possibility

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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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on passion, pleasure, possibility, potential, power, wealth, and wishes

If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of potential - for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on pleasure, possibility, and wine

Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. And what wine is so sparkling, who so fragrant, what so intoxicating, as possibility.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

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A Quote by Sir Thomas Browne on belief, faith, philosophy, and possibility

To believe only possibilities is not Faith, but mere Philosophy.

Sir Thomas Browne (1605 - 1682)

Source: Religio Medici

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A Quote by Shunryu Suzuki-roshi on emptiness, mind, and possibility

If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything. In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities; in the expert's mind there are few.

Shunryu Suzuki-roshi (1905 - 1971)

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A Quote by Shunryu Suzuki-roshi on emptiness, inclusion, mind, originality, and possibility

In Japan we have the phrase, "Shoshin," which means "beginner's mind." Our "original mind" includes everything within itself. It is always rich and sufficient within itself. This does not mean a closed mind, but actually an empty mind and a ready mind. If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything. It is open to everything. In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities; in the expert's mind there are few.

Shunryu Suzuki-roshi (1905 - 1971)

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A Quote by Shunryu Suzuki-roshi on mind and possibility

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

Shunryu Suzuki-roshi (1905 - 1971)

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A Quote by Robert Nozick on belief, books, correction, hope, philosophy, possibility, spirit, and worth

I see the situation as follows. There are various philosophical views, mutually incompatible, which cannot be dismissed or simply rejected. Philosophy's output is the basketful of these admissible views, all together. One delimiting strategy would be to modify and shave these views, capturing what is true in each, to make them compatible parts of one new view. This book puts forward its explanations in a very tentative spirit; not only do I not ask you to believe that they are correct, I do not think it important for me to believe them correct, either. Still I do believe, and hope you will find it so, that these proposed explanations are illuminating and worth considering, that they are worth surpassing; also that the process of seeking and elaborating explanations, being open to new possibilities, the new wonderings and wanderings, the free explanation, is itself a delight.

Robert Nozick

Source: Philosophical Explanations, (from the Introduction) Nozick

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A Quote by Robert Lynd on belief, danger, illusions, possibility, and war

The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions.

Robert Lynd (1879 - 1949)

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A Quote by Robert Browning on possibility

Our aspirations are our possibilities.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

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