To know how to hide one's ability is great skill.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld
We are not in a position in which we have nothing to work with. We already have capacities, talents, direction, missions, callings.
Consider the postage stamp:
its usefulness consists in the ability
to stick to one thing till it gets there.
Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory
and virtue than education without natural ability.
Marcus T. Cicero
There is something that is much more scarce,
something rarer than ability.
It is the ability to recognize ability.
Natural abilities are like natural plants;
they need pruning by study.
Life has no limitations,
except the ones you make.
The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary.
Thomas A. Edison
Put yourself in a state of mind where you say to yourself,
"Here is an opportunity for you
to celebrate like never before,
my own power, my own ability
to get myself to do whatever is necessary."
"One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to
recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
Arnold H. Glasgow