— Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865
— Alexandre Dumas, Queen Margot, or Marguerite de Valois
„weak are defeated by the strong in the world of Nature. A reed by the north wind, for instance. And silence by the forest.“
— Elfriede Jelinek, livro Wonderful, Wonderful Times
Wonderful, Wonderful Times (1990), 109
— Kyuzo Mifune, livro The Canon of Judo
The Canon of Judo (1956, 1960)
— Elbert Hubbard American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher fue el escritor del jarron azul 1856 - 1915
— Agatha Christie, livro The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding
„I learned the lesson that great men cultivate love, and that only little men cherish a spirit of hatred. I learned that assistance given to the weak makes the one who gives it strong; and that oppression of the unfortunate makes one weak.“
— Booker T. Washington, livro Up from Slavery
1900s, Up From Slavery (1901), Chapter XI: Making Their Beds Before They Could Lie On Them
„The difference in sex does not hinder the ability of being strong on the levels of thinking, giving, having a strong willpower and the ability to take the right decision and the right position after studying all options, once the circumstances that favor creativity and rational thinking are available.“
— Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah Lebanese faqih 1935 - 2010
The Woman's Personality and Role in Life http://english.bayynat.org.lb/WomenFamily/role.htm.
— Charles de Gaulle eighteenth President of the French Republic 1890 - 1970
Writings, Rien ne rehausse l'autorité mieux que le silence, splendeur des forts et refuge des faibles. in Le Fil de l'épée.
— Calvin Coolidge American politician, 30th president of the United States (in office from 1923 to 1929) 1872 - 1933
— Deb Caletti, The Six Rules of Maybe
„The weak are more likely to make the strong weak than the strong are likely to make the weak strong.“
— Marlene Dietrich German-American actress and singer 1901 - 1992
„The enemy is like a woman, weak in face of opposition, but correspondingly strong when not opposed. In a quarrel with a man, it is natural for a woman to lose heart and run away when he faces up to her; on the other hand, if the man begins to be afraid and to give ground, her rage, vindictiveness and fury overflow and know no limit.“
— Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Saint, founder of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) 1491 - 1556
Spiritual Exercises (1548), No. 325.
„Society hesitated, wavered, oscillated between harshness and laxity, pitilessly sacrificing the weak, and deferentially following the strong.“
— Henry Adams journalist, historian, academic, novelist 1838 - 1918
„If the strong can bully the weak without shame, then how are we different from the beasts of forest and field?“
— Tad Williams novelist 1957
Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, To Green Angel Tower (1993), Part 1, Chapter 8, “Nights of Fire” (p. 255).
— Milan Kundera, livro A Insustentável Leveza do Ser
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1984), Part Two: Soul and Body, pg 71
„One can only influence the strong characters in life, not the weak; and it is the height of vanity to suppose that you can make an honest man of anyone.“
— Margot Asquith Anglo-Scottish socialite, author and wit 1864 - 1945
The Autobiography of Margot Asquith (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1963) p. 63. (1920).
— Georges Bidault French politician 1899 - 1983
Quoted in the Observer (UK) newspaper, 15 July 1962.