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Why did the Lord give us agility
If not to evade responsibility?
    —Ogden Nash

Agility or nimbleness is an ability to change the body's position quickly and requires the integration of isolated movement skills using a combination of balance, coordination, speed, reflexes, strength, and endurance.


  • Youth is nimble, Age is lame;
    • Anonymous, "Crabbed Age and Youth"
    • The Passionate Pilgrim (1599)
  • A Lustie wench as nimble as an Eele,
    Would give a Gallant leave to kisse and feele,
  • “Many games,” said old Iagoo,
    “Many games of skill and hazard
    Have I seen in different nations,
    Have I played in different countries.
    He who plays with old Iagoo
    Must have very nimble fingers;
    Though you think yourself so skilful,
    I can beat you, Pau-Puk-Keewis,
    I can even give you lessons
    In your game of Bowl and Counters!”
  • Girl! nimble with thy feet, not with thy hands!
    Curl’d minion, dancer, coiner of sweet words!
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