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).)