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ABILITY
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[ Also see Accomplishments Achievement Action Capacity Character Cleverness Competence Efficiency Excellence Finesse Genius Helplessness Inability Occupations Perseverance Power Quality Skill Statesmanship Strength Talent Vocations ]

Men can do all things if they will.
      - Leon Battista Alberti

To become an able man in any profession, there are three things necessary,--nature, study, and practice.
      - Aristotle

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

He'll find a way.
      - Sir James Matthew Barrie,
        Sentimental Tommy,
        corp's belief in Tommy and Tommy's belief in himself

The world is like a board with holes in it, and the square men have got into the round holes, and the round into the square.
      - Bishop George Berkeley,
        as quoted in Punch, sources also attribute to Sydney Smith

He is able who thinks he is able.
      - Buddha (Gautama Buddha)

Men who undertake considerable things, even in a regular way, ought to give us ground to presume ability.
      - Edmund Burke,
        Reflections on the Revolution in France

He could raise scruples dark and nice,
  And after solve 'em in a trice;
    As if Divinity had catch'd
      The itch, on purpose to be scratch'd.
      - ' Samuel Butler (1), Hudibras
         (pt. I, canto I, l. 163)

For as our modern wits behold,
  Mounted a pick-back on the old,
    Much farther off, much further he,
      Rais'd on his aged Beast, could see.
      - Samuel Butler (1), Hudibras
         (pt. I, canto II, l. 971)

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

You are a devil at everything, and there is no kind of thing in the 'versal world but what you can turn your hand into.
      - Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra),
        Don Quixote (pt. I, bk. III, ch. XI)

An able man shows his spirit by gentle words and resolute actions.
      - 4th Earl of Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope

I add this also, that natural ability without education has oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability.
  [Lat., Etiam illud adjungo, saepius ad laudem atque virtutem naturam sine doctrina, quam sine natura valisse doctrinam.]
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short),
        Oratio Pro Licinio Archia (VII)

The dwarf sees farther than the giant, when he has the giant's shoulders to mount on.
      - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Friend
         (sect. I, essay VIII)

Ability doth hit the mark where presumption over-shooteth and diffidence falleth short.
      - Nicholas Cusa

I pride myself in recognizing and upholding ability in every party and wherever I meet it.
      - Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield

Could swell the soul to rage, or kindle soft desire.
      - John Dryden, Alexander's Feast (l. 160)

He who has acquired the ability, may wait securely the occasion of making it felt and appreciated, and know that it will not loiter.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The tragedy is that so many have ambition and so few have ability.
      - William Feather

Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you're right.
      - Henry Ford

It is in the ability to deceive oneself that the greatest talent is shown.
      - Jacques Anatole I. France (Jacques Anatole Thibault)

As we advance in life, we learn the limits of our abilities.
      - James Anthony Froude,
        Short Studies on Great Subjects--Education

The possession of great powers no doubt carries with it a comtempt for mere external show.
      - James Abram Garfield

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

Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment.
      - Baltasar Gracian (used pseudonym Lorenzo Gracian)


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