Quotations on Limitations

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As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows, cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human kind.
- Cleveland Amory
(Keywords: Time, Cats, Limitations, Patience)

The question is: how bad do things have to get before you will do something about it? Where is your line in the sand? If you don't enforce the constitutional limitations on your government very soon, you are likely to find out what World War III will be like.
- Michael Badnarik
(Keywords: Government, War, Limitations, Question, Will, World, World war)

Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Art, Limitations, Thinking)

I am pleased now that I have lived in a gay as well as a religious ghetto, though it hasn't been very comfortable. Taken together, their limitations cancel each other out and I have seen the world more kindly and more honestly.
- Lionel Blue
(Keywords: Gay, Limitations, Now, Religious, World)

Humor is something that thrives between man's aspirations and his limitations. There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because, you see, humor is truth.
- Victor Borge
(Keywords: Humor, Truth, Aspirations, Limitations, Logic, Man)

Congress acknowledged that society's accumulated myths and fears about disability and disease are as handicapping as are the physical limitations that flow from actual impairment.
- William J. Brennan, Jr.
(Keywords: Society, Congress, Disability, Disease, Limitations, Myths)

Under the circumstances, may I suggest another means of encouraging probity in elective office. I refer to term limitations, which can serve ends beyond that of saving congressional souls.
- James L. Buckley
(Keywords: Encouraging, Circumstances, Limitations, May, Office)

Given the difficulty of resisting such temptations over the longer run, a proper concern for the welfare of congressional souls may well be the ultimate argument in favor of term limitations.
- James L. Buckley
(Keywords: Argument, Concern, Difficulty, Limitations, May, Temptations, Welfare)

And I kind of said to myself if I get my voice back I'm not going to take back the old anxiety about it and just focus on the limitations. I'm really going to enjoy it.
- Rosanne Cash
(Keywords: Anxiety, Focus, Limitations, Old, Voice)

To note an artist's limitations is but to define his talent. A reporter can write equally well about everything that is presented to his view, but a creative writer can do his best only with what lies within the range and character of his deepest sympathies.
- Willa Cather
(Keywords: Talent, Character, Artist, Lies, Limitations, Writer)

I should like to be remembered as the man who raised a voice against... placing limitations on the freedom of the individual.
- Dennis Chavez
(Keywords: Freedom, Limitations, Man, Voice)

I have to understand what my strengths and limitations are, and work from a true place. I try to do this as best I can while still protecting my writer self, which more than ever needs privacy.
- Sandra Cisneros
(Keywords: Work, Limitations, Needs, Privacy, Self, Writer)

Whatever its other limitations, the Big Apple and those who live there make room for their dogs and cats, take good care of them and abide by the rules made necessary by a huge population.
- Nick Clooney
(Keywords: Care, Cats, Dogs, Limitations, Population, Rules)

The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has.
- Confucius
(Keywords: Men, Ability, Fact, Limitations, Man)

Do just once what others say you can't do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.
- James Cook
(Keywords: Attention, Limitations, Will)

It is impossible for us to understand the Church if we regard her as subject to the limitations of human culture. For she is essentially a supernatural organism which transcends human cultures and transforms them to her own ends.
- Christopher Dawson
(Keywords: Church, Culture, Limitations, Supernatural)

The poorest parts of the world are by and large the places in which one can best view the worst of medicine and not because doctors in these countries have different ideas about what constitutes modern medicine. It's the system and its limitations that are to blame.
- Paul Farmer
(Keywords: Ideas, Blame, Countries, Doctors, Limitations, Medicine, World)

Anywhere you have extreme poverty and no national health insurance, no promise of health care regardless of social standing, that's where you see the sharp limitations of market-based health care.
- Paul Farmer
(Keywords: Health, Care, Extreme, Limitations, Poverty, Promise)

I align myself with almost all researchers in assuming that anything we do is a composite of whatever genetic limitations were given to us by our parents and whatever kinds of environmental opportunities are available.
- Howard Gardner
(Keywords: Environmental, Limitations, Parents)

A lot of times black actors get stuck in a box. They're up against a lot of limitations for the kind of films that they get approached about. It's easy to get stuck in a box and just be approached about nothing but urban films.
- Tyrese Gibson
(Keywords: Actors, Limitations, Nothing)

When we were making vinyl records we had a lot of time limitations for each record so songs were left off for a number of reasons. Now, with CDs, much more music can be included.
- Ken Hensley
(Keywords: Music, Time, Limitations, Now, Songs)

Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.
- Elbert Hubbard
(Keywords: Genius, Limitations, May, Stupidity)

The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.
- Helen Keller
(Keywords: Experience, Joy, Limitations, Richness)

I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times; but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers.
- Helen Keller
(Keywords: Flowers, Limitations, Yearning)

When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.
- John F. Kennedy
(Keywords: Poetry, Power, Arrogance, Concern, Diversity, Existence, Limitations, Man, Richness)

The age factor means nothing to me. I'm old enough to know my limitations and I'm young enough to exceed them.
- Marv Levy
(Keywords: Age, Limitations, Nothing, Old)

Globalisation has made us more vulnerable. It creates a world without borders, and makes us painfully aware of the limitations of our present instruments, and of politics, to meet its challenges.
- Anna Lindh
(Keywords: Politics, Limitations, Present, World)

Mind is consciousness which has put on limitations. You are originally unlimited and perfect. Later you take on limitations and become the mind.
- Ramana Maharshi
(Keywords: Consciousness, Limitations, Mind)

No man can climb out beyond the limitations of his own character.
- John Morley
(Keywords: Character, Limitations, Man)

I believe that a contract, or at least an understanding, exists between the American public and the American advertiser concerning what advertising is, what its limitations are and what price people will pay for it.
- John O'Toole
(Keywords: People, Advertising, American, Limitations, Public, Understanding, Will)

Then, in the next place, we must know that every being which is endowed with reason, and transgresses its statutes and limitations, is undoubtedly involved in sin by swerving from rectitude and justice.
- Origen
(Keywords: Being, Justice, Limitations, Reason, Rectitude, Sin)

Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully acheived has already defined his own limitations.
- Cavett Robert
(Keywords: Life, Goal, Limitations, Man)

There are interactions with characters within the game which I think are pretty neatly done considering the limitations that you have to work with. I mean, a computer can't really generate a character that talks back and forth with you successfully.
- Fred Saberhagen
(Keywords: Work, Character, Computer, Limitations, Pretty)

Its limitations are those of the physical universe: it won't let you play with some really wild ideas that aren't possible, but are fun to speculate about.
- Stanley Schmidt
(Keywords: Ideas, Fun, Limitations, Play)

Art does imitate life, it has to come from somewhere. To put boundaries and limitations on it doesn't make a lot of sense to me.
- Christian Slater
(Keywords: Art, Life, Limitations, Sense)

However, when Java is promoted as the sole programming language, its flaws and limitations become serious.
- Bjarne Stroustrup
(Keywords: Flaws, Language, Limitations, Programming)

The only rules comedy can tolerate are those of taste, and the only limitations those of libel.
- James Thurber
(Keywords: Comedy, Limitations, Rules, Taste)

My vocal ability is very limited, but I'm fortunate in that I can write the songs around my vocal limitations.
- Glenn Tipton
(Keywords: Ability, Limitations, Songs)

Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
- Denis Waitley
(Keywords: Success, Body, Expectations, Limitations, Mind, Will)

My parents gave me stability and a belief in myself and in all the possibilities life has to offer. I was told the only limitations I would ever face were those I placed upon myself.
- Dionne Warwick
(Keywords: Life, Belief, Limitations, Parents, Possibilities, Stability)

It is also worth asking whether the strict limitations of Geneva make sense in a war against terrorists.
- John Yoo
(Keywords: War, Limitations, Sense, Worth)









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