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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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It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test.

It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test.

by Elbert Hubbard 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 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 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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A Dwarfe on a Gyants shoulder sees further of the two.
[A dwarf on a giant's shoulder sees farther read more

A Dwarfe on a Gyants shoulder sees further of the two.
[A dwarf on a giant's shoulder sees farther of the two.]

by George Herbert Found in: Ability Quotes,
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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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People are always ready to admit a man's ability after he gets there.

People are always ready to admit a man's ability after he gets there.

by Bob Edwards Found in: Ability Quotes,
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Knowing what you can not do is more important than knowing what you can do. In fact, that's good taste.

Knowing what you can not do is more important than knowing what you can do. In fact, that's good taste.

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Read my little fable:
He that runs may read.
Most can raise the flowers now,
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Read my little fable:
He that runs may read.
Most can raise the flowers now,
For all have got the seed.

by Lord Alfred Tennyson Found in: Ability Quotes,
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