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We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.

Article VI – The law is the expression of the general will. All the citizens have the right of contributing personally or through their representatives to its formation. It must be the same for all, either that it protects, or that it punishes. All the citizens, being equal in its eyes, are equally admissible to all public dignities, places and employments, according to their capacity and without distinction other than that of their virtues and of their talents.

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.

Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.

It is better to trust in ability than in luck.

The scholar is that man who must take up into himself all the ability of the time, all the contributions of the past, all the hopes of the future.

The wicked are always surprised to find ability in the good.

There is only one proof of ability: doing it.

Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.

A special ability means a heavy expenditure of energy in a particular direction, with a consequent drain from some other side of life.

Politics is the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.

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