impossibility

A Quote by Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington on deals, impossibility, and physics

It is impossible to trap modern physics into predicting anything with perfect determinism because it deals with probabilities from the outset.

Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington (1882 - 1944)

Source: J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on impossibility and truth

When you have eliminated the impossible, that which remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes in The Sign of Four, 1890, ch 6

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on impossibility and truth

How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. Sherlock Holmes speaking with Dr. Watson.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes in The Sign of Four

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A Quote by Samuel Smiles on achievement, control, difficulty, fighting, impossibility, life, men, patience, self-control, simplicity, and success

For want of self-restraint many men are engaged all their lives in fighting with difficulties of their own making, and rendering success impossible by their own cross-grained ungentleness; whilst others, it may be much less gifted, make their way and achieve success by simple patience, equanimity, and self-control.

Samuel Smiles (1812 - 1904)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on diligence, impossibility, and skill

Few things are impossible to diligence and skill.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Abyssinia. Rasselas. Chap. xii.

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A Quote by Saint Teresa of Avila on impossibility, obedience, and power

I know the power obedience has of making things easy which seem impossible.

Saint Teresa of Avila (1515 - 1582)

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A Quote by Saint Francis of Assisi on impossibility

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

Saint Francis of Assisi (c. 1181 - 1226)

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A Quote by Ruth Harrison on animals, impossibility, and thought

It is a sobering thought that animals could do without man, yet man would find it almost impossible to do without animals.

Ruth Harrison (1920 -)

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A Quote by Roswell Dwight Hitchcock on atheism, impossibility, morality, and purpose

Atheistic morality is not impossible, but it will never answer our purpose.

Roswell Dwight Hitchcock (1817 - 1887)

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A Quote by Robyn Davidson on freedom, gambling, habits, impossibility, learning, energy, manufacturing, needs, relaxation, security, and struggle

To be free one needs constant and unrelenting vigilance over one's weaknesses. A vigilance which requires a moral energy most of us are incapable of manufacturing. We relax back into the moulds of habit. They are secure, they bind us and keep us contained at the expense of freedom. To break the moulds, to be heedless of the seductions of security is an impossible struggle, but one of the few that count. To be free is to learn, to test yourself constantly, to gamble.

Robyn Davidson

Source: Tracks

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