quotations about weakness
Weak dogs become bones for other, stronger dogs.
TAD WILLIAMS, Otherland: City of Golden Shadow
To rush into explanations is always a sign of weakness.
AGATHA CHRISTIE, The Seven Dials of Mystery
The weak are the most treacherous of us all. They come to the strong and drain them. They are bottomless. They are insatiable. They are always parched and always bitter. They are everyone's concern and like vampires they suck our life's blood.
BETTE DAVIS, The Lonely Life
Never be afraid to expose a weakness in yourself. Exposing a weakness is the beginning of strength.
ROBERT ANTHONY, Beyond Positive Thinking
The helpless can't help the helpless.
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, The Night of the Iguana
I've known people who thought that reaching their potential would come from shoring up their weaknesses. But do you know what happens when you spend all your time working on your weaknesses and never developing your strengths? If you work really hard, you might claw your way all the way to mediocrity! But you'll never get beyond it.
JOHN C. MAXWELL, Leadership Gold
Once we know our weaknesses they cease to do us any harm.
GEORG CHRISTOPH LICHTENBERG, "Notebook D", Aphorisms
People who have no weaknesses are terrible; there is no way of taking advantage of them.
ANATOLE FRANCE, The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard
He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.
MOLIÈRE, The Misanthrope
Weakness and ambivalence lead to war.
GEORGE H. W. BUSH, RNC acceptance speech, August 18, 1988
When imperialism feels weak, it resorts to brute force.
HUGO CHÁVEZ, speech, January 31, 2005
The concessions of the weak are the concessions of fear.
EDMUND BURKE, speech on conciliation with America
When you find your opponent's weak spot, hammer it.
JOHN HEISMAN, attributed, Where Football Is King: A History of the SEC
I can't expose a human weakness on the stage unless I know it through having it myself.
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, foreward, Sweet Bird of Youth
As long as I fear my weakness, I am stronger than when I trust my strength.
IVAN PANIN, Thoughts
We are not so easily gilded by our most prominent weaknesses, as by those of which we are least aware.
ARTHUR HELPS, Thoughts in the Cloister and the Crowd
The weak fear happiness itself. They can harm themselves on cotton wool.
OSAMU DAZAI, No Longer Human
Are you or aren't you convinced that weakness is a man's condition? How can you raise yourself if you haven't fallen first?
CESARE PAVESE, The Devil in the Hills
That which yields, is not always weak.
JACQUELINE CAREY, Kushiel's Dart
Throughout life, our worst weaknesses and meannesses are usually committed for the sake of the people we most despise.
CHARLES DICKENS, Great Expectations