It’s not what you have that determines who you are, but what you do with what you have.
The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have. (Vince Lombardi)
It’s better to find the source of a problem and being unable to fix it than it is to fix the problem without knowing its source.
It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settling a question without debating it. (Joseph Joubert)