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Improbable Quotes

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What is a miracle? To some, it is an act of God.
To others, something amazing, extraordinary, or unexpected.
To me, Life is a miracle.
Everything that happens is a miracle.
There is no reason for me to exist as I do -
no reason for humanity, the universe, or the laws of Nature.
Energy, mass, gravity and the rest of existence
are all so improbable.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

So many of our dreams at first seem impossible,
then they seem improbable, and then,
when we summon the will,
they soon become inevitable.
- Christopher Reeve

Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief
in the occurrence of the improbable.
- H. L. Mencken

Wealth, in even the most improbable cases,
manages to convey the aspect of intelligence.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

 

The existence of an anthropomorphic
"Father-figure" deity is not impossible,
merely exceptionally improbable and illogical.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing is improbable until it moves into past tense.
- George Ade

Complex, statistically improbable things are by their
nature more difficult to explain than simple,
statistically probable things.
- Richard Dawkins

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It is nearly always the most improbable things that really come to pass.
- E. T. A. Hoffmann

It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible,
whatever remains, however improbable,
must be the truth.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

There are improbable things suspended in space,
like the earth.
- Meryl Streep

How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible,
whatever remains, however improbable,
must be the truth?
- Arthur Conan Doyle

Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains,
no matter how improbable, must be the truth.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

Farce treats the improbable as probable,
the impossible as possible.
- George P. Baker

The proof of evolution lies in those adaptations that
arise from improbable foundations.
- Stephen Jay Gould

When you have eliminated the impossible,
whatever remains, however improbable,
must be the truth.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

In matters of the heart, nothing is true except the improbable.
- Madame de Stael

The impossible often has a kind of integrity which
the merely improbable lacks.
- Douglas Adams

It is exceedingly improbable that the identical action
of the corresponding parts of the two retina is the
result of a certain habituation,
or of the influence of the mind.
- Johannes P. Muller

Facts which at first seem improbable will,
even on scant explanation, drop the cloak which has
hidden them and stand forth in naked and simple beauty.
- Galileo Galilei

Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.
- Aristotle

At first, dreams seem impossible, then improbable,
and eventually inevitable.
- Christopher Reeve

My parents shared not only an improbable love,
they shared an abiding faith in the possibilities of this nation.
They would give me an African name, Barack,
or blessed, believing that in a tolerant America your
name is no barrier to success.
- Barack Obama

Genocide begins, however improbably,
in the conviction that classes of biological distinction
indisputably sanction social and political discrimination.
- Andrea Dworkin

The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
- Richard Dawkins

Natural selection is a mechanism for generating an
exceedingly high degree of improbability.
- Ronald Fisher

The importance of information is directly proportional to its improbability.
- Jerry Pournelle

I am in suspense as to the probable or improbability
of being called into the Army,
a station I would prefer to any other that of being
in arms to defend an injured and grossly insulted country.
- John Sevier

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
May your essence be the nectar of the open blossom of your joy.
May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The acceptance of oneself is
the essence of the whole moral problem
and the epitome of a whole outlook on life.
- Carl Jung

The essence of being human is that one
does not seek perfection.
- George Orwell

Know that the essence of life is not
in the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

Integrity is the essence of everything successful.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Know that the true essence of the Golden Rule
is always being compassionate, kind,
generous, and being in service to others.
Compelling others to behave as you wish
them to behave in the name of the
Golden Rule is a corruption of a sacred principle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The very essence of instinct is that
it's followed independently of reason.
- Charles Darwin

God is all there is - God includes everything,
all possibility and all action,
for Spirit is the invisible essence and substance of all form.
- Ernest Holmes

The essence of good government is trust.
- Kathleen Sebelius

Nature is so powerful, so strong.
Capturing its essence is not easy - your work becomes
a dance with light and the weather.
It takes you to a place within yourself.
- Annie Leibovitz

The very essence of the creative is its novelty,
and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.
- Carl Rogers

Man seeks to change the foods available in nature to suit his tastes,
thereby putting an end to the very essence of life contained in them.
- Sai Baba

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
- Dale Carnegie

Like bones to the human body, the axle to the wheel,
the wing to the bird, and the air to the wing,
so is liberty the essence of life.
Whatever is done without it is imperfect.
- Jose Marti

She represented the distilled essence of the battle between the sexes.
- Anne Edwards

The essence of Richard Nixon is loneliness.
- Henry A. Kissinger

The essence of faith is being satisfied with all that God is for us in Jesus.
- John Piper

The essence of pleasure is spontaneity.
- Germaine Greer

The essence of childhood, of course,
is play,
which my friends and I did endlessly on streets that
we reluctantly shared with traffic.
- Bill Cosby

The essence of a democracy is a free electorate.
- Arlen Specter

Posthumous charities are the very essence of selfishness
when bequeathed by those who,
even alive, would part with nothing.
- Charles Caleb Colton

The essence of Government is power; and power,
lodged as it must be in human hands,
will ever be liable to abuse.
- James Madison

For life is tendency, and the essence of a tendency
is to develop in the form of a sheaf,
creating, by its very growth, divergent directions
among which its impetus is divided.
- Henri Bergson

The essence of Africa's crisis is fundamentally its extreme poverty.
- Jeffrey Sachs

So what I did on the field was the essence of what I am.
Remember me like that.
- Steve Carlton

As to the mental essence, we find it in infants devoid of every mental form.
- Avicenna

Almost every sect of Christianity is a perversion of its essence,
to accommodate it to the prejudices of the world.
- William Hazlitt

The essence of belief is the establishment of a habit;
and different beliefs are distinguished by the different
modes of action to which they give rise.
- Charles Sanders Peirce

The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
- Aristotle

Society has arisen out of the works of peace;
the essence of society is peacemaking.
- Ludwig von Mises

What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect,
delicate balance between freedom "to" and freedom "from."
- Marilyn vos Savant

What sculptors do is represent the essence of gesture.
What is important in mime is attitude.
- Marcel Marceau

The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning,
after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
- Anita Brookner

The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself.
- Jane Addams

The essence of the Way is detachment.
- Bodhidharma

I don't think poetry is something that can be taught.
We can encourage young writers, but what you can't
teach them is the very essence of poetry.
- Robert Morgan

Great relationships begin with two people who are each
self confident and who come to each other with the openness
to see and accept the other as a unique and wonderful person.
If there is true love and an alignment of fundamental values,
choose to join your life with your new partner
and vow never to criticize their nature -
the essence that makes them uniquely themselves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The essence of life is the smile of round female bottoms,
under the shadow of cosmic boredom.
- Guy de Maupassant

The real essence of work is concentrated energy.
- Walter Bagehot

The essence of conservative ideology is its being anchored
in the divine order of things.
- Franz von Papen


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