Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Category: Possible.

The repository contains 16 quotes in the category “Possible.”

Determine that a thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.

President Abraham Lincoln
1809 — 1865

Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you’re right.

Henry Ford
1863 — 1947

Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius.

Henri Amiel
1821 — 1881

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

Walter Bagehot
1826 — 1877

Most of the things worth doing in the world have been declared impossible before they were done.

Justice Louis Brandeis
1856 — 1941

When a distinguished but elderly statesman states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.

Sir Arthur C. Clarke
1917 — 2008

The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.

Sir Arthur C. Clarke
1917 — 2008

Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

St. Francis
1182 — 1226

Progress is what happens when impossibility yields to necessity.

Arnold H. Glasgow

It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.

Dr. Robert H. Goddard
1882 — 1945

Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.

Doug Larson

To the timid and hesitating, everything is impossible because it seems so.

Sir Walter Scott
1771 — 1832

The more they tell me I can’t the more determined I am to do it.


Nothing is quite as embarrassing as watching your boss do something you assured him couldn’t be done.


Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. It’s the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead
1901 — 1978

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.

Chinese Proverb