Quotes 1 till 11 of 11.
English politician and philosopher 1729-1797+1
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.
German poet and philosopher 1844-19000
All in all, punishment hardens and renders people more insensible; it concentrates; it increases the feeling of estrangement; it strengthens the power of resistance.
American poet, travel author, and diplomat 1825-18780
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
French statesman 1890-19700
Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
American suffragist, abolitionist and women's rights activist 1815-19020
Nothing strengthens the judgement and quickens the conscience like individual responsibility.
American writer 1924-19870
Rage cannot be hidden, it can only be dissembled. This dissembling deludes the thoughtless, and strengthens rage and adds, to rage, contempt.
American writer 1930-19920
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
French philosopher 1911-0
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.
French poet 1821-18670
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.
English preacher and writer 1608-1661-1
Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.