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Men who undertake considerable things, even in a regular way, ought to give us ground to presume ability.

Edmund Burke Quotes , Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France

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A Traveller at Sparta, standing long upon one leg, said to a Lacedaemonian, "I do not believe you can do as much." "True," said he. "but every goose can."

Plutarch Quotes , Source: Laconic Apothegms--Remarkable Speeches of Some Obscure Men

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Life has been compared to a race, but the allusion improves by observing, that the most swift are usually the least manageable and the most likely to stray from the course. Great abilities have always been less serviceable to the possessors than moderate ones.

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes

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Put yourself in a state of mind where you say to yourself, "Here is an opportunity for me to celebrate like never before, my own power, my own ability to get myself to do whatever is necessary.

Anthony Robbins Quotes

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The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts.

Booker T. Washington Quotes

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Everyone must row with the oars he has.

English Proverb Quotes

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Men take only their needs into consideration, never their abilities.

Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes

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The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems.

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

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The world is like a board with holes in it, and the square men have got into the round holes, and the round into the square.

Bishop George Berkeley Quotes , Source: as quoted in Punch, sources also attribute to Sydney Smith

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The winds and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.

Edward Gibbon Quotes

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Behind every able man, there are always other able men.

Chinese Proverb Quotes

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They are able because they think they are able. [Lat., Possunt quia posse videntur.]

Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil) Quotes , Source: The Aeneid (V, 231)

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Men, like bullets, go farthest when they are smoothest. [Ger., Die Menschen gehen wie Schiesskugeln weiter, wenn sie abgeglattet sind.]

Jean Paul Richter Quotes , Source: Titan (zykel 26)

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From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.

Karl Marx Quotes

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Ability hits the mark where presumption overshoots and diffidence falls short.

John Henry Newman Quotes

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You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.

Zig Ziglar Quotes

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For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.

Harry F. Banks Quotes

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We rate ability in men by what they finish, not by what they attempt

Donald Kircher Quotes

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You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.

Rosalynn Carter Quotes

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Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.

Lou Holtz Quotes

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Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.

Zig Ziglar Quotes

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I shut my eyes in order to see.

Paul Gauguin Quotes

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The single most powerful tool for winning a negotiation is the ability to get up and walk away from the table without a deal

Anthony Robbins Quotes

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He'll find a way.

Sir James Matthew Barrie Quotes , Source: Sentimental Tommy, corp's belief in Tommy and Tommy's belief in himself

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He could raise scruples dark and nice, And after solve 'em in a trice; As if Divinity had catch'd The itch, on purpose to be scratched.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. I, canto I, l. 163)

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