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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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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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One thing, however, I must premise, that without the assistance
of natural capacity, rules and precepts are of no read more

One thing, however, I must premise, that without the assistance
of natural capacity, rules and precepts are of no efficacy.
[Lat., Illud tamen in primis testandum est, nihil praecepta atque
artes valere nisi adjuvante natura.]

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If you can't learn to do it well, learn to enjoy doing it badly.

If you can't learn to do it well, learn to enjoy doing it badly.

by Ashleigh Brilliant Found in: Ability Quotes,
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Natural abilities can almost compensate for the want of every kind of cultivation, but no cultivation of the mind can read more

Natural abilities can almost compensate for the want of every kind of cultivation, but no cultivation of the mind can make up for the want of natural abilities.

by Arthur Schopenhauer 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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Pigmies placed on the shoulders of giants see more than the
giants themselves.

Pigmies placed on the shoulders of giants see more than the
giants themselves.

by Didacus Stella Found in: Ability Quotes,
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The wind and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.

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

by Edward Gibbon 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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