Quotes and Sayings about Potential
"The unionists also for their part, want to minimise the potential for change, not only on the equality agenda but on the issues of sovereignty and ending the union."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Equality, Change, Ending, Potential, Want)
"The educator must believe in the potential power of his pupil, and he must employ all his art in seeking to bring his pupil to experience this power."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: Art, Experience, Power, Potential)
"What should exist? To me, that's the most exciting question imaginable. What do we need that we don't have? How can we realize our potential?"
- Paul Allen
(Related: Potential, Question)
"One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Consistency, Courage, Virtue, Potential, Practice)
"Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker series also shows the potential of lighter fantastic fiction. I read the first, and listened to a tape of a later one, and it's fun."
- Piers Anthony
(Related: Fiction, First, Fun, Potential)
"I read a book recently by a psychiatrist who was able to interview a few serial killers and she had a thesis on how you could figure these people out. And she thinks that there are things that could tell you whether someone has the potential to do that."
- Tom Araya
(Related: People, Potential)
"It is in the very nature of things human that every act that has once made its appearance and has been recorded in the history of mankind stays with mankind as a potentiality long after its actuality has become a thing of the past."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: History, Nature, Act, Appearance, Mankind, Past)
"My potential is more than can be expressed within the bounds of my race or ethnic identity."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Identity, Potential, Race)
"All of our children have so much potential. All of our children deserve a chance at life."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Life, Chance, Children, Potential)
"The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn't think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential."
- Steve Ballmer
(Related: Technology, People, Information, Potential, Sense, Want)
"If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be 'meetings.'"
- Dave Barry
(Related: Potential, Race, Reason, Will, Word)
"He was very concerned about his children potentially being kidnapped or attached, and that's why they were covered up. When he went to Berlin zoo, there were 200 photographers."
- Martin Bashir
(Related: Being, Children)
"What is their potential for evil; what is their potential for wickedness? That's the only time that those characters become interesting to watch."
- Jennifer Beals
(Related: Time, Evil, Potential, Wickedness)
"You can make yourself feel better about yourself if you project your shadow side, if you project your own potential for evil onto someone else. By annihilating them and, therefore, your shadow, you bring yourself into some state of purity or reformation."
- Jennifer Beals
(Related: Evil, Potential, Project, Purity, Shadow, State)
"Untapped potential is the difference between where a person is now and where he or she can be."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Difference, Now, Potential)
"Value people on their potential, not on their history."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: History, People, Potential, Value)
"Every day, people settle for less than they deserve. They are only partially living or at best living a partial life. Every human being has the potential for greatness."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Life, People, Greatness, Being, Day, Living, Potential)
"A good leader is one who can tell another how to reach his or her potential; a great leader is one who can help another discover this potential for him or herself."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Leader, Help, Potential)
"One can say of language that it is potentially the only human home, the only dwelling place that cannot be hostile to man."
- John Berger
(Related: Home, Language, Man)
"We have a powerful potential in out youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends."
- Mary McLeod Bethune
(Related: Change, Power, Ideas, Courage, May, Old, Potential, Youth)
"The states are not free, under the guise of protecting maternal health or potential life, to intimidate women into continuing pregnancies."
- Harry A. Blackmun
(Related: Health, Women, Life, Potential, states)
"The threat from Saddam Hussein and weapons of mass destruction - chemical, biological, potentially nuclear weapons capability - that threat is real."
- Tony Blair
(Related: Destruction, Weapons)
"The real community of man is the community of those who seek the truth, of the potential knowers."
- Allan Bloom
(Related: Truth, Community, Man, Potential)
"We'd love to do Space Ace 3D. It has a lot of potential. But, it is really up to the publishers."
- Don Bluth
(Related: Love, Potential, Space)
"I hope that the institution will succeed in maximizing students' potential in the same way. I will give all of my stock to this institution. It will own the Bose Corporation and be funded by the Bose Corporation."
- Amar Bose
(Related: Hope, Potential, Students, Succeed, Will)
"I'm not a prophet or a stone aged man, just a mortal with potential of a superman. I'm living on."
- David Bowie
(Related: Living, Man, Potential)
"Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better."
- Bill Bradley
(Related: Leadership, People, Potential)
"Just because Fate doesn't deal you the right cards, it doesn't mean you should give up. It just means you have to play the cards you get to their maximum potential."
- Les Brown
(Related: Cards, Fate, Play, Potential, Right)
"If you believe in an unseen Christ, you will believe in the unseen Christlike potential of others."
- Anthony Burgess
(Related: Christ, Potential, Will)
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."
- Leo Buscaglia
(Related: Life, Power, Act, Caring, Compliment, Listening, Potential, Smile, Word)
"If human beings are perceived as potentials rather than problems, as possessing strengths instead of weaknesses, as unlimited rather that dull and unresponsive, then they thrive and grow to their capabilities."
- Barbara Bush
"Obviously, I've seen what the press has done to my cousins. I would never let that rule my life, but I'm not the kind of person to rebel or do things. I don't know. I don't let the potential for bad press dictate who I am, but I keep that in mind. How can you not?"
- Lauren Bush
(Related: Life, Mind, Potential, Press)
"The sensors have many potential practical uses - in Government buildings, train carriages, cargo containers, on a soldier's lapel - and are a thousand times cheaper than current sensors that are used for the same purpose."
- Anne Campbell
(Related: Government, Purpose, Potential)
"Some people have said that I can 'hear' a hit song, meaning that I can tell the first time a song is played for me if it has potential. I have been able to hear some of the hits that way, but I can also 'feel' one."
- Glen Campbell
(Related: Time, People, First, Meaning, Potential, Song)
"What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea. It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience, something that never has been and never could have been experienced by anyone else."
- Joseph Campbell
(Related: Life, Experience, Land, Sea)
"I also rise today in strong support of forward movement on the implementation of health information technology, which has the potential to save the United States billions of dollars in health care costs each year."
- Russ Carnahan
(Related: Health, Technology, Care, Information, Potential, states, Support, Today, United)
"I think what's going on in Guantanamo Bay and other places is a disgrace to the U.S.A. I wouldn't say it's the cause of terrorism, but it has given impetus and excuses to potential terrorists to lash out at our country and justify their despicable acts."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Cause, Country, Disgrace, Excuses, Potential, Terrorism)
"We know that if al Queda or one of these terrorist organizations were to get a weapon of mass destruction from Iraq, that they would have no hesitation about using it to catastrophic consequences; the potential is for hundreds of thousands of casualties."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Consequences, Destruction, Hesitation, Iraq, Potential)
"Almost all people have this potential for evil, which would be unleashed only under certain dangerous social circumstances."
- Iris Chang
(Related: People, Circumstances, Evil, Potential)
"I don't measure America by its achievement but by its potential."
- Shirley Chisholm
(Related: Achievement, America, Measure, Potential)
"The Iraqi Free Press, which did not exist 18 months ago because there was no such thing as the Iraqi Free Press, broke a story about the U.N. Oil-for-Food scandal, which could potentially turn out to be the largest scandal in history."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: History, Months, Oil, Press, Scandal)
"Anytime a large, emergency spending bill makes its way through Congress, the potential for mischief is great."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: Congress, Potential)
"In examining the CIA's past and present use of the U.S. media, the Committee finds two reasons for concern. The first is the potential, inherent in covert media operations, for manipulating or incidentally misleading the American public."
- Frank Church
(Related: American, Committee, Concern, First, Media, Misleading, Past, Potential, Present, Public)
"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Intelligence, Strength, Effort, Key, Potential)
"Ambition is a drug that makes its addicts potential madmen."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Ambition, Potential)
"As Secretary of Housing, I do have to express alarm, signal the alarm if you will, that the potential for homelessness to grow is there."
- Henry Cisneros
(Related: Potential, Will)
"As a scouting department, with the confidence we have in our player development, if a guy has the potential that we think they have and the makeup and they stay healthy, we think they will be a productive Major Leaguer. We take a lot of pride in that."
- Roy Clark
(Related: Development, Confidence, Makeup, Potential, Pride, Scouting, Will)
"The list of women to potentially be on a major party ticket, in both parties, is embarrassingly short."
- Eleanor Clift
(Related: Women, Party)
"America has faced much more difficult times, including potential national extinction, without flinching."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: America, Potential)
"What you believe about God has the greatest potential for good or harm in your life."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: Life, God, Harm, Potential)
"So, through playing with Cop I realized that there is a potentially interested audience out in the world."
- Jim Coleman
"All of my books have the potential to become movies, it's just a question of finding a studio who wants to get behind me and put up the money to make the movie."
- Jackie Collins
(Related: Money, Movies, Books, Potential, Question)
"That the potential to become Level 5 exists in you and me and the people we work with and that it is then a process or a journey to nurture that seed... in a culture by and large that doesn't reinforce it."
- James Collins
(Related: Work, People, Culture, Journey, Potential)
"The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence."
(Related: Desire, Excellence, Potential, Succeed, Will)
"Anybody who has stood on the prairie in North Dakota has felt the force of the wind and knows that our state has an inexhaustible supply of wind power. The potential here to create jobs and draw millions of dollars in new investment to North Dakota is enormous."
- Kent Conrad
(Related: Power, Force, Investment, Jobs, Potential, State, Wind)
"The news today that Bush has vowed to veto any legislation that reviews the security implications of the Dubai Port World's potential management of our ports is ludicrous and the entire Democratic Party is calling him to task for it."
- John Conyers
(Related: Management, Legislation, News, Party, Potential, Security, Today, World)
"I have always hated celebrities lecturing people on politics. So forgive me. But I am passionate about this country. I am equally passionate about the potential of the people who live here."
- Simon Cowell
(Related: Politics, People, Country, Potential)
"Irregular contact with doctors means many men fail to receive any preventive care for potentially life-threatening conditions. In addition, when men do seek care, embarrassment can often prevent them from openly discussing health concerns with their physicians."
- Michael Crapo
(Related: Health, Men, Life, Care, Doctors, Embarrassment, Physicians)
"There certainly was a lot of potential in the air for doing a magazine which focused on the way business, in particular, was being transformed by the Internet."
- James Daly
(Related: Business, Being, Internet, Potential)
"It is the creative potential itself in human beings that is the image of God."
- Mary Daly
(Related: God, Potential)
"Finally, treat domestic energy production as the economic necessity it is and the job creator it can be. Drill, and frack, and lease, and license, unleash in every way the jobs potential in the enormous energy resources we have been denying ourselves."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Energy, Job, Jobs, Necessity, Potential, Production)
"Our educational results lag behind other states, and other nations, but worse still, behind the potential of the kids and the devoted teachers in our classrooms."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Kids, Nations, Potential, Results, states, Teachers)
"It's perseverance that's the key. It's persevering for long enough to achieve your potential."
- Lynn Davies
(Related: Perseverance, Key, Potential)
"I'm very confident that the solutions that we are developing are going to be effective not only in application in Iraq, but also will be very helpful for potential homeland security situations as well."
- Geoff Davis
(Related: Iraq, Potential, Security, Will)
"Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, brain and spinal cord disorders, diabetes, cancer, at least 58 diseases could potentially be cured through stem cell research, diseases that touch every family in America and in the world."
- Rosa DeLauro
(Related: Family, America, Cancer, Research, World)
"Hydrogen is the most common element in the universe, and has the potential to become an inexpensive source of energy for neighborhoods, light and heavy duty vehicles, and industry."
- Charlie Dent
(Related: Duty, Energy, Light, Potential, Universe)
"Networks don't want a show with a continuing story. There's no backend potential."
- William Devane
(Related: Potential, Want)
"I will fight for my children on any level so they can reach their potential as human beings and in their public duties."
- Princess Diana
(Related: Children, Fight, Potential, Public, Will)
"It is practically impossible to teach good programming to students that have had a prior exposure to BASIC: as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration."
- Edsger Dijkstra
(Related: Hope, Potential, Programming, Students)
"Our children are our greatest resource and Head Start grants help them reach their full potential."
- Christopher Dodd
(Related: Children, Help, Potential)
"In Wisconsin, We're at the forefront of research that might one day bring cures for diseases like Parkinsons and Alzheimers, and we must seize its great potential."
- Jim Doyle
(Related: Day, Potential, Research)
"Mankind will never win lasting peace so long as men use their full resources only in tasks of war. While we are yet at peace, let us mobilize the potentialities, particularly the moral and spiritual potentialities, which we usually reserve for war."
- John Foster Dulles
(Related: Men, Peace, War, Mankind, Spiritual, Will)
"For us artists there waits the joyous compromise through art with all that wounded or defeated us in daily life; in this way, not to evade destiny, as the ordinary people try to do, but to fulfil it in its true potential - the imagination."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Art, Imagination, People, Life, Artists, Compromise, Destiny, Potential)
"I've just simply used what I've used because of the great, great expressive potential of it."
- John Eaton
"Poetry is a natural energy resource of our country.It has no energy crisis, possessing a potential that will last as long as the country. Its power is equal to that of any country in the world."
- Richard Eberhart
(Related: Poetry, Power, Country, Crisis, Energy, Potential, Will, World)
"There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be appalled, and so abandon war forever."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Death, Science, War, Day, Force, Machine, Man, Order, Spring, Will)
"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Power, Government, Influence, Military, Potential, Will)
"The election in Iraq clearly demonstrates that Iraqi people are like people everywhere. They desire to create a future in an environment that is safe and allows them to reach their full potential as human beings, whatever that potential may be."
- John Ensign
(Related: People, Desire, Environment, Future, Iraq, May, Potential)
"My mother wanted us to understand that the tragedies of your life one day have the potential to be comic stories the next."
- Nora Ephron
(Related: Life, Mother, Day, Potential)
"With the crowds on your side, it's easier to play up to your potential."
- Julius Erving
(Related: Crowds, Play, Potential)
"The federal government has a responsibility to protect all Americans from potential terrorist attack."
- Bob Etheridge
(Related: Government, Americans, Potential, Responsibility)
"Our students learn more in 30 days than one could learn in 30 years without our training. To really maximize your potential as an umpire, you need to get a solid foundation as soon as you can."
- Jim Evans
(Related: Potential, Students, Training, Umpire, Years)
"Game management is accomplished by staying constantly alert and then reading and reacting to potential problem situations before they materialize. It all boils down to paying attention to details."
- Jim Evans
(Related: Management, Attention, Potential, Reading)
"He said this has the potential to be the first broadband killer application, and it has sort of become the truth because obviously it's so bandwidth intensive. I mean, it has been an issue."
- Shawn Fanning
(Related: Truth, First, Potential)
"It's been all over the press, and schools are deciding to shut it down. We released a public announcement saying that we had some potential solutions that we were working with, and once we had something concrete we would start implementing it and approach schools."
- Shawn Fanning
(Related: Potential, Press, Public, Saying, Schools)
"If we don't make earnest moves toward real solutions, then each day we move one day closer to revolution and anarchy in this country. This is the sad, and yet potentially joyous, state of America."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: America, Anarchy, Country, Day, Revolution, State)
"I really believe this team has a lot of potential - whether it's this year or in years to come, I don't know."
- Brett Favre
(Related: Potential, Years)
"'No Child Left Behind' requires states and school districts to ensure that all students are learning and are reaching their highest potential. Special education students should not be left out of these accountability mechanisms."
- Dianne Feinstein
(Related: Education, Learning, Potential, School, states, Students)
"A stricken tree, a living thing, so beautiful, so dignified, so admirable in its potential longevity, is, next to man, perhaps the most touching of wounded objects."
- Edna Ferber
(Related: Living, Longevity, Man, Potential)
"Your past is not your potential. In any hour you can choose to liberate the future."
- Marilyn Ferguson
(Related: Future, Past, Potential)
"The essence of our effort to see that every child has a chance must be to assure each an equal opportunity, not to become equal, but to become different-to realize whatever unique potential of body, mind and spirit he or she possesses."
- John Fischer
(Related: Opportunity, Body, Chance, Effort, Mind, Potential, Spirit)
"U.S. journalists I don't think are very courageous. They tend to go along with the government's policy domestically and internationally. To question is seen as being unpatriotic, or potentially subversive."
- Robert Fisk
(Related: Government, Policy, Being, Question)
"So if I could just go back now to something which I am sure we should cover here regarding our original scenario: we have, in fact, four ways - four major potential lines of research."
- Martin Fleischmann
(Related: Fact, Now, Potential, Research)
"I think the potential for the program at the risk of sounding self-serving is large, some would say even limitless, so I'm excited about it and I think it can even pass next year."
- Harold Ford
(Related: Potential, Risk, Self)
"It took me a long time to figure out how to act, and how to conduct myself in the business so I could get what I felt I needed to support my potential and give them what they wanted."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Business, Time, Act, Potential, Support)
"The Staten Island Ferry remains a potential terrorist target."
- Vito Fossella
"One of the essential elements of government responsibility is to communicate effectively to the American people, especially in time of a potential terrorist attack or a natural disaster."
- Vito Fossella
(Related: Government, Time, People, American, Disaster, Potential, Responsibility)
"Advances have fallen, generally, for everything except the biggest potential bestsellers. Given all the changes, both economic and technological, SF hasn't done too badly."
- Alan Dean Foster
"Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!"
- Anne Frank
(Related: News, Potential)
"I think there's great potential for autonomy, but we have to remember that we live in a world where people may have free will but have not invented their circumstances."
- Thomas Frank
(Related: People, Circumstances, Free will, May, Potential, World)
"We are potentially the most dangerous agency in the country."
- Louis Freeh
"Space offers extraordinary potential for commerce and adventure, for new innovations and new tests of will. As Americans, we can't help but reach for the stars. It's our nature. It's our destiny."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Nature, Adventure, Americans, Commerce, Destiny, Help, Potential, Space, Stars, Tests, Will)
"Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality."
- Erich Fromm
(Related: Life, Effort, Man, Personality)
"You may call me a Klansman if you will, but, potentially, every white man is a Klansman, as far as the Negro in competition with whites socially, economically and politically is concerned, and there is no use lying."
- Marcus Garvey
(Related: Competition, Lying, Man, May, Will)
"The metaphor is perhaps one of man's most fruitful potentialities. Its efficacy verges on magic, and it seems a tool for creation which God forgot inside one of His creatures when He made him."
- Jose Ortega y Gasset
(Related: God, Creation, Magic, Man, Metaphor)
"Teaching is an instinctual art, mindful of potential, craving of realizations, a pausing, seamless process."
- A. Bartlett Giamatti
(Related: Art, Potential, Teaching)
"I'm set to have my best year ever: I'm hiring some acts and there will be a show in the morning, in the afternoon and in the evening. I'm going to use my theater to its fullest potential."
- Mickey Gilley
(Related: Evening, Hiring, Potential, Theater, Will)
"They make Spy Kids, they make Scream, they make A Scary Movie. This doesn't do that, so it could be a very bad marriage. I'm trying to keep this potential nightmare quiet because we're just finishing editing."
- Terry Gilliam
(Related: Marriage, Kids, Potential, Quiet, Trying)
"The REM and Nirvana successes don't mean much to me except as a potential distraction for bands who want to cash in on the trend. Don't try to sound like someone else. REM and Nirvana don't sound like anyone else."
- Greg Ginn
(Related: Potential, Sound, Want)
"Well, any effort to maximize your potential and ability is a good thing."
- Daniel Goleman
(Related: Ability, Effort, Potential)
"God's angels often protect his servants from potential enemies."
- Billy Graham
(Related: God, Angels, Enemies, Potential)
"There is no reason why, with the huge potential for market out there in the world for fuel-efficient vehicles, we can't be the cutting edge for change."
- Jennifer Granholm
(Related: Change, Potential, Reason, World)
"He would catapult you forward, and that was his intention with the Jazz Messengers. He would take young people with a potential and help them develop a voice as a player and as a writer."
- Benny Green
(Related: People, Help, Intention, Jazz, Potential, Voice, Writer)
"Kids are finding out about the potential for discovery online from other sources; many of them have computers at home, for instance, or their friends have them."
- Daniel Greenberg
(Related: Computers, Home, Discovery, Friends, Kids, Potential)
"When nearly a third of our high school students do not graduate on time with their peers, we have work to do. We must design our middle and high schools so that no student gets lost in the crowd and disconnected from his or her own potential."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Design, Time, Work, Potential, School, Schools, Students)
"We've got a lot of potential on offense. But really potential doesn't mean much if you don't realize it."
- Brian Griese
"In the U.S.A. or Europe there is no realistic way to estimate the type, magnitude, or probability of the risk, nor any way to narrow down the potentially affected regions."
- Jurgen Habermas
(Related: Europe, Risk)
"I have experienced healing through other writers' poetry, but there's no way I can sit down to write in the hope a poem will have healing potential. If I do, I'll write a bad poem."
- Marilyn Hacker
(Related: Poetry, Hope, Healing, Potential, Will, Writers)
"It's been said that Bill Gates has come up with something that'll be released in December that's gonna put a lid on counterfeiting. If that's a fact then it's really interesting to own your own product - with all the potential methods of downloading."
- Merle Haggard
(Related: December, Fact, Potential)
"Those who are seeking ways to tap into the potential of e-mail will find themselves in a position to capitalize on the pending explosion in Internet usage."
- Alexander Haig
(Related: Internet, Potential, Will)
"The Finland of the 21st century can thrive only if women of learning - in common with their male counterparts - are guaranteed the opportunity to use their creative potential to the full."
- Tarja Halonen
(Related: Women, Opportunity, Learning, Potential)
"I love the idea that biodiesel has the potential to support farmers, especially the family farms."
- Daryl Hannah
(Related: Family, Love, Idea, Potential, Support)
"A woman who is willing to be herself and pursue her own potential runs not so much the risk of loneliness, as the challenge of exposure to more interesting men - and people in general."
- Lorraine Hansberry
(Related: Men, People, Challenge, Loneliness, Potential, Risk, Woman)
"Potentially he could be. He scored the goal four years ago in France against Argentina that was extraordinary."
- Alan Hansen
(Related: Goal, France, Years)
"Yes, a general principle that comes out of research behind Good to Eat is that there are no world religions that have acted to decrease the potential for the nutritional well-being of their followers."
- Marvin Harris
(Related: Followers, Potential, Research, World)
"None of us know all the potentialities that slumber in the spirit of the population, or all the ways in which that population can surprise us when there is the right interplay of events."
- Vaclav Havel
(Related: Events, Population, Right, Spirit)
"Moreover, war has become a thing potentially so terrible and destructive that it should have been the common aim of statesmen to put an end to it forever."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: War, End)
"For only by nurturing the minds and strengthening the values of our children can we give them an opportunity to be full, productive citizens, to reach their God-given potential, and to have good jobs right here in Oklahoma."
- Brad Henry
(Related: God, Opportunity, Values, Children, Jobs, Potential, Right)
"It is only through raising expectations and striving for excellence that our children can reach their full potential."
- Brad Henry
(Related: Children, Excellence, Expectations, Potential)
"Children do not have to learn that streets are dangerous places by potentially fatal trial and error."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Children, Error)
"Really, the potential for, first of all, any college graduate today is enormously good. These are good times for anyone with a college degree today, particularly African Americans. With a college degree today, you really breach the unemployment rate."
- Alexis Herman
(Related: African, Americans, College, First, Potential, Today, Unemployment)
"For me, the risks in terms of opening that brewpub were fairly high. I put my house up as collateral, I invested the liquid money I had and two years of my time to get it over, but that's really not much of a risk for what the potential reward was if it worked."
- John Hickenlooper
(Related: Money, Time, Potential, Reward, Risk, Years)
"I think if I had been writing fiction, where the work is entirely dependent on the writer's creativity and the potential directions the narrative might take are infinite, I might have frozen."
- Laura Hillenbrand
(Related: Work, Creativity, Fiction, Infinite, Potential, Writer, Writing)
"We can reach our potential, but to do so, we must reach within ourselves. We must summon the strength, the will, and the faith to move forward - to be bold - to invest in our future."
- John Hoeven
(Related: Faith, Strength, Future, Potential, Will)
"The full potential of labor can be utilized only if there is mobility in labor."
- Paul Hoffman
(Related: Labor, Potential)
"The universal Mind contains all knowledge. It is the potential ultimate of all things. To it, all things are possible."
- Ernest Holmes
(Related: Knowledge, Mind, Potential)
"To be civilized is to be potentially master of all possible ideas, and that means that one has got beyond being shocked, although one preserves one's own moral aesthetic preferences."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Ideas, Being)
"For the Gulf States, perhaps no forage crop of which the available seed supply is relatively abundant exceeds the velvet bean in potential value. This legume possesses also the ability to make a crop when planted relatively late."
- David F. Houston
(Related: Ability, Potential, states, Value)
"He is not someone who went off to play in Europe and only a few Americans follow. He has the potential to be on magazine covers and more newspaper coverage."
- Lamar Hunt
(Related: Americans, Europe, Play, Potential)
"Our nation must manage significant national security challenges over the next several years. We are already facing a potential conflict with Iraq, new challenges on the Korean peninsula, and key decisions in the president's plans to transform the military."
- Duncan Hunter
(Related: Conflict, Decisions, Iraq, Key, Military, Nation, National security, Potential, President, Years)
"The standard rumor at the time was that Rumsfeld, as chief of staff, had persuaded President Ford to appoint George H.W. Bush as director of Central Intelligence, assuming that that got rid of a potential competitor for the presidency."
- Bobby R. Inman
(Related: Time, Intelligence, Potential, Presidency, President, Rumor)
"Potentially significant, by the way, because we don't know exactly what's in Matt Cooper's notes, and we don't know - and we don't still know the answer to the crucial question of whether it was Rove or somebody else that revealed Valerie Plame's name to him."
- Michael Isikoff
(Related: Name, Question)
"There are many alternatives to embryonic stem cell research, alternatives with great potential. We need to support these and oppose creating life for the sole purpose of destroying it."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Life, Purpose, Potential, Research, Support)
"If any organism fails to fulfill its potentialities, it becomes sick."
- William James
"Our normal waking consciousness, rational consciousness as we call it, is but one special type of consciousness, whilst all about it, parted from it by the filmiest of screens, there lie potential forms of consciousness entirely different."
- William James
(Related: Lie, Consciousness, Potential, Waking)
"What I did was I completed the half-hour film, but before really showing it, I wrote two more sections for a potential feature film which I didn't think would really happen, but at least I had it in case."
- Jim Jarmusch
(Related: Film, Potential)
"Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do."
- Pope John XXIII
(Related: Dreams, Concern, Potential)
"Millions of American families affected by debilitating diseases have new hope today after the U.S. House passed legislation to support potentially life-saving stem cell research."
- Nancy L. Johnson
(Related: Life, Hope, American, Legislation, Research, Support, Today)
"You look at all the great players that they've had and the potential of playing in Yankee Stadium."
- Nick Johnson
(Related: Potential, Yankee)
"The word 'potential' used to hang over me like a cloud."
- Randy Johnson
"God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities, great potential strength and ability. Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers."
- Abdul Kalam
(Related: God, Strength, Ability, Potential, Prayer)
"We've already gotten a significant grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and a university consortium. I think the whole sector of Foundations, potentially with government support, is promising - more than promising, I think, it's substantial."
- Mitch Kapor
(Related: Government, Support, University)
"Yet our small business owners across the country are unfairly losing potential interest income on a daily basis until the Business Checking Freedom Act becomes law."
- Sue Kelly
(Related: Business, Act, Country, Freedom, Income, Interest, Law, Losing, Potential)
"The tax on capital gains directly affects investment decisions, the mobility and flow of risk capital... the ease or difficulty experienced by new ventures in obtaining capital, and thereby the strength and potential for growth in the economy."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Growth, Strength, Decisions, Difficulty, Economy, Tax, Investment, Potential, Risk)
"Art must unquestionably have a social value; that is, as a potential means of communication it must be addressed, and in comprehensible terms, to the understanding of mankind."
- Rockwell Kent
(Related: Art, Communication, Mankind, Potential, Understanding, Value)
"Nicol has great potential and there is a huge gap between her and the rest of the juniors. She needs to concentrate full time on the professional circuit from now on and it is the only way for her to realize her potential."
- Jahangir Khan
(Related: Time, Needs, Now, Potential, Rest)
"Most of the scientific community believes that for the full potential of embryonic stem cell research to be reached, the number of cell lines readily available to scientists must increase."
- Ron Kind
(Related: Community, Potential, Research, Scientists)
"The decision to go to war is the most important decision that I can make as a representative in Congress. As a veteran, I see any potential military action first through the eyes of the young men and women who volunteered to wear the uniform and would carry out such a mission."
- Mark Kirk
(Related: Men, War, Women, Action, Decision, Congress, Eyes, First, Military, Mission, Potential)
"I have to admit that when I watch a movie in which there is no moral context for the violence - I find that offensive. I think that's potentially damaging to society."
- Dean Koontz
(Related: Society, Violence)
"Federer can be the best ever; he has the potential. The only question is whether he has the desire."
- Richard Krajicek
(Related: Desire, Potential, Question)
"I have a high degree of confidence about India's growth potential in IT."
- Sanjay Kumar
(Related: Growth, Confidence, Potential)
"Human beings the world over need freedom and security that they may be able to realize their full potential."
- Aung San Suu Kyi
(Related: Freedom, May, Potential, Security, World)
"The potential for the saxophone is unlimited."
- Steve Lacy
"Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through. It is potential liberation and renewal as well as enslavement and existential death."
- R. D. Laing
(Related: Death, Madness, May, Potential)
"With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world."
- Dalai Lama
(Related: Ability, Potential, Self, World)
"I will continue to push for doubling the strength of the U.S. Border Patrol, and to make sure that every cargo container that enters this nation is screened for radiation and potential weapons of mass destruction."
- Nick Lampson
(Related: Strength, Destruction, Nation, Potential, Weapons, Will)
"With our knowledge of modern-day genetics, we realize that it was possible for God to place the potential for all people throughout history into the genes of Adam and Eve when He created them."
- Walter Lang
(Related: History, God, People, Knowledge, Genetics, Potential)
"Following the creation concept that creation processes differed from preservation processes, it is suggested that God endowed each created kind, at the time of its creation, with potential for vast variety."
- Walter Lang
(Related: Time, God, Creation, Potential, Variety)
"The trip I made to Angola to study the prehistoric contents of the gravel beds as a means of deciding the age of the deposits and their economic potential was the first time prehistory had ever been used for such a purpose."
- Louis Leakey
(Related: Age, Time, Purpose, Beds, First, Potential, Study)
"Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential."
- Bruce Lee
(Related: Quality, Development, Growth, Being, Duty, Potential)
"That's the reason some schools of thinking don't rule out a destruction of the Chinese military potential before the situation grows worse than it is today. It's bad enough now."
- Curtis Lemay
(Related: Destruction, Military, Now, Potential, Reason, Schools, Thinking, Today)
"I believe Business Objects is on the cusp of becoming a multi-billion-dollar sales company. There is tremendous growth potential for business intelligence."
- Bernard Liautaud
(Related: Business, Intelligence, Growth, Company, Potential, Sales)
"Our nation was created in ways that allow human potential to prosper, and it created the greatest nation for people in the history of humanity. Now Obama is dismantling it, because he has no appreciation for our greatness. In fact, he resents it. He blames this country for whatever evils he sees around the world."
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: History, People, Greatness, Appreciation, Country, Fact, Humanity, Nation, Now, Potential, World)
"But cord blood also holds the great potential of producing pleural potential cells that could cure many other diseases such as juvenile diabetes, a disease that I live with every day."
- Dan Lipinski
(Related: Blood, Cure, Day, Disease, Potential)
"As we explore ways to bring price relief and bolster our country's energy independence, one significant energy source has emerged as a potential solution, hydrogen fuel cells."
- Dan Lipinski
(Related: Country, Energy, Independence, Potential, Solution)
"If you wanted to build the most powerful computer you could, you can't do better than including everything in the universe that's potentially available."
- Seth Lloyd
(Related: Computer, Universe)
"A lot of people in my life are getting sick or potentially going to get sick from tobacco."
- Jeremy London
(Related: Life, People)
"It could potentially be a very competitive race."
- Bill Luther
"You need a vanguard organization in order to overcome the dangerous potential brought about by the uneven development of class militancy and class consciousness."
- Ernest Mandel
(Related: Development, Class, Consciousness, Order, Potential)
"I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply ALL my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy."
- Og Mandino
(Related: Purpose, Mercy, Potential, Will)
"Democracy is timelessly human, and timelessness always implies a certain amount of potential youthfulness."
- Thomas Mann
(Related: Democracy, Potential)
"It's important to address young people in the reopening of New Orleans. In rebuilding, let's revisit the potential of American democracy and American glory."
- Wynton Marsalis
(Related: People, American, Democracy, Glory, Potential)
"One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king."
- Abraham Maslow
(Related: Failure, Man, Possibilities, Sense)
"Most of them are doomed to rapid extinction, but a few may make evolutionary inventions, such as physiological, ecological, or behavioral innovations that give these species improved competitive potential."
- Ernst Mayr
(Related: Inventions, May, Potential)
"Human nature is potentially aggressive and destructive and potentially orderly and constructive."
- Margaret Mead
(Related: Nature, Human nature)
"If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place."
- Margaret Mead
(Related: Values, Culture, Will)
"Always sing below your potential."
- Nellie Melba
"If you think the technology is infeasible, you don't worry about what it might do and what its potential is."
- Ralph Merkle
(Related: Technology, Potential, Worry)
"The greatest artist has no conception which a single block of white marble does not potentially contain within its mass, but only a hand obedient to the mind can penetrate to this image."
(Related: Artist, Mind)
"I will fight in the United States Senate this year to fund a servicing mission to Hubble by 2008, a mission that would potentially increase Hubble's power and efficiency by a factor of 10 and allow us to look back almost to the beginning of the universe."
- Barbara Mikulski
(Related: Power, Beginning, Efficiency, Fight, Mission, Senate, states, United, Universe, Will)
"The breadth of the potential readership is also a factor."
- Mark Millar
"And what is the potential man, after all? Is he not the sum of all that is human? Divine, in other words?"
- Henry Miller
(Related: Man, Potential, Words)
"By virtue of being born to humanity, every human being has a right to the development and fulfillment of his potentialities as a human being."
- Ashley Montagu
(Related: Development, Virtue, Being, Fulfillment, Humanity, Right)
"Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world."
- Maria Montessori
(Related: Potential, Will, World)
"We've lost our city. I fear it's potentially like Pompeii."
- Marc Morial
"Alaska has great potential for new oil and gas development."
- Frank Murkowski
(Related: Development, Oil, Potential)
"Today, children are watching more and more television, and are bombarded over and over with images and content that have the potential to dramatically influence their behavior."
- Tim Murphy
(Related: Behavior, Children, Content, Influence, Potential, Television, Today)
"Illegal immigration is crisis for our country. It is an open door for drugs, criminals, and potential terrorists to enter our country. It is straining our economy, adding costs to our judicial, healthcare, and education systems."
- Timothy Murphy
(Related: Education, Country, Crisis, Drugs, Economy, Healthcare, Open, Potential)
"The way you remember the past depends upon your hope for the future. And if what you see in your future has no hope, it has no potential, then you view the past that brought you to here as not very good."
- Story Musgrave
(Related: Hope, Future, Past, Potential)
"War is murder. And the military preparations now being made for a potential major confrontation are aimed at collective murder. In a nuclear age the victims would be numbered by the millions. This naked truth must be faced."
- Alva Myrdal
(Related: Age, War, Truth, Being, Military, Murder, Now, Potential, Victims)
"People really have to believe in their tax system. They have to believe that there is an equitable distribution of the burden, but there is also an important investment based upon the potential achievements that come from us paying our taxes."
- Richard Neal
(Related: People, Burden, Tax, Investment, Potential, Taxes)
"If we're gonna win, we have to play up to and beyond our potential. We're capable of doing that."
- Don Nelson
(Related: Play, Potential)
"The rock sitting on the shelf has potential because it can fall-it's the same way with the Internet. It has this potential. It's not really doing it yet, but it's about to."
- Michael Nesmith
(Related: Internet, Potential)
"Religion as a human phenomenon is as riddled through with potential for both good and evil as any other phenomenon."
- Richard John Neuhaus
(Related: Religion, Evil, Potential)
"We need to steer clear of this poverty of ambition, where people want to drive fancy cars and wear nice clothes and live in nice apartments but don't want to work hard to accomplish these things. Everyone should try to realize their full potential."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Work, People, Ambition, Clothes, Fancy, Potential, Poverty, Want)
"Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Life, Ambition, Potential, Poverty)
"There is an urgent need for Americans to look deeply into themselves and their actions, and musical poetry is perhaps the most effective mirror available. Every newspaper headline is a potential song."
- Phil Ochs
(Related: Poetry, Actions, Americans, Potential, Song)
"I actually think there's a potential, a crazy potential, that network TV could become something valuable and worthwhile, just because of fear on the part of the networks."
- Bob Odenkirk
(Related: Fear, Network, Potential)
"From another point of view, a new situation now seems to be arising in which Japan's prosperity is going to be incorporated into the expanding potential power of both production and consumption in Asia at large."
- Kenzaburo Oe
(Related: Power, Now, Potential, Production, Prosperity)
"Our time here is magic! It's the only space you have to realize whatever it is that is beautiful, whatever is true, whatever is great, whatever is potential, whatever is rare, whatever is unique, in. It's the only space."
- Ben Okri
(Related: Time, Potential, Space)
"My wife had taken off on a plane. Two airplanes had crashed into the World Trade Center. I, of course, like any other person, felt potentially devastated, panicky a little bit."
- Ted Olson
(Related: Wife, Airplanes, Trade, World)
"The most extreme individuals and factions in Islamic countries are now more motivated than ever to kill Americans, and the number of potential terrorists has greatly expanded."
- John Olver
(Related: Americans, Countries, Extreme, Now, Potential)
"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)
"I see a New York where there is no barrier to the God-given potential of every New Yorker. I see a New York where everyone who wants a good job can find one. I see a New York where the people can believe in a grounded government again."
- Carl Paladino
(Related: Government, People, God, Job, Potential)
"I'm pro-life. I'll do all I can to see every baby is created with a future and potential. The legislature should do all it can to protect human life."
- Sarah Palin
(Related: Life, Baby, Future, Potential)
"I always look at films as real stories with real people in real situations. That's why I struggle with the whole notion of calling someone the 'good guy' or the 'bad guy,' because I think we all have potential to do good things and all have the potential to do bad things."
- Guy Pearce
(Related: People, Potential, Struggle)
"I think comics have far more potential than a lot of people realize."
- Harvey Pekar
(Related: People, Potential)
"For every child prodigy that you know about, at least 50 potential ones have burned out before you even heard about them."
- Itzhak Perlman
"Any gifted child can potentially get in real trouble because of the way they are handled."
- Itzhak Perlman
"Success consists in being successful, not in having potential for success. Any wide piece of ground is the potential site of a palace, but there's no palace till it's built."
- Fernando Pessoa
(Related: Success, Successful, Being, Potential)
"Grissom comes from a place where we know he had a deaf mother, he was raised in a silent household, on some level, had a father who potentially was not around and he learned what he knew by himself in the back yard, with bugs and animals. He's not comfortable being a supervisor and that's his problem."
- William Petersen
(Related: Mother, Father, Animals, Being, Bugs)
"I was going to be a concert pianist, and when I was in high school, my parents were scared to death that I would focus too much on that too soon. And that I'd end up in some sort of dead end, and not fulfilling whatever potential they thought I had."
- David Hyde Pierce
(Related: Death, Thought, End, Focus, Parents, Potential, School)
"Humanity has only scratched the surface of its real potential."
- Peace Pilgrim
(Related: Humanity, Potential)
"We save limited resources in terms of who we are physically screening. The approach will allow us to pay more attention to those potential terrorists."
- John Pistole
(Related: Attention, Potential, Will)
"So I think in those circumstances, there's some potential that you could see a big pendulum swing like 1994, which people you thought weren't vulnerable all of the sudden get in trouble."
- John Podesta
(Related: Thought, People, Circumstances, Potential, Trouble)
"In examining the potential of individuals, we must focus on their strengths and not just their mistakes. We cannot be limited by what they may have spilled in the kitchen."
- William Pollard
(Related: Focus, Kitchen, May, Mistakes, Potential)
"Our being is subject to all the chances of life. There are so many things we are capable of, that we could be or do. The potentialities are so great that we never, any of us, are more than one-fourth fulfilled."
- Katherine Anne Porter
(Related: Life, Being)
"The comparison to the old world is something to get excited about. We have the potential for more choice and innovation, and a different regulatory environment that doesn't place as much weight on economic regulations of terms and conditions."
- Michael K. Powell
(Related: Choice, Environment, Innovation, Old, Potential, Weight, World)
"The first thing I feel like we have the potential to do is to deliver to consumers more roots to their home."
- Michael K. Powell
(Related: Home, First, Potential)
"The signs of outstanding leadership appear primarily among the followers. Are the followers reaching their potential? Are they learning? Serving? Do they achieve the required results? Do they change with grace? Manage conflict?"
- Max de Pree
(Related: Change, Leadership, Conflict, Followers, Grace, Learning, Potential, Results)
"A black man singing about a blond girl was potential trouble."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Man, Potential, Singing, Trouble)
"Mr. Speaker, the scientific evidence is overwhelming that embryonic stem cells have great potential to regenerate specific types of human tissues, offering hope for millions of Americans suffering from debilitating diseases."
- Jim Ramstad
(Related: Hope, Americans, Potential, Suffering)
"On this important anniversary, we must remember that while we have come a long way in eliminating barriers, critical work remains to ensure all Americans can live up to their full potential."
- Jim Ramstad
(Related: Work, Americans, Potential)
"Potentially, a government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Government, Legal, Force, Man, Victims)
"It is the potential for economic growth that provides the basis for the development of countries, for bringing to people essential goods and services, such as water to drink and facilities for healthcare."
- Lee R. Raymond
(Related: People, Development, Growth, Countries, Healthcare, Potential, Water)
"What we look for in the school is unrealized potential."
- Donna Reed
(Related: Potential, School)
"It does not make sense that we are allowing known potential weapons, not unlike those the 9-11 hijackers used to overcome the crews of four airplanes, to be taken aboard passenger aircraft."
- Dave Reichert
(Related: Airplanes, Potential, Sense, Weapons)
"What we can do is to explain as clearly as possible what the benefits would be of him going down one path, and what the potential consequences would be if he chooses another path."
- Mitchell Reiss
(Related: Benefits, Consequences, Potential)
"The connections between and among women are the most feared, the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet."
- Adrienne Rich
(Related: Women, Force)
"We as a people, as a state, and as a community, have too much promise, too much potential, and too much at stake to go any other way than forward. We are too strong in our hearts, too innovative in our minds, and too firm in our beliefs to retreat from our goals."
- Bill Richardson
(Related: People, Goals, Beliefs, Community, Potential, Promise, State)
"I wanted to make sure that this be the first scientific and technology revolution in history in which the public thoroughly discussed all the potential benefits and all the potential harms, in advance of the technology coming online and running its course."
- Jeremy Rifkin
(Related: History, Technology, Benefits, First, Revolution, Potential, Public, Running)
"The position I took at the time was that we hadn't really examined any of the potential environmental consequences of introducing genetically modified organisms."
- Jeremy Rifkin
(Related: Environmental, Time, Consequences, Potential)
"The American public is not aware that there might be potential allergenic and toxic reactions. With regular food, at least people know which foods they have an allergy to."
- Jeremy Rifkin
(Related: Food, People, American, Potential, Public)
"The people who really got me off were dealing with the musical potential of the Instrument."
- Max Roach
(Related: People, Potential)
"I've used drugs that I do consider to be dangerous, drugs that are potentially detrimental to kids and society at large."
- Tim Robbins
(Related: Society, Drugs, Kids)
"In a society where the rights and potential of women are constrained, no man can be truly free. He may have power, but he will not have freedom."
- Mary Robinson
(Related: Society, Women, Power, Freedom, Rights, Man, May, Potential, Will)
"Even if I don't release it myself, somebody else might hear it and want to record it. When you write a song, it gives it that potential."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: Potential, Song, Want)
"It took the United States until 1920 to give women the franchise and another 40 or 50 years to start utilizing women's potential. How many women of incredible potential did we fail and what achievements were lost to all because we never tapped that potential?"
- James E. Rogers
(Related: Women, Potential, states, United, Years)
"Appraisals are where you get together with your team leader and agree what an outstanding member of the team you are, how much your contribution has been valued, what massive potential you have and, in recognition of all this, would you mind having your salary halved."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Leader, Mind, Potential)
"Long before the terrifying potential of the arms race was recognized, there was a widespread instinctive abhorrence of nuclear weapons, and a strong desire to get rid of them."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Abhorrence, Desire, Potential, Race, Weapons)
"Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us."
- Wilma Rudolph
(Related: Dreams, Power, Greatness, Influence, Potential, Spirit)
"As the president of Kosovo, I am more concerned about the current situation with the employment standing at around 70 % of the population, which is young, with great potential, speaking many foreign languages and having wide expertise."
- Ibrahim Rugova
(Related: Expertise, Population, Potential, President)
"I want to warn potential victims. Many of them are women, and many of them are battered women. It's a cause for me. When I look back, though, so many of the books I've written are about wives who just couldn't get away."
- Ann Rule
(Related: Women, Books, Cause, Potential, Victims, Want, Wives)
"The Federal Government should be the last resort, not the first. Ask if a potential program is truly a federal responsibility or whether it can better be handled privately, by voluntary organizations, or by local or state governments."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Government, First, Potential, Responsibility, State)
"Adult stem cells have shown great potential and have effectively helped patients. Another alternative is cord-blood stem cells. These are a neglected resource that could be used to treat a diverse body of people."
- Jim Ryun
(Related: People, Body, Potential)
"Small businesses are the backbone of job creation in South Carolina, but we're not maximizing our potential when we've got what's effectively the highest income tax rate in the Southeast holding us back."
- Mark Sanford
(Related: Creation, Tax, Income, Job, Potential)
"If you want to treat China as an enemy, you have a much better chance of making them an enemy than if you treat them as a potential friend."
- Jim Sasser
(Related: Friend, Chance, Enemy, Potential, Want)
"Never refuse an assignment except when there is a conflict of interest, a potential of danger to you or your family, or you hold a strongly biased attitude about the subject under focus."
- Jessica Savitch
(Related: Family, Attitude, Conflict, Danger, Focus, Interest, Potential)
"I remember fear and I remember the potential of nuclear war."
- Jack Scalia
(Related: War, Fear, Potential)
"The new century has brought on its own terrible dangers, which although not reaching the apocalyptic potential of the Cold War, still have the capacity to shake our world."
- Adam Schiff
(Related: War, Potential, World)
"Even though I don't agree with either Sarah Palin or Michele Bachmann on virtually anything, I do think the unique scrutiny - because of their gender and highlighting the potential conflict between them is a product of the media's desire for juicy storylines. I think it's inappropriate."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: Conflict, Desire, Gender, Media, Potential)
"And I think we need a combination of a freeze, potentially, and also we need to sit down with the - with the banking industry and talk to them about ways in which we can help them be able to work those mortgages out, because it's absolutely imperative that we keep people in their homes."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: Work, People, Help, Talk)
"As The O.C. started up again, I started to feel myself potentially getting pulled away."
- Josh Schwartz
"No one should be denied the opportunity to get an education and increase their earning potential based solely on their inability to pay for a college education."
- Bobby Scott
(Related: Education, Opportunity, College, Potential)
"Working hard is great, being lazy sometimes is great, but failed potential is the worst."
- Campbell Scott
(Related: Being, Potential)
"I don't necessarily believe there's a message in the fact that I'm an African-American Republican. I think there is a message that America as a whole, we are now awake. We are looking at a political construct and we're fairly disappointed. I think the message is no matter where you come from in this country, there is great potential."
- Tim Scott
(Related: African, America, Country, Fact, Now, Potential, Republican)
"After a few months in my parents' basement, I took an apartment near the state university, where I discovered both crystal methamphetamine and conceptual art. Either one of these things are dangerous, but in combination they have the potential to destroy entire civilizations."
- David Sedaris
(Related: Art, Months, Parents, Potential, State, University)
"But what does interest me is the notion that if you do a lot of work it means there's a potential for other people to understand that a lot of things are possible with a sustained effort and that the broadening of experiences is possible and I think that's all art can be."
- Richard Serra
(Related: Art, Work, People, Effort, Interest, Potential)
"When I teach and meet a class for the first time, you realize that there are people there that have exceptional abilities or have the potential to do exceptional things and you never know who those people are. My job is to provide the best information I can."
- John Sexton
(Related: Time, People, Class, First, Information, Job, Potential)
"The message of the free world to any potential Palestinian leadership should be a simple one: Embrace democratic reform and we will embrace you."
- Natan Sharansky
(Related: Leadership, Potential, Reform, Will, World)
"As far as advice to potential teenage idols, there is no formula."
- Bobby Sherman
(Related: Advice, Formula, Idols, Potential, Teenage)
"The serious problems facing the world today will never be solved until women are able to use their full potential on behalf of themselves, their families, and their global and local communities, as the World Bank and others have discovered."
- Jenny Shipley
(Related: Women, Potential, Problems, Today, Will, World)
"The potential elite runner must realize that hard means hard, easy means easy and they must patiently seek out what combinations work for them. They have to learn to be persistent and patient with their training and racing."
- Frank Shorter
(Related: Work, Potential, Racing, Training)
"We think that we have great potential but never reach it."
- Josh Silver
"We have global interests, potential threats from elsewhere, North Korea, Iran, Taiwan Straits and the like. We must be prepared for any future threat. That is why it is important that this be a transition year, 2006."
- Ike Skelton
(Related: Future, Potential)
"Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams."
- Ashley Smith
(Related: Dreams, Life, Beauty, Faces, Fight, Potential, Rain, Wind)
"The only way to ensure that our promise to provide every opportunity for students with disabilities, and help them achieve their full potential, is to give our schools the dollars they need."
- Gordon Smith
(Related: Opportunity, Help, Potential, Promise, Schools, Students)
"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)
"As a teenager I had no idea that I had the potential to win an Olympic gold medal and my athletic career developed only by lucky circumstances."
- Peter Snell
(Related: Idea, Career, Circumstances, Gold, Potential)
"Most people in this society who aren't actively mad are, at best, reformed or potential lunatics."
- Susan Sontag
(Related: Society, People, Potential)
"Before you approach a production entity or even a potential producer, you should write up a treatment and register your show with the Writers Guild of America."
- Penelope Spheeris
(Related: America, Potential, Production, Treatment, Writers)
"I think the potential for man is so enormous, if we can stay alive long enough, we're going to be seeing a lot of what Star Trek is projecting."
- Brent Spiner
(Related: Man, Potential)
"I think he is an extremely accessible character. In Data there is no potential for cruelty."
- Brent Spiner
(Related: Character, Cruelty, Potential)
"Unfortunately, inner feelings and potential are often stunted by our parents, relatives or peers."
- Willie Stargell
(Related: Feelings, Parents, Potential, Relatives)
"I thought we were to discuss a referral which we believe contains substantial and credible information of potential impeachable offenses by the President of the United States."
- Kenneth Starr
(Related: Thought, Information, Potential, President, states, United)
"So, for example, if a child is labeled as having a learning disability, it has very concrete consequences for the kinds of services and potentially accommodations that child will get."
- Robert Sternberg
(Related: Consequences, Disability, Example, Learning, Will)
"We have it. The smoking gun. The evidence. The potential weapon of mass destruction we have been looking for as our pretext of invading Iraq. There's just one problem - it's in North Korea."
- Jon Stewart
(Related: Destruction, Iraq, Potential, Smoking)
"Abortion is inherently different from other medical procedures because no other procedure involves the purposeful termination of a potential life."
- Potter Stewart
(Related: Life, Medical, Abortion, Potential)
"Once you're able to look like an idiot and be OK with it, it opens up your potential."
- Nicole Sullivan
"They view massive immigration as a massive infusion of potential voters for the Democratic Party, and therefore will do nothing, absolutely nothing to stop that flow of legal or illegal entrance into the country."
- Tom Tancredo
(Related: Legal, Country, Nothing, Party, Potential, Will)
"In fact, the place where we have indicted more terrorists or potential terrorists, is our Northern border."
- Tom Tancredo
(Related: Fact, Potential)
"While the President leads his potential adversaries in almost every state, his support is soft. He is seen as honest, sincere, just, and friendly but gets mediocre or relatively poor ratings being competent strong, intelligent, and a forceful leader."
- Robert Teeter
(Related: Leader, Being, Poor, Potential, President, State, Support)
"Our technological powers increase, but the side effects and potential hazards also escalate."
- Alvin Toffler
"The greatest barrier to someone achieving their potential is their denial of it."
- Simon Travaglia
(Related: Denial, Potential)
"Every man is a potential genius until he does something."
- Herbert Beerbohm Tree
(Related: Genius, Man, Potential)
"Perhaps, more importantly, I think that most human beings realise only a fraction of the true potential of their minds, so the spiritual or mystical, the things which remain mysterious or unexplained have always drawn me to include them in any scheme for a novel."
- Rose Tremain
(Related: Potential, Spiritual)
"Any setting can potentially acquire this vividness. It slowly arrives during the period of research, until it is as immediate to me as my own real surroundings."
- Rose Tremain
"The level of potential physical productivity of a society depends on both the development of the intellect of its members, and a minimal standard of both demographic characteristics and of consumption."
- Robert Trout
(Related: Society, Development, Intellect, Potential, Productivity)
"We shall never be able to remove suspicion and fear as potential causes of war until communication is permitted to flow, free and open, across international boundaries."
- Harry S. Truman
(Related: War, Fear, Causes, Communication, Open, Potential, Suspicion)
"Stem cells have the potential to be used to treat and better understand some of the world's most deadly and disabling diseases."
- Mark Udall
(Related: Potential, World)
"Any doctor will admit that any drug can have side effects, and that writing a prescription involves weighing the potential benefits against the risks."
- Mark Udall
(Related: Benefits, Potential, Will, Writing)
"However in countries outside of Japan I think game music is still a potential growth market that has not yet developed to the extent that we are seeing in Japan."
- Nobuo Uematsu
(Related: Music, Growth, Countries, Potential)
"I believe that there are many interesting projects that are potentially possible for me other than game music, and therefore in my mind there are several things that are being contemplated."
- Nobuo Uematsu
(Related: Music, Being, Mind, Projects)
"I always try to be alert to the potential for repetition, for a decaying orbit with regard to my use of technique, etc."
- Jeff Vandermeer
(Related: Potential, Repetition)
"I am suggesting that we recognize that in network and interface research there is something as profound (and potential wild) as Artificial Intelligence."
- Vernor Vinge
(Related: Intelligence, Network, Potential, Research)
"A sobering thought: what if, at this very moment, I am living up to my full potential?"
- Jane Wagner
(Related: Living, Potential)
"Eventually, the state's funding covered only the stages leading to presenting a film project to potential funding bodies. It was enough to produce a script, indicate casting and put together a budget to present it all, but nothing beyond that."
- Andrzej Wajda
(Related: Film, Leading, Nothing, Potential, Present, Project, State)
"If this liberal potential is properly channeled, we may expect the area of freedom of the United States to increase. The problem is to spend up our rate of social invention in the service of the welfare of all the people."
- Henry A. Wallace
(Related: People, Freedom, Invention, Liberal, May, Potential, Service, states, United, Welfare)
"Any Congressional agreement of an arbitrary time table to bring our troops home before we have accomplished our mission is unacceptable and could potentially increase the risk to our soldiers."
- James T. Walsh
(Related: Home, Time, Agreement, Mission, Risk, Soldiers, Troops)
"We can not underestimate the potential harm North Korea's capabilities can cause for the rest of the world."
- Zach Wamp
(Related: Cause, Harm, Potential, Rest, World)
"I remember feeling that technology was like trying to draw with your foot. In a ski boot. It was the most indirect way to work imaginable, but the potential had us all excited. I started in stop motion."
- Chris Wedge
(Related: Technology, Work, Feeling, Potential, Ski, Trying)
"National film industries tend to move in cycles. In Australia right now, we're on a high, a feeling of potential, which as yet shows no sign of flagging. But the word "industry" is misleading. A small national cinema has no industry in the Hollywood sense."
- Peter Weir
(Related: Cinema, Feeling, Film, Hollywood, Misleading, Now, Potential, Right, Sense, Word)
"We're going to break a story that there are people on the staff on the 9-11 Commission that didn't want the 9-11 Commissioners to know the details of Able Danger because of the potential to embarrass those commissioners."
- Curt Weldon
(Related: People, Danger, Potential, Want)
"It is the belief that extremes and excesses of inequality must be reduced so that each person is free to fully develop his or her full potential. This is why we take precious time out of our lives and give it to politics."
- Paul Wellstone
(Related: Politics, Time, Belief, Extremes, Inequality, Potential)
"And there is no getting away from the fact - and this is a key point of discontent among many who are upset with the health care reform bill is it didn't go far enough. They say why isn't it in place now? Why don't I see some benefits now? All I see is the potential for losing insurance coverage, for premiums going up. That's hurting Obama."
- Juan Williams
(Related: Health, Benefits, Care, Discontent, Fact, Key, Losing, Now, Potential, Reform)
"The knee just isn't 100 percent. It's hard to be out there when you know that you can't play at your best and could potentially make it worse."
- Serena Williams
"Your future is still before you. Your land is a vast storehouse of mineral and agricultural wealth awaiting further development for the benefit of mankind. It potentialities are magnificent."
- Charles E. Wilson
(Related: Development, Wealth, Future, Land, Mankind)
"To maximize our potential to enhance our health and our knowledge, we should remain open to new understanding and evolving technology or resources that might inspire a change in our approach to these important questions."
- Samuel Wilson
(Related: Change, Health, Technology, Knowledge, Open, Potential, Questions, Understanding)
"I would say that if you really wished to be a working member of the community, don't go out on strike because then there's no work and no potential of work."
- Dick Wolf
(Related: Work, Community, Potential)
"While maintaining our nuclear potential at the proper level, we need to devote more attention to developing the entire range of means of information warfare."
- Boris Yeltsin
(Related: Attention, Information, Potential)
"I think Linux is a great thing, in the big picture. It's a great hacker's tool, and it has a lot of potential to become something more."
- Jamie Zawinski
(Related: Linux, Potential)