Quotes with forces
Modern politics is, at bottom, a struggle not of men but of forces.
The Education of Henry Adams (1907)
Genius is that which forces the inertia of humanity to learn.
Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself it’s own solution. It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it.
When I was going blind, I didn't turn to God. It didn't seem to me then — and it doesn't seem to me now — that those items were His concern. Early on, I figured I better begin to learn how to count on myself, instead of counting on supernatural forces.
I won't be a party to a conspiracy to mobilize the Arabs against the Persians. Only the forces of colonialism benefit from such a conspiracy. I won't be a party to a conspiracy that splits Islam into two - Shiite Islam and Sunni Islam – mobilizing Sunni Islam against Shiite Islam.
Interview with Al Jazeera (March 27, 2007)
It is the customer, and the customer alone, who casts the vote that determines how big any company should be.... The regulations laid down by the consuming public are far more potent and far less flexible than any code of law, merely through the exercise of the natural forces of trade.
From his lengthy testimony before house committee on monopoly power, November 15, 1949.
Theories of evolution which, because of the philosophies which inspire them, regard the spirit either as emerging from the forces of living matter, or as a simple epiphenomenon of that matter, are incompatible with the truth about man.
We aren't going to let any mace stop us. We are masters in our nonviolent movement in disarming police forces; they don't know what to do.
Talk of imminent threat to our national security through the application of external force is pure nonsense. Our threat is from the insidious forces working from within which have already so drastically altered the character of our free institutions — those institutions we proudly called the American way of life.
Speech in Lansing, Michigan, May 15, 1951
It [socialism] discourages development of moral forces which would preserve inviolate our representative form of government, answerable to the will of the electorate.
Opening Centennial celebration, Seattle Wash, November 13, 1951
Are we going to preserve the religious base to our origin, our growth and our progress, or yield to the devious assaults of atheistic or other anti-religious forces?
Forces of nature plead to be used in the service of man, as lightning for ages tried to attract his attention to the great force of electricity, which would do his drudgery and leave him to develop the God-given powers within him. There is power lying latent everywhere waiting for the observant eye to discover it.
Pushing to the Front or, Success Under Difficulties (1894)
It would be our policy to use nuclear weapons wherever we felt it necessary to protect our forces and achieve our objectives.
There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit.