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  • Mary Wortley Montagu
    Mary Wortley Montagu
    English aristocrat, letter writer and poet 1689-1762
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    I sometimes give myself admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it.
  • A. N. Wilson
    A. N. Wilson
    English writer and columnist 1950-
    A. N. Wilson
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    I suppose if I'd got a brilliant first and done research I might still be a don today, but I hope not. People become dons because they are incapable of doing anything else in life.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
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    If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
    Blaise Pascal
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    If man made himself the first object of study, he would see how incapable he is of going further. How can a part know the whole?
    Source: Thoughts, Letters and Minor Works
  • Bill Hybels
    Bill Hybels
    American church figure and author 1951-
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    If your life is rushing in many directions at once, you are incapable of the kind of deep, unhurried prayer that is vital to the Christian walk.
    Source: Too Busy Not to Pray
  • John Sterling
    John Sterling
    Scottish author 1806-1844
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    Instinct is intelligence incapable of self-consciousness.
  • Anne Bradstreet
    Anne Bradstreet
    English American poet 1612-1672
    Anne Bradstreet
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    Iron till it be thoroughly heated is incapable to be wrought; so God sees good to cast some men into the furnace of affliction, and then beats them on his anvil into what frame he pleases.
  • John Milton
    John Milton
    English poet, polemicist and man of letters 1608-1674
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    It is not miserable to be blind; it is miserable to be incapable of enduring blindness.
  • Walter Benjamin
    Walter Benjamin
    German philosopher 1882-1940
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    It is precisely the purpose of the public opinion generated by the press to make the public incapable of judging, to insinuate into it the attitude of someone irresponsible, uninformed.
  • Norman Mailer
    Norman Mailer
    American writer 1923-
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    Left-wingers are incapable of conspiring because they are all egomaniacs.
  • Harold Macmillan
    Harold Macmillan
    British Conservative politician, prime minister 1894-1986
    Harold Macmillan
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    Marxism is like a classical building that followed the Renaissance; beautiful in its way, but incapable of growth.
  • John Ruskin
    John Ruskin
    English art critic 1819-1900
    John Ruskin
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    No art can be noble which is incapable of expressing thought, and no art is capable of expressing thought which does not change.
  • Nowadays, anyone who cannot speak English and is incapable of using the Internet is regarded as backward.
  • Joseph Joubert
    Joseph Joubert
    French writer 1754-1824
    Joseph Joubert
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    Professional critics are incapable of distinguishing and appreciating either diamonds in the rough or gold in bars. They are traders, and in literature know only the coins that are current. Their critical lab has scales and weights, but neither crucible or touchstone.
  • Bhagavad Gita
    Bhagavad Gita
    Hindu scripture in Sanskrit
    Bhagavad Gita
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    That one I love who is incapable of ill will, and returns love for hatred. Living beyond the reach of I and mind, and of pain and pleasure, full of mercy, contented, self-controlled, with all his heart and all his mind given to Me - with such a one I am in love.
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