Quotes and Sayings about Limits
"Success is the person who year after year reaches the highest limits in his field."
- Sparky Anderson
(Related: Success, Limits)
"I recognize my limits but when I look around I realise I am not living exactly in a world of giants."
- Giulio Andreotti
(Related: Giants, Limits, Living, World)
"God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: God, Exercise, Grave, Intellect, Limits)
"Europe has what we do not have yet, a sense of the mysterious and inexorable limits of life, a sense, in a word, of tragedy. And we have what they sorely need: a sense of life's possibilities."
- James Baldwin
(Related: Life, Europe, Limits, Possibilities, Sense, Tragedy, Word)
"It is only in his music, which Americans are able to admire because a protective sentimentality limits their understanding of it, that the Negro in America has been able to tell his story."
- James Baldwin
(Related: Music, America, Americans, Limits, Sentimentality, Understanding)
"The One, the Good, the True, and the Beautiful, these are what we call the transcendental attributes of Being, because they surpass all the limits of essences and are coextensive with Being."
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Related: Being, Limits)
"I sometimes find that playing the bad guy, or villains, or psychopaths tend to be much more psychologically rewarding. And you can really push it, you can push the limits, and get away with it."
- Sean Bean
"Nobody can assume that, to a writer, everything is off-limits."
- Ann Beattie
"I don't think anyone's pushing for spending limits in the campaign."
- Craig Benson
"I believe that being an actress or being involved in a movie has to be a life experience, otherwise why go for it? I have to change me, and I have to learn things, and I have to push me and my limits. By acting, I find a freedom inside of a prison in a way."
- Juliette Binoche
(Related: Change, Life, Experience, Acting, Being, Freedom, Limits, Prison)
"It's always the minorities who aren't a part of the mainstream who define what the limits... of the majority are going to be."
- Rose E. Bird
(Related: Limits, Majority)
"We trifle when we assign limits to our desires, since nature hath set none."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Nature, Limits, Trifle)
"Dylan, myself and my father were in a two hour movie called The Sand Kings, which started off the Outer Limits series. It was sort of the two hour pilot movie."
- Beau Bridges
(Related: Father, Kings, Limits)
"The only limits are, as always, those of vision."
- James Broughton
(Related: Vision, Limits)
"The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today."
- Les Brown
(Related: Life, Limits, Possibilities, Today, Tomorrow)
"I must be free... free to do what I like, say what I like, write what I like, within the limits prescribed for me by my own sense of what is seemly and fitting."
- Thomas Edward Brown
(Related: Limits, Sense)
"As a consequence, the Court ruled that the limits on campaign spending violated the First Amendment, but it accepted the $1,000 limit on individual contributions on the ground that the need to avoid the appearance of corruption justified this limited constraint on speech."
- James L. Buckley
(Related: Appearance, Corruption, Court, First, Limits, Speech)
"One camp accepts the Court's limits on contributions but urges the reinstatement of spending caps - even if this requires a constitutional amendment subjecting political speech, if not pornography, to government regulation."
- James L. Buckley
(Related: Government, Court, Limits, Pornography, Speech)
"The national will is the supreme law of the Republic, and on all subjects within the limits of his constitutional powers should be faithfully obeyed by the public servant."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Law, Limits, Public, Will)
"If laws acting upon private interests can not always be avoided, they should be confined within the narrowest limits, and left wherever possible to the legislatures of the States."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Acting, Laws, Limits, states)
"In times such as these, people should recognize that evil knows no borders, knows no limits and knows no compassion. Those around the globe that value freedom must continue to persevere even in the darkest of times."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: People, Compassion, Evil, Freedom, Limits, Value)
"Frugality is founded on the principal that all riches have limits."
- Edmund Burke
"People with deep faith and big hearts are concerned, as I am about the circumstance that Ms. Schiavo is in. I want them to know I will do what I can, but there are limits to what any particular person - irrespective of the title they currently hold - can do."
- Jeb Bush
(Related: Faith, People, Circumstance, Deep, Limits, Want, Will)
"The best advice is to take it easy, respect speed limits and do not try to make up time lost in the tailbacks on the open road."
- Emma Caulfield
(Related: Time, Advice, Limits, Open, Respect, Road)
"Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist. We are collaborators in creation."
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
(Related: Men, Women, Ability, Creation, Duty, Limits)
"It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist."
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
(Related: Men, Women, Duty, Limits)
"To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits: logic and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken, it will enter the realms of childhood visions and dreams."
- Giorgio de Chirico
(Related: Art, Dreams, Work, Childhood, Common sense, Logic, Visions, Will)
"The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible."
- Arthur C. Clarke
"The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible."
- Arthur C. Clarke
"Commissions suit me. They set limits. Jean Marais dared me to write play in which he would not speak in the first act, would weep for joy in the second and in the last would fall backward down a flight of stairs."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Act, First, Joy, Limits, Play, Stairs)
"Elizabeth, Lady C, claims to be writing at the limits of language. Would it not be insulting to her if I were diligently to follow after her, explaining what she means but is not smart enough to say?"
- J. M. Coetzee
(Related: Lady, Language, Limits, Writing)
"All motion is cyclic. It circulates to the limits of its possibilities and then returns to its starting point."
- Robert Collier
(Related: Limits, Possibilities)
"It helped me in the air to keep my small mind contained in earthly human limits, not lost in vertiginous space and elements unknown."
- Diana Cooper
(Related: Limits, Mind, Space)
"Computer modelling for weather forecasting, and indeed for climate forecasting, has reached its limits."
- Piers Corbyn
(Related: Climate, Computer, Limits, Weather)
"We have for too long put vast oil and natural gas reserves off limits to exploration and production, as The Washington Post editorial stated this week."
- Jim Costa
(Related: Exploration, Limits, Oil, Post, Production, Washington)
"My limits are limitless. I find my limits every time I act."
- Billy Crudup
(Related: Time, Act, Limits)
"If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence, and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Life, Values, Existence, Limits, Man)
"I don't think you can ever make enough to be set for life. Well, I guess there are limits. In the billions, I guess."
- Dustin Diamond
(Related: Life, Limits)
"The existence of inherent limits of experience in no way settles the question about the subordination of facts of the human world to our knowledge of matter."
- Wilhelm Dilthey
(Related: Experience, Knowledge, Existence, Facts, Limits, Question, World)
"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
(Related: Life, Power, Sympathy, American, Fiction, First, Limits)
"The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose."
- Frederick Douglass
(Related: Endurance, Limits)
"Democracy, like any non-coercive relationship, rests on a shared understanding of limits."
- Elizabeth Drew
(Related: Democracy, Limits, Understanding)
"It's a lot easier to see, at least in some cases, what the long-term limits of the possible will be, because they depend on natural law. But it's much harder to see just what path we will follow in heading toward those limits."
- K. Eric Drexler
(Related: Law, Limits, Will)
"Training of female athletes is so new that the limits of female possibility are still unknown."
- Katherine Dunn
(Related: Possibility, Athletes, Limits, Training)
"After I convinced them that I was a harmless novelist, I actually got them to give me a tour of the harem - which is usually off limits for tourists."
- Dorothy Dunnett
(Related: Limits, Tourists)
"Writing fiction, there are no limits to what you write as long as it increases the value of the paper you are writing on."
- Buddy Ebsen
(Related: Fiction, Limits, Value, Writing)
"Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them."
- Albert Einstein
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Genius, Difference, Limits, Stupidity)
"Grief has limits, whereas apprehension has none. For we grieve only for what we know has happened, but we fear all that possibly may happen."
- Pliny the Elder
(Related: Fear, Grief, Limits, May)
"I'd like to be a geneticist to be honest, but there are limits to what I can do now. For my dream to come true I'd have to be 20 years old again, heading off to a blue chip university."
- Adam Faith
(Related: Dream, Limits, Now, Old, University, Years)
"The First Amendment is not without limits."
- Jerry Falwell
(Related: First, Limits)
"Some of the press who speak loudly about the freedom of the press are themselves the enemies of freedom. Countless people dare not say a thing because they know it will be picked up and made a song of by the press. That limits freedom."
- Geoffrey Fisher
(Related: People, Enemies, Freedom, Limits, Press, Song, Will)
"It is extremely dangerous to talk about limits or borders. It is vital, instead, that we remain completely open, that we are always involved, and that we aim to contribute personally in social events."
- Dario Fo
(Related: Events, Limits, Open, Talk)
"As we advance in life we learn the limits of our abilities."
- Henry Ford
(Related: Life, Limits)
"God has put within our lives meanings and possibilities that quite outrun the limits of mortality."
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
(Related: God, Limits, Mortality, Possibilities)
"As we advance in life, we learn the limits of our abilities."
- James Anthony Froude
(Related: Life, Limits)
"It is of the essence of imaginative culture that it transcends the limits both of the naturally possible and of the morally acceptable."
- Northrop Frye
(Related: Culture, Limits)
"I still find it hard to push my own limits. I know where my limits are and that I always have to push myself."
- Charlotte Gainsbourg
"A principle is the expression of perfection, and as imperfect beings like us cannot practise perfection, we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Compromise, Expression, Limits, Perfection, Practice)
"In the early 1930s, flying from England to Australia was the longest flight in the world. It was considered extremely dangerous and hazardous, pushing pilots to the limits of mechanical skills and human endurance. Aviation was young."
- Mary Garden
(Related: Aviation, Endurance, EnglFlying, Limits, World)
"We have limits to what we can do. At some point there has to be an informed personal choice."
- Jim Geringer
(Related: Choice, Limits)
"We don't have major limits in the transfer market."
- David Gill
"I am a realist as well as an idealist, and I think that it is incumbent upon those of us in opposition to try to work within what are always arduous circumstances to stretch the limits of the possible."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Work, Circumstances, Limits, Opposition)
"The human mind will not be confined to any limits."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Limits, Mind, Will)
"What I had to do was keep the story within certain limits of what was, of course, plausible."
- Arthur Golden
"Don't show off every day, or you'll stop surprising people. There must always be some novelty left over. The person who displays a little more of it each day keeps up expectations, and no one ever discovers the limits of his talent."
- Baltasar Gracian
(Related: Talent, People, Day, Expectations, Limits, Novelty)
"It puts limits on criminals' rights to destroy unborn children without the permission of the woman."
- Lindsey Graham
(Related: Children, Rights, Limits, Woman)
"Limits are very important."
- Colin Greenwood
"So I wonder if anything should ever be off limits."
- Kathy Griffin
(Related: Limits, Wonder)
"The world owes all its onward impulses to men ill at ease. The happy man inevitably confines himself within ancient limits."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Related: Men, Impulses, Limits, Man, World)
"The progress of the natural sciences in modern times has of course so much exceeded all expectations that any suggestion that there may be some limits to it is bound to arouse suspicion."
- Friedrich August von Hayek
(Related: Progress, Expectations, Limits, May, Suspicion)
"It can hardly be denied that such a demand quite arbitrarily limits the facts which are to be admitted as possible causes of the events which occur in the real world."
- Friedrich August von Hayek
(Related: Causes, Events, Facts, Limits, World)
"Have you ever been to Glens Falls? The city limits signs are on the same post."
- Bobby Heenan
(Related: Limits, Post)
"Tolerance always has limits - it cannot tolerate what is itself actively intolerant."
- Sidney Hook
(Related: Limits, Tolerance)
"Religions do a useful thing: they narrow God to the limits of man. Philosophy replies by doing a necessary thing: it elevates man to the plane of God."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: God, Limits, Man, Philosophy)
"The law always limits every power it gives."
- David Hume
(Related: Power, Law, Limits)
"The scientific imagination always restrains itself within the limits of probability."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Imagination, Limits)
"Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it's cowardice."
- George Jackson
(Related: Cowardice, Limits, Patience)
"Patience has its limits, take it too far and it's cowardice."
- Holbrook Jackson
(Related: Cowardice, Limits, Patience)
"Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Action, Rights, Law, Liberty, Limits, Will)
"As a journalist, one tends to think there's nothing off limits."
- Peter Jennings
(Related: Limits, Nothing)
"Outside of the Constitution we have no legal authority more than private citizens, and within it we have only so much as that instrument gives us. This broad principle limits all our functions and applies to all subjects."
- Andrew Johnson
(Related: Legal, Authority, Constitution, Limits)
"Evolutionary biologists are not content merely to explain how variation occurs within limits, however. They aspire to answer a much broader question-which is how complex organisms like birds, and flowers, and human beings came into existence in the first place."
- Phillip E. Johnson
(Related: Birds, Content, Existence, First, Flowers, Limits, Question)
"The Supreme Court, of course, has the responsibility of ensuring that our government never oversteps its proper bounds or violates the rights of individuals. But the Court must also recognize the limits on itself and respect the choices made by the American people."
- Elena Kagan
(Related: Government, People, American, Choices, Court, Rights, Limits, Respect, Responsibility)
"It is immoral from almost any point of view to refuse to defend yourself and others from very grave and terrible threats, even as there are limits to the means that can be used in such defense."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: Defense, Grave, Limits)
"Caring for children is a dance between setting appropriate limits as caretakers and avoiding unnecessary power struggles that result in unhappiness."
- Charlotte Davis Kasl
(Related: Power, Dance, Caring, Children, Limits, Result, Unhappiness)
"Limits have to be set on how far one can simply use the... cleverness that we have to make changes."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Cleverness, Limits)
"Managers tend to treat organizations as if they are infinitely plastic. They hire and fire, merge, downsize, terminate programs, add capacities. But there are limits to the shifts that organizations can absorb."
- Kevin Kelly
(Related: Fire, Limits, Managers)
"There are no limits to our future if we don't put limits on our people."
- Jack Kemp
(Related: People, Future, Limits)
"There are no limits, love, there are no limits."
- Graham Kennedy
(Related: Love, Limits)
"If you're playing within your capability, what's the point? If you're not pushing your own technique to its own limits with the risk that it might just crumble at any moment, then you're not really doing your job."
- Nigel Kennedy
(Related: Job, Limits, Risk)
"We must take away the government's credit card. With limits on both tax revenue and borrowing, the Federal government would finally be forced to get serious about spending cuts."
- Alan Keyes
(Related: Government, Borrowing, Credit, Tax, Limits)
"We will also allow state companies to sell shares to their workers and will pass a law allowing citizens to start companies of their own with no limits on the number of employees or on the firm's output."
- Vaclav Klaus
(Related: Employees, Law, Limits, State, Will, Workers)
"It can't possibly last for years and browsing has its limits. Only a certain amount is healthy or wise."
- Judith Krantz
(Related: Limits, Years)
"The thing I loved the most - and still love the most about teaching - is that you can connect with an individual or a group, and see that individual or group exceed their limits."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Love, Limits, Teaching)
"Mysticism and exaggeration go together. A mystic must not fear ridicule if he is to push all the way to the limits of humility or the limits of delight."
- Milan Kundera
(Related: Fear, Delight, Exaggeration, Humility, Limits, Ridicule)
"I think I write fiction for the opportunity to get beyond the limits of my own life."
- Wally Lamb
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Fiction, Limits)
"The high price of health care in this country is a serious issue that demands serious attention. Putting limits on damages have little or no effect on skyrocketing malpractice insurance rates."
- Mary Landrieu
(Related: Health, Attention, Care, Country, Effect, Limits)
"On the contrary. Internationalism also recognizes, by its very name, that nations do exist. It simply limits their scope more than one-sided nationalism does."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Limits, Name, Nationalism, Nations)
"Anyone who limits her vision to memories of yesterday is already dead."
- Lillie Langtry
(Related: Vision, Limits, Memories, Yesterday)
"If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them."
- Bruce Lee
(Related: Work, Life, Limits, Will)
"Whence it follows that God is absolutely perfect, since perfection is nothing but magnitude of positive reality, in the strict sense, setting aside the limits or bounds in things which are limited."
- Gottfried Leibniz
(Related: God, Positive, Limits, Nothing, Perfection, Reality, Sense)
"As we've seen, our constitutional system requires limits on copyright as a way to assure that copyright holders do not too heavily influence the development and distribution of our culture."
- Lawrence Lessig
(Related: Development, Culture, Influence, Limits)
"I don't want to feel like people are imposing limits upon you."
- Mike Lowry
(Related: People, Limits, Want)
"No limits whatever are placed to the productions of the earth; they may increase forever."
- Thomas Malthus
(Related: Earth, Limits, May)
"A lot of young girls have looked to their career paths and have said they'd like to be chief. There's been a change in the limits people see."
- Wilma Mankiller
(Related: Change, People, Career, Girls, Limits)
"It may be that the most interesting American struggle is the struggle to set oneself free from the limits one is born to, and then to learn something of the value of those limits."
- Greil Marcus
(Related: American, Limits, May, Struggle, Value)
"Elvis' early music has drama because as he sang he was escaping limits."
- Greil Marcus
(Related: Music, Drama, Limits)
"Our thoughts and imagination are the only real limits to our possibilities."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Imagination, Thoughts, Limits, Possibilities)
"I look at it this way. I'm not putting age limits on what I can do. As long as I can do the job to help the team win and feel like I'm playing at a high level, which I feel I can do for a long while, I'm going to play no matter what my age is."
- Dan Marino
(Related: Age, Help, Job, Limits, Play)
"I am not reggae, I am me. I am bigger than the limits that are put on me. It all has to do with the individual journey."
- Ziggy Marley
(Related: Journey, Limits)
"Hell hath no limits, nor is circumscribed In one self place, for where we are is hell, And where hell is there must we ever be."
- Christopher Marlowe
(Related: Hell, Limits, Self)
"Every piece has its own identity which we develop by the rule 'We know no limits.' We follow the inspiration of the moment and don't worry if what we're playing is alternative, progressive or fusion rock."
- Page McConnell
(Related: Inspiration, Identity, Limits, Worry)
"The people of Florida in 2002 voted and approved class size limits in Florida to make sure that the State pays for smaller class sizes and not local districts."
- Kendrick Meek
(Related: People, Class, Limits, State)
"Because of technological limits, there is a certain amount of food that we can produce per acre. If we were to have intensive greenhouse agriculture, we could have much higher production."
- Ralph Merkle
(Related: Food, Agriculture, Limits, Production)
"Yet it is in this loneliness that the deepest activities begin. It is here that you discover act without motion, labor that is profound repose, vision in obscurity, and, beyond all desire, a fulfillment whose limits extend to infinity."
- Thomas Merton
(Related: Vision, Act, Desire, Fulfillment, Infinity, Labor, Limits, Loneliness, Obscurity)
"When you know what men are capable of you marvel neither at their sublimity nor their baseness. There are no limits in either direction apparently."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Men, Direction, Limits)
"I didn't want to make it a lifetime thing. I don't believe in statutory term limits, but people can limit themselves if they want to, and that's what I decided to do."
- George J. Mitchell
(Related: People, Limits, Want)
"By these purchases the Indian title, with moderate reservations, has been extinguished to the whole of the land within the limits of the State of Ohio, and to a part of that in the Michigan Territory and of the State of Indiana."
- James Monroe
(Related: Land, Limits, State)
"When you have kids, it limits you. That was a choice I made."
- Alison Moyet
(Related: Choice, Kids, Limits)
"Sexual behavior was also generally considered off limits."
- Roger Mudd
(Related: Behavior, Limits)
"I think the key is for women not to set any limits."
- Martina Navratilova
(Related: Women, Key, Limits)
"This is just the beginning, the beginning of understanding that cyberspace has no limits, no boundaries."
- Nicholas Negroponte
(Related: Beginning, Limits, Understanding)
"It would appear that we have reached the limits of what it is possible to achieve with computer technology, although one should be careful with such statements, as they tend to sound pretty silly in 5 years."
- John von Neumann
(Related: Technology, Computer, Limits, Pretty, Silly, Sound, Years)
"Always the cat remains a little beyond the limits we try to set for him in our blind folly."
- Andre Norton
(Related: Blind, Folly, Limits)
"In the commercial theater, I've been pretty fortunate. The producers that I've worked with have allowed me to define the artistic integrity, the artistic limits of the work."
- Trevor Nunn
(Related: Work, Integrity, Limits, Pretty, Theater)
"There is nothing better than having a personal-best day, being in shape and pushing myself beyond my own limits."
- Dan O'Brien
(Related: Being, Day, Limits, Nothing)
"I feel that everyone who wants to say anything, do anything, should be able to say anything or do anything, within the limits of not hurting another person."
- Madalyn Murray O'Hair
"In all realms of life it takes courage to stretch your limits, express your power, and fulfill your potential... it's no different in the financial realm."
- Suze Orman
(Related: Life, Power, Courage, Financial, Limits, Potential)
"God has been pleased to prescribe limits to his power and to work out his ends within these limits."
- William S. Paley
(Related: Power, Work, God, Limits)
"I got thrown out of school several weeks in my senior year being caught in the girls' dorm. This was 1954, friends. The girls' dorm was off limits. Even to girls, I think."
- Robert B. Parker
(Related: Being, Friends, Girls, Limits, School)
"If our government has a policy, any political subdivision, that limits or restricts the enforcement of our immigration laws, we will sue them! And that suit will be $5,000 a day every day until that policy is changed! This law will be enforced."
- Russell Pearce
(Related: Government, Policy, Day, Law, Laws, Limits, Will)
"One extends one's limits only by exceeding them."
- M. Scott Peck
"The essence of strategy is that you must set limits on what you're trying to accomplish."
- Michael Porter
(Related: Strategy, Limits, Trying)
"Freedom without limits is just a word."
- Terry Prachett
(Related: Freedom, Limits, Word)
"A man who limits his interests, limits his life."
- Vincent Price
(Related: Life, Limits, Man)
"There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Imagination, Intelligence, Growth, Limits, Wonder)
"Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Government, Limits)
"The logic of validation allows us to move between the two limits of dogmatism and skepticism."
- Paul Ricoeur
(Related: Limits, Logic, Skepticism)
"The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless."
- Jean Jacques Rousseau
(Related: Imagination, Limits, Reality, World)
"Everyone has limits. You just have to learn what your own limits are and deal with them accordingly."
- Nolan Ryan
"I make my own limits which are drawn according to my own taste."
- Stan Sakai
(Related: Limits, Taste)
"While it is important to maintain a balanced approach to solving our nation's energy problems, we must commit ourselves to recognize some areas as 'off limits,' and the Artic National Wildlife Reserve is a national symbol of that commitment."
- Ken Salazar
(Related: Commitment, Energy, Limits, Nation, Problems, Symbol, Wildlife)
"The opposition may have the right to doubt every thing, but for myself, I call on opposition to practice its role within limits of objectively, responsibility and country interests."
- Ali A. Saleh
(Related: Country, Doubt, Limits, May, Opposition, Practice, Responsibility, Right)
"War, famine, poverty and oppression of the workers will continue while woman makes life cheap. They will cease only when she limits her reproductivity and human life is no longer a thing to be wasted."
- Margaret Sanger
(Related: Life, War, Famine, Limits, Oppression, Poverty, Will, Woman, Workers)
"Comparison of statements made at different periods frequently enable us to give maximal and minimal dates to the appearance of a cultural element or to assign the time limits to a movement of population."
- Edward Sapir
(Related: Time, Appearance, Limits, Population)
"To know that once you decide to look at life outside of the narrow limits of just your world and start to understand that you can make a difference in very simple ways - in volunteering and all the way up to bigger world problems."
- Susan Sarandon
(Related: Life, Difference, Limits, Problems, World)
"Arresting and detaining these dangerous people can make sense, at least until a final decision is reached on their deportation. However, such detention must always be subject to time limits and court review."
- Otto Schily
(Related: Time, People, Decision, Court, Limits, Sense)
"Before the day begins, you are not yet engaged in any physical activities. And it is only physically that you are constrained by the limits of time and place; mentally, there are no such boundaries."
- Menachem Mendel Schneerson
(Related: Time, Day, Limits)
"Every person takes the limits of their own field of vision for the limits of the world."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Vision, Limits, World)
"Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Vision, Limits, Man, World)
"In our society, the women who break down barriers are those who ignore limits."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Related: Women, Society, Limits)
"There are allowable limits for radiation going - I mean there's radiation all around us. There's radiation from your television set. There's radiation from your computer. There's radiation actually occurring in the ground."
- William Scranton
(Related: Computer, Limits, Television)
"As far as pleasures, you've got to have limits. You shouldn't have too much of good things, so you'll always have a desire for more and you won't get bored."
- Compay Segundo
(Related: Desire, Limits)
"Imagination... its limits are only those of the mind itself."
- Rod Serling
(Related: Imagination, Limits, Mind)
"There's another issue here - and I have some limits as to what I can say - but there's some real question as to the viability of the chemical masks, the protective gear used by our soldiers."
- Christopher Shays
(Related: Limits, Question, Soldiers)
"One finds limits by pushing them."
- Herbert Simon
"We are a coalition government, and that limits our options in some ways. Privatization happens to be one such area."
- Manmohan Singh
(Related: Government, Limits, Options)
"But everyone I know reaches a point where they throw out their arms and go beserk for a while; otherwise you never know what your limits are. I was just trying to find mine."
- Robert Smith
(Related: Limits, Trying)
"Never have I found the limits of the photographic potential. Every horizon, upon being reached, reveals another beckoning in the distance. Always, I am on the threshold."
- W. Eugene Smith
(Related: Being, Limits, Potential)
"Cultural confinement takes place when a curator imposes his own limits on an art exhibition, rather than asking an artist to set his limits."
- Robert Smithson
(Related: Art, Artist, Limits)
"I believe that all poetry is formal in that it exists within limits, limits that are either inherited by tradition or limits that language itself imposes."
- Mark Strand
(Related: Poetry, Language, Limits, Tradition)
"Science fiction, outside of poetry, is the only literary field which has no limits, no parameters whatsoever."
- Theodore Sturgeon
(Related: Science, Poetry, Fiction, Limits, Literary)
"Many working mothers feel guilty about not being at home. And when they are there, they wish it could be perfect. This pressure to make every minute happy puts working parents in a bind when it comes to setting limits and modifying behavior."
- Cathy Rindner Tempelsman
(Related: Home, Behavior, Being, Limits, Mothers, Parents, Pressure)
"Before I had my child, I thought I knew all the boundaries of myself, that I understood the limits of my heart. It's extraordinary to have all those limits thrown out, to realize your love is inexhaustible."
- Uma Thurman
(Related: Love, Thought, Heart, Limits)
"Power has no limits."
(Related: Power, Limits)
"The law condemns and punishes only actions within certain definite and narrow limits; it thereby justifies, in a way, all similar actions that lie outside those limits."
- Leo Tolstoy
(Related: Lie, Actions, Law, Limits)
"The North understand it better - they have told us for twenty years that their object was to pen up slavery within its present limits - surround it with a border of free States, and like the scorpion surrounded with fire, they will make it sting itself to death."
- Robert Toombs
(Related: Death, Fire, Limits, Pen, Present, Slavery, states, Will, Years)
"The task of science is to stake out the limits of the knowable, and to center consciousness within them."
- Rudolf Virchow
(Related: Science, Consciousness, Limits)
"In intelligence work, there are limits to the amount of information one can share. Confidentiality is essential."
- Gijs de Vries
(Related: Intelligence, Work, Information, Limits)
"Our firm conviction that ours is a just cause and that we must find a peaceful way to attain our goals gave us the strength and the awareness of the limits beyond which we must not go."
- Lech Walesa
(Related: Goals, Strength, Awareness, Cause, Conviction, Limits)
"I was afraid the other musicians might want to present themselves too much, though I see in the coverage I've received of the album that the musicians got wonderful reviews for their contributions and abilities. I think the four musicians played freely within my limits."
- Eberhard Weber
(Related: Limits, Musicians, Present, Want)
"A healthy human environment is one in which we try to make sense of our limits, of the accidents that can always befall us and the passage of time which inexorably changes us."
- Rowan Williams
(Related: Time, Accidents, Environment, Limits, Sense)
"Quite a lot of our contemporary culture is actually shot through with a resentment of limits and the passage of time, anger at what we can't do, fear or even disgust at growing old."
- Rowan Williams
(Related: Anger, Time, Fear, Culture, Disgust, Limits, Old, Resentment)
"Within reasonable limits, a professional player should keep busy at music."
- Teddy Wilson
(Related: Music, Limits)
"The limits of my language means the limits of my world."
- Ludwig Wittgenstein
(Related: Language, Limits, World)
"I have to experiment with methods and I'm trying to find an authentic way of making an equivalent of the living, breathing person within the limits of a single picture."
- Peter Wright
(Related: Limits, Living, Trying)
"I have no restrictions, no limits, no musical history to live with."
- Bill Wyman
(Related: History, Limits)
"A political theory seeks to find from history the limits of the politically possible."
- Francis Parker Yockey
(Related: History, Limits, Theory)
"Doing any job for too long limits your possibilities."
- Michael Zaslow
(Related: Job, Limits, Possibilities)
"There are no limits to what I would do to make my classes exciting, interesting, unpredictable."
- Philip Zimbardo