Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to
your regular duties.
Almost nothing is impossible if you put the screws to the right people.
As you accumulate more history you get more interested in history, but
the great benefit of youth is that you don't have to forget that stuff
Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.
Bureaucracy is the art of making the possible impossible.
-Javier Pascual Salcedo
Despair is the price one pays for setting oneself an impossible aim.
Don't undertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly
-Edwin H. Land
Everything is theoretically impossible, until it's done. One could write
a history of science in reverse by assembling the solemn pronouncements
of highest authority about what could not be done and could never happen.
-Robert A. Heinlein
How many seemingly impossible things have been accomplished by resolute
men because they had to do, or die.
However far modern science and technics have fallen short of their
inherent possibilities, they have taught mankind at least one lesson:
Nothing is impossible.
I'm struck by how laughter connects you with people. It's almost
impossible to maintain any kind of distance or any sense of social
hierarchy when you're just howling with laughter. Laughter is a force
If youth were not ignorant and timid, civilization would be impossible.
-Honoré de Balzac
In France, only the impossible is admired.
It always seems impossible until it's done.
It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future
and impossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute
It is impossible for us to break the law. We can only break ourselves
against the law.
-Cecil B. DeMille
It is impossible not to notice that our world is tormented by failure,
hate, guilt, and fear.
It is impossible to calculate the moral mischief, if I may so express
it, that mental lying has produced in society. When a man has so far
corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind, as to subscribe his
professional belief to things he does not believe, he has prepared
himself for the commission of every other crime.
It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument.
-William G. McAdoo
It is impossible to design a system so perfect that no one needs to be
It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of
work to do.
-Jerome K. Jerome
It is impossible to imagine Goethe or Beethoven being good at billiards
It is impossible to persuade a man who does not disagree, but smiles.
It is impossible to please all the world and one's father.
-Jean de la Fontaine
It is impossible to write ancient history because we do not have enough
sources, and impossible to write modern history because we have far too
It is not impossible to govern Italians. It is merely useless.
It is totally impossible to be well dressed in cheap shoes.
It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too
It's absolutely impossible, but it has possibilities.
It's either easy or impossible.
It's impossible to know accurately how you look in your sunglasses.
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
Love is an emotion that is based on an opinion of women that is
impossible for those who have had any experience with them.
Man can believe the impossible, but man can never believe the improbable.
Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have
been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to
do that very thing.
Nothing is impossible for pure love.
-Mohandas K. Gandhi
Nothing is impossible for those who don't have to do it.
Nothing is impossible to a determined woman.
-Louisa May Alcott
Nothing is impossible. Some things are just less likely than others.
Nothing is unthinkable, nothing impossible to the balanced person,
provided it comes out of the needs of life and is dedicated to life's
Only those who attempt the absurd...will achieve the impossible.
People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem
improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become
Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart
enough to know they were impossible.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be
possible in spite of appearances.
The impossible is often the untried.
The impossible often has a kind of integrity which the merely improbable
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a
little way past them into the impossible.
-Arthur C. Clarke
The opposite of nature is impossible.
The richer a society, the more impossible it becomes to do worthwhile
things without immediate pay-off.
The trouble with you and me... is that we want everyone in the world to
personally love us, and of course that's impossible; you just don't meet
everyone in the world.
The word impossible is not French.
The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt
the impossible, and achieve it, generation after generation.
-Pearl S. Buck
There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the
fear of failure.
We live in a time when the words impossible and unsolvable are no longer
part of the scientific community's vocabulary. Each day we move closer
to trials that will not just minimize the symptoms of disease and injury
but eliminate them.
When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is
possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is
impossible, he is very probably wrong.
-Arthur C. Clarke
When facing a difficult task, act as though it is impossible to fail. If
you're going after Moby Dick, take along the tartar sauce.
-H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
When someone tells you nothing is impossible, ask him to dribble a
When you have a great and difficult task, something perhaps almost
impossible, if you only work a little at a time, every day a little,
suddenly the work will finish itself.
When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however
improbable, must be the truth.
-Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Who is the bigger fool? The fool who demands the impossible or the fool
who comes in on weekends to do it?
Woman's one comfort is that, even though it may be impossible to prevail
against man, it is always possible to enslave and torture one.
(Today is also the birthday of Richard M. Nixon)