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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Strength
 
My strength is made perfect in weakness.
        II Corinthians. XII. 9.
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As thy days, so shall thy strength be.
        Deuteronomy. XXXIII. 25.
  2
A threefold cord is not quickly broken.
        Ecclesiastes. IV. 12.
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Like strength is felt from hope, and from despair.
        Homer—Iliad. Bk. XV. L. 853. Pope’s trans.
  4
A mass enormous! which, in modern days
No two of earth’s degenerate sons could raise.
        Homer—The Iliad. Bk. XX. L. 338. Also in Bk. V. 371. Pope’s trans.
  5
Strong are her sons, though rocky are her shores.
        Homer—Odyssey. Bk. IX. L. 28. Pope’s trans.
  6
Their strength is to sit still.
        Isaiah. XXX. 7.
  7
        And, weaponless himself,
Made arms ridiculous.
        MiltonSamson Agonistes. L. 130.
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Minimæ vires frangere quassa valent.
  The least strength suffices to break what is bruised.
        Ovid—Tristia. Bk. III. 11, 22.
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Plus potest qui plus valet.
  The stronger always succeeds.
        Plautus—Truculentus. IV. 3. 30.
  10
They go from strength to strength.
        Psalms. LXXXIV. 7.
  11
I feel like a Bull Moose.
        Roosevelt. On landing from Cuba with his Rough Riders, after the Spanish War.
  12
Profan’d the God-given strength, and marr’d the lofty line.
        Scott—Marmion. Introduction. Canto I.
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            In that day’s feats,
    *    *    *    *    *    *
He prov’d best man i’ the field, and for his meed
Was brow-bound with the oak.
        Coriolanus. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 99.
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                O, it is excellent
To have a giant’s strength, but it is tyrannous
To use it like a giant.
        Measure for Measure. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 107.
  15
So let it be in God’s own might
We gird us for the coming fight,
And, strong in Him whose cause is ours
In conflict with unholy powers,
We grasp the weapons he has given,—
The Light, and Truth, and Love of Heaven.
        Whittier—The Moral Warfare.
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