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





If I had to characterize one quality as the genius of feminist thought, culture, and action, it would be the connectivity.


Robin Morgan (1941-, American feminist author, poet)


I am willing to put myself through anything; temporary pain or discomfort means nothing to me as long as I can see that the experience will take me to a new level. I am interested in the unknown, and the only path to the unknown is through breaking barriers, an often-painful process.


Diana Nyad (1974-, American swimmer, the first person at age 24 to cross Lake Ontario)


We must learn our limits. We are all something but none of us are everything.


Blaise Pascal (1623-1662, French scientist, religious philosopher)


It is not a dreamlike state, but the somehow insulated state, that a great musician achieves in a great performance. He's aware of where he is and what he's doing, but his mind is on the playing of the instrument with an internal sense of rightness -- it is not merely mechanical, it is not only spiritual; it is something of both, on a different plane and a more remote one.


Arnold Palmer (1929-, American golfer)


Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.


Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993, American Christian reformed pastor, speaker, author)


Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.


Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993, American Christian reformed pastor, speaker, author)


What seems impossible one minute, through faith, becomes possible the next.


Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993, American Christian reformed pastor, speaker, author)


Keep your feet on the ground and your thoughts at lofty heights.


Peace Pilgrim (1908-1981, American peace activist)


It hasn't doesn't necessarily mean "it won't."


German Proverb (Sayings of German origin)


Every man is free to rise as far as he's able or willing, but the degree to which he thinks determines the degree to which he'll rise.


Ayn Rand (1905-1982, Russian philosopher, author, "Atlas Shrugged")


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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It's your unlimited power to care and to love that can make the biggest difference in the quality of your life.


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

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What else are we gonna live by if not dreams? We need to believe in something. What would really drive us crazy is to believe this reality we run into every day is all there is. If I don't believe that there's a happy ending out there -- that will-you-marry-me in the sky-I can't keep working today.


Jill Robinson


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)


I'm in my prime. There's no goal too far, no mountain too high.


Wilma Rudolph (1940-1994, American track athlete)


Wonder if there is life on another planet? Let's suppose there is. Suppose further, that only one star in a trillion has a planet that could support life. If that were the case, then there would be at least 100 million planets that harbored life.


Ben Sweetland


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


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


There is a proper balance between not asking enough of oneself and asking or expecting too much.


May Sarton (1912-1995, American poet, novelist)


Look and you will find it -- what is unsought will go undetected.


Sophocles (495-406 BC, Greek tragic poet)


Impossible situations can become possible miracles.


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


Possibilitizing is overcoming while you're undergoing.


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)


What great things would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?


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


When you've exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven't!


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)


Look at things... as they can be.


David J. Schwartz (American trainer, author of "The Magic of Thinking Big")


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


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


Man can only receive what he sees himself receiving.


Florence Scovel Shinn (1876-1953, American artist, metaphysics teacher, author)


How far is far, how high is high? We'll never know until we try.


Song from the California Special Olympics


The becoming of man is the history of the exhaustion of his possibilities.


Susan Sontag (1933-, American essayist)


It is idleness that creates impossibilities; and where people don't care to do anything, they shelter themselves under a permission that it cannot be done.


Bishop Robert South (1634-1716, British clergyman)


I've discovered I've got this preoccupation with ordinary people pursued by large forces.


Steven Spielberg (1947-, American director, screenwriter)


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)


Curiosity is the one thing invincible in Nature.


Freya Stark (1893-1993, British travel writer)


A difference, to be a difference, must make a difference.


Gertrude Stein (1874-1946, American author)


In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's mind there are few.


Shunryu Suzuki


No one knows what he can do till he tries.


Publilius Syrus (85 BC- 43BC, Roman writer)


No one knows what he can do till he tries.


Publilius Syrus (85 BC- 43BC, Roman writer)


Catching something is purely a by-product of our fishing. It is the act of fishing that wipes away all grief, lightens all worry, dissolves all fear and anxiety.


Gladys Taber


There are many who are living far below their possibilities because they are continually handing over their individualities to others. Do you want to be a power in the world? Then be yourself. Be true to the highest within your soul and then allow yourself to be governed by no customs or conventionalities or arbitrary man-made rules that are not founded on principle.


Ralph Waldo Trine (1866-1945, American author)


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


Anything you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must come to reality.


Author Unknown


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


Author Unknown


If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.


Author Unknown


Impossibility is an opinion, not a fact.


Author Unknown


It is wise to keep in mind that no success or failure is necessarily final.


Author Unknown


Never use the word "impossible". Throw it into the verbal waste bucket.


Author Unknown


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


Author Unknown


Start viewing the possible as probable. You'll be surprised at what you can accomplish.


Author Unknown


Two people can do anything as long as one of them is the Lord.


Author Unknown


When you believe in yourself and dream big, anything is possible.


Author Unknown


You never know what you can do until you try.


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


There is no limit to what a man can achieve if he so believes this.


Thomas J. Vilord


There comes a moment when you realize that virtually anything is possible -- that nothing is too good to be true.


Kobi Yamoda


No matter how good you get, there's always something further out there.


Bill Walton (1952-, American basketball player)


I have always been driven to buck the system, to innovate, to take things beyond where they've been.


Sam Walton (1918-1992, American businessman, founder of Wal-mart)


Perhaps nobody ever accomplishes all that he feels lies in him to do; but nearly every one who tries his power touches the walls of his being.


Charles Dudley Warner (1829-1900, American author)


The possibilities are unlimited as long as you are true to your life's purpose.


Marcia Wieder (American speaker, trainer, author)


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


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


When I open my eyes in the morning, I am not confronted by a world, but by a million possible worlds.


Colin Wilson (1931-, British novelist and writer on philosophy, sociology, and the occult)


You can have it all. You just can't have it all at one time.


Oprah Winfrey (1954-, American TV personality, producer, actress, author)


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