Quotation Explorer - 'Inability'

Emilio, I am getting rusty and old, I cannot follow the highbrow theory developed by Oppenheimer's pupils any more. I went to their seminar and was depressed by my inability to understand them. Only the last sentence cheered me up. It was: "And this is Fermi's theory of beta decay. - Enrico Fermi
Readiness of speech is often inability to hold the tongue. - Jean Baptiste Rousseau
If only [people] understood that every thought is both false and true! False by one-sidenedness resulting from man's inability to embrace the whole truth, and true as an expression of one fact of human endeavor. - Leo Tolstoy
Beauty is dad kissing mom's hand when it cramps.Beauty is seeing a Persian woman dance.Ugly is not the absence of beauty.Uglyis the inability to identify it.The inability to be surprised by it.It is the persistent reluctance to be made a child by it.Beauty is simplythe manifestation oflove. - Kamand Kojouri
One of the weaknesses of our age is our apparent inability to distinguish our need from our greed.
The ultimate relationship is within thyself, knowing that all other relationships are a projection or a reflection of our ability or inability to love. - Erin Fall Haskell
Losing someone doesn’t scare me. Death doesn’t scare me. What scares me is the inability to no longer feel the touch of the one you love. - Dominic Riccitello
The easy assumption that we have remembered the most important people and events and have preserved the most valuable evidence is immediately trumped by our inability to know what we have forgotten. - Wendell Berry
Self distrust is good, but only if it leads to trust in God. Otherwise it ends as spiritual paralysis, inability and unwillingness to undertake any course of action. - Alan Cole
The poet Mallarmé listened to the painter Degas complaining about his inability to write poems even though he was full of ideas. My dear Degas, Mallarmé responded, poems are not made out of ideas. They’re made out of words. - Stéphane Mallarmé
The inability to rise above one's inherited ism and ideology makes one live and die a fool, just a folly. - Fakeer Ishavardas
The modern habit of doing ceremonial things unceremoniously is no proof of humility; rather it proves the offender's inability to forget himself in the rite, and his readiness to spoil for every one else the proper pleasure of ritual. - C.S. Lewis
Where people wish to attach, they should always be ignorant. To come with a well−informed mind is to come with an inability of administering to the vanity of others, which a sensible person would always wish to avoid. - Jane Austen
The inability to open up to hope is what blocks trust, and blocked trust is the reason for blighted dreams. - Elizabeth Gilbert
I have lost friends, some by death... others through sheer inability to cross the street. - Virginia Woolf
Ingratitude to God does not rely only on our refusal to give the verbal thanksgiving due to Him, but also recides in our inability to appreciate his gifts and potentials in us by leaving them untapped. - Israelmore Ayivor
Strange new problems are being reported in the growing generations of children whose mothers were always there, driving them around, helping them with their homework - an inability to endure pain or discipline or pursue any self-sustained goal of any sort, a devastating boredom with life. - Betty Friedan
When you judge others you reveal your inability to see them through God's eyes. - Carlos A. Rodriguez
Children deprived of words become school dropouts; dropouts deprived of hope behave delinquently. Amateur censors blame delinquency on reading immoral books and magazines, when in fact, the inability to read anything is the basic trouble. - Peter S. Jennison
I'm sorry for my inability to let unimportant things go, for my inability to hold on to the important things. - Jonathan Safran Foer
Your value does not decrease based on someone's inability to see your worth. - Anonymous
You have to recognize your inability to love before you can love the way God loves. His version of love is unfamiliar to the natural world; It is sacrificial and selfless and the most beautiful love you could experience. - Shannon L. Alder
Your inability to see the wisdom in someone else is not a reflection on their lack of perspicacity, it is a reflection on yours. - Ilyas Kassam
The more I study the world, the more I am convinced of the inability of brute force to create anything durable. - Napoleon Bonaparte
Hatred is a louder exhibition of inability. - Qaisar Iqbal Janjua
Gray areas are just the inability to distinguish between darkness and light. - Ron Brackin
The ability for a person to operate satisfactorily in a thing is dependent on how much he knows about that thing. Ignorance is a major cause of inability. - Yusuf A. Leinge
I nodded, trying to imagine the very particular sadness of a vanished childhood yogurt now found only in France. It was a very special sort of sadness, individual, and in its inability to induce sympathy, in its tuneless spark, it bypassed poetry and entered science. - Lorrie Moore
The existence of a limit to science is, however, made clear by its inability to answer childlike elementary questions having to do with first and last things questions such as How did everything begin? What are we all here for? What is the point of living? - Sir Peter Medawar
The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function. - Albert A. Bartlett
Inability to accept positive change is a hindrance to growth. - Amitava Chowdhury
Thirty thousand a year was all right, but dyspepsia and inability to be humanly happy robbed such princely income of all its value. - Jack London
In our time, the curse is monetary illiteracy, just as inability to read plain print was the curse of earlier centuries. - Ezra Pound
The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. - H. P. Lovecraft
Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity. - Sigmund Freud
The most merciful thing in the world . . . is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.
The inability to secure a reservation drives yuppies absolutely crazy. - Waiter Rant
The greatest loss lies in our inability to accept loss. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
I will never tell another person, I don’t understand you... and why? Because if I say that, it means that I am disabled in a way. The inability to connect to another's perspective is, I believe, a disability. - C. JoyBell C.
Freedom of choice makes it possible to plan our lives and to make the most of ourselves. Yet if this freedom lacks noble goals or personal discipline, it degenerates into an inability to give oneself generously to others. - Pope Francis
[Snobbishness] is the desire for what divides men and the inability to value what unites them. - Joseph Epstein
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