start's ability to improve the educational skills and opportunities of Latino children will be an important component of America's future success. -Joe Baca

The Postal Service's unmatched ability to reach every household and business in America six days a week is a vital part of the nation's infrastructure. -Joe Baca

The extraordinary exertions of the colonies, in cooperation with British measures, against the French, in the late war, were acknowledged by the British parliament to be more than adequate to their ability. -Mercy Otis Warren

In other words, if a teacher only teaches in one way, then they conclude that the kids who can't learn well that way don't have the ability, when, in fact, it may be that the way the teacher's teaching is not a particularly good match to the way those kids learn. -Robert Sternberg

The three parts of the theory are analytical ability, the ability to analyze things to judge, to criticize. Creative, the ability to create, to invent and discover and practical, the ability to apply and use what you know. -Robert Sternberg

So, for example, if a child is labeled as having a learning disability, it has very concrete consequences for the kinds of services and potentially accommodations that child will get. -Robert Sternberg

Temperance is essential, if the services of men and women are to be employed to the best and most useful effect according, to the physical capacity and ability of each. Nothing less will assure a total effort. -William Lyon Mackenzie King

Iraq may get peace and stability through restoring it's sovereignty under participation of all Iraqi factions and sectarian groups, who must rebuild a new democratic, free and independent Iraq. -Ali Abdullah Saleh

United States is a great Country and has its effective role on the international arena, so we have to boost our relations with it, in order to achieve peace and stability in our region and the world. -Ali Abdullah Saleh

In those days it was pretty cut and dry. If you had a record company believing in you enough to cut an album then you had better have the ability to work the album on the road. -Lou Gramm

I believe the ability to think is blessed. If you can think about a situation, you can deal with it. The big struggle is to keep your head clear enough to think. -Richard Pryor

Then, again, the ability to organize and conduct industrial, commercial, or financial enterprises is rare; the great captains of industry are as rare as great generals. -William Graham Sumner

The thing about Duran… that gives you the ability to bring all that opportunity back into your life. -Andy Taylor

You want to have stability in the commercial aspect of your operation. -Andy Taylor

Ancient Rome was as confident of the immutability of its world and the continual expansion and improvement of the human lot as we are today. -Arthur Erickson

For me, disability is a way of getting some extremity, some kind of very difficult situation, that throws an interesting light on people. -Mark Haddon

We have developed this unbelievable ability to deny. We have to. If we didn't, we'd go crazy. -Patty Duke

Franklin Roosevelt had to govern at a time of crisis. If you're going to make changes in the way a nation thinks, you have to have the ability to take the crisis of the moment and use it to shape an agenda. -Pete du Pont

We have a human rights interest. Then there is the immigration problem. The human-rights violations have caused people to take to boats and flood not only the United States, but other countries in the region, creating great instability. -Warren Christopher

Dick Van Dyke was my first idol. He's an amazing physical comedian, like a classic clown, but also very smart and not afraid to show vulnerability. -Douglas Wood

Defenders of the status quo will argue that this system has served us well over the centuries, that our parliamentary traditions have combined stability and flexibility and that we should not cast away in a minute what has taken generations to build. -Ferdinand Mount

Sexual relations, of course, have existed, exist, and will exist. However, this is in no way connected with the indispensability of the existence of the family. -Ferdinand Mount

The ability and desire to transform the mundane materials at hand that we both bring into the collaboration well beyond the sum total of the parts – to birth a new baby neither of us could claim single parentage of. -Gary Lucas

Umpires, like players, are expected to show constant improvement each season and at each level. Inconsistent plate work and the inability to handle situations are probably the two biggest problems that minor league umpires face. -Jim Evans

One important measurement issue concerns the fat tails problem that I mentioned earlier. VAR is concerned with extreme outcomes. If the tails of the probability distributions we are using are too thin, our VAR measures are likely to be too low. -John Hull

Because the New Testament provides the primary historical source for information on the resurrection, many critics during the 19th century attacked the reliability of these biblical documents. -Josh McDowell

I am sure there will come a time when we are going to use AMD. The products have been getting better. The acceptance is getting better. But we have not been suffering as a company for either growth or profitability because we haven't had AMD. -Kevin Rollins

Our goal is to leverage what is already out in the field in terms of partners, but then hire in project management capability and a bit of technical capability. -Kevin Rollins

If I could have anything right now, it would be the ability to continue as secretary of state. -Kevin Shelley

As the world's sole remaining super power and economic powerhouses, our nation's ability to be at the forefront of innovation and production has enabled unparalleled economic success of our nation's workforce. -Leonard Boswell

The American work ethic is something to be admired. Our workforce, regardless of position, works hard to produce the best product and serve customers to the best of their ability. -Leonard Boswell

At that time, the people that were in the animated film business were mostly guys who were unsuccessful newspaper cartoonists. In other words, their ability to draw living things was practically nil. -Marc Davis

Drawing is giving a performance; an artist is an actor who is not limited by the body, only by his ability and, perhaps, experience. -Marc Davis

After all, sustainability means running the global environment – Earth Inc. – like a corporation: with depreciation, amortization and maintenance accounts. In other words, keeping the asset whole, rather than undermining your natural capital. -Maurice Strong

Ted Turner is still a leader. And he sets a great example. His ability financially has been reduced, but his influence and his example still is an important asset to the whole environmental movement. -Maurice Strong

After 9/11, the businesses in my district and throughout the New York metropolitan area saw firsthand the result of a lack of availability of terrorism insurance. -Steve Israel

I've never felt the constraints of social acceptability. -Joanna Lumley

It was ability that mattered, not disability, which is a word I'm not crazy about using. -Marlee Matlin

Hoods are good parts because they're always flashy and attract attention. If you've got any ability, you can use that as a stepping stone. -Richard Widmark

Yeah, I am a little bit, and I think it is a natural progression of the sport, of going upwards in technical ability and everything like that. -Brian Boitano

The racing driver's mind has to have the ability to have amazing anticipation, coordination, and reflex. Because of the speed the car goes. -Emerson Fittipaldi

The reason was the failure of both Japan and China to understand each other and the inability of America and the European powers to sympathize, without prejudice, with the peoples of East Asia. -Hideki Tojo

If we look at the way the universe behaves, quantum mechanics gives us fundamental, unavoidable indeterminacy, so that alternative histories of the universe can be assigned probability. -Murray Gell-Mann

I want to sing like Aretha Franklin. Before her I wanted the technical ability of Ella Fitzgerald. -Lena Horne

A sponge has that much absorbent capability and after a while you can pour water over it and nothing stays. -Itzhak Perlman

Trust your ability! -Itzhak Perlman

That makes classical music work, the ability to improvise. -Itzhak Perlman

When I make art, I think about its ability to connect with others, to bring them into the process. -Jim Hodges

The hallmark of a great captain is the ability to win the toss, at the right time. -Richie Benaud

I agree with Marjorie Rosen's good psychological analysis of my acting ability. -Pola Negri

The totality of a record is usually beyond ones ability to imagine when you start working on it, but the component parts are, usually, fairly clear one way or another. -Fred Frith

I don't feel like I need to preach to the world or nothing like that. I just feel like I share what I say, and if listeners get it, they get it. And I never underestimate the audience's ability to feel me. -Erykah Badu

I consider my musical ability to be a gift from the Creator. It's not that I try to work hard or nothing like that, it's a gift, it was given to me, and I appreciate it. -Erykah Badu

In England, the profession of the law is that which seems to hold out the strongest attraction to talent, from the circumstance, that in it ability, coupled with exertion, even though unaided by patronage, cannot fail of obtaining reward. -Charles Babbage

I have the ability to sing with emotion and feeling, but if you say I sound like Billie Holiday, that's cool. Let's look at who Billie was: she was this person, this singer, this beautiful diva who could move the audience with the slightest gesture of her hand. -Erykah Badu

Education is more than Pisa. Particularly musical education. We also need education and training for more than reasons of usefulness and marketability. -Johannes Rau

Philosophy as practice does not mean its restriction to utility or applicability, that is, to what serves morality or produces serenity of soul. -Karl Jaspers

On receiving from the people the sacred trust twice confided on my illustrious predecessor, and which he has discharged so faithfully and so well, I know that I can not expect to perform the arduous task with equal ability and success. -Martin Van Buren

I didn't have the same fitness or ability as the other girls, so I had to beat them with my mind. -Martina Hingis

I played the game one way. I gave it everything I had. It doesn't take any ability to hustle. -Wade Boggs

The Cape Town is considerably increased within the last eight years. Its respectability with regard to strength has kept pace with its other enlargements and rendered it very secure against any attempt which is not made with considerable force. -William Bligh

The scenarios of biological or chemical warfare painted in detail by the American media during the months after September 11 only betray the inability of the government to determine the magnitude of the danger. -Jurgen Habermas

In the U.S.A. or Europe there is no realistic way to estimate the type, magnitude, or probability of the risk, nor any way to narrow down the potentially affected regions. -Jurgen Habermas

Global terrorism is extreme both in its lack of realistic goals and in its cynical exploitation of the vulnerability of complex systems. -Jurgen Habermas

I was the kind of kid that had some talents or ability, but it never came out in school. -Francis Ford Coppola

Why do we go around acting as though everything was friendship and reliability when basically everything everywhere is full of sudden hate and ugliness? -Anna Freud

I listened more than I studied… therefore little by little my knowledge and ability were developed. -Joseph Haydn

Again two manufacturers may employ the same amount of fixed, and the same amount of circulating capital; but the durability of their fixed capitals may be very unequal. -David Ricardo

Not only the entire ability to think rests on language… but language is also the crux of the misunderstanding of reason with itself. -Johann Georg Hamann

There is only one thing which can master the perplexed stuff of epic material into unity; and that is, an ability to see in particular human experience some significant symbolism of man's general destiny. -Lascelles Abercrombie

The Internet provides very serious challenges to our ability to keep from children the kinds of things that are destructive to them. -John Ashcroft

Russia knows of the vulnerability of her frontiers in this part of the world. -Aly Khan

In a case like Iraq the UN has again shown what important role it plays as the guarantor for protecting international peace and stability in the global political structure. -Anna Lindh

One of the gaps in our international development efforts is the provision of global public goods – that is, goods or conditions we need that no individual or country can secure on their own, such as halting global warming, financial stability and peace and security. -Anna Lindh

The United Nations remains our most important global actor. These days we are continuously reminded of the enormous responsibility of the Security Council to uphold international peace and stability. -Anna Lindh

However, as a parent, as a grandparent, as a former educator, I know that these practices alone when we are dealing with young children are insufficient. We will never control this rising epidemic without greater accountability from the food industry. -Bob Filner

It would seem to me that by the time a race has achieved deep space capability it would have matured to a point where it would have no thought of dominating another intelligent species. -Clifford D. Simak

Must faith be exactly that, the willingness and ability to believe in the face of a lack of evidence? If one could find the evidence, would then the faith be dead? -Clifford D. Simak

Technically you need the extra dimensions. At first people didn't like them too much, but they've got a big benefit, which is that the ability of string theory to describe all the elementary particles and their forces along with gravity depends on using the extra dimensions. -Edward Witten

Sinn Fein has demonstrated the ability to play a leadership role as part of a popular movement towards peace, equality and justice. -Gerry Adams

Your ability as republican volunteers, to rise to this challenge will mean that the two governments and others cannot easily hide from their obligations and their responsibility to resolve these problems. -Gerry Adams

Get that right, then- if you get the quality right, then the marketability or whatever; your ability to sell videos or your ability to earn money or whatever, will follow naturally. But try to be creatively lead rather than market lead. And that's important to me. -Rowan Atkinson

In trials of fact, by oral testimony, the proper inquiry is not whether is it possible that the testimony may be false, but whether there is sufficient probability that it is true. -Simon Greenleaf

It should be pursued as in the presence of God, and under the solemn sanctions created by a lively sense of his omniscience, and of our accountability to him for the right use of the faculties which he has bestowed. -Simon Greenleaf

Uncertainty is a sign of humility, and humility is just the ability or the willingness to learn. -Charlie Sheen

American people have the ability to laugh at themselves. It is one of the things that makes this country the great country that it is. -Desi Arnaz

It was the business that made Pop go away, not our inability to create. -Jeffrey Katzenberg

I was born with an ability to concentrate very hard on a job for a long time. -Lord Mountbatten

It never entered my father's mind nor my mind ever to do a job othe than at one's best ability. -Lord Mountbatten

As a boy I believed I could make myself invisible. I'm not sure that I ever could, but I certainly had the ability to pass unnoticed. -Terence Stamp

The test of character is having the ability to meet challenges. -Walter Annenberg

The attainment of the present status of Thailand has to depend on the ability or the actions of all the inhabitants of the country. -Bhumibol Adulyadej

Everybody has the ability to be manipulative, to be hateful and deceitful. -Neil LaBute

Joe Kennedy isn't in the habit of having incompetents around. I wouldn't have lasted three months if I didn't have some ability. -Sargent Shriver

The most sinister aspect of Jack is his detachment, his ability to distance himself from his feelings. -Victor Garber

Woo means the ability to entice someone or something to get what you want. My first solo album was called: All the Woo of the Universe, which was titled by George Clinton. -Bernie Worrell

I am somebody who… – I'm not saying I'm perfect, but I need that freedom, that ability to make mistakes out there. Because there's a fine line between making a mistake or being brilliant. -Tiffeny Milbrett

The great increase in longevity has produced a surge in the desire to accumulate assets for retirement. It has outpaced the ability of the private sector to produce assets, so we need a larger government debt. -William Vickrey

Lord, bless me with the ability to achieve all that I can, and the wisdom to realize it doesn't all have to be by tomorrow! -William Eardley IV

In the past, when I shot films about fishermen and hunters, I always had to admire their ability to perceive time in its entirety. The present was always temporary. -Lennart Meri

Campaign staffers develop the ability to sleep through anything. -Mary Cheney

You have to be there not for the fame and glory and recognition and being a page in a history book, but you have to be there because you believe your talent and ability can be applied effectively to operation of the spacecraft. -Alan Shepard

I praise the Lord here today. I know that all my talent and all my ability comes from him, and without him I'm nothing and I thank him for his great blessing. -Ernie Harwell

What is being talked about now is the probability of the Sharon government launching an attack against Lebanon to eliminate the resistance of Hezbollah by using the American war against Iraq. But, of course, in this case, we will certainly fight with all our strength. -Hassan Nasrallah

The man who can speak acceptably is usually given credit for an ability out of all proportion to what he really possesses. -Lowell Thomas

I am conscious of my inability to grasp, in all its details and positive developments, any very large portion of human knowledge. -Mikhail Bakunin

The ability to do this so quickly was largely due to the enthusiastic and efficient services of Mr. C.E. Taylor, who did all the machine work in our shop for the first as well as the succeeding experimental machines. -Orville Wright

I think exercise tests us in so many ways, our skills, our hearts, our ability to bounce back after setbacks. This is the inner beauty of sports and competition, and it can serve us all well as adult athletes. -Peggy Fleming

Excellence is the unlimited ability to improve the quality of what you have to offer. -Rick Pitino

The strength of the playing ability is much more important. Only if the strength of the opponent's playing ability is comparable, does the game develop. -Vladimir Kramnik

For me, the wheelchair symbolizes disability in a way a cane does not. -Annette Funicello

I'm very unstable; there's no stability in a musician's life at all. You live on a bus or on the road hand to mouth and you don't know where your money's coming from. -James Taylor

The video forum for me has been a source of great consternation because once you start projecting a look to a song, it robs the listener of their ability to adopt that song and make the lyric their own. -Sheryl Crow

The bottom line in my view is that America's mothers and fathers deserve to have confidence in law enforcement's ability to ensure that their children are being raised in the safest possible environment. -Bob Ney

It is outrageous to know that security procedures are apparently so lax at the Department of Veterans Affairs that a single bureaucrat had the ability to put the personal information of over 26 million Veterans at risk for sale to the highest criminal bidder. -Bob Ney

My only job as an actor is to try and understand the character and, to the best of my ability, bring this character to life. -Patrick Warburton

They were being driven to a prison, through no fault of their own, in all probability for life. In comparison, how much easier it would be to walk to the gallows than to this tomb of living horrors! -Nellie Bly

I am actually in poor health due to chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome, and my ability to work is greatly diminished right now, so I have to get better before I can start another big project. -Laura Hillenbrand

Unification is one thing, and stability in Northeast Asia is another thing. -Kim Dae Jung

So South Korean ability is very much limited to handle North Korean, you know, difficulties. So we don't want to see an immediate collapse of the North Korea regime. -Kim Dae Jung

American presence is, you know, the major cause of balance of power and the stability in this region. -Kim Dae Jung

We have the most flexible and adaptive economy. Making sure we sustain the ability of the American economy to perform well is really the priority of economic policy. -John W. Snow

We can get more energy out of the north slope of Alaska; we have available the ability to make ourselves less dependent on those uncertain sources of supply from the Middle East. And it's important we do that. -John W. Snow

The importance of information is directly proportional to its improbability. -Jerry Pournelle

When we violate the law ourselves, whatever short-term advantage may be gained, we are obviously encouraging others to violate the law; we thus encourage disorder and instability and thereby do incalculable damage to our own long-term interests. -J. William Fulbright

Law is the essential foundation of stability and order both within societies and in international relations. -J. William Fulbright

Insofar as international law is observed, it provides us with stability and order and with a means of predicting the behavior of those with whom we have reciprocal legal obligations. -J. William Fulbright

As I've gone along, I felt like I was discovering an aspect of my voice that I didn't know was there: an ability to interpret a song in a way that makes it more accessible. -Tom Wopat

Although it's only the beginning of the championship, I am very surprised at my capability. -Jean Alesi

Working lives are for the state to influence. Unemployment makes people unhappy. So does instability. -Polly Toynbee

My mother begged doctors to end her life. She was beyond the physical ability to swallow enough of the weak morphine pills she had around her. When she knew she was dying I promised to make sure she could go at a time of her choosing, but it was impossible. I couldn't help. -Polly Toynbee

It wasn't until I went to Korea out of high school and got exposed to the martial arts for the first time and was just completely enamored with the physical ability of the martial arts and making my black belt. -Chuck Norris

One, I love the creativity. I love the ability to create a capital structure that is appropriate for a company, no matter what field it happens to be in. -Henry Kravis

I love the ability to work with very good managers, and to provide the right incentives for them, and truly become a partner with that management, and make that management take a long view. -Henry Kravis

Now that copyrights can be just about a century long, the inability to know what is protected and what is not protected becomes a huge and obvious burden on the creative process. -Lawrence Lessig

So uncritically do we accept the idea of property in culture that we don't even question when the control of that property removes our ability, as a people, to develop our culture democratically. -Lawrence Lessig

After all, an overvalued dollar gives us the ability to buy foreign goods at lower prices. And the existing volume of exports brings more yen and euros than they would if the dollar were more competitive. -Martin Feldstein

If the Federal Reserve pursues a strong dollar at home while the dollar becomes more competitive in global markets, we can achieve both price stability and a more balanced path of economic growth. -Martin Feldstein

There really was nothing like it at the time. We had good ideas for implementation, so we proceeded. I think it was an excellent solution to the reliability issues with existing search engines. -Shawn Fanning

Japan's experience suggests the importance of assessing the sustainability of price stability over a fairly long period, which many central banks have emphasized in recent years. -Toshihiko Fukui

In this world of chance and change and mutability, the fulfillment of any resolve depends on the will of the Lord. -Vinoba Bhave

If the gentleman has ability, he is magnanimous, generous, tolerant, and straightforward, through which he opens the way to instruct others. -Xun Kuang

The purpose of The Motherhood Manifesto is mothers really need to be given the ability to parent. -Joan Blades

Even within the last three or four years, I have a greater ability to communicate, I think. I have more courage to show the stuff… And it does take courage. -Barbara Cook

People are always ready to admit a man's ability after he gets there. -Bob Edwards

I ask the American people to consider the legacy this administration has handed us in the defense budget as we spend billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars without the tools and ability to track these dollars. -Rick Larsen

Washington state's 2nd Congressional District is a major producer of small fruit crops such as raspberries and strawberries. This research center is doing important work to help farmers enhance the quality, yield and marketability of their small fruit crops. -Rick Larsen

Our ability to effectively engage China and the Arab world rests on shared economic and political interests and mutual understanding. -Rick Larsen

And we need to maintain our foothold in the fight against terrorism and terrorist groups and respond to any degradation of Iraqi security or stability. -Rick Larsen

It is imperative that when thousands of selfless volunteers respond to those who have incurred the wrath of a natural disaster that legal liability need not be hanging over their heads. -Jon Porter

Since we didn't use guns, we wanted to make sure we could earn the ability to win the audience over by making it believable. A lot of what you do when you work out in that mode is use your mental energy. -Lucy Liu

The main cause of my difficulties stemmed from the tragedy of my daughter's unsound birth and my inability to face my feelings. -Gene Tierney

I think Madonna has a great deal of intelligence and capability. I have a lot of respect for her. She's taken her career and maximized it with intelligence and creativity. -Carole King

However, many skilled medical volunteers are turned away because community health centers cannot afford to cover their additional medical liability insurance. -Tim Murphy

If, on occasion, the knowledge brought by science leads to an unhappy end, this is not to the discredit of science but is rather an indication of an imperfect ability to use wisely the gifts placed within our hands. -Polykarp Kusch

Over the last two decades, America has increased its demand for oil by nearly 30 percent, yet we have not expanded our ability to produce domestic sources of fuel. -Tim Murphy

I sometimes wonder if the inability to find oneself makes one seek oneself in other people, in characters. -John Cazale

As far as a truly radical conscience, you have to take it as part of a larger thing, that it was sort of historical inevitability that with the coming of a leaguer society people would start to use drugs a lot more then they had before. -Lester Bangs

Those who have expressed doubts and misgivings about their ability to live this kind of life shouldn't try, because being a musician is not something you chose to be, it is something you are. -Billy Joel

Any Ambassador or Foreign Service Officer who has his or her head screwed on right knows that the U.S. position in the world is far more dependent on our ability to compete in world markets. -Lawrence Eagleburger

Especially with the signing of riders with climbing abilities and the new arrival of Tyler Hamilton, who has the strength and ability to become a great leader for the big tours. All in all, I feel this is a very complete team. -Laurent Jalabert

The best actors, I think, have a childlike quality. They have a sort of an ability to lose themselves. There's still some silliness. -Kenneth Branagh

There has been no appreciable improvement in our country's ability to produce the kind of talent we need in this space. There have been some small initiatives around the country that have been noteworthy. -John W. Thompson

Second issue is the rapidly accelerating increase in the number of vulnerabilities that get discovered every day. And, equally importantly, is the shortening of time between the discovery of the vulnerability and the release of an exploit. -John W. Thompson

It does not matter what party you are a member of in this great Nation of ours. Accountability and competence are characteristics that Americans value throughout our great land. -Jim Costa

We need, first of all, for there to be accountability, for there to be somebody who is responsible for enforcing standards and holding people's feet to the fire. -Jennifer Granholm

Finally, after a lot of searching and digging, it was simply the love of family that gave me a road into the character. Once I got into that, and we delved into what it would be like to survive cancer and the ability to see how precious life is, it became easier to play her. -Jeanne Tripplehorn

Since the birth of our Nation, no other right has been more important than having the ability to vote. Unfortunately, as history has shown, the denial of this right to minorities is a scar on our system of democracy. -Jan Schakowsky

Handcuffing the ability of states and localities to develop clean fuels in the cheapest possible way, using local resources, is not sound or sensible policy. -Jan Schakowsky

My grandmother had the most dramatic effect on my life because she set me in one direction, and I had to go back the other direction for my sanity, and for my ability to be a social human being. -James Earl Jones

We would like to have friendly regimes with enough broad participation of their populations to maintain long-term stability, so that we would have not only access to the region's wealth, but we would be able to ensure the security of our good friend Israel. -Frank Carlucci

We went into Iraq because Iraq posed a threat to the stability of the region and was engaged in the process of trying to develop weapons of mass destruction and had links to terrorists. -Frank Carlucci

Well, softness and femininity like yours people don't expect of me; so when they find me emotional and capable of real vulnerability, they're surprised. -Faye Dunaway

Well, I'll say I have an incredible ability to fantasize – I really do. I don't have to have things tangible to be able to see them, and therefore I enjoy so many things, because they're in my mind. -Donna Summer

Nate Robinson has a lot of jumping ability, but I don't see Josh losing. -Dominique Wilkins

At a family's most difficult time, I want to make sure at a minimum that they have the very basic of comforts: the ability to grieve their loss privately and the knowledge that their country is grateful for their loved one's sacrifice and service. -Dave Reichert

It's the first villain that I've played in a movie that has absolutely no vulnerability and no innocence, nothing whatsoever that is likeable about her other than she's so bad. -Daryl Hannah

I think the Internet, particularly the availability of information, is great. I do a lot of correspondence on-line and have a chat line to talk to my fans as well. -Anne McCaffrey

We didn't push the Russians to intervene, but we knowingly increased the probability that they would. -Zbigniew Brzezinski

Where we have the choice between putting a dollar against those that are going to advance horizontal integration and those that are going to sustain current capability, we'd rather put them against the horizontal integration activity. -Stephen Cambone

Pluripotent cells have the ability to grow into any cell in the body. -Nathan Deal

If we want to truly regain the public's trust, we can provide greater accountability and transparency with a simple step. Let's start by communicating to our constituents about the votes we take. -Melissa Bean

But in this Congress, accountability is just a catch phrase, usually directed elsewhere. Demands to personal responsibility or corporate accountability abound, but rarely congressional accountability or fiscal responsibility. -Melissa Bean

I don't know if Jim was a major part of that or not. He is one of a small group of real storytellers. He has enormous imagination and ability to write. I'm glad he's coming back. It's going to be good for the show. -Matthew Ashford

The stability and peace which seemed to be so firmly established by the brilliant monarchy of Francis I vanished with the terrible outbreak of the Wars of Religion. -Lytton Strachey

What did Citibank get out of it? It got the ability to reverse the arbitrage. Actually, what they got was the ability to give themselves a profit, and that saved the bank. -Bill Janklow

It's a little bit like my inability to read a guide book before I go anywhere. I can read it after I've been there and by the same logic I refuse to accept any technical stunts from anybody. I refused to learn more than I knew and I confess I missed a great deal. -Ben Shahn

I believe more in precision, when you have the capability, like when you see a mosquito fly and you're able to hit it, you're able to hit it with a couple of short sharp shots… it's a beautiful thing. -Alexis Arguello

Aside from a handful of guys boxing is missing the good trainers, that's why our sport is so in the air now because we don't have people who have the capability to not only train fighters but also train and create decent respectable citizens of the world. -Alexis Arguello

You can only do the work to the very best of your ability. -Christine Baranski

I think reading Shakespeare's plays when I was young was extremely important. He had the ability to make utter strangers come alive. -Rita Dove

Coming back to a television series puts you back in the limelight and gives you a platform for your ideas. If you're not acting on a series, you don't get the ability to communicate to people. -Dennis Weaver

The ability to communicate with everybody, regardless of who are you are, is a great thing. -Bobby Bonilla

Without pay, no human being will work up to their ability if he or she is not cared for and respected. -William Glasser

We are living in a world that is beyond controllability. -Ulrich Beck

And the terror itself is an example of the world's uncontrollability. -Ulrich Beck

Let a woman have her place, because as you provide foundation for her, she provides a foundation for you. And through that vulnerability comes strength. -Shemar Moore

There is little doubt that Iran is on a mission to rebuild its nuclear weapons and use that capability to wreak havoc and destruction on Israel and others throughout the world. -Russ Carnahan

Three quarters of the East Coast's refinery capability is located in the Philadelphia region. -Robert Brady

Parents have the ability to screen their children's Internet access at home. -Mike Fitzpatrick

In sum, as we enter the 21st century, the Euro-Atlantic community – North America and Europe together – has to face some tough challenges when it comes to improving our capability. -Lord Robertson

Remember, the storm is a good opportunity for the pine and the cypress to show their strength and their stability. -Ho Chi Minh

The ability to make music is a gift that you're born with; it's not something you can learn. -Robin Trower

Music has nothing to do with your technical ability. -Robin Trower

Middle-aged women have greater stability, they are more loyal, and their capacity for steady work is greater than that of younger women. -Kate Smith

When I've gone back to work, it's always with that sense of inevitability. That may be a complete delusion, but it's the one that I need to get out of bed and go about my business. That sense that I can't avoid this thing. I better just get on with it. -Daniel Day-Lewis

And my father was a comic. He could play any musical instrument. He loved to perform. He was a wonderfully comedic character. He had the ability to dance and sing and charm and analyze poetry. -Lynn Johnston

For years, we have heard warnings that Europe needs to contribute more to NATO's capability. -Lord Robertson

I love the idea of playing a character that didn't over think everything. He knows what's in front of him and he has an ability to just say whatever he felt. -Jason Schwartzman

Hospitals must provide emergency treatment to all who walk through the door, regardless of their citizenship status or ability to pay. -Gary Miller

I go for as much feeling as I can rather than show what I can do up and down the neck. I don't play to show people ability. -Robin Trower

For the first time I feel an inner emotional security. There is reality and dependability. My life revolves around Richard and the baby. -Natalie Wood

You honor me greatly and beyond my ability as an individual but in so doing you honor my colleagues also who made possible the results you have cited. -Willard Libby

Another hero was Tom Swift, in the books. What he stood for, the freedom, the scientific knowledge and being and engineer gave him the ability to invent solutions to problems. He's always been a hero to me. I buy old Tom Swift books now and read them to my own children. -Steve Wozniak

I'm very excited about my new agreement with the Heat. This contract allows me to address all of my family's long-term financial goals while allowing the Heat the ability to acquire those players that we need to win a championship. -Shaquille O'Neal

Being named a great school at a great price means that we offer both high-quality academic programs and real affordability for families. We offer a personal touch that's hard to match at a big school but without a big price tag. -David McFadden

I think it's just a lack of ability, we're incapable of writing hits. -Kenny Hickey

My appearance was always good and my ability to play on the piano, especially ragtime, which was then at the height of its vogue, made me a welcome guest. -James Weldon Johnson

The goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability, from the rarest genetic disorder to the common cold. -Ike Skelton

Guard units in the U.S. are suffering severe equipment shortages which will affect their ability to respond to emergencies in their home States, such as Katrina. -Ike Skelton

Congress must make it clear that common animal waste will not expose farmers to liability under Superfund, while ensuring continued action to clean up legitimate hazardous waste sites around the nation. -Ike Skelton

My vocal ability is very limited, but I'm fortunate in that I can write the songs around my vocal limitations. -Glenn Tipton

From a Christian point of view of course we do want a peaceful world, and I think September 11 did actually make people aware not only of vulnerability and how transitory life is, but there are forces of good and honor and justice which speak to us of God and his love for us. -George Carey

My father was the son of immigrants, and he grew up bilingual, but English is what my father taught me and what he spoke to me. America's strength is not our diversity; it is our ability to unite around common principles even when we come from different backgrounds. -Ernest Istook

America's strength is not our diversity; our strength is our ability to unite people of different backgrounds around common principles. A common language is necessary to reach that goal. -Ernest Istook

I think the New Bohemians' inability to say no was a big part of our problem. -Edie Brickell

I actually thrive on all the challenges, and I don't feel like ADD has impaired my ability. -David Neeleman

I am not the easiest guy to live with. It is probably the lack of stability in my life. -Artie Lange

I am very, very proud of my ability as a cook. -Anna Held

Many people in the world today are not starving because there is an inherent inability to produce food, they are starving because they are caught in the middle of political fights and blockades that have been used as weapons. -Ralph Merkle

Hollywood is run by men who are big on vulnerability. -Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Ironically, Latin American countries, in their instability, give writers and intellectuals the hope that they are needed. -Manuel Puig

There is a need for Social Security reform to ensure its stability, and Congress must act. -Grace Napolitano

Finally we are a nation with some conscience. It means alliances are extremely important when they're based on a national interest. We have to have the ability to sustain our presence within those alliances. -Malcolm Wallop

I have observed private and proprietary colleges, like the University of Phoenix, and the market they serve. And I found it intriguing the way in which they are trying to deliver the product, with more accountability, for a price. -Roy Romer

The ability to take pleasure in one's life is a skill and is a kind of intelligence. So intelligence is a hard thing to evaluate and it manifests itself in so many different ways. I do think the ability to know how to live a life and not be miserable is a sign of that. -Todd Solondz

I thoroughly enjoyed working on Enemy of the State. Tony Scott is an important director, and has an amazing ability to express himself, and he doesn't do it in musical terms, he does it in emotional terms. I got along really well with him. -Trevor Rabin

The international order established at the end of World War II could certainly have been worse. However, this order did contain certain factors which bore within them the seeds of instability. -Eisaku Sato

Skyrocketing insurance premiums are debilitating our Nation's health care delivery system and liability insurers are either leaving the market or raising rates to excessive levels. -Jim Ryun

Likewise nanotechnology will, once it gets under way, depend on the tools we have then and our ability to use them, and not on the steps that got us there. -K. Eric Drexler

The ability of players to jump teams when their contracts are up has hurt fan loyalty. -Will McDonough

Mine has been a concern for the people, a concern to maintain stability, a concern to get people working together racially, ethnically, rich and poor – all segments of the city. -Walter Washington

Indian culture certainly gives the Indian mind, including the mind of the Indian scientist, the ability to think out of the box. -Roland Joffe

The Security Council decided to deal with Iran's nuclear intentions. The international community will not be willing to tolerate an Iran with a nuclear capability and an Iran that collaborates with terrorist organizations. -Moshe Katsav

I don't think that Iran with a nuclear capability will be just the problem of the state of Israel. This is a matter that concerns the whole world. -Moshe Katsav

Fundamentalist governments and organizations endanger stability in the world. -Moshe Katsav

Aggressive and irresponsible steps endanger the peace and stability of the world, and the international community feels the need to protect itself from Iran. -Moshe Katsav

Technology has saved us money in some circumstances, but it has really afforded us the ability to cover stories from locations we might not have been able to in the past. -Jim Walton

It is almost possible to predict one or two days in advance, within a rather broad range of probability, what the weather is going to be; it is even thought that it will not be impossible to publish daily forecasts, which would be very useful to soci. -Antoine Lavoisier

I mean, this whole digital revolution is really eroding the director's importance on a movie because, number one, just from a practical standpoint, with floppy disks and the ability to put all of the film onto a disk, more people have access to the movie. -John Frankenheimer

We are involved in youth testing internationally. We want to try to prove without a shadow of a doubt the relationship between physical fitness and health, not just physical fitness and ability to perform. -Kenneth H. Cooper

A good story often increases the salability of an item without increasing its actual value. -Roy H. Williams

The salability of an item can often be improved while the value itself remains unchanged. -Roy H. Williams

I think my family and closest friends are learning about my need to withdraw, and I am learning how to restore and store my energy to both serve the community to the best of my ability and to serve my writer's heart. -Sandra Cisneros

Integration is a man's ability to want to move in there by himself. If someone wants to live in a white neighborhood and he is black, that is his choice. It should be his rights. It is not because white people will not allow him. -Stokely Carmichael

Who is there that ever receives a gift and tries to make bargains about it? Let us, then, return thanks for what He has bestowed on us. Who can tell whether, if we had had a larger share of ability or stronger health, we should not have possessed them to our destruction. -Alphonsus Liguori

I feel pretty confident in my own ability. -Gerry Beckley

The process of philosophic and scientific enlightenment has shaken the stability of beliefs held explicitly as articles of faith. -Michael Polanyi

You see so many artists who are so talented end up living sad, empty lives. This industry takes so much out of you that without the accountability and leaving God in the center, you can be left so empty and void. -Stacie Orrico

Women are a little more assertive in terms of our ability to express our feelings when we fall in love. -Alicia Machado

I don't like sitting around sets – I don't like the unpredictability of it. -Andrea Martin

Now is not the time to give greater protections to pharmaceutical companies that put unsafe drugs like Vioxx on the market. Such protections have nothing to do with the liability insurance crisis facing doctors and should be stripped from this bill. -Dennis Cardoza

We owe our troops more than rhetoric; we owe them a real plan. The Administration has yet to put forward a strategy for achieving stability in Iraq, ending the conflict, and handing over sovereignty to the people of Iraq and the new Iraqi government. -Dennis Cardoza

I like to create the music I hear in my interior. As a conductor, you have the ability to squeeze the sounds and interpretation you asked for from 50 to 80 people. -Eberhard Weber

Youthfulness is connected to the ability to see things new for the first time. So if your eyes still look at life with wonder, then you will seem young, even though you may not be chronologically young. -Goldie Hawn

I used to think that one of the great signs of security was the ability to just walk away. -Jack Nicholson

A local company has more accountability. -Paul Hawken

We are losing our living systems, social systems, cultural systems, governing systems, stability, and our constitutional health, and we're surrendering it all at the same time. -Paul Hawken

What makes community organizing especially attractive is the faith it places in the ability of the poor to make decisions for themselves. -Paul Wellstone

I needed some stability, which is why I chose not to change from HRC for this season, which was an option that we had. Apart from being the best team in the world, I also needed some consistency. -Sete Gibernau

I'm a woman who carries around all these layers of fear and vulnerability. -Teri Hatcher

My parents gave me stability and a belief in myself and in all the possibilities life has to offer. I was told the only limitations I would ever face were those I placed upon myself. -Dionne Warwick

A property in the 100-year floodplain has a 96 percent chance of being flooded in the next hundred years without global warming. The fact that several years go by without a flood does not change that probability. -Earl Blumenauer

We won the war, but we are losing the occupation and reconstruction of Iraq. It is past time for a new approach, one that relies on accountability, responsibility, and phasing down the scope of our military commitment. -Earl Blumenauer

An overstretched military undermines homeland security and our ability to meet threats around the world. -Ellen Tauscher

Preemption is the right of any nation in order to preserve its National Security; however, preemptive war is a tactic, not a strategy. When used as a strategy preemption dilutes diplomacy, creates an atmosphere of distrust, and promotes regional instability. -Ellen Tauscher

I believe in the America people's ability to govern themselves. If government would just get out of the way and allow them to lead their lives as they choose, they will succeed. -Jesse Ventura

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

Yoga gave me the ability to calm down. -Christy Turlington

Email, instant messaging, and cell phones give us fabulous communication ability, but because we live and work in our own little worlds, that communication is totally disorganized. -Marilyn vos Savant

The chess player who develops the ability to play two dozen boards at a time will benefit from learning to compress his or her analysis into less time. -Marilyn vos Savant

You're being cast for your acting ability. It's not based on the way your body functions. If you're playing a lead in a movie, it's for that character and they'll tailor it to you. In a dance company, you have to fit in a definite mold. -Neve Campbell

One of the rewards of success is freedom, the ability to do whatever you like. -Sting

Here was a man with loads of talent, loads of ability, lots of love to give; but that had been stifled and aborted. I became very fond of that character. -Michael Zaslow

I think sexy is vulnerability, and there's no way you can act vulnerable. It just has to be there. -Michael Zaslow

In a way, one gets stability from being able to order the rational mind. -Richard Gere

The show is a satire, which gives us freedom to do anything we want. Satire is the magic word that wipes away any culpability. The media is jealous of this freedom. -Rob Corddry

We've been a country that's been fortunate to be protected by two oceans, to not have serious attacks on our territory for most of our history. And we were unfortunately reminded in a very devastating way of our vulnerability. -Condoleezza Rice

But the truth of the matter is, we're an open society, we want to remain an open society, and there will continue to be vulnerability. That's why we have to meet the threats when they are not yet taking place on our territory and on our soil. -Condoleezza Rice

Shows can come and go. They can be a hit and then in three years, gone. There's some comfort in having the stability of a job and having children. It's a double-edged sword. -Calista Flockhart

There's never any ability to plan a personal life. -Jerry Kleczka

But reducing harmful emissions, abating our dependence on foreign oil and developing alternative renewable energy sources have benefits that go beyond environmental health, they improve personal health, enhance national security and encourage our nation's economic viability. -Jim Clyburn

Great companies have high cultures of accountability, it comes with this culture of criticism I was talking about before, and I think our culture is strong on that. -Steve Ballmer

I desire to assist in attracting to this profession young men of character and ability, also to help those already engaged in the profession to acquire the highest moral and intellectual training. -Joseph Pulitzer

Sometimes when you make a film you can go away for three months and then come back and live your life. But this struck a much deeper chord. I don't have the ability yet to speak about it in an objective. -Keanu Reeves

When did we begin to lose faith in our ability to effect change? -Wynton Marsalis

Genius is the ability to renew one's emotions in daily experience. -Paul Cezanne

I'm lucky that my real-life Mom has both a great sense of humor about herself and an amazing ability to slip into complete denial if the subject matter gets a little too close to home. -Cathy Guisewite

So my game is solid. So that obviously makes me feel confident, that like anybody else in this field, you name them, I feel like I've got the ability to win the golf tournament just as much as they have, and that's the way I'm going to take it. -Greg Norman

We all have an equal interest in stability and security throughout Europe. The years the OSCE has existed, and particularly this year, have given rise to great expectations and at the same time to powerful disappointments. -Boris Yeltsin

We, Russia, are prepared to work with others. I am convinced that stability and security in Europe cannot be considered without taking Russia into account. -Boris Yeltsin

Today, all patients accepted for treatment at St. Jude's are treated without regard for the family's ability to pay. Everything beyond what is covered by insurance is taken care of, and for those without insurance, all of the medical costs are absorbed by the hospital. -Marlo Thomas

I think what coaching is all about, is taking players and analyzing there ability, put them in a position where they can excel within the framework of the team winning. And I hope that I've done that in my 33 years as a head coach. -Don Shula

At the same time the Constitution sets in stone the Stability Pact and risks preventing member States from implementing a policy of growth. So we are not able to do things at the European or the national level. -Laurent Fabius

Past performance speaks a tremendous amount about one's ability and likelihood for success. -Mark Spitz

Man's survival, from the time of Adam and Eve until the invention of agriculture, must have been precarious because of his inability to ensure his food supply. -Norman Borlaug

Occasionally we have to interpret an international treaty – one, perhaps, affecting airlines and liability for injury to passengers or damage to goods. Then, of course, we have to look to the precedents of other member nations in resolving issues. -Sandra Day O'Connor

Society as a whole benefits immeasurably from a climate in which all persons, regardless of race or gender, may have the opportunity to earn respect, responsibility, advancement and remuneration based on ability. -Sandra Day O'Connor

Being successful at a very young age gave me the confidence and the capability to try out other things. -Joshua Lederberg

Training is such a vital part of preparation for a game, you really do train to play. It tops up your ability, like sharpening a carving knife. You can get away with not doing it for a while, as long as you have reached a certain standard of fitness. -Graeme Le Saux

We rob ourselves of so much by focusing on the wrong stuff. And the ability to get into the moment and deal with what is, that's the real opportunity. -Kathy Mattea

Entropy theory, on the other hand, is not concerned with the probability of succession in a series of items but with the overall distribution of kinds of items in a given arrangement. -Rudolf Arnheim

Radio interoperability is essential for our police, fire, and emergency medical service departments to communicate with each other in times of emergency. -Lucille Roybal-Allard

NASA wanted to assure its ability to examine the spacecraft in orbit for signs of damage. -Marc Garneau

I am aware of the thesis that the United States has long since invested exclusively in stability and this has obviated democratic transformation in the Middle East. -Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and the war on terrorism have reduced the pace of military transformation and have revealed our lack of preparation for defensive and stability operations. This Administration has overextended our military. -Barack Obama

There's a side of me that dislikes feminism. I think we surrendered something and women were unable to reveal any kind of vulnerability. -Rachel Hunter

Black music has increased my enjoyment of what I do. It has increased my range, my ability to reach into myself and accept myself. -Michael Bolton

Bobby had faith in my ability as a singer. -Julie London

People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to. -George Allen, Sr.

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change. -Stephen Hawking

Humor is the ability to see three sides to one coin. -Ned Rorem

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life. -Henry David Thoreau

All I had was natural ability. -Branch Rickey

Acting is the ability to dream on cue. -Ralph Richardson

Power is the ability to get things done. -Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Life is a school of probability. -Walter Bagehot

When you're born again, your DNA changes. You have the ability to understand God's terms. -Bill McCartney

Always remember that the most important thing in a good marriage is not happiness, but stability. -Gabriel Garcia Marquez

In embracing change, entrepreneurs ensure social and economic stability. -George Gilder

The availability of private insurance provides tremendous insulation for millions of individuals. -Lawrence Summers

Intelligence is the ability to avoid doing work, yet getting the work done. -Linus Torvalds

The ability to change constantly and effectively is made easier by high-level continuity. -Michael Porter

It's the Law of God that gave the stability to Christian civilization. -Randall Terry

The big gap between the ability of actors is confidence. -Kathleen Turner

Poise: the ability to be ill at ease inconspicuously. -Earl Wilson

All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone. -Jean de la Bruyere

No ideas and the ability to express them – that's a journalist. -Karl Kraus

The University brings out all abilities, including incapability. -Anton Chekhov

Exigencies create the necessary ability to meet and conquer them. -Wendell Phillips

The tragedy is that so many have ambition and so few have ability. -William Feather

Journalism: an ability to meet the challenge of filling the space. -Rebecca West

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