Quotes by possibility

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  • 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
    Swedish sociologist, diplomat and politician 1902-1986
    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.
  • Jeanette Winterson
    Jeanette Winterson
    English writer 1959-
    Jeanette Winterson
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    I don't understand why people talk of art as a luxury when it's a mind-altering possibility.
  • Ann Veneman
    Ann Veneman
    American politician 1949-
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    I think that's unjustified criticism. We have had a number of measures in place in this country for several years to mitigate the possibility of mad cow spreading in this country. We have found a single case.
  • Bill Richardson
    Bill Richardson
    American politician, author, and diplomat 1947-
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    I'd like to see that bipartisanship come back that we used to have in the House of Representatives, in the Clinton years. I think there's a possibility that the voters are going to send the message that everybody running - Congress, the Senate, the presidency - that they want us to come together.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    I've made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite.
  • Robert H. Schuller
    Robert H. Schuller
    American Christian televangelist, pastor, motivational speaker, and au 1926-2015
    Robert H. Schuller
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    If there exists no possibility of failure, then victory is meaningless.
  • Margaret Mead
    Margaret Mead
    American cultural anthropologist 1901-1978
    Margaret Mead
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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.
  • Edward Hoagland
    Edward Hoagland
    American Novelist, Essayist 1932-
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    In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog.
  • B. Zander
    B. Zander
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    In the measurement world, we set a goal and strive to achieve it. In the universe of possibility, we set the context and let life unfold.
  • Bjarke Ingels
    Bjarke Ingels
    Danish architect and businessman 1974-
    Bjarke Ingels
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    In the traditional modernist planning that created the suburbs, you put residential buildings in suburban neighborhoods, office spaces into brain parks and retail in shopping malls. But you fail to exploit the possibility of symbiosis or synthesis that way.
  • Franz Kafka
    Franz Kafka
    Chech German-speaking writer 1883-1924
    Franz Kafka
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    In theory there is a possibility of perfect happiness: To believe in the indestructible element within one, and not to strive towards it.
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