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    potential Quotes

    I hate that we look at women who choose not to run a country as having given up. I get angry that, when a woman decides to hold off on gunning for a promotion because she wants to have a baby, other women whisper that 'she's throwing away her potential.' That is when we're not supporting our own. Who are we to put such a limited definition on success?
    — Zosia Mamet
    There are certain people in whom you can detect the seeds of madness - seeds that have remained dormant only because the people in question have lived relatively comfortable, middle class lives. They function perfectly well in the world, but you can imagine, given a nasty parent, or a prolonged bout of unemployment, how their potential for craziness might have been realized.
    — Zoë Heller
    If our country's choice is to be a Great Power, Russia will be the great power not because of the nuclear potential, not because of faith in God or president, or western investments but thanks to the labor of the nation, faith in Knowledge and Science and thanks to the maintenance and development of scientific potential and education.
    — Zhores Alferov
    No economy, no company, in fact no individual can develop its full potential today without embracing two fundamental trends - globalization and digitalization. They will dominate for quite some time to come.
    — Zhang Xin
    But it is a worry that there have been so many delays in the reform of China's state-owned enterprises. We all know that private companies are run more efficiently than state ones. These reforms are very much anticipated for the potential dynamism they could create.
    — Zhang Xin
    Worry is when you choose from millions of possible thoughts, only the few which deal with a potential misfortune or problem. Once you accept your worrying as the act of choosing specific thoughts, you can consciously make an effort to avoid those thoughts that cause you needless pain and choose more constructive, positive thoughts.
    — Zelig Pliskin
    If half the society isn't engaged on any number of sectors, success and potential will be limited. In that sense, I do definitely believe there is a growing movement and moment for women's issues.
    — Zainab Salbi
    For whatever reason I was always obsessed with the potential of humanity's physicality. Especially since we grew up with such a non-physical philosophy.
    — Zack Snyder
    I'm a big believer in the notion that our greatest potential lies in our darkest parts. To a certain extent it's only in facing those parts of ourselves that we can truly grow, and I think that's true of all of the characters I've played, certainly in the past few years.
    — Zachary Quinto
    We can not underestimate the potential harm North Korea's capabilities can cause for the rest of the world.
    — Zach Wamp
    tags: world  potential 
    Every once in a while I'll find a new way of playing something, it will suggest itself. But generally speaking, there's a set sonic potential, and that's in concert with a set instrumental technique.
    — Z'EV
    tags: potential 
    Science, in all its greatness, is still subject to human creativity. It starts the first moment a child tries to reach up and grab at the clouds. Soon, the child learns that his own hands cannot reach the sky, but his hands are not the limit of his potential. For the human brain observes, considers, understands, and adapts. Locked within the mind is infinite possibility.
    — Yukito Kishiro
    Ignorance, vulnerability, fear, anger, and desire are expressions of the infinite potential of your buddha nature. There's nothing inherently wrong or right with making such choices. The fruit of Buddhist practice is simply the recognition that these and other mental afflictions are nothing more or less than choices available to us because our real nature is infinite in scope.
    — Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
    The truth is that we were born to have it all. And part of our handicap as adults is that we no longer understand our potential.
    — Yehuda Berg
    tags: truth  adult  potential 
    If you are a professional, the speed with which you react to a potential problem separates the men from the boys.
    — Yanni
    tags: men  problem  potential  boys 
    Get your idea out there as fast as possible even if it's not quite ready by setting must-hit deadlines. Let the market tell you if you have a winner or not. If not " move on and fail forward fast! If it's got potential " then you can make it better.
    — Yanik Silver
    tags: potential  ideas  fail 
    Relief has its place. But what the people need is not relief, but release - release of their own potential for development.
    — Y. C. James Yen
    We work with the people not out of pity but out of respect for their potential for growth and development, both as individuals and as communities.
    — Y. C. James Yen
    Jazz music is America's past and its potential, summed up and sanctified and accessible to anybody who learns to listen to, feel, and understand it. The music can connect us to our earlier selves and to our better selves-to-come. It can remind us of where we fit on the time line of human achievement, an ultimate value of art.
    — Wynton Marsalis
    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
    What I'm interested in is happiness with a full awareness of the tragedy of life, the potential tragedy that lurks around every corner and the tragedy that actually is life.
    — Wolfgang Tillmans
    I don't want to explain to somebody what pollen is. That is the secret and the beauty and the power and the potential of all this.
    — Wolfgang Laib
    It is the human potentials that interest me. I travel and everywhere I go I am amazed at the presence of Nigerians. The intelligence, integrity, productivity, initiative.
    — Wole Soyinka
    Culture is a matrix of infinite possibilities and choices. From within the same culture matrix we can extract arguments and strategies for the degradation and ennoblement of our species, for its enslavement or liberation, for the suppression of its productive potential or its enhancement.
    — Wole Soyinka
    I think Nigerians got it wrong from independence as people became so conscious of the divisions because we wanted so much to satisfy the plurality of interests. I will say, we neglected the importance of real value, human value and the quality of potential in human beings and we contrived phrases like geographical spread, regional quota, etc and allowed mediocrity to reign. I think that is the problem that we are dealing with till today.
    — Wole Soyinka
    In each mind resides a potential so potent.They make us think that we ain't got it.
    — Wiz Khalifa
    tags: potential  mind 
    The potential for greatness lives within us all.
    — Wilma Rudolph
    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
    Join me in reaching out to young journalists in our classrooms ... or in your own newsrooms. They need our help along this journey. They need our help. The future of our industry needs you, your wisdom and your guidance, to help them live up to their potential.
    — Willow Bay
    Unfortunately, inner feelings and potential are often stunted by our parents, relatives or peers.
    — Willie Stargell
    tags: potential  parent 
    Having previously graduated from a 2-year commercial arts class, I thought that commercial illustration was the best way to make a living doing art. But the more tattoos that I did, the more I realized what artistic career potential tattooing had and I enjoyed it.
    — William Webb
    Human potential, though not always apparent, is there waiting to be discovered and invited forth.
    — William Watson Purkey
    tags: human  potential 
    Education is about inviting every single person who enters a school to realize his or her relatively boundless potential in all areas of worthwhile human endeavor. It is concerned with more than grades, attendance, and academic achievement. It is concerned with the process of becoming a decent and productive human being.
    — William Watson Purkey
    Many of the artifacts of my house had become potential devices for my own destruction: the attic rafters (and an outside maple or two) a means to hang myself, the garage a place to inhale carbon monoxide, the bathtub a vessel to receive the flow from my opened arteries. The kitchen knives in their drawers had but one purpose for me.
    — William Styron
    tags: potential 
    Joy comes from using your potential.
    — William Schutz
    tags: joy  potential 
    How well that human potential has been fulfilled over the years by people with a deep and abiding connection to Pennsylvania.
    — William Schreyer
    tags: people  human  potential  year 
    A father's interest in having a child-perhaps his only child-may be unmatched by any other interest in his life. It is truly surprising that the state must assign a greater value to a mother's decision to cut off a potential human life by abortion than to a father's decision to let it mature into a live child.
    — William Rehnquist
    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
    I shoot very little film. If you just do coverage you're shooting any number of potential films instead of just one, and I was shooting just one specific film. Film is cheap but time is expensive.
    — William Monahan
    tags: time  potential  film 
    I wanted to do London Boulevard because I saw the potential of a story about two people who need each other desperately, who love at first sight, as one does, and above all a story in which no one is what they appear to be.
    — William Monahan
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