Quotes by possibility
Quotes 16 till 30 of 80.
British poet 1592-1644
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.
Swedish sociologist, diplomat and politician 1902-1986
First and foremost arms are tools in the service of rival nations, pointing at the possibility of a future war.
Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
German Statesman, Philologist 1767-1835
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
British author 1859-1930
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.
British sociologist, writer 1944-
Housework is work directly opposed to the possibility of human self-actualization.
English writer 1959-
I don't understand why people talk of art as a luxury when it's a mind-altering possibility.
American politician 1949-
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.
American politician, author, and diplomat 1947-
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.
English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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
American Christian televangelist, pastor, motivational speaker, and au 1926-2015
If there exists no possibility of failure, then victory is meaningless.
American cultural anthropologist 1901-1978
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.
American Novelist, Essayist 1932-
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.
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.
Danish architect and businessman 1974-
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.
Chech German-speaking writer 1883-1924
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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