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- Above all things, never be afraid. The enemy who forces you to retreat is himself afraid of you at that very moment.
- Andre Maurois (1885 - 1967)
- What you cannot enforce, do not command.
- Sophocles (496 BC - 406 BC)
- The lesson which life repeats and constantly enforces is 'look under foot.' You are always nearer the divine and the true sources of your power than you think.
- John Burroughs (1837 - 1921)
- The secret of all power is - save your force. If you want high pressure you must choke off waste.
- Joseph Farrell
- When you appeal to force, there's one thing you must never do - lose.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)
- Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.
- Cherie Carter-Scott, "If Love Is a Game, These Are the Rules"
- Any community's arm of force - military, police, security - needs people in it who can do necessary evil, and yet not be made evil by it. To do only the necessary and no more. To constantly question the assumptions, to stop the slide into atrocity.
- Lois McMaster Bujold, "Barrayar", 1991
- To believe in God or in a guiding force because someone tells you to is the height of stupidity. We are given senses to receive our information within. With our own eyes we see, and with our own skin we feel. With our intelligence, it is intended that we understand. But each person must puzzle it out for himself or herself.
- Sophy Burnham
- There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.
- Martha Graham (1894 - 1991)
- One person with a belief is equal to a force of 99 who have only interests.
- John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)
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