Quotation Explorer - 'Capacity'

The chief weapon of sea pirates, however, was their capacity to astonish. Nobody else could believe, until it was too late, how heartless and greedy they were. - Kurt Vonnegut
I will go to my grave in a state of abject endless fascination that we all have the capacity to become emotionally involved with a personality that doesn't exist. - Berkeley Breathed
What makes you a Man? In My opinion it is the same thing that makes you a woman. It's what makes us all who we are. The capacity to care. If you stop caring, you stop being. The measure of anyone is determined by their capacity to care. - Tim Dutton
One's doing well if age improves even slightly one's capacity to hold on to that vital truism: "This too shall pass. - Alain de Botton
I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can't be done. - Henry Ford
Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired. - Titus Maccius Plautus
Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship... the act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth. - Peter Drucker
The sad thing is that so many people, in the belief that the universe is organized to suit and influence them, are willing to sacrifice even the slight cranial capacity with which evolution has equipped us. - Christopher Hitchens
Success is the understanding, release and maximization of capacity. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience. - George Bernard Shaw
Being strong is not just about your physical strength, no, it is about your capacity to handle difficult problem with ease. - Nurudeen Ushawu
[T]he success of democracy depends, in the end, on the reliability of the judgments we citizens make, and hence upon our capacity and determination to weigh arguments and evidence rationally. - Irving M. Copi
Genius is seldom recognized for what it is: a great capacity for hard work. - Henry Ford
Your life you are living now is a creation of your mind, but if you search deep down you will discover the capacity to create an even better life ... try it! - Stephen Richards
Intellectual capacity is a precondition for becoming a man of knowledge. - Eraldo Banovac
Retaining our capacity for reasonis common sense, but definite conclusions and beliefs keep us from seeing life as it really is at any given moment. - H.E. Davey
People with a scientific mindset are analytical, open-minded, flexible and have the capacity to answer questions. They are basically focused on what they do not know, and only exceptionally on what they do know. - Eraldo Banovac
He could build a city. Has a certain capacity. There’s a niche in his chestwhere a heart would fit perfectlyand he thinks if he could just maneuver one into place –well then, game over. - Richard Siken
I refuse to let the standards of evil people chip away at my capacity for integrity. - Stefan Molyneux
Those who suffer great adversity and sorrow and go on to serve their fellowmen develop a great capacity to understand others. Like the prophets, they have acquired a higher understanding of the mind and will of Christ. - CARLOS H. AMADO
Man has a limited biological capacity for change. When this capacity is overwhelmed, the capacity is in future shock. - Alvin Toffler
I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance. - Pablo Casals
Learning continuously is the best way to build one's intellectual capacity. - Eraldo Banovac
Though the stupid have great capacity to direct the world because they are plentiful, the clever has a much greater capacity to prevent the stupid from halting the progression of humanity because - though they are rare - they are tactical and intelligent! - Mehmet Murat ildan
If you live everyday, with the capacity to stretch yourself past limitation and structure, you will find boundless opportunity is all the places that once scared you. - Nikki Rowe
The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering. - Ben Okri
failure is normal expression of an action's re-action. learning is secondary in this process .it is only prime to recognize true capacity within ourselves.it is a tool to transform the same person in new one with new value and outlook towards the same old world. - ratna m.munshi
Freedom, then, lies only in our innate human capacity to choose between different sorts of bondage, bondage to desire or self esteem, or bondage to the light that lightens all our lives. - Sri Madhava
The real tradegy is the tragedy of the man who never in his life braces himself for his one supreme effort-he never stretches to his full capacity, never stands up to his full stature. - Arnold Bennett
Without the capacity to provide its own information, the mind drifts into randomness. - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. - Mahatma Gandhi
The capacity of passion is both cruel and divine - George Sand
It is the capacity to develop and improve their skills that distinguishes leaders from followers. - Warren G. Bennis
Enjoyment appears at the boundary between boredom and anxiety, when the challenges are just balanced with the person's capacity to act. - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animal. - H. L. Mencken
The truly scary thing about undiscovered lies is that they have a greater capacity to diminish us than exposed ones. They erode our strength, our self-esteem, our very foundation. - Cheryl Hughes
What people have the capacity to choose, they have the ability to change. - Madeleine K. Albright
The scientific definition of intelligence is the capacity to overcome obstacles - Mark Colenutt
The amount of noise which anyone can bear undisturbed stands in inverse proportion to his mental capacity. - Arthur Schopenhauer
We do have some capacity to determine how things evolve, and how we evolve, individually and as a community or race. That’s a tremendous freedom and a tremendous responsibility. - Darrell Calkins
For now, poetry has the capacity - in its own ways and by its own means - to remind us of something we are forbidden to see. - Adrienne Rich
Every man produces only to the capacity of their philosophies of life or doctrines as we Christians call it. - Sunday Adelaja
Politics are not a science based on logic; they are the capacity of always choosing at each instant, in constantly changing situations, the least harmful, the most useful. - Otto von Bismarck
Mistakes are a combination of your choices and has nothing to do with your capacity. - Bidemi Mark-Mordi
Freedom is essentially a condition of inequality, not equality. It recognizes as a fact of nature the structural differences inherent in man -in temperament, character, and capacity - and it respects those differences. We are not alike and no law can make us so. - Frank Chodorov
The truly scary thing about undiscovered lies is that they have a greater capacity to diminish us than exposed ones. - Cheryl Hughes
Every little girl knows about love. It is only her capacity to suffer because of it that increases. - Francoise Sagan
The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animals. - H. L. Mencken
That there should one Man die ignorant who had capacity for Knowledge, this I call a tragedy. - Thomas Carlyle
Females in general are embodiment of alluring mysteries that is beyond mortal capacity to decipher or understand. - Auliq Ice
You must know where you're and see what's ahead of you, by doing that you'll be able to achieve your dreams and goals. This sort of journey is called the power of sight and the power of imagination. Without the capacity of imagination the future is doomed. - Euginia Herlihy
Ego depletion comes from American psychologist Roy Baumeister, who believes that enduring something stressful exhausts our capacity for willpower to the extent that we give in to our temptations that we would rather avoid. - Bruce Hood
When you are imprisoned by the rules of conformity, it tames your imaginative capacity and steals your free thinking abilities. - Debasish Mridha
Through learning we re-create ourselves. Through learning we become able to do something we never were able to do. Through learning we reperceive the world and our relationship to it. Through learning we extend our capacity to create, to be part of the generative process of life - Peter M. Senge
God desires to use you to the best of your capacity, to the best of your ability. - Sunday Adelaja
Compassion is the sometimes fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else's skin. It's the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too. - Frederick Buechner
When God is driven to the periphery of the public square, the human spiritual capacity longs for exercise, and it often finds it in the suspension of disbelief and activity of the imagination that are available in novels and movies. - John Granger
It's amazing to me that we humans have the intellectual capacity to ask deep questions and to devise methods for learning how the universe works and how its contents evolve with time. - Alex Filippenko
Man’s noblest endowment is his capacity to change. - Scott Ginsberg
When I see the elaborate study and ingenuity displayed by women in the pursuit of trifles, I feel no doubt of their capacity for the most herculean undertakings. - Julia Ward Howe
we shall match your capacity to inflict suffering by our capacity to endure suffering. We will meet your physical force with soul force. Do to us what you will. And we shall continue to love you. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Intimacy is the capacity to be rather weird with someone - and finding that that's ok with them. - Alain de Botton
Imagination may be the most essential, uniquely human capacity - creating both the dead-end crises of our time and the doorway through them. - Bill Plotkin
What makes humility so desirable is the marvelous thing it does to us; it creates in us a capacity for the closest possible intimacy with God. - Monica Baldwin
David Thomas: What do you think is the worst crime that could possibly be committed? What is the crime that offends you most?: Seeing a man humble himself in his capacity as a worker to somebody else, and having to have that accepted as a given situation. - David Bowie
Our Lord took on a body like ours and lived as a man in order that those who had refused to recognize Him in His superintendence and capacity of the whole universe might come to recognize from the works He did here below in the body that what dwelled in this body was the Word of God. - Athanasius of Alexandria
The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough. - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning. - Mahatma Gandhi
The new kind of music seems to create not from the heart but from the head. Its composers think rather than feel. They have not the capacity to make their works exalt - they meditate, protest, analyze, reason, calculate and brood, but they do not exalt. - Sergei Rachmaninoff
I have only a second rate brain, but I think I have a capacity for action. - Theodore Roosevelt
If each of us could help one orphan to build his/her capacity, and academic background rather than giving them money or food, then no family will sufferer without guardian. - Sbr Khan
Today the real test of power is not capacity to make war but the capacity to prevent it.
The human brain is a most unusual instrument of elegant and as yet unknown capacity. - Stuart Seaton
Healing is a different type of pain. It’s the pain of becoming aware of the power of one’s strength and weakness, of one’s capacity to love or do damage to oneself and to others, and of how the most challenging person to control in life is ultimately yourself. - Caroline Myss
In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone. - Rollo May
The more you worry about your spending, the less you focus on increasing your capacity. - Sola Kosoko
Writers are sponges. They absorb life, then squeeze and ring it out onto a page. Sometimes, if they squeeze too hard, they dry up. Not hard enough and they remain saturated, heavy and unpredictable, as they carry around a volume of ideas too great for their capacity. - Sarah Colliver
Power consists in one's capacity to link his will with the purpose of others, to lead by reason and a gift of cooperation. - Woodrow Wilson
Our capacity to love others is very connected on how we value and love ourselves. - Maggy San Jose-Baas
These were not people you could disagree with. If you disagreed, you were wrong.", Tavistock Institute, as quoted in Relationships and how They Shape Our Capacity to Love By Robert Karen - Juliet Hopkins
Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary. - Reinhold Niebuhr
Our effectiveness depends on our capacity to be audacious and astute, clear and appealing. I would hope that we can create a language more fearless and beautiful than that used by conformist writers to greet the twilight. - Eduardo Galeano
It is not so much the major events as the small day-to-day decisions that map the course of our living. . . Our lives are, in reality, the sum total of our seemingly unimportant decisions and of our capacity to live by those decisions. - Gordon B. Hinckley
The vitality of art is its capacity for infinite expansion. One form doesn't preclude another any more than the existence of Mozart makes the existence of Bach superfluous. - Lloyd Alexander
Our business is communication oftentimes through the medium of stories but our capacity has a far greater scope - to entertain certainly, but also to stimulate debate, to mark up changes and differences and that way, to maybe, just now and then, to change the world. - Sara Sheridan
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed. - Storm Jameson
It is very strange that the years teach us patience - that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting. - Elizabeth Taylor
What's right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity - intellect and resources - to do some thing about them. - Henry Ford II
The instinct of worship is still so strong upon us that, having nearly worn out our capacity for treating kings and such kind of persons as sacred, we are ready to invest a majority of our own selves with the same kind of reverence. - Auberon Herbert
Let each man take the path according to his capacity, understanding and temperament. His true guru will meet him along that path. - Sivananda Saraswati
Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship...the act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth. - Peter F. Drucker
One of the chief values reading history, this is the author, is its capacity to "provoke renegade thoughts". - Andrew Roberts
To achieve lasting literature, fictional or factual, a writer needs perceptive vision, absorptive capacity, and creative strength. - Lawrence Clark Powell
Those who indulge themselves in sense stimulation throughout their lives often end up exhausted, with an enfeebled will and little capacity to love others. - Eknath Easwaran
Only the liberation of the natural capacity for love in human beings can master their sadistic destructiveness. - Wilhelm Reich
The truth is: Everyone will judge you. But this depends upon your intellectual capacity whether you are able to distinguish constructive criticism between an insult coming from other people's opinions about you. - Anonymous
The most fortunate are those who have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy. - Abraham H. Maslow
None meets harm who knows his capacity. - Idries Shah
Observation enrich your capacity to think. Solababe - Sola Ogunseitan
Act according to your capacity. - Debasish Mridha
Democracy is always an unfinished experiment, testing the capacity of each generation to live freedom nobly. - George Weigel
...most people are almost blind and they don’t see most things and there is lots of spare capacity in their heads and it is filled with things which aren’t connected and are silly, like, I’m worried that I might have left the gas cooker on. - Mark Haddon
The capacity for passion is both cruel and divine. - George Sand
The act of nutrition is not a purely physiological event... The family meal is a formality that cultivates in us... a capacity for sharing, generosity, thoughtfulness, a talent for civilized conversation. - Francine Du Plessix Gray
We must laugh and cry, enjoy and suffer, in a word, vibrate to our full capacity I think that’s what being really human means. - Gustave Flaubert
Creativity is that marvelous capacity to grasp mutually distinct realities and draw a spark from their juxtaposition. - Max Ernst
I have long held the opinion that the amount of noise that anyone can bear undisturbed stands in inverse proportion to his mental capacity and therefore be regarded as a pretty fair measure of it. - Arthur Schopenhauer
Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted. - Aldous Huxley
Is it true, O Christ in heaven, that the highest suffer the most?That the strongest wander furthest and most hopelessly are lost?That the mark of rank in nature is capacity for pain?That the anguish of the singer makes the sweetness of the strain? - John Milton
We strain to renew our capacity for wonder, to shock ourselves into astonishment once again. - Shana Alexander
Life's true gift is the capacity to enjoy enjoyment. - Star Trek The Next Generation
But what is the point of education at all? Is it merely to cultivate the capacity of memory, passing examinations and getting a job and all the rest, or is education something entirely different? Something more! - Jiddu Krishnamurti
In our desire to impose form on the world and our lives we have lost the capacity to see the form that is already there; and in that lies not liberation but alienation, the cutting off of things as they really are. - Colin E. Gunton
When she remembers to look at herself in a spiritual light, she sees the deep capacity for love this pain has brought her. The realization fills her with wonder. Now she can rise in the morning and greet the new day with eagerness and grace. - Harold Kemp
Courage is not the absence of fear or despair; it is the capacity to continue on despite them, no matter how great or overwhelming they become. - Robert Fanney
Until one expands his imagination, abilities and capacity to do and receive, he will always have the crumbs from those who dare to do great works - Bernard Kelvin Clive
and something about the stillness or my state of mind reminded me of the world's remarkable capacity to carry on in every place at once. - Marina Keegan The Opposite of Loneliness
Whereas in art nothing worth doing can be done without genius, in science even a very moderate capacity can contribute to a supreme achievement. - Bertrand Russell
The pleasure of the sportsman in the chase is measured by the intelligence of the game and its capacity to elude pursuit and in the labor involved in the capture. - John Dean Caton
The best chess-player in Christendom may be little more than the best player of chess; but proficiency in whist implies capacity for success in all those more important undertakings where mind struggles with mind. - Edgar Allan Poe
I believe that the measure of my soul is my capacity to love imperfect people. - Joseph Grenny
I'm sure, the highest capacity of storage device, will not enough to record all our stories; because, everytime with you is very valuable data - cG9sYXJhZGl0aWE=
Freedom is essentially a condition of inequality, not equality. It recognizes as a fact of nature the structural differences inherent in man in temperament, character, and capacity and it respects those differences. We are not alike and no law can make us so. - Frank Chodorov
If an infant had the capacity to think hard about this world, it would have wanted to go back to its mother's womb again - Munia Khan
In a sense, we are all crashing to our death from the top story of our birth ... and wondering with an immortal Alice at the patterns of the passing wall. This capacity to wonder at trifles - no matter the imminent peril - these asides of the spirit ... are the highest form of consciousness. - Vladimir Nabokov
Say what you will about the sweet miracle of unquestioning faith, I consider a capacity for it terrifying and absolutely vile! - Kurt Vonnegut
Our imagination loves to be filled with an object or to grasp at anything that is too big for it's capacity. We are flung into a pleasing astonishment at such unbounded views and feel a delightful stillness and amazement in the soul at the apprehension of them. - Joseph Addison
My favourite conversations are those with the universe, I speak all that I am and the most beautiful response flies a shooting star across the sky, it's proof ~ vibrations of light have the capacity to change our world. - Nikki Rowe
Narration, after all, isn’t just a literary function. It represents the human capacity to tell stories in such a manner that they yield meaning. Television replaced this concerted quest for meaning with a frantic pursuit of wonder. - Steve Almond
The human brain is like a railroad freight car -- guaranteed to have a certain capacity but often running empty. - Unknown
No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now. - Alan W. Watts
Your purpose has the capacity to employ and enrich you for a lifetime. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
Leadership is the capacity to turn vision into reality. - Warren Bennis
Adults envy the open-hearted and open-minded explorations of children; seeing their joy and curiosity, we pine for our own capacity for wide-eyed wonder. - Gabor Maté
Everything great that has ever happened to humanity has begun as a single thought in someone's mind, and if anyone of us is capable of such a thought, then all of us has the same capacity, capability, because we're all the same. - Yanni
The teacher must derive not only the capacity, but the desire, to observe natural phenomena. The teacher must understand and feel her position of observer: the activity must lie in the phenomenon. - Maria Montessori
Today the real test of power is not capacity to make war but capacity to prevent it.
Life is not as easy as just picking a wild flower and calling it a rose,it is more tasking in the event that the very simple things on earth may overcome our finger's manipulative capacity and dexterity, that it cost us a lot - Toroitich William
When you talk with people, one of the arguments they'll throw back at you is that the climate has always changed, and that is absolutely right. It's the rate of change that is the problem right now. It's changing so quickly that it exceeds the adaptive capacity of some species. - Michael Crimmins
Your life is in your hands. Only YOU have the capacity to turn it into a rosy path or a thorn filled one. Increase your vibrational output with Cosmic Ordering and your future will be rosy. - Stephen Richards
The poem is a little myth of man's capacity of making life meaningful. - Robert Penn Warren
The singular power of literature lies not in its capacity for accurate representation of mass commonalities, but its ability to illuminate the individual life in a way that expands our understanding of some previously unseen or unarticulated aspect of existence. - Nicole Krauss
We all humans are seed and gods are trees..and every seed have capacity to be tree - Arya vidhan
The next presumption is always valid: one's knowledge corresponds toone's intellectual capacity. - Eraldo Banovac
The real secret to freedom seems to lie in the ability to deal with ambiguity, the capacity to tolerate noise and yet hear within its wild randomizing abandon the possibilities of innovation and transformations. - William Thompson
Bore: one who has the power of speech but not the capacity for conversation. - Benjamin Disraeli
The first half of life consists of the capacity to enjoy without the the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity. - Mark Twain
The human spirit is like an elastic band. The more you stretch, the greater your capacity. - Bidemi Mark-Mordi
The plain fact is that education is itself a form of propaganda - a deliberate scheme to outfit the pupil, not with the capacity to weigh ideas, but with a simple appetite for gulping ideas ready-made. The aim is to make 'good' citizens, which is to say, docile and uninquisitive citizens. - H.L. Mencken
The magic of you is in your capacity to shape change. - Julian Pencilliah
When admiring human accomplishments we should not confusethe achievements of the few for the capacity of the many. - Geoffroy Birtz
And what greater might do we possess as human beings than our capacity to question and to learn? - Ann Druyan
Creation signifies, above all, emotion, and that not in literature or art alone. We all know the concentration and effort implied in scientific discovery. Genius has been defined as an infinite capacity for taking pains. - Henri Bergson
The price for being intelligent enough to be the first species to be fully aware of the cosmos might just be a capacity to feel a whole universe’s worth of darkness. - Matt Haig
Education gives you the ability to know it. Intelligence gives you the capacity to fix it. Wisdom lets you know when to do it. - Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
Some scars don't hurt. Some scars are numb. Some scars rid you of the capacity to feel anything ever again. - Joyce Rachelle
A capacity, and taste, for reading, gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others. It is the key, or one of the keys, to the already solved problems. And not only so. It gives a relish, and facility, for successfully pursuing the [yet] unsolved ones. - Abraham Lincoln
The capacity to solve Life's problems is based on our abilities to learn to think above and not below the problems. - Auliq Ice
The aim of totalitarian education has never been to instill convictions but to destroy the capacity to form any. - Hannah Arendt
Certein bodies... become luminous when heated. Their luminosity disappears after some time, but the capacity of becoming luminous afresh through heat is restored to them by the action of a spark, and also by the action of radium. - Marie Curie
We look to the accumulation of sensory pleasures to give our lives meaning. We have the ability now to consume anything we want and this capacity far exceeds our actual needs. With so much at our fingertips, a kind of gluttony pervades our mind-sets. - Mark Epstein
ENVY, n. Emulation adapted to the meanest capacity. - Ambrose Bierce
Sometimes the measure of friendship isn't your ability to not harm but your capacity to forgive the things done to you and ask forgiveness for your own mistakes. - Randy K. Milholland
It doesn't really matter if you are left behind the back, but what matters is your capacity to pull and push everyone by your way to get to the front. - Michael Bassey Johnson
The author likens crisis, and particularly war, to stop motion photography in its capacity to make changes plain that are ordinarily too gradual to be seen. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Dogma is a defence against the brain’s capacity for free thought based on the fear that such thought might lead to a scary place. - Joe Blow
Once he said to her: 'You are like me; you are different from other people. You are Kamala and no one else, and within you there is a stillness and sanctuary to which you can retreat any time and be yourself, just as I can. Few people have that capacity and yet everyone could have it. - Hermann Hesse
We are consciousness examining and expressing itself so that it can become increasingly aware of its infinite capacity for being and evolving. - Jay Woodman
Our capacity can grow or diminish, and either way, the results compound over time. - Audrey Moralez
Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. - Franz Kafka
Her capacity for love overshadows the stars, lightening crackles malevolently in the wake of her wrath and for all the tangled mess woman brings to man, in her glory, she is the divine Goddess. - Virginia Alison
There’s this human capacity for joy and endurance, even when things are at their worst. A joy that occurs not despite our suffering, but within it. - Elizabeth Gilbert
Show us a man who never makes a mistake and we will show you a man who never makes anything. The capacity for occasional blundering is inseparable from the capacity to bring things to pass. The only men who are past the danger of making mistakes are the men who sleep at Greenwood.
One must, from time to time, attempt things beyond one's capacity.
As the sun has endless lights, endless power, endless warmth, so do you also have endless love with endless power and, even better, your power of love and capacity to give grows by giving. - Debasish Mridha
The spread of secondary and latterly of tertiary education has created a large population of people, often with well-developed literary and scholarly tastes, who have been educated far beyond their capacity to undertake analytical thought. - Peter Medawar
Using the power of decision gives you the capacity to get past any excuse to change any and every part of your life in an instant. - Anthony Robbins
Genius might be described as a supreme capacity for getting its possessors into trouble of all kinds. - Samuel Butler
We fear no one knows our potential, ability, power, and talent. We fear to learn about our capability and capacity so we keep it latent. - Debasish Mridha
Allow yourself to celebrate your sense of freedom , your capacity to make a choice and your strength in facing the truth. Not everyone has the courage to do so, even if it hurts……Knowing is KEY to acceptance. - Abby Espiritu
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