“The more efficient a force is, the more silent and the more subtle it is.”
“If the red slayer thinks he slays, / Or if the slain think he is slain, / They know not well the subtle ways / I keep, and pass, and turn again.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“When you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.”
“Joy is a subtle elf; I think one's happiest when he forgets himself.”
“Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent's fate.”
“There is space within sisterhood for likeness and difference, for the subtle differences that challenge and delight; there is space for disappointment-and surprise”
“Europe, in legend, has always been the home of subtle philosophical discussion; America was the land of grubby pragmatism.”
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