A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on habits, knowledge, nature, theory, time, and weakness

One forms provisional theories and waits for time or fuller knowledge to explode them. A bad habit, Mr. Ferguson, but human nature is weak. Sherlock Holmes speaking with Dr. Watson.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire

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A Quote by Sigmund Freud on acceptance, needs, religion, and weakness

When a man has once brought himself to accept uncritically all the absurdities that religious doctrines put before him and even to overlook the contradictions between them, we need not be greatly suprised at the weakness of his intellect.

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

Source: Sigmund Freud, "The Future of an Illusion", 1927

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on cruelty and weakness

All cruelty springs from weakness.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Samuel Lover on circumstances and weakness

Circumstances are the rulers of the weak; they are but the instruments of the wise.

Samuel Lover

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on danger, integrity, knowledge, and weakness

Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Rasselas

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on habits and weakness

The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Roy Campanella on achievement, god, happiness, health, learning, life, men, needs, poverty, power, praise, strength, and weakness

I asked God for strength, that I might achieve. I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey. I asked for health, that I might do great things. I was given infirmity, that I might do better things. I asked for riches, that I might be happy. I was given poverty, that I might be wise. I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men. I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God. I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life. I was given life, that I might enjoy all things. . . . I got nothing I asked for - but everything I hoped for. Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered. I am, among men, most richly blessed!

Roy Campanella

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A Quote by Robert W. Service on laws, survival, and weakness

This is the law of the Yukon, that only the strong shall thrive; That surely the weak shall perish, and only the fit survive.

Robert W. Service

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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on weakness

You cannot run away from a weakness, you must sometime fight it out or perish; and if that be so, why not now, and where you stand.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Robert Green Ingersoll on blindness, inferiority, providence, strength, superiority, and weakness

The superior man is the providence of the inferior. He is eyes for the blind, strength for the weak, and a shield for the defenseless. He stands erect by bending above the fallen. He rises by lifting others.

Robert Ingersoll (1833 - 1899)

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