50 Impossible Quotes

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Do The Impossible: 50 Impossible Quotes

50 Quotes to Inspire You to Do The Impossible (Over 100,000 Views + Downloads) is based on some of the most popular blog posts ever at the Blog of Impossible Things (25 Quotes To Inspire You To Do The Impossible & 33 More Impossible Quotes).  Designed by David Crandall of Brand Superpower, this inspirational presentation and booklet is designed to help you push the limits of what you believe is possible and incite action to do something impossible of your own.

The user guide for this booklet is pretty simple.

  1. Sign up for the mailing list and download the booklet
  2. Read It.
  3. Be Inspired.
  4. Do Something.

Note the emphasis on #4. Do something. Because if you don’t do something impossible, none of this matters.


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The 50 Impossible Quotes

These impossible quotes come from a wide background over a span of multiple centuries. The people range from emperors to prophets, writers and artists, businessmen and adventurers alike. All people not afraid to do the impossible. Enjoy.

Impossible only means that you haven’t found the solution yet. – Anonymous

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Because a thing seems difficult for you, do not think it impossible for anyone to accomplish. – Marcus Aurelius

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I only want people around me who can do the impossible. – Elizabeth Arden

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By striving to do the impossible man has always achieved what is possible. Those who have cautiously done no more than they believed possible have never taken a single step forward. – Mikhail Bakunin

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The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking. – Robert Schuller

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Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish. – Jean de la Fontaine

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Women, like men, should try to do the impossible and when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others. – Amelia Earhart

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To the timid and hesitating everything is impossible because it seems so. – Sir Walter Scott

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There is nothing impossible to him who will try. – Alexander the Great

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The difficult is what takes a little time the impossible is what takes a little longer. – Fridtjof Nansen

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No one gets very far unless he accomplishes the impossible at least once a day. – Elbert Hubbard

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I know the power obedience has of making things easy which seem impossible. – Saint Teresa

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I have learned to use the word impossible with the greatest caution. – Wernher von Braun

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The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible. – Arthur C. Clarke

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

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Without faith nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible. – Mary McLeod Bethune

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I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, “move from here to there” and it will move. Nothing will be impossible to you. – Jesus Christ

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Nothing is impossible – some things are just less likely than others. – Jonathan Winters

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Only he who can see the invisible can do the impossible. – Frank Gaines

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We have more power than will; and it is often by way of excuse to ourselves that we fancy things are impossible. – Francois Duc De la Rochefoucauld

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The young do not know enough to be prudent and therefore they attempt the impossible…and achieve it generation after generation. – Pearl S Buck

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All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So i rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible. – William Faulkner

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It is either easy or impossible. – Salvador Dali

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Every revolutionary idea seems to evoke three stages of reaction. they may be summed up by the phrases: It’s completely impossible, it’s possible, but it’s not worth doing, I said it was a good idea all along. – Arthur C Clarke

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Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail. – Charles Kettering

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We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations. – Charles R Swindoll

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Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done. – Louis D Brandeis

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The man of the future may, and even must, do things impossible in the past and acquire new motor variations not given by heredity. – G Stanley Hall

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The difference between impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination. – Tommy Lasorda

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Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing. – G M Trevelyan

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What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are. – Anthony Robbins

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A symptom of the revolution: when we state something is impossible in theory, but then change our minds when we discover that it is possible in practice. – Seth Godin

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What is the beautiful if not the impossible. – Gustave Flaubert

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Man is the only creature that strives to surpass himself and yearns for the impossible. – Eric Hoffer

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To believe a thing impossible is to make it so. – French Proverb

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We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible. – Vince Lombardi

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The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible. – Anonymous

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It is impossible to win the race unless you venture to run, impossible to win the victory unless you dare to battle. – Richard M DeVos

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I wouldn’t say anything is impossible. I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and put the work and time into it. – Michael Phelps

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There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure. – Paulo Coelho

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All things are possible until they are proved impossible and even the impossible may only be so, as of now. – Pearl S Buck

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The word impossible is not in my dictionary. – Napoleon Bonaparte

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Every noble work is at first…impossible – Thomas Carlyle

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When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong. – Arthur C Clarke

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Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail. – Charles F. Kettering

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It always seems impossible until its done. – Nelson Mandela

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Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible. – Doug Larson

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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

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In order to attain the impossible one must attempt the absurd. – Miguel de Cervantes

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It’s kind of fun to do the impossible. – Walt Disney

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  1. Jason says

    I’m not trying to be negative I have faith I’m not able to do some creative things other people are able to and I’m staying postive.

  2. Michael says

    Hey, anyone know the author of this quote?
    “Strive for the impossible to be the best possible”

  3. Mark says

    An item that is impossible is only so at the time of stating it is impossible. Tomorrow the characteristics around the impossibility can change, and suddenly, it is possible. Someone mentioned that the world freeezing is impossible, yet we have had 2 or 3 recorded ice agaes where the world did freeze. Some have said living forever is not possible, yet with science we know that our cells never actually die, they just become something else, food for plants, animals and other. The more we look into a subject, the more we find reasons why something that was impossible, can become possible. It takes time, study and sometimes a mistake to find the solution. For some, faith will lead them to a discovery, for some, belief in an idea or themselves. For others, it will be someone believing in them, to push them to find the answers to everything they are striving to achieve.

  4. Milton Turner says

    “When has impossible ever stopped someone from doing something.” Milton
    Turner; June 18, 2013

  5. James Johnson says

    This whole website is filled with nonsense comments. I know that you’re trying to inspire people to be inventive, take on challenges, and not unduly limit themselves. However, the statement that nothing is impossible is just plain false. Some things are logically impossible. That means that they cannot occur in any universe. Something either is or it is not; it cannot be both. Second, some things are physically impossible. They might be possible in some other universe but, if they define the physical laws of this universe, then they simply cannot occur. When I say “the laws,” I mean the actual laws of the universe, whatever they might be, given that scientists might not have correctly determined all of the laws of this universe. Third, some things are technologically impossible. Some things that are possible today were not possible in the past because the appropriate technology had not been developed. Finally, some things are conditionally impossible; that is, given certain contraints that we have chosen, it is impossible to do certain things. For instance, I cannot go to your wedding in New York on Wednesday if I;m going to be in Chicago the entire week. People thoughtlessly toss out “well, anything’s possible” as if it were some sort of truism, when it’s actually always a false statement.


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