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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 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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Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

by Theodore Roosevelt 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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I shut my eyes in order to see.

I shut my eyes in order to see.

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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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There is something that is much more scarce, something finer far, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to read more

There is something that is much more scarce, something finer far, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.

by Elbert Hubbard Found in: Ability Quotes,
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A Traveller at Sparta, standing long upon one leg, said to a
Lacedaemonian, "I do not believe you can read more

A Traveller at Sparta, standing long upon one leg, said to a
Lacedaemonian, "I do not believe you can do as much." "True,"
said he. "but every goose can."

by Plutarch 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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