Quotation Explorer - 'Resistance'

Resistance is the subtlest form of attachment. - Eric Micha'el Leventhal
What corrupt corporate governments call a terrorist is what many common people call a resistance fighter. - Steven Magee
Resistance is a sign that shows you're going the right way - Constance Friday
There is no permanent ideal of disease resistance, merely the shifting sands of impermanent obsolescence. - Matt Ridley (Author)
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 ruthlessly expend my time and my energies seeking many random things, none of which will bless me in the way that I suppose they will, for despite my frequently stubborn resistance to the thought, the single and sole blessing that I can be utterly confident in is found in seeking God alone. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it. - Krishnamurti
A little tact and wise management may often evade resistance, and carry a point, where direct force might be in vain.
By their essential nature triumphs can't be given. They must be taken, and the worse the odds and the fiercer the resistance, the greater the honor. Victories can't be gifts. - Lois McMaster Bujold
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is the history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it. - Woodrow Wilson
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
Taking the path with the least resistance does NOT mean take any opportunity that comes to you. Some opportunities are traps! - TemitOpe Ibrahim
If you choose to not deal with an issue,then you give up your right of control over the issue and it will select the path of least resistance. - Susan Del Gatto
Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation. - Mahatma Gandhi
The duration of passion is proportionate with the original resistance of the woman. - Honore de Balzac
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
The history of liberty is the history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of the limitation of governmental power, not the increase of it. - Woodrow Wilson
We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art, the art of words. - Ursula K. Le Guin
I live for those who love me, for those who know me true; for the heaven that smiles above me and awaits my spirit too. For the cause that lacks assistance, for the wrong that needs resistance, for the future in the distance, and the good that I can do. - George Linnaeus Banks
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear. - Mark Twain
Change is the only universal law in nature. People resist the universal law of nature. As if they can resist it. And they suffer. People suffer because of their own resistance and rigidness. Otherwise, life if so simple and straight-forward. - His Holiness Divas
Resistance is useless. - Doctor Who
To fly we have to have resistance.
This is your time and it feels normal to you, but really, there is no normal. There's only change and resistance to it and then more change. - Meryl Streep
All this effort to change other people's minds suggests a resistance to change one's own. - Marty Rubin
Resistance is never the agent of change. You have to embrace the actions that are going to get you closer to your goal. - Ali Vincent
Everything meaningful encounters resistance, don't get scared of whatever comes your way, just go with the right strategy and plan, their you'll overcome it at last. - Auliq Ice
The ultimate goal of technology, the telos of techne, is to replace a natural world that’s indifferent to our wishes a world of hurricanes and hardships and breakable hearts, a world of resistance with a world so responsive to our wishes as to be, effectively, a mere extension of the self. - Jonathan Franzen
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it. - Woodrow Wilson
A brave action is often followed by grief. Do not let my resistance to grief stop the brave action. - Alanis Morissette
The blessing of resistance lies in its power to illuminate those aspects of ourselves which have eluded our appreciation. - Eric Micha'el Leventhal
The only people who experience no resistance are the unambitious and the dead. If you feel no resistance in your life, you need greater goals or you need to check your pulse. Life and movement come with resistance. Don’t be discouraged by it, be strengthened by it. - Steve Maraboli
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting. - Sun-Tzu
What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power in man, the will to power, power itself. What is bad? All that is born of weakness. What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome. - Friedrich Nietzsche
When I'm not doing something that comes deeply from me, I get bored. When I get bored I get distracted and when I get distracted, I become depressed. It's a natural resistance, and it insures your integrity. - Maria Irene Fornes
Most suffering comes from the failure to adapt and a resistance to change. - Debasish Mridha
Change leads to growth. Resistance leads to rigidity. Rigidity leads to ... - Gary Rohrmayer
Resistance, however, is useless. (1939) - A.E. van Vogt
Resistance is a powerful motivator precisely because it enables us to fulfill our longing to achieve our goals while letting us boldly recognize and name the obstacles to those achievements. - Derrick A. Bell
A thought can be cast down by speaking out loud words of resistance and words of God. - Sunday Adelaja
Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting. - Sun-Tzu
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive. - Thomas Jefferson
If you always do what is easy and choose the path of least resistance, you never step outside your comfort zone. Great things don’t come from comfort zones. - Roy Bennett
Excuses are another way of saying "I don't want to". Purpose doesn't happen without resistance. Push through the barrier. - Bidemi Mark-Mordi
No party has renounced the right to armed resistance, in certain circumstances without lying - Friedrich Engels
It is only in pain that a woman is capable of rising above mediocrity. Her resistance to pain is infinite; one can use and abuse it without any fear that she will die, as long as some childish physical cowardice or some religious hope keeps her from the suicide that offers her a way out. - Colette
Intelligent resistance keeps the true self alive - Mary Pipher
Being in a relationship with some people is like pushing a boat through sand. I used to have the time and energy for that kind of nonsense, but not anymore. Relationships should be a wonderful journey of exploration and love; not grinding resistance. - Steve Maraboli
I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage - Friedrich Nietzsche
Love is the path of least resistance. - Walter E. Jacobson, M.D.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive. - Thomas Jefferson
The struggle for freedom is ultimately not resistance to autocrats or oligarchs but resistance to the despotism of public opinion. - Ludwig von Mises
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