Power is not brute force and money; power is in your spirit. Power is in your soul. It is what your ancestors, your old people gave you. Power is in the earth; it is in your relationship to the earth.— Winona LaDuke
Attractive Brute Force quotations
If an egg is broken by outside, life ends. If broken by inside force, life begins. Great things always begin from inside.
Jiu-jitsu is personal efficiency to protect the weaker, which anyone can do.
It is the force of leverage against brute force.
We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.
Leaders don't force people to follow. They invite others on a journey.
Non-cooperation is an attempt to awaken the masses, to a sense of their dignity and power. This can only be done by enabling them to realise that they need not fear brute force, if they but know the soul within.
The more relaxed the muscles are, the more energy can flow through the body.
Using muscular tensions to try to 'do' the punch or attempting to use brute force to knock someone over will only work to opposite effect.
In this age of the rule of brute force, it is almost impossible for anyone to believe that any one else could possibly reject the law of the final supremacy of brute force.
Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.
The power which money gives is that of brute force; it is the power of the bludgeon and the bayonet.
I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable.
There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect.
It is evil things that we will be fighting against-brute force, bad faith, injustice, oppression and persecution-and against them I am certain that the right will prevail.
Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.
What took me decades to learn, these kids can get on the Internet.
..What I learned by brute force, dealing out hands, they learn on computers. It tends to make for fairly technical players, but they make up for it with aggression, the kind that comes when you learn things fast.
When imperialism feels weak, it resorts to brute force.
THE ART OF PEACE does not rely on weapons or brute force to succeed;
instead, we put ourselves in tune with the universe, maintain peace in our own realms, nurture life, and prevent death and destruction. The true meaning of the term samurai is one who serves and adheres to the power of love.
Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.
Power operates only destructively, bent always on forcing every manifestation of life into the straitjacket of its laws. Its intellectual form of expression is dead dogma, its physical form brute force.
Sarcasm is not the rapier of wit its wielders seem to believe it to be, but merely a club: it may, by dint of brute force, occasionally raise bruises, but it never cuts or pierces.
The more I study the world, the more I am convinced of the inability of brute force to create anything durable.
The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.
People who object to weapons aren't abolishing violence, they're begging for rule by brute force, when the biggest, strongest animals among men were always automatically 'right.' Guns ended that, and social democracy is a hollow farce without an armed populace to make it work.
If Truth is taken away from us, then Right and Wrong are taken from us as well.
If we don't know Right and Wrong, then we can't, we won't control ourselves, but will look to someone else to bring order through brute force and raw power. We will be controlled by a tyrant, and we will no longer be free.
Charm is a woman's strength just as strength is a man's charm.
We don't even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward.
When in doubt, use brute force.
But now, instead of discussion and argument, brute force rises up to the rescue of discomfited error, and crushes truth and right into the dust. 'Might makes right,' and hoary folly totters on in her mad career escorted by armies and navies.
They were conquerors, and for that you want only brute force--nothing to boast of, when you have it, since your strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others.
In order to be created, a work of art must first make use of the dark forces of the soul
[N]o one's ever been able to show me any difference between democracy and brute force. It's just a majority ganging up on a minority with the minority giving in to avoid getting massacred.
The central event of the twentieth century is the overthrow of matter.
...The powers of the mind are everywhere ascendant over the brute force of things.
Now a slave is not 'held' by any legal contract, obligation, duty, or authority, which the laws will enforce. He is 'held' only by brute force. One person beats another until the latter will obey him, work for him, if he require it, or do nothing if he require it.
The theory that religion is a force for peace, does not fits the facts of it's history.
Where freedom of religion has been attacked, the attack has come from sources opposed to democracy. Where democracy has been overthrown, the spirit of free worship has disappeared. And where religion and democracy have vanished, good faith and reason in international affairs have given way to strident ambition and brute force.
Millions around the world increasingly see America not as a model of democracy but as relying solely on brute force.
A brute force solution that works is better than an elegant solution that doesn't work.
If we spark a student's passion, we unleash a powerful force upon the world.
Not brute force but only persuasion and faith are the kings of this world.
Successful trout fishing isn't a matter of brute force or even persistence, but something more like infiltration.
Human life in common is only made possible when a majority comes together which is stronger than any separate individual and which remains united against all separate individuals. The power of this community is then set up as right in opposition to the power of the individual, which is condemned as brute force.
Its not about forcing happiness. Its about not letting sadness win.
The proper method for hastening the decay of error, is not, by brute force, or by regulation which is one of the classes of force, to endeavour to reduce men to intellectual uniformity; but on the contrary by teaching every man to think for himself.
Reason is always a kind of brute force;
those who appeal to the head rather than the heart, however pallid and polite, are necessarily men of violence. We speak of 'touching' a man's heart, but we can do nothing to his head but hit it.
Who were the fools who spread the story that brute force cannot kill ideas? Nothing is easier. And once they are dead they are no more than corpses.
The exact measure of the progress of civilization is the degree in which the intelligence of the common mind has prevailed over wealth and brute force.
The art of peace is medicine for a sick worldit does not rely on weapons or brute force to succeed