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    Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.

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

by Jean Paul Richter Found in: Ability Quotes,
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Wicked people are always surprised to find ability in those that are good.

Wicked people are always surprised to find ability in those that are good.

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

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

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

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

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

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

by Donald Kircher Found in: Ability 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 read more

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.

by Booker T. Washington Found in: Ability Quotes,
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The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without read more

The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary.

by Thomas A. Edison Found in: Ability Quotes,
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There is something that is much more scarce, something finer far, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to read more

There is something that is much more scarce, something finer far, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.

by Elbert Hubbard Found in: Ability Quotes,
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Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.

Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.

by John Wooden Found in: Ability Quotes,
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