Computers force us into creating with our minds and prevent us from making things with our hands. They dull the skills we use in everyday life.

Clifford Stoll

. . . .When I am, as it were, completely myself, entirely alone, and of good cheer - say traveling in a carriage, or walking after a good meal, or during the night when I cannot sleep - it is on such occasions that my ideas flow best, and most abundantly. Whence and how they come, I know not, nor can I force them...

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The direct use of physical force is so poor a solution to the problem of limited resources that it is commonly employed only by small children and great nations.

David Friedman

When I investigate and when I discover that the forces of the heavens and the planets are within ourselves, then truly I seem to be living among the gods.

Leon Battista Alberti

Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more.

Nikola Tesla

It makes a great difference in the force of a sentence, whether a man be behind it or no.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wit makes its own welcome, and levels all distinctions. No dignity, no learning, no force of character, can make any stand against good wit.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Principles have no real force except when one is well fed.

Mark Twain

Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.

Mark Twain

I find that principles have no real force except when one is well fed.

Mark Twain

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.

Colin Powell

I can trust my friends These people force me to examine myself, encourage me to grow.

M. C. Escher

Force without wisdom falls of its own weight.

Horace Mann

Force has no place where there is need of skill.


Our patience will achieve more than our force.

Edmund Burke

Persuasion is often more effectual than force.


I blame the politicians, ... The Air Force has a manual on how to fight a war. You hit them as hard as you can right at first.

Lyndon B. Johnson

The will to be stupid is a very powerful force, but there are always alternatives.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Everyone ought to worship God according to his own inclinations, and not to be constrained by force.

Flavius Josephus

By force of arms. (Vi Et Armis).


Force, and fraud, are in war the two cardinal virtues.

Thomas Hobbes

Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.

Albert Einstein

Force overcome by force. (Vi Victa Vis).


We like to force the action ... and I thought we played our game.

Shane Robinson

We were able to force a lot of turnovers, especially in the second and third quarters. We had some easy baskets.

Buddy Carlisle

There are things I can't force. I must adjust. There are times when the greatest change needed is a change of my viewpoint.

Denis Diderot

Reducing hunger should become the driving force for progress and hope.

Jacques Diouf

This will force government to act.

Wellington Chibebe

Most of these villagers are very old and it is distressing to hear of force being used against them.

Rajiv Narayan

He came in with such force.

Linda Champion

We at the NAACP strongly believe this was a case of excessive force.

Jerry Mondesire

We have run a few sets here and there for her, but not everything off her. She doesn't have to have the ball. She is not a selfish player. She doesn't force things.

Barry Eckerty

Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business.

Tom Robbins

Terrorism as a force is gone. As individuals they are all around and we will continue to look for them.

Hamid Karzai

Four or five frigates will do the business without any military force.

Lord North

Stupidity is an elemental force for which no earthquake is a match.

Karl Kraus

No excessive force, no pain compliance, no impact weapons.

Jim Coats

There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours. To the cognition of the brain must be added the experience of the soul.

Arnold Bennett

Force is not a remedy.

John Bright

He is and will be a force to be reckoned with in 2001.

Bucky Lasek

We tried to zero in on how to better market the educated work force.

Bob Stallings

The biggest impact could be from the graying of the work force.

Reed Wood

Turbulence is life force. It is opportunity. Let's love turbulence and use it for change.

Ramsay Clark

The "art of tea" is a spiritual force for us to share.

Alexandra Stoddard

Sometimes we saw them selling drugs. They're no longer there, since the strike force has been in operation.

James Johnson

Encourage kids to enjoy running and play in athletics. Don't force them to run too much competition.

Arthur Lydiard

We're not going to force the deep ball.

John Beck

We demand that the government of Canada force Stockwell Day to change his first name to Doris. Why do this, you may ask? Because it'll be fun.

Rick Mercer

We have to establish ourselves as a force to be reckoned with.

Jonathan Roth

It's sad. You can't force someone to take medications.

Karen Walsh

That is what opened the door and drove us to be insistent that there was more to the story than what the Air Force said.

Pat Mcelgunn

One person with a belief is equal to a force of 99 who have only interests.

John Stuart Mill

I wanted something I could use in the civilian world, that would benefit me in the Air Force, and that I would feel passionate about.

Bob Mccarthy

One can't force Michael to make a decision.

Franz Beckenbauer

The question is, what is the work force ready to do.

William Gerstenmaier

He didn't have cuts or bruises or any blood on him, ... Then I looked at the car seat. The force that was in this crash had destroyed the car seat.

John Cummings

His awareness on the field has really been a calming force for the secondary.

John Bowers

He's a force inside. You love to play with players who are that dominant.

Aaron Bruce

The forceful option is extremely dangerous and not constructive.

Oleg Ozerov

She's ready for the boat, ... She said, 'I understand, but I trust you.' Her enthusiasm is contagious. She's the driving force if this team.

James Mathews

No religious law should have the force of secular law.

Judy Rebick

I was so nervous all day. I could not hardly eat anything and I had to force myself to eat. I couldn't stop thinking about it.

Kameron Loe

This is a great rejoinder, ... I'm a member of the Air Force family.

Michael Wynne

Basically we had to overcome years of abuse and corruption, ... and build a new police force.

Gary Britt

The multinational force will be there with the agreement of the sovereign government of Iraq.

James Cunningham

Values its work force, or just its bottom line.

Deborah Russell

They are so big that it shows the force of the blast was tremendous.

Ruben Escudero

The local church is awakening to become a force that we have not seen before.

Tom Minnery

This is going to be an American airplane built for the U.S. Air Force.

Randy Belote

M&A is certainly a driving force and it is only possible because the cash is there.

Brian Tora

I love the Air Force Academy more than anything but my own family, ... But the academy is very, very ill right now.

Mikey Weinstein

All preventive measures stay in force.

Jozo Bagaric

Amanda will be a force for us. She's really come along. She started at the end of last year and this year has really got it down. She snaps 'em down.

Mary Thomason

We want to be a real positive force in the community.

Lawrence Smith

She fought to really bring awareness of that agency to light and to make them a more recognized force.

Melanie Davis

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

Gamal Abdel Nasser

He discovered this movie, brought it in and talked us into making it. He was the driving force behind it.

Oren Koules

You're close to your suppliers, and you've got a very capable available work force. It all enhances the efficiency of a global business.

Jess Blackburn

We tried everything in our arsenal. We doubled him on his catch, we doubled him on his bounce. We tried to force him on the back door. I don't know that any of it had a great deal of effect.

Michael Holton

The driving force is feeling like you can do it.

Noelle Reed

The Democratic Party in Howard County faces a challenge because, locally, the Republicans are a force.

James Gimpel

To recognize negativism as a force of creation is to give up the creative standpoint altogether.

Paul Twitchell

Without a competitive work force, restaurants will be unable to fill essential jobs.

Richie Jackson

Abercrombie met or was very close to meeting its sales force benchmark for Asians.

Jack Lee

I want Liverpool to change from a domestically focused club into a global force.

Juan Villalonga

There was a lot of red tape, ... We were able to cut through some of that by sheer force.

William Brown

These legal principles apply with equal force in this case.

Justice Joyce Kennard

It was like an earthquake. The force of the crash threw me about 9 feet inside my shop.

Reza Sadeqi

The force of commerce got us in this mess and it's the only force that will get us out.

Gary Hirshberg

They haven't figured out yet that they're doing a lot of extra work — they're having fun. You couldn't force them to do this.

Jeff Vann

The major force in this area is the vehicles.

Robert Day

He's one of the strongest players I've ever been around. He's really strong on the ball and can force the action.

Julio Diaz

America supports you. You are the greatest fighting force on the planet.

Pedro Hernandez

Don't make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.

Thomas J. Watson, Sr.

We had a task force of citizens develop far better statistics than our school administrators could ever think of developing.

Ron Margiotta

The 85 mph wind, that's hurricane force.

Alan Dunham

They were combined into one task force to prevent duplication of effort.

Steve Baldwin

Is he a leading citizen? Yes, he is. Does he have a lot of friends because of that? Yes, he does. (But) I'm not aware that he's become a great force in politics.

Bob Honts

A singular creative force in what may be called high-impact television.

Sheila Nevins

We called Refugio County for assistance and fortunately there was a DPS Task Force in the area with a helicopter available.

Danny Madrigal

Fraud is the homage that force pays to reason.

Charles Curtis

He wanted to come back. He's excited. He wants to force them to give him a bigger look on defense.

Mark Mersel

It was a good effort. I was really happy with how he came back after being down 4-1 in the second set, coming back to force a tie-breaker. He definitely played well enough to win it.

Tom Lonergan

Bishop Smith is trying to force his theology on to these six churches.

Cynthia Brust

The constitution does not envisage the possibility of a federal unit breaking away. No federal unit can break away in accordance with the constitution and in a democratic way. If someone does attempt to break away by force, we all know what we will get.

Vojislav Seselj

The Force is strong with this one.

David Prowse

We reviewed it not out of a requirement, but as a request. We knew we couldn't force anything.

Richard Tschantz

You sat down with him. He didn't force you to the ground, did he?

Walter Mckee

A law is something which must have a moral basis, so that there is an inner compelling force for every citizen to obey.

Chaim Weizmann

Once the entry was made into the room, there was no force put up by the two suspects that were apprehended.

Lt. Heath Taylor

Fig Newton: The force required to accelerate a fig 39.37 inches per sec.

J. Steven Hart

They were a big force in the lane. We also couldn't get anything going from the outside, and with those two big guys we couldn't get any easy baskets.

Richard Law

They were a force in there. They controlled the boards.

Bruce Hess

He's already asked the sergeant 'when is the next task force meeting'.

Debra Zerda

Keri has club experience, and she always hits the ball hard and will be a force at the net.

Keri Larson

He should be OK, ... He was in the Marines. My dad was in the Navy. My auntie and uncle, they were in the Air Force and Army. So, they're survivors.

Byron Sanders

What we want to do is equip our protective force with the capability that will leave no doubt about the outcome.

Linton Brooks

It was David's decision to leave. There was no effort to force him out of the office at all. He was very good at what he did.

Michael Drewniak

She has guided The Republic in a way that has made it a force for debate and progress.

Michael Crow

Everyone is involved but doing their own thing. Some are very much on board, others aren't. This isn't something you can force, but everyone seems excited.

Tom Crawford

If a planned force contains around 3,000 men, then our contribution would be two or three companies.

Rudolf Scharping

Remember-you can't beam through a force field. So, don't try it.

William Shatner

It's possible to be a major force, even if you don't concentrate on the U.S..

Richard Shim

In order to create there must be a dynamic force, and what force is more potent than love?

Igor Stravinsky

There is always room for a man of force, and he makes room for many.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Who overcomes by force hath overcome but half his foe.

John Milton

It will force some proprietary systems to be opened up ... You have to be able to download content and play it on any device.

Christian Vanneste

I think they're in trouble. The SEC is going to force her out of the company. That would be very damaging.

Ralph Wanger

I'd be in favor of continuing the work of the Task Force.

Tom Brennan

We will meet force with force.

Roberto Tiglao

POLICE, n. An armed force for protection and participation.

Ambrose Bierce

Now, we're a force to be reckoned with. A lot of competitors probably thought we were going to be one and done.

Aaron Wagner

We had to go to almost 800 houses to get signatures, just to get their approval to set up the task force.

Karen Hendrixson

A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack.

Frank Oz

These are preliminary. The task force still has a lot of work to do.

Jim Madden

Don't want to put that capital in there, we can't force them as human beings. We can't do that.

Jackie Joyner Kersee

It is feeling and force of imagination that make us eloquent.

Marcus Valerius Martialis

This should support the dollar. Rate expectations have been the driving force in currency markets this year.

Brad Jones

The driving force behind the company's pan-European proposition.

Howard Carter

The experience of the irrationality of the world has been the driving force of all religious revolution.

Max Weber

Now they're being ... associated with the 'old economy' aspect of their business -- a unionized work force.

Richard Klugman

They turned the investigation over to the local drug force.

Sol Summerlin

It's not bad to reinforce Scott Air Force Base. Far from experiencing anything negative, we did extremely well in this round.

Jim Pennekamp

The important thing is to know exactly what happened there. Either way we are condemning the use of force this way.

Alberto Lozano

Desire is a powerful force that can be used to make things happen.

Marcia Wieder

Inside Delta Force: The Story of America's Elite Counterterrorist Unit.

Leon Harris

We're going to have to force the issue a little earlier than we wanted to.

Steve Sherman

He tried to force some things.

Herm Edwards

We're talking about a good 80 percent of our work force in Charleston.

Gregory Lagana

Someone would have to say, 'Hey, we have somebody that is still out there. Go get them,' and that dedicated force would go do it.

John Horton

Security cannot be achieved through force - through the use of force - but through the creation of the an environment that is helpful to create confidence between the parties.

Ahmed Qorei

Faith is what brings many here to work, ... But we don't force the faith on anyone.

Bill Camp

One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.

Peter Marshall

He was a forceful advocate for causes he believed in, ... Sometimes he regarded himself as the conscience of the University.

Richard Levin

Can you force this district attorney to present (charges of perjury) to a grand jury? That's what we're asking for.

Wayne Tartline

Her mother was an overwhelming force, ... Her father was emphatic and imperious.

Arthur Schlesinger

An idea, to be suggestive, must come to the individual with the force of revelation.

William James

Once we got it to overtime, I felt decent about our chances. To force overtime was a credit to character and that we played extremely hard.

Jimmy Tubbs

We just didn't make enough plays. We didn't force enough turnovers.

Tyrone Nix

Assuming there is a finding of excessive force, there will be zero tolerance.

David Cunningham

I expect that Katrina will have very severe economic impacts because it will force consumers to increase expenditures on energy drastically.

Philip Verleger

We can force debate. If we force the replacement tax prior to November, we could come up with any equally worse replacement.

Barry Cargill

Evolution is not a force but a process. Not a cause but a law.

John Morley

Your brain does most of the work. Sound doesn't replace force feedback, but it is the next best thing.

Richard Marks

We're pleased to be a driving force in this team effort to develop zero-emissions transportation.

Mark Chernoby

It is likely the force of the blast disabled both cameras. You cannot hear or see anything else on either tape.

Brendan Harris

There's lots of very good people in this police force.

Chief James Murray

Then you just add football's brute force, and there you go.

Mike Forrester

At this time, force is not being used to evacuate those persons who are already in the city.

Sherry Landry

I had to force my mother to leave. I sent her (there), where she drowned.

Brian Mollere

The Force will be with you, always.

Alec Guinness

We can sit there and the professors say that we have a voice, but they don't have to listen to us, there is no force there.

James Reilly

My driving force has always been the desire to win tournaments and my body no longer has what it takes.

Thomas Enqvist

I'm just excited for Air Force.

Brandon Ewing

Baghdad is determined to force the Mongols of our age to commit suicide at its gates.

Saddam Hussein

Sometimes there will be blunt force.

Jamie Tacy

I want to force the other drivers to find a way past me.

Jeff Gordon

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

Abraham Lincoln

The key issue now is to get a police force that everyone accepts.

Alec Reid

His legacy is that he figured out how to get and retain the best work force.

Nicholas Heymann

We have a large, diverse and well-educated work force that is highly productive, and that helps.

Bob Marcusse

Now the 63, that went to NASA. 64 went to the Air Force, and so did 65.

Sal Chavez

He's a force. The momentum, the two dunks, you can say it didn't have a factor, but it did. The crowd got into it.

Travis Rosenkranz

Arroyo has more sins, but she has the gall to use force to stop our protests.

Vencer Crisostomo

We don't want to force them to move their children if they don't want to.

Michael Schroeder

I think that May would be the earliest, based on two hurricanes that not only caused damage at some of the facilities but also displaced the work force.

Kyle Herring

He's a creative force to be reckoned with. He's a fighter and a wonderful person.

Robert Gilmore

Was that it would save myself, my family and the Air Force and everyone that is involved in this case, including Airman Zigo, the embarrassment.

Kelly Flinn

I believe that prayer is our powerful contact with the greatest force in the universe.

Loretta Young

When you appeal to force, there's one thing you must never do - lose.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

This was the first use of the Iraqi air force.

Patrick Lynch

It's when you sit up and move your head around that suddenly you feel this force of gravity.

Andrew Thomas

This is really good in a way because its going to force us to go back and look at what needs to be done.

Jim Nickles

I am particularly delighted that Ben has recovered because he has been a real force for us this season.

Steve Bates

They [the children] should be together. They've been through enough sorrow in their lives. She's been the only constant, stable force in their lives.

Anthony Randolph

Chaperons, even in their days of glory, were almost never able to enforce morality; what they did was to force immorality to be discreet. This is no small contribution.

Judith Martin

Brian Ashton is a very creative force. The Bath fans are in for a treat over the coming months.

Shaun Edwards

You have a pretty talented work force.

Beadsie Woo

Since 9/11, the driving force of this economy has been real estate. When you have this strong of a force, it grabs the attention of the world.

Tracey Taylor

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

Lajos Kossuth