112 Frailty Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of frailty quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about frailty of life.

The Most Famous Frailty Quotes (Best in 2024)

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An aged man is but a paltry thing, a tattered coat upon a stick — William Butler Yeats

A frail gift is beauty, which grows less as time draws on, and is devoured by its own years. — Ovid

Beauty is a frail good. — Ovid

When you're younger, you think of your age in fractions. 4 1/2, 5 1/2. You don't hear 36 1/2. You become 2, you turn 40, you reach 50, you make it to 60. By now you're going so fast you hit 70! — Mark Lowry

Little by little old age renders the body less powerful. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

Courage is sometimes frail as hope is frail: a fragile shoot between two stones that grows brave toward the sun though warmth and brightness fail, striving and faith the only strength it knows. — Frances Rodman

There did he sit shrivelled in his chimney corner, fretting on account of his weak legs, world weary, will weary, and one day he suffocated through his excessive pity. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Memory, of all the powers of the mind, is the most delicate and frail. — Ben Jonson

Your fragility is also your strength. — Pina Bausch

Beyond age, leaf withered, man goes three footed no stronger than a child is, a dream that falters in daylight. — Aeschylus

Short Frailty Quotes

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  • The solution to our human frailty is not to try harder, but to turn Godward. — Dillon Burroughs
  • A poem might be defined as thinking about feelings - about human feelings and frailties. — Anne Stevenson
  • Thou seest I have more flesh than another man, and therefore more frailty. — William Shakespeare
  • Snow makes cities innocent again, reveals the frailty of the human gesture against the void. — Glen Duncan
  • Alas, our frailty is the cause , not we! For, such as we are made of, such we be. — William Shakespeare
  • Frailty, thy name is woman! — William Shakespeare
  • The bow cannot always stand bent, nor can human frailty subsist without some lawful recreation. — Miguel de Cervantes
  • Unthought-of Frailties cheat us in the Wise. — Alexander Pope
  • What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. — Voltaire
  • Court a mistress, she denies you; let her alone, she will court you. — Ben Jonson

Human Frailty Quotes

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What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature. — Voltaire

Let him who elevates himself above humanity . . . say, if he pleases, "I will never compromise"; but let no one who is not above the frailties of our common nature disdain compromise. — Henry Clay

You'll never be a wonderful woman or even a wonderful human being until you learn to have some regard for human frailty. — Bing Crosby

I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty. — Albert Einstein

Artists instinctively want to reflect humanity, their own and each other's, in all its intermittent virtue and vitality, frailty and fallibility. — Tom Hiddleston

The longer I live the more conscious I am of human frailty, and of the constant, overwhelming need we all have of God’s grace. — Elizabeth Prentiss

I don’t deny that there can be an element of escapism in mountaineering, but this should never overshadow its real essence, which is not escape but victory over your own human frailty. — Walter Bonatti

Never attribute to malice or other deliberate decision what can be explained by human frailty, imperfection, or ignorance. — Harold S. Kushner

...all enjoyment is dependent upon the frailty of human life and human desires ... if we were to have all we want and to live forever, all enjoyment would be gone. — Ellen Swallow Richards

Mountains inspire awe in any human person who has a soul. They remind us of our frailty, our unimportance, of the briefness of our span on this earth. They touch the heavens, and sail serenely at an altitude beyond even the imaginings of a mere mortal. — Elizabeth Aston

Frailty Of Life Quotes

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Simply keeping people alive — decades after their lives have become defined by pain, disease, frailty, and immobility — is no virtue. — David Sinclair

Ninety per cent of the world's woe comes from people not knowing themselves, their abilities, their frailties, and even their real virtues. Most of us go almost all the way through life as complete strangers to ourselves -- so how can we know anyone else? — Sydney J. Harris

Ninety per cent of the world's woe comes from people not knowing themselves, their abilities, their frailties, and even their real virtues. Most of us go almost all the way through life as complete strangers to ourselves - so how can we know anyone else? — Sydney J. Harris

The aim is to postpone frailty, postpone degenerative disease, debilitation and so on and thereby shorten the period at the end of life, which is passed in a decrepit or disabled state, while extending life as a whole. — Aubrey de Grey

It's one of the saving graces in a life, to be able to perceive one's own and others' absurdity, to notice our shared human frailties and be able, at least some of the time, to smile rather than grimace. Like most people, I must have started out with a comic worldview in my cupboard. — Jane Hirshfield

Swimming for his life, a man does not see much of the country through which the river winds. — William E. Gladstone

If our souls be immortal, this makes amends for the frailties of life and the sufferings of this state. — John Tillotson

The writer's life [is] full of frailty and defeat like any other life. What counts is the work. Yet the work can quite easily be buried, or half-buried, by the life. — Julian Barnes

I don't mind . . . the fun and games of being treated like a fragile flower. But as a physiologist working with the unromantic scientific facts of life, I find it hard to delude myself about feminine frailty. — Estelle Ramey

Love and faith are not common companions. More commonly power and fear consort with faith....Power is not to be crossed; one must respect and obey. Power means strength, whereas love is a human frailty the people mistrust. It is a sad fact of life that power and fear are the fountainheads of faith. — Saul Alinsky

What Is Frailty Quotes

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What I see is not a world of male oppression and female victimization, but an internation conspiracy by women to keep from men the knowledge of men's own frailty. A strange maternal protectiveness is at work. — Camille Paglia

It is a blessed thing to know that no power on earth, no temptation, no human frailty can dissolve what God holds together. — Dietrich Bonhoeffer

What is man's love? His vows are broke even while his parting kiss is warm. — Fitz-Greene Halleck

Fill the seats of justice with good men, not so absolute in goodness as to forget what human frailty is. — Thomas Noon Talfourd

I don't know what the heart is, not I: I only use the word to denote the mind's frailties. — Marquis De Sade

This Force, by troth, I'll never comprehend! It doth control and also doth obey? And 'tis within and yet it is beyond, 'Tis both inside and yet outside one's self? What paradox! What fickle-natur'd pow'r! Aye: frailty, thy name-- belike--is Force. — Ian Doescher

The frailty of everything revealed at last. Old and troubling issues resolved into nothingness and night. The last instance of a thing takes the class with it. Turns out the light and is gone. Look around you. Ever is a long time. But the boy knew what he knew. That ever is no time at all. — Cormac McCarthy

Human Frailties Quotes

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Right and wrong becomes more difficult for each of us as we grow older, because the older we get the more we know personally about our own human frailties. — Blanche Lincoln

My friend, be not like him who sits by his fireside and watches the fire go out, then blows vainly upon the dead ashes. Do not give up hope or yield to despair because of that which is past, for to bewail the irretrievable is the worst of human frailties. — Kahlil Gibran

An interface is humane if it is responsive to human needs and considerate of human frailties. — Jef Raskin

To me, all human behavior is unpredictable and, considering man's frailty... and... the ramshackle universe he functions in, it's... all irrational. — William Faulkner

I don't think I've ever been face to face with pure evil, so I don't think I've ever seen it with my own eyes. But I do understand human frailty and I do understand the capacity of people to be intermittently noble and virtuous and fallible. — Tom Hiddleston

It sounds cliched, but superheroes can be lonely, vain, arrogant and proud. Often they overcome these human frailties for the greater good. — Tom Hiddleston

Although I do wrong, I do not the wrongs that I am charged with doing; the wrong that I do is through the frailty of human nature, like other men. No man lives without fault. — Joseph Smith, Jr.

The humorous man recognizes that absolute purity, absolute justice, absolute logic and perfection are beyond human achievement and that men have been able to live happily for thousands of years in a state of genial frailty. — Brooks Atkinson

We have seen that in this country in the last few years, particularly on Wall Street, with the rise of the old human frailty of greed. This occurs when people begin to serve only their own needs to the detriment of everyone else. — Lee R. Raymond

The glimpses of human strength and frailty that a physician sees are with me still. — Daniel Nathans

Frail Quotes

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Reality is, after all, too big for our frail understanding to fully comprehend. Nevertheless, we have to build our life on the theory which contains the maximum truth.We cannot sit still because we cannot, or do not , know the Absolute Truth. — Subhas Chandra Bose

In the City of Death, there is pitch darkness and huge clouds of dust, neither sister nor brother is there. This body is frail, old age is overtaking it. — Guru Gobind Singh

Christians, like snowflakes, are frail, but when they stick together they can stop traffic. — Vance Havner

I inhabit a weak, frail, decayed tenement; battered by the winds and broken in on by the storms, and, from all I can learn, the landlord does not intend to repair. — John Quincy Adams

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind. — Albert Einstein

Khomeini has offered us the opportunity to regain our frail religion ... faith in the power of words. — Norman Mailer

People who sleep around to get roles are frail and scared and most likely without talent. It's their own little horror show that only they can deal with. — Bruce Campbell

Gertrude Stein really thought of Hemingway as frail. He almost married Stein. — Leslie Fiedler

What are heavy? sea-sand and sorrow. What are brief? today and tomorrow. What are frail? spring blossoms and youth. What are deep? the ocean and truth. — Christina Rossetti

Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings. — Victor Hugo

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More Frailty Quotes

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All men have their frailties; and whoever looks for a friend without imperfections, will never find what he seeks. — Cyrus the Great

The United States of America is a nation where people are not united because of those three glaring frailties: racism, injustices and inequities. — Yuri Kochiyama

Grace can pardon our ungodliness and justify us with Christ's righteousness; it can put the Spirit of Jesus Christ within us; it can help us when we are down; it can heal us when we are wounded; it can multiply pardons, as we through frailty multiply transgressions. — John Bunyan

A study of more than 41,000 metformin users between the ages of 68 and 81 concluded that metformin reduced the likelihood of dementia, cardiovascular disease, cancer, frailty, and depression, and not by a small amount. — David Sinclair

I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own -- a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. Neither can I believe that the individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls harbor such thoughts through fear or ridiculous egotisms. — Albert Einstein

The human instinct to protect one’s beliefs from the indignity of being challenged transcends an individual’s political orientation. It is a frailty of the human spirit, and as such, it is not restricted to liberals or conservatives. Few people possess the intellectual courage to expose their most cherished positions to opposing perspectives. The human ego is brittle and frail. — Gad Saad

The deepest repentance and humility and our own frailty and weakness must be realized before we can know God's strength. — Frank Bartleman

Remember: even the smallest drop of God's strength is more than enough to cover our frailties, our shortcomings, and the places where we deem ourselves weak. — Lysa TerKeurst

You have been told that, even like a chain, you are as weak as your weakest link. This is but half the truth. You are also as strong as your strongest link. To measure you by your smallest deed is to reckon the power of ocean by the frailty of its foam. To judge you by your failures is to cast blame upon the seasons for their inconstancy. — Kahlil Gibran

It turns out that justices are also God’s children; and being of this world, their makeup consists of actual flesh and blood. They are no more noble or virtuous than the rest of us, and in some cases less so, as they suffer from the usual human imperfections and frailties. And the Court’s history proves it. — Mark Levin

Should we not be moved rather than chilled by the knowledge that he might have attained his greatness only through his frailties? — Lou Andreas-Salomé

Pride is not the heritage of man; humility should dwell with frailty, and atone for ignorance, error, and imperfection. — Albert Pike

We have to learn how to live with our frailties. The best people I know are inadequate and unashamed. — Stanley Kunitz

I suspect the secret of personal attraction is locked up in our unique imperfections, flaws and frailties. — Hugh Mackay

I think there should be laughs in everything. Sometimes, it's a slammed door, a pie in the face or just a recognition of our frailties. — Alan Rickman

People who reach certain levels of frailty, more important than getting their mammogram, more important than getting their blood pressure tweaked, they're at high risk of falling. If they fall and break their hip, they not only die sooner, they die miserably. — Atul Gawande

Love's but the frailty of the mind, When 'tis not with ambition joined; A sickly flame, which if not fed expires; And feeding, wastes in self-consuming fires. — William Congreve

Without vanity, without coquetry, without curiosity, in a word, without the fall, woman would not be woman. Much of her grace is in her frailty. — Victor Hugo

Whoever can weep over himself for one hour is greater than the one who is able to teach the whole world; whoever recognizes the depth of his own frailty is greater than the one who sees visions of angels. — Isaac of Nineveh

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