Quotes 1 till 12 of 12.
James Fenimore Cooper
American writer 1789-1851+1
A monarchy is the most expensive of all forms of government, the regal state requiring a costly parade, and he who depends on his own power to rule, must strengthen that power by bribing the active and enterprising whom he cannot intimidate.
American actress 1896-19850
Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use.
Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.0
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.
British poet 1830-18940
For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands.
Walter Savage Landor
British poet 1775-18640
Heat and animosity, contest and conflict, may sharpen the wits, although they rarely do; they never strengthen the understanding, clear the perspicacity, guide the judgment, or improve the heart.
British writer 1820-18490
It is better to arm and strengthen your hero, than to disarm and enfeeble your foe.
Source: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848) ch. III
Hubert H. Humphrey
American politician 1911-19780
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.
British poet 1592-16440
Put off thy cares with thy clothes; so shall thy rest strengthen thy labor, and so thy labor sweeten thy rest.
Amos Bronson Alcott
American educator and social reformer 1799-18880
Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength, not my weakness.
Barbara de Angelis
American relationship consultant, lecturer and author 1951-0
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.
The Stuart sovereigns of England steadily attempted to strengthen their power, and the resistance to that effort caused an immense growth of Parliamentary influence.
American Minister, Poet 1835-18930
To say, ''well done'' to any bit of good work is to take hold of the powers which have made the effort and strengthen them beyond our knowledge.