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The moment when you first wake up in the morning is the most wonderful of the twenty-four hours. No matter how weary or dreary you may feel, you possess the certainty that, during the day that lies before you, absolutely anything may happen. And the fact that it practically always doesn't, matters not a jot. The possibility is always there.
-- Monica Baldwin

Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater.
-- Bill Blackman

Without peace of mind, life is just a shadow of its possibilities.
-- Jean Borysenko

* Democracy is an objective. Democratization is a process. Democratization serves the cause of peace because it offers the possibility of justice and of progressive change without force.
-- Boutros Boutros-Ghali

 

"...utopia is not mainly about providing detailed blueprints for social reconstruction. Its concern with ends is about making us think about possible worlds. It is about inventing and imagining worlds for our contemplation and delight. It opens up our minds to the possibilities of the human condition."
-- Malcolm Bull

 

* Democracy is not just a question of having a vote. It consists of strengthening each citizen’s possibility and capacity to participate in the deliberations involved in life in society.
-- Fernando Cardoso

* You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices.
-- Deepak Chopra

"Entrepreneurs have a mind-set that sees the possibilities rather than the problems created by change."
-- J Gregory Dees

The possibility of catastrophic climate change is substantially increased by the 40 million barrels of oil burned every day by vehicles. We must all move shoulder to shoulder in a unified front to show this administration that the true majority of people are willing to vote for a cleaner environment and won't back down.
~ Leonardo DiCaprio

In the application of the method of non-violence, one must believe in the possibility of every person, however depraved, being reformed under humane and skilled treatment.
--
Mohandas K. Gandhi

Every daring attempt to make a great change in existing conditions, every lofty vision of new possibilities for the human race, has been labeled Utopian.
-- Emma Goldman

"Nothing is impossible,
the word itself says 'I'm possible!'"
-- Audrey Hepburn

 

We are at the very point in time when a 400-year old age is dying and another is struggling to be born - a shifting of culture, science, society, and institutions enormously greater than the world has ever experienced. Ahead, the possibility of the regeneration of individuality, liberty, community and ethics such as the world has never know, and a harmony with nature, with one another, and with the divine intelligence such as the world has never dreamed.
-- Dee Ward Hock, founder of Visa

At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.
-- Jean Houston

"Forgiveness is an act of the imagination. It dares you to imagine a better future, one that is based on the blessed possibility that your hurt will not be the final word on the matter. It challenges you to give up your destructive thoughts about the situation and to believe in the possibility of a better future. It builds confidence that you can survive the pain and grow from it."
-- Larry James

Creativity is a lot like looking at the world through a kaleidoscope. You look at a set of elements, the same ones everyone else sees, but then reassemble those floating bits and pieces into an enticing new possibility."
-- Rosabeth Moss Kanter

The belief that we some day shall be able to prevent war
is to me one with the belief in the possibility of making humanity really human.
-- Ellen Key

* I do believe there is enormous possibility to change this world.
-- Nicole Kidman

Freedom is the right to choose: the right to create for oneself the alternatives of choice.
Without the possibility of choice and the exercise of choice a man is not a man but a member, an instrument, a thing.
-- Archibald MacLeish

If you associate enough with older people who do enjoy their lives, who are not stored away in any golden ghettos, you will gain a sense of continuity and of the possibility for a full life.
-- Margaret Mead

* “As the ongoing industrial crusade to turn all earthly life to commercial purpose relentlessly impoverishes the biosphere and human culture, our living images of graceful possibility dwindle.”
~ Stephanie Mills

"Life is full of multidimensional possibilities. We are evolutional beings whose future has many possible outcomes. Use your imagination to find that positive potential future that awaits you."
-- Lynne Namka (AngriesOut.com)

"Life is full of multidimensional possibilities. We are evolutional beings whose future has many possible outcomes. Use your imagination to find that positive potential future that awaits you."
-- Lynne Namka (AngriesOut.com)

 

* My parents shared not only an improbable love, they shared an abiding faith in the possibilities of this nation.
-- Barack Obama

"Forgiveness offers the possibility of two types of peace: peace of mind --
the potential healing of old emotional wounds, and peace with others --
the possibility of new, more gratifying relationships in the future."
-- Kenneth I. Pargament & Mark S. Rye

"Become a possibilitarian.
No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities
-- always see them, for they're always there."
-- Norman Vincent Peale

Love is not a doctrine. Peace is not an international agreement. Love and Peace are beings who live as possibilities in us.
-- Mary Caroline Richards

* Infinite growth of material consumption in a finite world is an impossibility.
~ E. F. Schumacher

"the function of entrepreneurs is to reform or revolutionize the pattern of production... by exploiting an invention or, more generally, an untried technological possibility for producing a new commodity or producing an old one in a new way, by opening up a new source of supply of materials or a new outlet for products, by reorganizing an industry and so on."
-- Joseph Schumpeter

 

* In the hearts of people today there is a deep longing for peace. When the true spirit of peace is thoroughly dominant, it becomes an inner experience with unlimited possibilities. Only when this really happens-- when the spirit of peace awakens and takes possession of men's hearts, can humanity be saved from perishing.
-- Albert Schweitzer

* Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning."
-- Gloria Steinem

* If the ecological crisis, for example, is to be solved and if we are to promote genuine justice and thus bring real peace to the planet—and with it the possibility of improving lives on every level, not just economically, socially, and politically, but spiritually, psychologically, and intellectually—then, just on a practical level, we need to have all of the religions working together."
~ Brother Wayne Teasdale

The situation of the world around us can be painted in a picture of the darkest possible colours. On one hand, the arms race absorbs for deadly purposes 40 million dollars every 24 hours. On the other hand, immeasurable poverty affects the lives of three-quarters of the men, women and children in the world around us. The efforts for disarmament must therefore be an inextricable part of the efforts to solve the common problems of our time, problems which ultimately involve our very survival, the possibility to continue the human experiment."
-- Inga Thorsson

Never consider the possibility of failure; as long as you persist, you will be successful.
-- Brian Tracy

Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition,
there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.
-- Dr. Dale Turner

* "...civil society has not lost the possibility to influence the government and force them to change their policy. That is why we believe in your voice and your help." -- Lida Yusupova

To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places -- and there are so many -- where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction. And if we do act, in however small a way, we don't have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.
-- Howard Zinn

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