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Potential Quotes

In the most generic usage potential is referred to as the possibility or likely chances of success of a particular being. It is researched under physics, mathematics and electro chemistry. The famous quote “Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential” by Winston Churchill can give a very good idea on what potential is, which is untapped energy. The quote also highlights that we must continuously strive to achieve our potential which is the real fuel for success. Scroll down further to know more about famous potential quotations and sayings and share them with our loved ones.

Robin Williams

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.

Andrew Jackson

Democracy shows not only its power in reforming governments, but in regenerating a race of men and this is the greatest blessing of free governments.

Friedrich Nietzsche

A subject for a great poet would be God's boredom after the seventh day of creation.


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.

John Milton

A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit.

Garrison Keillor

A book is a gift you can open again and again.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

An ignorance of means may minister to greatness, but an ignorance of aims make it impossible to be great at all.

Pamela Anderson

It is great to be a blonde. With low expectations it's very easy to surprise people.

Thomas Paine

An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot.

Thomas Mann

Democracy is timelessly human, and timelessness always implies a certain amount of potential youthfulness.

Joseph Addison

A cloudy day or a little sunshine have as great an influence on many constitutions as the most recent blessings or misfortunes.

Henry James

It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance... and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.

William Butler Yeats

Designs in connection with postage stamps and coinage may be described, I think, as the silent ambassadors on national taste.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Absences are a good influence in love and keep it bright and delicate.

Thomas More

Education is not the piling on of learning, information, data, facts, skills, or abilities - that's training or instruction - but is rather making visible what is hidden as a seed.


Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.

Marcel Proust

Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.


Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.

Saint Augustine

Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.

Marcel Proust

A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves.

Norman Vincent Peale

Live your life and forget your age.

Francis Bacon

A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.

Henry James

It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

No matter the nationality, no matter the religion, no matter the ethnic background, America brings out the best in people.

Andrew Carnegie

And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.

John Milton

Nothing profits more than self-esteem, grounded on what is just and right.

Marcel Proust

A powerful idea communicates some of its strength to him who challenges it.

Henry Miller

And what is the potential man, after all? Is he not the sum of all that is human? Divine, in other words?.

Erich Fromm

Most people die before they are fully born. Creativeness means to be born before one dies.


The earth is supported by the power of truth; it is the power of truth that makes the sun shine and the winds blow; indeed all things rest upon truth.


The world's biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman.


I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm; then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.

Adam Smith

The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.

Billy Graham

God's angels often protect his servants from potential enemies.

Erich Fromm

Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality.

Les Brown

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

John Ruskin

Every great person is always being helped by everybody; for their gift is to get good out of all things and all persons.

Adolf Hitler

It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Men take only their needs into consideration - never their abilities.

John Stuart Mill

One person with a belief is equal to ninety-nine who have only interests.


Knowledge without education is but armed injustice.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everything in Nature contains all the powers of Nature. Everything is made of one hidden stuff.

Diana Rigg

If it were said that I didn't fulfil my potential as a mother and wife, I'd be heartbroken. But if it were said that I hadn't fulfilled my potential as an actress, I would understand the reasons why.

Elon Musk

SpaceX has the potential of saving the U.S. government $1 billion a year. We are opposed to creating an entrenched monopoly with no realistic means for anyone to compete.