Quotation Explorer - 'Unable'

Individual liberty may be unable to solve every social problem, but collective violence is unable to solve any social problem. - Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski
Probable-Possible, my black hen, She lays eggs in the Relative When. She doesn't lay eggs in the Positive Now Because she's unable to postulate how.
Man is indeed the Absolute Supreme Soul (Parmatma); it is possible for infinite divinity to arise within. The moment he has a desire, he becomes a human! Otherwise, he can acquire whatever he wants, but he is unable to do so because of impediments (antray). - Dada Bhagwan
If you are unable to find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it? - Dōgen
Children are bad enough--children are rude, selfish, greedy, and unthinking individuals who are unable to distinguish between their own selfish wants and needs and the wants and needs of others. And adults are children with money, alcohol, and power. - Ian Sansom
When we are unable to change an event that has already been written in the stars, we are always presented the opportunity to surrender to the heart and find a new pathway to peace. Understanding Divine Reason allows us to honor God’s Divine Plan. - Molly Friedenfeld
NEWTONIAN, adj. Pertaining to a philosophy of the universe invented by Newton, who discovered that an apple will fall to the ground, but was unable to say why. His successors and disciples have advanced so far as to be able to say when. - Ambrose Bierce
He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god. - Aristotle
Trust is like a two-way mirror, transparent on one side, with a blind dimness unable to see through on the other side. - Anthony Liccione
A writer is congenitally unable to tell the truth and that is why we call what he writes fiction. - William Faulkner
And what went wrong when other alchemists tried to make gold and were unable to do so?""They were looking only for gold his companion answered. They were seeking the treasure of their personal legend, without wanting actually to live out the personal legend. - Paulo Coelho
When God gets us alone through suffering, heartbreak, temptation, disappointment, sickness, or by thwarted friendship - when He gets us absolutely alone, and we are totally speechless, unable to ask even one question, then He begins to teach us. - Oswald Chambers
When we are unable to shine that natural light within, it burns us from our very core. - Dr. Jacinta Mpalyenkana
let yourself cry, OK? One of the worst feelings in the world is being unable to cry and eventually it…starts to make things darker. - J.A. Redmerski
We are, perhaps uniquely among the earth’s creatures, the worrying animal. We worry away our lives, fearing the future, discontent with the present, unable to take the idea of dying, unable to sit still. - Lewis Thomas
Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading. - G. M. Trevelyan
The role of a writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say. - Anaïs Nin
Never, ever, trust a man who is willing to die in glory but is unable to live with pride. - Mike Klepper
Sometimes, I marvel at the wonderof how graceful words seem to appearpen to paper; in others' handsAnd I think to myself-oh, how obsolete my existence is,to be unable to do the same. - Joy Chua
Optimism is like a firefly. A bright blaze of hope, unable to be captured. - Megan Jenna
I have been unable to save much money in my life. I have been in politics, and in politics an honest man does not get rich. -Sam Rayburn (whose savings at his death totaled $15,000) - Robert Caro
Whatever made me the way I am left me hollow, empty inside, unable to feel. It doesn't seem like a big deal. - Jeff Lindsay
Critics are like eunuchs in a harem; they know how its done, they've seen it done every day, but they're unable to do it themselves. - Brendan Behan
Always suffer delusions of grandeur with your art. What you are unable to face will never hurt you - Ginnetta Correli
From the windows, through the fur of snow, the landscape became more melancholy when the sun successfully brightened the quiet trees, unable to speak without their leaves. - Toni Morrison
Progressive. n. One who is unable to distinguish between novelty and enlightenment. - Ron Brackin
The presence of confidence can make an unable man appear able. While its absence can make an able man appear unable. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
DEFENCELESS, adj. Unable to attack. - Ambrose Bierce
What a glorious garden of wonders the lights of Broadway would be to anyone lucky enough to be unable to read.
An original artist is unable to copy. So he has only to copy in order to be original. - Jean Cocteau
Life is neither static nor unchanging. With no individuality, there can be no change, no adaptation and, in an inherently changing world, any species unable to adapt is also doomed. - Jean M. Auel
Telling a woman that you will be unable to climax unless you are looking at her in a mirror is, in my experience, an excellent way to ensure the only place you will ever see her again is in depressing memories. - Stephen Moles
One of the poets, whose name I cannot recall, has a passage, which I am unable at the moment to remember, in one of his works, which for the time being has slipped my mind, which hits off admirably this age-old situation. - P.G. Wodehouse
...because it is the privilige and the curse of midnight's children to be both masters and victims of their times, to forsake privacy and be sucked into the annihilating whirlpool of the multitudes, and to be unable to live or die in peace. - Salman Rushdie
I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still in a room. - Blaise Pascal
Evolution is necessary for ones progress…. resisting it could make one sore in mind and spirit and then unable to enjoy the journey. - Jon Scott
Education...has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading. - George Macaulay Trevelyan
I am unable to believe in a God susceptible to prayer. I simply haven't the nerve to imagine a being, a force, a cause which keeps the planets revolving in their orbits, and then suddenly stops in order to give me a bicycle with three speeds. - Quentin Crisp
It takes a lot of strength to hold onto and care for the things we love, so why is it that god seems to have made humans unable to conjure up that degree of power and love? - Ai Yazawa
Just because you are blind, and unable to see my beauty doesn't mean it does not exist. - Margaret Cho
It must be an awful feeling to have love all around you and not feel loved, to be in need and unable to accept whats being offered, to see a world of possibilities but trapped inside your own mind. - Tracy L. Darity
It is a youthful failing to be unable to control one's impulses. - Seneca
God made me blind and unable to walk. Big deal! - Patrick Henry Hughes
Human beings tend to be unable to estimate how biased they are. - Jean-François Manzoni
If any human concious able to define the God then he exactly don't know about the God. If willing to describe then he is beliver of the God. Because The God is unable to describe, if described then not about God. Because God is unable to describe, thats why there is God. The supreme power. - Kunal Jajal
Rosie loved Tom. Rosie had always loved Tom and, although she was unable to measure "always" in terms of years and months, this made perfect sense to her. Their love was not constrained by the mortal bonds of time; it was eternal, ageless and ancient beyond all recollection and record. - Tanya Bullock
If you are destined to become a writer, you can't help it. If you can help it, you aren't destined to become a writer. The frustrations and disappointments, not even to mention the unspeakable loneliness, are too unbearable for anyone who doesn't have a deep sense of being unable to avoid writing. - Donald Harington
. .his cell phone didn't work in Three Pines, and neither did email. He almost expected to see messages fluttering back and forth in the sky above the village, unable to descend. - Louise Penny
It is not bigotry to be certain we are right; but it is bigotry to be unable to imagine how we might possibly have gone wrong. - G. K. Chesterton
burnt by the sunof your mouth, I’m unable to speak or paint you with words - John Geddes
Trust, is the stone thrown into the sea, sinking deep in all its murkiness, unable to see what it once lived and believed to be a promise. - Anthony Liccione
Perhaps the reason we are unable to love is that we yearn to be loved, that is, we demand something (love) from our partner instead of delivering ourselves up to him demand-free and asking for nothing but his company. - Milan Kundera
When at 15, my girlfriends started dropping out of their beloved sports teams, because they didn’t want to appear muscle-y, when at 18, my male friends were unable to express their feelings, I decided that I was a feminist. - Emma Watson
It is the sign of a weak mind to be unable to bear wealth. - Seneca
If you're unable to find your face in the dictionary, then take this opportunity to define yourself. - Faydra D. Fields
Every author really wants to have letters printed in the paper. Unable to make the grade, he drops down a rung of the ladder and writes novels. - P.G. Wodehouse
When we are unable to find tranquillity within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere. - Francois De La Rochefoucauld
LOQUACITY, n. A disorder which renders the sufferer unable to curb his tongue when you wish to talk. - Ambrose Bierce
RESIDENT, adj. Unable to leave. - Ambrose Bierce
Critics are like eunuchs in a harem; they know how it's done, they've seen it done every day, but they're unable to do it themselves. - Brendan Behan
Mankind's first sin gave us the ability to know both good and evil. Our subsequent sins make us increasingly unable to tell the difference. - Ron Brackin
If others are judgmental and do not appreciate your life's work, don't be dejected. Try to see the incapability of others who are unable to understand the things you understand, and appreciate the capability of seeing something which is not visible to others. - Ashish Mandlik
To be motivated to write a novel, I need to be unable not to write. - Johnny Rich
By the study of Boltzmann I have been unable to understand him. He could not understand me on account of my shortness, and his length was and is an equal stumbling block to me. - James Clerk Maxwell
The definition of hell is two people in a relationship that is starved for love and unable to fulfill that need. - Shannon L. Alder
You should always be trying to write a poem you are unable to write, a poem you lack the technique, the language, the courage to achieve. Otherwise you're merely imitating yourself, going nowhere, because that's always easiest. - John Berryman
When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
My body was jerking and shaking, and I remembered John when he was in the Tunnels with Lena. The weird jerking and twitching he seemed unable to control.Was this what it felt like to be in the grip of Abraham Ravenwood? - Kami Garcia
In my lifetime I have witnessed far too many miracles to believe in impossibilities, and so I am officially modifying the definition. im·pos·si·ble [im-pos-uh-buhl]Old definition: Unable to be done.New definition: Unable to be ignored until done. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Sometimes, we are unable to break free because we are held captive by divine assignment because in our problem God has given us a unique purpose. - Shannon L. Alder
It's bad to be unable to stand solitude. - Leo Tolstoy
Through cruelty force confesses its powerlessness to achieve omnipotence . . . We see weakness dawning at the very height of force. Unable to admit that total destruction is impossible, the conqueror can only reply to the mute defiance of his defenseless adversary with an ever-growing violence. - Rachel Bespaloff
IMPARTIAL, adj. Unable to perceive any promise of personal advantage from espousing either side of a controversy or adopting either of two conflicting opinions. - Ambrose Bierce
Unable to understand why you think so, when you chose a different path. - Sujata Mondal
My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more intelligent and more educated than college professors. - Maya Angelou
Politicians and others are stuck in a horrible world where being emotional in any way counts as being unbalanced, and unable to think clearly. For me, emotions are thought. - Hofesh Shechter
For the poet is a light and winged and holy thing, and there is no invention in him until he has been inspired and is out of his senses, and the mind is no longer in him: when he has not attained to this state, he is powerless and is unable to utter his oracles. - Socrates
You reach a point where the pain gets so acute you do not feel it anymore, but to reach that point, you experience so much pain that you're unable to forget the suffering that led you there. - Christopher Rees
Never say anything about someone which, if called to testify, you are unable to repeat to the person's hearing or the hearing of the person's close friend. This will save you a lot of trouble in life. - Chikamso Efobi
I often ask to what place I am running, for if I am unable to identify that place it is likely that I am running in a circle of the most circular sort. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
101 Reasons Why its great to be a woman : We have three times the amount of potential sick leave. Take into account all those days you are unable to work owing to pre, during and post menstrual tension. - Summersdale Publishers
Unbidden, Unwelcome, Yet unable to resist, I entered a stranger's life - Joyce Carol Oates
Sometimes taking a leap faith requires an imaginative mind that can create the ending you are unable to see. - Shannon L. Alder
Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading. - G. M. Trevelyan
Pablo Picasso resisted school stubbornly and seemed completely unable to learn to read or write. To other students grew used to seeing him come late with his pet pigeon -- and with the paintbrush he always carried as if it were an extension of his own body.
Unable and crippled I amAs I gaze into the vastnessThe vastness that harbors your praiseAnd glories of the best of creation...If I tried to spell..A drop of ink from your loveMa quill would burn in shamefor your love match no words...ya rasoolullah! - Anila Aboo
I am unable to tolerate’; to say this is the lack of ability to tolerate and ‘I am able to tolerate’ is itself the ability to tolerate. - Dada Bhagwan
Something not from earth, Jean Luc said. The setup was too perfect. Misha looked at me, and I sighed, dreading what he would be unable to stop himself from saying next. Live long and prosper. - A.E. Jones
Feel completely unable to do anything. Try to picture your life in five years. It really seems like you will be dead. - Megan Boyle
Parting is inevitably painful, even for a short time. It's like an amputation, I feel a limb is being torn off, without which I shall be unable to function. And yet, once it is done... life rushes back into the void, richer, more vivid and fuller than before. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
A bind is when you're quadriplegic, suicidal about that and unable to persuade your best friend to murder you. - Brian Spellman
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