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
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
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
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.
Frankly, I could carve a better Opposition party out of a banana than the Tories.
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
The left is entering a new phase of ideological agitation no longer trying to win the debate but stopping debate altogether, banishing from public discourse any and all Opposition. The proper word for that attitude is totalitarian. It declares certain controversies over and visits serious consequences from social ostracism to vocational defenestration upon those who refuse to be silenced.charles krauthammer
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.
Opposition research, if it's true, is probably 5 or 10 times more effective than paid media.
Opposition brings concord. Out of discord comes the fairest harmony.
There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in Opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.john adams
Several inhabitants have been killed and wounded, and nearly sixty within a short time carried into confinement and robbed of their property, and unless some protection is afforded, those who are of ability and inclination will retire into the country, and others will make their peace. The ardor of the people, (which is to be lamented,) has abated in consequence of their distresses, so that very little Opposition is to be expected from them.abraham davenport
This memorandum addresses the matter of how we can maximize the fact of our incumbency in dealing with persons known to be active in their Opposition to our Administration, Stated a bit more bluntly—how we can use the available federal machinery to screw our political enemies.john dean
We plan alone but we fulfill our plans together with the enemy, as it were, in accordance with his Opposition.ivan konev
Futurism and Cubism are comparable in importance tot the invention of perspective, for which they substituted a new concept op space. All subsequent movements were latent in them or brought about by them... the two movements cannot be regarded as in Opposition to each other, even though they started from opposite points; I maintain (an idea approved by Apollinaire and later by Matisse) that they are two extremes of the same sign, tending to coincide at certain points which only the poetic instinct of the painter can discover: poetry being the content and raison d’être of art.gino severini
What is or is not the jargon is determined by whether the word is written in an intonation which places it transcendently in Opposition to its own meaning; by whether the individual words are loaded at the expense of the sentence, its propositional force, and the thought content. In that sense the character of the jargon would be quite formal: it sees to it that what it wants is on the whole felt and accepted through its mere delivery, without regard to the content of the words used.theodor adorno
I cannot imagine any other country in the world where the Opposition would seek, and the chief executive would allow, the dissemination of his most private and personal conversations with his staff, which, to be honest, do not exactly confer sainthood on anyone concerned.jerry ford
In the Middle East, the Opposition is quite different than the Opposition in advanced countries. In our countries, the Opposition takes the form of explosions, assassinations, killings.muammar gaddafi
Feminism was always wrong to pretend that women could “have it all.” It is not male society but mother nature who lays the heaviest burden on woman. No husband or day care can adequately substitute for a mother’s attention. My feminist heroes are the boldly independent and childless Amelia Earhart and Katherine Hepburn, who has been outspoken in her Opposition to the delusion of “having it all.”camille paglia
If the Opposition disarms, all is well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves.joseph stalin
It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so, and will follow it by suppressing Opposition, subverting all education to seize early the minds of the young, and by killing, locking up, or driving underground all heretics.
Other than He cannot be qualified by two (opposite) qualities at one time; yet With Him they do not create Opposition. He is hidden in His manifestation, manifest in His concealing.