Quotation Explorer - 'Weakness'

If America shows weakness and uncertainty, the world will drift toward tragedy. That will not happen on my watch. - George W. Bush
silence is not weakness and decency is not pride - Arthur Machen
Reckon your weakness as praise of God’s power, endure suffering in joy, risk your life on the veracity of Christ, count your loneliness a means of grace. - William Stringfellow
My strength is my power of love, my weakness is my kindness for those who suffers. - Debasish Mridha
When the music note grows tired we will land on the wings of a guardian - One already accustomed to my attempts to fly One aware of my weakness for a beautiful try - Phibby Venable
When you understand who God is, you can see beyond a shadow of a doubt why your weakness is nothing to be feared, because it just leaves more room for him and his strength. - Hayley DiMarco
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character. - Albert Einstein
Boredom is a sign of satisfied ignorance, blunted apprehension, crass sympathies, dull understanding, feeble powers of attention, and irreclaimable weakness of character. - James Bridie
You can speak truth to power, . . . but when you speak truth to weakness, weakness gets mad and queasy. It accuses you of its own insecurity.""The Off Season: A Victorian Sequel - Jack Cady
What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power in man, the will to power, power itself. What is bad? All that is born of weakness. What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome. - Friedrich Nietzsche
I am soft and kind hearted. Sadly people mistake that for weakness. But I’d rather be weak thank ugly hearted. - Zane Baker
If weakness pervades the body, then it's mind we must strengthen - Nina Leavins
Never be afraid to offer a smile; sure the risk is that a few foolish people may misinterpret your kindness as weakness, but the sweet reward is that as you make new friends and encourage others, the foolish have ignored the fact that you have already shown them your teeth. - Johnnie Dent Jr.
Never be afraid to offer a smile; sure the risk is that a few foolish people may misinterpret your kindness as weakness, but the reward in their error be that at least they cannot blame you because you did show your teeth. - Johnnie Dent Jr.
Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness. - Susan Gale
told me I wasn't enough. it's funny how your weakness was blamed on how strong I am - -Shergill
[T]he road to character is built by confronting your own weakness. - David Brooks
Go after a man's weakness, and never, ever, threaten unless you're going to follow through, because if you don't, the next time you won't be taken seriously. - Roy M. Cohn
You cannot run away from a weakness; you must sometimes fight it out or perish. And if that be so, why not now, and where you stand? - Robert Louis Stevenson
Give your weakness to one who helps. - Jalaluddin Rumi
Prayer is the sign of your weakness. Rely on your inner strength. You will be the winner. - Amit Ray
The most dangerous aspect of your relationships is not your weakness, but your delusions of strength. Self-reliance is almost always a component of a bad relationship. - Timothy S. Lane & Paul David Tripp
Let craft, ambition, spite, Be quenched in Reason's night, Till weakness turn to might, Till what is dark be light, Till what is wrong be right! - Lewis Carroll
Giving style to one’s character - a great and rare art! It is exercised by those who see all the strengths and weaknesses of their own natures and then comprehend them in an artistic plan until everything appears as art and reason and even weakness delights the eye. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The people who have no weakness are terrible; there is no way of taking advantage of them. - Anatole France
Energies are to be expressed precisely with the person you don’t get along with. The energies are already there in dealing with the person you do get along with. ‘Not being able to get along’ is a weakness. - Dada Bhagwan
The Use of the Understanding, in endeavouring to find out the Meaning of any Proposition whatsoever, in considering the nature and Evidence for or against it, and in judging of it according to the seeming Force or Weakness of the Evidence. - Anthony Collins
Because of course, for every revelation of weakness, there had to be an equal and opposite show of strength. - Jane Casey
Morality is the weakness of the mind. - Arthur Rimbaud
Credulity is the man's weakness, but the child's strength. - Charles Lamb
Remember, it is no sign of weakness or defeat that your manuscript ends up in need of major surgery. This is a common occurrence in all writing, and among the best writers. - William Strunk Jr.
Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength. - Billy Graham
Holding onto fear is weakness; holding onto faith is strength. - Matshona Dhliwayo
God’s favor in its fullness is that which allows strength to overcome with weakness, love to overcome hatred, God’s goodness to defeat Satan’s evil nature. - Sunday Adelaja
Human affinity to human weakness surpasses human affinity to human strength - Prabhukrishna M
When fully united, without ego or weakness, we become the greatest invisible force this world has ever witnessed. - Luis Marques
We are taught that the hero’s journey is the journey from weakness to strength. But I am here today to tell you that those stories are wrong. The real hero’s journey is the journey from strength to weakness. - John Green
Humility is truth, therefore in all sincerity we must be able to look up and say, "I can do all things in Him who strengthens me." By yourself you can do nothing, have nothing but sin, weakness and misery. All the gifts of nature and grace you have them from God. - Mother Teresa
There is this fine line between presenting to You all of my weakness and thinking that it can't be done. In Your strength, I find my own. - Joni Eareckson Tada
My weakness has always been to prefer the large intention of an unskilful artist to the trivial intention of an accomplished one: in other words, I am more interested in the high ideas of a feeble executant than in the high execution of a feeble thinker. - Thomas Hardy
I know the scent of betrayal. I may be kind to you, but don't mistake my kindness for weakness. After all, the Angels have a sharp sword too - Joshua De Vera Bautista
My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength. - Michael Jordan
Religion is an outcome of the human weakness, or The limitation of human knowledge, or the fear. - Anonymous
My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. - 2 Corinthians 12:9
It is unfortunate that for some, kindness is an unwarranted expenditure, compassion an avoidable weakness, and love an unnecessary gamble. - Wayne Gerard Trotman
Do not mistake a leader's meekness for weakness. - Orrin Woodward
He's the reason I am strong but he is also my biggest weakness. - Nikki Rowe
Never divulge secrets to acquaintances.Never betray old friends for new ones.Never mistake flattery for praise.Never rely on dishonorable people.Never trust your enemy's friends.Never mistake someone’s kindness for weakness. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Turn your weakness into your richness. - Erol Ozan
You’ll feel afraid at times. You’ll feel weak at times. But remember, fear and weakness are not your enemies. They are forms of evolutionary wisdom in the face of danger. Take some time to assess the situation and shake the weakness and fear off your limbic system. - Abhijit Naskar
Women are soft, loving, and kind. Do not mistake softness and kindness as weakness. Water is soft, but stone cannot break the water. However, water can break the stone. - Debasish Mridha
Don't confuse one leader's bluster for muster or another leader's meekness for weakness. - Orrin Woodward
In Tsurani culture, forgiveness was simply a less shameful form of weakness than capitulation. - Raymond E. Feist
Self-discipline is a form of freedom. Freedom from laziness and lethargy, freedom from expectations and demands of others, freedom from weakness and fear -- and doubt. - H.A. Dorfman
Solitude is strength; to depend on the presence of the crowd is weakness. The man who needs a mob to nerve him is much more alone than he imagines. - Paul Brunton
Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
I am the bended, but not broken. I am the power of the thunderstorm. I am the beauty in the beast. I am the strength in weakness. I am the confidence in the midst of doubt. I am Her! - Kierra C.T. Banks
Strength is Life, Weakness is Death". - Swami Vivekananda
Selfishness is not a virtue. Altruism is not a moral weakness. Taxation is the price we pay for civilization. - Darryl Cunningham
A sacrifice to be real must cost, must hurt, and must empty ourselves. Give yourself fully to God. He will use you to accomplish great things on the condition that you believe much more in his love than in your weakness. - Mother Teresa
Weakness employs many weapons in its perpetual war against strength. True strength does not attack; it is too busy enduring attacks, and defending itself against weakness. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
Expectations from others is your biggest weakness. - Devesh Tamta
Emotional pain, physical damage, financial weakness are the reasons to stop for a while and not forever. - Amit Kalantri
A man’s weakness is his family and a woman’s is her child - M.F. Moonzajer
You know how the Eclipse of the sun shows it? Christ's strength eclipses your powerlessness in God's likeness, and there is total darkness on your weakness. - Israelmore Ayivor
Awareness of your weakness is the first step for correction - Nasser Musliyar
No one can know your strength and weakness better than yourself. - Rahul Kumar Tilwani
Look for strengths in people, not weakness; for good, not evil. Most of us find what we search for.
For the American people are a very generous people and will forgive almost any weakness, with the possible exception of stupidity. - Will Rogers
We cannot selectively numb emotions, when we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive emotions.Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren't always comfortable, but they're never weakness. - Brené Brown
In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds. - Aristotle
A wise man is able to differentiate between humility and weakness, he does not mistake courage for pride. - Newton Gatambia
The world," he said, "is not a wish-granting factory," and then he broke down, just for one moment, his sob roaring impotent like a clap of thunder unaccompanied by lightning, the terrible ferocity that amateurs in the field of suffering might mistake for weakness. - John Green
For the first time in my life I began to realize that it is not evil and brutality, but nearly always weakness, that is to blame for the worst things that happen in this world. - Stefan Zweig
Find strength in your heartbeat, than weakness with a beat heart. Take each breath as another chance, and love for a new day. - Anthony Liccione
Those who succumb to pain find weakness in emotion and strength in reason. - Jacques S Cantin
Jealousy shows weakness and we must be strong to except ourselves for who we truly are. - Sarah van Waterschoot
Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolutions. - Kahlil Gibran
Strength is Happiness. Strength is itself victory. In weakness and cowardice there is no happiness. When you wage a struggle, you might win or you might lose. But regardless of the short-term outcome, the very fact of your continuing to struggle is proof of your victory as a human being. - Daisaku Ikeda
Healing is a different type of pain. It’s the pain of becoming aware of the power of one’s strength and weakness, of one’s capacity to love or do damage to oneself and to others, and of how the most challenging person to control in life is ultimately yourself. - Caroline Myss
If you're afraid to let someone else see your weakness, take heart: Nobody's perfect. Besides, your attempts to hide your flaws don't work as well as you think they do. - Julie Morgenstern
Public opinion is a compound of folly, weakness, prejudice, wrong felling, right feeling, obstinacy, and newspaper paragraphs.
Scars are not signs of weakness, they are signs of survival and endurance. - Rodney A. Winters
The weakness of a man is the strength of a woman - Santosh Avvannavar
Strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others. - Joseph Conrad
To fear the foe, since fear oppresseth strength, gives in your weakness strength unto your foe. - William Shakespeare
Power corrupts the few, while weakness corrupts the many. - Eric Hoffer
A hundred times I must have thought of ways to take it back, but I wasn't smart enough to understand that an apology is a sign of strenght, not weakness (...) - Terry Hayes
The weakness was the first feature, the other what will do if I was this character? One of the best questions ever I have asked, it's one great from it comes another and another... - Deyth Banger
Tenderness of heart and kindness of the soul are not signs of weakness, but they are signs of inner strength. - Debasish Mridha
The weakness of one man is the strength of another, hence we all are different for a reason. - Gugu Mona
Hope. It is the quintessential human delusion, simultaneously the source of your greatest strength, and greatest weakness. - Unknown or The Archictect from the Matrix reloaded movie
Behold divinity divine enough to abandon divinity. Behold majesty secure enough to proceed un-majestically. Behold strength strong enough to become weakness, goodness good enough to be unmindful of its reputation. Behold love plenteous enough to give and take not again. - Paul Ramsey
The struggle against the weakness in yourself is never a solitary struggle. No person can achieve self-mastery or his or her own. - David Brooks
Cause I'll know my weakness, know my voice. And I'll believe in grace and choice. And I know perhaps my heart is farce, But I'll be born without a mask. - Mumford and Sons
Love is a weakness which converts even the strongest minds as its slave and makes them sing its tune. - Auliq Ice
How does it feel being a woman's weakness? I mean a real woman. I mean a real weakness. - Sofía Navarro
Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution. - Kahlil Gibran
Why is feeling something for someone a weakness? - Elle Kennedy
When the mind has once begun to yield to the weakness of superstition, trifles impress it with the force of conviction. - Ann Radcliffe
Don't consider my kindness as my weakness, the beast in me is sleeping not dead. - Moosa Rahat
Complaining is truly my strongest weakness. - Evinda Lepins
Creativity connects me to my truest self and vulnerability. There is nothing more personally liberating, than reaching for my face and peeling off the social mask that hides my; shadow self, pain and weakness. When i produce from this place of truth, the results transform both creator and beholder. - Jaeda DeWalt
Strength conquers weakness through force. Weakness conquers strength through seduction,the look and feel of ease, the illusion of rest without responsibility,and the hallucination of unaccountability in general. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
If we clash with anyone, then it is our own weakness only. - Dada Bhagwan
Marx hated weakness in men, and considered the making of moral judgements as the last resort of the weak. To say 'That is morally wrong' is implicitly to say ' I am powerless to stop that, so I will inveigh against it'. - Paul Robert Wolff
If power was an illusion, wasn't weakness necessarily one also? - Lois McMaster Bujold
Every existing thing is born without reason, prolongs itself out of weakness, and dies by chance. - Jean-Paul Sartre
When the weakness of human soul conflict with writer's word , It will create self History. - Yaganesh Derasari
A heroine makes progress against an enemy who would manipulate her thoughts when she begins to probe his and see weakness. - Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Never put a single thought of weakness in the flourishing minds of the children. Fill them up with vigour and compassion, for their character will define the future of the entire human species. - Abhijit Naskar
Unlike Kim Cardassian or Donald Trump, Montaigne regarded the inward glance as an adventure in self-effacement not self infatuation. He was a charming and perceptive critic of his own foibles, especially alert to his weakness for inconsistency. - Danny Heitman
He will use you to accomplish great things on the condition that you believe much more in His love than in your weakness. - Mother Teresa
The past is a ghost that haunts us. Ghosts must banished. Lingering on the past is weakness, Lord Vader. - Paul S Kemp
To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength. - Criss Jami
Strength is Life, Weakness is Death.Expansion is Life, Contraction is Death.Love is Life, Hatred is Death. - Swami Vivekananda
To fall down is to face the weakness of my humanity, test the mettle of my character, and push the limits of my strength. Therefore, falling down will tell me who I am far more clearly than most things I might learn when I’m standing up. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
I always have the feeling we are merely fearfully trying to save room for God; I would rather speak of God at the center than at the limits, in strength rather than weakness, and thus in human life and goodness rather than in death and guilt. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
It's not that I've suddenly become stronger or that something has changed. I'm still shaking. But... We don't have to let those fears stop us. What's most important is that we try to rise above our weakness. - Natsuki Takaya
The Days tried to put inside me " weakness ..." .. But my soul will always beat " strength". - Jad Alhadad
Good and quiet do not connote weakness. - Ogwo David Emenike
Know thy own point: this kind, this due degreeOf blindness, weakness, Heav'n bestows on thee. - Alexander Pope
I could have loved him with everything I had but he wasn't prepared for the depth i provided ~ had I been a woman of weakness I would have stayed, but he lost the chance when he said I wasn't enough that day. - Nikki Rowe
If a god had made the world, might world always be right, that would be so wise, we'd be spared so much suffering. But we made the world - out of our smallness and weakness. Our lives are awkward and fragile... - Edward Bond
Life doesn't stop. It doesn't stop progressing forward and it never stops trying to bring you to your knees. It will test your strengths and exploit your weakness, and I'm not sure that is always such a bad thing. - Christy Aldridge
Real leaders are people who help us overcome the limitations of our own individual laziness and selfishness and weakness and fear and get us to do better, harder things than we can get ourselves to do on our own. - David Foster Wallace
The difference between a moral person and a person of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act, made out of weakness and tries to make amends with their life when they find the opportunity to say they are sorry is lost. - Shannon L. Alder
Through cruelty force confesses its powerlessness to achieve omnipotence . . . We see weakness dawning at the very height of force. Unable to admit that total destruction is impossible, the conqueror can only reply to the mute defiance of his defenseless adversary with an ever-growing violence. - Rachel Bespaloff
America's greatest strength, and its greatest weakness, is our belief in second chances, our belief that we can always start over, that things can be made better. - Anthony Walton
If someone thinks that they are invincible, they would start to become arrogant with others and greedy about power. Eventually, people who are more intelligent can defeat him or her and give them a taste about their weakness. - Saaif Alam
Weakness of skills can be overcome with strength of will. - Orrin Woodward
Every existing thing is born without reason, prolongs itself out of weakness and dies by chance. - Jean-Paul Sartre
I believe until fairly recently our destructions of nature were more or less unwitting -- the by-products, so to speak, of our ignorance or weakness or depravity. It is our present principled and elaborately rationalized rape and plunder of the natural world that is a new thing under the sun. - Wendell Berry
Your weakness is your strength - Herbern Lebumfacil
In general I strive for greatness and rational achievement, but I admit to you I’ve a terrible fondness for women, a tendency towards drunkenness, and a weakness for the fumes of the poppy—opium and other miserable beauties. - Roman Payne
A persons emotions should be the strength, should not be the weakness - Sharath Nazre
When weakness becomes power, it leads you to success. - Junaid Raza
Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence. - Dorothy Dix
Fundamentalism's strident denunciation of its opponents is a sign of its weakness, its dogmatic authoritarianism is a pathological mutation of faith. - Alan Aldridge
Do not hide your weakness for they grow and become powerful demons in the dark. - Paul Bamikole
The great weakness of the West is that it has nothing with which to inspire loyalty except wealth. But what is wealth? Another washing machine, a bigger car, a nicer house to live in? Not much to feed the spirit in all that. - John Burdett
Life's temptations have the purpose of putting our spiritual integrity to the test. To yield to them, however, gives one a precarious and tormented satisfaction. But the worst temptations are those we give in to without getting anything in return except for the brutal discovery of our weakness. - Paolo Maurensig
It is a weakness to suffer when you don't have to. - Marty Rubin
Despise your weakness, not yourself. - Constance Chuks Friday
People build defenses around a weakness, not around strength. Where self-esteem is strong, a defense is unnecessary. - David W. Earle
Don’t assume meekness is weakness and those who are loud are strong. - Brad Lomenick
That which you love most will then become both your strength and your weakness. - Criss Jami
Never be afraid to offer a smile; sure the risk is that a few foolish people may misinterpret your kindness as weakness, but the sweet reward is that as you make new friends and encourage others, the foolish will learn the error of their ways because you did at least show them your teeth. - Johnnie Dent Jr.
There's no weakness as great as false strength. - Stefan Molyneux
Don’t run from your weakness, you will only give it strength. - Stephen Richards
Our followers are like bees which live among birds. None of the birds recognize the bees because of their small size and weakness. They would not treat them this way if they realized that these very small bees can carry honey which is very valuable in their stomachs. - Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S
Tears are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of compassion. - Jim George
Fathers, your are the head and strength of the family unit. If you are not in place, there is a weakness in the link. - Anita R. Sneed-Carter
Sometimes walking away has nothing do with weakness, and everything to do with strength. We walk away not because we want others to realize our worth and value, but because we finally realize our own. - Robert Tew
We've all had our moments of weakness, and if we manage to get through today without any, we'll be sure to have some tomorrow. - José Saramago
He fell in love, and love is the only weakness. - Rick Yancey
Show me a man who mistakes patience for weakness and I’ll show you a fool. - DeWayne Owens
His strength for your weakness! His wisdom for your folly! His drive for your drift! His grace for your greed! His love for your lust! His peace for your problems! His joy for your sorrow! His plenty for your poverty! - Major Thomas
If you live by the grace of God and you constantly recognise His grace in your life, then your weakness turns into strength - Sunday Adelaja
Its a sign of weakness to lament about things which you entirely have no control over. - Auliq Ice
We are often more treacherous through weakness than calculation - François de La Rochefoucauld
There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. - Washington Irving
Surrender is not a weakness, but rather an empowering state of humility. - Bryant McGill
Woman's fatal weakness is to desire sympathy and comprehension.--"Wanda - Ouida
Don't exploit your enemy's weakness, for he may have none.Exploit his passions and the battle is yours. - George Norman Lippert
To be a woman is not a weakness. - Gloria D. Gonsalves
Tranquility is not weakness; from tranquility emerges power and strength. - C. JoyBell C.
Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart. - Mahatma Gandhi
A fool mistakes meekness for weakness and a quiet tongue for an idle mind. - R.A. Mathis
this is the weakness of most 'edifying' or 'propaganda' literature. There is no diversity...You cannot, in fact, give God His due without giving the devil his due also. - Dorothy L. Sayers
When you struggle with your partner, you are struggling with yourself. Every fault you see in them touches a denied weakness in yourself. - Deepak Chopra
What if...the doctors couldn't find anything wrong? What if I was over-exaggerating the pain, weakness, and weird sensations? - Jennifer Starzec
If you think a weakness can be turned into a strength, I hate to tell you this, but that's another weakness. - Jack Handy
Befriend knowledge;ignorance is your enemy.Wisdom is strength;ignorance is weakness. - Matshona Dhliwayo
The law of evolution is that the strongest survives!' 'Yes, and the strongest, in the existence of any social species, are those who are most social. In human terms, most ethical...There is no strength to be gained from hurting one another. Only weakness. - Ursula K. Le Guin
If you fail to believe you will procrastinate or become idealustic about how awesome you are at working hard and managing your time, you never develop a strategy for outmaneuvering your own weakness. - David McRaney
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