weakness

A Quote by Sydney J. Harris on mind and weakness

Filth is always a sign of weakness - in the mouth of the user and in the mind of the writer.

Sydney J. Harris (1917 - 1986)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Sydney J. Harris on justice, society, and weakness

It may be true that the weak will always be driven to the wall; but it is the task of a just society to see that the wall is climbable.

Sydney J. Harris (1917 - 1986)

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A Quote by Susan Brownell Anthony on desires, interest, justice, spirit, weakness, and work

Oh, yes. I'd do it all again; the spirit is willing yet; I feel the same desire to do the work but the flesh is weak. It's too bad that our bodies wear out while our interests are just as strong as ever.

Susan B. Anthony (1820 - 1906)

Source: Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony, vol. 3, ch. 71. by Anna Howard Shaw, 1908.

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A Quote by Stephen L. Richards on body, duty, divinity, mankind, pollution, sacred, spirit, and weakness

The human body is sacred - the veritable tabernacle of the divine spirit which inhabits it. It is a solemn duty of mankind to develop, protect and preserve it from pollution, unnecessary wastage and weakness.

Stephen L. Richards (1879 - 1959)

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on despair, good, listening, and weakness

To despair over one's sins indicates that sin has become or wants to be internally consistent. It wants nothing to do with the good, does not want to be so weak as to listen occasionally to other talk. No, it insists on listening only to itself, on having dealings only with itself; it closes itself up within itself, indeed, locks itself inside one more inclosure, and protects itself against every attack or pursuit by the good by despairing over sin.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

Source: THE SICKNESS UNTO DEATH 1849

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on despair, god, lawyers, and weakness

Sin is: before God, or with the conception of God, in despair not to will to be oneself, or in despair to will to be oneself. Thus sin is intensified weakness or intensified defiance: sin is the intensification of despair. The emphasis is on before God, or with a conception of God; it is the conception of God that makes sin dialectically, ethically, and religiously what lawyers call 'aggravated' despair.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

Source: THE SICKNESS UNTO DEATH 1849

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A Quote by Sophocles on justice and weakness

In a just cause the weak o'ercome the strong.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

Source: Oedipus Coloneus, 880.

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A Quote by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert on birds and weakness

On a tree by a river a little tom-tit Sang 'Willow, titwillow, titwillow!' And I said to him, 'Dicky-bird, why do you sit Singing 'Willow, titwillow, titwillow?' 'Is it a weakness of intellect, birdie? I cried, 'Or a rather tough worm in your little inside?' With a shake of his poor little head he replied, 'Oh, willow, titwillow, titwillow!'

Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836 - 1911)

Source: The Mikado

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on brides, children, day, death, earth, emotion, motherhood, weakness, weather, wives, world, and youth

Upon the death of his wife: May 16 [1826]- She died at nine in the morning, after being ill for two days-easy at last. I arrived here late last night. For myself, I scarce know how I feel - sometimes as firm as the Bass Rock, sometimes as weak as the waters that break on it. . . . May 18- Another day, and a bright one to the external world, again opens on us; the air soft, and the flowers smiling, and the leaves glittering. They cannot refresh her to whom mild weather was a natural enjoyment. Cerements of lead and wood already hold her; cold earth must have her soon. But it is not my Charlotte, it is not the bride of my youth, the mother of my children, that will be laid among the ruins of Cryburgh, which we have so often visited in gaiety and pastime. No, no. She is sentient and conscious of my emotions somewhere- somehow; where we cannot tell - how we cannot tell; yet would I not this moment renounce her in a better world, for all that this world can give me.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: journal

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A Quote by Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton on admiration, strength, weakness, and world

The world abhors closeness, and all but admires extravagance; yet a slack hand shows weakness, and a tight hand strength.

Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton (1786 - 1845)

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