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"God created infinity, and man, unable to understand infinity, had to invent finite sets." - Gian-Carlo Rota

"My mind is very clear, but my heart is unable to understand." - Kim A-joong

"I am simply unable to understand the value placed by so many people upon great wealth." - Theodore Roosevelt

"Anyone unable to understand how useful religion can be founded on lies will not understand this book either." - Kurt Vonnegut

"If you are unable to understand the cause of a problem it is impossible to solve it." - Naoto Kan

"One reason why people are unable to understand great Christian classics is that they are trying to understand without any intention of obeying them." - J. Oswald Sanders

"The scariest things about starting up is the inability to see, to be snobbish, to be unable to understand what is going on, as well as to be unable to keep up with pace." - Jack Ma

"Resident, adj. Unable to leave." - Ambrose Bierce

"Defenceless, adj. Unable to attack." - Ambrose Bierce

"The Bible is very easy to understand. But we Christians are a bunch of scheming swindlers. We pretend to be unable to understand it because we know very well that the minute we understand, we are obliged to act accordingly." - Soren Kierkegaard

"The organizations of men, like men themselves, seem subject to deafness, nearsightedness, lameness, and involuntary cruelty. We seem tragically unable to help one another, to understand one another." - John Cheever

"Nevertheless, China was unfortunately unable to understand Japan's real position, and it is greatly to be regretted that the Sino-Japanese War became one of long duration" - Hideki Tojo

"It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawnmower, snow-blower, or vacuum cleaner." - Ben Bergor

"It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawn mower, snowblower and vacuum cleaner." - Ben Berger

"Nevertheless, China was unfortunately unable to understand Japan's real position, and it is greatly to be regretted that the Sino-Japanese War became one of long duration." - Hideki Tojo

"I am unable to understand how a man of honor could take a newspaper in his hands without a shudder of disgust." - Charles Baudelaire

"I am unable to rule anything out," - Toni Kroos

"Too little confidence, and you're unable to act; too much confidence, and you're unable to hear." - John Maeda

"Even in earliest youth my fondest desire was to understand Nature, and thus to come closer to the truth; a truth that I was unable to discover either at school or in church." - Viktor Schauberger

"Unable to understand how or why the person we see behaves as he does, we attribute his behavior to a person we cannot see, whose behavior we cannot explain either but about whom we are not inclined to ask questions." - B F Skinner

"The organizations of men, like men themselves, seem subject to deafness, near-sightedness, lameness, and involuntary cruelty. We seem tragically unable to help one another, to understand one another." - John Cheever

"Whenever I write anything that sets up controversy its meaning is distorted almost instantly. Even the editorial writers of newspapers seem to be unable to understand the plainest sentence." - H L Mencken

"Many people feel unaware of any guidance, unable to discern or understand the signals of God; not because the signals are not given, but because the mind is too troubled, clouded, and hurried to receive them." - Evelyn Underhill

"I think what's important to understand is if the United States hits the debt ceiling and is unable to pay its debts, the consequences will be immediate and dramatic." - Kenneth Chenault

"Whenever difficulties appear, the rider must ask himself: does the horse not want execute my demands, does he not understand what I want, or is he physically unable to carry them out? The rider's conscience must find the answer." - Alois Podhajsky

"The night has made up its mind. It's we who are too slow, who move in the wake of events already decided for us, who refuse, who are too weak or too simple, or are perhaps, strictly, unable to understand" - Amanda Coplin

"The night has made up its mind. It's we who are too slow, who move in the wake of events already decided for us, who refuse, who are too weak or too simple, or are perhaps, strictly, unable to understand" - Amanda Coplin

"Aaron Sorkin was completely unable to understand the actual psychology of Mark or of Facebook. He can't conceive of a world where social status or getting laid or, for that matter, doing drugs, is not the most important thing." - Marc Andreessen

"Aaron Sorkin was completely unable to understand the actual psychology of Mark or of Facebook. He can't conceive of a world where social status or getting laid or, for that matter, doing drugs, is not the most important thing." - Marc Andreessen

"The night has made up its mind. It's we who are too slow, who move in the wake of events already decided for us, who refuse, who are too weak or too simple, or are perhaps, strictly, unable to understand" - Amanda Coplin

"To govern is to choose. To appear to be unable to choose is to appear to be unable to govern." - Nigel Lawson

"To be an American and unable to play baseball is comparable to being a Polynesian and unable to swim." - John Cheever

"Hell is the suffering of being unable to love." - J D Salinger

"Unable to function as plants, we must serve as manure." - Edward Conze

"Believe me, Germany is unable to wage war." - David Lloyd George

"Having been unable to strengthen justice, we have justified strength." - Blaise Pascal

"One unable to dance blames the unevenness of the floor." - Proverbs

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality." - Emily Dickinson

"If, in fact, one cannot understand English, and at the point in time that one comes to vote, one has to be given a ballot in a different language, does that not mean that one is also most likely unable to understand the debate that occurred prior to the decision one makes to vote?" - Tom Tancredo

"Human beings seem unable to live without war, but they are also unable to live without love." - Arundhati Roy

"I am the kind of person who doesn't recognize borders. I don't understand why we think it is okay to keep someone within one border when they are unable to feed their family when they could be getting help somewhere else. I don't see people as different so I don't understand the idea of borders in this world." - Angelina Jolie

"He pulls me into his arms, his touch calm and soothing, but unable to erase the truth. "I have to go," he finally whispers. "But Ever, if you want to love me, if you truly want to be with me, then you'll have to accept what we are. I'll understand if you can't." - Alyson Noel

"I have not the courage to search through books for beautiful prayers. . . Unable either to say them all or choose between them, I do as a child would do who cannot read-I say just what I want to say to God, quite simply, and he never fails to understand." - Therese Of Lisieux

"Isaac Asimov's remark about the infantilism of pseudoscience is just as applicable to religion: 'Inspect every piece of pseudoscience and you will find a security blanket, a thumb to suck, a skirt to hold.' It is astonishing, moreover, how many people are unable to understand that 'X is comforting' does not imply 'X is true'." - Richard Dawkins

"For radical white writers wishing to forge interracial movements of poor and working people, whiteness has also long been a problem, with Alexander Saxton and Ted Allen making especially full efforts to understand whiteness in order to disillusion whites unable to see past the value of their own skins." - David Roediger

"Most people are unable to write because they are unable to think, and they are unable to think because they congenitally lack the equipment to do so, just as they congenitally lack the equipment to fly over the moon." - H L Mencken

"Those who are accustomed to judge by feeling do not understand the process of reasoning, because they want to comprehend at a glance and are not used to seeking for first principles. Those, on the other hand, who are accustomed to reason from first principles do not understand matters of feeling at all, because they look for first principles and are unable to comprehend at a glance." - Blaise Pascal

"Two things, almost incompatible, are united in me in a manner which I am unable to understand: a very ardent temperament, lively and tumultuous passions, and, at the same time, slowly developed and confused ideas, which never present themselves until it is too late. One might say that my heart and my mind do not belong to the same person." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"The conception of gods originated in fear and curiosity. Primitive man, unable to understand the phenomena of nature, and harassed by them, saw in every terrifying manifestation some sinister force expressly directed against him; and as ignorance and fear are the parents of all superstition, the troubled fancy of primitive man wove the God idea." - Emma Goldman

"Did he understand, as those interminable minutes ticked by, that being alone is not the same as being lonely? That being alone is a neutral state... something that exists only in the mind, not in the world, and, like a virus, is unable to survive without a willing host?" - Garth Stein

"Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective." - Stephen Covey

"When reading a book, be very certain that you never go past a word you do not fully understand. The only reason a person gives up a study or becomes confused or unable to learn is because he or she has gone past a word that was not understood." - L Ron Hubbard

"I don't understand computers. I've been unable to construct a working mental model of how they do what they do. I can break software by looking at it. I can blow anything up. Without trying. It's sort of like being a dowser. And this extreme elaborate clumsiness on my part is actually something people will pay me for. It's quite wonderful." - Brenda Laurel

"I literally cannot even. I can't even. I am unable to even. I have lost my ability to even. I am so unable to even." - Tyler Oakley

"Unable to attribute misfortune to chance, unable to accept their ultimate insignificance within the greater scheme, the people looked for monsters in their midst." - Bernard Beckett

"Unable are the Loved to die For Love is Immortality, Nay, it is Deity - Unable they that love - to die For Love reforms Vitality Into Divinity." - Emily Dickinson

"Very depressed today. Unable to write a thing. Menacing gods. I feel outcast on a cold star, unable to feel anything but an awful helpless numbness." - Sylvia Plath

"After I stopped dancing, I was unable to listen to beautiful music." - Suzanne Farrell

"It is the sign of a weak mind to be unable to bear wealth." - Seneca the Younger

"It is a youthful failing to be unable to control one's impulses." - Seneca the Younger

"Unable to love each other, the English turn naturally to dogs" - J. R. Ackerley

"I felt, and often still feel, unable to live up to the ideals I really hold," - Andrew Sullivan

"Being unable to make people more reasonable, I preferred to be happy away from them" - Voltaire

"Unable to suppress love, the Church wanted at least to disinfect it, and it created marriage." - Charles Baudelaire

"To be unable to bear an ill is itself a great ill." - Wilfred Bion

"Men seem unable to feel equal to women: they must be superior or they are inferior" - Marilyn French

"What do we know to be important but are unable to measure?" - Marcus Buckingham

"You will not grow without attempting to do things you are unable to do." - Henry Cloud

"Unable to express will most likely to leave you feeling depressed." - Faisal Khokhar

"To be enlightened doesn't mean you end up stupefied and unable to function." - Tenzin Palmo

"has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading." - G M Trevelyan

"When we are unable to find tranquillity within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"It is a youthful failing to be unable to control one's impulses." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"It is the sign of a weak mind to be unable to bear wealth." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"To be unable to bear an ill is itself a great ill." - Bion of Borysthenes

"But a people unable to reform will not be able to preserve its old culture either." - Lu Xun

"When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Those unable to catalog the past are doomed to repeat it." - Daniel Handler

"I'm unable to ignore the gift that God gave me, so I'm going to sing." - Lisa Nicole Carson

"Men seem unable to feel equal to women: they must be superior or they are inferior." - Marilyn French

"It is nonsense to say that Germans are unable to change." - Angela Merkel

"Even God is said to be unable to use force against necessity." - Plato

"It is a fraud to borrow what we are unable to pay." - Publilius Syrus

"A writer is unfair to himself when he is unable to be hard on himself." - Marianne Moore

"To understand possible means to understand impossible." - Dejan Stojanovic

"What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Unable to make what is just strong, we have made what is strong just." - Blaise Pascal

"One is unable to notice something because it is always before one's eyes." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"Except a man fear the Lord, he is unable to renounce sin." - Ambrose

"There are always suicides among people who are unable to say what they mean." - John Irving

"If Heaven and Earth are unable to persist, how could man?" - Laozi

"Newspaper : A device unable to distinguish between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilisation." - George Bernard Shaw

"The greatest source of discouragement is the conviction that one is unable to do something" - Maria Montessori

"If I am unable to make the gods above relent, I shall move hell." - Virgil

"One may be clogged with honey and unable to rise and fly." - Elizabeth Gaskell

"I get into a rut, unable to yank my mind out of it." - Sylvia Plath

"Newspapers are unable, seemingly to discriminate between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilization." - George Bernard Shaw

"I, personally, am unable to accept any revealed religion, Christian or not." - Bronislaw Malinowski

"They walked along, two continents of experience and feeling unable to communicate." - William Golding

"They call them fools, who are unable to resist the slightest chance love might exist." - Garth Brooks

"Are you then unable to recognize unless it has the same sound as yours?" - Andre Gide

"A young man who is unable to commit a folly is already an old man." - Paul Gauguin

"If you are unable to meditate, chant your mantra or sing bhajans." - Mata Amritanandamayi

"When we are unable to receive, we deny someone else the pleasure of giving." - Paulo Coelho

"If we haven't a grouch against Fortune, we seem unable to avoid one against ourselves." - Winifred Holtby

"For me, the first sign of oncoming madness is that I'm unable to write." - Marya Hornbacher

"Most people are blinded by faith leaving them unable to see the truth that is science." - Harry Gordon Johnson

"That's Joe Biden right there - unbowed, unbroken and unable to stop talking." - John Mccain

"Security is the slogan for people who feel unable to function by their own means." - Zygmunt Bauman

"There may be said to be three sorts of lawyers, able, unable, and lamentable." - Robert Smith Surtees

"Newspapers are unable, seemingly, to discriminate between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilisation." - George Bernard Shaw

"Are you then unable to recognize a sob unless it has the same sound as yours?" - Andre Gide

"The oppressor, who is himself dehumanized because he dehumanizes others, is unable to lead this struggle." - Paulo Freire

"A movie that is unable to elicit emotion isn't a movie." - Xavier Dolan

"Prepare for war, since you have been unable to endure a peace." - Scipio Africanus

"There may be said to be three sorts of lawyers, able, unable, and lamentable." - Robert Smith

"Your car goes where your eyes go. Lonliness is unable to survive without a willing host." - Garth Stein

"States are doomed when they are unable to distinguish good men from bad." - Antisthenes

"There are conditions worse than being unable to see, and that is imagining one sees." - L Ron Hubbard

"I love telling stories, and am almost entirely unable to keep a secret." - Ben Macintyre

"I really hated fighting people and hurting them, but felt unable to stop." - Jack Dee

"If Freddie Mac is unable to raise capital, it could spark a political and financial crisis." - Charles Duhigg

"Too many employers have said that they are unable to find skilled workers." - Dennis Hastert

"When a great many people are unable to find work, unemployment results." - Calvin Coolidge

"When large numbers of men are unable to find work, unemployment results." - Calvin Coolidge

"Impartial - unable to perceive any promise of personal advantage from espousing either side of a controversy." - Ambrose Bierce

"The Tories seem unable to make any impact north of the border." - Lucy Powell

"Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you." - Andre Gide

"Pity is the feeling of well-intentioned people who are unable to act." - Pramoedya Ananta Toer

"I have a particular affliction. I am unable to say a word I can't spell." - Jessye Norman

"Take the life issue. This issue requires a president and an administration leading our nation to understand the importance of life. This whole faith-based initiative really ties into a larger cultural issue that we're working on. It begins to affect the life issue, as well as the human dignity issue, because when you're talking about welcoming people of faith to help people who are disadvantaged and are unable to defend themselves, the logical step is also those babies." - George W Bush

"Often poetry, especially the sort of poetry I write, is concerned with looking at the borders between the sensual and the spiritual and seeing them as divided, equivocal, that mystery somehow can break in to the ordinary. And we read poetry I think in part, to gain a sense of that intimacy with things that we can't understand that are unable to be understood but that buoy up our lives." - Kevin Hart

"What you of the CHOAM directorate seem unable to understand is that you seldom find real loyalties in commerce ... Men must want to do things of their own innermost drives. People, not commercial organisations or chains of command, are what make great civilizations work, every civilization depends upon the quality of the individuals it produces. If you overorganize humans, over-legalize them, suppress their urge to greatness - they cannot work and their civilization collapses." - Frank Herbert

"I think it's critically important for people to understand that this system of mass incarceration governs not just those who find themselves in prison on any given day, but also all those who are in jail, on probation or parole, as well as all those who are just months away from being locked up again because they are unable to find work or housing due to their criminal record." - Michelle Alexander

"I'm tired of living unable to love anyone. I don't have a single friend - not one. And, worst of all, I can't even love myself. Why is that? Why can't I love myself? It's because I can't love anyone else. A person learns how to love himself through the simple acts of loving and being loved by someone else. Do you understand what I am saying? A person who is incapable of loving another cannot properly love himself." - Haruki Murakami

"A small girl became increasingly paralysed by her parents' frequently violent rows. Sometimes she would spend hours standing completely still in the toilet, simply because that was where she happened to be when the fight began. Finally, in moments of calm, she would take bottles of milk from the fridge or doorstep and leave them in places where she may later become trapped. Her parents were unable to understand why they found bottles of sour milk in every room in the house." - Sarah Kane

"I wanted to understand." - Spider Robinson

"Permitted to inhabit neither the realm of the ideal nor the realm of the real, to be neither aspiration nor companion, beauty comes to us like a fugitive bird unable to fly, unable to land." - Elaine Scarry

"We are often unable to tell people what they need to know because they want to know something else." - George Macdonald

"All profound distraction opens certain doors. You have to allow yourself to be distracted when you are unable to concentrate." - Julio Cortazar

"An original artist is unable to copy. So he has only to copy in order to be original." - Jean Cocteau

"The manager is to be blamed who distributes parts to his players which they are unable to act." - Franz Schubert

"At forty my faculties may have closed up like flowers at evening, leaving me unable to write my memoirs with a fitting and discreet inaccuracy, or, having written them, unable to carry them to the publisher." - James Thurber

"I will barnstorm American living rooms. Mainstream media will be unable to ignore me, but more importantly they will be unable to overlook the needs of average Americans in the run-up to the 2012 election." - Roseanne Barr

"Only a man unable to handle the actual world would create another one in which to hide." - Andrew Davidson

"Talking to yourself proves only one thing: you're still unable to tell the difference between good and bad company." - Guy Finley

"Tally turned away. Five minutes was suddenly too long to stand here, eyes burning, unable to cry." - Scott Westerfeld

"There's something called the physiology of forgiveness. Being unable to forgive other people's faults is harmful to one's health." - Herbert Benson

"Loquacity, n. A disorder which renders the sufferer unable to curb his tongue when you wish to talk." - Ambrose Bierce

"Modern economic thinking...is peculiarly unable to consider the long term and to appreciate man's dependence on the natural world." - E F Schumacher



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