Quotations About / On: STRENGTH

  • 41.
    Such subjects are the very strength of kings, and are thus above the law.
    (Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. King Tullus, in Horace, act 5, sc. 3 (1641). King Tullus forgives the hero Horace, who has saved the state but killed his sister.)
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  • 42.
    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).)
  • 43.
    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).)
  • 44.
    Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength.
    (Sun Tzu (6th-5th century B.C.), Chinese general. The Art of War, ch. 5, axiom 17 (c. 490 B.C.), ed. James Clavell (1981). The translator of this edition, Lionel Giles, added the explanatory note: "If you wish to feign confusion in order to lure the enemy on, you must first have perfect discipline; if you wish to display timidity in order to entrap the enemy, you must have extreme courage; if you wish to parade your weakness in order to make the enemy over- confident, you must have exceeding strength.")
  • 45.
    Opinions have greater power than strength of hands.
    (Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 676.)
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  • 46.
    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).)
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  • 47.
    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.)
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  • 48.
    The King's name is a tower of strength.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Richard, in Richard III, act 5, sc. 3, l. 12. Relying on his reputation in fighting against Richmond.)
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  • 49.
    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).)
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  • 50.
    My doom and my strength is to be solitary.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Society and Solitude," Society and Solitude (1870). This is quoted by Edward Waldo Emerson in the notes to the Riverside Press edition of Society and Solitude.)
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