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Weakness Quotes by Russell Simmons, Leslie Moonves, Julie Garwood, Siegbert Tarrasch, Laurence Olivier, Larry Norman and many others.

A person’s strength is to know their weaknesses.
Russell Simmons
I understand why creative people like dark, but American audiences dont like dark. They like story. They do not respond to nervous breakdowns and unhappy episodes that lead nowhere. They like their characters to be a part of the action. They like strength, not weakness, a chance to work out any dilemma.
Leslie Moonves
Every man has a weakness!” he patiently explained. “I’ll find theirs, I promise you.” “Every man?” “Yes,” he answered emphatically. … “What is your weakness, Brodick?” she asked. “You.
Julie Garwood
Every move creates a weakness.
Siegbert Tarrasch
Use your weaknesses; aspire to the strength.
Laurence Olivier
I don’t see the point in being a star – it takes a lot of energy to carry yourself off as being more perfect than somebody else. I’d rather just be available with all my weaknesses.
Larry Norman
Everybody needs love. There are a lot of guys that you think are hard-core gangsters, but all these guys’ weaknesses are women. Look at the movie Scarface. At the end of the day, all he wanted to do was to have kids with his woman.
Master P
She needs to seem tough, and whatever Hillary’s weaknesses, tough is a pretty good word to describe her.
John Podhoretz
All weakness tends to corrupt, and impotence corrupts absolutely.
Edgar Friedenberg
Showing weakness and showing fear and letting people in was a huge part of my comeback.
Mardy Fish
… Any county’s moral strength, or its moral weakness, is quickly measurable by the street attire and attitude of its women – especially its young women. Wherever … spiritual values have been submerged, if not destroyed, by an emphasis upon … material things, invariably the women reflect it.
Malcolm X
Only one feat is possible: not to have run away.
Dag Hammarskjold
That deed which in our guilt we today call weakness, will appear tomorrow as an essential link in the complete chain of Man.
Khalil Gibran
Forget your troubles and dance! Forget your sorrows and dance! Forget your sickness and dance! Forget your weakness and dance!
Bob Marley
Just the notion of falling for someone, that involves weakness.
David Benioff
As a writer, I had learned a lot on ‘Margin Call’ about embracing the weaknesses of a narrative and of a project. A story always has an inherent narrative weakness.
J. C. Chandor
Tennis is a battle of the minds, just as much as it is a battle of playing ability. Trying to expose your opponent’s weaknesses is one of the most vital and fascinating facets of tennis.
Sue Barker
For Mr. Putin, vacillation invites aggression. His world is a brutish, cynical place, where power is worshiped, weakness is despised, and all rivalries are zero-sum.
John McCain
When you know you’re vulnerable, and you know… your strength and your weakness, you can see life with better perspective.
Fabio Lanzoni
My mom raise me so wonderfully. She gave me self esteem and made me appreciate my flaws, as well as my strengths.
Kirsten Dunst
The difficulty one experiences in meeting himsa arises from weakness of mind.
Mahatma Gandhi
My wheelchair was the key to seeing all this happen—especially since God’s power always shows up best in weakness. So here I sit … glad that I have not been healed on the outside, but glad that I have been healed on the inside. Healed from my own self-centered wants and wishes.
Joni Eareckson Tada
I say, ‘I will not be your weakness, Sean Kendrick.’ Now he looks at me. He says, very softly, ‘It’s late for that, Puck.
Maggie Stiefvater
Love is selfless, it is a weakness, a giving in, a constant falling.
Julianna Baggott
When you find your opponent’s weak spot, hammer it.
John Heisman
Darkness as well as light. Or do I mean darkness, another kind of light? Lucifer would say so, and I have a weakness for fallen angels.
Jeanette Winterson
A man should never be appointed into a managerial position if his vision focuses on people’s weaknesses rather than on their strengths.
Peter Drucker
I think publishing’s strength is also its weakness. It’s got such a rich and celebrated history as an industry. For the most part, publishing people are incredibly creative, business is done based on the strength of relationships, and the product being peddled is books.
Jennifer Gilmore
Instead, the terrorists see just what they were hoping for, our unity gone, our resolve shaken, our leaders distracted. In short, they see weakness and opportunity.
Dick Cheney
What is bad? -Everything that arises from weakness.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Fear is a healthy instinct, not a sign of weakness. It is a natural self-defense mechanism that is common to felines, wolves, hyenas, and most humans. Even fruit bats know fear, and I salute them for it. If you think the world is weird now, imagine how weird it would be if wild beasts had no fear.
Hunter S. Thompson
I remember ‘vulnerability’ being an unattractive word for most of my life, and I resented it as a direction coming from a director just because it implied weakness so I get the job. But it is that humbling place that creates compassion.
Diane Lane
My lyrics say I have morals, I have confidence, I have weaknesses, I have strong points, that I am a human being.
Kendrick Lamar
Look at the weaknesses of others with compassion, not accusation. It’s not what they’re not doing or should be doing that’s the issue. The issue is your own chosen response to the situation and what you should be doing. If you start to think the problem is “out there,” stop yourself. That thought is the problem.
Stephen Covey
The final cover for Heroes Are My Weakness feels exactly right. It reflects the cold, wintry setting of an isolated island off the coast of Maine and the feisty spirit of a heroine who refuses to give up, even when the odds are stacked against her.
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Haiti is always talking about decentralization and nothing has been so obvious, perhaps a weakness, as the centralized nature of Haitian society as being revealed by the earthquake. I mean, they lost all these medical training programs because they didn’t have them anywhere else.
Paul Farmer
I don’t think there’s anything to be admired in lying, cheating or philandering. But there might be something to be admired in not burning people at the stake because they have those weaknesses.
Warren Beatty
My intensity is my greatest strength. It’s also my greatest weakness.
Jeff Van Gundy
My kindness is my weakness but my weakness is my biggest strength.
Behdad Sami
Our strengths are not many. Our weaknesses are a lot.
Cullen Jenkins
If you are a bad putter, you will not make a putt. If you have a tendency to chili-dip wedges, you’ll be chili-dipping them all over the place for sure. Whatever your weakness, it will come up in spades during the Ryder Cup.
Johnny Miller
It’s not so much that he can’t fall in love, but he has not the weakness necessary.
Leo Tolstoy
I think making shorts is really about giving yourself the opportunity to learn what your strengths and weaknesses are. That’s really important to know before getting to your first feature. In many ways you can’t afford to make too many mistakes while on that feature.
Aurora Guerrero
A person who exhibits both positive and negative qualities, strengths and weaknesses, is not flawed but complete.
Deepak Chopra
Grief never ends, but it changes. It is a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness nor a lack of faith: it is the price of love.
Elizabeth I
Beer is the Danish national drink, and the Danish national weakness is another beer.
Clementine Paddleford
Community life is not easy for somebody like me, who is used to living by himself and doing what he wants. It’s a demanding life, and you quickly get in touch with your own handicaps and weaknesses.
Henri Nouwen
I wouldn’t be surprised if many marriages end in divorce largely because one or both partners are running from their own revealed weaknesses as much as they are running from something they can’t tolerate in their spouse.
Gary L. Thomas
In the land where excellence is commended, not envied, where weakness is aided, not mocked, there is no question as to how its inhabitants are all superhuman.
Criss Jami
Simplicity is an asset, not a weakness… The smaller the idea the happier I am.
Cory Arcangel
In the end, many of his more militant colleagues began to feel that [Ho Chi Minh’s] tendency to compromise, and his reluctance to confront the enemy directly, was a sign of weakness. The decision to confront the United States in 1963-1965 was a tacit recognition that Ho’s approach had failed.
William J. Duiker
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
Quentin Crisp
Each relationship nurtures a strength or weakness within you.
Mike Murdock
My dad is my dad. I love him, and I realize that he’s as famous as he is. Of course, I don’t look at him like everybody else does. Because I know his little faults, I know his weaknesses. Nobody’s perfect. But he’s my dad. Just like your dad is to you.
Laila Ali
I think every time you coach a certain team, when you leave that franchise, I think you continue to grow. You take a look at the things that you did, the things you wish you had done better. You analyze your strengths and your weaknesses, and then when you move to your next job, you continue to do the same thing.
Doug Collins
If there were an election today, Netanyahu would win. Yet, his standing in the polls is also a reflection of the weakness of Ehud Olmert, the current prime minister – who stands at 2 percent in a recent poll – and the enduring weaknesses of the Labor Party.
Dennis Ross
Never let people see what you want, because they will not let you have it. Never let anybody see what you feel, because it gives them too much power. You’re probably better off not showing weakness whenever you can avoid it, because they’ll go for you.
Mike Nichols
Ministers who threaten death and destruction employ weapons of weakness. Argument and kindness are alone effectual, flavored by the principles of Divine love.
Hosea Ballou
Man can and does rationalize his sins. He finds reasons for all his weakness, invents excuses that first calm and then deaden his conscience. He blames God, society, education, and environment for his wrong doing.
Mother Angelica
No weakness of the human mind has more frequently incurred animadversion, than the negligence with which men overlook their own faults, however flagrant, and the easiness with which they pardon them, however frequently repeated.
Samuel Johnson
Sympathy for the enemy — a weakness of police and armies alike. Most perilous are the unconscious sympathies directing you to preserve your enemy intact because the enemy is your justification for existence.
Frank Herbert
To fear the foe, since fear oppresseth strength,
Gives, in your weakness, strength unto your foe,
And so your follies fight against yourself.
Fear, and be slain–so worse can come to fight;
And fight and die is death destroying death,
Where fearing dying pays death servile breath.
William Shakespeare
“Akrasia” [weakness of will] in rational beings is as common as wine in France.
John Searle
I did not want to be depressed by the gap existing between my weakness and my ambition.
Ella Maillart
Weakness arouses evil. The American people know this.
Mike Pence
There’s nothing like suffering to reveal how small and needy you are. Pain has the remarkable capacity to reveal the weakness of the things you’re leaning on to make life worth living.
Tullian Tchividjian
As women, we all have certain weaknesses. I know one who can’t resist pretty shoes but has nothing suitable to wear with them. Others adore frilly lingerie but never have any money to buy outer clothing.
Edith Head
God wants to help us to eventually turn all of our weaknesses into strengths,1 but He knows that this is a long-term goal. He wants us to become perfect,2 and if we stay on the path of discipleship, one day we will. It’s OK that you’re not quite there yet. Keep working on it, but stop punishing yourself.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Will is not unfrequently weakness.
George MacDonald
It is up to God to take revenge. Only God can judge. I don’t have to worry about getting even with anybody or taking out any kind of aggression on anybody. Doing that is a weakness, anyway.
Jim Brown
No action, whether foul or fair, Is ever done, but it leaves somewhere A record, written by fingers ghostly, As a blessing or a curse, and mostly In the greater weakness or greater strength Of the acts which follow it.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Me showing my emotions… it’s not a sign of weakness; it’s a sign of passion.
Ashley Nell Tipton
He knew one of the women well, and had shared his universe with her. They had seen the same mountains, and the same trees, although each of them had seem them differently. She knew his weaknesses, his moments of hatred, of despair. Yet she was there at his side. They shared the same universe.
Paulo Coelho
Everyone had a weakness. It was the law of nature that for each being there was a predator, or a disease, or a vulnerability built into their very core.
Ilona Andrews
Sweetness is the opposite of machismo, which is everywhere – and I really don’t get on with machismo. I’m interested in sensitivity and weakness and fear and anxiety because I think that, at the end of the day, behind our masks, that’s what we are.
Alain de Botton
But in my weakness, my God is strong. When I was reckless, His reckless love chased me down and brought healing that I never experienced.
Israel Houghton
Only through training will a person learn his own weaknesses… He who is aware of his weaknesses will remain master of himself in any situation.
Gichin Funakoshi
I love all my characters. I love their weaknesses and flaws. I feel like they’re all my best friends and I adore being with them.
Sophie Kinsella
Where might is, the right is:
Long purses make strong swords.
Let weakness learn meekness:
God save the House of Lords!
Algernon Charles Swinburne
Hesitation of any kind is a sign of mental decay in the young, of physical weakness in the old.
Oscar Wilde
I’m very domestic; I love cleaning. I love cooking. I like waiting on people. I just like to make things. I don’t break that down to be weakness, or the only things women can do, or putting me back 20 years.
Amy Sedaris
Weakness, like not being able to bury the past. Weakness, like not giving up hope when you know you should.
Julianna Baggott
I’m no expert. I have no psychic powers, and I sure don’t possess any secret wisdom. I’m just Janet. I have strengths, weaknesses, fears, happiness, sadness. I experience joy and I experience pain. I’m highly emotional. I’m very vulnerable.
Janet Jackson
Our judgments judge us, and nothing reveals us, exposes our weaknesses, more ingeniously than the attitude of pronouncing upon our fellows.
Paul Valery
The attractiveness that exists to man in the very helplessness of woman is scarcely realized.
Alphonse de Lamartine
I wish I was harder; I wish I didn’t care so much about being the nice girl all the time because a lot of the time people can take kindness for weakness, so I wish I had a little bit more ‘oomph’ in me.
Tyra Banks
Defects and weakness in men’s understandings, as well as other faculties, come from want of a right use of their own minds; I am apt to think, the fault is generally mislaid upon nature, and there is often a complaint of want of parts, when the fault lies in want of a due improvement of them.
John Locke
The kind of music I’m dealing with is more a long-term music. Sometimes a little discourage runs along on your thought, but I am here to push it back. Discourage is a sign of weakness, and I don’t like to be weak.
Burning Spear
Truly brilliant marketing happens when you take something most people think of as a weakness and reposition it so people think of it as a strength.
Reed Hastings
Every existing thing is born without reason, prolongs itself out of weakness, and dies by chance.
Jean-Paul Sartre
You know, it’s okay to admit a little weakness now and then, Cammie. It won’t kill you. In fact, I hear it makes you stronger.
Ally Carter
Sweetness is the opposite of machismo, which is everywhere-and I really don’t get on with machismo. I’m interested in sensitivity, and weakness, and fear, and anxiety, because I think that, at the end of the day, behind our masks, that’s what we are.
Alain de Botton
If I have a weakness, it’s that I try to live by the rules. I try to live by the rules, no matter what they are, and I was brought up that way as a kid. Play by the rules.
Rand Paul
If I’m walking down the street, and if a person abuses me, the dignified thing to do is to keep walking, but if that person starts throwing stones into my home and affects the well-being of me and my family, then that silence is no longer strength; that silence becomes weakness.
Hrithik Roshan
Fishermen, no matter what supreme good fortune befalls them, cannot ever be absolutely satisfied. It is a fundamental weakness of intellect.
Zane Grey
Man’s biological weakness is the condition of human culture.
Erich Fromm
And the weak soul, within itself unbless’d, Leans for all pleasure on another’s breast.
Oliver Goldsmith
Live long enough and all weaknesses will be illuminated, but again perhaps that is not all bad for cannot they then begin to become strengths?
Rick Bass
I do not share the crusading spirit of the professional atheist whose fervor is mostly due to a painful act of liberation from the fetters of religious indoctrination received in youth. I prefer an attitude of humility corresponding to the weakness of our intellectual understanding of nature and of our own being.
Albert Einstein
When you come out of that pink ugly hole onto this planet you’re nothing but a gooey shrieking wrinkled ball of weakness.
Doug Stanhope
Government systems suffer from two weaknesses. They are complex. And they are slow. We need to change this. Our systems need to be made sharp, effective, fast and flexible. This requires simplification of processes and having trust in citizens. This needs a Policy Driven State.
Narendra Modi
People in very high places suddenly fall, and we are always surprised because we don’t factor in the basic element that they’re humans and, therefore, they are flawed and have weaknesses.
Carlisle Floyd
We have basic urges all the time. They just manifest themselves in different scenarios, and we have to turn those weaknesses into our strengths. Art is very much about making your weaknesses your strength.
Nicolas Winding Refn
If your child has a weakness, teach them how to turn it into a strength! The only Failure is not trying.
Kevin Heath
Over the years, I’ve learned that a confident person doesn’t concentrate or focus on their weaknesses – they maximize their strengths.
Joyce Meyer
If I could do just one thing, it would be to dissociate faith from virtue, now and for good, and to expose it for what it is, a servile weakness, a refuge in cowardice, and a willingness to follow, with credulity, people who are in the highest degree unscrupulous.
Christopher Hitchens
Humility does not mean weakness. It does not mean timidity. It does not mean fear. A man can be humble and fearless. A man can be humble and courageous.
Ezra Taft Benson
The malice of the wicked was reinforced by the weakness of the virtuous.
Winston Churchill
God stands in no need of our strength or wisdom, but of our ignorance, of our weakness; let us but give these to Him, and He can make use of us in winning souls.
Dwight L. Moody
All cruelty springs from weakness.
Seneca the Younger
I have a weakness for anything savory or bad guys. Bad boys.
Selena Gomez
In ways and thoughts of weakness and of wrong, Threads turn to cords, and cords to cables strong.
Isaac Williams
Prayer is a confession of one’s own unworthiness and weakness.
Mahatma Gandhi
My body is just built different. Some people try to look at it as a weakness, but I look at it as a blessing.
Zion Williamson
Going for character: why not now, and where you stand?
Robert Louis Stevenson
The weakness of so many modern Christians is that they feel to much at home in the world. In their effort to achieve restful ‘adjustment’ to unregenerate society they have lost their pilgrim character and become an essential part of the very moral order against which they are sent to protest.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses.
Albert Einstein
Nearly always, so as to live at peace with ourselves, we disguise our own impotence and weakness as calculation and policy; it is our way of placating that half of our being which is in a sense a spectator of the other.
Benjamin Constant
I just like the company of beautiful women. I have a weakness in that department. And I suppose because I am fairly well off and a famous musician, I’m up for grabs. And that makes me an eligible bachelor in the press.
Eric Clapton
whatever you love, that is your weakness
Holly Black
From my weakness, I drew strength that never left me.
Jorge Luis Borges
Sigmund Freud already discovered that suffering gives us pleasure – in a strange masochistic way. The tyranny of choice exploits that weakness. Consumer culture exhausts us. We suffer. We destroy ourselves. And we just can’t stop.
Renata Salecl
I don’t think I began to be a professional writer until I learned my weaknesses and what I couldn’t do. This forced me to compensate.
Robert Cormier
It is a noble and great thing to cover the blemishes and excuse the failings of a friend; to draw a curtain before his weaknesses and to display his perfections; to bury his shortcomings in silence but to proclaim his virtues on the housetop.
Robert South
Virgil has very finely touched upon the female passion for dress and shows, in the character of Camilla; who though she seems to have shaken off all the other weaknesses of her sex, is still described as a woman in this particular.
Joseph Addison
Coffee and cigarettes, that’s one of my weaknesses
Jason Behr
Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
My greatest strength is the love for my people, my greatest weakness is that I love them too much.
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
The force of arms only reveals man s weakness.
Rabindranath Tagore
Sometimes you have to resist working on your strengths in favour of your weaknesses. The decathlon requires a wide range of skills.
Daley Thompson
The closest I get to any sort of ‘designer’ items would probably be my weakness for jeans – they don’t have to be any particular brand, but I’m willing to do almost anything, go anywhere, spend obscene amounts of money for that elusive ‘perfect pair.’
Lauren Weisberger
Let weakness learn meekness.
Algernon Charles Swinburne
I always thought fainting showed an inherent weakness of character, but I understood it now. It was an act of self-preservation. Confronted by emotion too extreme to handle, the body shuts down to keep from running around like a chicken with its head cut off, potentially injuring itself.
Karen Marie Moning
I look at eating well as an investment. But burgers are my weakness.
Luke Goss
The yielding of the weak is the concession to fear.
Edmund Burke
I think the center ground have got to become the people of change again and not the guardians of the status quo. And that is the weakness it comes to in our campaign. You can see it in your politics, you can see it everywhere.
Tony Blair
Perfect nonviolence is difficult. It admits to no weakness.
Mahatma Gandhi
If someone mistakes your kindness for weakness, that’s their fault – not yours. And it’s OK to be a decent human being in this life.
Jeremy Piven
Most anger stems from feelings of weakness, sadness and fear: hard to remember when one is at the receiving end of its defiant roar.
Alain de Botton
Use your will to conquer fears and weaknesses!
Tae Yun Kim
My weaknesses are my jumps. The reason is that although I land them in practice, when I actually compete or perform, I should let my body go and stabilize my mind better. Also, I need to work on not letting negative thoughts and emotions get to me on the ice.
Oksana Baiul
Projecting weakness will not make us safer or discourage attacks against us. We need to show leadership and strength by demonstrating that we will not tolerate violent acts against our people, and we will not leave our citizens or our interests vulnerable to an attack.
Tom Rooney
Terrorists remain determined to find a weakness in our defence… To stay ahead of the terrorists, I call on the international community, the private sector, and academia to share knowledge, expertise, and resources to prevent new technologies becoming lethal terrorist weapons.
Antonio Guterres
But the weakness comes from these Westernised co-opted Muslim leaders who just want to look good in the eyes of the West and Western media.
Abu Bakar Bashir
Hatred in your heart for others is always weakness.
Habib Ali al-Jifri
And some small gnarled place inside me hated her for her weakness, for her neglect, for the months she had put us through. I had taken a step back from my mother, put up a wall to protect myself from needing her, and nothing was ever the same between us again.
Suzanne Collins
We’re trained from a very young age not to show weakness. And I was very good at that throughout my career.
Mardy Fish
A morality that holds need as a claim, holds emptiness-non-existence-as its standard of value; it rewards an absence, a defect: weakness, inability, incompetence, suffering, disease, disaster, the lack, the fault, the flaw-the zero.
Ayn Rand
The time for double standards that allow Islamists to behave aggressively toward us while they demand our weakness and submission is over.
Newt Gingrich
Men blush less for their crimes than for their weaknesses and vanity.
Jean de la Bruyere
It’s important to stay true to yourself. You have to know your weaknesses and recruit support when and where you need it.
Jillian Michaels
There’s nothing weak about beauty, child. The only weakness in it is if you think it means anything important.
Charlie Fletcher
I’ve never got into debt and I’ve always been in control of my taxes and VAT, but having four children costs a lot. They are my weakness.
Sadie Frost
You hear about quality time a lot but I really think that quantity time with a person is really what strengthens a relationship. That’s when you really get to know somebody. You get to know their strengths and their weaknesses and that brings you closer. That’s what ‘Time Is Love’ is all about.
Josh Turner
Weakness is a great bully without knowing it.
Margaret Deland
Poverty is, except where there is an actual want of food and raiment, a thing much more imaginary than real. The shame of poverty–the shame of being thought poor–it is a great and fatal weakness, though arising in this country, from the fashion of the times themselves.
William Cobbett
The strength of criticism lies in the weakness of the thing criticized.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I’m really into good nutrition and keeping healthy! That said, I’m also addicted to candy – It’s my biggest weakness.
Kina Grannis
One of those things that I like about TV is that if you get a group of people you like, you can work with these people for months at a time, and you can discover their strengths and weaknesses, and you can use those in the direction where you take the characters.
Denis Leary
The ultimate evil is the weakness, cowardice, that is one of the constituents of so much human nature. When, rarely, unalloyed nobility does occur, its chances of prevailing are slim. Yet it exists, and its mere existence is reason enough for not wiping the name of mankind off the slate.
John Simon
When you fear a foe, fear crushes your strength; and this weakness gives strength to your opponents.
William Shakespeare
I was serving good but was returning especially well, which was a weakness in my game. So not only was I serving well, but I was also breaking these other guys, and they felt the pressure
Richard Krajicek
Though the desire of fame be the last weakness Wise men put off.
Philip Massinger
Weak dogs become bones for other, stronger dogs.
Tad Williams
You can’t run away from yourself
Bob Marley
As the heart is, so is love to the heart. It partakes of its strength or weakness, its health or disease.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
What played to what had been a relative weakness for us-this was exploding overseas as well, and we had to scramble to mount some reach and get into places and be competitive on the ground.
Brit Hume
The weakness of modern tragedy[is that] transgression against the social code is made to bring destruction, as though the social code worked our irrevocable fate.
D. H. Lawrence
Public opinion is a compound of folly, weakness, prejudice, wrong feeling, right feeling, obstinacy, and newspaper paragraphs.
Robert Peel
No soul of high estate can take pleasure in slander. It betrays a weakness.
Blaise Pascal
A weakness of many of the self-oriented play theories is that they often sound too much like vain consumerism instead of being about the more passionate and willful character of human play, which involves a willingness, even if a fantasy, to believe in the play venture itself.
Brian Sutton-Smith
I think the way I look at things gives me a different perspective. I’m most valuable when I work with a team of bright people who complement my weaknesses with their strengths.
Craig McCaw
It is from weakness that people reach for dictators and concentrated government power. Only the strong can be free. And only the productive can be strong.
Wendell Willkie
I call that man awake who, with conscious knowledge and understanding, can perceive the deep unreasoning powers in his soul, his whole innermost strength, desire and weakness, and knows how to reckon with himself.
Hermann Hesse
The great lesson of history for us is that strength and resolve bring peace and order, and weakness and vacillation invite chaos and conflict.
Rick Perry
Like I always say, whatever is my weakness, I try to work on it and I try to get better at it.
Pascal Siakam
Often we are firm from weakness, and audacious from timidity.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
We must not mistake kindness for weakness. Kindness isn’t weak. Kindness is a certain type of strength.
Jim Rohn
Those with a high level of confidence may have as many or more weaknesses than those with low self-esteem. The difference is this; instead of dwelling on their handicaps, they compensate for them by dwelling on their strengths.
Alan Loy McGinnis
You will learn and grow the least in your areas of weakness.
Marcus Buckingham
Out of the cross comes the resurrection. Out of weakness comes real strength.
Timothy Keller
Vulnerability is not a weakness but a faculty for understanding.
David Whyte
Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength, not my weakness.
Amos Bronson Alcott
Our policy is simple: We are not going to betray our friends, reward the enemies of freedom, or permit fear and retreat to become American policies — especially in this hemisphere. None of the four wars in my lifetime came about because we were too strong.
Ronald Reagan
The Hamas has taken the path of avoiding causing harm to Zionist interests outside of Palestine, not from weakness or lack of ability to do so, but because Hamas does not wish for further fronts to be opened against it around the world
Ahmed Yassin
No man is so much a fool as not to have wit enough sometimes to be a knave; nor any so cunning a knave as not to have the weakness sometimes to play the fool.
George Savile
Eliminating one weakness is better than adding one strength.
Tsutomu Ohshima
You can’t let praise or criticism get to you. It’s a weakness to get caught up in either one.
John Wooden
I believe in strength over lack of weakness.
Ben Horowitz
Surrender is not a weakness, or state of inaction, but rather a powerful state of pure energy; the energy of becoming your true purpose.
Bryant H. McGill
You always have to remember that bullies want to bring you down because you have something that they admire. Also, when you get made fun of-when people point out your weaknesses, it’s an opportunity for you to rise above.
Zac Efron
When imperialism feels weak, it resorts to brute force.
Hugo Chavez
Go after a man’s weakness, and never, ever, threaten unless you’re going to follow through, because if you don’t, the next time you won’t be taken seriously.
Roy Cohn
At the heart of its strength is a weakness: a lone candle can hold it back. Love is more than a candle, love can ignite the stars.
Matthew Woodring Stover
Selfishness is weakness. But loving and caring for others is a position of power beyond anything we can possibly imagine.
Joel Osteen
Just as in habiliments it is a sign of weakness to wish to make oneself noticeable by some peculiar and unaccustomed fashion, so, in language, the quest for new-fangled phrases and little-known words comes from a puerile and pedantic ambition.
Michel de Montaigne
Weakness is provocative.
Trent Franks
My weakness is wearing too much leopard print.
Jackie Collins
Have this faith that someone is there to take away your weaknesses. Ok, you slipped once, twice, thrice. It does not matter. Keep moving ahead. People take vows never to commit mistakes again. Breaking the vows makes it worse. Surrendering is better
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Thi is the malady onf the humans, that they can hold on to that which is fleeting and of little consequence and call it everlasting. They focus on awards, achievements, and whatc an be done in their own strength while the Almighty desires to work trough their weakness.
Chris Fabry
My weakness, that is, my quadriplegia, is my greatest asset because it forces me into the arms of Christ every single morning when I get up.
Joni Eareckson Tada
I can find no room in my cosmos for a deity save as a waste product of human weakness, the excrement of the imagination.
Norman Douglas
The weak are more likely to make the strong weak than the strong are likely to make the weak strong.
Marlene Dietrich
Caution is an important quality in a leader, but it has to be caution followed by decision. Caution followed by ambivalence can be a weakness.
Leon Panetta
I learned the most about myself, and you ask what I learned? Well, I learned my strengths and my weaknesses, and it’s far more important to learn about your weaknesses than your strengths.
John Lithgow
Where do you draw the line between a humble man who knows his own weaknesses but tries to act out virtues he hasn’t quite mastered yet, and a proud man who pretends to have those virtues without the slightest intention of acquiring them?
Orson Scott Card
Flaws reveal a lot about a character and who people are. The flawed elements of a character are where I find their humanity. Those are the things I tend to identify with – the weaknesses. I don’t know why, but I identify with struggle more than with success.
Liev Schreiber
They were conquerors, and for that you want only brute force–nothing to boast of, when you have it, since your strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others.
Joseph Conrad
I was afraid to admit feeling ill because even when I was 4 or 5, I knew that my father viewed sickness as a sign of weakness, of sin, of disobedience.
Caroline Fraser
Lack of fairness to an opponent is essentially a sign of weakness.
Emma Goldman
You have to rely on your support system. Growing up, I always thought it was a sign of weakness to ask for help, but now I realize it’s really a sign of strength to say, ‘I need help, I can’t do it all.’
Kerri Walsh
Jesus understands our weaknesses and sins; and he forgives us if we allow ourselves to be forgiven.
Pope Francis
It would surprise you how many government and business leaders with dyslexia. Some people view it as a weakness, and maybe it is. What dyslexia forces you to do, you don’t go A, B, C, D, E… to Z. I can go A, B… Z with speed.
John T. Chambers
It’s not that I’ve suddenly become stronger or that something has changed. I’m still shaking. But… We don’t have to let those fears stop us. What’s most important is that we try to rise above our weakness.
Natsuki Takaya
Violence is a concession to human weakness, satyagraha is an obligation.
Mahatma Gandhi
Let us speak, though we show all our faults and weaknesses, – for it is a sign of strength to be weak, to know it, and out with it – not in a set way and ostentatiously, though, but incidentally and without premeditation.
Herman Melville
Weakness ineffectually seeks to disguise itself,–like a drunken man trying to show how sober he is.
Christian Nestell Bovee
When I turn my eye inward, I find nothing but doubt and ignorance. All the world conspires to oppose and contradict me; though such is my weakness, that I feel all my opinions loosen and fall of themselves, when unsupported by the approbation of others.
David Hume
I know now that true charity consists in bearing all our neighbors’defects–not being surprised at their weakness, but edified at their smallest virtues.
Therese of Lisieux
Civility is not a sign of weakness.
John F. Kennedy
I’ve always believed if a young guy has a chance to play, why would you explain where his weakness is? The only reason would be to help the other team, or to help a gambler.
Bob Stoops
I want to make all Europe and America know it – I want to make England feel her weakness if she refuses to give the justice we the Irish require – the restoration of our domestic parliament.
Daniel O’Connell
Every moment is an invitation to live out of your weakness or to live out of your strength.
Marianne Williamson
Strength, strength it is that we want so much in this life, for what we call sin and sorrow have all one cause, and that is our weakness. With weakness comes ignorance, and with ignorance comes misery.
Swami Vivekananda
My mental strength was definitely a weakness back in the karting days, and I’ve worked hard on that to be as ready as possible for whenever I had the chance in F1.
Charles Leclerc
Women’s strong qualities have become despised because of their weakness. The obvious remedy is to create a feminine character with all the strength of Superman plus all the allure of a good and beautiful woman.
William Moulton Marston
Tolerance and patience should not be read as signs of weakness.
They are signs of strength.
Dalai Lama
My greatest strength is to have a great capacity to confront myself no matter how unpleasant. My greatest weakness is that I don’t. I know that’s enigmatic, but that’s sort of a general formula for anyone, actually.
William S. Burroughs
We all have our moments of weakness, just as well that we are still capable of weeping, tears are often our salvation, there are times when we would die if we did not weep – Blindness
Jose Saramago
We’re raised to believe that asking for help – that not having all the answers – is a sign of weakness, somehow challenging our manhood.
Tony Goldwyn
Perfect health means no weakness anywhere, that is no weakness should remain in the body, or in the mind, or in the relationship between the body and the mind.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
We have very substantial weaknesses, including all vital infrastructures.
Donald Trump
It is from a weakness and smallness of mind that men are opinionated; and we are very loath to believe what we are not able to comprehend.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Never let a person’s weakness get in the way of their strength.
Mike Krzyzewski
Do not look at your weakness or your small size; look at the Lord and His greatness that He will demonstrate through you. You now have the authority to tear down the strongholds of the enemy and to make New Zealand a fortress of righteousness.
Rick Joyner
Order or disorder depends on organisation and direction; courage or cowardice on circumstances; strength or weakness on tactical dispositions.
Sun Tzu
I believe every major strength we have can be used against us as a weakness. At the same time, things that people see as weakness can be part of our strength.
Terence Trent D’Arby
Men walk this tightrope where any sign of weakness illicits shame, and so they’re afraid to make themselves vulnerable for fear of looking weak.
BrenГ© Brown
Cambridge Analytica will try to pick at whatever mental weakness or vulnerability that we think you have and try to warp your perception of what’s real around you.
Christopher Wylie
As soon as man enters into a state of society he loses the sense of his weakness; equality ceases, and then commences the state of war.
Prayer girds human weakness with divine strength, turns human folly into heavenly wisdom, and gives to troubled mortals the peace of God. We know not what prayer can do.
Charles Spurgeon
Age, that acquaints us with infirmities in ourselves, should make us tender in our reprehension of weakness elsewhere.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Solitude is strength; to depend on the presence of the crowd is weakness. The man who needs a mob to nerve him is much more alone than he imagines.
Paul Brunton
Compliment people. Magnify their strengths, not their weaknesses.
Joyce Meyer
Hitler’s success was not based on his extraordinary gifts alone. His genius was an intuitive sense of the mushiness, the character flaws, the weakness masquerading as morality that was in the hearts of the statesmen who stood in his path.
Pat Buchanan
Weaknesses and deficiencies . . . play a most important part in all our lives. It is because of them that we need others and others need us. We are not all weak in the same spots, and so we supplement and complete one another, each one making up in himself for the lack in another.
Thomas Merton
When pressure mounts and strain increases everyone begins to show the weaknesses in his makeup. It is up to the Commander to conceal his: above all to conceal doubt, fear, and distrust.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
If we cannot define stupidity, at least we can trace most human misfortunes and weaknesses to it. Its manifestations are legion, its symptoms are endless.
Richard Armour
A weakness of the random-walk model lies in its assumption of instantaneous adjustment, whereas the information impelling a stock market toward its “intrinsic value” gradually becomes disseminated throughout the market place.
Richard Arnold Epstein
Surrender goes against our very nature to be independent. Surrender indicates we willingly choose to rely on others. We must rewire our thinking to recognize that needing another person (and being the person someone else needs) is not a weakness; it only strengthens us.
Anne Marie Miller
I do not believe God is responsible for my sins, some people may. But I believe that my own weaknesses are father-filtered and just as much as God touched Jacob’s hip and he walked with a limb the rest of his life, that I have certain emotional weaknesses that are there to keep me dependent on God.
Rick Warren
You forget who submits, Eva,” he said gruffly. “I’ve given up control for you. I’ve bent and adjusted for you. I’ll do anything to keep you and make you happy. But I can’t be tamed or topped. Don’t mistake indulgence for weakness.
Sylvia Day
We are so inculcated with guilt that we think that weakness is a sin or that it is some crime against nature to be submissive.
Anton Szandor LaVey
Those who gave thee a body, furnished it with weakness; but He who gave thee Soul, armed thee with resolution. Employ it, and thou art wise; be wise and thou art happy.
The strongest passions and most dangerous weaknesses of the human breast; ambition, avarice, vanity, the honorable or venal love of fame, are all in conspiracy against the desire and duty of peace.
James Madison
If repentance is neglected for an instant, one can lose the power of the Resurrection as he lives with the weakness of tepidity and the potential of his fall.
Saint John Chrysostom
We need additional funding for more U.S. combat brigades in Europe. NATO needs to continue to modernize. It is starting to show with the Russians but these exercises are central to show that the alliance is firm, especially as the E.U. starts to have some weakness on the economic front.
Michael Leiter
There is now doubt in our minds that Nasser, whether he likes it or not, is now effectively in Russian hands, just as Mussolini was in Hitler’s. It would be as ineffective to show weakness to Nasser now in order to placate him as it was to show weakness to Mussolini.
Anthony Eden
A man’s strength is ultimately born of his knowledge of his own weakness.
David Gemmell
I started lying about my age when I was 18 to be older. When I turned 21, I started lying that I was 18. It’s a weakness in me.
Rosie Perez
I like to be loved by my children, and I quite like the ‘Guardian’ hating me. I like it when I read they want me to die painfully. Then I think I’ve really got under their skin. It’s like annoying a teacher. Once they’ve shown signs of weakness, you really can go for them.
Jeremy Clarkson
So, throughout life, our worst weaknesses and meannesses are usually committed for the sake of the people whom we most despise.
Charles Dickens
The greatest weakness of all weaknesses is to fear too much to appear weak.
Jacques-Benigne Bossuet
Dear God, I don’t want to have invented my faith to satisfy my weakness. I don’t want to have created God to my own image as they’re so fond of saying. Please give me the necessary grace, oh Lord, and please don’t let it be as hard to get as Kafka made it.
Flannery O’Connor
The action we take and the decisions we make in this decade will have consequences far into this century. If America shows weakness and uncertainty, the world will drift toward tragedy. That will not happen on my watch.
George W. Bush
My music started as a way to break through weaknesses – like anxiety, which was completely taking over my whole life, where I could barely function.
Zola Jesus
Non- reaction is not weakness, But Strength!
Eckhart Tolle
[On Peter III:] He did not have a bad heart; but a weak man usually has not.
Catherine the Great
Christ’s strength is manifest in our weakness, so if we had everything together there would be no need for Him.
Yvette Nicole Brown
Liberals exploit weakness; conservatives offer strength.
Newt Gingrich
I think that maybe that’s my weakness, in that I don’t know how to do it, so I just do what I do and try to do it as passionately and as well as I can.
Aaron Eckhart
One of the very first things I will do is to order a thorough review of our cyberdefenses and weaknesses.
Donald Trump
Strong people have strong weaknesses.
Peter Drucker
it seems Montgomery could not help himself when it came to this vase. I’m afraid he has a weakness for beautiful things and has been known to relocate an item if he feels it is not being accorded the proper appreciation. Once he ‘relocated’ an ancient sculpture from the home of another archangel.
Nalini Singh
No one should be judged by their defects. The great virtues a person has are his or her especially. But their errors are the common weakness of humanity and should never be counted in estimating a person’s character.
Swami Vivekananda
Better make a weak man your enemy than your friend.
Josh Billings
Don’t assume you have to be extraordinary to be used by God. You don’t have to have exceptional gifts, talents, abilities, or connections. God specializes in using ordinary people whose limitations and weaknesses make them ideal showcases for His greatness and glory.
Nancy Leigh DeMoss
Your strength is just an accident owed to the weakness of others.
Joseph Conrad
Every weakness contains within itself a strength.
Shusaku Endo
I’ve got so many weaknesses.
Mehmet Oz
It’s terrible when the weak are also cruel for then we are defenseless against them.
Rachel Field
The Hegelian dynamic plays out daily on and off the film sets – women are not lesser beings, but because they are assumed to be, they are subjected to inferior conditions. And this inferiority projects itself through the feeling of weakness and subjugation.
Padmapriya Janakiraman
I also believe that Hurricane Katrina did reveal a weakness in our energy supply systems, highlighting the reliance this country has on the gulf coast for our energy resources.
Steve Buyer
True will is quiet humility, resilience, and flexibility; the other kind of will is weakness disguised by bluster and ambition.
Ryan Holiday
Sometimes you need conflict in order to come up with a solution. Through weakness, oftentimes, you can’t make the right sort of settlement, so I’m aggressive, but I also get things done, and in the end, everybody likes me.
Donald Trump
Man, if he compare himself with all that he can see, is at the zenith of power; but if he compare himself with all that he can conceive, he is at the nadir of weakness.
Charles Caleb Colton
I don’t have moments of weakness. I’m Rik Mayall.
Rik Mayall
I was constantly being told I shouldn’t talk so much about how I was feeling. They seemed to think I was giving too much away to my competitors. Showing signs of weakness. But I’ve always thought that was rubbish.
Victoria Pendleton
I’ve decided that it’s possible to love someone for entirely selfless reasons, for all of their flaws and weaknesses, and still not succeed in having them love you back.
Cammie McGovern
A part of control is learning to correct your weaknesses.
Babe Ruth
When it comes to breakfast, baked goods are my weakness (besides coffee): toast, croissants, heck, even a scone on the weekend. There is one bakery item, though, that you will never see in my life, and that’s a muffin.
Chris Morocco
When you write you in a way write out of what you think of as your best self, the part of you that is lacking in foibles and weaknesses and egotism and vanities and so on. You’re just trying to really say something as truthful as you can out of the best that you have in you.
Salman Rushdie
We must never mistake the process for the result…there is suffering; but this is only the process. God isn’t going to stop with the process; He wants to produce the final result. Suffering leads to glory; shame leads to honor; weakness leads to power. This is God’s way of doing things.
Warren W. Wiersbe
I regard the Masonic institution as one of the means ordained by the Supreme Architect to enable mankind to work out the problem of destiny; to fight against, and overcome, the weaknesses and imperfections of his nature, and at last to attain to that true life of which death is the herald and the grave the portal.
Theodore Roosevelt
Some of us are inclined to look to the weaknesses and shortcomings of others in order to expand our own comfort zone.
Marvin J. Ashton
You can’t take credit for your talents, but it matters that you use them. You can’t really be blamed for your weaknesses, but it matters that you correct them. So pride and shame don’t make a lot of sense, in the final analysis, but they weren’t much fun anyway.
Sam Harris
The acknowledgment of our weakness is the first step in repairing our loss.
Thomas a Kempis
People who worry about looking good typically hide what they don’t know and hide their weaknesses, so they never learn how to properly deal with them and these weaknesses remain impediments in the future.
Ray Dalio
Just as a child respects his father even when he perceives his weaknesses and faults, so a German will not despise the old Germany which was once a symbol of greatness to him.
Gustav Stresemann
I live in company with a body, a silent companion, exacting and eternal. He it is who notes that individuality which is the seal of the weakness of our race. My soul has wings, but the brutal jailer is strict.
Eugene Delacroix
I love histories. I love learning. I love books that talk about people who made a real impact on history, because it always has to do with who they were at that time and what their personalities were like and what their strengths and weaknesses were.
Glenn Close
It’s tough to negotiate from a position of weakness.
Robert Kiyosaki
Grief is not a disorder, a disease or sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve.
Earl A Grollman
I desire a violent, domineering, fearless, and ferocious upcoming generation. It must be able to bear pain. It must show no signs whatsoever of weakness or tenderness. The free and magnificent predator must once again glint from their eyes.
Adolf Hitler
The sort of man who likes to spend his time watching a cage of monkeys chase one another, or a lion gnaw its tail, or a lizard catch flies, is precisely the sort of man whose mental weakness should be combated at the public expense, not fostered.
H. L. Mencken
Strength and weakness of mind are misnomers; they are really nothing but the good or bad health of our bodily organs.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Dark chocolate, and salt and vinegar chips are my weakness – but not together.
Gail Simmons
To be loved is a strength. To love is a weakness.
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points.
Knute Rockne
You would be amazed how many important outs you can get by working the count down to where the hitter is sure you’re going to throw to his weakness, and then throw to his power instead.
Whitey Ford
People only attack when they see weakness or when they think that someone is ashamed of it or embarrassed and they can’t wait to stick it to ’em.
Dax Shepard
What is bad? All that proceeds from weakness
Friedrich Nietzsche
Physicians must discover the weaknesses of the human mind, and even condescend to humor them, or they will never be called in to cure the infirmities of the body.
Charles Caleb Colton
No man is so much a fool as not to have wit enough sometimes to be a knave; nor any so cunning a knave as not to have the weakness sometimes to play the fool.
Sir George Savile, 8th Baronet
Ah, beer, my one weakness. My Achille’s heel, if you will.
It is weakness which makes us hate an enemy and seek revenge, and it is idleness that pacifies us and causes us to neglect it.
Jean de la Bruyere
In this world is a God whose matchless strength is a fit contrast to the sordid weakness of man.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I’m concerned with our autonomy. I don’t like the idea of people collecting information on me in general, but I particularly don’t like it when it’s used to sort of exploit your weaknesses or make you lose control in some ways.
Tim Wu
The meaning of words had no longer the same relation to things… Reckless daring was held to be loyal courage; prudent delay was the excuse of a coward; moderation was the disguise of unmanly weakness; to know everything was to do nothing. Frantic energy was the true quality of man.
Losing strengthens you. It reveals your weaknesses so you can fix them
Pat Summitt
Man doth not yield him to the angels, nor unto death utterly, save only through the weakness of his feeble will.
Joseph Glanvill
…the West’s main weakness remains unchanged: it cannot grasp the fact that it is facing an acceleration in the unfolding of Soviet convergence strategy which is intended to procure the subservience of the West to Moscow under an ultimate Communist World Government.
Anatoliy Golitsyn
President Obama and I disagree on policy with Israel. He seems to say… ‘We want peace, but we want to act like Switzerland. We’re going to be a neutral party to everyone.’ I think that’s negotiating from weakness.
James Lankford
Just make the right estimation of your own strengths and weaknesses, and also that of your opponent.
Anatoly Karpov
I am not a special person, I am not especially strong; I am not especially gifted. I simply do not like to show my weakness, and I hate to lose, so I am a person who tries hard. That’s all there is to me.
Akira Kurosawa
To rush into explanations is always a sign of weakness.
Agatha Christie
I want to stop piling people into prisons and stop branding people with a felony for a personal weakness.
Victor Mitchell
Every child, every person needs to know that they are a source of joy; every child, every person, needs to be celebrated. Only when all of our weaknesses are accepted as part of our humanity can our negative, broken self-images be transformed.
Jean Vanier
She might have been born this way, without an empathy gene and other essentials. In that case, she would interpret any kindness as weakness. Among predatory beasts, any display of weakness is an invitation to attack.
Dean Koontz
God is no captious sophister, eager to trip us up whenever we say amiss, but a courteous tutor, ready to amend what, in our weakness or our ignorance, we say ill, and to make the most of what we say aright.
Richard Hooker
As a teenager, I had a weakness for freedom fighters. When Mugabe came to London to negotiate independence, I vanished from home to stand outside his hotel. I was very disappointed that he looked like a dorky teacher.
Simon Sebag Montefiore
Weakness on both sides is, as we know, the motto of all quarrels.
You saw his weakness, and he will never forgive you.
Friedrich Schiller
I’m strong because I know my weaknesses. I’m wise because I’ve been foolish. I laugh because I’ve known sadness.
Ziad K. Abdelnour
Women are told from their infancy, and taught by the example of their mothers, that a little knowledge of human weakness, justly termed cunning, softness of temper, outward obedience and a scrupulous attention to a puerile kind of propriety, will obtain for them the protection of man.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Ministers are powerless people who have nothing to boast of except their weaknesses. But when the Lord whom they serve fills them with His blessing they will move mountains and change the hearts of people wherever they go.
Henri Nouwen
Guard thy heart on this weak side, where most our nature fails.
Joseph Addison
Consider everything in the nature of a hanging fixture a weakness, and naked radiators an abomination.
Frank Lloyd Wright
People who call me a comic actor are uneducated. It is their weakness. I feel pity for them.
Rajpal Yadav
The World is not ruined by the wickedness of the wicked, but by the weakness of the good.
Napoleon Bonaparte
Vulnerability is not weakness. And that myth is profoundly dangerous… I define vulnerability as emotional risk, exposure, uncertainty. It fuels our daily lives.
BrenГ© Brown
Maybe weakness is a strength of a kind.
Melissa de la Cruz
If I was going to give Matt (Kenseth) a piece of advice, I’d say use the s- out of him. Every time you get, run him hard, because that’s his weakness.
Brad Keselowski
I don’t flatter myself with much dependence upon the present disposition of the Eastern Indians, who are many ways liable to be drawn into a rupture with us by the artifices of the French, their own weakness and the influence which the French Missionary Priests have over them.
William Shirley
Coach Lombardi showed me that by working hard and using my mind, I could overcome my weakness to the point where I could be one of the best.
Bart Starr
Love is a possible strength in an actual weakness.
Thomas Hardy
I have great admiration for power, a great terror of weakness, especially in my own sex, yet feel that my love is for those who overcome the mental and moral suffering and temptation through excess of tenderness rather than through excess of strength.
Anna Brownell Jameson
Credulity is the man’s weakness, but the child’s strength.
Charles Lamb
I think maybe my greatest weakness is that I trust people too much. I’m too trusting. And when they let me down, if they let me down, I never forgive. I find it very, very hard to forgive people that deceived me. So I don’t know if you would call that a weakness, but my wife said “let up.”
Donald Trump
The story of the fifth century was one of the exploitation of imperial weakness. Thus the Western Empire died.
Adrian Goldsworthy
We must take positions. Our weakness in the West is born of the fact of so-called ‘objectivity.’ Objectivity does not exist – it cannot 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.
Oriana Fallaci
Poor human nature cannot bear such strains as heavenly triumphs bring to it; there must come a reaction. Excess of joy or excitement must be paid for by subsequent depressions. While the trial lasts, the strength is equal to the emergency; but when it is over, natural weakness claims the right to show itself.
Charles Spurgeon
It is a confession of the weakness of our own faith in the righteousness of our cause when we attempt to suppress by law those who do not agree with us.
Al Smith
It is the doctrine of the oligarchy that there is nothing that we hold in common, that the commonwealth is a myth, that it is even a sign of softheadedness and weakness. The oligarchical power feeds on the sense that we are all individuals, struggling on our own, and ennobled by the effort.
Charlie Pierce
I have this horrible weakness. I fall in love with my characters. ‘Suspect’ started as a one-shot, but I just love Maggie so much, and I love Maggie and Scott and what they have going.
Robert Crais
I’m very sensitive in real life. I cannot not cry if someone around me is crying. I will start to cry if someone is crying, even if it’s not appropriate. I have that thing in me, a weakness or sensitivity.
Jessica Chastain
The anonymity of the city is one of its strengths as well as – carried too far – one of its weaknesses.
Margaret Mead
There may be an excess of cultivation as well as of anything else, until civilization becomes pathetic. A highly cultivated man,–all whose bones can be bent! whose heaven-born virtues are but good manners!
Henry David Thoreau
A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strenghs; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities.
William Arthur Ward
We may be weak, but looking at our weakness will never make us strong.
Watchman Nee
I love my enemies for two reasons: they inspire me to recognise my weakness. They also inspire me to perfect my imperfect nature.
Sri Chinmoy
To be strong is to understand weakness. To be weak is to have fears. To have fears is to have something precious to you. To have something precious to you is to be strong.
The other thing that happened was that we have a tendency to project our own weaknesses onto another woman. I don’t think men do that particularly.
Madeleine Albright
If you wish particularly to gain the good graces and affection of certain people, men or women, try to discover their most striking merit, if they have one, and their dominant weakness, for every one has his own, then do justice to the one, and a little more than justice to the other.
Lord Chesterfield
Feminine traits are called weaknesses. People joke about them; fools ridicule them; but reasonable persons see very well that those traits are just the tools for the management of men, and for the use of men for female designs.
Immanuel Kant
A fear of weakness only strengthens weakness.
Criss Jami
In Arab capitals, the failure of the United States to stop Iran’s nuclear program is understood as American weakness in the struggle for dominance in the Middle East, making additional cooperation from Arab leaders on Israeli-Palestinian issues even less likely.
Elliott Abrams
When we grew up and went to school
There were certain teachers who would
Hurt the children any way they could
By pouring their derision
Upon anything we did
Exposing every weakness
However carefully hidden by the kids.
Roger Waters
Being nice should never be perceived as being weak. It’s not a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of courtesy, manners, grace, a woman’s ability to make everyone…feel at home, and it should never be construed as weakness.
Benazir Bhutto
I enjoy talking with my male friends, but a lot of them are not actors. If I’m talking to my peers, I wouldn’t give out information that would be perceived as a sign of weakness.
Kris Marshall
Religious beliefs evolved by group-selection, tribe competing against tribe, and the illogic of religions is not a weakness but their essential strength.
E. O. Wilson
How can you blame a person for his fears and weaknesses unless you have felt the same and done differently?
Amy Tan
You couldn’t have strength without weakness, you couldn’t have light without dark, you couldn’t have love without loss
Jodi Picoult
Justin’s real weakness is, he’s very much in his head. He intellectualizes a lot.
Sophie Gregoire Trudeau
Politicians will be politicians, they will have a weakness at times for not seeing beyond their nose.
Arun Jaitley
The people with the strong, brave exteriors are just as weak and vulnerable as the rest of us. And of course they never admit to their childish practices, their moments of weakness or absurdity, and then the rest of us think that’s how it should be.
Alexander McCall Smith
If youВ’ve got physical weaknesses, youВ’ll lose. Nobody who gets cut easily can be a champion, however strong and talented he is. Boxers are trained to see and exploit their opponentsВ’ weaknesses, they hit you on your wounds. Only the strongest survive in this sport.
Lennox Lewis
The weak can never forgive.
Mahatma Gandhi
There is an age-old proverb that really does hold true in every area of life – in relations between nations and right down to the most subtle and sophisticated or must unstable and unsophisticated relations between lovers – and it is this: they took “kindness” for “weakness.”
Sylvester Stallone
I have never quite understood the relationship between beauty and weakness, womanly sweetness and womanly silliness; to my mind, indeed, that woman being the most beautiful who is the most capable, while weakness and silliness can never by any chance be other than unlovely.
Eliza Lynn Linton
It’s come around to that point of view at the end of a long evolutionary process, in which the rule of law has slowly been replaced by giant idiosyncratic bureaucracies that are designed to criminalize failure, poverty, and weakness on the one hand, and to immunize strength, wealth, and success on the other.
Matt Taibbi
We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies – it is the first law of nature.
Strength is happiness. Strength is itself victory. In weakness and cowardice there is no happiness
Daisaku Ikeda
I went into hospital with left-side weakness and speech problems and was diagnosed with a stroke. And then I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
Kadeena Cox
Life is an aspiration. Its mission is to strive after perfection, which is self-realization. The ideal must not be lowered because of our weaknesses or imperfections.
Mahatma Gandhi
You see a lot of fear among Republicans. Oh, man, this guy [Donald Trump] has a lot of vulnerabilities and weaknesses that`s not been tested at all yet.
Chris Hayes
To be conscious of one’s weakness and to trust in God’s help is the way to authentic strength and victory.
Alice von Hildebrand
I knuckle down with my demons, and with my weaknesses.
Carlos Santana
At some point, if you’re changing a really deep-seated behavior, you’re going to have a moment of weakness.
Charles Duhigg
The true light never hides the darkness but is born out of the very center of it, transforming and redeeming. So to the darkness we must return, each of us individually accepting his ignorance and loneliness, his sin and weakness, and, most difficult of all, consenting to wait in the dark and even to love the waiting
Helen M. Luke
When a house is tottering to its fall,
The strain lies heaviest on the weakest part,
One tiny crack throughout the structure spreads,
And its own weight soon brings it toppling down.
I reckon that there won’t be an intervention in the near future, because Georgia’s military adventure revealed the weakness of the Russian army.
Garry Kasparov
People just take your kindness for weakness sometimes, and that’s just the bottom line.
Ruben Studdard
Without doubt, the most common weakness of all human beings is the habit of leaving their minds open to the negative influence of other people.
Napoleon Hill
In most writers, style is a welcome, an invitation, a letting down of the drawbridge between the artist and the world. Shaw had no time for such ruses. Unlike most of his countrymen, he abominated charm, which he regarded as evidence of chronic temperamental weakness.
Kenneth Tynan
Out of respect for the things that I was never destined to do, I have learned that my strengths are a result of my weaknesses, my success is due to my failures, and my style is directly related to my limitations.
Billy Joel
Even people who despise ego and aspire to humility, who plan to be humble once they are successful, are worried that actually enacting those beliefs would sentence them to a life of obscurity or weakness or failure.
Ryan Holiday
Empathy seems to be seen as a weakness. We condition people to withdraw it to succeed. But really, it needs to be re-seen as a strength again if there is to be any kind of hope in the world.
Matt Bellamy
I complained to Waki’ about the weakness of my memorisation,
So he instructed me to abandon disobedience;
He informed me that knowledge is a light,
And the light of Allah is not given to a sinner.
The word ‘God’ is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, and religious scripture a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation, no matter how subtle, can (for me) change this.
Albert Einstein
I have to manage and protect my brand. For the details I can always hire people who can knuckle down much better. For that I need people who are different to myself. People who compensate for my weaknesses.
Stelios Haji-Ioannou
We all have strengths, weaknesses and blind spots. In fact, an average person has 3.4 blind spots.
Bill Hybels
One way or another we all work for our vice.
Ben Maddow
A mind is as strong as its weakest think.
Thomas Lansing Masson
Members of trusting teams admit weaknesses and mistakes, take risks in offering feedback and assistance, and focus time and energy on important issues, not politics.
Patrick Lencioni
An army may be likened to water, for just as flowing water avoids the heights and hastens to the lowlands, so an army avoids strength and strikes weakness.
Sun Tzu
All we have is the story we tell. Everything we do, every decision we make, our strength, weakness, motivation, history, and character-what we believe-none of it is real; it’s all part of the story we tell. But here’s the thing: it’s our goddamned story!
Jess Walter
But borrowing strength builds weakness.
Stephen Covey
Getting married and really digging in with another human being can point out your greatest strengths and your greatest weaknesses.
Mat Kearney
The forest did not tolerate frailty of body or mind. Show your weakness, and it would consume you without hesitation.
Tahir Shah
The most powerful movement of feeling with a liturgy is the prayer which seeks for nothing special, but is a yearning to escape from the limitations of our own weakness and an invocation of all Good to enter and abide with us.
George Eliot
I don’t want to be viewed as a weakness in any means. I don’t want to be viewed as a weakness in the passing game. I definitely don’t want to be viewed as a weakness in the running game.
Zach Ertz
The rock is a field of battle between our weakness and our strength.
Royal Robbins
Bringing the Baltics into the alliance is not a zero sum game in which NATO’s gain is Russia’s loss, NATO’s strength Russia’s weakness.
Antony Blinken
When you project weakness throughout the world, and you have a failed foreign policy, this is what you get. And now we have chaos in the Middle East, have ISIS taking over Iraq, Syria, Northern Africa, Egypt.
Michael McCaul
Each of these strategies-get a little better at it, design a support system, use one of your strongest themes to overwhelm your weakness, find a partner, and just stop doing it-can help you as you strive to build your life around your strengths.
Donald O. Clifton
King v. Burwell pointed at but did not directly challenge the ACA’s most essential weakness: Government-mandated participation in health insurance exchanges as a precondition to receiving a subsidy is not the best or most effective means of achieving its goal of expanded access to health coverage.
Ron Williams
Every human being has appetites difficult to control but far fewer have humility, gentleness, and an awareness of their weaknesses.
Dean Koontz
It was not the violence of our enemies [in World War I] that would undo us, I thought, but our own spiritual weakness, the shallowness of our convictions.
Learned Hand
I have discovered an astonishing truth. God is attracted to weaknesses.
Jim Cymbala
By developing individual strengths, guarding against weaknesses, and appreciating the strengths of other types, life will be more amusing, more interesting, and more of a daily adventure than it could possibly be if everyone were alike.
Isabel Briggs Myers
I’m a very nice guy, but don’t mistake my kindness for weakness.
Robert Herjavec
If this Punic war was carried on without any effusion of blood, it was owing much less to the moderation than to the weakness of the contending prelates.
Edward Gibbon
I have ever been the queerest mixture of weakness and strength, and have paid heavily for the weakness.
Annie Besant
this is the weakness of most ‘edifying’ or ‘propaganda’ literature. There is no diversity…You cannot, in fact, give God His due without giving the devil his due also.
Dorothy L. Sayers
Irrespective of how we physiologically are made, even possessing special weaknesses, we can overcome our sins through the Lord.
Watchman Nee
Strong words are required for weak principles.
Douglas Horton
Golf is said to be an humbling game, but it is surprising how many people are either not aware of their weaknesses of else reckless of consequences.
Bobby Jones
You can fall in the area of your strength as easily as you could fall in the area of your weakness.
Johnny Hunt
First, my congratulations to Yale on their success this year. The more film we watched, the more we realized what a good lacrosse team they were. They don’t have any weaknesses. We told the guys all week long, we’re going to have to roll up our sleeves and work hard to get this one. Congrats to them for their season.
John Desko
Research shows that when we’re under stress or facing a major obstacle, we tend to focus on our weaknesses and what we’re afraid of.
Jane McGonigal
Resistance is weakness and fear masquerading as strength. What the ego sees as weakness is your Being in its purity, innocence, and power. What it sees as strength is weakness.
Eckhart Tolle
There would not be enough talent that’s educated, developed and ready to take on the next leadership challenge, and it would cap our growth. Now we’ve put programs in place not to have that happen, but that could be a weakness.
Kevin B. Rollins
Every man is actually weak, and apparently strong. To himself, he seems weak; to others, formidable.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our weaknesses are not as negative as we may believe. They make us rely upon God’s grace and power for greater Christlikeness and ministry.
Paul Washer
Heaven forming each on other to depend, A master, or a servant, or a friend, Bids each on other for assistance call, Till one man’s weakness grows the strength of all.
Alexander Pope
Being vulnerable is not a sign of weakness. It’s a sign of strength.
Karamo Brown
Unfortunately, some of our greatest tribulations are the result of our own foolishness and weakness and occur because of our own carelessness or transgression.
James E. Faust
In the last year I have gained a lot of experience because I have been playing against top players and realized what things to work on to get better. Top players basically tell you what your weaknesses are on the court.
Maria Sharapova
Any relationship has its strengths and weakness.
Normani Kordei
America is not dying because of the strength of humanism but the weakness of evangelism.
Leonard Ravenhill
The weakness in traditional Scottish nationalism lay in its own inability to grasp that identity could not be the only factor in the march to independence.
Tariq Ali
The dependence of one people upon another, even for the benefits of legislation, is the deepest source of national weakness.
Thomas Francis Meagher
So many times we say that we can’t serve God because we aren’t whatever is needed. We’re not talented enough or smart enough or whatever. But if you are in covenant with Jesus Christ, He is responsible for covering your weaknesses, for being your strength. He will give you His abilities for your disabilities!
Kay Arthur
A man always mistakes a woman’s clinging devotion for weakness, until he discovers that it requires the strength of Samson, the patience of Job, and the finesse of Solomon to untwine it.
Helen Rowland
Don’t mistake my tears for weakness.
Wendy Williams
As I traveled around the league for FOX and called games, really good coaches know how to exploit the weakness of an opponent.
Mark Schlereth
It’s not a weakness to admit that you’re wrong.
Nicole Byer
I rejoiced in my progress, mourned my weaknesses, and commiserated the universal instability of human conduct.
Powerful states can maintain themselves only by crime, little states are virtuous only by weakness.
Mikhail Bakunin
The Frenchman is first and foremost a man. He is likeable often just because of his weaknesses, which are always thoroughly human, even if despicable.
Henry Miller
He had found my worst weakness: I was one of those people who was desperate to be needed, to matter to someone.
Lisa Kleypas
Lord, enlighten thou our enemies. Sharpen their wits, give acuteness to their perceptions, and consecutiveness and clearness to their reasoning powers: we are in danger from their folly, not from their wisdom; their weakness is what fills us with apprehension, not their strength.
John Stuart Mill
Cars, furs, and gems were not my weaknesses.
Gene Tierney
I believe that in a good collaboration, the authors bring their strengths to the story; one author’s strength cancels the other author’s weakness, and back and forth it goes.
Jack Dann
People are realising that vulnerability isn’t a weakness, and the rise of mental health-related humour is making vulnerability feel like a strength.
Phoebe Bridgers
You have summoned me in my weakness. You must sustain me in your strength.
Franklin Pierce
My weakness in life is two men who seduce me all the time – named Ben & Jerry.
Cory Booker
If you know cookies are your weakness, don’t even bring them in the house because, like me, you will eat them.
Rachel Hollis
For inside all the weakness of old age, the spirit, God knows, is as mercurial as it ever was.
May Sarton
I have moments of weakness, but mostly I brush the criticism off… Who cares if I’m not a size zero? I don’t want to be. I love my body; I’m healthy, I work out.
Khloe Kardashian
Power was my weakness and my temptation. And Miguel Sano is very tempting. But he is not weak. He is very, very strong.
J. K. Rowling
Too many companies waste time trying to eliminate their employees’ weaknesses when, in fact, they should concentrate on developing their strengths.
Marcus Buckingham
Ethical teaching is weakened if it is tied up with dogmas that will not bear examination.
Margaret E. Knight
When it comes to Iran, we must not accept Obama’s inconsistencies and weakness.
Richard Grenell
If human beings are perceived as potentials rather than problems, as possessing strengths instead of weaknesses, as unlimited rather that dull and unresponsive, then they thrive and grow to their capabilities.
Barbara Bush
Deliver us from evil – from moral duplicity and weakness, from laziness and spiritual complacency, from those lies we tell ourselves from our fear of facing the truth.
Rich Mullins
Know what your strengths are, but also keep in mind what your weaknesses are; always work on your weaknesses.
Cain Velasquez
We justly consider women to be weaker than ourselves, and yet we are governed by them.
Nicolas Chamfort
Men dissimulate their dearest, most constant, and most virtuous inclination from weakness and a fear of being condemned.
Luc de Clapiers
The world,” he said, “is not a wish-granting factory,” and then he broke down, just for one moment, his sob roaring impotent like a clap of thunder unaccompanied by lightning, the terrible ferocity that amateurs in the field of suffering might mistake for weakness.
John Green
People with weaknesses get killed by the people who lack them. Notice I’m not dead.
Sherrilyn Kenyon
God refuses only the person who does not admit his own weakness; He sends away only the unhappy proud person. You must “hold him” well and strongly, with a poor spirit, with a poor heart, with a life entirely poor.
Raphael Kalinowski
Management is about human beings. Its task is to make people capable of joint performance, to make their strengths effective and their weaknesses irrelevant.
Peter Drucker