Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
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
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
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
No government can be long secure without a formidable Opposition.benjamin disraeli
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.
President Trump and his supporters have often complained about the "deep state" — a supposedly shadowy cabal of Opposition bureaucrats buried deep within the government.Mara Liasson
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
Institutionalized desublimation thus appears to be an aspect of the “conquest of transcendence” achieved by the one-dimensional society. Just as this society tends to reduce, and even absorb Opposition (the qualitative difference!) in the realm of politics and higher culture, so it does in the instinctual sphere. The result is the atrophy of the mental organs for grasping the contradictions and the alternatives and, in the one remaining dimension of technological rationality, the Happy Consciousness comes to prevail.herbert marcuse
I'm proud of the fact that I stood up early and unequivocally in Opposition to Bush's foreign policy. That Opposition hasn't changed.Barack Obama
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.
Capitalism only works well when it has a strong Opposition, because that forces it to be more egalitarian than it wants to be.
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
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
I’m not sure. I’m not sure if you talk to the Opposition, they would consider that to be an insult. They think they are doing a tremendous job.jakaya kikwete
Nothing can be more idle than the Opposition of theory to practice!jean-baptiste say
There is an unbroken chain of Opposition to the introduction of economic freedom and to the capitalist autonomy of the economic sphere... In every case the Opposition could only be overcome - peacefully or by force - because of the promise of capitalism to establish equality... That this promise was an illusion we all know.Peter Drucker
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
A same breath will give life to ("animera", Fr.) men, when they will will have succeeded in overcoming all that divide them et put them in Opposition one another; then they will have a feeling of (or be aware, or conscious of) the limits of their individuality wonderfully widen (or broaden) and will (or might) be able to ("pourront", Fr.) unite in a beneficial (or salutary or kindly) atmosphere of harmony and brotherly concord.african spir
To you I'm an atheist; to God I'm the loyal Opposition.woody allen
Very unequal would that interpretation be, which would construe the same words for the plaintiff according to the real substantial truth of the thing, in Opposition to legal forms; and against the defendant according to legal notions and forms, contrary to real truth, more especially when the law, from the nature of it, ought to be taken liberally in favour of defendants.
[The Opposition Press] which is in the hands of malecontents who have failed in their career.
Nothing is so unworthy of a civilised nation as allowing itself to be governed without Opposition by an irresponsible clique that has yielded to base instinct . It is certain that today every honest German is ashamed of his government. Who among us has any conception of the dimensions of shame that will befall us and our children when one day the veil has fallen from our eyes and the most horrible of crimes crimes that infinitely outdistance every human measure reach the light of day?