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

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

"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

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

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

"There are three sorts of lawyers - able, unable and lamentable." - Robert Smith Surtees

"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

"I won't quit skating until I am physically unable." - Tony Hawk

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

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

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

"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

"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

"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

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

"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

"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

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

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

"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

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

"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

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

"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

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

"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

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

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

"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

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

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

"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

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

"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

"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

"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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

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

"Minds like beds always made up (more stony than a shore) unwilling or unable." - William Carlos Williams

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

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

"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

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

"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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

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

"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

"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

"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

"I can only fulfill myself by serving someone or something apart from myself, and if I am unable to care for anyone or anything separate from me, I am unable to care for myself." - Milton Mayeroff

"I was influenced by the medieval theological beliefs when I presented Satan in Jesus' dream as unable to figure out who or what Jesus is, and unable to see the future." - Anne Rice

"'Hatfields & McCoys' is a very profound statement in what happens when you're unable to let go of hatred and hurt and unable to have any kind of goodness in your life." - Noel Fisher

"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

"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 in the idea of dying, unable to sit still." - Lewis Thomas

"The idea of a personal God is an anthropological concept which I am unable to take seriously." - Albert Einstein

"Most of the evils of life arise from man's being unable to sit still in a room." - Blaise Pascal

"If one student is unable to get online, it cripples that student's team and puts the whole course in jeopardy." - John Gallagher Jr

"Want of will causes paralysis of every faculty. In spiritual things man is utterly unable because resolvedly unwilling." - Charles Spurgeon

"If one student is unable to get online, it cripples that student's team and puts the whole course in jeopardy." - John Gallagher

"Silver and gold the Gods have denied them, whether in mercy or in wrath, I am unable to determine." - Germanicus

"They were unable to stand up and say: "Here's our policy. It's Unite the world against terrorism." - Chris Matthews

"Rail travel at high speed is not possible because passengers, unable to breathe, would die of asphyxia." - Dionysius Lardner

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

"The world is unable to provide any account of its own actuality, and yet there it is all the same." - David Bentley Hart

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

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

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

"Two people unable to cry finally cry together and in the world ended today, we would be fulfilled." - J.A. Redmerski

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

"Charisma becomes the undoing of leaders. It makes them inflexible, convinced of their own infallibility, unable to change" - Peter Drucker

"She is like a child picking at a scab, unable to stop herself even though she knows it will hurt." - Kristin Hannah

"A writer is congenitally unable to tell the truth and that is why we call what he writes fiction." - William Faulkner

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

"No sustainable development, environmental harmony or lasting security will happen if we are unable to eradicate hunger and extreme inequality" - Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva

"The overwhelming number of teachers ...are unable to name or describe a theory of learning that underlies what they do." - Alfie Kohn

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

"I was quite unable to make any white metal alloy hard enough to be made into powder by my machinery" - Henry Bessemer

"Human beings are unable to be honest with themselves about themselves. They cannot talk about themselves without embellishing." - Akira Kurosawa

"Our own epoch is determining, day by day, its own style. Our eyes, unhappily, are unable yet to discern it." - Le Corbusier

"Most human beings know only the language of exploitation. Due to their selfishness, they are unable to consider others." - Mata Amritanandamayi

"Finally, mutually, and completely, they released all doubts, abandoned all fears, unwilling and unable to deny this overpowering love." - R Lee Ermey

"people in general are totally unable to detach the personality of a writer from the products of his thinking." - Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

"Mathematicians may flatter themselves that they possess new ideas which mere human language is as yet unable to express." - James Clerk Maxwell

"Yesterday morning Facebook was temporarily offline, leaving millions of workers unable to do anything except their jobs." - Jay Leno

"Red and raw like my brain, unable to shut down, thoughts crashing like electrons orbiting a nucleus of deuling emotions." - Ellen Hopkins

"If you are unable to compete with the pious in their good deeds, compete with the sinful in their repentance." - Ibn Rajab

"Never worry about things That you are unable to change. Change your own way Of looking at truth," - Sri Chinmoy

"This is not a democracy," I said, understanding he fear but unable to do anything about it. "It's a Maxocracy." - James Patterson

"There are good reasons for being obedient, but being unable to be disobedient is not one of the best reasons." - R D Laing

"We are so bemused by our own petard, that we are unable to look at things objectively." - Julia Child

"When being unable to differentiate a good from a bad decision:it has become time to follow your heart." - Mac Miller

"The Lord grants in a moment what we may have been unable to obtain in dozens of years." - Philip Neri

"Dreams should be forgotten when we wake. Or one day we will find ourselves unable to sleep." - Spider Robinson

"Men who are devoid of the power of spiritual perception are unable to recognize anything that cannot be seen externally." - Paracelsus

"The much-lauded parliamentary democracy in India has been unable to protect a genuine democratic set-up in Kashmir." - Nyla Ali Khan

"I'm unable to really write the kind of song that doesn't have a visual element, which most songs don't." - Nick Cave

"I don't come from a family of readers - in fact, my parents are unable to read the books in English." - Christopher Castellani

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

"Just because you are blind, and unable to see my beauty doesn't mean it does not exist." - Margaret Cho

"It was her [Cassandra's] fate always to know the disaster that was coming and be unable to avert it." - Edith Hamilton



Unable, Physically Unable, Unable to Change, Unable to Express, Unable to Help, Unable to Love, Unable to Sleep, Unable to Understand,