Quotes: resistance

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  • Marianne Moore
    Marianne Moore
    American poet 1887-1972
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    War is pillage versus resistance and if illusions of magnitude could be transmuted into ideals of magnanimity, peace might be realized.
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
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    Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
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    All in all, punishment hardens and renders people more insensible; it concentrates; it increases the feeling of estrangement; it strengthens the power of resistance.
  • André Gide
    André Gide
    French writer 1869-1951
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    Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.
  • Maya Angelou
    Maya Angelou
    African-American poet and writer 1928-
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    At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.
  • Billy Childish
    Billy Childish
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    Being a fan of authentic Dada, I find today's art - what I call 'Bankers' Dada' - mind-numbingly dull. The most challenging work I've seen of late is by The British Art Resistance. Their document, 'A Call for Heroes in an Age of Cowards', is apt in these days of witless chancers.
  • Being is both presence and absence. God had to conceal His presence in order to bring the world into being. He had to make His absence possible in order to make room for the world's presence. Coming into being brought along denial and defiance, absence, oblivion and resistance.
    Source: Who Is Man? (1965)
  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel Butler
    English poet 1612-1680
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    Belief like any other moving body follows the path of least resistance.
  • Arne Jacobsen
    Arne Jacobsen
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    Besides, I think that when one has been through a boarding school, especially then, you have some resistance, because it was both fine comradeship and a fairly hard training.
  • Better still - your history has shown how powerful a moral catharsis expressed through popular resistance to injustice can sometimes be; I have in mind the grassroots opposition to the Vietnam War.
  • Bono
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    But more than anything else, for the British folks Irish people were all terrorists. So when we went to Britain, it was always a lot of resistance to U2. And that's why we came to America.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear .
  • Al Sharpton
    Al Sharpton
    American civil rights activist, Baptist minister and talk show host 1954-
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    Dr. King used Gandhi's commitment to non-violence and to passive resistance.
  • Frederick W. Faber
    Frederick W. Faber
    English hymn writer and theologian 1814-1863
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    Every moment of resistance to temptation is a victory.
  • Alfred Adler
    Alfred Adler
    Austrian psychiatrist 1870-1937
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    Every therapeutic cure, and still more, any awkward attempt to show the patient the truth, tears him from the cradle of his freedom from responsibility and must therefore reckon with the most vehement resistance.
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