Quotation Explorer - 'Adversary'

COMPROMISE, n. Such an adjustment of conflicting interests as gives each adversary the satisfaction of thinking he has got what he ought not to have, and is deprived of nothing except what was justly his due. - Ambrose Bierce
That mine adversary had written a book. - Bible
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about seeking whom he may devour. - Bible
Thinking only begins at the point where we have come to know that Reason, glorified for centuries, is the most obstinate adversary of thinking. - Martin Heidegger
Even the kindest saint does have their own adversary - Joshua De Vera Bautista
The United States is at present so demoralized and so corrupted that, like England and France, it need not be taken into consideration as a military adversary. The United States will also be forced by Germany to complete and final capitulation.
Before the battle begins and the outcome has been decided, let the adversary know that you are a fearless competitor, worthy of a second opinion. - Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
The strategic adversary is fascism... the fascism in us all, in our heads and in our everyday behavior, the fascism that causes us to love power, to desire the very thing that dominates and exploits us. - Michel Foucault
It seems The Adversary needs neither their guilt nor their request, but simply their return. In other words, since repentance is the process whereby guilt is turned into gratitude, He doesn’t mind if they skip a step and go directly to gratitude. - Geoffrey Wood
The most difficult adversary I have ever faced happens to look just like me. - Johnnie Dent Jr.
What is the difference between disrespect (avinay) and despise (viradhana)? Disrespect (avinay) means one shows lack of respect and to despise (viradhana) means one becomes an adversary (opponent). - Dada Bhagwan
The Adversary, of course, simply wants them to lay down their sins, guilt and all, and follow Him. But this type holds on to their sinfulness and their guilt for it, because otherwise, they’d have no relationship with Him at all. And, of course, no relationship can be based on guilt and survive. - Geoffrey Wood
When you don't fight your adversary, you become the coward in the sight of animalistic breeds, but they forget that your real strength stays in the whisper of your voice. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Without an adversary prowess shrivels. We see how great and efficient it really is only when it shows by endurance what it is capable of. - Seneca
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: - Anonymous
The most formidable adversary of evil is a persistent man with a loud conscience. - Justin Alcala
Could we possible manage the next phase of human history without first dealing with this penchant for dehumanizing the adversary? - Carl Sagan
If we blind them to The Adversary —decrease their desire for The Desire— while at the same time encourage them to do anything else they desire with increasing freedom of choice, then eventually we snuff out desire while leaving demand in tact. - Geoffrey Wood
Joy is a loyal companion, love is a faithful friend, fear is a terrible adversary, and hatred is a merciless enemy. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Tests were always easy for me. I saw them as games, saw myself as being in a contest against a mythical adversary, and welcomed the challenge. - Walter Dean Myers
Through cruelty force confesses its powerlessness to achieve omnipotence . . . We see weakness dawning at the very height of force. Unable to admit that total destruction is impossible, the conqueror can only reply to the mute defiance of his defenseless adversary with an ever-growing violence. - Rachel Bespaloff
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