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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 question "Who ought to be boss?" is like as "Who ought to be the tenor in the quartet?" Obviously, read more

The question "Who ought to be boss?" is like as "Who ought to be the tenor in the quartet?" Obviously, the man who can sing tenor.

by Henry Ford Found in: Ability Quotes,
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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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If there be anything that can be called genius, it consists chiefly in ability to give that attention to a read more

If there be anything that can be called genius, it consists chiefly in ability to give that attention to a subject which keeps it steadily in the mind, till we have surveyed it accurately on all sides.

by Theodor Reik Found in: Ability Quotes,
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Ability wins us the esteem of the true men; luck, that of the people.

Ability wins us the esteem of the true men; luck, that of the people.

by La Rochefoucauld Found in: Ability Quotes,
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I shut my eyes in order to see.

I shut my eyes in order to see.

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There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there read more

There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.

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Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.

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Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, read more

Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.

by Horace Walpole Found in: Ability Quotes,
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