Quotes by weakness

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  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
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    ''To give style'' to one's character - a great and rare art! He exercises it who surveys all that his nature presents in strength and weakness and then moulds it to an artistic plan until everything appears as art and reason, and even the weaknesses delight the eye.
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
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    Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    It is folly for an eminent man to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected with it. All the illustrious persons of ;antiquity, and indeed of every age in the world, have passed through this fiery persecution.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
    Joseph Addison
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    Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Our strength grows out of our weakness.
  • Washington Irving
    Washington Irving
    American writer 1783-1859
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    There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
    Seneca
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    All cruelty springs from weakness.
  • Jonathan Swift
    Jonathan Swift
    English writer 1667-1745
    Jonathan Swift
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    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.
  • Anthony Walton
    Anthony Walton
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    America's greatest strength, and its greatest weakness, is our belief in second chances, our belief that we can always start over, that things can be made better.
  • Carl von Clausewitz
    Carl von Clausewitz
    Prussian general and military 1780-1831
    Carl von Clausewitz
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    As man under pressure tends to give in to physical and intellectual weakness, only great strength of will can lead to the objective.
    Source: On War (1832)
  • Abu Bakar Bashir
    Abu Bakar Bashir
    Indonesian Muslim cleric 1938-
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    But the weakness comes from these Westernised co-opted Muslim leaders who just want to look good in the eyes of the West and Western media.
  • Mary Wollstonecraft
    Mary Wollstonecraft
    British feministisch writer 1759-1797
    Mary Wollstonecraft
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    Children, I grant, should be innocent; but when the epithet is applied to men, or women, it is but a civil term for weakness.
  • Hubert Humphrey
    Hubert Humphrey
    American politician 1911-1978
    Hubert Humphrey
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    Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism.
  • Dorothy Dix
    Dorothy Dix
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    Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright
    Frank Lloyd Wright
    American architect 1869-1959
    Frank Lloyd Wright
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    Consider everything in the nature of a hanging fixture a weakness, and naked radiators an abomination
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