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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Ability
 
  Native ability without education is like a tree without fruit.
            —Aristippus
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  Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study.
            —Francis Bacon
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  The abilities of man must fall short on one side or the other, like too scanty a blanket when you are abed.
            —Sir William Temple
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