Quotation Explorer - 'Opponent'

HARANGUE, n. A speech by an opponent, who is known as an harrangue- outang. - Ambrose Bierce
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
In most of my campaigns, I find it is best not to mention my opponent by name because, by doing so, it just gives him a chance to get into the headlines. - Harry Truman
Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love. - Mahatma Gandhi
Self-improvement is the name of the game, and your primary objective is to strengthen yourself, not to destroy an opponent. - Maxwell Maltz
Assessing existence while failing to embrace the insights of modern physics would be like wrestling in the dark with an unknown opponent. - Brian Greene
PITIFUL, adj. The state of an enemy of opponent after an imaginary encounter with oneself. - Ambrose Bierce
The only way to get smarter is by playing a smarter opponent. - Fundamentals of Chess 1883
Well, a man can but hold fast to what he believes right, and even the opponent he baulks should value him for that. - Ellis Peters
EPICURE, n. An opponent of Epicurus, an abstemious philosopher who, holding that pleasure should be the chief aim of man, wasted no time in gratification from the senses. - Ambrose Bierce
A sophistical rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity, and gifted with an egotistical imagination that can at all times command an interminable and inconsistent series of arguments to malign an opponent and to glorify himself. - Maurice Edelman
Anger and fear are disabling trait behaviours, instilled in the opponent with care. - Moonn Tzu
I never lose in any argument, because I always make sure that my opponent wins. - Debasish Mridha
Culture makes lies plausible through exposure to time. It makes prejudice seem like physics intergenerationally. It is therefore the most dangerous opponent of philosophy, because it feels the most credible to the average person. - Stefan Molyneux
I'm a strong opponent of all religious belief.(Conversations pg 96) - J.G. Ballard
The most courageous act in politics is to try to understand your opponent. - Alain de Botton
The non-violent resistor not only avoids external, physical violence, but he avoids internal violence of spirit. He not only refuses to shoot his opponent, but he refuses to hate him. And he stands with understanding, goodwill at all times. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Today, death is your opponent. - Compton Gage
The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity. - Francis Maitland Balfour
BILLINGSGATE, n. The invective of an opponent. - Ambrose Bierce
The best victory is when the opponent surrenders of its own accord before there are any actual hostilities...It is best to win without fighting. - Sun-tzu
If a writer is not an opponent of the government, he cannot be called as a writer, but just a disreputable lickspittle! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Sometimes, if your opponent is determined to win the battle, let him win the wrong battle. - Clifford Cohen
Life is a battle; face it.Life is a jungle; explore it.Life is a puzzle; study it.Life is a mystery; solve it.Life is a game; beat it.Life is an opponent; defeat it.Life is a treasure; cherish it. - Matshona Dhliwayo
It is only when we are in the habit of recognizing our opinions as a partial experience seen through our stereotypes that we become truly tolerant of an opponent. - Walter Lippman
The mere fact that a boxer covers his face never means that he is much afraid of his opponent. A good punch will give a better explanation for his action! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
If you put forward arguments and justifications when you are annoyed, you give out more information to your opponent - Arturo Pérez-Reverte
Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own. - James M. Barrie
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side. - Baltasar Gracian
When two creatures meet, the one that is able to intimidate its opponent is recognized as socially superior, so that a social decision does not always depend on a fight; an encounter in some circumstances may be enough. - Hediger
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