Ability is of little account without opportunity.
Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study.
You are searching for the magic key that will unlock the
door to the source of power; and yet you have the key in
your own hands, and you may use it the moment you learn
to control your thoughts.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
Booker T. Washington
The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts.
Henry David Thoreau
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Put yourself in a state of mind where you say to yourself, "Here is an opportunity for me to celebrate
like never before, my own power, my own ability to get myself to do whatever is necessary.
Orison Swett Marden
The Creator has not given you a longing to do that which you have no ability to do.
It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test.
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
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