C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


Right reason is stronger than force.

James A. Garfield.

Gentleness succeeds better than violence.

La Fontaine.

The power that is supported by force alone will have cause often to tremble.


Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.

Abraham Lincoln.

That which had no force in the beginning can gain no strength from the lapse of time.

Law Maxim.

Force, force, everywhere force; we ourselves a mysterious force in the center of that. There is not a leaf rotting on the highway but has force in it; how else could it rot?


It is now as in the days of yore when the sword ruled all things.


  • Who overcomes by force,
  • Hath overcome but half his foe.
  • Milton.

    Force and not opinion is the queen of the world; but it is opinion that uses the force.


    Hence it happened that all the armed prophets conquered, all the unarmed perished.


    Everything is heaving and great events are pending, and it is hard to study Genesis when all is now Revelation.

    Dr. M. W. Jacobus.

    What otherwise is good and just, if it be aimed at by fraud or violence, becomes evil and unjust.

    Law Maxim.

    Those glorious days, when man said to man, Let us be brothers, or I will knock you down.

    Le Brun.