Limit Quotes

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“Do not let the memories of your past limit the potential of your future. There are no limits to what you can achieve on your journey through life, except in your mind.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Noam Chomsky
“The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum....”
Noam Chomsky, The Common Good

Napoleon Hill
“There are no limitations to the mind except those that we acknowledge.”
Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich

Rabindranath Tagore
“In learning a language, when from mere words we reach the laws of words, we have gained a great deal. But if we stop at that point and concern ourselves only with the marvels of the formation of a language, seeking the hidden reason of all its apparent caprices, we do not reach that end, for grammar is not literature… When we come to literature, we find that, though it conforms to the rules of grammar, it is yet a thing of joy; it is freedom itself. The beauty of a poem is bound by strict laws, yet it transcends them. The laws are its wings. They do not keep it weighed down. They carry it to freedom. Its form is in law, but its spirit is in beauty. Law is the first step toward freedom, and beauty is the complete liberation which stands on the pedestal of law. Beauty harmonizes in itself the limit and the beyond – the law and the liberty.”
Rabindranath Tagore, Sadhana

George Eliot
“Every limit is a beginning as well as an ending.”
George Eliot, Middlemarch

“Your life has a limit, but knowledge has none. If you use what is limited to pursue what has no limit, you will be in danger.”
Zhuangzi, The Complete Works of Chuang Tzu

Henry David Thoreau
“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, Walden

Israelmore Ayivor
“Don't sit on the fence; break it and move out! Don’t be confined to the little things you do; the sky should be below your limit!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Frank Herbert
“There exists a limit to the force even the most powerful may apply without destroying themselves. Judging this limit is the true artistry of government. Misuse of power is the fatal sin. The law cannot be a tool of vengeance, never a hostage, nor a fortification against the martyrs it has created. You cannot threaten any individual and escape the consequences.”
Frank Herbert, Dune Messiah

Katie MacAlister
“I ground my teeth. "Just when I thought I was getting a handle on this whole Dark One/demon lord/imp thing, you go and throw knockers into the mix. I'm going to have to request that you stop, Adrian. I'm about at my limit of how many impossible things I can believe before breakfast."
He flashed a heart-stoppingly roguish grin at me, his dimples just about bringing me to my knees. "Your middle name wouldn't be Alice, would it?" he asked.
"No, it's Diane, and you're no White Rabbit, so let's just stop pretending we're in Wonderland, OK?"
He laughed and pointed across the tiny square at our destination. I watched him for a moment, seeing a glimpse of the charming, charismatic man he must have been before the demon lord cursed him and leeched away all the softer emotions.”
Katie MacAlister, Sex, Lies and Vampires

Vera Nazarian
“Believe it or not, the notions of free will and destiny are not mutually exclusive.

Predestination is the universal framework of limits (based on natural physical laws) placed upon us.

Free will is our infinite ability to make choices within that framework.

Because the universal scale is so great—and most of it constitutes an undiscovered frontier—our choices are only limited by our knowledge, our abilities, and our imagination.

To put it simply, the world is such a huge playground sandbox that we will never run out of sand or reach the faraway safety fence of destiny.

So go out there and play!”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

“Exceed not thy actions, but limit not thy mind.”
Gary Davis

Israelmore Ayivor
“The choice to lead is nurtured by the willingness to rise above challenges of life.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Ladder

Markus Zusak
“I told her I loved the howling sound of her harmonica. That seemed to be the limit of my courage that night, and even those spoken words had to struggle their way out of my mouth. It's all very well for words to build bridges, but sometimes I think it's a matter of knowing when to do it. Knowing when the time's right.”
Markus Zusak, Getting the Girl

Toba Beta
“The finite mind tries to limit the infinite.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Jonathan Price
“Your language indicates──and limits──what you think.”
Jonathan Price, Put That in Writing

“Acknowledging our ignorance can give us the strength to conquer and extend our limit.”
Jan Jansen
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Frank Kermode
“I suppose it would be better if one were aggressive, contentious and so on. But there's rarely any occasion to be savage.”
Frank Kermode
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Toba Beta
“Any negotiation has a limit.
Otherwise, war is irrelevant.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Richie Norton
“If you don’t choose responsibilities that expand freedoms, you are allowing others to intentionally limit yours.”
Richie Norton

August Wilhelm Schlegel
“The poetic spirit requires to be limited, that it may move with a becoming liberty, within its proper precincts, as has been felt by all nations on the first invention of metre; it must act according to laws derivable from its own essence, otherwise its strength will evaporate in boundless vacuity.”
August Wilhelm Schlegel, Lectures on Dramatic Art and Literature

Keigo Higashino
“There are some mysteries in this world," Yukawa said suddenly, "that cannot be unraveled with modern science. However, as science develops, we will one day be able to understand them. The question is, is there a limit to what science can know? If so, what creates that limit?"

Kyohei looked at Yukawa. He couldn't figure out why the professor was telling him this, except he had a feeling it was very important.

Yukawa pointed a finger at Kyohei's forehead. "People do." he said. "People's brains, to be more precise. For example, in mathematics, when somebody discovers a new theorem, they may have other mathematicians verify it to see if it's correct. The problem is, the theorems getting discovered are becoming more and more complex. That limits the number of mathematicians who can properly verify them. What happens when someone comes up with a theorem so hard to understand that there isn't anyone else who can understand it? In order for that theorem to be accepted as fact, they have to wait until another genius comes along. That's the limit the human brain imposes on the progress of scientific knowledge. You understand?"

Kyohei nodded, still having no idea where he was going with this.

"Every problem has a solution," Yukawa said, staring straight at Kyohei through his glasses. "But there's no guarantee that the solution will be found immediately. The same holds true in our lives. We encounter several problems to which the solutions are not immediately apparent in life. There is value to be had in worrying about those problems when you get to them. But never feel rushed. Often, in order to find the answer, you need time to grow first. That's why we apply ourselves, and learn as we go."

Kyohei chewed on that for a moment, then his mouth opened a little and he looked up with sudden understanding.

"You have questions now, I know, and until you find your answers, I'll be working on those questions too, and worrying with you. So don't forget, you're never alone.”
Keigo Higashino, A Midsummer's Equation

Steven Redhead
“The aim of demanding quick responses or decisions is to limit time to consider options.”
Steven Redhead, Life Is a Dance

Nitya Prakash
“Fortunately, there's no set limit to the number of things we can take for granted.”
Nitya Prakash

Nitya Prakash
“There should be a limit to how much you can miss someone, causing your insides to burst off the seams, so inexplicably.

A limit to how much you crave their touch, the brush of their lips, the sight of that smile when they see you. For getting up every morning without it, is a chore.”
Nitya Prakash

'Son of God' P.S.Jagadeesh Kumar
“The limit of this universe is the unlimited God”
P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

“Time's The Limit.”
Khalid Masood
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Vincent Okay Nwachukwu
“It is illicit to exhibit a deficit habit toward those at the limit of their spirit.”
Vincent Okay Nwachukwu, Weighty 'n' Worthy African Proverbs - Volume 1

Abhishek Ratna
“It is important to develop a complete disregard for the limits of your capabilities.”
Abhishek Ratna, small wins BIG SUCCESS: A handbook for exemplary success in post Covid19 Outbreak Era

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