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No man is weak by choice.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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What is tolerance? It is the endowment of humanity. We are all steeped in weakness and error; let us forgive each other our stupidities, that is the first law of nature.”
Voltaire - Philosophical Dictionary
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Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.”
Theodor W. Adorno
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What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.”
Sigmund Freud
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Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées
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Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.

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The weakness of human reason appears more evidently in those who know it not, than in those who know it.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées
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The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
Mahatma Gandhi
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Tolerance is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.”
Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama
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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.”
Henry David Thoreau
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Strength and weakness of mind are mis-named; they are really only the good or happy arrangement of our bodily organs.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.”
Albert Einstein
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Reason and freedom are incompatible with weakness.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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Amiable weaknesses of human nature.”
Edward Gibbon - The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
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The beautiful seems right by force of beauty, and the feeble wrong because of weakness.”
Virginia Woolf
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Passions often produce their contraries: avarice sometimes leads to prodigality, and prodigality to avarice; we are often obstinate through weakness and daring though timidity. ”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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Our judgments judge us, and nothing reveals us, exposes our weaknesses, more ingeniously than the attitude of pronouncing upon our fellows.”
Paul Valéry
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