mental or physical quality
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Strength is the ability to produce or withstand great force; to be determined or unyielding.

The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education. ~ Maya Angelou
Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass also. ~ Marcus Aurelius
The hand of the aggressor is stayed by strength — and strength alone. ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
What strength!! But don't forget there are many guys like you all over the world. ~ Street Fighter

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  • Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass also.
  • Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right using of strength; and strength is not used rightly when it serves only to carry a man above his fellows for his own solitary glory. He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.
    • Henry Ward Beecher, quoted in Life Thoughts: Gathered from the Extemporaneous Discourses of Henry Ward Beecher (1858), ed. Edna Dean Proctor, p. 52
  • The Miller was a stout carl, for the nones,
    Ful big he was of braun, and eek of bones;
    * * * * * * *
    He was short-sholdred, brood, a thikke knarre,
    Ther nas no dore that he nolde heve of harre,
    Or breke it, at a renning, with his heed.
  • Our real problem, then, is not our strength today; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure our strength tomorrow.
    • Dwight D. Eisenhower, State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress (January 9, 1958). Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Dwight D. Eisenhower (1958), p. 5
  • If there are sound reasons or bases for the points you demand, then there is no need for violence. On the other hand, when there is no sound reason that concessions should be made to you but mainly your own desire, then reason cannot work and you have to rely on force. Thus using force is not a sign of strength but rather a sign of weakness.
  • Like strength is felt from hope, and from despair.
  • A mass enormous! which, in modern days
    No two of earth's degenerate sons could raise.
  • Strong are her sons, though rocky are her shores.
  • The strong rules and the weak are their slaves — and no one is stronger than me.
    • Infamous (2009 video game), protagonist Cole MacGrath
  • For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.
    • Rudyard Kipling, "The Law of the Jungle", st. 2; The Second Jungle Book (1895)
  • But strong in your good cause.
    Oh, ye are strong, If ye would know your strength!
  • When we know our own strength, we shall the better know what to undertake with hopes of success; and when we have well surveyed the powers of our own minds, and made some estimate what we may expect from them, we shall not be inclined either to sit still, and not set our thoughts on work at all, in despair of knowing anything; nor on the other side, question everything, and declaim all knowledge, because some things are not to be understood.
  • Real strength never impairs beauty or harmony, but it often bestows it; and in everything imposingly beautiful, strength has much to do with the magic.
  • To ask strength not to express itself as strength, not to be a will to dominate, a will to subjugate, a will to become master, a thirst for enemies and obstacles and triumphant celebrations, is just as absurd as to ask weakness to express itself as strength.
  • Minimæ vires frangere quassa valent.
    • The least strength suffices to break what is bruised.
    • Ovid, Tristia, Book III, 11, 22; quoted by W. Gurney Benham, A Book of Quotations, Proverbs and Household Words (1907), p. 589
  • Plus potest qui plus valet.
    • The stronger always succeeds.
    • Plautus, Truculentus, IV, 3, 30; quoted by J. K. Hoyt and Anna L. Ward, The Cyclopaedia of Practical Quotations, 4th ed. (1882), p. 565
  • Nous avons tous assez de force pour supporter les maux d'autrui.
    • We all have strength enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
    • François de La Rochefoucauld, Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales (1655), no. 19 (1678). There are several English translations, including that above from Selected Maxims and Reflections, trans. Edward M. Stack (1956), p. 26
  • Profan'd the God-given strength, and marr'd the lofty line.
  • In that day's feats,
    * * * * * *
    He prov'd best man i' the field, and for his meed
    Was brow-bound with the oak.
  • What strength!! But don't forget there are many guys like you all over the world.
  • The weak shows his strength and hides his weaknesses; the magnificent exhibits his weaknesses like ornaments.
    • Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms (2010), "The Sage, the Weak, and the Magnificent", p. 94.
  • My strength is as the strength of ten,
    Because my heart is pure.
  • So let it be in God's own might
    We gird us for the coming fight,
    And, strong in Him whose cause is ours
    In conflict with unholy powers,
    We grasp the weapons he has given,—
    The Light, and Truth, and Love of Heaven.
  • It is from weakness that people reach for dictators and concentrated government power. Only the strong can be free. And only the productive can be strong.
    • Wendell Willkie, speech accepting nomination as Republican candidate for U.S. President, at Elwood, Indiana (August 17, 1940), This Is Wendell Willkie (1940), pp. 273–74
  • The Lord is my strength and my might, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him.
  • Their strength is to sit still.
  • And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
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