To know how to hide one's ability is great skill.
Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)
Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales
Contributed by: Zaady
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as wind blows out candles and fans fire.
The art of being able to make a good use of moderate abilities wins esteem, and often confers more reputation than greater real merit.
The height of ability consists in a thorough knowledge of the real value of things, and of the genius of the age in which we live.
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