When I look back on my past and think how much time I wasted on nothing, how much time has been lost in futilities, errors, laziness, incapacity to live; how little I appreciated it, how many times I sinned against my heart and soul-then my heart bleeds. Life is a gift, life is happiness, every minute can be an eternity of happiness.— Fyodor Dostoevsky
Charming Incapacity quotations
It is the cult of self that is killing the United States.
This cult has within it the classic traits of psychopaths: superficial charm, grandiosity and self-importance ; a need for constant stimulation; a penchant for lying, deception and manipulation; and the incapacity for remorse or guilt.
close some doors today. not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they lead you nowhere
Don't be discouraged by your incapacity to dispel darkness from the world.
Light your little candle and step forward.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
What is demanded of man is not, as some existential philosophers teach, to endure the meaninglessness of life, but rather to bear his incapacity to grasp its unconditional meaningfulness in rational terms.
Dare to know! Have the courage to use your own intelligence!
There's something really interesting about current urbanism: the only model is the universal model, and there is increasingly incapacity to consider the virtues and the qualities that are there, and then to build on them. The only thing is complete transformation.
Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding.
My chronic feelings of emptiness and boredom came from the fact that I was living a life based on my incapacities, which were numerous.
Calvin: Know what I pray for? Hobbes: What? Calvin: The strength to change what I can, the inability to accept what I can't, and the incapacity to tell the difference.
I told you once that I was searching for the nature of evil.
I think I've come close to defining it: a lack of empathy. It's the one characteristic that connects all the defendants. A genuine incapacity to feel with their fellow man. Evil, I think, is the absence of empathy.
Many of us grow up thinking of mistakes as bad, viewing errors as evidence of fundamental incapacity. This negative thinking pattern can create a self-fulfilling prophecy, which undermines the learning process. To maximize our learning it is essential to ask: "How can we get the most from every mistake we make?"
Homelessness is the actor's fate; physical incapacity to attain what is most required and desired by such a spirit as I am a slave to.
The spirit of philosophy is one of free inquiry.
It suspects all authority. Its function is to trace the uncritical assumptions of human thought to their hiding places, and in this pursuit it may finally end in denial or a frank admission of the incapacity of pure reason to reach the ultimate reality.
The fundamental premise of liberalism is the moral incapacity of the American people.
Cunning and treachery are the offspring of incapacity.
Nothing is more symptomatic of the enervation, of the decompression of the Western imagination, than our incapacity to respond to the landings on the Moon. Not a single great poem, picture, metaphor has come of this breathtaking act, of Prometheus' rescue of Icarus or of Phaeton in flight towards the stars.
Lets build a monument for the veto. Lets build a monument for impotence and incapacity.
The Chinese tell time by 'The Year of the Horse' or 'The Year of the Dragon.
' I tell time by 'The Year of the Back' and 'The Year of the Elbow.' This year it's 'The Year of the Ulnar Nerve.' Someone once asked me if I had any physical incapacities of my own. 'Sure I do,' I said. 'One big one - Jim Palmer.'
The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
The incapacity of a weak and distracted government may often assume the appearance and produce the effects of a treasonable correspondence with the public enemy. If Alaric himself had been introduced into the council of Ravenna, he would probably have advised the same measures which were actually pursued by the ministers of Honorius.
Most people are so frightened of the name of mathematics that they are ready, quite unaffectedly, to exaggerate their own mathematical stupidity.
While I am proud of a number of accomplishments, there are real costs to being unreasonable. Long hours. Too little time with family. A near incapacity for, as they say, stopping and smelling the roses.
We compromise ourselves the day we are born.
If we are looking for the original sin, there it is- our incapacity to live honestly with ourselves because we are human, because we are shackled by custom, by obligations and we accept compromise only in the light of our conscience, answerable as we are only to ourselves.
Closing cycles. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because that no longer fits your life. Shut the door, change the record, clean the house, shake off the dust. Stop being who you were, and change into who you are.
Beggars market their incapacity.
The incapacity to name is a good symptom of disturbance.
No man can exactly calculate the capacity of human genius and stupidity, nor the incapacity of will.
Pity is one of the noblest emotions available to human beings;
self-pity is possibly the most ignoble . . . . [It] is an incapacity, a crippling emotional disease that severely distorts our perception of reality . . . a narcotic that leaves its addicts wasted and derelict.
Inability, human incapacity, is the only boundary to an art.
Prudence is a rich, ugly, old maid courted by incapacity.
Our incapacity to comprehend other cultures stems from our insistence on measuring things in our own terms.
In business be as able as you can, but do not be cunning;
cunning is the dark sanctuary of incapacity.
He is strong and pain is worse to the strong, incapacity is worse.