They are able because they think they are able.

[Possunt quia posse videntur.]

Virgil (70-19 BC) Roman poet [b. Publius Vergilius Maro; also Vergil]
Aeneid, Book 5, l. 231 (c. 29-19 BC)

Alt trans.:
  • "They are able because they seem (are seen) to be able."
  • "They conquer who believe they can." [Dryden, in "The Rambler," #25 (12 Jun 1750)]
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 6-Mar-13
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