Quotes: possibility

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  • Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Swiss philosopher and poet 1821-1881
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    Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.
  • Samuel Smiles
    Samuel Smiles
    Scottish writer 1812-1904
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    An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
  • Mary McCarthy
    Mary McCarthy
    American author 1912-1989
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    Anti-Semitism is a horrible disease from which nobody is immune, and it has a kind of evil fascination that makes an enlightened person draw near the source of infection, supposedly in a scientific spirit, but really to sniff the vapors and dally with the possibility.
  • Wayne Dyer
    Wayne Dyer
    American philosopher, self-help author, and a motivational speaker. 1940-2015
    Wayne Dyer
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    Anything that has been accomplished by any other human being in the physical realm is within the field of possibility.
  • John Updike
    John Updike
    American writer and criticus 1932-
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    Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.
  • Paul J. Meyer
    Paul J. Meyer
    American businessman and business consultant 1928-
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    Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths, instead of your weaknesses... on your powers, instead of your problems.
  • Benito Mussolini
    Benito Mussolini
    Italian politician and journalist 1883-1945
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    Fascism, the more it considers and observes the future and the development of humanity, quite apart from political considerations of the moment, believes neither in the possibility nor the utility of perpetual peace.
  • Francis Quarles
    Francis Quarles
    British poet 1592-1644
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    Fear nothing but what thy industry may prevent; be confident of nothing but what fortune cannot defeat; it is no less folly to fear what is impossible to be avoided than to be secure when there is a possibility to be deprived.
  • Alva Myrdal
    Alva Myrdal
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    First and foremost arms are tools in the service of rival nations, pointing at the possibility of a future war.
  • Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
    Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
    German Statesman, Philologist 1767-1835
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    Freedom is but the possibility of a various and indefinite activity; while government, or the exercise of dominion, is a single, yet real activity. The longing for freedom, therefore, is at first only too frequently suggested by the deep-felt consciousness of its absence.
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    British author 1859-1930
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    From a drop of water a logician could infer the possibility of an Atlantic or a Niagara without having seen or heard of one or the other.
  • Ann Oakley
    Ann Oakley
    British sociologist, writer 1944-
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    Housework is work directly opposed to the possibility of human self-actualization.
  • Emily Dickinson
    Emily Dickinson
    American poet 1830-1886
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    I dwell in Possibility.
  • Robert H. Schuller
    Robert H. Schuller
    American Christian televangelist, pastor, motivational speaker, and au 1926-2015
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    If there exists no possibility of failure, then victory is meaningless.
  • Margaret Mead
    Margaret Mead
    American cultural anthropologist 1901-1978
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    If you associate enough with older people who do enjoy their lives, who are not stored away in any golden ghettos, you will gain a sense of continuity and of the possibility for a full life.
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