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    Men who undertake considerable things, even in a regular way,
    ought to give us ground to presume ability.

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Ability wins us the esteem of the true men; luck, that of the people.

Ability wins us the esteem of the true men; luck, that of the people.

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

I add this, that rational ability without education has oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability.

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Natural abilities can almost compensate for the want of every kind of cultivation, but no cultivation of the mind can read more

Natural abilities can almost compensate for the want of every kind of cultivation, but no cultivation of the mind can make up for the want of natural abilities.

by Arthur Schopenhauer 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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All endeavor calls for the ability to tramp the last mile, shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil. read more

All endeavor calls for the ability to tramp the last mile, shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil. The fight to the finish spirit is the one... characteristic we must posses if we are to face the future as finishers.

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He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out read more

He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.

by Henry David Thoreau Found in: Ability Quotes,
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They are able because they think they are able.

They are able because they think they are able.

by Virgil Found in: Ability Quotes,
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When people find a man of the most distinguished abilities as a writer their inferior while he is with them, read more

When people find a man of the most distinguished abilities as a writer their inferior while he is with them, it must be highly gratifying to them.

by Samuel Johnson 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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