65 Best Finite Quotes On Success In Life

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A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging finite quotes, finite sayings, and finite proverbs.

Famous Finite Quotes

  1. “All finite things have their roots in the infinite, and if you wish to understand life at all, you cannot tear out its context. And that context, astounding even to bodily eyes, is the heaven of stars and the incredible procession of the great galaxies.” ~ William Macneill Dixon
  2. “No finite point has meaning without an infinite reference point.” ~ Jean-Paul Sartre
  3. “A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play.” ~ James P. Carse
  4. “Infinite growth of material consumption in a finite world is an impossibility.” ~ E. F. Schumacher

  5. “We have a finite amount of time. Whether short or long, it doesn’t matter. Life is to be lived.” ~ Randy Pausch
  6. “But the universe, as a collection of finite things, presents itself as a kind of island situated in a pure vacuity to which time, regarded as a series of mutually exclusive moments, is nothing and does nothing.” ~ Muhammad Iqbal
  7. “There has been a tendency through the years for reason and moderation to prevail as long as things are going tolerably well or as long as our problems seem clear and finite and manageable.” ~ J. William Fulbright
  8. “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

  9. “The first attempt at a response: there must have been a fall, a decline, and the road to salvation can only be the return of the sensible finite into the intelligible infinite.” ~ Hans Urs von Balthasar
  10. “The known is finite, the unknown infinite; intellectually we stand on an islet in the midst of an illimitable ocean of inexplicability. Our business in every generation is to reclaim a little more land, to add something to the extent and the solidity of our possessions.” ~ Thomas Huxley
  11. “In a finite world this means that the per capita share of the world’s goods must steadily decrease.” ~ Garrett Hardin
  12. “A finite world can support only a finite population; therefore, population growth must eventually equal zero.” ~ Garrett Hardin

  13. “Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” ~ Albert Einstein
  14. “Man’s unhappiness, as I construe, comes of his greatness; it is because there is an Infinite in him, which with all his cunning he cannot quite bury under the Finite.” ~ Thomas Carlyle
  15. “Only I discern Infinite passion, and the pain Of finite hearts that yearn.” ~ Robert Browning
  16. “Civilization is the process of reducing the infinite to the finite.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

  17. “Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite.” ~ Karl Popper
  18. “The progress of mathematics can be viewed as progress from the infinite to the finite.” ~ Gian-Carlo Rota
  19. “The finite is annihilated in the presence of the infinite and becomes a pure nothing. So our spirit before God, so our justice before divine justice.” ~ Blaise Pascal
  20. “Astronomers say the universe is finite, which is a comforting thought for those people who can’t remember where they leave things.” ~ Woody Allen

  21. “Our self (Soul), as a form of God’s joy, is deathless. For his joy is amritham, eternal bliss. We know that the life of a Soul, which is finite in its expression and infinite in its principle, must go through the portals of death in its journey to realize the infinite.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  22. “The known is finite, the unknown infinite; spiritually we find ourselves on a tiny island in the middle of a boundless ocean of the inexplicable. It is our task, from generation to generation, to drain a small amount of additional land.” ~ Thomas Huxley
  23. “The difficulties in the study of the infinite arise because we attempt, with our finite minds, to discuss the infinite, assigning to it those properties which we give to the finite and limited; but this… is wrong, for we cannot speak of infinite quantities as being the one greater or less than or equal to another.” ~ Galileo Galilei
  24. “Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.” ~ Voltaire

  25. “In a symbol there is concealment and yet revelation: here therefore, by silence and by speech acting together, comes a double significance. In the symbol proper, what we can call a symbol, there is ever, more or less distinctly and directly, some embodiment and revelation of the Infinite; the Infinite is made to blend itself with the Finite, to stand visible, and as it were, attainable there. By symbols, accordingly, is man guided and commanded, made happy, made wretched.” ~ Thomas Carlyle
  26. “Wind is God’s way of balancing heat. Wind is the way you shift heat from areas where it’s hotter to areas where it’s cooler. That’s what wind is.” ~ Joe Barton
  27. “Water is a finite resource that is essential in the advancement of agriculture, and is vital to human life.” ~ Jim Costa
  28. “Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in eternal awareness or pure consciousness.” ~ Sivananda

  29. “What I assert and believe to have demonstrated in this and earlier works is that following the finite there is a transfinite (which one could also call the supra-finite), that is an unbounded ascending lader of definite modes, which by their nature are not finite but infinite, but which just like the finite can be determined by well-defined and distinguishable numbers.” ~ Georg Cantor
  30. “And when the world is created, it is created in such a way that those eternal objects of God’s loving wisdom become actualities – interacting with one another, relating to God in the finite realm.” ~ Rowan Williams
  31. “Faith is an act of a finite being who is grasped by, and turned to, the infinite.” ~ Paul Tillich
  32. “I don’t want to think that the stories are finite; I want to feel that they can go on forever.” ~ Steven Moffat

  33. “We should like Nature to go no further; we should like it to be finite, like our mind; but this is to ignore the greatness and majesty of the Author of things.” ~ Gottfried Leibniz
  34. “Ask what Time is, it is nothing else but something of eternal duration become finite, measurable and transitory.” ~ William Law
  35. “The tragedy of human life consists in our vain attempts to stretch the limits of things which can never become unlimited, to reach the infinite by absurdly adding to the rungs of the ladder of the finite.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  36. “Finite to fail, but infinite to venture.” ~ Emily Dickinson

  37. “What is the shape of space? Is it flat, or is it bent? Is it nicely laid out, or is it warped and shrunken? Is it finite, or is it infinite? Which of the following does space resemble more: (a) a sheet of paper, (b) an endless desert, (c) a soap bubble, (d) a doughnut, (e) an Escher drawing, (f) an ice cream cone, (g) the branches of a tree, or (h) a human body?” ~ Rudy Rucker
  38. “Words are finite organs of the infinite mind. They cannot cover the dimensions of what is in truth. They break, chop, and impoverish it.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  39. “The transfinite numbers are in a certain sense themselves new irrationalities and in fact in my opinion the best method of defining the finite irrational numbers is wholly disimilar to, and I might even say in priciple the same as, my method described above of introducing trasfinite numbers. One can say unconditionally: the transfinite numbers stand or fall with the finite irrational numbers; they are like each other in their innermost being; for the former like the latter are definite delimited forms or modifications of the actual infinite.” ~ Georg Cantor
  40. “Culture’ is a finite segment of the meaningless infinity of the world process, a segment on which human beings confer meaning and significance.” ~ Max Weber

  41. “Death is as casual and often as unexpected as birth. It is as difficult to define grief as joy. Each is finite. Each will fade.” ~ Jim Bishop
  42. “We come no nearer the infinitude of the creative power of God, if we enclose the space of its revelation within a sphere described with the radius of the Milky Way, than if we were to limit it to a ball an inch in diameter. All that is finite, whatever has limits and a definite relation to unity, is equally far removed from the infinite… Eternity is not sufficient to embrace the manifestations of the Supreme Being, if it is not combined with the infinitude of space.” ~ Immanuel Kant
  43. “We know that there is an infinite, and we know not its nature. As we know it to be false that numbers are finite, it is therefore true that there is a numerical infinity. But we know not of what kind; it is untrue that it is even, untrue that it is odd; for the addition of a unit does not change its nature; yet it is a number, and every number is odd or even (this certainly holds of every finite number). Thus we may quite well know that there is a God without knowing what He is.” ~ Blaise Pascal
  44. “How is it possible to find meaning in a finite world, given my waist and shirt size?” ~ Woody Allen

  45. “Just as fossil fuels from conventional sources are finite and are becoming depleted, those from difficult sources will also run out. If we put all our energy and resources into continued fossil fuel extraction, we will have lost an opportunity to have invested in renewable energy.” ~ David Suzuki , Finite quotes resources
  46. “It is going to be necessary that everything that happens in a finite volume of space and time would have to be analyzable with a finite number of logical operations. The present theory of physics is not that way, apparently. It allows space to go down into infinitesimal distances, wavelengths to get infinitely great, terms to be summed in infinite order, and so forth; and therefore, if this proposition [that physics is computer-simulatable] is right, physical law is wrong.” ~ Richard P. Feynman
  47. “Until now the theory of infinite series in general has been very badly grounded. One applies all the operations to infinite series as if they were finite; but is that permissible? I think not. Where is it demonstrated that one obtains the differential of an infinite series by taking the differential of each term? Nothing is easier than to give instances where this is not so.” ~ Niels Henrik Abel
  48. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

  49. “Internet TV and the move to the digital approach is quite revolutionary. TV has historically has been a broadcast medium with everybody picking from a very finite number of channels.” ~ Bill Gates
  50. “It is known that there are an infinite number of worlds, simply because there is an infinite amount of space for them to be in. However, not every one of them is inhabited. Therefore, there must be a finite number of inhabited worlds. Any finite number divided by infinity is as near to nothing as makes no odds, so the average population of all the planets in the Universe can be said to be zero. From this it follows that the population of the whole Universe is also zero, and that any people you may meet from time to time are merely the products of a deranged imagination.” ~ Douglas Adams
  51. “Although computer memory is no longer expensive, there’s always a finite size buffer somewhere. When a big piece of news arrives, everybody sends a message to everybody else, and the buffer fills” ~ Benoit Mandelbrot
  52. “I believe that every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises.” ~ Neil Armstrong

  53. “Wealth, in terms of dollars and so forth, could be counted up, because dollars were finite. It doesn’t make any difference how many dollars you have – at a certain point you only have dollars. You start with finite, you end with finite.” ~ Michael Nesmith
  54. “Think of something finite molded into the infinite, and you think of man.” ~ Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
  55. “Everything that is, was, and will be, eternally IS, even the countless forms, which are finite and perishable only in their objective, not in their ideal Form.” ~ H. P. Blavatsky
  56. “Thus it is necessary to commence from an inescapable duality: the finite is not the infinite.” ~ Hans Urs von Balthasar

  57. “Interestingly, according to modern astronomers, space is finite. This is a very comforting thought-particularly for people who can never remember where they have left things.” ~ Woody Allen
  58. “Our minds are finite, and yet even in these circumstances of finitude we are surrounded by possibilities that are infinite, and the purpose of life is to grasp as much as we can out of that infinitude.” ~ Alfred North Whitehead
  59. “And introduce an element of cynicism and darkness into it and just realize that we’re all vulnerable. We are humans. There is a finite end to this life and we’re all going to face it and a little silliness can help.” ~ Alan Thicke , Life is finite quotes
  60. “Language makes infinite use of finite media.” ~ Wilhelm von Humboldt

  61. “In my case, I used the elements of these simple forms – square, cube, line and color – to produce logical systems. Most of these systems were finite; that is, they were complete using all possible variations. This kept them simple.” ~ Sol LeWitt
  62. “Between the finite and the infinite
    The missing link of Love has left a void.
    Supply the link, and earth with Heaven will join
    In one continued chain of endless life.” ~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  63. “Acceleration is finite, I think, according to some laws of physics.” ~ Terry Riley

  64. “Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.” ~ Kenneth E. Boulding
  65. “But let us remember that we are dealing with infinities and indivisibles both of which transcend our finite understanding, the former on account of their magnitude, the latter because of their smallness.” ~ Galileo Galilei

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