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

Chinese Proverb 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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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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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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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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For as our modern wits behold, Mounted a pick-back on the old, Much farther off, much further he, Rais'd on his aged Beast, could see.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. I, canto II, l. 971)

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You are a devil at everything, and there is no kind of thing in the 'versal world but what you can turn your hand into.

Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) Quotes , Source: Don Quixote (pt. I, bk. III, ch. XI)

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I add this also, that natural ability without education has oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability. [Lat., Etiam illud adjungo, saepius ad laudem atque virtutem naturam sine doctrina, quam sine natura valisse doctrinam.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: Oratio Pro Licinio Archia (VII)

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The dwarf sees farther than the giant, when he has the giant's shoulders to mount on.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes , Source: The Friend (sect. I, essay VIII)

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Could swell the soul to rage, or kindle soft desire.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Alexander's Feast (l. 160)

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As we advance in life, we learn the limits of our abilities.

James Anthony Froude Quotes , Source: Short Studies on Great Subjects--Education

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There is no need to show your ability before everyone.

James Anthony Froude Quotes , Source: Short Studies on Great Subjects--Education

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