The carrying power of a bridge is not the average strength of the pillars, but the strength of the weakest pillar. I have always believed that you do not measure the health of a society by GNP but by the condition of its worst off.
— Zygmunt Bauman
To be loved is a strength. To love is a weakness.
— Zsa Zsa Gabor
I who have set my heart on watching over the soul, in union with Good Thought, and as knowing the rewards of Mazda Ahura for our works, will, while I have power and strength, teach men to seek after Right. I have become an alien in a foreign land.
I sort of consider myself a comedic actress, not a comedienne. I think it's different. You know, I'm not a stand-up or anything, but playing into comedic situations is sort of where, I think, my strength lies.
— Zooey Deschanel
People think of Latina women as being fiery and fierce, which is usually true. But I think the quality that so many Latinas possess is strength. I'm very proud to have Latin blood.
— Zoe Saldana
Battles are not won by strength alone!
— Zhuge Liang
Strength is but one aspect of power.
— Zhuge Liang
There may be difficulty at the moment, but I will not lose the Virtue that I possess. It is when the ice and snow are on them that we see the strength of the cypress and the pine. I am grateful for this trouble around me, because it gives me an opportunity to realize how fortunate I am.
Breathing control gives man strength, vitality, inspiration, and magic powers.
To me, locs are a symbol of strength and beauty, almost like a lion's mane.
You have infinite value and worth! You already know you have strengths and inner resources. But you have even more strengths and resources that you are not yet fully aware of, and they will enhance your life as you become more aware of them. There are many more strengths and inner resources that you can gain and build up from now on.
— Zelig Pliskin
The interesting thing about my character Sylar is that my strengths as an actor seemed to go completely against the shape of a character in the shadow.
— Zachary Quinto
I think my strength is always been in being very natural. I think Shakespeare and things like that would be more a stretch for me.
— Zach Gilford
Doing risk sports had taught me another important lesson: never exceed your limits. You push the envelope and you live for those moments when you're right on the edge, but you don't go over. You have to be true to yourself; you have to know your strengths and limitations and live within your means. The same is true for a business. The sooner a company tries to be what it is not, the sooner it tries to "have it all,' the sooner it will die.
— Yvon Chouinard
Christ's strength is manifest in our weakness, so if we had everything together there would be no need for Him.
— Yvette Nicole Brown
Have strength in yourself always .think and remember not just what you should do, but also what you want to do. (Ageha , Basara, Vol. 13)
— Yumi Tamura
Pain, I came to feel, might well prove to be the sole proof of the persistence of consciousness within the flesh, the sole physical expression of consciousness. As my body acquired muscle, and in turn strength, there was gradually born within me a tendency towards the positive acceptance of pain, and my interest in physical suffering deepened.
— Yukio Mishima
Beyond doubt, there was a certain splendor in pain, which bore a deep affinity to the splendor that lies hidden within strength.
— Yukio Mishima
The people I used to have around me from Nashville was showing love to the Cash Money clique on the strength of Buck trying to make it; making sure Buck gets to where he gots to go.
— Young Buck
The certain way to victory...lies in making everything on Imperial soil contribute to the war effort...combining the total material and spiritual strength of the nation...
— Yoshijiro Umezu
Within our perceived weaknesses and imperfections lies the key to realizing our true strength.
— Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
The truly correct proof is one that strikes a harmonious balance between strength and flexibility. There are plenty of proofs that are technically correct but are messy and inelegant or counterintuitive. But it's not something you can put into words - explaining why a formula is beautiful is like trying to explain why the stars are beautiful.
— Yoko Ogawa
Our cultural strength has always been derived from our diversity of understanding and experience.
— Yo-Yo Ma
Do not fight with the strength, absorb it, and it flows, use it.
— Yip Man
All truths are erroneous. This is the very essence of the dialectical process: today's truths become errors tomorrow; there is no final number. This truth (the only one) is for the strong alone. Weak-nerved minds insist on a finite universe, a last number; they need, in Nietzsche's words, "the crutches of certainty". The weak-nerved lack the strength to include themselves in the dialectic syllogism.
— Yevgeny Zamyatin
Peace may sound simple - one beautiful word - but it requires everything we have, every quality, every strength, every dream, every high ideal.
— Yehudi Menuhin
You invite judgment into your life every time you judge others. To avoid this invitation to negativity, it's best to stop focusing on others' darkness. Instead, pay attention to their strengths. Today, be a horse with blinders. Look at only the good. As you develop this power, you will attract positive forces into your life.
— Yehuda Berg
Find what strength you have to terrorize your enemy and the enemy of God.
— Yasser Arafat
Surrender your expectations. Surrender your doubts. Surrender your fears. Surrender your strengths. Surrender your anger. Surrender your control.
— Yasmine Galenorn
If you want your life to be a small part of eternity, to be lucid even in the heart of madness, love... Love with all your strength, love as though it is all you know how to do, love enough to make the gods themselves jealous... for it is in love that all ugliness reveals its beauty.
— Yasmina Khadra
I know you feel worn and tired. I know you're tired of failing. Rest, but don't stop. You can do this. You got this. Not because you're strong, but because He's your strength.
— Yasmin Mogahed
My American strength coach said he liked me better before I could speak English.
— Yao Ming
Not to borrow the strength of another, nor to rely on one's own strength; to cut off past and future thoughts, and not to live within the everyday mind... then the Great Way is right before your eyes.
— Yamamoto Tsunetomo
The people are the foundation of the nation. Our only chance for a lasting peace on earth: the release of the strength of the common man.
— Y. C. James Yen
Quarreling over food and drink, having neither scruples nor shame, not knowing right from wrong, not trying to avoid death or injury, not fearful of greater strength or of greater numbers, greedily aware only of food and drink - such is the bravery of the dog and boar.
With strength to lift mountains and spirit to take on the World
— Xiang Yu
It isn't right to judge strength as better than good wisdom.
...for our wisdom is better than the strength of men or of horses. ... nor is it right to prefer strength to excellent wisdom. For if there should be in the city [any athlete whose skill] is honoured more than strength ... the city would not on that account be any better governed.
I think my best skill in this whole deal is as a conduit to try to bring people together, because I think it's in our unity that we'll have the greatest strength.
— Woody Harrelson
I am sorry for men who do not read the Bible every day. I wonder why they deprive themselves of the strength and pleasure.
— Woodrow Wilson