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Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.

It's so easy to laugh, It's so easy to hate, It takes strength to be gentle and kind.

We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.

J. K. Rowling

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.

Eleanor Roosevelt

I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.

Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage and confidence in the doing.

Theodore Roosevelt

Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.

I can be changed by what happens to me. but i refuse to be reduced by it.

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.

Mahatma Gandhi

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls, the most massive characters are seared with scars.

Love is the strongest force the world possesses, yet it is the humblest imaginable.

The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.


Better to be strong than pretty and useless.

Lilith Saintcrow

Some of us think holding on makes us strong but sometimes it is letting go.

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

Lao Tzu

Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.

Mother Teresa

I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate - it's apathy. It's not giving a damn.

Leo Buscaglia

I can resist everything except temptation.

Gentleness is stronger than severity, water is stronger than rock, love is stronger than force.

When the root is strong, the fruit is sweet.

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.

Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.

You rose into my life like a promised sunrise, brightening my days with the light in your eyes. I've never been so strong. Now I'm where I belong.

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened ambition inspired and success achieved.

You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.

Bob Marley

To be wise and love, exceeds man’s might.

The enemy is only a pretext to test our strength.

Love is of all passions the strongest for it attacks simultaneously the head the heart and the senses.

Life has a way of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once.

Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor. Which is one very strong argument in favor of matrimony.

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender that is strength.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force - that thoughts rule the world.

To penetrate and dissipate these clouds of darkness, the general mind must be strengthened by education.

If your determination is fixed I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed, not by strength, but perseverance.

Judge the goodness of a book by the energy of the punches it has given you. I believe the greatest characteristic of genius is above all force.

Gustave Flaubert

Patience is all the strength that man needs.

It is not possible for civilization to flow backwards while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong, but it will advance it allotted length.

Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.

Bertrand Russell

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.

I can take it. The tougher it gets the cooler I get.

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.

Friedrich Nietzsche

'Tis one thing to be tempted, another thing to fall.

Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear.

It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.

It is dangerous for mortal beauty or terrestrial virtue to be examined by too strong a light. The torch of Truth shows much that we cannot and all that we would not see.

Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.

Henry Rollins

Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment, you can grow more surely toward the stars.

Patience is the support of weakness, impatience the ruin of strength.

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.

You gain strength courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'

Music is the strongest form of magic.

If you're respectful by habit constantly honoring the worthy four things increase: long life, beauty, happiness, strength.

Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.

Inward calm cannot be maintained unless physical strength is constantly and intelligently replenished.

Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully, has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world and bettered the tradition of mankind.

Endurance is nobler than strength and patience than beauty.

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

Sometimes love is stronger than a man's convictions.

Sometimes when you take strong stands, if you're not called to do it, you're dividing the audience you're trying to reach.

I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm and whose conscience approves their conduct will pursue their principles unto death.

Leonardo da Vinci

A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.

Women should be tough, tender, laugh as much as possible, and live long lives.

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.

Tough times never last but tough people do.

There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down the other is pulling up.

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.

It is my own firm belief that the strength of the soul grows in proportion as you subdue the flesh.

The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice.

The separation of church and state is a source of strength, but the conscience of our nation does not call for separation between men of state and faith in the Supreme Being.

I am invariably late for appointments - sometimes as much as two hours. I've tried to change my ways, but the things that make me late are too strong and too pleasing.

Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.

Everything nourishes what is strong already.

Where there is no struggle there is no strength.

The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.

Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.

I love the man that can smile in trouble that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink but he whose heart is firm and whose conscience approves his conduct will pursue his principles unto death.

You can write me down in history with hateful twisted lies, you can tread me in this very dirt, but still like dust I'll rise.

A strong mind always hopes and has always cause to hope.

The fact is, with every friendship you make, and every bond of trust you establish, you are shaping the image of America projected to the rest of the world. That is so important. So when you study abroad you're actually helping to make America stronger.

I believe that a man is the strongest soldier for daring to die unarmed.

It is not the answer you look for that makes you strong. It's the ways that you take that define who you are and what you can do.

It is the worst thing you can do, women, is whine... I mean the worst. Don't complain, protest.

Maya Angelou

Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one, stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to in the strongest conjuration.

Those who are firm, enduring, simple and unpretentious are the nearest to virtue.

The world breaks everyone and afterward some are strong at the broken places.

Virtue is the strong stem of man's nature and music is the blossoming of virtue.

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.

Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors... and miss.

Robert A. Heinlein

Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.

Helen Keller

The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.

Maya Angelou

Someone was hurt before you, wronged before you, beaten before you, humiliated before you, raped before you, yet someone survived!

When you rise in the morning give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food, and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.

All through my life, I have been tested. My will has been tested, my courage has been tested, my strength has been tested. Now my patience and endurance are being tested.

Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain but for the heart to conquer it.

Overstraining is the enemy of accomplishment. Calm strength that arises from a deep and inexhaustible source is what brings success.

Those who really seek the path to Enlightenment dictate terms to their mind. Then they proceed with strong determination.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight; build it anyway.

I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.

Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong.

I call that man awake who, with conscious knowledge and understanding, can perceive the deep unreasoning powers in his soul, his whole innermost strength, desire and weakness, and knows how to reckon with himself.

Herman Hesse

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.

We'll try to cooperate fully with the IRS because, as citizens, we feel a strong patriotic duty not to go to jail.

Strong beliefs win strong men and then make them stronger.

Selfless service alone gives the needed strength and courage to awaken the sleeping humanity in one's heart.

Sai Baba

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. Please remember that your difficulties do not define you. They simply strengthen your ability to overcome.

One strength of the communist system of the East is that it has some of the character of a religion and inspires the emotions of a religion.

There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life, as the simple truth.

It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.

In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet, for attacking that which is hard and strong, nothing can surpass it.

All the adversity I've had in my life all my troubles and obstacles have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.

Walt Disney

Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one, it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

Dale Carnegie

The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress and grows brave by reflection.

Those who create are rare, those who cannot are numerous. Therefore the latter are stronger.

One without power does not mean lack of physical or mental strength.

Though bachelors be the strongest stakes married men are the best binders in the hedge of the commonwealth.

Thomas Fuller

A single twig breaks but the bundle of twigs is strong.

Nothing is so strongly fortified that it cannot be taken by money.

Be a sinner and sin strongly but more strongly have faith and rejoice in Christ.

Martin Luther

The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.

Breed is stronger than pasture.

Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.

Women are like teabags. We don't know our true strength until we are in hot water!

Eleanor Roosevelt

The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the goverment.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

When it comes to developing character strength inner security and unique personal and interpersonal talents and skills in a child no institution can or ever will compare with or effectively substitute for the home's potential for positive influence.

Stephen Covey

[But the strongest reason he gave for discounting the results of the B-sample tests from France was heartfelt and honest and totally typical of the iconic cancer survivor.] A guy who comes back from arguably you know a death sentence ... Why would I then enter into a sport and dope myself up and risk my life again? That's crazy. I would never do that. No. No way.

The youth of an art is like the youth of anything else its most interesting period. When it has come to the knowledge of good and evil it is stronger but we care less about it.

Samuel Butler

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.

The noblest spirit is most strongly attracted by the love of glory.

James Arthur Baldwin

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.

Even to observe neutrality you must have a strong government.

Alexander Hamilton

The superior man is the providence of the inferior. He is eyes for the blind strength for the weak and a shield for the defenseless. He stands erect by bending above the fallen. He rises by lifting others.

Conciliate a strong man by submission a wicked man by opposition and the one whose power is equal to yours by politeness or force.


Build me a son O Lord who will be strong enough to know when he is weak and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat and humble and gentle in victory.

Freedom and order are not incompatible... truth is strength... free discussion is the very life of truth.

People do not lack strength, they lack will.

Admiration for a quality or an art can be so strong that it deters us from striving to possess it.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The strongest poison ever known / Came from Caesar's laurel crown.

He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.

He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity.

Love many things for therein lies the true strength and whosoever loves much performs much and can accomplish much and what is done in love is done well.

And when a woman's will is as strong as the man's who wants to govern her half her strength must be concealment.

The weak are more likely to make the strong weak than the strong are likely to make the weak strong.

Los Angeles gives one the feeling of the future more strongly than any city I know of. A bad future too like something out of Fritz Lang's feeble imagination.

Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family but once the sisters are grown it becomes the strongest relationship.

To be idle requires a strong sense of personal identity.

We are born weak we need strength, helpless we need aid, foolish we need reason. All that we lack at birth all that we need when we come to man's estate is the gift of education.

The harder the circumstances the more trying the environment the stronger are those who come out of those circumstances.

Too often the strong silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.

[Not as long as Armstrong is riding. Asked at the end of the second week whether he thought he was] too much of a force for the Tour's own good ... I don't know. But I know that I love the race. I love everything that it stands for. It is what they pay me to do. This is my job. They say 'Lance we want you to win the Tour de France.' That's what the team wants what the sponsors want what cycling fans in America want what cancer survivors around the world want.

Because your own strength is unequal to the task do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man, but if anything is within the powers and province of man believe that it is within your own compass also.

Some regard private enterprise as if it were a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look upon it as a cow that they can milk. Only a handful see it for what it really is -- the strong horse that pulls the whole cart.

He who conquers others is strong, He who conquers himself is mighty.

Reform the body reconstruct the mind regulate the way of living then the country will become automatically strong and prosperous.

The weak in courage is strong in cunning.

I'm very pleased that we made the top four. But I feel that we could have had a stronger showing.

To many a man and sometimes to a youth there comes the opportunity to choose between honorable competence and tainted wealth. The young man who starts out to be poor and honorable holds in his hand one of the strongest elements of success.

Ivan was the strongest today. I didn't give it to him

To keep the body in good health is a duty, for otherwise we shall not be able to trim the lamp of wisdom and keep our mind strong and clear. Water surrounds the lotus flower, but does not wet its petals.

Most folks want to believe in Armstrong in the credibility of his courage in the veracity of his inspiration in the purity of his Tour de France titles. Most want to believe but does everyone dare? We've been suckers for hearts-and-flowers icons before.

Lance Armstrong

The strength and power and goodness of America has always been based on the strength and power and goodness of our communities our families our faiths. That is the bedrock of what makes America America. In our best days we can feel the vibrancy of America's communities large and small.

Mitt Romney

The older you get the stronger the wind gets - and it's always in your face.

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.

Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline, simulated fear postulates courage, simulated weakness postulates strength.

Lao Tzu

Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.

He who possesses intelligence is strong, how can the man that is unintelligent be powerful? The elephant of the forest, having lost his senses by intoxication, was tricked into a lake by a small rabbit.

Here is bread which strengthens man's heart and therefore is called the staff of Life.

Matthew Henry

Whoever knows it also knows that in love there is no More and no Less, but that he who loves can only love with the whole heart and with the whole soul, with all his strength and with all his will.

Max Muller

That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass glory in the flower. We will grieve not rather find strength in what remains behind.

His strength is really to get everybody on the same page ... He's masterful at doing it. We're just going to follow his lead. Anybody who wins that many championships puts the opposition in a defensive position.

The worst wheel of the cart makes the most noise.

Credulity is the man's weakness but the child's strength.

The tax on capital gains directly affects investment decisions the mobility and flow of risk capital... the ease or difficulty experienced by new ventures in obtaining capital and thereby the strength and potential for growth in the economy.

Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities, strong men make them.

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.

George Orwell

I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity.

Michelle Obama

God is in everyone. God is in you and you are God. Strengthen this fundamental truth. When you propagate this truth that is the real service. It is the service that will take you to closer proximity a boat. In this ocean of life take the help of this boat and gain the proximity.

Sai Baba

There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard.

Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.

The world knows that America will never start a war. This generation of Americans has had enough of war and hate... we want to build a world of peace where the weak are secure and the strong are just.

John F. Kennedy

Although men are accused of not knowing their own weakness yet perhaps few know their own strength. It is in men as in soils where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not of.

Jonathan Swift

If you lead a country like Britain a strong country a country which has taken a lead in world affairs in good times and in bad a country that is always reliable then you have to have a touch of iron about you.

Margaret Thatcher

It's a different challenge but something we've tried to do all season long is just learn how to play with one another. And what I mean by that is to play to everybody's strengths know what our weaknesses are and how to counteract that pretty much pick each other up.

God our Creator has stored within our minds and personalities great potential strength and ability. Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.

Abdul Kalam

Well I think both Russia and China have a very strong aversion to interference in internal affairs.

Strong characters are brought out by change of situation and gentle ones by permanence.

Believe that God is everywhere at all times and derive strength comfort and joy by singing His glory in His presence.

Sai Baba

In seperateness lies the world's great misery, in compassion lies the world's true strength.

Power will intoxicate the best hearts as wine the strongest heads. No man is wise enough nor good enough to be trusted with unlimited power.

Charles Caleb Colton

There's nothing wrong with being a Conservative and coming up with a Conservative believe in foreign policy where we have a strong national defense and we don't go to war so carelessly.

Ron Paul

The United States strongly seeks a lasting agreement for the discontinuance of nuclear weapons tests. We believe that this would be an important step toward reduction of international tensions and would open the way to further agreement on substantial measures of disarmament.

A weak man is just by accident. A strong but non-violent man is unjust by accident.

I am an atheist out and out. It took me a long time to say it. I've been an atheist for years and years but somehow I felt it was intellectually unrespectable to say one was an atheist because it assumed knowledge that one didn't have. Somehow it was better to say one was a humanist or an agnostic. I finally decided that I'm a creature of emotion as well as of reason. Emotionally I am an atheist. I don't have the evidence to prove that God doesn't exist but I so strongly suspect he doesn't that I don't want to waste my time.

Isaac Asimov

One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.

My strength has the strength of ten because my heart is pure.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

I had a hard time because of the heat. It was a really hard day but I felt strong

It is a sign of contraction of the mind when it is content or of weariness. A spirited mind never stops within itself, it is always aspiring and going beyond its strength.

My wish for the new millennium is for all children... to grow up wiser and stronger and more prosperous for the future than ever before.

To yield to the stronger is valor's second prize

I report to you that our country is challenged at home and abroad: that it is our will that is being tried and not our strength, our sense of purpose and not our ability to achieve a better America.

One truth stands firm. All that happens in world history rests on something spiritual. If the spiritual is strong it creates world history. If it is weak it suffers world history.

Strength instead of being the lusty child of passion grows by grappling with and subduing them.

The last week looks really tough the toughest we have ever done. It will be much better to have a stronger second half than a strong first half.

I have found it easier to identify with the characters who verge upon hysteria who were frightened of life who were desperate to reach out to another person. But these seemingly fragile people are the strong people really.

Tennessee Williams

You think about what they went through and have to ask yourself 'How well would you get through the same thing?' Their strength is just tremendous. It's just overwhelming.

A horse is the projection of peoples' dreams about themselves - strong powerful beautiful - and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence.

Pam Brown

Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.

I think we have fielded our strongest team ever with this formation

We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.

I seem to be getting a lot of things pushed my way that are strong women. It's like people see Hackers and they send me offers to play tough women with guns the kind who wear no bra and a little tank top. I'd like to play strong women who are also very feminine.

Angelina Jolie

We acquire the strength we have overcome.

I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint its wealth with our wisdom its power with our purpose.

John F. Kennedy

Do not allow any circumstances to affect your faith in God who is your strength and solace.

Sai Baba

Courage conquers all things: it even gives strength to the body.

When strength is yoked with justice where is a mightier pair than they?

Our passions are like convulsion fits which though they make us stronger for a time leave us the weaker ever after.

A powerful idea communicates some of its strength to him who challenges it.

Marcel Proust

There is a strange glow on the face of a guileless person. Inner cleanliness has its own soap and water - the soap of strong faith and the water of constant practice.

Sai Baba

A love for tradition has never weakened a nation; indeed, it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril

The ballot is stronger than the bullet.

Women must tell men always that they are the strong ones. They are the big the strong the wonderful. In truth women are the strong ones. It is just my opinion I am not a professor.

Coco Chanel

It is not one man nor a million but the spirit of liberty that must be preserved. The waves which dash upon the shore are one by one broken but the ocean conquers nevertheless. It overwhelms the Armada it wears out the rock. In like manner whatever the struggle of individuals the great cause will gather strength.

The great constitutional corrective in the hands of the people against usurpation of power or corruption by their agents is the right of suffrage, and this when used with calmness and deliberation will prove strong enough.

Andrew Jackson

Every conquering temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.

Persecution is not an original feature in any religion, but it is always the strongly marked feature of all religions established by law.

Unless India stands up to the world no one will respect us. In this world fear has no place. Only strength respects strength.

I recently had my annual physical examination which I get once every seven years and when the nurse weighed me I was shocked to discover how much stronger the Earth's gravitational pull has become since 1990.

We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful just as strong just as well-funded.

Barack Obama

Many a man's strength is in opposition and when he faileth he groweth out of use

The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.

The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will and the other from a strong won't.

It is not enough to merely defend democracy. To defend it may be to lose it, to extend it is to strengthen it. Democracy is not property, it is an idea.

Climbing to the top demands strength whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.

Will power is only the tensile strength of one's own disposition. One cannot increase it by a single ounce.

Cesare Pavese

Nothing can be more absurd than the practice that prevails in our country of men and women not following the same pursuits with all their strengths and with one mind for thus the state instead of being whole is reduced to half.


So long as you say I am . there is bound to be fear but once you say and feel I am GOD you get unconquerable strength.

Tears shed for self are tears of weakness but tears shed for others are a sign of strength.

There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world and that is an idea whose time as come.

Uncontrolled the hunger and thirst after God may become an obstacle cutting off the soul from what it desires. If a man would travel far along the mystic road he must learn to desire God intensely but in stillness passively and yet with all his heart and mind and strength.

He that struggles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.

and with all your strength.

We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.

Give us that grand word "woman" once again and let's have done with "lady", one's a term full of fine force strong beautiful and firm fit for the noblest use of tongue or pen, and one's a word for lackeys.

Time is a sort of river of passing events and strong is its current, no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place and this too will be swept away.

Permanence perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacle s discouragement s and impossibilities: It is this that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.

Solitary trees if they grow at all grow strong.

Our real problem then is not our strength today, it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure our strength tomorrow.

Checking the results of a decision against its expectations shows executives what their strengths are where they need to improve and where they lack knowledge or information.

Peter Drucker

My greatest strength is common sense. I'm really a standard brand - like Campbell's tomato soup or Baker's chocolate.

It's not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong, not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich, not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned, and not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity.

In the matter of acquiring food different kinds of strength abilities and skills are used by us but these very same skills are used by animals and birds as well.

The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

I think you can judge from somebody's actions a kind of a stability and sense of purpose perhaps created by strong religious roots. I mean there's a certain patience a certain discipline I think that religion helps you achieve.

To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love are the two greatest proofs not only of goodness of heart but of strength of mind.

The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance.

Thomas Paine

Mankind are apt to be strongly prejudiced in favor of whatever is countenanced by antiquity enforced by authority and recommended by custom.

A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body it gives boldness enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.

If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father the mother and the teacher.

They are the weakest however strong who have no faith in themselves or their own powers.

Christian Nestell Bovee

Our strength is often composed of the weakness that we're damned if we're going to show.

I think the reason my stories have been so successful is that I have a strong sense of metaphor.

Tragedy is like strong acid - it dissolves away all but the very gold of truth.

Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows but only empties today of its strength.

Method is more important than strength when you wish to control your enemies. By dropping golden beads near a snake a crow once managed To have a passer-by kill the snake for the beads.

Conservatism has had from its inception vigorously positive intellectually rigorous agenda and thinking. That agenda should have in my three pillars: strengthen the economy strengthen our security and strengthen our families.

Mitt Romney

Do countries with strong gun control laws have lower murder rates? Only if you cherry-pick the data.

In so far as the mind is stronger than the body so are the ills contracted by the mind more severe than those contracted by the body.

I should like to know what is the proper function of women if it is not to make reasons for husbands to stay at home and still stronger reasons for bachelors to go out.

George Eliot

If we resist our passions it is more due to their weakness than our strength.

A man with great talents but void of discretion is like Polyphemus in the fable strong and blind endued with an irresistible force which for want of sight is of no use to him

A strong successful man is not the victim of his environment. He creates favorable conditions. His own inherent force and energy compel things to turn out as he desires.

What starts the process really are laughs and slights and snubs when you are a kid. If your anger is deep enough and strong enough you learn that you can change those attitudes by excellence personal gut performance.

Hatred is something peculiar. You will always find it strongest and most violent where there is the lowest degree of culture.

The wretched have no compassion they can do good only from strong principles of duty.

Samuel Johnson

Most people when they come to you for advice come to have their own opinions strengthened not corrected.

The soles of Neil Armstrong's boots on the moon made permanent impressions on our souls and in our national psyche. Ann and I watched those steps together on her parent's sofa. Like all Americans we went to bed that night knowing we lived in the greatest country in the history of the world. God bless Neil Armstrong.

We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France we shall fight on the seas and oceans we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air we shall defend our island whatever the cost may be.

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.

He who would be useful strong and happy must cease to be a passive receptacle for the negative beggarly and impure streams of thought, and as a wise householder commands his servants and invites his guests so must he learn to command his desires and to say with authority what thoughts he shall admit into the mansion of his soul.

Jan's not finished. He starts slow and he's a tough guy who doesn't give up. He might have taken one on the chin today but he always comes back and is strong in the last week.

You can tell the strength of a nation by the women behind its men.

Benjamin Disraeli

The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that when nations are strong they are not always just and when they wish to be just they are no longer strong.

On life's journey faith is nourishment virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life nothing can destroy him.


A chain is no stronger than its weakest link and life is after all a chain.

William James

Leaders come in many forms with many styles and diverse qualities. There are quiet leaders and leaders one can hear in the next county. Some find strength in eloquence some in judgment some in courage.

True praise comes often even to the lowly, false praise only to the strong.

Given that we are still in early 2006 the 2007 guidance is likely to be conservative with higher-than-2006 airplane deliveries better margins at both [Boeing Commercial Airplanes] and [Integrated Defense Systems] strong cash flow but low single-digit top line growth for its defense business.

Internationally President Obama has adopted an appeasement strategy. He believes America's role as leader in the world is a thing of the past. I believe a strong America must - and will - lead the future.

There is no prejudice so strong as that which arises from a fancied exemption from all prejudice.

There are many ways of binding by which one can be dominated and controlled in this world but the bond of affection is the strongest. For example take the case of the humble bee which although expert at piercing hardened wood becomes caught in the embrace of its beloved flowers (as the petals close at dusk).

We may never be strong enough to be entirely nonviolent in thought, word and deed. But we must keep nonviolence as our goal and make strong progress towards it.

We will strengthen our security by building missile defense, restoring our military might and standing by and strengthening our intelligence officers.

Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It's a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment.

Thomas Carlyle

Confession of errors is like a broom which sweeps away the dirt and leaves the surface brighter and clearer. I feel stronger for confession.

The fewer the facts the stronger the opinion.

Good-looking people with strong fluoridated teeth get things handed to them on platters.

Doug Coupland

The strength and power of a country depends absolutely on the quantity of good men and women in it.

John Ruskin

In a just cause the weak will beat the strong.

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