Skill Quotes

Most popular skill quotes

A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.

adversity proverbs

Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.


When a workman knows the use of his tools, he can make a door as well as a window.


Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect, and passion in their operation.
It is not the ship so much as the skillful sailing that assures the prosperous voyage.


He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill.  Our antagonist is our helper.

enemies opposition

In art as in lovemaking, heartfelt ineptitude has its appeal and so does heartless skill, but what you want is passionate virtuosity.


Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.


The most powerful drive in the ascent of man is his pleasure in his own skill.  He loves to do what he does well and, having done it well, he loves to do it better.
The woodcutter is far better for skill than he is for brute strength.
It is by skill that the sea captain holds his rapid ship
on its course, though torn by winds, over the wine-blue water.
By skill charioteer outpasses charioteer.
In old age our bodies are worn-out instruments, on which the soul tries in vain to play the melodies of youth. But because the instrument has lost its strings, or is out of tune, it does not follow that the musician has lost his skill.

old age