50 Awesome Quotes on Possibility

50 Awesome Quotes on Possibility

  1. “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – St. Francis of Assisi
  2. “The Wright brother flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility.” – Charles Kettering
  3. “Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” – Lewis Carroll
  4. “In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.” – Miguel de Cervantes
  5. “The secret of life is to have a task, something you devote your entire life to, something you bring everything to, every minute of the day for the rest of your life. And the most important thing is, it must be something you cannot possibly do.” – Henry Moore
  6. “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible!” – Walt Disney
  7. “I am where I am because I believe in all possibilities.” – Whoopi Goldberg
  8. “What is now proved, was once only imagined.” – William Blake
  9. “Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn’t.” – Mark Twain
  10. “The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.” – Arthur C. Clarke
  11. “Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing.” – John Andrew Holmes
  12. “God created a number of possibilities in case some of his prototypes failed. That is the meaning of evolution.” – Graham Greene
  13. “Whether you believe you can or not, you’re right.” – Henry Ford
  14. “Most people are not really free. They are confined by the niche in the world that they carve out for themselves. They limit themselves to fewer possibilities by the narrowness of their vision.” – V.S. Naipaul
  15. “I don’t regret a single excess of my responsive youth. I only regret, in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I didn’t embrace.” – Henry James
  16. “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few.” – Shunryu Suzuki
  17. “The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious.” – John Sculley
  18. “One’s only rival is one’s own potentialities. One’s only failure is failing to live up to one’s own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.” – Abraham Maslow
  19. “The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react.” – George Bernard Shaw
  20. “We all have possibilities we don’t know about. We can do things we don’t even dream we can do.” – Dale Carnegie
  21. “An optimist expects his dreams to come true; a pessimist expects his nightmares to.” – Laurence J. Peter
  22. “When nothing is sure, everything is possible.” – Margaret Drabble
  23. “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” – Albert Einstein
  24. “I am neither an optimist nor pessimist, but a possibilist.” – Max Lerner
  25. “If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. And what wine is so sparkling, what so fragrant, what so intoxicating, as possibility!” – Soren Kierkegaard
  26. “All things are possible until they are proved impossible. Even the impossible may only be so, as of now.” – Pearl S. Buck
  27. “Until you’re ready to look foolish, you’ll never have the possibility of being great.” – Cher
  28. “This has always been a motto of mine: Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.” – Bette Davis
  29. “You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices.” – Deepak Chopra
  30. “Some people see things as they are and say ‘Why?’ I dream of things that never were and say ‘Why not?’” – George Bernard Shaw
  31. “The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn’t the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.” – John Lennon
  32. “I love those who yearn for the impossible.” – Goethe
  33. “Every man is an impossibility until he is born.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  34. “If you can’t, you must. If you must, you can.” – Tony Robbins
  35. “A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility.” – Aristotle
  36. “If someone says can’t, that shows you what to do.” – John Cage
  37. “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  38. “Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.” – Mark Twain
  39. “Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.” – Louis D. Brandeis
  40. “The possible’s slow fuse is lit by the imagination.” – Emily Dickinson
  41. “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” - Pablo Picasso
  42. “If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas Edison
  43. “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” – Les Brown
  44. If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” – Henry David Thoreau
  45. “Everything you can imagine is real.” – Picasso
  46. “Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.” – Martin Luther
  47. “Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.” – James Dean
  48. “I don’t dream at night, I dream all day. I dream for a living.” – Steven Spielberg
  49. “The shell must break before the bird can fly.” – Alfred Tennyson
  50. “If not you, who? If not now, when?” – Rabbi Hillel

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Mitch DitkoffMitch Ditkoff is the Co-Founder and President of Idea Champions and the author of “Awake at the Wheel”, as well as the very popular Heart of Innovation blog.

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One Response to 50 Awesome Quotes on Possibility

  1. I like the very first one. What was impossible even 20 years ago it is a reality now and it evolved from the effort of people doing what was possible at that time. I like the picture too.

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