Force is the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism.
Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.
Hate and force cannot be in just a part of the world without having an effect on the rest of it.
A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe.
The strongest and most effective force in guaranteeing the long-term maintenance of power is not violence in all the forms deployed by the dominant to control the dominated, but consent in all the forms in which the dominated acquiesce in their own domination.
Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force - that thoughts rule the world.
The most loving parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy the person we really are: a subtle kind of murder.
Nature has always had more force than education.
Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force.
We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do certain things, we can accomplish those goals.
Temptation is an irresistible force at work on a movable body.
We are no longer puppets being manipulated by outside powerful forces: we become the powerful force ourselves.
Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.
The beautiful seems right by force of beauty, and the feeble wrong because of weakness.
There is no force like success, and that is why the individual makes all effort to surround himself throughout life with the evidence of it; as of the individual, so should it be of the nation.
Law, without force, is impotent.
Concupiscence and force are the source of all our actions; concupiscence causes voluntary actions, force involuntary ones.
Desire and force between them are responsible for all our actions; desire causes our voluntary acts, force our involuntary.
Freedom is a man's natural power of doing what he pleases, so far as he is not prevented by force or law.
The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else. Job security is gone. The driving force of a career must come from the individual. Remember: Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career!
An idea, to be suggestive, must come to the individual with the force of revelation.
Force does not constitute right... obedience is due only to legitimate powers.
Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation.
If you were to destroy the belief in immortality in mankind, not only love but every living force on which the continuation of all life in the world depended, would dry up at once.
For those who seek to understand it, death is a highly creative force. The highest spiritual values of life can originate from the thought and study of death.