Abilities

Famous quotes containing the word abilities:

    A child is born with the potential ability to learn Chinese or Swahili, play a kazoo, climb a tree, make a strudel or a birdhouse, take pleasure in finding the coordinates of a star. Genetic inheritance determines a child’s abilities and weaknesses. But those who raise a child call forth from that matrix the traits and talents they consider important.
    Emilie Buchwald (20th century)

    Our wishes are presentiments of the abilities that lie in us, harbingers of what we will be able to accomplish.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    It contributes greatly towards a man’s moral and intellectual health, to be brought into habits of companionship with individuals unlike himself, who care little for his pursuits, and whose sphere and abilities he must go out of himself to appreciate.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804–1864)