Quotation Explorer - 'Oppose'

I do oppose my patience to his fury, and am arm'd to suffer with a quietness of spirit, the very tyranny and rage of his. - William Shakespeare
The thinking (person) must oppose all cruel customs, no matter how deeply rooted in tradition and surrounded by a halo. When we have a choice, we must avoid bringing torment and injury into the life of another. - Albert Schweitzer
Yes, we need to pray for Orlando/Britain/this election/the World, but we also need to act upon it and band together to oppose Evil. - Rowan Blanchard
I oppose same-sex marriage and civil unions but I support domestic partnership between gay and lesbian couples. I have no problem with gay and lesbian couples adopting. I support equal benefits for same-sex couples such as hospital visitation rights - Mitt Romney
When you give certain unnecessary people the reason and permission to oppose you, give them the power and strength to oppose you - Ernest Agyemang Yeboahg Yeboah
Humans have a propensity to oppose things when it is not their idea and they had no input, or simply because it was initiated by those whom they dislike. - GE Paulus
Atheism is not synonymous with anti-theism and not all atheists are 'active.' There are many non-believers who aren’t activists, who don’t oppose religion at all, or who are simply not all are interested in discussing belief or lack thereof. - David G. McAfee
Some of my friends support the measure, and some of my friends oppose it. I support my friends.
There is an important sense in which government is distinctive from administration. One is perpetual, the other is temporary and changeable. A man may be loyal to his government and yet oppose the particular principles and methods of administration. - Abraham Lincoln
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. - John F. Kennedy
What can oppose the decline of the west is not a resurrected culture but the utopia that is silently contained in the image of its decline. - Theodor W. Adorno
Good literature is one key to peace. When we stop reading each other, when we stop paying attention to each other's words and stories, we too easily oppose one another. - Dave DiGrazie
To oppose something is to maintain it... You must go somewhere else; you must have another goal; then you walk a different road. - Ursula K. Le Guin
I'm a huge supporter of women. What I'm not a supporter of liberalism. Feminism is what I oppose. Feminism has led women astray. I love the women's movement, especially walking behind it. - Rush Limbaugh
The violent subjugation of the Palestinians, Iraqis, and Afghans will only ensure that those who oppose us will increasingly speak to us in the language we speak to them—violence. - Chris Hedges
OPPOSE, v. To assist with obstructions and objections. How lonely he who thinks to vex With bandinage the Solemn Sex! Of levity, Mere Man, beware; None but the Grave deserve the Unfair. Percy P. Orminder - Ambrose Bierce
Movements born in hatred very quickly take on the characteristics of the thing they oppose.
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty. - John F. Kennedy
I commissioned two political experts to advise me about what I could do to oppose the re-election of President Bush. - George Soros
Those who most obstinately oppose the most widely-held opinions more often do so because of pride than lack of intelligence. They find the best places in the right set already taken, and they do not want back seats. - François de La Rochefoucauld
Deliberate with caution, but act with decision; and yield with graciousness, or oppose with firmness. - Charles Caleb Colton
Those who oppose equality, compassion and social justice have been on the wrong side of history time and time again. - Laurence Overmire
Oppose vigorously any tendency to sadness ... You must persevere. By means of sorrow the enemy tries to make us weary of good works, but if he sees that we don't give them up and that being done in spite of his opposition they have become very meritorious, he will stop troubling us. - Francis de Sales
The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose.
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
It does not take a man to stand with the strong, it takes a man to stand with the weak and oppose the strong. - GonzoBilly
I oppose same-sex marriage but I would advance equal rights in employment for gay and lesbian people. I appointed a few judges who were gay and I had few people in my cabinet that I found out were gay. I never asked peoples sexual orientation. - Mitt Romney
Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons, but they are helpless against our prayers. - J. Sidlow Baxter
If men want to oppose war, it is *statism* that they must oppose. - Ayn Rand
I will to my dying day oppose, with all the powers and faculties God has given me, all such instruments of slavery on the one hand and villainy on the other, as this Writ of Assistance is. - James Otis
Whatever confronts your faith can be a test but if it stands to oppose the content of your personality and the validity of your convictions then it's threat. - Kingsley Opuwari Manuel
We shall support whatever the enemy opposes and oppose whatever the enemy supports. - Mao Tse-Tung
I find that all my thoughts circle around God like the planets around the sun, and are as irresistibly attracted by Him. I would feel it to be the grossest sin if I were to oppose any resistance to this force. - C.G. Jung
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
I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind. - John G. Diefenbaker
The people who oppose your ideas the most are those who represent the establishment that your ideas will upset.
Men often oppose a thing merely because they have had no agency in planning it, or because it may have been planned by those whom they dislike. - Alexander Hamilton
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty. - John F. Kennedy
To lose a problem, do not oppose, let go of any need to control, perhaps it's all an illusion we project, more like a game we play than real? - Jay Woodman
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