Potential Sayings and Quotes

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

The greatest crime in the world is not developing your potential. When you do what you do best, you are helping not only yourself, but the world.     

Roger Williams

Potential is not an endpoint but a capacity to grow and learn.     

Eileen Kennedy-Moore

It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.     

Zig Ziglar

It's not about what it is, it's about what it can become.     

Dr. Seuss

Many of us are like Clark Kent, walking around but rarely showing anyone our red capes.     


I am putting pressure on myself to do my best and perform to my potential.     

Sidney Crosby

There are very few good examples of effective, nurturing leadership that unlocks people's potential or even enthusiasm.     

Deepak Chopra

I always knew I wanted to become somebody when I grew up. Now I realize I should have been more specific.     

Lily Tomlin

Joy comes from using your potential.     

Will Schultz

Don't assume you know how much potential you have. Sometimes the only way to know what you can do is to test yourself.     

Scott Adams

Rise up and become the person you were meant to be.     

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

If you could see the potential within you it would amaze you to see all that you are capable of being.     

Catherine Pulsifer

Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today.     

Tim Fargo

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.     


The greatest waste in the world is the difference between what we are and what we could become.     

Ben Herbster

It is a denial of the divinity within us to doubt our potential and our possibilities.     

James E. Faust

It isn't where you came from; it's where you're going that counts.     

Ella Fitzgerald

The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today.     

Les Brown

It's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you will realize your true potential.     

Barack Obama

First, say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.     


There is inside you all of the potential to be whatever you want to be all of the energy to do whatever you want to do.     

Donna Levine

Potential has a shelf life.     

Margaret Atwood

Potential just means you ain't done it yet.     

Darrell Royal

I don't want to represent man as he is, but only as he might be.     

Albert Camus

Leadership is all about unlocking the potential in others.     

Carly Fiorina

Value people on their potential, not on their history.     

Bo Bennett

There is no man living who isn't capable of doing more than he thinks he can do.     

Henry Ford

Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.     

Maria Montessori

Believing in people before they have proved themselves is the key to motivating people to reach their potential.     

John C. Maxwell

Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself.     

Roy T. Bennett