We should spend less time ranking children and more time helping them to identify their natural competencies and gifts and cultivate these. There are hundreds and hundreds of ways to succeed and many, many different abilities that will help you get there.— Howard Gardner
Floundering Natural Ability quotations
Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forwad for the trip.
Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
Creative thinking is not a talent, it is a skill that can be learned.
It empowers people by adding strength to their natural abilities which improves teamwork, productivity and, where appropriate, profits.
Be patient with yourself, nothing in nature blooms all year.
Even if a man has no natural ability, he can be a warrior.
What is art? It is not just nature, it is nurtured nature.
It is intelligence applied to what physical ability you have.
The road to happiness lies in two simple principles: find what it is that interests you and that you can do well, and when you find it put your whole soul into it-every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have.
The axe forgets what the tree remembers.
Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study;
and studies themselves do give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience.
There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery.
Creativity is the ability to introduce order into the randomness of nature.
In every walk with the nature one receives far more than he seeks.
Academies that are founded at public expense are instituted not so much to cultivate men's natural abilities as to restrain them.
Surfing is an individual expression of one's own worth and one's own ability to participate directly with nature. And what makes it really enjoyable to me is that every wave is different... there's a special, non-repetitive pleasure in it that never gets boring.
If you give people tools, and they use their natural abilities and their curiosity, they will develop things in ways that will surprise you very much beyond what you might have expected.
A quiet mind is able to hear intuition over fear.
The true spiritual secret is this: what you seek, you already are.
True success is discovering your inner divinity~ it's the ability to love and have compassion, trust your intuition, and awaken to your unlimited creative nature.
To be happy you have to fulfill your nature.
That's what Aristotle taught so many centuries ago, that the road to happiness isn't to go drink more or consume more. The road to happiness is to fully develop your abilities, and then apply them to do good.
The goal for many amputees is no longer to reach a 'natural' level of ability but to exceed it, using whatever cutting-edge technology is available. As this new generation sees it, our tools are evolving faster than the human body, so why obey the limits of mere nature?
Strength shows, not only in the ability to persist, but the ability to start over.
You surprise yourself on some balls off the bat.
You don't think you have a chance to catch it. And then your natural ability just takes over.
It is said the warrior's is the twofold Way of pen and sword, and he should have a taste for both Ways. Even if a man has no natural ability he can be a warrior by sticking assiduously to both divisions of the Way.
The solution for mankind is of a spiritual nature.
It is not a political or religious solution. It's the ability to love each other. That's the only solution I see.
The greatest oak was once a little nut who held her ground.
There were a lot of running backs as good as me.
The real difference was that I could focus. I never laid back and relied on natural ability.
Once all come to know that by the concentration of the mind on one point, on one principle, on one desire, a power is radiated to that point with creative nature and demonstrative abilities, man will think more carefully, more constructively and more efficiently
The ability to calm your soul and wait before God is one of the most difficult things in the Christian life. Our old nature is restless... the world around us is frantically in a hurry. But a restless heart usually leads to a reckless life.
Each time you read a book, a tree smiles knowing there's life after death.
Focusing intently on Christ naturally results in a lifestyle of increasingly greater selflessness. And it has another benefit. Gazing on Christ gives us greater ability to look past life's trials and remain calm in the midst of what others would call chaos.
Since there is no single set of abilities running throughout human nature, there is no single curriculum which all should undergo. Rather, the schools should teach everything that anyone is interested in learning.
Every child needs nature. Not just the ones with parents who appreciate nature. Not only those of a certain economic class or culture or set of abilities. Every child.
Vision is the ability to see potential in what other overlook.
A sustainable human community is designed in such a manner that its ways of life, technologies, and social institutions honor, support, and cooperate with nature's inherent ability to sustain life.
The essence of wealth is the capacity to control the forces of nature, and the extent of wealth depends upon the level of technology and the ability to create new knowledge.
The survival of the fittest is the ageless law of nature, but the fittest are rarely the strong. The fittest are those endowed with the qualifications for adaptation, the ability to accept the inevitable and conform to the unavoidable, to harmonize with existing or changing conditions.
We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we have lost our connection to ourselves.
Our ability to perceive quality in nature begins, as in art, with the pretty.
It expands through successive stages of the beautiful to values as yet uncaptured by language.
I have a pretty good math mind, so I can see patterns, but I don't have a great ear. It's like a tragedy - I can see so much more natural musical ability in so many other people.
Humans have made a huge hole in nature in the last 10,000 years.
[With de-extinction,] we have the ability now, and maybe the moral obligation, to repair some of the damage.
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
An attack upon our ability to tell stories is not just censorship - it is a crime against our nature as human beings.
People always told me that my natural ability and good eyesight were the reasons for my success as a hitter. They never talk about the practice, practice, practice.
I never knew anyone who came close to Marilyn in natural ability to use both photographer and still camera. She was special in this, and for me there has been no one like her before or after. She has remained the measuring rod by which I have - unconsciously - judged other subjects.
The truth is that throughout my careers in both chess and the martial arts, I often knew that my rivals were more naturally gifted than me - either with their mental machines or their bodies. But I have believed in my training, my approach to learning, and my ability to rise to the challenge under pressure.
Despite a lack of natural ability, I did have the one element necessary to all early creativity: naïveté, that fabulous quality that keeps you from knowing just how unsuited you are for what you are about to do.