Quotations on Strength

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Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.
- Theodor Adorno
(Keywords: Love, Strength, May, Will)

I also wanted to express the strength of cinema to hide reality, while being entertaining. Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness.
- Pedro Almodovar
(Keywords: Life, Strength, Being, Cinema, Loneliness, Reality)

Money doesn't mind if we say it's evil, it goes from strength to strength. It's a fiction, an addiction, and a tacit conspiracy.
- Martin Amis
(Keywords: Money, Strength, Addiction, Evil, Fiction, Mind)

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
- Maya Angelou
(Keywords: Beauty, Time, People, Strength, Diversity, Parents)

God grant you the strength to fight off the temptations of surrender.
- Walter Annenberg
(Keywords: God, Strength, Fight, Surrender, Temptations)

I do think the heart can balance out the mind, if your heart is in a good place it can give you the strength to do the right thing and behave the right way and overcome the mind.
- Alexis Arguello
(Keywords: Heart, Strength, Balance, Mind, Right)

Mohammed was not an apparent failure. He was a dazzling success, politically as well as spiritually, and Islam went from strength to strength to strength.
- Karen Armstrong
(Keywords: Success, Failure, Strength, Islam)

I have always drawn strength from being close to home.
- Arthur Ashe
(Keywords: Home, Strength, Being)

You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
- Marcus Aurelius
(Keywords: Power, Strength, Events, Mind, Will)

We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind. In the faith that looks through death, in years that bring the philosophic mind.
- John Bacon
(Keywords: Faith, Death, Strength, Mind, Will, Years)

And partly, the worst thing you could do in my family was need something from someone. So physical strength represented an avenue of self-sufficiency to me.
- Alison Bechdel
(Keywords: Family, Strength, Self)

Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength; and strength is not used rightly when it serves only to carry a man above his fellows for his own solitary glory. He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Greatness, Strength, Being, Glory, Lies, Man, Right)

All too often arrogance accompanies strength, and we must never assume that justice is on the side of the strong. The use of power must always be accompanied by moral choice.
- Theodore Bikel
(Keywords: Power, Strength, Arrogance, Choice, Justice)

My mother's sympathies were strongly with the Union. She knew that war was bound to come, but so confident was she in the strength of the Federal Government that she devoutly believed that the struggle could not last longer than six months at the utmost.
- Buffalo Bill
(Keywords: Government, War, Mother, Strength, Months, Struggle)

Death used to announce itself in the thick of life but now people drag on so long it sometimes seems that we are reaching the stage when we may have to announce ourselves to death. It is as though one needs a special strength to die, and not a final weakness.
- Ronald Blythe
(Keywords: Death, Life, People, Strength, May, Needs, Now, Weakness)

Our strength in finance has led us to set up an international financial centre with medium and long-term objectives, especially to develop Islamic financial and insurance services.
- Hassanal Bolkiah
(Keywords: Finance, Financial, Strength, Objectives)

Youngsters of the age of two and three are endowed with extraordinary strength. They can lift a dog twice their own weight and dump him into the bathtub.
- Erma Bombeck
(Keywords: Age, Strength, Weight)

The best translations cannot convey to us the strength and exquisite delicacy of thought in its native garb, and he to whom such books are shut flounders about in outer darkness.
- Edwin Booth
(Keywords: Thought, Strength, Books, Darkness)

Once more, Never think that you can live to God by your own power or strength; but always look to and rely on him for assistance, yea, for all strength and grace.
- David Brainerd
(Keywords: Power, God, Strength, Grace)

We are a long time in learning that all our strength and salvation is in God.
- David Brainerd
(Keywords: Time, God, Strength, Learning, Salvation)

Just about this time, when in imagination I was so great a warrior, I had good use in real life for more strength, as I was no longer taken to school by the nurse, but instead had myself to protect my brother, two years my junior.
- Georg Brandes
(Keywords: Imagination, Life, Time, Brother, Strength, School, Years)

It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony.
- Benjamin Britten
(Keywords: Beauty, Music, Nature, Love, Strength, Disappointment, Freedom, Loneliness)

You had no right to be born; for you make no use of life. Instead of living for, in, and with yourself, as a reasonable being ought, you seek only to fasten your feebleness on some other person's strength.
- Charlotte Bronte
(Keywords: Life, Strength, Being, Living, Right)

I came from Long Island, so I had a lot of experience at the stick. I played in junior high school, then I played in high school. The technical aspect of the game was my forte. I had all that experience, then I had strength and I was in good condition.
- Jim Brown
(Keywords: Experience, Strength, School)

Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness - a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster - children into strength and athletic proportion.
- William C. Bryant
(Keywords: Greatness, Strength, Children, Difficulty)

The bitterest creature under heaven is the wife who discovers that her husband's bravery is only bravado, that his strength is only a uniform, that his power is but a gun in the hands of a fool.
- Pearl S. Buck
(Keywords: Power, Wife, Husband, Strength, Bravery, Fool, Heaven)

It may be that religion is dead, and if it is, we had better know it and set ourselves to try to discover other sources of moral strength before it is too late.
- Pearl S. Buck
(Keywords: Religion, Strength, May)

The people I used to have around me from Nashville was showing love to the Cash Money clique on the strength of Buck trying to make it; making sure Buck gets to where he gots to go.
- Young Buck
(Keywords: Love, Money, People, Strength, Trying)

Our very strength as lesbians lies in the fact that we are outside of patriarchy; our existence challenges its life.
- Charlotte Bunch
(Keywords: Life, Strength, Existence, Fact, Lies)

The financial crisis should not become an excuse to raise taxes, which would only undermine the economic growth required to regain our strength.
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: Financial, Growth, Strength, Crisis, Taxes)

Few men during their lifetime comes anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used.
- Richard E. Byrd
(Keywords: Men, Strength, Deep)

From this process has emerged a parallel process of translating traditional working and living values into a new political and economic power - a power increasingly based upon the strength of money and those material things money can purchase.
- Alex Campbell
(Keywords: Money, Power, Strength, Values, Living)

Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance - the cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it; better, will preserve it longer, than the sad or sullen.
- Thomas Carlyle
(Keywords: Power, Time, Strength, Cheerfulness, Endurance, Man, Will)

An organization which claims to be working for the needs of a community - as SNCC does - must work to provide that community with a position of strength from which to make its voice heard. This is the significance of black power beyond the slogan.
- Stokely Carmichael
(Keywords: Power, Work, Strength, Community, Needs, Voice)

Religion brings to man an inner strength, spiritual light, and ineffable peace.
- Alexis Carrel
(Keywords: Peace, Religion, Strength, Light, Man, Spiritual)

There comes a pause, for human strength will not endure to dance without cessation; and everyone must reach the point at length of absolute prostration.
- Lewis Carroll
(Keywords: Dance, Strength, Will)

It is only necessary to have courage, for strength without self-confidence is useless.
- Giacomo Casanova
(Keywords: Courage, Strength, Self)

You must in all Airs follow the strength, spirit, and disposition of the horse, and do nothing against nature; for art is but to set nature in order, and nothing else.
- William Cavendish
(Keywords: Art, Nature, Strength, Nothing, Order, Spirit)

Grudge no expense - yield to no opposition - forget fatigue - till, by the strength of prayer and sacrifice, the spirit of love shall have overcome .
- Maria W. Chapman
(Keywords: Love, Sacrifice, Strength, Fatigue, Forget, Opposition, Prayer, Spirit, Yield)

From the depth of need and despair, people can work together, can organize themselves to solve their own problems and fill their own needs with dignity and strength.
- Cesar Chavez
(Keywords: Work, People, Strength, Despair, Dignity, Needs, Problems)

Wisdom is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two.
- John Cheever
(Keywords: Wisdom, Knowledge, Strength, Evil)

Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two.
- John Cheever
(Keywords: Wisdom, Knowledge, Strength, Evil)

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.
- Winston Churchill
(Keywords: Intelligence, Strength, Effort, Key, Potential)

Socialism appeals to better classes and has far more strength. Attack the state and you excite feelings of loyalty even among the disaffected classes; but attack the industrial system and appeal to the state, and you may have loyalty in your favor.
- John Bates Clark
(Keywords: Feelings, Strength, Loyalty, May, Socialism, State)

All the strength and force of man comes from his faith in things unseen. He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.
- James Freeman Clarke
(Keywords: Faith, Strength, Actions, Force, Man)

If the leader is filled with high ambition and if he pursues his aims with audacity and strength of will, he will reach them in spite of all obstacles.
- Karl Von Clausewitz
(Keywords: Leader, Strength, Ambition, Obstacles, Will)

You get elected, often, if you're a woman, on the strength of the women's vote; then you get into office, and you have to adapt to an overwhelmingly male environment.
- Eleanor Clift
(Keywords: Women, Strength, Environment, Office, Vote, Woman)

Strength and wisdom are not opposing values.
- William J. Clinton
(Keywords: Wisdom, Strength, Values)

Thank you to all for your prayers and good wishes. It gave me the strength to persevere and warmed my heart.
- Steven Cojocaru
(Keywords: Heart, Strength, Wishes)

Not one man in a thousand has the strength of mind or the goodness of heart to be an atheist.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Keywords: Heart, Strength, Goodness, Man, Mind)



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