Weakness Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old weakness quotes, weakness sayings, and weakness proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.     

Albert Einstein

Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.     

Eckhart Tolle

Weakness is what brings ignorance, cheapness, racism, homophobia, desperation, cruelty, brutality, all these things that will keep a society chained to the ground, one foot nailed to the floor.     

Henry Rollins

Every weakness contains within itself a strength.     

Shusaku Endo

To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.     

Criss Jami

No one wants to believe they are weak, but we all have weakness inside us. We have strength, too, but there are times when the circumstances in our lives are so overwhelming that we easily succumb to that weakness.     

Sarah A. Denzil

If your weakness is love then you are extremely strong.     

Efrat Cybulkiewicz

Power corrupts the few, while weakness corrupts the many.     

Eric Hoffer

Don’t weaken yourself by surrendering to your weaknesses. Strengthen yourself by conquering your weaknesses.     

Dr T.P.Chia

A fear of weakness only strengthens weakness.     

Criss Jami

Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points.     

Knute Rockne

Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength.     

Billy Graham

Within our perceived weaknesses and imperfections lies the key to realizing our true strength.     

Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Credulity is the man's weakness, but the child's strength.     

Charles Lamb

No one enjoys feeling weak, whether it is emotionally, spiritually or physically. There is something within the human spirit that wants to resist the thought of weakness. Many times this is nothing more than our human pride at work. Just as weakness carries a great potential for strength, pride carries an equally great potential for defeat.     

Charles Stanley

Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.     

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Weakness is subjective. We are weak for the people we love. And to others, we are the rigid mountains.     

Dr. Upasana Gupta

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.     

Thomas A. Edison

All cruelty springs from weakness.     


A person’s strength was always his weakness, and vice versa.     

Viet Thanh Nguyen

When you go looking for rescue, you end up trapped in your own weakness.     

Deb Caletti

Love's weaknesses are better than hate's strengths.     

Matshona Dhliwayo

Never be afraid to expose a weakness in yourself. Exposing a weakness is the beginning of strength.     

Robert Anthony

To rush into explanations is always a sign of weakness.     

Agatha Christie

Once we know our weaknesses they cease to do us any harm.     

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Weakness and ambivalence lead to war.     

George H. W. Bush

Be careful who you share your weakness with. Some people can’t wait for the opportunity to use them against you.     


Even the strongest enemy had a weakness.     


The weak may be joked out of anything but their weakness.     

Johann Georg Ritter von Zimmermann

My strength and my weakness are twins in the same womb.     

Marge Piercy