Capacity Quotes

Capacity Quotes by Rashida Jones, Mary Barnett Gilson, Carl Rogers, Caity Lotz, Reinhold Niebuhr, Stephen Lang and many others.

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Everything French is amazing, especially creme brulee, but then burnt sugar works for me in any capacity.
Rashida Jones
I believe that all women of working ages and physical capacity, regardless of income, should be expected to earn their livings either in or out of the home. Until this attitude prevails I believe the position of women will be uncertain and undignified, in spite of poetic rhapsodies to the contrary.
Mary Barnett Gilson
Growth occurs when individuals confront problems, struggle to master them, and through that struggle develop new aspects of their skills, capacities, views about life.
Carl Rogers
The power of the human spirit inspires me. Movies, books, stories, people, anything that reminds us that we are more than just this physical body and our capacity for love and courage can bend reality.
Caity Lotz
…(I)ndividual selfhood is expressed in the self’s capacity for self-transcendence and not in its rational capacity for conceptual and analytic procedures.
Reinhold Niebuhr
I’ve become more empathetic, and my capacity to understand and be patient – to give people a break – has enlarged over the years.
Stephen Lang
Mr. Speaker, in the years since we enacted our attack against Iraq, the threat from Iran has only grown more difficult, and our capacity to meet that threat actually has diminished. It is one of the reasons many of us opposed that action against Iraq.
Earl Blumenauer
Pretence about anything sometimes deceives the wisest and shrewdest man, but, however cunningly it is hidden, a child of the meanest capacity feels it and is repelled by it.
Leo Tolstoy
I did theatre a lot when I was a kid. Then I went to acting school in New York. I did a lot of behind the scenes in college. I wanted to learn while I had the time. I studied theatre and film in different capacities.
Justin Bartha
Minds are in limited supply, and each mind has a limited capacity for memes, and hence there is considerable competition among memes for entry in as many minds as possible.
Daniel Dennett
It is time for us to focus on the issues that bring us together as a nation. Supporting parents’ capacity to raise their children with the love and resources they need is simply the right thing to do.
Joan Blades
Films should have the capacity to bring you into another world.
Lenny Abrahamson
In a work capacity I’m only interested in acting and producing.
Charlie Hunnam
The darkest moments of our lives are not to be buried and forgotten, rather they are a memory to be called upon for inspiration to remind us of the unrelenting human spirit and our capacity to overcome the intolerable
Vince Lombardi
While studying the effects of accumulated stress on the nervous system, I began to suspect that most organisms have an innate capacity to rebound from threatening and stressful events.
Peter A. Levine
Some of the greatest minds on earth also have a great capacity to remember. Many would prefer to forget their memories of mankind.
Anthony Douglas
The capacity to become aware of the givens of our existence – such as change – and to actually welcome those as just part of our human experience releases the struggle.
Roger Housden
There will remain a role for the private and voluntary sectors where they can add extra capacity to the NHS or challenges to the system. I believe what matters is what works. That’s what I’ve always believed in and I continue to believe in.
Liz Kendall
I am only one but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something.
Edward Everett
I think Luis Suarez, not just with the physical side of his game but his capacity to shoot with one touch in the box, knowing where the goal is is great.
Luis Enrique
Never forget that our capacity and capability in spiritual matters is measured by, and based on, the promises of God.
Oswald Chambers
Talent is the infinite capacity for taking pains. Genius is the infinite capacity for achievement without taking any pains at all.
Helene Hanff
Over time, our inescapable, systemic, fundamentally human impurity gives us the capacity to do what has not been done before: to make creative leaps in our biology, in the diseases we can resist and the foods we can digest. And in our thinking and culture and politics, too.
Mohsin Hamid
Do not be deceived! The busiest people harbor the greatest weariness, their restlessness is weakness–they no longer have the capacity for waiting and idleness.
Friedrich Nietzsche
The gift that has been given to me says much about our capacity for great compassion and generosity, and I hope it sends an inspiring message to others about the importance of organ donation.
Steven Cojocaru
If Hamas continues to threaten the security of the state of Israel, I believe Israel has the ability and the capacity to control the borders and cut off the weapons supply.
Mosab Hassan Yousef
That being said, in my top five favorite movies, two of them are Alien and Aliens. I love to laugh, and I love to make people laugh. I love comedy, but I also love the darker things in life. I guess I’m an extremist. I’m an adrenaline junkie. Just cruising along at a normal capacity really doesn’t do anything for me.
Angie Harmon
What really makes baseball so hard is it’s retributive capacity for disaster if the smallest thing is done wrong, and the invisible presence of defeat that attends every game.
Roger Angell
To see ourselves as others see us is a most salutary gift. Hardly less important is the capacity to see others as they see themselves.
Aldous Huxley
You have to have the capacity and the ability to take what people did, and how they did it, and forgive them and move on.
John Lewis
Men are of three different capacities: one understands intuitively; another understands so far as it is explained; and a third understands neither of himself nor by explanation. The first is excellent, the second, commendable, and the third, altogether useless.
Niccolo Machiavelli
ENVY, n. Emulation adapted to the meanest capacity.
Ambrose Bierce
It is a foregone opportunity that we could have a trillion dollars more of income for the United States if we were producing at capacity rather than falling so far short of it.
Peter Orszag
The failure in Ohio to have adequate voting capacity for the people who were registered and eligible to vote was an absolute denial of their right to vote.
Carol Moseley Braun
Our ancient forebears who learned to synchronize the movements of dance were those with the capacity to predict what others around them were going to do and signal to others what they wanted to do next. These forms of communication may well have helped lead to the formation of larger human communities.
Daniel Levitin
The capacity for total wonder is the very substance of awakening.
Daniel Odier
With the more endowed nations constrained by their own higher technological capacity for self-destruction as well as by self interest, war may have become a luxury that only the poor peoples of this world can afford.
Zbigniew Brzezinski
Ever more people are alert to the challenge of global poverty and global warming. We know that solutions are at hand. We will not sleepwalk into catastrophe. We have the capacity to forsee and forestall, and I believe we will find the will to act
Jonathan Dimbleby
No wonder that, when a political career is so precarious, men of worth and capacity hesitate to embrace it. They cannot afford to be thrown out of their life’s course by a mere accident.
James Bryce
Genes that underlie the capacity to receive, use and transmit information are the evolving properties.
Peter R. Grant
Souls are like athletes, that need opponents worthy of them, if they are to be tried and extended and pushed to the full use of their powers, and rewarded according to their capacity.
Thomas Merton
Salvation is not a divine transaction that takes place because you are morally perfect, but much more is an organic unfolding, a becoming who you already are, an inborn sympathy with and capacity for the very One who created you.
Richard Rohr
Kindness is twice blessed. It blesses the one who gives it with a sense of his or her own capacity to love, and the person who receives it with a sense of the beneficence of the universe.
Dawna Markova
The Church is not an automobile showroom – a place to put ourselves on display so that others can admire our spirituality, capacity, or prosperity. It is more like a service center, where vehicles in need of repair come for maintenance and rehabilitation.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
I will always serve my country in any capacity, but I’m very happy with what I’m doing right now.
Al-Waleed bin Talal
General Taylor is, I have no doubt, a well-meaning old man. He is, however, uneducated, exceedingly ignorant of public affairs, and I should judge, of very ordinary capacity.
James K. Polk
Women are just so much tougher and more patient than men are – their capacity for empathy blows me away. And their capacity to deal with stress for long periods of time is also kind of awe inspiring.
Aaron Lazar
Humankind seems to have an enormous capacity for savagery, for brutality, for lack of empathy, for lack of compassion.
Annie Lennox
If we build a society based on honoring the earth, we build a society which is sustainable, and has the capacity to support all life forms.
Winona LaDuke
We, as human beings, have the capacity for extreme cruelty.
Lupita Nyong’o
There is no situation that is not transformable. There is no person who is hopeless. There is no set of circumstances that cannot be turned about by ordinary human beings and their natural capacity for love of the deepest sort.
Desmond Tutu
Imagine if all those kings and dukes hadn’t commissioned those crazy cathedrals, paintings and music… we’d still be living in sticks and mud. Because none of those things made any economic sense. Human beings’ capacity to ‘waste time’ is a miracle – but that’s exactly what art is for.
Ha-Joon Chang
We can conserve energy and tread more lightly on the Earth while we expand our culture’s capacity for joy.
Richard Louv
Two brains are better than one. You’ve twice the brain capacity and you have two sets of experiences and genes to bring to any challenge.
Philippa Perry
A state of the soul is either (1) an emotion, (2) a capacity, or (3) a disposition; virtue therefore must be one of these three things.
We desperately need comprehensive immigration reform in this nation, and yes, comprehensive immigration reform proposals are nuanced and complicated, but you know what shouldn’t be? Our capacity to see each other’s humanity.
Ayanna Pressley
The finest quality of our characters do not come from trying but from the mysterious and yet most effective capacity to be inspired.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
Our capacity for wholeheartednes s can never be greater than our willingness to be broken-hearted.
BrenГ© Brown
The human being is born with an incurable capacity for making the best of things.
Helen Keller
This is Manchester United; we have the capacity to buy new players, we have the best players in the world. But I think it’s good for me.
Ander Herrera
Healthy wolves and healthy women share certain psychic characteristics: keen sensing, playful spirit, and a heightened capacity for devotion. Wolves and women are relational by nature, inquiring, possessed of great endurance and strength.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
We need to strengthen our analytic capacity in Washington, we need to centralize the anti-terrorism effort.
John Ashcroft
We are a mixed economy. We will remain a mixed economy. The public and private sector will continue to play a very important role. The private sector in our country has very ample scope and I am confident that India’s entrepreneurs have the capacity, and the will to rise to the occasion.
Manmohan Singh
If a person doesn’t have the capacity that we all want that person to have, I suspect hope is in the far distant future, if at all.
George W. Bush
We firmly believe in Trafiguras unparalleled capacity to extract the full value of the Sudeste Superport.
Eike Batista
Overfishing is an obvious threat to our capacity to feed ourselves.
Tim Winton
If your child is going to develop a healthy personality with the capacity to remain intact and grow, she must learn how to test reality, regulate her impulses, stabilize her moods, integrate her feelings and actions, focus her concentration and plan.
Stanley Greenspan
The functions of the president are prescribed by the Constitution, but his real achievements are not set by the letter of the law. They are determined rather by his personality, the weight of his influence, his capacity for managing men, and the strength and effectiveness of the party forces behind him.
Charles A. Beard
[C]ontinence is a very important part of yoga. If a handful of people come forward with strong wills, nothing is impossible. One Buddha changed half the globe; one Jesus, three quarters of the world. We all have that capacity. (140)
Swami Satchidananda
I find the Englishman to be him of all men who stands firmest in his shoes. They have in themselves what they value in their horses, mettle and bottom.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Experiences, much more than instruction, are a seeing with the inner eye – finding a channel to our essential inner life, a door to our deepest understanding wherein we have the capacity for universal response.
Lawren Harris
Capacity building originally meant helping people to help themselves. Now it means required training to deliver imposed policies.
Andy Hargreaves
What ‘Twilight Zone’ did was show we all have a great capacity for good and evil.
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Man, in his animal capacity, is qualified to subsist in every climate.
Adam Ferguson
I’ve always believed in God. I also think that’s the sort of thing that either comes as part of the equipment, the capacity to believe, or at some point in your life, when you’re in a position where you actually need help from a power greater than yourself, you simply make an agreement.
Stephen King
The growing pains of being an actor, that was a little frustrating at times because you feel like you have great capacity to do many things. And yet there seems to be a misunderstanding about who you are and what you’re trying to do. And that requires patience, and people eventually will understand.
Matt Dillon
He could build a city. Has a certain capacity. There’s a niche in his chest where a heart would fit perfectly and he thinks if he could just maneuver one into place – well then, game over.
Richard Siken
Everyone has the capacity for courage. We don’t need to face extreme circumstances to become admirable people.
Mariane Pearl
If there is genuine potential for growth, build capacity in advance of demand, as a strategy for creating demand. Hold the vision, especially as regards assessing key performance and evaluating whether capacity to meet potential demand is adequate.
Peter Senge
No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.
Alan Watts
Christmas renews our youth by stirring our wonder. The capacity for wonder has been called our most pregnant human faculty, for in it are born our art, our science, our religion.
Ralph W. Sockman
Today the real test of America’s power and wisdom is not our capacity to make war but our capacity to prevent it. Prevention must be our overriding objective. It can be done. Surrendering to the inevitability of combat only paves the way for its occurring.
Dale E. Turner
You can measure a man’s capacity by the depth of his mistakes.
Sterling Hayden
Many people misjudge the permanent effect of sorrow, and their capacity to live in the past.
Ivy Compton-Burnett
Language is one component of the human cognitive capacity which happens to be fairly amenable to enquiry. So we know a good deal about that.
Noam Chomsky
If our hearts are ready for anything, we can open to our inevitable losses, and to the depths of our sorrow. We can grieve our lost loves, our lost youth, our lost health, our lost capacities. This is part of our humanness, part of the expression of our love for life.
Tara Brach
My basic food mantra is small portions, no water during the meal and the capacity to say no to an extra helping if it’s not required.
Rahul Dev
Male and female citizens, being equal in the eyes of the law, must be equally admitted to all honors, positions, and public employment according to their capacity and without other distinctions besides those of their virtues and talents.
Olympe de Gouges
Even though worker capacity and motivation are destroyed when leaders choose power over productivity, it appears that bosses would rather be in control than have the organization work well.
Margaret J. Wheatley
The entire world was like a palace with countless rooms whose doors opened into one another. We were able to pass from one room to the next only by exercising our memories and imaginations, but most of us, in our laziness, rarely exercised these capacities, and forever remained in the same room.
Orhan Pamuk
When we give ourselves the chance to let go of all our tension, the body’s natural capacity to heal itself can begin to work.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Confidence in the human capacity for problem solving, for invention, for innovation.
George Takei
Continuously, we have to fight to defeat the primitive tendency towards the glorification of arms, the adulation of force, born of the illusion that injustice can be perpetuated by the capacity to kill, or that disputes are necessarily best resolved by resort to violent means.
Nelson Mandela
As president, I watched in wonder as Nelson Mandela had the remarkable capacity to forgive his jailers following 26 years of wrongful imprisonment – setting a powerful example of redemption and grace for us all.
George H. W. Bush
I think it is one of the capacities of human beings, to create style.
Susie Orbach
What I seek to accomplish is simply to serve with my feeble capacity truth and justice, at the risk of pleasing no one.
Albert Einstein
Thought … is still possible, and no doubt actual, wherever men live under the conditions of political freedom. Unfortunately … no other human capacity is so vulnerable, and it is in fact far easier to act under conditions of tyranny than it is to think.
Hannah Arendt
I imagine as long as people will continue to read novels, people will continue to write them, or vice versa; unless of course the pictorial magazines and comic strips finally atrophy man’s capacity to read, and literature really is on its way back to the picture writing in the Neanderthal cave.
William Faulkner
These stories about my intellectual capacity really get under my skin. You know, for a while I even thought my staff believed it. There on my schedule first thing every morning it said, ‘Intelligence Briefing.’
George W. Bush
The human capacity for self-delusion is boundless, and the effects of belief are overpowering.
Michael Shermer
I think when your confidence is still growing as a young artist, your capacity for generosity and partnership can be hindered, probably in large part due to self-involvement.
Asher Keddie
in the spring he will attend your botanical course. his natural turn is very strongly to the objects of your two courses of lectures, and I hope you will have reason to be contended with his capacity & character.
Thomas Jefferson
Without being forgiven, released from the consequences of what we have done, our capacity to act would, as it were, be confined to one single deed from which we could never recover; we would remain the victims of its consequences forever.
Hannah Arendt
You eventually have to figure out how to balance the books. So that’s the reason I gave up my day job to come do this was to go fight to create the space where spending matches America’s capacity to tax, and that means economic growth and a smaller, humbler federal government.
Mike Pompeo
Putting together a sustainable budget requires that we all work together, that we focus our scarce resources on key priorities, and that we strengthen our capacity to deliver the best product we can for the American people. And that takes money.
Roy Blunt
Your capacity to say “No” determines your capacity to say “Yes” to greater things.
E. Stanley Jones
We call ourselves a “capacity building” organization; self-motivated and self-initiated capacity building. For example, in 30 years, I don’t think I have signed a check for the company.
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh
Real happiness in life comes from the mental capacity to adapt to any situation.
Mata Amritanandamayi
I feel more like I’m a person who has so much to offer in different capacities that it would be a danger for me not to give myself a chance to spread my wings in all different directions.
Alicia Keys
I think we forget that part of parenthood means having to face and reject or face and embrace a kind of animal capacity for unkindness. And if, when, parents do embrace that, it reveals something very ugly to oneself.
Karyn Kusama
Every human life involves an unfathomable mystery, for man is the riddle of the universe, and the riddle of man in his endowment with personal capacities.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
True education is to learn how to think, not what to think. If you know how to think, if you really have that capacity, then you are a free human being-free of dogmas, superstitions, ceremonies-and therefore you can find out what religion is.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
Teaching for creativity aims to encourage self-confidence, independence of mind, and the capacity to think for oneself.
Ken Robinson
From the standpoint of modern political science the slave holders were right in declaring that liberty can be given only to those who have political capacity enough to use it, and they were also right in maintaining that two greatly unequal races cannot exist side by side on terms of perfect equality.
Charles Edward Merriam
I think it’s tragic that we have this human capacity, which appears to be hardwired, or so the evolutionary biologists say, for collective joy. We have these techniques for generating it that go back thousands of years, and yet we tend not to use this.
Barbara Ehrenreich
If, therefore, there is any one superior in virtue and in the power of performing the best actions, him we ought to follow and obey, but he must have the capacity for action as well as virtue.
The terrifying message of gay liberation is that men are capable of loving their brothers. It should be sweet news to every womanin the world, for, if the capacity of men to love whom they have been taught to treat as competitors and enemies can transcend their education, the world can begin to heal.
Jane Rule
My capacity for humour may have come largely from my father – he liked to entertain people, make people laugh.
Morris Gleitzman
No man can exactly calculate the capacity of human genius and stupidity, nor the incapacity of will.
B. H. Liddell Hart
Faith is the capacity of the soul to perceive the abiding, the invisible in the visible.
Leo Baeck
I believe we are powerful but we don’t use our minds to full capacity. Your mind is powerful enough to help you attain whatever you want.
Michael Jackson
The main thing that endears the United Nations to member governments, and so enables it to survive, is its proven capacity to fail… You can safely appeal to the UN in the comfortable certainty that it will let you down.
Conor Cruise O’Brien
One expect summed it up by saying: “Trying to cure traffic congestion by building more roads is like trying to cure obesity by loosening your belt.” One study of 30 California counties over several decades found that, for every 10% increase in road capacity, traffic increased by 9% within four years.
David B. Sandalow
When I had my first gig, I was 18 in January in 2007. My first gig that I got paid, I was playing for 10 people in a 250 people capacity venue. The promoter wanted to book me because he liked my music. I played a couple of songs that made people dance. To me, that rush has always stayed the same.
There comes a time where next to everyone will resort to techniques that enhance cognitive, mental including emotive, physical, and other capacities. When this has happened, if not before, the ban on doping in sport will have been lifted.
Torbjorn Tannsjo
The time has come, I think, when we must recognize bisexuality as a normal form of human behavior… we shall not really succeed in discarding the straitjacket of our cultural beliefs about sexual choice if we fail to come to terms with the well-documented, normal human capacity to love members of both sexes.
Margaret Mead
I think California is playing a game of brinkmanship that’s very dangerous. Why is it 50 or 60 years ago we had the capacity to lay down the physical, psychological, cultural, public infrastructure of a global mega-state, and today we are on the verge of being Honduras?
Kevin Starr
Maybe you are the “cool” generation. If coolness means a capacity to stay calm and use your head in the service of ends passionately believed in, then it has my admiration.
Kingman Brewster, Jr.
In one African myth the word for God is even identical with skill and capacity. The Godhead is defined as that thing which appears in man as the mystery of an unusual skill or capacity. It is something divine, a spark of the divinity in him, not his own possession or achievement, but a miracle.
Marie-Louise von Franz
I believe Betsy DeVos has the talent, commitment, and leadership capacity to revitalize our public schools and deliver the promise of opportunity that excellent education provides, and I support her nomination as U.S. Secretary of Education.
Eva Moskowitz
We need to make it very clear – whether it’s Russia, China, Iran or anybody else – the United States has much greater capacity. And we are not going to sit idly by and permit state actors to go after our information, our private-sector information or our public-sector information.
Hillary Clinton
Each runner’s capacity to absorb hard training is different. Find your own unique level of comfort and success will be yours.
Hal Higdon
Retaining our capacity for reason
is common sense, but definite conclusions and beliefs keep us from seeing life as it really is at any given moment.
H. E Davey
I don’t think a heroine-oriented film has the capacity to pull an audience like a hero-oriented film in any film industry.
The press and the public like certainty and affirmation of popular biases. But real science thrives on the capacity for doubt.
Wendy Kaminer
Neither the United States nor Israel has the capacity to impose a unilateral solution in the Middle East.
Zbigniew Brzezinski
Iran’s goal is not to become another North Korea – a nuclear weapons possessor but a pariah in the international community – but rather Brazil or Japan, a technological powerhouse with the capacity to develop nuclear weapons if the political winds were to shift, while remaining a nonnuclear weapons state.
Mohamed ElBaradei
Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.
Omar N. Bradley
You become visibly stressed because you are working hard to pay for a standard of living so robust that it overwhelms your capacity to consume it.
William Thorsell
Music is a thing that changes people’s lives. It has the capacity to make young people’s lives better.
Noel Gallagher
In an industry that has the capacity underutilization that we have, why wouldn’t we? It’s just common sense. Apparently they’re successful (in Canada). Our standard approach is not to cookie cut things. Every market is different, every theater is different. The devil’s in the details.
Gerry Lopez
And what greater might do we possess as human beings than our capacity to question and to learn?
Ann Druyan
The more you trust and rely upon the Spirit, the greater your capacity to create.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
The main criterion for an award (of a research contract from the NCI) is the capacity to demonstrate the relevance of the project to the program’s target. But the only sure way to prove this relevance is to have, in fact, already proved it.
June Goodfield
I was not prepared for fame. It hit me hard, and I did not have the capacity to cope.
Al Pacino
Lincoln had a tremendous capacity for personal growth – more than any other American President.
Henry Louis Gates
Duty is that mode of action which constitutes the best application of the capacity of the individual to the general advantage.
William Godwin
In depression, your capacity to feel just flattens and disappears and what you feel is pain and a kind of pain that you can’t describe to anybody. So it’s an isolating pain, a completely isolating pain.
Kay Redfield Jamison
The common eye sees only the outside of things, and judges by that, but the seeing eye pierces through and reads the heart and the soul, finding there capacities which the outside didn’t indicate or promise, and which the other kind of eye couldn’t detect.
Mark Twain
As human beings we have the most extraordinary capacity for evil. We can perpetrate some of the most horrendous atrocities.
Desmond Tutu
Elections should highlight principled disagreements, but they must not obscure our capacity to cooperate for the common good.
Todd Young
Language was a huge expansion of that capacity to deal with information.
Dee Hock
The Founders of the U.S. gave the senators a term of office three times longer than that of a representative precisely to encourage a reflective frame of mind, a distance from the passions of the voters, and a capacity for deliberative consideration.
Al Gore
The rush of sexual attraction can act like a drug and blur our capacity for clear thinking. This can lead us to distance ourselves from our friends or even abandon our life plan for someone who couldn’t otherwise be relied on to water our plants and feed our cat.
Harriet Lerner
[Industrialism’s soon diminishing] capacity to supply human needs could be prevented if men exercised any restraint or foresight in their present frenzied exploitation.
Bertrand Russell
Behind the contained and orderly lives we lead as members of the respectable middle class there’s a terrible human capacity that may one day overwhelm any of us.
Diana Trilling
We would be the worst of fools if we would ever lose this extraordinary capacity to go beyond the limits of past thought and past prejudices.
Maryanne Wolf
One’s capacity for friendship, which can be developed, is basic to one’s capacity for happiness.
Maxwell Maltz
It is the child in man that is the source of his uniqueness and creativeness, and the playground is the optimal milieu for the unfolding of his capacities and talents.
Eric Hoffer
America’s greatness rests on far more than the power of our arms. Our greatness is also measured by our goodness, it’s in the capacity of our minds, of our hearts, and it’s in the strength of our democracy.
Howard Dean
We all have many opportunities, but limited capacity to pursue them. Make choices, focus your time and energy, so that you can submit your share of masterpieces to the greater good.
Kevin B. Rollins
A man full of faith is simply one who has lost the capacity for clear and realistic thought.
H. L. Mencken
A learning organization is an organization that is continually expanding its capacity to create its future.
Peter Senge
An artist has an obligation to tell the truth. […] that the true horrors of human history derive not from orcs and Dark Lords, but from ourselves. We are the monsters. (And the heroes too). Each of us has within himself the capacity for great good, and great evil.
George R. R. Martin
Life is the unfolding of the latent capacities of the soul.
Neurogenesis continues throughout life and we have the capacity to establish new neural pathways and strengthen existing ones.
Philippa Perry
The artist’s business is to take sorrow when it comes. The depth and capacity of his reception is the measure of his art; and when he turns his back on his own suffering, he denies the very laws of his being and closes the door on everything that can ever make him great.
Freya Stark
Nature has created us with the capacity to know God, to experience God.
Alice Walker
Most of my friends’ fathers had been in the war – either as soldiers or in some other capacity in the military. Whereas my father had not fought. He was older and he was in a business that was considered essential to the wartime effort – the wire business – and, of course, I was so young I didn’t understand any of this.
Paul Auster
You have the capacity to change the plot line of your life, even if you’ve been acting from the same script since before you can remember. No matter what has happened up to this point, you have the right and the capacity to be happy. You are an innately creative being, capable of writing a love story worth living.
David Simon
Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct form ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended.
Alfred North Whitehead
God would have us move to the highest level of our nature, and that means that we need to understand that our capacity to deal with the spirit-the darkness of the spirit with the light of the spirit as our greatest power.
Marianne Williamson
My personal view is that organisations have a capacity to throw up extraordinary leaders to suit the occasion.
N. R. Narayana Murthy
One of the reasons to pick the cancer effort is to demonstrate to people that there’s not much beyond our capacity. It will take time, but if we focus, if we narrow down where the bottle necks are and we move, there’s never been a problem we can’t solve.
Joe Biden
Every sort of energy and endurance, of courage and capacity for handling life’s evils, is set free in those who have religious faith.
William James
…we understand only the individual’s capacity to make sacrifices for the community, for his fellow men.
Adolf Hitler
People are being forced to confront the realities. At the same time, we have an ever-growing understanding of the intelligence and emotional capacities of animals and an acceptance of the principle that animal cruelty is a moral problem.
Wayne Pacelle
People lost the capacity of using their brain. It’s all about the label. Not about the labels showing but subtlety of the labels.
Barbara Hulanicki
Perhaps for the first time in history, human-kind has the capacity to create far more information than anyone can absorb; to foster far greater interdependency than anyone can manage, and to accelerate change far faster than anyone’s ability to keep pace.
Peter Senge
You are never too young to lead and you should never doubt your capacity to triumph where others have not.
Kofi Annan
I am as willing to serve now as in the beginning in any capacity and at any post where I can do good. The lower the position, the more suitable to my ability and the more agreeable to my feelings.
Robert E. Lee
The opportunity that is unique [to our] time is what inspires me to do everything I can to move things forward. This is the first time that we have the capacity to understand our place in the greater scheme of things to the extent that we do.
Sylvia Earle
Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it. Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on. Emancipation from the bondage of the soil is no freedom for the tree.
Rabindranath Tagore
Certein bodies… become luminous when heated. Their luminosity disappears after some time, but the capacity of becoming luminous afresh through heat is restored to them by the action of a spark, and also by the action of radium.
Marie Curie
On a throne at the center of a sense of humor sits a capacity for irony. All wit rests on a cheerful awareness of life’s incongruities. It is a gentling awareness, and no politician without it should be allowed near power.
George Will
It’s rare that you have a conflict and two people or two groups who are equally mature in their desire or capacity to get there. That doesn’t mean it can’t happen. What it means is that one person has to take the lead, has to be bigger. I call that kind of person the new first responder.
Elizabeth Lesser
Time doesn’t heal wounds; it only watches them take different
shapes and forms until they look so different that where they came
from is often obscured. The real capacity to heal inner wounds
comes from heaven, not earth. Only the power of Jesus can go to
the deep places and bring healing.
Robert Whitlow
The important thing in writing is the capacity to astonish. Not shock – shock is a worn-out word – but astonish.
Terry Southern
The open and generous nature of the American people has the capacity to astonish and push boundaries. We crowdfund, sign petitions, dump buckets of ice on ourselves, and embrace new ways of relating to our environment.
Blase J. Cupich
Until you become a parent, you can’t begin to discover your capacity for strength, love and fatigue.
Peter Gallagher
Wisdom comes out of dialogue so you have to develop the capacity to expose your own ignorance in order that they may discover their own wisdom.
John B. Goodenough
Saddam Hussein has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do.
Henry Waxman
What can I expect from myself? My sensation in all their horrible acuity, and a profound awareness of feeling. A sharp mind that only destroys me, and an unusual capacity for dreaming to keep me entertained. A dead will and a reflection that cradles it, like a living child. From, The Book of Disquiet
Fernando Pessoa
When a major airline goes on a route that a new entrant has gone into, reduces fares, increases capacity, and then when the new entrant goes off, they leave the route, that’s not competition.
John McCain
The capacity of computers is doubling every eight months. It’s exponential development. I think it’s a real threat, actually, that a computer one day will be more intelligent than us.
David Lagercrantz
In the industrial world we have the problem of having more productive capacity than we know what to do with. That’s at the root of the unemployment crisis: we’ve got so productive at making things, we don’t require people to be involved in making the basics of life any more. Or nearly as many people.
Eric Ries
Travel is so important in its capacity to expand the mind. It’s exciting to start as young as possible – you get to see how other cultures live, challenge your senses, and try different cuisines.
Natalie Dormer
Everybody thinks it’s glamorous and this spy versus spy stuff is so exciting, but working in that industry and being a CIA operative, like a field officer, is tough. That’s a difficult job that usually dismantles their lives in some capacity.
Ryan Reynolds
Survival…is an infinite capacity for suspicion.
John le Carre
Alas! in nature, as in art, we gain only according to our capacity. You cannot put an ocean in a pint pot.
Flora Thompson
Strategies for research and policy development must simultaneously address people’s needs, the capacity of programs to provide good quality of care, and the range of technological options available.
Ruth Simmons
Humanity . . . lies in man’s capacity to question the known and imagine the unknown.
Margaret Mead
The most immediate task is to make certain that no state or combination of states gains the capacity to expel the United States from Eurasia or even to diminish significantly its decisive arbitration role.
Zbigniew Brzezinski
Power is the capacity to generate relationships.
Margaret J. Wheatley
Independent will is our capacity to act. It gives us the power to transcend our paradigms, to swim upstream, to rewrite our scripts, to act based on principle rather than reacting based on emotion or circumstance.
Stephen Covey
In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone.
Rollo May
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
Warren G. Bennis
We need to distinguish between stress and stimulation. Having deadlines, setting goals, and pushing yourself to perform at capacity are stimulating. Stress is when you’re anxious, upset, or frustrated, which dramatically reduce your ability to perform.
Andrew Bernstein
If we’re going to grow capacity, you need to do it in a way where it is meaningful capability.
Joseph Dunford
Our country has a capacity to cater to huge demands, both domestic and overseas.
Smriti Irani
Melodies are just honest. They can only be what they are. Words have the capacity for deception. Theyre all full of subtext, and some of them are cliche and overused and vernacular. Theyre tricky. All I can say is, words are tricky.
Andrew Bird
I believe that the capacity that any organisation needs is for leadership to appear anywhere it is needed, when it is needed.
Margaret J. Wheatley
I walked away from a lot, I could have stayed in the industry in some capacity and had a fairly cushy income, and I chose to follow God. If it happened all over again, I would do that same thing.
Ted DiBiase Sr.
The writer cultivates, extends, raises and inflates his imagination, sure that this is his destiny, his usefulness, his contribution to the understanding of good and evil. As he inflates his imagination he inflates his capacity for evil.
John Cheever
To be married in our profession is not an easy thing. Theres too many beautiful people around, very interesting people. Its just a matter of really having-being patient and probably having the capacity and the faith of falling in love with your own wife again. That happens to me.
Antonio Banderas
Duty is that mode of action on the part of the individual which constitutes the best possible application of his capacity to the general benefit.
William Godwin
You will have to take up responsibility in multiple areas as a lead actor. Let’s say, I don’t have that capacity.
Biju Menon
I am an apologist for the reading brain. It represents a miracle that springs from the brain’s unique capacity to rearrange itself to learn something new.
Maryanne Wolf
One of the issues that I have raised in that context is our transport system, road, rail and ports. We have raised this before, that the South African economy has grown at a rate that has overtaken the capacity of the transport system. And therefore, we have said that it is necessary to expand our capacity in the ports.
Thabo Mbeki
In my opinion eight years as president is enough and sometimes too much for any man to serve in that capacity.
Harry S Truman
The tragedy of life is not found in failure but complacency. Not in you doing too much, but doing too little. Not in you living above your means, but below your capacity. It’s not failure but aiming too low, that is life’s greatest tragedy.
Benjamin E. Mays
The organizations that will truly excel in the future will be the organizations that discover how to tap people’s commitment and capacity to learn at all levels in an organization.
Peter Senge
The problem was, and we saw some of this in the immigration-reform issues as well, was they hadn’t done sufficient homework to know that I didn’t have all the capacity they thought I did in order to just execute this through the stroke of a pen.
Barack Obama
It is strange that the years teach us patience; that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.
Elizabeth Taylor
Faith in the Atonement of Jesus Christ will provide strength and capacity needed for a successful life.
Richard G. Scott
To how many blockheads of my time has a cold and taciturn demeanor procured the credit of prudence and capacity!
Michel de Montaigne
Beyond helping people have a richer social life, Uber’s also a model of collaborative commerce and efficiently tackling excess capacity.
Shervin Pishevar
No conclusions can be more agreeable to scepticism than such as make discoveries concerning the weakness and narrow limits of human reason and capacity.
David Hume
Revelation is always measured by capacity.
Margaret Barber
A country’s economic growth may be defined as a long-term rise in capacity to supply increasingly diverse economic goods to its population, this growing capacity based on advancing technology and the institutional and ideological adjustments that it demands.
Simon Kuznets
I want to earn a reader’s capacity to be moved.
Antonya Nelson
Happiness is equal to one’s capacity to love.
Lester Levenson
I think its really rare to see women on television who are brilliant, selfish, vain, fallible – and I feel like I have all those capacities in myself, so its good to see people in the media representing all of those things.
Kerry Bishe
Criticism is as often a trade as a science, requiring, as it does, more health than wit, more labour than capacity, more practice than genius.
Jean de la Bruyere
We have been endowed with the capacity and the power to create desirable pictures within and to find them automatically in the outer world of our environment.
John McDonald
Working memory capacity is really the ability to hold and manipulate information while you’re actively trying to block out distraction.
Amishi Jha
Maybe you are the ‘cool’ generation If coolness means a capacity to stay calm and use your head in the service of ends passionately believed in, then it has my admiration.
Kingman Brewster, Jr.
Meditation can help us embrace our worries, our fear, our anger; and that is very healing. We let our own natural capacity of healing do the work.
Nhat Hanh
By peace we mean the capacity to transform conflicts with empathy, without violence, and creatively- a never-ending process
Johan Galtung
The most important promises are the ones we make to ourselves. The promises we makes to ourselves are the things that assure us we have the capacity to keep our promises to others.
Mary Anne Radmacher
Human capacity for not thinking about what we’re doing is infinite.
Adam Conover
I think a woman is powerless if she cannot freely claim the right to her reproductive capacity. Society can talk about anything it likes, except a woman’s reproductive existence.
Jamaica Kincaid
Surely it’s better to love others, however messy and imperfect the involvement, than to allow one’s capacity for love to harden.
Karen Armstrong
It is important to receive God’s arrangement in the circumstances. This arrangement is the discipline of the Holy Spirit. To escape God’s arrangement just one time is to lose an opportunity to have our capacity enlarged. A believer can never be the same after passing through suffering.
Watchman Nee
The High Divide, a novel about a family in peril, is haunting and tense but leavened by considerable warmth and humanity. Lin Enger writes with durable grace about a man’s quest for redemption and the human capacity for forgiveness.
Benjamin Percy
Because a thing is difficult for you, do not therefore suppose it to be beyond mortal power. On the contrary, if anything is possible and proper for man to do, assume that it must fall within your own capacity.
Marcus Aurelius
Power consists in one’s capacity to link his will with the purpose of others, to lead by reason and a gift of cooperation.
Woodrow Wilson
Every man is to be considered in two capacities, the private and public; as designed to pursue his own interest, and likewise to contribute to the good of others.
Joseph Butler
To her audience, Janis Joplin has remained a symbol, artifact and reminder of late Sixties youth culture. Her popularity never derived from her musical ability, but from her capacity to link her fantasies of freedom and immortality with ours.
Jon Landau
You can rescue yourself. No matter how you feel, no matter what you believe about your worth or your capacity to love and be loved, you can change.
Geneen Roth
Power is the faculty or capacity to act, the strength and potency to accomplish something.
George Bernard Shaw
Your body has a remarkable capacity to begin healing itself, and much more quickly than people had once realized, if you simply stop doing what’s causing the problem.
Dean Ornish
The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people whatever they need to have done, but can not do at all, or can not so well do, for themselves – in their separate, and individual capacities.
Abraham Lincoln
During the first World War women in the United States had a chance to try their capacities in wider fields of executive leadershipin industry. Must we always wait for war to give us opportunity? And must the pendulum always swing back in the busy world of work and workers during times of peace?
Mary Barnett Gilson
I always knew I’d be in music in some sort of capacity. I didn’t know if I’d be successful at it, but I knew I’d be doing something in it. Maybe get a job in a record store. Maybe even play in a band. I never got into this to be a star.
Bryan Adams
My brain- the older I get, it holds even less. There’s not the capacity I would wish there to be.
Vince Gilligan
Don’t forget that compared to a grownup person every baby is a genius. Think of the capacity to learn! The freshness, the temperament, the will of a baby a few months old!
May Sarton
I know you have it in you, Guy,” Anne said suddenly at the end of a silence, “the capacity to be terribly happy.
Patricia Highsmith
We blacks look for leadership in men and women of such youth and inexperience, as well as poverty of education and character, that it is no wonder that we sometimes seem rudderless…. We see basketball players and pop singers as possible role models, when nothing could be further, in most cases, from their capacities.
Arthur Ashe
I’m not very big on politics. I’m a comedian and not that smart. I don’t have the mind capacity for it.
Bobby Moynihan
I like being old, even if the names I hear are more and more unfamiliar. Maybe, to paraphrase Goethe who said that, “Youth is wasted on the young,” we should add that “Age can be wasted on the aged,” unless one’s capacity to wonder increases.
Wolf Kahn
People with new ideas, people with the faintest capacity for saying something new, are extremely few in number, extraordinarily so, in fact.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
To do an extreme metal record is something that is well within my capacity as a musician to write stuff out of the box, write stuff that’s probably more extreme than the band I’m in at the present time, and it’s something that needs to come out of me one way or another.
Phil Anselmo
They were two and a half decades in which Brazil had no capacity to invest in infrastructure. Just to give you an idea, in 1989, we had in Brazil about 50,000 project-engineering businesses. When I took office, there were just 8,000. Universities were no longer turning out engineers.
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
We must commit to a positive programme of ocean recovery to combat the effects of climate breakdown, and boost our oceans’ capacity to tackle climate change.
Barry Gardiner
Our lack of understanding of the institutional capacity of the country stymied Libya’s progress in establishing security on the ground and absorbing financial and other resources from the international community.
Crispin Blunt
The public has an incredible capacity for appreciating the wonder of our planet, our solar system, our universe.
Ellen Stofan
the reward for total abstinence from alcohol seems, illogically enough, to be the capacity for becoming intoxicated without it.
Rebecca West
God’s unique capacity is too surprising to surprise.
Emily Dickinson
I always wanted to perform in some capacity since I was a kid – I was a ballerina, then a singer before acting.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
It’s easy to grow 300% in your first year or two, when you’re starting with nothing and people first hear about your service. What separates a potential colossus from other businesses is the capacity to keep growing at that rate in years four, five, and beyond.
Glenn Kelman
I long to be filled with divine knowledge, divine wisdom, divine love, divine holiness, to the utmost extent of my capacity. I want to feel that all the currents of my soul are interfused in one channel deep and wide, and all flowing towards the heart of Christ.
Griffith John
To succeed in the other trades, capacity must be shown; in the law, concealment of it will do.
Mark Twain
Willpower is what separates us from the animals. It’s the capacity to restrain our impulses, resist temptation – do what’s right and good for us in the long run, not what we want to do right now. It’s central, in fact, to civilisation.
Roy Baumeister
Attachment is the food for the mind to continue. Non-attached witnessing is the way to stop it without any effort to stop it. And when you start enjoying those blissful moments, your capacity to retain them for longer periods arises.
I cried myself to sleep wishing I was ugly because men leered and disrespected me, because they assumed things about my mental capacity or my physical willingness based on the way I look.
Evangeline Lilly
If you don’t have the capacity to change yourself and your own attitudes, then nothing around you can be changed.
Anwar Sadat
We are too solicitous for government intervention, on the theory, first, that the people themselves are helpless, and second, that the Government has superior capacity for action. Often times both of these conclusions are wrong.
Calvin Coolidge
The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started.
Norman Cousins
Loss-absorbing capacity among banks is substantially higher as a result of both regulatory requirements and stress testing exercises.
Jerome Powell
I don’t pretend to be happy all the time. I think to be human is to be happy and unhappy by turns. But I have a great capacity to enjoy myself, and it seems to grow as I get older.
Diana Quick
Mastery of creative tension brings out the capacity for perseverance and patience. Time is an ally.
Peter Senge
My purpose is to develop a country, to empower its population. It’s from that same population that will emerge the man or woman who will succeed me. And they will be chosen based on the consensus that they have the capacity to lead the country.
Paul Kagame
When you look deeply into your anger, you will see that the person you call your enemy is also suffering. As soon as you see that, the capacity of accepting and having compassion for them is there.
Nhat Hanh
Here’s the thing about broken hearts. You can always survive them. Always. No matter how deep the hurt, the capacity to heal and move on is even stronger.
Susan Wiggs
…the Federal Reserve has the capacity to operate in domestic money markets to maintain interest rates at a level consistent with our economic goals
Ben Bernanke
But there is another danger besetting your path. I mean the error of regarding your own capacities instead of your work, of putting self-consciousness in place of God.
Joseph Barber Lightfoot
We’ve got more productive capacity now than we ever have.
Warren Buffett
Our knowledge springs from two fundamental sources of the mind; the first is the capacity of receiving representations (receptivity for impressions), the second is the power of knowing an object through these representations (spontaneity [in the production] of concepts).
Immanuel Kant
Each of us has been gifted uniquely by God, and should use it to good capacity.
The individual’s most vital need is to prove his worth, and this usually means an insatiable hunger for action. For it is only the few who can acquire a sense of worth by developing and employing their capacities and talents. The majority prove their worth by keeping busy.
Eric Hoffer
God didn’t give man wings; He gave him the brains and the spirit to give himself wings. Just as He gave us the capacity to laugh when we hurt, or to struggle on when we feel like giving up. I’ve come to believe that how we choose to live with pain, or injustice, or death…is the true measure of the Divine within us.
Alan Brennert
I admire your capacity for admiring.
Jonathan Franzen
Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
Desmond Tutu
Humans alone are created as rational beings in the image of God, capable of a relationship with God and given by him the capacity to understand the universe in which they live.
John Lennox
The feat of surviving is directly related to the capacity of the survivor.
Claire Cameron
I’ve always been talking about race in some sort of capacity.
Sasheer Zamata
Never underestimate the human capacity for wishful thinking and willful blindness,’ said Miles. Such as a whole society of people who became so wrapped up in avoiding death, they forgot to be alive?
Lois McMaster Bujold
The Xbox is how the computer will be built in the next 20 years. More semiconductor capacity will go to the user experience.
Jensen Huang
Cunning and treachery proceed from want of capacity.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Genius might be described as a supreme capacity for getting its possessors into trouble of all kinds
Samuel Butler
One of the better guarantors of ending up in a good relationship: an advanced capacity to be alone.
Alain de Botton
The human heart has a staggering capacity for love.
Helen Beardsley
Not only does inspiration from the Lord compensate for want of facts; it also induces men by self-discipline, to conform in their personal conduct and in their dealings one with another to the highest standards they know. In other words, it gives men the capacity which distinguishes wisdom from knowledge.
Marion G. Romney
There may be circumstances in which damaging our relationship with countries over human rights is counterproductive and the benefits to human rights may be very small because of our limited capacity to enforce our stance. That was the dilemma the United States faced after Tiananmen Square.
Zbigniew Brzezinski
Life should begin with age and its privileges and accumulations, and end with youth and its capacity to splendidly enjoy such advantages.
Mark Twain
Because the problems are objective features of the human situation – social animals without the capacities for making social life come easily – ethics is objectively constrained. It’s not the case that “anything goes”.
Philip Kitcher
They are responsible for starting this relationship and wanting to help Africa. The United States is very well suited for this as they are a country that has the capacity, they have better access to technology and they are a successful country.
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
I think our capacity for wholeheartedness can never be greater than our willingness to be broken-hearted. It means engaging with the world from a place of vulnerability and worthiness.
Brene Brown
My biography of Frank Sinatra is not paean to his music but rather an illumination of the man behind the music, who once described himself as ‘an 18-karat manic-depressive who lived a life of violent emotional contradictions with an over-acute capacity for sadness as well as happiness.
Kitty Kelley
History teaches us that the capacity of things to get worse is limitless. Roman history suggests that the short, happy life of the American republic may be coming to its end… the US will probably maintain a facade of constitutional government and drift along until financial bankruptcy overtakes it.
Chalmers Johnson
And a lot of times, the religious discussion is almost a masquerade for the real question, is what stories that we tell ourselves and that we tell each other and what convictions and beliefs actually have the capacity to make us the kind of people who together can make the world the kind of world we all want it to be?
Rob Bell
The Internet and digital technologies can and will boost economic, social, and political development, including by vastly expanding the capacity of individuals to enjoy their right to freedom of speech and expression, which is key to empowering human rights.
Alexander De Croo
Art, unlike the trades in the artistic capacity of fashion and food, can literally be anything. It can be the negation of itself and conceptually not present.
Richard Phillips
Once they are through the process of education, most people lose the capacity of wondering, of being surprised. They feel they ought to know everything, and hence that it is a sign of ignorance to be surprised or puzzled by anything.
Erich Fromm
We receive love — from our children as well as others — not in proportion to our demands or sacrifices or needs, but roughly in proportion to our own capacity to love.
Rollo May
It hurts to imagine stuff. It can give you a headache. Probably doesn’t hurt physically, but it hurts mentally. But the more that you can do it, the more you’re able to get out of it. Everybody has that capacity, but I don’t think everyone develops it.
Stephen King
We must get rid of the silly, sloppy idea that all people are equal in capacity.
Ray Lyman Wilbur
when you judge the power that is in a person, you must judge their capacities as both friend and as enemy.
Gregory David Roberts
If you look at the carrying capacity of agricultural areas throughout the world, their ecological habitats are changing. So I think we’re looking at – in our lifetime – great collapses of food services.
Dan Barber
Many inherited disorders can perpetuate poverty by leading to disabilities that disrupt people’s ability to work. In turn, someone’s capacity to secure an effective new cure for these diseases can mean the difference between a life led productively, or one plagued by infirmity.
Scott Gottlieb
The modern mind has lost all capacity to wonder. It has lost all capacity to look into the mysterious, into the miraculous – because of knowledge, because it thinks it knows.
What is greatness? I will answer: it is the capacity to live by the three fundamental values of John Galt: reason, purpose, self-esteem.
Ayn Rand
The root-word “buddha” means to wake up, to know, to understand; and he or she who wakes up and understands is call a Buddha. It is as simple as that. The capacity to wake up, to understand, and to love is called Buddha nature.
Nhat Hanh
If we are not using our brains’ capacity for challenge it feels to me as though it atrophies like an unused muscle.
Philippa Perry
I’ve always liked technical, creative central midfielders with the capacity to score goals, such as David Silva, Samir Nasri, and Santi Cazorla.
Manuel Pellegrini
In India, crossbreeding programs aimed at mimicking the milk yields of Western cows like the Jerseys and the Holsteins actually breed out the capacity of our animals to pull ploughs and pulley-cars. So, thanks to cross-breeding programs, we now have humpless cattle with no stamina.
Vandana Shiva
In order to counteract income inequality, it’s essential to tackle poverty in an integrated way that has long-term impact. We need to give people the capacity to be resilient, to take on challenges and to learn the skills they need to work toward more prosperous futures.
Helene D. Gayle
My capacity for happiness,” he added, “you could fit into a matchbox without taking out the matches first
Douglas Adams
Genius is merely the capacity for taking infinite pains.
Napoleon Hill
American influence in the world depends on the ability to act with real capacity and set an example that others will want to follow. This all takes resources.
Richard N. Haass
The gift of broadcasting is, without question, the lowest human capacity to which any man could attain.
Harold Nicolson
Team learning is the Process of aligning and developing the capacity of a team to create the results its members desire. It builds on the discipline of developing a shared vision. It also builds on personal mastery, for talented teams are made up of talented individuals.
Peter Senge
In our desire to impose form on the world and our lives we have lost the capacity to see the form that is already there; and in that lies not liberation but alienation, the cutting off from things as they really are.
Colin Gunton
One knows their capacity to fulfill promises. It should be taken into account before promising the voters.
Uddhav Thackeray
Barack Obama has done something I find very hard to understand. Ever since FDR, we`ve had the capacity to be engaged in two conflicts at once, and he`s saying, No, we`re going to cut that back to only one conflict.
Mitt Romney
I do think in general, women have a value system. And it’s that value system that I think is feminism. Not “men are bad, women are good, let’s get women empowered” – it’s let’s get this value system, which is about the capacity to feel and empathize with life, and therefore to protect it.
Elizabeth Lesser
The essence of leadership is the capacity to build and develop the self-esteem of the workers.
Irwin Federman
People will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think.
Aldous Huxley
No matter where you go, poor people have the capacity to endure. Some people even compliment us on it, as if endurance is all we can achieve.
Victor LaValle
If a child from an Amazonian hunter-gatherer tribe comes to Boston, is raised in Boston, that child will be indistinguishable in language capacities from my children growing up here, and vice versa.
Noam Chomsky
He sits in his car at traffic lights on his way out sometimes and tries to estimate how many times he has sat here, waiting at these traffic lights on his way somewhere without you, hoping to meet someone with the capacity to consign you to an anecdote, to be eventually confused with others
Elliot Perlman
A drone isn’t any different than a bomb; it’s not any different than other weapons that are used, where there is always a capacity for people to be killed who you wished were not.
Tim Kaine
At its most basic, the spiritual is the experience of the connectedness that underlies reality. The depth of that experience depends on the capacity of the individual to set aside considerations of self, thereby gaining access to connection.
Arthur J. Deikman
Lenin is an artist who has worked men, as other artists have worked marble or metals. But men are harder than stone and less malleable than iron. There is no masterpiece. The artist has failed. The task was superior to his capacities.
Benito Mussolini
When in situations of stress we wonder if there is any more in us to give, we can be comforted to know that God, who knows our capacity perfectly, placed us here to succeed
Neal A. Maxwell
The features of globalization have huge consequences on pandemics. It just connects us so much more closely… And as a consequence, every one of these viruses that passes from animals to humans has the capacity to infect all of us.
Nathan Wolfe
Courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined.
Leo Rosten
Afghanistan has the capacity to become an industrialized country because of its mining and agriculture sectors. We can also create jobs for educated men and women by investing in information technology.
Ashraf Ghani
Human beings seem to have an almost unlimited capacity to deceive themselves, and to deceive themselves into taking their own lies for truth.
R. D. Laing
There is always pressure in all matches in the World Cup. This is when you must go beyond your capacity as a competitor.
Hugo Lloris
Each of us has capacities. The real trick is knowing the machinery of the boat in which you are crossing the channel.
Joseph Campbell
Learning organizations organizations where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, where collective aspiration is set free, and where people are continually learning how to learn together.
Peter Senge
I have never examined the subject of humor until now. I am surprised to find how much ground it covers. I have got its divisions and frontiers down on a piece of paper. I find it defined as a production of the brain, as the power of the brain to produce something humorous, and the capacity of percieving humor.
Mark Twain
There’s such a magnitude of record taking. It’s so exhaustive. Bandwidth and hard drive space are able to accommodate limitless capacities to take a record of anything and everything.
Sufjan Stevens
The words “I love you,” spoken in moments of genuine appreciation, wonder, or caring arise from something perfectly pure within us – the capacity to open ourselves and say yes without reserve. Such moments of pure openheartedness bring us as close to natural perfection as we can come in this life.
John Welwood
No longer associated simply with objects and appearances, design is increasingly understood in a much wider sense as the human capacity to plan and produce desired outcomes.
Bruce Mau
To attain his dream, the warrior of light needs a strong will and an enormous capacity for acceptance.
Paulo Coelho
The real problem, if you look at how, for example, Hezbollah got a lot of missiles that are a grave threat to Israel, it’s not because they were legal, it’s not because somehow that was authorized under international law; it was because there was insufficient intelligence or capacity to stop those shipments.
Barack Obama
Such is the weakness of our nature, that when men are a little exalted in their condition they immediately conceive they have additional senses, and their capacities enlarged not only above other men, but above human comprehension itself.
Richard Steele
History is filled with tragic examples of wars that result from diplomatic impasse. Whether in our local communities or in international relations, the skillful use of our communicative capacities to negotiate and resolve differences is the first evidence of human wisdom.
Daisaku Ikeda
Genius is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one, and the man of talent sees two or three, plus the ability to register that multiple perception in the material of his art.
Ezra Pound
[John] Ruskin believed that everyone had visual as well as verbal capacities that needed to be developed in order to become a complete human being, and that the apprehension of truth depended on the power of observation.
Robert Hewison
I was so focused on advancing in my career that I didn’t have enough emotional capacity for dating.
Yvonne Orji
Teachers need to have the capacity to spot those that are struggling early on and intervene.
Andrew Adonis, Baron Adonis
Try not to pay attention to those who will try to make life miserable for you. There will be a lot of those – in the official capacity as well as the self-appointed.
Joseph Brodsky
Your mind has some clearness and capacity for right thinking; it opens towards the heights, but for its own sake, – to receive light from above for its own activity.
Sri Aurobindo
Power is the faculty or capacity to act, the strength and potency to accomplish something. It is the vital energy to make choices and decisions. It also includes the capacity to overcome deeply embedded habits and to cultivate higher, more effective ones.
Stephen Covey
What the Father gives is the capacity to be a self, freedom, and thus autonomy, but an autonomy which can be understood only as a surrender of self to the other.
Hans Urs von Balthasar
I feel that when I listen to music – not that it’s bad – it’s not emotional. It has a gimmick to it. It’s selling something: the artist, the producer, something. The emotional capacity is very small, for the listener as well.
Linda Perry
Man is more than merely an animal to exist and propagate his species. His mind gives him capacity to search out the great truths in God’s arrangement and this lifts him far above the other animal creation.
Joseph Franklin Rutherford
I’ve always been in touring bands in some capacity.
Chris Stapleton
When we deny the poor and the vulnerable their own human dignity and capacity for freedom and choice, it becomes self-denial. It becomes a denial of both our collective and individual dignity, at all levels of society.
Jacqueline Novogratz
Intelligence alone does not get us where we need to go or even necessarily where we want to go. For that, the human creature must exercise harder-won capacities of wisdom, and wise action.
Krista Tippett
In other words, I’m against cheating, greed, cruelty, racism, imperialism, religious fundamentalism, treason, and the seemingly limitless capacity for hypocrisy shown by Bush and his administration.
Viggo Mortensen
And I find – I’m 63, and my capacity to be by myself and just spend time by myself hasn’t diminished any. That’s the necessary part of being a writer, you better like being alone.
John Irving
There are so many different people doing amazing work across the country that I, in my capacity, definitely want to lift up, because they don’t get lifted up that often.
Tarana Burke
Through prayer we can carry in our heart all human pain and sorrow, all conflicts and agonies, all torture and war, all hunger, loneliness and misery, not because of some great psychological or emotional capacity, but because God’s heart has become one with ours.
Henri Nouwen
Every dollar of tax imposed on our exchanges in the shape of duties impairs, to that extent, our capacity to meet the severe competition to which we are exposed; and nothing but a system of high protective duties, long continued, can prevent us from meeting it successfully. It is that which we have to fear.
John C. Calhoun
Brilliant. [Lasdun] seems to me certainly among the most gifted, vivid, and deft poets now writing in English, and far better than many who are more famous. His capacities are solidly established; his promise is nearly infinite.
Anthony Hecht
Genius is a capacity for taking trouble.
Leslie Stephen
To like Keats is a test of fitness for understanding poetry, just as to like Shakespeare is a test of general mental capacity.
George Gissing
Melodies are just honest. They can only be what they are. Words have the capacity for deception. They’re all full of subtext, and some of them are cliche and overused and vernacular. They’re tricky. All I can say is, words are tricky.
Andrew Bird
A logical theory may be tested by its capacity for dealing with puzzles, and it is a wholesome plan, in thinking about logic, to stock the mind with as many puzzles as possible, since these serve much the same purpose as is served by experiments in physical science.
Bertrand Russell
Let’s imagine again an observer looking at us without any preconceptions. I think he would be struck by the fact that although human beings have the capacity to develop scientific knowledge, it must be a very limited capacity because it is only done in very narrow and specific domains.
Noam Chomsky
I still sing every day – in the shower or on the set all day. I’m sure everyone will tell you that I never shut up. But it’s not in the capacity that I would like to.
Aaron Tveit
Politics are not a science based on logic; they are the capacity of always choosing at each instant, in constantly changing situations, the least harmful, the most useful.
Otto von Bismarck
The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility.
Thomas S. Monson
If we can come up with innovations and train young people to take on new jobs, and if we can switch to clean energy, I think we have the capacity to build this world not dependent on fossil-fuel. I think it will happen, and it won’t destroy economy.
Kofi Annan
I don’t want an underachiever working on my car’s transmission. Why would I want someone regular sitting in the Oval Office? Sorry, give me somebody who has demonstrated a capacity to excel.
John Ridley
Nothing endures except life: the capacity for birth, growth, and renewal.
Lewis Mumford
The worst manifestations of exhaustion were successfully cured by a long period of rest but it was immediately apparent to me that I had lost once and for all my former capacity for carrying out experimental work until physically tired.
Wilhelm Ostwald
In the end, yoga for me is all about three things: more joy; being able to collect your capacity so you can have more of what you want in real terms; and ultimately – this may be the most important of it all – less fear.
Rod Stryker
Faith is a capacity of the spirit. It is like talent: you have to be born with it
Anton Chekhov
Lack of outlets, excess capacity, complete deadlock, in the end regular recurrence of national bankruptcies and other disasters-perhaps world wars from sheer capitalist despair-may confidently be anticipated. History is as simple a that.
Joseph A. Schumpeter
When you lose the capacity to dream, you lose the capacity to love, and the energy to love is lost.
Pope Francis
What we need is what the ancient Israelites called hochma – the science of the heart…the capacity to see, to feel, and then to act as if the future depended on you. Believe me, it does.
Bill Moyers
If we want to help poor people out, one way to do that is to help them explore and use their own capability. Human being is full of capacity, full of capability, it’s a wonderful creation, but many people never get a chance to explore that, never know that she or he has that.
Muhammad Yunus
Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacity.
Mahatma Gandhi
People assume because you’re a comedian that you want to be an actor or that you want to be a writer too. It is a very cool kind of open-ended place to enter because I don’t know if I ever really imagined myself working in a writers room or acting in that capacity.
Patti Harrison
Whether you send an e-mail, tell your spouse in person, write a letter, talk over the phone, or write a quick note, remember that what you say today has the capacity to transform the countenance and the character of the most important person in your life, your spouse.
Joni Eareckson Tada
If you get very fine, accurate, and inexpensive control over your genome, you can fundamentally change the kind of organism you are. You are extending human capacity.
George M. Church
No man will ever unfold the capacities of his own intellect who does not at least checker his life with solitude.
Thomas de Quincey
I think now, with our technology, our capacity to grow food, our ability to stop raping the Earth and destroying the ecology and killing off fellow creatures, we have a chance to bring a new harmony and a new path to human development.
Harry Belafonte
Most people see the problem of love primarily as that of being loved, rather than that of loving, of one’s capacity to love. Hence the problem to them is how to be loved, how to be lovable.
Erich Fromm
Success in business is seldom owing to uncommon talents or original power which is untractable and self-willed, but to the greatest degree of commonplace capacity.
William Hazlitt
Nothing else matters much…not wealth, nor learning, nor even health…without this gift: the spiritual capacity to keep zest in living. This is the creed of creeds, the final deposit and distillation of all important faiths: that you should be able to believe in life.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
Addiction has the capacity to disconnect the human will and nullify moral agency. It can rob one of the power to decide.
Boyd K. Packer
When a felon’s not engaged in his employment Or maturing his felonious little plans His capacity for innocent enjoyment Is just as great as any honest man’s Ah! When constabulary duty’s to be done A policeman’s lot is not a happy one.
Walter Raleigh
Wherever we look, the work of the chemist has raised the level of our civilization and has increased the productive capacity of the nation.
Calvin Coolidge
Why do we have such a finite capacity for pleasure but an infinite one for pain?
Marian Keyes
Evolutionary theory holds that our ability to sense when we should be suspicious has been every bit as essential for human survival as our capacity for trust and cooperation.
Daniel Goleman
The infinity of All ever bringing forth anew, and even as infinite space is around us, so is infinite potentiality, capacity, reception, malleability, matter.
Giordano Bruno
Swaraj means even under dominion status a capacity to declare independence at will.
Mahatma Gandhi
The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.
Ben Okri
No, it’s not a ‘corpse thing.’ I feel I lack the emotional capacity to deal with those in mourning.
Jen Lancaster
Good performance is about the capacity to focus and concentrate.
Betty Buckley
The error arises from the learned jurists deceiving themselves and others, by asserting that government is not what it really is, one set of men banded together to oppress another set of men , but, as shown by science, is the representation of the citizens in their collective capacity.
Leo Tolstoy
I’ve played in some pretty weird settings; busking puts you in all kinds of situations. I can tell you the most depressing gig I’ve played was in the North of England. At that time, I was playing with a band. We drove 7 or 8 hours to Carlisle to play a 600 – 700 capacity venue – 9 people showed up.
Development requires modification and transformation of the environment… the planet’s capacity to support its people us being irreversibly reduced by the destruction and degradation of the biosphere and the need to understand the problem and take corrective action is becoming urgent.
Malcolm Fraser
Certainly it is wrong to be cruel to animals and the destruction of a whole species can be a great evil. The capacity for feelings of pleasure and pain and for the form of life of which animals are capable clearly impose duties of compassion and humanity in their case.
John Rawls
Panic: A highly underrated capacity thanks to which individuals are able to indicate clearly that something is wrong. Given their head, most humans panic with great dignity and imagination. This can be called democratic expression or practical common sense.
John Ralston Saul
The capacity for love that makes dogs such rewarding companions has a flip-side: They find it difficult to cope without us. Since we humans programmed this vulnerability, it’s our responsibility to ensure that our dogs do not suffer as a result.
John Bradshaw
I’m a fan of Oliver Stone. I like his movies, I like his excess, and I think he has a great capacity for empathy and it comes out more powerfully in this movie than in any of his other films, even the formal ‘I’m identifying with the underdog’ movies like ‘Born on the Fourth of July.’
Greil Marcus
A thousand things to be written had I time: had I power. A very little writing uses up my capacity for writing.
Virginia Woolf
He was marked out by his relentless ability to find fault with others’ mediocrity – suggesting that a certain type of intelligence may be at heart nothing more or less than a superior capacity for dissatisfaction.
Alain de Botton
There are certain projects that you love to be involved in, no matter what the capacity, and there are certain projects that I probably wouldn’t even consider getting behind.
Mark Consuelos
We have an infinite capacity for self interest, yet the infinite has absolutely no interest in us
Dean Cavanagh
God has neither form nor shape under which we can know Him; when he speaks of Himself in metaphors and similes, He is adapting Himself to our foolishness, our limited capacity.
Christina, Queen of Sweden
The Islamic ethic is that if God has given you the capacity or good fortune to be a privileged individual in society, you have a moral responsibility to society.
Aga Khan IV
We deliberately filled our rainy-day fund to its statutory capacity over my time leading the Mississippi Senate as lieutenant governor.
Tate Reeves
The US spends more on energy R&D than all other countries put together, and I personally consider it quite inadequate. In fact, I would have said we should more than double it, if I thought the absorptive capacity could scale up and if it was actually possible to get to that level.
Bill Gates
I discovered that the heart is a breakable thing, but also discovered my capacity to love another person.
Tishuan Scott
I’ve been involved in politics for quite some time. I’ve held positions, and my experiences are very deep, and I think I have the capacity, the courage, and the character to institute the kinds of reforms that are so desperately needed.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
A sociopath can imitate emotions, where a psychopath really doesn’t have that capacity. They can’t fool people into thinking anything and they’re usually lacking major empathy for anybody besides themselves.
Patrick Heusinger
Intimacy is the capacity to be rather weird with someone – and finding that that’s ok with them.
Alain de Botton
Love, therefore, and tongue-tied simplicity
In least speak most, to my capacity.
William Shakespeare
We in Europe have great capacities.
George Papandreou
Wealthy individuals have always had the capacity to influence politics, of course, but only after two key campaign finance cases – Wisconsin Right to Life and and Citizens United, have they been able to do it in such a large and blatant way.
Zephyr Teachout
The merit of a democratic regime rests on one’s continual willingness to exchange views, and to compete on the basis of individual merit and capacities.
Jose Eduardo Dos Santos
Cigars served me for precisely fifty years as protection and a weapon in the combat of life… I owe to the cigar a great intensification of my capacity to work and a facilitation of my self-control.
Sigmund Freud
The vast majority of students probably emerge from college with an adequate grasp of no more than a single method of inquiry. Even this capacity may erode over time if it does not relate to experiences and problems that recur in the student’s later life.
Derek Bok
When the playful me shows up, I am ready to be a serious learner … a culture of playfulness is closely related to the capacity to learn.
Rosemary Sutcliff
Wisdom is nothing but a preparation of the soul, a capacity, a secret art of thinking, feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life.
Hermann Hesse
Social media and the Internet haven’t changed our capacity for social interaction any more than the Internet has changed our ability to be in love or our basic propensity to violence, because those are such fundamental human attributes.
Nicholas A. Christakis
We must develop the capacity to see men not as they are at present but as they may become.
Thomas S. Monson
I think people should try to teach young children that these qualities – stubbornness and a capacity to listen – might look like they are opposites, but they are not.
Renzo Piano
The problem that has no name-which is simply the fact that American women are kept from growing to their full human capacities-is taking a far greater toll on the physical and mental health of our country than any known disease.
Betty Friedan
Very sad to hear about the passing of Nelson Mandela. He was a true inspiration for human rights and equality for South Africa and the reason apartheid no longer exists there. The world will never forget his capacity for forgiveness and magnanimity. RIP
Bryan Adams
Twitter is an amazing public tool with an incredible capacity for public good.
Rachel Sklar
Be understood in thy teaching, and instruct to this measure of capacity; precepts and rules are repulsive to a child, but happy illustration winneth him.
Martin Farquhar Tupper
Many aspects of life cannot be explained through logic or reason. The reasoning part of the mind simply doesn’t have the capacity to understand the many whys and how’s of being and non-being.
Frederick Lenz
I found that female pathfinders generally integrate characteristics commonly associated with being women – like the capacity to be intimate – with ‘male’ ones like ambition and courage.
Gail Sheehy
The more open you are within, the more capacity you will have to know, to see, and to love.
John de Ruiter
I discovered when we suffer, we suffer as equals. And in their capacity to suffer, a dog is a pig, is a bear…is a boy.
Philip Wollen
Popularity–The capacity for listening sympathetically when men boast of their wives and women complain of their husbands.
H. L. Mencken
Their demeanor is invariably morose, sullen, clownish and repulsive. I should think there is not, on the face of the earth, a people so entirely destitute of humor, vivacity, or the capacity for enjoyment.
Charles Dickens
It turns out, all the studies show you invest a little time in another person’s life, often a younger person, and all of us have that capacity to do it, just an hour a week, an hour every couple of weeks, and you can make a tremendous difference in a kid’s life over their lifetime.
John Prendergast
We have to build the capacity of our institutions, employees and workers.
Narendra Modi
We are simply human beings. So it is important for us to treat each other in that capacity.
Justin Sane
The Buddhist tenet, “Non-killing is supreme virtue”, is very good, but in trying to enforce it upon all by legislation without paying any heed to the capacities of the people at large, Buddhism has brought ruin upon India.
Swami Vivekananda
All of us need to begin to think in terms of our own inner strengths, our resilience and resourcefulness, our capacity to adapt and to rely upon ourselves and our families.
Steven Pressfield
So there was not an “I” anymore – not a basis on which I could organize my self-respect – save my limitless capacity for toil that it seemed I possessed no more.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Broadband, or a wide bandwidth data transmission that has the capacity to transmit a lot of information quickly, has changed the way we work, shop, watch movies, and communicate with loved ones.
Tae Yoo
Unless a capacity for thinking be accompanied by a capacity for action, a superior mind exists in torture.
Charles Horton Cooley
What must never be lost sight of is that a public functionary, in his capacity as functionary, produces absolutely nothing; that, on the contrary, he exists only on the products of the industrious class; and that he can consume nothing that has not been taken from the producers.
Charles Dunoyer
If we’re going to see sustainable results from all the other investments we’re making in education, we need to build leadership capacity in each and every country.
Wendy Kopp
Healing is a different type of pain. It’s the pain of becoming aware of the power of one’s strength and weakness, of one’s capacity to love or do damage to oneself and to others, and of how the most challenging person to control in life is ultimately yourself.
Caroline Myss
Our thesis is that symbols and myths are an expression of man’s unique self-consciousness, his capacity to transcend the immediate concrete situation and see his life in terms of ‘the possible,’ and that this capacity is one aspect of his experiencing himself as a being having a world.
Rollo May
I know I have the mental capacity of a thousand bloggers, but because of that, my obligation to serve God is also that of a thousand bloggers
Mickey Kaus
We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction.
Bob Graham
Parents should be encouraged to read to their children, and teachers should be equipped with all available techniques for teaching literacy, so the varying needs and capacities of individual kids can be taken into account.
Hugh Mackay
Men who reach decisions promptly usually have the capacity to move with definiteness of purpose in other circumstances.
Andrew Carnegie
So if Hillary [Clinton] is elected president, it will make history in two ways. She’ll be the first woman president. And Bill Clinton, he’ll be the first man and the first former president to return to the White House in the capacity of spouse.
Terry Gross
Intelligence, adaptability and talent. And by talent I mean the capacity for hard work. Lots of girls come here with little but good looks. Beauty is a valuable asset, but it is not the whole cheese.
Ginger Rogers
It’s such a big deal, the notion that these enslaved Africans had marriages and children… because therein lies our humanity, our capacity for love.
Aja Naomi King
The players are the essence of the game. It is their creativity, the technical capacity of the player – the players have to be free to explore their individual creativity in the last third of the field, the team able to attack with six players, without concern for the defence.
We have unrealized capacities that sometimes only emerge in crisis.
Lance Armstrong
Capitalism proceeds through creative destruction. What is created is capitalism in a ‘new and improved’ form – and what is destroyed is self-sustaining capacity, livelihood and dignity of its innumerable and multiplied ‘host organisms’ into which all of us are drawn/seduced one way or another.
Zygmunt Bauman
To work is not only a right, it is a duty. To work to the full capacity of one’s powers is necessary for human development – the full use of one’s best faculties – this is the health and happiness for both man and woman.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
What I like in pictures whether by an old director or a young director is when I have the feeling he or she is really using the capacity of film.
Jean-Luc Godard
Within us there is the capacity of being anyone or anything
Tom Hiddleston
I really believe that women have much easier access to their souls than men do. Because as men we’re taught to wear masks, to drown out our emotions in competition and making money. Now women are being forced to do that too. But I admire their capacity to bear their spirituality so much more deeply than men.
John Rzeznik
I have gone to Albany constantly in my capacity as budget director, because I don’t think the way the transit authority works with the City of New York is very appropriate.
Joe Lhota
The State is the absolute reality and the individual himself has objective existence, truth and morality only in his capacity as a member of the State.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
I have always heard that you need to give yourself a long time to unplug when you do a sabbatical. I unplugged so fast I was a little concerned that I was losing brain capacity.
John Ortberg
The person who renders loyal service in a humble capacity will be chosen for higher responsibilities, just as the biblical servant who multiplied the one pound given him by his master was made ruler over ten cities.
B. C. Forbes
It is known, to the force of a single pound weight, what the engine will do; but, not all the calculators of the National Debt can tell me the capacity for good or evil, for love or hatred, for patriotism or discontent, for the decomposition of virtue into vice, or the reverse.
Charles Dickens
Once I’ve discovered the story, I might restructure it, maybe move things around, set up a clue that something is going to happen later, but that happens much later in an editorial capacity.
Michael Ondaatje
Land health is the capacity for self-renewal in the soils, waters, plants, and animals that collectively comprise the land.
Aldo Leopold
The capacity to still feel wonder is essential to the creative process.
Donald Woods Winnicott
Whatever capacities there may be for enjoyment or for suffering in this strange being of ours, and God only knows what they are, they will be drawn out wholly in accordance with character.
Mark Hopkins
No one culture has ever developed all human potentialities; it has always selected certain capacities, mental and emotional and moral, and stifled others. Each culture is a system of values which may well complement the values in another.
Ruth Benedict
The Lord doesn’t expect us to work harder than we are able. He doesn’t (nor should we) compare our efforts to those of others. Our Heavenly Father asks only that we do the best we can—that we work according to our full capacity, however great or small that may be.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Most persons have but a very moderate capacity of happiness. Expecting…in marriage a far greater degree of happiness than they commonly find, and knowing not that the fault is in their own scanty capability of happiness.
John Stuart Mill
The East German manages to combine a Teutonic capacity for bureauracy with a Russian capacity for infinite delay
Goronwy Rees
Genius is the capacity for receiving and improving by discipline.
George Eliot
I will suggest that the great aim of our education is to bring out of the child who comes into our hands every faculty that he brings with him, and then to try to win that child to turn all his abilities, his powers, his capacities, to the helping and serving of the community which is a part.
Annie Besant
The ability to reflect is associated with critical thinking and reasoning ability. And the capacity to be alone is one of the highest levels of development. It’s important to know how to self-soothe and be confident of other people’s love even when they’re not there in front of you.
Laurie Helgoe
God desires to reveal to us that His capacity to forgive is bigger than our capacity to sin.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
Temperance is essential, if the services of men and women are to be employed to the best and most useful effect according, to the physical capacity and ability of each. Nothing less will assure a total effort.
William Lyon Mackenzie King
The capacity for friendship is God’s way of apologizing for our families.
Jay McInerney
I’m afraid the workings of J.J. Abrams’ mind falls outside the predictive capacity of any coherent theory.
Antony Garrett Lisi
The danger, then, is that materialism is not only shaping how we live but the way we think as well. It influences our consumer tastes and our preference for high-paying jobs, but it also alters our capacity to pray, the nature of our prayers, and the ways in which religious tutelage instructs our values.
Robert Wuthnow
Develop a capacity for things like purpose, love, wonder, courage, and grace.
John Jantsch
The phrase ‘misuse of privilege’ is becoming a free pass to tear apart pretty much anybody we choose to. It’s becoming a devalued term, and it’s making us lose our capacity for empathy and for distinguishing between serious and unserious transgressions.
Jon Ronson
Remember our heritage is our power; we can know ourselves and our capacities by seeing that other women have been strong.
Judy Chicago
The central job of schools is to maximize the capacity of each students.
Carol Ann Tomlinson
People have pointed out evidences of personal feeling in my notices as if they were accusing me of a misdemeanor, not knowing that criticism written without personal feeling is not worth reading. It is the capacity for making good or bad art a personal matter that makes a man a critic.
George Bernard Shaw
Daumier paints with an enormous capacity for absolute empathy; a complete identification of himself with the figures he paints. He sets forth what it feels like to do something; not what somebody looks like doing it.
David Sylvester
Every individual human being born on this earth has the capacity to become a unique and special person, unlike any who has ever existed before or ever will exist again.
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Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Leadership is the capacity to influence others through inspiration motivated by passion, generated by vision, produced by a conviction, ignited by a purpose.
Myles Munroe
If we can bring our perception of our ability in line with our actual ability then we have the capacity to be authentic. Then we can accept we are as good as we really are.
Katty Kay
Understanding that capacity of knowing when to be charming, when to shut the hell up, when to be humble and when to basically disappear for your safety and survival – that’s the kind of conversation you’d have as a parent to your child, not only in 1940s America but in 2017.
Rob Morgan
Patience is the capacity to endure all that is necessary in attaining a desired end. … Patience never forsakes the ultimate goal because the road is hard. There can be no patience without an object.
Margaret Kennedy
I’m always excited and enthusiastic to have women join the technical side of the industry. Without making ridiculous stereotypes, which this might be, I have had clients – male and female – who said they feel more comfortable working with a woman in the mastering capacity for various reasons.
Emily Lazar
Subjectivity is an ability, the capacity to use a new inner mode of presenting the fact that you currently know something to yourself.
Thomas Metzinger
I carry out my full duties as Deputy First Minister and accept I have tinnitus but appreciate the hearing that I do have and that it does not limit me in a professional or personal capacity.
Martin McGuinness
I’m not crying over surplus capacity… Surplus capacity is good for India. Surplus capacity means we can get more investors, can get more households and promise them 24/7 power.
Piyush Goyal
Here is where our real selfhood is rooted, in the divine spark or seed, in the image of God imprinted on the human soul. The True Self is not our creation, but God’s. It is the self we are in our depths. It is our capacity for divinity and transcendence.
Sue Monk Kidd
The feminist revolution had to be fought because women quite simply were stopped at a state of evolution far short of their human capacity.
Betty Friedan
Every Christian who keeps looking up stretches his heart’s capacity for Heaven.
Joni Eareckson Tada
You can only hate someone whom you have the capacity to love, because if you are really indifferent, you cannot even get up the enough energy to hate him.
Sri Chinmoy
To work with the hands or brain, according to our requirements and our capacities, to do that which lies before us to do, is more honorable than rank and title.
Albert Pike
If I had taken a doctoral degree, it would have stifled any writing capacity.
Barbara Tuchman
You always feel better when you sing. Music touches people’s hearts. You know, it doesn’t go through your mental capacity, it just moves you and it will let you cry. It’s worth it doing a show and when you touch a crowd and move yourself at the same
We as human beings have the amazing capacity to be reborn at breakfast everyday and say, “This is a new day.”
Jack Kornfield
If you go back to the first single-cell form of life, it clearly possessed the capacity to receive, to utilize, to store, to transform, and to transmit information.
Dee Hock
At Wembley, it’s difficult for the fans to come there and make it your home. Sometimes the stadium wasn’t full because the maximum on the capacity.
Toby Alderweireld
Great software has seemingly limitless potential to solve human problems – and it can spread around the world in the blink of an eye. Malicious code moves just as quickly, and when software is created for the wrong reason, it has a huge and growing capacity to harm millions of people.
Craig Federighi
Intelligence is the capacity to receive, decode and transmit information efficiently. Stupidity is blockage of this process at any point. Bigotry, ideologies etc. block the ability to receive; robotic reality-tunnels block the ability to decode or integrate new signals; censorship blocks transmission.
Robert Anton Wilson
Robots do not love. God created us with the capacity to love. Love is based upon one’s right to choose to love. We cannot force others to love us. We can make them serve us or obey us. But true love is founded upon one’s freedom to choose to respond.
Billy Graham
You need to be careful not to over-reach and also assess the capacity you have to work with.
Kofi Annan
All have not the same capacity. I would allow a man of intellect to earn more, I would not cramp his talent.
Mahatma Gandhi
We’ve used aid to build capacities so we won’t need aid in future.
Paul Kagame
With comedic actors, you can write one joke or two jokes, sample dialogue, and they have the capacity to extrapolate.
Sam Seder
It’s an awful truth that suffering can deepen us, give a greater lustre to our colours, a richer resonance to our words. That is, if it doesn’t destroy us, if it doesn’t burn away the optimism and the spirit, the capacity for visions, and the respect for simple yet indispensable things.
Anne Rice
You make money when you get visitors to go through the entrance at capacity.
Michael J. Silverstein
Women are real. Our reality covers the whole human megillah, from feeble to fierce, from bad to good, from endangered to dangerous. We don’t just deserve power, we have it. And power in this and every other society is not just the capacity to benefit those around us.
Katherine Dunn
We are creatures on this planet that have the capacity of self-awareness, playing out our role just the same as all else.
Bryan Kest
Architectural and product designs have a narrative capacity – you can start to tell a story about them and imagine a lot of things.
Michael Graves
Love is based on our capacity to trust in a reality beyond fear, to trust a timeless truth bigger than all our difficulties.
Jack Kornfield
Feeling angry is a universal human phenomenon. It is as basic as feeling hungry, lonely, loving, or tired. The capacity to feel angry and to respond in some way to that feeling is in us from birth.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
I envy people who have the capacity to sit with another human being and find them endlessly interesting, I would rather watch TV. Of course this becomes eventually known to the other person.
Carrie Fisher
Power must be used, but it must be tempered by soul-searching and the recognition of our human capacity for error. That is the maxim that should inform our approach to every challenge, from reforming state government to engaging in foreign affairs.
Eliot Spitzer
…we must be wary of granting too much power to natural selection by viewing all basic capacities of our brain as direct adaptations.
Stephen Jay Gould
The institution of the family is decisive in determining not only if a person has the capacity to love another individual but in the larger social sense whether he is capable of loving his fellow men collectively. The whole of society rests on this foundation for stability, understanding and social peace.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
If you want God to do something new in you, you cannot keep doing the same old thing. You have to do something different. And if you do, God will create new capacities within you. There will be new gifts and new revelations. But you’ve got to pray the price. You’ll get out of this what you put into it.
Mark Batterson
We are really very lucky to have so many fantastic brands. But to grow them we should not be too much in a hurry. They are growing fast, but they have to grow accordingly to the market and to the capacity we have to deliver good products.
Bernard Arnault
Artists are people who are subject to irrational convictions of the sacred. Baudelaire said that an artist is a child who has acquired adult capacities and discipline. Art education should help build those capacities and that discipline without messing over the child.
Peter Schjeldahl
The climate has always changed – after all, we’ve had numerous ice ages without human influence – but human activity has undoubtedly exacerbated Earth’s natural trends beyond its capacity to adjust.
Christine Todd Whitman
And over time, I think, as Iraqi security capacity builds, you’ll see American and coalition presence there decline.
John Abizaid
And it is to these rights – the right of law and order, the right of life, the right of liberty, the right of a job, the right of a home in a decent neighborhood, and the right to an education – it is to these rights that I pledge my life and whatever capacity and ability I have.
Hubert H. Humphrey
The capacity to innovate – the ability to solve problems creatively or bring new possibilities to life – and skills like critical thinking, communication and collaboration are far more important than academic knowledge.
Tony Wagner
Concentration is a cornerstone of mindfulness practice. Your mindfulness will only be as robust as the capacity of your mind to be calm and stable. Without calmness, the mirror of mindfulness will have an agitated and choppy surface and will not be able to reflect things with any accuracy.
Jon Kabat-Zinn
Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired.
Success or failure in business is caused more by mental attitude even than by mental capacity. Banish the fear-attitude; acquire the confident attitude. And remember that the only way to acquire it is-to acquire it.
Walter Dill Scott
All great enterprises have a pearl of faith at their core, and this must be ours: that Americans are still a people born to liberty. That they retain the capacity for self-government. That, addressed as free-born, autonomous men and women of God-given dignity, they will rise yet again to drive back a mortal enemy.
Mitch Daniels
You can’t make rules regarding the moral behavior of something unless you know what the hell it is, and what it’s capacities are. What it can do, what it can’t do.
Jerry Garcia
My capacity for wanting to create has never faltered. If anything, it’s gained momentum.
Brendon Urie
Genius at first is little more than a great capacity for receiving discipline.
George Eliot
People underestimate the hip-hop audience and the capacity to understand politics when it’s part of music.
Michael Franti
Relationships with people in general, in no matter what capacity, are something that’s very emotional. They mean a lot to you. I think having eyes on that in a critical way can be really tough.
Emma Chamberlain
Community is the fruit of our capacity to make the interests of others more important than our own.
Henri Nouwen
Know your capacities and continually improve upon them.
B.K.S. Iyengar
It is not by sidestepping or fleeing from suffering that we are healed, but rather by our capacity for accepting it, maturing through it and finding meaning through union with Christ, who suffered with infinite love.
Pope Benedict XVI
We need to develop the intuitive capacities of the brain that some geniuses have manifested over humanity’s lengthy history.
Thomas Keating
But the key shift in focus will be from counter-insurgency operations to more and more cooperation with Iraqi security forces and to building Iraqi security capacity.
John Abizaid
We’re chipping away at our capacity for wonder. When hologram TVs eventually go on sale, they’ll cost ВЈ20,000 and be bought only by those strange, heroic, friendless men who live in flats piled high with giant 80s mobiles and DVD players weighing eight stone.
Peter Baynham
Is it true, O Christ in heaven, that the highest suffer the most? That the strongest wander furthest and most hopelessly are lost? That the mark of rank in nature is capacity for pain? That the anguish of the singer makes the sweetness of the strain?
John Milton
The history of the human race, viewed as a whole, may be regarded as the realization of a hidden plan of nature to bring about a political constitution, internally, and for this purpose, also externally perfect, as the only state in which all the capacities implanted by her in mankind can be fully developed.
Immanuel Kant
I had an unbelievable opportunity here to try and follow in similar footsteps [of Michael Jordan], but in a different capacity hopefully. I took that opportunity and I’m excited about it.
Dwyane Wade
Theater has an incredible capacity to move people to social change, to address issues, to inspire social revolution.
Eve Ensler
I believe there is nothing we endure in life that you can’t recover from. Failure is not fatal. Everyone has the capacity to fail up.
Tavis Smiley
As television beamed the image of this extraordinary gathering across the border oceans, everyone who believed in man’s capacity to better himself had a moment of inspiration and confidence in the future of the human race.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Empathy is the capacity to think and feel oneself into the inner life of another person.
Heinz Kohut
No creature on Earth ever has organized themselves in ways that we have, with the capacity to alter the nature of nature the way we have.
Sylvia Earle
Enjoyment appears at the boundary between boredom and anxiety, when the challenges are just balanced with the person’s capacity to act.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
He gives me a little shrug, like, of course, why else? And at this point, I really have no right to be surprised by people’s capacity for kindness and generosity, but still, I am. I’m floored every time.
Gayle Forman
At Westboro, the depictions of hell are extremely vivid. The only thing that changes in hell, according to the church, is your capacity to feel pain. As the capacity to feel pain increases, so does the pain. It’s absolutely terrifying. I believed God was going to curse me for having left this group of people.
Megan Phelps-Roper
Compassion may be defined as the capacity to be attentive to the experience of others, to wish the best for others, and to sense what will truly serve others.
Joan Halifax
The anniversary of Hiroshima, should be a day of somber reflection, not only on the terrible events of that day in 1945, but also on what they revealed: that humans, in their dedicated quest to extend their capacities for destruction, had finally found a way to approach the ultimate limit.
Noam Chomsky
I am an actor and I live in the world of pretend in my working capacity. I live in the world of my imagination.
Derek Jacobi
It is his capacity for self-improvement and self-redemption which most distinguishes man from the mere brute.
Aung San Suu Kyi
The causal body is the most ancient and timeless part of a person. It has the capacity to know and do things that the physical mind and body cannot.
Frederick Lenz
I don’t believe much in luck. I believe more in work, in convincing, in stubbornness and in capacity.
Diego Simeone
A drone isn’t any different than a bomb; it’s not any different than other weapons that are used, where there is always a capacity for people to be killed who you wished were not. It’s just the weapons platform.
Tim Kaine
The hallmark of courage in our age of conformity is the capacity to stand on one’s own convictions – not obstinately or defiantly
Rollo May
I’m terrified beyond the capacity for rational thought.
Harold Ramis
I believe that is what the God experience does for us. It calls us beyond our limits into the fullness of life – into a capacity to love people we are not taught to love – and into an ability to be who we are.
John Shelby Spong
The animal has no intellectual capacity to justify or to find reasons to exist. An animal just exists because it’s the natural thing to do.
Steven Spielberg
Those who suffer great adversity and sorrow and go on to serve their fellowmen develop a great capacity to understand others. Like the prophets, they have acquired a higher understanding of the mind and will of Christ.
Carlos H. Amado
The heart of the liberal philosophy is a belief in the dignity of the individual, in his freedom to make the most of his capacities and opportunities according to his own lights.
Milton Friedman
I guess that as life is speeded up and our capacity for concentration is being nibbled away at by all the obvious things, that leads us actually to be more susceptible to boredom.
Geoff Dyer
The mental capacity of a person to make reasonable contracts, is the only criterion, by which to determine his legal capacity to make obligatory contracts. And his mental capacity to make reasonable contracts is certainly not to be determined by the fact that he is, or is not, twenty-one years of age.
Lysander Spooner
A nuclear Iran is a – a dramatic and – and devastating potential threat to the world and to America. And – and all our efforts should be focused on making that our first priority or keeping them from having that nuclear capacity our first priority.
Mitt Romney
What we’re calling ‘presencing’ is possible because of this womb, where the absolute and the manifest interact. I think a buddhist would say that presencing can arise to the extent that we develop the capacity, individually and collectively, to extend our conscious awareness in both domains.
Betty Sue Flowers
Australia is a remarkable country with incredible technical and physical resources and a capacity to be a world leader in renewables.
Cate Blanchett
Culture as art is the peak expression of man’s creativity, his capacity to break out of nature’s narrow bounds, and hence out of the degrading interpretation of man in modern natural and political science.
Allan Bloom
I just believe that our most redeeming feature as a species is our capacity for love.
Amanda McBroom
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed. which give happiness. Thomas Jefferson We never enjoy perfect happiness; our most fortunate successes are mingled with sadness; some anxieties always perplex the reality of our satisfaction.
William James
To want a job that exercises a man’s capacities in an enterprise useful to society, is utopian anarcho-syndicalism; it is labor invading the domain of management. No labor leader has entertained such a thought in our generation. Management has the “sole prerogative” to determine the products.
Paul Goodman
I’ve always been a super-fan of television storytelling. It took me a while to figure that out in a career capacity, but certainly in a life capacity, I’ve been an avid viewer of television for decades.
Julie Plec
As we patiently follow the Savior, He will bless us beyond our own capacity to become what He wants us to be.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
The more worrying feature of the new global corporate structures is their capacity to devastate national labour markets by transferring their operations to cheaper locations overseas.
Fredric Jameson
Rather than turning away from the staggering scale and depth of misery caused by war, we must strive to develop our capacity to empathize and feel the sufferings of others.
Daisaku Ikeda
I think that the glorious thing about the human race is that it does change the world — constantly. The world or ‘life’ may seem to more often overwhelm the human being’s capacity for struggling against being overwhelmed which is remarkable and exhilarating.
Lorraine Hansberry
To be liberated, woman must feel free to be herself, not in rivalry to man but in the context of her own capacity and her personality.
Indira Gandhi
The range of weapons at the disposal of military powers is terrifying in its capacity to damage the world and its inhabitants, perhaps even to bring humanity’s long story to its end.
Margaret MacMillan
In my opinion eight years as president is enough and sometimes too much for any man to serve in that capacity.
Harry S. Truman
Because the challenges will continue to show up in life, but if you have the inner strength – whether that be your faith, your determination or your incredible love for self, for God and for others – then I think you’ll have the capacity to live a life that’s extremely fulfilled.
Tony Robbins
Talent! There’s no such thing as talent. What they call talent is nothing but the capacity for doing continuous hard work in the right way.
Winslow Homer
So I majored in Drama, did all the plays that were possible to do, skated through school in order to be in every production on stage or backstage in whatever capacity and I came to New York looking for work in the summers.
Linda Lavin
I underestimated the low level of capacity. I also underestimated the cultural roots of corruption.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
In these times of stress, snark, division and despair, I still suspect that two of the most important features we possess are imagination and a capacity for goodness. Those are qualities for which we will be remembered most fondly.
Geoffrey S. Fletcher
Music has the capacity to touch the innermost reaches of the soul and music gives flight to the imagination.
Sometimes the measure of friendship isn’t your ability to not harm but your capacity to forgive the things done to you and ask forgiveness for your own mistakes.
R. K. Milholland
Reason must sit at the knee of instinct and learn reverence for the miraculous instinctual capacity for creation.
Jonathan Schell
The capacity to reason is a special sort of capacity because it can lead us to places that we did not expect to go.
Peter Singer
He will win who has military capacity and is not interfered with by the sovereign.
Sun Tzu
Joy is a return to the deep harmony of body, mind, and spirit that was yours at birth and that can be yours again. That openness to love, that capacity for wholeness with the world around you, is still within you.
Deepak Chopra
I truly believe the intention of creating positive change is so important to the collective consciousness. When you have a group of people that have the intention and the capacity, talent, and intelligence to actualize those intentions, then you have something really powerful.
Jimmy Chin
I would like to work with Pat [ Leonard] in any capacity. I would love to hear his versions.
Leonard Cohen
For years mental health professionals taught people that they could be psychologically healthy without social support, that “unless you love yourself, no one else will love you.”…The truth is, you cannot love yourself unless you have been loved and are loved. The capacity to love cannot be built in isolation
Bruce D. Perry
The chief weapon of sea pirates, however, was their capacity to astonish. Nobody else could believe, until it was too late, how heartless and greedy they were.
Kurt Vonnegut
Let me tell you a little bit about demons. They love pain and other people’s misery. They lie when it suits them and don’t see anything wrong with it. They corrupt and kill and destroy, all without conscience. You just don’t have the capacity for something as honorable as loving another person.
Brenna Yovanoff
Everyone in my family is an artist in some capacity whether they’re musicians, painters, or sculptors, so it’s in their blood.
Jessica Alba
A life alert to simple pleasures, with perception cultivated and attuned to beauty, and a large capacity for friendship can serve us well come what may.
Stephanie Mills
Each has his own happiness in his hands, as the artist handles the rude clay he seeks to reshape it into a figure; yet it is the same with this art as with all others: only the capacity for it is innate; the art itself must be learned and painstakingly practiced.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Our Lord wanted us to be Christ-like. Christ-like doesn’t mean not having faults. It means that you do actually have a capacity to draw out the good that is in others.
Desmond Tutu
Most of us did not learn when we were young that our capacity to be self-loving would be shaped by the work we do and whether that work enhances our well-being.
Bell Hooks
Let us not paralyze our capacity for good by brooding of man’s capacity for evil.
David Sarnoff
Whoever we may be, whatever our immediate interest, however much we carry baggage from our past, however much we have been caught by the fashion of cynicism and loss of faith in the capacity of the people, let us err today and say – nothing can stop us now!
Thabo Mbeki
All men, even those we call savages, have been so tormented by the passion for strong drinks, that limited as their capacities were, they were yet able to manufacture them.
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
Second, I believe in human ingenuity – that when we decide on a task to be done, no matter how daunting it may seem at the beginning, we are able to unleash human ingenuity and human innovative capacity that was unknown, and takes us to a solution.
Christiana Figueres
Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity successful men act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results.
William James
In my experience of women, women have a greater capacity. Maybe women, even very pragmatic ones, are less guarded about showing emotions.
David Bezmozgis
I’ve always believed in people’s capacity for goodness. I still believe that people are good. What I’m not so trusting about anymore is their relationship to their own goodness.
Anne Hathaway
The one thing I have absolute faith in is mankind’s capacity to make things worse. No matter how bad it gets, we’re all happy to screw each other over. It’s enough to make me wonder if we should have let the zombies win.
Mira Grant
It is by extending oneself, by exercising some capacity previously unused that you come to a better knowledge of your own potential.
Harold Bloom
Singaporeans, if I can chose an analogy, we are the hard disk of a computer, the foreign talent are the megabytes you add to your storage capacity. So your computer never hangs because you got enormous storage capacity.
Lee Kuan Yew
Google is a private company. It has the capacity to utilize its massive power for whatever political agenda it chooses. But for it to pretend to be an advocate for Internet freedom while simultaneously disadvantaging messages it finds politically incorrect is deeply hypocritical.
Ben Shapiro
By their innocence and goodness, by their boundless capacity for forgiveness, and by the sheer power of their faith and hope, children redeem their parents, bringing out their best selves.
Cass Sunstein
What some people argue is that Vietnam stands for the proposition that there’s no role for American power anywhere on earth. I don’t believe that’s the case at all. I think we’re the strongest force for democracy and for stability on earth, and we must have a strong capacity to perform that role.
Walter F. Mondale
While one man can discover a certain thing by himself, another is never able to understand it, even if taught by means of all possible expressions and metaphors, and during a long period; his mind can in no way grasp it, his capacity is insufficient for it.
Human societies as temporally and spatially far-flung as the Mesopotamians, Mayans, and Easter Islanders likely came to ruin by expanding beyond the capacity of their environments to sustain them.
William E. Rees
In their capacity as a tool, computers will be but a ripple on the surface of our culture. In their capacity as intellectual challenge, they are without precedent in the cultural history of mankind.
Edsger Dijkstra
The Holocaust remains unique in contemporary Jewish consciousness for its capacity to engender the most visceral grief and abject pain.
Ephraim Mirvis
The CIA estimates that Iraq probably has a few hundred metric tons of chemical weapons agents, for mustard gas, sarin, and other deadly concoctions. This is addition to an extensive capacity to produce biological weapons, including anthrax and ricin, which is fatal within 24 to 36 hours of exposure.
Richard Armitage
My father is a man with a great capacity for love and a huge heart, which has led him to be somewhat of a lothario, but at the same time, he’s genuine. He’s far more loving and kind than I could ever be. As selfish as he is, he is an extremely giving person. He’s just 100 percent in every direction.
Jake Busey
Face a challenge and find joy in the capacity to meet it.
Ayn Rand
I look upon paradoxes as the impotent efforts of men who, not having capacity to draw attention and celebrity from good sense, fly to eccentricities to make themselves noted.
Horace Walpole
The lungs cannot be completely deflated at first without considerable effort. With perseverance, however, the desired results can be accomplished and with increasing power, gradually and progressively develop the lungs to their maximum capacity.
Joseph Pilates
I’ve been very passionate about renewable energy for many years, particularly solar energy and its capacity to bring abundant clean, sustainable energy to millions around the globe.
Richard Branson
A capacity for going overboard is a requisite for a full-grown mind.
Dawn Powell
Humanity has emerged from its former degrees of limitation and preliminary training. Man must now become imbued with new virtues and powers, new moralities, new capacities. New bounties, bestowals and perfections are awaiting and already descending upon him.
My capacity for having a good time exists. It surfaces, however, on odd occasions.
Renata Adler
I’m hoping to know and teach a Gospel that is true to Scripture – and the Gospel that I see in the Bible is COSMIC (big enough to redeem all of Creation) and RELATIONAL (getting at the root of the Fall – the loss of our relational capacities).
Peter Robinson
Frankly that’s what makes such a big difference between President Obama on one hand and Mitt Romney on the other. Gov. Romney has not walked in those shoes of the ordinary Americans and frankly I don’t think he has the capacity to quite understand the struggle that the 98 percent of Americans go through every single day.
Ken Salazar
Paying attention and awareness are universal capacities of human beings.
Jon Kabat-Zinn
Power is the basic energy needed to initiate and sustain action or, to put it another way, the capacity to translate intention into reality and sustain it. Leadership is the wise use of this power: Transformative leadership.
Warren G. Bennis
She has always been a bystander in family destruction, never realizing she herself possessed the capacity to inflict it.
Curtis Sittenfeld
But we agree with the NTSB that if we eliminated the thrust- reverser calculation, it would be an extra margin of safety. Airport capacity and airline efficiency are important, but safety is the most important thing.
Laura Brown
I have long held the opinion that the amount of noise that anyone can bear undisturbed stands in inverse proportion to his mental capacity and therefore be regarded as a pretty fair measure of it.
Arthur Schopenhauer
He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do.
Henry Waxman
I shall confess at the outset that it was only shortly after the beginning of this century that I entered active life – with a somewhat precocious capacity for involvement.
Rene Cassin
Health is the capacity of the land for self-renewal.
Aldo Leopold
A warrior lives on his wars, whether offensive or defensive. And he suffers a collapse if he finds that his warring capacity is unwanted.
Mahatma Gandhi
In their capacity to feel pain and fear, a pig is a dog is a bear is a boy.
Philip Wollen
Blacks had survived every form of human debasement with ingenuity, self-reliance, a deep and ironic humor, a capacity for self-reinvention and a heroic fortitude. But we had no experience of wide-open freedom.
Shelby Steele
I know my energy level is unlike others. I know that my capacity to really think fast is unlike others, but I also know the price that comes with it.
Mauro Ranallo
The greatest good suffering can do for me is to increase my capacity for God.
Joni Eareckson Tada
When I started at ‘SNL,’ I was lucky to start early. So now starting on ‘Update,’ I am the age when most people are when they start doing that. It feels like a different world and capacity, like starting over in another challenge. A heightened challenge.
Colin Jost
Of all human troubles the most hateful is to feel that you have the capacity of power and yet you have no field to excercise it.
H. H. Asquith
It’s a dream where you live a life that’s powerful, one in which you can get married if you want to, raise kids if you want to, get educated to the limit of your capacity, and do what makes you happy, because we all are looking for the good life. We don’t want to go through life with just fighting, fighting, fighting.
Daniel Inouye
Imagination is the capacity to think of things as if they could be otherwise.
Am I melancholy? I certainly have moments. I like to think there’s a capacity for joy as well.
Stephen Dillane
Footballers’ ‘lack of loyalty,’ for instance, is not an indication of players’ moral delinquency. Instead, the capacity to move on quickly without forming lasting attachments is a skill that the contemporary capitalist world inculcates and relies upon.
Mark Fisher
Our capacity to retaliate must be, and is, massive in order to deter all forms of aggression.
John Foster Dulles
You can’t afford to get sick, and you can’t depend on the present health care system to keep you well. It’s up to you to protect and maintain your body’s innate capacity for health and healing by making the right choices in how you live.
Andrew Weil
If you’re curious, if you have a capacity for wonder, if you’re alive, you know all that you need to know [about music].
Michael Tilson Thomas
If most people are not willing to see the difficulty, this is mainly because, consciously or unconsciously, they assume that it will be they who will settle these questions for the others, and because they are convinced of their own capacity to do this.
Friedrich August von Hayek
Empathy is really the opposite of spiritual meanness. It’s the capacity to understand that every war is both won and lost. And that someone else’s pain is as meaningful as your own.
Barbara Kingsolver
There is no doubt in my mind that Article II limits to a considerable degree the application of the obstruction statutes to the president when he is acting in his capacity as chief law-enforcement officer of the country.
Benjamin Wittes
One can make no better investment than the cultivation of a taste for the beautiful, for it will bring rainbow hues and enduring joys to the whole life. It will not only greatly increase one’s capacity for happiness, but also one’s efficiency.
Orison Swett Marden
We need to help younger people recognize their own capacity to do good, and help them discover the rewards of generosity.
William J. Clinton
My capacity to feel fear has worn out, as if it’s a muscle that can do no more.
Brianna Wu
Why does it have to be politics? Is there a dynamism to that world and a theoretical capacity to do things that draws many talented people? Absolutely. Are there other ways to be involved and lead an interesting life? Of course.
Eliot Spitzer
Hindus, in their capacity for love, are indeed hairless Christians, just as Muslims, in the way they see God in everything, are bearded Hindus, and Christians, in their devotion to God, are hat wearing Muslims.
Yann Martel
When God’s justice falls, we are offended because we think God owes perpetual mercy. We must not take His grace for granted. We must never lose our capacity to be amazed by grace
R. C. Sproul
At Concerned Veterans for America, we’ve made the case that the defense budget could be targeted for spending reform, but in a targeted fashion that genuinely changes unsustainable spending trajectories while preserving U.S. defense capacity.
Pete Hegseth
Why is it that when people have no capacity for private usefulness they should be so anxious to serve the public?
Sara Jeannette Duncan
Capacity for love in its higher forms seems to be peculiarly human although even in humans it is still peculiar.
Jeanette Winterson
My experience in Ethiopia helped shape my vision for WHO. We need to promote evidence-based decision-making and awareness. Specifically, we need to advocate for research and development, champion and support global and regional coalitions, and strengthen national capacity.
Tedros Adhanom
We cannot afford to differ on the question of honesty if we expect our republic permanently to endure. Honesty is not so much a credit as an absolute prerequisite to efficient service to the public. Unless a man is honest, we have no right to keep him in public life; it matters not how brilliant his capacity.
Theodore Roosevelt
The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.
Ernest Hemingway
Genius: The capacity to see and to express what is simple, simply!
Bruce Lee
Sport allows us to engage in dialogue and to build bridges, and it may even have the capacity to reshape international relations. The Olympic Games embody perfectly this universal mission.
Richard Attias
Don’t ever underestimate the capacity of a human being who is determined to do something.
Edna Adan Ismail
I like working with great talent, in every capacity. I have a rule of thumb, in any creative endeavor – whether I’m doing music and playing in a band, or working with producers, or directing – where I generally like to work with people who are smarter than me or better than me.
Malik Yoba
In thinking back, not having any experience in any other elementary school, there may have been an advantage of being with different age groups to benefit from what they were learning in a more advanced capacity. With a small group like that, there was a lot of one-to-one teaching.
Paul Smith
East Asia confirms the superior capacity of industrial capitalism in raising the material standard of living of large masses of people.
Peter L. Berger
If you deceive someone, you lose one of life’s greatest treasures, you lose the capacity to trust. Because without trust, love is not possible.
Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacity…If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man’s superior…If non-violence is the law of our being, the future is with women.
Mahatma Gandhi
If you accept the belief that baptism incorporates us in the mystical body of Christ, into the divine DNA, then you might say that the Holy Spirit is present in each of us, and thus we have the capacity for the fullness of redemption, of transformation.
Thomas Keating
I think that when Magic decided that he didn’t want to be with the organization any longer in an official capacity that took me off guard.
Jeanie Buss
The truth is that we have no idea what the long-term effects of any artificial enhancement may be. Will our brains be able to withstand running at artificially heightened capacity?
Maria Konnikova
Your brain has a capacity for learning that is virtually limitless, which makes every human a potential genius.
Michael J. Gelb
Sony is a clear leader in the digital camera and camcorder categories. As Sony continues to develop next-generation video and still image capture technologies, the demand for high speed, large capacity, small form factor memory cards will grow as well.
Bill Vaughan
Our capacity for self-deception has no known limits
Michael Novak
Every one’s got it in him, if he’ll only make up his mind and stick at it. None of us is born with a stop-valve on his powers or with a set limit to his capacities, There’s no limit possible to the expansion of each one of us.
Charles M. Schwab
I believe that the time has come for women to take more active roles in all domains of human society, in an age in which education and the capacities of the mind, not physical strength, define leadership. This could help create a more equitable and compassionate society.
Dalai Lama
If you believe, like I do, that the world is abundant with possibilities, then we need to make sure we build capacity so that everybody is successful or can be successful in the pursuit of their dreams – not the dreams of someone from government, but their own dreams.
Jeb Bush
The Church and the world and women are crying for men, men who are developing their capacity and talents, who are willing to work and make sacrifices, who will help others achieve happiness and salvation.
D. Todd Christofferson
Reddit strives to be a community-oriented link-sharing and news site, which means that all our content is submitted and voted on by members of our community. We don’t interfere with that process at all, either in an editorial or curation capacity.
Yishan Wong
Mental attitude is more important than mental capacity.
Walter Dill Scott
Laughter is man’s most distinctive emotional expression. Man shares the capacity for love and hate, anger and fear, loyalty and grief, with other living creatures. But humour, which has an intellectual as well as an emotional element belongs to man
Margaret Mead
Science gives you an understanding of the physical world, and it increases the capacity for fascination.
Reggie Watts
If anyone spends almost the whole day in reading…he gradually loses the capacity for thinking…This is the case with many learned persons; they have read themselves stupid
Arthur Schopenhauer
The greatest gift God has given me is the capacity of love for people. I have so many faults, but caring about people is not one of them.
Barbara Mandrell
For the uniqueness of man lies in his capacity for self-transcendence.
Ruth Nanda Anshen
We were born with a capacity to grow, love, marry, and form families.
Russell M. Nelson
No society ever seems to have succumbed to boredom. Man has developed an obvious capacity for surviving the pompous reiteration of the commonplace.
John Kenneth Galbraith
DivX Plus Streaming is adaptive bit rate streaming solutions, which means it works by detecting a user bandwidth and CPU capacity in real time and adjusting the quality of the video stream accordingly.
Alfred Amoroso
Capital requires protection, as do the institutions through which it operates. As capital expands its operations, the state that is associated with its protection must develop its capacity for autocratic control. Thus, the “Free World” increasingly resembles a dreary string of heartless police states.
Michael Parenti
Survival lies in sanity, and sanity lies in paying attention…the capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.
Julia Cameron
Freight mobility and movement, while not a sexy policy issue, is a highly important one. Capacity constraints and congestion on our nation’s freight rail system create many problems.
Bill Lipinski
Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.
Thomas Carlyle
There are numerous issues that governments used to deal with that they now no longer deal with to the same extent: Prisons have been privatized in a number of countries; education and health are becoming privatized. Governments don’t have the capacity to deliver – or not in isolation.
Mary Robinson
The ruling quality of leaders adaptive capacity, is what allows true leaders to make the nimble decisions that bring success. Adaptive capacity is also what allows some people to transcend the setbacks and losses that come with age and to reinvent themselves again and again.
Warren G
We aren’t robots. What makes us exceptional as humans, is that we have the capacity to feel as many emotions all at once.
Demi Lovato
We are not the sum of our weaknesses and failures, we are the sum of the Father’s love for us and our real capacity to become the image of His Son Jesus.
Pope John Paul II
While we very much regret the impact this will have on certain employees, we must adjust our production capacity to the reality of current business conditions and reduce costs to improve overall financial performance.
Christopher Galvin
But man’s capacities have never been measured; nor are we to judge of what he can do by any precedents, so little have been tried.
Henry David Thoreau
It is a tragic paradox that the very qualities that have led to man’s extraordinary capacity for success are also those most likely to destroy him.
Anthony Storr
If you ban them in the future, the number of these high-capacity magazines is going to decrease dramatically over time because the bullets will have been shot and there won’t be any more available.
Diana DeGette
The buddha called suffering a holy truth, because our suffering has the capacity of showing us the path to liberation. Embrace your suffering and let it reveal to you the way to peace.
Nhat Hanh
Your capacity to grow determines your capacity to lead.
Mark Millar
The processing capacity of the conscious mind has been estimated at 120 bits per second.
Daniel Levitin
I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance.
Pablo Casals
Some distant day, anthropologists will consider as a landmark in humankind’s evolution – comparable to the capacity for destroying ourselves by nuclear obliteration – the adolescent gene’s newly emergent power to dictate nightly TV viewing.
Steve Erickson
To preserve an unclouded capacity for the enjoyment of life is an unusual moral and psychological achievement. Contrary to popular belief, it is not the prerogative of mindlessness, but the exact opposite: It is the reward of self-esteem.
Nathaniel Branden
I’m now on a journey to fulfill the wish, in my tiny capacity, of little African girls.
Leymah Gbowee
The human capacity for guilt is such that people can always find ways to blame themselves
Stephen Hawking
Don’t you know you are the only Jesus many people will ever see? In compromising your lifestyle, you forfeit your capacity to accurately reflect God’s image and endanger an entire generation’s understanding of Jesus.
Judah Smith
Research points to the fact that being born without trauma is the foundation for having an intact capacity to love and trust.
Robin Lim
I’m unemployable in any other capacity.
Barry Unsworth
The virtues [moral excellence] therefore are engendered in us neither by nature nor yet in violation of nature; nature gives us the capacity to receive them, and this capacity is brought to maturity by habit.
The human capacity for compassion is not a reflex that is triggered automatically by the presence of another living thing.
Steven Pinker
The affirmation of one’s own life, happiness, growth and freedom, is rooted in one’s capacity to love.
Erich Fromm
Because of my capacity for listening to strangers’ tales, or the details of their lives, my patience with their food and their crotchets, my curiosity that borders on nosiness, I am told that anyone traveling with me experiences an unbelievable tedium, and this is why I choose to travel alone.
Paul Theroux
I want to have fun and I want to bring something new and fresh to fan’s eyes and have it be something they enjoy, no matter where it is, no matter what capacity. To have an outlet for creativity. That’s been my goal.
Adam Page
The human dilemma is that which arises out of a man’s capacity to experience himself as both subject and object at the same time.
Rollo May
I had learned to respect the intelligence, integrity, creativity and capacity for deep thought and hard work latent somewhere in every child. they had learned that I differed from them only in years and experience, and that as I, an ordinary human being, loved and respected them, I expected payment in kind.
Sybil Marshall
I’ve always had an appetite for creating in some capacity.
Grace Helbig
To act the part of a true friend requires more conscientious feeling than to fill with credit and complacency any other station or capacity in social life.
Sarah Ellis
‘Toybox’ is that kind of game that will stretch your mental capacity by doing very simple things like solving an easy puzzle of shooting aliens. You’ll just need to do everything at the same time to make it through alive. Just to make things tricky, the tasks change every week so you can’t get used to any set.
Rob Manuel
Attainment is a poor measure of capacity, and ignorance no proof of defect.
Cyril Burt
[Democrats] have lost the capacity to speak to the vast middle of America, an America that is, in large part, white, very religious and not highly educated.
Steve Inskeep
Going in with one of the best middleweights, I can take experience and the mental capacity to know I can and do belong, and bring a mental edge you can have every time in the ring.
Daniel Jacobs
Is the capacity for cruelty inherent in all of us?
Soledad O’Brien
I think we have a great deal of mythology around writing. We believe that only a few people can really do it. I wrote a book called ‘The Right to Write.’ In it, I argued that all of us have the capacity to write. That it’s as normal to write as it is to speak.
Julia Cameron
I don’t know if I’ve got the capacity for all of the creativity that I want to put out there, which is annoying and frustrating – it’s kinda like torture.
Paolo Nutini
In general, I think, U.S. policies remain constant, going back to the Second World War. But the capacity to implement them is declining.
Noam Chomsky
When I’m not working in a professional capacity, I’m writing, and when I’m at home, it’s a way of having contact with people or communicating.
Jessie Cave
If you have value as an artist it’s probably going to be in your capacity to let things inside you get past things that are placed there to keep you from telling the truth. The more you see things as clearly and coldly as you can, the more value you’re going to have.
Tony Kushner
A capacity for hating the object of desire is, perhaps, the best cure for love in cases of disappointment.
Norm MacDonald
Let your first business be to perform your duties at home. But, inasmuch as you are wise stewards, you will find time for social duties. . . . By seeking to perform every duty you will find that your capacity will increase, and you will be astonished at what you can accomplish.
Eliza R. Snow
The capacity for humans to come up with ever-increasingly granular in-group versus out-group demarcations is truly breathtaking.
Gad Saad
And you can’t complain about kissing Emma Watson. Isn’t that what everyone in the world wants to do? I’ve known Emma for a few years. She’s this amazing capacity of young and vibrant and brilliant, but also a bright, intelligent old soul.
Eddie Redmayne
I hope people remind me of my accident every day of my life. Because that means I’m a prime example of somebody who had it and lost everything and may not have gotten it back in the same capacity but still reinvented myself.
Jay Williams
You can become anything you want to be … It’s a matter of authority. Whatever a man’s confidence, that’s his capacity.
Marijane Meaker
The desire for riches is simply the capacity for a larger life seeking fulfillment; every desire is the effort of an unexpressed possibility come into action.
Wallace D. Wattles
Acting is a growing tick muscle. I really believe that it’s similar to being a musician in that the more you practice it in any capacity, as much as you practice doing it every day, the better you get.
Katie Lowes
HOMILETICS, n. The science of adapting sermons to the spiritual needs, capacities and conditions of the congregation.
Ambrose Bierce
РЎertainly to the extent that we talk about not just procurement in the sense of acquiring goods from the rest of the economy, even to the extent that it is possible to bring Black players in areas where we say we need to raise the capacity of these organisations to deliver services, it is a very important part.
Thabo Mbeki
The man of least capacity is the one who shows himself incapable of self-correction.
Muhammad Ali
I will go to my grave in a state of abject endless fascination that we all have the capacity to become emotionally involved with a personality that doesn’t exist.
Berkeley Breathed
All citizens including women are equally admissible to all public dignities, offices, and employments, according to their capacity, and with no other distinction than that of their virtues and talents.
Olympe de Gouges
The convenience of timekeeping is greatly overrated; and the people who practice it so faithfully that they lose the capacity for appreciating the fixed and the static and the spatially related experiences cut themselves off from a good part of reality.
Lewis Mumford
I’m a huge Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu fan, so working with those two in any capacity would be a dream.
Andra Day
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Mahatma Gandhi
I don’t see myself going back to ‘Strictly’ as a professional in the same capacity as I started. But I’ll definitely keep dancing.
A. J. Pritchard
As is our confidence, so is our capacity.
William Hazlitt
I wanted to be involved in TV and film in some capacity, so a compromise, because acting seemed unrealistic, and so risky, was to get into the production side. And it was a really fortunate, smart move looking back on it, because it gave me perspective on another side of the business.
Wentworth Miller
The greater your capacity to love, the greater your capacity to feel the pain.
Jennifer Aniston
Where a man has a passion for meditating without the capacity of thinking, a particular idea fixes itself fast, and soon creates a mental disease.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Corporations aren’t people. They have no brains, no consciences, no capacity for intent or guilt.
Robert Reich
In my capacity as a board member of the OfS, I hope to be impartial, objective, and fair.
Toby Young
Persisting through lesser difficulties builds your capacity to persist through greater difficulties, and achieve even greater things.
Brian Tracy
We who are old know that age is more than a disability. It is an intense and varied experience, almost beyond our capacity at times, but something to be carried high.
Florida Scott-Maxwell
We should be on our guard against the temptation to argue directly from skill to capacity, and to assume when a man displays skill in some feat, his capacity is therefore considerable.
Tom Hatherley Pear
As much as I believe in the capacity for art to create change, and as much as being an artist is physically and emotionally challenging, there is ultimately something a bit comfortable about making art in the comfort of your own home.
Vivek Shraya
My booking agent, of course, here and overseas, their tendency is to want to build on a certain kind of measurable success, and I was thinking yesterday, what I’d like to do is maybe start to compile a list of the best 200 to 500 capacity rooms around the world and just start going to them again and again and again.
Will Oldham
I remain terrified of the capacity of the media, the capacity of spin doctors, here and abroad, particularly the United States media, to perpetuate false lies, perpetuate lies.
John le Carre
What people get admired and appreciated for in community are their soft skills: their sense of humor and timing, their ability to listen, their courage and honesty, their capacity for empathy.
M. Scott Peck
I strive to find materials that will engage students, expand their capacities as critical readers and thinkers, and feel immediately relevant to their daily lives and future work in court and social service systems.
Dean Spade
I would love to be able to serve in office in some capacity with Romney as president.
Jim Talent
We have the capacity for about 1.6 human conversations, so if you’re listening to one conversation particularly, you’re only left with 0.6 for your inner voice that helps you write.
Julian Treasure
I was born with a different physical capacity to other people.
Sylvie Guillem
Enslave a man and you destroy his ambition, his enterprise, his capacity. In the constitution of human nature, the desire of bettering one’s condition is the mainspring of effort. The first touch of slavery snaps this spring.
Horace Mann
I actually think of myself as quite a shy person, although I know I give the impression of someone much more confident. I think what I do have is a capacity to listen to the other, even if the other is an opponent. That leads, in all senses of the word, to an engagement.
John Berger
I think we have to reflect on a treaty change that would permit more than surveillance,
with recommendations and appropriate sanctions. When recommendations are not followed and sanctions prove ineffective, European institutions should have the capacity to impose the necessary decisions on a particular country.
Jean-Claude Trichet
In truth, the only restrictions on our capacity to astonish ourselves and each other are imposed by our own minds.
David Blaine
In a knowledge economy, natural selection favors organizations that can most effectively harness and coordinate collective intellectual energy and creative capacity.
Justin Rosenstein
Feeling vulnerable, imperfect, and afraid is human. It’s when we lose our capacity to hold space for these struggles that we become dangerous.
BrenГ© Brown
I certainly have routines in my day-to-day life that are important to me and still give me feelings of security and control, but the capacity to break out of them every so often as I travel has given me a second wind.
Daniel Tammet
I just wanted to perform. I just wanted to perform in whatever capacity, whether it was acting, singing, dancing, comedy – whatever it was, I just loved it and felt at my absolute happiest when I was performing for people.
James Corden
In an increasingly non-linear economy, incremental change is not enough-you have to build a capacity for strategy innovation, one that increases your ability to recognize new opportunities.
Gary Hamel
The British security industry has the capacity to be a world leader and it should be our shared objective to achieve this.
Pauline Neville-Jones, Baroness Neville-Jones
[Donald] Trump has a great capacity to use bluster and bigotry to inflame people.He is becoming ISIS’s best recruiter.
Hillary Clinton
A human’s love. I couldn’t wish anything better for him. Animals protect what they know. They protect what they are bound to, but humans…humans have a greater capacity for sacrifice for those who live in their hearts. (Aristotle)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
You have to have a very strong cash flow for a film to really stay in theaters. You have to have the advertising capacity to sustain and follow the kind of press coverage.
Haile Gerima
They say that genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains,” he remarked with a smile. “It’s a very bad definition, but it does apply to detective work.
Arthur Conan Doyle
Personnel and their capacity for work on their exact jobs is the basic key to income and success.
L. Ron Hubbard
Even behind bars, even on Death Row, you can fail up, because life is about committing ourselves on a daily basis to the best in us. Freedom is a state of mind. Freedom is an attitude. Freedom is a spirit. You may be behind bars, but you still have the capacity to be free.
Tavis Smiley
The capacity to transfer production elsewhere is a weapon against the Western workers.
Noam Chomsky
If, over time, patients don’t go to some services, then progressively they become less viable, so you do arrive at a point where the conclusion is: ‘These are the right services for the future, and this is capacity we don’t need.’
Andrew Lansley
Its taken 14 billion years for matter to gain the capacity to become conscious of itself. If this is true, it wouldn’t make any sense that the whole point of enlightenment would be to escape from the whole process at the very instant that the universe is beginning to awaken to itself.
Andrew Cohen
The aim of totalitarian education has never been to instill convictions but to destroy the capacity to form any.
Hannah Arendt
Scientists attach great importance to the human capacity for spoken language. But we also have a parallel track of nonverbal communication, which may reveal more than our carefully chosen words, and sometimes be at odds with them.
Leonard Mlodinow
God’s grace is so powerful that it has the capacity to overcome our natural resistance to it.
R. C. Sproul
The quality of artistry is the capacity to assume innocence at will, the quality of experiencing innocence as if for the first time.
Robert Fripp
Reason and faith cannot be separated without diminishing the capacity of men and women to know themselves, the world and God in an appropriate way.
Pope John Paul II
Our capacity for production and enjoyment is a function, in the last analysis, of our character, our integrity.
Stephen Covey
The truth is that all of us attain the greatest success and happiness possible in this life whenever we use our native capacities to their greatest extent.
Smiley Blanton
It is ironic that it doesn’t matter how successful I am in any other capacity. Ultimately, my parents marker is do you have a wife? And do you have children?
Aasif Mandvi
It’s like any other job: there’s a method to it and it’s really important to get that down. I’m still working on it, I got a lot to learn. It’s one thing to make records but it’s a whole ‘nother capacity to be a star – whatever that is.
Macy Gray
Initially we performed in halls with capacities of 1,000.
Neville Marriner
Even in the important matter of cranial capacity, Men differ more widely from one another than they do from the Apes; while the lowest Apes differ as much, in proportion, from the highest, as the latter does from Man.
Thomas Huxley
What sets disciplined people apart? – The capacity to get past distractions. Focus on the task at hand.
Bill Parcells
Love is generally confused with dependence; but in point of fact, you can love only in proportion to your capacity for independence.
Rollo May
One loses the capacity to grieve as a child grieves, or to rage as a child rages: hotly, despairingly, with tears of passion. One grows up, one becomes civilized, one learns one’s manners, and consequently can no longer manage these two functions – sorrow and anger – adequately.
Anita Brookner
Neither federal nor state government acts compatibly with equal protection when a law or official policy denies to women, simply because they are women, full citizenship stature – equal opportunity to aspire, achieve, participate in and contribute to society based on their individual talents and capacities.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The claims of no people, according to established policy and usage, are respected by any nation, until they are presented in a national capacity.
Martin Delany
I was a professor at Princeton University. And, in that capacity, I studied for many years the role of financial crisis in the economy.
Ben Bernanke
Mother India has 250 crore arms, majority of which are of the youth, who have the capacity to fulfil India’s dreams!
Narendra Modi
Folly enlarges men’s desires while it lessens their capacities.
Robert South
The secret to happiness is happiness itself. Wherever we are, any time, we have the capacity to enjoy the sunshine, the presence of each other, the wonder of our breathing. We don’t have to travel anywhere else to do so. We can be in touch with these things right now.
Nhat Hanh
Will we rise to the challenge and prove our capacity for genuine altruism by ending our ruthless exploitation of the species in our power, not because we are forced to do so by rebels or terrorists, but because we recognize that our position is morally indefensible?
Peter Singer
I don’t think I consciously say, ‘What would Olivia Pope do?’ but there’s a new thread of belief in my own capacity that I think comes from her. She makes it happen. She figures it out. She fixes it.
Kerry Washington
A low capacity for getting along with those near us often goes hand in hand with a high receptivity to the idea of the brotherhood of men.
Eric Hoffer
Like writing, running is so much about mind over matter. There are times when you have to override the discomfort and keep pushing. That capacity to endure and then prevail is just amazing.
Susan Orlean
In known history, nobody has had such capacity for altering the universe than the people of the United States of America. And nobody has gone about it in such an aggressive way.
Alan Watts
Civil disobedience means capacity for unlimited suffering, without the intoxicating excitement of killing.
Mahatma Gandhi
Not recognizing natural mind is simply an example of the mind’s unlimited capacity to create whatever it wants.
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
To measure up to all that is demanded of him, a man must overestimate his capacities
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Children are often better actors than adults because they have a greater capacity for believing in a situation.
Alexander Mackendrick
Well, the capacity of French intellectuals to understand a Texan way of thinking is finite.
Henry A. Kissinger
Our capacity to make peace with another person and with the world depends very much on our capacity to make peace with ourselves.
Nhat Hanh
The capacity for tears is the last demonstration of greatness.
G. Campbell Morgan
For me, any chance to serve Singapore even in its limited capacity… I would be glad to take it up and use it to serve Singaporeans.
Nicole Seah
A true community maximizes the potential of whatever human resources exist within it (by allowing for all possible combinations), while networks minimize such utilization, since it’s limited by each individual’s capacity to absorb unsettling stimuli (new combinations).
Philip Slater
I have a hard time even calling myself a musician, but I still have to be involved in music in some capacity in my life.
James Paxton
I like signing books for a living; I do. But you have no idea the panic that sets in. I am not a very good speller. Put me in a stresser situation, and I lose all capacity to recall how to spell the most simple names.
Chelsea Cain
The price of shallow sex may be a corresponding loss of capacity for deep love.
Shana Alexander
Male actors get into production, share profit, and they don’t take money at times but are involved in some capacity which is economical and resourceful. These things suit them; as they have made a place for themselves, they have command over the box office.
Kangana Ran
To exercise at or near capacity is the best way I know of reaching a true introspective state. If you do it right, it can open all kinds of inner doors.
Al Oerter
No one deserves his greater natural capacity nor merits a more favorable starting place in society.
John Rawls
Let each man take the path according to his capacity, understanding and temperament. His true guru will meet him along that path.
Where there is no uncertainty, there is no longer the need for leadership. The greater the uncertainty, the greater the need for leadership. Your capacity as a leader will be determined by how well you learn to deal with uncertainty.
Andy Stanley
But what we can never do is change the story that has made us what we are. It’s a story completely dictated by the accumulation of life’s manifold complexities—its capacity for astonishment and horror, for sanguinity and hopelessness, for pellucid light and the most profound darkness. We are what has happened to us.
Douglas Kennedy
Such technological tools … are helping us now in the hot war against terrorists who would bomb this theater if they had the capacity to do so.
Alan Dershowitz
I often think about the many remarkable things that my personal computer can do which I never ask it to do. I probably use a small fraction of its capabilities. I often wonder if the same dynamic occurs with our capacity for creativity.
Geoffrey S. Fletcher
I believe our only hope for the future is to adopt a new conception of human ecology, one in which we start to reconstitute our concept of the richness in human capacity.
Ken Robinson
I would love to work with Gena Rowlands. I just don’t know in what capacity. I’d play her daughter or granddaughter, or whatever. I would just love to work with her, in whatever capacity.
Tatiana Maslany
I’m confident in our team and our capacity to continue to deliver.
Ana Patricia Botin
Clearly the Old One had the capacity to kill – or easily deliver some sort of final ending that sounded remarkably like death.
Garth Nix
My constant battle is putting aside time wasters, and I have to watch out for procrastination. Staying on the path of something you’re trying to create has much to do with having confidence in yourself and in your capacity to realize the things you want out of life.
Ruby Dee
At different stages in our lives, the signs of love may vary: dependence, attraction, contentment, worry, loyalty, grief, but at heart the source is always the same. Human beings have the rare capacity to connect with each other, against all odds
Michael Dorris
The reason why we see that people of the greatest capacity are not rich, is either they despise wealth in comparison to something else, or, they are not content in getting an estate, unless they may do it in their own way, while at the same time enjoying all the pleasures and gratitude’s of life.
Eustace Budgell
I go to ComicCon every year, but it’s in a work capacity. I’m a legitimate fan of comics, and I have been since I was 5.
Clark Duke
We have staked the whole future of our new nation, not upon the power of government; far from it. We have staked the future of all our political constitutions upon the capacity of each of ourselves to govern ourselves according to the moral principles of the Ten Commandments.
James Madison
To embrace suffering culminates in greater empathy, the capacity to feel what it is like for the other to suffer, which is the ground for unsentimental compassion and love.
Stephen Batchelor
Erich Fromm
Laverne Cox, Isis King, Janet Mock, Our Lady J, Ryan Murphy, Steven Canals, the people I’ve met growing up, and even me – all have inspired me to see that it is possible to get far anywhere and that the capacity for positive and motivating influence is truly unlimited.
Indya Moore
At the individual level Swaraj is vitally connected with the capacity for dispassionate self-assessment , ceaseless self purification and growing self-reliance…. It is Swaraj when we learn to rule ourselves
Mahatma Gandhi
One of the most dangerous things about Fox News isn’t that it’s right wing but that it’s nihilistic. It takes away the capacity to believe in politics.
Zephyr Teachout
Each of us has his own way of emerging from the underworld, mine is by writing. That’s why the only way I can keep going, if at all, is by writing, not through rest and sleep. I am far more likely to achieve peace of mind through writing than the capacity to write through peace.
Franz Kafka
You only communicate to pass the time, or to express the emotions. Your tongue has to develop [the capacity] to speak consciousness.
Harbhajan Singh Yogi
Good design, like good painting, cooking, architecture or whatever you like, is a manifestation of the capacity of the human spirit to transcend its limitations.
George Nelson
In the midst of my skeptical, cynical, often pessimistic nature exists a slender capacity to believe, if only temporarily, in a guiding, unseen power, and whenever this happens, I go with it. That’s what inspiration is. You don’t get it from the gods. You make it.
Jeffrey Eugenides
You can’t write about the past and ignore religion. It was such a fundamental, mind-shaping, driving force for pre-modern societies. I’m very interested in what religion does to us – its capacity to create love and empathy or hatred and violence.
Geraldine Brooks
In order to develop a pioneering missional spirit, a capacity for genuine ecclesial innovation, let along engender daring discipleship, we are going to need the capacity to take a courageous stand when and where necessary.
Alan Hirsch
What makes humility so desirable is the marvelous thing it does to us; it creates in us a capacity for the closest possible intimacy with God.
Monica Baldwin
The twentieth century had a wonderful capacity for seeing nothing as the sum of everything.
Louis Dudek
When you stop caring what people think, you lose your capacity for connection. When you’re defined by it, you lose our capacity for vulnerability.
Brene Brown
How genuine is my capacity for love if there is no one for me to love, to laugh with, to treat tenderly, to be trusted by?
Hugh Prather
I have the capacity to express what I feel needs to be expressed. And I try to do what I believe in.
Danny Glover
I have a mean streak and I am capable of cruelty. This does not mean that I am necessarily mean and cruel; instead, it means that I have to be vigilant about my capacity for cruelty and the mean bone in my body.
Tom Junod
Nothing remains great without a capacity to change and to accommodate the conditions of a changing world.
John Ashcroft
The curse of man, and the cause of nearly all his woe, is his stupendous capacity for believing the incredible.
H. L. Mencken
In His tender mercies, God has an incredible capacity to love the unlovely.
R. C. Sproul
I love MMA. I will be involved in some capacity, or in various capacities within the sport, after my fighting career is over.
Carlos Condit
A creative writer must study carefully the works of his rivals, including the Almighty. He must possess the inborn capacity not only of recombining but of re-creating the given world. In order to do this adequately, avoiding duplication of labor, the artist should know the given world.
Vladimir Nabokov
The compulsion to take ourselves seriously is in inverse proportion to our creative capacity. When the creative flow dries up, all we have left is our importance.
Eric Hoffer
Dangerous thing, giving humanity the knowledge of good and evil. And the capacity to make the wrong choice more often than not.
Lawrence Block
Something sacred, that’s it. We ought to be able to say that such and such a painting is as it is, with its capacity for power, because it is “touched by God.”
Pablo Picasso
If the only new thing we have to offer is an improved version of the past, then today can only be inferior to yesterday. Hypnotized by images of the past, we risk losing all capacity for creative change.
Robert Hewison
Power in organizations is the capacity generated by relationships. It is an energy that comes into existence through relationships.
Margaret J. Wheatley
In the most ordinary terms, egolessness is a flexible identity. It manifests as inquisitiveness , as adaptability, as humor, as playfulness. It is our capacity to relax with not knowing, not figuring everything out, with not being at all sure who we are, or who anyone else is, either.
Pema Chodron
We are approaching a time when human intelligence alone will be incapable of managing a highly advanced society. Existing technologies are rapidly exceeding the human capacity to absorb and process information.
Jacque Fresco
I am living proof that youth possess a unique capacity to grow and change – that the child who seems hopeless today could go on to change the world.
Alan K. Simpson
The sense itself was I. I felt no dross or matter in my soul, no brims or borders, such as in a bowl we see. My essence was capacity.
Thomas Traherne
One of the many interesting and surprising experiences of the beginner in child analysis is to find in even very young children a capacity for insight which is often far greater than that of adults.
Melanie Klein
The capacity for not feeling lonely can carry a very real price, that of feeling nothing at all.
Douglas Coupland
I sort of dreamed about directing before my career as an actor took off. I’ve directed stage before in so many capacities on tours. I put that together. You have to. Otherwise, it’s your statement. It’s your voice, and that has to come through.
Justin Timberlake
Americans have no capacity for abstract thought, and make bad coffee.
Georges Clemenceau
It’s always cool to meet people who can do things that you have no capacity to do.
Kevin James
The plain fact is that education is itself a form of propaganda – a deliberate scheme to outfit the pupil, not with the capacity to weigh ideas, but with a simple appetite for gulping ideas ready-made. The aim is to make ‘good’ citizens, which is to say, docile and uninquisitive citizens.
H. L. Mencken
An enlightened trust in the sovereignty of human reason can be every bit as magical as the exploits of Merlin, and a faith in our capacity for limitless self-improvement just as much a wide-eyed superstition as a faith in leprechauns.
Terry Eagleton
The real Tragedy is the tragedy of the man who never in his life braces himself for his one supreme effort-he never stretches to his full capacity, never stands up to his full stature.
Arnold Bennett
Bad restaurants find unique ways to be bad. Good ones are good in the same way: good food, nice staff, a pleasant room. The human capacity for finding unique ways to screw things up always amazes me.
Jay Rayner
The weird thing about the subway is no one looks at each other. So I play the O2 in London. It’s a 20,000 capacity venue, and then I’ll take the subway to my gig, and everyone’s going to my gig, and no one looks at you. If anyone does, they say, ‘Hey, you look exactly like James Blunt, only smaller.’
James Blunt
The liberal arts inform and enlighten the independent citizen of a democracy in the use of his own resources…. They enlarge his capacity for self-knowledge and expand his opportunities for self-improvement…. They are the wellsprings of a free society.
Alfred Whitney Griswold
Creativity is on the side of health – it isn’t the thing that drives us mad; it is the capacity in us that tries to save us from madness.
Jeanette Winterson
Because he treats the world as rather empty and ignores the interrelatedness of all things (so stupefying to thought and action), administrative man can make decisions with relatively simple rules of thumb that do not make impossible demands upon his capacity for thought.
Herbert Simon
Analysis is a glittering opportunity for training: it is just here that capacity for work, perseverence and stamina are cultivated, and these qualities are, in truth, as necessary to a chess player as a marathon runner.
Lev Polugaevsky
Even the Quran, which Sufis respect as the direct speech of God, lacks the capacity to shed light upon God’s essence. As one Sufi master has argued, why spend time reading a love letter (by which he means the Quran) in the presence of the Beloved who wrote it?
Reza Aslan
The beautiful part of the cloud is, you know, it’s unlimited capacity, in theory.
Eric Yuan
We have seen that many teams, both in La Liga and the Premier League, have the economic capacity to steal a star from an important team.
Mauricio Pochettino
A broad and joined-up approach is needed if we are to match human demands with the capacity of the planet
Tony Juniper
In every mind where there is a strong tendency to fear there is a strong capacity to hate. Those who dwell in fear dwell nest door to hate; and I think it is the cowardice of women which makes them such intense haters.
Anna Brownell Jameson
As a female comic, if you talk about sex in any capacity, you will be branded a ‘sex comic,’ so I might as well go full force on it.
Nikki Glaser
Insight into soul-action, ability to discriminate the genuine from the sham and capacity to further one and discourage the other.
John Dewey
I believe that we were not as effective in the second term dealing with this issue of nuclear none proliferation as we had been during the first term when we stripped Libya and Iraq and A.Q. Khan and their capacity to proliferate nuclear technology.
Dick Cheney
That there should one man die ignorant who had capacity for knowledge, this I call a tragedy.
Thomas Carlyle
Say what you will about the sweet miracle of unquestioning faith, I consider a capacity for it terrifying and absolutely vile.
Kurt Vonnegut
Art is a form of understanding like philosophy and science and mathematics are an understanding but the difference is that art has the capacity to hold all these different things. It is the form of understanding that is best suited for the contemporary time.
Robert Longo
Obviously I have a capacity for feeling extreme anxiety, and there are people out there who don’t. I’m to some extent rather jealous of them.
Mark Haddon
Normally street children are shown in terms of the tragedy of their lives – which is true – but there’s also another dimension: their wisdom, dignity and enormous capacity for survival.
Henning Mankell
Generativity is a system’s capacity to produce unanticipated change through unfiltered contributions from broad and varied audiences.
Jonathan Zittrain
Anything that threatens, hinders, obstructs, denies, delays your capacity to stand fully up for yourself, within yourself, take it down.
Iyanla Vanzant
Too much of the education system orients students toward becoming better thinkers, but there is almost no focus on our capacity to pay attention and cultivate awareness.
Jon Kabat-Zinn