Capacity Quotes

Power is the faculty or capacity to act, the strength and potency to accomplish something. It is the vital energy to make choices and decisions. It also includes the capacity to overcome deeply embedded habits and to cultivate higher, more effective ones

Stephen R. Covey

The real tragedy is the tragedy of the man who never in his life braces himself for his one supreme effort, who never stretches to his full capacity, never stands up to his full stature

Arnold Bennett

Photography has the capacity to provide images of man and his environment that are both works of art and moments in history

Cornell Capa

As is our confidence, so is our capacity.

William Hazlitt

Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.

Omar Bradley

People underestimate their capacity for change. There is never a right time to do a difficult thing. A leader's job is to help people have vision of their potential.

Roger Porter

Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else's skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too.

Frederick Buechner

I would suggest, merely as a metaphor here, but also as the basis for a scientific program to investigate the computational capacity of the universe, that this is also a reasonable explanation for why the universe is complex.

Seth Lloyd

I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance.

Pablo Casals

The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animal.

H. L. Mencken

The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak

Baruch Spinoza

The capacity for getting along with our neighbor depends to a large extent on the capacity for getting along with ourselves. The self-respecting individual will try to be as tolerant of his neighbor's shortcomings as he is of his own.

Eric Hoffer

In poetry, you must love the words, the ideas and the images and rhythms with all your capacity to love anything at all

Wallace Stevens

Without wilderness, we will eventually lose the capacity to understand America.

Harvey Broome

Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth.

Albert Schweitzer

Genius ... is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.

Ezra Pound

Gift, like genius, I often think only means an infinite capacity for taking pains

Jane Ellice Hopkins

Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.

Storm Jameson

Our dreams are firsthand creations, rather than residues of waking life. We have the capacity for infinite creativity; at least while dreaming, we partake of the power of the Spirit, the infinite Godhead that creates the cosmos.

Jackie Gleason

The result of the educative process is capacity for further education.

John Dewey

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.

Warren G. Bennis

Leadership is the wise use of power. Power is the capacity to translate intention into reality and sustain it.

Warren G. Bennis

Whenever you make a mistake or get knocked down by life, don't look back at it too long. Mistakes are life's way of teaching you. Your capacity for occasional blunders is inseparable from your capacity to reach your goals. No one wins them all, and your failures, when they happen, are just part of your growth. Shake off your blunders. How will you know your limits without an occasional failure? Never quit. Your turn will come.

Og Mandino

Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct from ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended

Alfred North Whitehead

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