Quotations About / On:
'Motivation plays a great role in our life, sometimes it show our inner hidden strength & talent! '
It takes no courage to fight an enemy but much strength to stand against a friend.
We have not strength enough to follow our reason so far as it would carry us.
(François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 43 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
I haven't strength of mind not to need a career.
(Ruth Benedict (1887-1948), U.S. anthropologist. As quoted in An Anthropologist at Work, part 1, by Margaret Mead (1959).
From a prefatory essay to this collection of Benedict's writings: "Search: 1920-1930." According to Mead, Benedict used to say this, "with a rueful smile," during her early years of studying and practicing anthropologyi.e., c. in her early thirties.)
Our poetry emulates the recent progress in military strategy: Our army's strength is the foot soldiers.
(Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Poems (1846).)
It is a maudlin and indecent verity that comes out through the strength of wine.
(Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), Polish-born British novelist. A Personal Record, ch. 6 (1912).)
When strength is yoked with justice, where is a mightier pair than they?
(Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 298.)
Pater: too much graceful drapery obscures the strength of the body beneath.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
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).)
Eccentricity: strength of character doubling back on itself.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)