We work to eat to get the strength to work to eat to get the strength to work to eat to get the strength to work to eat to get the strength to work.
(John Dos Passos (1896-1970), U.S. novelist, poet, playwright, painter. Produced by the New Playwrights Theatre in New York in the spring of 1929. Strikers in Airways, Inc. Act 2, Three Plays, Harcourt, Brace and Company (1934).)
To ask strength not to express itself as strength, not to be a will to dominate, a will to subjugate, a will to become master, a thirst for enemies and obstacles and triumphant celebrations, is just as absurd as to ask weakness to express itself as strength.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 5, p. 279, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). On the Genealogy of Morals, "First Essay," section 13 (1887).)
Women will not advance except by joining together in cooperative action.... Unlike other groups, women do not need to set affiliation and strength in opposition one against the other. We can readily integrate the two, search for more and better ways to use affiliation to enhance strengthand strength to enhance affiliation.
(Jean Baker Miller (20th century), U.S. psychiatrist. Toward a New Psychology of Women, ch. 8 (1976).)