Quotes by resist

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  • Epictetus
    Epictetus
    Roman philosopher 50-130 AD
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    It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    What fates impose, that men must needs abide; It boots not to resist both wind and tide.
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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    A silly idea is current that good people do not know what temptation means. This is an obvious lie. Only those who try to resist temptation know how strong it is.... A man who gives in to temptation after five minutes simply does not know what it would have been like an hour later. That is why bad people, in one sense, know very little about badness. They have lived a sheltered life by always giving in.
  • Campbell Brown
    Campbell Brown
    American journalist 1968-
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    As David Cameron realizes, we do not have time for the tweaks and increments favored by institutions built to resist change.
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
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    As long as I retain my feeling and my passion for Nature, I can partly soften or subdue my other passions and resist or endure those of others.
  • Alan Cohen
    Alan Cohen
    American businessman 1954-
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    Do not resist events that move you out of your comfort zone, especially when your comfort zone was not all that comfortable.
  • Plutarch
    Plutarch
    Greek biographer and essayist 46-120 AD
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    Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist.
  • John Wooden
    John Wooden
    American basketball player and head coach 1910-2010
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    For an athlete to function properly, he must be intent. There has to be a definite purpose and goal if you are to progress. If you are not intent about what you are doing, you aren't able to resist the temptation to do something else that might be more fun at the moment.
  • Marquis de Sade
    Marquis de Sade
    French nobleman, revolutionary and writer 1740-1814
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    Humane sentiments are baseless, mad, and improper; they are incredibly feeble; never do they withstand the gainsaying passions, never do they resist bare necessity.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    I can resist everything except temptation.
  • Mae West
    Mae West
    American actress 1892-1980
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    I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
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    I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    I never resist temptation, because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me.
  • Charles de Gaulle
    Charles de Gaulle
    French statesman 1890-1970
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    I respect only those who resist me; but I cannot tolerate them.
  • J.M. Coetzee
    J.M. Coetzee
    South African-born Australian novelist 1940-
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    I tend to resist invitations to interpret my own fiction.
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