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Published Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 12:32 AM EST
Jan 09 2014


Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to your regular duties.
-Doug Larson

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 is impossible.
-Bruce Sterling

Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.
-Bette Davis

Bureaucracy is the art of making the possible impossible.
-Javier Pascual Salcedo

Despair is the price one pays for setting oneself an impossible aim.
-Graham Greene

Don't undertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible.
-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.
-Napoleon Bonaparte

However far modern science and technics have fallen short of their inherent possibilities, they have taught mankind at least one lesson: Nothing is impossible.
-Lewis Mumford

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 for democracy.
-John Cleese

If youth were not ignorant and timid, civilization would be impossible.
-Honoré de Balzac

In France, only the impossible is admired.
-Napoleon Bonaparte

It always seems impossible until it's done.
-Nelson Mandela

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 ago.
-Jim Bishop

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.
-William Saroyan

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.
-Thomas Paine

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 good.
-T.S. Eliot

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 or golf.
-H.L. Mencken

It is impossible to persuade a man who does not disagree, but smiles.
-Muriel Spark

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 many.
-Charles Peguy

It is not impossible to govern Italians. It is merely useless.
-Benito Mussolini

It is totally impossible to be well dressed in cheap shoes.
-Hardy Amies

It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much.
-Yogi Berra

It's absolutely impossible, but it has possibilities.
-Samuel Goldwyn

It's either easy or impossible.
-Salvador Dali

It's impossible to know accurately how you look in your sunglasses.
-George Carlin

It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
-Walt Disney

Love is an emotion that is based on an opinion of women that is impossible for those who have had any experience with them.
-H.L. Mencken

Man can believe the impossible, but man can never believe the improbable.
-Oscar Wilde

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.
-G.M. Trevelyan

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.
-Jonathan Winters

Nothing is unthinkable, nothing impossible to the balanced person, provided it comes out of the needs of life and is dedicated to life's further development.
-Lewis Mumford

Only those who attempt the absurd...will achieve the impossible.
-M.C. Escher

People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
-A.A. Milne

So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.
-Christopher Reeve

Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.
-Doug Larson

The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
-Agatha Christie

The impossible is often the untried.
-Jim Goodwin

The impossible often has a kind of integrity which the merely improbable lacks.
-Douglas Adams

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.
-Buckminster Fuller

The richer a society, the more impossible it becomes to do worthwhile things without immediate pay-off.
-E.F. Schumacher

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.
-Leonard Bernstein

The word impossible is not French.
-Napoleon Bonaparte

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.
-Paulo Coelho

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.
-Christopher Reeve

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 football.

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.
-Isak Dinesen

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?
-Craig Bruce

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.
-H.L. Mencken

(Today is also the birthday of Richard M. Nixon)

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