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1. "It's long past dark, and I don't see anyone walking tonight. Maybe Sundays are off-limits. Maybe my ninja girl even goes to bed and gives her swaying, beautiful hair a break. I wonder where she sneaks off to. I wonder, does she have a secret boyfriend or a favorite place? The ants say: What the hell are you doing to yourself? You'll never see her again. She lives two thousand miles away!Then I think of Granddad and wonder why I dream about a man who is twelve thousand miles away. It makes me ask: Why do I care so much about people who are so far away from me?"
Author: A.S. King
2. "When u knw ur limits u go byond them"
Author: Albert Einstein
3. "It's true that private enterprise is extremely flexible, But its only good within very narrow limits. If private enterprise isn't held in an iron grip it gives birth to people who are no better than beasts, those stock-exchange people with greedy appetites beyond restraint."
Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
4. "Nobody can assume that, to a writer, everything is off-limits."
Author: Ann Beattie
5. "When on expects to go on "forever" as one does in one's youth or even middle age, horizons are merely limits, not yet ends. It is when one first sees the horizon as an end that one first begins to see."
Author: Archibald MacLeish
6. "In our society, the women who break down barriers are those who ignore limits."
Author: Arnold Schwarzenegger
7. "That man is a reality, mankind an abstraction; that men cannot be treated as units in operations of political arithmetic because they behave like the symbols for zero and the infinite, which dislocate all mathematical operations; that the end justifies the means only within very narrow limits; that ethics is not a function of social utility, and charity not a petty bourgeois sentiment but the gravitational force which keeps civilization in its orbit."
Author: Arthur Koestler
8. "The power of the sky can be made to do men's bidding. There are no limits to its secrets and its might, and it can be made to grant us anything if we but choose to ask."
Author: Ayn Rand
9. "If much in the world were mystery the limits of that world were not, for it was without measure or bound and there were contained within it creatures more horrible yet and men of other colors and beings which no man has looked upon and yet not alien none of it more than were their own hearts alien in them, whatever wilderness contained there and whatever beasts."
Author: Cormac McCarthy
10. "Although yoga is supposedly noncompetitive, I can't help that my Alpha nature requires that I go for the hardest variation of every pose, always pushing my limits as far as possible."
Author: Edward Vilga
11. "In my food world, there is no fear or guilt, only joy and balance. So no ingredient is ever off-limits. Rather, all of the recipes here follow my Usually-Sometimes-Rarely philosophy. Notice there is no Never."
Author: Ellie Krieger
12. "The fact that no limits exist to the destructiveness of this weapon [the 'Super', i.e. the hydrogen bomb] makes its very existence and the knowledge of its construction a danger to humanity as a whole. It is necessarily an evil thing considered in any light. For these reasons, we believe it important for the President of the United States to tell the American public and the world what we think is wrong on fundamental ethical principles to initiate the development of such a weapon."
Author: Enrico Fermi
13. "Anger exceeding limits causes fear and excessive kindness eliminates respect."
Author: Euripides
14. "Jeb dragged a protesting Anita toward a rapidly approaching sheriff'sfour-wheel drive. Blood dribbled through her fingers covering a gunshotwound on her arm. "Lady, I've never raised a hand to a woman in my life,but you are sorely testing my limits."Chloe sympathized. If there was one thing she hated it was acondescending psycho bitch with bad taste in sweaters."
Author: Fiona Archer
15. "Then he looked at Florentino Ariza, his invincible power, his intrepid love, and he was overwhelmed by the belated suspicion that it is life, more than death, that has no limits."
Author: Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
16. "It may be that the most interesting American struggle is the struggle to set oneself free from the limits one is born to, and then to learn something of the value of those limits."
Author: Greil Marcus
17. "We are, on earth, two distinct races. Those who have need of others, whom others amuse, engage soothe, whom solitude harasses, pains, stupefies, like the movement of a terrible glacier or the traversing of the desert; and those, on the contrary, whom others weary, tire, bore, silently torture, whom isolation calms and bathes in the repose of independency, and plunges into the humors of their own thoughts. In fine, there is here a normal, physical phenomenon. Some are constituted to live a life outside of themselves, others, to live a life within themselves. As for me, my exterior associations are abruptly and painfully short-lived, and, as they reach their limits, I experience in my whole body and in my whole intelligence an intolerable uneasiness."
Author: Guy De Maupassant
18. "God has put within our lives meanings and possibilities that quite outrun the limits of mortality."
Author: Harry Emerson Fosdick
19. "There are no set limits in life, just those that you place on yourself."
Author: Heather Romiti Health Wellness Coach Motivational Speaker
20. "No matter what God's power may be, the first aspect of God is never that of the absolute Master, the Almighty. It is that of the God who puts himself on our human level and limits himself."
Author: Jacques Ellul
21. "Europe has what we do not have yet, a sense of the mysterious and inexorable limits of life, a sense, in a word, of tragedy. And we have what they sorely need: a sense of life's possibilities."
Author: James Baldwin
22. "We are all caught in the stream of a complicated legacy - a proof of the limits of human reason, a proof of our boundlessness. A declaration that were were down here on this crowded, lonely planet, a declaration that we mattered, we living clumps of ash, that each of us was once somebody, that we strove for what we could never have, that we could admit as much. That was us - funny and lousy and great all at once."
Author: Janna Levin
23. "I find it very liberating—as a writer—to test the limits of my imagination; and then to propel myself beyond them!"
Author: Jason W. Blair
24. "It can't possibly last for years and browsing has its limits. Only a certain amount is healthy or wise."
Author: Judith Krantz
25. "So I wonder if anything should ever be off limits."
Author: Kathy Griffin
26. "I never knew I could hate someone as deeply as I do you." "I often help others discover the outer limits of their hatred. It's a talent of mine."
Author: Kresley Cole
27. "When God says that our faith is the substance of what we hope for, what we are expecting, He's giving us an open invitation with no limits and no boundaries."
Author: Larry Huch
28. "I've known her long enough to know that this was purely intentional." He peered sideways at me, judging my reaction. "I like her just fine, but you should watch yourself around her. Tennyson is given to obsession, and her obsessions tend to run toward trouble. It's kind of a Wyoming thing to push the whole ‘Wild West' routine to its limits."
Author: Laura Anderson Kurk
29. "Before the day begins, you are not yet engaged in any physical activities. And it is only physically that you are constrained by the limits of time and place; mentally, there are no such boundaries."
Author: Menachem Mendel Schneerson
30. "Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion."
Author: Michael Jordan
31. "A man's pursuit of knowledge is greater than his shortcomings, the limits of his vision."
Author: Natasha Trethewey
32. "The Stoics taught a life of restraint and control, the personal cultivation of learning, beauty, and reason. The Stoics asked the Romans to realize that much that is encountered in life is beyond the individual's control. Make the best of what can be humanly cultivated. It is a kind of Platonism shrunk to a pursuit of private feelings and thoughts: Do the best with what you can control and refine, and let the rest go."The world is rational, but it is only amenable to active intervention within the limits of the individual's capacity. Do not try to be an overachiever. Do not dream of social transformation. Private cultivation rather than social action makes for the good life. Although the slave Epictetus was one of the principal Stoic writers, the emperor Marcus Aurelius's upper-class background is more typical of its devotees."Stoicism is a narrow ethic, one suitable to the emotional and intellectual needs of aristocrat and slave alike, but less useful for the ambitious middle class."
Author: Norman F. Cantor
33. "Well, you know, there are limits to the sacred claims of friendship."
Author: P.G. Wodehouse
34. "It's always instructive to observe the life cycle of the First World aid worker. A wary enthusiasm blooms into an almost messianic sense of what might be possible. Then, as they bump up against the local cultural limits of acceptable change, comes the inevitable disappointment, which can harden into cynicism and even racism, until they are no better than the resident whites they have initially disparaged."
Author: Peter Godwin
35. "I am thinking of a summer on the Baltic when I was a child: how talkative I was to sea and forest; how, filled with unaccustomed exuberance, I tried to leap over all limits with the hasty excitement of my words. And how, as I had to take my leave on a morning in September, I saw that we never give utterance to what is final and most blessed, and that all my rhapsodic Table d'hote conversations did not approach either my inchoate feelings or the ocean's eternal self-revelation."
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
36. "Privative appropriation and domination are thus originally imposed and felt as a positive right, but in the form of a negative universality. Valid for everyone, justified in everyone's eyes by divine or natural law, the right of privative appropriation is objectified in a general illusion, in a universal transcendence, in an essential law under which everyone individually manages to tolerate the more or less narrow limits assigned to his right to live and to the conditions of life in general."
Author: Raoul Vaneigem
37. "The most extensive and sustained exploration of the world, and the mightiest monument of collective wondering, is, of course, science. Richard Dawkins speaks of 'the feeling of awed wonder' that science can give us and asserts that 'it is one of the highest experiences of which the human psyche is capable. It is deep aesthetic passion to rank with the finest music and poetry can deliver'. Anyone who is not acquainted with science - its questions, its answers, the limits to its answers, and honesty about those limits, the brilliance of its methodologies and instruments, its sense of the unanswerable - is denying herself a great opening, a dormer window, in conciousness."
Author: Raymond Tallis
38. "You will begin to touch heaven, Jonathan, in the moment that you touch perfect speed. And that isn't flying a thousand miles an hour, or a million, or flying at the speed of light. Because any number is a limit, and perfection doesn't have limits. Perfect speed, my son, is being there."
Author: Richard Bach
39. "Sexual behavior was also generally considered off limits."
Author: Roger Mudd
40. "'Sweet Genius'' viewers will be on the edge of their seats as we continue to push the limits with inspirations and ingredients, while showcasing the talents of some of the best pastry chefs around. As a result, the desserts that the chefs create are truly outrageous."
Author: Ron Ben Israel
41. "God damn you to hell, Sir, no, it's indecent, there are limits! In six days, do you hear me, six days, God made the world. Yes Sir, no less Sir, the WORLD! And you are not bloody well capable of making me a pair of trousers in three months!''But my dear Sir, my dear Sir, look at the world and look at my TROUSERS!"
Author: Samuel Beckett
42. "Life throws enough at you. Let's not make unnecessary enemies…Our limits are not permanent barriers or walls; they are reference points, markers that are meant to be moved or exceeded according to our goals.They are not an enemy to be destroyed, but a temporary gauge to be referenced and adjusted."
Author: Steve Maraboli
43. "To know that once you decide to look at life outside of the narrow limits of just your world and start to understand that you can make a difference in very simple ways - in volunteering and all the way up to bigger world problems."
Author: Susan Sarandon
44. "Power has no limits."
Author: Tiberius
45. "You (Millennials) are the generation most afraid of real community because it inevitably limits freedom and choice. Get over your fear."
Author: Timothy Keller
46. "To achieve these goals [of making good landscapes}, there is but one necessity: when preparing and approving plans for new places, or spending money on old places, we must look beyond the confines of each and every project. Gazing at these wider horizons, we shall see that development projects are initiated by specialists who have been imprisioned within "closely drawn technical limits" and "narrowly drawn territorial boundaries" (Weddle 1967; vii)."
Author: Tom Turner
47. "I think I write fiction for the opportunity to get beyond the limits of my own life."
Author: Wally Lamb
48. "From this hour I ordain myself loos'd of limits and imaginary lines."
Author: Walt Whitman
49. "The General Staff of an army in the field is so placed that within wide limits it can control what the public will perceive. It controls the selection of correspondents who go to the front, controls their movements at the front, reads and censors their messages from the front, and operates the wires."
Author: Walter Lippmann
50. "I have absolutley no limits on what I intent to create."
Author: Wayne W. Dyer

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