Quotations About / On: STRENGTH

  • 41.
    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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  • 42.
    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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  • 43.
    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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  • 44.
    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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  • 45.
    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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  • 46.
    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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  • 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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