impossibility

A Quote by Joe Darion on bravery, chastity, courage, dreams, heart, hell, impossibility, lies, love, peace, purity, questions, rest, sorrow, and world

To dream the impossible dream To fight the unbeatable foe To bear with unbearable sorrow To run where the brave dare not go To right the unrightable wrong To love pure and chaste from afar To try when your arms are too weary To reach the unreachable star This is my quest, to follow the star No matter how hopeless, no matter how far To fight for the right without question or pause To be willing to pass into hell for a heavenly cause And know if I'll only be true to the glorious quest That my heart lies peaceful and calm When I'm laid to my rest And the world will be better for this That one man scorned and covered in scars Still strove with his last ounce of courage To reach the unreachable star This is my quest, to follow the star No matter how hopeless, no matter how far To fight for the right without question or pause And to dream the impossible dream.

Joe Darion

Source: Man Of La Mancha (The Impossible Dream lyrics)

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A Quote by Thomas W. Foster on difficulty, impossibility, define, and degree

Impossible only defines the degree of difficulty.

Thomas W. Foster

Source: Quoted in Your Mind Power Unleashed‎ by Thomas W. Foster

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on design, good, impossibility, and needs

It is impossible to design a system so perfect that no one needs to be good.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

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A Quote by Thomas Mann on behavior, impossibility, mathematics, men, students, and understanding

Some of the men stood talking in this room, and at the right of the door a little knot had formed round a small table, the center of which was the mathematics student, who ws eagerly talking. He had made the assertion that one could draw through a given point more than one parallel to a straight line; Frau Hagenström had cried out that this was impossible, and he had gone on to prove it so conclusively that his hearers were constrained to behave as though they understood.

Thomas Mann (1875 - 1955)

Source: Little Herr Friedemann.

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on impossibility, nobility, and work

Every noble work is at first impossible. quoted by Og Mandino.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on home, impossibility, life, and risk

It is impossible to win the great prizes of life without running risks, and the greatest of all prizes are those connected with the home.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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A Quote by Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullian (Tertullian) on certainty and impossibility

It is certain because it is impossible. -Certum est quia impossibile

Tertullian (160? - 240? AD)

Source: De Carne Christi, V

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A Quote by Susan Landau on curiosity, day, graduation, husbands, ideas, impossibility, jobs, life, reading, research, schools, students, time, wonder, work, and world

There's a touch of the priesthood in the academic world, a sense that a scholar should not be distracted by the mundane tasks of day-to-day living. I used to have great stretches of time to work. Now I have research thoughts while making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Sure it's impossible to write down ideas while reading "curious George" to a two-year-old. On the other hand, as my husband was leaving graduate school for his first job, his thesis advisor told him, "You may wonder how a professor gets any research done when one has to teach, advise students, serve on committees, referee papers, write letters of recommendation, interview prospective faculty. Well, I take long showers."

Susan Landau

Source: Her Own Words: Six Mathematicians Comment on Their Lives and Careers. September 1991

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A Quote by Susan Brownell Anthony on failure and impossibility

Failure is impossible.

Susan B. Anthony (1820 - 1906)

Source: Is Woman Suffrage Progressing?, by Carrie Chapman Catt, 1911.

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A Quote by Stephen Joshua Sondheim on impossibility, possibility, and thought

The situation's fraught, Fraughter than I thought, With horrible, impossible possibilities!

Stephen Joshua Sondheim (1930 -)

Source: Forum

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