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To sentence a man of true genius, to the drudgery of a school is to put a racehorse on a treadmill.

Author: Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)

Profession: British Sportsman Writer

The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary.

Author: Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931)

Profession: American Inventor, Entrepreneur, Founder of GE

Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

People with great gifts are easy to find, but symmetrical and balanced ones never.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best of all.

Author: Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536)

Profession: Dutch Humanist

There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.

Author: Douglas Everett

Profession: American Hockey Player

When my horse is running good, I don't stop to give him sugar.

Author: William Faulkner (1897-1962)

Profession: American Novelist

Others have done it before me. I can, too.

Author: Corporal John Faunce

Profession: American soldier

Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.

Author: Malcolm S. Forbes (1919-1990)

Profession: American Publisher, Businessman

It is all one to me if a man comes from Sing Sing Prison or Harvard. We hire a man, not his history.

Author: Henry Ford (1863-1947)

Profession: American Industrialist, Founder of Ford Motor Company

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.

Author: Henry Ford (1863-1947)

Profession: American Industrialist, Founder of Ford Motor Company

Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right!

Author: Henry Ford (1863-1947)

Profession: American Industrialist, Founder of Ford Motor Company

As we advance in life we learn the limits of our abilities.

Author: James A. Froude (1818-1894)

Profession: British Historian

I know I have the ability to do so much more than just stand in front of the camera the rest of my life.

Author: Jennie Garth (1972)

Profession: American Actress

The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.

Author: Edward Gibbon (1737-1794)

Profession: British Historian