„The weak in courage is strong in cunning.“

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1790s, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1790–1793), Proverbs of Hell

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„But when the strong were too weak to hurt the weak, the weak had to be strong enough to leave.“

—  Milan Kundera, livro A Insustentável Leveza do Ser

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Fonte: The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1984), Part Two: Soul and Body

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„Communism is inequality, but not as property is. Property is the exploitation of the weak by the strong. Communism is the exploitation of the strong by the weak.“

—  Pierre Joseph Proudhon French politician, mutualist philosopher, economist, and socialist 1809 - 1865

Ch. V: "Psychological Explanation of the Idea of Justice and Injustice, and the Determination of the Principle of Government and of Right," Part 2: Characteristics of Communism and of Property
What is Property? (1840)
Contexto: Communism is inequality, but not as property is. Property is the exploitation of the weak by the strong. Communism is the exploitation of the strong by the weak. In property, inequality of conditions is the result of force, under whatever name it be disguised: physical and mental force; force of events, chance, fortune; force of accumulated property, &c. In communism, inequality springs from placing mediocrity on a level with excellence. This damaging equation is repellent to the conscience, and causes merit to complain; for, although it may be the duty of the strong to aid the weak, they prefer to do it out of generosity, — they never will endure a comparison. Give them equal opportunities of labor, and equal wages, but never allow their jealousy to be awakened by mutual suspicion of unfaithfulness in the performance of the common task.
Communism is oppression and slavery. Man is very willing to obey the law of duty, serve his country, and oblige his friends; but he wishes to labor when he pleases, where he pleases, and as much as he pleases. He wishes to dispose of his own time, to be governed only by necessity, to choose his friendships, his recreation, and his discipline; to act from judgment, not by command; to sacrifice himself through selfishness, not through servile obligation. Communism is essentially opposed to the free exercise of our faculties, to our noblest desires, to our deepest feelings. Any plan which could be devised for reconciling it with the demands of the individual reason and will would end only in changing the thing while preserving the name. Now, if we are honest truth-seekers, we shall avoid disputes about words.
Thus, communism violates the sovereignty of the conscience, and equality: the first, by restricting spontaneity of mind and heart, and freedom of thought and action; the second, by placing labor and laziness, skill and stupidity, and even vice and virtue on an equality in point of comfort. For the rest, if property is impossible on account of the desire to accumulate, communism would soon become so through the desire to shirk.

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„Women are weak, but mothers are strong.“

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„The strong live off the weak and the clever live off the strong.“

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„Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren't always comfortable, but they're never weakness.“

—  Brené Brown, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

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„If the state is strong, it crushes us. If it is weak, we perish.“

—  Paul Valéry French poet, essayist, and philosopher 1871 - 1945

History and Politics http://books.google.com/books?id=7I82AAAAIAAJ&q="If+the+state+is+strong+it+crushes+us+If+it+is+weak+we+perish" as translated by D. Folliot and J. Mathews (1971)

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