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Our strength grows out of our weakness.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

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?

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1895) Scottish essayist, poet and novelist.

It is a talent of the weak to persuade themselves that they suffer for something when they suffer from something; that they are showing the way when they are running away; that they see the light when they feel the heat; that they are chosen when they are shunned.

Eric Hoffer (1902-1983) American philosopher and author.

Man's biological weakness is the condition of human culture.

Erich Fromm (1900-1980) Psychoanalyst and social philosopher.

There are two kinds of weakness, that which breaks and that which bends.

James Russell Lowell (1819-1891) American poet, critic and editor.


Weaklings must lie.

Jean Paul (1763-1825) German novelist and humorist.

All cruelty springs from weakness.

Seneca (4 BC-65) Roman philosopher and playwright.

Union of the weakest develops strength not wisdom. Can all men, together, avenge one of the leaves that have fallen in autumn? But the wise man avenges by building his city in snow.

Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) American Modernist poet.

The weakest and most timorous are the most revengeful and implacable.

Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) British clergyman and author.

Some of our weakness is born in us, some of it comes through education; it is a big question as to which gives us the most trouble.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832) German poet, novelist and dramatist.