Quotations on Weakness

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It is folly for an eminent man to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected with it. All the illustrious persons of antiquity, and indeed of every age in the world, have passed through this fiery persecution.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Age, Censure, Folly, Man, Persecution, Weakness, World)

You are right, but the weakness does not come from the millions of Muslims in the world. They do not mind being radical, they have no fear to speak out and to protest and to jihad.
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Keywords: Fear, Being, Mind, Protest, Radical, Right, Weakness, World)

The beautiful seems right by force of beauty and the feeble wrong because of weakness.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(Keywords: Beauty, Force, Right, Weakness, Wrong)

The action we take and the decisions we make in this decade will have consequences far into this century. If America shows weakness and uncertainty, the world will drift toward tragedy. That will not happen on my watch.
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: Action, America, Consequences, Decisions, Tragedy, Uncertainty, Weakness, Will, World)

I believe the most solemn duty of the American president is to protect the American people. If America shows uncertainty and weakness in this decade, the world will drift toward tragedy. This will not happen on my watch.
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: People, America, American, Duty, President, Tragedy, Uncertainty, Weakness, Will, World)

The history of the world is the record of the weakness, frailty and death of public opinion.
- Samuel Butler
(Keywords: Death, History, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Weakness, World)

I think that what went wrong with religion is the same thing that went wrong with politics. Is that it became too money based and too controlling. It's just a weakness that we human beings have for control - we want one thing and then we want more and then we want more.
- Dave Davies
(Keywords: Money, Religion, Politics, Control, Want, Weakness, Wrong)

Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Keywords: Soul, Heart, Longing, Prayer, Weakness, Words)

My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.
- Michael Jordan
(Keywords: Attitude, Strength, Weakness, Will)

How will decent people in the region ever believe in peace if Arab terrorists interpret every gesture of peace as a display of weakness and then act accordingly?
- Tom Lantos
(Keywords: Peace, People, Act, Weakness, Will)

Women's strong qualities have become despised because of their weakness. The obvious remedy is to create a feminine character with all the strength of Superman plus all the allure of a good and beautiful woman.
- William Moulton Marston
(Keywords: Women, Character, Strength, Obvious, Weakness, Woman)

According to this way of arguing, there will be no true principles in the world; for there are none but what may be wrested and perverted to serve bad purposes, either through the weakness or wickedness of men.
- Jonathan Mayhew
(Keywords: Men, May, Principles, Weakness, Wickedness, Will, World)

Public opinion is a compound of folly, weakness, prejudice, wrong feeling, right feeling, obstinacy, and newspaper paragraphs.
- Robert Peel
(Keywords: Feeling, Folly, Obstinacy, Opinion, Prejudice, Public, Public opinion, Right, Weakness, Wrong)

No man is so much a fool as not to have wit enough sometimes to be a knave; nor any so cunning a knave as not to have the weakness sometimes to play the fool.
- George Savile
(Keywords: Cunning, Fool, Knave, Man, Play, Weakness, Wit)

The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity.
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Keywords: Mankind, Stupidity, Weakness, Wickedness)

As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.
- Henry David Thoreau
(Keywords: Life, Laws, Poverty, Solitude, Universe, Weakness, Will)

Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength, strength and courage to yield to.
- Oscar Wilde
(Keywords: Courage, Strength, Temptation, Temptations, Weakness, Yield)

The beautiful seems right by force of beauty, and the feeble wrong because of weakness.
- Virginia Woolf
(Keywords: Beauty, Force, Right, Weakness, Wrong)

The Hamas has taken the path of avoiding causing harm to Zionist interests outside of Palestine, not from weakness or lack of ability to do so, but because Hamas does not wish for further fronts to be opened against it around the world.
- Ahmed Yassin
(Keywords: Ability, Harm, Palestine, Weakness, World)

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