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    The question "Who ought to be boss?" is like as "Who ought to be the tenor in the quartet?" Obviously, the man who can sing tenor.

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

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

by Edward Gibbon Found in: Ability Quotes,
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Martyrdom is the only way a man can become famous without ability.

Martyrdom is the only way a man can become famous without ability.

by George Bernard Shaw Found in: Ability Quotes,
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For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.

For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.

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I think that God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.

I think that God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.

by Oscar Wilde Found in: Ability Quotes,
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Life has been compared to a race, but the allusion improves by observing, that the most swift are usually the read more

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.

by Oliver Goldsmith Found in: Ability Quotes,
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Ability hits the mark where presumption overshoots and diffidence falls short.

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

by John Henry Newman Found in: Ability Quotes,
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Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.

Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.

by Josh Billings Found in: Ability Quotes,
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The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best of all.

The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best of all.

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Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work.

Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work.

by John G. Pollard Found in: Ability Quotes,
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