Quotations on Potential

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Sinn Fein has the potential and capacity to become the vehicle for the attainment of republican objectives.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Objectives, Potential, Republican)

The unionists also for their part, want to minimise the potential for change, not only on the equality agenda but on the issues of sovereignty and ending the union.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Equality, Change, Ending, Potential, Want)

One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
- Maya Angelou
(Keywords: Consistency, Courage, Virtue, Potential, Practice)

My potential is more than can be expressed within the bounds of my race or ethnic identity.
- Arthur Ashe
(Keywords: Identity, Potential, Race)

The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn't think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.
- Steve Ballmer
(Keywords: Technology, People, Information, Potential, Sense, Want)

What is their potential for evil; what is their potential for wickedness? That's the only time that those characters become interesting to watch.
- Jennifer Beals
(Keywords: Time, Evil, Potential, Wickedness)

You can make yourself feel better about yourself if you project your shadow side, if you project your own potential for evil onto someone else. By annihilating them and, therefore, your shadow, you bring yourself into some state of purity or reformation.
- Jennifer Beals
(Keywords: Evil, Potential, Project, Purity, Shadow, State)

Value people on their potential, not on their history.
- Bo Bennett
(Keywords: History, People, Potential, Value)

We have a powerful potential in out youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends.
- Mary McLeod Bethune
(Keywords: Change, Power, Ideas, Courage, May, Old, Potential, Youth)

The states are not free, under the guise of protecting maternal health or potential life, to intimidate women into continuing pregnancies.
- Harry A. Blackmun
(Keywords: Health, Women, Life, Potential, states)

We'd love to do Space Ace 3D. It has a lot of potential. But, it is really up to the publishers.
- Don Bluth
(Keywords: Love, Potential, Space)

I hope that the institution will succeed in maximizing students' potential in the same way. I will give all of my stock to this institution. It will own the Bose Corporation and be funded by the Bose Corporation.
- Amar Bose
(Keywords: Hope, Potential, Students, Succeed, Will)

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
(Keywords: Cards, Fate, Play, Potential, Right)

If you believe in an unseen Christ, you will believe in the unseen Christlike potential of others.
- Anthony Burgess
(Keywords: Christ, Potential, Will)

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Leo Buscaglia
(Keywords: Life, Power, Act, Caring, Compliment, Listening, Potential, Smile, Word)

Obviously, I've seen what the press has done to my cousins. I would never let that rule my life, but I'm not the kind of person to rebel or do things. I don't know. I don't let the potential for bad press dictate who I am, but I keep that in mind. How can you not?
- Lauren Bush
(Keywords: Life, Mind, Potential, Press)

Some people have said that I can 'hear' a hit song, meaning that I can tell the first time a song is played for me if it has potential. I have been able to hear some of the hits that way, but I can also 'feel' one.
- Glen Campbell
(Keywords: Time, People, First, Meaning, Potential, Song)

I also rise today in strong support of forward movement on the implementation of health information technology, which has the potential to save the United States billions of dollars in health care costs each year.
- Russ Carnahan
(Keywords: Health, Technology, Care, Information, Potential, states, Support, Today, United)

I think what's going on in Guantanamo Bay and other places is a disgrace to the U.S.A. I wouldn't say it's the cause of terrorism, but it has given impetus and excuses to potential terrorists to lash out at our country and justify their despicable acts.
- Jimmy Carter
(Keywords: Cause, Country, Disgrace, Excuses, Potential, Terrorism)

In examining the CIA's past and present use of the U.S. media, the Committee finds two reasons for concern. The first is the potential, inherent in covert media operations, for manipulating or incidentally misleading the American public.
- Frank Church
(Keywords: American, Committee, Concern, First, Media, Misleading, Past, Potential, Present, Public)

As a scouting department, with the confidence we have in our player development, if a guy has the potential that we think they have and the makeup and they stay healthy, we think they will be a productive Major Leaguer. We take a lot of pride in that.
- Roy Clark
(Keywords: Development, Confidence, Makeup, Potential, Pride, Scouting, Will)

All of my books have the potential to become movies, it's just a question of finding a studio who wants to get behind me and put up the money to make the movie.
- Jackie Collins
(Keywords: Money, Movies, Books, Potential, Question)

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
- Confucius
(Keywords: Desire, Excellence, Potential, Succeed, Will)

Anybody who has stood on the prairie in North Dakota has felt the force of the wind and knows that our state has an inexhaustible supply of wind power. The potential here to create jobs and draw millions of dollars in new investment to North Dakota is enormous.
- Kent Conrad
(Keywords: Power, Force, Investment, Jobs, Potential, State, Wind)

The news today that Bush has vowed to veto any legislation that reviews the security implications of the Dubai Port World's potential management of our ports is ludicrous and the entire Democratic Party is calling him to task for it.
- John Conyers
(Keywords: Management, Legislation, News, Party, Potential, Security, Today, World)

Finally, treat domestic energy production as the economic necessity it is and the job creator it can be. Drill, and frack, and lease, and license, unleash in every way the jobs potential in the enormous energy resources we have been denying ourselves.
- Mitch Daniels
(Keywords: Energy, Job, Jobs, Necessity, Potential, Production)

Our educational results lag behind other states, and other nations, but worse still, behind the potential of the kids and the devoted teachers in our classrooms.
- Mitch Daniels
(Keywords: Kids, Nations, Potential, Results, states, Teachers)

I'm very confident that the solutions that we are developing are going to be effective not only in application in Iraq, but also will be very helpful for potential homeland security situations as well.
- Geoff Davis
(Keywords: Iraq, Potential, Security, Will)

Hydrogen is the most common element in the universe, and has the potential to become an inexpensive source of energy for neighborhoods, light and heavy duty vehicles, and industry.
- Charlie Dent
(Keywords: Duty, Energy, Light, Potential, Universe)

I will fight for my children on any level so they can reach their potential as human beings and in their public duties.
- Princess Diana
(Keywords: Children, Fight, Potential, Public, Will)

It is practically impossible to teach good programming to students that have had a prior exposure to BASIC: as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration.
- Edsger Dijkstra
(Keywords: Hope, Potential, Programming, Students)

In Wisconsin, We're at the forefront of research that might one day bring cures for diseases like Parkinsons and Alzheimers, and we must seize its great potential.
- Jim Doyle
(Keywords: Day, Potential, Research)

Poetry is a natural energy resource of our country.It has no energy crisis, possessing a potential that will last as long as the country. Its power is equal to that of any country in the world.
- Richard Eberhart
(Keywords: Poetry, Power, Country, Crisis, Energy, Potential, Will, World)

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Keywords: Power, Government, Influence, Military, Potential, Will)

The federal government has a responsibility to protect all Americans from potential terrorist attack.
- Bob Etheridge
(Keywords: Government, Americans, Potential, Responsibility)

Game management is accomplished by staying constantly alert and then reading and reacting to potential problem situations before they materialize. It all boils down to paying attention to details.
- Jim Evans
(Keywords: Management, Attention, Potential, Reading)

'No Child Left Behind' requires states and school districts to ensure that all students are learning and are reaching their highest potential. Special education students should not be left out of these accountability mechanisms.
- Dianne Feinstein
(Keywords: Education, Learning, Potential, School, states, Students)

The essence of our effort to see that every child has a chance must be to assure each an equal opportunity, not to become equal, but to become different-to realize whatever unique potential of body, mind and spirit he or she possesses.
- John Fischer
(Keywords: Opportunity, Body, Chance, Effort, Mind, Potential, Spirit)

So if I could just go back now to something which I am sure we should cover here regarding our original scenario: we have, in fact, four ways - four major potential lines of research.
- Martin Fleischmann
(Keywords: Fact, Now, Potential, Research)

It took me a long time to figure out how to act, and how to conduct myself in the business so I could get what I felt I needed to support my potential and give them what they wanted.
- Harrison Ford
(Keywords: Business, Time, Act, Potential, Support)

One of the essential elements of government responsibility is to communicate effectively to the American people, especially in time of a potential terrorist attack or a natural disaster.
- Vito Fossella
(Keywords: Government, Time, People, American, Disaster, Potential, Responsibility)

I think there's great potential for autonomy, but we have to remember that we live in a world where people may have free will but have not invented their circumstances.
- Thomas Frank
(Keywords: People, Circumstances, Free will, May, Potential, World)

Space offers extraordinary potential for commerce and adventure, for new innovations and new tests of will. As Americans, we can't help but reach for the stars. It's our nature. It's our destiny.
- Bill Frist
(Keywords: Nature, Adventure, Americans, Commerce, Destiny, Help, Potential, Space, Stars, Tests, Will)

Teaching is an instinctual art, mindful of potential, craving of realizations, a pausing, seamless process.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti
(Keywords: Art, Potential, Teaching)

I'm set to have my best year ever: I'm hiring some acts and there will be a show in the morning, in the afternoon and in the evening. I'm going to use my theater to its fullest potential.
- Mickey Gilley
(Keywords: Evening, Hiring, Potential, Theater, Will)

They make Spy Kids, they make Scream, they make A Scary Movie. This doesn't do that, so it could be a very bad marriage. I'm trying to keep this potential nightmare quiet because we're just finishing editing.
- Terry Gilliam
(Keywords: Marriage, Kids, Potential, Quiet, Trying)

There is no reason why, with the huge potential for market out there in the world for fuel-efficient vehicles, we can't be the cutting edge for change.
- Jennifer Granholm
(Keywords: Change, Potential, Reason, World)

He would catapult you forward, and that was his intention with the Jazz Messengers. He would take young people with a potential and help them develop a voice as a player and as a writer.
- Benny Green
(Keywords: People, Help, Intention, Jazz, Potential, Voice, Writer)

When nearly a third of our high school students do not graduate on time with their peers, we have work to do. We must design our middle and high schools so that no student gets lost in the crowd and disconnected from his or her own potential.
- Christine Gregoire
(Keywords: Design, Time, Work, Potential, School, Schools, Students)

I have experienced healing through other writers' poetry, but there's no way I can sit down to write in the hope a poem will have healing potential. If I do, I'll write a bad poem.
- Marilyn Hacker
(Keywords: Poetry, Hope, Healing, Potential, Will, Writers)

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