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Famous quotes containing the words brute force, brute and/or force:

    Human life in common is only made possible when a majority comes together which is stronger than any separate individual and which remains united against all separate individuals. The power of this community is then set up as “right” in opposition to the power of the individual, which is condemned as “brute force.”
    Sigmund Freud (1856–1939)

    Since everything in nature answers to a moral power, if any phenomenon remains brute and dark, it is that the corresponding faculty in the observer is not yet active.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    A petty bureaucrat always watches his superior’s countenance, just as a boatman trims his sails according to the force of the wind.
    Chinese proverb.