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72 Quotes on Human Potential (INSPIRATIONAL)

Top 10 Motivational Quotes on Potential

Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”

Ashley Smith
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
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

“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
With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world. - Dalai Lama
With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world. – Dalai Lama

“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
Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself. - Roy T. Bennett
Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself. – Roy T. Bennett

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.”

Barack Obama
Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion The potential for greatness lives within each of us. - Wilma Rudolph
Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us. – Wilma Rudolph

“I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply ALL my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.”

Og Mandino

“Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one’s potential.”

Bruce Lee

3 Quotes on the Potential of Youth

We have a powerful potential in our 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
We have a powerful potential in our 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
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world. - Maria Montessori
Free the child’s potential, and you will transform him into the world. – Maria Montessori
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
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

15 Inspirational Quotes on Human Potential

“Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.”

Pope John XXIII
Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world. - Dolores Huerta
Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world. – Dolores Huerta
When you catch a glimpse of your potential, that's when passion is born. - Zig Ziglar
When you catch a glimpse of your potential, that’s when passion is born. – Zig Ziglar

“You’re alive, Bod. That means you have infinite potential. You can do anything, make anything, dream anything. If you can change the world, the world will change. Potential. Once you’re dead, it’s gone. Over. You’ve made what you’ve made, dreamed your dream, written your name. You may be buried here, you may even walk. But that potential is finished.”

Neil Gaiman
In life, it is important to not be afraid to put yourself out there, win or lose. It is all about the spirit of challenging yourself to be open to realizing your highest potential. - Cynthia Bailey
In life, it is important to not be afraid to put yourself out there, win or lose. It is all about the spirit of challenging yourself to be open to realizing your highest potential. – Cynthia Bailey
There comes that mysterious meeting in life when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be, igniting the circuits of our highest potential. - Rusty Berkus
There comes that mysterious meeting in life when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be, igniting the circuits of our highest potential. – Rusty Berkus

“Everyone has the potential to become an encourager. You don’t have to be rich. You don’t have to be a genius. You don’t have to have it all together. All you have to do is care about people and initiate.”

John C. Maxwell
It is exactly in tough times when we discover our full potential, it allows our mind and body to push ourselves beyond our limits. - Leonardo Bonucci
It is exactly in tough times when we discover our full potential, it allows our mind and body to push ourselves beyond our limits. – Leonardo Bonucci

“Life is short, youth is finite, and opportunities endless. Have you found the intersection of your passion and the potential for world-shaping positive impact? If you don’t have a great idea of your own, there are plenty of great teams that need you – unknown startups and established teams in giant companies alike.”

Justin Rosenstein
Potential is like a summer crop. If it don't rain, it don't grow. - Charles Oakley
Potential is like a summer crop. If it don’t rain, it don’t grow. – Charles Oakley
The choices you make now, the people you surround yourself with, they all have the potential to affect your life, even who you are, forever. - Sarah Dessen
The choices you make now, the people you surround yourself with, they all have the potential to affect your life, even who you are, forever. – Sarah Dessen

“God puts people in our lives on purpose so we can help them succeed and help them become all He created them to be. Most people will not reach their full potential without somebody else believing in them.”

Joel Osteen
We are all born naked into this world, but each of us is fully clothed in potential. - Emmitt Smith
We are all born naked into this world, but each of us is fully clothed in potential. – Emmitt Smith

“Emotional well-being is more than the absence of a mental illness. It’s that resource within each of us which allows us to reach ever closer to our full potential, and which also enables us to be resilient in the face of adversity.”

Vivek Murthy
Everybody has a creative potential and from the moment you can express this creative potential, you can start changing the world. - Paulo Coelho
Everybody has a creative potential and from the moment you can express this creative potential, you can start changing the world. – Paulo Coelho

16 Meaningful Quotes on Unlocking Potential

“It doesn’t matter if you come from the inner city. People who fail in life are people who find lots of excuses. It’s never too late for a person to recognize that they have potential in themselves.”

Ben Carson
Don’t squander your potential living a life that amounts to far less than the one you are capable of living. - Zero Dean
Don’t squander your potential living a life that amounts to far less than the one you are capable of living. – Zero Dean
Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential. - Liane Cordes
Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential. – Liane Cordes

“The big challenge is to become all that you have the possibility of becoming. You cannot believe what it does to the human spirit to maximize your human potential and stretch yourself to the limit.”

Jim Rohn
I think self-discovery is the greatest achievement in life, because once you discover yourself and accept what you are, then you can fulfil your true potential and be happy. - Marco Pierre White
I think self-discovery is the greatest achievement in life, because once you discover yourself and accept what you are, then you can fulfil your true potential and be happy. – Marco Pierre White
Stop limiting your potential. Realize that there’s an unlimited amount of things that you can do with your life. - Sonya Parker
Stop limiting your potential. Realize that there’s an unlimited amount of things that you can do with your life. – Sonya Parker
Live your life to its fullest potential and don't really care too much about what other people think of you. - Lil Nas X
Live your life to its fullest potential and don’t really care too much about what other people think of you. – Lil Nas X
Your past is not your potential. In any hour you can choose to liberate the future. - Marilyn Ferguson
Your past is not your potential. In any hour you can choose to liberate the future. – Marilyn Ferguson
Being the best is applying yourself to your potential, putting out the best version of yourself. - Nikita Parris
Being the best is: applying yourself to your potential, putting out the best version of yourself. – Nikita Parris
Potential is a priceless treasure, like gold. All of us have gold hidden within, but we have to dig to get it out. - Joyce Meyer
Potential is a priceless treasure, like gold. All of us have gold hidden within, but we have to dig to get it out. – Joyce Meyer
Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential. - Winston Churchill
Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential. – Winston Churchill
To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them. - Picablo Street
To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them. – Picablo Street
Our potential lies between what is and what could be. - Kim Butler
Our potential lies between what is and what could be. – Kim Butler
You have the potential to be anything you want. - Fran Watson
You have the potential to be anything you want. – Fran Watson
If you do not train hard you will never fulfill your potential. - Maurice Greene
If you do not train hard you will never fulfill your potential. – Maurice Greene
The obsession with instant gratification blinds us from our long-term potential. - Michael Dooley
The obsession with instant gratification blinds us from our long-term potential. – Michael Dooley

6 Quotes on Potential in Leadership

“Appraisals are where you get together with your team leader and agree what an outstanding member of the team you are, how much your contribution has been valued, what massive potential you have and, in recognition of all this, would you mind having your salary halved.”

Theodore Roosevelt
Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better. - Bill Bradley
Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better. – Bill Bradley

“The highest calling of leadership is to challenge the status quo and unlock the potential of others. We need a leader who will lead the resurgence of this great nation and unlock its potential once again.”

Carly Fiorina
When authority is total, so too is the madness of the man who declares it, and the potential for abuse of power. - Rick Wilson
When authority is total, so too is the madness of the man who declares it, and the potential for abuse of power. – Rick Wilson

“The signs of outstanding leadership appear primarily among the followers. Are the followers reaching their potential? Are they learning? Serving? Do they achieve the required results? Do they change with grace? Manage conflict?”

Max de Pree
I think leadership is service and there is power in that giving to help people, to inspire and motivate them to reach their fullest potential. - Denise Morrison
I think leadership is service and there is power in that giving: to help people, to inspire and motivate them to reach their fullest potential. – Denise Morrison

2 Quotes on Potential Hazards

“There will always be obstacles and challenges that stand in your way. Building mental strength will help you develop resilience to those potential hazards so you can continue on your journey to success.”

Amy Morin
Our technological powers increase, but the side effects and potential hazards also escalate. - Alvin Toffler
Our technological powers increase, but the side effects and potential hazards also escalate. – Alvin Toffler

3 Quotes on Potential in Science and Technology

“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
Forensic science offers great potential, as it draws on almost every discipline and, in doing so, creates widespread opportunity for innovation. - Mark Walport
Forensic science offers great potential, as it draws on almost every discipline and, in doing so, creates widespread opportunity for innovation. – Mark Walport

“I do think there is a lot of potential if you have a compelling product and people are willing to pay a premium for that. I think that is what Apple has shown. You can buy a much cheaper cell phone or laptop, but Apple’s product is so much better than the alternative, and people are willing to pay that premium.”

Elon Musk

2 Quotes on Potential in Medicine

“Wellness is not a ‘medical fix’ but a way of living – a lifestyle sensitive and responsive to all the dimensions of body, mind, and spirit, an approach to life we each design to achieve our highest potential for well-being now and forever.”

Greg Anderson
Abortion is inherently different from other medical procedures because no other procedure involves the purposeful termination of a potential life. - Potter Stewart
Abortion is inherently different from other medical procedures because no other procedure involves the purposeful termination of a potential life. – Potter Stewart

15 Thought-Provoking Quotes on Potential

“The Fourth Industrial Revolution has the potential to empower individuals and communities, as it creates new opportunities for economic, social, and personal development. But it also could lead to the marginalization of some groups, exacerbate inequality, create new security risks, and undermine human relationships.”

Klaus Schwab
God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities, great potential strength and ability. Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers. - A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities, great potential strength and ability. Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers. – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“The human race is a herd. Here we are, unique, eternal aspects of consciousness with an infinity of potential, and we have allowed ourselves to become an unthinking, unquestioning blob of conformity and uniformity. A herd. Once we concede to the herd mentality, we can be controlled and directed by a tiny few. And we are.”

David Icke
If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be 'meetings.' - Dave Barry
If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.’ – Dave Barry
I'm not a prophet or a stone aged man, just a mortal with potential of a superman. I'm living on. - David Bowie
I’m not a prophet or a stone aged man, just a mortal with potential of a superman. I’m living on. – David Bowie

Karma is experience, and experience creates memory, and memory creates imagination and desire, and desire creates karma again. If I buy a cup of coffee, that’s karma. I now have that memory that might give me the potential desire for having cappuccino, and I walk into Starbucks, and there’s karma all over again.”

Deepak Chopra
Auschwitz stands as a tragic reminder of the terrible potential man has for violence and inhumanity. - Billy Graham
Auschwitz stands as a tragic reminder of the terrible potential man has for violence and inhumanity. – Billy Graham

“There comes that mysterious meeting in life when someone acknowledges who In a time when galleries are closing all around us, the Internet offers a new, exciting venue for artists. Our potential market is the whole world, while galleries rely mostly on foot traffic.”

Carol Marine
Entrepreneurs love to view risk as binary. The more you put on the line, the greater the potential for reward. - Jason Fried
Entrepreneurs love to view risk as binary. The more you put on the line, the greater the potential for reward. – Jason Fried

“Our time here is magic! It’s the only space you have to realize whatever it is that is beautiful, whatever is true, whatever is great, whatever is potential, whatever is rare, whatever is unique, in. It’s the only space.”

Ben Okri
Success consists in being successful, not in having potential for success. Any wide piece of ground is the potential site of a palace, but there's no palace till it's built. - Fernando Pessoa
Success consists in being successful, not in having potential for success. Any wide piece of ground is the potential site of a palace, but there’s no palace till it’s built. – Fernando Pessoa

“If you haven’t used Bitcoin first-hand, you may not get the inherent advantage of a quicker appreciation and understanding of its potential. Seeing assets move swiftly without intermediaries is an eye opening experience, and that is just a starting point.”

William Mougayar
No one should be denied the opportunity to get an education and increase their earning potential based solely on their inability to pay for a college education. - Bobby Scott
No one should be denied the opportunity to get an education and increase their earning potential based solely on their inability to pay for a college education. – Bobby Scott

“Our normal waking consciousness, rational consciousness as we call it, is but one special type of consciousness, whilst all about it, parted from it by the filmiest of screens, there lie potential forms of consciousness entirely different.”

William James
As a cinematographer, I was always attracted to stories that have the potential to be told with as few words as possible. - Reed Morano
As a cinematographer, I was always attracted to stories that have the potential to be told with as few words as possible. – Reed Morano

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