It is in destroying and pulling down that skill is displayed? The shallowest understanding, the rudest hand, is more than equal to the task.
Men who undertake considerable things, even in a regular way, ought to give us ground to presume ability.
Behind an able man there are always other able men.
Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
Capacity never lacks opportunity. It cannot remain undiscovered because it is sought by too many anxious to use it.
I will not be concerned at other men’s not knowing me; I will be concerned at my own want of ability.
The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has.
People are always ready to admit a man’s ability after he gets there.
What I need is someone who will make me do what I can.
Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work.