Quotations About / On: STRENGTH
Old age is not a diseaseit is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses.
(Maggie Kuhn (b. 1905), U.S. civil rights activist, author. quoted in New Age (Feb. 1979).)
Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength, not my weakness.
(A. Bronson Alcott [Amos Bronson Alcott] (1799-1888), U.S. educator, social reformer. "Sympathy," Table Talk (1877).)
We all have strength enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
(François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. Maximes, no. 19 (1678).)
But I must bear my destiny as best I can, knowing well that there is no resisting the strength of necessity.
(Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 103.)
There is a difference between eating and drinking for strength and from mere gluttony.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Walking" (1862), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 5, p. 225, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
Concentration is the secret of strength in politics, in war, in trade, in short in all management of human affairs.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Power," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
A strength to harm is perilous in the hand of an ambitious head.
(Elizabeth I (1533-1603), Queen of England (1558-1603). As quoted in The Sayings of Queen Elizabeth, ch. 13, by Frederick Chamberlin (1923).
To Sir Henry Sidney, governor of Ireland.)
Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatnessa harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster-children into strength and athletic proportion.
(William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878), U.S. poet, editor. Speech, December 15, 1851.)
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
(Maya Angelou (b. 1928), U.S. author, poet. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, ch. 29 (1969).)
Credulity is the man's weakness, but the child's strength.
(Charles Lamb (1775-1834), British essayist and critic. Essays of Elia, Witches and other Night Fears (1823).)