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Ability is of little account without opportunity.
~ Napoleon I | ( Napoleon Bonaparte. French general. ) | 1769-1821 | Ability
quotes Division : War Leaders   
     
Ability without honor is useless.
~ Marcus Tulius Cicero | ( Writer, politician and great roman orator. ) | 106-43 BC | Ability
quotes Division : Ancient Romans   
     
Aptitude found in the understanding and is often inherited. Genius coming from reason and imagination, rarely.
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge | ( British poet, critic, and philosopher. ) | 1772-1834 | Ability
quotes Division : Critics   
     
As life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time, at the peril of being not to have lived.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes | ( American author and poet. ) | 1809-1894 | Ability
quotes Division : American poets   
     
Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Ability
quotes Division : American poets   
     
He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.
~ Henry David Thoreau | ( American naturalist ) | 1817-1862 | Ability
quotes Division : Naturalists   
     
I add this, that rational ability without education has oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability.
~ Marcus Tulius Cicero | ( Writer, politician and great roman orator. ) | 106-43 BC | Ability
quotes Division : Ancient Romans   
     
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
~ Henry David Thoreau | ( American naturalist ) | 1817-1862 | Ability
quotes Division : Naturalists   
     
It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test.
~ Elbert Hubbard | ( American editor and publisher ) | 1856-1915 | Ability
quotes Division : American writers   
     
It is all one to me if a man comes from Sing Sing Prison or Harvard. We hire a man, not his history.
~ Henry Ford | ( American industrialist. ) | 1863-1947 | Ability
quotes Division : Industrialists   
     
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.
~ Oliver Goldsmith | ( Irish writer ) | 1728-1774 | Ability
quotes Division : Irish writers   
     
Man cannot live by incompetence alone.
~ Laurence J. Peter | ( Canadian teacher and writer. ) | 1919-1990 | Ability
quotes Division : Educators   
     
Martyrdom is the only way a man can become famous without ability.
~ George Bernard Shaw | ( Irish writer. ) | 1856-1950 | Ability
quotes Division : Irish writers   
     
Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study.
~ Francis Bacon | (English philosopher and statesman ) | 1561-1626 | Ability
quotes Division : British Philosophers   
     
Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study.
~ Francis Bacon | (English philosopher and statesman ) | 1561-1626 | Ability
quotes Division : British Philosophers   
     
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.
~ Arthur Schopenhauer | ( German philosopher. ) | 1788-1860 | Ability
quotes Division : German Philosophers   
     
Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
~ Marcus Tulius Cicero | ( Writer, politician and great roman orator. ) | 106-43 BC | Ability
quotes Division : Ancient Romans   
     
No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort.
~ John Ruskin | ( English art critic. ) | 1819-1900 | Ability
quotes Division : Artists   
     
Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe | ( German poet ) | 1749-1832 | Ability
quotes Division : German Poets   
     
People are so constituted that everybody would rather undertake what they see others do, whether they have an aptitude for it or not.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe | ( German poet ) | 1749-1832 | Ability
quotes Division : German Poets   
     
People with great gifts are easy to find, but symmetrical and balanced ones never.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Ability
quotes Division : American poets   
     
The Creator has not given you a longing to do that which you have no ability to do.
~ Orison Swett Marden | ( American author and founder of Success magazine. ) | 1850-1924 | Ability
quotes Division : Economists and Business   
     
The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary.
~ Thomas Alva Edison | ( American Inventor. ) | 1847-1931 | Ability
quotes Division : Scientists and Inventors   
     
The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best of all.
~ Desiderius Erasmus | ( Dutch humanist and theologian. ) | 1466-1536 | Ability
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
The height of ability consists in a thorough knowledge of the real value of things, and of the genius of the age in which we live.
~ FranA§ois de La Rochefoucauld | ( French writer. ) | 1613-1680 | Ability
quotes Division : Russian writers   
     
The king is the man who can.
~ Thomas Carlyle | ( British historian and essayist. ) | 1795-1881 | Ability
quotes Division : Historians   
     
The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe | ( German poet ) | 1749-1832 | Ability
quotes Division : German Poets   
     
The principle of all successful effort is to try to do not what is absolutely the best, but what is easily within our power, and suited for our temperament and condition.
~ John Ruskin | ( English art critic. ) | 1819-1900 | Ability
quotes Division : Artists   
     
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.
~ Henry Ford | ( American industrialist. ) | 1863-1947 | Ability
quotes Division : Industrialists   
     
The really unhappy person is the one who leaves undone what they can do, and starts doing what they don't understand; no wonder they come to grief.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe | ( German poet ) | 1749-1832 | Ability
quotes Division : German Poets   
     
To know how to hide one's ability is great skill.
~ FranA§ois de La Rochefoucauld | ( French writer. ) | 1613-1680 | Ability
quotes Division : Russian writers   
     
To sentence a man of true genius, to the drudgery of a school is to put a racehorse on a treadmill.
~ Charles Caleb Colton | ( British clergyman ) | 1780-1832 | Ability
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
What you see, but can't see over is as good as infinite.
~ Thomas Carlyle | ( British historian and essayist. ) | 1795-1881 | Ability
quotes Division : Historians   
     
When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
~ John Ruskin | ( English art critic. ) | 1819-1900 | Ability
quotes Division : Artists   
     
When my horse is running good, I don't stop to give him sugar.
~ William Faulkner | ( American novelist and short-story writer. ) | 1897-1962 | Ability
quotes Division : Novelists   
     
Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right!
~ Henry Ford | ( American industrialist. ) | 1863-1947 | Ability
quotes Division : Industrialists   
     
Wicked people are always surprised to find ability in those that are good.
~ Marquis de Vauvenargues | ( French moralist, essayist, and writer. ) | 1715-1747 | Ability
quotes Division : Essayists   
     

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