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The winds and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.

The winds and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.

by Edward Gibbon Found in: Ability Quotes,
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From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned.

From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned.

by Edward Hand Found in: Ability Quotes,
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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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To the very last, he [Napolean] had a kind of idea, that, namely,
of "la carriere ouverte aux talents"--the read more

To the very last, he [Napolean] had a kind of idea, that, namely,
of "la carriere ouverte aux talents"--the tools to him that can
handle them.

by John Gibson Lockhart Found in: Ability Quotes,
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It is all one to me if a man comes from Sing Sing or Harvard. We hire a man, not read more

It is all one to me if a man comes from Sing Sing or Harvard. We hire a man, not his history.

by Henry Ford Found in: Ability Quotes,
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We rate ability in men by what they finish, not by what they attempt

We rate ability in men by what they finish, not by what they attempt

by Donald Kircher Found in: Ability Quotes,
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For as our modern wits behold,
Mounted a pick-back on the old,
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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.

by Samuel Butler Found in: Ability Quotes,
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You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.

You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.

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They are able because they think they are able.

They are able because they think they are able.

by Virgil Found in: Ability Quotes,
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