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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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Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, read more

Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.

by Horace Walpole Found in: Ability Quotes,
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Any jackass can kick down a barn, but it takes a good carpenter to build one.

Any jackass can kick down a barn, but it takes a good carpenter to build one.

by Sam Rayburn 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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God does not ask about our ability, but our availability.

God does not ask about our ability, but our availability.

by Anonymous Found in: Ability Quotes,
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Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

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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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He'll find a way.

He'll find a way.

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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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