Possibility Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old possibility quotes, possibility sayings, and possibility proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize.     

Thich Nhat Hanh

Nearly every man who develops an idea works at it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then gets discouraged. that's not the place to become discouraged.     

Thomas A Edison

We can only reason from what is; we can reason on actualities, but not on possibilities.     

Thomas Paine

If someone says can't, that shows you what to do.     

John Cage

In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's mind there are few.     

Shunryu Suzuki

Until you're ready to look foolish, you'll never have the possibility of being great.     


There are many who are living far below their possibilities because they are continually handing over their individualities to others.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most of the things about which we make decisions, and into which therefore we inquire, present us with alternative possibilities.     


If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.     

Thomas A. Edison

Strive not, my soul, for immortal life, but make the most of the possibilities open to you.     


Turn your obstacles into opportunities and your problems into possibilities.     

Roy T. Bennett

The past, like the future, is indefinite and exists only as a spectrum of possibilities.     

Stephen Hawking

All we are given are possibilities to make ourselves one thing or another.     

Jose Ortega Y Gasset

A thought, even a possibility, can shatter and transform us.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

The vast possibilities of our great future will become realities only if we make ourselves responsible for that future.     

Gifford Pinchot

Possibility is not a promise, it's a call to action. A call to rise up and walk the path you're meant to walk. And it can only exist if you choose it.     

Stephenie Zamora

With your entire focus on your goal, you will reach levels of achievement that you never thought possible.     

Catherine Pulsifer

Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.     


Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.     

St. Francis of Assisi

For what is the best choice, for each individual is the highest it is possible for him to achieve.