Quotations on Force

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Save for the wild force of Nature, nothing moves in this world that is not Greek in its origin.
- John Acton
(Keywords: Nature, Force, Nothing, World)

Save for the wild force of Nature, nothing moves in this world that is not Greek in its origin.
- Lord Acton
(Keywords: Nature, Force, Nothing, World)

The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections.
- Lord Acton
(Keywords: Democracy, Elections, Evil, Force, Fraud, Majority, Party, Tyranny)

Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.
- Ansel Adams
(Keywords: Men, Creation, Fight, Force, Originality, Spirit)

Our task force put to sea in early January 1942, to attack the Japanese in the Marshall and Gilbert islands, but the mission was called off on the eve of the attack.
- Jack Adams
(Keywords: Force, Islands, Mission, Sea)

On December 5, 1941, Chicago led a task force built around the carrier Lexington to Midway Island, at the western end of the Hawaiian Islands, about 1,000 miles from Pearl Harbor.
- Jack Adams
(Keywords: Chicago, December, End, Force, Islands)

Justice is an unassailable fortress, built on the brow of a mountain which cannot be overthrown by the violence of torrents, nor demolished by the force of armies.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Force, Justice, Violence)

Admitting the force of these contentions, nevertheless, the custom of meeting together in public assembly for the consideration of the most serious, the most exalted topics of human interest is too vitally precious to be lost.
- Felix Adler
(Keywords: Consideration, Custom, Force, Interest, Meeting, Public)

My friends, whoever has had experience of evils knows how whenever a flood of ills comes upon mortals, a man fears everything; but whenever a divine force cheers on our voyage, then we believe that the same fate will always blow fair.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Experience, Fate, Force, Friends, Man, Will)

Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Force, Persuasion)

The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Force, Wind)

The United States' administrations... must recognize that Iran is a big power. Having said that, we consider ourselves to be a human force and a cultural power and hence a friend of other nations. We have never sought to dominate others or to violate the rights of any other country.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Keywords: Power, Friend, Country, Force, Rights, Nations, states, United)

I mean, that's kind of what this business is about in some ways. You're trying to make everybody like you. But you can't do that. You can't force everybody - anybody to like you if they're just not willing to do it.
- Clay Aiken
(Keywords: Business, Force, Trying)

We butchered the force present at the airport, we are destroying them.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Keywords: Force, Present)

If we have to use force, it is because we are America. We are the indispensable nation. We stand tall. We see further into the future.
- Madeleine Albright
(Keywords: America, Force, Future, Nation)

The character and fight against fascism moved centre stage when, in 1936, Franco attempted to overthrow by force the Popular Front Government of Republican Spain.
- Bill Alexander
(Keywords: Government, Character, Fascism, Fight, Force, Popular, Republican, Spain)

Intellectuals, academics, writers and poets were an important force in the early groups of volunteers. They had the means to get to Spain and were accustomed to travelling, whereas very few workers had left British shores.
- Bill Alexander
(Keywords: Force, Intellectuals, Poets, Spain, Workers, Writers)

Brains, integrity, and force may be all very well, but what you need today is Charm. Go ahead and work on your economic programs if you want to, I'll develop my radio personality.
- Gracie Allen
(Keywords: Work, Charm, Force, Integrity, May, Personality, Today, Want)

Bringing democratic control to the conduct of foreign policy requires a struggle merely to force the issue onto the public agenda.
- Eric Alterman
(Keywords: Policy, Control, Force, Foreign policy, Public, Struggle)

They take journalism really seriously because they know the force that it is and can be.
- Christiane Amanpour
(Keywords: Force, Journalism)

Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Keywords: Possibility, Force, Man, Passion)

Free is really, you know, the gift of Silicon Valley to the world. It's an economic force, it's a technical force. It's a deflationary force, if not handled right. It is abundance, as opposed to scarcity.
- Chris Anderson
(Keywords: Abundance, Force, Right, World)

The mercy caravans are through there the medicine refugees flowing out. It makes the United States look very bad here. And much more like an occupation force than it did before.
- Jon Lee Anderson
(Keywords: Force, Medicine, Mercy, Occupation, states, United)

When love is gone, there's always justice. And when justice is gone, there's always force. And when force is gone, there's always Mom. Hi, Mom!
- Laurie Anderson
(Keywords: Love, Mom, Force, Justice)

If you want something that's going to provide you with a lot of challenges and a variety of different things to do, then you really can't beat a place like the Air Force. I don't mean this to sound like a recruiting pitch. But it's been a lot of fun.
- Michael P. Anderson
(Keywords: Force, Fun, Sound, Variety, Want)

I went to the University of Washington as a physics and astronomy major. My other interest, of course, was aviation. I always wanted to be a pilot. And if you're going to fly airplanes, the best place to be is the Air Force.
- Michael P. Anderson
(Keywords: Airplanes, Astronomy, Aviation, Force, Interest, Physics, University, Washington)

What five books would I like to be remembered for? Well... Tau Zero, I like that one especially. It was somewhat of a tour de force, and I think it got across what I was trying for.
- Poul Anderson
(Keywords: Books, Force, Trying)

Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
- Barbara de Angelis
(Keywords: Love, Force, Joy, Possession)

Most shows, you really have to force it. And everybody's nervous, and the network is nervous, and they've all got their notepads out, and they're all going to give notes on what they think is funny, and everybody's trying to spin their jokes, and this was so - the script was so good that we didn't have to really do anything, and it made it so easy for us to do well.
- Will Arnett
(Keywords: Funny, Force, Jokes, Network, Trying)

The lash may force men to physical labor, it cannot force them to spiritual creativity.
- Sholem Asch
(Keywords: Men, Creativity, Force, Labor, May, Spiritual)

My mind started wandering. I started playing carefully, instead of playing the way that had gotten me to that point. I had to force myself to keep driving the ball.
- Tracy Austin
(Keywords: Driving, Force, Mind)

No iron can pierce the heart with such force as a period put just at the right place.
- Isaac Babel
(Keywords: Heart, Force, Right)

No beast has ever conquered the earth; and the natural world has never been conquered by muscular force.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Keywords: Earth, Force, World)

To be sensual, I think, is to respect and rejoice in the force of life, of life itself, and to be present in all that one does, from the effort of loving to the making of bread.
- James A. Baldwin
(Keywords: Life, Effort, Force, Present, Respect)

The rule of law in place of force, always basic to my thinking, now takes on a new relevance in a world where, if war is to go, only law can replace it.
- Roger Nash Baldwin
(Keywords: War, Force, Law, Now, Thinking, World)

The exact measure of the progress of civilization is the degree in which the intelligence of the common mind has prevailed over wealth and brute force.
- George Bancroft
(Keywords: Intelligence, Civilization, Progress, Wealth, Force, Measure, Mind)

Scare answers to scare, and force begets force, until at length it comes to be seen that we are racing one against another after a phantom security which continually vanishes as we approach.
- Henry Campbell Bannerman
(Keywords: Answers, Force, Racing, Security)

So the question is, First, Whether the civil magistrate hath power to force men in things religious to do contrary to their conscience, and if they will not to punish them in their goods, liberties, or lives? this we hold in the negative.
- Robert Barclay
(Keywords: Men, Power, Negative, Conscience, First, Force, Question, Religious, Will)

A safe but sometimes chilly way of recalling the past is to force open a crammed drawer. If you are searching for anything in particular you don't find it, but something falls out at the back that is often more interesting.
- James M. Barrie
(Keywords: Force, Open, Past)

Magnetism, as you recall from physics class, is a powerful force that causes certain items to be attracted to refrigerators.
- Dave Barry
(Keywords: Causes, Class, Force, Physics)

In its report, the Cox Committee concludes that China is using stolen U.S. design information to speed up its deployment of a new nuclear missile force.
- Charles Foster Bass
(Keywords: Design, Committee, Force, Information)

During a trip to Iraq last fall, I visited our theater hospital at Balad Air Force Base and witnessed these skilled medical professionals in action and met the brave soldiers whose lives they saved.
- Melissa Bean
(Keywords: Medical, Action, Force, Iraq, professionals, Soldiers, Theater)

There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours. To the cognition of the brain must be added the experience of the soul.
- Arnold Bennett
(Keywords: Experience, Truth, Soul, Knowledge, Emotion, Force, May)

When the music and the characters are flawlessly synchronized, the opera develops an emotional force that movies and plays cannot match.
- Bruce Beresford
(Keywords: Movies, Music, Force, Opera)

Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force.
- Irving Berlin
(Keywords: Power, Control, Day, Force, Importance)

Our film examines the heroism, courage and prowess of the Soviet submarine force in ways never seen before.
- Kathryn Bigelow
(Keywords: Courage, Film, Force, Heroism)

However, this President sees no problem eliminating funding for Perkins Loans in his budget, even though the cost of tuition is rising and will continue to rise as the administration's policies force inflation.
- Tim Bishop
(Keywords: Force, Inflation, President, Will)

The Cape Town is considerably increased within the last eight years. Its respectability with regard to strength has kept pace with its other enlargements and rendered it very secure against any attempt which is not made with considerable force.
- William Bligh
(Keywords: Strength, Force, Respectability, Years)

The job of training an Iraqi police force is one of the most important tasks being undertaken in Operation Iraqi Freedom. It is also one of the most difficult.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: Being, Force, Freedom, Job, Police, Training)

I should see an enemy of my country in any one who would change by force that which has been established by law.
- Louis Bonaparte
(Keywords: Change, Country, Enemy, Force, Law)



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