Limits quotes

  • Our God has boundless resources. The only limit is in us. Our asking, our thinking, our praying are too small. Our expectations are too limited.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Thinking #Expectations #Limits

  • Of course we all have our limits, but how can you possibly find your boundaries unless you explore as far and as wide as you possibly can? I would rather fail in an attempt at something new and uncharted than safely succeed in a repeat of something I have done.
    -- A. E. Hotchner

    #Motivational #Done #Limits

  • Film is very much a universal and common voice, and we can't limit it to one particular culture.
    -- Abbas Kiarostami

    #Voice #Limits #Culture

  • The absolutely Non-Manifested cannot be designated by any expression which could limit It, Separate It, or include It. In spite of this, every allusion alludes only to Him, every designation designates Him, and He is at the same time the Non-Manifested and the Manifested.
    -- Abdelkader El Djezairi

    #Time #Expression #Limits

  • But I'm never gonna get to a point in my life where what it costs to shoot a movie is going to determine what it is. The limits of my imagination is the only thing that's gonna stop me.
    -- Abel Ferrara

    #Imagination #Cost #Limits

  • ...morally speaking, there is no limit to the concern one must feel for the suffering of human beings, that indifference to evil is worse than evil itself, that in a free society, some are guilty, but all are responsible.
    -- Abraham Joshua Heschel

    #Evil #Suffering #Limits

  • When knowledge is limited - it leads to folly... When knowledge exceeds a certain limit, it leads to exploitation.
    -- Abu Bakr

    #Limits #Certain #Folly

  • Sanity, as the project of keeping ourselves recognizably human, therefore has to limit the range of human experience. To keep faith with recognition we have to stay recognizable. Sanity, in other words, becomes a pressing preoccupation as soon as we recognize the importance of recognition. When we define ourselves by what we can recognize, by what we can comprehend- rather than, say, by what we can describe- we are continually under threat from what we are unwilling and/or unable to see. We are tyrannized by our blind spots, and by whatever it is about ourselves that we find unacceptable.
    -- Adam Phillips

    #Limits #Recognition #Sanity

  • Kinds hearts are here; yet would the tenderest one Have limits to its mercy; God has none.
    -- Adelaide Anne Procter

    #Heart #Limits #Kind

  • The unity of a nation's spirit and will are worth far more than the freedom of the spirit and will of an individual; and that the higher interests involved in the life of the whole must here set the limits and lay down the duties of the interests of the individual.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Unity #Limits #Spirit

  • You know what, the drummer is my manager. He's busy. And I'm busy. I don't need the dough, though. But having said that, there's a limit to how much bad music I wanna play. I did it when I was young, and some of the music was OK, but it wasn't great.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Play #Needs #Limits

  • If you limit yourself to sexual pleasure it's narcissistic. You don't connect with the other, you take what pleasure you want from them.
    -- Alain Badiou

    #Narcissistic #Want #Limits

  • When I test I never go right to the limit. Only because when you are below the limit you can go at the same speed all day, and that's the only way you can be absolutely sure about what you are testing.
    -- Alain Prost

    #Way #Limits #Tests

  • We set ourselves limits, but we are all strong enough to aim higher, to achieve our goals. All we have to do is find such strength within ourselves. Know how to develop it.
    -- Alain Robert

    #Strong #Goal #Limits

  • The absurd is lucid reason noting its limits.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Limits #Reason #Absurd

  • You never know the limit of a human being.
    -- Alberto Juantorena

    #Limits #Humans

  • One of the great triumphs of the nineteenth century was to limit the connotation of the word "immoral" in such a way that, for practical purposes, only those were immoral who drank too much or made too copious love. Those who indulged in any or all of the other deadly sins could look down in righteous indignation on the lascivious and the gluttonous.... In the name of all lechers and boozers I most solemnly protest against the invidious distinction made to our prejudice.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Names #Limits #Triumph

  • My consciousness is without limits more than when I was 40 or 50.
    -- Alejandro Jodorowsky

    #Limits #Consciousness

  • There are contingency plans in the NATO doctrine to fire a nuclear weapon for demonstrative purposes, to demonstrate to the other side that they are exceeding the limits of toleration in the conventional area.
    -- Alexander Haig

    #Power #Fire #Limits

  • It is a singular advantage of taxes on articles of consumption that they contain in their own nature a security against excess. They prescribe their own limit, which cannot be exceeded without defeating the end purposed - that is, an extension of the revenue.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Excess #Taxation #Limits

  • I am not aspiring to be a senior bureaucrat. It would limit my freedom.
    -- Alexander Lebedev

    #Senior #Limits

  • As for a limit to one’s labors, I, for one, do not recognize any for a high-minded man, except that the labors themselves should lead to noble accomplishments.
    -- Alexander the Great

    #Men #Noble #Limits

  • The self-bound individual always forgets that his self would be safeguarded better and automatically the more he prepares himself for the welfare of mankind, and that in this respect no limits are set for him.
    -- Alfred Adler

    #Self #Would Be #Limits

  • Discipline is ... life-inhibiting, is at the very least curtailment of vital activity insofar as the latter cannot develop as it wishes but is confined within specific limits and subjected to specific rules.
    -- Alice Miller

    #Discipline #Wish #Limits

  • There is a limit to the amount of misery and disarray you will put up with, for love, just as there is a limit to the amount of mess you can stand around a house. You can't know the limit beforehand, but you will know when you've reached it. I believe this.
    -- Alice Munro

    #Believe #House #Limits

  • There are discoverable limits to the amount of change that the human organism can absorb.
    -- Alvin Toffler

    #Change #Limits #Humans

  • I get tickets all the time and can't stay under the speed limit. I'm bad at that.
    -- Amber Heard

    #Limits #Tickets #Speed

  • It’s believing in those dreams and facing our fears head on that allows us to live our lives beyond our limits.
    -- Amy Purdy

    #Dream #Believe #Limits

  • It takes courage to push yourself to places you have never been before... to test yout limits... to break through barriers. And the day came when the risk it took to stay tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossum.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Risk #Tests #Limits

  • I have never been able to see myself as fitting into one category, and I have never been able to limit my contact with people to one group of people.
    -- Andres Serrano

    #People #Able #Limits

  • If I had to limit my advice on healthier living to just one tip, it would be simply to learn how to breathe correctly.
    -- Andrew Weil

    #Advice #Would Be #Limits

  • A good coach will evaluate your performance against your potential. A coach helps you measure your performance against your strengths instead of against someone else's. A coach will know what you are capable of and will push you to your limit.
    -- Andy Stanley

    #Coaching #Limits #Helping

  • By not sharing our interests, talents and abilities, we limit our possibilities.
    -- Angela Burt-Murray

    #Limits #Talent #Possibility

  • Nobody can assume that, to a writer, everything is off-limits.
    -- Ann Beattie

    #Limits #Assuming

  • James Blish told me I had the worst case of "said bookism" (that is, using every word except said to indicate dialogue). He told me to limit the verbs to said, replied, asked, and answered and only when absolutely necessary.
    -- Anne McCaffrey

    #Writing #Verbs #Limits

  • To love ourselves is to act respectfully toward ourselves, to enjoy our own company when in solitude, to honor our limits and speak our truths.
    -- Anodea Judith

    #Solitude #Honor #Limits

  • There are no limits to the amount of love and wisdom one can take to heaven.
    -- Anthony D. Williams

    #Death #Heaven #Limits

  • I never wanted to limit myself to just impressions. I wanted to branch out and develop other parts of my game.
    -- Aries Spears

    #Games #Branches #Limits

  • To the size of the state there is a limit, as there is to plants, animals and implements, for none of these retain their facility when they are too large.
    -- Aristotle

    #Animal #Government #Limits

  • There's only so much you can teach a person until you reach the limits of his capabilities.
    -- Arnold Rothstein

    #Limits #Teach #Capability

  • You'll never find your limits until you've gone too far.
    -- Aron Ralston

    #Gone #Limits

  • The only way to define your limits is by going beyond them.
    -- Arthur C. Clarke

    #Passion #Way #Limits

  • Space can be mapped and crossed and occupied without definable limit; but it can never be conquered.
    -- Arthur C. Clarke

    #Space #Limits

  • One way for investors to protect themselves from a rapid change in the price of a stock is to use a limit order rather than a market order.
    -- Arthur Levitt Jr

    #Order #Way #Limits

  • This actual world of what is knowable, in which we are and which is in us, remains both the material and the limit of our consideration.
    -- Arthur Schopenhauer

    #World #Limits #Pessimism

  • Its so important to never limit yourself, to find yourself in a box.
    -- Ashanti

    #Finding Yourself #Important #Limits

  • How to manage a project: Limit it in scope. Make it simple. Get success. Then iterate.
    -- Auren Hoffman

    #Simple #Limits #Scope

  • There is a limit to how much a seer wishes to see.
    -- Avi

    #Wish #Limits

  • Live and act within the limit of your knowledge and keep expanding it to the limit of your life.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Limits #Expanding #Thrive

  • On a given day, a given circumstance, you think you have a limit.
    -- Ayrton Senna

    #Thinking #Limits #Given

  • Each driver has its limit. My limit is a little bit further than others.
    -- Ayrton Senna

    #Littles #Limits #Drivers

  • Every fairy tale offers the potential to surpass present limits, so in a sense the fairy tale offers you freedoms that reality denies.
    -- Azar Nafisi

    #Reality #Limits #Fairy Tale

  • Once you've recognized your own limits, you've raised yourself to a higher level of being, since you're closer to the real you...
    -- Banana Yoshimoto

    #Real #Levels #Limits

  • Although born in a prosperous realm, we did not believe that its boundaries should limit our knowledge, and that the lore of the East should alone enlighten us.
    -- Baron de Montesquieu

    #Believe #East #Limits

  • Long-term goals are dangerous. They limit you. They hinder you from reacting to new conditions.
    -- Ben Casnocha

    #Long #Goal #Limits

  • The constant assumption runs throughout the law that the natural and spontaneous evolutions of habit fix the limits of right and wrong.
    -- Benjamin Cardozo

    #Running #Law #Limits

  • If we commit ourselves to reading thus increasing our knowledge, only God limits how far we can go in this world.
    -- Benjamin Carson

    #Reading #World #Limits

  • The primary function of a constitution was to mark out the boundaries of governmental powers-hence in England, where there was no constitution , there were no limits (save for the effect of trail by jury) to what the legislature might do.
    -- Bernard Bailyn

    #Might #Limits #England

  • To trust yourself to test your limits. That is the courage to succeed.
    -- Bernard Emond

    #Addiction #Tests #Limits

  • By disregarding intuition in favor of science, or science in favor of instincts, we limit ourselves.
    -- Bernie Siegel

    #Intuition #Favors #Limits

  • I'm a song-and-dance girl. I can act enough to get by. But that's the limit of my talents.
    -- Betty Grable

    #Girl #Song #Limits

  • Now to explore the limits of the one competitor above everyone else you've always loved to face: Steve Prefontaine.
    -- Bill Bowerman

    #Limits #Faces #Competitors

  • The permit limits are pretty close to what the reality is.
    -- Bill Clark

    #Reality #Limits #Permit

  • When we take no responsibility for any aspect of our past, we limit our ability to respond in the present and the future.
    -- Bill Crawford

    #Responsibility #Past #Limits

  • In fact, corporations are the infants of our society - they know very little except how to grow (though they're very good at that), and they howl when you set limits. Socializing them is the work of politics. It's about time we took it up again.
    -- Bill McKibben

    #Our Society #Limits #Facts

  • My limits are limitless. I find my limits every time I act.
    -- Billy Crudup

    #Limits #Limitless

  • We must learn our limits. We are all something, but none of us are everything.
    -- Blaise Pascal

    #Addiction #Limits

  • Love knows no limit to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything. Love still stands when all else has fallen.
    -- Blaise Pascal

    #Endurance #Fading #Limits

  • The only limits in our life are those we impose on ourselves.
    -- Bob Proctor

    #Inspirational #Niece #Limits

  • Have you ever been to Glens Falls? The city limits signs are on the same post.
    -- Bobby Heenan

    #Fall #Cities #Limits

  • Second law: The complexity barrier. Software complexity (and therefore that of bugs) grows to the limits of our ability to manage that complexity.
    -- Boris Beizer

    #Law #Limits #Bugs

  • His judgments are just; His mercy without limit; His power to compensate beyond any earthly comparison.
    -- Boyd K. Packer

    #Limits #Judgment #Mercy

  • There would seem to be a limit, even for an art preoccupied with boundaries and transgressions, beyond which a work reaches its breaking point and becomes an actual failure, a mere experimentation.
    -- Brian Ferneyhough

    #Art #Point Break #Limits

  • Don't be fooled into thinking that you have the capacity to achieve your best on your own. A training partner in the gym is a great asset because when you think you have reached your limit, there is someone who can push you to go further.
    -- Brian Houston

    #Thinking #Training #Limits

  • There are no limits on what you can achieve with your life, except the limits you accept in your mind
    -- Brian Tracy

    #Inspirational #Mind #Limits

  • If you can dream it, you can do it. Your limits are all within yourself.
    -- Brian Tracy

    #Positive #Dream #Limits

  • Learn something new. Try something different. Convince yourself that you have no limits.
    -- Brian Tracy

    #Trying #Different #Limits

  • There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.
    -- Bruce Lee

    #Live Life #Limits #Plateaus

  • You know, my music utilizes things from the past, because that's what the past is for. It's to learn from. It's not to limit you, you shouldn't be limited by it.
    -- Bruce Springsteen

    #Past #Limits

  • There must, whether the gods see it or not, be something great in the mortal soul. For suffering, it seems, is infinite, and our capacity without limit.
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Soul #Suffering #Limits

  • Nature is so varied in its modes of action, so multiple in the manisftations of its power, that we have no night to set any limits to its capabilities.
    -- Camille Flammarion

    #Nature #Night #Limits

  • IT is mere coincidence that Cooper was born in the year which produced The Power of Sympathy and that when he died Uncle Tom's Cabin was passing through its serial stage, and yet the limits of his life mark almost exactly the first great period of American fiction.
    -- Carl Clinton Van Doren

    #Uncles #Years #Limits

  • Freedom stretches only as far as the limits of our consciousness
    -- Carl Jung

    #Limits #Consciousness

  • No one can flatter himself that he is immune to the spirit of his own epoch, or even that he possesses a full understanding of it. Irrespective of our conscious convictions, each one of us, without exception, being a particle of the general mass, is somewhere attached to, colored by, or even undermined by the spirit which goes through the mass. Freedom stretches only as far as the limits of our consciousness.
    -- Carl Jung

    #Freedom #Understanding #Limits

  • Although the client-centered approach had its origin purely within the limits of the psychological clinic, it is proving to have implications, often of a startling nature, for very diverse fields of effort.
    -- Carl Rogers

    #Effort #Limits #Fields

  • War is an act of violence pushed to its utmost limits.
    -- Carl von Clausewitz

    #Peace #War #Limits

  • I have reached a limit in my work.
    -- Carlos Mesa


  • We are not defined by our limits, but by our potential,
    -- Cathy McMorris Rodgers


  • The Connecticut Center for Science and Exploration will be a building that will connect the excitement of science to the surrounding streets, river and highway. These forms are ambitious and dynamic. They appear to reach out beyond their physical limits.
    -- Cesar Pelli

    #Rivers #Ambitious #Limits

  • Now we are raising the debt limit 3 times, up to $8 trillion, so that our children and our grandchildren will have to pay for the cost of our expenditures.
    -- Chaka Fattah

    #Children #Pay #Limits

  • If you want to succeed, limit yourself.
    -- Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve

    #Want #Limits #Succeed

  • A world with a sudden limit on air travel would be tremendously different from the one we live in now.
    -- Charles C. Mann

    #Air #World #Limits

  • The limit of man s knowledge in any subject possesses a high interest which is perhaps increased by its close neighbourhood to the realms of imagination.
    -- Charles Darwin

    #Men #Imagination #Limits

  • To love anyone is to hope in him for always. From the moment at which we begin to judge anyone, to limit our confidence in him, from the moment at which we identify him with what we know of him and so reduce him to that, we cease to love him and he ceases to be able to be better.
    -- Charles de Foucauld

    #Judging #Able #Limits

  • It is denied that any limit can be set to governmental activity.
    -- Charles Edward Merriam

    #Government #Limits #Spending

  • Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
    -- Charles Kettering

    #Inspirational #Imagination #Limits

  • When a man has put a limit on what he will do, he has put a limit on what he can do.
    -- Charles M. Schwab

    #Men #Limits

  • There's no limit possible to the expansion of each one of us.
    -- Charles M. Schwab

    #Expansion #Limits #Economy

  • 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

    #Mind #Expansion #Limits

  • I'm wearing black leggings and a loose top festooned with a Menger sponge of empty pockets stitched out of smaller pockets and smaller still, almost down to the limits of visibility woven in freefall by hordes of tiny otaku spiders, I'm told, their genes programmed by an obsessive-compulsive sartorial topologist.
    -- Charles Stross

    #Wearing Black #Limits #Tiny