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Discover Your Potential & Change Your Life

Welcome to the workshop. While everyone gathers their journals and starts to focus, here are some inspiring and famous quotes about personal potential ... how to discover it, what to do with it .. and how it can change your life.

Take a moment to find the ones that speak to you.


Personal Potential Quotes

It's never too late to be what you might have been.

- George Elliot


We carry within us the wonders we seek without us.

- Eric Butterworth


If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible . what wine is so sparkling, so fragrant, so intoxicating, as possibility!

- Soren Kierkegaard



Love is a command to rise to one's highest potential.

- Helen Mirren in "The Passion of Ayn Rand" (movie)

The realization of our true substance and potential is the purpose of creation.

- Morihei Ueshiba


I want to be all that I am capable of becoming.

- Katherine Mansfield


There are powers inside of you
which, if you could discover and
use, would make of you everything
you ever dreamed or imagined
you could become.

- Orison Swett Marsden


I always knew I wanted to become somebody when I grew up. Now I realize I should have been more specific.

- Lily Tomlin


... the estranged self, hidden with its inexhaustible potential, lies undiscovered by many people who die without even knowing that it exists.

- Kazuo Chiba / William Gleason


Potential just means you ain't done it yet.

- Darrell Royal


A strong oak is just a nut that stood fast.

- unknown


Adolescents sense a secret, unique greatness in thems.elves that seeks expression. They gesture towards the heart when trying to express any of this, a significant clue to the whole affair.

- Joseph Chilton Pear.ce from Evolutions End (book)


The nearest way to glory is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be.

- Socrates


Just because fate doesn't deal you the right cards, it doesn't mean you should give up. It just means you have to play the cards you get to their maximum potential.

- Les Brown


It's the niceties that make the difference fate gives us the hand, and we play the cards.

- Arthur Schopenhauer


You have to live the life you were born to live.

- The Sound of Music (movie)


It is far better to be hated for who you are than to be loved for who you are not.

- Unknown


About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won't like you at all.

- Rita Mae Brown


You are the master of your own destiny. Use your strengths well. They are the keys to your destiny and your success in life. Once you know yourself and take action to realize your dreams, you can unlock the doors to your own potential. Good Luck. And may the success you want in life one day be yours.

- Neil Somerville ( Chinese Success Signs: Discover The Potential of Your Chinese Sign, 2001 )


To be or not to be; that is the question.

- William Shakespeare (Hamlet)


Maybe the world is like a ropes course. You can use it for self discovery, or you can use it to get sore muscles. You decide.

- Manifest


I want to be all that I am capable of becoming.

- Katherine Mansfield


Sometimes we live our lives like puzzle pieces turned upside. Then along comes life, and it starts flipping them over, showing us and the world who we are.

~ Manifest


Many of us are like Clark Kent, walking around but rarely showing anyone our red capes.

~ Manifest



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Do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.

- Benjamin Franklin


And that was it. Right there. Right there. That was the moment. I suddenly realized that unless something changed soon . . . And so I made a major decision . I decided to take control of my life.

- Bridget Jones's Diary (movie)


In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.

- Eleanor Roosevelt


First, say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.

- Epictetus


Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.

- Goethe


Use wisely your power of choice.

- Og Mandino


Take care to get what you like [or] you will be forced to like what you get.

- George Bernard Shaw


[In developing your potential] ... I don't develop; I am

- Pablo Picasso


Who knew the Beast could clear the chi flow .... and thus unleash the boy's true potential?

~ Paris in Kung Fu Hustle (movie quote)



Every day we slaughter our finest impulses. That is why we get a heart-ache when we read those lines written by the hand of a master and recognize them as our own, as the tender shoots which we stifled because we lacked the faith to believe in our own powers, our own criterion of truth and beauty ... We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians; we have only to open up to discover what is already there.

- Henry Miller


Lord! We know what we are, but know not what we may be.

- William Shakespeare


Focus on your potential instead of your limitations.

- Alan Loy McGinnis quotes


Man, know thyself.

- Socrates


Lo, for I to myself am unknown, now in God's name what must I do?

- Rumi "Unknowing"


Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment.

- Lao Tzu


The unexamined life is not worth living.

- Socrates


To be or not to be; that is the question.

- William Shakespeare






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