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Whitney's Choice of Emblemes 168b

Ingenium superat vires

Mans wisedome great, doth farre surpasse his strengthe,
For proofe, behoulde, no man could bende the bowe:
But yet, his witte devised at the lengthe,
To winde the stringe so farre as it shoulde goe:
   The wisedome chiefe, and strengthe, must come behinde,
   But bothe be good, and giftes from God assignde.