Quotes and Sayings about Weakness



"It is folly for an eminent man to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected with it. All the illustrious persons of antiquity, and indeed of every age in the world, have passed through this fiery persecution."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Age, Censure, Folly, Man, Persecution, Weakness, World)

"Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Inconsistency, Temper, Weakness)

"Those who gave thee a body, furnished it with weakness; but He who gave thee Soul, armed thee with resolution. Employ it, and thou art wise; be wise and thou art happy."
- Akhenaton
(Related: Art, Soul, Body, Resolution, Weakness)

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

"When mental energy is allowed to follow the line of least resistance and to fall into easy channels, it is called weakness."
- James Allen
(Related: Energy, Weakness)

"The first months at Harvard were more than challenging, as I came to the realization that the humanities could be genuinely interesting, and, in fact, given the weaknesses of my background, very difficult."
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Related: Fact, First, Months)

"In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds."
- Aristotle
(Related: Life, Comfort, Deeds, Friends, Old, Poverty, Weakness)

"I have also been saddened, though hardly surprised, by the weakness of the EU's reaction to the criminal attack on the Danish embassy in Syria, which seems to have been permitted, if not actively encouraged, by the Syrian regime."
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Related: Weakness)

"It is often said that men are ruled by their imaginations; but it would be truer to say they are governed by the weakness of their imaginations."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Men, Weakness)

"My weaknesses are my jumps. The reason is that although I land them in practice, when I actually compete or perform, I should let my body go and stabilize my mind better. Also, I need to work on not letting negative thoughts and emotions get to me on the ice."
- Oksana Baiul
(Related: Work, Negative, Thoughts, Body, Emotions, Land, Mind, Practice, Reason)

"Powerful states can maintain themselves only by crime, little states are virtuous only by weakness."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Crime, states, Weakness)

"The incorrectness and weaknesses of a theory cause other minds to formulate the problems more exactly and in this way scientific progress is made."
- Robert Barany
(Related: Progress, Cause, Problems, Theory)

"You are right, but the weakness does not come from the millions of Muslims in the world. They do not mind being radical, they have no fear to speak out and to protest and to jihad."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Fear, Being, Mind, Protest, Radical, Right, Weakness, World)

"But the weakness comes from these Westernised co-opted Muslim leaders who just want to look good in the eyes of the West and Western media."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Muslim, Eyes, Leaders, Media, Want, Weakness)

"Intellectual despair results in neither weakness nor dreams, but in violence. It is only a matter of knowing how to give vent to one's rage; whether one only wants to wander like madmen around prisons, or whether one wants to overturn them."
- Georges Bataille
(Related: Dreams, Despair, Results, Violence, Weakness)

"The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're alive."
- Orlando A. Battista
(Related: Love, Weakness)

"When you have to play a character that seems to be a relatively decent person and seems to be like yourself, I think the trick in that kind of character, so that you don't become a cliche, is to find where their weaknesses are."
- Jennifer Beals
(Related: Character, Play)

"God appoints our graces to be nurses to other men's weaknesses."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: God, Men, Nurses)

"Coffee and cigarettes, that's one of my weaknesses."
- Jason Behr
(Related: Coffee)

"I didn't want to be on the losing side. I was fed up with Jewish weakness, timidity and fear. I didn't want any more Jewish sentimentality and Jewish suffering. I was sickened by our sad songs."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Fear, Losing, Sentimentality, Songs, Suffering, Timidity, Want, Weakness)

"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)

"We suffer primarily not from our vices or our weaknesses, but from our illusions. We are haunted, not by reality, but by those images we have put in their place."
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Related: Reality, Vices)

"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)

"And I was very comfortable with this band even when we disagreed. It takes a long time to feel comfortable enough to disagree with somebody. When everything happened, it just was really confusing. It's like our weaknesses were nurtured and brought out front by outsiders."
- Edie Brickell
(Related: Time)

"As I pass it, I feel as if I saw a dear old mother, sweet in her weakness, trembling at the approach of her dissolution, but not appealing to me against the inevitable, rather endeavouring to reassure me by her patience, and pointing to a hopeful future."
- Thomas Edward Brown
(Related: Mother, Future, Old, Patience, Weakness)

"Admitting weakness seems to be such a severe psychic threat for Bush that when he makes a mistake it's safer just to reinforce it. The strategy creates a perverse system of rewards and punishments."
- Tina Brown
(Related: Mistake, Strategy, Weakness)

"The beautiful seems right by force of beauty and the feeble wrong because of weakness."
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(Related: Beauty, Force, Right, Weakness, Wrong)

"This amateurism however, can sometimes be helpful in forging a style; you have to work around your weaknesses."
- Bill Bruford
(Related: Work, Style)

"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)

"Men blush less for their crimes than for their weaknesses and vanity."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Men, Blush, Vanity)

"I believe in the power of weakness."
- Pat Buckley
(Related: Power, Weakness)

"The Apple has the fewest bells and whistles. It has simple sound and few graphics special effects. In a way, that is a weakness because markets for the other machines are getting bigger."
- Bill Budge
(Related: Bells, Machines, Sound, Weakness)

"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 action we take and the decisions we make in this decade will have consequences far into this century. If America shows weakness and uncertainty, the world will drift toward tragedy. That will not happen on my watch."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Action, America, Consequences, Decisions, Tragedy, Uncertainty, Weakness, Will, World)

"I believe the most solemn duty of the American president is to protect the American people. If America shows uncertainty and weakness in this decade, the world will drift toward tragedy. This will not happen on my watch."
- George W. Bush
(Related: People, America, American, Duty, President, Tragedy, Uncertainty, Weakness, Will, World)

"The history of the world is the record of the weakness, frailty and death of public opinion."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Death, History, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Weakness, World)

"I also believe that Hurricane Katrina did reveal a weakness in our energy supply systems, highlighting the reliance this country has on the gulf coast for our energy resources."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: Country, Energy, Weakness)

"If the United States were to cut and run from Iraq, we would send a message of weakness that would embolden our terrorist enemies across the globe. A failed Iraq would destabilize the entire region and undermine U.S. national security for decades to come."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: Enemies, Iraq, National security, states, United, Weakness)

"The 'morality of compromise' sounds contradictory. Compromise is usually a sign of weakness, or an admission of defeat. Strong men don't compromise, it is said, and principles should never be compromised."
- Andrew Carnegie
(Related: Men, Compromise, Defeat, Principles, Weakness)

"There's a basic human weakness inherent in all people which tempts them to want what they can't have and not want what is readily available to them."
- M. Kathleen Casey
(Related: People, Want, Weakness)

"For a man to attain to an eminent degree in learning costs him time, watching, hunger, nakedness, dizziness in the head, weakness in the stomach, and other inconveniences."
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Related: Time, Hunger, Learning, Man, Weakness)

"The Iraqi people are living a long-running tragedy because of the legacy of the old regime, the Americans and their actions that are unsuitable for Iraqi society, and the weakness of national resolve."
- Ahmed Chalabi
(Related: Society, People, Actions, Americans, Living, Old, Tragedy, Weakness)

"A pretty little collection of weaknesses and a terror of spiders are our indispensable stock-in-trade with the men."
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Related: Men, Pretty, Spiders, Terror)

"My weakness is wearing too much leopard print."
- Jackie Collins
(Related: Weakness)

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

"Flee an enemy who knows your weakness."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Enemy, Weakness)

"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)

"Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Intelligence, Character, Euphemisms)

"I think that what went wrong with religion is the same thing that went wrong with politics. Is that it became too money based and too controlling. It's just a weakness that we human beings have for control - we want one thing and then we want more and then we want more."
- Dave Davies
(Related: Money, Religion, Politics, Control, Want, Weakness, Wrong)

"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)

"Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence."
- Dorothy Dix
(Related: Soul, Confession, Grave, Punishment, Secrets, Silence, Weakness)

"As states subsist in part by keeping their weaknesses from being known, so is it the quiet of families to have their chancery and their parliament within doors, and to compose and determine all emergent differences there."
- John Donne
(Related: Being, Parliament, Quiet, states)

"We either accept weaknesses in good people or we have to tear pages out of the Bible."
- Robert Duvall
(Related: People, Bible)

"I think that maybe that's my weakness, in that I don't know how to do it, so I just do what I do and try to do it as passionately and as well as I can."
- Aaron Eckhart
(Related: Weakness)

"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Time, Giving, Lies, Succeed, Weakness)

"Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Attitude, Character, Weakness)

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

"People in very high places suddenly fall, and we are always surprised because we don't factor in the basic element that they're humans and, therefore, they are flawed and have weaknesses."
- Carlisle Floyd
(Related: People)

"You would be amazed how many important outs you can get by working the count down to where the hitter is sure you're going to throw to his weakness, and then throw to his power instead."
- Whitey Ford
(Related: Power, Weakness)

"I know Koufax' weakness. He can't hit."
- Whitey Ford
(Related: Weakness)

"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)

"Man's biological weakness is the condition of human culture."
- Erich Fromm
(Related: Culture, Man, Weakness)

"I would be surprised to see the White House scaling back on anything. That would be an admission they are operating from a position of weakness."
- Rich Galen
(Related: Weakness)

"Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Soul, Heart, Longing, Prayer, Weakness, Words)

"Prayer is a confession of one's own unworthiness and weakness."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Confession, Prayer, Weakness)

"Concentrate your strengths against your competitor's relative weaknesses."
- Paul Gauguin
"Scientists tend to be skeptical, but the weakness of the community of science is that it tends to move into preformed establishment modes that say this is the only way of doing science, the only valid view."
- Walter Gilbert
(Related: Science, Community, Scientists, Weakness)

"To swallow and follow, whether old doctrine or new propaganda, is a weakness still dominating the human mind."
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman
(Related: Doctrine, Mind, Old, Propaganda, Weakness)

"My biggest weakness is patience, wanting to see things happen too quickly or get changes in place right away. Not having the patience to let things develop."
- Paul Gleason
(Related: Patience, Right, Weakness)

"Tolerance it a tremendous virtue, but the immediate neighbors of tolerance are apathy and weakness."
- James Goldsmith
(Related: Virtue, Apathy, Neighbors, Tolerance, Weakness)

"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)

"I feel real ownership in this show. I feel very invested in it. I care very much about it. I don't feel any more like a hired hand, you know? It's a strange feeling - I feel personally responsible for how the story goes. What happens. What the weaknesses are. And so in a way, some of the changes gave me an opportunity to have a voice in a different way."
- Lauren Graham
(Related: Opportunity, Care, Feeling, Ownership, Voice)

"Don't mistake niceness for weakness."
- Jennifer Granholm
(Related: Mistake, Weakness)

"I am tired. My arm aches. My head boils. My feet are cold. But I am not aware of any weakness."
- Zane Grey
(Related: Feet, Weakness)

"The weakness of ourselves and of our reason makes us see flaws in beauties by making us consider everything piece by piece."
- Johann G. Hamann
(Related: Flaws, Reason, Weakness)

"Unfortunately, the food industry has not yet faced this situation and begun taking measures to avoid exploiting our weakness for not knowing when we have had enough."
- Marvin Harris
(Related: Food, Weakness)

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

"Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering other people's weaknesses."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Art, People, Cunning)

"And yet you see the weakness of external evidence-and outward miracles; they were not sufficient to make true believers, or to make the Israelites believe that Jesus was their promised Messiah."
- Elias Hicks
(Related: Miracles, Weakness)

"The weakness of a soul is proportionate to the number of truths that must be kept from it."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Soul, Weakness)

"There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no really insurmountable barrier save our own inherent weakness of purpose."
- Kin Hubbard
(Related: Failure, Purpose, Defeat, Trying, Weakness)

"What played to what had been a relative weakness for us-this was exploding overseas as well, and we had to scramble to mount some reach and get into places and be competitive on the ground."
- Brit Hume
(Related: Weakness)

"Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Compassion, Concern, Socialism, Weakness)

"It's more important to know your weaknesses than your strengths."
- Ray Lee Hunt
"You can be stern and forthright, and that's my management style, but when you lose it totally, that's a sign of weakness."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: Management, Style, Weakness)

"There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Love, Power, Deep, Grief, Tears, Weakness)

"Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power."
- William James
(Related: Power, Optimism, Pessimism, Weakness)

"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)

"Let no one think that flexibility and a predisposition to compromise is a sign of weakness or a sell-out."
- Paul Kagame
(Related: Compromise, Flexibility, Weakness)

"Land and sea, weakness and decline are great separators, but death is the great divorcer for ever."
- John Keats
(Related: Death, Land, Sea, Weakness)

"In the garment trades, on the other hand, the presence of a body of the disfranchised, of the weak and young, undoubtedly contributes to the economic weakness of these trades."
- Florence Kelley
(Related: Body, Weakness)

"A great number of the women are victims to falling of the womb and weakness in the spine; but these are necessary results of their laborious existence, and do not belong either to climate or constitution."
- Fanny Kemble
(Related: Women, Climate, Constitution, Existence, Results, Victims, Weakness)

"The acknowledgment of our weakness is the first step in repairing our loss."
- Thomas Kempis
(Related: First, Loss, Weakness)

"I've been getting pretty focused about that recently, and even considered doing a masters degree to polish up the craft. I've been pretty lucky in that I seem to have found people online who are willing to constructively tear it apart for me, and indicate its weaknesses."
- David Knopfler
(Related: People, Pretty)

"Neutrality, as a lasting principle, is an evidence of weakness."
- Lajos Kossuth
(Related: Neutrality, Weakness)

"I was serving good but was returning especially well, which was a weakness in my game. So not only was I serving well, but I was also breaking these other guys, and they felt the pressure."
- Richard Krajicek
(Related: Pressure, Weakness)

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

"Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses."
- Ann Landers
(Related: Friendship, Love, Confidence, Fire, Loyalty, Perfection, Quiet, Sharing, Understanding)

"How will decent people in the region ever believe in peace if Arab terrorists interpret every gesture of peace as a display of weakness and then act accordingly?"
- Tom Lantos
(Related: Peace, People, Act, Weakness, Will)

"I tremble for my country when I hear of confidence expressed in me. I know too well my weakness, that our only hope is in God."
- Robert E. Lee
(Related: God, Hope, Confidence, Country, Weakness)

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

"Once we know our weaknesses they cease to do us any harm."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Harm)

"What is called an acute knowledge of human nature is mostly nothing but the observer's own weaknesses reflected back from others."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Nature, Knowledge, Human nature, Nothing)

"Much can be inferred about a man from his mistress: in her one beholds his weaknesses and his dreams."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Dreams, Man)

"Try to help others. Consult their weaknesses, relieve their maladies; strive to raise them up, and by so doing you will most effectually raise yourself up also."
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot
(Related: Help, Will)

"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)

"They all in general had putrid gums, the spots and lassitude, with weakness of their knees."
- James Lind
(Related: Weakness)

"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)

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

"Only a kind person is able to judge another justly and to make allowances for his weaknesses. A kind eye, while recognizing defects, sees beyond them."
- Lawrence G. Lovasik
(Related: Eye)

"There are two kinds of weakness, that which breaks and that which bends."
- James Russell Lowell
(Related: Weakness)

"I did not want to be depressed by the gap existing between my weakness and my ambition."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Ambition, Want, Weakness)

"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)

"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)

"Human love is often but the encounter of two weaknesses."
- Francois Mauriac
(Related: Love)

"According to this way of arguing, there will be no true principles in the world; for there are none but what may be wrested and perverted to serve bad purposes, either through the weakness or wickedness of men."
- Jonathan Mayhew
(Related: Men, May, Principles, Weakness, Wickedness, Will, World)

"Conscious of my own weakness, I can only seek fervently the guidance of the Ruler of the Universe, and, relying on His all-powerful aid, do my best to restore Union and peace to a suffering people, and to establish and guard their liberties and rights."
- George B. McClellan
(Related: Peace, People, Rights, Guidance, Suffering, Universe, Weakness)

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

"There is a price for popularity. Critics look for your weaknesses, your flaws, anything that makes the work seem like a fluke and not seem worthy of all the attention it's getting."
- Terry McMillan
(Related: Work, Attention, Flaws, Popularity)

"The dependence of one people upon another, even for the benefits of legislation, is the deepest source of national weakness."
- Thomas Francis Meagher
(Related: People, Benefits, Dependence, Legislation, Weakness)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"Curb Your Enthusiasm, is not so much about Hollywood. It's more about Larry's weaknesses."
- Kevin Nealon
(Related: Enthusiasm, Hollywood)

"Never apologize, mister. It's a sign of weakness."
- Frank S. Nugent
(Related: Weakness)

"After an extensive interview he arranged for my weaknesses in foreign languages to be over-looked and so I started a Biology degree at Birmingham in 1967."
- Paul Nurse
"The Southerner is usually tolerant of those weaknesses that proceed from innocence."
- Flannery O'Connor
(Related: Innocence)

"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
"Beer is the Danish national drink, and the Danish national weakness is another beer."
- Clementine Paddleford
(Related: Beer, Weakness)

"When a batter swings and I see his knees move, I can tell just what his weaknesses are then I just put the ball where I know he can't hit it."
- Satchel Paige
"You know, the whole philosophy of ad hoc combinations has its strengths and its weaknesses."
- Evan Parker
(Related: Philosophy)

"My weaknesses have always been food and men - in that order."
- Dolly Parton
(Related: Food, Men, Order)

"Love is not weakness. It is strong. Only the sacrament of marriage can contain it."
- Boris Pasternak
(Related: Love, Marriage, Weakness)

"Public opinion is a compound of folly, weakness, prejudice, wrong feeling, right feeling, obstinacy, and newspaper paragraphs."
- Robert Peel
(Related: Feeling, Folly, Obstinacy, Opinion, Prejudice, Public, Public opinion, Right, Weakness, Wrong)

"If thou wouldn't conquer thy weakness thou must not gratify it."
- William Penn
(Related: Weakness)

"When the National Security Agency recruited me, they put me through a day of lie detector tests. They found out all my weaknesses and immediately seduced me. They used the strongest drugs in our culture, sex, power and money, to win me over."
- John Perkins
(Related: Power, Money, Sex, Lie, Culture, Day, Drugs, National security, Tests)

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

"She needs to seem tough, and whatever Hillary's weaknesses, tough is a pretty good word to describe her."
- John Podhoretz
(Related: Needs, Pretty, Word)

"I am above the weakness of seeking to establish a sequence of cause and effect, between the disaster and the atrocity."
- Edgar Allan Poe
(Related: Cause, Disaster, Effect, Weakness)

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

"Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men's stupidity, but your talent to their reason."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Money, Talent, Men, Reason, Stupidity, Weakness)

"Insecurity, commonly regarded as a weakness in normal people, is the basic tool of the actor's trade."
- Miranda Richardson
(Related: People, Actor, Insecurity, Trade, Weakness)

"Morality is the weakness of the brain."
- Arthur Rimbaud
(Related: Morality, Weakness)

"I saw that all beings are fated to happiness: action is not life, but a way of wasting some force, an enervation. Morality is the weakness of the brain."
- Arthur Rimbaud
(Related: Life, Morality, Action, Force, Weakness)

"When a Spanish man cries it's not a sign of weakness."
- Geraldo Rivera
(Related: Man, Weakness)

"I'd have to acknowledge that I have a weakness for the fairer sex - and I hope I never get over it."
- Chuck Robb
(Related: Sex, Hope, Weakness)

"It is from a weakness and smallness of mind that men are opinionated; and we are very loath to believe what we are not able to comprehend."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Men, Mind, Weakness)

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

"We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Weakness)

"Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Character, Weakness)

"Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points."
- Knute Rockne
"My biggest weakness as a endurance athlete has been in not drinking enough water after training, thereby racing sometimes while dehydrated."
- Bill Rodgers
(Related: Drinking, Endurance, Racing, Training, Water, Weakness)

"The weakness in the company is if we fail to execute."
- Kevin Rollins
(Related: Company, Weakness)

"There would not be enough talent that's educated, developed and ready to take on the next leadership challenge, and it would cap our growth. Now we've put programs in place not to have that happen, but that could be a weakness."
- Kevin Rollins
(Related: Leadership, Talent, Growth, Challenge, Now, Weakness)

"What we learned several years ago was that one of our weaknesses would be if we didn't develop enough people with the know-how to run our company, it would come to the point where we would just stop."
- Kevin Rollins
(Related: People, Company, Years)

"It would be really great if people would realize that stars are only people with the same weaknesses and flaws, not immaculate idols."
- Meg Ryan
(Related: People, Flaws, Idols, Stars)

"Mr. Chairman, on September 11, we were attacked by terrorists who took advantage of weaknesses in our border security. After infiltrating our country, the terrorists were able to conceal their real identities, and thereby plot their attacks without fear of being apprehended."
- Jim Ryun
(Related: Fear, Being, Country, Security)

"I knuckle down with my demons, and with my weaknesses."
- Carlos Santana
"Never build your emotional life on the weaknesses of others."
- George Santayana
(Related: Life)

"Every existing thing is born without reason, prolongs itself out of weakness, and dies by chance."
- Jean-Paul Sartre
(Related: Chance, Reason, Weakness)

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

"No man is so much a fool as not to have wit enough sometimes to be a knave; nor any so cunning a knave as not to have the weakness sometimes to play the fool."
- George Savile
(Related: Cunning, Fool, Knave, Man, Play, Weakness, Wit)

"Salazar's record is one of weakness; he hasn't been a good attorney general."
- Bob Schaffer
(Related: Weakness)

"The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Mankind, Stupidity, Weakness, Wickedness)

"The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively, not by the false appearance things present and which mislead into error, not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers, but by preconceived opinion, by prejudice."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Truth, Appearance, Discovery, Error, Opinion, Prejudice, Present, Weakness)

"Can you hang in there with your investigators when things get going tough? Don't give up on investigators because they have a little weakness. Work with them until the Holy Ghost tells you not to."
- Richard G. Scott
(Related: Work, Weakness)

"As soon as man enters into a state of society he loses the sense of his weakness; equality ceases, and then commences the state of war."
- Charles de Secondat
(Related: Equality, Society, War, Man, Sense, State, Weakness)

"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)

"All cruelty springs from weakness."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Cruelty, Weakness)

"Pride is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears all competition and dreads all rivals."
- Fulton J. Sheen
(Related: Competition, Pride, Weakness)

"I don't flatter myself with much dependence upon the present disposition of the Eastern Indians, who are many ways liable to be drawn into a rupture with us by the artifices of the French, their own weakness and the influence which the French Missionary Priests have over them."
- William Shirley
(Related: Dependence, Influence, Present, Weakness)

"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)

"Humility is not cowardice. Meekness is not weakness. Humility and meekness are indeed spiritual powers."
- Swami Sivananda
(Related: Cowardice, Humility, Spiritual, Weakness)

"There is something that falls short of perfection in every book, without exception, something influenced by the age, even something ridiculous; just like everyone, without exception, has weaknesses."
- Josef Skvorecky
(Related: Age, Perfection)

"Like all my family and class, I considered it a sign of weakness to show affection; to have been caught kissing my mother would have been a disgrace, and to have shown affection for my father would have been a disaster."
- Agnes Smedley
(Related: Family, Mother, Father, Affection, Class, Disaster, Disgrace, Kissing, Weakness)

"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)

"You cannot run away from weakness; you must some time fight it out or perish; and if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?"
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Time, Fight, Now, Weakness)

"Now the thing is not to get into unnecessary quarrels by talking too much and not to indicate any weakness by talking too much; let our actions speak for themselves."
- Henry L. Stimson
(Related: Actions, Now, Quarrels, Talking, Weakness)

"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)

"Just as a child respects his father even when he perceives his weaknesses and faults, so a German will not despise the old Germany which was once a symbol of greatness to him."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: Father, Greatness, Faults, Germany, Old, Symbol, Will)

"People just take your kindness for weakness sometimes, and that's just the bottom line."
- Ruben Studdard
(Related: People, Kindness, Weakness)

"All nations are more tolerant of their own mistakes and weaknesses than of the mistakes and weaknesses of others."
- Arthur Hays Sulzberger
(Related: Mistakes, Nations)

"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)

"Failure to accord credit to anyone for what he may have done is a great weakness in any man."
- William Howard Taft
(Related: Failure, Credit, Man, May, Weakness)

"To discern what weaknesses and faults separate you from God, you must enter into your own inward ground and then confront yourself."
- Johannes Tauler
(Related: God, Faults)

"As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Life, Laws, Poverty, Solitude, Universe, Weakness, Will)

"Cars, furs, and gems were not my weaknesses."
- Gene Tierney
"We have not sought this conflict; we have sought too long to avoid it; our forbearance has been construed into weakness, our magnanimity into fear, until the vindication of our manhood, as well as the defence of our rights, is required at our hands."
- Robert Toombs
(Related: Fear, Conflict, Rights, Weakness)

"Too many athletes do not admit their weaknesses."
- Bill Toomey
(Related: Athletes)

"Of all the things I could know, my own faults and weaknesses are pretty much the most important."
- Simon Travaglia
(Related: Faults, Pretty)

"Life is not an easy matter... You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness."
- Leon Trotsky
(Related: Life, Idea, Cynicism, Frustration, Misery, Weakness)

"My biggest weakness is my sensitivity. I am too sensitive a person."
- Mike Tyson
(Related: Sensitivity, Weakness)

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

"Our judgments judge us, and nothing reveals us, exposes our weaknesses, more ingeniously than the attitude of pronouncing upon our fellows."
- Paul Valery
(Related: Attitude, Nothing)

"Growth begins when we begin to accept our own weakness."
- Jean Vanier
(Related: Growth, Weakness)

"We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies - it is the first law of nature."
- Voltaire
(Related: Nature, Errors, First, Law, Weakness)

"Weakness on both sides is, as we know, the motto of all quarrels."
- Voltaire
(Related: Quarrels, Weakness)

"Stronger by weakness, wiser men become."
- Edmund Waller
(Related: Men, Weakness)

"If you're not going to tell something if you're not going to expose something it's real easy to go in and photograph from behind the camera and not expose any of your weaknesses."
- Kim Weston
"The key to any game is to use your strengths and hide your weaknesses."
- Paul Westphal
(Related: Key)

"Since others have to tolerate my weaknesses, it is only fair that I should tolerate theirs."
- William Allen White
"When our Lord says, we must be converted and become as little children, I suppose he means also, that we must be sensible of our weakness, comparatively speaking, as a little child."
- George Whitefield
(Related: Children, Weakness)

"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)

"We grow a little every time we do not take advantage of somebody's weakness."
- Bern Williams
(Related: Time, Weakness)

"Sometimes a great wound or concussion of the head, especially which happens by falling headlong from an high place, brings a prejudice and weakness to the animal faculty, dulling the understanding."
- Thomas Willis
(Related: Prejudice, Understanding, Weakness)

"It is from weakness that people reach for dictators and concentrated government power. Only the strong can be free. And only the productive can be strong."
- Wendell Willkie
(Related: Government, Power, People, Dictators, Weakness)

"Making use of human weaknesses in intelligence work is a logical matter. It keeps coming up, and of course you try to look at all the aspects that interest you in a human being."
- Markus Wolf
(Related: Intelligence, Work, Being, Interest)

"Children, I grant, should be innocent; but when the epithet is applied to men, or women, it is but a civil term for weakness."
- Mary Wollstonecraft
(Related: Men, Women, Children, Weakness)

"You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one."
- John Wooden
(Related: Criticism, Praise, Weakness)

"The beautiful seems right by force of beauty, and the feeble wrong because of weakness."
- Virginia Woolf
(Related: Beauty, Force, Right, Weakness, Wrong)

"The Hamas has taken the path of avoiding causing harm to Zionist interests outside of Palestine, not from weakness or lack of ability to do so, but because Hamas does not wish for further fronts to be opened against it around the world."
- Ahmed Yassin
(Related: Ability, Harm, Palestine, Weakness, World)

"Hatred is not contained in political thinking. Any hatred worked up against the public enemy is non-political, and always shows some weakness in the internal political situation."
- Francis Parker Yockey
(Related: Enemy, Hatred, Public, Thinking, Weakness)

"Tomorrow is a satire on today, And shows its weakness."
- Edward Young
(Related: Satire, Today, Tomorrow, Weakness)