Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.
When she became very ill with heart trouble, I saw that it would be impossible for my parents to provide for my studies, and I obtained their permission to go to sea to make a career for myself there.
Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius.
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.
We discover in the gospels, a groundwork of vulgar ignorance, of things impossible, of superstition, fanaticism and fabrication
The dream of reason produces monsters. Imagination deserted by reason creates impossible, useless thoughts. United with reason, imagination is the mother of all art and the source of all its beauty.
It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.
It is impossible to trap modern physics into predicting anything with perfect determinism because it deals with probabilities from the outset.
We have more ability than will power, and it is often an excuse to ourselves that we imagine that things are impossible.
For most people, we often marvel at the beauty of a sunrise or the magnificence of a full moon, but it is impossible to fathom the magnitude of the universe that surrounds us.
Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included.
The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible, and achieve it, generation after generation.
Total absence of humor renders life impossible.
For me, the first fact of human existence is the human body. But if you embrace the reality of the human body, you embrace mortality, and that is a very difficult thing for anything to do because the self-conscious mind cannot imagine non-existence. It's impossible to do.
It is almost impossible to think of something no one has thought of before, but it is always possible to add different frills.
Those who make a practice of comparing human actions are never so perplexed as when they try to see them as a whole and in the same light; for they commonly contradict each other so strangely that it seems impossible that they have come from the same shop.
Virtue knows that it is impossible to get on without compromise, and tunes herself, as it were, a trifle sharp to allow for an inevitable fall in playing.
Children are the proof we've been here... they are the best thing and the most impossible thing.
The word impossible is not in my dictionary.
The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible - and achieve it, generation after generation.
Its impossible to invest your soul in a compromise.
France is doing everything it can, but the problem is that it is impossible to stop Bush from pursuing his logic of war to the end.
At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.