Quotation Explorer - 'Skill'

Every skill and every inquiry, and similarly every action and rational choice, is thought to aim at some good; and so the good had been aptly described as that at which everything aims. - Aristotle
Your skill, strength, and overall survival are offensive to some people. Those are definitely not your people. - Sabrina Newby
Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude. - Ralph Marston
Our experience is coloured through and through by books and plays and the cinema, and it takes patience and skill to disentangle the things we have really learned from life for ourselves. - C.S. Lewis
Its not the type of pencil but the artist's skill that matters. - Srinivas Shenoy
You will know him by the blade he carries and the Dark-born skill with which he wields it, for none who know the love of the Father may defeat the Darkblade, yet all must stand against him. - Anthony Ryan
The formulation of the problem is often more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skill. - Albert Einstein
Life, like classical music, is full of difficult passages that are conquered as much through endurance and determination as through any particular skill. - Sheri Dew
The essence of intelligence is skill in extracting meaning from everyday experience. - Unknown
Maybe because it's entirely an artist's eye, patience and skill that makes an image and not his tools. - Ken Rockwell
Masochism is a valuable job skill. - Chuck Palahniuk
To become a master at any skill, it takes the total effort of your: heart, mind, and soul working together in tandem. - Maurice Young
If art is the bridge between what you see in your mind and what the world sees, then skill is how you build that bridge. - Twyla Tharp
If you take any activity, any art, any discipline, any skill, take it andpush it as far as it will go, push it beyond where it has ever been before,push it to the wildest edge of edges, then you force it into the realm ofmagic. - Tom Robbins
It’s human nature to find patterns where there are none and to find skill where luck is a more likely explanation. - William J. Bernstein
The greatest asset to the human experience is the ability to navigate one’s emotions. By practicing the skill of detachment, one can successfully step back from the potentially destructive and tune into the purely positive - Gary Hopkins
The most complicated skill is to be simple. - Dejan Stojanovic
An apprentice carpenter may want only a hammer and saw, but a master craftsman employs many precision tools. Computer programming likewise requires sophisticated tools to cope with the complexity of real applications, and only practice with these tools will build skill in their use.
I am excessively fond of music, but without the smallest skill or right of judging of anybody's performance. - Jane Austen
Once people learned how to believe in something, that skill started spilling over to other parts of their lives, until they started believing they could change. Belief was the ingredient that made a reworked habit loop into a permanent behavior. - Charles Duhigg
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill. - Wilbur Wright
Even against the greatest of odds, there is something in the human spirit- a magic blend of skill, faith, and valor- that can lift men from certain defeat to incredible victory.
Writing is an art and a skill that can be developed - Bernard Kelvin Clive
Any academic skill is quickly achievable if charged with clear purpose and an appeal to enthusiastic self-interest. Tarzan of the Apes only needed about twenty minutes to figure out how to read the beautiful Jane Porter’s cursive writing. - T.K. Naliaka
Humanity need not be taught in schools, it is a gift and skill one should master. - Ama H. Vanniarachchy
If there has been one overriding change in poetic practice, it is that under the influence of free verse the poets have made a primary virtue out of exactitude and economy of meaning: this has replaced metrical skill as the first thing the poet tunes to. - Martin Langford
Art is a game of skill, not chance. - Marty Rubin
I tell you before God, and as an honest man, your son is the greatest composer known to me by person and repute, he has taste and what is more the greatest skill in composition." (Said to Leopold Mozart) - Joseph Haydn
An empowered organization is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organizational success. - Stephen Covey
Let each man pass his days in that wherein his skill is greatest. - Sextus Propertius
Art is something greater and higher than our own skill or knowledge or learning. That art is something which, though produced by human hands, is now wrought by hands alone, but wells up from a deeper source, from a man's soul. - Vincent van Gogh
Jiu Jitsu gives me an ideal to strive toward. Technical mastery lies on an infinite continuum and completion of this skill is impossible. Every time I train I have something that I can improve upon, and this will hold true for each and every training session that lies between me and my grave. - Chris Matakas
No occupation in this world is more trying to soul and body than the care of young children. What patience and wisdom, skill and unlimited love it calls for. God gave the work to mothers and furnished them for it, and they cannot shirk it and be guiltless. - Isabella MacDonald Alden
If sex is a skill, with its attendant expectations, frustrations, and failures, you are graded on performance; if it is an expression of love and commitment, you are not graded at all. - Ron Brackin
One of great arts of communication is the skill of listening to people - Sunday Adelaja
And sometimes it doesn't matter how hard you try, how persuasive you can be, how much skill you have... you can't have everything. Sometimes you just can't win.""No. Sometimes you don't win." He gets to his feet, and Red stands beside him. "But I'll be damned if that's going to stop me from trying. - daystar721
Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly ever acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.
RANK, n. Relative elevation in the scale of human worth. He held at court a rank so high That other noblemen asked why. "Because," 'twas answered, "others lack His skill to scratch the royal back." Aramis Jukes - Ambrose Bierce
The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think. - Edwin Schlossberg
Unless a man has considerable skill with and reliance in his weapon, he will not remain cool in the presence of dangerous game close by. - Townsend Whelen
Think of yourself as a brand. You need to be remembered. What will they remember you for? What defines you? If you have it in you, do something that defines you. Invent something, develop a unique skill, get noticed for something it creates a talking point. - Chris Arnold
Ethics is a skill - Marianne M. Jennings
Evil is boring. Cynicism is pointless. Fear is a bad habit. Despair is lazy. Hopelessness is self-indulgent. On the other hand: Joy is fascinating. Love is an act of heroic genius. Pleasure is our birthright. Chronic ecstasy is a learnable skill. - Rob Brezsny
There is a skill to learning. It is all about what is and what is not. While Science is knowing what is, Art is creating what is not. - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
You would not believe what skill, power and ability your total intelligence possesses until you are in desperate need. - Bryant McGill
Training is the word we use now. To train means to teach a particular skill over a period of time. Every time you get up, show up, work out, you are training yourself to be better, to live happier and healthier. Don’t expect results in a snap. Remember, change takes however long it takes. - Toni Sorenson
I tell you before God, and as an honest man, your son (W A Mozart)is the greatest composer known to me by person and repute, he has taste and what is more the greatest skill in composition. - Joseph Haydn
Force has no place where there is need of skill. - Herodotus
After a certain high level of technical skill is achieved, science and art tend to coalesce in esthetics, plasticity, and form. The greatest sceintists are always artists as well. - Albert Einstein
The hands of man can manufacture many things both penetratingly brilliant and utterly astounding. Yet, despite their amazing dexterity and profound skill they cannot manufacture hope. Such a masterpiece as that is left for the hands of God and a manger crafted by those hands. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Just about ANY personality trait or skill can be learned: simply find it in someone you know and copy it. Then watch what happens. - Steve Goodier
He who wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. - Edmund Burke
University can teach you skill and give you opportunity, but it can't teach you sense, nor give you understanding. Sense and understanding are produced within one's soul. - C. JoyBell C.
It's a very old idea that patience leads to skills, of course - but it seems urgent now that we go further than this and think about patience itself as the skill to be learned. - Jennifer L. Roberts
Patience is a skill that brings beauty. Patience brings strength. Patience brings happiness - Practice patience and you will achieve your goals! - Angie karan
God gives out good gifts of wisdom, talent, beauty, and skill 'graciously'--that is, in a completely unmerited way. He casts them across all humanity, regardless of religious conviction, race, gender, or any other attribute to enrich, brighten, and preserve the world. - Timothy J. Keller
Creation is a knack which is empowered by practice, and like almost any skill, it is lost if you don't practice it. - Wallace Stegner
More skill, more success;less skill, less success. - Matshona Dhliwayo
A man should never be judged by his skill, talent, colour, financial or political status, facial beauty and level of education but by the quality of his character. - Paul Bamikole
Skill is the bridge between success and great success. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art. - Tom Stoppard
Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance. - Samuel Johnson
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army. - George Herbert
As a writer, the main skill you need is curiosity. As a reader, the main tool you need is open-mindedness. - Gloria D. Gonsalves
Skill + hard work = SuccessSkill + hard work + prayer = Great success - Matshona Dhliwayo
I was not successful as a ballplayer, as it was a game of skill. - Casey Stengel
Pretending is not just play. Pretending is imagined possibility. Pretending, or acting, is a very valuable life skill and we do it all the time. - Meryl Streep
Being assertive enough to avoid being coerced into sex sounds like a good skill to learn. But you have to wonder what the corresponding page on Challenges said: Try not to rape your girlfriend? - Moira Wegel
A hunter’s meal is in proportion to his skill. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Often, it takes more guts than skill to open doors. Once the doors get opened, then it's up to you. - Julieanne O'Conner
Day after day, week after week; writing great fiction takes time, emotion, skill and effort. - Carla H. Krueger
Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. - Samuel Johnson
VICTORY - Champions have it deep inside of them - a dream, a desire, a vision. They have the last minute stamina. They have to be a little faster. They have to have the will and the skill. But the will must be greater than the skill.
The major barrier to skill acquisition is not intellectual, it is emotional. - ted talk
Few of us would regret the years it takes to complete an education or master a crucial skill. So why complain about the perseverance needed to become a well-balanaced and truly compassionate human being? - Matthieu Ricard
Technical skill is mastery of complexity, while creativity is mastery of simplicity.
You must immerse yourself in your work. You have to fall in love with your work You must dedicate your life to mastering your skill. That’s the secret of success. - Chef Jiro
The real help victims of injustice need is to get the will, skill and resources to fight back. There may or may not be a hell in afterlife but suffering injustice quietly is a sin, punishment for which is a living hell here and now. - R.N. Prasher
Some were made with skill and intelligenceSome with passion and charmBut they, they were raw, and strived to remain so… - Pearl Pandya
Communication is a skill that you can learn. It's like riding a bicycle or typing. If you're willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of very part of your life. - Brian Tracy
Afterward, there was some debate as to whether we'd actually "done it properly," which gives you some idea of the awesome skill and artful dexterity of my lovemaking technique. - David Nicholls
When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. - John Ruskin
The value of an artist is more because of his originality than his skill. - Amit Kalantri
Making a dream come true is like taking control of an airplane high up in the stratosphere and landing it safely on the ground a measure of forethought, skill and courage is definitely required. - Silvia Hartmann
Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them: A desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill. - Muhammad Ali
Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without. - Henry David Thoreau
The devil tempts us not; 'tis we who tempt him, beckoning his skill with opportunity. - George Eliot
Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. - W.C. Fields
Consider for a moment that when you see someone as being ‘gifted’, it is out of a belief that whatever it is that they do, would be impossible for you to do. You should also consider that maybe their ‘gift’, is nothing more than an undeveloped skill in you. - Gary Hopkins
REPLICA, n. A reproduction of a work of art, by the artist that made the original. It is so called to distinguish it from a "copy," which is made by another artist. When the two are mae with equal skill the replica is the more valuable, for it is supposed to be more beautiful than it looks. - Ambrose Bierce
Women are better at acting then men. Why? Because we have to be. If successfully convincing someone bigger than you are of something he doesn't want to know is a survival skill, this is how women have survived through the millennia. - Meryl Streep
No skill is more crucial to the future of a child than literacy. - Los Angeles Times
Seek out your superiors and learn from them. Do not hide nor shy away from them for the sake of your pride for true pride is perceived, not in perceived skill, but in improvement. - Megan Webster
Practice transforms a skill into an art - Siddharth Joshi
Computer Coding is a life skill for this generation. - Tamara Zentic MS
Your selling point is that unique quality like integrity,teachability, honesty, humility, skill, sagacity, love, self-confidence, vision, compassion and kindness which distinguishes you among your contemporaries. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
So many people will tell you no, and you need to find something you believe in so hard that you just smile and tell them watch me. Learn to take rejection as motivation to prove people wrong. Be unstoppable. Refuse to give up, no matter what. It’s the best skill you can ever learn. - Charlotte Eriksson
One’s skill is never complete, one’s knowledge is forever lacking, one’s taste is invariably altered, one’s opinion ever subject to controversy. There is a complete and constant urge towards improvement. - Andrew Loomis
Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance. - Samuel Johnson
My art, my greatest art, is the skill to live within me. - Alireza Salehi Nejad
Wisdom is knowing what to do next; Skill is knowing how to do it, and Virtue is doing it. - David Starr Jordan
Patience is an action and a skill to be cultivated. It actually solves more problems that most other actions. - John Bruna
Tis skill, not strength, that governs a ship - Thomas Fuller
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