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    weakness Quotes

    The acknowledgment of our weakness is the first step in repairing our loss.
    — Thomas a Kempis
    tags: loss  weakness 
    You will never be an inwardly religious and devout man unless you pass over in silence the shortcomings of your fellow men, and diligently examine your own weaknesses.
    — Thomas a Kempis
    Remain tranquil and prepare to bear still greater trials. All is not lost even though you be troubled oftener or tempted more grievously. You are a man, not God. You are flesh, not an angel. How can you possibly expect to remain always in the same state of virtue when the angels in heaven and the first man in paradise failed to do so? I am He who rescues the afflicted and brings to My divinity those who know their own weakness.
    — Thomas a Kempis
    tags: men  lost  virtue  weakness  god  angel  heaven 
    Confident and courageous leaders have no problems pointing out their own weaknesses and ignorance.
    — Thom S. Rainer
    Perfect love means putting up with other peoples shortcomings, feeling no surprise at their weaknesses, finding encouragement even in the slightest evidence of good qualities in them.
    — Therese of Lisieux
    tags: weakness  quality 
    Everything is a grace, everything is the direct effect of our Father's love - difficulties, contradictions, humiliations, all the soul's miseries, her burdens, her needs - everything, because through them, she learns humility, realizes her weakness. Everything is a grace because everything is God's gift. Whatever be the character of life or its unexpected events - to the heart that loves, all is well.
    — Therese of Lisieux
    It is my weakness that gives me all my strength.
    — Therese of Lisieux
    tags: weakness  strength 
    True charity consists in putting up with all one's neighbors fault's; never being surprised by his weakness, and being inspired by the least of his virtues.
    — Therese of Lisieux
    tags: true  virtue  charity  weakness 
    Holiness is a disposition of the heart that makes us humble and little in the arms of God, aware of our weakness, and confident - in the most audacious way - in His Fatherly goodness.
    — Therese of Lisieux
    tags: heart  goodness  weakness  god 
    I know now that true charity consists in bearing all our neighbors'defects-not being surprised at their weakness, but edified at their smallest virtues.
    — Therese of Lisieux
    tags: true  virtue  charity  weakness 
    Our strength is seen in the things we stand for; our weakness is seen in the things we fall for.
    — Theodore Epp
    tags: weakness  strength 
    The Lord challenges us to suffer persecutions and to confess Him. He wants thiose who belong to him to be brave and fearless. He himself shows how weakness of the flesh is overcome by courage of the Spirit....A christian is fearless.
    — Tertullian
    There is a price for popularity. Critics look for your weaknesses, your flaws, anything that makes the work seem like a fluke and not seem worthy of all the attention it's getting.
    — Terry McMillan
    tags: work  weakness  attention 
    Friendship doesn't have anything to do with shoring up weakness. It has to do with respect and consideration for those you care about. It has to do with wanting to give something back to those you admire.
    — Terry Brooks
    What makes a strong female character is a character who has weaknesses, who has flaws, who is maybe not immediately likable, but eventually relatable.
    — Tavi Gevinson
    This is the problem we have with many Muslim leaders: They claim to differentiate between domestic and foreign issues and they are obsessed with being accepted, at sitting at the table of power in order to talk (or rather to listen) and to be tolerated. This is the starting point of our weakness. It is in our minds because we do not realize we are part of the system.
    — Tariq Ramadan
    tags: power  problem  weakness  mind 
    Your sensitivity is power. Don't let people transform your qualities into weaknesses.
    — Tariq Ramadan
    Lack of consistency is a weakness shared by all nations.
    — Tariq Ramadan
    tags: weakness 
    Terrorism emanates from weakness, not strength. It is the sign of despair.
    — Tariq Ali
    There's no weakness in forgiveness.
    — Tammy Taylor
    We remain silent because we've taken on a responsibility and/or shame that was never ours to carry. Forgive yourself for things that were not your fault. Bad decisions, mistaken trust, physical weakness, or too much fear to act do not make an assault on you or someone you care about your fault. Ever.
    — Tammara Webber
    We've got to learn from each other. We have to put ourselves out there, we want to pull the other up because we want/should pull the other line up as we all have strengths and weaknesses and together we make a stronger group, family, community, world. And so it becomes a beautiful idea that can be practiced in that dealing with a person with autism can be...It's just different. It's not weird.
    — Tamlyn Tomita
    Presumably, as a Martial artist, I do not fight for gain or loss, am not concerned with strength or weakness, and neither advance a step nor retreat a step. The enemy does not see me. I do not see the enemy. Penetrating to a place where heaven and earth have not yet divided, where yin and yang have not yet arrived, I quickly and necessarily gain effect.
    — Takuan Soho
    The forest did not tolerate frailty of body or mind. Show your weakness, and it would consume you without hesitation.
    — Tahir Shah
    tags: body  weakness  mind 
    The love of fame is the last weakness which even the wise resign.
    — Tacitus
    tags: fame  weakness  wise 
    To be strong is to understand weakness. To be weak is to have fears. To have fears is to have something precious to you. To have something precious to you is to be strong.
    — Tablo
    tags: fear  weakness  strong 
    Being vulnerable, in my opinion, is not a weakness. It's being human. It is allowing yourself to not have all the answers.
    — T. Mills
    tags: human  weakness  opinion 
    We think that forgiveness is weakness, but it's absolutely not; it takes a very strong person to forgive.
    — T. D. Jakes
    To those of us who often procrastinate on the decision we feel intimidated by lack of education or any area of weakness. I relieve you with this statement: It is not how much you know that arms you with the tools of great decision making, but rather how much you ask. Ask questions.
    — T. D. Jakes
    Your weakness can be turned to strength for God's glory.
    — T. B. Joshua
    tags: weakness  god  strength 
    See your weakness as a reason to pray the more, it should not be the reason for sadness or to abandon your post.
    — T. B. Joshua
    tags: sadness  weakness  pray 
    Amiability is very often a weakness, but the most unobjectionable one as a rule.
    — Sydney, Lady Morgan
    tags: weakness  rules 
    one of the great weaknesses of the women's rights movement over the past two hundred years has been the tendency of its history to disappear, so that it must be resurrected for each new generation.
    — Susan Jacoby
    tags: past  right  weakness  year 
    A man may be accused of cowardice for fleeing away from all manner of physical dangers but when things supernatural, insubstantial and inexplicable threaten not only his safety and well-being but his sanity, his innermost soul, then retreat is not a sign of weakness but the most prudent course.
    — Susan Hill
    The final cover for Heroes Are My Weakness feels exactly right. It reflects the cold, wintry setting of an isolated island off the coast of Maine and the feisty spirit of a heroine who refuses to give up, even when the odds are stacked against her.
    — Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    tags: right  hero  weakness  spirit 
    Colin : "Perhaps now is the time to tell you that I have a weakness for agreeable women." Sugar Beth : "Well, that sure does leave me out." Colin : "Exactly. With agreeable women, I'm unendingly considerate. Gallant even." Sugar Beth : "But with tarts like me, the gloves are off, is that it?" Colin : "I wouldn't exactly call you a tart. But then, I tend to be broad-minded." She suppressed the urge to dump her porridge in his lap.
    — Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    tags: time  women  weakness 
    All writers have strengths and weaknesses. I am terrified of being boring, so I write short, compressed stories that sometimes don't give a reader time to think about what they have read. I struggle to slow down.
    — Susan Cheever
    If you see the good in others and cover their defects with your love, they will follow you. If you see only weaknesses in others, your spirituality will be ruined.
    — Sun Myung Moon
    tags: weakness 
    Tennis is a battle of the minds, just as much as it is a battle of playing ability. Trying to expose your opponent's weaknesses is one of the most vital and fascinating facets of tennis.
    — Sue Barker
    The powerful have invoked God at their side in this war, so that we will accept their power and our weakness as something that has been established by divine plan. But there is no god behind this war other than the god of money, nor any right other than the desire for death and destruction... Today there is a "NO" which shall weaken the powerful and strengthen the weak: the "NO" to war.
    — Subcomandante Marcos
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