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Ability without honor is useless.

As we advance in life, we learn the limits of our abilities.

Asking 'who ought to be the boss' is like asking 'who ought to be the tenor in the quartet?' Obviously, the man who can sing tenor.

Behind an able man there are always other able men.

Don't ever give up on ability. Don't give up on a player who has it.

Every person is responsible for all the good within the scope of his abilities, and for no more, and none can tell whose sphere is the largest.

Faith in the ability of a leader is of slight service unless it be united with faith in his justice.

I can reach a kid who doesn't have any ability as long as he doesn't know it.

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.

In a world as empirical as ours, a youngster who does not know what he is good at will not be sure what he is good for.

It doesn't matter to me if a man is from Harvard or Sing Sing. We hire the man, not his history.

Men are often capable of greater things than they perform - They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.

Most do violence to their natural aptitude, and thus attain superiority in nothing.

Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study; and studies themselves do give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience.

No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor.

Others will underestimate us, for although we judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, others judge us only by what we have already done.

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.

The ablest men in all walks of modern life are men of faith. Most of them have much more faith than they themselves realize.

The carpenter is not the best who makes more chips than all the rest.

The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.


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