Skill is no burden. [ Proverb ]
A feat of strength or skill. [ French ]
Skill is stronger than strength. [ Proverb ]
How happy is he born or taught,
That serveth not another's will;
Whose armor is his honest thought
And simple truth his utmost skill! [ Sir Henry Wotton ]
Doing nothing with a deal of skill. [ Cowper ]
O! the gallant fisher's life.
It is the best of any:
'Tis full of pleasure, void of strife
And 'tis beloved by many.
Are but toys;
For our skill
Breeds no ill,
But content and pleasure. [ Izaak Walton ]
All things require skill but an appetite. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
'Tis hard to say, if greater want of skill
Appear in writing or in judging ill. [ Pope ]
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
This is the slowest, yet the daintiest sense;
For even the ears of such as have no skill,
Perceive a discord, and conceive offence;
And knowing not what's good, yet find the ill. [ Sir John Davies ]
Awkward, embarrassed, stiff, without the skill
Of moving gracefully or standing still.
One leg, as if suspicious of his brother.
Desirous seems to run away from t' other. [ Churchill ]
The charm of eloquence - the skill
To wake each secret string,
And from the bosom's chords at will
Life's mournful music bring;
The overmastering strength of mind, which sways
The haughty and the free,
Whose might earth's mightiest ones obey
This charm was given to thee. [ Mrs. Embury ]
It is skill, not strength, that governs a ship. [ Proverb ]
Blest be the gracious Power, who taught mankind
To stamp a lasting image of the mind!
Beasts may convey, and tuneful birds may sing.
Their mutual feelings, in the opening spring;
But Man alone has skill and power to send
The heart's warm dictates to the distant friend;
'Tis his alone to please, instruct, advise
Ages remote, and nations yet to rise. [ Crabbe ]
Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. [ Johnson ]
Skill'd in the globe and sphere, he gravely stands.
And, with his compass, measures seas and lands. [ Dryden ]
Lord, shall we grumble, when thy flames do scourge us?
Our sins breathe fire; that fire returns to purge us.
Lord, what an alchemist art thou, whose skill
Transmutes to perfect good from perfect ill! [ Francis Quarles ]
To be rash is to be bold without shame and without skill. [ Roger Ascham ]
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. [ Burke ]
The devil tempts us not; 'tis we tempt him, beckoning his skill with opportunity. [ George Eliot ]
There is no vice or folly that requires so much nicety and skill to manage as vanity. [ Swift ]
Commerce is a game of skill, which every one cannot play, which few men can play well. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]
When workmen strive to do better than well, they do confound their skill in covetousness. [ William Shakespeare ]
Skill is the united force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation on manual labour. [ John Ruskin ]
Instead of seeking happiness by going out of our place, our skill should be to find it where we are. [ Henry Ward Beecher ]
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. [ Burke ]
Out, you impostors, quack-salving, cheating mountebanks! Your skill is to make sound men sick, and sick men kill. [ Massinger ]
Hurry and cunning are the two apprentices of despatch and skill; but neither of them ever learns his master's trade. [ Colton ]
The instinct of brutes and insects can be the effect of nothing else than the wisdom and skill of a powerful, ever-living agent. [ Newton ]
Skill to do comes of doing; knowledge comes by eyes always open, and working hands; and there is no knowledge that is not power. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]
Friendship has the skill and observation of the best physician, the diligence and vigilance of the best nurse, and the tenderness and patience of the best mother. [ Earl of Clarendon ]
What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster! [ Jeremy Taylor ]
Most plagiarists, like the drone, have neither taste to select, industry to acquire, nor skill to improve, but impudently pilfer the honey ready prepared, from the hive. [ Colton ]
It is far more difficult to be simple than to be complicated; far more difficult to sacrifice skill and cease exertion in the proper place, than to expend both indiscriminately. [ Ruskin ]
The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. [ Bible ]
There are many arts among men, the knowledge of which is acquired bit by bit by experience. For it is experience that causes our life to move forward by the skill we acquire, while want of experience subjects us to the effects of chance. [ Plato ]
'Tis, in fact, utter folly to ask whether a person has anything from himself, or whether he has it from others, whether he operates by himself, or operates by means of others. The main point is to have a great will, and skill and perseverance to carry it out. All else is indifferent. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
There are chords in the human heart - strange varying strings - which are only struck by accident; which will remain mute and senseless to appeals the most passionate and earnest, and respond at last to the slightest casual touch. In the most insensible or childish minds there is some train of reflection which art can seldom lead or skill assist, but which will reveal itself, as great truths have done, by chance, and when the discoverer has the plainest and simplest end in view. [ Dickens ]