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Weakening Quotes

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Marriage cannot be severed from its cultural,
religious and natural roots without weakening the good influence of society.
- Jack Kingston

Related topics: Society

We must not only cease our present desire for the growth of the state,
but we must desire its decrease, its weakening.
- Leo Tolstoy

Recognizing Quebec as being different,
recognizing our history, recognizing our identity,
has never meant a weakening of Quebec and has never
been a threat to national unity.
- Jean Charest

I think humor is a very serious thing.
I use it as a way of weakening the reader's defenses
so that I can more easily take him to something more.
- William Collins

 

The U.S.
embargo imposed on Nicaragua, rather than weakening the Sandinistas,
actually maintained them in power.
- Bianca Jagger

What's troubling is that the Republicans to defend
Mr. DeLay are weakening the ethics process.
- Barney Frank

This weakening is worsened by the widening distance
between the governed and their governments.
- Jacques Delors

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You say a new era in art is preparing;
you sensed it coming; continue your studies without weakening.
God will do the rest.
- Paul Cezanne

Why cannot we correct the baneful passions,
without weakening the good?
- Zebulon Pike

Old age is far more than white hair,
wrinkles,
the feeling that it is too late and the game finished,
that the stage belongs to the rising generations.
The true evil is not the weakening of the body,
but the indifference of the soul.
- Andre Maurois

Since the day he came into office, President Bush has
worked to gut more than 34 years of hard work by weakening
many of our Nation's standing environmental laws,
some of which were signed into law by his father.
- Jim Jeffords

This means that the search for a formula of European
cooperation in connection with the League of Nations,
far from weakening the authority of this latter must
and can only tend to strengthen it,
for it is closely connected with its aims.
- Aristide Briand

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.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.
- Charles de Montesquieu

Woe to the makers of literal translations,
who by rendering every word weaken the meaning!
It is indeed by so doing that we can say the letter
kills and the spirit gives life.
- Voltaire

I think one of the great historical contributions of
science is to weaken the hold of religion.
That's a good thing.
- Steven Weinberg

To say that an artist sells out means that an artist
is making a conscious choice to compromise his music,
to to weaken his music for the sake of commercial gain.
- Ken Burns

No amount of time will weaken our allegiance to avenging
those lost in the horrible attacks.
America has a sharp memory, a firm resolve,
and a commitment to her own.
- John Doolittle

Increased government spending can provide a temporary
stimulus to demand and output but in the longer run
higher levels of government spending crowd out private
investment or require higher taxes that weaken growth
by reducing incentives to save,
invest, innovate, and work.
- Martin Feldstein

Having yet another vote on refinery legislation that
uses high oil prices as an excuse to weaken environmental
protections and to give more legislative gifts to the
oil industry is misguided in the extreme.
- Sherwood Boehlert

And though my Lord hath lost his estate and been banished out of his country,
yet neither despised poverty nor pinching necessity
could make him break the bonds of friendship or weaken his loyal duty.
- Margaret Cavendish

But the West is trying to weaken Islam from outside and inside.
They attack our people and invade our countries from outside,
and they weaken us from within with ideas like secularism,
liberalism and democracy.
This is all designed to contaminate our pure Islam.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

As soon as you concern yourself with the 'good' and 'bad' of your fellows,
you create an opening in your heart for maliciousness to enter.
Testing, competing with, and criticizing others weaken and defeat you.
- Morihei Ueshiba

An effeminate education weakens both the mind and the body.
- Edgar Quinet

The augmentation of slaves weakens the states;
and such a trade is diabolical in itself,
and disgraceful to mankind.
- George Mason

A feeble body weakens the mind.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

Everything you are against weakens you.
Everything you are for empowers you.
- Wayne Dyer

The privatization plan weakens Social Security and
threatens our economic security by creating trillions of dollars in new debt.
- Ruben Hinojosa

An Army is a collection of armed men obliged to obey one man.
Every change in the rules which impairs the principle weakens the army.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

I think what weakens people most is fear of wasting their strength.
- Etty Hillesum

Problems are the price of progress.
Don't bring me anything but trouble.
Good news weakens me.
- Charles Kettering

A puny body weakens the soul.
- Paul Cezanne

Every unskilled illegal immigrant who enters the United
States for work drives up healthcare costs for every American.
And, every illegal immigrant we turn a blind eye toward
weakens the rule of law our country is founded on.
- Elton Gallegly

But my shift to the serious study of economics gradually
weakened my belief in Major Douglas's A+B theorem,
which was replaced in my thought by the expression MV = PT.
- James Meade

I think that a man should not live beyond the age when
he begins to deteriorate,
when the flame that lighted the brightest moment of his life has weakened.
- Fidel Castro

I am convinced that our movement will be more demoralized
and weakened by blind and uncritical admiration than
by frank admission of past mistakes.
- Marie Louise

Conjugal love, or the friendship of spouses,
can persist even after sexual desires have weakened,
withered, and disappeared.
- Mortimer Adler

A few regular troops from old France,
weakened by hunger and sickness, who,
when fresh, were unable to withstand the British soldiers,
are their general's chief dependence.
- James Wolfe

I fancied I had some constancy of mind because I could bear my own sufferings,
but found through the sufferings of others I could
be weakened like a child.
- Sarah Fielding

Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened
the fiber of a free people.
A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

We don't need a weakened government but a strong government
that would take responsibility for the rights of the
individual and care for the society as a whole.
- Vladimir Putin

We didn't think taxes ought to go up.
They ought to go down.
We didn't think the census ought to be weakened.
- Pete du Pont

Two new reports indicate that, under Bush,
the Army is overstretched and under enormous strain.
The National Guard and reserves have been weakened
and we are experiencing numerous recruiting problems.
- Jim Clyburn

We have treated our most serious adversaries,
such as Iran and North Korea, in the most juvenile manner -
by giving them the silent treatment.
In so doing, we have weakened, not strengthened,
our bargaining position and our leadership.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

Instead, I think over the years we have cut the strength
of marriage and relationships by the law and weakened the institution.
We have tried to deal with relationships with no-fault divorce,
with child custody, with so many other avenues;
and it has not helped.
- Timothy Murphy

In the book, America had already been weakened by bio
terror plagues before waves of selfish violence took down the rest.
But the real enemy was the kind of male human being
who nurses fantasies of violent glory at the expense of his fellow citizens.
- David Brin

This is a perilous time, and more than ever,
the world needs a united and strong America.
If, God forbid, we live to see Mr. Obama president,
we will live through a socialist era that America has not seen before,
and our country will be weakened in every way.
- Jon Voight

Even institutions of State, such as the judiciary,
were seriously weakened, to the extent that the citizenry
justifiably feared a breakdown in law and order.
The business community was hit by a slump in sales and confidence,
leading to reduced earnings and loss of jobs.
- Kamisese Mara

At a time when our moral standing in the world has
been weakened by a rubber stamp Justice Department
that placed the Bush Administration above the law,
we now need someone who is objective and independent.
And, make no mistake, Eric Holder is independent.
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz

The last four years have not diluted the memory or
weakened the resolve of our citizens.
Four years later, our hearts still hurt for the families
whose loved ones were murdered that day.
- John Doolittle

The implementation measures of both Covenants,
but especially those of the Covenant concerning civil and political rights,
were considerably weakened to the point where they
assumed an optional character.
- Rene Cassin

Today, many fans are saddened and upset by the lack
of integrity they see in professional boxing that has
significantly weakened the sport -
the most deplorable problem of which is the treatment of the sport's athletes.
- Charles W. Pickering

When an idea reaches critical mass
there is no stopping the shift
its presence will induce.
- Marianne Williamson

By nature, we are all creatures of habit.
We instinctively adopt familiar routines for most activities.
We eat about the same number of meals each day -
at more or less the same times.
We have a regular pattern of sleeping -
unless it is perturbed by illness or shift work.
Most everything we do is habitual.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The way those clubs shift against Ted Williams,
I can't understand how he can be so stupid not to accept
the challenge to him and hit to left field.
- Ty Cobb

So, there is enormous instability in the global economy
with a shift of winners and losers.
- David Korten

The recent fascination, I think, reflects the shift
in approach by law enforcement officials to embrace
technology as wholeheartedly as the rest of the world.
- Jeffery Deaver

It's always good to get a goal on your first shift,
but this was a game it seemed everything was going in.
- Peter Forsberg

There was tremendous emotion.
Every shift was so emotional.
- Marcel Dionne

A shift is necessary toward lifestyles less geared
to environmental damaging consumption patterns.
- Maurice Strong

The areas of consensus shift unbelievably fast;
the bubbles of certainty are constantly exploding.
- Rem Koolhaas

I'd have been a filmmaker or a cartoonist or something
else which extended from the visual arts into the making
of narratives if I hadn't been able to shift into fiction.
- Jonathan Lethem

So far, Indian companies have focused more on customer application.
This needs to shift to packaged software for sectors
such as banking and financial services.
- Sanjay Kumar

Thus times do shift, each thing his turn does hold;
New things succeed,
as former things grow old.
- Robert Herrick

Now record companies are run by lawyers and accountants.
The shift from the one to the other was definitely
related to when the takes started to get big.
- David Crosby

I believe the term modulation denotes in music the
uninterrupted shift from one key to another:
I do not know the term for change of rhythm without change of measure.
- Allen Tate

It's hard to tell whether the ship or airplane -
they're all the same,
I'm convinced - is male or female; it may shift back and forth.
- John Hawkes

We've seen in the last half century an incredible shift.
This is just an extraordinary time to be alive.
- Neale Donald Walsch

What is the life of man!
Is it not to shift from side to side? From sorrow to
sorrow? To button up one cause of vexation!
And unbutton another!
- Laurence Sterne

As I said, when we needed to move over to rock'n'roll,
Sam and Vernon couldn't quite make the shift.
So that's when Larry took over on drums,
and we needed a bass player.
- Neil Innes

When I was 16 I was fortunate enough to get Cosby and
move to New York and shift my whole life.
that had been my dream all along, and it came true.
- Lisa Bonet


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