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weaknesses Quotes

55 of the best book quotes about weaknesses
  1. #1
    “He who lives looking for pleasures only, his senses uncontrolled, immoderate in his food, idle, and weak, Mara (the tempter) will certainly overthrow him, as the wind throws down a weak tree.”
  2. #2
    “As more and more footage rolls, showing the marble façade of the courthouse explode into dust or a diamondglass wall withstanding a fireball, part of me feels happy. The Silvers are not invincible. They have enemies, enemies who can hurt them, and for once, they aren’t hiding behind a Red shield.”
  3. #3
    “if you were born with the weakness to fall you were born with the strength to rise”
  4. #4
    “When the enemy attacks, remain undisturbed but feign weakness.”
  5. #5
    “I was ready to join [Edward’s] family. The fear and guilt and anguish I was feeling now had taught me that much… The next time something came at us, I would be ready. An asset, not a liability.”
  6. #6
    “Power over others is weakness disguised as strength. True power is within, and it is available to you now.”
  7. #7
    “Women are weaker, but their weakness is full of cunning and an equally rigid moral certainty. ”
  8. #8
    “But a desire to choose the hardest might be a confession of weakness in itself.”
  9. #9
    “A chick that will grow into a cock can be spotted the very day it hatches. I have done my best to make Nwoye grow into a man, but there is too much of his mother in him.”
  1. #10
    “Okonkwo never showed any emotion openly, unless it be the emotion of anger. To show affection was a sign of weakness; the only thing worth demonstrating was strength.”
  2. #11
    “Even as a little boy he had resented his father’s failure and weakness, and even now he still remembered how he had suffered when a playmate had told him that his father was agbala. That was how Okonkwo first came to know that agbala was not only another name for a woman, it could also mean a man who had taken to title.”
  3. #12
    “Our Lord finds our desires, not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”
  4. #13
    “The reason the beasts give among themselves is that Man is the weakest and most defenseless of all living things, and it is unsportsmanlike to touch him.”
  5. #14
    “He had been wont to despise emotions: girls were weak, emotions–tears– were weakness. But this morning he was thinking that being a great brain in a tower, nothing but brain, wouldn’t be much fun.”
  6. #15
    “This was the trouble with families. Like invidious doctors, they knew just where it hurt.”
  7. #16
    “So, throughout life, our worst weaknesses and meannesses are usually committed for the sake of the people whom we most despise.”
  8. #17
    “Remember my friend, that knowledge is stronger than memory, and we should not trust the weaker.”
  9. #18
    “Almost all of us have at least one additional exquisite sensitivity - a raw spot in our emotional skin - that is tender to touch, easily rubbed, and deeply painful. When this raw spot gets abraded, it can bleed all over our relationship. We lose our emotional balance.”

Books about emotions

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Three Little Words book
Picture book
6.0
Emma book
Board book
6.0
From Tree To Sea book
Picture book
5.5
Heart and the Bottle book
Picture book
5.5
I Yoga You book
Board book
5.5
  1. #19
    “Life before Death. Strength before Weakness. Journey before Destination.”
  2. #20
    “In faith I do not love thee with mine eyes,
    For they in thee a thousand errors note;
    But ‘tis my heart that loves what they despise,
    Who, in despite of view, is pleased to dote.”
  3. #21
    “As to those feebler spirits who, though they cannot be said to prefer earthly possessions to Christ, do yet cleave to them with a somewhat immoderate attachment, they have discovered by the pain of losing these things how much they were sinning in loving them. For their grief is of their own making.”
  4. #22
    “Then you will find yourself easy prey for the Dark Lord! Fools who wear their hearts proudly on their sleeves, who cannot control their emotions, who wallow in sad memories and allow themselves to be provoked this easily — weak people, in other words — they stand no chance against his powers! He will penetrate your mind with absurd ease, Potter!”
  5. #23
    The fear of appearances is the first symptom of impotence.
  6. #24
    “And if you think tough men are dangerous, wait until you see what weak men are capable of.”
  7. #25
    “Identity politics is universally attractive because it enables failures and weaknesses to be spun as the products of oppression and historical injustice. Personal responsibility is removed from the equation.”
  8. #26
    “Think about it: what weakens us is feeling offended by the deeds and misdeeds of our fellow men. Our self-importance requires that we spend most of our lives offended by someone.”
  9. #27
    “Everyone’s afraid of something, Jemma. It doesn’t mean you’re weak. It means you’re alive. It takes real courage to feel that fear and do it anyway.”
  1. #28
    “You’re not weak because you can’t read. You’re weak because you’re afraid of people seeing your weakness. You’re letting shame decide who you are.”
  2. #29
    “The manner of the scout was seriously impressive, though no longer distinguished by any signs of unmanly apprehension. It was evident that his momentary weakness had vanished with the explanation of a mystery which his own experience had not served to fathom...”
  3. #30
    “There is laid in the very nature of carnal men a foundation for the torments of hell. ”
  4. #31
    “Weak things were often beautiful, weak things were never good.”
  5. #32
    Your woman knows your weaknesses better than anybody. She knows where you will falter and give up. She knows the degree of mediocrity you will settle for. And, she knows your true capacity as a full man, a man of free consciousness and love.
  6. #33
    She will point out your weaknesses better than a boot camp drill sergeant.
  7. #34
    “He was a slave to his own moods.”
  8. #35
    “We can see from this that the soul is weak and helpless unless it clings to the firm rock of truth. Men give voice to their opinions, but they are only opinions, like so many puffs of wind that waft the soul hither and tither and make it veer and turn.”
  9. #36
    “He must master or be mastered; while to show mercy was a weakness. Mercy did not exist in the primordial life. It was misunderstood for fear, and such misunderstandings made for death. Kill or be killed, eat or be eaten, was the law; and this mandate, down out of the depths of Time, he obeyed.”

Books about love

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More Than Balloons book
Board book
6.2
The Rag Coat book
Picture book
6.1
Three Little Words book
Picture book
6.0
Spot Loves His Daddy book
Board book
6.0
Penguin and Pinecone book
Board book
6.0
The Trumpet of the Swan book
Chapter book
6.0
All the Places to Love book
Picture book
6.0
Wherever You Are book
Picture book
5.9
  1. #37
    “So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong, and strike at what is weak.”
  2. #38
    Akela said nothing. He was thinking of the time that comes to every leader of every pack when his strength goes from him and he gets feebler and feebler, till at last he is killed by the wolves and a new leader comes up—to be killed in his turn.
  3. #39
    “Some people are weak in some ways, sir. Others in other ways.”
  4. #40
    “This was the shocking thing; that the slime of the pit seemed to utter cries and voices; that the amorphous dust gesticulated and sinned; that what was dead, and had no shape, should usurp the offices of life. And this again, that that insurgent horror was knit to him closer than a wife, closer than an eye; lay caged in his flesh, where he heard it mutter and felt it struggle to be born; and at every hour of weakness, and in the confidence of slumber, prevailed against him, and deposed him out of life.”
  5. #41
    “Your strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others.”
  6. #42
    “All the girls in the world were divided into two classes: one class--all the girls in the world except her, and those girls with all sorts of human weaknesses, and very ordinary girls: the other class--she alone, having no weaknesses of any sort and higher than all humanity.”
  7. #43
    “Tell me for which of my bad parts didst thou first fall in love with me?”
  8. #44
    “Her love for him had been paltry and weak, easily crushed by her own pride.”
  9. #45
    “I then told them that God, to compensate for the weakness of man, had bestowed on him reason, invention, and skill in workmanship.”
  1. #46
    Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.
  2. #47
    Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.
  3. #48
    “No matter how careful I am, eventually I’ll make another misstep. I am weak. I am fragile. I am mortal.”
  4. #49
    “We have been here two weeks, and I haven’t felt like writing before, since that first day.
    I am sitting by the window now, up in this atrocious nursery, and there is nothing to hinder my writing as much as I please, save lack of strength.”
  5. #50
    “He had a weak point–this Fortunato...”
  6. #51
    “He had proven something to himself; it wasn’t as strong as it had once been. It was changing, unraveling like the yarn of a dark heavy blanket wrapped around a corpse, the dusty rotted strands of darkness unwinding, giving way to the air; its smothering pressure was lifting from the bones of his skull.”
  7. #52
    “I’m like everybody else: weak, full of mistakes, but basically good.”
  8. #53
    “He was getting disgusted at this increasing nostalgic preoccupation with the past. It was a weakness, he knew, a weakness he could scarcely afford if he intended to go on.”
  9. #54
    “If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.”
  10. #55
    “The test is not a complex one: when the alarm goes off, do you get up out of bed, or do you lie there in comfort and fall back to sleep? If you have the discipline to get out of bed, you win—you pass the test. If you are mentally weak for that moment and you let that weakness keep you in bed, you fail. Though it seems small, that weakness translates to more significant decisions. But if you exercise discipline, that too translates to more substantial elements of your life.”
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