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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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The question "Who ought to be boss?" is like as "Who ought to be the tenor in the quartet?" Obviously, read more

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.

by Henry Ford Found in: Ability Quotes,
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He could raise scruples dark and nice,
And after solve 'em in a trice;
As if Divinity read more

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.

by Samuel Butler Found in: Ability Quotes,
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There is great ability in knowing how to conceal one's ability.

There is great ability in knowing how to conceal one's ability.

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We shall generally find that the triangular person has got into
the square hole, the oblong into the triangular, read more

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.

by Sydney Smith Found in: Ability Quotes,
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I add this also, that natural ability without education has
oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education read more

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.]

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

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

by John Dryden Found in: Ability Quotes,
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