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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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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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The Creator has not given you a longing to do that which you have no ability to do.

The Creator has not given you a longing to do that which you have no ability to do.

by Orison Swett Marden Found in: Ability Quotes,
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Ability is of little account without opportunity.

Ability is of little account without opportunity.

by Napoleon Bonaparte 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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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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If they try to rush me, I always say, I've only got one other speed and it's slower.

If they try to rush me, I always say, I've only got one other speed and it's slower.

by Glenn Ford 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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They are able because they think they are able.

They are able because they think they are able.

by Virgil Found in: Ability Quotes,
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