Weakness Proverbs

Sayings about Weakness

The weakness of an enemy forms part of our own strength. ~ Traditional Proverb

The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn’t forget his weaknesses. ~ Danish Proverb

Only he who knows his own weaknesses can endure those of others. ~ Japanese Proverbs

A chain is no stronger than its weakest link. ~ Danish Proverbs

Misfortune does not visit the weak-hearted. ~ Russian Proverbs

If you make yourself into a doormat, people will wipe their feet on you. ~ American Proverbs

Things that are weak will break, as men do who think they are strong. ~ Turkish Proverbs

If you let everyone walk over you, then you become a carpet. ~ Bulgarian Proverbs

If the rope is weak, pull gently. ~ Dutch Proverbs

The anger of a woman is mighty and the devil’s trickery weak. ~ Tunisian Proverbs

The weakest goes to the wall. ~ Traditional Proverb

When I am weak, then am I strong. ~ Bible

Thick body, weak soul. ~ Iranian Proverbs

It is a sign of weakness just to let things happen. ~ Arabian Proverbs

If there is a strong general, there will be no weak soldiers. ~ Chinese Proverbs

You do not fall because you are weak, you fall because you think you are strong. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Quotations About Weakness

You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. ~ John Henry Boetker

Seven days without prayer makes one weak. ~ Author Unknown

Ambition, old as mankind, the immemorial weakness of the strong. ~ Vita Sackville-West

Woman gives herself as a prize to the weak and as a prop to the strong, and no man ever has what he should. ~ Cesare Pavese

Weakness ineffectually seeks to disguise itself,–like a drunken man trying to show how sober he is. ~ Christian Nestell Bovee

Better make a weak man your enemy than your friend. ~ Josh Billings

Women are never stronger than when they arm themselves with their weaknesses. ~ Madame Marie Anne du Deffand

All cruelty springs from weakness. ~ Marcus Annaeus Seneca

It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Most men act so tough and strong on the outside because on the inside, we are scared, weak, and fragile. Men, not women, are the weaker sex. ~ Jerry Rubin

The weak may be joked out of anything but their weakness. ~ Johann Georg von Zimmermann

Pity makes the world soft to the weak and noble to the strong. ~ Edwin Arnold

Weak dogs become bones for other, stronger dogs. ~ Tad Williams

The weakness of women has been given them to call forth the virtues of men. ~ Madame Suzanne Curchod Necker

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

If you think a weakness can be turned into a strength, I hate to tell you this, but that’s another weakness. ~ Jack Handy

To be weak is miserable, doing or suffering. ~ John Milton

Weak people cannot be sincere. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Weak souls always set to work at the wrong time. ~ Cardinal De Rets

You cannot run away from weakness; you must some time fight it out or perish; and if that be so, why not now, and where you stand? ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Weakness is the only fault that is incorrigible. ~ Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

The weak are more likely to make the strong weak than the strong are likely to make the weak strong. ~ Marlene Dietrich

The weakest spot in any person is where they think themselves to be the wisest. ~ G. Emmons

Weakness of conduct is but the consequence of weakness of conviction: for the strongest of all the prints of human action is human belief. ~ Francois Pierre G. Guizot

Weakness indicates dependence, and there is a degree of trust and tenderness also in it. ~ Eugene Sue

The greatest weakness of all is the great fear of appearing weak. ~ Jacques Benigne Bossuet

Some weak people are so sensible of their weakness as to be able to make a good use of it. ~ Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

Weakness is oftentimes so palpable as to be equivalent to wickedness. ~ George Sand

We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Every action is either strong or weak, and when every action is strong we are successful. ~ Wallace D. Wattles

Weakness is more opposed to virtue than is vice. ~ Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

I make my weaknesses my strengths and my strengths stronger. ~ Lisa Fernandez

In a just cause the weak will beat the strong. ~ Sophocles

The yielding of the weak is the concession to fear. ~ Edmund Burke

There are two kinds of weakness, that which breaks and that which bends. ~ James Russell Lowell

Weak minds sink under prosperity as well as adversity; but strong and deep ones have two high tides. David Hare

But the concessions of the weak are the concessions of fear. ~ Edmund Burke

Weaknesses, so called, are nothing more nor less than vice in disguise! ~ Johann Kaspar Lavater

Men are in general so tricky, so envious, and so cruel that when we find one who is only weak, we are too happy. ~ Voltaire

It is the weak man who urges compromise — never the strong man. ~ Elbert Hubbard

The acknowledgment of our weakness is the first step in repairing our loss. ~ Thomas Kempis

The weakest and most timorous are the most revengeful and implacable. ~ Thomas Fuller

Conceit in weakest bodies works the strongest. ~ William Shakespeare

Our strength grows out of our weakness. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The weakest link in a chain is the strongest because it can break it. ~ Stanislaw J. Lec

Our worries always come from our weaknesses. ~ Joseph Joubert

As long as I fear my weakness, I am stronger than when I trust my strength. ~ Ivan Panin

Don’t expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. ~ Calvin Coolidge

Weakness and ambivalence lead to war. ~ George Bush

Even the weak become strong when they are united. ~ Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

Delusion and weakness produce not one mischief the less, because they are universal. ~ Edmund Burke

Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them. ~ Orison Swett Marden

How many weak shoulders have craved heavy burdens! ~ Joseph Joubert

We are not so easily guided by our most prominent weaknesses as by those of which we are least aware. ~ Sir Arthur Helps

The highest point to which a weak but experienced mind can rise is detecting the weakness of better men. ~ Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Football doesn’t build character. It eliminates weak ones. ~ Darrell Royal

It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life. ~ Margot Asquith

People who have no weaknesses are terrible; there is no way of taking advantage of them. ~ Anatole France

The weak-minded man is the slave of his vices and the dupe of his virtues. ~ Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn

Some of our weaknesses are born in us, others are the result of education; it is a question which of the two gives us most trouble. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Never be afraid to expose a weakness in yourself. Exposing a weakness is the beginning of strength. ~ Robert Anthony

We justly consider women to be weaker than ourselves, and yet we are governed by them. ~ Sebastien-Roch-Nicolas de Chamfort

Many take pleasure in spreading abroad the weakness of an exalted character. ~ Sir Richard Steele

Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points. ~ Knute Rockne

Though it is weakness to love, oftentimes it is another weakness to cease to love. ~ Du Coeur

We always weaken whatever we exaggerate. ~ Jean Francois de la Harpe

He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak. ~ Molier

The concessions of the weak are the concessions of fear. ~ Edmund Burke

The weak in courage is strong in cunning. ~ William Blake

When you find your opponent’s weak spot, hammer it. ~ John Heisman

Must a government be too strong for the liberties of its people or too weak to maintain its own existence? ~ Abraham Lincoln

A strong foe is better than a weak friend. ~ Edward Dahlberg

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