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Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies life but does not govern life. The soul is stronger than its surroundings.

Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.


One of the great strengths of the United States is... we have a very large Christian population - we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values.

Barack Obama

I guess you could say I devoted myself so strongly to my music that for awhile I forgot about my family. But I only get one set of parents and I think I forgot about that for a little while.

There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues the most dominating virtues of human society are created strengthened and maintained

Some people strengthen the society just by being the kind of people they are.

I mean there's no arguing. There is no anything. There is no beating around the bush. "You're fired" is a very strong term.

Donald Trump

Print is the sharpest and the strongest weapon of our party.

Joseph Stalin

A free economy and strong communities honor the dignity of every person rewarding effort with justice promoting upward mobility and building solidarity among citizens.

Paul Ryan

I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country.

Thomas Jefferson

Religious beliefs evolved by group-selection, tribe competing against tribe, and the illogic of religions is not a weakness but their essential strength.

E. O. Wilson

Only actions give life strength, only moderation gives it charm.

Jean Paul

There's nobody in the business strong enough to scare me.

Tupac Shakur

We are beginning a new era in our government. I cannot too strongly urge the necessity of a rigid economy and an inflexible determination not to enlarge the income beyond the real necessities of the government.

Andrew Jackson

A Romney-Ryan administration will protect and strengthen Medicare for my Mom's generation for my generation and for my kids and yours.

Paul Ryan

The virtue of paganism was strength, the virtue of Christianity is obedience.

Augustus Hare

Suppressed grief suffocates it rages within the breast and is forced to multiply its strength.


My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions.

Peter Drucker

'Tis skill, not strength, that governs a ship.

Thomas Fuller

Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.

Calvin Coolidge

What is too heavy for the strong and what place is too distant for those who put forth effort?


Women have always been the strong ones of the world. The men are always seeking from women a little pillow to put their heads down on. They are always longing for the mother who held them as infants.

The historical circumstance of interest is that the tropical rain forests have persisted over broad parts of the continents since their origins as stronghold of the flowering plants 150 million years ago.

E. O. Wilson

True strength lies in submission which permits one to dedicate his life through devotion to something beyond himself.

Henry Miller

Women may fall when there's no strength in men.

Your brain forms roughly 10 000 new cells every day but unless they hook up to preexisting cells with strong memories they die. Serves them right.

Doug Coupland

Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.

Leo Buscaglia

Believe that with your feelings and your work you are taking part in the greatest, the more strongly you cultivate this belief the more will reality and the world go forth from it.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Men are strong so long as they represent a strong idea they become powerless when they oppose it.

Sigmund Freud

A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer and thus emerge stronger. You don't have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial and uninformed.

Life is very interesting... in the end some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.

Drew Barrymore

In fact there is no strength superior to Love, where Love is there everything is. So you must live in God, and live in Love, then everything shall be right. You must make others also live in Love.

Sai Baba

Perhaps I am stronger than I think.

Thomas Merton

The wisest use of American strength is to advance freedom.

George W. Bush

Do not think of your faults still less of other's faults, look for what is good and strong and try to imitate it. Your faults will drop off like dead leaves when their time comes.

John Ruskin

Of the four wars in my lifetime none came about because the U.S. was too strong.

Ronald Reagan

Nothing separates the generations more than music. By the time a child is eight or nine he has developed a passion for his own music that is even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes.

It always remains true that if we had been greater circumstance would have been less strong against us.

George Eliot

To begin to think with purpose is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment.

James Allen

Books open your mind, broaden your mind and strengthen you as nothing else can.

William Feather

Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward!

Thomas A. Edison

[It got worse. In the brick-oven heat of stage 12 Armstrong miscalculated the amount of water he would need--] Dumb ... That's as close as I've come to just getting off the bike and quitting.

Lance Armstrong

If you like small government you need to work hard at having a strong national defense that is not so militant. Personal liberty is the purpose of government to protect liberty - not to run your personal life not to run the economy and not to pretend that we can tell the world how they ought to live.

Ron Paul

Armstrong threatens to come back

Lance Armstrong

Nothing else so destroys the power to stand alone as the habit of leaning upon others. If you lean you will never be strong or original. Stand alone or bury your ambition to be somebody in the world.

Orison Swett Marden

Where is the man who has the strength to be true and to show himself as he is?

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Habit is stronger than reason.

George Santayana

I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.

Audrey Hepburn

The awareness of our own strength makes us modest.

Paul Cezanne

In all human affairs there are efforts and there are results and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result

James Allen

It does not take much strength to do things but it requires great strength to decide on what to do.

Elbert Hubbard

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had because they didn't have the talent or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?

Nelson Mandela

It is the mind that builds up the body strong and shiny or wastes it to skin and bone.

Sai Baba

We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The low points I had all helped make up my character so I probably wouldn't want to do away with them because I like being flawed and I like having them help me grow and change and become better and stronger.

Drew Barrymore

It is not what men eat but what they digest that makes them 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, not what we preach but what we practice that makes us Christians.

Francis Bacon

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant.

When the people become involved in their government government becomes more accountable and our society is stronger more compassionate and better prepared for the challenges of the future.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Bunch together a group of people deliberately chosen for strong religious feelings and you have a practical guarantee of dark morbidities expressed in crime perversion and insanity.

H. P. Lovecraft

The only means of strengthening one's intellect is to make up one's mind about nothing to let the mind be a thoroughfare for all thoughts.

John Keats

My strong point if I have a strong point is performance. I always do more than I say. I always produce more than I promise.

Richard M. Nixon

The strength of criticism lies in the weakness of the thing criticized.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Men's actions are too strong for them. Show me a man who has acted and who has not been the victim and slave of his action.

Atheism shows strength of mind but only to a certain degree.

Blaise Pascal

Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Rudeness is a weak imitation of strength.

Eric Hoffer

That strange feeling we had in the war. Have you found anything in your lives since to equal it in strength? A sort of splendid carelessness it was holding us together.

The firmest of friendships have been formed in mutual adversity as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame.

A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes smart enough to profit from them and strong enough to correct them.

John C. Maxwell

It gave me a chance to re-evaluate my life and my career. Cancer certainly gives things a new perspective. I would not have won the Tour de France if I had not had cancer. It gave me new strength and focus.

Lance Armstrong

It is funny that men who are supposed to be scientific cannot get themselves to realise the basic principle of physics that action and reaction are equal and opposite that when you persecute people you always rouse them to be strong and stronger.

Gertrude Stein

You know out-of-touch liberals like Barack Obama say they want a strong economy but in everything they do they show they don't like business very much. But the economy of course is simply the product of all the businesses of the nation added together. So it's a bit like saying you like an omelet but you don't like eggs.

The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.

Samuel Johnson

Sure I am this day we are masters of our fate that the task which has been set before us is not above our strength, that its pangs and toils are not beyond our endurance. As long as we have faith in our own cause and an unconquerable will to win victory will not be denied us.

Winston Churchill

To refrain from evil and from strong drink and to be always steadfast in virtue, this is the good luck.


The relationship to one's fellow man is the relationship of prayer the relationship to oneself is the relationship of striving, it is from prayer that one draws the strength for one's striving.

Franz Kafka

I intend to fight and I want to win. But my priorities are basically to be a good Brother and a strong one and to try to be a good father one day.

Mike Tyson

When the strong box contains no more both friends and flatterers shun the door.

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.

Samuel Johnson

Strong women only marry weak men.

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

Build today then strong and sure, With a firm and ample base, And ascending and secure. Shall tomorrow find its place.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Nothing more strongly arouses our disgust than cannibalism yet we make the same impression on Buddhists and vegetarians for we feed on babies though not our own.

To paraphrase Winston Churchill I did not take the oath I have just taken with the intention of presiding over the dissolution of the world's strongest economy.

Ronald Reagan

Difficulties strengthen the mind as labor does the body.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The more connections you and your lover make not just between your bodies but between your minds your hearts and your souls the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship and the more real moments you will experience together.

Barbara de Angelis

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

Edmund Burke

You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this and you will find strength.

Marcus Aurelius

What we face may look insurmountable. But I learned something from all those years of training and competing. I learned something from all those sets and reps when I didn't think I could lift another ounce of weight. What I learned is that we are always stronger than we know.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Only the gentle are ever really strong.

James Dean

We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

When cowardice is made respectable its followers are without number, both from among the weak and the strong, it easily becomes a fashion.

Eric Hoffer

There are dark shadows on the earth but its lights are stronger in the contrast.

Charles Dickens

On every front there are clear answers out there that can make this country stronger but we're going to break through the fear and the frustration people are feeling. Our job is to make sure that even as we make progress that we are also giving people a sense of hope and vision for the future.

Barack Obama

I consider myself a moderate Republican. I have very very moderate social views and I'm pretty strong on on defense matters.

Colin Powell

Free enterprise has done more to lift people out of poverty to help build a strong middle class to help educate our kids and to make our lives better than all the programs of government combined.

The last thing they want is a revitalized economy now. I'm not saying the Democrats don't want a strong economy. Don't misunderstand. They just don't want it now.

Rush Limbaugh

A man should conceive of a legitimate purpose in his heart and set out to accomplish it. He should make this purpose the centralizing point of his thoughts. It may take the form of a spiritual ideal or it may be a worldly object according to his nature at the time being, but whichever it is he should steadily focus his thought forces upon the object which he has set before him. He should make this purpose his supreme duty and should devote himself to its attainment not allowing his thoughts to wander away into ephemeral fancies longings and imaginings. This is the royal road to self-control and true concentration of thought. Even if he fails again and again to accomplish his purpose (as he necessarily must until weakness is overcome) the strength of character gained will be the measure of his true success and this will form a new starting point for future power and triumph.

James Allen

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength not a lack of knowledge but rather a lack of will.

Vince Lombardi

The strength of a man's virtue should not be measured by his special exertions but by his habitual acts.

Blaise Pascal

There is no water like rainwater, no strength like one's own, no light like that of the eyes, and no wealth more dear than food grain.


I feel good I feel strong and I've had a high quality three weeks since my last race

Lance Armstrong

Ronald Reagan was a president of strength. His philosophy was a philosophy of strength - a strong military a strong economy and strong families.

Mitt Romney

We have a plan for a stronger middle class with the goal of generating 12 million new jobs over the next four years.

Paul Ryan

We will keep the promise of Social Security by taking the responsible steps to strengthen it - not by turning it over to Wall Street.

Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.

Theodor W. Adorno

What does not destroy me makes me stronger.

Friedrich Nietzsche

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young compassionate with the aged sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.

George Washington Carver

You have no reason to feel proud when you are able to help another for your skill or wealth or strength or courage or official position that gave you the chance to serve was the gift of God whether you recognize it or not. You are only offering this God's gift to another God's gift namely the poor the illiterate the weak the diseased the grieving the broken-hearted who seek your help.

Sai Baba

Life always rides in strength to victory not through internationalism... but only through the direct responsibility of the individual.

Frank Lloyd Wright

The little people must be sacred to the big ones and it is from the rights of the weak that the duty of the strong is comprised.

Victor Hugo

A mind at peace a mind centered and not focused on harming others is stronger than any physical force in the universe.

Wayne Dyer

When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible.

Mahatma Gandhi

I with a deeper instinct choose a man who compels my strength who makes enormous demands on me who does not doubt my courage or my toughness who does not believe me naive or innocent who has the courage to treat me like a woman.

Anais Nin

Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character had abounded, and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius mental vigor and courage which it contained.

John Stuart Mill

Money and women. They're two of the strongest things in the world. The things you do for a woman you wouldn't do for anything else. Same with money.

As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed.

Vincent Van Gogh

Those who have the strength and the love to sit with a dying patient in the silence that goes beyond words will know that this moment is neither frightening nor painful but a peaceful cessation of the functioning of the body.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

When you do the wrong thing knowing it is wrong you do so because you haven't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.

W. Clement Stone

Today and I'm very strongly against tax increases.

Donald Trump

The person who needs the other person the least in a relationship is the stronger member.

Doug Coupland

I do disapprove very strongly of labelling children especially young children as something like 'Catholic children' or 'Protestant children' or 'Islamic children.'

Richard Dawkins

The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.

Swami Vivekananda

It is wonderful what strength of purpose and boldness and energy of will are roused by the assurance that we are doing our duty.

Walter Scott

A failure establishes only this that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.

Christian Nestell Bovee

Man derives all the joy and peace that he needs from within himself and not from sources outside himself. So the best spiritual discipline is strengthen the inward vision.

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.

Abraham Lincoln

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

People don't understand that when I grew up I was never the most talented. I was never the biggest. I was never the fastest. I certainly was never the strongest. The only thing I had was my work ethic and that's been what has gotten me this far.

Tiger Woods

Nothing has more strength than dire necessity.


Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

If isolation tempers the strong it is the stumbling-block of the uncertain.

Paul Cezanne

Tell me why is the media here so negative? Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognise our own strengths our achievements? We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why?

Abdul Kalam

We are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of Nature has placed in our power... the battle sir is not to the strong alone it is to the vigilant the active the brave.

Patrick Henry

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

Those who seek to acquire steadiness of faith must first acquire the strength to bear grief and pain insult and injury. The succession of joy and grief must help confirm the faith and make it immovable. That alone can evidence true devotion.

Let me be absolutely clear. Israel is a strong friend of Israel's. It will be a strong friend of Israel's under a McCain administration. It will be a strong friend of Israel's under an Obama administration. So that policy is not going to change.

Writing and cafes are strongly linked in my brain.

J. K. Rowling

The men who have guided the destiny of the United States have found the strength for their tasks by going to their knees. This private unity of public men and their God is an enduring source of reassurance for the people of America.

The strongest and most effective force in guaranteeing the long-term maintenance of power is not violence in all the forms deployed by the dominant to control the dominated but consent in all the forms in which the dominated acquiesce in their own domination.

Robert Frost

The United States strongly condemns the illegal disclosure of classified information. It puts people's lives in danger, threatens our national security and undermines our efforts to work with other countries to solve shared problems.

Hillary Clinton

Organic buildings are the strength and lightness of the spiders' spinning buildings qualified by light bred by native character to environment married to the ground.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Give us grace and strength to forbear and to persevere. Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind spare to us our friends soften to us our enemies.

Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church, it is a goodly Christian weapon.

Martin Luther

The strong man is strongest when alone.

A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.

Liquid resources and strong financial backing are scarce and valuable assets in today's telecommunications world. Level 3 has both.

I'm really clear about what my life mission is now. There's no more depression or lethargy and I feel like I've returned to the athlete I once was. I'm integrating all the parts of me - jock musician writer poet philosopher - and becoming stronger as a result.

Follow your honest convictions and be strong.

William Makepeace Thackeray

What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined - to strengthen each other - to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.

George Eliot

When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.

Napoleon Hill

No man can be ideally successful until he has found his place. Like a locomotive he is strong on the track but weak anywhere else.

Orison Swett Marden

We gain strength and courage and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot.

Eleanor Roosevelt

In all my perplexities and distresses the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.

Robert E. Lee

Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We've demonstrated a strong track record of being very disciplined with the use of our cash. We don't let it burn a hole in our pocket we don't allow it to motivate us to do stupid acquisitions. And so I think that we'd like to continue to keep our powder dry because we do feel that there are one or more strategic opportunities in the future.

Will power is to the mind like a strong blind man who carries on his shoulders a lame man who can see.

Arthur Schopenhauer

The strongest influences in my life and my work are always whomever I love. Whomever I love and am with most of the time or whomever I remember most vividly. I think that's true of everyone don't you?

My mother was very strong. Once she picked up a coconut and smashed it against my father's head. It taught me about women defending themselves and not collapsing in a heap.

Alice Walker

He possessed beauty without vanity strength without insolence, courage without ferocity, and all the virtues of man without his vices

Lord Byron

The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.

Thomas Carlyle

A strong argument for the religion of Christ is this - that offences against Charity are about the only ones which men on their death-beds can be made - not to understand - but to feel - as crime.

I don't doubt for a second that Neil Armstrong's spirit is still with us: that unique blend of optimism humility and the utter confidence that when the world needs someone to do the really big stuff you need an American.

Mitt Romney

Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.

Victor Hugo

So long as I'm Commander-in-Chief, we will sustain the strongest military the world has ever known. When you take off the uniform we will serve you as well as you've served us - because no one who fights for this country should have to fight for a job or a roof over their head or the care that they need when they come home.

Barack Obama

That government is the strongest of which every man feels himself a part.

Thomas Jefferson

Silence is a source of great strength.

Lao Tzu

The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

[Meanwhile the former pro rider defended cycling which in his opinion the same rules weren't applied as in other sports.] I can understand why a journalist publishes the information ... But I have my doubts on the lab. And I ask myself: Why only Armstrong and not the other ones? Why only cycling and not the urine samples of the French soccer players in the 1998 World Championships?

Lance Armstrong

I learned a good deal about economics and about America from the author of the Reagan tax reforms - the great Jack Kemp. What gave Jack that incredible enthusiasm was his belief in the possibilities of free people in the power of free enterprise and strong communities to overcome poverty and despair. We need that same optimism right now.

Paul Ryan
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