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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Ability (70 Quotations)

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Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study.
~ Francis Bacon

 

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Just do what you do best.
~ Red Auerbach

 

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I thought he was a young man of promise, but it appears he is a young man of promises. [Speaking Of Winston Churchill]
~ Arthur James Balfour

 

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Knowing what you can not do is more important than knowing what you can do. In fact, that's good taste.
~ Lucille Ball

 

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Ability is of little account without opportunity.
~ Napoleon Bonaparte

 

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The extent of your consciousness is limited only by your ability to love and to embrace with your love the space around you, and all it contains
~ Ken Carey

 

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What you see, but can't see over is as good as infinite.
~ Thomas Carlyle

 

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The king is the man who can.
~ Thomas Carlyle

 

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No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor.
~ Andrew Carnegie

 

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When it is a question of God's almighty Spirit, never say, ''I can't.''
~ Oswald Chambers

 

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I have learnt that I am me, that I can do the things that, as one might put it, me can do, but I cannot do the things that me would like to do.
~ Agatha Christie

 

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Ability without honor is useless.
~ Marcus T. Cicero

 

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I add this, that rational ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability.
~ Marcus T. Cicero

 

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Aptitude found in the understanding and is often inherited. Genius coming from reason and imagination, rarely.
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

 

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To sentence a man of true genius, to the drudgery of a school is to put a racehorse on a treadmill.
~ Charles Caleb Colton

 

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The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary.
~ Thomas A. Edison

 

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Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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People with great gifts are easy to find, but symmetrical and balanced ones never.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best of all.
~ Desiderius Erasmus

 

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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.
~ Douglas Everett

 

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