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    For as our modern wits behold,
    Mounted a pick-back on the old,
    Much farther off, much further he,
    Rais'd on his aged Beast, could see.

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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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A man must not deny his manifest abilities, for that is to evade his obligations.

A man must not deny his manifest abilities, for that is to evade his obligations.

by William Feather 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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Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.

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

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

by Edmund Burke 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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The wicked are always surprised to find ability in the good.
[Fr., Les merchants sont toujours surpris de trouver read more

The wicked are always surprised to find ability in the good.
[Fr., Les merchants sont toujours surpris de trouver de
l'habilete dans les bons.]

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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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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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