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"I will not be concerned at other men not knowing me; I will be concerned at my own want of ability." ~ Confucius

Each of us has capacities. The real trick is knowing the machinery of the boat in which you are crossing the channel. ~ Joseph Campbell

Ability is a wonderful thing, but its value is greatly enhanced by dependability. Ability implies repeatability and accountability. ~ Robert Heinlein

Clear your mind of can’t. ~ Solon

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. ~ Francis Bacon, Essays, Civil and Moral

From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs. ~ Karl Marx

The height of ability consists in a thorough knowledge of the real value of things, and of the genius of the age in which we live. ~ François de La Rochefoucauld

The problem with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was. ~ Walt West

No matter how good you are at something, there's always about a million people better than you. ~ Homer J. Simpson

Make a true estimate of your own ability, then raise it ten per cent. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

God does not ask you ability or your inability. He asks only your availability. ~ Mary Kay Ash

Instinct is untaught ability. ~ Alexander Bain

Love what you do. Get good at it. Competence is a rare commodity in this day and age. ~ Jon Stewart, Dance First, Think Later

A good boss makes his men realize they have more ability than they think they have so that they consistently do better work than they thought they could. ~ Charles Erwin Wilson

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