The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.
Never think there is anything impossible for the soul. It is the greatest heresy to think so. If there is sin, this is the only sin; to say that you are weak, or others are weak.
As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.
...no woman can love a weak man hard enough to make him strong.
We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies - it is the first law of nature.
Men know that women are an overmatch for them, and therefore they choose the weakest or the most ignorant. If they did not think so, they never could be afraid of women knowing as much as themselves.
A coward is one who in a perilous emergency thinks with his legs.
You cannot run away from weakness; you must some time fight it out or perish; and if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?
The weakest spot in any person is where they think themselves to be the wisest.
There's nothing weak about beauty, child. The only weakness in it is if you think it means anything important.
I well understand your doing this, said the notary. A man of science can't be expected to burden himself with the practical details of existence. Charles felt soothed by these oily words: they flattered his weakness, making it look like preoccupation with lofty things.
It is the destiny of the weak to be devoured by the strong.
Sadness doesn't equal weakness, sweetheart. If anything, it shows the love you have inside of you, and nothing stronger in this world exists.
I begin to get a little acquainted with my own strength and weakness. Praise or blame has but a momentary effect on the man whose love of beauty in the abstract makes him a severe critic on his own works.
It is the coward who fawns upon those above him. It is the coward who is insolent whenever he dares be so.
Oh darling, don't be bitter. It's the first instinct of the weak.
They said love made you strong, but in Louise's opinion it made you weak. It corkscrewed into your heart and you couldn't get it out again, not without ripping your heart to pieces.
Our weakness in the West is born of the fact of so-called objectivity. Objectivity does not exist. The word is a hypocrisy which is sustained by the lie that the truth stays in the middle. No, sir: Sometimes truth stays on one side only.
Given the ease with which health infuses life with meaning and purpose, it is shocking how swiftly illness steals away those certaintiesTime unused and only endured still vanishes, as if time itself is starving, and each day is swallowed whole, leaving no crumbs, no memory, no trace at all.
We must remember that possession of physical beauty can easily weaken the moral faculty.
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