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A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao, force, and strength

Thus an army without flexibility never wins a battle.
A tree that is unbending is easily broken.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: Tao Te Ching [Text Only], Pages: 78

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by George Washington on government, reason, force, politics, freedom, liberty, economics, and society

Government is not reason; it is not eloquence. It is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

Contributed by: 1Vector3

A Quote by Ayn Rand on freedom, liberty, totalitarism, coercion, and force

Volumes can be and have been written about the issue of freedom versus dictatorship, but, in essence, it comes down to a single question: do you consider it moral to treat men as sacrificial animals and to rule them by physical force?

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao, force, and strength

Force is followed by loss of strength.
This is not the way of the Tao.
That which goes against the Tao comes to an early end.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: Tao Te Ching [Text Only], Pages: 33

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by John Ernst Worrell Keely on mind, consciousness, harmony, god, life, sympathetic, force, and celestial

"There is a celestial mind-force, a great sympathetic force which is life itself, of which everything is composed." 

John Keely

Contributed by: esaruoho

A Quote by Murray Rothbard on compassionate, justice, force, and taxation

It is easy to be conspicuously 'compassionate' if others are being forced to pay the cost.

Murray Rothbard

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Lao Tzu on self mastery, strength, enlightenment, tao, and force

Knowing others is wisdom;
Knowing the self in enlightenment.
Mastering others requires force;
Mastering the self needs strength.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: Tao Te Ching, trans. Gia-Fu Feng

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Don Miguel Ruiz on life, force, mind, body, and soul

Life is not the body; it is not the mind; it is not the soul. It is a force.

Don Miguel Ruiz

Source: The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship (Toltec Wisdom Book)

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A Quote by Rasa on secret, laws, attraction, repulsion, force, speak, understand, and love

Between the laws of attraction and repulsion is the force that moves everything...I must be able to speak for you ...and you must be able to speak for me, if we are to understand love.

Rasa

Source: Testament of Will, Green 14

Contributed by: Rasa

A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on object, force, industry, and individual

In our life as a civilized person in the industrial age, we are invaded by objects; how could an object have a "force" when it no longer has individuality?

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 36

Contributed by: Chris

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