Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
The disciples seem alone; but up yonder, in some hidden cleft of the hills, their Master looks down on all the weltering storm, and lifts His voice in prayer. Then when the need is sorest, and the hope least, He comes across the waves, making their surges His pavement, and using all Opposition as the means of His approach; and His presence brings calmness; and immediately they are at the land.alexander maclaren
Incorporating in their colorful, slashing, superbly readable pages, the major themes of the "left" Opposition under Walpole, these libertarian tracts, emerging first in the form of denunciations of standing armies in the reign of William III, left an indelible imprint on the "country" mind everywhere in the English-speaking world.bernard bailyn
Behind the big names of twentieth-century literature there stands a shadow cabinet of writers waiting to take over once the Wind of Change has blown. My own vote goes to Hugh Kingsmill as leader of this Opposition.hugh kingsmill
What you have witnessed since Christopher Hitchens’s Opposition to the 1991 invasion of Iraq] is something unique in natural history: the first ever metamorphosis of a butterfly into a slug.George Galloway
As lines so loves oblique may well Themselves in every angle greet But ours so truly parallel, Though infinite can never meet. Therefore the love which doth us bind, But fate so enviously debars, Is the conjunction of the mind, And Opposition of the stars.Andrew Marvell
The American Israeli [sic] Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) exists for the purpose of lobbying Congress to support Israeli governmental policies and actions. These oligarchies have persistently reduced Israel to their ideological preferences by ignoring its critical Opposition.
His central characters are the pioneer, the doctor, the scientist, the businessman, and the feminist. The appeal of his best fiction lies in the Opposition between his idealistic protagonists and an array of fools, charlatans, and scoundrels - evangelists, editorialists, pseudo-artists, cultists, and boosters.sinclair lewis
No government can be long secure without a formidable Opposition.benjamin disraeli
It is sufficiently evident from many circumstances, that the doctrine of the divinity of Christ did not establish itself without much Opposition, especially from the unlearned among the Christians, who thought that it savoured of Polytheism , that it was introduced by those who had had a philosophical education, and was by degrees adopted by others, on account of its covering the great offence of the cross , by exalting the personal dignity of our Saviour.joseph priestley
As there was no open Opposition to Aryanism from the beginning, it grew in stages and made us degradedperiyar e. v. ramasamy
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognizes that 'if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression', human rights should be protected by the rule of law. That just laws which uphold human rights are the necessary foundation of peace and security would be denied only by closed minds which interpret peace as the silence of all Opposition and security as the assurance of their own power.
'Tis a dangerous thing to engage the authority of scripture in disputes about the natural world, in Opposition to reason; lest time, which brings all things to light, should discover that to be evidently false which we had made scripture to assert … We are not to suppose that any truth concerning the natural world can be an enemy to religion; for truth cannot be an enemy to truth, God is not divided against himself.
"Right now we have Low Thia Khiang, Chiam See Tong, Steve Chia. We can deal with them. Suppose you had 10, 15, 20 Opposition members in Parliament. Instead of spending my time thinking what is the right policy for Singapore, I'm going to spend all my time thinking what's the right way to fix them, to buy my supporters votes, how can I solve this week's problem and forget about next year's challenges?"lee hsien loong
We are trying to persuade all the Iraqi Opposition to come breathe freedom in Iraq and use liberated Kurdistan as a base for our common struggle.jalal talabani
Debates and parliamentary divisions are fruitless cosmetic exercises given the Tories' present Commons majority. And if we recognise this, we are either forced to accept Tory edicts as a fait accompli or we must look to new more militant forms of extra-Parliamentary Opposition which involve mass popular participation and challenge the Government's right to rule.peter tatchell
Official Opposition to overall economic planning and planning controls has been characterized in a recent editorial as "Papa knows best". But it is precisely because Papa does not know best that I believe that Government should not presume to tell any businessman or industrialist what he should or should not do, far less what he may or not do; and no matter how it may be dressed up that is what planning is.john james cowperthwaite
Where the sole employer is the State, Opposition means death by slow starvation.friedrich hayek
We are most likely to get angry and excited in our Opposition to some idea when we ourselves are not quite certain of our own position, and are inwardly tempted to take the other side.thomas mann
Any Opposition not based on rationalism or science or experience will one day or other, reveal the fraud, selfishness, lies and conspiracies.periyar e. v. ramasamy
If the inexpressible cruelties of slavery could not stop us, the Opposition we now face will surely fail. We will win our freedom because the sacred heritage of our nation and the eternal will of God are embodied in our echoing demands.
The only route to Moksha is through dharma , since freedom is seen, on this view, not as presupposition of action but as the culmination of life . It requires a switch in thinking to be able to regard freedom as in Opposition to responsibility – freedom being attained after responsibilities are over (on the extreme form of the theory as against jivanmukti form)
Is it not a wiser course, since reconciliation has come in so many instances, still to hope for it, still to go on with our new truths, trusting that they also will in time be found harmonious with all others? Thus we avoid the damage which the very appearance of an Opposition to natural truth is calculated to inflict on any system presumed to require such support.
Labor has a universal position of Opposition to the death penalty both at home and abroad. [[..]] It is not possible in our view to be selective in the application of this policy.
Religious Opposition to evolution propels antievolutionism. Although antievolutionists pay lip service to supposed scientific problems with evolution, what motivates them to battle its teaching is apprehension over the implications of evolution for religion.
The grimaces on these mocking distorted faces signalize disobedience, Opposition and turmoil, as well as a kind of childlike autonomy in the depraved world of adults.