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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.

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Every person is responsible for all the good within the scope of his abilities, and for no more, and none read more

Every person is responsible for all the good within the scope of his abilities, and for no more, and none can tell whose sphere is the largest.

by Gail Hamilton Found in: Ability Quotes,
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The abilities of man must fall short on one side or the other, like too scanty a blanket when you read more

The abilities of man must fall short on one side or the other, like too scanty a blanket when you are abed. If you pull it upon your shoulders, your feet are left bare; if you thrust it down to your feet, your shoulders are uncovered.

by Sir William Temple Found in: Ability Quotes,
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It is all one to me if a man comes from Sing Sing or Harvard. We hire a man, not read more

It is all one to me if a man comes from Sing Sing or Harvard. We hire a man, not his history.

by Henry Ford Found in: Ability Quotes,
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I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.

by Henry David Thoreau Found in: Ability Quotes,
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Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study.

Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study.

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Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can.

Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can.

by Ralph Waldo Emerson Found in: Ability Quotes,
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The winds and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.

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

by Edward Gibbon Found in: Ability Quotes,
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Men take only their needs into consideration, never their abilities.

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

by Napoleon Bonaparte Found in: Ability Quotes,
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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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