Quotes and Sayings about Skill



"A skilled Transition Team leader will set the general goals for a Transition, and then confer on the other team leaders working with him the power to implement those goals."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Power, Leader, Goals, Leaders, Will)

"The Leader will be a person with the management skills to coordinate the activities of the Team, and to assure that the Team remains faithful to the objectives of the incoming President."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Leader, Management, Objectives, President, Will)

"Business, labor and civil society organizations have skills and resources that are vital in helping to build a more robust global community."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Society, Business, Community, Labor)

"Keep writing, because not only does practice improve skill, it gives you more chances to score on the market. I did that for eight years before making my first sale."
- Piers Anthony
(Related: First, Practice, Skill, Writing, Years)

"I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill."
- Edward Appleton
(Related: Enthusiasm, Skill)

"It takes great skill to tell a compelling story in under 60 seconds. These five directors have mastered the format, using their talent, craft and imagination to provide us with some of the most innovative filmmaking out there today."
- Michael Apted
(Related: Imagination, Talent, Skill, Today)

"It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully."
- Aristotle
(Related: Art, Lies, Poets)

"Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully."
- Aristotle
(Related: Art, Lies, Poets)

"Rather than be asked to abandon one's own heritage and to adapt to the mores of the new country, one was expected to possess a treasure of foreign skills and customs that would enrich the resources of American living."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: American, Country, Living, Treasure)

"Don't be condescending to unskilled labor. Try it for a half a day first."
- Brooks Atkinson
(Related: Day, First, Labor)

"On landing at New York I caught the yellow fever. The kind man who commanded the ship that brought me from France took charge of me and placed me under the care of two Quaker ladies. To their skillful and untiring care I may safely say I owe my life."
- John James Audubon
(Related: Life, Care, France, Ladies, Man, May)

"The accumulation of skill and science which has been directed to diminish the difficulty of producing manufactured goods, has not been beneficial to that country alone in which it is concentrated; distant kingdoms have participated in its advantages."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Science, Country, Difficulty, Skill)

"Head Start's ability to improve the educational skills and opportunities of Latino children will be an important component of America's future success."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Success, Ability, America, Children, Future, Will)

"At first everyone predicted that it would be impossible to hold these divergent people together, but aside from the skilled men, some of whom belonged to craft unions, comparatively few went back to the mills. And as a whole, the strike was conducted with little violence."
- Ray Stannard Baker
(Related: Men, People, First, Violence)

"The privilege of ruling would be in the hands of the skilled and the learned, with a wide scope left for profitable crooked deals carried on by the Jews, who would be attracted by the enormous extension of the international speculations of the national banks."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Banks, Deals, Privilege)

"You have to have something worth saying and then the ability to say it- writing's a double skill, really."
- Iain Banks
(Related: Ability, Saying, Skill, Worth, Writing)

"We all liked the Descendants and stuff like that, so we started playing it. It's not that it was really hard, well, it does take skill to play fast and keep up your stamina. But it was something that just happened."
- Travis Barker
(Related: Play, Skill)

"The Democrats seem to be basically nicer people, but they have demonstrated time and again that they have the management skills of celery."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Time, People, Management, Democrats)

"Selling cookies helped me to realize that you needed to have a certain way to communicate with people. You also needed business skills. You knew you needed to sell a certain amount of boxes, so that gave me some business sense."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: Business, People, Selling, Sense)

"The five steps in teaching an employee new skills are preparation, explanation, showing, observation and supervision."
- Bruce Barton
(Related: Observation, Preparation, Teaching)

"In the transmission of human culture, people always attempt to replicate, to pass on to the next generation the skills and values of the parents, but the attempt always fails because cultural transmission is geared to learning, not DNA."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: People, Values, Culture, Learning, Parents)

"To handle a language skillfully is to practice a kind of evocative sorcery."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Language, Practice)

"During a trip to Iraq last fall, I visited our theater hospital at Balad Air Force Base and witnessed these skilled medical professionals in action and met the brave soldiers whose lives they saved."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Medical, Action, Force, Iraq, professionals, Soldiers, Theater)

"Captaincy is 90 per cent luck and 10 per cent skill. But don't try it without that 10 per cent."
- Richie Benaud
(Related: Luck, Skill)

"No matter how skillful you are, you can't invent a product advantage that doesn't exist. And if you do, and it's just a gimmick, it's going to fall apart anyway."
- William Bernbach
"It is insight into human nature that is the key to the communicator's skill. For whereas the writer is concerned with what he puts into his writings, the communicator is concerned with what the reader gets out of it. He therefore becomes a student of how people read or listen."
- William Bernbach
(Related: Nature, People, Human nature, Key, Skill, Writer)

"There are two ways to extend a business. Take inventory of what you're good at and extend out from your skills. Or determine what your customers need and work backward, even if it requires learning new skills. Kindle is an example of working backward."
- Jeff Bezos
(Related: Work, Business, Example, Learning)

"Ambidextrous, adj.: Able to pick with equal skill a right-hand pocket or a left."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Right, Skill)

"Research has shown time and time again that infants who receive the high-quality child care and early education programs do better in school, have more developed social skills, and display fewer behavior problems."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Education, Time, Behavior, Care, Problems, Research, School)

"A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals."
- Larry Bird
(Related: God, Goals)

"Ageing means a loss of a number of skills over time."
- Julie Bishop
(Related: Time, Ageing, Loss)

"I want to believe that those who have been appointed to accomplish this mission will be totally committed, devoting all their skills and determination to their work. I urge you to lend them your support so that, together, we can build that bright future worthy of our country."
- Paul Biya
(Related: Work, Determination, Country, Future, Mission, Support, Want, Will)

"A successful economic development strategy must focus on improving the skills of the area's workforce, reducing the cost of doing business and making available the resources business needs to compete and thrive in today's global economy."
- Rod Blagojevich
(Related: Business, Strategy, Successful, Development, Economy, Focus, Needs, Today)

"Yes, they broke the law, but we can't deport them. Let's get over this pointing fingers and do something about that, whether it - they have to pay a fine, learn to speak English, the history, you can do that. And then you have to give visas for the skills we need."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: History, English, Law)

"Canada sets aside 36 percent of their visas for people with skills they think their country needs. We set aside six percent. We educate the doctors, and then don't give 'em a green card."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: People, Canada, Country, Doctors, Needs)

"We need foreign skills to stay competitive."
- Hassanal Bolkiah
"A friend never defends a husband who gets his wife an electric skillet for her birthday."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Birthday, Wife, HusbFriend)

"As skills and energy became more of a demand, people who didn't have skills just got left behind, got shuttled to the side. Education didn't keep up with their promise. Education didn't prepare them for this new world. Jobs went overseas."
- Julian Bond
(Related: Education, People, Energy, Jobs, Promise, World)

"Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of a car is separate from the way the car is driven."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Car, Intelligence, Power, People, Poor)

"Convinced that behavior and conduct are every bit as important as skills and expertise, I sought to build the firm into an enduring, values-based institution."
- Marvin Bower
(Related: Values, Behavior, Expertise)

"People should be judged on the basis of their performance, not nationality, personality, education, or personal traits and skills."
- Marvin Bower
(Related: Education, People, Performance, Nationality, Personality)

"It wasn't until late high school and early college that I gained enough size and skill to make me welcome on intramural basketball teams."
- Paul D. Boyer
(Related: Basketball, College, School, Skill)

"Most of the people that I went to school with - I went to secondary school - we were educated to go and work in the line at Ford's, and if we were lucky, technical skilled labor. I sort of rejected that, and thought I wanted to do something else."
- Billy Bragg
(Related: Work, Thought, People, Labor, School)

"Judgment is more than skill. It sets forth on intellectual seas beyond the shores of hard indisputable factual information."
- Kingman Brewster, Jr.
(Related: Information, Judgment, Skill)

"The system that enables the most people to earn the most success is free enterprise, by matching up people's skills, interests, and abilities. In contrast, redistribution simply spreads money around. Even worse, it attenuates the ability to earn success by perverting economic incentives."
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Related: Money, Success, People, Ability, Contrast)

"We are being tough in saying it is a duty on the unemployed in future not only to be available for work - and not to shirk work - but also to get the skills for work. That is a new duty we are introducing."
- Gordon Brown
(Related: Work, Being, Duty, Future, Saying)

"Somehow in the 20th Century an idea has developed that music is an activity or skill which is not comprehensible to the man in the street. This is an arrogant assertion and not necessarily a true one."
- Gavin Bryars
(Related: Music, Idea, Man, Skill)

"People often argue about this. Obviously one of the skills in performance is acting, and you can't expect every Romeo to really be in love with their Juliet!"
- Deborah Bull
(Related: Love, People, Performance, Acting)

"But you do have to start young as a dancer if you're going to achieve the physical skills necessary."
- Deborah Bull
"I think it's better when you're natural, when you just do whatever you want, instead of doing classes where I see all these other people holding back because they've been trained with certain skills or techniques. I'm like, whatever."
- Gisele Bundchen
(Related: People, Want)

"My sword I give to him that shall succeed me in my pilgrimage, and my courage and skill to him that can get it."
- John Bunyan
(Related: Courage, Pilgrimage, Skill, Succeed)

"We have different personalities and different skills and the kind of things that we do, we can do together that neither of us can do separately. We've been working together so closely that it's kind of hard to decide what's my work and what's her work, it's ours really."
- Guy Burgess
(Related: Work)

"He that struggles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Nerves, Skill)

"He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Nerves, Skill)

"Vocational education programs have made a real difference in the lives of countless young people nationwide; they build self-confidence and leadership skills by allowing students to utilize their unique gifts and talents."
- Conrad Burns
(Related: Education, Leadership, People, Difference, Gifts, Self, Students)

"Learning how to learn is life's most important skill."
- Tony Buzan
(Related: Life, Learning, Skill)

"I'll always be there because I'm a skilled professional actor. Whether or not I've any talent is beside the point."
- Michael Caine
(Related: Talent, Actor)

"Despite our high rate of unemployment, 300,000 jobs go unfilled largely because many of the unemployed lack the skills needed today as a result of technological progress."
- Kim Campbell
(Related: Progress, Jobs, Result, Today, Unemployment)

"It would be naive to imagine we have solved all our income security problems simply because the roles of the federal and provincial governments in the area of skills training have been clarified."
- Kim Campbell
(Related: Income, Problems, Security, Training)

"Following the war in Europe a large increase of European immigration to the United States is to be expected, of which the largest part is and always has been made up of men skilled in farming."
- Arthur Capper
(Related: Men, War, Europe, states, United)

"My decision to register women confirms what is already obvious throughout our society-that women are now providing all types of skills in every profession. The military should be no exception."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Women, Society, Decision, Military, Now, Obvious, Profession)

"So you have to force yourself out of a comfort zone and really try to figure out what are the key ingredients, the key skill sets, the key perspectives that are necessary, and then figure out a way to attract the very best people to fill those particular roles."
- Steve Case
(Related: People, Comfort, Force, Key, Skill, Zone)

"We have to instill in them the skills they need to succeed at a young age and open up their imaginations to the very real opportunities they can be afforded if they put their minds to it."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Age, Open, Succeed)

"My other brother, the Lord Lucas, who was heir to my father's estate, and as it were the father to take care of us all, is not less valiant than they were, although his skill in the discipline of war was not so much, not being bred therein."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: War, Father, Brother, Discipline, Being, Care, Heir, Skill)

"I have certainly amassed many historical research gathering skills."
- Iris Chang
(Related: Research)

"I learnt the theory of movement, which I still teach sometimes. I was very, very ambitious to learn a skill."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: Skill, Theory)

"Today, many companies are reporting that their number one constraint on growth is the inability to hire workers with the necessary skills."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Growth, Today, Workers)

"Scientific research and other studies have demonstrated that arts education can enhance American students' math and language skills and improve test scores which in turn increase chances of higher education and good jobs in the future."
- Thad Cochran
(Related: Education, American, Future, Jobs, Language, Research, Students)

"You should trust any man in his own art provided he is skilled in it."
- Edward Coke
(Related: Art, Trust, Man)

"These people are very unskilled in arms... with 50 men they could all be subjected and made to do all that one wished."
- Christopher Columbus
(Related: Men, People)

"The AEC had at its command an army of highly skilled scientists."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Army, Scientists)

"Only those who have patience to do simple things perfectly ever acquire the skill to do difficult things easily."
- James J. Corbett
(Related: Patience, Skill)

"If we know what that set point is, we can predict fairly accurately when you will be in flow, and it will be when your challenges are higher than average and skills are higher than average."
- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
(Related: Will)

"It is not the ship so much as the skillful sailing that assures the prosperous voyage."
- George William Curtis
"I'm not going to get into the writer's skills or what he was trying to portray because that's not fair. I can only say what I felt was trying to be portrayed there."
- Taylor Dane
(Related: Trying, Writer)

"Singing and being truthful to a song... I've developed that skill, and I know how to do that real instinctively, that's all I've been doing for the last 25 years."
- Taylor Dane
(Related: Being, Singing, Skill, Song, Years)

"If you've been told all your life that you're good-looking, people just flock around you and you never really have to try or have to learn an interesting craft, skill or hobby - or even have depth."
- Brittany Daniel
(Related: Life, People, Skill)

"I'm here in the mountains, in the foothills of the Catskills."
- Rick Danko
(Related: Mountains)

"You apply the skills you use to produce your own book to make an anthology. Shaping. Rhythm."
- Robyn Davidson
"It's about somebody initially knowing more about it than you do but eventually you learn a lot about it yourself and practise the skills and techniques that you've been taught."
- Lynn Davies
"If you have a coach helping you, developing your skills alongside you, that's when you're on your way to becoming not just a participant but achieving."
- Lynn Davies
(Related: Coach)

"We could ask artists from abroad to come in too, so that there could be a mixing and matching of skills from Europe, America and here which would widen our world."
- Siobhan Davies
(Related: America, Artists, Europe, World)

"Can you, in a million years, imagine another female senator - Kay Bailey Hutchinson, Claire McCaskill - reacting to being called 'ma'am' like Barbara Boxer did? This is the kind of sanctimonious self-absorption on the modern left that makes my teeth itch."
- Mark Davis
(Related: Being, Self, Years)

"While many hackers have the knowledge, skills, and tools to attack computer systems, they generally lack the motivation to cause violence or severe economic or social harm."
- Dorothy Denning
(Related: Motivation, Knowledge, Cause, Computer, Harm, Tools, Violence)

"Someone who wants to write should make an effort to write a little something every day. Writing in this sense is the same as athletes who practice a sport every day to keep their skills honed."
- Anita Desai
(Related: Athletes, Day, Effort, Practice, Sense, Writing)

"Although a skillful flatterer is a most delightful companion if you have him all to yourself, his taste becomes very doubtful when he takes to complimenting other people."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: People, Taste)

"The whole year I was in LA I got into telemarketing and learned how to make money. Five years later that skill helped me make my first film."
- Vin Diesel
(Related: Money, Film, First, Skill, Years)

"Technical skill counts for nothing if it is used only to manufacture films which have little to do with humanity."
- Edward Dmytryk
(Related: Humanity, Nothing, Skill)

"My sister-in-law is a painter, and I'll say, how long did it take you to paint that painting. She'll say, It took me maybe three days, but it took me all my life to get the skills to paint that painting."
- Anthony Doerr
(Related: Life, Sister, Painting)

"Inventing is a skill that some people have and some people don't. But you can learn how to invent."
- Ray Dolby
(Related: People, Skill)

"For infants and toddlers learning and living are the same thing. If they feel secure, treasured, loved, their own energy and curiosity will bring them new understanding and new skills."
- Amy Laura Dombro
(Related: Curiosity, Energy, Learning, Living, Understanding, Will)

"Everyone, young and old, must have access to the knowledge and skills to participate in the evolving economy."
- James H. Douglas
(Related: Knowledge, Economy, Old)

"Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Decisions, Skill)

"The rest of us are still trying to find ways to live in the world with spirit-ual values. Myself included. We've learned certain skills, we've learned to prevail somewhat, but we've not made it over the mountain."
- Olympia Dukakis
(Related: Values, Rest, Spirit, Trying, World)

"So I constantly play women who are damaged and out of touch, who are seeking without knowing, or knowing without the skills to transform their lives. But then, that's really the fate of many women today."
- Olympia Dukakis
(Related: Women, Fate, Play, Today)

"Your law may be perfect, your knowledge of human affairs may be such as to enable you to apply it with wisdom and skill, and yet without individual acquaintance with men, their haunts and habits, the pursuit of the profession becomes difficult, slow, and expensive."
- William Dunbar
(Related: Wisdom, Men, Knowledge, Acquaintance, Habits, Law, May, Profession, Pursuit, Skill)

"The finished product is often of less importance than the skills and confidence gained through the process and the way in which the community is strengthened through people in it work and are brought together."
- Ben Edwards
(Related: Work, People, Community, Confidence, Importance)

"You can do and use the skills that you have. The schools need you. The teachers need you. Students and parents need you. They need your actual person: your physical personhood and your open minds and open ears and boundless compassion, sitting next to them, listening and nodding and asking questions for hours at a time."
- Dave Eggers
(Related: Time, Compassion, Listening, Open, Parents, Questions, Schools, Students, Teachers)

"Education, whatever else it should or should not be, must be an inoculation against the poisons of life and an adequate equipment in knowledge and skill for meeting the chances of life."
- Havelock Ellis
(Related: Life, Education, Knowledge, Meeting, Skill)

"The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests."
- Epictetus
(Related: Difficulty, Gain, Glory, Reputation, Storms)

"Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempest."
- Epicurus
(Related: Gain, Reputation, Storms)

"As a whole, the managers today are different in temperament. Most have very good communication skills and are more understanding of the umpire's job. That doesn't mean they are better managers. It just means that I perceive today's managers a bit differently."
- Jim Evans
(Related: Communication, Job, Managers, Temperament, Today, Umpire, Understanding)

"The fact that the games were so close was a tribute to the level of skill in the World Cup."
- Lorrie Fair
(Related: Fact, Games, Skill, Tribute, World)

"The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success are concentration, discrimination, organization, innovation and communication."
- Michael Faraday
(Related: Success, Communication, Discrimination, Innovation)

"A man who cannot work without his hypodermic needle is a poor doctor. The amount of narcotic you use is inversely proportional to your skill."
- Martin H. Fischer
(Related: Work, Man, Poor, Skill)

"I think exercise tests us in so many ways, our skills, our hearts, our ability to bounce back after setbacks. This is the inner beauty of sports and competition, and it can serve us all well as adult athletes."
- Peggy Fleming
(Related: Beauty, Sports, Ability, Athletes, Competition, Exercise, Tests)

"The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed."
- Henry Ford
(Related: Imagination, Man, Skill, Succeed, Will)

"Women are more skilled than men at making gossip entertaining."
- Kate Fox
(Related: Men, Women, Gossip)

"What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster!"
- Anatole France
(Related: Art, Chance, Earth, Heaven, Skill)

"I love sitting down and talking to people. CNBC gave me a chance to do it in a way that I liked. They gave me a chance to also develop the skills to learn from my mistakes."
- Daisy Fuentes
(Related: Love, People, Chance, Mistakes, Talking)

"'Tis skill, not strength, that governs a ship."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Strength, Skill)

"A little skill in antiquity inclines a man to Popery."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Man, Skill)

"Every unskilled illegal immigrant who enters the United States for work drives up healthcare costs for every American. And, every illegal immigrant we turn a blind eye toward weakens the rule of law our country is founded on."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: Work, American, Blind, Country, Eye, Healthcare, Law, states, United)

"In the early 1930s, flying from England to Australia was the longest flight in the world. It was considered extremely dangerous and hazardous, pushing pilots to the limits of mechanical skills and human endurance. Aviation was young."
- Mary Garden
(Related: Aviation, Endurance, EnglFlying, Limits, World)

"If the power to do hard work is not a skill, it's the best possible substitute for it."
- James A. Garfield
(Related: Power, Work, Hard work, Skill)

"My job involves a lot of different skills now - I'm as much entrepreneur and management consultant as anything else these days - but IA is still my favorite part of the work I do."
- Jesse James Garrett
(Related: Work, Management, Favorite, Job, Now)

"The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success: Concentration, Discrimination, Organization, Innovation and Communication."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: Communication, Discrimination, Innovation)

"Maybe the Dalai Lama is the only person who is totally honest, and even with him, he's skillful not to hurt anybody. He's skillful."
- Richard Gere
(Related: Hurt)

"Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book."
- Edward Gibbon
(Related: Habits, Learning, Thinking)

"The ability to think straight, some knowledge of the past, some vision of the future, some skill to do useful service, some urge to fit that service into the well-being of the community - these are the most vital things education must try to produce."
- Virginia Gildersleeve
(Related: Education, Knowledge, Vision, Ability, Community, Future, Past, Service, Skill)

"Art is skill, that is the first meaning of the word."
- Eric Gill
(Related: Art, First, Meaning, Skill, Word)

"When I went on to write my next book, Working With Emotional Intelligence, I wanted to make a business case that the best performers were those people strong in these skills."
- Daniel Goleman
(Related: Business, Intelligence, People)

"My hope was that organizations would start including this range of skills in their training programs - in other words, offer an adult education in social and emotional intelligence."
- Daniel Goleman
(Related: Education, Intelligence, Hope, Training, Words)

"Motivation aside, if people get better at these life skills, everyone benefits: The brain doesn't distinguish between being a more empathic manager and a more empathic father."
- Daniel Goleman
(Related: Life, Manager, Father, Motivation, People, Being)

"You know, Quincy Jones was a great mentor, but he was a man in a man's world. Fortunately he's a very sensitive man and a beautiful human being, and even though he was 14 or 15 years older than me, he's a capable human being and has great communication skills."
- Lesley Gore
(Related: Being, Communication, Man, World, Years)

"It is a great piece of skill to know how to guide your luck even while waiting for it."
- Baltasar Gracian
(Related: Luck, Skill, Waiting)

"I liked discussion and debate and thought that these skills fit well with law. I also had an interest in justice - and later learned that sometimes law and justice actually agree!"
- Harold H. Greene
(Related: Thought, Debate, Interest, Justice, Law)

"To succeed, you will soon learn, as I did, the importance of a solid foundation in the basics of education - literacy, both verbal and numerical, and communication skills."
- Alan Greenspan
(Related: Education, Communication, Importance, Succeed, Will)

"And they do those jobs not because they want to take away anything from America, but because they want to give their skills, their sweat, their labor, for a better life and to help build a better America, just as those who came before them."
- Luis Gutierrez
(Related: Life, America, Help, Jobs, Labor, Want)

"Asking the right questions takes as much skill as giving the right answers."
- Robert Half
(Related: Answers, Giving, Questions, Right, Skill)

"I think I have the skills. I'm a great judge of talent. I just know basketball."
- Tim Hardaway
(Related: Talent, Basketball)

"Common sense steps in here and says: Separate the parts you want to be mobile from the parts you want to be inert. You have seen the result, and I know many have the skill to apply it."
- Lawrence Hargrave
(Related: Common sense, Result, Skill, Want)

"I think my best skill in this whole deal is as a conduit to try to bring people together, because I think it's in our unity that we'll have the greatest strength."
- Woody Harrelson
(Related: People, Strength, Skill, Unity)

"In those days, it didn't take much imagination to come up with something that required great lyric development skills. You just thought of an experience that you might have gone through, and write it down."
- Phil Harris
(Related: Experience, Imagination, Thought, Development)

"Too many employers have said that they are unable to find skilled workers."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Workers)

"Whatever the difference between brilliant and average brains, we are all creative. And through practice and study we can enhance our skills and talents."
- Jeff Hawkins
(Related: Difference, Practice, Study)

"I came to Playboy not expecting to stay. But after five years, I found myself really enjoying the business world, and I realized I had some skill."
- Christie Hefner
(Related: Business, Skill, World, Years)

"We have to improve life, not just for those who have the most skills and those who know how to manipulate the system. But also for and with those who often have so much to give but never get the opportunity."
- Dorothy Height
(Related: Life, Opportunity)

"The first myth of management is that it exists. The second myth of management is that success equals skill."
- Robert Heller
(Related: Success, Management, First, Myth, Skill)

"Of course, it gave the studio an enormous power, because I don't know any other place who had that skill with images to communicate with. And the need of these kinds of images are even greater now than they ever were because we are losing our life symbols."
- John Hench
(Related: Life, Power, Losing, Now, Skill)

"Even in China. Children there, next to the Great Wall, who had never seen Mickey Mouse responded. So the studio did have that skill to communicate with images."
- John Hench
(Related: Children, Mouse, Skill)

"Skill and confidence are an unconquered army."
- George Herbert
(Related: Army, Confidence, Skill)

"Force has no place where there is need of skill."
- Herodotus
(Related: Force, Skill)

"Far from wishing to awaken the artist in the pupil prematurely, the teacher considers it his first task to make him a skilled artisan with sovereign control of his craft."
- Eugen Herrigel
(Related: Control, Artist, First, Wishing)

"Our record number of teenagers must become our record number of high school and college graduates and our record number of teachers, scientists, doctors, lawyers, and skilled professionals."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: College, Doctors, Lawyers, professionals, School, Scientists, Teachers, Teenagers)

"By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: Life, People, Paradise, Heaven, Hell, Propaganda)

"Where there is the necessary technical skill to move mountains, there is no need for the faith that moves mountains."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Faith, Mountains, Skill)

"Whenever you trace the origin of a skill or practices which played a crucial role in the ascent of man, we usually reach the realm of play."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Man, Play, Skill)

"No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination."
- Edward Hopper
(Related: Imagination, Invention)

"Perfection is perfectly simple; fouling things up requires true skill."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Perfection, Skill)

"It would be futile to attempt to fit women into a masculine pattern of attitudes, skills and abilities and disastrous to force them to suppress their specifically female characteristics and abilities by keeping up the pretense that there are no differences between the sexes."
- Arianna Huffington
(Related: Women, Force, Sexes)

"Fairness is not an attitude. It's a professional skill that must be developed and exercised."
- Brit Hume
(Related: Attitude, Skill)

"Worse there cannot be; a better, I believe, there may be, by giving energy to the capital and skill of the country to produce exports, by increasing which, alone, can we flatter ourselves with the prospect of finding employment for that part of our population now unemployed."
- Joseph Hume
(Related: Country, Energy, Giving, May, Now, Population, Skill)

"My singing wasn't horrible, but my dancing really made it look silly. It's not like I'm a horrible singer that can't sing. But I don't have the consistency or the presentation skills that a good performer has."
- William Hung
(Related: Consistency, Dancing, Silly, Singing)

"There is nothing false or arrogant about German pride in German technical and business skills."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: Business, Nothing, Pride)

"And luckily, therefore the good old days return. The traditional art of driving counts again, and it is all about good tactics, skills and reflexes instead of simple power."
- Jacky Ickx
(Related: Art, Power, Driving, Old)

"Investing in industries and technology for the 21st century generates high-skilled, high-wage jobs for industries of the future."
- Jay Inslee
(Related: Technology, Future, Jobs)

"There is nothing so skillful in its own defense as imperious pride."
- Helen Hunt Jackson
(Related: Defense, Nothing, Pride)

"The journalism school helped me develop writing skills, and I had been enjoying cartooning from a very young age. My interest in puppetry, however, came much later."
- William Jackson
(Related: Age, Interest, Journalism, School, Writing)

"There is always a point when one senses one's lack of skill, the doubt."
- Arne Jacobsen
(Related: Doubt, Senses, Skill)

"I'm an action player. I like to be aggressive. I don't like to be on the run. I like to feel like I have the fates in my hands and that through my skill or lack thereof I control my fate."
- Eugene Jarvis
(Related: Action, Control, Fate, Skill)

"A number of Americans were used, most often unwillingly, by North Korea to arm spies with English-speaking skills so they could target American interests in South Korea and beyond."
- Robert Jenkins
(Related: American, Americans, English)

"The skills that we have are the actual magic skills - not the performing skills. We have to separate those. But the actual skills that make the tricks work, we don't get to use again."
- Penn Jillette
(Related: Work, Magic)

"I have never had a social life, don't ever want one because it's boring. I'm just not very good with people, and you meet people every night who expect you to be this rock star with these developed social skills, which I don't have."
- Daniel Johns
(Related: Life, People, Night, Want)

"One of the skills I had to learn and become proficient in is kissing a man. I had never kissed a man. Will Smith did it in his movies, so did Jake Gyllenhaal, and I figured it was my time. So it was me and Steve Carell - fantastic."
- Dwayne Johnson
(Related: Movies, Time, Kissing, Man, Will)

"John Henry Lloyd is the man I gave the credit to for polishing my skills. He taught me how to play third base and how to protect myself. John taught me more baseball than anyone else."
- Judy Johnson
(Related: Baseball, Credit, Man, Play)

"If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Determination, Perseverance, Strength, Despair, Diligence, Skill)

"You know, I was crap. But I had the commitment, and I had the understanding, that the basis of football is skill on the ball, and if you spend the time with it, you're gonna reap the rewards."
- Craig Johnston
(Related: Time, Commitment, Football, Skill, Understanding)

"So I did in fact spend two and a half years in the Middlesbrough car park practising skills. But if you spend four or five or six hours a day practising, you get better."
- Craig Johnston
(Related: Car, Day, Fact, Years)

"So for a year I spent all my time hiding from Jack Charlton in the car park practising my skills."
- Craig Johnston
(Related: Car, Time)

"It is only requisite, for me to say to you, that the President places great reliance upon your skill, judgment and intimate knowledge."
- Anson Jones
(Related: Knowledge, Judgment, President, Skill)

"The rules are simple. Take your work, but never yourself, seriously. Pour in the love and whatever skill you have, and it will come out."
- Chuck Jones
(Related: Love, Work, Rules, Skill, Will)

"One trouble with developing speed reading skills is that by the time you realize a book is boring you've already finished it."
- Franklin P. Jones
(Related: Time, Reading, Trouble)

"Building is just skilled labor, I suppose. It's a lot of work. I don't mind other people building them, but the way things go together and are made is interesting to me; I like that a lot."
- Donald Judd
(Related: Work, People, Building, Labor, Mind)

"To have the opportunity to lead the Solicitor General's office is the honor of a lifetime. As you know, this is an office with a long and rich tradition, not only of extraordinary legal skill but also of extraordinary professionalism and integrity. That is due, in large measure, to the people who have led it."
- Elena Kagan
(Related: Legal, People, Opportunity, Honor, Integrity, Measure, Office, Skill, Tradition)

"I grew up in a family where our mother made our clothing. We didn't have a lot of money, so we learned how to scrimp, and we learned how to invent and to create. And those are learned skills."
- Marcy Kaptur
(Related: Family, Money, Mother)

"You bet I arrived overnight. Over a few hundred nights in the Catskills, in vaudeville, in clubs and on Broadway."
- Danny Kaye
"As the eagle was killed by the arrow winged with his own feather, so the hand of the world is wounded by its own skill."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Skill, World)

"In order to be rated as good as a good man in the field of her earnings, she must show herself better than he. She must be more steady, or more trustworthy, or more skilled, or more cheap in order to have the same chance of employment."
- Florence Kelley
(Related: Chance, Man, Order)

"NAFTA recognizes the reality of today's economy - globalization and technology. Our future is not in competing at the low-level wage job; it is in creating high-wage, new technology jobs based on our skills and our productivity."
- John F. Kerry
(Related: Technology, Economy, Future, Globalization, Job, Jobs, Productivity, Reality, Today, Wage)

"Education can give you a skill, but a liberal education can give you dignity."
- Ellen Key
(Related: Education, Dignity, Liberal, Skill)

"The social object of skilled investment should be to defeat the dark forces of time and ignorance which envelope our future."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Time, Defeat, Future, Ignorance, Investment)

"Today, a skilled manager makes more than the owner. And owners fight each other to get the skilled managers."
- Mikhail Khodorkovsky
(Related: Manager, Fight, Managers, Today)

"The worlds I paint leave a lot to engage the imagination by hinting at what lies beyond the four edges of the painting. I think getting beyond the four edges of an opportunity or challenge is one of the basic skills you need in business."
- Thomas Kinkade
(Related: Business, Imagination, Opportunity, Challenge, Lies, Painting)

"I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life."
- Dean Koontz
(Related: Life, Talent, Ability, Skill, Succeed, Support)

"Journalist: a person without any ideas but with an ability to express them; a writer whose skill is improved by a deadline: the more time he has, the worse he writes."
- Karl Kraus
(Related: Time, Ideas, Ability, Skill, Writer)

"Maybe in past years, perhaps women didn't feel quite as comfortable with revealing themselves, and their skills and their crafts... and now we are, so we're out there, just like the guys."
- Chantal Kreviazuk
(Related: Women, Now, Past, Years)

"I think I developed language skills to deal with threat. It's the girl thing to do-you know, instead of pulling out a gun."
- Barbara Kruger
(Related: Language)

"With these men and women who work-for the cause with all their hearts, with cool heads and skilled hands we will master every fate."
- Gustav Krupp
(Related: Men, Women, Work, Cause, Fate, Will)

"I not only wanted to showcase lyrical skills but also continue to drop knowledge on the hiphop community. I'm looking to elevate through my music, and through my music I educate."
- Talib Kweli
(Related: Music, Knowledge, Community)

"I think as far as kids go, you just have to work hard. Work on your skills, keep focused."
- Frank Lampard
(Related: Work, Kids)

"I'm not a fast, stream-of-consciousness lyricist at all - I know some guys who are, and if there is one skill I wish I had, it's that."
- Jonny Lang
(Related: Skill)

"If you're lucky as you get older, you respect the craft and it becomes a skill."
- Frank Langella
(Related: Respect, Skill)

"A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows."
- Doug Larson
(Related: Survival, Learning, Skill)

"I apologize for my terrible interview skills."
- Heath Ledger
"So it's probably eighty percent luck and twenty percent skill."
- Chris LeDoux
(Related: Luck, Skill)

"I took the name Green Destiny from - well there is such a sword called Green Destiny. It is green because you keep twisting it, it's an ancient skill, you keep twisting it and knocking it and twisting it until it is very elastic and light."
- Ang Lee
(Related: Destiny, Light, Name, Skill)

"We're all given some sort of skill in life. Mine just happens to be beating up on people."
- Sugar Ray Leonard
(Related: Life, People, Skill)

"It's intoxicating for a man to be waited on. Combine this with very, very skillful sex, and that will get them."
- Doris Lilly
(Related: Sex, Man, Will)

"Trade reform has also been linked to increased income disparity as skilled workers have captured more benefits from globalization than their unskilled counterparts."
- Stephen F. Lynch
(Related: Benefits, Globalization, Income, Reform, Trade, Workers)

"If you improve a teacher's self-esteem, confidence, communication skills or stress levels, you improve that teacher's overall effectiveness across the curriculum."
- Elaine MacDonald
(Related: Communication, Confidence, Curriculum, Self, Stress)

"To the soldier, luck is merely another word for skill."
- Patrick MacGill
(Related: Luck, Skill, Word)

"Universal literacy was a 20th-century goal. Before then, reading and writing were skills largely confined to a small, highly educated class of professional people."
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: People, Goal, Class, Reading, Writing)

"Obviously, every child should be given the best possible opportunity to acquire literacy skills."
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: Opportunity)

"Is it possible that literacy standards are falling because young Australians are growing up in a culture in which they can be entertained and informed, and in which they can communicate effectively, without having to master any but the most rudimentary literacy skills?"
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: Culture, Growing up)

"So I find the fascination, the love, the incredible skill and everything to do with acting, writing plays, and doing them, just darling. Lovely. I love actors."
- Patrick Macnee
(Related: Love, Acting, Actors, Skill, Writing)

"You can go home with a lot of money with absolutely no skill."
- Howie Mandel
(Related: Home, Money, Skill)

"There's no skill. You can be a rock and move into another cash bracket."
- Howie Mandel
(Related: Skill)

"I understand why the Tories will be gunning for Alastair Campbell because they fear his campaigning skills."
- Peter Mandelson
(Related: Fear, Will)

"I also used to work in the Catskill Mountains as a bus boy, and I performed in talent shows."
- Barry Mann
(Related: Work, Talent, Mountains)

"All of this suggests that while citizens became more comfortable with President Bush after September 11 and thought him to have the requisite leadership skills, they continue to harbor doubts about his priorities, loyalties, interests, and policies."
- Thomas E. Mann
(Related: Leadership, Thought, President, Priorities)

"It's never been more important for borrowers to arm themselves with knowledge and build sound financial-management skills."
- Robert Manning
(Related: Knowledge, Financial, Sound)

"I do like to drive fast and I have gotten pulled over in the past. I use my skills to get out of tickets."
- Josie Maran
(Related: Past)

"And because performing for a game involves real acting. The way they create a game is very similar now to how they create a film. I've always wanted to stretch my acting skills, and the timing being what it is, I couldn't say no."
- Josie Maran
(Related: Acting, Being, Film, Now)

"Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude."
- Ralph Marston
(Related: Attitude, Excellence, Skill)

"As a measure of acting skills, film can be very deceptive."
- Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
(Related: Acting, Film, Measure)

"The deaf community is in a favorable position because they have a national theatre and training groups of their own to get them started. Deaf actors have often acquired very valuable skills and experience before they get their break."
- Richard Masur
(Related: Experience, Actors, Community, Theatre, Training)

"The simplest of women are wonderful liars who can extricate themselves from the most difficult dilemmas with a skill bordering on genius."
- Guy de Maupassant
(Related: Women, Genius, Skill)

"And I think that what is of concern is that they seem to be bringing skills from the scientific world into the interrogation room in a way that begs a lot of questions about whether it's ethical."
- Jane Mayer
(Related: Concern, Questions, World)

"I'm a moderate. I hang out in the middle. I vote against my party with some regularity and try to compromise. It doesn't appear right now that the Republican Party is welcoming moderates any more."
- Claire McCaskill
(Related: Compromise, Now, Party, Republican, Right, Vote)

"I was in the room with, you know, more than a dozen Republicans trying to negotiate the stimulus. Most of them decided the politics of the situation meant they should walk away, even if it wasn't responsible in terms of what our country needed right then."
- Claire McCaskill
(Related: Politics, Country, Republicans, Right, Trying)

"Kids should practice autographing baseballs. This is a skill that's often overlooked in Little League."
- Tug McGraw
(Related: Kids, Practice, Skill)

"You want to find a place where, because of your skills, you can make an impact."
- John McKinley
(Related: Want)

"Somehow he became certain the he himself possessed the skills of a hypnotist. How he reached this judgement, I have no idea, but never convinced the rest of us."
- Audrey Meadows
(Related: Idea, Rest)

"Let not a man do what his sense of right bids him not to do, nor desire what it forbids him to desire. This is sufficient. The skillful artist will not alter his measures for the sake of a stupid workman."
- Mencius
(Related: Artist, Desire, Man, Right, Sense, Will)

"Actors get pigeonholed very quickly, particularly movie actors. In the theater, one is more used to casting people against type and trusting that their talent and skill will get them through."
- Sam Mendes
(Related: Talent, People, Actors, Skill, Theater, Will)

"The true value of sport is more than the skills that young people learn."
- Thomas Menino
(Related: People, Value)

"The willingness to learn new skills is very high."
- Angela Merkel
"There is no question that knowing someone in the business will get you in the door. But it is your skill that will keep you in the room."
- Vic Mignogna
(Related: Business, Question, Skill, Will)

"Writing requires a great deal of skill, just like painting does. People don't want to learn those skills."
- John Milius
(Related: People, Painting, Skill, Want, Writing)

"Also, they don't understand - writing is language. The use of language. The language to create image, the language to create drama. It requires a skill of learning how to use language."
- John Milius
(Related: Drama, Language, Learning, Skill, Writing)

"We believe we've got the skill base and the techniques to supply the chips that really enable the end manufacturers to develop exciting, innovative products themselves."
- David Milne
(Related: End, Skill)

"We are also fortunate in being in quite a sheltered environment, in terms of people moving on to do other things, because there are relatively few companies in Scotland that are looking for the skill set that we've developed."
- David Milne
(Related: People, Being, Environment, Scotland, Skill)

"You know you lose a lot of social skills if you're a writer. You spend too long alone. And its forced me to address that."
- Anthony Minghella
(Related: Writer)

"It was used for decades to describe talented computer enthusiasts, people whose skill at using computers to solve technical problems and puzzles was - and is - respected and admired by others possessing similar technical skills."
- Kevin Mitnick
(Related: Computers, People, Problems, Skill)

"There's many times this year I've sat back and thought, I'm making a living from making things up. It's the only skill I have so I've been really lucky."
- Colin Mochrie
(Related: Thought, Living, Skill)

"My most important professional accomplishment to date is the ability to keep working with absolutely no skills whatsoever."
- Colin Mochrie
(Related: Ability, Accomplishment)

"All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing."
- Moliere
(Related: History, Books, Dancing, Leaders, Mankind, Skill)

"Education is not the piling on of learning, information, data, facts, skills, or abilities - that's training or instruction - but is rather making visible what is hidden as a seed."
- Thomas Moore
(Related: Education, Facts, Information, Learning, Training)

"Where the private sector, or anyone else, has skills, knowledge and resources that can help to deliver a high quality of education and to raise standards, we should use them."
- Estelle Morris
(Related: Education, Quality, Knowledge, Help)

"My focus and that of all members of the Government responsible for delivering services to the public is to make sure that the public sector can use all the skills it needs to do the job the public wants it to do."
- Estelle Morris
(Related: Government, Focus, Job, Needs, Public)

"If you have the skill, then you can move as you age."
- Joe Morton
(Related: Age, Skill)

"I always had to keep improving my skills in order to remain competitive and keep winning."
- Edwin Moses
(Related: Winning, Order)

"However, many skilled medical volunteers are turned away because community health centers cannot afford to cover their additional medical liability insurance."
- Tim Murphy
(Related: Health, Medical, Community)

"That's what I like about acting. When you're preparing for a role, you do your research, and the bonus is you get to learn these skills. Now, it's on to whatever the next thing is I have to learn."
- Parminder Nagra
(Related: Acting, Now, Research)

"No, I didn't quite know to what extent the football might be, but it was quite a bonus for me to try to learn new skills and to keep fit at the same time."
- Parminder Nagra
(Related: Time, Football)

"At times those skills were really hard to do because not only was I having to contend with the camera, but I was having to learn these new skills and the ball was always kind of doing what you didn't want it to do. So it got a little bit frustrating at times but we got there."
- Parminder Nagra
(Related: Want)

"In a world that is constantly changing, there is no one subject or set of subjects that will serve you for the foreseeable future, let alone for the rest of your life. The most important skill to acquire now is learning how to learn."
- John Naisbitt
(Related: Life, Future, Learning, Now, Rest, Skill, Will, World)

"Smart businesses do not look at labor costs alone anymore. They do look at market access, transportation, telecommunications infrastructure and the education and skill level of the workforce, the development of capital and the regulatory market."
- Janet Napolitano
(Related: Education, Development, Labor, Skill)

"In course of time the Brothers Cowper removed the manufacture of their printing machines from London, to Manchester. There they found skilled and energetic workmen, ready to carry their plans into effect."
- James Nasmyth
(Related: Time, Brothers, Effect, London, Machines, Printing)

"An arts education helps build academic skills and increase academic performance, while also providing alternative opportunities to reward the skills of children who learn differently."
- Gavin Newsom
(Related: Education, Performance, Children, Reward)

"Involvement in the arts engages kids in their community, improves self-esteem, reclaims at-risk youth, and builds the creative skills that are required of a 21st century workforce."
- Gavin Newsom
(Related: Community, Kids, Self, Youth)

"Words of comfort, skillfully administered, are the oldest therapy known to man."
- Louis Nizer
(Related: Comfort, Man, Therapy, Words)

"But my role is to just apply the skills I've learned over the years: you listen to the guitar, you listen to the vocal melodies, you listen to the rhythm, and you come up with something that helps you take the song somewhere."
- Krist Novoselic
(Related: Guitar, Song)

"In my early years, my father was away as a soldier in the war. When he came back, work was very difficult to come by. Even though he was a highly skilled man, a maker of furniture, the payment for that work was very poor."
- Trevor Nunn
(Related: Work, War, Father, Man, Poor, Years)

"A study in the Washington Post says that women have better verbal skills than men. I just want to say to the authors of that study: 'Duh.'"
- Conan O'Brien
(Related: Women, Post, Study, Want, Washington)

"The opponents and I are really one. My strength and skills only half of the equation. The other half is theirs. An opponent is someone whose strength joined to yours creates a certain result."
- Sadaharu Oh
(Related: Strength, Opponents, Result)

"The kids wait for it to be organized. They want to go play all of these tournaments, for a little practice time. I learned my skills by dropping the puck just with the kids. I think that's missing today."
- Bobby Orr
(Related: Time, Kids, Play, Practice, Today, Want)

"You hear all the time about European players playing the game. These players that come over at 17, 18 and 19, they just don't all of a sudden become skilled. From the time they were little fellas, they learned the fundamentals of the game. Let them create."
- Bobby Orr
(Related: Time)

"The highly skilled workers at Lima have enabled the plant to grow far beyond its original mission, now providing a wide variety of cutting-edge military vehicles and equipment to the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps."
- Michael Oxley
(Related: Army, Military, Mission, Navy, Now, Variety, Workers)

"Masochism is a valuable job skill."
- Chuck Palahniuk
(Related: Job, Skill)

"For it is we who must pray for our daily bread, and if He grants it to us, it is only through our labour, our skill and preparation."
- Paracelsus
(Related: Preparation, Skill)

"I think management is about just that - managing people via man-to-man skills."
- Stuart Pearce
(Related: People, Management)

"Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects."
- Lester B. Pearson
(Related: Politics)

"This was good training for research, because large parts of experimental work are sometimes boring or involve the use of skills in which one is not particularly gifted."
- Martin Lewis Perl
(Related: Work, Research, Training)

"So, it takes a lot of chance and luck. I mean I was lucky enough to get in the program where people with the same skills never made it to the program. So keep trying."
- Philippe Perrin
(Related: People, Chance, Luck, Trying)

"Mystery writers' conventions are usually good, and this one has been excellent and extremely well prepared and thought out in advance. A lot of people have given their time and their skill, and a good deal of wit, and Anchorage has made us extraordinarily welcome."
- Anne Perry
(Related: Time, Thought, People, Mystery, Skill, Wit, Writers)

"I was with this girl the other night and from the way she was responding to my skillful caresses, you would have sworn that she was conscious from the top of her head to the tag on her toes."
- Emo Philips
(Related: Night)

"You see, one of the best ways to assure quality radiologic procedures is to require a basic level of education and skill for the people responsible for performing these procedures."
- Charles W. Pickering
(Related: Education, Quality, People, Skill)

"Parents provide their children with genes as well as an environment, so the fact that talkative parents have kids with good language skills could simply mean that and that the same genes that make parents talkative make children articulate."
- Steven Pinker
(Related: Children, Environment, Fact, Kids, Language, Parents)

"Growing up, all I did was work and vacation, but I loved it, no one pushed me into anything. The thing was I developed no special skills. I don't have any resentment because I am a performer and I've always felt that, but it did take its toll socially."
- Dana Plato
(Related: Work, Growing up, Resentment, Vacation)

"Let each man pass his days in that wherein his skill is greatest."
- Sextus Propertius
(Related: Man, Skill)

"If I had to rank my skills, I have a long way to go before I can write a good graphic novel."
- Ted Rall
(Related: Rank)

"And so, at the age of thirty, I had successively disgraced myself with three fine institutions, each of which had made me free of its full and rich resources, had trained me with skill and patience, and had shown me nothing but forbearance and charity when I failed in trust."
- Simon Raven
(Related: Age, Trust, Charity, Nothing, Patience, Skill)

"We should seek a system that provides outlets for those skills and talents so that everyone can find a way to work and serve in a manner that best suits the strengths of each individual."
- Lee R. Raymond
(Related: Work)

"I couldn't do anything. I'd work in a department store for a couple of weeks, but I couldn't hack it. I couldn't even type! I had no skills whatsoever outside of show business."
- Helen Reddy
(Related: Business, Work)

"There is both a skill factor and an effort factor in dream recall. People can develop dream recall skills, such as lying still in the morning and writing down whatever comes to mind."
- Henry Reed
(Related: People, Dream, Effort, Lying, Mind, Skill, Writing)

"It's time that America's government lived by the same values as America's families. It's time we invested in America's future and made sure our people have the skills to compete and thrive in a 21st century economy. That's what Democrats believe."
- Harry Reid
(Related: Government, Time, People, Values, America, Democrats, Economy, Future)

"This 21st century economy holds great promise for our people. But unless we give all Americans the skills they need to succeed, countries like India and China will take good-paying jobs that should be ours."
- Harry Reid
(Related: People, Americans, Countries, Economy, Jobs, Promise, Succeed, Will)

"Just having hope ain't going to cut it. You've got to have hope, passion and skills."
- Tim Reid
(Related: Hope, Passion)

"I try to take things that challenge me either physically or mentally, or I have to learn a new skill."
- John C. Reilly
(Related: Challenge, Skill)

"A fellow who has a funny bone can learn to hone his skills, but I don't think you can develop a funny bone - you either have it or you don't. And by the way - when you get it, we don't know it."
- Carl Reiner
(Related: Funny)

"Sure we have skilled players, but the biggest thing might just be that we are so well conditioned and how we can play for 90 minutes at a high tempo which is needed in soccer at an international level."
- Claudio Reyna
(Related: Play, Soccer)

"We gained his operational capabilities and he gained our marketing skills."
- Mercer Reynolds
(Related: Marketing)

"I never took acting classes, but I knew I could do it based on the skill with which I lied to my parents on a regular basis!"
- Ryan Reynolds
(Related: Acting, Parents, Skill)

"In comparing therefore the value of the same commodity, at different periods of time, the consideration of the comparative skill and intensity of labour, required for that particular commodity, needs scarcely to be attended to, as it operates equally at both periods."
- David Ricardo
(Related: Time, Consideration, Needs, Skill, Value)

"Though every legal task demands this skill, it is especially important in the effort to frame public policy in a way that is properly responsive to human needs and predicaments. The question is always: How will the general rule work in practice?"
- Elliot Richardson
(Related: Legal, Work, Policy, Effort, Needs, Practice, Public, Public policy, Question, Skill, Will)

"No skill shapes a child's future success in school or in life more than the ability to read."
- Bob Riley
(Related: Life, Success, Ability, Future, School, Skill)

"Football is a game of skill, we kicked them a bit and they kicked us a bit."
- Graham Roberts
(Related: Football, Skill)

"Overall, the anarchy was the most creative of all periods of Japanese culture for in it there appeared the greatest landscape painting, the culmination of the skill of landscape gardening and the arts of flower arrangement, and the No drama."
- J. M. Roberts
(Related: Gardening, Anarchy, Culture, Drama, Painting, Skill)

"To know how to hide one's ability is great skill."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Ability, Skill)

"But if you can create an honorable livelihood, where you take your skills and use them and you earn a living from it, it gives you a sense of freedom and allows you to balance your life the way you want."
- Anita Roddick
(Related: Life, Balance, Freedom, Living, Sense, Want)

"Don't bring your need to the marketplace, bring your skill. If you don't feel well, tell your doctor, but not the marketplace. If you need money, go to the bank, but not the marketplace."
- Jim Rohn
(Related: Money, Skill)

"Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people."
- Jim Rohn
(Related: People, Opportunity, Clarity, Communication, Emotions, Practice, Style, Will)

"If you look at music, you see theme, variation, you see symmetry, asymmetry, you see structure, and these are related to skills in the real world."
- Dave Van Ronk
(Related: Music, World)

"My mountaineering skills are not important to my best photographs, but they do add a component to my work that is definitely a bit different than that of most photographers."
- Galen Rowell
(Related: Work)

"A lot of these industries are having difficulty finding reliable workers with the skills they require."
- Jerry Rubin
(Related: Difficulty, Workers)

"Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Experience, Force, Intellect, Passion, Skill)

"When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Love, Work, Skill)

"It is far more difficult to be simple than to be complicated; far more difficult to sacrifice skill and easy execution in the proper place, than to expand both indiscriminately."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Sacrifice, Execution, Skill)

"He only seems to me to live, and to make proper use of life, who sets himself some serious work to do, and seeks the credit of a task well and skillfully performed."
- Sallust
(Related: Work, Life, Credit)

"Have enough sense to know, ahead of time, when your skills will not extend to wallpapering."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Time, Sense, Will)

"Skill is successfully walking a tightrope between the twin towers of New York's World Trade Center. Intelligence is not trying."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Intelligence, Skill, Trade, Trying, Walking, World)

"A person who learns to juggle six balls will be more skilled than the person who never tries to juggle more than three."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Will)

"Nothing truly convincing - which would possess thoroughness, vigor, and skill - has been written against the ancients as yet; especially not against their poetry."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Poetry, Nothing, Skill)

"Studies have shown that inmate participation in education, vocational and job training, prison work skills development, drug abuse, mental health and other treatment programs, all reduce recidivism, significantly."
- Bobby Scott
(Related: Health, Work, Education, Development, Abuse, Job, Mental health, Participation, Prison, Training, Treatment)

"Some missionaries are giants in the Spirit and pygmies in skills in the Spirit. Work hard to develop a balance. Your leaders, and you, should teach the skills to each other."
- Richard G. Scott
(Related: Work, Balance, Giants, Leaders, Missionaries, Spirit)

"I was brought in, not in the photographic department at all, I was brought in on a thing called Special Skills. I was to do posters, pamphlets, murals, propaganda in general, you know."
- Ben Shahn
(Related: Propaganda)

"Individuals, too, who cultivate a variety of skills seem brighter, more energetic and more adaptable than those who know how to do one thing only."
- Robert Shea
(Related: Variety)

"Ah, mastery... what a profoundly satisfying feeling when one finally gets on top of a new set of skills... and then sees the light under the new door those skills can open, even as another door is closing."
- Gail Sheehy
(Related: Feeling, Light, Open)

"George Bush has shown great skill at disguising an incredibly weak foreign policy."
- Brad Sherman
(Related: Policy, Foreign policy, Skill)

"We are approaching a new age of synthesis. Knowledge cannot be merely a degree or a skill... it demands a broader vision, capabilities in critical thinking and logical deduction without which we cannot have constructive progress."
- Li Ka Shing
(Related: Age, Knowledge, Progress, Vision, Skill, Thinking)

"I think paranoia can be instructive in the right doses. Paranoia is a skill."
- John Shirley
(Related: Paranoia, Right, Skill)

"Community service has taught me all kinds of skills and increased my confidence. You go out there and think on your feet, work with others and create something from nothing. That's what life's all about."
- Andrew Shue
(Related: Work, Life, Community, Confidence, Feet, Nothing, Service)

"Central and western Pennsylvania has one of the best workforces in the country and this will provide job training, new skills and additional resources for those trying to find a job."
- Bill Shuster
(Related: Country, Job, Training, Trying, Will)

"Then I realized that to be really good at this requires a lot of energy and concentration and skill."
- Ron Silver
(Related: Energy, Skill)

"Are the things that now, in retrospect, with what I've seen happen to my company, would I have done some things differently? I think - I think we all would do - we would do a number of things differently."
- Jeffrey Skilling
(Related: Company, Now)

"I sold some shares, but on a net basis, significantly increased my ownership."
- Jeffrey Skilling
(Related: Ownership)

"Well, as we built the business in the 1990's, as I said, I enjoyed that."
- Jeffrey Skilling
(Related: Business)

"I thought the stock was a great buy. I think anybody that bought the stock in 1999 was - saw over the next couple of years a strong growth. During the year of 1999, I significantly increased my ownership of shares in the company."
- Jeffrey Skilling
(Related: Thought, Growth, Company, Ownership, Years)

"We were building a - what I thought was a fantastic company. We had great people. We were changing - we were changing the way the marketplace operated. We were creating a market for natural gas and electricity that had never existed before."
- Jeffrey Skilling
(Related: Thought, People, Building, Company, Electricity)

"Well, actually, I had been working as a consultant to former companies of Enron, or predecessor companies of Enron and, so, I joined in 1990 to really start our wholesale merchant business."
- Jeffrey Skilling
(Related: Business, Enron)

"I think we had made some tremendous progress in the six months before I left."
- Jeffrey Skilling
(Related: Progress, Months)

"We built that into a wholesale business that became, really, one of the largest companies in the United States. We had success in building new markets, opening markets for competition, and that takes a personal toll."
- Jeffrey Skilling
(Related: Business, Success, Building, Competition, states, United)

"Was I believer in Enron Corporation? Yes, sir, I was."
- Jeffrey Skilling
(Related: Enron)

"The indictment, in a lot of ways, that was the turning point."
- Jeffrey Skilling
"Larry, I spent probably most of my professional life helping to build Enron Corporation. I don't think there was anyone that was as shocked by the - by the collapse of the company as I was."
- Jeffrey Skilling
(Related: Life, Company, Enron)

"It was a very difficult 10 years of very hard work."
- Jeffrey Skilling
(Related: Work, Hard work, Years)

"In the fall of the year 2000, there just happened to be a decision point when they asked me to become Chief Executive Officer of the company. It was a time when, as you remember, we were starting to have some real problems in the California energy markets."
- Jeffrey Skilling
(Related: Time, Decision, Company, Energy, Problems)

"The quarrel of the sociologists with the historians is that the latter have learned so much about how to do it that they have forgotten what to do. They have become so skilled in finding facts that they have no use for the truths that would make the facts worth finding."
- Albion W. Small
(Related: Facts, Historians, Quarrel, Worth)

"It's less about the physical training, in the end, than it is about the mental preparation: boxing is a chess game. You have to be skilled enough and have trained hard enough to know how many different ways you can counterattack in any situation, at any moment."
- Jimmy Smits
(Related: Boxing, Chess, End, Training)

"I look at other filmmakers and see skills in them that I wish I had but I know that I don't. I feel like I have to work really hard to keep myself afloat, doing what I do. But I find it pleasurable."
- Steven Soderbergh
(Related: Work)

"The ability to take pleasure in one's life is a skill and is a kind of intelligence. So intelligence is a hard thing to evaluate and it manifests itself in so many different ways. I do think the ability to know how to live a life and not be miserable is a sign of that."
- Todd Solondz
(Related: Intelligence, Life, Ability, Evaluate, Pleasure, Skill)

"I mean, there are many other directors who are probably both more skilled and excited to adapt novels or work within certain genre conventions. I'd like to do that kind of work someday, but for better or worse I'm too drawn by my own material."
- Todd Solondz
(Related: Work)

"Whoever grows angry amid troubles applies a drug worse than the disease and is a physician unskilled about misfortunes."
- Sophocles
(Related: Disease)

"I'm simply saying that there are advantages in sending a skilled diplomat who can always say, 'I'll get back to you on that, Mr. Minister'."
- Theodore C. Sorensen
(Related: Saying)

"It's populated by people who, by and large, have terrific communication skills. Every day is an extraordinary day. For me, it was just a great area for storytelling."
- Aaron Sorkin
(Related: People, Communication, Day)

"Quality afterschool programs provide safe, engaging and fun learning experiences to help children and youth develop their social, emotional, physical, cultural and academic skills."
- Debbie Stabenow
(Related: Quality, Children, Fun, Help, Learning, Youth)

"The right of each individual in any relation to secure to himself the full benefits of his intelligence, his capacity, his industry and skill are among the inalienable inheritances of humanity."
- Leland Stanford
(Related: Intelligence, Benefits, Humanity, Right, Skill)

"Money is the great tool through whose means labor and skill become universally co-operative."
- Leland Stanford
(Related: Money, Labor, Skill)

"It is soooooo necessary to get the basic skills, because by the time you graduate, undergraduate or graduate, that field would have totally changed from your first day of school."
- Leigh Steinberg
(Related: Time, Day, First, School)

"I was not successful as a ball player, as it was a game of skill."
- Casey Stengel
(Related: Successful, Skill)

"And in order to succeed in later life, you need creative skills because look at how fast the world is changing."
- Robert Sternberg
(Related: Life, Order, Succeed, World)

"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
(Related: Art, Imagination, Skill)

"Happiness comes when we test our skills towards some meaningful purpose."
- John Stossel
(Related: Happiness, Purpose)

"Many people think voice over artists just read, there's much more to it. Without acting beats, scene study and improving skills, you won't make it."
- Tara Strong
(Related: People, Acting, Artists, Study, Voice)

"Once I had all the facts in, I found I didn't have the immoral courage to pull the caper. So I wrote it as a story. As a teenager, I didn't have any skills for writing as such, so it came out in 1500 words."
- Theodore Sturgeon
(Related: Courage, Facts, Words, Writing)

"When you combine something to say with the skill to say it properly, then you've got a good writer."
- Theodore Sturgeon
(Related: Skill, Writer)

"I became good at defending myself, but as far as I was concerned, that was a transient skill."
- Jock Sturges
(Related: Skill)

"A good father believes that he does wisely to encourage enterprise, productive skill, prudent self-denial, and judicious expenditure on the part of his son."
- William Graham Sumner
(Related: Father, Son, Self, Skill)

"Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill."
- Shinichi Suzuki
(Related: Knowledge, Skill)

"No man was ever so completely skilled in the conduct of life, as not to receive new information from age and experience."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Age, Experience, Life, Information, Man)

"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."
- Charles R. Swindoll
(Related: Education, Money, People, Attitude, Appearance, Circumstances, Past, Skill)

"Yet in this global economy, no jobs are safe. High-speed Internet connections and low-cost, skilled labor overseas are an explosive combination."
- Bob Taft
(Related: Economy, Internet, Jobs, Labor)

"There is all the difference in the world between departure from recognised rules by one who has learned to obey them, and neglect of them through want of training or want of skill or want of understanding. Before you can be eccentric you must know where the circle is."
- Ellen Terry
(Related: Departure, Difference, Neglect, Rules, Skill, Training, Understanding, Want, World)

"No amount of skill on the part of the actress can make up for the loss of youth."
- Ellen Terry
(Related: Loss, Skill, Youth)

"I want to see if the player communicates with his teammates and how he responds to coaching. Another thing to remember is players' bodies can develop better than their skills."
- Isaiah Thomas
(Related: Coaching, Want)

"There's a lot more to competence than a law degree and a modicum of courtroom skill."
- Fred Thompson
(Related: Competence, Law, Skill)

"Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Love, Wisdom, Ignorance, Skill)

"Hitting a baseball well, as in cricket, is a very rare skill. One of most difficult things to do in the world to do, hitting a ball coming at you at ninety miles an hour with a round bat. Wonderful to watch."
- Peter Tork
(Related: Baseball, Cricket, Skill, World)

"The problem for me, still today, is that I write purely with one dramatic structure and that is the rite of passage. I'm not really skilled in any other. Rock and roll itself can be described as music to accompany the rite of passage."
- Pete Townshend
(Related: Music, Today)

"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 evry part of your life."
- Brian Tracy
(Related: Life, Work, Quality, Communication, Skill)

"Well, American composers are the best composers. At this time in the world, we are where the energy is. We are the most diverse, the most iconoclastic, the most maverick, and the most skillful."
- David Del Tredici
(Related: Time, American, Composers, Energy, World)

"Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better."
- Harry S. Truman
(Related: Change, History, Men, Society, Leadership, Opportunity, Progress)

"My own ambition in the ring had always been skillful boxing, speed and defense - on the order of Mike Gibbons."
- Gene Tunney
(Related: Ambition, Boxing, Defense, Order)

"For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill."
- Sun Tzu
(Related: Enemy, Fighting, Skill)

"At the end of the program, I tried to talk to the kids a little bit about life skills."
- Troy Vincent
(Related: Life, End, Kids, Talk)

"I think early on I knew what I was going to do and it was based a lot on familiarity but it was also because I didn't have a lot of skills. There was nothing I wanted t be. I didn't want to be a doctor. I wanted to be in show business."
- Christopher Walken
(Related: Business, Familiarity, Nothing, Want)

"I think young writers should get other degrees first, social sciences, arts degrees or even business degrees. What you learn is research skills, a necessity because a lot of writing is about trying to find information."
- Irvine Welsh
(Related: Business, First, Information, Necessity, Research, Trying, Writers, Writing)

"Young players need freedom of expression to develop as creative players... they should be encouraged to try skills without fear of failure."
- Arsene Wenger
(Related: Fear, Failure, Expression, Freedom)

"At a young age winning is not the most important thing... the important thing is to develop creative and skilled players with good confidence."
- Arsene Wenger
(Related: Age, Winning, Confidence)

"Whereas fiction is a continual discovery of what one wants to say, what one feels, what one means, and is, in that sense, a performance art, biography requires different skills - research and organization."
- Edmund White
(Related: Art, Performance, Biography, Discovery, Fiction, Research, Sense)

"With care, and skill, and cunning art, She parried Time's malicious dart, And kept the years at bay, Till passion entered in her heart and aged her in a day!"
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
(Related: Art, Time, Heart, Care, Cunning, Passion, Skill, Years)

"Whether it was working on theatre sets or stage lighting, I didn't realize most all of the skills I was exposed to were going to come in handy later on when I became a designer."
- Douglas Wilson
(Related: Theatre)

"There was an opening in the ER program at King Drew, so I spent the next month there, fascinated with the range of pathology that I observed, the diversity of skill that the ER physicians had to acquire, the variety of cases, and the ability to interact closely with people."
- Samuel Wilson
(Related: People, Ability, Diversity, Physicians, Skill, Variety)

"I wanted to be a scientist. But I had no math skills."
- Terri Windling
"Throughout the years I have tried to hone my skills to gain mastery over the music in my head."
- Kip Winger
(Related: Music, Gain, Years)

"It is one of the chief skills of the philosopher not to occupy himself with questions which do not concern him."
- Ludwig Wittgenstein
(Related: Concern, Questions)

"People call me Wayne Wonder and it also goes back to football because I could do mad skills with the ball and people would marvel and wonder how I could do it."
- Wayne Wonder
(Related: People, Football, Wonder)

"With all the knowledge and skill acquired in thousands of flights in the last ten years, I would hardly think today of making my first flight on a strange machine in a twenty-seven mile wind, even if I knew that the machine had already been flown and was safe."
- Orville Wright
(Related: Knowledge, First, Machine, Skill, Today, Wind, Years)

"It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill."
- Wilbur Wright
(Related: Knowledge, Skill)

"While it is true that Frank had a great sense of humor, he was also very serious about composing music. In reality there are only a handful of skilled players who can play his most complex pieces. It takes a lot of patience to learn and requires a fantastic memory."
- Dweezil Zappa
(Related: Humor, Music, Memory, Patience, Play, Reality, Sense)