Quotes with possibilities
Life without literature is a life reduced to penury. It expands you in every way. It illuminates what you’re doing. It shows you possibilities you haven’t thought of. It enables you to live the lives of other people than yourself. It broadens you, it makes you more human. It makes life enjoyable.
"Built to Last" by M.H. Abrams and Stephen Greenblatt in The New York Times: Sunday Book Review. (August 23, 2012)
Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.
The ultimate reason for studying history is to become conscious of the possibilities of human existence.
When you live your life with an appreciation of coincidences and their meanings, you connect with the underlying field of infinite possibilities.
Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Babies are necessary to grownups. A new baby is like the beginning of all things--wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.
Five minutes, just before going to sleep, given to a bit of directed imagination regarding achievement possibilities of the morrow, will steadily and increasingly bear fruit, particularly if all ideas of difficulty, worry or fear are resolutely ruled out and replaced by those of accomplishment and smiling courage.
Our Unconscious Mind and how to Use it (1922)
Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.
In its effect upon war and peace, electricity offers still much greater and more wonderful possibilities. To stop war by the perfection of engines of destruction alone, might consume centuries and centuries. Other means must be employed to hasten the end.
"The Transmission of Electrical Energy without wires as a means for furthering Peace" in Electrical World and Engineer (January 7, 1905).
We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat; they do not exist.
Technological possibilities are irresistible to man. If man can go to the moon, he will. If he can control the climate, he will.