Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.

[La puissance ne consiste pas à frapper fort ou souvent, mais à frapper juste.]

Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850) French novelist, playwright
Physiology of Marriage, Part 1, Meditation 5 “Of the Predestined,” aphorism 43 (1829)

Alt trans.: "Power does not consist in striking with force or with frequency, but in striking true."

Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 1-Aug-10
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