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    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.

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The wicked are always surprised to find ability in the good.
[Fr., Les merchants sont toujours surpris de trouver read more

The wicked are always surprised to find ability in the good.
[Fr., Les merchants sont toujours surpris de trouver de
l'habilete dans les bons.]

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There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.

There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.

by Robert Half Found in: Ability Quotes,
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The abilities of man must fall short on one side or the other, like too scanty a blanket when you read more

The abilities of man must fall short on one side or the other, like too scanty a blanket when you are abed. If you pull it upon your shoulders, your feet are left bare; if you thrust it down to your feet, your shoulders are uncovered.

by Sir William Temple Found in: Ability Quotes,
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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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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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It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test.

It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test.

by Elbert Hubbard 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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Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

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Men take only their needs into consideration, never their abilities.

Men take only their needs into consideration, never their abilities.

by Napoleon Bonaparte Found in: Ability Quotes,
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