quote by Arthur Erickson

The Achilles Heel of the Americas was the lack of cultural confidence typical of new settlers.

— Arthur Erickson

Courageous Achilles Heel quotations

Our workers comp debt is the Achilles heel of our state's economy, and I firmly believe that in order to create more good jobs in West Virginia this system must be fixed and it must be fixed now. We cannot afford to wait even one more minute.

Our workers comp debt is the Achilles heel of our state's economy, and I firmly believe that in order to create more good jobs in West Virginia this system must be fixed and it must be fixed now. We cannot afford to wait even one more minute.

Our dependence on foreign energy sources is our Achilles heel, not just in the realm of diplomacy, but in terms of our future as the world's economic leader.

All interesting heroes have an Achilles heel.

Achilles, without his heel, you wouldn't even know his name today.

The two things that can hurt you are if you need money or if you need fame.

Those are the things that can be your Achilles' heel. But if you don't need money and you don't need fame, then you're free.

If I had to think of what I would do different in my whole career, it's that I never would have picked up a beer, bottle of vodka. That definitely changed my life. That is an Achilles' heel for me.

In questioning initially whether I am a great investor, I open the door to question whether other similarly esteemed public icons like Bill Miller are as well. It seems, perhaps, that the longer and longer you keep at it in this business the more and more time you have to expose your Achilles heel - wherever and whatever that might be.

Anybody who has political ambition has an Achilles heel.

Like Achilles, the hero who forgot his heel, or like Icarus who, flying close to the sun, forgot that his wings were made of wax, we should be wary when triumphant ideas seem unassailable, for then there is all the more reason to predict their downfall.

I ruptured my plantaris muscle. It runs through the calf and goes down the side of your achilles and stretches right to the heel.

Achilles absent was Achilles still!

As long as you win Monaco, that's the one.

In my ten years of Formula One, I've only won here once. This is my second time.Every year, it feels like this is your Achilles heel. You almost have it and then you don't. It's such a hard race to win.

First of all, most traders don't have a winning strategy.

Second, even among those traders who do, many don't follow their strategy. Trading puts pressure on weaker human traits and seems to seek out each individual's Achilles' heel.

One of my biggest Achilles’ heels has been my ego.

And if I, Kanye West, the very person, can remove my ego, I think there’s hope for everyone.

Ah, beer, my one weakness. My Achille's heel, if you will.

Achilles only had an Achilles heel, I have an entire Achilles body.

On past records I usually did start with a story or an idea for a song and then write around it, but on Achilles' Heel I would just start writing and try to let the song and my sub-conscience determine the direction. which is a goofy way of saying I tried not to decide before hand what the song and or the characters would do and be like.

There comes a point where certain things are becoming my Achilles heel;

you know when you start repeating yourself and saying the same anecdotes over and over again you start slowly hating yourself.

I think our dependence on foreign oil is a real problem, potential Achilles heel, and we have to do something about it.

Avoid greed and fear. These are the investor's Achilles heels. Keeping all your money in the bank earning 3% interest is just as foolish as dumping your entire savings into the market thinking you'll make a quick buck.

A great industrial nation may conquer the world in the span of a single life, but its Achilles' heel is time. Its children, what of them?

It should be the aim of grand strategy to discover and pierce the Achilles' heel of the opposing government's power to make war. Strategy, in turn, should seek to penetrate a joint in the harness of the opposing forces. To apply one's strength where the opponent is strong weakens oneself disproportionately to the effect attained. To strike with strong effect, one must strike at weakness.

Nowadays people are born to find fault. When they look at Achilles, they see only his heel.

Growth is the mantra of our society because the economy can't remain healthy without growth.Impregnable monopolies aside (and these are few), profits are both the hallmark of capitalism and its Achilles heel, for no business can permanently maintain its prices much above its costs. There is only one way in which profits can be perpetuated; a business-or an entire economy-must grow.

But don't tell me I'm not sensitive to beauty.

That's my Achilles' heel, and don't you forget it. To me, everything is beautiful. Show me a pink sunset and I'm limp, by God.

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