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The most watched programme on the BBC, after the news, is probably 'Doctor Who.' What has happened is that science fiction has been subsumed into modern literature. There are grandparents out there who speak Klingon, who are quite capable of holding down a job. No one would think twice now about a parallel universe.
A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others.
Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.
Visual art and writing don't exist on an aesthetic hierarchy that positions one above the other, because each is capable of things the other can't do at all. Sometimes one picture is equal to 30 pages of discourse, just as there are things images are completely incapable of communicating.
William S. Burroughs
Self-esteem is made up primarily of two things: feeling lovable and feeling capable.
The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems.
Wise kings generally have wise counselors; and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.
Money is human happiness in the abstract; he, then, who is no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete devotes himself utterly to money.
Unworthiness is the inmost frightening thought that you do not belong, no matter how much you want to belong, that you are an outsider and will always be an outsider. It is the idea that you are flawed and cannot be fixed. It is wanting to be loved and feeling unlovable, or wanting to love and feeling that you are not capable of loving.
Most of us remember adolescence as a kind of double negative: no longer allowed to be children, we are not yet capable of being adults.
The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference. He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter.
If you have to lie, cheat, steal, obstruct and bully to get your point across, it must not be a point capable of surviving on its own merits.
Take, therefore, what modern technology is capable of: the power of our moral sense allied to the power of communications and our ability to organize internationally. That, in my view, gives us the first opportunity as a community to fundamentally change the world.
You need to aim beyond what you are capable of. You must develop a complete disregard for where your abilities end. Try to do things that you're incapable of... If you think you're incapable of running a company, make that your aim... Make your vision of where you want to be a reality. Nothing is impossible.
God never gives someone a gift they are not capable of receiving. If he gives us the gift of Christmas, it is because we all have the ability to understand and receive it.
The human mind is capable of excitement without the application of gross and violent stimulants; and he must have a very faint perception of its beauty and dignity who does not know this.
All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination, Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth.
If I am capable of grasping God objectively, I do not believe, but precisely because I cannot do this I must believe.
In itself, homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality: the ideal should be to be capable of loving a woman or a man; either, a human being, without feeling fear, restraint, or obligation.
Simone de Beauvoir
When you're heartbroken, you're at your most creative - you have to channel all your energies into something else to not think about it. Contentment is a creativity killer, but don't worry - I'm very capable of making myself discontented.
Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Any mind that is capable of real sorrow is capable of good.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming.
Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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