Quotations About / On:
When strength is yoked with justice, where is a mightier pair than they?
(Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 298.)
So, instead of spending my strength quarreling with the hand, I would strike for the heart of that great tyranny.
(Jane Grey Swisshelm (1815-1884), U.S. journalist, author, crusader. Half A Century, p. 102, Jansen, McClurg and Company, Chicago (1880).
On her decision to fight for a woman's right to keep her own money.)
Pater: too much graceful drapery obscures the strength of the body beneath.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
It's the boxers who attract the real women, after all, with their raw primeval strength, beautifully toned bodies and just a touch of vulnerability.
(Eamonn McCabe (b. 1948), British journalist, photographer. "Elle Supplement," quoted in Guardian (London, Jan. 9, 1992).)
If we resist our passions, it is more because of their weakness than because of our strength.
(François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. Sentences et Maximes Morales, no. 122 (1678).)
And when a woman's will is as strong as the man's who wants to govern her, half her strength must be concealment.
(George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist, editor. Deronda's mother on society's expectations of women, in Daniel Deronda, bk. 7, ch. 51 (1876).)
Atheism shows strength of mind, but only to a certain degree.
(Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), French scientist, philosopher. repr. Encyclopedia Britannica, Chicago (1952). Pensées, no. 225 (1670), trans. J.M. Dent & Sons, London (1931).)
Blind and unwavering indiscipline at all times constitutes the real strength of all free men.
(Alfred Jarry (1873-1907), French playwright, author. Corporal, in Ubu Enchained, act 1, sc. 2.)
The weapon of the Republic is terror, and virtue is its strength.
(Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Danton's Death, act I (1835).
On the French Revolution of 1789.)
[D]ispositions of the mind, like limbs of the body, acquire strength by exercise.
(Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), U.S. president. Letter, August 3, 1771, to Robert Skipwith. The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 1, pp. 76-77, ed. Julian P. Boyd, et al. (1950).)