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- "Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability."
- Simple: Being able to do things because you were born that way, without learning, has more often lifted a man to greatness and goodness than learning without being born to do things.
- What it means: Without talent, a person cannot do great things with just learning.
- Peter's Quotations: Ideas for Our Time. Laurence J. Peter. Bantam Books, New York NY, USA. 1977/1979.