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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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There are two ways of contesting, the one by the law, the other by force; the first method is proper to men, the second to beasts.”
Niccolo Machiavelli - The Prince
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Consciousness of our powers augments them.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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Youth must be mastered not by force but by reason.”
Publilius Syrus - Sentences
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Justice without power is inefficient; power without justice is tyranny.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées
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There is no justice in putting strength on a level above wisdom.”
Xenophanes
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...and nobody knows the extent of his strength until he has tried.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Patience and time do more than strength or passion.”
Jean de La Fontaine - Fables
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On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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That which does not kill me makes me stronger.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Twilight of the Idols
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I nothing had, and yet enough for youth -
Joy in Illusion, ardent thirst for Truth.
Give unrestrained, the old emotion,
The bliss that touched the verge of pain,
The strength of Hate, Love's deep devotion, -
O, give me back my youth again!”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Faust: A Tragedy
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Intelligence is the eye of the soul, not its strength. Its strength is in the heart, that is, in the passions.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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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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Trust is courage, loyalty is strength.”
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
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Architecture is the great book of humanity, the principal expression of man in his different stages of development, either as a force or as an intelligence.”
Victor Hugo - The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
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Architecture is the great book of humanity, the principal expression of man in his different stages of development, either as a force or as an intelligence.

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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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We have more strength than will; and it is often merely for an excuse we say things are impossible.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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We have all sufficient strength to support the misfortunes of others.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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Water is the driving force of all nature.”
Leonardo da Vinci
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Water is the driving force of all nature.

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Force without wisdom falls of its own weight.”
Quintus Horatius Flaccus
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We do not always have enough strength to bear the misfortunes of others.”
Émile-Auguste Chartier, known as Alain - Propos sur le bonheur
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That principle is, that the sole end for which mankind are warranted, individually or collectively, in interfering with the liberty of action of any of their number, is self-protection. That the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others.”
John Stuart Mill
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We have not enough strength to follow all our reason.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.”
Charles Darwin
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Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”
Mahatma Gandhi
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