Quotation Explorer - 'Incapable'

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
I give myself, sometimes, admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it. - Mary Montagu
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave. - Mahatma Gandhi
Social conditioning, accompanied by moral and mental constraints, now serve to render the mediocre mind nearly incapable of unbiased assessment. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
George III was incapable of passing on a sense of mission to his son might a given some purpose to the crown prince's existence - Henrik Bering
All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns. - Bruce Lee
People are simply incapable of prolonged, sustained goodness. - Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
Now he was nothing to her, just a lesson in time, a wicked boy-man, incapable of wealth or prestige. - Coco J. Ginger
Great spirits have always encountered opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly. - Albert Einstein
All the happiness of man stems from one thing only: that he is incapable of staying quietly in his room. - Paul Auster
I am incapable of mediocrity. - Serge Gainsbourg
If I don’t believe in your god, it means he was incapable to manipulate me. - M.F. Moonzajer
He was alone in his wonderment,amoung creatures incapable of wonder--for them it was enough to exist and go their way. - Pope John Paul II
If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience. - George Bernard Shaw
Knowledge, understanding, and wisdom is naught to the man who is incapable of applying it. - Joshua Romqn
If you don't love yourself, it makes you incapable of knowing how to love another person. - Ellen J. Barrier
Those who devote their lives to earning a living are incapable of living a human existence. - Herbert Marcuse
The act of praying is the very highest energy of which the human mind is capable; praying, that is, with the total concentration of the faculties. The great mass of worldly men and of learned men are absolutely incapable of prayer. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I am surprised how difficult for people is to say "I love you". They only say the three magic words when they are sure they will hear "I love you too" back. C'mon! Spread the energy of love without expecting anything! Cowards are incapable of expressing love; it is the prerogative of the brave - Paulo Coelho
A child develops best when, like a young plant, he is left undisturbed in the same soil. Too much travel, too much variety of impressions, are not good for the young, and cause them as they grow up to become incapable of enduring fruitful monotony. - Bertrand Russell
Little, vicious minds abound with anger and revenge, and are incapable of feeling the pleasure of forgiving their enemies. - Lord Chesterfield
Everyone who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching. - Oscar Wilde
The word 'innocence' means a mind that is incapable of being hurt. - Jiddu Krishnamurti
Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social enviroment. Most people are incapable of forming such opinions."(Essay to Leo Baeck, 1953) - Albert Einstein
Life is and will ever remain an equation incapable of solution, but it contains certain known factors. - Nikola Tesla
Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the infinity in which he is engulfed. - Blaise Pascal
Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching. - Oscar Wilde
Hurricanes couldn’t remove you from my mind. You’re my world and I’m incapable of not loving you. - Billie-Jo Williams
If there is anything unique about the human animal, it is that it has the ability to grow knowledge at an accelerating rate while being chronically incapable of learning from experience. - John N. Gray
We don't notice things change. We know that things change, we've been told since childhood that things change, we've witnessed things change ourselves many a time, and yet we're still utterly incapable of noticing the moment that change comes--or we search for change in all the wrong places. - Arkady Strugatsky
There is nothing more entertaining then leaving someone speechless. Yet, there is nothing sadder than realizing that person was incapable of retaining half of what you said, and will repeat the story all wrong to someone else. - Shannon L. Alder
Stars are attributed w/ intelligence they don't have, beauty they haven't worked for, loyaly & love they are incapable of reciprocating, and strength they do not possess. They are treated like a beautiful vase of cut flowers. When wilted, simply replaced w/ new blooms. - Pete Townshend
The smaller you get—the smaller life makes you—the easier it is to see the grandeur of grace. While I am far more incapable than I may have initially thought, God is infinitely more capable than I ever hoped. - Tullian Tchividjian
I'm not always the best at expressing myself to you, so I'm taking advantage of the fact that I will be completely unresponsive when you read this, and therefore incapable of messing things up - Amy Plum
People who are drawn to journalism are usually people who, because of their cynicism or emotional detachment or reserve or whatever, are incapable of being anything but witnesses to events. Something prevents them from becoming involved, committed, and allows them to remain separate. - Nora Ephron
In hate feeling there is a more or less subtle estimation component.You do not hate those who take advantage or prevails over someone who is incapable or weak (albeit temporarily), you can at most despise them. - Luigina Sgarro
When you choose to look down on something, you render yourself incapable of understanding it. - Stewart Stafford
In terms of language, there were no separate words for female genitalia for thousands of years. That was mostly because women were considered pretty much the same as men, only of course flimsier, more poorly designed, and incapable of writing in the snow. - Elissa Stein and Susan Kim
Folly consists not in committing Folly, but in being incapable of concealing it. All men make mistakes, but the wise conceal the blunders they have made, while fools make them public. Reputation depends more on what is hidden than on what is seen. If you can’t be good, be careful. - Baltasar Gracián
We have to care what someone thinks of us. We are incapable of seeing ourselves [sometimes]. - Darnell Lamont Walker
We must never assume that which is incapable of proof.
Until a child is one year old it is incapable of sin. - The Talmud
The slaves in Rome were incapable of leisure and so their masters gave them entertainment to keep them pacified. - Oliver DeMille
Despair is typical of those who do not understand the causes of evil, see no way out, and are incapable of struggle. - Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
How easily they spoke of love. And yet, when she'd needed the certainty of his feeling for her, he'd let her slip away, never able to bring himself to tell her about the ways in which he'd been changed. He'd been incapable he'd let Nenebah believe the problem lay with her. - Aminatta Forna
He was incapable of anticipating to-morrow's griefs. - Trollope Anthony 1815-1882
I give myself sometimes admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it. - Mary Wortley Montagu
Pragmatically, aesthetic value can be recognized or experienced, but it cannot be conveyed to those who are incapable of grasping its sensations and perceptions. To quarrel on its behalf is always a blunder. - Harold Bloom
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