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Quotations About / On: STRENGTH

  • 1.
    Union may be strength, but it is mere blind brute strength unless wisely directed.
    (Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 197 (1951).)
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  • 2.
    Eccentricity: strength of character doubling back on itself.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
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  • 3.
    Opinions have greater power than strength of hands.
    (Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 676.)
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  • 4.
    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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  • 5.
    We work to eat to get the strength to work to eat to get the strength to work to eat to get the strength to work to eat to get the strength to work.
    (John Dos Passos (1896-1970), U.S. novelist, poet, playwright, painter. Produced by the New Playwrights Theatre in New York in the spring of 1929. Strikers in Airways, Inc. Act 2, Three Plays, Harcourt, Brace and Company (1934).)
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  • 6.
    To ask strength not to express itself as strength, not to be a will to dominate, a will to subjugate, a will to become master, a thirst for enemies and obstacles and triumphant celebrations, is just as absurd as to ask weakness to express itself as strength.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 5, p. 279, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). On the Genealogy of Morals, "First Essay," section 13 (1887).)
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  • 7.
    Strength, strength alone, is honorable, the German nation clamors in its majesty. But since it is hard to muster strength so suddenly, they have to make do with boorishness.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Poems (1835).)
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  • 8.
    Women will not advance except by joining together in cooperative action.... Unlike other groups, women do not need to set affiliation and strength in opposition one against the other. We can readily integrate the two, search for more and better ways to use affiliation to enhance strength—and strength to enhance affiliation.
    (Jean Baker Miller (20th century), U.S. psychiatrist. Toward a New Psychology of Women, ch. 8 (1976).)
  • 9.
    Our poetry emulates the recent progress in military strategy: Our army's strength is the foot soldiers.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Poems (1846).)
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  • 10.
    It is a maudlin and indecent verity that comes out through the strength of wine.
    (Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), Polish-born British novelist. A Personal Record, ch. 6 (1912).)
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