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Top 100 Quotes About Possibility

#1. Don't forget that most men with nothing would rather protect the possibility of becoming rich than face the reality of being poor. - Author: Sherman Edwards
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#2. The opportunities for infinite possibility exist no matter what age we are. - Author: Marianne Williamson
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#3. There should of course be left a field of work for the sake of experiment but at all times one must remember that there will always remain open a possibility of err. - Author: Sri Aurobindo
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#4. If there is a sense of reality, there must also be a sense of possibility. - Author: Robert Musil
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#5. How would you like to have a thousand brilliantly colored cliff swallows keeping house in the eaves of your barn, and gobbling up insects over your farm at the rate of 100,000 per day? There are many Wisconsin farmsteads where such a swallow-show is a distinct possibility. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#6. It's not so easy... it's not possible. - Author: Deyth Banger
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#7. The effort flops like a just-caught fish inside her. A brief burst of possibility as the name is typed onto the screen, as she clicks to activate the search. Hope thrashing in the process of turning cold. - Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
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#8. Philosophy must indeed recognize the possibility that the people rise to it, but must not lower itself to the people. - Author: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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#9. Mrs. Weslin was one of those women who had clearly had some work done. That or she had sold her soul to the devil and although that was probably a possibility, I was pretty sure none of the Weslins had souls to sell. - Author: Joann I. Martin Sowles
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#10. Violence produces only something resembling justice, but it distances people from the possibility of living justly, without violence. - Author: Leo Tolstoy
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#11. Liminality may perhaps be regarded as the Nay to all positive structural assertions, but as in some sense the source of them all, and, more than that, as a realm of pure possibility whence novel configurations of ideas and relations may arise - Author: Victor Turner
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#12. There certainly does seem a possibility that the detective story will come to an end, simply because the public will have learnt all the tricks. - Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
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#13. The fundamental driving force for me is to create a change in the world we live in ... It is about exploitation, plundering and degradation. I have a small possibility to participate in the resistance. Most of the things that I do are part of a resistance, a form of solidarity work. - Author: Henning Mankell
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#14. When the preacher says it's for better or worse, you're so blinded by the possibility of better you fail to see the reality of worse. - Author: Bette Lee Crosby
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#15. Many of the fundamental physical constants-which as far as one could see, God could have given any value He liked-are in fact very precised adjusted, or fine-tuned, to produce the only kind of Universe that makes our existence possible. - Author: Arthur C. Clarke
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#16. It is always a high possibility to see lights after midnight in the house of a writer! That is the light of the love for words! - Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
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#17. In a universe of unlimited possibility and abundance, I had attracted what I was ready to receive. - Author: Donna Labermeier
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#18. Bradman is a whole class above any batsman who has ever lived: if Archimedes, Newton and Gauss remain in the Hobbs class, I have to admit the possibility of a class above them, which I find difficult to imagine. They had better be moved from now on into the Bradman class. - Author: G.H. Hardy
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#19. I typically don't adopt the ascetic approach. In part, that's because I do use the Net for research even as I'm writing (to check facts, or so on). But I think it's also because I find the possibility of distraction comforting. - Author: James Surowiecki
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#20. The more you strive and search for happiness, the more you overlook the possibility that it is here already. - Author: Robert Holden
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#21. The appeal to the 'natural' is one of the most powerful aspects of common-sense thinking but it is a way of understanding social relations which denies history and the possibility of change for the future. - Author: Chris Weedon
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#22. Dreams may be conceived as the ovulation of fate when they hold the possibility of becoming more than a concept or idea. - Author: Dew Platt
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#23. All we are given are possibilities to make ourselves one thing or another. - Author: Jose Ortega Y Gasset
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#24. The perception of meaning, as I see it, more specifically boils down to becoming aware of a possibility against the background of reality or, to express it in plain words, to becoming aware of what can be done about a given situation. - Author: Viktor E. Frankl
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#25. Well, I'm not excusing the fact that planning and preparedness was not where it should be. We've known for 20 years about this hurricane, this possibility of this kind of hurricane. - Author: Michael Chertoff
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#26. The possibility of success was motivating me more than the fear of failure. - Author: Herman Cain
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#27. It is crucial that we realize the great value of human existence, the opportunity and the potential that our brief lives afford us. It is only as humans that we have the possibility of implementing changes in our lives. - Author: Dalai Lama
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#28. If you don't allow yourself the possibility of writing something very, very bad, it would be hard to write something very good. - Author: Steven Galloway
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#29. A reactionary is someone who wants to return to a previous state - that's never a possibility in my books. For me, everything's irreversible in the life of a society, as well as an individual's. - Author: Michel Houellebecq
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#30. Following your heart means allowing the possibility of finding true love to be stronger than the fear of rejection. - Author: Susane Colasanti
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#31. And sometimes in life, I imagine, good things do happen. Most of the time, it's the opposite, obviously. But I don't think you should rule out the possibility that just occasionally chance might deal you a good card. - Author: Sebastian Faulks
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#32. Sometimes the guilty one is not the person who has committed the crime, but the person who has created the possibility for it to be committed. - Author: Cristiane Serruya
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#33. Elvis [Presley] had a stepstool, if you will, to success because he came from the dominant culture. They identified with him. Michael Jackson had to come further and go deeper into the pit of possibility of American democracy and of cultural expression. - Author: Michael Eric Dyson
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#34. Of course, I prefer organic farming to chemical-dependent farming, but sometimes absolutist organic prescriptions go too far. I don't even rule out the possibility of genetic modification generating some benign ideas, as long as we can keep them away from monopolists such as Monsanto. - Author: Tristram Stuart
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#35. Be patient, even if every possibility seems closed. - Author: Rumi
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#36. More immediately, by waxing soulful you will have granted yourself the possibility of ecstatic participation in what the ancients considered a divinely animated universe. And on a day to day basis, folks, it doesn't get any better than that. - Author: Tom Robbins
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#37. I think one of the greatest gifts you can give to someone is just access to the possibility of freedom that you don't have to be totally depressed and enslaved by your own environment. - Author: Amanda Palmer
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#38. I foresee no possibility of venturing into themes showing a closer view of reality for a long time to come. The public itself will not have it. What it wants is a gun and a girl. - Author: D.W. Griffith
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#39. The self-righteous rule out the possibility that they are what has gone wrong. - Author: Mason Cooley
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#40. In the treatment of the child the world foreshadows its own future and faith. All words and all thinking lead to the child, - to that vast immortality and wide sweep of infinite possibility which the child represents. - Author: W.E.B. Du Bois
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#41. To understand what a person is, it is necessary always to refer to what he may be in the future, for every state of the person is pointed in the direction of future possibilities. - Author: Gordon W. Allport
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#42. Pell Grants are, and have been, critically important tools in making higher education a possibility for lower- and middle-income students. - Author: Christopher Dodd
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#43. Mrs. Astor had long held that artists of any ilk - painters, authors, actors and the like - merit no recognition unless safely dead, and that meeting them risks both needless mental fatigue and the possibility of social contamination. - Author: Paula Cohen
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#44. Every sinner is now on trial once for all. He is now invited by the bleeding Saviour, urged by all the horrors of hell, to enter heaven. But death closes the possibility for ever. - Author: Asahel Nettleton
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#45. The human birthright includes the possibility of an easy death at extreme old age if we are healthy. Alternatively, we may experience a lot of disease, but with medical intervention probably live almost as long, suffering from suboptimum health all the way through. It's our choice. - Author: Steve Solomon
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#46. The worst thing that could happen is that we hold back and play tentative because we "fear" disappointment. If we cannot accept the possibility we might fail, we most certainly are not prepared to succeed. - Author: Mike Margolies
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#47. The possibility of observing the developments of the psychical life of the child as natural phenomena and experimental reactions transforms the school itself in action into a kind of scientific laboratory for the psychogenetic study of man. - Author: Maria Montessori
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#48. All those small glimmers...connecting, collecting...have turned into an undeniable possibility...casting a light that cuts through the darkness of despair - ! So I...made up my mind. I'll never stop reaching for that light!!! - Author: Jun Mochizuki
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#49. "Freedom is fundamentally the possibility of standig on a street corner and shouting "There is no freedom here! - Author: Yoani Sanchez
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#50. It's just hard to accept
the possibility of ... I don't know,
being less."
"Then don't accept it. - Author: Kiera Cass
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#51. Understanding is better than ignorance. Ignorance, unlike life, unlike narrative, is static. Understanding implies a forward motion, thus the possibility of change. - Author: Robert Charles Wilson
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#52. Nor should we exclude the possibility that Islamic terrorism may begin to make common cause with Western political extremists of the far Left and far Right. - Author: Richard Perle
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#53. People rise out of the ashes because, at some point, they are invested with a belief in the possibility of triumph over seemingly impossible odds, - Author: Robert Downey Jr.
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#54. We are the relationships that make us; we have our being in and through relationships that place us into reality, and therefore we are open ontologically to the possibility of encounter. - Author: Andrew Root
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#55. The problems of philosophy and the systems designed to solve them are formulated in terms which tend to refer, not to the realm of actuality, but to the realms of possibility and necessity: to what might be and what must be, rather than to what is. - Author: Roger Scruton
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#56. The universe is an infinite opportunity creation machine. In every instant, the possibility of greater possibility is programmed into the nature of things. Love creates the conduit through which new possibility enters our experience, and lovelessness keeps it at bay. - Author: Marianne Williamson
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#57. What was striking about Ms. Wilson, and was also true of the other outsiders who volunteered their time that day, was that she spoke to us prisoners with great respect, as if our lives ahead had hope and meaning and possibility. After all these months at Danbury, this was a shocking novelty. - Author: Piper Kerman
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#58. From a drop of water a logician could infer the possibility of an Atlantic or a Niagara without having seen or heard of one or the other. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#59. One of life's fundamental truths states, 'Ask and you shall receive.' As kids we get used to asking for things, but somehow we lose this ability in adulthood. We come up with all sorts of excuses and reasons to avoid any possibility of criticism or rejection. - Author: Jack Canfield
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#60. Can it be that what provides for us is the very thing that poisons us? Who hasn't considered this terrible possibility? - Author: Richard Russo
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#61. We have this history of impossible solutions to insoluble problems. - Author: Will Eisner
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#62. To understand that, we have to begin to imagine what a universe would be like if there wasn't anything in it called Mind. If that was the case, according to quantum physics now, then every possibility would also come into existence as every other possibility. - Author: Fred Alan Wolf
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#63. I'd love to play Neil Kinnock. Because of my ginger hair, I thought that was a possibility. He's a hero and a villain in most people's eyes, but I'd like to do that, I think I'd be right for it. - Author: Jason Flemyng
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#64. We are human beings, we are born full of guilt; we feel terrified when happiness becomes a real possibility. - Author: Paulo Coelho
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#65. The human imagination has already come to conceive the possibility of recreating human society. - Author: Edmund Wilson
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#66. It may have happened, it may not have happened but it could have happened. - Author: Mark Twain
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#67. Sally ... can no longer think of love as a reality, or even as a possibility, however remote. - Author: Alice Hoffman
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#68. Chemistry cannot be manufactured or forced, so Wild Flag was not a sure thing, it was a 'maybe,' a 'possibility.' But after a handful of practice sessions, spread out over a period of months, I think we all realized that we could be greater than the sum of our parts. - Author: Carrie Brownstein
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#69. People working in the private sector should try to save money. There remains the possibility that it may someday be valuable again. - Author: Norman Ralph Augustine
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#70. To be honest, I think we should find first the possibility to make it. Research is first - if you're not interested, you never can find something. Many things happen from forgotten machines - ones that are no longer used. - Author: Issey Miyake
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#71. Vengeance is mine sayeth the Lord. Was Father Tom thinking about vengeance now? The possibility amused him. Perhaps the next time he went to confession he would ask him. A priest should understand. That was his job, wasn't it? To understand and forgive? Maybe understanding would come with death. - Author: Julie Garwood
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#72. The problem with most people," Dad said once, not necessarily implying that I counted as most people, but not discounting the possibility either, "is that they want to be alive for as long as possible without having any idea whatsoever how to live. - Author: Alexandra Fuller
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#73. But now what? Is this a ticket to a new understanding of my life, or a bomb that's going to blow up everything?

Consider one more possibility: that you remain essentially the same person you were, neither new nor destroyed. - Author: Ellen Ullman
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#74. Having exhausted every possibility at the moment when he was coming full circle, Antonino realised that photographing photographs was the only course that he had left - or, rather, the true course he had obscurely been seeking all this time. (Last line of the story The Adventure of a Photographer ) - Author: Italo Calvino
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#75. There is no ethics in general. There are only-eventually-ethics of processes by which we treat the possibilities of a situation. - Author: Alain Badiou
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#76. Being brave means to know something is scary, difficult, and dangerous, and doing it anyway, because the possibility of winning the fight is worth the chance of losing it. - Author: Emilie Autumn
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#77. Given the irreversibility of the death penalty, the possibility of a wrongful conviction can never be overstated - Author: George Gascon
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#78. Ironically, the possibility that the president dodged his military service has increased his approval ratings with Democrats by 80 percent. - Author: Craig Kilborn
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#79. I'm more interested in, you know, SpaceX and Tesla, what's going to happen with our intergalactic possibilities. - Author: Lana Del Rey
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#80. I think there's a possibility that comic book movies are getting a tiny bit better on the one hand because they're no longer made by executives, who are, you know, ninety-year-old bald tailors with cigars, going, 'The kids love this!' - Author: Joss Whedon
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#81. This is the picture of the spirit world. It is the world of the optimist. The pessimist has no share in its great glory, because he refuses to accept the possibility which is the nature of life. Thus he denies to himself all he desires, and even the possibility of achieving his desires. - Author: Hazrat Inayat Khan
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#82. When we consider the possibility that God will not be good to us, we stand on the precipice of despair and peer into the darkness below. - Author: G.K. Chesterton
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#83. There exists in every person a place that is free from disease, that never feels pain, that cannot age or die. When you go to this place, limitations which all of us accept, cease to exist. They are not even entertained as a possibility. This is the place called perfect health. - Author: Deepak Chopra
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#84. When in doubt, you face the possibility of deception.. when you are decieved, you face the possibility of diversion... when you are diverted, you face the possibility of disobedience...and these are the D's to every man's Defeat. - Author: Hope D. Blackwell
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#85. This isn't even something I've feared, because I never knew it was a possibility. - Author: David Levithan
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#86. Each day is filled with promise, potential and possibility. - Author: Tony Curl
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#87. The willingness to consider possibility requires a tolerance of uncertainty. - Author: Rachel Naomi Remen
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#88. know that neither to have the child nor not to have the child is without the possibility of tragic consequences for everybody yet (b) be brave in knowing also that not even that can put us beyond the forgiving love of God. - Author: Frederick Buechner
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#89. The not-knowing is crucial to art, is what permits art to be made. Without the scanning process engendered by not-knowing, without the possibility of having the mind move in unanticipated directions, there would be no invention. - Author: Donald Barthelme
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#90. I hold that the mark of a genuine idea is that its possibility can be proved, either a priori by conceiving its cause or reason, or a posteriori when experience teaches us that it is in fact in nature. - Author: Gottfried Leibniz
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#91. You have the capacity to do all the work you can. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#92. As Chomsky says, if you act like there is no possibility of change for the better, you guarantee that there will be no change for the better. The choice is ours, the choice is yours. Robert - Author: Noam Chomsky
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#93. The E.U.'s Eastern Partnership programme is designed to bind the so-called focus states tightly to itself, shutting down the possibility of co-operation with Russia. - Author: Sergei Lavrov
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#94. The classic business story is much like the classic human story. There is rise and fall; the overcoming of great odds, the upholding of principles despite the cost, questions of rivalry and succession, and even the possibility of descent into madness. - Author: Mark Helprin
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#95. Out there is nothing but possibilities. - Author: Michael Douglas
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#96. There are a few obvious consequences and perhaps one subtle possibility. One obvious thing is that, to stimulate the economy, President Obama has committed to creating millions of green jobs that will leave a legacy - much as Roosevelt's public works did during the new deal. - Author: Denis Hayes
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#97. Begin to look at maps with the narcotic tingle of possibility. - Author: Rolf Potts
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#98. For the first time, we live in a society that shows any sign of the possibility of women changing this condition. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#99. The possibility of a musical modernity that was not characterized by sensationalism - Author: Alain Frogley
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#100. Being out of a job can erode people's confidence and their sense of possibility; and employers, often unfairly, tend to take long-term unemployment as a signal that something is wrong. - Author: James Surowiecki
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