Quotes and Sayings about Strength



"Every man's ability may be strengthened or increased by culture."
- John Abbott
(Related: Ability, Culture, Man, May)

"The chief executive who knows his strengths and weaknesses as a leader is likely to be far more effective than the one who remains blind to them."
- John Adair
(Related: Leader, Blind)

"Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Love, Strength, May, Will)

"When strength is yoked with justice, where is a mightier pair than they?"
- Aeschylus
(Related: Strength, Justice)

"If the label presents them with a contract that the band don't want to sign, all the label has to do is wait. There are a hundred other bands willing to sign the exact same contract, so the label is in a position of strength."
- Steve Albini
(Related: Strength, Want)

"Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength, not my weakness."
- Amos Bronson Alcott
(Related: Strength, Weakness)

"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
(Related: Strength, Effort, Measure, Result, Results)

"One of the strengths I derive from my class background is that I am accustomed to contempt."
- Dorothy Allison
(Related: Class, Contempt)

"I also wanted to express the strength of cinema to hide reality, while being entertaining. Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness."
- Pedro Almodovar
(Related: Life, Strength, Being, Cinema, Loneliness, Reality)

"Money doesn't mind if we say it's evil, it goes from strength to strength. It's a fiction, an addiction, and a tacit conspiracy."
- Martin Amis
(Related: Money, Strength, Addiction, Evil, Fiction, Mind)

"My wife and I have always trusted each other, and I have to thank her strength."
- Anthony Anderson
(Related: Wife, Strength)

"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
(Related: Experience, Moments, Will)

"It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Beauty, Time, People, Strength, Diversity, Parents)

"God grant you the strength to fight off the temptations of surrender."
- Walter Annenberg
(Related: God, Strength, Fight, Surrender, Temptations)

"One cannot weep for the entire world, it is beyond human strength. One must choose."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: Strength, World)

"I do think the heart can balance out the mind, if your heart is in a good place it can give you the strength to do the right thing and behave the right way and overcome the mind."
- Alexis Arguello
(Related: Heart, Strength, Balance, Mind, Right)

"Our passion is our strength."
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Related: Strength, Passion)

"Mohammed was not an apparent failure. He was a dazzling success, politically as well as spiritually, and Islam went from strength to strength to strength."
- Karen Armstrong
(Related: Success, Failure, Strength, Islam)

"Second, we have to make the most of the strengths we have, the amenities that many of our competitors cannot replicate. But again, those advantages won't mean much if we don't do a great job with the basics of our business."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Business, Job)

"The executive moves we are announcing today will strengthen American for the long-term future and reflect well on the depth of the Company's management team."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Management, American, Company, Future, Today, Will)

"We need to strengthen our analytic capacity in Washington, we need to centralize the anti-terrorism effort."
- John Ashcroft
(Related: Effort, Washington)

"I have always drawn strength from being close to home."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Home, Strength, Being)

"You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Power, Strength, Events, Mind, Will)

"Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass also."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Strength, Man)

"People understand we're on the doorstep of doing something really historic that will help the American people and strengthen our country for the long run."
- David Axelrod
(Related: People, American, Country, Help, Will)

"Those albums are so important to me because, for the first time, I was making my own music, paying for it, finding strengths in it, and going through the process of finding the right music for the record."
- Randy Bachman
(Related: Music, Time, First, Right)

"Many a man's strength is in opposition, and when he faileth, he grows out of use."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Strength, Man, Opposition)

"We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind. In the faith that looks through death, in years that bring the philosophic mind."
- John Bacon
(Related: Faith, Death, Strength, Mind, Will, Years)

"Evil is the moment when I lack the strength to be true to the Good that compels me."
- Alain Badiou
(Related: Strength, Evil)

"I believe in prayer. It's the best way we have to draw strength from heaven."
- Josephine Baker
(Related: Strength, Heaven, Prayer)

"It also called upon traditional people in the Four Directions to strengthen the healing ceremonies and asked people to heed the warnings of Mother Earth."
- Dennis Banks
(Related: Mother, People, Earth, Healing)

"The colour of the skin is in no way connected with strength of the mind or intellectual powers."
- Benjamin Banneker
(Related: Strength, Mind, Skin)

"But every act in consequence of our faith, strengthens faith."
- Anna Letitia Barbauld
(Related: Faith, Act)

"And this week, I am proposing legislation to strengthen our Open Records laws to make public access to our public records surer, faster, and more comprehensive."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Laws, Legislation, Open, Public)

"Strength instead of being the lusty child of passion, grows by grappling with and subduing them."
- James M. Barrie
(Related: Strength, Being, Passion)

"Life is very interesting... in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths."
- Drew Barrymore
(Related: Life, End)

"Pension reforms, like investment advice and automatic enrollment, will strengthen the ability of Americans to save and invest for retirement."
- Steve Bartlett
(Related: Ability, Advice, Americans, Investment, Retirement, Will)

"First I shall name the eagle, of which there are three species: the great grey eagle is the largest, of great strength and high flight; he chiefly preys on fawns and other young quadrupeds."
- William Bartram
(Related: Strength, First, Name)

"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."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Work, Time, Pleasure)

"As part of my efforts to fight identity theft, I worked with my colleagues on the Financial Services Committee to strengthen consumer protection with a reasonable notification requirement."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Financial, Committee, Fight, Identity, Protection, Theft)

"And partly, the worst thing you could do in my family was need something from someone. So physical strength represented an avenue of self-sufficiency to me."
- Alison Bechdel
(Related: Family, Strength, Self)

"He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Strength)

"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
(Related: Greatness, Strength, Being, Glory, Lies, Man, Right)

"Strength is a matter of the made-up mind."
- John Beecher
(Related: Strength, Mind)

"As far as the international issues are concerned, the most important thing is the state of the transatlantic relationships, Euro-Atlantic relationships: how to develop them and how to strengthen them further."
- Marek Belka
(Related: Relationships, State)

"I came into a strong organization, and I hope I strengthened it more and expanded its capacity to deal with some of the challenges that might not have seemed as great 10 years ago, such as H.I.V., AIDS and children affected by war."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: War, Hope, Children, Years)

"I gambled on having the strength to live two lives, one for myself and one for the world."
- Ruth Benedict
(Related: Strength, World)

"I haven't strength of mind not to need a career."
- Ruth Benedict
(Related: Strength, Career, Mind)

"The key to competing and surviving against Wal-Mart is to focus your business into a niche or pocket where you can leverage your strengths in the local marketplace."
- Michael Bergdahl
(Related: Business, Focus, Key)

"All too often arrogance accompanies strength, and we must never assume that justice is on the side of the strong. The use of power must always be accompanied by moral choice."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Power, Strength, Arrogance, Choice, Justice)

"My mother's sympathies were strongly with the Union. She knew that war was bound to come, but so confident was she in the strength of the Federal Government that she devoutly believed that the struggle could not last longer than six months at the utmost."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Government, War, Mother, Strength, Months, Struggle)

"Most people when they come to you for advice, come to have their own opinions strengthened, not corrected."
- Josh Billings
(Related: People, Advice, Opinions)

"The Royal Navy of England hath ever been its greatest defense and ornament; it is its ancient and natural strength; the floating bulwark of the island."
- William Blackstone
(Related: Strength, Defense, England, Navy)

"Well, the research into it affected me. And the novel, it very much strengthened my faith."
- William Peter Blatty
(Related: Faith, Research)

"The Cape Town is considerably increased within the last eight years. Its respectability with regard to strength has kept pace with its other enlargements and rendered it very secure against any attempt which is not made with considerable force."
- William Bligh
(Related: Strength, Force, Respectability, Years)

"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."
- Allan Bloom
(Related: Belief, Failure, Vision, Books, Now)

"What we call a poem is mostly what is not there on the page. The strength of any poem is the poems that it has managed to exclude."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Strength, Poems)

"Elves have this superhuman strength, yet they're so graceful. Tolkien created them to be angelic spirits, but I also saw Legolas as something out of the Seven Samurai."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Strength, Spirits)

"Strengthening our identity is one way of reinforcing people's confidence and sense of citizenship and well-being."
- David Blunkett
(Related: People, Citizenship, Confidence, Identity, Sense)

"Death used to announce itself in the thick of life but now people drag on so long it sometimes seems that we are reaching the stage when we may have to announce ourselves to death. It is as though one needs a special strength to die, and not a final weakness."
- Ronald Blythe
(Related: Death, Life, People, Strength, May, Needs, Now, Weakness)

"One ever feels his twoness - an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder."
- W. E. B. Du Bois
(Related: Strength, Thoughts, American, Being, Body, Ideals)

"An American, a Negro... two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder."
- W. E. B. Du Bois
(Related: Strength, Thoughts, American, Being, Body, Ideals)

"Our strength in finance has led us to set up an international financial centre with medium and long-term objectives, especially to develop Islamic financial and insurance services."
- Hassanal Bolkiah
(Related: Finance, Financial, Strength, Objectives)

"Today, bilateral relations with Britain are excellent, with cooperation in many areas and both countries continuing to work on strengthening these ties."
- Hassanal Bolkiah
(Related: Work, Cooperation, Countries, Today)

"Youngsters of the age of two and three are endowed with extraordinary strength. They can lift a dog twice their own weight and dump him into the bathtub."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Age, Strength, Weight)

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength."
- Corrie Ten Boom
(Related: Strength, Sorrow, Today, Tomorrow, Worry)

"The best translations cannot convey to us the strength and exquisite delicacy of thought in its native garb, and he to whom such books are shut flounders about in outer darkness."
- Edwin Booth
(Related: Thought, Strength, Books, Darkness)

"If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees."
- Hal Borland
(Related: Strength, Company, Patience, Trees)

"You always have certain strengths and certain weaknesses, and you want to compensate for your weaknesses... I have a real duty to earn the trust of the faculty. I don't just deserve it. I have to earn it."
- Erskine Bowles
(Related: Trust, Duty, Want)

"Girls Incorporated of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey continues to advance their cause and to strengthen their community by aspiring to open a Girl's Center for Philadelphia."
- Robert Brady
(Related: Cause, Community, Girls, Open)

"Once more, Never think that you can live to God by your own power or strength; but always look to and rely on him for assistance, yea, for all strength and grace."
- David Brainerd
(Related: Power, God, Strength, Grace)

"We are a long time in learning that all our strength and salvation is in God."
- David Brainerd
(Related: Time, God, Strength, Learning, Salvation)

"Just about this time, when in imagination I was so great a warrior, I had good use in real life for more strength, as I was no longer taken to school by the nurse, but instead had myself to protect my brother, two years my junior."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Imagination, Life, Time, Brother, Strength, School, Years)

"I admired in others the strength that I lacked myself."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Strength)

"This means that the search for a formula of European cooperation in connection with the League of Nations, far from weakening the authority of this latter must and can only tend to strengthen it, for it is closely connected with its aims."
- Aristide Briand
(Related: Authority, Connection, Cooperation, Formula, Nations)

"It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony."
- Benjamin Britten
(Related: Beauty, Music, Nature, Love, Strength, Disappointment, Freedom, Loneliness)

"You had no right to be born; for you make no use of life. Instead of living for, in, and with yourself, as a reasonable being ought, you seek only to fasten your feebleness on some other person's strength."
- Charlotte Bronte
(Related: Life, Strength, Being, Living, Right)

"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."
- Phillips Brooks
(Related: Work, Knowledge, Effort)

"I came from Long Island, so I had a lot of experience at the stick. I played in junior high school, then I played in high school. The technical aspect of the game was my forte. I had all that experience, then I had strength and I was in good condition."
- Jim Brown
(Related: Experience, Strength, School)

"I've completed the first part of my preparations without injury problems. My speed is good and I'm doing lots of volume for strength."
- Jonathan Brown
(Related: Strength, First, Injury, Problems)

"I count life just a stuff to try the soul's strength on."
- Robert Browning
(Related: Life, Soul, Strength)

"Education must, be not only a transmission of culture but also a provider of alternative views of the world and a strengthener of the will to explore them."
- Jerome S. Bruner
(Related: Education, Culture, Will, World)

"Solitude is strength; to depend on the presence of the crowd is weakness. The man who needs a mob to nerve him is much more alone than he imagines."
- Paul Brunton
(Related: Strength, Man, Mob, Needs, Solitude, Weakness)

"Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness - a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster - children into strength and athletic proportion."
- William C. Bryant
(Related: Greatness, Strength, Children, Difficulty)

"The weapon of the Republic is terror, and virtue is its strength."
- Georg Buchner
(Related: Strength, Virtue, Terror)

"The bitterest creature under heaven is the wife who discovers that her husband's bravery is only bravado, that his strength is only a uniform, that his power is but a gun in the hands of a fool."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Power, Wife, HusbStrength, Bravery, Fool, Heaven)

"It may be that religion is dead, and if it is, we had better know it and set ourselves to try to discover other sources of moral strength before it is too late."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Religion, Strength, May)

"The people I used to have around me from Nashville was showing love to the Cash Money clique on the strength of Buck trying to make it; making sure Buck gets to where he gots to go."
- Young Buck
(Related: Love, Money, People, Strength, Trying)

"That's one strength that Stevie has. She's really not a strong instrumentalist in any way. Her instrument is her voice and her words. And it keeps her focused on the very center of that."
- Lindsey Buckingham
(Related: Strength, Voice, Words)

"Power is so characteristically calm, that calmness in itself has the aspect of strength."
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Related: Power, Strength)

"Knowledge is power. Most of us agree that something has to be done to strengthen Social Security, and I believe it's irresponsible to arbitrarily dismiss any idea, Republican nor Democrat, without giving it a hard look."
- Conrad Bums
(Related: Power, Idea, Knowledge, Giving, Republican, Security)

"Our very strength as lesbians lies in the fact that we are outside of patriarchy; our existence challenges its life."
- Charlotte Bunch
(Related: Life, Strength, Existence, Fact, Lies)

"He that struggles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Nerves, Skill)

"He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Nerves, Skill)

"If human beings are perceived as potentials rather than problems, as possessing strengths instead of weaknesses, as unlimited rather that dull and unresponsive, then they thrive and grow to their capabilities."
- Barbara Bush
(Related: Problems)

"The wisest use of American strength is to advance freedom."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Strength, American, Freedom)

"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
(Related: Financial, Growth, Strength, Crisis, Taxes)

"Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It's a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment."
- Eric Butterworth
(Related: Achievement, Accomplishment, Man, Nothing)

"Few men during their lifetime comes anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used."
- Richard E. Byrd
(Related: Men, Strength, Deep)

"Chicago's neighborhoods have always been this city's greatest strength."
- Jane Byrne
(Related: Strength, Chicago)

"From this process has emerged a parallel process of translating traditional working and living values into a new political and economic power - a power increasingly based upon the strength of money and those material things money can purchase."
- Alex Campbell
(Related: Money, Power, Strength, Values, Living)

"Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It's a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Achievement, Accomplishment, Man, Nothing)

"Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance - the cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it; better, will preserve it longer, than the sad or sullen."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Power, Time, Strength, Cheerfulness, Endurance, Man, Will)

"An organization which claims to be working for the needs of a community - as SNCC does - must work to provide that community with a position of strength from which to make its voice heard. This is the significance of black power beyond the slogan."
- Stokely Carmichael
(Related: Power, Work, Strength, Community, Needs, Voice)

"Religion brings to man an inner strength, spiritual light, and ineffable peace."
- Alexis Carrel
(Related: Peace, Religion, Strength, Light, Man, Spiritual)

"There comes a pause, for human strength will not endure to dance without cessation; and everyone must reach the point at length of absolute prostration."
- Lewis Carroll
(Related: Dance, Strength, Will)

"In this outward and physical ceremony we attest once again to the inner and spiritual strength of our Nation. As my high school teacher, Miss Julia Coleman, used to say: 'We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.'"
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Strength, Ceremony, Nation, Principles, School, Spiritual)

"It is only necessary to have courage, for strength without self-confidence is useless."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Courage, Strength, Self)

"You have to get along with people, but you also have to recognize that the strength of a team is different people with different perspectives and different personalities."
- Steve Case
(Related: People, Strength)

"I think this is one of the greatest strengths of this school. Not only do the students go on to achieve great milestones in their own lives, they never forget their roots and the school that gave them the chance they needed to improve their lives and their families' lives."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Chance, Forget, School, Students)

"Working together we can strengthen Delaware State University and the students who attend it."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: State, Students, University)

"Use gentle means before you come to extremity, and whatever lesson you work him, and never take above half his strength, nor ride him till he is weary, but a little at a time and often."
- William Cavendish
(Related: Time, Work, Strength)

"You must in all Airs follow the strength, spirit, and disposition of the horse, and do nothing against nature; for art is but to set nature in order, and nothing else."
- William Cavendish
(Related: Art, Nature, Strength, Nothing, Order, Spirit)

"At some point, you can't lift this boulder with just your own strength. And if you find that you need to move bigger and bigger boulders up hills, you will need more and more help."
- Vinton Cerf
(Related: Strength, Help, Will)

"It is no use painting the foot of the tree white, the strength of the bark cries out from beneath the paint."
- Aime Cesaire
(Related: Strength, Painting)

"The awareness of our own strength makes us modest."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Strength, Awareness)

"Base Ball, to be played thoroughly, requires the possession of muscular strength, great agility, quickness of eye, readiness of hand, and many other faculties of mind and body that mark the man of nerve."
- Henry Chadwick
(Related: Strength, Body, Eye, Man, Mind, Possession)

"Grudge no expense - yield to no opposition - forget fatigue - till, by the strength of prayer and sacrifice, the spirit of love shall have overcome ."
- Maria W. Chapman
(Related: Love, Sacrifice, Strength, Fatigue, Forget, Opposition, Prayer, Spirit, Yield)

"We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community - and this nation."
- Cesar Chavez
(Related: Community, Diversity, Help, Nation, Parents, Students)

"We draw our strength from the very despair in which we have been forced to live. We shall endure."
- Cesar Chavez
(Related: Strength, Despair)

"From the depth of need and despair, people can work together, can organize themselves to solve their own problems and fill their own needs with dignity and strength."
- Cesar Chavez
(Related: Work, People, Strength, Despair, Dignity, Needs, Problems)

"Wisdom is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two."
- John Cheever
(Related: Wisdom, Knowledge, Strength, Evil)

"Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two."
- John Cheever
(Related: Wisdom, Knowledge, Strength, Evil)

"Legislation passed in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 enhanced our intelligence capabilities and strengthened our national defense, but until now our nation's immigration policies have not adapted to the needs of a post-September 11th world."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: Intelligence, Defense, Legislation, Nation, Needs, Now, Post, World)

"If we do not act now to strengthen Social Security, the system that so many depend upon today will be unable to meet its promises to tomorrow's retirees, and it will burden our children and grandchildren with exhaustive taxes."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: Act, Burden, Children, Now, Promises, Security, Taxes, Today, Tomorrow, Will)

"It was helpful to have the American troops there in great strength. They knew there'd be consequences if they didn't move back. Now, there has been some removal of the foreign forces."
- Warren Christopher
(Related: Strength, American, Consequences, Now, Troops)

"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Intelligence, Strength, Effort, Key, Potential)

"I have to understand what my strengths and limitations are, and work from a true place. I try to do this as best I can while still protecting my writer self, which more than ever needs privacy."
- Sandra Cisneros
(Related: Work, Limitations, Needs, Privacy, Self, Writer)

"Socialism appeals to better classes and has far more strength. Attack the state and you excite feelings of loyalty even among the disaffected classes; but attack the industrial system and appeal to the state, and you may have loyalty in your favor."
- John Bates Clark
(Related: Feelings, Strength, Loyalty, May, Socialism, State)

"All the strength and force of man comes from his faith in things unseen. He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions."
- James Freeman Clarke
(Related: Faith, Strength, Actions, Force, Man)

"If the leader is filled with high ambition and if he pursues his aims with audacity and strength of will, he will reach them in spite of all obstacles."
- Karl Von Clausewitz
(Related: Leader, Strength, Ambition, Obstacles, Will)

"You get elected, often, if you're a woman, on the strength of the women's vote; then you get into office, and you have to adapt to an overwhelmingly male environment."
- Eleanor Clift
(Related: Women, Strength, Environment, Office, Vote, Woman)

"Strength and wisdom are not opposing values."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Wisdom, Strength, Values)

"Thank you to all for your prayers and good wishes. It gave me the strength to persevere and warmed my heart."
- Steven Cojocaru
(Related: Heart, Strength, Wishes)

"I am deeply concerned with the diminution of the teaching strength of the country as a result of the disproportionately low salaries that are paid to teachers throughout the country."
- Bainbridge Colby
(Related: Strength, Country, Result, Teachers, Teaching)

"Men and women have strengths that complement each other."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: Men, Women)

"I think that one of the strengths of Cop Shoot Cop lay in the different, and at times, clashing personalities, Ideally, I want to have both ways of working in my life."
- Jim Coleman
(Related: Life, Want)

"Not one man in a thousand has the strength of mind or the goodness of heart to be an atheist."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Heart, Strength, Goodness, Man, Mind)

"Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Strength, Impatience, Ruin, Support, Weakness)

"To make the moral achievement implicit in science a source of strength to civilization, the scientist will have to have the cooperation also of the philosopher and the religious teacher."
- Arthur Holly Compton
(Related: Science, Civilization, Achievement, Strength, Cooperation, Religious, Will)

"The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home."
- Confucius
(Related: Home, Strength, Integrity, Nation)

"If you make the unconditional commitment to reach your most important goals, if the strength of your decision is sufficient, you will find the way and the power to achieve your goals."
- Robert Conklin
(Related: Power, Decision, Goals, Strength, Commitment, Will)

"Some great men owe most of their greatness to the ability of detecting in those they destine for their tools the exact quality of strength that matters for their work."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Men, Work, Quality, Greatness, Strength, Ability, Tools)

"It is a maudlin and indecent verity that comes out through the strength of wine."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Strength, Wine)

"Each blade of grass has its spot on earth whence it draws its life, its strength; and so is man rooted to the land from which he draws his faith together with his life."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Faith, Life, Strength, Earth, Land, Man)

"The Republicans claim they are for strengthening Pell grants when the truth is that over the last four years, their legislation has done the exact opposite."
- John Conyers
(Related: Truth, Legislation, Republicans, Years)

"Each is under the most sacred obligation not to squander the material committed to him, not to sap his strength in folly and vice, and to see at the least that he delivers a product worthy the labor and cost which have been expended on him."
- Anna Julia Cooper
(Related: Strength, Folly, Labor, Obligation, Vice)

"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."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Power, Government, State)

"We've worked very hard as a band and would like to think we've got this far on the strength of our music."
- Caroline Corr
(Related: Music, Strength)

"In view of China's growing military strength and intentions, the best way to safeguard Asia's permanent peace and prosperity is to have all Asian countries join forces with other democratic countries in the world to form a global community of democracies."
- Jim Costa
(Related: Peace, Strength, Community, Countries, Intentions, Military, Prosperity, World)

"There are many critics who have an idealised version of where my strengths lie."
- Elvis Costello
(Related: Lie)

"Through these adversities, Israel has endured with continued strength, conviction, and faith."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: Faith, Strength, Conviction, Israel)

"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."
- Noel Coward
(Related: War, Strength, Feeling)

"Watergate showed more strengths in our system than weaknesses... The whole country did take part in quite a genuine sense in passing judgment on Richard Nixon."
- Archibald Cox
(Related: Country, Judgment, Nixon, Sense)

"I mean I'm not smarter than the market, but I can recognize a good tape and a bad tape. I recognize when it's right and when it's wrong and that's what my strength is."
- Jim Cramer
(Related: Strength, Right, Wrong)

"Productive power is the foundation of a country's economic strength."
- Stafford Cripps
(Related: Power, Strength, Country)

"Knowledge is not a passion from without the mind, but an active exertion of the inward strength, vigor and power of the mind, displaying itself from within."
- Ralph Cudworth
(Related: Power, Knowledge, Strength, Mind, Passion)

"In all Diseases strengthen the part of the Body afflicted."
- Nicholas Culpeper
(Related: Body)

"The mask can be a limitation, but you just deal with it. You do get superhuman strength and pumpkin bombs and all this other stuff to express yourself with.'"
- Willem Dafoe
(Related: Strength, Bombs)

"The strength of the Democratic Party of Cook County is not something that just happened."
- Richard J. Daley
(Related: Strength, Party)

"Just as the strength of the Internet is chaos, so the strength of our liberty depends upon the chaos and cacophony of the unfettered speech the First Amendment protects."
- Judge Dalzell
(Related: Strength, Chaos, First, Internet, Liberty, Speech)

"Men who live valiantly and die nobly have a strength and a courage from the eternal Father."
- Josephus Daniels
(Related: Men, Father, Courage, Strength)

"But if our nation goes over a financial Niagara, we won't have much strength and, eventually, we won't have peace. We are currently borrowing the entire defense budget from foreign investors. Within a few years, we will be spending more on interest payments than on national security. That is not, as our military friends say, a 'robust strategy.'"
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Peace, Strategy, Financial, Strength, Borrowing, Defense, Friends, Interest, Military, Nation, National security, Niagara, Will, )

"If our nation goes over a financial Niagara, we won't have much strength and, eventually, we won't have peace. We are currently borrowing the entire defense budget from foreign investors. Within a few years, we will be spending more on interest payments than on national security. That is not, as our military friends say, a 'robust strategy.'"
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Peace, Strategy, Financial, Strength, Borrowing, Defense, Friends, Interest, Military, Nation, National security, Niagara, Will, )

"Struggle is strengthening. Battling with evil gives us the power to battle evil even more."
- Ossie Davis
(Related: Power, Battle, Evil, Struggle)

"I find, in being black, a thing of beauty: a joy; a strength; a secret cup of gladness."
- Ossie Davis
(Related: Strength, Being, Joy)

"Men are beginning to realize that they are not individuals but persons in society, that man alone is weak and adrift, that he must seek strength in common action."
- Dorothy Day
(Related: Men, Society, Action, Strength, Beginning, Man)

"I have the strength to endure it all."
- Moshe Dayan
(Related: Strength)

"It was in our power to cause the Arab governments to renounce the policy of strength toward Israel by turning it into a demonstration of weakness."
- Moshe Dayan
(Related: Power, Policy, Strength, Cause, Israel, Weakness)

"The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within - strength, courage, dignity."
- Ruby Dee
(Related: Beauty, Courage, Strength, Dignity, Want)

"It's always difficult to play a scene of physical violence because you're always afraid that you don't know your own strength and might hurt someone."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: Strength, Hurt, Play, Violence)

"We must keep both our femininity and our strength."
- Indra Devi
(Related: Strength, Femininity)

"For all of us who have been involved in the recovery efforts to bring back and strengthen wild salmon runs, we fear that this change in policy could lead to further declines in these wild stocks."
- Norm Dicks
(Related: Change, Policy, Fear)

"I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort where we overlap."
- Ani DiFranco
(Related: Strength, Comfort)

"When all is said and done, the real citadel of strength of any community is in the hearts and minds and desires of those who dwell there."
- Everett Dirksen
(Related: Strength, Community)

"All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Life, Adversity, May, Obstacles, World)

"You can tell the strength of a nation by the women behind its men."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Men, Women, Strength, Nation)

"By strengthening the economy, providing job opportunity and meeting the needs of working families, we can ensure the continued prosperity of our nation."
- Christopher Dodd
(Related: Opportunity, Economy, Job, Meeting, Nation, Needs, Prosperity)

"My strength is my enthusiasm."
- Placido Domingo
(Related: Enthusiasm, Strength)

"As I've often said, Wisconsin's greatest strength continues to be the dedicated, hardworking people of our state. They go to work everyday, pay their taxes, and raise their kids with good, Midwestern values."
- Jim Doyle
(Related: Work, People, Strength, Values, Kids, State, Taxes)

"My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Strength, Questions)

"Checking the results of a decision against its expectations shows executives what their strengths are, where they need to improve, and where they lack knowledge or information."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Knowledge, Decision, Expectations, Information, Results)

"Strength of character may be learned at work, but beauty of character is learned at home."
- Henry Drummond
(Related: Beauty, Home, Work, Character, Strength, May)

"The swimmer adrift on the open seas measures his strength, and strives with all his muscles to keep himself afloat. But what is he to do when there is no land on the horizon, and none beyond it?"
- Georges Duhamel
(Related: Strength, Land, Open)

"The strength in our third-quarter financial results is cause for excitement. I'm particularly pleased that we continue to demonstrate impressive growth at the same time we are engaged in important merger discussions."
- Bernard Ebbers
(Related: Time, Financial, Growth, Strength, Cause, Excitement, Results)

"The finished product is often of less importance than the skills and confidence gained through the process and the way in which the community is strengthened through people in it work and are brought together."
- Ben Edwards
(Related: Work, People, Community, Confidence, Importance)

"The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered. We know that. And yes, there are certainly times when we aren't able to muster as much strength and patience as we would like. It's called being human."
- Elizabeth Edwards
(Related: Strength, Being, Patience)

"Any act often repeated soon forms a habit; and habit allowed, steady gains in strength, At first it may be but as a spider's web, easily broken through, but if not resisted it soon binds us with chains of steel."
- Tryon Edwards
(Related: Habit, Strength, Act, First, May)

"One strength of the communist system of the East is that it has some of the character of a religion and inspires the emotions of a religion."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Religion, Character, Strength, Emotions)

"Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Soul, Strength, Cause, Reason)

"The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Strength, Wealth, Man, Nation, Spirit, Spiritual)

"Our real problem, then, is not our strength today; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure our strength tomorrow."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Action, Strength, Necessity, Today, Tomorrow)

"Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Strength, Weakness)

"My strength is coming up with two outs in the last of the ninth."
- Michael Eisner
(Related: Strength)

"And when a woman's will is as strong as the man's who wants to govern her, half her strength must be concealment."
- George Eliot
(Related: Strength, Man, Will, Woman)

"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
(Related: Memories)

"A strength to harm is perilous in the hand of an ambitious head."
- Elizabeth I
(Related: Strength, Harm)

"I had a vision with which I might have saved my people, but I had not the strength to do it."
- Black Elk
(Related: People, Strength, Vision)

"I know now what this meant, that the bison were the gift of a good spirit and were our strength, but we should lose them, and from the same good spirit we must find another strength."
- Black Elk
(Related: Strength, Now, Spirit)

"About 10,000 years ago, males and females were acting equitably and were treating one another as equals, and then males took over the power, because they have physical power and physical strength."
- Jane Elliot
(Related: Power, Strength, Acting, Years)

"'Charm' - which means the power to effect work without employing brute force - is indispensable to women. Charm is a woman's strength just as strength is a man's charm."
- Henry Ellis
(Related: Power, Work, Women, Strength, Charm, Effect, Force, Man, Woman)

"If only the strength of the love that people feel when it is reciprocated could be as intense and obsessive as the love we feel when it is not; then marriages would be truly made in heaven."
- Ben Elton
(Related: Love, People, Strength, Heaven)

"We gain the strength of the temptation we resist."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Strength, Gain, Temptation)

"We acquire the strength we have overcome."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Strength)

"When terrorists attacked the symbols of our national unity and strength, they failed to realize that they were just symbols of our strength. The real strength of our nation comes from our people - not our buildings."
- Michael Enzi
(Related: People, Strength, Nation, Unity)

"My mom was a source of strength.She showed me by example that women, regardless of how difficult life may get, can do it all."
- Gloria Estefan
(Related: Life, Mom, Women, Strength, Example, May)

"I feel my heart break to see a nation ripped apart by it's own greatest strength - it's diversity."
- Melissa Etheridge
(Related: Heart, Strength, Diversity, Nation)

"Nothing has more strength than dire necessity."
- Euripides
(Related: Strength, Necessity, Nothing)

"The undertaking of a new action brings new strength."
- Richard L. Evans
(Related: Action, Strength)

"When we acknowledge a child's feelings, we do him a great service. We put him in touch with his inner reality. And once he's clear about that reality, he gathers the strength to begin to cope."
- Adele Faber
(Related: Feelings, Strength, Reality, Service)

"The single currency should allow the European Union, and therefore France, to balance its monetary strength with the United States. It should help us adjust to the development of China."
- Laurent Fabius
(Related: Development, Strength, Balance, France, Help, states, United)

"Books open your mind, broaden your mind, and strengthen you as nothing else can."
- William Feather
(Related: Books, Mind, Nothing, Open)

"What are my sources of strength? My husband and my three kids, my health-care team, and my religion."
- Geraldine Ferraro
(Related: Religion, HusbHealth, Strength, Kids)

"I hope to devote all of my spare time, which ordinarily would go to research, my summers, and every ounce of strength I can muster to further the project."
- Louis Finkelstein
(Related: Time, Hope, Strength, Project, Research)

"My mother taught me about the power of inspiration and courage, and she did it with a strength and a passion that I wish could be bottled."
- Carly Fiorina
(Related: Power, Mother, Inspiration, Courage, Strength, Passion)

"The United States stands with our friends in Britain as they recover from today's shock of terrorism. These barbaric acts strengthen our resolve and remind us all of the danger of complacency during our continued war on terror."
- Mark Foley
(Related: War, Danger, Friends, states, Terror, Terrorism, Today, United)

"Patience and time do more than strength or passion."
- Jean de La Fontaine
(Related: Time, Strength, Passion, Patience)

"The Chinese government is quickly losing its ideological legitimacy, maintain its rule with force, but cannot draw strength from the ideology of Marx and Mao."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Government, Strength, Force, Ideology, Losing)

"I think our strength is this strong relationship we have all together."
- Guy Forget
(Related: Strength)

"Part of my strength as an actor comes from what I've learned all these years: when you play a villain, you try to get the light touches; when you play a hero, you try to get in some of the warts."
- John Forsythe
(Related: Strength, Actor, Light, Play)

"The strength of the vampire is that people will not believe in him."
- Garrett Fort
(Related: People, Strength, Will)

"Power is not an institution, and not a structure; neither is it a certain strength we are endowed with; it is the name that one attributes to a complex strategical situation in a particular society."
- Michel Foucault
(Related: Power, Society, Strength, Name)

"As thy days, so shall thy strength be which, in modern language, may be translated as thy thoughts so shall thy life be."
- Emmet Fox
(Related: Life, Strength, Thoughts, Language, May)

"The first thing is that we're being attacked by both the Writers Guild and the Producers Guild. Both of these groups are trying to diminish the importance and strength of the director. They're trying to do it through both frontal and side attacks."
- John Frankenheimer
(Related: Strength, Being, First, Importance, Trying, Writers)

"The mark of a truly civilized man is confidence in the strength and security derived from the inquiring mind."
- Felix Frankfurter
(Related: Strength, Confidence, Man, Mind, Security)

"I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time."
- Anna Freud
(Related: Time, Strength, Confidence)

"Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Religion, Strength, Fact, Illusion)

"I'm constantly watching people. Watching their strengths and weaknesses. I find myself going into theater less and less, let alone horror. I gave that up when I was seven or eight years old."
- Jonathan Frid
(Related: People, Horror, Old, Theater, Years)

"Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength."
- Betty Friedan
(Related: Opportunity, Strength, Youth)

"America is moving forward and gaining strength. We have been tested, and we have proven ourselves to be a tough, resilient and resourceful nation."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Strength, America, Nation)

"Superior strength is found in the long run to lie with those who had right on their side."
- James Anthony Froude
(Related: Lie, Strength, Right)

"This cream will help one's nature strengthen and grow, The diet gives support in my decline."
- Du Fu
(Related: Diet, Nature, Help, Support, Will)

"In fact, the recent increase in intra-firm trading enables businesses to shift their activities across borders smoothly, thereby strengthening the response of economic activity to exchange rate movements in the long run."
- Toshihiko Fukui
(Related: Fact)

"'Tis skill, not strength, that governs a ship."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Strength, Skill)

"Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Love, Absence)

"A nation' s strength ultimately consists in what it can do on its own, and not in what it can borrow from others."
- Indira Gandhi
(Related: Strength, Nation)

"When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Strength, Courtesy, Restraint)

"It is my own firm belief that the strength of the soul grows in proportion as you subdue the flesh."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Soul, Belief, Strength)

"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Strength, Will)

"In Japanese art, space assumed a dominant role and its position was strengthened by Zen concepts."
- Stephen Gardiner
(Related: Art, Space, Zen)

"Leaders come in many forms, with many styles and diverse qualities. There are quiet leaders and leaders one can hear in the next county. Some find strength in eloquence, some in judgment, some in courage."
- John W. Gardner
(Related: Courage, Strength, Eloquence, Judgment, Leaders, Quiet)

"Some people strengthen the society just by being the kind of people they are."
- John W. Gardner
(Related: Society, People, Being)

"Concentrate your strengths against your competitor's relative weaknesses."
- Paul Gauguin
"There's no doubt that the squad needs strengthening if we are to get back up among the top three because they are operating on another level to us at the moment."
- Steven Gerrard
(Related: Doubt, Needs)

"The first priority of any serious program against poverty is to strengthen the male role in poor families."
- George Gilder
(Related: First, Poor, Poverty)

"What we can borrow from Ronald Reagan... is that great sense of optimism. He led by building on the strengths of America, not running America down."
- Rudy Giuliani
(Related: Optimism, America, Building, Running, Sense)

"Men are apt to mistake the strength of their feeling for the strength of their argument. The heated mind resents the chill touch and relentless scrutiny of logic."
- William E. Gladstone
(Related: Men, Mistake, Strength, Argument, Feeling, Logic, Mind)

"This particular film highlights Ben and Owen's strengths which is that they are great comedic actors with tremendous chemistry and they do a really good job."
- Paul M. Glaser
(Related: Actors, Film, Job)

"Government will not fail to employ education, to strengthen its hands, and perpetuate its institutions."
- William Godwin
(Related: Government, Education, Will)

"Where is the man who has the strength to be true, and to show himself as he is?"
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Strength, Man)

"Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well."
- Vincent Van Gogh
(Related: Love, Strength, Lies)

"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
(Related: Life, Heart, Strength, Difficulties, Fighting)

"It's being willing to walk away that gives you strength and power - if you're willing to accept the consequences of doing what you want to do."
- Whoopi Goldberg
(Related: Power, Strength, Being, Consequences, Want)

"Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent it seldom has justice enough to accuse."
- Oliver Goldsmith
(Related: Strength, Conscience, Faults, Justice)

"Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use."
- Ruth Gordon
(Related: Courage)

"While President Bush likes to project an image of strength and courage, the real truth is that in the presence of his large financial contributors, he is a moral coward."
- Al Gore
(Related: Truth, Courage, Financial, Strength, President, Project)

"It was an idea we had when Al was in the Senate - to organize and moderate an annual conference that would look at government policy through the lens of the family to help identify ways that the family can be supported and strengthened."
- Tipper Gore
(Related: Family, Government, Policy, Idea, Help, Senate)

"Past conference topics have included strengthening the role of fathers in children's lives, the impact of the media culture on children, the delicate balance between work and family, and family involvement in education."
- Tipper Gore
(Related: Education, Family, Work, Balance, Children, Culture, Fathers, Media, Past)

"I have always had good strength in my legs from working out with weights. I have also been riding a bike of some sort for most of my life and have good agility."
- Mark-Paul Gosselaar
(Related: Life, Strength)

"Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength."
- Billy Graham
(Related: Strength, Self, Tears, Weakness)

"We need to make is to strengthen the position of the director of the CIA."
- Bob Graham
"Social Security must be preserved and strengthened. But we need to be candid about the costs and willing to make the tough choices that real reform will require."
- Lindsey Graham
(Related: Choices, Reform, Security, Will)

"I dare say there may be some men and women in the Armed Forces who are so decent that they would say: Give the Iraqi people money, we do not want to be paid back. That is the strength of our country."
- Lindsey Graham
(Related: Men, Women, Money, People, Strength, Country, May, Want)

"My practicality consists in this, in the knowledge that if you beat your head against the wall it is your head which breaks and not the wall - that is my strength, my only strength."
- Antonio Gramsci
(Related: Knowledge, Strength, Practicality)

"It should strengthen investors' confidence. This is done through transparency, high quality financial reports, and a standardized economic market. This is not just for China, but also for the world market as a whole."
- Richard Grasso
(Related: Quality, Financial, Confidence, World)

"At their core, when things really matter, people see a need to turn to God for strength and protection."
- Lee Greenwood
(Related: God, People, Strength, Protection)

"That Germany was so immensely strong and Austria so dependent upon German strength that the word and will of Germany would at the critical moment be decisive with Austria."
- Edward Grey
(Related: Strength, Germany, Will, Word)

"Humble souls are fearful of their own strength."
- William Gurnall
(Related: Strength)

"Foreign policy will require a strategic agility that, whenever possible, gets ahead of problems, strengthens U.S. security and alliances, and promotes American interests and credibility."
- Chuck Hagel
(Related: Policy, American, Credibility, Foreign policy, Problems, Security, Will)

"If I had the hand strength to sign autographs for everybody in Kansas City, I would... but its just impossible to get to everyone."
- Dante Hall
(Related: Strength)

"The sea heaves up, hangs loaded o'er the land, Breaks there, and buries its tumultuous strength."
- Robert Browning Hamilton
(Related: Strength, Land, Sea)

"Without strength and courage it's really hard to perform at the highest levels of international figure skating, because you're alone on the ice and you only have seven minutes over two nights to prove yourself."
- Scott Hamilton
(Related: Courage, Strength)

"The breaking wave and the muscle as it contracts obey the same law. Delicate line gathers the body's total strength in a bold balance. Shall my soul meet so severe a curve, journeying on its way to form?"
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: Soul, Strength, Balance, Body, Law)

"Life only demands from you the strength that you possess. Only one feat is possible; not to run away."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: Life, Strength)

"The virtue of paganism was strength; the virtue of Christianity is obedience."
- Augustus Hare
(Related: Strength, Virtue, Christianity, Obedience)

"Strength was the virtue of paganism; obedience is the virtue of Christianity."
- David Hare
(Related: Strength, Virtue, Christianity, Obedience)

"I think my best skill in this whole deal is as a conduit to try to bring people together, because I think it's in our unity that we'll have the greatest strength."
- Woody Harrelson
(Related: People, Strength, Skill, Unity)

"The very strength of a nation eventually proves to be its weakness."
- Paul Harris
(Related: Strength, Nation, Weakness)

"I love to sing and I do think that my strength as a singer is... I think I have a voice that is certainly sufficient under most any circumstances... but I think my strength is that I really am an actor and I really do have to own what I am saying."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: Love, Strength, Actor, Circumstances, Saying, Voice)

"The Stuart sovereigns of England steadily attempted to strengthen their power, and the resistance to that effort caused an immense growth of Parliamentary influence."
- Albert Bushnell Hart
(Related: Power, Growth, Effort, England, Influence)

"Trade creates jobs and lifts people out of poverty. And when that happens, societies stabilize and grow. And there is nothing like a stable society to fight terrorism and strengthen democracy, freedom and rule of law."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Society, People, Democracy, Fight, Freedom, Jobs, Law, Nothing, Poverty, Terrorism, Trade)

"To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Friendship, Love, Heart, Strength, Goodness, Mind)

"It is not good to see people who have been pretending strength all their lives lose it even for a minute."
- Lillian Hellman
(Related: People, Strength)

"Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts; not amid joy."
- Arthur Helps
(Related: Strength, Deep, Joy, Silence)

"Good composition is like a suspension bridge - each line adds strength and takes none away."
- Robert Henri
(Related: Strength)

"Something called 'the Oklahoma Standard' became known throughout the world. It means resilience in the face of adversity. It means a strength and compassion that will not be defeated."
- Brad Henry
(Related: Strength, Adversity, Compassion, Will, World)

"For only by nurturing the minds and strengthening the values of our children can we give them an opportunity to be full, productive citizens, to reach their God-given potential, and to have good jobs right here in Oklahoma."
- Brad Henry
(Related: God, Opportunity, Values, Children, Jobs, Potential, Right)

"Here is bread, which strengthens man's heart, and therefore is called the staff of Life."
- Matthew Henry
(Related: Life, Heart, Man)

"I think my own strengths are in television production."
- Jim Henson
(Related: Production, Television)

"My greatest strength is common sense. I'm really a standard brand - like Campbell's tomato soup or Baker's chocolate."
- Katharine Hepburn
(Related: Strength, Common sense)

"Rag paper, containing hemp fiber, is the highest quality and longest lasting paper ever made. It can be torn when wet, but returns to its full strength when dry."
- Jack Herer
(Related: Quality, Strength)

"A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair."
- Abraham Joshua Heschel
(Related: Love, Time, God, Thought, Strength, Compassion, Defiance, Despair, Harm, Man, Religious)

"I like a women who's got some balls, some strength. As long as I can beat her at arm wrestling, that's fine."
- James Hetfield
(Related: Women, Strength, Wrestling)

"I was in uniform for four years, and I know that heroism doesn't occur from taking orders, but rather from people who through their own willpower and strength are willing to sacrifice their lives for an idea."
- Thor Heyerdahl
(Related: Sacrifice, People, Idea, Strength, Willpower, Heroism, Years)

"Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Growth, Strength, Effort, Struggle)

"I think what weakens people most is fear of wasting their strength."
- Etty Hillesum
(Related: People, Fear, Strength)

"It is impossible for our working people to maintain their full strength if they do not succeed in obtaining a sufficient supply of fat, allotted to them on a proper basis."
- Paul von Hindenburg
(Related: People, Strength, Succeed)

"Strength lies not in defence but in attack."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: Strength, Lies)

"The great strength of the totalitarian state is that it forces those who fear it to imitate it."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: Fear, Strength, State)

"We can reach our potential, but to do so, we must reach within ourselves. We must summon the strength, the will, and the faith to move forward - to be bold - to invest in our future."
- John Hoeven
(Related: Faith, Strength, Future, Potential, Will)

"Rudeness is a weak imitation of strength."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Strength, Imitation, Rudeness)

"God is waiting eagerly to respond with new strength to each little act of self-control, small disciplines of prayer, feeble searching after him. And his children shall be filled if they will only hunger and thirst after what he offers."
- Richard Holloway
(Related: God, Strength, Act, Children, Hunger, Prayer, Self, Waiting, Will)

"It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide on what to do."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Strength)

"I hope to God that the inner strength that will vindicate my deeds will in good time spring forth from my own people. I have done as I had to on the prompting of my inner voice."
- Kurt Huber
(Related: Time, God, People, Hope, Strength, Deeds, Spring, Voice, Will)

"People do not lack strength; they lack will."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: People, Strength, Will)

"I realized then that the generations may change but the strength of our nation remains solid."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Change, Strength, Generations, May, Nation)

"The advantages found in history seem to be of three kinds, as it amuses the fancy, as it improves the understanding, and as it strengthens virtue."
- David Hume
(Related: History, Virtue, Fancy, Understanding)

"There are movements which impinge upon the nerves with a strength that is incomparable, for movement has power to stir the senses and emotions, unique in itself."
- Doris Humphrey
(Related: Power, Strength, Emotions, Nerves, Senses)

"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."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Idea, Democracy, May, Property)

"It's more important to know your weaknesses than your strengths."
- Ray Lee Hunt
"For those of us who have lived abroad and seen our nation in a highly competitive 21st century, and kind of see where this world is going - unless we are able to strengthen our core, we're going to see the end of the American century. And that is totally unacceptable."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: American, End, Nation, World)

"Margaret Thatcher was fearful of German unification because she believed that this would bring an immediate and formidable increase of economic strength to a Germany which was already the strongest economic partner in Europe."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: Strength, Europe, Germany)

"Uncontrolled, the hunger and thirst after God may become an obstacle, cutting off the soul from what it desires. If a man would travel far along the mystic road, he must learn to desire God intensely but in stillness, passively and yet with all his heart and mind and strength."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Travel, God, Soul, Heart, Strength, Desire, Hunger, Man, May, Mind, Road)

"Freedom and order are not incompatible... truth is strength... free discussion is the very life of truth."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Life, Truth, Strength, Freedom, Order)

"We need to reach that happy stage of our development when differences and diversity are not seen as sources of division and distrust, but of strength and inspiration."
- Josefa Iloilo
(Related: Development, Inspiration, Strength, Distrust, Diversity)

"My strength was that I am more balanced and calmer than most other riders."
- Miguel Indurain
(Related: Strength)

"The superior man is the providence of the inferior. He is eyes for the blind, strength for the weak, and a shield for the defenseless. He stands erect by bending above the fallen. He rises by lifting others."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Strength, Blind, Eyes, Man, Providence)

"My answer to those who oppose my appointment as CEO is that this is really a decision of the YWCA. They want to strengthen their grassroots to advocate on behalf of women's and children's empowerment and ending racism."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Women, Decision, Children, Empowerment, Ending, Racism, Want)

"The Young Women's Christian Association is nourished by its roots in Christianity and, at the same time, over the years, it's been enriched by beliefs and values from all kinds of places, even, in fact, strengthened by our diversity."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Time, Women, Values, Christian, Christianity, Beliefs, Diversity, Fact, Years)

"America's strength is not our diversity; our strength is our ability to unite people of different backgrounds around common principles. A common language is necessary to reach that goal."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: People, Goal, Strength, Ability, America, Diversity, Language, Principles)

"My father was the son of immigrants, and he grew up bilingual, but English is what my father taught me and what he spoke to me. America's strength is not our diversity; it is our ability to unite around common principles even when we come from different backgrounds."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Father, Son, Strength, Ability, America, Diversity, English, Principles)

"They take pride in their schools. They begin to participate, where, when they are renters, they don't do that. So what we're doing by this program is strengthening America."
- Alphonso Jackson
(Related: America, Pride, Schools)

"You're blessed if you have the strength to work."
- Mahalia Jackson
(Related: Work, Strength)

"Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength."
- Phil Jackson
(Related: Wisdom, Strength)

"What is called a sincere work is one that is endowed with enough strength to give reality to an illusion."
- Max Jacob
(Related: Work, Strength, Illusion, Reality)

"Especially with the signing of riders with climbing abilities and the new arrival of Tyler Hamilton, who has the strength and ability to become a great leader for the big tours. All in all, I feel this is a very complete team."
- Laurent Jalabert
(Related: Leader, Strength, Ability)

"Blind and unwavering undisciplined at all times constitutes the real strength of all free men."
- Alfred Jarry
(Related: Men, Strength, Blind)

"To penetrate and dissipate these clouds of darkness, the general mind must be strengthened by education."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Education, Clouds, Darkness, Mind)

"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
(Related: Government, Hope, Strength, Aristocracy, Challenge, Corporations, Country, Defiance, Laws)

"There is nothing respecting which a man may be so long unconscious as of the extent and strength of his prejudices."
- Francis Jeffrey
(Related: Strength, Man, May, Nothing, Unconscious)

"I report to you that our country is challenged at home and abroad: that it is our will that is being tried and not our strength; our sense of purpose and not our ability to achieve a better America."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Home, Purpose, Strength, Ability, America, Being, Country, Sense, Will)

"The separation of church and state is a source of strength, but the conscience of our nation does not call for separation between men of state and faith in the Supreme Being."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Faith, Men, Strength, Church, Being, Conscience, Nation, Separation, State)

"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."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Men, God, People, Strength, America, Destiny, Public, Reassurance, states, United, Unity)

"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Perseverance, Strength)

"If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Determination, Perseverance, Strength, Despair, Diligence, Skill)

"He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity."
- William Samuel Johnson
(Related: Strength, Adversity)

"You can have financial strength, professional strength, emotional strength but for me without spiritual strength none of the rest of it matters."
- Star Jones
(Related: Financial, Strength, Rest, Spiritual)

"He knows not his own strength that has not met adversity."
- Ben Jonson
(Related: Strength, Adversity)

"My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength."
- Michael Jordan
(Related: Attitude, Strength, Weakness, Will)

"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
(Related: Strength, Man, Prayer)

"Above all, it is not decency or goodness of gentleness that impresses the Middle East, but strength."
- Meir Kahane
(Related: Strength, Decency, Goodness)

"Prayer is more than meditation. In meditation the source of strength is one's self. When one prays he goes to a source of strength greater than his own."
- Chiang Kai-shek
(Related: Strength, Meditation, Prayer, Self)

"Unless India stands up to the world, no one will respect us. In this world, fear has no place. Only strength respects strength."
- Abdul Kalam
(Related: Fear, Strength, Respect, Will, World)

"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
(Related: Success, Negative, Media, Nation)

"Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career."
- Abdul Kalam
(Related: Strength, Career)

"God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities, great potential strength and ability. Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers."
- Abdul Kalam
(Related: God, Strength, Ability, Potential, Prayer)

"To me, thoughts are fun and art is fun. The strength of our society should not be idle entertainments but the joy of pursuing ideas."
- Philip Kaufman
(Related: Art, Society, Ideas, Strength, Thoughts, Fun, Joy)

"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
(Related: Thoughts, Intellect, Mind, Nothing)

"It requires more strength to be gentle, so it's the everyday encounters of life that I think we've prepared children for and prepared them to be good to other people and to consider other people."
- Bob Keeshan
(Related: Life, People, Strength, Children)

"If this war is not fought with the greatest brutality against the bands both in the East and in the Balkans then in the foreseeable future the strength at our disposal will not be sufficient to be able to master this plague."
- Wilhelm Keitel
(Related: War, Strength, Future, Will)

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Experience, Success, Soul, Character, Ambition, Quiet, Suffering)

"Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Faith, Strength, Light, World)

"I am committed to strengthening our agricultural economy by protecting the unique interests of small and medium size family farms so that they can continue to operate."
- Sue Kelly
(Related: Family, Economy)

"Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility; for it thinks all things lawful for itself, and all things possible."
- Thomas Kempis
(Related: Love, Strength, Burden, Impossibility, Nothing, Trouble)

"The tax on capital gains directly affects investment decisions, the mobility and flow of risk capital... the ease or difficulty experienced by new ventures in obtaining capital, and thereby the strength and potential for growth in the economy."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Growth, Strength, Decisions, Difficulty, Economy, Tax, Investment, Potential, Risk)

"I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Power, Wisdom, Purpose, Strength, Wealth, America, Country, Future, Military, Restraint, Will)

"On the other hand, the American public possesses a great resilience and strength, and good risk communication strategies can tap into and even amplify those assets."
- Patrick J. Kennedy
(Related: Strength, American, Communication, Public, Risk)

"Nations are equal in respect to each other, and entitled to claim equal consideration for their rights, whatever may be their relative dimensions or strength or however greatly they may differ in government, religion or manners."
- James Kent
(Related: Religion, Government, Strength, Consideration, Rights, Manners, May, Nations, Respect)

"Today begins a new saga in my life which I expect to strengthen me and allow me time for reflection... I plan to write music while in prison, read and pray regularly and will come out a stronger, more confident woman."
- Lil' Kim
(Related: Life, Music, Time, Prison, Reflection, Today, Will, Woman)

"I've always been really athletic, which really helped, because when I first started doing the training for Bulletproof Monk, it required so much strength that if I didn't have a base I don't really know what I would have done."
- Jaime King
(Related: Strength, First, Training)

"Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know."
- Charles Kingsley
(Related: Work, Strength, Being, Cheerfulness, Content, Diligence, Self, Temperance, Will)

"Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws."
- Barbara Kingsolver
(Related: Strength, Laws, Motherhood)

"The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way."
- Robert Kiyosaki
(Related: Success, Dream, Strength, Desire, Disappointment)

"And, unlike the earlier bombing on the World Trade Center, a major landmark and symbol of the strength of the financial world was, not just damaged but, totally destroyed."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Financial, Strength, Symbol, Trade, World)

"There are simply more young people than there ever were. You get this feeling of strength. Also, large numbers can be a drawback, making it difficult to lose one's anonymity."
- John Knowles
(Related: People, Strength, Feeling, Numbers)

"It is just not enough to strengthen the secret services for the fight against terrorism but it's also necessary to advance dialogue between cultures."
- Horst Koehler
(Related: Fight, Terrorism)

"We need to take steps to strengthen and mend Social Security so that its promise of a secure retirement is just as real for seniors in the future as it is today."
- Herb Kohl
(Related: Future, Promise, Retirement, Security, Today)

"The freedom to fail is vital if you're going to succeed. Most successful people fail from time to time, and it is a measure of their strength that failure merely propels them into some new attempt at success."
- Michael Korda
(Related: Success, Time, People, Successful, Failure, Strength, Freedom, Measure, Succeed)

"The strength of the playing ability is much more important. Only if the strength of the opponent's playing ability is comparable, does the game develop."
- Vladimir Kramnik
(Related: Strength, Ability)

"Being funny is one of my greatest strengths. I can make girls smile when they're down, and when they're having a good time, I can carry on the joke."
- John Krasinski
(Related: Funny, Time, Being, Girls, Smile)

"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
(Related: Love, Strength, Body, Dying, Silence, Will, Words)

"Old age is not a disease - it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses."
- Maggie Kuhn
(Related: Age, Strength, Disappointments, Disease, Old, Trials)

"We want to empower our people; we want to strengthen them; we want to provide them with the kind of qualifications that will enable them to build up their own country themselves."
- Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
(Related: People, Country, Want, Will)

"So many older people, they just sit around all day long and they don't get any exercise. Their muscles atrophy, and they lose their strength, their energy and vitality by inactivity."
- Jack LaLanne
(Related: People, Strength, Day, Energy, Exercise, Vitality)

"Focus on your problem zones, your strength, your energy, your flexibility and all the rest. Maybe your chest is flabby or your hips or waist need toning. Also, you should change your program every thirty days. That's the key."
- Jack LaLanne
(Related: Change, Strength, Energy, Flexibility, Focus, Key, Rest)

"Credulity is the man's weakness, but the child's strength."
- Charles Lamb
(Related: Strength, Credulity, Man, Weakness)

"I will continue to push for doubling the strength of the U.S. Border Patrol, and to make sure that every cargo container that enters this nation is screened for radiation and potential weapons of mass destruction."
- Nick Lampson
(Related: Strength, Destruction, Nation, Potential, Weapons, Will)

"With a houseful of kids you give each other strength."
- Michael Landon
(Related: Strength, Kids)

"All species capable of grasping this fact manage better in the struggle for existence than those which rely upon their own strength alone: the wolf, which hunts in a pack, has a greater chance of survival than the lion, which hunts alone."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Strength, Survival, Chance, Existence, Fact, Struggle)

"Internationalism on the other hand admits that spiritual achievements have their roots deep in national life; from this national consciousness art and literature derive their character and strength and on it even many of the humanistic sciences are firmly based."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Art, Life, Character, Strength, Consciousness, Deep, Literature, Spiritual)

"When liberals finally grasped the strength of popular feeling about the family, they cried to appropriate the rhetoric and symbolism of family values for their own purposes."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Family, Strength, Values, Feeling, Liberals, Popular, Rhetoric)

"When I write down my thoughts, they do not escape me. This action makes me remember my strength which I forget at all times. I educate myself proportionately to my captured thought. I aim only to distinguish the contradiction between my mind and nothingness."
- Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont
(Related: Thought, Action, Strength, Thoughts, Contradiction, Forget, Mind, Nothingness)

"I'm most proud of the blessings that God has bestowed upon me, in my life. He's given me the vision to truly see that you can fall down, but you can still get back up. Hopefully I'll learn from my mistakes and have the opportunity to strengthen and improve the next thing I do."
- Martin Lawrence
(Related: God, Life, Opportunity, Vision, Blessings, Mistakes)

"I get curious about new things. My real strength is going into a field that has not been investigated before, and finding new approaches to it."
- Joshua Lederberg
(Related: Strength)

"In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength."
- Robert E. Lee
(Related: Strength, Bible, Light)

"The joy of the mind is the measure of its strength."
- Ninon de Lenclos
(Related: Strength, Joy, Measure, Mind)

"The joy of the mind is the measure of its strength."
- Ninon de Lenclos
(Related: Strength, Joy, Measure, Mind)

"The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt."
- Max Lerner
(Related: Strength, Growing up, Hurt)

"He's an innocent in a lot of ways. He's a very simple person who really doesn't have the resources or the strength, ultimately, to handle the situation."
- Jared Leto
(Related: Strength)

"I think this orchestra's strengths involve drama and voice."
- James Levine
(Related: Drama, Voice)

"Insincerity is always weakness; sincerity even in error is strength."
- George Henry Lewes
(Related: Strength, Error, Insincerity, Weakness)

"The men in the steel industry who sacrificed their all were nor merely aiding their fellows at home but were adding strength to the cause of their comrades in all industry."
- John L. Lewis
(Related: Home, Men, Strength, Cause)

"Men haven't changed their behaviour, so women somehow have to be strengthened to be able to ward off the men."
- Stephen Lewis
(Related: Men, Women)

"It gives one hope, this great strength of Africa."
- Stephen Lewis
(Related: Hope, Strength)

"The Greeks possessed a knowledge of human nature we seem hardly able to attain to without passing through the strengthening hibernation of a new barbarism."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Nature, Knowledge, Human nature)

"Some in my party threaten to send a message that they don't know a just war when they see it, and more broadly that they're not prepared to use our military strength to protect our security and the cause of freedom."
- Joe Lieberman
(Related: War, Strength, Cause, Freedom, Military, Party, Security)

"Absolve me, teach me, purify me, strengthen me: take me to Thyself, that I may be Thine and Thine only."
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot
(Related: May)

"Yes, forget your weakness, whatever that weakness may be. It is egotism, it is selfishness after. all, for it is a dwelling on self. Forget your weakness; and remember your strength."
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot
(Related: Strength, Egotism, Forget, May, Self, Selfishness, Weakness)

"If you wish to strengthen your confidence in God still more, often recall the loving way in which He has acted toward you, and how mercifully He has tried to bring you out of your sinful life, to break your attachment to the things of earth and draw you to His love."
- Alphonsus Liguori
(Related: Love, Life, God, Confidence, Earth)

"With such thoughts in your mind, now that you have resolved to love Him and please Him with all your strength, your only fear should be to fear God too much and to place too little confidence in Him."
- Alphonsus Liguori
(Related: Love, God, Fear, Strength, Thoughts, Confidence, Mind, Now)

"Don't wish me happiness - I don't expect to be happy it's gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor - I will need them all."
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
(Related: Happiness, Humor, Courage, Strength, Sense, Will)

"We need the UN, to deal with the threats to our common security from nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, not only in the case of Iraq. They must be tackled by the international community together, by strengthening conventions, treaties and agreements."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Community, Iraq, Security, Weapons)

"But the general welfare must restrict and regulate the exertions of the individuals, as the individuals must derive a supply of their strength from social power."
- Friedrich List
(Related: Power, Strength, Welfare)

"The Green Lantern is a unique superhero because it's not that he's super that is his focus; it's that he's a man. He's very human. That's his greatest strength and his greatest weakness."
- Blake Lively
(Related: Strength, Focus, Man, Weakness)

"I think everybody faces challenges in their lives. I've definitely been through it - not to the extreme that Astrid did. I try to keep some kind of identity and strength."
- Alison Lohman
(Related: Strength, Extreme, Faces, Identity)

"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
(Related: Knowledge, Successful, Strength, Difference, Will)

"The strength of criticism lies in the weakness of the thing criticized."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Strength, Criticism, Lies, Weakness)

"Method is more important than strength, when you wish to control your enemies. By dropping golden beads near a snake, a crow once managed To have a passer-by kill the snake for the beads."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Control, Strength, Enemies)

"The failure of academic feminists to recognize difference as a crucial strength is a failure to reach beyond the first patriarchal lesson. In our world, divide and conquer must become define and empower."
- Audre Lorde
(Related: Failure, Strength, Difference, First, World)

"When I use my strength in the service of my vision it makes no difference whether or not I am afraid."
- Audre Lorde
(Related: Strength, Vision, Difference, Service)

"When I dare to be powerful - to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid."
- Audre Lorde
(Related: Strength, Vision, Service)

"Strength of character means the ability to overcome resentment against others, to hide hurt feelings, and to forgive quickly."
- Lawrence G. Lovasik
(Related: Feelings, Character, Strength, Ability, Hurt, Resentment)

"The oppressed never free themselves - they do not have the necessary strengths."
- Clare Boothe Luce
"African women in general need to know that it's OK for them to be the way they are - to see the way they are as a strength, and to be liberated from fear and from silence."
- Wangari Maathai
(Related: Women, Fear, Strength, African, Silence)

"I am not yet born; O fill me with strength against those who would freeze my humanity."
- Louis MacNeice
(Related: Strength, Humanity)

"I look at an ant and I see myself: a native South African, endowed by nature with a strength much greater than my size so I might cope with the weight of a racism that crushes my spirit."
- Miriam Makeba
(Related: Nature, Strength, African, Racism, Spirit, Weight)

"Self-improvement is the name of the game, and your primary objective is to strengthen yourself, not to destroy an opponent."
- Maxwell Maltz
(Related: Name, Self)

"I left because I could no longer make records that sounded less and less like me. I tried to please people instead of believing in my own strength, until the only thing I could do was walk away."
- Melissa Manchester
(Related: People, Strength)

"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
(Related: Talent, Strength, Commitment, Endurance)

"We've got to demonstrate why European unity and integration, our vast single market, our single currency, equip us with the strength to embrace globalization."
- Peter Mandelson
(Related: Strength, Globalization, Unity)

"The great and admirable strength of America consists in this, that America is truly the American people."
- Jacques Maritain
(Related: People, Strength, America, American)

"Not even girls want to be girls so long as our feminine archetype lacks force, strength, and power."
- William Moulton Marston
(Related: Power, Strength, Force, Girls, Want)

"Women's strong qualities have become despised because of their weakness. The obvious remedy is to create a feminine character with all the strength of Superman plus all the allure of a good and beautiful woman."
- William Moulton Marston
(Related: Women, Character, Strength, Obvious, Weakness, Woman)

"A key to strengthening spiritual muscles and enduring hardship is finding strength in the Word of God."
- Walter Martin
(Related: God, Strength, Hardship, Key, Spiritual, Word)

"Our focus needs to be on freeing dissidents and continuing to support the opposition movement within Cuba - not rewarding Castro and subsidizing and strengthening his totalitarian regime."
- Mel Martinez
(Related: Focus, Needs, Opposition, Support)

"As much as I value an union of all the states, I would not admit the southern states into the union, unless they agreed to the discontinuance of this disgraceful trade, because it would bring weakness and not strength to the union."
- George Mason
(Related: Strength, states, Trade, Value, Weakness)

"We must continue to pursue peace through diplomacy, but we must also not shrink from our responsibility through the option of strength. We must take advantage of internal resistance and change from within Iran to avert this path of mutual destruction."
- Michael McCaul
(Related: Change, Peace, Strength, Destruction, Diplomacy, Responsibility)

"We need to strengthen and save Social Security for today's workers. If we don't act now, this system, born out of the New Deal, will become a bad deal."
- Mitch McConnell
(Related: Act, Now, Security, Today, Will, Workers)

"One column of truth cannot hold an institution of ideas from falling into ignorance. It is wiser that a person of prudence and purpose save his strength for battles that can be won."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Truth, Ideas, Purpose, Strength, Ignorance, Prudence)

"We also very importantly recommend continued growth in the Army and the Marine Corps end strength."
- John M. McHugh
(Related: Growth, Strength, Army, End)

"Our strength is often composed of the weakness that we're damned if we're going to show."
- Mignon McLaughlin
(Related: Strength, Weakness)

"My mother was the dearest, sweetest angel. She didn't talk; she sang. She was a tower of strength."
- Jayne Meadows
(Related: Mother, Strength, Talk)

"Let us speak, though we show all our faults and weaknesses, - for it is a sign of strength to be weak, to know it, and out with it - not in a set way and ostentatiously, though, but incidentally and without premeditation."
- Herman Melville
(Related: Strength, Faults)

"There are plenty of opportunities for common grounds that we need to explore and strengthen. The Hispanic community has a strong affinity for our relationship with Israel."
- Robert Menendez
(Related: Community, Israel)

"Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths, instead of your weaknesses... on your powers, instead of your problems."
- Paul J. Meyer
(Related: Possibility, Defeat, Giving, Problems)

"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
(Related: Society, Genius, Character, Courage, Strength, Eccentricity)

"The apple cannot be stuck back on the Tree of Knowledge; once we begin to see, we are doomed and challenged to seek the strength to see more, not less."
- Arthur Miller
(Related: Knowledge, Strength)

"True strength lies in submission which permits one to dedicate his life, through devotion, to something beyond himself."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Life, Strength, Devotion, Lies)

"In terms of development of the company, the vast majority of our sales are in the Far East and we will expect to strengthen our activities there, perhaps even moving some of our engineering activities abroad."
- David Milne
(Related: Development, Company, Engineering, Majority, Sales, Will)

"The superior man acquaints himself with many sayings of antiquity and many deeds of the past, in order to strengthen his character thereby."
- John Milton
(Related: Character, Deeds, Man, Order, Past, sayings)

"Remember, the storm is a good opportunity for the pine and the cypress to show their strength and their stability."
- Ho Chi Minh
(Related: Opportunity, Strength, Stability)

"It is a sign of contraction of the mind when it is content, or of weariness. A spirited mind never stops within itself; it is always aspiring and going beyond its strength."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Strength, Content, Mind)

"I found enormous opposition to my religion. It's like if you want to strengthen your biceps, you lift heavy weight, as heavy as you can handle, and work your muscles against resistance until it grows strong. I had to do that with my religion."
- Ricardo Montalban
(Related: Religion, Work, Opposition, Want, Weight)

"Discipline strengthens the mind so that it becomes impervious to the corroding influence of fear."
- Bernard Law Montgomery
(Related: Fear, Discipline, Influence, Mind)

"I certainly did feel inferior. Because of class. Because of strength. Because of height. I guess if I'd been able to hit somebody in the nose, I wouldn't have been a comic."
- Dudley Moore
(Related: Strength, Class)

"Let a woman have her place, because as you provide foundation for her, she provides a foundation for you. And through that vulnerability comes strength."
- Shemar Moore
(Related: Strength, Vulnerability, Woman)

"Usually that's going into biology in a certain way. There's certain strengths and weaknesses to both of the sexes. And I'm not against employing those nor am I against denying those, what I am looking for is a very large array of options."
- Mark Morris
(Related: Options, Sexes)

"Wealth brings strength, strength confidence."
- John Lothrop Motley
(Related: Strength, Wealth, Confidence)

"There is an irresistible demand to strengthen the leadership of the constructive forces of the world at the present momentous time. This is true because of stupendous, almost unbelievable changes which have taken place in recent years on every continent."
- John Raleigh Mott
(Related: Leadership, Time, Present, World, Years)

"My opinion, my conviction, gains immensely in strength and sureness the minute a second mind as adopted it."
- Malcolm Muggeridge
(Related: Strength, Conviction, Mind, Opinion)

"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul."
- John Muir
(Related: Beauty, Nature, Soul, Strength, Body, May, Needs, Play)

"Whoever knows it also knows that in love there is no More and no Less; but that he who loves can only love with the whole heart, and with the whole soul; with all his strength and with all his will."
- Max Muller
(Related: Love, Heart, Soul, Strength, Will)

"For example, the Prime Minister earlier this year talked about the importance of the Arctic to our future. He's right. A hundred years from now, the strength of Canada is going to be coming from our resources in the Arctic."
- Brian Mulroney
(Related: Strength, Canada, Example, Future, Importance, Now, Right, Years)

"Each relationship nurtures a strength or weakness within you."
- Mike Murdock
(Related: Strength, Weakness)

"One of Alaska's strengths is our pioneer role in environmentally sensitive development."
- Frank Murkowski
(Related: Development)

"Freedom comes from strength and self-reliance."
- Lisa Murkowski
(Related: Strength, Freedom, Self)

"If I could be a third of the woman that my mom is and have a third of the strength that she has, then I will have done good by this life."
- Brittany Murphy
(Related: Life, Mom, Strength, Will, Woman)

"Instead, I think over the years we have cut the strength of marriage and relationships by the law and weakened the institution. We have tried to deal with relationships with no-fault divorce, with child custody, with so many other avenues; and it has not helped."
- Timothy Murphy
(Related: Marriage, Strength, Divorce, Law, Relationships, Years)

"I give myself strength by staying away from any music."
- Alannah Myles
(Related: Music, Strength)

"The president's claim that Social Security is going broke is misleading at best. The sky is not falling, although there is no doubt that the system needs to be strengthened."
- Grace Napolitano
(Related: Doubt, Misleading, Needs, President, Security, Sky)

"What is being talked about now is the probability of the Sharon government launching an attack against Lebanon to eliminate the resistance of Hezbollah by using the American war against Iraq. But, of course, in this case, we will certainly fight with all our strength."
- Hassan Nasrallah
(Related: Government, War, Strength, American, Being, Fight, Iraq, Now, Will)

"The glimpses of human strength and frailty that a physician sees are with me still."
- Daniel Nathans
(Related: Strength)

"I felt invincible. My strength was that of a giant. God was certainly standing by me. I smashed five saloons with rocks before I ever took a hatchet."
- Carry Nation
(Related: God, Strength)

"When you call upon a Thoroughbred, he gives you all the speed, strength of heart and sinew in him. When you call on a jackass, he kicks."
- Patricia Neal
(Related: Heart, Strength)

"Fundamentally, I believe that the U.S. can improve its international standing and its national security by expanding trade and strengthening its relationships with moderate Muslim countries."
- Richard Neal
(Related: Muslim, Countries, National security, Relationships, Trade)

"We can take full comfort in realizing the continuing strength of our nation. America's lands remain radiantly rich with diversity, and freedom still reigns."
- Ben Nelson
(Related: Strength, America, Comfort, Diversity, Freedom, Nation)

"It is in Virginia and Georgia that the war now rages and where it will continue; for at these points - Richmond and Atlanta - the enemy's main strength is concentrated."
- Knute Nelson
(Related: War, Strength, Enemy, Now, Will)

"Although housing sales and starts have cooled to more typical levels, the housing market remains strong and sound. Without the expansion of homeownership and the strength of our housing market, our nation would not have the economic growth we are experiencing today."
- Randy Neugebauer
(Related: Growth, Strength, Nation, Sales, Sound, Today)

"True strength is delicate."
- Louise Berliawsky Nevelson
(Related: Strength)

"I believe I am strengthening the Constitution with my case."
- Michael Newdow
(Related: Constitution)

"We can build new housing while preserving the quality and character of adjacent residential districts and ensuring infill development strengthens the surrounding neighborhood."
- Gavin Newsom
(Related: Quality, Development, Character)

"I have the people behind me and the people are my strength."
- Huey Newton
(Related: People, Strength)

"Lincoln's stature and strength, his intelligence and ambition - in short, all the elements which gave him popularity among men in New Salem, rendered him equally attractive to the fair sex of that village."
- John George Nicolay
(Related: Intelligence, Men, Sex, Strength, Ambition, Popularity)

"I saw him... at peace in my armchair. I remember wishing he could stay in peace like that forever. I had a feeling of easing his burden with my strength."
- Dennis Nilsen
(Related: Peace, Strength, Burden, Feeling, Wishing)

"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
(Related: Courage, Strength, Doubt, Instinct, Man, Woman)

"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
(Related: Values, Christian, Muslim, Ideals, Nation, Population, states, United)

"The opponents and I are really one. My strength and skills only half of the equation. The other half is theirs. An opponent is someone whose strength joined to yours creates a certain result."
- Sadaharu Oh
(Related: Strength, Opponents, Result)

"This is just what I have thought when I have seen slaves at work - they seem to go through the motions of labor without putting strength into them. They keep their powers in reserve for their own use at night, perhaps."
- Frederick Law Olmsted
(Related: Work, Thought, Strength, Labor, Night)

"I was captain and should have set the example. I would lift a minimum of weights. Mine was natural physical strength. I always thought quickness and agility were much more important."
- Merlin Olsen
(Related: Thought, Strength, Example)

"You have to take strength from the people that love you and the people that love Barbara and the huge number of expressions of sympathy and compassion and support. That has been extremely moving."
- Ted Olson
(Related: Love, Sympathy, People, Strength, Compassion, Support)

"War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength."
- George Orwell
(Related: War, Peace, Strength, Freedom, Ignorance, Slavery)

"Courage conquers all things: it even gives strength to the body."
- Ovid
(Related: Courage, Strength, Body)

"Suppressed grief suffocates, it rages within the breast, and is forced to multiply its strength."
- Ovid
(Related: Strength, Grief)

"Families are the tie that reminds us of yesterday, provide strength and support today, and give us hope for tomorrow. No government, no matter how well-intentioned, or well-managed, can provide what our families provide."
- Bill Owens
(Related: Government, Hope, Strength, Support, Today, Tomorrow, Yesterday)

"My weaknesses... I wish I could come up with something. I'd probably have the same pause if you asked me what my strengths are. Maybe they're the same thing."
- Al Pacino
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Business, Death, Love, Heart, Strength, Conscience, Man, Principles, Reflection, Smile, Trouble, Will)

"The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Power, Fear, Strength)

"The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Strength, Man, Reflection, Smiles, Trouble)

"Success in golf depends less on strength of body than upon strength of mind and character."
- Arnold Palmer
(Related: Success, Character, Strength, Body, Golf, Mind)

"You know, the whole philosophy of ad hoc combinations has its strengths and its weaknesses."
- Evan Parker
(Related: Philosophy)

"The strength of a man's virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Strength, Virtue, Man)

"Atheism shows strength of mind, but only to a certain degree."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Strength, Atheism, Mind)

"We work to eat to get the strength to work to eat to get the strength to work to eat to get the strength to work to eat to get the strength to work."
- John Dos Passos
(Related: Work, Strength)

"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity."
- Louis Pasteur
(Related: Goal, Strength, Lies, Tenacity)

"Only actions give life strength; only moderation gives it charm."
- Jean Paul
(Related: Life, Strength, Actions, Charm, Moderation)

"The Eucharistic mystery stands at the heart and center of the liturgy since it is the fount of life by which we are cleansed and strengthened to live not for ourselves but for God and to be united in love among ourselves."
- Pope Paul VI
(Related: Life, Love, God, Heart, Mystery, United)

"Liturgy is like a strong tree whose beauty is derived from the continuous renewal of its leaves, but whose strength comes from the old trunk, with solid roots in the ground."
- Pope Paul VI
(Related: Beauty, Strength, Old)

"Will power is only the tensile strength of one's own disposition. One cannot increase it by a single ounce."
- Cesare Pavese
(Related: Power, Strength, Will)

"He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity."
- Cesare Pavese
(Related: Strength, Adversity)

"Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have."
- Norman Vincent Peale
(Related: Strength, Obstacles, Will)

"Faith gives you an inner strength and a sense of balance and perspective in life."
- Gregory Peck
(Related: Faith, Life, Strength, Balance, Perspective, Sense)

"But after this natural burst of indignation, no man of sense, courage, or prudence will waste his time or his strength in retrospective reproaches or repinings."
- Robert Peel
(Related: Time, Courage, Strength, Man, Prudence, Sense, Waste, Will)

"The strength of the United States is not the gold at Fort Knox or the weapons of mass destruction that we have, but the sum total of the education and the character of our people."
- Claiborne Pell
(Related: Education, People, Character, Strength, Destruction, Gold, states, United, Weapons)

"At the beginning of the new century, it is the common aspiration of the peoples of the two countries to deepen mutual understanding, enhance trust, develop friendship and strengthen cooperation."
- Li Peng
(Related: Friendship, Trust, Beginning, Cooperation, Countries, Understanding)

"The five separate fingers are five independent units. Close them and the fist multiplies strength. This is organization."
- James Cash Penney
(Related: Strength)

"Early in the morning, I fell in love with the girl that later on became my wife. At that time, we were so naive. I wanted to charm her, so I read her Capital by Marx. I thought somehow she would be convinced by the strength of his criticism about capital."
- Shimon Peres
(Related: Love, Time, Wife, Thought, Strength, Charm, Criticism)

"I just think that there are those people that their resolve is strengthened by what it is that's keeping them down, and there are some people that will buckle under it. You never know which one is which until you get into the eighth or ninth round of the fight."
- Ron Perlman
(Related: People, Fight, Will)

"I know that, like every woman of the people, I have more strength than I appear to have."
- Evita Peron
(Related: People, Strength, Woman)

"They just didn't have the sense of the strength of their vote. Just thought it wasn't necessary."
- Charles Phillips
(Related: Thought, Strength, Sense, Vote)

"My strength and my weakness are twins in the same womb."
- Marge Piercy
(Related: Strength, Twins, Weakness)

"After hurting myself like that, I could not go back immediately to racing. I was in no condition, mentally or physically. That helped me to strengthen myself to go through the hard times that were ahead with my business, and to be successful."
- Nelson Piquet
(Related: Business, Successful, Racing)

"I want to improve TSA's counterterrorism focus through intelligence and cutting edge technology, support the TSA workforce, and strengthen the agency's relationships with stakeholders and the traveling public. All of these priorities are interconnected and are vital to TSA's mission - and I would say, all of our collective mission."
- John Pistole
(Related: Intelligence, Technology, Focus, Mission, Priorities, Public, Relationships, Support, Traveling, Want)

"Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others."
- Plato
(Related: Strength, Actions)

"Nothing can be more absurd than the practice that prevails in our country of men and women not following the same pursuits with all their strengths and with one mind, for thus, the state instead of being whole is reduced to half."
- Plato
(Related: Men, Women, Being, Country, Mind, Nothing, Practice, State)

"In examining the potential of individuals, we must focus on their strengths and not just their mistakes. We cannot be limited by what they may have spilled in the kitchen."
- William Pollard
(Related: Focus, Kitchen, May, Mistakes, Potential)

"Tonight I should like to thank all those who have shared my work and to acknowledge the debt that I owe to my wife whose encouragement to put research before all other things has been a great strength to me."
- George Porter
(Related: Work, Wife, Strength, Debt, Encouragement, Research)

"To achieve lasting literature, fictional or factual, a writer needs perceptive vision, absorptive capacity, and creative strength."
- Lawrence Clark Powell
(Related: Strength, Vision, Literature, Needs, Writer)

"Although strength should fail, the effort will deserve praise. In great enterprises the attempt is enough."
- Sextus Propertius
(Related: Strength, Effort, Praise, Will)

"I am climbing a difficult road; but the glory gives me strength."
- Sextus Propertius
(Related: Strength, Glory, Road)

"A powerful idea communicates some of its strength to him who challenges it."
- Marcel Proust
(Related: Idea, Strength)

"Nobody and nothing will stop Russia on the road to strengthening democracy and ensuring human rights and freedoms."
- Vladimir Putin
(Related: Democracy, Rights, Human rights, Nothing, Road, Russia, Will)

"The strengthening of our statehood is, at times, deliberately interpreted as authoritarianism."
- Vladimir Putin
"Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion."
- Pythagoras
(Related: Strength, Mind, Passion, Reason)

"Long Toss! Far and away themost important drill for strengthening my arm."
- Paul Quantrill
"If thou desire the love of God and man, be humble, for the proud heart, as it loves none but itself, is beloved of none but itself. Humility enforces where neither virtue, nor strength, nor reason can prevail."
- Francis Quarles
(Related: Love, God, Heart, Strength, Virtue, Desire, Humility, Man, Reason)

"Put off thy cares with thy clothes; so shall thy rest strengthen thy labor, and so thy labor sweeten thy rest."
- Francis Quarles
(Related: Clothes, Labor, Rest)

"I realized that, while I would never be my mother nor have her life, the lesson she had left me was that it was possible to love and care for a man and still have at your core a strength so great that you never even needed to put it on display."
- Anna Quindlen
(Related: Love, Life, Mother, Strength, Care, Man)

"Even as we enumerate their shortcomings, the rigor of raising children ourselves makes clear to us our mothers' incredible strength. We fear both. If they are not strong, who will protect us? If they are not imperfect, how can we equal them?"
- Anna Quindlen
(Related: Fear, Strength, Children, Mothers, Will)

"From the gut comes the strut, and where hunger reigns, strength abstains."
- Francois Rabelais
(Related: Strength, Hunger)

"I place no hope in my strength, nor in my works: but all my confidence is in God my protector, who never abandons those who have put all their hope and thought in him."
- Francois Rabelais
(Related: God, Thought, Hope, Strength, Confidence)

"Every social organisation which is rooted in life still lasts a long time, even after the conditions from which it drew its strength have changed in a manner unfavourable to it."
- Karl Radek
(Related: Life, Time, Strength)

"My family is my strength and my weakness."
- Aishwarya Rai
(Related: Family, Strength, Weakness)

"The more I get to do this character, the more I realize that she's not just annoying. It's that her strength is not interacting with people socially. She just doesn't have time because she has so much going on in her brain."
- Mary Lynn Rajskub
(Related: Time, People, Character, Strength)

"We also need to strengthen the security of our borders and ports and strictly control immigration."
- Jim Ramstad
(Related: Control, Security)

"We should seek a system that provides outlets for those skills and talents so that everyone can find a way to work and serve in a manner that best suits the strengths of each individual."
- Lee R. Raymond
(Related: Work)

"Well first of all it's a business and it's a tough business, and you have to have the strength to survive all the set backs all the failures that make this a mean business, that's getting meaner and meaner every year in my opinion."
- Robert Redford
(Related: Business, Strength, First, Opinion)

"I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles."
- Christopher Reeve
(Related: Strength, Obstacles)

"A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles."
- Christopher Reeve
(Related: Strength, Obstacles)

"Our moral authority is as important, if not more important, than our troop strength or our high-tech weapons. We are rapidly losing that moral authority, not only in the Arab world but all over the world."
- Robert Reich
(Related: Strength, Authority, Losing, Weapons, World)

"Going forward, as we work to strengthen our border in the interests of homeland security, we must also recognize the economic importance of immigration reform."
- Dave Reichert
(Related: Work, Importance, Reform, Security)

"It is vitally important that we implement immigration reform. We need a bill that strengthens our borders and protects this nation, but that also makes it simpler for good people to become Americans."
- Dave Reichert
(Related: People, Americans, Nation, Reform)

"I had to wait a while to get the scans back but it shows nothing in terms of needing surgery which is good. I hurt my AC joint and I just need to strengthen it. There is an outside chance to start training by the end of this week and if not than the start of next week."
- Claudio Reyna
(Related: Chance, End, Hurt, Nothing, Training)

"I don't think a woman has to act like a man to show that she has strength."
- Little Richard
(Related: Strength, Act, Man, Woman)

"Intensity like signal strength will generally fall off with distance from the source, although it also depends on the local conditions and the pathway from the source to the point."
- Charles Francis Richter
(Related: Strength, Will)

"I find fault with my children because I like them and I want them to go places - uprightness and strength and courage and civil respect and anything that affects the probabilities of failure on the part of those that are closest to me, that concerns me - I find fault."
- Branch Rickey
(Related: Courage, Failure, Strength, Children, Fault, Respect, Want)

"There can only be one state of mind as you approach any profound test; total concentration, a spirit of togetherness, and strength."
- Pat Riley
(Related: Strength, Mind, Spirit, State)

"I like form and shape and strength in pictures."
- Herb Ritts
(Related: Strength)

"If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Strength, Weakness)

"We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Strength)

"I believe you'll develop speed via strength work which includes hill running, either repeats, or running hilly courses as the Kenyans do on a steady basis."
- Bill Rodgers
(Related: Work, Strength, Running)

"Courage is sometimes frail as hope is frail: a fragile shoot between two stones that grows brave toward the sun though warmth and brightness fail, striving and faith the only strength it knows."
- Frances Rodman
(Related: Faith, Courage, Hope, Strength, Sun)

"I told them I would work to strengthen and secure Medicare for generations to come, and I told them I would fight for a new prescription drug benefit under Medicare."
- Mike Rogers
(Related: Work, Fight, Generations)

"Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on."
- Henry Rollins
(Related: Strength)

"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
(Related: Strength, Economy, Military, Philosophy, President)

"We will strengthen our security by building missile defense, restoring our military might, and standing by and strengthening our intelligence officers."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Intelligence, Building, Defense, Military, Security, Will)

"Conservatism has had from its inception vigorously positive, intellectually rigorous agenda and thinking. That agenda should have in my three pillars: strengthen the economy, strengthen our security, and strengthen our families."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Positive, Conservatism, Economy, Security, Thinking)

"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'"
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Related: Experience, Fear, Courage, Strength, Confidence, Gain, Horror)

"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Related: Strength, Thoughts, Day)

"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
(Related: Experience, Fear, Courage, Strength, Confidence, Gain)

"Women are like teabags. We don't know our true strength until we are in hot water!"
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Related: Women, Strength)

"Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Strength, Force, Spiritual)

"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
(Related: People, Strength, Giving, Land, Nation)

"The poem is the point at which our strength gave out."
- Richard Rosen
(Related: Strength)

"They tell me that it will be hard to find a man strong enough to love my own strength and independence, and not worry about being Mr. Diana Ross, but I disagree. I know absolutely that that man is somewhere out there."
- Diana Ross
(Related: Love, Strength, Being, Independence, Man, Will, Worry)

"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."
- Christina Rossetti
(Related: Sister, Friend, Weather)

"I want to exude strength and intelligence."
- Portia de Rossi
(Related: Intelligence, Strength, Want)

"We are born weak, we need strength; helpless, we need aid; foolish, we need reason. All that we lack at birth, all that we need when we come to man's estate, is the gift of education."
- Jean Jacques Rousseau
(Related: Education, Strength, Man, Reason)

"The strength and power of a country depends absolutely on the quantity of good men and women in it."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Men, Power, Women, Strength, Country, Quantity)

"Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Beauty, Strength, Endurance, Patience)

"When we are afraid we ought not to occupy ourselves with endeavoring to prove that there is no danger, but in strengthening ourselves to go on in spite of the danger."
- Mark Rutherford
(Related: Danger)

"There's a lot of strength in the U.S., but there's a lot of froth also. The froth will blow off. We're going to have to face up to some realities that we're not fully facing up to right now."
- Jeffrey Sachs
(Related: Strength, Now, Right, Will)

"I worshipped dead men for their strength, forgetting I was strong."
- Vita Sackville-West
(Related: Men, Strength)

"Are wars anything but the means whereby a nation is nourished, whereby it is strengthened, whereby it is buttressed?"
- Marquis de Sade
(Related: Nation)

"Lust is to the other passions what the nervous fluid is to life; it supports them all, lends strength to them all ambition, cruelty, avarice, revenge, are all founded on lust."
- Marquis de Sade
(Related: Life, Strength, Ambition, Cruelty, Lust, Revenge)

"Both now and for always, I intend to hold fast to my belief in the hidden strength of the human spirit."
- Andrei Sakharov
(Related: Belief, Strength, Now, Spirit)

"Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength."
- Saint Francis de Sales
(Related: Strength, Nothing)

"Work is not man's punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure."
- George Sand
(Related: Work, Strength, Man, Pleasure, Punishment, Reward)

"Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by eliminating our weaknesses."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Success)

"There's a feeling that strength is determined by the size of a union. That clearly is nonsense."
- Arthur Scargill
(Related: Strength, Feeling, Nonsense)

"All too often miners, and indeed other trade unionists, underestimate the economic strength they have."
- Arthur Scargill
(Related: Strength, Trade)

"An America that inspires hope in its ideals must complement an America that inspires awe in its strength."
- Adam Schiff
(Related: Hope, Strength, America, Ideals)

"Naturally we are aware of the strength of our economy and naturally we don't want to downplay it."
- Gerhard Schroder
(Related: Strength, Economy, Want)

"Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Related: Strength, Winning, Surrender)

"One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity."
- Albert Schweitzer
(Related: Strength, Adversity, Obstacles, Overcoming)

"Only baptize them if you truly believe these people are ready, taking a little more time if necessary so the Holy Ghost can strengthen them a little more."
- Richard G. Scott
(Related: Time, People)

"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
(Related: Purpose, Strength, Boldness, Duty, Energy, Will)

"I think that my past stands me in good stead in that it does have a certain strength for musicians."
- John Sebastian
(Related: Strength, Musicians, Past)

"Each particular society begins to feel its strength, whence arises a state of war between different nations."
- Charles de Secondat
(Related: Society, War, Strength, Nations, State)

"Of course, experience strengthens one later."
- Anton Seidl
(Related: Experience)

"Our enemies, like the Grecian hero, have one vulnerable point. You have not touched it yet. What should have been their element of weakness has been suffered to remain an element of strength."
- Jay Alan Sekulow
(Related: Strength, Enemies, Weakness)

"Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Body, Difficulties, Labor, Mind)

"Our nation's anti-hunger programs need to be strengthened."
- Jose Serrano
(Related: Nation)

"If I had not some strength of will I would make a first class drunkard."
- Ernest Shackleton
(Related: Strength, Class, First, Will)

"Women may fall when there's no strength in men."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Men, Women, Strength, May)

"But I really like hosting, I think it's a strength of mine. It allows me to improvise, and I love the spontaneity of that, and I think I'm funny behind the desk when interviewing someone."
- Garry Shandling
(Related: Funny, Love, Strength, Spontaneity)

"Arafat rejected the deal because, as a dictator who had directed all his energies toward strengthening the Palestinians hatred toward Israel, Arafat could not afford to make peace."
- Natan Sharansky
(Related: Peace, Hatred, Israel)

"I've been playing against older and stronger competition my whole life. It has made me a better tennis player and able to play against this kind of level despite their strength and experience."
- Maria Sharapova
(Related: Experience, Life, Strength, Competition, Play, Tennis)

"Our role in Israel is a pioneering one, and we need people with certain strength of fiber."
- Moshe Sharett
(Related: People, Strength, Israel)

"The key element in tragedy is that heroes and heroines are destroyed by that which appears to be their greatest strength."
- Robert Shea
(Related: Strength, Heroes, Key, Tragedy)

"I admire President Chavez for his strength to resist the United States. Instead, Bush is waging a war of terrorism against the world."
- Cindy Sheehan
(Related: War, Strength, President, states, Terrorism, United, World)

"Wayne Downing is also a great leader, has served our nation very well, and I think it's great that he's coming back to join a very capable administration already of dealing with this problem, and it will just strengthen that team."
- Hugh Shelton
(Related: Leader, Nation, Will)

"Zealous men are ever displaying to you the strength of their belief, while judicious men are showing you the grounds of it."
- William Shenstone
(Related: Men, Belief, Strength)

"There is always strength in numbers. The more individuals or organizations that you can rally to your cause, the better."
- Mark Shields
(Related: Strength, Cause, Numbers)

"Rosa Parks was a woman of strength, conviction, and morality. Her action on December 1, 1955, to defy the law made her a leading figure in our nation's civil rights history."
- John Shimkus
(Related: History, Morality, Action, Strength, Civil rights, Conviction, December, Law, Leading, Nation, Woman)

"Vision is perhaps our greatest strength... it has kept us alive to the power and continuity of thought through the centuries, it makes us peer into the future and lends shape to the unknown."
- Li Ka Shing
(Related: Power, Thought, Strength, Vision, Future)

"Unfortunately, there are so many people who live their whole life in a place that is safe and protected and simple and they don't really have that strength inside to fly."
- Andrew Shue
(Related: Life, People, Strength)

"I understand now that the vulnerability I've always felt is the greatest strength a person can have. You can't experience life without feeling life. What I've learned is that being vulnerable to somebody you love is not a weakness, it's a strength."
- Elisabeth Shue
(Related: Experience, Life, Love, Strength, Being, Feeling, Now, Vulnerability, Weakness)

"The grandeur and strength or our people and democracy are as big as a forest."
- Chen Shui-bian
(Related: People, Strength, Democracy)

"We will make every effort to unify all ethnic groups, to strengthen belief in Taiwan and to persist in reform."
- Chen Shui-bian
(Related: Belief, Effort, Reform, Will)

"The strength of a nation, especially of a republican nation, is in the intelligent and well ordered homes of the people."
- Lydia Sigourney
(Related: People, Strength, Nation, Republican)

"There is a growing strength in women but it's in the forehead, not the forearm."
- Beverly Sills
(Related: Women, Strength)

"Passing into practical life, illustrations of this fact are found everywhere; the distant, or the unseen, steadies and strengthens us against the rapid whirl of things around us."
- Matthew Simpson
(Related: Life, Fact)

"One of the strengths of our nation has always been a strong middle class who could afford their own homes and send their children to school."
- James Sinegal
(Related: Children, Class, Middle class, Nation, School)

"While other industries have suffered, the nonprofit arts world continues to build in strength while it encourages the growth of innumerable small businesses on its periphery, thereby creating more jobs."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Growth, Strength, Jobs, World)

"Now, being a girl, I was ashamed of my body and my lack of strength. So I tried to be a man. I shot, rode, jumped, and took part in all the fights of the boys."
- Agnes Smedley
(Related: Strength, Being, Body, Boys, Man, Now)

"God is stronger than their strength, more loving than their uttermost love, and in so far as they have loved and sacrificed themselves for others, they have obtained the infallible proof, that God too lives and loves and gives Himself away."
- George A. Smith
(Related: God, Love, Strength, Proof)

"The Roman legions were formed in the first instance of citizen soldiers, who yet had been made to submit to a rigid discipline, and to feel that in that submission lay their strength."
- Goldwin Smith
(Related: Discipline, Strength, First, Soldiers)

"The thing with me. I can't stick musicians. I've thought about this. I can't stand them, and being stuck in a studio with them I think that's my strength I can hear what they can't."
- Mark E. Smith
(Related: Thought, Strength, Being, Musicians)

"I have prayed to God that he give me the strength to survive each day and to face those times in my life that will be extremely painful. I have put my total faith in God, and he will take care of me."
- Susan Smith
(Related: Faith, Life, God, Strength, Care, Day, Will)

"It is time that we provide clarity for our seniors, informing them of the services available that will lower the costs of their prescription drugs and strengthen the overall integrity of the Medicare entitlement."
- Olympia Snowe
(Related: Time, Clarity, Drugs, Integrity, Will)

"Nothing is so strong as gentleness and nothing is so gentle as real strength."
- Ralph W. Sockman
(Related: Strength, Nothing)

"I think I'm good at amplifying an actor's strengths, and minimizing their weaknesses. And they all have strengths and weaknesses."
- Steven Soderbergh
(Related: Actor)

"When you know your cast well and their strengths and weaknesses, you can start writing for them, just the way Shakespeare wrote for his actors."
- Stephen Sondheim
(Related: Actors, Shakespeare, Writing)

"We have treated our most serious adversaries, such as Iran and North Korea, in the most juvenile manner - by giving them the silent treatment. In so doing, we have weakened, not strengthened, our bargaining position and our leadership."
- Theodore C. Sorensen
(Related: Leadership, Giving, Treatment)

"Military strength in reserve is better than military strength being reigned upon the other side including all of its innocent civilians."
- Theodore C. Sorensen
(Related: Strength, Being, Military)

"Abstinence is the great strengthener and clearer of reason."
- Robert South
(Related: Abstinence, Reason)

"Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character."
- Baruch Spinoza
(Related: Peace, War, Character, Strength, Virtue, Absence)

"Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength."
- Charles Spurgeon
(Related: Strength, Anxiety, Today, Tomorrow)

"It has been said that our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but only empties today of its strength."
- Charles Spurgeon
(Related: Strength, Anxiety, Sorrow, Today, Tomorrow)

"We want to develop innovative ways to promote savings so more Americans can save for their future, but first we need to reject privatization schemes and work together to strengthen Social Security."
- Debbie Stabenow
(Related: Work, Americans, First, Future, Security, Want)

"Social Security is not just the foundation of America's retirement dignity and security, it ensures the economic stability and strength of our families and our state's economy."
- Debbie Stabenow
(Related: Strength, America, Dignity, Economy, Retirement, Security, Stability, State)

"Scientific progress makes moral progress a necessity; for if man's power is increased, the checks that restrain him from abusing it must be strengthened."
- Madame de Stael
(Related: Power, Progress, Man, Necessity)

"Prayer is more than meditation. In meditation, the source of strength is one's self. When one prays, he goes to a source of strength greater than his own."
- Madame de Stael
(Related: Strength, Meditation, Prayer, Self)

"My bad habits aren't my title. My strengths and my talent are my title."
- Layne Staley
(Related: Talent, Habits)

"We can be tired, weary and emotionally distraught, but after spending time alone with God, we find that He injects into our bodies energy, power and strength."
- Charles Stanley
(Related: Power, Time, God, Strength, Energy)

"Nothing strengthens the judgment and quickens the conscience like individual responsibility."
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Related: Conscience, Judgment, Nothing, Responsibility)

"Unity is strength... when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved."
- Mattie Stepanek
(Related: Strength, Teamwork, Collaboration, Unity)

"The AFL-CIO is a structure that divides workers' strength by allowing each union to organize in any industry, then bargain on its own, even when workers share a common employer."
- Andy Stern
(Related: Strength, Bargain, Workers)

"In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself."
- Laurence Sterne
(Related: Strength, Mind, Solitude)

"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."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Courage, Strength, Enemies, Friends, Grace, Mind, Quiet)

"We managed to hang in there. Today when people get married there's a tendency to run away when things get tough. There is a lot of strength in hanging together."
- Jerry Stiller
(Related: People, Strength, Today)

"When you're younger, your inspiration is there. As you get older, it tends to waver. Once you find it - I found it again - that's where you can draw from. That's where you draw your strength from."
- Elvis Stojko
(Related: Inspiration, Strength)

"I had the strength and the finesse there and put it all together."
- Elvis Stojko
(Related: Strength)

"You work enough with someone and you develop a shorthand. You know how he likes to work through the day and he knows where you're vulnerable and where your weaknesses and strengths are, so it makes for a good team, a team that knows who's over there behind your back."
- David Strathairn
(Related: Work, Day)

"My knee is as strong as it was before, if not stronger, and it's a matter of getting my leg strong. I lost six years of strength in about six month's time, so it's going to take another year or two to get that leg back up to full strength, but I'm good to go so far."
- Picabo Street
(Related: Time, Strength, Years)

"To have ego means to believe in your own strength. And to also be open to other people's views. It is to be open, not closed. So, yes, my ego is big, but it's also very small in some areas. My ego is responsible for my doing what I do - bad or good."
- Barbra Streisand
(Related: People, Strength, Ego, Open)

"Long before the thousand millions are here, the mighty centrifugal tendency, inherent in this stock and strengthened in the United States, will assert itself."
- Josiah Strong
(Related: states, United, Will)

"Now is the time for us to strike. We must strengthen our foothold in Asia, to ensure no nation overtakes us."
- Larry Summers
(Related: Time, Nation, Now)

"Strength alone knows conflict, weakness is born vanquished."
- Anne Sophie Swetchine
(Related: Strength, Conflict, Weakness)

"We deceive ourselves when we fancy that only weakness needs support. Strength needs it far more."
- Madame Swetchine
(Related: Strength, Fancy, Needs, Support, Weakness)

"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."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Men, Strength, Gold, Weakness)

"I actually think one of my strengths is my storytelling."
- Quentin Tarantino
"I understand about the relative strengths of people, and I don't think people have to be anything. They can be nothin' if they want to be."
- Cecil Taylor
(Related: People, Want)

"When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself."
- Tecumseh
(Related: Food, Life, Strength, Fault, Joy, Lies, Light, Living, Reason)

"The President has not created any Ford constituency, unique from that of any Republican President. The one exception to this is that he does show unique strength with young voters for a Republican."
- Robert Teeter
(Related: Strength, President, Republican)

"Authority is by nothing so much strengthened and confirmed as by custom; for no man easily distrusts the things which he and all men have been always bred up to."
- William Temple
(Related: Men, Authority, Custom, Man, Nothing)

"As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit."
- Emmanuel Teney
(Related: Faith, Control, Delight, Sense, Will)

"My strength has the strength of ten because my heart is pure."
- Alfred Lord Tennyson
(Related: Heart, Strength)

"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies."
- Mother Teresa
(Related: Strength, Lies)

"As a father, my first priority is to help my sons set and attain personal goals so they will develop self-confidence and individual strength. Engaging in regular fitness activities with my children helps me fulfill those responsibilities."
- Alan Thicke
(Related: Fitness, Father, Goals, Strength, Children, First, Help, Self, Sons, Will)

"In that I found being able to talk to my family about my feelings, praying for strength and realizing that our lives have a deep purpose and the journey of our lives is to find out what that is and express it, was the only way I could have gotten through it."
- Marlo Thomas
(Related: Family, Feelings, Purpose, Strength, Being, Deep, Journey, Talk)

"To us Americans much has been given; of us much is required. With all our faults and mistakes, it is our strength in support of the freedom our forefathers loved which has saved mankind from subjection to totalitarian power."
- Norman Thomas
(Related: Power, Strength, Americans, Faults, Freedom, Mankind, Mistakes, Support)

"We must work together to save and strengthen Social Security not just for my father's generation but also for my daughters' generation."
- John Thune
(Related: Work, Father, Daughters, Security)

"Ethanol reduces our dependence on foreign sources of oil and is an important weapon in the War on Terror. By investing in South Dakota's ethanol producers, we will strengthen our energy security and create new jobs."
- John Thune
(Related: War, Dependence, Energy, Jobs, Oil, Security, Terror, Will)

"Well, the economic recovery was successful even though the Democrats opposed the reforms every step of the way. And it is clear the Democrats have no clear plan to strengthen our economy, as Republicans do."
- Todd Tiahrt
(Related: Successful, Democrats, Economy, Republicans)

"Took us a great amount of strength to get them into the world, and for them to be in the world. I think that their little spirits, you know, just said, well, we're going to be there. So it makes it very special because of it."
- Cheryl Tiegs
(Related: Strength, Spirits, World)

"You have to get to know your voice and its strengths and play on those. It took me quite a long time."
- Glenn Tipton
(Related: Time, Play, Voice)

"Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars."
- Brian Tracy
(Related: Strength, Stars)

"The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves."
- Leon Trotsky
(Related: Life, People, Character, Strength)

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."
- Harriet Tubman
(Related: Change, Dream, Strength, Passion, Patience, Stars, World)

"I would fight for my liberty so long as my strength lasted, and if the time came for me to go, the Lord would let them take me."
- Harriet Tubman
(Related: Time, Strength, Fight, Liberty)

"Defence was an afterthought, prompted by necessity; and its introduction as a State function, though effected doubtless with a view to the strengthening of the State, was really and in principle the initiation of the State's destruction."
- Benjamin Tucker
(Related: Destruction, Necessity, State)

"Who among us has the strength to oppose petty egoism, those petty good feelings, pity and remorse?"
- Ivan Turgenev
(Related: Feelings, Strength, Pity, Remorse)

"Physical strength in a woman - that's what I am."
- Tina Turner
(Related: Strength, Woman)

"I have arm-wrestled here and there... guys seem to want to test my strength."
- Shania Twain
(Related: Strength, Want)

"Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Power, Strength)

"Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Fear, Courage, Discipline, Strength, Disorder, Weakness)

"Silence is a source of great strength."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Strength, Silence)

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Courage, Strength, Being)

"The new Congress needs to move quickly to strengthen the Army and Marines - not to send more troops to Iraq - but to rebuild our capacity to meet national security threats globally."
- Mark Udall
(Related: Army, Congress, Iraq, Marines, National security, Needs, Troops)

"It's about strengthening the relationship and the bond of parent to child."
- Blair Underwood
"You are talking to a man who can only play a plastic keyboard. Give me anything weighted and I've had it. I haven't got the strength in my fingers to push them down. So I don't get a lot of expression on the keyboard."
- Midge Ure
(Related: Strength, Expression, Man, Play, Talking)

"In short, the time has come for us as American and Iranian citizens to apply our mutual energy, intellect, and goodwill toward strengthening relations between our two countries, as their destinies are intertwined."
- Cyrus Vance
(Related: Time, American, Countries, Energy, Goodwill, Intellect)

"You must rouse into people's consciousness their own prudence and strength, if you want to raise their character."
- Marquis De Vauvenargues
(Related: People, Character, Strength, Consciousness, Prudence, Want)

"The basis on which good repute in any highly organized industrial community ultimately rests is pecuniary strength; and the means of showing pecuniary strength, and so of gaining or retaining a good name, are leisure and a conspicuous consumption of goods."
- Thorstein Veblen
(Related: Strength, Community, Leisure, Name)

"Organized religion is a sham and a crutch for weak-minded people who need strength in numbers. It tells people to go out and stick their noses in other people's business."
- Jesse Ventura
(Related: Business, Religion, People, Strength, Noses, Numbers)

"Where do you find the strength to brave a barrage of enemy fire and to bring your wounded friends to safety at great risk to your own life? Conviction."
- Guy Verhofstadt
(Related: Life, Strength, Conviction, Enemy, Fire, Friends, Risk, Safety)

"Brothers in suffering, brothers in resistance, brothers in ideals and conviction. It is now our duty to further strengthen this bond in order to secure this hard-won freedom for future generations."
- Guy Verhofstadt
(Related: Brothers, Conviction, Duty, Freedom, Future, Generations, Ideals, Now, Order, Suffering)

"Let us face it: in the world today, money and economic strength remain more powerful arguments than the number of people you represent."
- Guy Verhofstadt
(Related: Money, People, Strength, Arguments, Today, World)

"Looking ahead, I believe that the underlying importance of higher education, of science, of technology, of research and scholarship to our quality of life, to the strength of our economy, to our security in many dimensions will continue to be the most important message."
- Charles Vest
(Related: Education, Life, Science, Technology, Quality, Strength, Economy, Importance, Research, Security, Will)

"Senator Douglas was very small, not over four and a half feet height, and there was a noticeable disproportion between the long trunk of his body and his short legs. His chest was broad and indicated great strength of lungs."
- Henry Villard
(Related: Strength, Body, Feet)

"Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence."
- Leonardo da Vinci
(Related: Authority, Nothing, Silence)

"I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death."
- Leonardo da Vinci
(Related: Business, Death, Love, Heart, Strength, Conscience, Principles, Reflection, Smile, Trouble, Will)

"Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands - and then eat just one of the pieces."
- Judith Viorst
(Related: Strength)

"If you exchange information internationally, you must strengthen data protection. Those are two sides of the same coin."
- Gijs de Vries
(Related: Information, Protection)

"Terrorists have failed to trigger mass conflict between Muslims and non-Muslims in Europe. We should draw strength from that fact."
- Gijs de Vries
(Related: Strength, Conflict, Europe, Fact)

"Our strategy should be to strengthen the hand of moderate Muslims."
- Gijs de Vries
(Related: Strategy)

"Darts players are probably a lot fitter than most footballers in overall body strength."
- Sid Waddell
(Related: Strength, Body)

"A man of strength and wisdom, John Paul became an inspiration to generations of both Catholics and non-Catholics throughout the world by encouraging freedom, promoting peace and respecting all faiths."
- Greg Walden
(Related: Peace, Wisdom, Inspiration, Encouraging, Strength, Freedom, Generations, Man, World)

"Our firm conviction that ours is a just cause and that we must find a peaceful way to attain our goals gave us the strength and the awareness of the limits beyond which we must not go."
- Lech Walesa
(Related: Goals, Strength, Awareness, Cause, Conviction, Limits)

"The sole and basic source of our strength is the solidarity of workers, peasants and the intelligentsia, the solidarity of the nation, the solidarity of people who seek to live in dignity, truth, and in harmony with their conscience."
- Lech Walesa
(Related: Truth, People, Strength, Conscience, Dignity, Harmony, Nation, Solidarity, Workers)

"The Children's Safety Act will help protect children from the perpetrators of these vile crimes by strengthening notification requirements for sex offenders and increasing criminal penalties."
- James T. Walsh
(Related: Sex, Act, Children, Help, Safety, Will)

"There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up."
- Booker T. Washington
"Social Security is a program that should be strengthened and preserved for future generations."
- Diane Watson
(Related: Future, Generations, Security)

"On set is where I feel comfortable. The red carpet stuff, talking about the film, explaining your own life, it doesn't come naturally. It's all necessary stuff I suppose but it's not my strength."
- Naomi Watts
(Related: Life, Strength, Film, Talking)

"If a weakly mortal is to do anything in the world besides eat the bread thereof, there must be a determined subordination of the whole nature to the one aim no trifling with time, which is passing, with strength which is only too limited."
- Beatrice Potter Webb
(Related: Nature, Time, Strength, World)

"Willingness to change is a strength, even if it means plunging part of the company into total confusion for a while."
- Jack Welch
(Related: Change, Strength, Company, Confusion)

"If you put all your strength and faith and vigor into a job and try to do the best you can, the money will come."
- Lawrence Welk
(Related: Faith, Money, Strength, Job, Will)

"Quite simply, federal laws already on the books aimed at stopping the flow of illegal immigration must be enforced. Furthermore, states must be given the resources necessary to confront the problem, which includes strengthening the border patrol."
- Allen West
(Related: Books, Laws, states)

"The key to any game is to use your strengths and hide your weaknesses."
- Paul Westphal
(Related: Key)

"Decisive action has been taken on the home front with passage of the USA Patriot Act, which has strengthened the hand of law enforcement agencies to stop terrorists before they can act."
- Roger Wicker
(Related: Home, Action, Law)

"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
(Related: Courage, Strength, Temptation, Temptations, Weakness, Yield)

"Somehow I kept my head above water. I relied on the discipline, character, and strength that I had started to develop as that little girl in her first swimming pool."
- Esther Williams
(Related: Character, Discipline, Strength, First, Water)

"I'm not just a doormat. I'm not just being stepped on all over the place. If you look at the bulk of my material, it's about trying to find some strength through that."
- Lucinda Williams
(Related: Strength, Being, Trying)

"I realized a while back that I have an innate ability to be compassionate, and I saw that the strength of compassion is something that healers have and healers use.'"
- Ricky Williams
(Related: Strength, Ability, Compassion)

"If you can find collaborators whose strengths compliment your own, the result can be more than the sum of its authors."
- Walter Jon Williams
(Related: Compliment, Result)

"That co-operation and peace rather than industrial strife and strikes will best promote the prosperity of the employees the company and all of the people and even strengthen the nation."
- Charles E. Wilson
(Related: Peace, People, Company, Employees, Nation, Prosperity, Will)

"The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Strength, Man)

"Where there is no struggle, there is no strength."
- Oprah Winfrey
(Related: Strength, Struggle)

"Women have seldom sufficient employment to silence their feelings; a round of little cares, or vain pursuits frittering away all strength of mind and organs, they become naturally only objects of sense."
- Mary Wollstonecraft
(Related: Women, Feelings, Strength, Mind, Sense, Silence)

"Strengthen the female mind by enlarging it, and there will be an end to blind obedience."
- Mary Wollstonecraft
(Related: Blind, End, Mind, Obedience, Will)

"I'm more concerned with getting them to find and strengthen their original voice as writers rather than imposing my own subjective tastes, judgements or sensibility on the project."
- Douglas Wood
(Related: Project, Sensibility, Voice, Writers)

"That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind."
- William Wordsworth
(Related: Strength, Glory, Nothing, Now, Sight, Will)

"There is a lot of strength and intelligence in Hollywood."
- Fay Wray
(Related: Intelligence, Strength, Hollywood)

"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
(Related: Character, Strength, Environment, Light, Spiders)

"Life always rides in strength to victory, not through internationalism... but only through the direct responsibility of the individual."
- Frank Lloyd Wright
(Related: Life, Strength, Victory, Responsibility)

"The more equality women have, the fairer, more civilized and tolerant society will be. Sexual equality is a lot more effective against terrorism than military strength."
- Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
(Related: Equality, Society, Women, Strength, Military, Terrorism, Will)

"Quarreling over food and drink, having neither scruples nor shame, not knowing right from wrong, not trying to avoid death or injury, not fearful of greater strength or of greater numbers, greedily aware only of food and drink - such is the bravery of the dog and boar."
- Xun Zi
(Related: Death, Food, Strength, Bravery, Injury, Numbers, Right, Shame, Trying, Wrong)