Strong quotes

  • Winning has a joy and discrete purity to it that cannot be replaced by anything else. Winning is important to any man's or woman's sense of satisfaction and well-being. Winning is not everything; but it is something powerful, indeed beautiful, in itself, something as necessary to the strong spirit as striving is necessary to the healthy character.
    -- A. Bartlett Giamatti

    #Success #Beautiful #Strong

  • No matter how strong a condom is, it won't protect you from a broken heart.
    -- A. C. Green

    #Strong #Heart #Broken

  • How clear, how lovely bright, How beautiful to sight Those beams of morning play; How heaven laughs out with glee Where, like a bird set free, Up from the eastern sea Soars the delightful day. To-day I shall be strong, No more shall yield to wrong, Shall squander life no more; Days lost, I know not how, I shall retrieve them now; Now I shall keep the vow I never kept before. Ensanguining the skies How heavily it dies Into the west away; Past touch and sight and sound Not further to be found, How hopeless under ground Falls the remorseful day.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Beautiful #Strong #Morning

  • Earth and high heaven are fixed of old and founded strong.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Strong #Heaven #Earth

  • Priests might divide the world into good and bad. In battle there was strong and weak and nothing else.
    -- A. J. Hartley

    #Strong #Battle #World

  • If there had been a strong democratic sentiment in Germany, Hitler would never have come to power . [Germans] deserved what they got when they went round crying for a hero.
    -- A. J. P. Taylor

    #Strong #Hero #Germany

  • But it became clear as time went on that in Mr. Bush's mind the New World Order was founded on a convergence of goals and interests between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, so strong and permanent that they would work as a team through the U.N. Security Council.
    -- A. M. Rosenthal

    #Strong #Team #Order

  • Of course, the advantage is that, being in this business, you get to learn a lot, experience a lot of new things, and you can become real successful. The disadvantage is, of course the negative media. People may try to manipulate you and control you, and those are the things you have to avoid. But if you maintain strong family values and you believe in God, you can be successful. So, it's been tough, but I've gotten through it because I stuck with my family and my deep belief in God.
    -- Aaliyah

    #Strong #Business #Real

  • I go through the same problems all young people go through. Being in this business, I accept that there are positives and negatives but having a strong family base and a belief in God enables me to weather the storms.
    -- Aaliyah

    #Strong #Godly #Weather

  • Shammiji is said to be India's answer to Elvis Presley, but I say that Elvis Presley is America's answer to Shammi Kapoor. The mark of a good actor is the belief with which he gives a shot and Shammiji gave his each shot with a strong belief and that makes him a great actor of all times.
    -- Aamir Khan

    #Strong #America #Giving

  • Have a determination that is strong enough to move walls.
    -- Aaron Feuerstein

    #Determination #Strong #Wall

  • I did not feel a particularly strong call to any one subject, but read voraciously and widely and began to find science interesting.
    -- Aaron Klug

    #Strong #Interesting #Feels

  • I must tell you, I haven't done the drug problem that is faced by cops and people on the border. It's a hard show to do, but I think it's going to say a lot about drugs and the problems related to them. I just hope people can watch it, it's a pretty strong show.
    -- Aaron Spelling

    #Strong #Thinking #People

  • With enough of us, around the world, we'll not just send a strong message opposing the privatization of knowledge - we'll make it a thing of the past.
    -- Aaron Swartz

    #Strong #Past #World

  • We need to take information, wherever it is stored, make our copies and share them with the world. We need to take stuff that's out of copyright and add it to the archive. We need to buy secret databases and put them on the Web. We need to download scientific journals and upload them to file sharing networks... With enough of us, around the world, we’ll not just send a strong message opposing the privatization of knowledge — we’ll make it a thing of the past. Will you join us?
    -- Aaron Swartz

    #Strong #Past #Secret

  • People are needed to take up the challenge, strong people, who proclaim the truth, throw it in people's faces, and do what they can with their own two hands.
    -- Abbe Pierre

    #Strong #Hands #Two

  • I like people with depth, I like people with emotion, I like people with a strong mind, an interesting mind, a twisted mind, and also someone that can make me smile.
    -- Abbey Lee Kershaw

    #Strong #People #Interesting

  • I get to keep you,” he said, staring at me with an intensity that made me shiver. “Keep me?” I asked, reaching up to kiss his chin and trail kisses down his perfect neck. “Not here. I can’t take much more, Pagan. I’m only so strong,” he said in a husky voice as he pulled me against his chest. “You’re mine now. While you walk the Earth you belong to me. Nothing can hurt you.” I heard a touch of humor in his voice. “It’s pretty impossible to hurt what Death protects.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Hurt #Strong #Kissing

  • Patience will benefit you in every hour, every time and every opportunity. It helps you to overcome your opponent, howsoever strong he may be. It will help you in times of distress and hardships, in battles and in war and peace.
    -- Abd al-Karim Qasim

    #Patience #Strong #War

  • Turkish-American relations are based on very strong foundations. Currently, we have a war in the region, which could not be prevented, unfortunately. We hope it is a short war ... with minimum casualties.
    -- Abdullah Gul

    #Strong #War #Foundation

  • This fire that we call Loving is too strong for human minds. But just right for human souls.
    -- Aberjhani

    #Strong #Valentine #Unconditional Love

  • I never had any other desire so strong, and so like covetousness, as that ... I might be master at last of a small house and a large garden, with very moderate conveniences joined to them, and there dedicate the remainder of my life to the culture of them and the study of nature.
    -- Abraham Cowley

    #Strong #Home #Garden

  • Nay, in death's hand, the grape-stone proves As strong as thunder is in Jove's.
    -- Abraham Cowley

    #Strong #Hands #Stones

  • Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Life #Strong #Freedom

  • You can’t make a weak man strong by making a strong man weak
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Strong #Men #Strong Man

  • You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Inspirational #Strong #Character

  • Public opinion, though often formed upon a wrong basis, yet generally has a strong underlying sense of justice.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Strong #Justice #Public Opinion

  • Must a government be too strong for the liberties of its people or too weak to maintain its own existence?
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Strong #Power #Government

  • Beauty or beast, the modern skyscraper is a major force with a strong magnetic field. It draws into its physical being all of the factors that propel and characterize modern civilization. The skyscraper is the point where art and the city meet.
    -- Ada Louise Huxtable

    #Art #Strong #Civilization

  • I think people have a strong desire to push me and others into some sort of political box that they can wrap their minds around.
    -- Adam Carolla

    #Strong #Thinking #People

  • If you go forward in the spirit of the original apostles and followers of Jesus Christ, trusting not in man but in the living God, he will enable you to pull down the strong holds of sin and Satan, and that work by which he is pleased will prosper in your hands.
    -- Adam Clarke

    #Jesus #Strong #Men

  • Writing well isn't just a question of winsome expression, but of having found something big and true to say and having found the right words to say it in, of having seen something large and having found the right words to say it small, small enough to enter an individual mind so that the strong ideas of what the words are saying sound like sweet reason.
    -- Adam Gopnik

    #Sweet #Strong #Writing

  • There is a strong demand for Michael Jackson's music and merchandise, and that will only increase as more material surfaces in the years following his death.
    -- Adam Kluger

    #Strong #Years #Demand

  • A lot of times people will think, "I'm strong, I'm in shape; why can't I do this pose?" But that's not the point. There's nothing to win in yoga. You just do what you can do, one day to the next.
    -- Adam Levine

    #Strong #Yoga #Winning

  • I would that with sleepy, soft embraces The sea would fold mewould find me rest In luminous shades of her secret places, In depths where her marvels are manifest; So the earth beneath her should not discover My hidden couchnor the heaven above her As a strong love shielding a weary lover, I would have her shield me with shining breast.
    -- Adam Lindsay Gordon

    #Strong #Sea #Shining

  • My parents' convictions, when it came to discipline, were not very strong. For my bar mitzvah, I gave out a mix tape of '90s grunge - if you got it now, you would think it was the 'Singles' soundtrack.
    -- Adam Pally

    #Strong #Thinking #Discipline

  • Salvation does not lie where strong thrones are defended by swords, where the smoke of censers ascend to heaven or where thousands of strong men pace the rich fields of harvest. The revolution which is about to break will be sterile if it is not complete.
    -- Adam Weishaupt

    #Strong #Lying #Men

  • I feel that working with the camera and editing it is actually my strong suit.
    -- Adam Yauch

    #Strong #Editing #Cameras

  • Be strong to hope, O Heart! Though day is bright, The stars can only shine In the dark night. Be strong, O Heart of mine, Look towards the light!
    -- Adelaide Anne Procter

    #Strong #Stars #Heart

  • I've played different nationalities, and everything from vulnerable to strong to crooked to demented. It just increases your possibilities of work because, if people know you can do just about anything, then you're going to get more offers. That's what I want to do.
    -- Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

    #Strong #People #Different

  • Even after the Truth has been realised, there remains that strong, obstinate impression that one is still an ego - the agent and experiencer. This has to be carefully removed by living in a state of constant identification with the supreme non-dual Self. Full Awakening is the eventual ceasing of all the mental impressions of being an ego.
    -- Adi Shankara

    #Strong #Self #Meditation

  • Become strong again in spirit, strong in will, strong in endurance, strong to bear all sacrifices
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Strong #Sacrifice #Endurance

  • Mankind has grown strong in eternal struggles and it will only perish through eternal peace.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Peace #Strong #Struggle

  • The national government...will maintain and defend the foundations on which the power of our nation rests. It will offer strong protection to Christianity as the very basis of our collective morality.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Strong #Government #Foundation

  • I'll put an end to the idea that a woman's body belongs to her . . . the practice of abortion shall be exterminated with a strong hand.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Strong #Hands #Practice

  • Remain strong in your faith, as you were in former years. In this faith, in its close-knit unity our people to-day goes straight forward on its way and no power on earth will avail to stop it.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Strong #Years #People

  • Be hated. One does not have to be evil to be hated. In fact, it’s often the case that one is hated precisely because one is trying to do right by one’s own convictions. It is far too easy to be liked, one merely has to be accommodating and hold no strong convictions. Then one will gravitate towards the centre and settle into the average. That cannot be your role. There are a great many bad people in the world, and if you are not offending them, you must be bad yourself.
    -- Adrian Tan

    #Strong #Average #Offending

  • It is far too easy to be liked, one merely has to be accommodating and hold no strong convictions.
    -- Adrian Tan

    #Strong #Easy #Conviction

  • Be sure what you want and be sure about yourself. Fashion is not just beauty, it's about good attitude. You have to believe in yourself and be strong.
    -- Adriana Lima

    #Fashion #Strong #Attitude

  • You have to believe in yourself and be strong.
    -- Adriana Lima

    #Being Strong #Believe #Strong

  • My mom has always been kind of my backbone. She keeps me strong. She is a mother, a friend. She is really everything to me.
    -- Aerin Lauder

    #Mom #Mother #Strong

  • Truth is strong enough to overcome all human sophistries.
    -- Aeschines

    #Strong #Overcoming #Sophistry

  • For then only will you be strong, when you cherish the laws, and when the revolutionary attempts of lawless men shall have ceased.
    -- Aeschines

    #Strong #Men #Law

  • The great and amorous sky curved over the earth, and lay upon her as a pure lover. The rain, the humid flux descending from heaven for both man and animal, for both thick and strong, germinated the wheat, swelled the furrows with fecund mud and brought forth the buds in the orchards. And it is I who empowered these moist espousals, I the great Aphrodite ....
    -- Aeschylus

    #Strong #Rain #Animal

  • It is clear that the books owned the shop rather than the other way about. Everywhere they had run wild and taken possession of their habitat, breeding and multiplying, and clearly lacking any strong hand to keep them down.
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Running #Strong #Book

  • A weak man in a corner is more dangerous than a strong man. (Inspector Miller)
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Strong #Men #Weak

  • Lie is more worth living, more full of interest when you are likely to lose it. It shouldn't be, perhaps, but it is. When you're young and strong and healthy, and life stretches ahead of you, living isn't really important at all. It's young people who commit suicide easily, out of despair from love, sometimes from sheer anxiety and worry. But old people know how valuable life is and how interesting. - Jane Marple
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Suicide #Strong #Lying

  • Anything important has to be almost invisible. And underrated. So the understructure should be underrated, but strong enough to hold the earth.
    -- Agnes Denes

    #Strong #Important #Earth

  • A villain must be a thing of power, handled with delicacy and grace. He must be wicked enough to excite our aversion, strong enough to arouse our fear, human enough to awaken some transient gleam of sympathy. We must triumph in his downfall, yet not barbarously nor with contempt, and the close of his career must be in harmony with all its previous development.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Strong #Writing #Careers

  • The sanguine assurance that men and nations can be legislated into goodness, that pressure from without is equivalent to a moral change within, needs a strong backing of inexperience.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Strong #Men #Law

  • Tea had come as a deliverer to a land that called for deliverance; a land of beef and ale, of heavy eating and abundant drunkenness; of gray skies and harsh winds; of strong-nerved, stout-purposed, slow-thinking men and women. Above all, a land of sheltered homes and warm firesides - firesides that were waiting - waiting for the bubbling kettle and the fragrant breath of tea.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Strong #Home #Men

  • There are many men - such as those often to be found among the Indians - who are refined until they have qualities often attributed to the female sex. Yet they are men, and strong ones.
    -- Agnes Smedley

    #Strong #Sex #Men

  • Humor is such a strong weapon, such a strong answer. Women have to make jokes about themselves, laugh about themselves, because they have nothing to lose.
    -- Agnes Varda

    #Strong #Humor #Laughing

  • Humor is such a strong weapon, such a strong answer.
    -- Agnes Varda

    #Strong #Humor #Answers

  • I have always had strong maternal instincts. Even when I was still a child I cut out pictures of prams from newspapers and imagined the feeling of pushing my own pram through fresh winter snow and seeing the wheels' tracks behind me in the snow.
    -- Agnetha Faltskog

    #Strong #Children #Cutting

  • I'd like a relationship that was like two tree trunks side by side, strong but independent.
    -- Agyness Deyn

    #Strong #Independent #Two

  • For modelling, you have to be such a strong person in a way – or seen to be a strong person, do you know what I mean? But in acting you have to get in touch with all the vulnerability that you carry.
    -- Agyness Deyn

    #Strong #Mean #Acting

  • It will appeal to girls who are confident and have a strong personal expression of style and identity in the way that they dress and what this says about themselves.
    -- Agyness Deyn

    #Girl #Strong #Expression

  • I strongly believe that a federal structure based on administrative and geographic lines with strong powers for the federated states will be the best solution for Iraq.
    -- Ahmed Chalabi

    #Strong #Believe #Iraq

  • Gaza has 1.2 million Palestinians living in crowded places and the resistance will be strong.
    -- Ahmed Yassin

    #Strong #Resistance #Crowded Places

  • You know Hachi, your life depends only on ourselves. I’m still convinced about this… But I’ve also learned to accept that people… don’t all become as strong, and it made me kinder than before.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Strong #People #Accepting

  • I always thought that life was about standing your ground, no matter how strong the current was. But going with the flow isn't so bad after all. As long as it takes you forward.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Strong #Long #Going With The Flow

  • How do I think of you? As someone I want to be with. As someone as young as me, but "older," if that makes sense. As someone I like to look at, not just because you're good to look at, but because just looking at you makes me smile and feel happier. As someone who knows her mind and who I envy for that. As someone who is strong in herself without seeming to need anyone else to help her. As someone who makes me thinks and unsettles me in a way that makes me feel more alive.
    -- Aidan Chambers

    #Strong #Thinking #Envy

  • The demons of the Devil don't use your weak weaknesses against you, they use your strong ones. If you're rational and logical, they argue their case rationally and logically. If you're loyal and faithful, they turn those against you. If you're passionate and emotional, they make you passionate and emotional about your worse fears. Your weak weaknesses are no use to them.... They find the strongest weaknesses you didn't know were yours and use those against you.
    -- Aidan Chambers

    #Strong #Emotional #Faithful

  • The basic trouble with the church today is her unworthy concept of God... Our religion is weak because our God is weak... Christianity at any given time is strong or weak depending on her concept of God.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Strong #Church #Today

  • Without doubt the emphasis in Christian teaching today should be on worship. There is little danger that we shall become merely worshipers and neglect the practical implications of the gospel. No one can long worship God in spirit and in truth before the obligation to holy service becomes too strong to resist. Fellowship with God leads straight to obedience and good works. That is the divine order and it can never be reversed.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Strong #Teaching

  • Many kids, it seemed, would find out that their parents were flawed, messed-up people later in life, and I didn't appreciate getting to know it all so strong and early.
    -- Aimee Bender

    #Strong #Kids #People

  • There is a rule of Sharia: If the enemy wants to suppress you, you are supposed to put up a strong resistance.
    -- Akhmad Kadyrov

    #Strong #Enemy #Want

  • We need a strong police force - the Interior Ministry of the Republic of Chechnya. We have to get rid of the traitors who have managed to penetrate into the law-enforcement department.
    -- Akhmad Kadyrov

    #Strong #Law #Police

  • More and more, I am pulled reluctantly towards a strong horizontal current, which is a place where time is moving at such high velocity, that even our breath is forced to accelerate just in order for us humans to survive. And I have always believed, that it is in our slow exhalation, where the sense of this deep spiritual energy resides. In a world moving so fast, with the growth of technology and information, I am somehow inclined to move against this current, in search of what it might mean to be connected not just spiritually, but also vertically.
    -- Akram Khan

    #Spiritual #Strong #Moving

  • Saudi Arabia has stability. The social contract and the political contract between the king and the rulers and the royal family and the ruled people in Saudi Arabia is very strong and the bondage is so solid.
    -- Al-Waleed bin Talal

    #Strong #Kings #People

  • We set ourselves limits, but we are all strong enough to aim higher, to achieve our goals. All we have to do is find such strength within ourselves. Know how to develop it.
    -- Alain Robert

    #Strong #Goal #Limits

  • I feel great. I'm right there for the top two. I know my long is a very strong program and I've had lots of success with it, so I feel confident going into the long. Just fix up that loop.
    -- Alaine Chartrand

    #Strong #Two #Long

  • No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle and good, without the world being better for it, without somebody being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness.
    -- Alan Alda

    #Strong #Men #World

  • All of the factors that make up a quality city - safe streets, high paying jobs, strong neighborhoods, etc. - emanate from a strong educational premise.
    -- Alan Autry

    #Strong #Jobs #Educational

  • Fresno is an All America city and deserves real, honest, strong leadership and I pledge to the people of Fresno to be that kind of leader.
    -- Alan Autry

    #Strong #Real #Cities

  • I know a lot of shows are like, 'Here's the pages,' right before they start filming. I'd have a heart attack. The anxiety would be way too much for me. I don't have as strong a backbone as those other show writers.
    -- Alan Ball

    #Strong #Heart #Anxiety

  • In the days when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows be darkened, I know one boy who won't be sweating. I intend to raise my coffin-lid briskly, throw a few things into an overnight bag, and, whistling something appropriate, prepare to meet my Maker.
    -- Alan Coren

    #Strong #Boys #Men

  • The Italians are very strong defensively. They showed in Euro 2000 how good defensively they are.
    -- Alan Hansen

    #Strong #Euro #Very Strong

  • Flesh is weak, but love is strong.
    -- Alan Jackson

    #Love #Strong #Flesh

  • Pour me something tall and strong, make it a Hurricane before I go insane. It's only half past twelve but I don't care, it's 5 O'clock somewhere.
    -- Alan Jackson

    #Strong #Past #Alcohol

  • I'm hooked on my baby's love, there ain't nothing in the jug this strong.
    -- Alan Jackson

    #Baby #Strong #Jugs

  • Nonetheless, GAO's conclusion that employer sanctions had somehow caused employment discrimination was contradicted by GAO's own Chief of Methodology, who criticized the GAO report. ...here is what she said, 'I believe the truth is that we have no strong causal link between IRCA and discrimination, and in [my] view it is just as likely that the discrimination we found has always been there, or that it is spurious, as that IRCA has caused it.'
    -- Alan K. Simpson

    #Strong #Believe #Views

  • At the root of the assault on our liberties is, in fact, an assault on our character--an assault that assumes that we are not good enough to be free, and that aims to make sure that we are no longer strong enough, courageous enough, disciplined enough to be a free people.
    -- Alan Keyes

    #Strong #Character #Roots

  • Nobody's strong enough to stand up under a flood of weak material.
    -- Alan Ladd

    #Strong #Enough #Weak

  • Nature is purposeless. Nature simply is. We may find nature beautiful or terrible, but those feelings are human constructions. Such utter and complete mindlessness is hard for us to accept. We feel such a strong connection to nature. But the relationship between nature and us is one-sided. There is no reciprocity. There is no mind on the other side of the wall.
    -- Alan Lightman

    #Beautiful #Strong #Wall

  • If people are going to write bad things about me because it makes news, I can brush it aside because I've had this for 10 years. I'm big enough and strong enough to cope with it. It's what comes with being Alan Shearer.
    -- Alan Shearer

    #Strong #Writing #Years

  • I have a strong belief that there is a god or a higher power. I think that if you have a strong belief in that, then you won't feel alone in life and you will feel you can get through anything.
    -- Alana Stewart

    #Strong #Thinking #Belief

  • I give myself strength by staying away from any music.
    -- Alannah Myles

    #Stay Strong #Strong #Giving

  • I always say that women are very strong and men are powerful. But beauty gives you both strength and power. I never think of it. It's just one of those natural things. It's the only thing I know how to do.
    -- Alber Elbaz

    #Strong #Powerful #Men