Quotes by incapacity

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  • Agnes Repplier
    Agnes Repplier
    American writer and social criticus 1858-1950
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    In the stress of modern life, how little room is left for that most comfortable vanity that whispers in our ears that failures are not faults! Now we are taught from infancy that we must rise or fall upon our own merits; that vigilance wins success, and incapacity means ruin.
  • Lord Melbourne
    Lord Melbourne
    British Statesman, Prime Minister 1779-1848
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    It wounds a man less to confess that he has failed in any pursuit through idleness, neglect, the love of pleasure, etc., etc., which are his own faults, than through incapacity and unfitness, which are the faults of his nature.
  • Arthur Erickson
    Arthur Erickson
    Canadian architect and urban 1924-2009
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    Our incapacity to comprehend other cultures stems from our insistence on measuring things in our own terms.
  • William Blake
    William Blake
    English poet 1757-1827
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    Prudence is a rich, ugly, old maid courted by incapacity.
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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    So-called professional mathematicians have, in their reliance on the relative incapacity of the rest of mankind, acquired for themselves a reputation for profundity very similar to the reputation for sanctity possessed by theologians.
  • Robert Hayden
    Robert Hayden
    American poet, essayist, and educator 1913-1980
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    The first proof of a person's incapacity to achieve, is their endeavoring to fix the stigma of failure on others.
  • Anais Nin
    Anais Nin
    French-born American Novelist, Dancer 1914-1977
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    The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
  • Abraham Kaplan
    Abraham Kaplan
    American philosopher 1918-1993
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    The price of training is always a certain trained incapacity: the more we know how to do something, the harder it is to learn to do it differently.
    Source: The Conduct of Inquiry
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