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When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
A genius can't be forced; nor can you make an ape an alderman.
The king is the man who can.
They are able because they think they are able.
Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.
We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
Absence and a friendly neighbor washes away love.
Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.
Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.
To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.
Most of us ask for advice when we know the answer but we want a different one.
The worst men often give the best advice.
I do not think that there are any men who are faithful to their wives.
No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort.
Man cannot live by incompetence alone.
It's pretty hard to be efficient without being obnoxious.
It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test.
Words can sting like anything, but silence breaks the heart.
The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.
Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.
Happiness is a by-product. You cannot pursue it by itself.
Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
The only one who is wiser than anyone is everyone.
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
I base my calculations on the expectation that luck will be against me
Ability without honor is useless.
Aptitude found in the understanding and is often inherited. Genius coming from reason and imagination, rarely.
Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study.
When my horse is running good, I don't stop to give him sugar.
Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.
The really unhappy person is the one who leaves undone what they can do, and starts doing what they don't understand; no wonder they come to grief.
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
Ability is of little account without opportunity.
Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing.
False friends are worse than bitter enemies.

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