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The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problem.

Only the person of worth can recognize the worth in others.
Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential.
I always felt that I hadn't achieved what I wanted to achieve. I always felt I could get better. That's the whole incentive.
If you think you're too small to make a difference, you've obviously never been in bed with a mosquito.
In the depth of winter I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.
Be brave enough to live creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You cannot get there by bus, only by hard work, risking and by not quite knowing what you are doing. What you will discover will be wonderful; yourself.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Lord we may know what we are, but know not what we may be.
A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed, it feels an impulsion... .this is the place to go now. But the sky knows the reason and the patterns behind all clouds, and you will know, too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond horizons.
For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? And what is it to cease breathing but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?
Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.
Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.
Rough diamonds may sometimes be mistaken for worthless pebbles.
Now the Name of Jesus is a concrete and powerful means of transforming men and women into their hidden, innermost utmost reality.
There is no man living who isn't capable of doing more than he thinks he can do.
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!
The greatest waste in the world is the difference between what we are and what we could become.
I can't believe that God put us on this earth to be ordinary.
Where the telescope ends, the microscope begins. Which of the two has the grander view?
Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so.
If any organism fails to fulfill its potentialities, it becomes sick.
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.
I'm a very intense person. When I go after something, I want to go after it with everything I have. I want to push myself to the edge.
What you can become you are already.
... by stretching yourself beyond your perceived level of confidence you accelerate your development of competence.
Most people live, whether physically, intellectually or morally, in a very restricted circle of their potential being. They make very small use of their possible consciousness, and of their soul's resources in general, much like a man who, out of his whole bodily organism, should get into a habit of using and moving only his little finger.
We are not in a position in which we have nothing to work with. We already have capacities, talents, direction, missions, callings.
When you know what men are capable of you marvel neither at their sublimity nor their baseness. There are no limits in either direction apparently.
I have known many who could not when they would, for they had not done it when they could.
I have always had the feeling I could do anything and my dad told me I could. I was in college before I found out he might be wrong.
I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm; then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.
You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.
There comes that mysterious meeting in life when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be, igniting the circuits of our highest potential.
Whatever your discipline, become a student of excellence in all things. Take every opportunity to observe people who manifest the qualities of mastery. These models of excellence will inspire you and guide you toward the fulfillment of your highest potential.
Culture is the process by which a person becomes all that they were created capable of being.
The treacherous, unexplored areas of the world are not in continents or the seas; they are in the hearts and minds of men.
A pint can't hold a quart -- if it holds a pint it is doing all that can be expected of it.
Its the moment you think you can't that you realize you can.
Your past is not your potential. In any hour you can choose to liberate the future.
What's right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity, intellect and resources -- to do something about them.
The cynic says, One man can't do anything. I say, Only one man can do anything.
Man is not made for defeat.
We all have the extraordinary coded within us... waiting to be released.
Everyone knows that on any given day there are energies slumbering in him which the incitement's of that day do not call forth. Compared with what we ought to be, we are only half awake. The human individual usually lives far within his limits.
For the wise man looks into space and he knows there is no limited dimensions.
And what is the potential man, after all? Is he not the sum of all that is human? Divine, in other words?
A wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can.
Humanity has only scratched the surface of its real 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.
We are hoarding potentials so great that they are just about unimaginable.
When a man has put a limit on what he will do, he has put a limit on what he can do.
Man is as full of potential as he is of importance.
For he was likely, had he been put on, to have proved most royally.
One's prime is elusive. You little girls, when you grow up, must be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur. You must then live it to the full.
We are not what we are, nor do we treat or esteem each other for such, but for what we are capable of being.
The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.
You have available to you, right now, a powerful supercomputer. This powerful tool has been used through-out history to take people from rags to riches, from poverty and obscurity to success and fame, from unhappiness and frustration to joy and self-fulfillment, and it can do the same for you.
An old colored brother is said to have finished his prayer with words like these: and now good Lord; I know that you ain't going to let nothing come to me that me and you together can't handle.
Some people who think that everything is a nail, are down on themselves because they are not a hammer. They tend to deprecate their own unique talents and capacities to use a chisel or a pair of pliers.
Reach up as far as you can, and God will reach down all the way.
The Lord doesn't always choose men for what they are, but for what they can become.
Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.
The greatest quest in life is to reach one's potential.
Possible impossibility emerges from an impossible possibility, or possibly, impossible possibility blooms from the impossibly possible impossibility.
Be the tomorrow you want to see today.
Denying your potential is emotionally unhealthy, but being proud of own potential leads to destruction. Where's the balance point then? Be revealed of who Christ is, of who you are in Christ, and of how your oneness with Christ leads you to the best possible version of yourself.