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
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
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)
Contributed by: peter
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.
Source: Tao Te Ching [Text Only], Pages: 33
"There is a celestial mind-force, a great sympathetic force which is life itself, of which everything is composed."
Contributed by: esaruoho
It is easy to be conspicuously 'compassionate' if others are being forced to pay the cost.
Knowing others is wisdom;Knowing the self in enlightenment.Mastering others requires force;Mastering the self needs strength.
Source: Tao Te Ching, trans. Gia-Fu Feng
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)
Contributed by: Gaia Team
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.
Source: Testament of Will, Green 14
Contributed by: Rasa
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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