quote by Friedrich Nietzsche

I know of no better life purpose than to perish in attempting the great and the impossible.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

Most Powerful Attempting The Impossible quotations

Attempting the impossible quote Progress is impossible without change and those who cannot change their minds, c
Progress is impossible without change and those who cannot change their minds, cannot change anything.

One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible. It may or may not be possible to turn the US around through nonviolent revolution. But one thing favors such an attempt: the total inability of violence to change anything for the better

Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.

Attempting the impossible quote Cease negative mental chattering. If you think a thing is impossible, you'll mak
Cease negative mental chattering. If you think a thing is impossible, you'll make it impossible. Pessimism blunts the tools you need to succeed.

Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. I think it's in my basement... let me go upstairs and check.

In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.

We must give up the vain idea of trying to please everybody.

That is impossible, and the attempt is a mere waste of time. We must be content to walk in Christ's steps, and let the world say what it likes.

Attempting the impossible quote Don't fear the failure... in great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
Don't fear the failure... in great attempts it is glorious even to fail.

Save the Children is often told that its aims are impossible - that there has always been child suffering and there always will be. We know. It's impossible only if we make it so. It's impossible only if we refuse to attempt it.

Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.

Doctors and scientists said breaking the four-minute mile was impossible, that one would die in the attempt. Thus, when I got up from the track after collapsing at the finish line, I figured I was dead

Attempting the impossible quote Remember: despite how open, peaceful, and loving you attempt to be, people can o
Remember: despite how open, peaceful, and loving you attempt to be, people can only meet you, as deeply as they've met themselves.

Only she who attempts the absurd can achieve the impossible.

Only he who attempts the absurd is capable of achieving the impossible.

I believe if there's any kind of God it wouldn't be in any of us, not you or me but just this little space in between. If there's any kind of magic in this world it must be in the attempt of understanding someone sharing something. I know, it's almost impossible to succeed but who cares really? The answer must be in the attempt.

Attempting the impossible quote A child learns to walk and falls down 50 times. He never thinks to himself, "may
A child learns to walk and falls down 50 times. He never thinks to himself, "maybe this isn't for me?".

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible -- and achieve it, generation after generation.

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible - and achieve it, generation after generation.

This became a credo of mine: attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.

Attempting the impossible quote Act as if it were impossible to fail.
Act as if it were impossible to fail.

The idea of demonstrating that this unknown something [God] exists, could scarcely suggest itself to Reason. For if God does not exist it would of course be impossible to prove it, and if he does exist it would be folly to attempt it.

The man that believes will obey; failure to obey is convincing proof that there is no true faith present. To attempt the impossible God must give faith or there will be none, and He gives faith to the obedient heart only.

Despite the hundreds of attempts, police terror and the concentration camps have proved to be more or less impossible subjects for the artist; since what happened in them was beyond the imagination, it was therefore also beyond art and all those human values on which art is traditionally based.

Attempting the impossible quote Decide what you want, and then act as if it were impossible to fail.
Decide what you want, and then act as if it were impossible to fail.

If you attempt certain things at the right time, they are easy to accomplish - in fact, they almost get done by themselves. If you undertake them before the time is right, not only will they fail, but they will often become impossible to accomplish even when the time would have been right.

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.' You won't believe what you can accomplish by attempting the impossible with the courage to repeatedly fail better.

The veneration, wherewith Men are imbued for what they call Nature, has been a discouraging impediment to the Empire of Man over the inferior Creatures of God. For many have not only look'd upon it, as an impossible thing to compass, but as something impious to attempt.

Attempting the impossible quote At first dreams seem impossible, then improbable, then inevitable.
At first dreams seem impossible, then improbable, then inevitable.

What is happening to our world is almost too colossal for human comprehension to contain...To contemplate its girth and its circumference, to attempt to define it, to try and fight it all at once, is impossible. The only way to combat it is by fighting specific wars in specific ways.

It is impossible to overstate the imporance of problems in mathematics.

It is by means of problems that mathematics develops and actually lifts itself by its own bootstraps... Every new discovery in mathematics, results from an attempt to solve some problem.

Zombies will try to scale any surface no matter how unfeasable or even impossible. In all but the easiest situations, these attempts have met with failure. Even in the case of ladders, when simple hand-over-hand coordination is required, only one in four zombies will succeed.

Attempting the impossible quote The first draft of anything is shit.
The first draft of anything is shit.

It is impossible to combat enthusiasm with reason;

for though it makes a show of resistance, it soon eludes the pressure, refers you to distinctions not to be understood, and feelings which it cannot explain. A man who would endeavor to fix an enthusiast by argument might as well attempt to spread quicksilver with his finger.

Some of us live a Christian life as if we're always under the stern, watchful eye of our Father and he is very impossible to please... No, God delights even in our heartfelt attempts at obedience.

There are similarities between absolute power and absolute faith: a demand for absolute obedience, a readiness to attempt the impossible, a bias for simple solutionsto cut the knot rather than unravel it, the viewing of compromise as surrender. Both absolute power and absolute faith are instruments of dehumanization. Hence, absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power.

Attempting the impossible quote Don't spend time beating on a wall hoping to transform it into a door.
Don't spend time beating on a wall hoping to transform it into a door.

It takes courage to attempt the impossible.

What would we think of Moses today if when it was time to part the red sea, he had said Why don't you guys go build a bridge?

It is impossible for us, with our limited means, to attempt to educate the body of the people. We must at present do our best to form a class who may be interpreters between us and the millions whom we govern; a class of persons, Indian in blood and colour, but English in taste, in opinions, in morals, and in intellect. To that class we may leave it to refine the vernacular dialects of the country, to enrich those dialects with terms of science borrowed from the Western nomenclature, and to render them by degrees fit vehicles for conveying knowledge to the great mass of the population.

Many men fail because they quit too soon.

They lose faith when the signs are against them. They do not have the courage to hold on, to keep fighting in spite of that which seems insurmountable. If more of us would strike out and attempt the impossible, we very soon would find the truth of that old saying that nothing is impossible... abolish fear and you can accomplish anything you wish.

Attempting the impossible quote It only seems impossible until it's done.
It only seems impossible until it's done.

Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century:Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others;Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected;Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it;Refusing to set aside trivial preferences;Neglecting development and refinement of the mind;Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.

This has always been a motto of mine: Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.

Consciousness is the ground of all being;

everything is consciousness. Beyond that, definition is impossible because any way we may attempt to define it would limit consciousness.

Maybe that's the foundation of my book: how do we come to terms with the death of someone we love when it is impossible to come to terms with such a profound loss? The path I found where I could even ask that question, or maybe advance it beyond what I'd attempted in A Year and a Day, was by straddling the line: this is fiction and memoir, it is true and it isn't.

For me, language is about the impossibility of communicating what we precisely wish to communicate and this gorgeous attempt that we make to do that anyway. I love that we will never say exactly what we mean, but we will forever keep trying.