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    The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary.

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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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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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The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is read more

The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts.

by Booker T. Washington Found in: Ability Quotes,
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He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out read more

He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.

by Henry David Thoreau Found in: Ability Quotes,
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Could swell the soul to rage, or kindle soft desire.

Could swell the soul to rage, or kindle soft desire.

by John Dryden 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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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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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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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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