But one is born with potential…

Free the child’s potential, and you will transform him into the world.

Maria Montessori (1870-1952)

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potentialโ€ฆ these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.

Confucius (c.โ€‰551 โ€“ c.โ€‰479 BCE)

No one knows how big your potential is, how big your heart is, when you start.

Muggsy Bogues (b. 1965)

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 (1928 โ€“ 2014)

When you catch a glimpse of your potential, that’s when passion is born.

Zig Ziglar (1926 โ€“ 2012)

Everybody has a creative potential and from the moment you can express this creative potential, you can start changing the world.

Paulo Coelho (b. 1947)

To me, a leader is someone who holds her- or himself accountable for finding potential in people and processes. And so what I think is really important is sustainability.

Brenรฉ Brown (b. 1965)

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 (1888 โ€“ 1935)

Every morning brings new potential, but if you dwell on the misfortunes of the day before, you tend to overlook tremendous opportunities.

Harvey Mackay (b. 1932)

Building a solid foundation in the early years of a child’s life will not only help him or her reach their full potential but will also result in better societies as a whole.

Novak Djokovic (b. 1987)

27 thoughts on “But one is born with potential…”

        1. Lamittan, please feel free to call me ‘David’. That is my first name. The word ‘ben’ simply means ‘son of’ in Hebrew, and my father’s name was ‘Alexander’. I know it’s confusing because ‘Ben’ is also a common name in English… sorry for the confusion!


  1. At first I was inclined to go with Maria Montessori because I enjoyed her teaching methods, but …โ€“Maya Angelouย (1928 โ€“ 2014), just speaks something marvelous
    ๐Ÿ‘One isnโ€™t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We canโ€™t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.๐Ÿ‘

  2. A fruitful mediation, David. Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Billion-dollar bulb
    Or tulip

    “The metaphor is perhaps one of man’s most fruitful potentialities. Its efficacy verges on magic, and it seems a tool for creation which God forgot inside one of His creatures when He made him.” Josรฉ Ortega y Gasset

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