STRENGTH

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    Mar 07, 2013 1:31 AM GMT
    I'm really big on quotes. I have a quote book, I read a quote every day and try to live by it, and i have a series of quotes that live with me. However, I need a quote regarding strength. It's for a friend about to embark on the college life.


    Thoughts? suggestions on authors? quotes?
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    Mar 07, 2013 2:11 AM GMT
    "No matter how strong you are, there will always be someone weaker."

    -Me
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    Mar 07, 2013 2:28 AM GMT
    "Nothing in the world is more flexible and yielding than water. yet when it attacks the firm and the strong, none can withstand it, because they have no way to change it. So the flexible overcome the adamant, the yielding overcome the forceful."~~Tao Te Ching
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    Mar 07, 2013 2:34 AM GMT
    "Nothing in the world is more flexible and yielding than water. yet when it attacks the firm and the strong, none can withstand it, because they have no way to change it. So the flexible overcome the adamant, the yielding overcome the forceful."

    that is a really interesting quote, and thoughtful for that matter. Water is such an amazing natural elelemtn. But i never thought about it being flexible. With strength comes flexibility.
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    Mar 07, 2013 5:41 AM GMT
    Cowards never start, the weak never finish, Winners never quit.

    "A ship is safer in harbor, but that's not what ships are built for."

    "The highest reward for a man's toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it." -John Ruskin

    You've only got three choices in life: Give up, give in, or give it all you've got

    "The sound of failure is not heard by those who refuse to give up."

    "Do today what others won't, so tomorrow you can do what others can't." - Mark Devine

    Kaizen - Japanese word for "the state of always wanting to be
    better than the day before."

    "Heroes and cowards feel exactly the same fear. Heroes just react differently." – Cus D'Amato

    Hope you find something you like.

    -Joey
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    Mar 07, 2013 5:43 AM GMT
    "Inner strength comes from within, not from dumb quotes."
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    Mar 07, 2013 5:46 AM GMT
    Have a look at this
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2993463
    It may not be what you're looking for, but for me, anything that has goodness in it makes me stronger!
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    Mar 07, 2013 12:38 PM GMT
    this is cliché but:

    "What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger" - Friedrich Nietzsche

    "Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." - T.S. Eliot


    "Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds." - A. Einstein
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    Mar 07, 2013 1:46 PM GMT
    "Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used."
    --Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd
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    Mar 07, 2013 1:59 PM GMT
    A few favs - depending on the situation:

    The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.
    - Ernest Hemingway

    Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.
    - Winston Churchill

    Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
    - John F. Kennedy
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    Mar 07, 2013 2:03 PM GMT
    Swag said"Nothing in the world is more flexible and yielding than water. yet when it attacks the firm and the strong, none can withstand it, because they have no way to change it. So the flexible overcome the adamant, the yielding overcome the forceful."

    that is a really interesting quote, and thoughtful for that matter. Water is such an amazing natural elelemtn. But i never thought about it being flexible. With strength comes flexibility.


    I don't think it says "with strength comes flexibility" but rather that as strong as strength is, flexibility is more powerful because the strong can't resist it.

    A rocky shoreline is strength against the sea. But the constant pounding of the waves turn the strong stone to sand, while the flexible water remains itself unchanged.

    A thickened tree branch is stronger than a thin tree branch. But the weight of a good snow can crack a strong branch while the thin branch will give way to release the weight of the snow before it cracks. The snow defeats the strong limb ripping it from the tree and killing it., while the weaker yet flexible limb survives intact to continue growing through the seasons until it might be one day defeated by its own strength.

    Our bodies require both strength and flexibility. Resistance training of the muscles keeps bones healthy where red blood cells are produced. Flexibility training stretches the body for good circulation and some studies have found that flexibility is the more important than strength training with regard to longevity.

    I thought the quote unexpected because it was about being strong per your request but not in a way we'd normally anticipate strength to behave, yet appropriate; for as a new student going off to school, your friend will need to be strong but also he will need to be flexible, to understand new ideas which might crash against his preconceptions.
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    Mar 07, 2013 2:55 PM GMT
    A big ego is just weakness masquerading as strength.
    Nivek
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    Mar 07, 2013 3:39 PM GMT
    If I was sending a son or nephew or young friend off to college I would share four things - first I'd give him a card to carry in his wallet that had these three quotes:

    The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology. ~Red Auerbach

    The reputation of a thousand years may be determined by the conduct of one hour. ~Japanese Proverb

    Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and the only thing that's wrong is to get caught. ~J.C. Watts

    Then I'd tell him this: I believe in you as you are now. When I see you again you will only be more so, not less. Because greatness grows from within, branches out, and becomes stronger and taller and more certain. I cherish you, I admire you, and I cannot wait to see what more of you is like. And if I say 'I hardly recognize you' be concerned - because I should always see in you the greatness I see now.

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    Mar 07, 2013 4:25 PM GMT
    "Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general. " - Mark Rippetoe