„Dissent is a legitimate and essential right in any democracy and modern politicians must accept this fact with tolerance. A sense of proportion — and a sense of humour — is a sign of strength, not a sign of weakness.“

—  Sting, Joining with Amnesty International in condemning the Russian authorities’ treatment of Pussy Riot, a Russian punk rock protest band. "Sting condemns Russia's treatment of Pussy Riot musicians ahead of Moscow concert" Amnesty International (25 July 2012) http://www.amnesty.org/en/news/sting-condemns-russias-treatment-pussy-riot-musicians-ahead-moscow-concert-2012-07-25
 Sting photo
musicien et chanteur anglais 1951

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Далай-лама XIV photo

„Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.“

— Далай-лама XIV spiritual leader of Tibet 1935
As quoted in Words Of Wisdom: Selected Quotes by His Holiness the Dalai Lama (2001) edited by Margaret Gee, p. 71.

Khalil Gibran photo

„A sense of humour is a sense of proportion.“

— Khalil Gibran Lebanese artist, poet, and writer 1883 - 1931

Swami Vivekananda photo
Billy Graham photo
Walter Gropius photo

„A modern, harmonic and lively architecture is the visible sign of an authentic democracy.“

— Walter Gropius German architect (1883-1969) and founder of the Bauhaus School 1883 - 1969
In 'The Observer' (London), 'Sayings of the Week'

Lyndon B. Johnson photo

„The sure sign of a weak man who ascends to glory is that he can't tolerate having strong men around him.“

— Clive James Australian author, critic, broadcaster, poet, translator and memoirist 1939
p. 126

Oscar Wilde photo
Edward Albee photo

„I have a fine sense of the ridiculous, but no sense of humour.“

— Edward Albee American playwright 1928
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1961)

Alain de Botton photo
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Camille Paglia photo

„The money is a confession of weakness. They have to buy women's attention. It's not a sign of power; it's a sign of weakness.“

— Camille Paglia American writer 1947
Context: The feminist line is, strippers and topless dancers are degraded, subordinated, and enslaved; they are victims, turned into objects by the display of their anatomy. But women are far from being victims — women rule; they are in total control … the feminist analysis of prostitution says that men are using money as power over women. I'd say, yes, that's all that men have. The money is a confession of weakness. They have to buy women's attention. It's not a sign of power; it's a sign of weakness. As quoted in Sexuality and Gender (2002) by Christine R. Williams and Arlene Stein, p. 213

Seneca the Younger photo

„All savageness is a sign of weakness.“

— Seneca the Younger Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, and dramatist -4 - 65 avant J.-C.
De Vita Beata (On the Happy Life): cap. 3, line 4 Alternate translation: All cruelty springs from weakness. (translator unknown) As quoted in Caxtoniana: A Series of Essays on Life, Literature, and Manners (1864), Harper & brothers, Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton, p. 174 (in the essay The Sympathetic Temperment).

Joseph Nye photo

„Any sense of global community is weak.“

— Joseph Nye American political scientist 1937
Chapter 1, Is There an Enduring Logic of Conflict in World Politics?, p. 4.

Hiro Mashima photo

„Being alive is sign of strength!“

— Hiro Mashima, フェアリーテイル 31 講談社キャラクターズA [Fearī Teiru 31 Special Edition DVD Bundle]