Ability

Ability may be:

  • Aptitude
  • Intelligence
  • Skill

Ability may also refer to:

  • Ability score, in role-playing games
  • Ability Plus Software, makers of the office suite Ability Office
  • Ability grouping
  • ABILITY Magazine
  • Ability (UK magazine)
  • "Ability" (Fringe), an episode of the television series Fringe

Famous quotes containing the word ability:

    I had a quick grasp of the secret to sanity—it had become the ability to hold the maximum of impossible combinations in one’s mind.
    Norman Mailer (b. 1923)

    Oh youth, youth! You don’t worry about anything; you seem to possess all the treasures of the universe—even sorrow gives you pleasure, even grief suits you.... And perhaps the whole secret of your charm lies not in your ability to do everything, but in your ability to think that you will do everything.
    Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818–1883)

    Reason is man’s faculty for grasping the world by thought, in contradiction to intelligence, which is man’s ability to manipulate the world with the help of thought. Reason is man’s instrument for arriving at the truth, intelligence is man’s instrument for manipulating the world more successfully; the former is essentially human, the latter belongs to the animal part of man.
    Erich Fromm (1900–1980)