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
Competitive True Potential quotations
True success is reaching our potential without compromising our values.
Each flitch, each board, each plank can have only one ideal use.
The woodworker, applying a thousand skills, must find that ideal use and then shape the wood to realize its true potential.
Comfort zones are deadly zones because you lose your true potential of what you can be, you start going with the status quo.
Adolescents who are absorbing negative messages about who they are and what is expected of them may sink to that level instead of realizing their true potential. As Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote, “Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of being."
True happiness comes not when we get rid of all of our problems,but when we change our relationship to them, when we see our problems as a potential source of awakening, opportunities to practice, and to learn.
I regard the death penalty as a savage and immoral institution that undermines the moral and legal foundations of society. I reject the notion that the death penalty has any essential deterrent effect on potential offenders. I am convinced that the contrary is true - that savagery begets only savagery.
You have to set goals that are almost out of reach.
If you set a goal that is attainable without much work or thought, you are stuck with something below your true talent and potential.
Our 'normal' 'adjusted' state is too often the abdication of ecstasy, the betrayal of our true potentialities.
The death anxiety of many people is fueled .
.. by disappointment at never having fulfilled their potential. Many people are in despair because their dreams didn't come true, and they despair even more that they did not make them come true. A focus on this deep dissatisfaction is often the starting point in overcoming death anxiety.
A true desire is not to have but to be.
We are whole creatures in potential, and the true purpose of desire is to unfold that wholeness, to become what we can be.
Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition.
It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.
As children of God we are somebody. He will build us, mold us, and magnify us if we will but hold our heads up, our arms out, and walk with him. What a great blessing to be created in his image and know of our true potential in and through him! What a great blessing to know that in his strength we can do all things!
For us artists there waits the joyous compromise through art with all that wounded or defeated us in daily life; in this way, not to evade destiny, as the ordinary people try to do, but to fulfil it in its true potential - the imagination.
Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.
There is no better way to fight weakness than with strength.
Once the mind and body have been awakened to their true potential, it's impossible to turn back.
To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.
By discovering how our minds work, we can improve our learning power and unlock our true potential.
If one fails to develop goals that give meaning to one’s existence, if one does not use the mind to it’s fullest, then good feelings fulfill just a fraction of the potential we possess. True happiness involves the pursuit of worthy goals. Without dreams, without risks, only a trivial semblance of living can be achieved.
It's easier to limit yourself, but if you do, you will never reach your true potential.
True happiness for human beings is possible only to those who develop their godlike potentialities to the utmost.
Education without social action is a one-sided value because it has no true power potential.
I was 'alone' amongst the animal kingdom and I required of myself to see what was truly going on inside me so that my own true potential could step forth. Therefore I died so that heaven could show me who I had become, within that showing me to myself as who I am, what I am going to be doing and where all of you fit into the picture.
The Big Bang, the formation of sars and planets, the origin and evolution of life on this planet, the advent of human consciousness and the resultant evolution of cultures - this is the story, the one story, that has the potential to unite us, because it happens to be true.
Mexico urgently needs a series of structural reforms that will detonate its true economic potential for once and generate more public welfare.
I'm just at the beginning of my dream.
At 78, I'm finally at the place now for myself where I feel my true voice has a potential of being expressed out in the world.
Our true identity is to love without fear and insecurity.
Our higher potential finds us when we set our course in that direction. The power of love and compassion transforms insecurity.
A true leader helps people focus on their potential, not on their limitations.
Be the mirror in which people admire their true potential.
An environment of carping and criticism is dangerous to your mental health, whereas those who support and encourage you bring out your true potential and spark your genius.
I do realize, however, while striving to be your true self to the level I do, there will be pushback, resistance, and misunderstanding. I look at each of these experiences as an opportunity to educate and make the path potentially less daunting for anyone else that follows in my footsteps.
Enron was becoming a virtual cult of creativity, often placing swagger over substance. New ideas were celebrated for their newness, for their potential; tried and true businesses like the pipelines were almost derided.
True hope is cleareyed. It sees all the difficulties that exist and all the potential for failure, but through that carves a realistic path to a better future.
Not the absorption capacity of the land, but the creative ability of a people, is the true yardstick with which we can measure the immigration potentialities of the land.
The journey to true happiness and to happiness now is not a journey of physical distance or time; it is one of personal "self-recovery," where we remember and reconnect consciously to an inner potential for joy--a paradise lost--waiting to be found.