potential

A Quote by Stephen R. Covey on adventure, creativity, day, experience, life, people, potential, security, and spirit

Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.

Stephen Covey (1932 -)

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A Quote by Les Brown on fate, justice, play, and potential

Just because Fate doesn't deal you the right cards, it doesn't mean you should give up. It just means you have to play the cards you get to their maximum potential.

Les Brown

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A Quote by Admiral William D. Leahy on adoption, atoms, certainty, children, conventionality, darkness, defeat, enemies, ethics, fashion, feeling, future, peace, possessions, possibility, potential, practicality, presidency, sentimentality, success, time

Those who dismiss "revisionist" qualms about the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as indulgences in peace-time sentimentality must count President Truman's own Chief of Staff among the bleeding hearts: "It is my opinion that the use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan. The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender because of the effective sea blockade and the successful bombing with conventional weapons. . . . The lethal possibilities of atomic warfare in the future are frightening. My own feeling was that in being the first to use it, we had adopted an ethical standard common to the barbarians of the Dark Ages. I was not taught to make war in that fashion , and wars cannot be won by destroying women and children. We were the first to have this weapon in our possession, and the first to use it. There is a practical certainty that potential enemies will have it in the future and that atomic bombs will some time be used against us."

William D. Leahy

Source: I Was There, 1950

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A Quote by Walter H. Lowy on choice, effort, potential, and sharing

Your market has a free choice, and only by supplying what the market wants, and not by your efforts to impose your merchandise, will you get your maximum share of the market's potential.

Walter H. Lowy

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A Quote by W. Timothy Gallwey on action, anxiety, awareness, limits, mind, potential, purity, thought, and winning

Both Arthur Ashe and Billie Jean King used these phrases ("playing out of one's mind," or "over one's head") to describe their performances while winning tghe finals at Wimbledon in 1975. . . . The player loses himself in the action, continually breaki g the false limits placed on is potential. Awareness becomes acutely heightened, while analysis, anxiety and self-conscious thought are compoletly forgotten. Enjoyment is at a peak - pure and unspoiled.

W. Timothy Gallwey (1938 -)

Source: Tim Gallwey in The Inner Game of Tennis, 1976, p. 9

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A Quote by Viktor E. Frankl on goals, meaning, needs, potential, and struggle

What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him.

Viktor Frankl (1905 - 1997)

Source: Dr. Victor E. Frankl in Man’s Search for Meaning, Simon and Schuster, NY, 1963, p.166.

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A Quote by Viktor E. Frankl on books, camping, despair, extremism, helpful, life, meaning, people, potential, responsibility, thought, and writing

I had wanted simply to convey to the reader by way of concrete example that life holds a potential meaning under any conditions, even the most miserable ones. And I thought that if the point were demonstrated in a situation as extreme as that in a concentration camp, my book might gain a hearing. I therefore felt responsible for writing down what I had gone through, for I thought it might be helpful to people who are prone to despair.

Viktor Frankl (1905 - 1997)

Source: Dr. Victor E. Frankl in Man’s Search for Meaning, Simon and Schuster, NY, 1963, p. 104-105.

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A Quote by unknown on experience, goals, potential, and profit

It may be that the most benefit occurs when something is dealt with for its own sake, rather than for the attainment of some external goal. If one is too eager to wring profit from an experience, the potential slips through his grasping fingers.

unknown

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A Quote by unknown on potential and tragedy

A rose only becomes beautiful and blesses others when it opens up and blooms. Its greatest tragedy is to stay in a tight-closed bud, never fulfilling its potential.

unknown

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A Quote by unknown on danger, discretion, and potential

Once a python weighs more than half the weight of his keeper, the potential of dangerous constriction becomes very real; snakes of this size should not be handled alone. Once a python outweighs his keeper, fatal constriction is at the discretion of the python.

unknown

Source: quoted in a Los Angeles newspaper

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