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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons
"Weak people cannot be sincere" -- François de La Rochefoucauld

"Right is only in question between equals in power, while the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must." -- Thucydides

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Weak refers to lacking in force or ability; Dilute, lacking in taste or potency. It is the opposite of strong.

Etymology

From Middle English weike, from Old Norse veikr (“weak”), cognate with Old English wīcan (“to yield”). Proto-Indo-European base *weik- (“to bend, wind”). Replaced the native Old English wāc. Compare German weich, Dutch week.

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