Adversity Quotes

Breakdowns can create breakthroughs. Things fall apart so things can  fall together. Unknown

A certain amount of opposition is a great help for a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind. John Neal

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records. William Arthur Ward

Adversity introduces a man to himself. Unknown

Adversity is the first path to truth. Lord Byron

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it. Horace

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Believe in yourself…it will strengthen you and build confidence. The following quotes are meant to inspire belief in yourself and celebrate the power you will find within as you move forward and stay at the front.

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

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

 Believe in yourself and stop trying to convince others. James De La Vega

Believe in yourself and there will come a day when others will have no choice but to believe with you. Cynthia Kersey

 Follow your dreams, believe in yourself and don’t give up. Rachel Corrie

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It’s all about attitude. Is this what a squeaky happy life is supposed to be about? Yes, good temperaments and positive outlooks really are a big part of a happy life. Attitudes Make a Big Difference! Have you ever thought about how many different attitudes, both good and bad we humans with our diverse dispositions have come up with? Just to jog your memory, here are some positive ones: A carefree attitude, a happy-go-lucky attitude, a laid-back attitude, a rock-and-roll attitude, or a winning attitude—these are the happy frames of mind, some to the point of being charming. And perhaps there are some stylishly elegant ones that exist that are not named here.

Then there are the negative ones! (Is it just me, or are there more of these?) You decide—here they are: a bad attitude, a bad-boy (or girl) attitude, a ballsy attitude, a defeatist attitude, a catty attitude, a belligerent attitude, a devil-may-care attitude, a holier-than-thou attitude, or a rude attitude.  If you have any of the latter, perhaps an attitude adjustment is in order. Or how about the common things we speak to others: “you have an attitude” or “drop the attitude”.

Or Maybe we should just: “Swallow a toad in the morning and you will encounter nothing more disgusting the rest of the day.” Nicholas Chamfort

P.S. Don’t give me any attitude. icon smile Good Temperaments and Positive Outlooks: Attitudes Make a Big Difference! 89 Attitude Quotes

Now on with the attitude quotes: 89 Attitude Quotes

“Say “Yes” to the seedlings and a giant forest cleaves the sky.
Say “Yes” to the universe and the planets become your neighbors.
Say “Yes” to dreams of love and freedom.
It is the password to utopia.”
Brooks Atkinson, ‘Once Around the Sun’

A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition. William Arthur Ward

A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.Unknown

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. Hugh Downs

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. Herm Albright [Read more...]

Capability Quotes

If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning. Mahatma Gandhi

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

In general, everyone wants to work and work more. But in fact, when a young generation has sufficient capability then we should create conditions for them to work. Nong Duc Manh

The depth of our despair measures what capability and height of claim we have to hope. Thomas Carlyle

The measure of capacity is the measure of sphere to either man or woman. Elizabeth Oakes Smith.

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done. Longfellow.


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Ability Quotes

Ability is a quality of being able to do something, especially in the physical, mental, or financial areas of our lives. Sometimes it is described as a natural or acquired skill or talent.

Capability, on the other hand, while closely related, is a talent or ability that has potential for development or use. The capacity to be used, treated, or developed for a specific purpose. Perhaps the biggest difference between the two is that capabilities are what you think you can handle and if you willing to go the extra mile to do it. It is all about potential. While abilities are qualities that may or may not develop, our true capabilities lie in our potential, which may or may not be utilized, depending on our willingness and frame of mind. 

I believe that we really can handle much more than we think we can. This has happened many times when people have been in crises. If we look back on what was, or could have been, a catastrophe, we wonder how we got through it. It was our capabilities that got us through it. I believe that we are much more capable than we realize! If were to access our strengths and abilities and put that potential into action, I think we will soon realize what our capabilities are.

See ability quotes below…and you can also view a few quotes about capability here so you can compare the difference.


A man must not deny his manifest abilities, for that is to evade his obligations. William Feather

A man of ability and the desire to accomplish something can do anything. Donald Kircher

Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. Confucius

For success, attitude is equally as important as ability. Harry F. Banks

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

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