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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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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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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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Every person is responsible for all the good with the scope of his abilities, and for no more, and none can tell whose sphere is the largest. - Gail Hamilton (pseudonym of Mary Abigail Dodge),

Gail Hamilton (pseudonym of Mary Abigail Dodge) Quotes , Source: Country Living and Country Thinking--Men and Women

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A Dwarfe on a Gyants shoulder sees further of the two. [A dwarf on a giant's shoulder sees farther of the two.]

George Herbert Quotes , Source: Jacula Prudentum

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To know how to hide one's ability is great skill. [Fr., C'est une grande habilete que de savoir cacher son habilete.]

Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld Quotes , Source: Maximes (245)

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To the very last, he [Napolean] had a kind of idea, that, namely, of "la carriere ouverte aux talents"--the tools to him that can handle them.

John Gibson Lockhart Quotes , Source: Sir Walter Scott, in the "London and Westminister Review"

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One thing, however, I must premise, that without the assistance of natural capacity, rules and precepts are of no efficacy. [Lat., Illud tamen in primis testandum est, nihil praecepta atque artes valere nisi adjuvante natura.]

Quintilian (Marcus Fabius Quintilian) Quotes , Source: Prooemium (I, 4)

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We shall generally find that the triangular person has got into the square hole, the oblong into the triangular, and a square person has squeezed himself into the round hole.

Sydney Smith Quotes , Source: Sketches of Moral Philosophy

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Pigmies placed on the shoulders of giants see more than the giants themselves.

Didacus Stella Quotes , Source: Lucan (vol. II, 10)

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Read my little fable: He that runs may read. Most can raise the flowers now, For all have got the seed.

Lord Alfred Tennyson Quotes , Source: The Flowers

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The wicked are always surprised to find ability in the good. [Fr., Les merchants sont toujours surpris de trouver de l'habilete dans les bons.]

Luc de Clapier de Vauvanargues Quotes , Source: Reflexions (CIII)

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A man dies still if he has done nothing, as one who has done much.

Homer Quotes

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The carpenter is not the best who makes more chips than all the rest.

Arthur Guiterman Quotes

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If you can't learn to do it well, learn to enjoy doing it badly.

Ashleigh Brilliant Quotes

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People are always ready to admit a man's ability after he gets there.

Bob Edwards Quotes

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