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.
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 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)
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 may become sweet to a man when he has christened it persecution.george eliot
The Romans conquered the world not because they held committees but becausethey killed the Opposition. That's where I'm coming from.
On social issues, and this is where you get the charges of hypocrisy, Craig has pledged his Opposition to gay marriage and civil unions, he voted against allowing gays and lesbians in the military, he voted against abortion rights, and he voted guilty in the impeachment trial of Bill Clinton.larry craig
Much more should have been achieved by a Labour Government in office and Labour pressure in Opposition. Against the dogged resistance to change, we should have pitted a stronger will to change. I conclude that a move to the Left is needed.anthony crosland
It is rather shocking to note that Opposition leaders, who are representatives of the wananchi (citizens), are themselves rejecting the participation of the wananchi in this major public issue.
This democracy… The elections in Iraq were held despite the American Opposition. It was the will of the Iraqi people and the religious authorities. [The elections] were the result of pressure by Ayatollah Sistani, by the Iraqi religious authorities, and by the fighting forces in Iraq on America. They left the US no choice but to allow the elections.hashemi rafsanjani
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.kevin rudd
I remember the interruption of the hon. Gentleman reminds me of the words of a great writer, who said that "Grace was beauty in action." ' Sir, I say that justice is truth in action. Truth should animate an Opposition, and I hope it does animate this Opposition.;benjamin disraeli
Early in his life Mr. [Ezra] Pound met with strong, continued, and unintelligent Opposition. If people keep opposing you when you are right, you think them fools; and after a time, right or wrong, you think them fools simply because they oppose you. Similarly, you write true things or good things, and end by thinking things true or good simply because you write themRandall Jarrell
To believe Christianity stands in Opposition to slavery is at best to think anachronistically and at worst to not understand Christianity.derrick jensen
Marx did not call for an Opposition to the forces of history. On the contrary he accepted all of them, the drive of technology, the revolutionizing effects of democratic striving, even the vagaries of capitalism, as being indeed the carriers of a brighter future.karl marx
Her haughtiness and habit of domination was, therefore, a fictitious character, induced over that which was natural to her, and it deserted her when her eyes were opened to the extent of her own danger, as well as that of her lover and her guardian; and when she found her will, the slightest expression of which was wont to command respect and attention, now placed in Opposition to that of a man of a strong, fierce, and determined mind, who possessed the advantage over her, and was resolved to use it, she quailed before him.walter scott
It is human self-renunciation when a man denies himself and the world opens up to him. But it is Christian self-renunciation when a denies himself and, because the world precisely for this shuts itself up to him, he must as one thrust out by the world seek God's confidence. The double-danger lies precisely in meeting Opposition there where he had expected to find support, and he has to turn about twice; whereas the merely human self-resignation turns once.
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.
Muslims should not attack those civilians of the occupied territories who have announced their Opposition to their government's vicious crimes, except for situations in which they are used as human shield and fighting the aggressors depends on attacking those civilians.
Sin is to be overcome, not so much by maintaining a direct Opposition to it, as by cultivating opposite principles. Would you kill the weeds in your garden, plant it with good seed; if the ground be well occupied, there will be less need of the labor of the hoe. If a man wished to quench fire, he might fight it with his hands till he was burnt to death; the only way is to apply an opposite element.
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