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441. Ability; Diligence; Perseverance; Skill
"Few things are impossible to diligence and skill."
Johnson: Rasselas [Imlac]
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1,213. Ability; Ambition
"It is, I believe, a very just observation that men's ambition is, generally, proportioned to their capacity. Providence seldom sends any into the world with an inclination to attempt great things, who have not abilities, likewise, to perform them."
Johnson: Boerhaave

1,282. Ability; Self-Confidence
"It generally happens that assurance keeps an even pace with ability; and fear of miscarriage, which hinders our first attempts, is gradually dissipated as our skill advances towards certainty of success."
Johnson: Rambler #159 (September 24, 1751)

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