Quotation Explorer - 'Against'

A night of crying has silenced me. This morning it seems the whole world is against me. I've never before felt so barren, so empty. I've never before thought the daylight to be ... my enemy. My enemy. - Shaun Hick
I’ve often said a man’s character is not judged after he celebrates a victory, but by what he does when his back is against the wall. So no matter how great the setback, how severe the failure, you never give up. - John Cena
A wise woman knows when to stay silent. However, a wiser woman of faith knows that sometimes words can win the battle, when all odds stand against her. - Shannon L. Alder
You can get into a habit of thought in which you enjoy making fun of all those other people who don't see things as clearly as you do. We have to guard carefully against it. - Carl Sagan
If a novel's salient aim is virtue, I want to throw it against the wall. - Cynthia Ozick
Patriotism is nothing but just a fight against materialism. More a person can do, more patriotic he or she is. - Anuj Somany
The reason there is so little crime in Germany is that it's against the law. - Alex Levin
They sat and he drew her into him. Their lips met, sparking an internal firework display. His soft exquisite lips pressed gently against hers. His kiss held the exact right balance between tenderness and a kind of passionate urgency. - Amanda Turner
A poet is a blind optimist.The world is against him formany reasons. But thepoet persists. He believesthat he is on the right track,no matter what any of his fellow men say. In hiseternal search for truth, thepoet is alone.He tries to be timeless in a society built on time. - Jack Kerouac
Happiness is like a cat. If you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you. It will never come. But if you pay no attention to it and go about your business, you'll find it rubbing up against your legs and jumping into your lap. - William J. Bennett
I am not for or against anyone or anything; I am just kind. - Debasish Mridha
Anything you say can and will be used against you, so only say my name. - Fall Out Boy
He who wars against the arts, wars not against nations, but against all mankind. - Arthur Urbane Dilley
Believe nothing against another but on good authority; and never report what may hurt another, unless it be a greater hurt to some other to conceal it. - William Penn
He that speaketh against his own reason speaks against his own conscience, and therefore it is certain that no man serves God with a good conscience who serves him against his reason. - Jeremy Taylor
There is no law against composing music when one has no ideas whatsoever. The music of Wagner, therefore, is perfectly legal
Creating a family in this turbulent world is an act of faith, a wager that against all odds there will be a future, that love can last, that the heart can triumph against all adversities and even against the grinding wheel of time.
Biblical Christianity doesn't fit the world's vision of global solidarity right now as there is a battle against Truth and the world hates that. - Auliq Ice
The legal system is blatantly rigged against the common people. - Steven Magee
The walls were lined with books, many of them in foreign languages, like insulation against the immediate present. - Ross Macdonald
If I were asked for a one-sentence sound bite on religion, I would say I was against it. - Salman Rushdie
Spiders will build their webs no matter how many laws you pass against it. - Marty Rubin
There are no frontiers in this struggle to the death... A victory for any country against imperialism is our victory, just as any country's defeat is a defeat for all.
A mother's body remembers her babies-the folds of soft flesh, the softly furred scalp against her nose. Each child has it's own entreaties to body and soul. - Barbara Kingsolver
The power of the Blood of Jesus, the Word of God & the name of Jesus are the believers weapons of defense against the Devil. - Pazaria Smith
Punk is about being an individual and going against the grain and standing up and saying 'This is who I am. - Joey Ramone
Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.
A protest against reality, either conscious or unconscious, active or passive, optimistic or pessimistic, always forms part of a really creative piece of work. - Trotsky
The best defence against misguided arrogance is a keen sense of humour. - Kathryn L. Nelson
...few young poets [are] testing their poems against the ear. They're writing for the page, and the page, let me tell you, is a cold bed. - Stanley Kunitz
I like stories about supervillains. They teach children that you can accomplish great things even when the whole world is against you. - G.D. Falksen
Arabella dangled her legs out of the bedroom window and closed her eyes. She felt a butterfly brush against her knee, rubbed her skin against the mortar and bricks, drank in the warmth of the morning sunshine on her face, her arms her feet. - Puline Fisk
The third direction of prayer is prayer against Satan, devils and demons - Sunday Adelaja
The war against the war is the only war that shall give you a great honour and a real peace! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Kylie flopped back against the seat again, enjoying the look of disbelief on the vampire’s face a littletoo much. Would you like a name of a good doctor who will schedule your little snip-snip operation?she bit out. - C.C. Hunter
His eyes narrowed to slits.Power passed over her, intensifying her desire for him. She moaned and rotated her hips against him. What will you do with me now? - Lia Davis
[To a first-term congressman who wanted wanted excused from voting with the party to satisfy his biggest contributors:] Son, if you can't take their money, drink their whiskey, screw their women, and then vote against 'em, you don't deserve to be here.
If it is once again one against forty-eight, then I am very sorry for the forty-eight. - Margaret Thatcher
Holding a grudge hurts the one holding it more than the one it's held against... All that wasted time and energy... Let it go." L. R. W. Lee Andy Smithson: Blast of the Dragon's Fury - L.R.W. Lee
The resentment I felt inside was not hatred for being imprisoned or for Victor who had betrayed me but something deeper: a rebellion against the very way of things that condemned men to be imprisoned inside their own identities. - MacDonald Harris
I have to get out of this room as soon as possible, or my own thoughts will wage war against me. - Tahereh Mafi
The body is poisoned through the mouth, even so is the heart through the ear ... And even if we do mean no harm, the Evil One means a great deal, and he will use those idle words as a sharp weapon against some neighbor's heart. - Francis de Sales
No man can sit down and withhold his hands from the warfare against wrong and get peace from his acquiescence. - Woodrow Wilson
The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Ego is the most important aspect of our life in the sense if we use it against the spaces between our hearts. - Mohsin Ali Shaukat
That was some branch. Did it have a vendetta against your t-shirt?Guess so.I hope you showed it who is boss.Yeah, I peed on it. - Stacey Marie Brown
Pit race against race, religion against religion, prejudice against prejudice. Divide and conquer! We must not let that happen here. - Eleanor Roosevelt
MADDIE: I know what it’s like to be ignored. I know what it’s like to feel like everyone in the world is against you. I know what it feels like to be on the outside and wanting desperately to be accepted. - Dixon, Ruby
Oh, Death was never enemy of ours!We laughed at him, we leagued with him, old chum.No soldier's paid to kick against His powers.We laughed, knowing that better men would come,And greater wars: when each proud fighter bragsHe wars on Death, for lives; not men, for flags. - Wilfred Owen
When everyone is against you, it means that you are absolutely wrong-- or absolutely right. - Albert Guinon
Self-condemnation means speaking against one's own success. If can't stop confirming your incompetencies for what you are competent for, you are unlikely do pursue your true purpose. - Israelmore Ayivor
I choose not to fight against but to stand for. Not to go against but to go for. - O. Stephen Peart
Better to find one thing to live for than a thousand things to be against. - Marty Rubin
Part broken - part whole, you begin again. ( from 'Why books seem shockproof against change.' THE TIMES: BOOKS) - Jeanette Winterson
Never be ashamed! There's some who'll hold it against you, but they're not worth bothering with. - J. K. Rowling
So as a prince is forced to know how to act like a beast, he must learn from the fox and the lion; becouse the lion is defenceless against traps and the fox is defenceless against wolves. Therefore one must be a fox in order to recognise traps and lion to frighten off wolves.
Against self-slaughter there is a prohibition so divine that cravens my weak hand. - William Shakespeare
Against eternal injustice, man must assert justice, and to protest against the universe of grief, he must create happiness. - Albert Camus
The meekest of animals will fight bravely when it is backed against a wall, for it has nothing left to lose. A poor man is more deadly than a rich man because he puts less value on his own life.
Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day. - John Wooden
Great News! If you quit being cunty the whole world will stop being against you! - Sarah Silverman
It's like this," Nana says. "All your life you're yellow. Then one day you brush up against something blue, the barest touch, and voila, the rest of your life you're green. - Tess Callahan
Clive was losing sensation in his feet, and as he stamped them the rhythm gave him back the ten note falling figure, ritardando, a cor anglais, and rising softly against it, contrapuntally, cellos in mirror image. Her face in it. The end. - Ian McEwan
When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people. - Mark Twain
There is no greater crime against humanity than usury. - Compton Gage
To swim against waves is always an impossible task, but if you manage to do you will reach the shore where nobody even thought of. - Dr. Karan M Pai - Dr Karan M Pai
The largest part of what we call 'personality' is determined by how we've opted to defend ourselves against anxiety and sadness". - Alain de Botton
I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed, without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today my own government. - Martin Luther King Jr.
What you love, you will love. What you undertake you will complete. You are a fulfiller of hope; you are to be relied on. But seventeen years give little armor against despair…Consider, Arren. To refuse death is to refuse life. - Ursula K. Le Guin
Death cannot be struggled against, brother. It ever arrives, defiant of every hiding place, of every frantic attempt to escape. Death is every mortal's shadow, his true shadow, and time is its servant, spinning that shadow slowly round, until what stretched before one now stretched before him. - Steven Erikson
The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all. - H. L. Mencken
In God you come up against something which is in every respect immeasurably superior to yourself. Unless you know God as that-and, therefore, know yourself as nothing in comparison-you do not know God at all. - C.S. Lewis
Those who fight against God's people are fighting against God, and fighters against God will not prevail. - Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society
Had he learned nothing from all those years of teaching Hawthorne? Through story after story he’d led his boys to consider the folly of obsession with purity its roots sunk deep in pride, flowering condemnation and violence against others and self. - Tobias Wolff
The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting. - Milan Kundera
If we are to fight discrimination and injustice against women we must start from the home for if a woman cannot be safe in her own house then she cannot be expected to feel safe anywhere. - Aysha Taryam
We have spoken out against inhuman slaughters perpetrated by the Nazis and the Communists. But will we speak out also against the inhuman slaughter in Indonesia, where over 100,000 alleged Communists have been not perpetrators, but victims? - Robert F. Kennedy
Change has to be hard because you're fighting against inertia. - James Thornton
In this age, in this country, public sentiment is everything. With it, nothing can fail; against it, nothing can succeed. Whoever molds public sentiment goes deeper than he who enacts statutes, or pronounces judicial decisions. - Abraham Lincoln
Fits of anger, vexation,and bitterness against ourselves tend to pride and they spring from no other source than self-love, which is disturbed and upset at seeing that it is imperfect. - Francis de Sales
The worst crime against working people is a company which fails to operate at a profit.
It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. - Bible
Romanticism is man's revolt against reason, as well as against the condition under which nature has compelled him to live. - Ludwig von Mises
To take a side against Rushdie, or to be neutral and evasive about him in the name of some vaguely sensitive ecumenical conscience, is to stand against those who try to incubate a Reformation in the Muslim world. - Christopher Hitchens
It's not so easy when you're trying to win a war against the heart - Collen Hoover
If I had been an Italian I am sure that I should have been whole-heartedly with you from the start to finish in your triumphant struggle against the bestial appetites and passions of Leninism."(Speech in Rome on 20 January, 1927, praising Mussolini) - Winston S. Churchill
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done. - Dale Carnegie
Wisdom warns against desire, but there is power in wanting, power that can fuel the will and keep lit that precious torch, hope. - Eugene Utley
The struggle against injustice is just another kind of injustice. - Marty Rubin
When you cry out against a God who punishes people in a place like hell, you cry out against the God who has revealed Himself in the pages of Scripture. You cry out against His goodness, holiness, and justice; and all the while you minimize your own sinfulness or the sinfulness of others. - Tim Challies
To go against the grain is the secret of bravery. - Dejan Stojanovic
In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans, such as 'right-to-work.' It provides no 'rights' and no 'works.' Its purpose is to destroy labor unions and the freedom of collective bargaining…. We demand this fraud be stopped. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Poetry is the struggle against the simplification, codification, and mummification of language, it serves as a constant redirect - moving us to the experience to which the words point. - Billy Marshall Stoneking
I'm not a political Christian; for the most part I allow people even their vain, earthly rights. And I certainly don't see anti-Christians as bad or evil (as if they actually have the power to pose any kind of threat against God Almighty), but rather complete idiots I was commanded to love. - Criss Jami
It is enough if God approves of me and all are against me. - Lailah Gifty Akita
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
Darkness is a natural fear, one that takes the things you love most, the most valuable innocence, and turns them against you. The struggle is to see past the illusions, and see the light in your fear. - Various
Critical to the fight against global terrorism is an ability to move beyond presuppositions and stereotypes in our attitudes and policies and to form partnerships that transcend an "us" and "them" view of the world. (p. 135) - John L. Esposito
The idea of atomic energy is illusionary but it has taken so powerful a hold on the minds, that although I have preached against it for twenty-five years, there are still some who believe it to be realizable. - Nikola Tesla
To use violence against a peaceful man is the greatest immorality and the biggest rot ever! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Nearly all legislation involves a weighing of public needs as against private desires; and likewise a weighing of relative social values. - Louis D. Brandeis
The true conservative is the man who has a real concern for injustices and takes thought against the day of reckoning. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
When we believe we can, we do even when it seems all odds are against us. - Kristen Clark
was the first to envisage the idea of timeless existence and to emphasize it—against reason—as a reality, more [real] than our actual experience… Erwin Schrödinger - Plato
Art as the single superior counter-force against all will to negation of life, art as the anti-Christian, anti-Buddhist, anti-Nihilist par excellence. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Embrace the future and keep your back up against the past. - Chris Vonada
Weakness employs many weapons in its perpetual war against strength. True strength does not attack; it is too busy enduring attacks, and defending itself against weakness. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
The war against the Canadian seal hunt is more than a protest. It is a crusade to bring harmony between the natural world and humanity. All of us who oppose it are dedicated to the protection of life and the abolition of cruelty. - Paul Watson
The body, I had been taught, wants only to live. Suicide, I had understood, is an act not of the body against itself but of the will against the body. Yet here I beheld a body that was going to die rather than change its nature. - J.M. Coetzee
We must fight for the freedom of religion; because that is the only way we can stand against irrationality. - M.F. Moonzajer
When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. - Jonathan Swift
It's a rare book that wins the battle against drooping eyelids. - Tracy Chevalier
Humanism is the only - I would go so far as saying the final- resistance we have against the inhuman practices and injustices that disfigure human history. - Edward W. Said
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invicible host against difficulties. - Helen Keller
When its back's against the wall, even positivity will come out fighting! - Serina Hartwell
Victory must be real. It must be earned. That means it must be rare and difficult, against steep odds, and defeat must be the other. - Rick Riordan
Abortion is not allowedbecause apparently it is against the law of god.Yes, that butter-wouldn't-melt deitywho ordered babies to be slaughtered,killed all the first-born in EgyptAnd caused an entire human race to drown.From: "Gesels van een imaginaire god"(Scourges of an imaginary god) - A.J. Beirens
There are three things which the superior man guards against. In youth...lust. When he is strong...quarrelsomeness. When he is old...covetousness. - Confucius
Romans, never forget that government is your medium! Be this your art:-to practice men in habit of peace, generosity to the conquered, and firmness against aggressors. - Virgil
I am a man more sinn'd against than sinning. - William Shakespeare
One grey hair appeared on my headI plucked it out with my hand.It answered me: "You have prevailed against me alone -What will you do when my army comes after me? - Yehuda HaLevi
A society that believes in nothing can offer no argument even against death. A culture that has lost its faith in life cannot comprehend why it should be endured. - Andrew Coyne
When you are up against a wall, put down roots like a tree, until clarity comes from deeper sources to see over that wall and grow. - C.G. Jung
Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain. - Friedrich von Schiller
Laughter is a whip that keeps us in line. It's horrible to be laughed at against your will. Either you suppress unwelcome laughter or you start controlling it. - Keith Johnstone
The touch of your fingersgrazing minedelicate asa single drop of winein a crystal goblet.Rolling it round,I savor it on my tongue,try tomake it lastforever.The words Iloveyouform in the airand melt. Your palm againstmy cheek,light asa snowflake. - Eve Merriam
Light a candle against the darkness... - Sylvain Reynard
Just let go of the oars. Whenyou‘re no longer paddling against the Current, when you release your oars and relax into your ownnatural Well-Being, the Current, which is ever moving in the direction of that which you havebecome and all that you want, will carry you toward your desires. - Let Your Feelings Be Your Guide by Esther and Jerry Hicks
I will say nothing... against the course of my existence. But at bottom it has been nothing but pain and burden, and I can affirm that during the whole of my 75 years, I have not had four weeks of genuine well-being. It is but the perpetual rolling of a rock that must be raised up again forever. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I was against the Iraq war I was against the Afghan war I was against bombing Libya and Syria but to be quite honest and with a heavy heart because more innocent people are gonna be killed....We have to step in and help wipeout ISIS! - Cal Sarwar
Unlike the bough that shook off her dead leaves violentlylike a wet terrier,unlike the beating of the butterfly, her wings, against the cocoon, some dreams never made a move. - V.S. Atbay
Against logic there is no armor like ignorance. - Laurence J. Peter
Life however is teeming with vitality and is likewise terribly tenacious; holding on against impossible odds in impossible situations over impossible lengths of time. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Reputation is an invisible force that works for or against you based on the efforts you put to persevere building your character - Hiyamedia
I'm sure I've had my phone tapped for years, I don't think it's a crime against humanity they just ought to quit doing it, god damn it. - Cornel West
Religion is a defense against the experience of God. - Carl Jung
The best argument against democracy is a five minute talk with the average voter. - Sir Winston Churchill
A dead thing goes with the stream. Only a living thing can go against it. - G. K. Chesterton
People are talking high of Thiruvalluvar. But in practice they do not respect his teachings. They act against him and disregard him. - Periyar E.V. Ramasamy
Receptive prayer is one of the most powerful weapons against spiritual u-turns. - Glenn C. Stewart
The Use of the Understanding, in endeavouring to find out the Meaning of any Proposition whatsoever, in considering the nature and Evidence for or against it, and in judging of it according to the seeming Force or Weakness of the Evidence. - Anthony Collins
In it's purest form, an act of retribution provides symmetry. The rendering payment of crimes against the innocent. But a danger on retaliation lies on the furthering cycle of violence. Still, it's a risk that must be met; and the greater offense is to allow the guilty go unpunished. - Emily Thorne
Literature should be a kind of revolutionary manifesto against established morality and established society. - Guo Moruo
Absurd laughter is a kind of protest against an absurd existence. - Meng Wang
God allows us to have a personal relationship with himself and he forgives and loves us as children. If God forgives our such great sins against his Son should we not forgive such little sins against ourselves? - Greg Gordon
Many people weigh the guilt they will feel against the pleasure of the forbidden action they want to take. - Peter McWilliams
When the world seems against you then your own confident and willpower will lead you till you reach your goal.. - Mradul Srivastava
Gravity is no match against one who is determined to reach the stars. - Matshona Dhliwayo
We all labor against our own cure, for death is the cure of all diseases - Thomas Browne
No kid in the world, no woman in the world should ever raise a hand against a no-good daddy. That's already been taken care of: A Man Who Destroys His Own Home Shall Inherit the Wind. - Dick Gregory
Harboring bitterness against people is actually confessing their sin to myself, over and over again. Anger is akin to confessing their sin to God, dissatisfied that he hasn't done something and placing myself in his position as judge. - Paul David Tripp
The Second Amendment is timeless for our Founders grasped that self-defense is three-fold: every free individual must protect themselves against the evil will of the man, the mob and the state. - Tiffany Madison
Like democracy, civilization has to be willed and practice. Otherwise, society is a war of all against all, powered by individual cunning in the pursuit of wealth and power.
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
Don't make prayer a consistent battle, but rather constantly pray against life's battles. - Anthony Liccione
When you're traveling, you are what you are, right there and then. People don't have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road. - William Least Heat-Moon
If you tell the truth, you have infinite power supporting you; but if not, you have infinite power against you.
Reason and free inquiry are the only effectual agents against error. - Thomas Jefferson
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things, there is no law.
We are not strong enough to stand up against endless grief, And yet pain is the constant drone of life. So if we are to have any happiness at all, it is only in the passing instant. - Charles Frazier
Have you ever found yourself saying, "There ought to be a law against this," or, "Somebody should do something"? Well, here’s the good news - you can be the one to do something. You can be the one to make the law. - Victoria Stoklasa MA
To live by worry is to live against reality - E. Stanley Jones
In history, truth should be held sacred, at whatever cost . . . especially against the narrow and futile patriotism, which, instead of pressing forward in pursuit of truth, takes pride in walking backwards to cover the slightest nakedness of our forefathers. - Col. Thomas Aspinwall
Many are they that rise up against you. Many there be which say of your soul, ‘’There is no help for you.’’ But the instruments of death is prepared for your cause. - Compton Gage
Frankly, Pedro Almodóvar's recent box office hit, Volver, is the first movie I've seen in which a young woman's retaliation against sexual violence doesn't ultimately boomerang around to destroy her - Sarah Stillman
We are against ignorance. We feel that you have to educate yourself, no matter what the situation is. People who refuse to educate themselves - people who refuse to find out what something is about, that they're frightened of - find comfort in being ignorant.-- Interview for KJTV-1990 - Zeena Schreck
I always felt it wouldpass.I listened to the charges against meknowing some of them to be truebut certainly notimportant enoughto become the target ofviolence, envy,vengeance.I thought it would surelypass. - Charles Bukowski
Scientific literacy is an intellectual vaccine against the claims of charlatans who would exploit ignorance - Neil deGrasse Tyson
I am against using death as a punishment. I am also against using it as a reward. - Stanislaw J. Lec
Wondering what gives them confidence that they are not going to be caught of their drama or they don't care even if people understand their acting as they hold high position and none can do anything against them. - Anuj Somany
With God, anything that stands against you will always be inferior to what resides within you. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Nothing can be changed in the system when the system itself is revolting against those who opposed violence. - Nilantha Ilangamuwa
I turned to the window. A single raindrop fell against it, and seeing my reflection in the glass, I suddenly knew why Finn’s eyes were familiar.They were exactly like mine. - Pamela Nicole
What the world needs today is a definite, spiritual mobilization of the nations who belive in God against this tide of Red agnosticism. ...And in rejecting an atheistic other world, I am confident that the Almighty God will be with us.
We're all playing melody against each other. our aim is to get so far away from the original line that your playing something that's never been heard before.
Rather than signalling the aspiration for system of checks and balances against absolute power, democracy become a euphemism for majority rule. - Peter Mansfield
Every society which allows violence against animals secretly becomes a violent society. - Debasish Mridha
I wore black because I liked it. I still do, and wearing it still means something to me. It's still my symbol of rebellion -- against a stagnant status quo, against our hypocritical houses of God, against people whose minds are closed to others' ideas. - Johnny Cash
I would have kept you safe,' he said.I closed my eyes, forcing the tears down my cheek to break against the dam of his fingers. 'I know. - Meagan Spooner
When a true genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in confederacy against him. - Jonathan Swift
You cannot win in a fight against women, cause men have a need to make sense - Chris Rock
If you or I are having a single thought of violence or hatred against anyone in the world at this moment, we are contributing to the wounding of the world. - Deepak Chopra
There's so much knowledge to be had that specialists cling to their specialties as a shield against having to know anything about anything else. They avoid being drowned. - Isaac Asimov
the mostbeautiful tideis the sweepof your heartagainst mine. - Sanober Khan
Do not use poisonous words against anyone, for words wound more fatally than even arrows. - Sathya Sai Baba
I thought that there could be no revolt against nature. I accepted the landscape without dreaming that, behind, there still prowled large skeletons without fur. With just one sign, I thought I was able to make them rise up outside their refuges... - Roger Vitrac
Creativity is as much about order against freedom; control versus rebellion; organisation against disorder as it is about straightforward imagination. - Carla H. Krueger
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. - Galatians 5:22-23
t takes great courage to stand up against your fixed, false beliefs. - Debasish Mridha
I'm enjoying two beautiful visions tonight. Watching you stand there against a marvelous background has to be the most intriguing sunset I have ever experienced. - K.S. Collier
While we are floating against the current toward the future, our minds stay behind with the anchoring memories of the past. - Debasish Mridha
A Christian who rebels against God’s Word is not a Christian at all - Fritz Chery
The Monster Ball is by nature a protest: A youth church experience to speak out and celebrate against all forms of discrimination + prejudice. - Lady Gaga
Civilization is built on a number of ultimate principles...respect for human life, the punishment of crimes against property and persons, the equality of all good citizens before the law...or, in a word justice. - Max Nordau
Any success against a false target is a false victory. - Mike Klepper
People think that those who commit suicide are against life—they are not. They are too lusty for life, they have great lust for life; and because life is not fulfilling their lust, in anger, in despair, they destroy themselves. - Osho
Rise above storms.Sail against tides.Succeed against the odds. - Matshona Dhliwayo
I always have to dream up there against the stars. If I don't dream I will make it, I won't even get close. - Henry J. Kaiser
I'd spent five minutes looking at Twitter once and felt I'd wandered into a poker game where everyone immediately displayed their hands against the cool green of the felt. - Jeff Abbott
When you live in contrary to the demand of life, life doesn't work for you. Life rather works against you. - Sunday Adelaja
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present. - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God. - Aeschylus
If the bird does like its cage, and does like its sugar and will not leave it, why keep the door so carefully shut? Why not open it, only a little? Do they know there is many a bird will not break its wings against the bars, but would fly if the doors were open? - Olive Schreiner
Guard your heart against anger. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Patience creates a platform for deeply intimate communication. This platform tests our ability to listen, our willingness to be kind, and our strength against loss. This is the platform in which the most authentic types beauty can be exchanged. - Ilse Hildebrandt
When you take a stand against injustice inflicted upon innocent people, there will be those who will hate you for it. - Ellen J. Barrier
It is good to rub and polish our brain against that of others - Michel de Montaigne
Ambition is putting a ladder against the sky. - American Proverb
I guess it's better to have a chalk smile, than an ink smile. Where chalk changes with the direction of wind, ink stays as a deep stain. Like rain, sun and hail against a fake plant. - Anthony Liccione
His hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him. - Bible
Doubt births negative confessions; it hinders God’s promises and it spurs thedevil into action! Don’t give the devil any propelling force against your life!God is able in all situations; only when you believe! - Ayobola Olusegun-Emmanuel
We’ve yet to comprehend the impervious reality that to gain ‘life’ we have to do the most scandalous thing imaginable, and that is to work ‘against’ the whole of our humanity and give everything away. And yet to give everything away is to work ‘with’ the whole of God’s character. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit. - Aristotle
When a true genius appears in this world you may know him by this sign, that the dines are all in confederacy against him. - Jonathan Swift
What is the death of a soldier even off duty of an occupying army walking in an occupied territory against the death of a little boy screaming in terror in his father's arms Where is the equivalence - Linda Grant
Vanity makes us do more things against inclination than reason. - Francois De La Rochefoucauld
(Referring to the piano's natural shape) Isn't it a shame when those big fat opera singers lean against the pianos and bend them? - Victor Borge
The two greatest warriors are Truth and Time. Be sure to march behind, and not against, them. - Neel Burton
He has been waiting for us, waiting in vain, and His fatherly heart was filled with grief. When He then sought to call us home through chastenings, we rebelled against Him and His actions and again refused to come home to the Father. What else should He do with us? - M. Basilea Schlink
When someone beats a rug,the blows are not against the rug, but against the dust in it. - Jalaluddin Rumi
The government in a revolution is the despotism of liberty against tyranny - Maximilien Robespierre
and a charge of lying against someone whom you have always found truthful is a very serious thing; a very serious thing indeed. - C.S. Lewis
The world may be against us, but this love we have is enough to put this world beneath us. - Jayson Engay
remember when God has answered you, it no longer matters who has been against you but for Him to answer you and change your story, you have to make up your mind to disobey the wrong order, change the status quo and BE DIFFERENT! - Jaachynma N.E. Agu
Nature already uses the language of mathematics, so why not work with the environment instead of against it. We need to start mimicking the mathematical logic that occurs in the landscape, identify existing systems, and out of those concepts create new ones. - Yafreisy Carrero
It was horrible of a young girl to let herself be talked about; however unfounded the charges against her, she must be to blame for their having been made. - Edith Wharton
Talking about pollution, nobody's holy.They who pollute, sinned against nature. - Toba Beta
Fate, up against your will. - Echo and the Bunnymen
The soul is like an uninhabited worldthat comes to life only whenGod lays His headagainst us. - Thomas Aquinas
Abortion should be listed as a weapon of mass destruction against the voiceless. - E.A. Bucchianeri
When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. - Jonathan Swift
For when the One Great Scorer comes To write against your name, He marks-not that you won or lost- But how you played the game. - Grantland Rice
Truth indeed rather alleviates than hurts, and will always bear up against falsehood, as oil does above water. - Miguel de Cervantes
Calamity with us, is made an excuse for doing wrong. With them, it is erected into a reason for their doing right. This is really the justice of rich to poor, and I protest against it because it is so. - Charles Dickens
The only thing sillier than believing in gods is arguing against their existence. - Marty Rubin
Even against the greatest of odds, there is something in the human spirit- a magic blend of skill, faith, and valor- that can lift men from certain defeat to incredible victory.
Success is meaningless if you can't sleep at night because of harsh things said, petty secrets sharpened against hard and stony regret, just waiting to be plunged into the soft underbelly of a 'friendship.' - Margaret Cho
Constitutional democracy, you see, is no romantic notion. It's our defense against ourselves, the one foe who might defeat us. - Bill Moyers
No two countries that both had McDonald's had fought a war against each other since each got its McDonald's - Thomas L. Friedman
That is the supreme value of history. The study of it is the best guarantee against repeating it.
Stop harboring grudges against those who have wronged you, it just holds you back when you really want to be in the NOW. - Stephen Richards
If Waterboarding is okay, then why don't we let our police do it to criminals so they can find out what they know? Because it's against the law. If we're not going to be a country that stand's for the rule of law, when it's convenient or inconvenient, then what DO we stand for. - Jesse Ventura
You just need to be a flea against injustice. Enough committed fleas biting strategically can make even the biggest dog uncomfortable and transform even the biggest nation. - Marian Wright Edelman
It is entirely possible to win against the enemy, it is possible, even, to kill the enemy... and still be defeated by the battle.
Don’t do it! Don’t you dare think about giving up! EVERYTHING has a process. Work with the process, not against it. Move forward with purpose and never stop believing. You can do this! You know you can. - Stephanie Lahart
Just like the devil is against God. I think the so called love is against success. Tryna slow people's lives. - Cyc Jouzy
Don’t be disappointed if the whole world is against you, maybe it is because you are a tough ass. - M.F. Moonzajer
I long ago came to the conclusion that all life is six to five against.
I should wish to see a world in which education aimed at mental freedom rather than imprisoning the minds of the young in a rigid armor of dogma calculated to protect them though life against the shafts of impartial evidence. - Bertrand Russell
She is free in her wildness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing for rules or customs. 'Time' for her isn’t something to fight against. Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water. - Roman Payne
Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement - and we will make the goal.
Power as a beneficial tool for aspiring achievers is primarily made up into four folds;1. Power to control emotions,2. Power to make right decisions,3. Power to stand against depression,4. Power to excel in innovations. - Israelmore Ayivor
A sense of security, of well-being, of summer warmth pervades my memory. That robust reality makes a ghost of the present. The mirror brims with brightness; a bumblebee has entered the room and bumps against the ceiling. Everything is as it should be, nothing will ever change, nobody will ever die. - Vladimir Nabokov
One might equate growing up with a mistrust of words. A mature person trusts his eyes more than his ears. Irrationality often manifests itself in upholding the word against the evidence of the eyes. Children, savages and true believers remember far less what they have seen than what they have heard. - Eric Hoffer
People vote their resentment, not their appreciation. The average man does not vote for anything, but against something. - William Bennet Munro
Have confidence. Like the first spark of morning light against the entire night sky recognize the Power and Brilliance within you. - Marrett Green
Presidents have absolutely gone against the will of Congress. Congress hasn't declared a war since December 7, 1941, and yet we've been at war ever since with somebody or other in order to justify the war machine. Now we have alienated almost the entire earth - Gore Vidal
Dogma is a defence against the brain’s capacity for free thought based on the fear that such thought might lead to a scary place. - Joe Blow
You can try to defend discrimination on grounds that people are acting according to their conscience, but never forget that those same people may find it conscionable to discriminate against you next. - DaShanne Stokes
To steel yourself against mangoes showed a degree of iciness that was almost inhuman. - Vikram Seth
I will say nothing against the course of my existence. But at bottom it has been nothing but pain and burden, and I can affirm that during the whole of my 75 years, I have not had four weeks of genuine well-being. It is but the perpetual rolling of a rock that must be raised up again forever. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If religion is against homosexuality, then it is against the will and happiness of people. - M.F. Moonzajer
Setbacks are common enemies of both achievers and people whose dream cut short. The difference is that the former persist against continual setbacks while the latter quit. - Assegid Habtewold
Time is on the side of the oppressed today, it's against the oppressor. Truth is on the side of the oppressed today, it's against the oppressor. You don't need anything else. - Malcolm X
An act against my will is not my act. - Unknown
I won't compete with anybody. I love to compete with my own body. When God closes a door against me, I should not attempt to bang on it. And if God gives me a key to open a door, I should not misuse that key! - Israelmore Ayivor
The only way I can pay back for what fate and society have handed me is to try, in minor totally useless ways, to make an angry sound against injustice. - Martha Gellhorn
I’m just being me… Success is more than just a wish or desire; it’s a behavior. A byproduct of living this way is that I consistently draw the envy of haters while also disappointing those who have bet against me. But that’s just me… Unapologetically driven. - Steve Maraboli
Everyone tells us to be one in a million... What they don't tell us is that being one in a million also means being one against a million. - Saahil Prem
When people attempt to rebel against the iron logic of Nature, they come into conflict with the very same principles to which they owe their existence as human beings. Their actions against Nature must lead to their own downfall. - Adolf Hitler
If you deal obstinacy with obstinacy in this world; resolution will not come. Simplicity against obstinacy will bring about resolution. - Dada Bhagwan
High culture can never be obliterated as long as the species continues to produce individuals with the inclination and fortitude to pursue their interests and talents against the grain of the mass culture surrounding them. - Susan Jacoby
I could only defend myself so much. It was my word against his. There was no evidence, nor was there any proof. My word meant very little. - Brenda Perlin
Do not be sad that all odds are against you; be happy that your real purpose is by you - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will then be powerless to vex your mind. - Leonardo da Vinci
Sometimes we fight who we are, struggling against ourselves and our natures. But we must learn to accept who we are and appreciate who we become. We must love ourselves for what and who we are, and believe in our talents. - Harley King
Your religious beliefs are your business. They are not and should not be the basis for law. If you use them as justification to discriminate against others, don’t be upset when others decide you’re an asshole."[] Jim C. Hines - Blog post of July 26, 2011
I want you to know that I have nothing against Orlando, though you are, of course, far more likely to get shot or robbed there than in London. - Boris Johnson
Slander is a vice that strikes a double blow; wounding both him that commits, and him against whom it is committed.
There are some people who will surprise you with their perseverance... People who survive through the tears... Strong spirits who prove you wrong if you make the mistake of betting against them. - Steve Maraboli
Experience has taught us that we have only one enduring weapon in our struggle against mental illness: the emotional discovery of our truth about the unique history of our childhood.-, author of The Drama of The Gifted Child - Alice Miller
In those vernal seasons of the year, when the air is calm and pleasant, it were an injury and sullenness against Nature not to go out, and see her riches, and partake in her rejoicing with heaven and earth. - John Milton
The proud cannot accept the authority of God giving direction to their lives. (See Helaman 12:6.) They pit their perceptions of truth against God’s great knowledge, their abilities versus God’s priesthood power, and their accomplishments against His mighty works. - Ezra Taft Benson
I am for freedom of religion, and against all maneuvers to bring about a legal ascendency of one sect over another. - Thomas Jefferson
I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I can do no other. God help me. Amen. - Martin Luther
Words like IDIOT & MAD are forever sacrosanct as history shows that they have always been used against sages & saints by stupids and sycophants in this satanic & selfish world. - Anuj Somany
The only comfort comes in thinking about how nice it was to know them, and how nice it was to brush against goodness for a season. - Gordon Atkinson
In the highest civilization, the book is still the highest delight. He who has once known its satisfactions is provided with a resource against calamity. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
When someone speaks against a person its gossip; until the person isn't heard it's still a hearsay. - Joey Lawsin
How good music and bad reasons sound when one marches against an enemy. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The pools had been written onto the fields by the rain. The pools were a magic worked by the rain, just as the tumbling of the black birds against the grey was a spell that the sky was working and the motion of grey-brown grasses was a spell that the wind made. Everything had meaning. - Susanna Clarke
I have never been against new art as such; some of it is good, much is crap, most is somewhere in between. - Robert Hughes
If peaceful protesting really worked, the need to peacefully protest would have subsided to almost zero a long time ago! Instead, the thing that has subsided to almost zero are the number of complaints filed against police officers that are actually upheld. - Steven Magee
When everyone is against you, it means that you are absolutely wrong--or absolutely right. - Albert Guinon
Whenever i see someone fighting me for no reason, I'm always highly impressed that God has instigated his anger against me, just as he did to pharoah against the Israelites, so as to cast me away into my promise land of fulfilment. - Michael Bassey Johnson
I'm proof against that word failure. I've seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best. - George Eliot
Man starts over again everyday, in spite of all he knows, against all he knows. - Emil Cioran
There is nothing displays the quickness of genius more than a dispute - as two diamonds, encountering, contribute to each other's lustre. But perhaps the odds are against the man of taste in this particular.
Believe in yourself, don't let no man define your future, work hard at your trade as if no man exist to help you and focus should be your lens against distractions. - Oscar Bimpong
Pursuing your dreams in spite of opposition is a revolution against mediocrity. By challenging yourself, you transform those around you. - M.J. Stoddard
Anything invented before your fifteenth birthday is the order of nature. That's how it should be. Anything invented between your 15th and 35th birthday is new and exciting, and you might get a career there. Anything invented after that day, however, is against nature and should be prohibited. - Douglas Adams
I'm not against God, I'm against the misuse of God. - Marilyn Manson
It is difficult to live with people because it is so difficult to be silent. And not against him who is repugnant to us are we most unfair, but against him who is no concern of ours. - Friedrich Nietzsche
It is dangerous to use our own ability to access non-traumatic memories as a standard against which we judge a trauma victim’s response. - David Yeung
It was built against the will of the immortal gods, and so it did not last for long. - Homer
Time is simply the measurement of human progression against that of existence. - Gerald M. Givens
One should guard against preaching to young people success in the customary form as the main aim in life. The most important motive for work in school and in life is pleasure in work, pleasure in its result, and the knowledge of the value of the result to the community. - Albert Einstein
You didn’t just accidentally win my favor, I dispute, slowly shaking myforehead against his. You earned it. Now, if I can just save your life twenty or thirty more times…We might actually be able to call it even. - M.A. George
Unless God has raised you up for this very thing, you will be worn out by the opposition of men and devils. But if God be for you, who can be against you? Are all of them together stronger than God? O be not weary of well doing! - John Wesley
A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government. - Edward Abbey
If we were brought to trial for the crimes we have committed against ourselves, few would escape the gallows. - Paul Eldridge
...since the order of the world is shaped by death, mightn't it be better for God if we refuse to believe in Him and struggle with all our might against death, without raising our eyes towards the heaven where He sits in silence? - Albert Camus
I am for freedom of religion, & against all maneuvres to bring about a legal ascendancy of one sect over another. - Thomas Jefferson
When morality comes up against profit, it is seldom that profit loses. - Shirley Chisholm
It's a power that I can't explain. As it flows and it grows and it shapes my faith. There've been hundreds of moments I can't deny. When it brushe against the fire or dwelt in the Fire of God. - Kenneth Copeland
The biggest battle is the war against ignorance. - Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving -- we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it -- but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
All the good things a man can do for a woman is against her religion - M.F. Moonzajer
According to an original reading of the Constitution and Declaration, the intrusiveness that is an inevitable part of big government is an offense against its people. - A.E. Samaan
Just You Against Life >> - Khaireddine Safwane
Rebellion against your handicaps gets you nowhere. Self-pity gets you nowhere. One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world - making the most of one's best. - Harry Emerson Fosdick
Miranda Writes: Anything you say or do may be used for or against you within a story by a writer - Jazz Feylynn
Guard your heart against anger, bitterness, envy, jealousy….! - Lailah Gifty Akita
Acknowledging and being concious that you are being angry is a battle half won against anger. - ketan r shah
ការរស់នៅក្នុងភាពអាត្មានិយមគឺជាការរស់នៅបញ្ច្រាសនឹងច្បាប់ធម្មជាតិ។It is against law of nature to live a selfish life - Khem Veasna ខឹម វាសនា
There is no little sin, because no little God to sin against. - Thomas Brooks
ADMINISTRATION, n. An ingenious abstraction in politics, designed to receive the kicks and cuffs due to the premier or president. A man of straw, proof against bad-egging and dead-catting. - Ambrose Bierce
Death is the night sky, the background against which the fleeting fireworks of life are displayed, an empty stage upon which the drama of life is played. - James Rozoff
Definitions are the guardians of rationality, the first line of defense against the chaos of mental disintegration. - Ayn Rand
Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it. - William Penn
A miracle is a violation of the laws of nature; and as a firm and unalterable experience has established these laws, the proof against a miracle, from the very nature of the fact, is as entire as any argument from experience as can be imagined. - David Hume
Against all odds, beyond every logic, there is hope. - Shilpa Menon
The fairy tale belongs to the poor...I know of no fairy tale which upholds the tyrant, or takes the part of the strong against the weak. A fascist fairy tale is an absurdity. - Erik Christian Haugaard
He who fights too long against dragons becomes a dragon himself; and if you gaze too long into the abyss, the abyss will gaze into you. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Democracy works. Against us.
I find the great in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it,-but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
No matter how against your conditions are, never divert yourself from your life goals. - Aishwarya Shiva Pareek
Victories are won while on your knees! Keep praying for those who rise up against you. Fear not. The Lord has rectified the problem. Prayer is POWERFUL!! - Anita R. Sneed-Carter
That time of year thou may'st in me behold, When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,- Bare ruin'd choirs, where late the sweet birds sang. - William Shakespeare
Peace and happiness are powerful weapons against the Egos. - Belsebuub
A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side. - Aristotle
Those who don't know their history are defenseless against those determined to repeat it. - Ray A. Davis
A person has three choices in life. You can swim against the tide and get exhausted, or you can tread water and let the tide sweep you away, or you can swim with the tide, and let it take you where it wants you to go. - Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope. - Robert F. Kennedy
The truly noble heart sacrifices itself for others’ good, to defend the weak and the good against evil. To a heart like this, a heart devoted to chivalry, courage is a matter of form. - J. Aaron Gruben
I recalled thinking...His freakishly tidy side could be a problem. To say that neatness was not my strong suit would be a crime against, well, the truth. - Betsy Cook Speer
As regards plots I find real life no help at all. Real life seems to have no plots. And as I think a plot desirable and almost necessary, I have this extra grudge against real life. But I think there are signs that strange things happen, though they do not emerge - Ivy Compton-Burnett
There is no greater crime than a crime against humanity. There is no greater crime against humanity than usury. The greatest violence, and the greatest threat to humanity, is the growth of MONEY. - Compton Gage
When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society. - Pope John Paul II
Turning back against your responsibilityas a father is the most spineless thing you can do. - Bradley B. Dalina
A woman that knows her worth doesn't measure herself against another woman but stands strong, calmed and self confident. - Auliq Ice
War makes men barbarous because, to take part in it, one must harden oneself against all regret, all appreciation of delicacy and sensitive values. One must live as if those values did not exist, and when the war is over one has lost the resilience to return to those values. - Cesare Pavese
Non-violence does not signify that man must not fight against the enemy, and by enemy is meant the evil which men do, not the human beings themselves. - Mahatma Gandhi
How good bad music and bad reasons sound when one marches against an enemy! - Friedrich Nietzsche
I don't focus on what I'm up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest. - Venus Williams
The inner struggle against one’s own weaknesses is the central drama of life. - David Brooks
People who walk across dark bridges, past saints,with dim, small lights.Clouds which move across gray skiespast churcheswith towers darkened in the dusk.One who leans against granite railinggazing into the evening waters,His hands resting on old stones. - Franz Kafka
The struggle against the weakness in yourself is never a solitary struggle. No person can achieve self-mastery or his or her own. - David Brooks
despairsometimeshope leads us on teases us withits shiny baublesits stunning horizonsit can carry us overthe roiling turmoilthe raging stormthen as easilywith its cornucopia of liesdrop us into the wavesto flounder against its loss - Barry DeCarli
There are no lines in nature, only areas of colour, one against another. - Edouard Manet
Do not go gentle into that good night, rage, rage against the dying of the light. - Alli Condie
Mr. Speaker, I once again find myself compelled to vote against the annual budget resolution for a very simple reason: it makes government bigger. - Ron Paul
Difficulties show men what they are. In case of any difficulty remember that God has pitted you against a rough antagonist that you may be a conqueror, and this cannot be without toil. - Epictetus
Any society that justifies violence against any human being for any reason will be a violent society. It will ultimately infect and affect the whole society. Everyone will suffer. - Debasish Mridha
In this remarkable time for the world, I refuse to believe it's time to stop believing in the possibilities of our remarkable country. I refuse to accept the downsizing of the American Dream. I refuse to bet against American entrepreneurial spirit and American ingenuity. - John Kerry
Like the hub of a wheel, the church’s corporate life is an extension of the good news that God was in Christ reconciling the whole world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them. - Harold L. Senkbeil
Thought must be divided against itself before it can come to any knowledge of itself. - Aldous Huxley
You know you are starting to love her when you are starting to go against your principles. - Rhodrigo Tesoro
In every generation there is a chosen one. She alone will stand against the vampires the demons and the forces of darkness. She is the slayer. - Joss Whedon
Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody. - Franklin P. Adams
No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD. - Isaiah 54 17 KJV
The flame of the inn is dim tonight,Too many vacant chairs.The sun has lost too much of its light,Too many songs have taken flight,Too many ghosts on the stairs.Charon, here's to you as man against man,I wish I could pick 'em the way you can! - Grantland Rice
Never say a humorous thing to a man who does not possess humor. He will always use it in evidence against you. - Herbert Beerbohm Tree
Haleine contre haleine, échauffe-moi la vie,Mille et mille baisers donne-moi je te prie,Amour veut tout sans nombre, amour n’a point de loiTranslated: Breath against breath warms my life.A thousand kisses give me I pray thee.Love says it all without number,love knows no law. - Pierre de Ronsard
I do the very best I know how-the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me won't amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference. - Abraham Lincoln
I can breathe easier now that the appointments are behind me.I missed them all, through deliberate negligence,Having waited for the urge to go, which I knew wouldn’t come.I’m free, and against organized, clothed society.I’m naked and plunge into the water of my imagination. - Fernando Pessoa
Against the ruin of the world, there is only one defense: The creative act. - Kenneth Rexroth
If you honour your mother, the Mother of the Universe will guard you against harm. - Sathya Sai Baba
If it is nothingness that awaits us, let us make an injustice of it, let us fight against destiny, even without hope of victory. - Miguel de Unamuno
Many people would fight against the idea that they are corrupt. While in the real sense, they are corrupt because they don’t live by the principles of honesty and truth. - Sunday Adelaja
A well-informed mind is the best security against the contagion of folly and of vice. The vacant mind is ever on the watch for relief, and ready to plunge into error, to escape from the languor of idleness. - Ann Radcliffe
I think there are writers who take a quieter approach to their work one that is just about respectfully showing up for your vocation day after day, steadily doing your best, and letting go of the results. Not going to war against anyone else, or against their talents, or against themselves. - Elizabeth Gilbert
Religious suffering is, at one and the same time, the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people. - Karl Marx
I before E except after C. Weird?By rebelling against the rules the word itself denotes its very meaning: of strange or extraordinary character, odd, fantastic.I think all writers are weird. - Day Parker
How can you trust only yourself when your eyes can blind you, your ears deceive you, when you speak that which you don’t mean, and do that which you planned against? - Kyle Schmalenberg
You can't legislate against rumor.
What was achieved under Nazi-fascism through bloody terror against the organized workers’ movement and the people is to be achieved again today in West Europe through the information society - Red Army Faction
Worry is itself an illness, since worry is an accusation against Divine Wisdom, a criticism of Divine Mercy. - Said Nursî
That would be a good thing for them to cut on my tombstone: Wherever she went, including here, it was against her better judgment. - Dorothy Parker
No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature. Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to that or this; the only right is what is after my constitution; the only wrong is what is against it. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
NONSENSE, n. The objections that are urged against this excellent dictionary. - Ambrose Bierce
The average buyer in bookshop spends 8 seconds on the front cover and 15 seconds on the back cover before deciding whether to purchase the book or not. On average, he does not get past page 18. See? The odds are stacked against us writers! - Ashwin Sanghi
If one evil thought, if one evil word, if one evil action, deserves eternal damnation, how many hells, my friends, do every one of us deserve, whose whole lives have been one continued rebellion against God! - George Whitefield
If a person is outside the sin zone, the devil is powerless against him. - Sunday Adelaja
Many talk about flowing against the wind, but its only fools, who goes against the wind. The wise one’s, simply adjust themselves with the flow of the wind. - Roshan Sharma
JOY goes against the foundations of mathematics: it multiplies when we divide. - Paulo Coelho
It seems logical that he who supports total war in principle cannot complain of a war against civilians. - John Hersey
creativity is our only weapon against entropy - Dean Cavanagh
Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality. - Jules de Gaultier
He who carries out one good deed acquires one advocate in his own behalf, and he who commits one transgression acquires one accuser against himself. Repentance and good works are like a shield against calamity. - The Talmud
Both read the same Bible, and pray to the same God; and each invokes his aid against the other.... The prayers of both could not be answered--that of neither has been answered fully. - Abraham Lincoln
If you see oppression, violence, injustice and evil deeds, unzip your silence and uncaring indifference, do something and act against all these unethical instances." ~ , an excerpt from my novel, If I Could Tell You - Angelica Hopes
Justice has a right to protest against injustice. - Kristian Goldmund Aumann
Never give up fighting against the universe because we exist in life through action, through fighting! - Mehmet Murat ildan
it is easier to induce national governments to discriminate against foreign producers than to defend the interests of domestic consumers - George W. Stocking
Doing abominations is against the law, particularly if the abominations are done while wearing a lobster bib. - Woody Allen
Success is the one unpardonable sin against one's fellows. - Ambrose Bierce
Rather life would work against those who don’t like to change. - Sunday Adelaja
The mind cannot live in nature, only against nature, only as its counterpart. - Hermann Hesse
The law does not expect a man to be prepared to defend every act of his life which may be suddenly and without notice alleged against him. - John Marshall
Some of the greatest masterpieces of art are created against the odds of reality.from the book: stuff i think about - Sondra Faye
The security theater we are witnessing in our election system boasting the illusion of security via ‘clunky as heck’ and air gap defense will do nothing against the real and sophisticated adversarial landscape that is zeroing in on our democracy - James Scott, Senior Fellow, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology
Thus, since an individual cannot lawfully use force against the person, liberty, or property of another individual, then the common force for the same reason cannot lawfully be used to destroy the person, liberty, or property of individuals or groups. - Bastiat, Frederick
I know I have this judgmental side that I'm often fighting against. But today I recognized the depths of my assumptions about people. What I envision is nothing remotely similar to the reality. Humility hurts. Coming home is disturbing. - Cindy McCormick Martinusen
I never vote for anyone; I always vote against.
There is only one world the world pressing against you this minute. - Storm Jameson
The pursuit of the crucified crown follows the performance of the crucified King such that both performances go against the power structures of the world that think victory and power come only through aggressive and violent means. - Matt Farlow
Books - the best antidote against the marsh-gas of boredom and vacuity - George Steiner
I love these words that just can't be translated from language to language. They seem dignified, grounded, battling against the imperialism of reality. - Olivier Magny
It may be shocking to some people in this country to realize that, without meaning to do so, they hold views in common with Hitler when they preach discrimination against other religious, racial or economic groups. - Henry A. Wallace
I used to call myself a single-issue voter on the essential question of defending civilization against its terrorist enemies and their totalitarian protectors, and on that 'issue' I hope I can continue to expose and oppose any ambiguity. - Christopher Hitchens
When fate connects an invisible thread between a man and a woman who are bound to be together, no matter how hard they try to fight against their own destiny, they can’t change what’s meant to be. - Nino Varsimashvili
The best defense against the atom bomb is not to be there when it goes off. - Anonymous
Do you keep silent to keep a friendship or do you try to lend your support unconditionally, even if what they are doing goes against everything you believe in? Will it be principles over friendship, morality over love? - Donna Lynn Hope
If power is the only important thing, then Frodo loses against Sauron. Hell, if power’s the only important thing then Gandalf loses against Sauron. If magic is the deciding factor of a fight, then four plucky kids from England get their asses turned to stone by the White Which. - Patrick Rothfuss
A person can choose to stand against adversity, but most people will run from it before they come to terms with who they truly are, a wise person watches through adversity and follows the signs when it is their turn to stand. - Faith Brashear
Let’s stand against the killing of innocent civilians. It is time to make the future better than today. Together we can bring peace and unity to our communities. - Widad Akreyi
The basic thing nobody asks is why do people take drugs of any sort? Why do we have these accessories to normal living to live? I mean, is there something wrong with society that's making us so pressurized, that we cannot live without guarding ourselves against it? - John Lennon
Let me tell you the one thing I have against Moses. He took us forty years into the desert in order to bring us to the one place in the Middle East that has no oil! - Golda Meir
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. - Winston S. Churchill
Grammar and logic free language from being at the mercy of the tone of voice. Grammar protects us against misunderstanding the sound of an uttered name; logic protects us against what we say having double meaning.
Dignity is never silent. It has a voice, heart and soul. Truth and courage is its foundation. It will stand against the masses and speak the truth. Because every great person has always done what others found fear in doing. - Shannon L. Alder
Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth. - William Faulkner
One only knows the sins of democracy against virtue when one is worthy enough to suffer from them. - Raheel Farooq
I have nothing against youI just learned not to trust youI know its a trial and errorBut shit, I thought I'm a solver - Mr. Pessimist
Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it. - Winston S. Churchill
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
What is conservativism? Is it not the aherence to the old and tried against the new and untried? - Abraham Lincoln
There is no need for arms, physical violence, material constraints. Just a gaze. An inspecting gaze, a gaze that each individual under its weight will end by [internalising] to the point that they are their own overseer, each individual thus exercising surveillance over, and against themself. - Michel Foucault
In any moment of time, you have three paths to choose from. You stand for something, you stand against something, or you drop both, and walk with your inner truth. - Roshan Sharma
Until they create tools to read an individual's mind,secrets will exist and people will still need to unload their conscience to a disgruntled partner.Politician will still have to apologize for hidden acts of mischief and deceit against their constituency. - j.d.moise
I believe it’s incredibly important to write against [racial] stereotypes. If we give in and make sure that all black women characters are asexual, gentle, and kind we wind up with another set of stereotypes. - Justine Larbalestier
When life gives you the gift of a great story, to not partake in the telling of that story would be a crime against humanity. - A.D. Posey
We need to decide that we will not go to war, whatever reason is conjured up by the politicians or the media, because war in our time is always indiscriminate, a war against innocents, a war against children - Howard Zinn
And I think that in myself (and perhaps evident in what I write) fear of loss and the corresponding instinct to protect myself against loss are potent forces. - Richard Ford
Do not fixate on the odds against you but on victory ahead of you. - Matshona Dhliwayo
The odds against there being a bomb on a plane are a million to one, and against two bombs a million times a million to one. Next time you fly, cut the odds and take a bomb.
When you enable bigotry against some people, you enable bigotry against us all. - DaShanne Stokes
Is it too bold to point out that there is nothing in the ten commandmentsabout protecting children against cruelty?Nothing against rape and nothing against slavery,and nothing agains genocide.Could this be because these crimesare positively recommendedin the rest of the bible? - A.J. Beirens
Who lies for you will lie against you. - Bosnian Proverb
Put it down in capital letters: SELF-DEVELOPMENT IS A HIGHER DUTY THAN SELF-SACRIFICE. The thing that most retards and militates against women’s self development is self-sacrifice. - Elizabeth Cady Stanton
One would see the multitude oppressed inside society as a consequence of the very precautions taken against threats from outside, one would see oppression increase continually without the oppressed ever being able to know where it would end, nor what legitimate means remained for them to halt it.
Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail. in the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. The source of better ideas is wisdom. The surest path to wisdom is a liberal education. - Whitney Griswold
I've nothing against people. Just a***oles. But then, most people are. - Fakeer Ishavardas
Apparently, my hopes, dreams and aspirations were no match against my poor spelling, punctuation and grammar. - Red Red Rover
Facing the world full of confidence is sometimes out of your league particularly if you have come up against or been compromised by adversity in some form. - Auliq Ice
Relate to a life situation in the deepest sense: not from the standpoint of the ego that bemoans its fate and rebels against it, but from... the greater inner law that has left behind its small birth, the narrow realm of personal outlook, for the sake of renewal and rebirth. - Max Zeller
Perfection in art is a crime against humanity. Perfect humanity in crime is art - Dean Cavanagh
Calligraphy of geeseagainst the sky-the moon seals it. - Yosa Buson
When it looks like everyone is against you, look inside for the truth. - Sumner Davenport
This is biblical ethics. It has little to do with the middle-class ethics of avoiding a few things which are supposed to be wrong and doing a few things which are supposed to be right. Biblical ethics means standing in ultimate decisions for or against God. - Paul Tillich
A heroine makes progress against an enemy who would manipulate her thoughts when she begins to probe his and see weakness. - Star Wars: The Force Awakens
If you're unloved then find out and destroy all the barriers that you have created against love. - Debasish Mridha
More people have died in the name of religion than have ever died of cancer. And we try to cure cancer... What makes us take up arms against those who pray to the same God with different words? - Chuck Austen
Ultimately, all arguments against markets are arguments against anarchy. Marx understood this much, at least. - Jeffrey Tucker
I am more modest now, but I still think that one of the pleasantest of all emotions is to know that I, I with my brain and my hands, have nourished my beloved few, that I have concocted a stew or a story, a rarity or a plain dish, to sustain them truly against the hungers of the world. - M.F.K. Fisher
Strength we think to be a virtue in government, but we do not find our defense against disintegration either in arbitrary or in very great power. Indeed, we are inclined to see in both these the symptoms of an already advanced decay - Michael Oakeshott
In my life so far, I have discovered that there are really only two kinds of people: those who are for you, and those who are against you. Learn to recognize them, for they are often and easily mistaken for each other. - Lemmy Kilmister
The principle cannot be denied: the fiercer the struggle against the injustice you suffer, the blinder you will be to the injustice you inflict. We tend to translate the presumed wrongness of our enemies into an unfaltering conviction of our own rightness. - Miroslav Volf
A wolf isn’t a coward ... Just foolish beyond bravery... He will protect his pack even against bears... The wolf dies the pack survives.... And his love is complete in the wholeness of the pack just because she is the alpha member - Konstantinos Kyriakou.K.K
Vengeance against predators is meals on wheels. - Stefan Molyneux
When I lean my ear up against your seashell heart, I can hear an ocean of love roaring inside. - John Mark Green
Yet what use against the deceit of a state are the memories of a child? - Aminatta Forna
Evolutionary biology is imperialistic, overtaking entire fields of endeavor simply by attaching the prefix bio or neuro -- to their names: bioethics, no comics, even, God help us, neurotheology. Its logic is deployed against helpless laymen as a bully's truncheon or an argument stopper. - Andrew Ferguson
The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it. - Woodrow Wilson
There are days when solitude, for someone my age, is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall. - Colette
the Great Vaccination the vaccination against the stupidity of the intelligentsia. - Álvaro de Campos
Pride rises above and against the knowledge of God, acting as if He is unworthy to be retained in our thoughts. - James MacDonald
ALL EXCUSES must be FOUGHT by taking ACTION against the THOUGHT. ~ Author - Mammy Oaklee
Hail to you gods, on that day of the great reckoning. Behold me, I have come to you, without sin, without guilt, without evil, without a witness against me, without one whom I have wronged. I am one pure of mouth, pure of hands. - The Book of the Dead
PROPERTY, n. Any material thing, having no particular value, that may be held by A against the cupidity of B. Whatever gratifies the passion for possession in one and disappoints it in all others. The object of man's brief rapacity and long indifference. - Ambrose Bierce
A society that robs an individual of the product of his effort, or enslaves him, or attempts to limit the freedom of his mind, or compels him to act against his own rational judgment ... is not, strictly speaking, a society, but a mob held together by institutionalized gang-rule. - Ayn Rand
Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. - Leviticus 19 18 NIV
I dream, I test my dreams against my beliefs, I dare to take risks, and I execute my vision to make those dreams come true. - Walt Disney
There is so much power in choosing to love yourself against all odds and I hope with every kind of painful experience you become more aware who you are and what you are truly capable of. Life hurts but it's also remarkabley beautiful if you look past the chaos. - Nikki Rowe
Against criticism a man can neither protest nor defend himself; he must act in spite of it, and then it will gradually yield to him. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The best vaccine against anger is to watch others in its throes. - Marcel Proust
No evil being was ever wise: they are all against every wise man's critics. - A Gentlemen
I realized the world around me was fragmented and broken... I had to be gentle enough not to scrape against the jagged pieces. I would not be cut today. - Hubert Martin
My understanding of magic is fairly straightforward. Hit enemies with a sword until they’re dead. If they rise again, hit them again. Repeat as necessary. It worked against Set. - Rick Riordan
Even those who write against fame wish for the fame of having written well, and those who read their works desire the fame of having read them. - Blaise Pascal
When the president during the campaign said he was against nation building, I didn't realize he meant our nation. - Al Franken
Manufacturing and commercial monopolies owe their origin not to a tendency imminent in a capitalist economy but to governmental interventionist policy directed against free trade and laissez faire.
Deep is a wounded heart, and strong A voice that cries against a mighty wrong; And full of death as a hot wind's blight, Doth the ire of a crushed affection light. - Felicia Hermans
Culture, like science, is no protection against demons. - G.K. Chesterton
Libertarianism holds that the only proper role of violence is to defend person and property against violence, that any use of violence that goes beyond such just defense is itself aggressive, unjust, and criminal - Murray N. Rothbard
When you walk alone, when everybody is against you, if you are sure with your ideas, walk strongly and proudly as if there is an army of angels by your side! ~ - Mehmet Murat ildan
The sinners sins against himself; the wrongdoer wrongs himself, becoming the worse by his own action.
He that complies against his will is of the same opinion still. - Samuel Butler
One of the most deadly causes of destruction of divine destinies is when a leader is failing, but he or she does not know it. Ignorance about your role is a death plot against people's successes. - Israelmore Ayivor
If you say a word against a ‘sensitive’ person, it will have an immediate effect. In reality, words are simply a ‘record’ playing. - Dada Bhagwan
Where the human need for order meetsthe human tendency to mayhem, where civilization runs smack against its discontents, you find friction, and a great deal of general wear and tear. - Ian McEwan
The first lesson to learn is to resign oneself to the little difficulties in life, not to hit out at everything one comes up against. If one were able to manage this one would not need to cultivate great power; even one's presence would be healing. - Hazrat Inayat Khan
if the conditions and or circumstances are right anybody will turn against anyone... - Methen
[Taliban spokesman on Malala Yousafzai]Malala Yousafzai targeted and criticized Islam. She was against Islam and we tried to kill her, and if we get a chance again we will definitely try to kill her, and we will feel proud killing her. - Shahidullah Shahid
Reason is a whore, the greatest enemy that faith has; it never comes to the aid of spiritual things, but more frequently than not struggles against the divine Word, treating with contempt all that emanates from God. - Martin Luther
If you conform, you miss all of the adventures and stand against the progress of society. - Debasish Mridha
The odds are stacked against us until we realize: We make the odds. - Tehya Sky
It is very good, Wisehammer, it's very well written, but it's too-too-political. It will be considered provocative.""You don't want me to say it.""Not tonight. We have many people against us.""I could tone it down. I could omit 'We left our country for our country's good.'""That's the best line. - Timberlake Wertenbaker
Work, Mrs. Hill knew, might not be a cure for all ailments, but it was a sovereign remedy against the more brooding kinds. - Jo Baker
Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
Part of her revolted against the insanity of the rules. Part of her was grateful. In a world of chaos, any guidelines helped. And she knew that each day she remained alive, she remained alive. One plus one plus one. The Devil's arithmetic... - Jane Yolen
More often than not, a statist's argument against Anarchism boils down to an unwillingness to take control and responsibility for their own lives, actions, and communities. The sad truth is that the human animal has been domesticated to the point where it actually fears Liberty. - Dane Whalen
He could feel her laughter against his chest, and at that moment he thought that there was no better feeling than making Emma Morley laugh. - David Nicholls
The role of the artist today is to defend feeling against the machine. - Marty Rubin
OBVIOUSLY YOU STRIKE OUTAGAINST PEOPLE WITHIN RANGE.IT'S CATHARTIC TO AFFECTSOMEONE WHEN YOU'RE ANGRY.ALTERNATIVELY, CHOOSEENEMIES IMPOSSIBLY FAR AWAYSO YOU NEVER HAVE TO FIGHT. - Jenny Holzer
Courage is not the absence of fear; it is the making of action in spite of fear, the moving out against the resistance engendered by fear into the unknown and into the future. - M. Scott Peck
We are turning against boys and forgetting a simple truth: that the energy, competitiveness, and corporal daring of normal, decent males is responsible for much of what is right in the world. - Christina Hoff Sommers
The surest method against scandal is to live it down by perseverance in well doing.
It's a good thing I'm not the president, because I would prosecute everybody who was involved in that torture, I would prosecute the people who did it, I would prosecute the people who ordered it and they would all go to jail! Because Torture is against the law! - Jesse Ventura
We've finally given liberals a war against fundamentalism, and they don't want to fight it. They would, except it would put them on the same side as the United States. - Ann Coulter
The only real insurance you have against disease is a healthy body. Invest wisely, generously and often in that policy. - Toni Sorenson
Habit is necessary; it is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a rut, that must be incessantly fought against if one is to remain alive. - Edith Wharton
It is in unity that we find strength, in unity we find hope, and in unity we can stand firm as the darkness approaches. Let us stand together and stand firm against the many faces of hate. - Nick Lowles
People use what you want against you... without you knowing it. - Deyth Banger
OFFENSIVE, adj. Generating disagreeable emotions or sensations, as the advance of an army against its enemy. "Were the enemy's tactics offensive?" the king asked. "I should say so!" replied the unsuccessful general. "The blackguard wouldn't come out of his works!" - Ambrose Bierce
Not even the gods fight against necessity. - Simonides
My own opinion is enough for me, and I claim the right to have it defended against any consensus, any majority, anywhere, any place, any time. And anyone who disagrees with this can pick a number, get in line, and kiss my ass. - Christopher Hitchens
The purpose of the false self is to defend against pain - not deal with reality - Robert W. Firestone
Satan knows, if you are against YOURSELF you will never fulfill your destiny. :( - Joel Osteen
We must steel ourselves against utopias and be content with a slightly better state. - Will Durant
I will not deny but that the best apology against false accusers is silence and sufferance, and honest deeds set against dishonest words. - John Milton
I am bound by conscience and the word of God. Therefore I can and will recant nothing, because to act against one's conscience is neither safe nor salutary. Here I stad. I can do no ether. So help me God. - Martin Luther
He that is not with me is against me. - Bible
As they say around the Texas Legislature, if you can't drink their whiskey, screw their women, take their money, and vote against 'em anyway, you don't belong in office. - Molly Ivins
Man has his being in truth--if he sacrifices truth he sacrifices himself. Whoever betrays truth betrays himself. It is not a question of lying--but of acting against one's conviction. - Novalis
The past has been there all along, reminding us: This time--maybe, hopefully, against all odds, we will get it right. - Leslie T. Chang
I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole. - Malcolm X
she lived with hurricane eyes and fell in love with the way the waves collapsed against her cheeks. - Christopher Poindexter
I may grow rich by an art I am compelled to follow; I may recover health by medicines I am compelled to take against my own judgment; but I cannot be saved by a worship I disbelieve and abhor. - Thomas Jefferson
I'm against a homogenized society, because I want the cream to rise. - Robert Frost
I go with the flow but I write against it. - Tamara Jasmine Burrell
An oak tree is just a small nut that persevered against the taunts of doubt and fear. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Challenging the truth is like playing tennis against the wall! The defeat is inevitable! - Mehmet Murat ildan
BE an accomplisher against all odds. - Stephanie Gilzene
If you are uncomfortable with any law or procedure, propose a motion for its amendment. Until it is amended, going against it for whatever purpose automatically makes one a rebel - OMOSOHWOFA CASEY
There is no law against delaying action to weigh it in thought. - Unarine Ramaru
Talent and intelligence never yet inoculated anyone against the caprice of the fates. - J. K. Rowling
Life consists of two days, one for you one against you. So when it's for you don't be proud or reckless, and when it's against you be patient, for both days are test for you. - Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S
It takes strong, sound leadership, that correspondingly rare commodity, which is afflicted with neither an excess of pity nor callousness, to stand against the insipid tide of superficiality that is sweeping the world. - Tim Macartney-Snape
The true way to be humble is not to stoop until you are smaller than yourself but to stand at your real height against some higher nature that will show you what the real smallness of your greatest greatness is. - Phillip Brooks
Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons, but they are helpless against our prayers. - J. Sidlow Baxter
In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it. - Jane Smiley
One of the consequences of sin is that it makes the sinner pity himself instead of causing him to turn to God. One of the first signs of new life is that the individual takes sides with God against himself. - Donald Grey Barnhouse
The present assault upon capital is but the beginning. It will be but the stepping-stone to others, larger and more sweeping, till out political contests will become a war of the poor against the rich, - a war constantly growing in intensity and bitterness. - Stephen Johnson Field
We find beauty not in the thing itself but in the patterns of shadows, the light and the darkness, that one thing against another creates. - Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
‎Civilization has been a continuous struggle of the individual or of groups of individuals against the State and even against "society," that is, against the majority subdued and hypnotized by the State and State worship. - Emma Goldman
What rubs off on me is hard to rub off. So, I’d better figure out what I rubbing up against. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
I will follow anyoneAnd ask everyoneTo stand together as one nationAgainst the killing of innocent citizens - Widad Akreyi
It was a haunting tune, unresigned, a cry of heartache for all in the world that fell apart. As ash rose black against the brilliant sky, Fire's fiddle cried out for the dead, and for the living who stay behind and say goodbye. - Kristin Cashore
Opposition stood in my way, but I persevered against all odds and in the process gained my freedom as well as became a man whose future is like the universe/cosmos...INFINITE - Pierre Richard Lauture
Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant. - John Stuart Mill
Importance of the random: keep brushing up against people, books, experiences we don't yet know what to do with. - Alain de Botton
Against stupidity the gods themselves struggle in vain. (Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens) - Friedrich von Schiller
A person who speaks against one party and favors another is most likely to have just own enjoyment of a sumptuous meal in a bash or party. - Anuj Somany
I am against justice whenever it is carried out by a mob. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. - Compton Gage
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence. - Thomas H. Huxley
I'd like to thank readers. Every time you open a book, it is a strike against ignorance. Unless you're reading Sarah Palin. - Libba Bray
Women, it is said, have a bad attitude toward sex. Women, it not said often enough, have a long-lived resentment against forced-sex and a longing for freedom. - Andrea Dworkin
It is the nature of a man as he grows older, a small bridge in time, to protest against change, particularly change for the better. - John Steinbeck
the flesh covers the bone and they put a mind in there and sometimes a soul, and the women break vases against the walls and the men drink too much and nobody finds the one but keep looking crawling in and out of beds. flesh covers the bone and the flesh searches for more than flesh. - Charles Bukowski
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. - Henry Ford
Heretics are the only [bitter] remedy against the entropy of human thought.("Literature, Revolution, and Entropy") - Yevgeny Zamyatin
God has given you all you need to fight against the enemy. - Jim George
The response of a loyal man against the most severe grief from their love once, is always a silence, a silence forever." - T.R.Fraz
The only way to overcome fear and doubt is to go against them. - M. Kirin
War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle; therefore they take boys from one village and another village, stick them into uniforms, equip them with guns, and let them loose like wild beasts against one other. - Thomas Carlyle
His chuckle was low and soft against my earlobe. I think it’s more like ‘what wouldn’t I do for you? - Amanda Lance
At that moment I had no mind to change, or not change, or throw against the nearest wall. - James Patterson
What you've done becomes the judge of what you're going to do -- especially in other people's minds. When you're traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don't have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.
Societies where there are worthy men and women of God, not necessarily preachers or religious men, but men that know the ways of God, they stand up against the collapse of equity in their land - Sunday Adelaja
Privilege is when you contribute to the oppression of others and then claim that you are the one being discriminated against. - DaShanne Stokes
There will always be people for and against you, and its pointless wasting time trying to win over some of the people who are against you. Spend time with people who are for you. Those realtionships are worth it. - Cathy Hopkins
Many people say that they love the winter, but what they really love is feeling proof against it.
Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it.
The reason people use a crucifix against vampires is because vampires are allergic to bullshit. - Richard Pryor
The reason people use a crucifix against vampires is that vampires are allergic to bull shit. - Richard Pryor
The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter. - Sir Winston Churchill
The best weapons against the infamies of life are courage, wilfulness and patience. Courage strenthens, wilfulness is fun and patience provides tranquility. - Hermann Hesse
Politics doesn’t mean playing deceitful and trickery games against the people, it means playing resourceful and organized games for the people. - Amit Kalantri
I cannot bring myself to judge those who are defending their lands against an immoral violent foreign invader. The fact that the immoral violent foreign invader happens to be the U.S. government does not alter my view. - Dave Champion
You should never bet against anything in science at odds of more than about 10-12 to 1. - Ernest Rutherford
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The truth is helpless when up against perception - Zack W. Van
The sedentary life...is the real sin against the holy spirit. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not a sufficient warrant. - John Stuart Mill
There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, any time. - Calvin Coolidge
What? No defense? Any student of mine must be able to defend his ideas against an attack. No matter how you spend your life, your wit will defend you more often than a sword. Keep it sharp! - Patrick Rothfuss
Religion does not belong to God; it belongs to the human reaction against mortality! - Mehmet Murat ildan
The truth is, the notion that gay marriage is harmful to marriage, is sort of mind-boggling, because these are people trying to get married. But it seems to me, if you want to defend marriage against something, defend it against divorce. - Cokie Roberts
It takes too much energy to be against something unless it's really important. - Madeleine L'Engle
But always, to her, red and green cabbages were to be jade and burgundy, chrysoprase and prophyry. Life has no weapons against a woman like that. - Edna Ferber
When a society begins to lack men that, that they stand up against the collapse of equity in their land that is the kind of thing that brings sorrow to the heart of our King - Sunday Adelaja
Let's unwrite these pages and replace them with our own words - Rise Against
The weak are dominated by their ego, the wise dominate their ego, and the intelligent are in a constant struggle against their ego. - Hamza Yusuf
have you learned the lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you, and disputed passage with you? - Walt Whitman
Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. - Dylan Thomas
In your absolute defiance against tyranny, lies and all odds; lies therein, your true moral strength. Rise! - Mamur Mustapha
But it's natural for men to compete against each other. We've been doing it since the cave days. Why else do we have wars? Wars are competition, no matter what the politicians call them. - Iris Johansen
A study can be made against invasion by an army; no stand can be made against invasion by an idea. - Victor Hugo
What chance does logic have against a glass of wine and a kiss? - Marty Rubin
It's awkward how some people refuse to be humans regarding their behaviours! Isn't that against God's will for he created them as humans? And yet, they at night hold hands up and ask God for forgiveness and to grant them their wishes; when he created animals sinless. - Mustafa SULTAN
Here are my strong reservations about the wave of computer networks. They isolate us from one another and cheapen the meaning of actual experience. They work against literacy and creativity. They undercut our schools and libraries. - Clifford Stoll
How you react when your back is against the wall will determine if you see what's actually over the wall. - Onyi Anyado
If you are going to sin, sin against God, not the bureaucracy. God will forgive you but the bureaucracy won't. - Hyman G. Rickover
Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It’s beyond me. - Zora Neale Hurston
Epictetus say that everything has two handles, one by which it can be borne and one which it cannot. If your brother sins against you, he says, don't take hold of it by the wrong he did you but by the fact that he's your brother. That's how it can be borne. - Anne Tyler
Her belly ruptures full of parasites, Her eyes sink back in her skull Her butchered wrists, dangle From the edge of the bathtubHer children cuddle against her Desperate for love she cannot give - Wrath James White
Don Bradman will bat no more against England, and two contrary feelings dispute within us: relief, that our bowlers will no longer be oppressed by this phenomenon; regret, that a miracle has been removed from among us. So must ancient Italy have felt when she heard of the death of Hannibal. - R.C. Robertson-Glasgow
The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry.
The war is against children, and all the other wars are just a shadow of the war on children. - Stefan Molyneux
Faith is believing beyond the power of reason, when they're all against you. To one who has faith, no explanation is possible. To one without faith, evidence is necessary. - Esteban Urayoán
When you fight with God, your warring against your pride. - Anthony Liccione
You are the energy you attract. Whether you are aware of that or not, everything you come up against is teaching you about that part within yourself. Listen carefully, it's a hint to a better you. - Nikki Rowe
What counts now is not just what we are against, but what we are for. Who leads us is less important than what leads us-what convictions, what courage, what faith-win or lose. A man doesn't save a century, or a civilization, but a militant party wedded to a principal can. - Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
Flowers are fragile and ephemeral...Even if you meant to protect them with a surrounding fence from wind and rain, they would die without sunlight...and a spindly fence has no power against a strong wind. - Haibara Ai - Gosho Aoyama
Don’t measure life against time. Measure life by the milestones you have reached. - Debasish Mridha
I have dedicated my life to fight against the heinous rottenness of modern capitalism because it robs the laborer of this world's goods. But blow for blow I shall strike against Communism, because it robs us of the next world's happiness. - Charles E. Coughlin
...beauty is a spark which flares up when two ages meet across the distance of time,...beauty is a clean sweep of chronology, a rebellion against time. - Milan Kundera
I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. - Thomas Jefferson
There’s something so great about this, she whispers. About what? I whisper back.About this, she whispers. About being outlaws. It’s just you and me—against the world. - Sonya Sones
Like a bird, fly against the wind of opinions to reach your destination. - Debasish Mridha
That is how it is with lies. If you can have enough people believe your lies, before you know it, even the one you have lied against will be confused. The lie will make itself at home and the truth will be knocking outside its own door. - Yvette Christiansë
I hate our current leaders becouse they don't know the value of there people, but like there ideas because it will soon turn against them and any of there kind. - Hamzatribah
Unnecessary violence against animals is a heinous crime. Be a voice for those who do not have one. - Debasish Mridha
If I am disobeying orders, I'd rather be with God against men than with men against God. - Aristides de Souza Mendes do Amaral e Abranches
You will know him by the blade he carries and the Dark-born skill with which he wields it, for none who know the love of the Father may defeat the Darkblade, yet all must stand against him. - Anthony Ryan
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
In struggling against anguish one never produces serenity; the struggle against anguish only produces new forms of anguish. - Simone Weil
Contempt is the weapon of the weak and a defense against one's own despised and unwanted feelings.
Waves crack with wicked fury against me ship's hull while ocean currents rage as the full moon rises o're the sea." (Cutthroat's Omen: A Crimson Dawn) - John Phillips
Language is a skin: I rub my language against the other. It is as if I had words instead of fingers, or fingers at the tip of my words. My language trembles with desire - Roland Barthes
Who does ever get what they want? It doesn't seem to happen to many of us if any at all. It's always two people bumping against each other blindly, acting out of old ideas and dreams and mistaken understandings. - Kent Haruf
If you are humble you will never have to struggle against positive change. - Paul Bamikole
Forgiveness is a promise not a feeling. When you forgive other people, you are making a promise not to use their past sin against them. - Brett
It is called as ‘discharge’ (karma) when one has to do it compulsorily and against his wishes. - Dada Bhagwan
Temptation is a strong weapon that Satan uses against the children of God - Sunday Adelaja
Never speak ill against someone else. You can't know what life holds for you. The ill you speak against someone else may find you sooner than you think. Speak blessings not curses. It's what I told my son. It's what I'm telling you. - Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
Pacifism is objectively pro-fascist. This is elementary common sense. If you hamper the war effort of one side, you automatically help out that of the other. Nor is there any real way of remaining outside such a war as the present one. In practice, 'he that is not with me is against me'. - George Orwell
You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by; but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by. - James M. Barrie
Maddie: Now it’s just me against the world, and it’s the loneliest feeling ever. - Dixon, Ruby
The vision may be the destination but the journey began with a past which will stay connected whatever the sages may say against it - there is always a hyperlink. - Amit Abraham
I pushed him against his Jeep, looked him dead in the eye and kissed him. He asked if he could come up, and I just walked up the steps and said, not yet. That was the moment I knew I loved him. - Dominic Riccitello
I cannot tell whether diamonds appeared in his eyes or mine as the shine of adoration became the icon one sees in history, a Byzantine sparkle, Medieval armor against all odds. - Alice Shapiro
She dreamed of autumn. Of chilly autumn winds and soft fall rains. She could even feel the cool moisture as the rain drops touched her face and ran down her cheeks. Her denim skirt and work boots felt heavy as the rain in her dreams splashed cold water against them - Grace Willows
American liberals today are hesitant to speak out against the denial of rights that is perpetrated in the name of Islam. - Ayaan Hirsi Ali
This was the book I read over and over. I really felt so in tune with them- I knew all the dates of their lives, what they had been doing, whre they had been. They were always my heroes, creating something fantastic against all odds, and against their real life. - Christian Tetzlaff
Cruelty against innocent helpless animals is the worst form of violence. - Debasish Mridha
How good bad music and bad reasons sound when we march against an enemy. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Against my soul's pure truth why labour you to make it wander in an unknown field? - William Shakespeare
A woman is so selfish that in order to safeguard her vested-interest and secure high position, she may even poison with words the minds of her children against her own man or anyone as close one. - Anuj Somany
They have exiled me now from their society and I am pleased, because humanity does not exile except the one whose noble spirit rebels against despotism and oppression. He who does not prefer exile to slavery is not free by any measure of freedom, truth and duty.
The uncompromising attitude is more indicative of an inner uncertainty than a deep conviction. The implacable stand is directed more against the doubt within than the assailant without. - Eric Hoffer
Be warned against all 'good' advice because 'good' advice is necessarily 'safe' advice, and though it will undoubtedly follow a sane pattern, it will very likely lead one into total sterility--one of the crushing problems of our time. - Jules Feiffer
The Word of God is our measuring stick against all deception. - Brian Reynolds
The best is the deep quiet in which I live and grow against the world, and harvest what they cannot take from me by fire and sword. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The silent bear no witness against themselves. - Aldous Huxley
Nothing glamorous like the write-ups in the papers or the newsreels. We weren't heroes. We were only there..." Closing his eyes, he then slumps against the wall, as if the words he has spoken has used up all his energy. - Robert Cormier
Anger is the most impotent of passions. It effects nothing it goes about, and hurts the one who is possessed by it more than the one against whom it is directed. - Carl Sandburg
in the endit is wordspoetry. sunsetssomeone’s deep blue silk voice.mountain scents.someone’s smile.eyes. that we haveno defenses against. - Sanober Khan
People cannot win against their loneliness because loneliness is this world’s worst kind of pain. - Masashi Kishimoto
The best education consists in immunizing people against systematic attempts at education. - Paul Karl Feyerabend
In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong. God cannot be for, and against the same thing at the same time. - Abraham Lincoln
When sisters stand shoulder to shoulder, who stands a chance against us? - Pam Brown
I must fling myself down and writhe; I must strive with every piece of force I possess; I bruise and batter myself against the floor, the walls; I strain and sob and exhaust myself, and begin again, and exhaust myself again; but do I feel pain? Never. How can I feel pain? There is no place for it. - Harry Houdini
There are heroes and schmucks in all worlds. The most important thing is whether you are willing to engage in moral struggle against yourself. - David Brooks
You never push a noun against a verb without trying to blow up something. - H.L. Mencken
But you have to realize that it doesn't matter how your films are going to stack up against other people's. You have to stop whining about it and just get to work. Just do it. Because in the work is your existence. That's what you're here for.
Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the Lord, and against thee; pray unto the Lord, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people. (Lesson of trust)
If it is believed that these elementary schools will be better managed by the governor and council or any other general authority of the government, than by the parents within each ward, it is a belief against all experience. - Thomas Jefferson
We are determined to answer evil with GOOD, slavery with FREEDOM, rape with hope!We are against slavery, rape, beheading, torture, violations of human rights, corruption and misuse of religion! - Widad Akreyi
To accomplish our destiny it is not enough to merely guard prudently against road accidents. We must also cover before nightfall the distance assigned to each of us. - Alexis Carrel
Advocating sexual repression as a solution to violence against women ends up mobilizing women around their fears rather than their visions. - Alice Echols
When parents neglect their responsibility to correct and discipline their children society suffers. The results are crimes and harm committed against others. - Ellen J. Barrier
There are two excellent challengers against darkness in this universe: Powerful lights and great ideas! - Mehmet Murat ildan
That's the whole point of good propaganda. You want to create a slogan that nobody's going to be against, and everybody's going to be for. Nobody knows what it means, because it doesn't mean anything. - Noam Chomsky
The nearest thing we have to a defence against [the gods] (but there is no real defence) is to be very wide awake and sober and hard at work, to hear no music, never to look at earth or sky, and (above all) to love no one. - C.S. Lewis
Your refusal to forgive one who has sinned against you us a manifestation of hypocrisy - a telltale sign that either you have not experenced God's forgiving grace, or that you take such grace for granted. - Joe Thorn
Any philosophy is a sacrilege against creation. It just gives people the kinds of explanations that they want to hear. - Sadghuru
Never reason from what you do not know. If you do, you will soon believe what is utterly against reason.
Humor is just another defense against the universe. - Mel Brooks
Don't ever think you're alone here,We've just been trapped in different hells,And people aren't against you dear,They're just all for themselves. - Erin Hanson
People try to use your past against you not realizing you were using it to propel you. - Kierra C.T. Banks
We now have the liberal playbook and we know what they are doing, and we are using it against them. Unlike the Democrats though, we aren't out to destroy our society, we are out to save it. - Mark R. Levin
To be a vegetarian is to disagree - to disagree with the course of things today... starvation, cruelty - we must make a statement against these things. Vegetarianism is my statement. And I think it's a strong one. - Isaac Bashevis Singer
Indifference is one of the seven deadly sins, actually the greatestof them all, because it is the only one that sins against life. - Karl Ove Knausgård
NC passed law against global warming science, therefore it's not happening. So I'm ignoring Twitter's 140-character limit, so it's not happ - Stephen Colbert
To be or not to be, that is the question: to go on living, fighting against this sea of troubles, or to die and end everything? Why be afraid of death? To die is to sleep, no more. Perhaps to dream? Yes, that's the problem: in that sleep of death, what dreams will come? - Isaac Marion
She knew the way of things. She knew ifyou weren't always stepping lightly as a bird the wholeworld came apart to crush you. Like a house of cards.Like a bottle against stones. Like a wrist pinned hardbeneath a hand with the hot breath smell of want andwine. . . . - Patrick Rothfuss
Men are not against you; they are merely for themselves. - Gene Fowler
He knows all the facts, and he's against all the solutions. - Robert F. Kennedy
I prefer that these reserves be spent in arguing whether Mary conceived without sin, whether Christ was God or man, rather than discussing whether my power is of divine origin and if, in short, I am deserving of it. Heresy, then, is tolerable as long as it is not employed directly against power. - Carlos Fuentes
Self-correction makes me check the ruler of my life against the yardstick of my inner voice. I acknowledge when I don’t measure up. Self-correction is an ongoing process. If done often enough, I can stop myself from straying off the path. - Stella Payton
Once I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: "No good in a bed, but fine up against a wall. - Eleanor Roosevelt
Justice consists not in being neutral between right and wrong, but in finding out the right and upholding it, wherever found, against the wrong. - Theodore Roosevelt
Skepticism is the agent of reason against organized irrationalism--and is therefore one of the keys to human social and civic decency. - Stephen Jay Gould
One thing I have learned in a long life: that all our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike -- and yet it is the most precious thing we have. - Albert Einstein
Democracy without respect for individual rights sucks. It's just ganging up against the weird kid, and I'm always the weird kid. - Penn Jillette
One can't work/by limelight.//A bowlful/right at/one's elbow//produces no/more than/a baleful/glow against/the kitchen table.//The fruit purveyor's/whole unstable/pyramid//doesn't equal/what daylight did. - Kay Ryan
Let us have a care not to disclose our hearts to those who shut up theirs against us. - Francis Beaumont
It is useless to close the gates against ideas; they overlap them.
The most overlooked advantage to owning a computer is that if they foul up there's no law against wacking them around a little. - Joe Martin
The task of the artist today is to defend feeling against the machine. - Marty Rubin
There is intimacy in pain. Anyone who has comforted a sufferer knows it—the helpless tenderness, the embrace and murmur and slow rocking together as two become one against the enemy, pain. - Laini Taylor
Don't flail against the world, use it. Flexibility is the operative principle in the art of war.
I think as a result of my own personal experiences, that the accusations of fraud against mediums have been much exaggerated. - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
I'm for the revolutionaries but against the revolution. - Marty Rubin
RECOUNT, n. In American politics, another throw of the dice, accorded to the player against whom they are loaded. - Ambrose Bierce
Forever Going Forward, Never Looking Back, Always, Against The Circle - M. Mrqz
Humor is just another defense against theuniverse. - Mel Brooks
Luck always seems to be against the man who depends on it.
After character becomes imbued with conscious principles of love, integrity, and faith, it opens the door for purity and holiness to converge at the portals of the soul like sentinels guarding against any counter attacks from the ego. - Garey Gordon
God is a mean-spirited, pugnacious bully bent on revenge against His children for failing to live up to his impossible standards. - Walt Whitman
I'm against group sex because I wouldn't know where to put my elbows.
The biggest threat against the survival of humanity is not brutality and unkindness, it is stupidity and selfishness. - M.F. Moonzajer
I am tired, Beloved, of chafing my heart againstThe want of you;Of squeezing it into little inkdrops,And posting it. - Amy Lowell
Let's stop fighting over who we believe created the planet, & work together against those that choose to destroy it. - Jack Barker
All your life you're yellow. Then one day you brush up against something blue, the barest touch, and voila, the rest of your life you're green. - Tess Callahan
Write against patterns. Go against the devils. Write what you never write. Lie. Validate what you don’t validate. Indulge what you don’t like. Wallow in it. Write the opposite of what you always write, think, speak. Do everything against the grain! - Deena Metzger
Once freedom lights is beacon in a man's heart, the gods are powerless against him. - Jean-Paul Sartre
The walls of books around him, dense with the past, formed a kind of insulation against the present world and its disasters. - Ross Macdonald
The man up there raged aloud in two languages, and with a sincerity in his fury that almost convinced me I had, in some way, sinned against the harmony of the universe - Joseph Conrad
A sense of having been decoyed by some world-old conspiracy into this bondage of body and soul filled her with despair. If marriage was the slow life-long acquittal of a debt contracted in ignorance, then marriage was a crime against human nature. - Edith Wharton
Conscience has nothing to do as lawgiver or judge; but is a witness against me if I do wrong, and which approves if I do right. To act against conscience is to act against reason and God's Law.
I hated these visits, because I kept feeling the visitors measuring my fat and stringy hair against what I had been and what they wanted me to be, and I knew they went away utterly confounded. - Sylvia Plath
The superior man...does not set his mind either for anything, or against anything; what is right he will follow. - Confucius
You're a part of the order if you're not against it. - Saleem Sharma
I'm against picketing, but I don't know how to show it. - Mitch Hedberg
If everyone is against you, but God is for you. It is more than enough to keep moving. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Well, normally I’m against big things. I think the world is going to be saved by millions of small things. Too many things can go wrong when they get big. (on how he felt about attending his big 90th birthday bash last year) - Pete Seeger
Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal. - Arthur C. Clarke
Maybe it's just that some of us have had certain facts and truths slapped up against our heads so hard and so often that we have to see them and pay our respects to their reality. - Ralph Ellison
Crime butchers innocence to secure a throne, and innocence struggles with all its might against the attempts of crime. - Maximilien Robespierre
Wit makes its own welcome, and levels all distinctions. No dignity, no learning, no force of character, can make any stand against good wit. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Your soul is oftentimes a battlefield, upon which your reason and your judgment wage war against passion and your appetite. - Kahlil Gibran
I can win an argument on any topic, against any opponent. People know this, and steer clear of me at parties. Often, as a sign of their great respect, they don't even invite me. - Dave Barry
There are ghosts of yourself scattered everywhere,Whispers of a moment suspended in time,Where every life that you've brushed up againstNow lives with a piece of you trapped in their mind. - Erin Hanson
The book: an umbrella against ignorance - André Letria
Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky. - Rainer Maria Rilke
Only one thing remained reachable, close and secure amid all losses: language. Yes, language. In spite of everything, it remained secure against loss. - Paul Celan
If a thing which is believed by billions is against the reason and not supported by the science, it is a great honour not to be amongst those billions! - Mehmet Murat ildan
...the safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death. - Voltaire
... The women's song was always the same, as monotonous as the beating of the waves against the beach: loss, loss. The conch offered them no enchantment. When they put their ear to it, all they heard was the echo of their mourning. - Carsten Jensen
We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love. - Sigmund Freud
In all tests of character, when two viewpoints are pitted against one another, in the final analysis the thing that will strike you the most, is not who was right or wrong, strong or weak, wise or foolish.... but who would go to the greatest lengths in considering the other's perspective. - Mike Dooley
This is the extraordinary thing about creativity: If just you keep your mind resting against the subject in a friendly but persistent way, sooner or later you will get a reward from your unconscious. - John Cleese
To struggle against darkness is not to blunder ignorantly; intelligence is needed to generate right action. - Belsebuub
If any man ceases to attack me, I never remember the past against him. - Abraham Lincoln
When you meet someone, and you find that they are prejudiced against your kind, it might be your chance, not to confirm, but to be the one to finally change their mind. - Criss Jami
Incorporate daily programs on positive thinking as a counterbalance against the negativity you may encounter in pursuit of your dreams. - Ken Poirot
He forgave you though,' said Claire. 'He never held it against you, ever. All he cared about was that you lived, and that you got better. He would have given everything for that. Everything. Nothing else mattered. - S.J. Watson
There is no other way of guarding oneself against flattery than by letting men understand that they will not offend you by speaking the truth; but when everyone can tell you the truth, you lose their respect. - Niccolo Machiavelli
The best things and the best people rise out of their separateness; I'm against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise. - Robert Frost
All struggles against oppression in the modern woeld begin by redefining what had previously been consideered private, non-public and non-political issues as matters of public concern, as issues of justice, as sites of power. - Şeyla Benhabib
We already live on the planet of war, we already live on the red planet, and it's a war against children. All the other wars are just the shadows of the war on children. - Stefan Molyneux
Against all odds, a seed rises from darkness and beautifies the universe. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Lawer: one who protects us against robbery by taking away the temptation. - H. L. Mencken
Self-serving-pride (swamaan) means to take precaution against being insulted. - Dada Bhagwan
When all seems to be against you, remember, a ship sometimes has to sail against the current, not with it. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Those who use religion for their own benefit are detestable. We are against such a situation and will not allow it. Those who use religion in such a manner have fooled our people; it is against just such people that we have fought and will continue to fight. - Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
Surround yourself with people who are positive and who guard against negative talk. - Alan E. Nelson
The sea waves stirred before methey dashed against the rocksLike a mermaid rising from its depthscurled white sea foam were her locks... - Giselle V. Steele
I can never do justice to the great feeling of amazement and encouragement I felt when, perhaps for the first time in American history, white citizens of a Southern state banded together to come to Selma and show their indignation about the injustices against the African-Americans. - Amelia Boynton Robinson
There are several good protections against temptations, but the surest is cowardice. - Mark Twain
If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. - Albert Camus
Against love's fire fear's frost hath dissolution. - William Shakespeare
I write, as far as I can tell, because writing is a black sheep sibling of prayer, an urgent struggle against a bad connection, intent, hopeful, innocent, never quite good enough. - Kirk Wilson
Peace is not a result inside us from everything around us. Peace is not submissive nor passive. On the contrary, peace is an overwhelming force which comes from within us, disrespectful of everything around us, a firm coalition of spirit and soul standing against all the unrest that abounds. - C. JoyBell C.
He who learns must suffer, and, even in our sleep, pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God. - Aeschylus
Behind every person who’s committed an unimaginable crime is an adult who committed unimaginable violence against them as a child. All of them, as if it was plotted that way. Violence begets violence, and that violence begets even more violence. - Ji-young Gong
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, until it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the time and place that the tide will turn. - Harriet Beecher Stowe
Unless one lives and loves in the trenches, it is difficult to remember that the war against dehumanization is ceaseless. - Audre Lorde
The existence of the writer is an argument against the existence of the soul, for the soul has obviously taken flight from the real ego, but not improved itself, only become a writer. - Franz Kafka
We are like sculptors, constantly carving out of others the image we long for, need, love or desire, often against reality, against their benefit, and always, in the end, a disappointment, because it does not fit them. - Anaïs Nin
On the 25th anniversary of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, let us remember that we have a chance to save lives! If we don't take it, we may regret it! - Widad Akreyi
it's all right", he said in a clear voice as if explaining something to a child. "It's quite all right. She's having a rest. We'll be going soon. There's no hurry. You see -" Bond's head sank down against hers and he whispered into her hair - "you see, we've got all the time in the world". - Ian Fleming, On Her Majesty's Secret Service
One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed they must be defended against the heaviest odds. - Mahatma Gandhi
The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it. - George Bernard Shaw
Music is the weapon in the war against unhappiness. - Jason Mraz
It is against the grain of modern education to teach children to program. What fun is there in making plans, acquiring discipline in organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail, and learning to be self-critical? - Alan Perlis
I define anarchist society as one where there is no legal possibility for coercive aggression against the person or property of any individual. - Murray N. Rothbard
and I shall watch the ferry boats, and they'll get high, on a bluer ocean against tomorrow's sky. and i will never grow so old again, and i will walk and talk, in gardens all wet with rain... - Van Morrison
In a free society, how can you commit a crime against yourself? - Jesse Ventura
I said once that lies have no rights against truth. I was wrong. In daily life, it's the truth that's disenfranchised. What fits the popular narrative, what makes an observer happy with the consistency of events, is what is believed. - Adrian Lamo
Rise against every negative thought that rises against you. - Matshona Dhliwayo
I’m now requesting you refrain from calling me this early in the morning, before I’ve had a chance to steel my defenses against hearing you utter the word ‘lizard.’-- spoken by Dr. Jeri Asheer... to Chris Dixon. - Richard Finney
Every human life has infinite value and to destroy even one is a crime against all humanity. - Marty Rubin
We have to distrust each other. It's our only defense against betrayal. - Tennessee Williams
You cram these words into mine ears against the stomach of my sense. - William Shakespeare
Nerds don't just happen to dress informally. They do it too consistently. Consciously or not, they dress informally as a prophylactic measure against stupidity. - Paul Graham
If there is a very strong love behind you that you can lean against to it, nothing can ever shake you very strongly! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Truth is generally the best vindication against slander. - Abraham Lincoln
All professions are conspiracies against the laity. - George Bernard Shaw
A forest fire was making its way along the tinderbox ridges above them, flaring and shimmering against the overcast like the northern lights. Cold as it was he stood there a long time. The color of it moved something in him long forgotten. Make a list. Recite a litany. Remember. - Cormac McCarthy
Pride, willfulness, and rebellion against what is written are the causes of the Bible being hard to understand. The hard part, then, is not understanding with the mind, but being willing to obey what he does not want to obey. If a person could not understand the truth, he could not reject it. - Finis Jennings Dake
We should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinions that we loathe. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Learn from the earliest days to insure your principles against the perils of ridicule; you can no more exercise your reason if you live in the constant dread of laughter, than you can enjoy your life if you are in the constant terror of death. - Sydney Smith
He alone is wise who can accommodate himself to all contingencies of life; but the fool contends, and struggling, like a swimmer, against the stream.
A gentleman would have announced himself! I told him, pressing against the side of the tub. And a scoundrel would have joined you.-- Kit Marlowe to the witch Gillian (shortly before joining her in the tub!) - Karen Chance
The Only Person I'm Prejudice Against, is The Lazy One! - Latif Mercado
The battle we are fighting is not against a particular group. It is against human nature - or at least what it has become. - Veronica Roth
The menopause of Sarah became her menostart; this is feminine beauty! The death plot against Mordecai became his life spring; this is masculine beauty! A kind of life lived in God's word is a life of miraculous beauty! - Israelmore Ayivor
No degree of dullness can safeguard a work against the determination of critics to find it fascinating. - Harold Rosenberg
Step outside for a while - calm your mind. It is better to hug a tree than to bang your head against a wall continually - Rasheed Ogunlaru
I love the deep quiet in which I live and grow against the world and harvest what they cannot take from me by fire or sword. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
These were the companions who justified my principles, who gave me the strength to continue against any foe, real or imagined. These were the companions who fought the helplessness, the rage, and frustration.These were the friends who gave me my life. - R.A. Salvatore
If a person commit a crime against you, have not the right to forgive him; but the law must punish him in order to prevent a repetition of that same crime by others, as the pain of the individual is unimportant beside the general welfare of the people.
love is your greatest weapon against your enemies. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Speechless and very nearly panting, she fell back against the wall with a thump, knowing that if she lived to be ninety, she would still carry the searing mark of that kiss on her soul."At last," he murmured. "A way to shut you up." Christovao Santos (Chris), Sanctuary - Sharon K. Garner
Nothing against the music, it's awesome... but going deeper and deeper in Super Genes... it's kind of dry... isn't it???So I need something bloody!- Crime is a great choice! - Deyth Banger
I spent most of my life trying to specialize myself. I went to theater school, film school, music school, mime school ... Finally, I was able to gather enough knowledge to build the confidence to create my own work, that goes utterly against the sense of specialization. - Nuno Roque
God is not against money, He is against the money being used outside His purposes. - Sunday Adelaja
I held my breath tightly against the shivers coursing through my body. Darkness ate away the edges of my vision and numbness stole away my fingers. I kept holding though. Watching the last bubble of precious air escape my lips. Then it became all black. But I never let go. - Hubert Martin
Speak against unconscious oppression,Speak against the tyranny of the unimaginative,Speak against bonds. - Ezra Pound
Life has a vendetta against writers. It does everything in it's power to get in the way of our craft. Maybe it thinks we embellish too much? - Hannah Harding
My activism does not need proof to be real. It exists in the work of my bones against weight in the morning. - Amandla Stenberg
Do not throw the arrow which will return against you. - Kurdish Proverb
Sometimes you feel other people's pain worse than your own. We're armored against our own troubles. We can't afford to give in to despair. Then you see someone else struggling, and it breaks your... heart. - Sean Stewart
A tiny company, ‘the aware’, we have taken up civilization’s fiercest weapons to fight against the dark army of the masses whose leaders are hunger and stupidity. These weapons are the smile and the lie. - Iwan Goll
Jesus didn't fight against what was wrong. But he fought for what was right. - Ricky Maye
If you write in the Old World, and against it, your work must die, go missing, be veiled, before it can live the life for which it was destined in the New World. - Patrick Nowell-Smith
life weighs heavy upon my shoulders and patience starts wearing thin, it is divine hope and dreams which sustain me, pushing me forth against the wind. - Terry A. O'Neal
A great preservative against angry and mutinous thoughts, and all impatience and quarreling, is to have some great business and interest in your mind, which, like a sponge shall suck up your attention and keep you from brooding over what displeases you. - Joseph Rickaby
This report, by its very length, defends itself against being read.
Strength of character means the ability to overcome resentment against others, to hide hurt feelings, and to forgive quickly. - Lawrence G. Lovasik
I remembered a definition of chivalry I'd heard once: a man protecting a woman against every man but himself. - James Anderson
Should-haves are the devil’s greatest tool against our personal progress. He shouts in our ears that they are failures, while God calmly whispers they are lessons. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Beautiful girls should know how to defend themselves against the advances of gentlemen. - Cassandra Clare
The greatest victory comes not from winning against enemies but from winning over one’s self. - Debasish Mridha
Education is the best weapon to fight against the adversity of life. - Debasish Mridha
A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failures certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it. - Alexandre Dumas
terrorism is adamant. Fight against requires endurance, specific Counter-terrorism, Intelligence and swift operation - Michael Harris
Never pray for just a beautiful and sexy partner, but pray for that who fear God. That he/she will not sin against his God. - Nana cwame Aboagye
During the Vietnam War, every respectable artist in this country was against the war. It was like a laser beam. We were all aimed in the same direction. The power of this weapon turns out to be that of a custard pie dropped from a stepladder six feet high. - Kurt Vonnegut
Anger swirled in him, a tempest readying her strike. And like a helpless vessel caught in her fury, he felt himself dashed against the rocks without mercy. - V.S. Carnes
Beheading, burying and burning humans alive are extreme acts of cruelty. Such crimes against humanity must be investigated and the guilty parties brought to justice. May ALL victims rest in peace! - Widad Akreyi
Sometimes the very things that we’re expending our lives to sustain are the very things that are killing our ability to live. And against our blind and frequently raging protests, these are the very things that God let’s die so that we can live. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Always grow with changes and not against them. - Debasish Mridha
Violet sighed in the way you do when you know something bad is going to happen, but hope against hope that it won’t, but it does anyway and you realize that you always knew it would and were stupid for having made yourself believe that you could stop it. - Victoria Forester
Prayer is in essence rebellion—rebellion against the world in its fallenness. Prayer is the undying refusal to accept as normal what is pervasively abnormal. It is the refusal of every agenda, every scheme, every interpretation that is at odds with the norm as originally established by God. - David G. Wells
The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. - Amos Bronson Alcott
Nor is there wanting in the pressSome spirit to stand simply forth,Heroic in it nakedness,Against the uttermost of earth.The tale of earth's unhonored thingsSounds nobler there than 'neath the sun;And the mind whirls and the heart sings,And a shout greets the daring one. - Robert Frost
I found myself in a sea in which the waves of joy and sorrow were clashing against each other. - Naguib Mahfouz
It is useless to send armies against ideas.
If there is a sin against life, it consist perhaps not so much in despairing of life as hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. Albert Camus - Albert Camus
Sometimes I get the feeling the whole world is against me, but deep down I know that's not true. Some smaller countries are neutral. - Robert Orben
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise. - Marcus Claudius Tacitus
fight for what you believe in,for if you don't you will be forever fighting against yourself. - Keisha Keenleyside
As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests. - Gore Vidal
Wisdom is merely the counter power used against on your unique talents to prevent them turning into your deadly curses. - Alper Mazun
If I am brave enough to stand against those who have been groomed by fear, I will recognize that where I get knocked down is all about where life begins, and has nothing to do with where it ends. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
We are but one of many ideas against a greater imagination. - James C. Emlund
Marx hated weakness in men, and considered the making of moral judgements as the last resort of the weak. To say 'That is morally wrong' is implicitly to say ' I am powerless to stop that, so I will inveigh against it'. - Paul Robert Wolff
You always have to defend the imagination against idiots. - Ursula K. Le Guin
The facts about our past are powerless against the blood of Jesus and the Truth of His Word. - Joyce Meyer
Marriage must fight constantly against a monster which devours everything: routine. - Honoré de Balzac
Unless I am convinced by proofs from Scriptures or by plain and clear reasons and arguments, I can and will not retract, for it is neither safe nor wise to do anything against conscience. Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me. Amen. - Martin Luther
One must always rebel against fear and hate and affirm life. - Marty Rubin
...while social analysis must always be part of curriculum development and teaching, education policy and practice needs to be protected against the dangers of fads, obsessions and moral panics. - Rob Gilbert and Pam Gilbert
It is the duty of youths to war against indiscipline and corruption because they are the leaders of tomorrow. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
The individual seeks out the heat of the crowd, in this century, to protect himself against the cold emanating from the corpse of the world. - Nicolás Gómez Dávila
Civil government, so far as it is instituted for the security of property, is in reality instituted for the defense of the rich against the poor, or of those who have some property against those who have none at all. - Adam Smith
More and more I had come to see the Capped as lacking what seemed to me the essence of humanity, the vital spark of defiance against the rulers of the world. - John Christopher
I'd watched too many schoolmates graduate into mental institutions, into group homes and jails, and I knew that locking people up was paranormal - against normal, not beside it. Locks didn't cure; they strangled. - Scott Westerfeld
The odds are stacked against you until you realize: You make the odds. - Tehya Sky
Against an oath; the truth thou art unsure. - William Shakespeare
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