There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.
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.
Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent it seldom has justice enough to accuse.
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.
Terrorism is like jujitsu: The small players win if they make the large player use his strength against himself.
Nothing has more strength than dire necessity.
Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.
Man has not really vanquished Shamanism and its spooks till he possesses the strength to lay aside not only the belief in ghosts or in spirits, but also the belief in the spirit.
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.
We acquire the strength we have overcome.