Quotations list about incapacity, ability and debility captions citing Anais Nin, B. R. Hayden and Ambrose Bierce sayings.
The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
— Anais Nin
The first proof of a person's incapacity to achieve, is their endeavoring to fix the stigma of failure on others.
— B. R. Hayden incapacity quote
Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding.
— Ambrose Bierce
Prudence is a rich, ugly, old maid courted by incapacity.
— William Blake
On the occasions when I have pondered over men's various activities, the dangers and worries they are exposed to at court or at war, from which so many quarrels, passions, risky, often ill-conceived actions and so on are born, I have often said that man's unhappiness springs from one thing alone, his incapacity to stay quietly in one room. A man wealthy enough for life's needs would never leave home to go to sea or beseige some fortress if he knew how to stay at home and enjoy it...
— incapacity quotation by Blaise Pascal
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.
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.
We cannot go on as we are with 2.6 million people on incapacity benefit, 500,000 of them are under 35. Are we really saying there are half a million people in this country under 35 who are simply too ill to work? I don't think that's right.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
Our works, whatever they may be, derive from our incapacity to kill or to kill ourselves.
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.
Our incapacity to comprehend other cultures stems from our insistence on measuring things in our own terms.
Can the mind see the truth of its own incapacity to know the unknown? Surely if I see very clearly that my mind cannot know the unknown, there is absolute quietness.