impossibility

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on impossibility

Every man is an impossibility until he is born.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on cheating, impossibility, and time

It is as impossible for a man to be cheated by anyone but himself, as for a thing to be, and not to be, at the same time.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Essays: Compensation

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A Quote by Rabbi Nachman of Breslav on chance, impossibility, opposites, peace, and perfection

The essence of peace is to merge two opposites.   Therefore your notions should not scare you if you see another, who absolutely opposes you, and you presume that there is no chance for peace between you two.   On the same token when you see two individuals who are exactly two opposites, never say it would be impossible for them to reconcile.   On the contrary, and this is the perfection of peace to make it between two opposites.

Rabbi Nachman of Breslav

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A Quote by Gaius Plinius Secondus Pliny, the Elder on appearance, belief, direction, doubt, earth, impossibility, mankind, and world

The ancients had little doubt about the true shape of the earth: "It's [the world's] shape has the rounded appearance of a perfect sphere. This is shown first of all by the name of 'orb' which is bestowed upon it by the general consent of mankind. ...Our eyesight also confirms this belief, because the firmament presents the aspect of a concave hemisphere equidistant in every direction, which would be impossible in the case of any other figure."

Pliny, the Elder (23 - 79 AD)

Source: Natural History, 77 A.D.

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A Quote by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin on force, impossibility, love, and world

If there were no internal propensity to unite, even at a prodigiously rudimentary level-indeed in the molecule itself - it would be physically impossible for love to appear higher up, with us, in "hominized'' form. . . . Driven by the forces of love, the fragments of the world seek each other so that the world may come into being.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881 - 1955)

Source: The Phenomenon of Man, 1955, bk. IV, ch. 2, sec. 2

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A Quote by Pierre de Fermat on impossibility, power, and proof

In the margin of his copy of Diophantus' Arithmetica, Fermat wrote: To divide a cube into two other cubes, a fourth power or in general any power whatever into two powers of the same denomination above the second is impossible, and I have assuredly found an admirable proof of this, but the margin is too narrow to contain it.

Pierre de Fermat (1601 - 1665)

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A Quote by Pearl S. Buck on achievement, generations, impossibility, and prudence

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible, and achieve it, generation after generation.

Pearl S. Buck (1892 - 1973)

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A Quote by Pat Ryan on impossibility, limitations, and mind

It's impossible for you to conceive how far up is, except for the limitations of your own mind.

Pat Ryan

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A Quote by P. K. Thomajan on animals, giving, heroism, impossibility, life, losing, people, praise, punishment, and revenge

PEOPLE They range from animals to gods. They pray for you and they prey on you. They are bears for punishment and brutes for revenge. They want to be Everyone, Everywhere, Everything. Their restlessness fills them with wanderings and spurs them into wanderings. They are creatures of moods and modes. They try to look different, but deep down underneath they are all alike. They are hero-worshippers and idol-destroyers. They are quick to take sides and quick to swing from side to side. They like individuals who can appraise and praise them. People must be taken as they are and still they want to be taken as they aren't. They have their ways and want to get away with them. They cry for the moon and wail for a place in the sun. They are happiest in the hurly-burly, giving and taking, making and losing, to the tune of a hurdygurdy. They try everything once and seldom stop to think twice. But they are blessed with nine lives and often strike twelve at eleventh hours. With people all things are possible; without them, all things are impossible. They must forever be felt and dealt with. To lose contact with them is to lose contact with life.

P. K. Thomajan

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A Quote by General Omar Nelson Bradley on difficulty, driving, education, impossibility, and people

Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.

Omar Nelson Bradley (1893 - 1981)

Source: quoting Baron Brougham

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