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Incapable Quotes and Sayings
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A coward is incapable of exhibiting love;
it is the prerogative of the brave.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity
opinions which differ from
the prejudices of their social environment.
Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
- Albert Einstein

A competent and self-confident person is
incapable of jealousy in anything.
Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.
- Robert A. Heinlein

The first duty of society is to give each of its members
the possibility of fulfilling his destiny.
When it becomes incapable of performing this duty it must be transformed.
- Alexis Carrel

 

I think it's just a lack of ability,
we're incapable of writing hits.
- Kenny Hickey

No student of Chinese history can say that the Chinese
are incapable of religious experience,
even when judged by the standards of medieval Europe or pious India.
- Hu Shih

In my solitude, many miles from men and houses,
I am in a childishly happy and carefree state of mind,
which you are incapable of understanding unless someone explains it to you.
- Knut Hamsun

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I'm incapable of writing without social commentary.
I like to think that it's integrated and not really heavy handedly didactic.
- John Shirley

An age which is incapable of poetry is incapable of
any kind of literature except the cleverness of a decadence.
- Raymond Chandler

He who is incapable of feeling strong passions,
of being shaken by anger, of living in every sense of the word,
will never be a good actor.
- Sarah Bernhardt

The U.S.
and Britain are incapable of controlling all of Iraq.
- Bashar al-Assad

Censorship always defeats it own purpose,
for it creates in the end the kind of society that
is incapable of exercising real discretion.
- Henry Steele Commager

All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability.
The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.
- Bruce Lee

The historian is, by definition, absolutely incapable
of observing the facts which he examines.
- Marc Bloch

We must never assume that which is incapable of proof.
- George Henry Lewes

I believe that women have a capacity for understanding
and compassion which man structurally does not have,
does not have it because he cannot have it.
He's just incapable of it.
- Barbara Jordan

It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt,
when they degenerate into a populace,
that they are incapable of exercising their sovereignty.
- James Monroe

Marxism is like a classical building that followed the Renaissance;
beautiful in its way,
but incapable of growth.
- Harold MacMillan

Selfish persons are incapable of loving others,
but they are not capable of loving themselves either.
- Erich Fromm

No art can be noble which is incapable of expressing thought,
and no art is capable of expressing thought which does not change.
- John Ruskin

We're in greater danger today than we were the day after Pearl Harbor.
Our military is absolutely incapable of defending this country.
- Ronald Reagan

I was born, for instance, incapable of appreciating music.
- Maria Mitchell

It is difficult to understand these people who democratically
take part in elections and a referendum,
but are then incapable of democratically accepting the will of the people.
- Jose Saramago

Nowadays, anyone who cannot speak English and is incapable
of using the Internet is regarded as backward.
- Al-Waleed bin Talal

This great misfortune - to be incapable of solitude.
- Jean de la Bruyere

It has been argued that British girls are incapable
of deep feeling or brilliant acting owing to their lack of temperament.
This, I am positive, is not true.
- Ivor Novello

Some people, however long their experience or strong their intellect,
are temperamentally incapable of reaching firm decisions.
- James Callaghan

I sometimes give myself admirable advice,
but I am incapable of taking it.
- Lord Chesterfield

After September 11, the European governments have completely failed.
They are incapable of seeing beyond their own national scope of interests.
- Jurgen Habermas

I am incapable of conceiving infinity,
and yet I do not accept finity.
- Simone de Beauvoir

A sane mind should not be guilty of a logical fallacy,
yet there are very fine minds incapable of following
mathematical demonstrations.
- Henri Poincare

The fact is that censorship always defeats its own purpose,
for it creates, in the end, the kind of society that
is incapable of exercising real discretion.
- Henry Steele Commager

If man made himself the first object of study,
he would see how incapable he is of going further.
How can a part know the whole?
- Blaise Pascal

The novel is the highest form of human expression so far attained.
Why? Because it is so incapable of the absolute.
- David Herbert Lawrence

The truth is that I'm constitutionally incapable of doing an ordinary job.
- Dylan Moran

Collective states are constitutionally incapable of
reliably producing anything but corpses.
- L. Neil Smith

Original sin is that thing about man which makes him
capable of conceiving of his own perfection and incapable of achieving it.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Like many intellectuals, he was incapable of saying
a simple thing in a simple way.
- Marcel Proust

The beauty of a strong, lasting commitment is often
best understood by men incapable of it.
- Murray Kempton

Instinct is intelligence incapable of self-consciousness.
- John Sterling

The State acquires power...
and because of its insatiable lust for power it is
incapable of giving up any of it.
The State never abdicates.
- Frank Chodorov

Despair is typical of those who do not understand the causes of evil,
see no way out, and are incapable of struggle.
The modern industrial proletariat does not belong to
the category of such classes.
- Vladimir Lenin

Also a great part of Polish industry proved to have
existed only to support the Soviet military industry,
and it became superfluous and incapable of being transformed into anything else.
We did not foresee that or the magnitude of these phenomena.
- Andrzej Wajda

I am told that the majority of Iraqis wanted Saddam removed from power,
but they were unwilling and were incapable of doing
the job themselves because they feared Saddam and knew
the pain and torture he was capable of inflicting upon them.
- Howard Coble

You're an actor, are you? Well, all that means is:
you are irresponsible,
irrational, romantic, and incapable of handling an
adult emotion or a universal concept without first
reducing it to something personal,
material, sensational - and probably sexual!
- George Herman

There is a lack of critical assessment of the past.
But you have to understand that the current ruling
elite is actually the old ruling elite.
So they are incapable of a self-critical approach to the past.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

Democracy is a political method, that is to say,
a certain type of institutional arrangement for arriving at political -
legislative and administrative -
decisions and hence incapable of being an end in itself.
- Joseph A. Schumpeter

Having refuted, then, as well as we could,
every notion which might suggest that we were to think
of God as in any degree corporeal,
we go on to say that, according to strict truth,
God is incomprehensible, and incapable of being measured.
- Origen

Be thou incapable of change in that which is right,
and men will rely upon thee.
Establish unto thyself principles of action;
and see that thou ever act according to them.
First know that thy principles are just,
and then be thou.
- Akhenaton

The best I can say is that it's better for me to write
about despair and darkness than to be incapable of getting off the sofa.
It's better to write about suicide than to contemplate it too heavily.
- Paul Westerberg

The Court made an exception, however,
in the case of candidates contributing to their own
campaigns because of the rather reasonable presumption
that a candidate is incapable of corrupting himself.
- James L. Buckley

For if God is a title of the highest power,
He must be incorruptible, perfect, incapable of suffering,
and subject to no other being; therefore they are not
gods whom necessity compels to obey the one greatest God.
- Lactantius

Although it has been said by men of more wit than wisdom,
and perhaps more malice than either,
that women are naturally incapable of acting prudently,
or that they are necessarily determined to folly,
I must by no means grant it.
- Mary Astell

The main reason why men and women make different aesthetic
judgments is the fact that the latter,
generally incapable of abstraction, only admire what
meets their complete approval.
- Franz Grillparzer

Actors who are lovers in real life are often incapable
if playing the part of lovers to an audience.
It is equally true that sympathy between actors who
are not lovers may create a temporary emotion that is perfectly sincere.
- Ivor Novello

It has now become a very common sentiment,
that there is some deep and radical wrong somewhere,
and that legislators have proved themselves incapable of discovering,
or, of remedying it.
- Josiah Warren

Governments allocate enormous resources for social programs.
And it is true that for many years we have had one
of the best social service systems in the world.
Yet we are still incapable of meeting the needs of
tens of thousands of Canadian families.
- Kim Campbell

When the Senate ceases to engage nominees in meaningful
discussion of legal issues,
the confirmation process takes on an air of vacuity and farce,
and the Senate becomes incapable of either properly
evaluating nominees or appropriately educating the public.
- Elena Kagan

I now proceed to demonstrate that the Mexicans are
wholly incapable of self-government,
and that our liberties, our fortunes and our lives
are insecure so long as we are connected with them.
- William H. Wharton

It is precisely the purpose of the public opinion generated
by the press to make the public incapable of judging,
to insinuate into it the attitude of someone irresponsible,
uninformed.
- Walter Benjamin

The pursuit of pretty formulas and neat theorems can
no doubt quickly degenerate into a silly vice,
but so can the quest for austere generalities which
are so very general indeed that they are incapable
of application to any particular.
- E. T. Bell

If the machinery for distribution in the present economic
system of the world is incapable of properly distributing
the productive wealth of nations,
then that system is false and must be altered.
- Gregor Strasser

But the Wisdom of God, which is His only-begotten Son,
being in all respects incapable of change or alteration,
and every good quality in Him being essential,
and such as cannot be changed and converted,
His glory is therefore declared to be pure and sincere.
- Origen

Concepts, like individuals, have their histories and
are just as incapable of withstanding the ravages of time as are individuals.
But in and through all this they retain a kind of homesickness
for the scenes of their childhood.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The painting develops before my eyes,
unfolding its surprises as it progresses.
It is this which gives me the sense of complete liberty,
and for this reason I am incapable of forming a plan
or making a sketch beforehand.
- Yves Tanguy

People who are incapable of having any kind of intimate
relationship have to turn to feeling this incredible hunger and void,
have to turn to some quantifiable external product to make them feel whole.
- Jennifer Connelly

Iron till it be thoroughly heated is incapable to be wrought;
so God sees good to cast some men into the furnace of affliction,
and then beats them on his anvil into what frame he pleases.
- Anne Bradstreet

The University brings out all abilities,
including incapability.
- Anton Chekhov

Americans are the only people in the world known to
me whose status anxiety prompts them to advertise their
college and university affiliations in the rear window of their automobiles.
- Paul Fussell

I went to college at the University of Kansas,
where I got a degree in political science.
- Sara Paretsky

For nine years, till the spring of 1881,
we lived in Oxford, in a little house north of the Parks,
in what was then the newest quarter of the University town.
- Mary A. Ward


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