Latent abilities are like clay. It can be mud on shoes, brick in a building, or a statue that will inspire all who see it. The clay is the same. The result depends on how it is used.
Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom under encouragement.
A person with ability and the desire to accomplish something can do anything.
If is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test.
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
Ability is useless unless it's used.
When ability exceeds ambition, or ambition exceeds ability, the likelihood of success is limited.
If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse. However, if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.
There are few, if any, jobs in which ability alone is sufficient. Needed also are loyalty, sincerity, enthusiasm and team play.
The ultimate high: A man's abilities equaling his opinion of them.