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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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The carpenter is not the best who makes more chips than all the rest.

The carpenter is not the best who makes more chips than all the rest.

by Arthur Guiterman Found in: Ability Quotes,
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A dwarf is small even if he stands on a mountain; a colossus
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A dwarf is small even if he stands on a mountain; a colossus
keeps his height, even if he stands in a well.
[Lat., Parvus pumilio, licet in monte constiterit; colossus
magnitudinem suam servabit, etiam si steterit in puteo.]

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Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can.

Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can.

by Ralph Waldo Emerson 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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If you count all your assets you always show a profit.

If you count all your assets you always show a profit.

by Robert Quillen Found in: Ability Quotes,
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I add this also, that natural ability without education has
oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education read more

I add this also, that natural ability without education has
oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education without
natural ability.
[Lat., Etiam illud adjungo, saepius ad laudem atque virtutem
naturam sine doctrina, quam sine natura valisse doctrinam.]

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Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.

Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.

by John Wooden 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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