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The weak's weapon

The weak have one weapon: the errors of those who think they are strong. 

~ Geoges Bidault

Never give up

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

~ Harriet Stowe

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.
~ Thomas Carlyle

The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise to the occasion. 
~ Abraham Lincoln

Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency.
~ Maya Angelou

The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best of all.

~ Erasmus

Here is the very heart and soul of the matter. If you look to lead, invest at least 40% of your time managing yourself — your ethics, character, principles, purpose, motivation, and conduct. Invest at least 30% managing those with authority over you, and 15% managing your peers. Use the remainder to induce those you “work for” to understand and practice the theory. I use the terms “work for” advisedly, for if you don’t understand that you should be working for your mislabeled “subordinates,” you haven’t understood anything. Lead yourself, lead your superiors, lead your peers, and free your people to do the same. All else is trivia.

~ Dee Hock

Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world. 

~ Jane Addams

For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.

~ Rudyard Kipling, the Second Jungle Book