Right on behind they came; and, nerved with strength such as God gives only to the desperate, with one wild cry and flying leap, she vaulted sheer over the turbid current by the shore, on to the raft of ice beyond.
Even if he fails again and again to accomplish his purpose (as he necessarily must until weakness is overcome), the strength of character gained will be the measure of his true success, and this will form a new starting-point for future power and triumph.
Others again have thought that the strength of self-condemnation is the secret of humility.
Since any armed movement against an established Government can be justified only by success, strength is an important revolutionary virtue.
The Khalifa, indeed, promised that many more should follow, but his promises long remained unfulfilled, and the greatest strength that Bishara could muster was 900 Jehadia, 800 Baggara Arabs, 2,800 spearmen, 450 camelmen, 650 cavalry--in all 5,600 men, with six small brass cannon and one mitrailleuse gun.
The average strength of American tribes is less than 2,000 members.
My strength is my Sight, but I can draw some power from the Source should I want.
But the souls that thirst after Thee, and that appear before Thee(being by other bounds divided from the society of the sea), Thouwaterest by a sweet spring, that the earth may bring forth herfruit, and Thou, Lord God, so commanding, our soul may bud forth worksof mercy according to their kind, loving our neighbour in the reliefof his bodily necessities, having seed in itself according to itslikeness, when from feeling of our infirmity, we compassionate so asto relieve the needy; helping them, as we would be helped; if wewere in like need; not only in things easy, as in herb yieldingseed, but also in the protection of our assistance, with our beststrength, like the tree yielding fruit: that is, well-doing inrescuing him that suffers wrong, from the hand of the powerful, andgiving him the shelter of protection, by the mighty strength of justjudgment.
18:006:012 Is my strength the strength of stones?
18:018:012 His strength shall be hungerbitten, and destruction shall be ready at his side.
19:073:004 For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm.
19:096:006 Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
23:030:003 Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt your confusion.
46:015:056 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
Strength is of weakness oft the spoil;The store in ruins mocks our toil.
The strength of love was with her, the support of patience and the ruling sweetness of sacrifice.
While this is only what could be expected, it indicates both his strength and limitation as a hymnwriter.
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.
I still held her forcibly down with all my strength, like a prisoner who might escape; and I doubt if I even knew who she was, or why we had struggled, or that she had been in flames, or that the flames were out, until I saw the patches of tinder that had been her garments no longer alight but falling in a black shower around us.
The authority of government still continued to be, as before, too weak in the head, and too strong in the inferior members; and the excessive strength of the inferior members was the cause of the weakness of the head.
They attached me to the earth, and so I got strength like Antæus.
All the men, even Jonathan, seemed relieved; but it did not seem to me good that they should brave danger and, perhaps, lessen their safety--strength being the best safety--through care of me; but their minds were made up, and, though it was a bitter pill for me to swallow, I could say nothing, save to accept their chivalrous care of me.
Strength of character had never been Reggy Wylie’s strong point and he who would woo and win Gerty MacDowell must be a man among men.
Strength is the outcome of need; security sets a premium on feebleness.