Quotes: potential

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  • Gore Vidal
    Gore Vidal
    American writer and criticus 1925-
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    Laughing at someone else is an excellent way of learning how to laugh at oneself; and questioning what seem to be the absurd beliefs of another group is a good way of recognizing the potential absurdity of many of one's own cherished beliefs.
  • Bernie Siegel
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    Life is a miracle, and we need to not fear trying to achieve our potential and reveal the remarkable creation we and all living things are and that our Creator has built into us the ability to induce self-healing.
  • R. D. Laing
    R. D. Laing
    British psychiatrist 1927-1989
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    Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through. It is potential liberation and renewal as well as enslavement and existential death.
  • Carlo Ratti
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    Makr Shakr aims to share this new potential - design-make-enjoy - with everyone in just a few minutes: the time taken to prepare a new cocktail.
  • George Santayana
    George Santayana
    Spanish - American philosopher 1863 - 1952
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    Man is as full of potential as he is of importance.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    Most of western culture is a distortion of reality. But reality should be distorted; that is, imaginatively amended. The Buddhist acquiescence to nature is neither accurate about nature nor just to human potential.
    Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990)
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    Most revolutionaries are potential Tories, because they imagine that everything can be put right by altering the shape of society; once that change is effected, as it sometimes is, they see no need for any other.
  • Bill Dedman
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    MSNBC policy requires journalists to report any potential conflict of interest and to seek approval from the president of NBC News before making any political contribution.
  • My father offered his life so our democracy could live. My mother devoted her life to nurturing that democracy. I will dedicate my life to making our democracy reach its fullest potential: that of ensuring equality for all. My family has sacrificed much, and I am willing to do this again if necessary.
  • Network technology has irrevocably changed campaigning and elections. It has the potential to transform governance and the workings of our democracy for the better.
  • James T. Mccay
    James T. Mccay
    American author
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    No matter what the level of your ability, you have more potential than you can ever develop in a lifetime.
  • Bobby Scott
    Bobby Scott
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    No one should be denied the opportunity to get an education and increase their earning potential based solely on their inability to pay for a college education.
  • Barry Diller
    Barry Diller
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    Now along comes the potential creative destruction brought by a different distribution methodology, the Internet.
  • Nuclear weapons continue to occupy a unique place in global security affairs. No other weapons, in my opinion, anyway, match their potential for prompt and long-term damage and their strategic impact.
  • Carol Loomis
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    On the rare occasions when my family talked about business, the subject was Kansas City's Boss Pendergast and his potential for muscling my dad's small gravel-and-sand operation.