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The following quote was in the article, but I could not find a wq or a wp page of the author. If anyone has an idea why the author is notable, please add it here, create a wq page or create a wp page, then add the quote back. Thanks ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 15:49, 20 October 2005 (UTC)

  • "The extent of your consciousness is limited only by your ability to love and to embrace with your love, of the space around you and all it contains." ~ Ken Carey
  • "For success, attitude is equally as important as ability." ~ Harry F. Banks
    • There's w:Harry Banks, but no indication he had a middle name or that it started with F., and certainly no indication he said it.
  • "We don't know who we are until we see what we can do." ~ Martha Grimes

I have now made sure all people quoted in the page have pages here, with a short intro. If you wish to add a quote by someone who lacks a wp page and a wq page, please make sure to 1. Wikilink the name (making a "red link") 2. Leave a short explanation here on who is the person and what makes them notable. Thanks ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 09:24, 21 October 2005 (UTC)

Cleaned the article up to comply to the new theme standard as well as alphabetized new additions. However it still needs an intro. DFA 02:05, 27 April 2006 (UTC) Dusty Springfield

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  • In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
  • Native ability without education is like a tree without fruit.
  • It's no use saying we are doing our best. You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
  • The superior man is distressed by his want of ability.
  • A gifted horse will lead a good rider to victory. A great rider will give to the horse the gift of soundness.
  • I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues.
  • Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.
  • The question "Who ought to be boss?" is like as "Who ought to be the tenor in the quartet?" Obviously, the man who can sing tenor.
  • Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right.
  • The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems.
  • The possession of great powers no doubt carries with it a contempt for mere external show.
  • Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment.
  • Every person is responsible for all the good within the scope of his abilities, and for no more.
  • One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
  • Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the things you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not...
  • No man is 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.
  • Don't be discouraged by a failure. It can be a positive experience. Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, in as much as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterwards carefully avoid.
  • Any jackass can kick down a barn, but it takes a good carpenter to build one.
  • Natural ability can almost compensate for the want of every kind of cultivation; but no cultivation of the mind can make up for the want of natural ability.
  • I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestioned ability of a man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
  • 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.
  • There are no stupid questions, only stupid people.
    • Anonymous.
  • When one must, one can.
    • Proverb in many languages.
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