The whole idea of revenge and punishment is a childish day-dream. Properly speaking, there is no such thing as revenge. Revenge is an act which you want to commit when you are powerless and because you are powerless: as soon as the sense of impotence is removed, the desire evaporates also. - George Orwell
The Argument from Intimidation is a confession of intellectual impotence. - Ayn Rand
It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence. - Mahatma Gandhi
In science as in love, too much concentration on technique can often lead to impotence.
The impotence of God is infinite. - Anatole France
I was too green to know that all cynicism masks a failure to cope -- an impotence, in short; and that to despise all effort is the greatest effort of all.
Fear is the impotence of the soul. - Jaime Tenorio Valenzuela
At least if you were ignorant, you could do what you wanted, you had no idea what had been achieved in the past. You were free, instead of chewed at by bleeding impotence, dissolved away like a pearl in acid. - Hamza wolf