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Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.

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Washington, Booker T.

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They are able because they think they are able. Lat., Possunt quia posse videntur.

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All endeavor calls for the ability to tramp the last mile, shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil. The fight to the finish spirit is the one...characteristic we must posses if we are to face the future as finishers.

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'Tis skill not strength that governs a ship.

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If there be anything that can be called genius, it consists chiefly in ability to give that attention to a subject which keeps it steadily in the mind, till we have surveyed it accurately on all sides.

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We shall generally find that the triangular person has got into the square hole, the oblong into the triangular, and a square person has squeezed himself into the round hole.

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We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.

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A genius can't be forced; nor can you make an ape an alderman.

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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.

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He'll find a way.

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A dwarf is small even if he stands on a mountain; a colossus keeps his height, even if he stands in a well. Lat., Parvus pumilio, licet in monte constiterit; colossus magnitudinem suam servabit, etiam si steterit in puteo.

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The dwarf sees farther than the giant, when he has the giant's shoulders to mount on.

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When people find a man of the most distinguished abilities as a writer their inferior while he is with them, it must be highly gratifying to them.

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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.

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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 scratched.

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Any jackass can kick down a barn, but it takes a good carpenter to build one.

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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.

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No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort.

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Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability.

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Experience has taught me that there is one chief reason why some people succeed and others fail. The difference is not one of knowing, but of doing. The successful man is not so superior in ability as in action. So far as success can be reduced to a formula, it consists of this: doing what you know you should do.

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