Weaknesses Quotes

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Deepak Chopra
“When you struggle with your partner, you are struggling with yourself. Every fault you see in them touches a denied weakness in yourself.”
Deepak Chopra

Arthur Conan Doyle
“Dr. Watson's summary list of Sherlock Holmes's strengths and weaknesses:

"1. Knowledge of Literature: Nil.
2. Knowledge of Philosophy: Nil.
3. Knowledge of Astronomy: Nil.
4. Knowledge of Politics: Feeble.
5. Knowledge of Botany: Variable. Well up in belladonna, opium, and poisons generally. Knows nothing of practical gardening.
6. Knowledge of Geology: Practical but limited. Tells at a glance different soils from each other. After walks has shown me splashes upon his trousers, and told me by their colour and consistence in what part of London he had received them.
7. Knowledge of Chemistry: Profound.
8. Knowledge of Anatomy: Accurate but unsystematic.
9. Knowledge of Sensational Literature: Immense. He appears to know every detail of every horror perpetrated in the century.
10. Plays the violin well.
11. Is an expert singlestick player, boxer, and swordsman.
12. Has a good practical knowledge of British law.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet

Steve Maraboli
“Accept yourself, your strengths, your weaknesses, your truths, and know what tools you have to fulfill your purpose.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Sarah Dessen
“Everyone has their weak spot. The one thing that despite your best efforts, will always bring you to your knees, regardless of how strong you are otherwise. For some people, it's love. Others, money or alcohol. Mine was even worse: calculus.”
Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
“A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.”
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, The Waste Books

Brother Yun
“It is not great men who change the world, but weak men in the hands of a great God.”
Brother Yun, The Heavenly Man: The Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun

Joseph Conrad
“Never test another man by your own weakness.”
Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim

Saul Bellow
“I see that I've become a really bad correspondent. It's not that I don't think of you. You come into my thoughts often. But when you do it appears to me that I owe you a particularly grand letter. And so you end in the "warehouse of good intentions": "Can't do it now." "Then put it on hold." This is one's strategy for coping with old age, and with death--because one can't die with so many obligations in storage. Our clever species, so fertile and resourceful in denying its weaknesses.”
Saul Bellow

Joni Eareckson Tada
“Maybe the truly handicapped people are the ones that don't need God as much.”
Joni Eareckson Tada, The God I Love: A Lifetime of Walking with Jesus

Margaret George
“In my experience, there are two things that no one will admit to: having no sense of humor and being susceptible to flattery.”
Margaret George, The Memoirs of Cleopatra

Kemi Sogunle
“The tests we face in life's journey are not to reveal our weaknesses but to help us discover our inner strengths. We can only know how strong we are when we strive and thrive beyond the challenges we face.”
Kemi Sogunle

Paolo Giordano
“She emptied herself of Fabio and of herself, of all the useless efforts she had made to get where she was and find nothing there. With detached curiosity she observed the rebirth of her weaknesses, her obsessions. This time she would let them decide, since she hadn't been able to do anything anyway. Against certain parts of yourself you remain powerless, she said to herself, as she regressed pleasurably to the time when she was a girl.”
Paolo Giordano, The Solitude of Prime Numbers

Jeremy Aldana
“To know a man’s secrets is to discover his weakness, and thus control his will”
Jeremy Aldana

Vladan Desnica
“Ljudi vole sve svoje, pa i svoje slabosti. I svoju ranjavost, i svoju zlu sreću, i svoje prokletstvo: i u tome leži jedan dio nas. I to naš najprisniji, naš najkrvaviji dio. Kako bismo ga dakle ne mogli voljeti?”
Vladan Desnica, Proljeća Ivana Galeba

Assegid Habtewold
“If there're weaknesses you don't know about but others do- your blind spots, it's embarrassing. Plus, people use them to mock you and take advantage over you and your circumstances.”
Assegid Habtewold, The 9 Cardinal Building Blocks: For Continued Success in Leadership

“For years I was deathly afraid of my own weaknesses, but when I closed my eyes and let myself be vulnerable to them it allowed miracles to take place. Miracles that were only alive when I accessed my BLIND faith.”
Bethany Brookbank, Write like no one is reading

“Actually we tend to put a lot of emphasis on our so called weaknesses. If you look around and thereafter look inwards you’ll soon realize that no one is perfect. We have been brought up in such a way that we are conditioned to underplay our strengths to others (lest we be termed as conceited or haughty) and blow up our weaknesses to our own selves. Learn to appreciate yourself and downplay your shortcomings.”
Latika Teotia

Herman Melville
“Let us speak, though we show all our faults and weaknesses, - for it is a sign of strength to be weak, to know it, and out with it - not in a set way and ostentatiously, though, but incidentally and without premeditation.”
Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, The Whale

Eraldo Banovac
“To become strong, analyse yourself first. You must detect your weaknesses to overcome them.”
Eraldo Banovac

Enock Maregesi
“Tunapaswa kuyafikiria madhaifu yetu na dhambi zetu kwa makini sana, kwa kiasi cha kuyashinda madhaifu hayo na dhambi hizo, kabla hatujatoa maamuzi makali dhidi ya wenzetu. Tunawezaje kumlaumu mtu wakati hata sisi wenyewe tunaweza kuwa na matatizo makubwa? Tusiwe wanafiki. Badala ya kulaumu, saidia.”
Enock Maregesi

Marcia Willett
“We serve others as much by our weaknesses as by our strengths. The only difficult is that it takes humility and courage to be able to live by it.”
Marcia Willett, A Summer in the Country

“An excerpt from:

“Hypothetically Speaking”

Anthony T. Hincks
(A book about you and the world – coming soon!)

If I was a savvy person, I would watch, and study mankind in order to find out where his weaknesses lay.

Greed, for sure; vanity; mistrust; a tendency towards violence; fanaticism, and many other less than honorable traits and even some honorable ones which could also be used, and capitalized on.

Then, once I had found his weaknesses I would act.
I and some friends or family, not terms that I would usually use but ones that are more commonly used here on Earth, would start an empire.

Months – Years - Millennium

Who cares, for time is on my side, not yours!
I would sow mistrust; magic; wisdom; knowledge, and start many religions.

Why many religions?

Because where would the fun be by just having one, when with a whole handful you can sow hatred; do unspeakable acts all in the name of religion. That’s a lot more fun, and, besides which, it suits my purposes.

Innovation – Invention – Intelligence

All of those things would come, but only at a time of my choosing.

Decades would pass and then centuries. Wars would be fought. He against him. He against her. She against him. They against others.

I tell you, watching something come to fruition is a hell of a lot of fun.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“Continuously failing does not make you a failure. It only means that your strength is in exploring your weaknesses.”
VaeEshia Ratcliff-Davis

Salman Aziz
“Finding someone’s weakness only can make you strongest in the earth but not inside you. And someday you can be in the worst situation when someone found your biggest weakness. That day you will be left with regression. Nothing can change back!”
Salman Aziz

Kyle Parton
“If you are going to change the world, it will be from leveraging your strengths; if you are going to achieve healthy relationships and inner peace, it will be from managing your weaknesses.”
Kyle Parton

“Humility is not weakness but a quality of strength.”
Paul Gitwaza

Mehmet Murat ildan
“To accept our tinyness in the universe is not a weakness; on the contrary it is whipping ourselves to get rid of this tinyness!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“Every superhero has a unique super power that gives them an advantage. In other words, it's OK to diversify your skills, but do not hesitate to 'fully' capitalize on your strengths.”
Izey Victoria Odiase

“The more I appreciate me, my strengths, my weaknesses and personal growth plan, the happier I become.”
Izey Victoria Odiase

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