An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





There is nothing impossible to him who will try.


Alexander The Great (352-323 BC, Alexander III, Macedonian King)


To the timid soul, nothing is possible.


John Bach (American basketball coach)


Impossible is a word only to be found in the dictionary of fools.


Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821, French general, emperor)


The Wright brothers flew through the smoke screen of impossibility.


Dorothea Brande (American success writer)


Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.


Louis D. Brandeis (1856-1941, American judge)


If someone says can't, that shows you what to do.


John Cage (1912-1992, American composer)


It is not a lucky word, this name "impossible"; no good comes of those who have it so often in their mouths.


Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881, Scottish philosopher, author)


Impossibilities are merely things which we have not yet learned.


Charles W. Chesnutt


Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.


Bette Davis (1908-1989, American actress, producer)


It's kind of fun to do the impossible.


Walt Disney (1901-1966, American artist, film producer)


It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.


Robert H. Goddard (1882-1945, Physicist, rocketry pioneer)


The impossible is often the untried.


Jim Goodwin


When anyone tells me I can't do anything. I'm just not listening any more.


Florence Griffith-Joyner (1959-, American track athlete)


When anyone tells me I can't do anything. I'm just not listening any more.


Florence Griffith-Joyner (1959-, American track athlete)


All parents believe their children can do the impossible. They thought it the minute we were born, and no matter how hard we've tried to prove them wrong, they all think it about us now. And the really annoying thing is, they're probably right.


Cathy Guisewite


With love and patience, nothing is impossible.


Daisaku Ikeda


Scientists have proven that it's impossible to long-jump 30 feet, but I don't listen to that kind of talk. Thoughts like that have a way of sinking into your feet.


Carl Lewis (1961-, American track athlete)


The smallest actual good is better than the most magnificent promises of impossibilities.


Thomas B. Macaulay (1800-1859, American essayist and historian)


It is not impossibilities which fill us with the deepest despair, but possibilities which we have failed to realize.


Robert Mallett


All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.


Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924, American author, founder of Success Magazine)


Nothing is impossible to the man who will


Gabriel Riqueti Mirabeau (1749-1791, French revolutionary politician, orator)


The only lack or limitation is in your own mind.


N. H. Moos


If you can't, you must. If you must, you can.


Anthony Robbins (1960-, American author, speaker, peak performance expert, coach)

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What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible.


Theodore Roethke (1908-1963, American poet)


You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.


Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962, American First Lady, columnist, lecturer, humanitarian)


The Difficult is that which can be done immediately; the Impossible that which takes a little longer.


George Santayana (1863-1952, American philosopher, poet)


Impossible situations can become possible miracles.


Robert H. Schuller (1926-, American minister, author, social leader)


The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.


Robert H. Schuller (1926-, American minister, author, social leader)


Today's accomplishments were yesterday's impossibilities.


Robert H. Schuller (1926-, American minister, author, social leader)


You can be a dreamer and a doer too if you will remove one word from your vocabulary: impossible!


Robert H. Schuller (1926-, American minister, author, social leader)


To the timid and hesitating, everything is impossible because it seems so.


Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832, British novelist, poet)


Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible.


St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226,  Italian preacher, founder of The Franciscan Orde)


Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.


Mark Twain (1835-1910, American humorist, writer)


A man's limitations are not the things he wants to do and can t; they are the things he ought to do but doesn't. The difficult we will do eventually, the impossible will just take a little more time.


Author Unknown


All limits are self imposed.


Author Unknown


I didn't know it was impossible when I did it


Author Unknown


Impossibility is an opinion, not a fact.


Author Unknown


Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself.


Author Unknown


Nothing is possible if you think it is impossible. Nothing is impossible if you think it is possible. Think positive and work hard, and ANYTHING is possible.


Thomas J. Vilord


Man can believe the impossible, but man can never believe the improbable.


Oscar Wilde (1856-1900, British author, wit)


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