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Quotes: Weak, but Skilled
"Sans maîtrise, la puissance n'est rien." (without mastery, power is nothing)
Old Pirelli commercial for tires, probably paraphrasing from Horace's Odes Book 3, Poem 4, line 65.

"Not all of us have muscle to fall back on."
—Wesley Wyndham-Pryce, Angel, after scaring the hell out of Gunn.

"He did not look physically imposing, but Thrall had fought enough fine warriors to know that often technique was as good as, and sometimes better than, size."

"An expert with a pebble can beat a novice with a shuriken."
—Zetsu, Naruto

"Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable, procures success to the weak, and esteem to all."

"The Master said, 'By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart.'"

"Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance."

"I assume you saw that little drama? None of these poor brutes has ever proven a match for me. They're too clumsy and predictable. I fight with quickness and wit rather than with brute force and strength."

"Maybe I’m not as tough as I used to be, but my brains can make up for that and my hands are still quick enough."
Raul Tejada, Fallout: New Vegas

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