Contraction of can and not. To be unable or not allowed to.
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The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when
a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at and repair.
Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or
the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such
thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
There are very few personal problems that cannot be solved through a suitable application of high explosives.
Giving up cannot be an option.