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1. "Authors were shy, unsociable creatures, atoning for their lack of social aptitude by inventing their own companions and conversations."
Author: Agatha Christie
2. "A large part of our attitude toward things is conditioned by opinions and emotions which we unconsciously absorb as children from our environment. In other words, it is tradition—besides inherited aptitudes and qualities—which makes us what we are. We but rarely reflect how relatively small as compared with the powerfu...See more"
Author: Albert Einstein
3. "In 1994, the College Board changed the test's name from Scholastic Aptitude Test to the Scholastic Assessment Test. Now according to the College Board, the letters don't stand for anything anymore. Perhaps that itself is symbolic."
Author: Alexandra Robbins
4. "Faith is an aptitude of the spirit. It is, in fact, a talent: you must be born with it."
Author: Anton Chekhov
5. "Empowerment is constantly challenging oneself with something difficult that tests his power of nerve, knack, skill, aptitude, attitude and wisdom to do things diligently, delightfully but differently."
Author: Anuj Somany
6. "The workforce offers many outlets for personal growth to people of limited potential. You can explore your aptitude for drudgery. Or if you are the creative sort, you can join a corporation and have it come up with your ideas for you. The amount of great ideas corporations have today is astounding. They are far more original than people ever were. In fact, since the rise of the corporation I can't think of a single person who invented anything."
Author: Bauvard
7. "...In Paris she found Magnus, who was living in a garret apartment and paiting, an occupation for which he had no aptitude whatsoever. He let her sleep on a mattress by the window, and in the night, when she woke up screaming for Will, he came and put his arms around her, smelling of turpentine."The first one is always the hardest," he said."The first?""The first one you love who dies," he said. "It gets easier, after."
Author: Cassandra Clare
8. "For Schwartz this formed the paradox at the heart of baseball, or football, or any other sport. You loved it because you considered it an art: an apparently pointless affair, undertaken by people with special aptitude, which sidestepped attempts to paraphrase its value yet somehow seemed to communicate something true or even crucial about The Human Condition. The Human Condition being, basically, that we're alive and have access to beauty, can even erratically create it, but will someday be dead and will not.Baseball was an art, but to excel at it you had to become a machine. It didn't matter how beautifully you performed SOMETIMES, what you did on your best day, how many spectacular plays you made. You weren't a painter or a writer--you didn't work in private and discard your mistakes, and it wasn't just your masterpieces that counted."
Author: Chad Harbach
9. "In aptitude tests, I scored highest in music."
Author: Conrad Hall
10. "A power of Butterfly must be -The Aptitude to flyMeadows of Majesty concedesAnd easy Sweeps of Sky -"
Author: Emily Dickinson
11. "Appalling numbers of youth have been led into a cynical ultra-sophisticated attitude which regards drinking as a badge of social aptitude, which makes a fetish of sport and professes eroticism as a way of life. A perverted and insane pictorial art, lewd exhibitionistic dancing and jungle music form the spiritual norm of this sector of America's youth."
Author: Francis Parker Yockey
12. "To use a man for what he is naturally best fitted is to keep him, if one can, from apostasy and dissatisfaction. At the same time, life's temptations come most often from that for which one has the greatest aptitude."
Author: Fulton J. Sheen
13. "Archery is something that I took up later and didn't know I had a natural aptitude for."
Author: Geena Davis
14. "I'm really not quite as frippery a fellow as you seem to think! I own that in my grasstime I committed a great many follies and extravagances, but, believe me, I've long since out-grown them! I don't think they were any worse than what nine out of ten youngsters commit, but unfortunately I achieved, through certain circumstances, a notoriety which most young men escape. I was born with a natural aptitude for the sporting pursuits you regard with so much distrust, and I inherited, at far too early an age, a fortune which not only enabled me to indulge my tastes in the most expensive manner imaginable, but which made me an object of such interest that everything I did was noted, and talked of. That's heady stuff for greenhorns, you know! There was a time when I gave the gossips plenty to talk about. But do give me credit for having seen the error of my ways!"
Author: Georgette Heyer
15. "L'homme n'est ni bon ni méchant, il naît avec des instincts et des aptitudes ; la Société, loin de le dépraver, comme l'a prétendu Rousseau, le perfectionne, le rend meilleur ; mais l'intérêt développe aussi ses penchants mauvais. Le christianisme, et surtout le catholicisme, étant, comme je l'ai dit dans le Médecin de Campagne, un système complet de répression des tendances dépravées de l'homme, est le plus grand élément d'Ordre Social."
Author: Honoré De Balzac
16. "If you fail at the large things it means you have not large ambitions. Concentration, focus - that is all. The aptitudes come, the tools forge themselves."
Author: Ian Fleming
17. "Rhiannon's Law #63: Fake it until you make it. You might not know what the fuck you're doing, but that doesn't mean everyone else is aware of your inaptitude. When in doubt, hold your head high and pretend you have a clue."
Author: J.A. Saare
18. "Now in my theater training I showed no aptitude at all."
Author: Jeremy Irons
19. "Today's students can put dope in their veins or hope in their brains. If they can conceive it and believe it, they can achieve it. They must know it is not their aptitude but their attitude that will determine their altitude."
Author: Jesse Jackson
20. "People are so constituted that everybody would rather undertake what they see others do, whether they have an aptitude for it or not."
Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
21. "El trabajo, creando el hábito del esfuerzo, sería la mejor escuela del carácter; pero la sociedad enseña a odiarlo, imponiéndolo precozmente, como una ignominia desagradable o un envilecimiento infame, bajo la esclavitud del yugo y de horarios, ejecutado por hambre o por avaricia, hasta que el hombre huye de él como de un castigo: sólo podrá amarlo cuando sea una gimnasia espontánea de sus gustos y de sus aptitudes."
Author: José Ingenieros
22. "This is a long goodbye, yet not time enough. I have no aptitude for this. I cannot learn this. I would hold on, and hold on, until my hands clutch at emptiness."
Author: Juliet Marillier
23. "I had an ear for languages, and I could read before I could adequately wash myself. I probably could have vied with Jeanette for the number one spot, but I'd seen what happened if you gave in to your natural aptitudes. This wasn't like the woods, where you had to be your fastest and your strongest and your bravest self. Different sorts of calculations were required to survive at the home."
Author: Karen Russell
24. "There is confidence convergence when mental prowess and business aptitude mesh."
Author: Lorii Myers
25. "It is, I believe, one of the few dangerous forms of eccentricity, a highly contagious mania, to be precise, of the rampant social variety! In your friend's case, we may not yet be dealing with out-and-out insanity . . . No . . . Maybe his trouble is only exaggerated conviction . . . But the contagious manias are well known to me! . . . I've known a good many sufferers from conviction mania . . . Of many different types . . . And in the last analysis, those who talk about justice seem to be the maddest of the lot! . . . At first, I must confess, I took a certain interest in justice fanatics . . . Today those particular maniacs annoy and exasperate me more than I can tell . . . Don't you feel the same way? . . . Human beings show a strange aptitude for transmitting this mania. It terrifies me, and we find it, mind you, in all human beings!"
Author: Louis Ferdinand Céline
26. "Good librarians are natural intelligence operatives. They possess all of the skills and characteristics required for that work: curiosity, wide-ranging knowledge, good memories, organization and analytical aptitude, and discretion."
Author: Marilyn Johnson
27. "Beyond basic mathematical aptitude, the difference between good programmers and great programmers is verbal ability."
Author: Marissa Mayer
28. "Cinder made a special trip to Paris for this girl?""My logic aptitude suggests this is a possibility.""What else do we know about this ... Scarlet?"
Author: Marissa Meyer
29. "I suggest somewhere that anyone who wishes to write and has no aptitude for it would be better off making shoes for ladies and boots for men."
Author: Marquis De Sade
30. "As the wall between advertising and content erodes, the aptitude required to understand the functions and design of media content becomes more complex."
Author: Matthew P. McAllister
31. "I was a catastrophe at Science and Games, but the good thing about Quaker schools is that they encourage you in those subjects for which you show an aptitude."
Author: Richard Rodney Bennett
32. "Mixing comes natural. i just ought to. not am i mixed to perfection, i have aptitude for art and colors."
Author: Rita Williams Garcia
33. "I cannot transfer my abilities to anyone, but I can think of quicker ways with which to help people develop numerical aptitude."
Author: Shakuntala Devi
34. "Of course genes can't pull the levers of our behavior directly. But they affect the wiring and workings of the brain, and the brain is the seat of our drives, temperaments and patterns of thought. Each of us is dealt a unique hand of tastes and aptitudes, like curiosity, ambition, empathy, a thirst for novelty or for security, a comfort level with the social or the mechanical or the abstract. Some opportunities we come across click with our constitutions and set us along a path in life."
Author: Steven Pinker
35. "Coonskin caps and silly putty were just not going to cut it anymore. The good mother got her kids toys that were educational, that advanced gross and fine motor skills, that gave them the spatial sensibilities and design aptitude of Frank Lloyd Wright, and that taught Johnny how to read James Joyce at age three. God forbid that one second should pass where your child was idle and that you were not doing everything you could to promote his or her emotional, cognitive, imaginative, quantitative, or muscular development."
Author: Susan Douglas
36. "No one can become really educated without having pursued some study in which he took no interest- for it is a part of education to learn to interest ourselves in subjects for which we have no aptitude."
Author: T.S. Eliot
37. "It is embarrassing to know that one is a god of a world that only exists because every improbability curve must have its far end; especially when one can peer into other dimensions at worlds whose Creators had more mechanical aptitude than imagination. No wonder, then, that the Disc gods spend more time in bickering than in omnicognizance."
Author: Terry Pratchett
38. "Attitude is better than aptitude."
Author: Toba Beta
39. "I tried being a mechanic and I tried catering, but I realized I had even less aptitude for semi-skilled labour than for academic work."
Author: Toby Young
40. "I stare into my own eyes for a moment. Today is the day of the aptitude test that will show me which of the five factions I belong in. And tomorrow, at the Choosing Ceremony, I will decide on a faction; I will decide the rest of my life; I will decide to stay with my family or abandon them."
Author: Veronica Roth
41. "I can't answer either question. But the look she gives me reminds me of the look in the attack dog's eyes in the aptitude test – a vicious, predatory stare. She wants to rip me to pieces. I can't lie down in submission now. I have become an attack dog too."
Author: Veronica Roth
42. "And now she hates me and I can't even leave Dauntless to join the factionless, like I was going to, because Eric's eye is on her like it was on Amar last year, right before he turned up dead on the pavement near the railroad tracks.All the Divergent end up dead except me, because of my fluke aptitude test result, and if Eric is watching her, she's probably one, too.My thoughts skip back to the night before, how touching her sent warmth into my hand and through the rest of me, though I was frozen with fear. I press my hands to my head, press the memory away.I can't leave now. I like her too much. There, I said it. But I won't say it again."
Author: Veronica Roth
43. "I WAKE TO a headache. I try to go back to sleep—at least when I'm asleep, I'm calm—but the image of Caleb standing in the doorway runs through my mind over and over again, accompanied by the sound of squawking crows.Why did I never wonder how Eric and Jeanine knew that I had aptitude for three factions?Why did it never occur to me that only three people in the world knew that particular fact: Tori, Caleb, and Tobias?My head pounds. I can't make sense of it. I don't know why Caleb would betray me. I wonder when it happened—after the attack simulation? After the escape from Amity? Or was it earlier than that—was it back when my father was still alive? Caleb told us he left Erudite when he found out what they were planning—was he lying?He must have been. I press the heel of my hand to my forehead. My brother chose faction over blood. There has to be a reason. She must have threatened him. Or coerced him in some way."
Author: Veronica Roth
44. "Tris: Wait. So you have no idea what my aptitude is?Tori: Yes and No. My conclusion is that you display equal aptitude for Abnegation, Dauntless and Erudite. People who get this kind of result are..are called...Divergent."
Author: Veronica Roth
45. "Your attitude is a multitude of aptitude and rectitude which decides your altitude in plenitude."
Author: Vikrant Parsai
46. "Truly, the better a person you are, or become, the harder life becomes. No longer are you omnipotent, but are made flaccid. You are exposed to the horrors of the world. I decree that it is harder to live than to die, but sacred are the few whom have chosen to live. The uneducated man possesses the aptitude to destroy his surroundings. It isn't until you are educated in both realms that you stop living for yourself. We must wear the hearts of our opponents on our sleeves in order to be worthy of the pride we wear on our shoulders. Victories against other flesh are only victories when not worn as trophies. Always remember—the futility of man is only surpassed by its greatness."
Author: Volatalistic Phil
47. "Battles lost not alone because of superior numbers and failing ammunition and stores, but because of generals who should not have been generals, who were generals not through training in contemporary methods or aptitude for learning them, but by the divine right to say 'Go there' conferred upon them by an absolute caste system"
Author: William Faulkner
48. "It is not your aptitude but your ATTITUDE that decides your altitude in life."
Author: Zig Ziglar
49. "Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude."
Author: Zig Ziglar
50. "Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude."
Author: Zig Ziglar

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