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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.
~By Jonathan Mayhew ~


Tolerance it a tremendous virtue, but the immediate neighbors of tolerance are apathy and weakness.
~By James Goldsmith ~


To swallow and follow, whether old doctrine or new propaganda, is a weakness still dominating the human mind.
~By Charlotte Perkins Gilman ~


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.
~By Thomas Willis ~


Stronger by weakness, wiser men become.
~By Edmund Waller ~


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.
~By Tina Brown ~


Neutrality, as a lasting principle, is an evidence of weakness.
~By Lajos Kossuth ~


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.
~By Leon Trotsky ~


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.
~By Paul Nurse ~


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.
~By Arthur Rimbaud ~


The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity.
~By Arthur Schopenhauer ~


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.
~By Steve Buyer ~


Man's biological weakness is the condition of human culture.
~By Erich Fromm ~


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.
~By George Savile ~


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.
~By Dennis Cardoza ~


My strength and my weakness are twins in the same womb.
~By Marge Piercy ~


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.
~By Satchel Paige ~


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.
~By Brit Hume ~


We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.
~By William James ~


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.
~By Kim Weston ~


Every existing thing is born without reason, prolongs itself out of weakness, and dies by chance.
~By Jean-Paul Sartre ~


The beautiful seems right by force of beauty and the feeble wrong because of weakness.
~By Elizabeth Barrett Browning ~


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.
~By William Moulton Marston ~


All cruelty springs from weakness.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


I am above the weakness of seeking to establish a sequence of cause and effect, between the disaster and the atrocity.
~By Edgar Allan Poe ~


Strength alone knows conflict, weakness is born vanquished.
~By Anne Sophie Swetchine ~


All nations are more tolerant of their own mistakes and weaknesses than of the mistakes and weaknesses of others.
~By Arthur Hays Sulzberger ~


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.
~By Paul Gleason ~


Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature.
~By Joseph Addison ~


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.
~By Erskine Bowles ~


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.
~By Lawrence G. Lovasik ~


Insecurity, commonly regarded as a weakness in normal people, is the basic tool of the actor's trade.
~By Miranda Richardson ~


Once we know our weaknesses they cease to do us any harm.
~By Georg C. Lichtenberg ~


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.
~By Ahmed Yassin ~


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.
~By Kevin Rollins ~


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.
~By George W. Bush ~


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.
~By David Knopfler ~


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.
~By Philip Warren Anderson ~


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.
~By Jim Ryun ~


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.
~By George W. Bush ~


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.
~By Robert Toombs ~


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.
~By Miguel de Cervantes ~


The dependence of one people upon another, even for the benefits of legislation, is the deepest source of national weakness.
~By Thomas Francis Meagher ~


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.
~By Carlisle Floyd ~


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.
~By Florence Kelley ~


If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


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.
~By Josef Skvorecky ~


Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength.
~By Lao Tzu ~


The weakness of a soul is proportionate to the number of truths that must be kept from it.
~By Eric Hoffer ~


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.
~By Bill Budge ~


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.
~By George Mason ~


Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength.
~By Charles Caleb Colton ~


This amateurism however, can sometimes be helpful in forging a style; you have to work around your weaknesses.
~By Bill Bruford ~


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.
~By Andrew Carnegie ~


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.
~By Lauren Graham ~


Prayer is a confession of one's own unworthiness and weakness.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


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.
~By Walter Bagehot ~


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.
~By Georges Bataille ~


God appoints our graces to be nurses to other men's weaknesses.
~By Henry Ward Beecher ~


We deceive ourselves when we fancy that only weakness needs support. Strength needs it far more.
~By Madame Swetchine ~


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.
~By Agnes Smedley ~


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.
~By Ronald Blythe ~


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.
~By Markus Wolf ~


There are two kinds of weakness, that which breaks and that which bends.
~By James Russell Lowell ~


Don't mistake niceness for weakness.
~By Jennifer Granholm ~


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.
~By Stephen Sondheim ~


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.
~By Kevin Rollins ~


Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


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.
~By Gustav Stresemann ~


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.
~By Timothy Garton Ash ~


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.
~By Marvin Harris ~


Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
~By Quentin Crisp ~


She needs to seem tough, and whatever Hillary's weaknesses, tough is a pretty good word to describe her.
~By John Podhoretz ~


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.
~By Wendell Willkie ~


Coffee and cigarettes, that's one of my weaknesses.
~By Jason Behr ~


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.
~By John Perkins ~


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.
~By Jennifer Beals ~


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.
~By Moshe Dayan ~


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.
~By Archibald Cox ~


We grow a little every time we do not take advantage of somebody's weakness.
~By Bern Williams ~


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.
~By Elisabeth Shue ~


Let no one think that flexibility and a predisposition to compromise is a sign of weakness or a sell-out.
~By Paul Kagame ~


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.
~By John Adair ~


I did not want to be depressed by the gap existing between my weakness and my ambition.
~By Ella Maillart ~


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.
~By Joseph Barber Lightfoot ~


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.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


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.
~By Ann Landers ~


Land and sea, weakness and decline are great separators, but death is the great divorcer for ever.
~By John Keats ~


Morality is the weakness of the brain.
~By Arthur Rimbaud ~


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.
~By Thomas Edward Brown ~


Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by eliminating our weaknesses.
~By Marilyn vos Savant ~


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.
~By Blake Lively ~


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.
~By Elias Hicks ~


Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength, not my weakness.
~By Amos Bronson Alcott ~


Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men's stupidity, but your talent to their reason.
~By Ayn Rand ~


I believe in the power of weakness.
~By Pat Buckley ~


The beautiful seems right by force of beauty, and the feeble wrong because of weakness.
~By Virginia Woolf ~


The history of the world is the record of the weakness, frailty and death of public opinion.
~By Samuel Butler ~


Children, I grant, should be innocent; but when the epithet is applied to men, or women, it is but a civil term for weakness.
~By Mary Wollstonecraft ~

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