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Whatever needs to be maintained through force is doomed.

Henry Miller (1891-1980) American author.

Force without forecast is to little avail.


A man convinced against his will; is of the same opinion still.

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Who were the fools who spread the story that brute force cannot kill ideas? Nothing is easier. And once they are dead they are no more than corpses.

Simone Weil (1910-1943) French Philosopher

Force is as pitiless to the man who possesses it, or thinks he does, as it is to its victims; the second it crushes, the first it intoxicates. The truth is, nobody really possesses it.

Simone Weil (1910-1943) French Philosopher

The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood.

Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898) Prussian German statesman and aristocrat.

The use of force alone is but temporary. It may subdue for a moment; but it does not remove the necessity of subduing again: and a nation is not governed, which is perpetually to be conquered.

Edmund Burke (1729-1797) British political writer.

Civilization is nothing more than the effort to reduce the use of force to the last resort.

José Ortega y Gasset (1883-1955) Spanish Essayist, and Philosopher.

Force works on servile natures, not the free.

Ben Johnson (1572-1637) English dramatist, poet and actor.