Quotes containing word "force"

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Sell also: coerce, draw, drive, effect, Hale, impel, personnel, power, pressure, pull, push, ram, squeeze, storm, strength, thrust, violence, wedge

Definitions and meanings of word "force"

• Noun: a unit that is part of some military service; example: "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"

• Noun: one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority; examples: "the mysterious presence of an evil power", "may the force be with you", "the forces of evil"

• Noun: (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity; example: "force equals mass times acceleration"

• Noun: group of people willing to obey orders; example: "a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens"

• Noun: a powerful effect or influence; example: "the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them"

• Noun: an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists); example: "he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one"

• Noun: physical energy or intensity; examples: "he hit with all the force he could muster", "it was destroyed by the strength of the gale", "a government has not the vitality and forcefulness of a living man"

• Noun: a group of people having the power of effective action; example: "he joined forces with a band of adventurers"

• Noun: (of a law) having legal validity; example: "the law is still in effect"

• Noun: a putout of a base runner who is required to run; the putout is accomplished by holding the ball while touching the base to which the runner must advance before the runner reaches that base; example: "the shortstop got the runner at second on a force"

• Verb: to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"; example: "He squeezed her for information"

• Verb: urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate

• Verb: move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"

• Verb: impose or thrust urgently, importunately, or inexorably; example: "She forced her diet fads on him"

• Verb: squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; example: "I squeezed myself into the corner"

• Verb: force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically; examples: "She rammed her mind into focus", "He drives me mad"

• Verb: do forcibly; exert force; example: "Don't force it!"

• Verb: cause to move by pulling; examples: "draw a wagon", "pull a sled"

• Verb: take by force; example: "Storm the fort"

Featured authors with quotes containing word "force"

Blaise Pascal
4 quotes about force
French Writer, Philosopher, Physicist, Mathematician, Inventor
Monday 19 June 1623 - Saturday 19 August 1662
Auberon Herbert
5 quotes about force
English Writer, Philosopher
Monday 18 June 1838 - Monday 5 November 1906
Pieter Zeeman
4 quotes about force
Dutch Physicist
Thursday 25 May 1865 - Saturday 9 October 1943
Sophie Swetchine
3 quotes about force
Russian Author
1782 - 1857
Otto Schily
4 quotes about force
German Public Servant
Born Wednesday 20 July 1932
Ayn Rand
4 quotes about force
Russian Writer, Philosopher, Novelist, Playwright
Thursday 2 February 1905 - Saturday 6 March 1982
Charlie Norwood
2 quotes about force
American Politician
Sunday 27 July 1941 - Tuesday 13 February 2007
Denis Diderot
3 quotes about force
French Writer, Philosopher, Critic, Editor
Thursday 5 October 1713 - Saturday 31 July 1784
Leon Trotsky
one quote about force
Russian Revolutionary
Sunday 26 October 1879 - Wednesday 21 August 1940
Lal Bahadur Shastri
one quote about force
Indian Leader
Sunday 2 October 1904 - Tuesday 11 January 1966
Gamal Abdel Nasser
2 quotes about force
Egyptian Leader
Tuesday 15 January 1918 - Monday 28 September 1970
Thomas Hobbes
3 quotes about force
English Philosopher
Tuesday 5 April 1588 - Monday 4 December 1679

Where force is necessary, there it must be applied boldly, decisively and completely. But one must know the limitations of force; one must know when to blend force with a maneuver, a blow with an agreement.

Leon Trotsky

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We know that if gold, if fraud, if force can defeat us, they will all be used. And we have resolved that they shall not defeat us. We shall arm. We shall meet fraud and falsehood with defiance, and force with force, if need be.

Denis Kearney

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Free is really, you know, the gift of Silicon Valley to the world. It's an economic force, it's a technical force. It's a deflationary force, if not handled right. It is abundance, as opposed to scarcity.

Chris Anderson

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If Pakistan has any ideas of annexing any part of our territories by force, she should think afresh. I want to state categorically that force will be met with force and aggression against us will never be allowed to succeed.

Lal Bahadur Shastri

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Speaker Newt Gingrich has appointed a task force, which I'm on, and over the next couple months the task force is going to try to come up with legislation that does what we're all trying to do. I feel pretty good about the members that are on the task force.

Charlie Norwood

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The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas, i.e., the class which is the ruling material force of society, is at the same time its ruling intellectual force.

Karl Marx

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Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical.

Blaise Pascal

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Concupiscence and force are the source of all our actions; concupiscence causes voluntary actions, force involuntary ones.

Blaise Pascal

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We studied the light source in the direction of the magnetic force, we perforated the poles of the magnet; but even in the direction of the magnetic lines of force we found that our result was confirmed.

Pieter Zeeman

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A moment's reflection shows that Liberalism is entirely negative. It is not a formative force, but always and only a disintegrating force.

Francis Parker Yockey

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Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.

Patrick Henry

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Desire and force between them are responsible for all our actions; desire causes our voluntary acts, force our involuntary.

Blaise Pascal

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There is no force so democratic as the force of an ideal.

Calvin Coolidge

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What was taken by force, can only be restored by force.

Gamal Abdel Nasser

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When love is gone, there's always justice. And when justice is gone, there's always force. And when force is gone, there's always Mom. Hi, Mom!

Laurie Anderson

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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.

Ansel Adams

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I think most Americans believe that although it's better not to use military force if you can avoid it, that the world simply doesn't provide us the luxury of giving away military force as an important tool of foreign policy.

Robert Kagan

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The need for Government is the need for force; where force is unnecessary, there is no need for Government.

Rose Wilder Lane

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We are the miracle of force and matter making itself over into imagination and will. Incredible. The Life Force experimenting with forms. You for one. Me for another. The Universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts.

Ray Bradbury

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The foregoing considerations lead us to the very important conclusion, that matter is essentially force, and nothing but force; that matter, as popularly understood, does not exist, and is, in fact, philosophically inconceivable.

Alfred Russel Wallace

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