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Clay is and always has been my favourite surface. It is not only a test of your tennis to play on this but also your strength, patience and willpower in a long match.
Alex Corretja

We are weighed down, every moment, by the conception and the sensation of Time. And there are but two means of escaping and forgetting this nightmare: pleasure and work. Pleasure consumes us. Work strengthens us. Let us choose.
Charles Baudelaire

No good writer was ever long neglected; no great man overlooked by men equally great. Impatience is a proof of inferior strength, and a destroyer of what little there may be
Walter Landor

My own political future depends on my own strength of character dealing with the points that are raised.
Charles Clarke

[Tony Blair] is a world politician and, on top of that, a world politician who has succeeded in being re-elected recently, in contrast to some other of the union's leaders... I would guess that Blair's position will be strengthened.
Goran Persson

The strength of Olympism comes to it from that which is simply human, hence worldwide is its essence.
Baron Pierre De Coubertin

Once he strengthened up, you could do whatever you wanted on him. It was like driving a Ferrari rather than a Cortina [on Desert Orchid]
Colin Brown

Mental toughness is many things. It is humility because it behooves all of us to remember that simplicity is the sign of greatness and meekness is the sign of true strength. Mental toughness is spartanism with qualities of sacrifice, self-denial, dedication. It is fearlessness, and it is love.
Vincent T Lombardi

Credulity is the man's weakness, but the child's strength
Charles Lamb

There is a growing strength in women but it's in the forehead, not the forearm.
Beverly Sills

I look upon enthusiasm, in all other points but that of religion, to be a very necessary turn of mind; as indeed it is a vein which nature seems to have marked with more or less strength, in the tempers of most men. No matter what the object is, whether business, pleasures or the fine arts: whoever pursues them to any purpose must do so con amore
William Melmoth

Strength was the virtue of paganism; obedience is the virtue of Christianity.
David Hare

Blind and unwavering undisciplined at all times constitutes the real strength of all free men.
Alfred Jarry

Leaders come in many forms, with many styles and diverse qualities. There are quiet leaders and leaders one can hear in the next county. Some find strength in eloquence, some in judgment, some in courage.
John Gardner

Rage cannot be hidden, it can only be dissembled. This dissembling deludes the thoughtless, and strengthens rage and adds, to rage, contempt.
James Baldwin

With strength to meet sorrow, and faith to endure
Frances Sargent Osgood

Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength.
Billy Graham

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Lao Tzu

The strongest is never strong enough to be always the master, unless he transforms strength into right, and obedience into duty.
Jean Jacques Rousseau

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character had abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and courage which it contained.
John Stuart Mill

Here is bread, which strengthens man's heart, and therefore is called the staff of Life
Matthew Henry

In times of trouble or personal suffering remember that you always have the opportunity to make earnest request to God through your prayers for the strength you need to continue.
Patrick Gordon

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labour the body.
Seneca

No young man starting in life could have better capital than plenty of friends. They will strengthen his credit, support him in every great effort, and make him what, unaided, he could never be. Friends of the right sort will help him more - to be happy and successful - than much money...
Orison Swett Marden

The wealth of rich feelings -the deep - the pure;
With strength to meet sorrow, and faith to endure
Frances Sargent Osgood

I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music.
George Eliot

Somewhere in there the grace of a ballet dancer joins with the strength of an SAS squaddie, the dignity of an ancient kind, the nerve of a bomb disposal officer [on being a goalkeeper!]
Eamonn Dunphy

Silence is a source of great strength.
Lao Tzu

Strength lies not in defence but in attack
Adolf Hitler

There can only be one state of mind as you approach any profound test; total concentration, a spirit of togetherness, and strength.
Pat Riley

The chief executive who knows his strengths and weaknesses as a leader is likely to be far more effective than the one who remains blind to them.
John Adair

If you haven't the strength to impose your own terms upon life, you must accept the terms it offers you.
T S Eliot

Method is more important than strength, when you wish to control your enemies.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Now is the time for us to strike. We must strengthen our foothold in Asia, to ensure no nation overtakes us.
Larry Summers

Technically he is very, very sound. Everyone talks about mental strength, but you need belief in your own game to be mentally sound
Andrew Castle

Charles Kennedy must think hard about whether he has the personal strength to fight the triple demons of the Labour Party, the Conservative Party and the drink problem.
Sandra Gidley

Money doesn't mind if we say it's evil, it goes from strength to strength. It's a fiction, an addiction, and a tacit conspiracy.
Martin Amis

Will power is only the tensile strength of one's own disposition. One cannot increase it by a single ounce.
Cesare Pavese

Marriage hath in it less of beauty but more of safety, than the single life; it hath more care, but less danger, it is more merry, and more sad; it is fuller of sorrows, and fuller of joys; it lies under more burdens, but it is supported by all the strengths of love and charity, and those burdens are delightful.
Bishop Jeremy Taylor

His serve and his fitness have improved hugely, but his biggest strength is the fact he does not have a weakness in his game
Andrew Castle

Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.
Sigmund Freud

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
Samuel Johnson

He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity.
Cesare Pavese

It is important to strengthen... and buy new players
Rafael Benitez

The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder - waif, a nothing, a no man. Have a purpose in life, and, having it, throw such strength of mind and muscle into your work as God has given you.
Thomas Carlyle

Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength, not my weakness.
Amos Bronson Alcott

He is a man of great wisdom and knowledge. He is a man who serves the Lord.

We remember well a sermon at the pope's funeral in Rome. His words touched our hearts and the hearts of millions. We join with our fellow citizens and millions around the world who pray for continuous strength and wisdom. [on Pope Benedict XVI]
George Bush

True strength is delicate
Louise Nevelson

One should always aspire for increment of strength, food and long life because each of them is dependent on other.
Yajur Veda



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