- No man
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.
ourselves by what we
feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already
person is responsible
for all the good within the scope of his abilities, and for no
possession of great powers
no doubt carries with it a contempt for mere external show.—James A.
using moderate abilities
to advantage wins praise, and often acquires more reputation than
a poor man's wealth.—Matthew
measure of capacity is the
measure of sphere to either man or woman.—Elizabeth Oakes Smith.
ability can almost compensate
for the want of every kind of cultivation; but no cultivation of the
can make up for the want of natural ability.—Schopenhauer.
man shows his spirit
by gentle words and resolute actions.—Chesterfield.