Quotations About / On: STRENGTH

  • 41.
    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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  • 42.
    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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  • 43.
    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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  • 44.
    Women may fall when there's no strength in men.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Friar Lawrence, in Romeo and Juliet, act 2, sc. 3, l. 80. to Romeo, alluding to St. Paul's conception of the wife as the "weaker vessel" to be honored and protected by her husband (1 Peter 3:7).)
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  • 45.
    ... we all of us, grave or light, get our thoughts entangled in metaphors, and act fatally on the strength of them ...
    (George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. Middlemarch, ch. 10 (1871-1872).)
  • 46.
    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.)
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  • 47.
    Consider first the nature of the business in hand; then examine thy own nature, whether thou hast strength to undertake it.
    (Epictetus (c. 50-120), Greek Stoic philosopher. Enchiridion, XXIX, 5.)
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  • 48.
    I had been in the hurrying waters too long not to appreciate an opportunity to lie on the bank and rest, watch others, and gain strength for the coming years.
    (Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards (1842-1911), U.S. chemist and educator. As quoted in The Life of Ellen H. Richards, ch. 4, by Caroline L. Hunt (1912). Written on March 20, 1870, while she was a student at Vassar College.)
  • 49.
    There is a sort of subjection which is the peculiar heritage of largeness and of love; and strength is often only another name for willing bondage to irremediable weakness.
    (George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist, editor. Felix Holt, The Radical, ch. 5 (1866).)
  • 50.
    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).)
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