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  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
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    A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune's inequality exhibits under this sun.
  • William Jennings Bryan
    William Jennings Bryan
    American orator and politician 1860-1925
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    If that vital spark that we find in a grain of wheat can pass unchanged through countless deaths and resurrections, will the spirit of man be unable to pass from this body to another?
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    Newspapers are unable, seemingly, to discriminate between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilization.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Our disputants put me in mind of the cuttlefish that, when he is unable to extricate himself, blackens the water about him till he becomes invisible.
  • Andrew Carnegie
    Andrew Carnegie
    American industrialist 1835-1919
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    People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
  • Horace
    Horace
    Roman poet 65-8 BC
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    You who write, choose a subject suited to your abilities and think long and hard on what your powers are equal to and what they are unable to perform.
  • Marianne Moore
    Marianne Moore
    American poet 1887-1972
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    A writer is unfair to himself when he is unable to be hard on himself.
  • Albert Speer
    Albert Speer
    German architect and Nazi minister for Armaments 1905-1981
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    All I know is that these two gases both had a quite extraordinary effect, and that there was no respirator, and no protection against them that we knew of. So the soldiers would have been unable to protect themselves against this gas in any way.
  • Jean Cocteau
    Jean Cocteau
    French writer 1889-1963
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    An original artist is unable to copy. So he has only to copy in order to be original.
  • André Gide
    André Gide
    French writer 1869-1951
    André Gide
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    Are you then unable to recognize unless it has the same sound as yours?
  • Baba Kalyani
    Baba Kalyani
    Indian businessman 1949-
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    Before 2000, we were unable to design a single car; all the cars were designed in Japan, Europe or somewhere else. We were just converting.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
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    Being ''contented'' ought to mean in English, as it does in French, being pleased. Being content with an attic ought not to mean being unable to move from it and resigned to living in it; it ought to mean appreciating all there is in such a position.
  • André Gide
    André Gide
    French writer 1869-1951
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    Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you.
  • Brendan Behan
    Brendan Behan
    Irish poet, short story writer, novelist and playwright 1923-1964
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    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.
  • George Macaulay Trevelyan
    George Macaulay Trevelyan
    British historian and academic 1876-1962
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    Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
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