Thursday, 11 May 2017

Ability (part 3) Thoughts around Ability

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  No man is without some quality, by the due application of which he might deserve well of the world; and whoever he be that has but little in his power should be in haste to do that little, lest he be confounded with him that can do nothing, --Dr. Johnson.

   We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.--Longfellow.

   Every person is responsible for all the good within the scope of his abilities, and for no more.--Gail Hamilton.

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

   The art of using moderate abilities to advantage wins praise, and often acquires more reputation than actual brilliancy. --La Rochefoucauld.

   Ability is a poor man’s wealth.--Mattew Wren.

   The measure of capacity is the measure of sphere to either man or woman. --Elizabeth Oakes Smith.

   Natural ability 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 ability. --Schopenhauer.

   An able man shows his spirit by gentle words and resolute actions. --Chesterfield.

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Ability (part 4) Thought about the ability to have ability


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