Quotes with weak
The longer I live, the more deeply am I convinced that that which makes the difference between one man and another -- between the weak and powerful, the great and insignificant, is energy -- invincible determination -- a purpose once formed, and then death or victory.
America’s special strength lies not in frightening the weak and challenging the strong, but in strengthening the weak and illumining the strong.
I cannot conceive of a personal God who would directly influence the actions of individuals, or would directly sit in judgment on creatures of his own creation. I cannot do this in spite of the fact that mechanistic causality has, to a certain extent, been placed in doubt by modern science. [He was speaking of Quantum Mechanics and the breaking down of determinism.] My religiosity consists in a humble admiration of the infinitely superior spirit that reveals itself in the little that we, with our weak and transitory understanding, can comprehend of reality. Morality is of the highest importance -- but for us, not for God.
'The Human Side', 1954
We must be ready to dare all for our country. For history does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.
First Inaugural address (January 20, 1953)
To bring about the rule of righteousness in the land, to destroy the wicked and the evil-doers; so that the strong should not harm the weak.
The Code of Hammurabi, Prologue
The history of mankind is a romance, a mask, a tragedy, constructed upon the principles of POETICAL JUSTICE; it is a noble or royal hunt, in which what is sport to the few is death to the many, and in which the spectators halloo and encourage the strong to set upon the weak, and cry havoc in the chase, though they do not share in the spoil.
Characters of Shakespeare's Plays
Heresy is what the minority believe; it is the name given by the powerful to the doctrines of the weak.
The image is to be seized without hesitation, so that the representation does not suffer. If the ink is too rich, it loses its expressive quality; if too weak in tone, it fails to achieve a proper vigour.
In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.
There are three subjects on which the knowledge of the medical profession in general is woefully weak; they are manners, morals, and medicine.
Marriage is tough, because it is woven of all these various elements, the weak and the strong. "In love-ness" is fragile for it is woven only with the gossamer threads of beauty. It seems to me absurd to talk about "happy" and "unhappy" marriages.
War Within and Without (1980)
It’s just like when you’ve got some coffee that’s too black, which means it’s too strong. What do you do? You integrate it with cream, you make it weak. But if you pour too much cream in it, you won’t even know you ever had coffee. It used to be hot, it becomes cool. It used to be strong, it becomes weak. It used to wake you up, now it puts you to sleep.
Message to the Grass Roots speech (November 10, 1963)
Weak men wait for opportunities, strong men make them.
Pushing to the Front or, Success Under Difficulties (1894)
We are born weak, we need strength; helpless, we need aid; foolish, we need reason.
The pious soul which grows and develops has a joy like that of the child, happy in feeling its weak little limbs growing strong and permitting it every day a further exertion.
Life of St. Francis d'Assisi (1894)
Prodigality is indeed the vice of a weak nature, as avarice is of a strong one; it comes of a weak craving for those blandishments of the world which are easily to be had for money, and which, when obtained, are as much worse than worthless as a harlot's love is worse than none.
Notes from Life (1853)