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Limitation Quotes

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Jodi Picoult
“There should be a statute of limitation on grief. A rulebook that says it is all right to wake up crying, but only for a month. That after 42 days you will no longer turn with your heart racing, certain you have heard her call out your name. That there will be no fine imposed if you feel the need to clean out her desk; take down her artwork from the refrigerator; turn over a school portrait as you pass - if only because it cuts you fresh again to see it. That it's okay to measure the time she has been gone, the way we once measured her birthdays.”
Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper

Thomas Aquinas
“Beware the man of a single book.”
St. Thomas Aquinas

Meister Eckhart
“For the person who has learned to let go and let be, nothing can ever get in the way again.”
Meister Eckhart

Zhuangzi
“Men of the world who value the Way all turn to books. But books are nothing more than words. Words have value; what is of value in words is meaning. Meaning has something it is pursuing, but the thing that it is pursuing cannot be put into words and handed down. The world values words and hands down books but, though the world values them, I do not think them worth valuing. What the world takes to be values is not real value.”
Chuang Tzu, The Complete Works of Chuang Tzu

Napoleon Hill
“The only limitation is that which one sets up in one's own mind.”
Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century

Eric Micha'el Leventhal
“Sooner or later on this journey, every traveller faces the same question: Are you a human intending to be a god, or a god pretending to be human?”
Eric Micha'el Leventhal

Elbert Hubbard
“Every saint has a bee in his halo.”
Elbert Hubbard

Alfred North Whitehead
“Rightness of limitation is essential for growth of reality.

Unlimited possibility and abstract creativity can procure nothing. The limitation, and the basis arising from what is already actual, are both of them necessary and interconnected.”
Alfred North Whitehead

Criss Jami
“The ultimate story of success: When a nobody, who has never once in his entire life known the feeling of being remembered or respected, suddenly snaps and becomes a world dictator. On one hand it sounds just, but on the other, it illustrates the reason why a prosperity message has and needs its limitations.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

“It is often by a trivial, even an anecdotal decision, that we direct our activities into a certain channel, and thus determine which of the potential expressions of our individuality become manifest. Usually we know nothing of the ultimate orientation or of the outlet toward which we travel, and the stream sweeps us to a formula of life from which there is no returning. Every decision is like a murder, and our march forward is over the stillborn bodies of all our possible selves that will never be.”
René Dubos, Louis Pasteur: Free Lance of Science

Robert G. Ingersoll
“The real difference is this: the Christian says that he has knowledge; the Agnostic admits that he has none; and yet the Christian accuses the Agnostic of arrogance, and asks him how he has the impudence to admit the limitations of his mind. To the Agnostic every fact is a torch, and by this light, and this light only, he walks.

The Agnostic knows that the testimony of man is not sufficient to establish what is known as the miraculous. We would not believe to-day the testimony of millions to the effect that the dead had been raised. The church itself would be the first to attack such testimony. If we cannot believe those whom we know, why should we believe witnesses who have been dead thousands of years, and about whom we know nothing?

The Agnostic takes the ground that human experience is the basis of morality. Consequently, it is of no importance who wrote the gospels, or who vouched or vouches for the genuineness of the miracles. In his scheme of life these things are utterly unimportant. He is satisfied that “the miraculous” is the impossible. He knows that the witnesses were wholly incapable of examining the questions involved, that credulity had possession of their minds, that 'the miraculous' was expected, that it was their daily food.”
Robert G. Ingersoll, The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol 1: Lectures

Thomas Ligotti
“For many feverish years he was burdened with the sensation, an ancient one to be sure, that the incredible sprawl of human history was no more than a pathetically partial record of an infinitely vast and shadowed chronicle of universal metamorphoses. How much greater, then, was the feeling that his own pathetic history formed a practically invisible fragment of what itself was merely an obscure splinter of the infinite. Somehow he needed to excarcerate himself from the claustral dungeon cell of his life. In the end, however, he broke beneath the weight of his aspiration. And as the years passed, the only mystery which seemed worthy of his interest, and his amazement, was that unknown day which would inaugurate his personal eternity, that incredible day on which the sun simply would not rise, and forever would begin.”
Thomas Ligotti, The Nightmare Factory

Prem Jagyasi
“Sex without love borders on becoming meaningless.”
Dr Prem Jagyasi

William Blake
“IV   The bounded is loathed by its possessor. The same dull round even of a universe would soon become a mill with complicated wheels.

V   If the many become the same as the few, when possess'd, More! More! is the cry of a mistaken soul, less than All cannot satisfy Man.

VI   If any could desire what he is incapable of possessing, despair must be his eternal lot.

VII   The desire of Man being Infinite the possession is Infinite & himself Infinite.”
William Blake, The Complete Poetry and Prose

“You get diminishing returns when you are restricted to your comfort zone”
Sunday Adelaja

“Don’t limit yourself, discover new areas of expertise”
Sunday Adelaja

“Chains can be broken, in fact they are already broken, but who can deliver a coward from his self limiting thoughts?”
Bamigboye

“The size of a man’s head does not determine his sense of reasoning, neither can the size of his leg determine how far he can go in life.”
Bamigboye Olurotimi

“Confront your discomfort and your fear to see and experience your potential. Reach beyond. Don't limit yourself.”
Akiroq Brost

G.K. Chesterton
“Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.”
G.K. Chesterton

Grace Curley
“Now that he had caught a glimpse of the world, he could no longer bear to be away from it.”
Grace Curley, The Light that Binds Us

Karl Kristian Flores
“The adults forgot to tell the kids there isn't much to do,
That all this free time is quite hard to get through.
You can read a nice novel and paint something new,
But those activities are actually pretty isolating too.
That's why we glance over at red lights, curious if others feel it too.”
Karl Kristian Flores, Can I Tell You Something?

“Red tapes sometimes are put to save you from harm or danger, but sometimes are put to stop you from being powerful and successful. Most red tapes are put on information and knowledge ,because they know if you know what they know. They wont be able to stop you or to control you. Learn to distinguish these red tapes, because your success depends on it.”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

“It is said by many people that the power of the human mind is 'unlimited'. But, I do not agree with it because we cannot think beyond what we see around us. It means that the 'limitation' is 'in-built'. Indeed, we can go to space, discover planets or galaxies, but we cannot go beyond all these things. So, the 'limitation' of our thinking-process is natural and normal!”
Md. Ziaul Haque

“অনেকে বলেন যে মানুষের মনের শক্তি 'সীমাহীন'। কিন্তু, আমি এর সাথে একমত নই কারণ আমাদের চারপাশে যা দেখি তার বাইরে আমরা ভাবতে পারি না। এর মানে হচ্ছে যে 'সীমাবদ্ধতা' 'ইন-বিল্ট'। প্রকৃতপক্ষে, আমরা মহাকাশে যেতে পারি, গ্রহ বা ছায়াপথগুলো আবিষ্কার করতে পারি, তবে আমরা এই সবকিছুর বাইরে যেতে পারি না। সুতরাং, আমাদের চিন্তা-প্রক্রিয়ার ‘সীমাবদ্ধতা’ প্রাকৃতিক এবং স্বাভাবিক!”
MD. Ziaul Haque

William Golding
“Our mistake is to confuse our limitations with the bounds of possibility . . .”
William Golding, Free Fall

“Limitation yield to discipline.”
Minoaristw

“Great benefit can be found in celebrating those who inspire through divine perserverance and strength, when everyone would understand if they gave up.

There are so many.”
Monaristw

Matt Fitzgerald
“Even the most talented artists have flaws and limitations that no amount of training can overcome, just as even the most exceptional individuals have hang-ups and quirks that no amount of personal growth can erase. The artists we consider great are those who make their flaws and limitations somehow complement their strengths and contribute to their signature style.”
Matt Fitzgerald, The Comeback Quotient: A Get-Real Guide to Building Mental Fitness in Sport and Life

Sukant Ratnakar
“A cup can only hold so much water. The planet can't go out of its orbital path, the sun can't move from its position, and possibly the universe, too, has its boundaries. Everything in this universe is restricted by its limitations. The only thing that can work in infinite dimensions is the human mind.”
Sukant Ratnakar, Quantraz

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