Quotes: strengthens

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  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
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    He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. This amicable conflict with difficulty helps us to an intimate acquaintance with our object, and compels us to consider it in all its relations. It will not suffer us to be superficial.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
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    All in all, punishment hardens and renders people more insensible; it concentrates; it increases the feeling of estrangement; it strengthens the power of resistance.
  • Bayard Taylor
    Bayard Taylor
    American poet, travel author, and diplomat 1825-1878
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    And rest, that strengthens unto virtuous deeds, Is one with Prayer.
  • Discipline strengthens the mind so that it becomes impervious to the corroding influence of fear.
  • Charles de Gaulle
    Charles de Gaulle
    French statesman 1890-1970
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    Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton
    American suffragist, abolitionist and women's rights activist 1815-1902
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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    Nothing strengthens the judgement and quickens the conscience like individual responsibility.
  • James Baldwin
    James Baldwin
    American writer 1924-1987
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    Rage cannot be hidden, it can only be dissembled. This dissembling deludes the thoughtless, and strengthens rage and adds, to rage, contempt.
  • Allan Bloom
    Allan Bloom
    American writer 1930-1992
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    The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency, the belief that the here and now is all there is.
  • E. M. Cioran
    E. M. Cioran
    French philosopher 1911-
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    Tyranny destroys or strengthens the individual; freedom enervates him, until he becomes no more than a puppet. Man has more chances of saving himself by hell than by paradise.
  • Charles Baudelaire
    Charles Baudelaire
    French poet 1821-1867
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    We are weighed down, every moment, by the conception and the sensation of Time. And there are but two means of escaping and forgetting this nightmare: pleasure and work. Pleasure consumes us. Work strengthens us. Let us choose.
  • Thomas Fuller
    Thomas Fuller
    English preacher and writer 1608-1661
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    Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
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