The greatest weakness of all is the great fear of appearing weak.

Jacques Benigne Bossuel

Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism.

Hubert H. Humphrey

What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power in man, the will to power, power itself. What is bad? All that is born of weakness. What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome.

Friedrich Nietzsche

She lacks the indefinable charm of weakness.

Oscar Wilde

The bigger the information media, the less courage and freedom they allow. Bigness means weakness.

Eric Sevareid

No man is so much a fool as not to have wit enough sometimes to be a knave; nor any so cunning a knave as not to have the weakness sometimes to play the fool.

Sir George Savile

My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.

Michael Jordan

If power was an illusion, wasn't weakness necessarily one also?

Lois McMaster Bujold

Pride is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears all competition and dreads all rivals.

Fulton J. Sheen

You cannot run away from a weakness; you must sometimes fight it out or perish. And if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?

Robert Louis Stevenson

Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength, not my weakness.

Amos Bronson Alcott

If America shows weakness and uncertainty, the world will drift toward tragedy. That will not happen on my watch.

George W. Bush

We have learned that terrorist attacks are not caused by the use of strength; they are invited by the perception of weakness. And the surest way to avoid attacks on our own people is to engage the enemy where he lives and plans. We are fighting that enemy in Iraq and Afghanistan today so that we do not meet him again on our own streets, in our own cities.

George W. Bush

Strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others.

Joseph Conrad

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.

Albert Einstein

When we got to a certain point of weakness there were buyers and that's been one of the characteristics of the market recently ? the re-emergence of the 'buy on dips' crowd. It's a more disciplined crowd but they are certainly nibbling at excessive weakness and that's a good undertone.

Charles Payne

I don't think anyone has seen this happen so quickly. I don't think Alan Greenspan has seen it happen so quickly. So he's taking out an insurance policy for himself. My best guess is that they (The Fed) are running scared. At this point we've seen such pronounced weakness across all areas of the economy that I think they're fearful this downturn is going to be very different than any in the past.

Wayne Ayers

You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.

John Wooden

The market is now in a highly overbought condition, which would lead me to believe that some short-term weakness may ensue.

Dale Doelling

Gold continues to rally on continued U.S. dollar weakness, a trend I expect to continue over the next week.

Matthew Parry

We would buy in this current weakness.

Thomas Kraemer

There was a lot of weakness in some of the banks in particular, ... There was a bit of reaction by foreigners to the Nippon Credit Bank liquidation or whatever it was at the weekend.

Jason James

If the dollar goes down, perhaps there are external reasons for weakness in the dollar, and gold is just going up on its own.

John Kosar

America's greatest strength, and its greatest weakness, is our belief in second chances, our belief that we can always start over, that things can be made better.

Anthony Walton

I'd say I play like Kevin Garnett, ... I'm playing in the post because I'm 6-10, not because I'm a post player. Not having a position is my biggest strength and biggest weakness. You can throw me out at any position, but I haven't mastered any position.

Ronald Allen

Over 90 percent of embezzlement is not found by internal auditors, but found by whistleblowers. The embezzlement is not a weakness in the auditors. It just takes someone to call them out.

Margarita Lenk

If you're afraid to let someone else see your weakness, take heart: Nobody's perfect. Besides, your attempts to hide your flaws don't work as well as you think they do.

Julie Morgenstern

Never once have Democrats benefited from attempts at reasonableness and compromise and accommodation. To the contrary, Bush and his team seem to view political compromise as weakness, and they punish it rather than reward or reciprocate it.

Jim Jordan

Only silence is great; all else is weakness.

Alfred Victor Vigny

The weakness from Friday carried forward to the international markets and we could get a horrific open here today. The concerns stem from the rising rates structure and what we got on Friday was something of a good news, bad news syndrome.

Larry Wachtel

Given the positive would hardly be surprising if the market does take heart from any dollar weakness even though it ignored the move higher.

Alan Williamson

The continued weakness in DRAM (dynamic random access memory) prices, driven by excess capacity, combined with recent financing difficulties in Asia, are causing many of our DRAM customers to reevaluate their capital spending plans.

James Morgan

I've got a peculiar weakness for criminals and artists-neither takes life as it is. Any tragic story has to be in conflict with things as they are.

Stanley Kubrick

I wouldn't be surprised to see more weakness in the September report.

Michael Englund

Longer term, Tiffany will face increasing competition from high-end retailers and higher precious metal and diamond prices will continue to cause margin pressure. We also remain concerned that Tiffany has benefited from the 'trade-up' phenomenon over the past several years, and housing weakness could cause this benefit to moderate.

Paul Lejuez

I think, for the most part, weakness was in soft goods.

Jeff Edelman

We've got to become a better hitting ball club. That's our weakness right now.

Tim Woehler

From the currency perspective, there's definitely been a search for yield. The general weakness in the equity markets hasn't provided any support to regional currencies.

Craig Chan

Passing wise, we didn't play very smart. It hadn't been exposed until now. We had an injury at corner and they found a weakness.

Daniel Finn

The employment data showed a lot of weakness.

David Blitzer

We continue to be concerned with the weakness in the online business, particularly among dial-up customers.

David Mantell

Those who gave thee a body, furnished it with weakness; but He who gave thee Soul, armed thee with resolution. Employ it, and thou art wise; be wise and thou art happy.


Wireless should continue to contribute solid growth in the fourth quarter, but this growth is expected to be more than offset by weakness in the PC and PC peripherals markets.

Bill Aylesworth

All else being equal, we believe investors should use weakness to buy shares, as the business model of Apollo remains superior to its post-secondary peers and to many public companies with loftier valuations.

Jerry Herman

Sometimes a great wound or concussion of the head, especially which happens by falling headlong from an high place, brings a prejudice and weakness to the animal faculty, dulling the understanding.

Thomas Willis

Although December sales started relatively strong and picked up at the end of the month, we were not able to offset mid-month weakness, ... For the full month, traffic was up slightly, but not at the level of improvement we experienced in November.

Alan Mccollough

They (the military) seem to be concerned about the lack of leadership within the civilian elites. I think they sense there is room for them once more due to the weakness of the political leadership by civilians.

Sarwono Kusumaatmadja

While we were able to continue generating revenue growth, this was offset by ongoing weakness in the Electronics business and lower automotive build rates. Additionally, earnings were impacted by a strengthening in the U.S. dollar, employee benefit expenses, rising raw material costs and the impact of the cash repatriation from Europe.

David Rayburn

My weakness is deep water, structure fishing. It is something I can do and I have had some success fishing deep, but it is something I would like to improve on to be well rounded.

James Niggemeyer

A lot of folks keep it hidden because they're afraid their employer will hear about it. We've got to break this stigma that pain is a weakness and [an excuse] that is used to get out of things.

Wayne Hochwarter

His only real weakness is his inconsistency with his jump shot. It's not horrible, and he has good range. It's just not as consistent as you'd like it to be.

Jerry Meyer

Power corrupts the few, while weakness corrupts the many.

Eric Hoffer

We've been a pretty good rebounding team all year long, but tonight for some reason, we just didn't click and we didn't rotate across and get our box outs like we should have. Give them credit. They found a weakness and took advantage of it.

Matt Long

The metals looked as though they were going to do well because of the dollar weakness, but they kind of fizzled out.

James Steel

We anticipate slower improvement in the company's LCD (liquid crystal display) profitability and typical seasonal weakness in overall commodity DRAM ( dynamic random access memory) market for the second quarter.

Sangwan Kang

BT's 2Q 05/06 results would appear at first glance to be bang in line with our below-consensus expectations. But slightly more-than-expected margin weakness and lower cash flow is unlikely to be taken well. Our sell rating is maintained.

Chris Alliott

He's a real laid-back guy. Trey had a tremendous freshman year, so now he's no longer going under the radar. Everybody knows who he is and what his weakness are, and they're going to pound those weakness.

Marc Maddox

The fact that we have such a small customer base continues to be our biggest weakness here. Take a place like Richmond, where they've got one treatment plant, and 100,000 customers - and here we're trying to do four treatment plants with 7,000 customers. The cost impact per customer is significantly higher for small facilities.

Ken Fanfoni

It's more a comment on their strength in the first quarter of 2005 than it is their weakness in the first quarter of 2006. It's clear it was a very good quarter for National Bank.

Jason Bilodeau

The mood is still good and we might have another couple of good weeks before the seasonal weakness in September.

Douglas Davis

Earnings momentum now favors Europe. Given the continued divergence in unit labor cost behavior between the two regions, coupled with the recent weakness of European currencies vis-a-vis the U.S. dollar, momentum should continue to favor Europe.

Brian Scott

[And Lance is still The Man.] To be honest, ... I saw no signs of weakness in Lance. He's very strong and it's so hard to get away from him.

Ivan Basso

PPI was better than expected, certainly on the overall number, and confirms the Fed's recent statements that inflation remains a secondary concern behind the weakness in the economy.

Paul Christopher

The headline (number) was clearly disappointing, but it remains to be seen whether weakness in the Philly Fed will be reflected in the national ISM index and whether this is a temporary phenomenon or a more permanent decline in the business outlook.

Bob Lynch

We expect commentary regarding the third quarter to be conservative - we could see revenue growth targeted for the low single digits (in percentage) and continued weakness in gross margin as the company works to bring inventory levels down.

Joseph Osha

Its biggest weakness was the interior materials, and they have gone after that.

Karl Brauer

Our inexperience started to show. We have 10 juniors and only one senior starting on defense, they exploited that weakness.

Gary Stutzman

Weakness in the capital markets, compounded by an erosion of corporate and investor confidence, has depressed activity in a number of our most important businesses, ... While we have seen some encouraging economic data of late, the current environment remains very challenging.

Henry Paulson

The latest CBI Industrial Trends Survey was reasonably upbeat and suggests that the weakness of industry seen towards the end of last year may not continue into 2006.

Paul Dales

Strength is Happiness. Strength is itself victory. In weakness and cowardice there is no happiness. When you wage a struggle, you might win or you might lose. But regardless of the short-term outcome, the very fact of your continuing to struggle is proof of your victory as a human being.

Daisaku Ikeda

Due to continued unexpected demand weakness, we now expect sequential unit growth in the mid-single digits, which is well below consensus expectations.

Ashok Kumar

Strength alone knows conflict, weakness is born vanquished.

Anne Sophie Swetchine

Sales are starting to get back up there after the holiday period and prices show no real sign of weakness.

Howard Morley

What we need right now is earnings growth, and some sort of weakness in the retail sector is a threat to that.

Juergen Lukasser

Mr. Graham, your honor, stands on his presumption of innocence and rests, I decided the best way to keep the jury focused on the weakness of the state's case was to rest right behind them.

Dan Cogdell

Business appears increasingly concerned that further weakness is in prospect. The Reserve Bank is very much on hold, weighing the higher inflation reality against the prospect of further slowing in domestic demand and a mild deterioration in the labor market.

Alan Oster

Continued strength of the consumer electronics and home office categories and the recent substantial weakness in major appliances accelerated our decision to reformat all existing superstores.

W. Alan Mccollough

The miss appears to be weakness in the trading portion of the Investment Bank unit, a frequent culprit due to its excessive volatility versus peers.

Guy Moszkowski

Solitude is strength; to depend on the presence of the crowd is weakness. The man who needs a mob to nerve him is much more alone than he imagines.

Paul Brunton

Life is not an easy matter... You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness.

Leon Trotsky

Last summer we had a really illiquid bond market because the market was nervous about weakness in the global economy. These days it's an illiquid market again but the concern is more about the strength of the economy.

Kathleen Gaffney

A lot of that was borrowed by the second quarter in the first quarter. I think it is indicative of weakness in the second quarter.

Gail Fosler

There's still a bit of a tech wreck going on in the wake of the Nasdaq weakness. The other problem is that we haven't had good sector rotation and we've seen a bit of a sell-off in the banks. The results for the banks have not been too good - they are facing margin pressures.

Gary Dugan

Despite the weakness of the past two months, the general underlying trend for the economy is still higher. The data still point to strength in the manufacturing sector, and upcoming orders appear strong.

Rob Palombi

We're seeing a little bit more cautiousness. So much of the tech sector is dependent on the consumer and that's an area of potential weakness.

Lucy Macdonald

Intellectual despair results in neither weakness nor dreams, but in violence. It is only a matter of knowing how to give vent to one's rage; whether one only wants to wander like madmen around prisons, or whether one wants to overturn them.

Georges Bataille

They (the MAS) have reset the mid-point of the band to today's level of the NEER and given we were in the weaker end of the band that means they are locking in some of the Singapore dollar's recent weakness.

David Simmonds

We knew what our biggest weakness was. It was something we had talked about going back to last year. We had no argument with the skill of our defense. It certainly is one of the best in the league. But we were missing that size, grit and physical aspect.

David Poile

Not having one voice isn't a weakness; rather we have a lot to pull from.

Jerry Gonzalez

With the general tone about patient volumes muted this winter, we suspect part of this recent weakness relates to the quarter, suggesting that a lot of today's news is already priced in.

Charles Lynch

Our big concern is the combination of rising bond yields, sustained high energy prices and weakness in US housing.

Abhijit Chakrabortti

Our strength is individual talent. Our weakness - and it?s something we have to work on - is blending that talent into a team as strong as we can possibly be.

Cindy Fitzgerald

We believe the mainframe weakness will persist into the fall and possibly the December quarter, when G7 moves into full swing. In our view, this is more than a first-quarter issue, and we think both stocks will likely remain depressed.

Chris Shilakes

The weakness in natural gas prices, having fallen from an extreme of $15 a current $7.50 with (more than) 60% of the winter heating season already over, provides risk of a natural-gas-inspired 'bump' coming over the next two quarters.

Jim Wicklund

We're probably likely to see an acceleration in dollar weakness.

Brian Garvey

Still, the one-month modest decline in the index is in line with the general trend of economic expansion since 9/11 (terrorist attacks) and the weakness of 2002.

Keith Schwer

It's got some weakness, but it's not an overpowering weakness. All the components are all reasonably firm. Clearly there is a weakening, but the momentum is not yet terrible. You can paint this as kind of a Goldilocks reading, not too hot, not too cold.

Bob Brusca

The company is beating expectations despite weakness in some key markets, and if those markets stabilize, there could be more significant upside.

John Faucher

We're getting closer to bottom, ... But we will still see some continued market weakness.

Christopher Johnson

Current conditions in the euro zone are looking quite healthy, and that is bullish for the euro. For the time being, this puts the brakes on euro weakness.

Neil Jones

It's not just the weakness in U.S. stocks this time. The dollar is falling (against major currencies) at the same time, and money is flowing out of the U.S..

Norihiro Fujito

Dollar weakness in the past three days has indeed been a key driver of the copper price rise.

Jon Bergtheil

Any time you lose two guys like that, when a position goes from a strength to a question mark, you have concerns. But a concern doesn't necessarily translate into a weakness.

Tim Rose

We've had cameras. But their biggest weakness is being proactive. 'Hey, this guy's been here before, stop him.' And that's because we've had to be 100 percent reliant on the operators. You can't expect a guard to remember a face months after the fact. But put a little intelligence into the recording box, and it can remember for months at a time.

Gilman Louie

My biggest weakness is my sensitivity. I am too sensitive a person.

Mike Tyson

We find this very difficult to believe and would be buyers of ISRG on the weakness.

Tao Levy

I would be surprised to see the White House scaling back on anything. That would be an admission they are operating from a position of weakness.

Rich Galen

We got a bit of an upward push because of the weakness in equities, a bit of reversal from what we saw yesterday.

Mark Chandler

We always serve well. We play great defense. Our biggest weakness, and it's not a secret, is we just don't hit well, but we're scrappy.

Kevin Gould

Growth begins when we begin to accept our own weakness.

Jean Vanier

Our weaknesses are that we are young. Some of the events like math, our kids just haven't taken those classes yet. That's probably going to be our biggest weakness. They are younger so some of them haven't even had a speech class which is a big event. We're having to go over a lot of things with them such as basic speech.

John Irish

You're seeing weakness overall. We're in a transitional period and this is the sort of fallout you'd expect.

Mike Hickey

The weakness in Asian currencies is dampening demand for gold in the region that is traditionally the biggest consumer of gold. Equities may need to fall much further before investors in the developed world start diversifying into gold.

Ted Kempf

The main reason for women's declining labor-force participation rates over the last four years was the weakness of the labor market. Women did not opt out of the labor force because of the kids.

Heather Boushey

It was a time when Israel was in a mood of looking down at everything that was Jewish, especially what was considered Jewish weakness.

Tom Segev

The big issue is what happens to the yen, as weakness in the yen can hurt the industry as a whole.

Domenico De Sole

We might expect some initial weakness, but the markets have gotten used to the idea that terrorism is going to be with us for a certain amount of time, and the war on terrorism is going to take many years to win.

Tim Ghriskey

It is from weakness that people reach for dictators and concentrated government power. Only the strong can be free. And only the productive can be strong.

Wendell L. Willkie

Economic growth is rebounding after the temporary weakness in the third quarter. Rising export prices are providing a huge boost to the economy, which is fueling profits and prompting companies to hire.

Joseph Capurso

There's things he's just not physically capable of doing, but he just doesn't give into it. No matter what weakness any of us have, we operate with what we can do, not what we can't -- and that's Teddy.

Bill Delia

Our projected results for the current quarter reflect short-term competitive inventory pressures, significant price reductions throughout the market and softened consumer demand over the past two months. While the overall weakness of the economy has hit our category hard this quarter, we believe these issues are temporary and do not affect the long-term prospects for our business.

Donna Dubinsky

I thought hitting might be our weakness coming into the season, but the new guys in the lineup have surprised the heck out of us, and some of the older guys are starting to come around.

Don Leitzel

The fear is that foreigners have stopped buying. The yen's weakness has been a catalyst for people to get out of banks and into exporters.

Takashi Kamiya

That's a weakness for us right now, really. The thing I told my team right after the game was the two things we've got to be relentless on are rebounding and free throws. ... It's seems like every time we play, we're giving up second-chance points ... and those things break your back.

Jim Crosbie

Despite the short-term weakness in the market, we believe that our Phase II restructuring actions will drive our return to profitability and positive cash flow in fiscal year 2002.

Henry Schacht

I have a lot of respect and he's a great ballplayer, but everybody has a weakness sometimes and anybody can make a mistake. He made one.

Ted Toles

In the time of FDR, he felt it would not have been politically expedient for him to be seen often in his wheelchair. He thought people would take that as a sign of weakness.

Alan Reich

This says to me that interest rates are firmly on hold. This economy is slowing down and there may be a bit more weakness to come.

Alan Oster

No change to target price or basic fundamental assumptions, but share price weakness has materially improved the risk-reward tradeoff in the shares.

Gary Chase

Japan is signaling that they're not concerned about the pace of the decline in the yen, so people are going to continue to push the yen lower. Japanese investors are continuing to buy bonds abroad and we see more scope for yen weakness.

Paul Mackel

Citigroup was disappointing and financials are the worst performing group today. You pair that with weakness in technology and energy -- the two leaders for the market over the last eight weeks -- and you have sort of a ho-hum day.

Tim Heekin

They haven't changed (their bias). The weakness in corporate profits is a problem, and investment continues to decline.

Kevin Logan

If powerful upward earnings estimate revisions have not been able to drive equity prices higher, we suspect that downward momentum in such estimate revisions may cause further stock market weakness to emerge in the next few months.

Tobias Levkovich

The current account deficit is above the 3% benchmark, a high-water mark generally considered to flag pending currency weakness to restore a balance between exports and imports.

Colen Garrow

We don't see that pressure Illinois puts on you every day in practice. It is tough when your weakness is something you can't simulate in practice.

Matt Painter

The fixed-income franchise continued to show extremely strong results at a time when most other major sectors in the industry were experiencing persistent weakness, ... The steps taken during fiscal 2001 to reduce operating costs and increase margins have had a positive effect on the current period's earnings.

James Cayne

Texaco was hurt by weakness overseas. Refining margins in Europe and Asia are atrocious -- and Arco (Atlantic Richfield) just doesn't have that exposure [in those markets].

James Falvey

My backhand fell apart and he really took advantage of it. He just picked on my weakness, and that's what he's supposed to do.

Gabriel Mattos

We felt their weakness was outside shooting and one of their strengths was crashing the boards and rebounding, so we decided to play a sagging 2-3 and win or lose with it. Luckily their shots didn't fall and we rebounded very well.

Scott Horne

Further, while we are hopeful that, in aggregate, we are seeing a bottoming in activity levels, there is no convincing evidence that our North American markets will rebound meaningfully before year-end. In addition, European, Asian and, to a lesser extent, South American markets are beginning to decline in lagged response to the North American weakness.

Alexander Cutler

It is a weakness that I lead from my heart, and not my head?

Princess Diana

Sharon's illness creates the risk of a political vacuum, leaving his party without a clear direction. It's definitely negative for the currency and we could see further weakness in the shekel.

Lucy Bethell

I identified that as my weakness and so I wanted to put that right. I really putted well today and that certainly hasn't been the trend this year.

Trevor Immelman

Part of the weakness has to do with global IT demand. This is a moderately negative signal about the tech spending outlook. But it's clearly more than just IBM.

Richard Petersen

He couldn't put up the numbers if he didn't learn to hit. He knows what pitches to lay off and what pitches he can drive. And if he has a weakness or a flaw, he absolutely keys on it until he eliminates it.

Larry Cline

US equity market weakness has added a new dollar negative.

David Woo

We view any weakness in Target shares as similar to early November which saw weather-related slowness.

Neil Currie

Russia has shown it's not above the temptation of using some bargaining power or blackmail. It shows that if there is a way to get some political-economic advantages from a temporary weakness of your partner, the Russians will use it.

Daniel Gros

The Chancellor is blaming the UK economic slowdown on the recent spike in oil prices and the weakness of the European economy, but this is unrealistic.

Peter Spencer

I don't think even a strong holiday season would be enough to offset the weakness we've already seen this year. I wouldn't want my job to depend on an up second half.

Sean Mcgowan

It was doing poorly with the warning of rare liver problems and now with this other warning it's hard to say how much more weakness you'll see there.

Albert Rauch

[TORONTO (Reuters) - Toronto stocks were seen opening slightly higher on Wednesday with rising bank issues offsetting weakness in energy and gold-mining shares.] There could be a continued lifting in bank stocks and that's a flight to quality, ... I think you will continue to see people going to the higher-quality, dividend-paying stocks, where they can get the yield that satisfies them.

Terry Milne

Any weakness ... will result in a negative effect -- not only for Israel, but also for the Palestinian people and for the international community.

Tzipi Livni

That to me is what makes him so good. People misconstrue the fact that even though he's light, he's very strong. He's got those long arms and he's used them to turn a weakness into a strength.

Anthony Becht

The weakness was primarily in the residential area. That's consistent with the other data we've seen recently that suggest that the housing market is cooling off.

Gary Thayer

Gold is still very much in vogue. Even though we had a pullback on what looked to be profit-taking, there was still some buying underneath the market. I think on any type of weakness, you're going to see some managed-money interest.

Jim Quinn

While the data is on the face of it good, the weakness evident in this report suggests that the consumer sector remains weak. Mixed messages for the Bank of England.

Gavin Redknap

What limitations I may have now are a small price to pay. I welcome the limitations. My faith has brought me through this and I eventually found strength in my weakness.

Cyndee Williams

This quarter particularly, we expect some tough film comps (comparisons) and a bit of weakness around newspapers and TV stations.

Nola Hodgson

They have some real good athletes, but when they came here it didn't seem like they wanted the game, and we took that as a weakness; they didn't attack. But everybody's better at home.

Justin Dentmon

Gold has lagged behind what many analysts had expected or hoped given the prevailing dollar weakness, ... Gold has seen some liquidation, from one fund in particular, and I suspect that is still weighing on the market.

Ross Norman

People tend to look at core to get a look at overall strength and weakness of the economy.

Jay Bryson

This (euro weakness) is only the consequence of an economic situation that is not well defined.

Romano Prodi

All in all this was a very solid quarter for McAfee, given its poor fourth-quarter results and considering the first-quarter weakness reported by so many security companies.

Gregg Moskowitz

Our weakness right now is definitely inconsistency, ... They played very well against Michigan State, didn't play well against Louisville and I was pleased with the way they played against BC. They'll need to be much more consistent.

Sally Starr

In Europe, comparable sales rose 3.6% in August, due to strong performance in France and Germany partly offset by continued weakness in the United Kingdom, ... We will build on this encouraging business momentum with successful customer-focused plans across Europe.

Jim Skinner

I think that ego is a larger driving force for men then women and quitting is considered a weakness in the male world.

C.j. Stevens

As is often the case with these things the devil is in the details, and when we dug into some of the divisional performances we did see some weakness.

David Halliday

August through October, you historically have weakness. Even with a number of supportive factors in place right now, it's likely that these seasonal factors will kick in.

Peter Brodie

Even in weakness there can be power.

Margaret Buffie

They view this not as a true disorder but as some kind of weakness of character, and if only they could just pull themselves up by their bootstraps they would be fine.

Charles Nemeroff

There are no real visible signs of economic weakness. It's a wonderful world except for oil.

Stephen Leeb

The morality of compromise' sounds contradictory. Compromise is usually a sign of weakness, or an admission of defeat. Strong men don't compromise, it is said, and principles should never be compromised. I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle.

Charles Handy

The weakness in telecoms is a bit of a surprise.

Clive Mcdonnell

Love is not weakness. It is strong. Only the sacrament of marriage can contain it.

Boris Pasternak

Women's strong qualities have become despised because of their weakness. The obvious remedy is to create a feminine character with all the strength of Superman plus all the allure of a good and beautiful woman.

William Moulton Marston

Health care is such a huge part of the Tyco business and when you see weakness there, that's grounds for concern.

John Boland

Euro weakness could be more powerful than renewed dollar strength because sovereigns could refrain from divesting some of their U.S. dollar holdings.

Manfred Wolf

There's a panicky feeling that the telecom weakness could spread across tech in general.

Tim Heekin

You have to feel confident the next 2 cents in the Australian dollar is down and not up. The market is beginning to contemplate the weakness of the domestic economy in the next 12 months.

Michael Jansen

We achieved solid results this quarter, despite more volatile market conditions and declining trading volumes, predominantly in the fixed-income markets. Furthermore, weakness in the Nasdaq, particularly technology shares, led to a decline in equity new issue activity.

James Cayne

We got the worst possible scenario today: no rate cut, but confirmation that there is weakness. However, I don't think anyone should be surprised by this.

Tim Smalls

This weakness in an environment of price shocks, fuel volatility and regulatory uncertainty is the recipe for continued boom and bust cycles in the power industry.

Lawrence Makovich

We believe a portion of this weakness is due to some customers delaying testing and purchasing decisions in anticipation of Y2K, primarily with our new products.

David Weiss

This lends some comfort to the situation. In spite of slight economic weakness, the Fed sees no need to change its strategy. It's also not going to shut down the economy too quickly.

Jack Ablin

This was the day people had been dreading for some time. Aggressive short- selling pulled the markets down sharply. We expect to see more weakness in the system.

Rajesh Jain

Once an area of weakness is pinpointed, hackers tend to dig at it. As more eyes turn to that area, more defects are found.

Alain Sergile

Insecurity, commonly regarded as a weakness in normal people, is the basic tool of the actor's trade.

Miranda Richardson

The market conditions in the chicken industry are pretty weak right now. With the added visibility that Sanderson provided today, I think it provides more concrete evidence that there is ongoing weakness in the market.

Christine Mccracken

I was accepted for a high-school internship program at Lawrence Livermore National Labs, where I conducted research on network security vulnerabilities and technology that could automate security weakness detection.

Christopher Klaus

The Federal Reserve has been for some time thinking of the economy as having two diametrically opposing influences: strength domestically and weakness overseas. There's nothing we've learned (today) that changes that view.

Neal Soss

The weakness of large-capitalized blue chips dragged down major indexes, but it's still too early to say whether this round of gains has come to an end.

Grace Lin

We knew they'd come at us with pressure. I think our weakness is being able to handle the pressure.

Matt Koff

I would much rather buy Nokia on weakness than chase short-term strength, ... The market is anticipating further weakness and disaster but I don't think that's the case.

Albert Lin

The bond market has been focused on looking for nuggets of weakness. But the payroll number could tip things the other way. Another strong number could start to change people's minds.

Bill Davison

The story for us tonight is 18 shots and we have a hard time finding the back of the net. We have a strong defense but we just can't finish ? that's our biggest weakness.

Tom Nadeau

Though they're ranked No. 1, I still think they're underrated. Texas may be one of the best football teams to come along in the last 10 or 20 years. The reason is they have no apparent weakness.

Dan Devine

There's always room for improvement. My greatest weakness is my strength and whatever school I choose is getting me on a workout program. Playing college basketball was always my main goal. I just love to play. Whenever I started, I never figured I'd be able to go to college for free to do it.

Vanessa Davison

With Windows 2000 revenues not really kicking in until 2001 and the continued weakness of the business PC sales impacting Microsoft's core business, we expect the fourth quarter to be lackluster, coming in slightly above the third quarter.

Melissa Eisenstat

I think it's a fair question to ask because Microsoft is showing some competitive weakness in this segment. But then you aren't really investing in Microsoft for the MSN part of the business.

Jamie Friedman