Human Potential Quotes

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Thomas Gray
“Full many a gem of purest ray serene,
The dark unfathom'd caves of ocean bear:
Full many a flower is born to blush unseen,
And waste its sweetness on the desert air.”
Thomas Gray, An Elegy Written In A Country Churchyard

Belsebuub
“There is far more spiritual potential within than most people realize. The potential is so great that to define it in words would be impossible.”
Belsebuub, Gazing into the Eternal: Reflections upon a Deeper Purpose to Living

Roman Payne
“I ran across an excerpt today (in English translation) of some dialogue/narration from the modern popular writer, Paulo Coelho in his book: Aleph.(Note: bracketed text is mine.)... 'I spoke to three scholars,' [the character says 'at last.'] ...two of them said that, after death, the [sic (misprint, fault of the publisher)] just go to Paradise. The third one, though, told me to consult some verses from the Koran. [end quote]' ...I can see that he's excited. [narrator]' ...Now I have many positive things to say about Coelho: He is respectable, inspiring as a man, a truth-seeker, and an appealing writer; but one should hesitate to call him a 'literary' writer based on this quote. A 'literary' author knows that a character's excitement should be 'shown' in his or her dialogue and not in the narrator's commentary on it. Advice for Coelho: Remove the 'I can see that he's excited' sentence and show his excitement in the phrasing of his quote.(Now, in defense of Coelho, I am firmly of the opinion, having myself written plenty of prose that is flawed, that a novelist should be forgiven for slipping here and there.)Lastly, it appears that a belief in reincarnation is of great interest to Mr. Coelho ... Just think! He is a man who has achieved, (as Leonard Cohen would call it), 'a remote human possibility.' He has won lots of fame and tons of money. And yet, how his preoccupation with reincarnation—none other than an interest in being born again as somebody else—suggests that he is not happy!”
Roman Payne

Kristi Bowman
“Human potential is amazing...We have the capacity to create a world that is peaceful...one that spreads kindness and love rather than hatred. If we believe it to be so, it will be our truth, and we will create it.”
Kristi Bowman, Journey to One: A Woman's Story of Emotional Healing and Spiritual Awakening

“It is amazing how dispiriting it can be to enter a learning environment and to be made immediately to suppress your own exploratory inclinations. So many learning environments in the world are still like this. Don’t question what you are taught! Just listen and get good marks on the test! It conditions us to be slaves. The minute we abandon our inquisitive nature, we cede our consciences to the whims of tyrants. We are capable of better. We owe it to ourselves and each other to create better opportunities that enhance human potential. Education is the externality that allows for this, but our methods of education must promote self-guidance and self-reliance.”
Ashim Shanker, Sinew of the Social Species

At the different stages of recognition, reflection, and redress, practicing compassion provides potentially world-saving opportunities
“At the different stages of recognition, reflection, and redress, practicing compassion provides potentially world-saving opportunities which otherwise likely would not exist.”
Aberjhani, Illuminated Corners: Collected Essays and Articles Volume I.

Jane McGonigal
“During this kind of highly structured, self-motivated hard work, Csikszentmihalyi wrote, we regularly achieve the greatest form of happiness available to human beings: intense, optimistic engagement with the world around us. We feel fully alive, full of potential and purpose--in other words, we are completely activated as human beings.”
Jane McGonigal, Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World

James Morcan
“When the brain’s potential is fully unleashed, there can be few if any limitations. Anyone who tells you otherwise isn’t up-to-date with the latest scientific findings on the brain and is exhibiting their ignorance. For the brain’s potential is the human potential…”
James Morcan, Genius Intelligence

Mark Paytress
“Bowie is less about trappings and more about the traps that seek to limit human potential.”
Mark Paytress, Bowie Style

“Human freedom brings with it the burden of choice and of its consequences. As humankind is akin to claim for its own special privilege a certain unique destiny not afforded with equal measure to other organisms, so must it further—if paradoxically so—entertain the assumption that, in spite of this glorious determinism, there persists nonetheless a thread of free will—or, at the very least, some vague delusion thereof—woven seamlessly into the tapestry of collective experience. Of course, this conception that destiny is to be forged by one’s own hands more often engenders greater restriction than it does greater extension to the potential of human happiness.”
Ashim Shanker, Sinew of the Social Species

Vironika Tugaleva
“We sacrifice our potential because we do not know that we are pure potential.”
Vironika Tugaleva, The Love Mindset: An Unconventional Guide to Healing and Happiness

“Accepting that a person will die and shucking off any aversion to this blunt thought awakens the mind to realize what is possible in a human life.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Cornelia Merk
“In the same way an acorn is not an oak but contains the potential to become one, we all have the potential to become all we can be.
Cornelia Merk & Janet G. Nestor”
Cornelia Merk, Revolutionize Your Health: How To Take Back Your Body's Power To Heal

Sol Luckman
“Recalling his first dreams of flight when he was a small child, Max acknowledged that his entire existence had been building up to this tipping point where he could finally choose to release his self-imposed
limitations.”
Sol Luckman, Snooze: A Story of Awakening

“A writer is meant to make the readers feel and see things that they may not feel or see. A writer is meant to change the thought process of the society! To make the majority of people realise their true potential. A writer is meant to change the perceptions of society. To make the majority of people change their thought process. To make the readers look at a mountain and see the potential of human consciousness. The consciousness that one day a human being has the potential to climb up that mountain. To make the readers look at the ocean and see the potential of human cconsciousness. The consciousness that one day a human being can dive into the farthest depths of that ocean!”
Avijeet Das

Robbie Vorhaus
“Your potential exceeds your beliefs. Be courageous and chose the impossible.”
Robbie Vorhaus, One Less. One More.

Nilofer Merchant
“I believe that at the very root of our humanity is a passion to create value with heart, to work alongside others who care, and to make a difference. I believe that each of us has something of value to offer -- all 7.5 billion of us. While not everyone will, anyone can.
The fact that today so many people do not is not a sign that they lack capacity, but instead it's a sign that the scaffolding and structures need to be built to let them do so. This is society's problem, and its opportunity.”
Nilofer Merchant, The Power of Onlyness: Make Your Wild Ideas Mighty Enough to Dent the World

“Human potential is the ability of a person or humanity to put their theoretical abilities into practice”
Sunday Adelaja

Paul Gibbons
“A life is a terrible thing to waste. Reach your potential. Thrive.”
Paul Gibbons, Reboot Your Life: A 12-day Program for Ending Stress, Realizing Your Goals, and Being More Productive

Ayn Rand
“It is not in the nature of man--nor of any living entity--to start out by giving up, by spitting in one's own face and damning existence; that requires a process of corruption whose rapidity differs from man to man. Some give up at the first touch of pressure; some sell out; some run down by imperceptible degrees and lose their fire, never knowing when or how they lost it. Then all of these vanish in the vast swamp of their elders who tell them persistently that maturity consists of abandoning one's mind; security, of abandoning one's values; practicality, of losing self-esteem. Yet a few hold on and move on, knowing that that fire is not to be betrayed, learning how to give it shape, purpose and reality. But whatever their future, at the dawn of their lives, men seek a noble vision of man's nature and of life's potential.”
Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

“Pessimism and optimism often come as a pair. In Adorno’s case, his deep pessimism about the contemporary social world is coupled with a strong optimism about human potential. In fact, it is the latter which explains his negative views about the contemporary social world and his demand that we should resist and change it”
Fabian Freyenhagen, Adorno's Practical Philosophy: Living Less Wrongly

“The fastest way to kill creativity and human potential in any community is to keep feeding them freebies. Charity cannot cure poverty”
Nicky Verd

Fred Venturini
“The suffering of human potential comes from the lack of a true pinnacle.”
Fred Venturini, The Heart Does Not Grow Back

Vironika Tugaleva
“We all know, intuitively, that if something is humanly possible, it is possible for ourselves.”
Vironika Tugaleva, The Love Mindset: An Unconventional Guide to Healing and Happiness

“A writer is meant to make the readers feel and see things that they may not feel or see. A writer is meant to change the thought process of the society! To make the majority of people realise their true potential. A writer is meant to change the perceptions of society. To make the readers look at a mountain and see the potential of human consciousness. The consciousness that one day a human being has the potential to climb up that mountain. To make the readers look at the ocean and see the potential of human cconsciousness. The consciousness that one day a human being can dive into the farthest depths of that ocean!”
Avijeet Das

“A writer is meant to make the readers feel and see things that they may not feel or see. A writer is meant to change the thought process of the world! To make the majority of people realise their true potential. A writer is meant to change the perception of the world. To make the readers look at a mountain and see the potential of human consciousness. The consciousness that one day a human being has the potential to climb up that mountain. To make the readers look at the ocean and see the potential of human consciousness. The consciousness that one day a human being can dive into the farthest depths of that ocean!”
Avijeet Das

Viktor E. Frankl
“(...) mental health is based on a certain degree of tension, the tension between what one has already achieved and what one still ought to accomplish, or the gap between what one is and what one should become. Such a tension is inherent in the human being and therefore is indispensable to mental well-being.”
Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning

Rabb Jyot
“The dignity is not in being born as a human, but in relishing the potential of what one can become as a human and this is where each one of us individually express the freedom of being human”
Rabb Jyot, The Freedom of Being Human