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    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."

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Pigmies placed on the shoulders of giants see more than the
giants themselves.

Pigmies placed on the shoulders of giants see more than the
giants themselves.

by Didacus Stella Found in: Ability Quotes,
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To know how to hide one's ability is great skill.
[Fr., C'est une grande habilete que de savoir cacher read more

To know how to hide one's ability is great skill.
[Fr., C'est une grande habilete que de savoir cacher son
habilete.]

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Every person is responsible for all the good within the scope of his abilities, and for no more, and none read more

Every person is responsible for all the good within the scope of his abilities, and for no more, and none can tell whose sphere is the largest.

by Gail Hamilton Found in: Ability Quotes,
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The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best of all.

The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best of all.

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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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Behind every able man, there are always other able men.

Behind every able man, there are always other able men.

by Chinese Proverbs Found in: Ability Quotes,
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Ability hits the mark where presumption overshoots and diffidence falls short.

Ability hits the mark where presumption overshoots and diffidence falls short.

by John Henry Newman Found in: Ability Quotes,
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If you can't learn to do it well, learn to enjoy doing it badly.

If you can't learn to do it well, learn to enjoy doing it badly.

by Ashleigh Brilliant Found in: Ability Quotes,
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Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.

Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.

by Josh Billings Found in: Ability Quotes,
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