A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, character, fate, eudaimonia, culture, potential, arete, and determinism

Nietzsche is a determinist like Spinoza, a fatalist like the Greeks: character is fate, we only become what we already are (Aristotle's more genteel expression: no one achieves arete IN SPITE OF his base of natural potential, only because of it). Aristic moral "fiber" must exist first of all as an instinctive imperative, and second as an imperative of character, before it can be cultivated by an appropriate directorial culture. The resources that make human beings ultimately philosophical or spiritual (Aristotelian eudaimonia) are so profound and structural that of course they cannot be "learned"; if one has them, they can be developed and cultured, but that is not the same thing as "acquiring" them.

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by Mary Ellen Pitts on crouched, eagerness, and potential

...all things are crouched in eagerness to become something else...'

Mary Ellen Pitts

Source: Toward a Dialogue of Understandings By Mary Ellen Pitts

Contributed by: Profesor

A Quote by Torley on awesome, awesomeness, potential, and genius

AWESOMENESS is not a privilege, but the full bloom of a seed that grows within us, that rewards us upon fulfilling one potential after another.


Source: Torley Lives: YOU have the right to be AWESOME! Don't let the snobs get you down: http://torley.com/you-have-the-right-to-be-awesome-dont-let-the-snobs-get-you-down

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by William James on power, energy, potential, and untapped

You have enormous untapped power you'll probably never tap, because most people never run far enough on their first wind to ever find they have a second.

William James (1842 - 1910)

Contributed by: BassicallyTom

A Quote by Leo F. Buscaglia on underestimate, power, smile, kind word, honest, compliment, potential, and turn a life around

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

Leo F. Buscaglia

Contributed by: Darren

A Quote by James Arthur Ray on potential and god

God's greatest gift to you is your unlimited potential.  Your greatest gift to God is to use that potential to the fullest.

James Ray

Contributed by: Michael

A Quote by Lily of the Valley Carnie on chi, chi gung, life, living, potential, qigong, bottomless, wellness, power, and universe

You posses the ability to tap a bottomless well of physical and psychic energy (called "chi" in Chinese).   With it, you can harness the magickal power of the universe.  Yet most of us unknowingly block the flow of this power, and live out our lives not reaching the potential that we could achieve if we only knew how.

Lily of the Valley Carnie

Source: Chi Gung, Pages: back cover

Contributed by: circlewalker

A Quote by unknown on brain and potential

The average human, only uses 10 percent of their brain's potential.


Contributed by: Amanda

A Quote by Marcus Aurelius on potential, apparent, worth, and wisdom

Look beneath the surface: never let a thing's intrinsic quality or worth escape you.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations (Penguin Classics), Pages: 91

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A Quote by Henry Miller on henry, miller, divine, and potential

And what is the potential man, after all? Is he not the sum of all that is human? Divine, in other words?

Henry Miller (1891 - 1980)

Contributed by: Aaron

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