Quotes containing word "able"

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Sell also: capable

Definitions and meanings of word "able"

• Adj: (usually followed by `to') having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something; examples: "able to swim", "she was able to program her computer", "we were at last able to buy a car", "able to get a grant for the project"

• Adj: have the skills and qualifications to do things well; examples: "able teachers", "a capable administrator", "children as young as 14 can be extremely capable and dependable"

• Adj: having inherent physical or mental ability or capacity; examples: "able to learn", "human beings are able to walk on two feet", "Superman is able to leap tall buildings"

• Adj: having a strong healthy body; examples: "an able seaman", "every able-bodied young man served in the army"

Featured authors with quotes containing word "able"

Marilyn vos Savant
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American Writer, Author, Playwright, Lecturer
Born Sunday 11 August 1946
Friedrich Nietzsche
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German Philosopher, Critic, Poet, Composer
Tuesday 15 October 1844 - Saturday 25 August 1900
Curt Weldon
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American Politician
Born Tuesday 22 July 1947
Ricky Williams
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American Athlete
Born Saturday 21 May 1977
Tim Berners Lee
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English Scientist, Inventor
Born Wednesday 8 June 1955
Sarah Michelle Gellar
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American Actress, Producer
Born Thursday 14 April 1977
Naima Adedapo
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American Musician, Dancer
Born Friday 5 October 1984
Michael Phelps
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American Athlete
Born Sunday 30 June 1985
Elbert Hubbard
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American Writer, Philosopher, Artist, Publisher
Sunday 19 June 1859 - Friday 7 May 1915
Maimonides
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Spanish Philosopher
Saturday 30 March 1135 - Monday 13 December 1204
Madeleine Albright
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American Statesman
Born Thursday 13 May 1937
Steve Jobs
4 quotes about able
American Businessman, Inventor
Thursday 24 February 1955 - Wednesday 5 October 2011

Maturity: Be able to stick with a job until it is finished. Be able to bear an injustice without having to get even. Be able to carry money without spending it. Do your duty without being supervised.

Ann Landers

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I should be able to pick which applications I use for managing my life, I should be able to pick which content I look at, and I should be able to pick which device I use, which company I use for supplying my internet, and I'd like those to be independent choices.

Tim Berners Lee

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I was never able to get through Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. I've never been able to make it through. And I love the Smashing Pumpkins, they're one of my favorite bands ever, but I've never been able to listen to the whole thing all the way through.

John Wozniak

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The business has changed so much that they're able - we're able these days in the music industry to be able to control our own destiny.

Bobby Brown

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Presumptuous for me to say, but at least - at a minimum - I've been able to influence the direction of the Democratic Party on foreign policy. And I've been relatively - presumptuous to say - relatively successful legislatively in the Senate, being able to win a lot of Republican friends, and being able to cross the aisle.

Joe Biden

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My brother and I have been able to get on and have been very lucky to do things with our family that other people wouldn't have been able to do. But then again, we've also been able to live a normal life as well.

Zara Phillips

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Any enterprise CEO really ought to be able to ask a question that involves connecting data across the organization, be able to run a company effectively, and especially to be able to respond to unexpected events. Most organizations are missing this ability to connect all the data together.

Tim Berners Lee

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David and I got cut out the editing process on that. We were able to affect it more than not. We sent in our notes, we were able to see cuts. We weren't allowed to see dailies and we weren't allowed to sit in the editing room and just work.

Bob Odenkirk

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I never saw myself so much as an actor. I wanted to be a cartoonist like Charles M. Schulz and create my own world and be able to have a studio at home and not commute and be able to be with my family.

Mark Hamill

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No politician has ever yet been able to rule his country, nor has any country ever yet been able to face the world, upon the principles of the Sermon on the Mount.

Frederick Scott Oliver

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Canada's a huge country, so to be able to unite the country through communication satellite technology or to be able to observe it through remote sensing technology from space is a natural fit for a country like Canada.

Marc Garneau

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I now can be sure that, once I start writing a book, I'll be able to finish it. I've also become more assured about my 'voice' as a writer and being able to keep the characters true to themselves.

J. A. Jance

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Further, there are things of which the mind understands one part, but remains ignorant of the other; and when man is able to comprehend certain things, it does not follow that he must be able to comprehend everything.

Maimonides

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To play a lawyer and have one year of law school under your belt, you sort of know what you're talking about! I'm able to memorize the legal courtroom stuff a lot faster than I would have been able to otherwise.

Jerry O'Connell

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When a man is able to connect with his feelings, he is able to care more.

Warren Farrell

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I was able to read a movie before I was able to read a book.

Guillermo Cabrera Infante

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I do believe that in order to be a successful negotiator that as a diplomat, you have to be able to put yourself into the other person's shoes. Unless you can understand what is motivating them, you are never going to be able to figure out how to solve a particular problem.

Madeleine Albright

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No matter what as an artist that's always what you want to do, you want to connect to the audience, you want to be able to send whatever message it is that you're singing about, you want to be able to convey that - and not make them feel - you want them to feel it, you want them to feel what you feel.

Naima Adedapo

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These are very subtle things, of course, and I don't expect everyone to pick them up consciously, but I think that there is something there that you must be able to feel, there is an energy at work that I must trust my audience will be able to pick up at some level.

Atom Egoyan

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When I got into music, I wanted to learn guitar just enough to be able to write songs. I wanted to be able to express myself.

Chris Daughtry

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