"What's that you say? Impossible, is it? We'll just see about that."

"We would be badly off indeed if we were capable of enthusiasm only for the things in which we have faith. If that were the case, humanity would still be pursuing its existence in a hole in the ground; for everything that has made it possible to emerge from the cave and from the primeval jungle appeared in its first hour as a highly dubious undertaking. Nonetheless, we have been able to grow enthusiastic over our vision of these unconvincing exercises. We have put ourselves to work for the sake of an idea, seeking by magnificent exertions to arrive at the incredible. And in the end, we have arrived there. Beyond all doubt, it is one of the vital sources of human capability that we are able to kindle enthusiasm from the mere glimmer of something improbable, difficult, and remote"
~ José Ortega y Gasset

"It is our duty as human beings to proceed as though the limits of our capabilities do not exist."

 ~ Teilhard de Chardin ~

"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which
you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do."

 ~ Eleanor Roosevelt ~

"Le monde progresse grâce aux choses impossibles qui ont été réalisées."

 ~ André Maurois ~ ~

"We know what we are, but know not what we may be."

 ~ William Shakespeare ~

"Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities."

 ~ Aristotle ~

"There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why.
I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?"

 ~ Robert Kennedy ~

"To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits:
logic and common sense will only interfere.
But once these barriers are broken,
it will enter the realms of childhood visions and dreams."

 ~ Giorgio de Chirico ~

"Indeed, what is there that does not appear marvelous when it comes to our knowledge for the first time?
How many things, too, are looked upon as quite impossible until they have been actually effected?"

 ~ Pliny the Elder ~

"When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible he is almost certainly right.
When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong."

 ~ Arthur C. Clarke's First Law ~

"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 ~

"Our aspirations are our possibilities."

 ~ Robert Browning ~

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

 ~ Thomas Carlyle ~

Alice laughed: "There's no use trying," she said; "one can't believe impossible things."
"I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen.
"When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day.
Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."

 ~ Alice in Wonderland ~

"The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious."

 ~ Samuel Johnson ~

Listen to the MUSTN'TS, child,
Listen to the DON'TS,
Listen to the SHOULDN'TS,
Listen to the NEVER HAVES
Then listen close to me—
Anything can happen, child
ANYTHING can be.

 ~ Shel Silverstein ~

"This became a credo of mine . . . attempt the impossible in order to improve your work."

 ~ Bette Davis ~

"I go to seek a vast perhaps."

 ~ Francois Rabelais ~

"The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible."

 ~ Arthur C. Clarke's Second Law ~

"Things are only impossible until they're not."

 ~ Jean-Luc Picard ~

"Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they're yours.
Do you think, if you say the word "impossible" enough times,
that difficult things will suddenly become easier for you?"

 ~ Richard Bach ~

"Despise no man and consider nothing impossible,
for there is no man who does not have his hour
and there is no thing that does not have its place."

 ~ The Talmud ~

"Only he who attempts the absurd is capable of achieving the impossible."

 ~ Miguel de Unamuno ~

"What we can or cannot do,
what we consider possible or impossible,
is rarely a function of our true capability.
It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are."

 ~ Tony Robbins ~

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

 ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

"Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible."

 ~ Lord Kelvin ~

"I have learned to use the word 'impossible' with the greatest caution."

 ~ Wernher von Braun ~

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

 ~ A. H. Weiler ~

"It's kinda fun to do the impossible."

 ~ Walt Disney ~

"It is impossible to experience one's death objectively and still carry a tune."

 ~ Woody Allen ~

"It is impossible to love and to be wise."

 ~ Francis Bacon ~

"Whoso loves believes the impossible."

 ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning ~

"I love those who yearn for the impossible."

 ~ Goethe ~

"When you say that something is impossible, you have made it impossible."

 ~ Bruce Lee ~

"It's difficult to say what is impossible, for yesterday's dream is today's hope and tomorrow's reality."

 ~ Robert Goddard ~

"To achieve the impossible, it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought."

 ~ Tom Robbins ~

"Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to your regular duties."

 ~ Doug Larson ~

"We are continually faced with great opportunities,
which are brilliantly disguised as unsolvable problems."

 ~ Margaret Mead ~

"Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently."

 ~ Henry Ford ~

"The greatest pleasure in life is doing what other people say you cannot do."

 ~ Walter Bagehot ~

We the willing, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful.
We have done so much, with so little, for so long, we are now qualified to do anything, with nothing."

 ~ Mother Teresa ~

"'Impossible' is a word that humans use far too often."

 ~ Seven of Nine ~
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