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Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed,
for if you merely offend them, they take vengeance,
but if you injure them greatly, they are unable to retaliate,
so that the injury done to a man
ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

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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 all can say,
but what we are unable to say.
- Anais Nin

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

 

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

I can't do a film after having debated it.
I am unable to do a film while discussing it with my team.
I issue directives.
I do not achieve it otherwise.
- Hayao Miyazaki

Y'know, the real reason why I was such a failure in
the sense of being unable to make any sort of a living
was because I was really not motivated.
I had no motivation.
- Paul Twitchell

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

I am still feeling my calf strain, so I have been unable to train this week.
I will again have to sit out the weekend action,
but the lads are climbing ever higher to safety.
- David Ginola

What is the most innocent place in any country? Is
it not the insane asylum? These people drift through life truly innocent,
unable to see into themselves at all.
- Arthur Miller

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

I don't want to say anything because I know I am unable
to protect you from the harm that I see.
- Camille Claudel

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

Aid can work where there is good governance,
and usually fails where governments are unable or unwilling
to commit aid to improve the lives of their people.
- Lee H. Hamilton

If a story isn't working, I'm simply unable to finish it.
That's what usually tells me something is wrong.
- Len Wein

It's hard for me to imagine that some people in the
CIA who had firsthand knowledge would be unable to
recognize that this would be helpful information for a soldier's death.
- Christopher Shays

Information networks straddle the world.
Nothing remains concealed.
But the sheer volume of information dissolves the information.
We are unable to take it all in.
- Gunther Grass

A man willing to work, and unable to find work,
is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune's inequality exhibits under this sun.
- Thomas Carlyle

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 feel like I want to take care of everyone and I also
feel this terrible guilt if I am unable to.
And I have felt this way ever since all this success started.
- Jim Carrey

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

Racial and denominational schools impart to the membership
of their communities something which the general educational
institution is wholly unable to inculcate.
- Kelly Millar

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

At times, we were forced to go through a history of dependence,
unable to determine our own destiny.
But today, we are at the threshold of a new turning point.
- Moo-hyum Roh

Darwin himself, in his day, was unable to fight free
of the theoretical errors of which he was guilty.
It was the classics of Marxism that revealed those
errors and pointed them out.
- Trofim Lysenko

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

Canada remains alienated from its allies,
shut out of the reconstruction process to some degree,
unable to influence events.
There is no upside to the position Canada took.
- Stephen Harper

The National Academy of Sciences would be unable to
give a unanimous decision if asked whether the sun would rise tomorrow.
- Paul R. Ehrlich

In constant pursuit of money to finance campaigns,
the political system is simply unable to function.
Its deliberative powers are paralyzed.
- John Rawls

Mr. President, I believe your real problem is that
you have somehow been unable to realize that you have won,
not only won, but been re-elected by a tremendous margin.
- Elliot Richardson

Economically, unfair trade will benefit nobody in the long run,
as poorer countries will be bled totally dry and will
become unable to produce anything.
- Chris Martin

I was unable to sleep and I would stay up and draw these little cartoons.
Then a friend showed them around.
Before I knew it I was a cartoonist.
- Lynda Barry

Every author really wants to have letters printed in the papers.
Unable to make the grade, he drops down a rung of the
ladder and writes novels.
- P. G. Wodehouse

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

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

I have never experienced racism in the feminist movement,
so it concerned me to think that I was unable to see
the subject clearly because I came from white,
middle-class privilege.
- Betty Buckley

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

It is a great evil, as well as a misfortune,
to be unable to utter a prompt and decided 'no'.
- Charles Simmons

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

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

I have been unable to live an uncommitted or suspended life.
I have not hesitated to declare my affiliation with
an extremely unpopular cause.
- Edward Said

The papacy again, representing the traditional unity
of European civilization,
has also shown itself unable to limit effectively the push of nationalism.
- Irving Babbitt

The average husband enjoys the total effect of his
home but is usually unable to contribute any of the
details of work and organisation that make it enjoyable.
- Havelock Ellis

The only conduct that merits the drastic remedy of
impeachment is that which subverts our system of government
or renders the president unfit or unable to govern.
- Charles Ruff

People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity,
no matter how impressive their other talents.
- Andrew Carnegie

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

I am a man, and God is hiding from us humans.
We are unable to see Him, we can only search for Him.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

A devastating commentary on the war in Iraq is that
we have been unable to spend money on infrastructure.
- Charles Schumer

I have discovered that all human evil comes from this,
man's being unable to sit still in a room.
- Blaise Pascal

The eyes of the soul of the multitudes are unable to
endure the vision of the divine.
- Plato

Napoleon is a torrent which as yet we are unable to stem.
Moscow will be the sponge that will suck him dry.
- Mikhail Kutuzov

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

A few regular troops from old France,
weakened by hunger and sickness, who,
when fresh, were unable to withstand the British soldiers,
are their general's chief dependence.
- James Wolfe

Politics, where fat, bald, disagreeable men,
unable to be candidates themselves, teach a president
how to act on a public stage.
- Jimmy Breslin

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

Madness is tonic and invigorating.
It makes the sane more sane.
The only ones who are unable to profit by it are the insane.
- Henry Miller

Without significant reform, the Social Security Administration
will be legally and financially unable to pay full
promised benefits within a generation.
- Ron Lewis

Every new baby is a blind desperate vote for survival:
people who find themselves unable to register an effective
political protest against extermination do so by a biological act.
- Lewis Mumford

It follows from what we have just said,
that the natural changes of monads come from an internal principle,
since an external cause would be unable to influence their inner being.
- Gottfried Leibniz

Oftentimes, small business owners are unable to obtain
reasonably priced financing and instead turn to higher priced forms of capital,
such as credit cards.
- Melissa Bean

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

Because it equates tradition with prejudice,
the left finds itself increasingly unable to converse
with ordinary people in their common language.
- Christopher Lasch

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

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

I had a migraine for about seven or eight straight days,
and I was unable to sleep most nights.
- April Winchell

Indeed, I was unable to find any evidence whatsoever
of the occurrence of a drastic evolutionary acceleration
and genetic reconstruction in widespread,
populous species.
- Ernst Mayr

The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication:
that is why so many bad artists are unable to give it up.
- Jean Cocteau

It's not always easy to stand aside and be unable to
do anything except record the sufferings around one.
- Robert Capa

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

In the society, where people are just parts in a larger machine,
individuals are unable to develop fully.
- Friedrich Schiller


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