François de La Rochefoucauld (

Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire.

John Henry Newman

Ability hits the mark where presumption overshoots and diffidence falls short.

Edward Gibbon

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

Henry Ford

The question, "Who ought to be boss?" is like asking "Who ought to sing tenor in the quartet?" Obviously, the person who can sing tenor.

Consider the postage stamp: Its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.


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