When it comes to having a central nervous system, and the ability to feel pain, hunger, and thirst, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy.
One of the things that has made America exceptional – compared to other crisis-prone and class-conflicted countries – is that it has long enjoyed a benefit no other modern nation in the world could claim: the ability to engage in ceaseless, endless movement outward.
The ability to change constantly and effectively is made easier by high-level continuity.
The best thing I can say is professional football is a business. When they are recruiting football players, they are not recruiting model citizens. Everybody has to be aware of this. What’s being selected for the NFL is the ability to play and perform on Sunday afternoons. Everything else is secondary.
Communism brought out the worst in human nature and crippled people’s ability or ambition to participate in a market economy.
Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.
I do think I have an ability to record sensual and emotional facts and factoids, to construct a convincing surface of what life feels like, both physical life and emotional life.
The three parts of the theory are analytical ability, the ability to analyze things to judge, to criticize. Creative, the ability to create, to invent and discover and practical, the ability to apply and use what you know.
At this high moment, ability failed my capacity to describe.
The ability to calibrate risk doesn’t happen rationally.