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What the lion cannot manage to do the fox can.

German proverb

We confide in our strength, without boasting of it; we respect that of others, without fearing it.

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) Third president of the United States.

We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.

François de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French writer.

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German-Swiss philosopher and writer.

Cunning surpasses strength.

German proverb


Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion.

Pythagoras (BC 582-BC 507) Greek philosopher and mathematician.

Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting, but never hit soft.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) 26th president of the U.S.

How excellent it is to have a giant's strength, but it is tyrannous to use like a giant.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.

Although men are accused of not knowing their own weakness, yet perhaps few know their own strength. It is in men as in soils, where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not of.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) Irish-born English satirist.

Don't ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.

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