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Behind an able man there are always other able men. - Chinese proverb

Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability. - Cicero

What I need is someone who will make me do what I can. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse; however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

When ability exceeds ambition, or ambition exceeds ability, the likelihood of success is limited. - Ralph Half

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor. - Henry David Thoreau

That which we persist in doing becomes easier - not that the nature of the task has changed, but our ability to do has increased. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has. - Confucius

The desire not to be anything is the desire not to be. - Ayn Rand

Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him. - Booker T. Washington

If we did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves. - Thomas Edison

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. - Lou Holtz

I have always admired the ability to bite off more than one can chew and then chew it. - William DeMille

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. - Mark Twain

We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. - Albert Einstein

A power I have, but of what strength and nature I am not yet instructed. (from Measure for Measure, act 1, sc. 1) - William Shakespeare

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.  - Oscar Wilde

If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.  - Albert Einstein

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. - Confucius

I do it because I can, I can because I want to, I want to because you said I couldn't. - Author Unknown

Mistakes are proof that you are trying. - Unknown

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. - Ayn Rand

All I want to be is the Jane Austen of South Alabama. - Harper Lee

When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world. - George Washington Carver

Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things. - Ray Bradbury