We’ve collected the best Against Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Dale Carnegie, Erwin Rommel, Gail Honeyman, Louie Gohmert, Albert Einstein. Use them as an inspiration.
But courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity, or, if it is insisted upon by a commander, irresponsibility.
If nothing else came out of all of this debacle over Obamacare, one thing that should is a class-action lawsuit against the University of Chicago Law School for people that had Obama as their constitutional law professor.
Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.
The use of military force against Iran would be very dangerous. It would be very provocative. The only thing worse would be Iran being a nuclear power.
But picketing – picketing for or against something, and handing out literature – these are conspicuously formal actions. They have to be understood as indirect communication.
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
By ensuring that no one in government has too much power, the Constitution helps protect ordinary Americans every day against abuse of power by those in authority.
I believe that truth is one of the most powerful tools we possess against victimization, exploitation, and fear.
A wise human would have an understanding of the supply chain and how the pieces fit together. But it’s against our nature to think about it.
Some people say that practice makes perfect but I just feel that the repetition works against me and I start thinking too far ahead during a show.
In the long run, there is not much discrimination against superior talent.
It turns out that our ability to connect with other people is driven by our ability to connect deeply with ourselves. And that can be just a few minutes sitting on your porch feeling the breeze against your face. That can be a few moments spent in meditation or in prayer or remembering three things you‘re grateful for.
Democracy does not require perfect equality, but it does require that citizens share a common life. What matters is that people of different backgrounds and social positions encounter one another, and bump up against one another, in the course of ordinary life.
It’s a headache, chasing a guy around. I’d rather play against a quarterback that sits still.
More than 30 years ago, when I had embarked upon the fight against child labour, it was not even considered an issue worth any discussion. It was accepted as a way of life in India, much like it was in other countries. Today, no country or business or society can throw this issue away.
I may be what my enemies desire me to be, yet never an accusation are they able to hurl against me which makes me blush or lower my forehead; and I hope that God will be merciful enough with me, to prevent me from committing one of those faults which would involve my family.
If you and I are having a single thought of violence or hatred against anyone in the world at this moment, we are contributing to the wounding of the world.
The safest course is to do nothing against one’s conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.
This battle for ‘common-sense’ gun control laws pits emotion and passion against logic and reason. All too often in such a contest, logic loses. So, expect more meaningless, if not harmful, ‘gun control’ legislation. Good news – if you’re a crook.
The characteristic feature of modernity is criticism: what is new is set over and against what is old, and it is this constant contrast that constitutes the continuity of tradition.
You know that we are not in the regime-change game. We are against interference in domestic conflicts.
People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.
Will cannot be quenched against its will.
The travail of freedom and justice is not easy, but nothing serious and important in life is easy. The history of humanity has been a continuing struggle against temptation and tyranny – and very little worthwhile has ever been achieved without pain.
I had to fight all my life to survive. They were all against me… but I beat the bastards and left them in the ditch.
Only a few years after building a federal system that cleared the way for equal opportunity, Republicans faced a racist and xenophobic backlash against an active government – and they folded. By the 1880s, the party‘s leaders had abandoned their message of opportunity and tied themselves to big business.
If you are going to sin, sin against God, not the bureaucracy. God will forgive you but the bureaucracy won’t.
The debate on healthcare was not done like most of our conferences are done – meaning it was not all on television. There was this procedural feeling that the bill wasn’t done thoroughly and didn’t reflect peoples’ wishes. It’s not coincidence that upwards of 60 percent of folks in my district are against it.
In my country of South Africa, we struggled for years against the evil system of apartheid that divided human beings, children of the same God, by racial classification and then denied many of them fundamental human rights.
The theologian considers sin mainly as an offence against God; the moral philosopher as contrary to reasonableness.
Law enforcement must be guardians in our communities, not warriors against our own people.
There is no defense against a perfect pass. I can throw the perfect pass.
In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.
My mom is a nurse; my dad is a pediatrician. They were born in the 1940s, and they were both inspired to fight against injustice, whether it was the injustices of the Vietnam War or Watergate or children in poverty or oppression of African Americans in Philadelphia where I was growing up.
Sometimes even my old friends are against me. But it’s important to face your opposition and hear them out.
Terrorists and terrorism cannot be eliminated any more than we can rid the world of disease. There will always be those who will resort to force against innocent men, women, and children in pursuit of political goals.
Why is our own participation in scapegoating so difficult to perceive and the participation of others so easy? To us, our fears and prejudices never appear as such because they determine our vision of people we despise, we fear, and against whom we discriminate.
It is difficult for the common good to prevail against the intense concentration of those who have a special interest, especially if the decisions are made behind locked doors.
Your pantry is your first line of defense against food-borne illness and things like high blood pressure and cholesterol.
If your theory is found to be against the second law of theromodynamics, I give you no hope; there is nothing for it but to collapse in deepest humiliation.
Capitalism is against the things that we say we believe in – democracy, freedom of choice, fairness. It’s not about any of those things now. It’s about protecting the wealthy and legalizing greed.
When a society is stressed, when it comes up against things that are hard to understand, you get a lot of delusional thinking.
You have to know the forces that are against you and that are trying to break you down. We talk about the problems facing the black community: the decimation of the black family; the mass incarceration of the black man; we’re talking about the brutality against black people from the police. The educational system.
I was never motivated by a contract. I was motivated by being the best. So I just compete against myself every day and push to get better.
Science is basically an inoculation against charlatans.
Patriotism is an indispensable weapon in the defense of civilization against barbarism.
My dad was a loyal congressman until his death. The Congress didn’t respect him after his death and filed cases against me.
Money is a scoreboard where you can rank how you’re doing against other people.
Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.
In the case of Yugoslavia v. NATO, one of the charges was genocide. The U.S. appealed to the court, saying that, by law, the United States is immune to the charge of genocide, self-immunized, and the court accepted that, so the case proceeded against the other NATO powers, but not against the United States.
Organized murder is war, and though we demonstrate against a particular war, the nuclear, or any other kind of war, we have never demonstrated against war.
Strike against war, for without you no battles can be fought!
The strongest argument against totalitarianism may be a recognition of a universal human nature; that all humans have innate desires for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The doctrine of the blank slate… is a totalitarian’s dream.
We all have those days when you feel like you’re against the world, every little thing goes wrong and your blood pressure is up. And you feel like punching somebody!
Holding office often requires swearing an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Running for office should include accepting responsibility for this, too, so that our democratic republic‘s underpinnings can remain strong for generations to come.
Comparison is an act of violence against the self.
We become distracted from productive labors by our perceived opponents; we become focused on them and not on our larger calling to advance our nation; our debate becomes more about scoring points against an adversary and less about advancing our common cause.
A man’s natural rights are his own, against the whole world; and any infringement of them is equally a crime, whether committed by one man, or by millions; whether committed by one man, calling himself a robber, (or by any other name indicating his true character,) or by millions, calling themselves a government.
In mountaineering, there is not only the activity, but the philosophy behind it. Some say a moral, but I am against that because all morality is dangerous.
Most of wars or military coups or invasions are done in the name of democracy against democracy.
Be true to yourself. Make each day a masterpiece. Help others. Drink deeply from good books. Make friendship a fine art. Build a shelter against a rainy day.
What can you do against the lunatic who is more intelligent than yourself, who gives your arguments a fair hearing and then simply persists in his lunacy?
I was determined to play my horn against all odds, and I had to sacrifice a whole lot of pleasure to do so.
Those who served, and those who continue to serve in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard took an oath to uphold and protect the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic, and we can never forget the importance of their commitment to our Nation.
One of the most troubling things about the term ‘fake news‘ is that it has become a force field against accusations you don’t like.
The cost of infrastructure development to host a mega-event can be offset against economic growth over future decades.
It’s not really about the competition. Your biggest challenge in a race is yourself. You’re often racing against time. You’re frequently running everything through your mind. You’re always competing against preconceived ideas. It’s not really the person next to you that you worry about.
I want to find more ways of planting trees and helping fight against deforestation.
I don’t think we should be discriminating against anyone. Transgender people are people and deserve the best we can do for them.
When you reach that elite level, 90 percent is mental and 10 percent is physical. You are competing against yourself. Not against the other athlete.
You don’t have to fight against being placed in a box any more than the number two has to fight against being the number three. I mean, two is not going to be the number three, ever.
My religious point of view is something I can’t talk about. It goes against my belief system to talk publicly about my own spiritual beliefs.
If you’re gay, that doesn’t mean I want to discriminate against you, belittle or bully you, abuse or offend you. Not at all. I don’t want to go back to the dark days of criminalisation and the imprisonment of gay men and women; of Section 28 and legalised discrimination.
The financial crisis of 2008 was not caused by investment banks betting against the housing market in 2007. It was caused by the fact that too few investors – including all of the big investment banks – bet too heavily on the housing market in the years before 2007.
I was against gay marriage until I realized I didn’t have to get one.
I’ve always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn’t have a chance to win.
The way those clubs shift against Ted Williams, I can’t understand how he can be so stupid not to accept the challenge to him and hit to left field.
Everything, everything in war is barbaric… But the worst barbarity of war is that it forces men collectively to commit acts against which individually they would revolt with their whole being.
When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.
Guns are the ultimate bulwark against government misbehavior.
I hope to stop discrimination against young transgender people.
The aims of life are the best defense against death.
A strong argument for the religion of Christ is this – that offences against Charity are about the only ones which men on their death-beds can be made – not to understand – but to feel – as crime.
Few would deny the importance of tackling online hatred or child abuse content. The internet, after all, has become a key weapon for those who disseminate and incite hatred and violence against minorities, and for those who pose a horrifying threat to children.
Consumers now have a voice. And the fact that consumers can be creators, producers and distributors means they can push back against brands to punish them for their socially irresponsible behavior or reward them for their responsible behavior.
When you hear anyone policing the bodies of trans women, misgendering and othering us, and violently exiling us from spaces, you should not dismiss it as a trans issue that trans women should speak out against. You should be engaged in the dialogue, discourse, and activism that challenges the very fibers of your movement.
How well he’s read, to reason against reading!
I am a Quaker. And as everyone knows, Quakers, for 300 years, have, on conscientious ground, been against participating in war. I was sentenced to three years in federal prison because I could not religiously and conscientiously accept killing my fellow man.
The film ‘Harjeeta’ is based on the remarkable true story of a underdog, who overcomes his circumstances, fights against all odds and at end, comes out as a winner.
I have had a lot of blessed, interesting things happen to me and have bumped up against some amazing people.
One of the greatest rebels, who I really admire: Christ. He was a rebel. He ended up being crucified. He was a great rebel. He rebelled against the established power that subjugated.
The power of the priesthood heals, protects, and inoculates all of the righteous against the powers of darkness.
The humanities need to be defended today against the encroachments of physical science, as they once needed to be against the encroachment of theology.
Like many other people, I grew up with so much adversity and negativity, it would have been easy to get overwhelmed and give in. But by turning negatives into positives, losing into a journey to winning, I have been able to overcome the odds that were against me and change them into motivation for my success.
Me being a compassionate person, I would never hold any grudges against my ex.
Men rise from one ambition to another: first, they seek to secure themselves against attack, and then they attack others.
People are so selfish. Those you help are the ones who turn against you.
Moral justification is a powerful disengagement mechanism. Destructive conduct is made personally and socially acceptable by portraying it in the service of moral ends. This is why most appeals against violent means usually fall on deaf ears.
An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along.
I believe that political correctness can be a form of linguistic fascism, and it sends shivers down the spine of my generation who went to war against fascism.
Greatness comes by doing a few small and smart things each and every day. Comes from taking little steps, consistently. Comes from a making a few small chips against everything in your professional and personal life that is ordinary, so that a day eventually arrives when all that’s left is The Extraordinary.
Heretics are the only bitter remedy against the entropy of human thought.
That’s what liberalism is all about, is promoting incompetence on the basis it’s fair, because people would be the best if they weren’t discriminated against.
We have to realize that science is a double-edged sword. One edge of the sword can cut against poverty, illness, disease and give us more democracies, and democracies never war with other democracies, but the other side of the sword could give us nuclear proliferation, biogerms and even forces of darkness.
Look at Ayatollah Khomeini’s revolution and the slogans that they used: anti-imperialism; anti-colonialism; the struggle of the have-nots against the haves; the state monopoly over economy, which was very much patterned after the Soviet Union. All of these things did not come out of Islam. Islam is not that developed.
All children should have a chance to speak up for what matters to them, like school violence, and they should be encouraged to take action to end violence against children.
You just need to be a flea against injustice. Enough committed fleas biting strategically can make even the biggest dog uncomfortable and transform even the biggest nation.
Zoroastrians believe in one Great Almighty Spirit of Good who is in combat against evil forces, and Goodness prevails in the end. There is no self-flagellation or staring at the sun or snake-handling.
I believe in honesty and integrity, having a belief system that you’ve thought through and then stick to. I believe in being creative and contributing, and I believe in taking a stand against injustice that you encounter in everyday life and not being idle in that respect.
I also believe that you are what you have to defend, and if you’re a black man that’s always going to be the bar against which you are judged, whether you want to align yourself with those themes or not. You can think of yourself as a colourless person, but nobody else is gonna.
Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.
Our nuclear weapons are meant purely as a deterrent against nuclear adventure by an adversary.
I’m not against screens, or new songs, or innovation. I just don’t like the gimmicks. I want to know when worship is over that that leader‘s sole purpose was to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ.
I don’t care what you have done before or what you are capable of: if you come up against a guy like me, you are in trouble.
The faking of feelings is a sin against the imagination.
I’m a Scrabble nut, and I need something to do while I’m travelling. Scrabble keeps me occupied, I play against myself. I have a high score of 718 that I’m always trying to beat. I’m a good player. You don’t want to play me for money, that’s for sure.
The same way that racism is a white person’s problem, violence against women is a men’s problem.
People who become ‘elite’ at what they do aren’t striving to be ‘elite’ just to join some special club. They take great joy and satisfaction in the pursuit of mastery, and they compete against themselves, not others.
Success is the one unpardonable sin against our fellows.
He who acts with a constant view to his own advantage will be much murmured against.
I think everyone’s against abortion.
As long as justice and injustice have not terminated their ever renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind, human beings must be willing, when need is, to do battle for the one against the other.
What we need to do is always lean into the future; when the world changes around you and when it changes against you – what used to be a tail wind is now a head wind – you have to lean into that and figure out what to do because complaining isn’t a strategy.
I’ve got nothing against plastic surgery at all. I know lots of people, young and old, who’ve had it. The point about good surgery is you can’t see it. The important thing is not to go crazy – and not to go to a bad surgeon.
Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than. Be not for or against.
Sectional football games have the glory and the despair of war, and when a Texas team takes the field against a foreign state, it is an army with banners.
Career highlights? I had two – I got an intentional walk from Sandy Koufax and I got out of a rundown against the Mets.
For among other evils caused by being disarmed, it renders you contemptible; which is one of those disgraceful things which a prince must guard against.
The Journey of Reconciliation was organized not only to devise techniques for eliminating Jim Crow in travel, but also as a training ground for similar peaceful projects against discrimination in such major areas as employment and in the armed services.
Always say ‘yes’ to the present moment… Surrender to what is. Say ‘yes’ to life – and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you.
There are people in our country, in our communities who are being marginalized and discriminated against every single day. I fight for them.
When doubt comes against us, we have to lift up the shield of faith. We do this when we open our mouth and say what God’s Word says, rather than grumbling and complaining about the problem.
I’m not for gay marriage, but I’m not for discriminating against people.
I’m against abortion. On the other hand, I believe in a woman’s choice.
Strength of character means the ability to overcome resentment against others, to hide hurt feelings, and to forgive quickly.
Having children made us look differently at all these things that we take for granted, like taking your child to get a vaccine against measles or polio.
That a man be willing, when others are so too, as far forth as for peace and defence of himself he shall think it necessary, to lay down this right to all things; and be contented with so much liberty against other men, as he would allow other men against himself.
I think – everything just in the political realm – women are usually perceived to be more trustworthy and compassionate. And they usually fare well against their male counterpart.
Architecture is measured against the past; you build in the future, and you try to imagine the future.
I’ve done hundreds of interviews on guns. I’m against people who use guns. I don’t like guns, but I’ve never yelled at anyone.
The only remedy against hunger is reasonable birth control.
When morality comes up against profit, it is seldom that profit loses.
Our understanding, great as it sometimes seems, can be nothing but the wide-eyed wonder of the child when measured against omniscience.
If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.
The American fascists are most easily recognized by their deliberate perversion of truth and fact. Their newspapers and propaganda carefully cultivate every fissure of disunity, every crack in the common front against fascism.
It’s my view that gender is culturally formed, but it’s also a domain of agency or freedom and that it is most important to resist the violence that is imposed by ideal gender norms, especially against those who are gender different, who are nonconforming in their gender presentation.
It has always been my private conviction that any man who puts his intelligence up against a fish and loses had it coming.
Drugs are the enemies of ambition and hope – and when we fight against drugs we are fighting for the future.
If we desire a society of peace, then we cannot achieve such a society through violence. If we desire a society without discrimination, then we must not discriminate against anyone in the process of building this society. If we desire a society that is democratic, then democracy must become a means as well as an end.
And I am convinced that a single focus on preserving the purchasing power of the dollar, in effect, guarding against inflation or deflation, actually creates a solid foundation for the greatest job growth and the strongest economy that America can have.
There is no defense against adverse fortune which is so effectual as an habitual sense of humor.
Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement – and we will make the goal.
The story of Detroit‘s bankruptcy was simple enough: Allow capitalism to grow the city, campaign against income inequality, tax the job creators until they flee, increase government spending in order to boost employment, promise generous pension plans to keep people voting for failure. Rinse, wash and repeat.
I have no complaints or grudges against my dad. Actually my father’s remarriage was a blessing in disguise for us.
We must go fast, because the race is against time.
Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against.
Concentrate your strengths against your competitor’s relative weaknesses.
If it is nothingness that awaits us, let us make an injustice of it; let us fight against destiny, even though without hope of victory.
The fight against racism must be seen as a revolutionary one.
There should be no discrimination against languages people speak, skin color, or religion.
Be good to others, that will protect you against evil.
We all started playing football against our best friends, and I can’t remember a moment where, because it was my best friend, I did not want to win against him.
When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.
I’ve taken a stand against religion for as long I’ve been able to write and think.
Every judgement of conscience, be it right or wrong, be it about things evil in themselves or morally indifferent, is obligatory, in such wise that he who acts against his conscience always sins.
Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac.
My observation is that the bias against female child is deeply ingrained, especially in certain parts of India and that it’s not just the poor or the uneducated who have this bias, the well-read and the well-to-do also share it.
My first book was called, ‘Mountain, Get Out of My Way,’ where I did an autobiographical sketch, if you will, looking back at myself and looking back at things in my life, and juxtaposing them against things that are happening in other people’s lives and trying to be motivational.
The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy.
We are against politics of religion and caste.
Successive American presidents have turned a blind eye to piles of evidence that Saudi money is being used to foment holy war against America.
There is no more effective way to radicalize American Muslim youth than for political leaders to make public displays of prejudice against all Muslims. Suspicion will undermine their sense of identification with America and alienate some from both the culture and from politics.
But if Russia is to be part of this larger zone of peace it cannot bring into it its imperial baggage. It cannot bring into it a policy of genocide against the Chechens, and cannot kill journalists, and it cannot repress the mass media.
What really raises one’s indignation against suffering is not suffering intrinsically, but the senselessness of suffering.
As an African-American male born with a couple of strikes against you because of your skin color, I think it’s very, very important to have some positive role models around, especially male influences.
A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.
I have published a proclamation: ‘Forgive us our transgressions as we forgive those who transgress against us.’ I have ordered all citizens to return to their parishes to enjoy the benefits of this general amnesty.
There are always two forces warring against each other within us.
My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die.
Art is a revolt against fate. All art is a revolt against man’s fate.
I would be a dream to score against Madrid, that would be an unforgettable goal.
The New Order wants to put our national interest in the driving seat while continuing with our ideology to fight against colonialism and imperialism.
This union has been divided in like a civil war – brother against brother – sister against sister. And I’m pulling it together. We’ve already seen evidence of that in New York, in Pennsylvania, in California. The first thing is we have to get on the same page. We have to be united in one cause.
You got to take a deep breath and give up. The system is rigged against you.
We are never so defensless against suffering as when we love.
To me, punk is about being an individual and going against the grain and standing up and saying ‘This is who I am’.
Great effort is required to arrest decay and restore vigor. One must exercise proper deliberation, plan carefully before making a move, and be alert in guarding against relapse following a renaissance.
Men often act knowingly against their interest.
If you’re the handsome white guy, you tend to get cast as guys who are meant to be convincing in their jobs. What I’ve been fortunate enough to do, whether it’s playing a certified idiot on ’30 Rock‘ or a weirdo in ‘Bridesmaids,’ is play against that in a lot of ways.
Politics is the conspiracy of the unproductive but organized against the productive but unorganized.
All theory is against freedom of the will; all experience for it.
It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity.
Poetry is man’s rebellion against being what he is.
The more work you put in, and the more you constantly and consistently give good performances against good opponents and constantly exceed people’s expectations, the more you really endear yourself to the crowd. That’s how your career takes off – it’s just consistency and time.
No sanction can stand against ignited minds.
When you don’t take a stand against corruption you tacitly support it.
The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It’s the age-old struggle: the roar of the crowd on the one side, and the voice of your conscience on the other.
I’ve always had a massive fascination with the modern day cowboys. Modern day outlaws or going against the system, and that’s always been very intriguing to me.
Today I start a diary; it is against my usual habbits, but out of a clearly felt need.
The new always happens against the overwhelming odds of statistical laws and their probability, which for all practical, everyday purposes amounts to certainty; the new therefore always appears in the guise of a miracle.
The war we are fighting today against terrorism is a multifaceted fight. We have to use every tool in our toolkit to wage this war – diplomacy, finance, intelligence, law enforcement, and of course, military power – and we are developing new tools as we go along.
For a while I feel like I can play against anyone in the world.
America is just the country that how all the written guarantees in the world for freedom are no protection against tyranny and oppression of the worst kind. There the politician has come to be looked upon as the very scum of society.
I work tirelessly advocating for gun violence prevention and promoting common-sense gun laws that could spare other parents the pain of having their child taken by senseless gun violence – laws the NRA’s leadership has fought against relentlessly.
Violence against women is real and something I feel passionately about, and the gateway to all that is wolf whistling. It’s allowing a man to impose his will on a woman who is just trying to walk down the street and live her life. It’s all about unwanted versus wanted attention, and, of course, there’s a fine line.
Conservation of any endangered species must begin with stringent efforts to protect its natural habitat by the enforcement of rigid legislation against human encroachment into parks and other game sanctuaries.
Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you.
I had a job when I was 10. I started living on my own when I was 17 or 18. I’ve earned my own money; I’ve traveled the world. What would I rebel against?
Showing your femininity should help your career and not go against your career. Dressing like a man, using the suit to look powerful – that was the ’80s, and that didn’t help women.
Profitability, growth, and safeguards against existential risks are crucial to strengthening a company’s long-term prospects. But if these three factors constitute a company’s ‘hard power,’ firms also need ‘soft power’: public trust and acceptance, won by fulfilling a company’s social responsibility.
I’ve had this terrible stomach problem for years, and that has made touring difficult. People would see me sitting in the corner by myself looking sick and gloomy. The reason is that I was trying to fight against the stomach pain, trying to hold my food down. People looked me and assumed I was some kind of addict.
The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it.
In the revolt against idealism, the ambiguities of the word experience have been perceived, with the result that realists have more and more avoided the word.
I’m against any religion, and Communism and Nazism – they’re both equally religions. They’re just replacement gods.
A man convinced against his will is not convinced.
There are lots of mentally very tough players that I have played against and with.
When you look at yourself in a mirror, do you like what you see, or do you judge your body and use the word to tell yourself lies? If you believe that you are not attractive enough, then you believe a lie, and you are using the word against yourself, against the truth.
Resort is had to ridicule only when reason is against us.
Man is a strange animal. He generally cannot read the handwriting on the wall until his back is up against it.
We are gifted with freedom, but with that freedom comes the reality of the unknown and the responsibility to be aware of our surroundings and on guard against those who would do us harm.
The press is largely directed at white society or the so-called electorate whose values are laced with racial prejudice against black people.
I cannot be silent when facing these evils against women and children.
I am against changing my body to become better. I am not against implants, I have a lot of girlfriends who have them, but the implants look good on them. I am never gonna get them, once I have kids they are gonna get bigger anyway.
The values that I have are the values I was raised with, from where I’m from, which is a middle-class place. So that informs everything about me, my politics and all that stuff. I mean, politically, I vote against my own self-interest at every election. I actively ask these people to raise my taxes.
Merely by describing yourself as black you have started on a road towards emancipation, you have committed yourself to fight against all forces that seek to use your blackness as a stamp that marks you out as a subservient being.
The proud fight against colonialism is one that should be consigned to history.
One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time.
I never vote for anyone. I always vote against.
If I say, ‘I forgive you,’ I have implicitly said you have done something wrong to me. But what forgiveness is at its heart is both saying that justice has been violated and not letting that violation count against the offender.
‘Press Your Luck‘ was probably the most exciting because of the unpredictability of the game and how I won on one of the three days on the very last spin against all odds. It was one of those great unpredictable game show moments.
I’ve got nothing against L.A. I think it is a really beautiful place. To be able to surf and get out in the Pacific Ocean every once in a while. The hiking, all of that is amazing. I love it there.
The lesson of the Cold War is that against nuclear weapons, only nuclear weapons can hold the peace.
Against logic there is no armor like ignorance.
If individuals are rational, there is no need to protect them against their own choices.
A people inspired by democracy, human rights and economic opportunity will turn their back decisively against extremism.
One had to take some action against fear when once it laid hold of one.
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
None of us is guaranteed against failure or corruption of any kind; witness what’s going on in the world in this moment, the follies of human nature and the failures of human nature.
Just as the constant increase of entropy is the basic law of the universe, so it is the basic law of life to be ever more highly structured and to struggle against entropy.
Regardless of what one’s attitude towards prohibition may be, temperance is something against which, at a time of war, no reasonable protest can be made.
I can never be safe; I always try and go against the grain. As soon as I accomplish one thing, I just set a higher goal. That’s how I’ve gotten to where I am.
Put your energy into building what is creative, valuable and empowering. And you won’t have to constantly fight against what is destructive and draining.
I think sometimes what people miss about black people is that we’re complicated, that we are indeed messy, that we do our best with what we’ve been given. We come into the world exactly like you. It’s just that there are circumstances in the culture that are dictated and put on our lives that we have to fight against.
This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read.
Habit allows us to go from ‘before’ to ‘after,’ to make life easier and better. Habit is notorious – and rightly so – for its ability to direct our actions, even against our will; but by mindfully shaping our habits, we can harness the power of mindlessness as a sweeping force for serenity, energy, and growth.
Man starts over again everyday, in spite of all he knows, against all he knows.
National diplomacy strategies are usually focused on promoting one’s interests against others’ interests. By emphasizing the global ‘we’ rather than the national ‘I’ in the climate change debate, COP 21 proved to be a case in point for a change of lenses.
The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.
Of all the arguments against voluntary euthanasia, the most influential is the ‘slippery slope‘: once we allow doctors to kill patients, we will not be able to limit the killing to those who want to die.
Independence day is an interesting time to reflect on our strange fealty to institutions that the British left us, including those that were explicitly set up to be used against us.
I feel I have to protect myself against things. So I’m pretty careful to lose most of them.
As the Olympic torch neared Lake Placid, N.Y., in 1980, signaling the opening of that year’s Winter Olympics, newspapers and magazines throughout the world offered predictions on who would win medals in the major sports. Not a single publication gave the American men’s hockey team a chance against the world powers.
Islam is a religion. It is not an ideology. For a Muslim, there is no such thing as to be against modernity. Why should a Muslim not be a modern person? I, as a Muslim, fulfill all the requirements of my religion, and I live in a democratic, social state.
But we didn’t have the financial structure, like the right attorneys, the right managers, the right accountants, and we were going against the grain of what black entertainers is supposed to do.
My reputation was built on hostility. I had no friends and some very virulent enemies in the old-guard art scene when I began. They threw their heavy artillery against me. They were convinced I was perverting the public taste.
The odds against there being a bomb on a plane are a million to one, and against two bombs a million times a million to one. Next time you fly, cut the odds and take a bomb.
As liberty and intelligence have increased the people have more and more revolted against the theological dogmas that contradict common sense and wound the tenderest sensibilities of the soul.
Leadership is about doing the right thing, even if it going against a vast number of naysayers and mediocre people.
It means, people who are in high and responsible positions, if they go against righteousness, righteousness itself will get transformed into a destroyer.
The biggest and most interesting crisis in the world is the human crisis, and it never gets boring. It goes back to Shakespeare. You don’t need a gimmick; it’s just man against man and their intolerance of each other.
It’s sometimes better to have a father figure to rebel against than nothing, than just a black hole or an absence.
We will not take Arsenal lightly for one minute, as they showed in the two matches against us last season that they can be dangerous opponents if we lose our concentration for a moment.
A good character, like a Gibraltar, will stand against the testimony of all the rascals in the universe, no matter how they assail it. It will stand, and it will stand firmer and grander the more it is assaulted.
For this is the mark of a wise and upright man, not to rail against the gods in misfortune.
The revolution is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploiters.
Manufacturing and commercial monopolies owe their origin not to a tendency imminent in a capitalist economy but to governmental interventionist policy directed against free trade and laissez faire.
Protest theater has a place again. It’s not against whites or apartheid. It is against injustice and anything that fails our people.
No weapon formed against me shall prosper.
I learned compassion from being discriminated against. Everything bad that’s ever happened to me has taught me compassion.
It is not Christian to go against someone. I am in favour of life.
I’m proud to stand up and defend against threats to our Second Amendment rights in Congress.
There are many people who feel that it is useless and futile to continue talking about peace and non-violence against a government whose only reply is savage attacks on an unarmed and defenseless people.
Ours is one continued struggle against degradation sought to be inflicted upon us by the European, who desire to degrade us to the level of the raw Kaffir, whose occupation is hunting and whose sole ambition is to collect a certain number of cattle to buy a wife with, and then pass his life in indolence and nakedness.
I’m totally not against plastic surgery. I’ve tried Botox before. That’s the only thing that I’ve done.
When I don’t feel free and can’t do what I want I just react. I go against it.
I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejeweled trees Christmas trees. I don’t feel threatened. I don’t feel discriminated against.
I think it’s imperative of me to advance that theory that you can win your small victories against the dark.
I don’t see any reason to discriminate against homosexuals.
I’m against this huge globalisation on the basis of economic advantage.
You don’t face Nolan Ryan without your rest. He’s the only guy I go against that makes me go to bed before midnight.
You have to let fear go. Another lesson is you just have to believe in yourself; you just have to. There’s no way around it. No matter how things are stacked against you, you just have to every time.
A child does not understand the spiritual forces coming against him, so it is up to the parents to fight the spiritual battles and keep Satan out of the child’s life.
We have ended the VIP culture in Delhi. We made additional night shelters for the poor. We have started the anti-corruption helpline. We are impartial and are not against anybody.
It says nothing against the ripeness of a spirit that it has a few worms.
Johnnie Cochran was such a heroic figure for getting the acquittal of O.J. Simpson, and the acquittal was such a historical event because it was the first time that I’d seen somebody who looked like me have the criminal justice system work in their favor rather than against.
We need a new generation of leaders who will promote policies that will foster economic growth and alleviate the middle class squeeze, defend America’s national security against those who threaten our people, reform the culture of Washington, D.C., and reassert the constitutional principles that make our country unique.
I am an Addictive Personality, they say, a natural slave to passion – and many Doctors have warned me against it. I am a High-risk Patient.
If you set out in a spaceship to find the one planet in the galaxy that has life, the odds against your finding it would be so great that the task would be indistinguishable, in practice, from impossible.
You can’t legislate against stupidity.
When you play for one run, that’s usually all you get. I have nothing against the bunt in its place, but most of the time, that place is in the bottom of a long-forgotten closet.
It is a huge honour to be recognised as the world’s best commentator, particularly against so many sporting greats.
I definitely don’t make many friends. It’s my choice; I just have a wall. It’s not that I have anything against anyone.
If you stand for something you will have people for you and people against you. But if you stand for nothing you will have nobody for you and nobody against you.
I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn’t know how to get along without it.
It is hard to contend against one’s heart’s desire; for whatever it wishes to have it buys at the cost of soul.
My mom took all of my behavior personally. Everything I did, she thought it was an act of rebellion against her. But it was just me being me.
It had an enormous impact to the point of the United Nations passing a resolution against the killing and hunting of these whales as they are an endangered species. This was a documentary on the plight of the whales.
Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality.
Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
I asked long ago,’What must I do to be saved?’ The Scripture answered, ‘Keep the commandments, believe, hope, love.’ I was early warned against laying, as the Papists do, too much stress on outward works, or on a faith without works, which as it does not include, so it will never lead to true hope or charity.
I have played against many players, but I will always consider Lee Chong Wei as my toughest competitor.
The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home.
We need to do whatever we can to defend ourselves against hacking.
Brethren, it is easier to declaim against a thousand sins of others, than to mortify one sin in ourselves.
Is fear preventing you from taking action? Acknowledge the fear, watch it, take your attention into it, be fully present with it. Doing so cuts the link between the fear and your thinking. Don’t let the fear rise up into your mind. Use the power of the Now. Fear cannot prevail against it.
Every great political campaign rewrites the rules; devising a new way to win is what gives campaigns a comparative advantage against their foes.
The history of man is the history of crimes, and history can repeat. So information is a defence. Through this we can build, we must build, a defence against repetition.
Good character consists of recognizing the selfishness that inheres in each of us and trying to balance it against the altruism to which we should all aspire. It is a difficult balance to strike, but no definition of goodness can be complete without it.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
When Zionism becomes co-extensive with Jewishness, Jewishness is pitted against the diversity that defines democracy, and if I may say so, betrays one of the most important ethical dimensions of the diasporic Jewish tradition: namely, the obligation of co-habitation with those different from ourselves.
There is no such thing as a riskless hedge against inflation.
I’ve nothing against schools! I’m against compulsory schooling.
Good actions are a guard against the blows of adversity.
My theory is to enjoy life, but the practice is against it.
Now that Europe has developed through deforestation and fossil fuel use it is telling Brazil not to develop through deforestation and fossil fuel use. Bolsonaro is the backlash against such hypocrisy.
Modernity and technology are not going to mitigate the need, the reality, of face-to-face combat, and I don’t care who it is – when you put a man against a woman in hand-to-hand combat, the chance is the man is going to win… This is a physiological issue, not a culture issue.
‘Human’ was controversial within The Killers way before it was controversial to the rest of the world! It caused some problems within the band. Not to throw anybody under the bus, but it was pretty much me and Dave against Mark and Ronnie for a little while. We were standing up for the song.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
I have chosen to kneel because I simply cannot stand for the kind of oppression this country is allowing against its own people.
I am against the word ‘anti’ because it’s a little bit like ‘atheist,’ as compared to ‘believer.’ And an atheist is just as much of a religious man as the believer is.
You cannot afford to wait for perfect conditions. Goal setting is often a matter of balancing timing against available resources. Opportunities are easily lost while waiting for perfect conditions.
Play off everyone against each other so that you have more avenues of action open to you.
The Touchables, whether they are vegetarians or flesh-eaters, are united in their objection to eat cow’s flesh. As against them stand the Untouchables, who eat cow’s flesh without compunction and as a matter of course and habit.
It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of nationalism can long survive when men have seen the Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars.
It is not according to my mode of doing things, to bring a suit against a man that I have the power in my own hands to punish.
We’ve got to deal with the fact that the church has been violently prejudiced against gay people. We’ve murdered them; we’ve burned them at the stake; we’ve run them out of town for something over which they have no control. And that’s immoral.
As long as the people persist in voting for or against men on account of their religious views, just so long will hypocrisy hold place and power.
I want to wage war against illiteracy, poverty, unemployment, unfair competition, communitarianism, delinquency.
I would rather die than do something which I know to be a sin, or to be against God’s will.
In struggling against anguish one never produces serenity; the struggle against anguish only produces new forms of anguish.
I’m not against being beautiful or sexy or anything, but I have this ‘cool‘ image that I want to keep.
Writing is a very strenuous thing – it’s like banging your head against a wall. At the end of the day, acting is better, just because nobody ever asked me if I wanted a Pellegrino in the writer‘s room.
You know, I looked at my face in the mirror this morning, and I like being old. My face has more content and when I train in the gym now, I am not training to be strong or handsome – just better than I was yesterday. These days the race is just against myself.
Evil, and evil spirits, devils and devil possession, are the outgrowth of man’s inadequate consciousness of God. We must avoid thinking of evil as a thing in itself – a force that works against man or, against God, if you will.
You should tell yourself frequently ‘I will only react to constructive suggestions.’ This gives you positive ammunition against your own negative thoughts and those of others.
I’ve been told by people that it’s okay to cry but, you know what, it’s been used against me.
I have fought against the people of the North because I believed they were seeking to wrest from the South its dearest rights. But I have never cherished toward them bitter or vindictive feelings, and I have never seen the day when I did not pray for them.
It is impossible for Bangladesh alone to take action against the rising sea level, as it has been a cumulative effect of global emission in which Bangladesh does not have any role. It is the responsibility of global community to address this issue as urgently as possible.
We have to prove to the disinherited majority of the world that ecology and conservation will not work against their interest but will bring an improvement in their lives.
I believe that we are here for each other, not against each other. Everything comes from an understanding that you are a gift in my life – whoever you are, whatever our differences.
The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.
Beauty is our weapon against nature; by it we make objects, giving them limit, symmetry, proportion. Beauty halts and freezes the melting flux of nature.
Of course you think about the goalkeeper you are facing before a game. You have to prepare yourself for the game and think about the weakness of the players you are up against.
The tool that’s most associated with the recent progress against malaria is the long-lasting bed net. Bed nets are a fantastic innovation. But we can do even better. We can invent new ways to control the mosquitoes that carry the malaria parasite.
There’s always a feeling of revenge any time you lose against any team.
Saddam has committed many crimes against humanity and against his own people.
It’s scoring goals that’s great, whether against Brazil or anybody else.
Comebacks don’t seem likely when your back is up against the wall and your hope is depleted. But if you will stay the course, you will discover God’s power to reverse the irreversible in your life.
In my view of the present aspect of affairs, there is no need of bloodshed and war. There is no necessity for it. I am not in favor of such a course, and I may say in advance, there will be no blood shed unless it be forced upon the government. The government will not use force unless force is used against it.
The Philippines was with the U.S. in the Second World War, in the Korean War, in the Vietnam War, and now in the war against terrorism.
A man with convictions finds an answer for everything. Convictions are the best form of protection against the living truth.
Women’s liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It’s men who are discriminated against. They can’t bear children. And no one is likely to do anything about that.
Wrong fails because it is wrong. The wrongs, the untruths, are inconsistent with each other. They clash against each other and confute each other. They neutralize each other and are lost.
I think segregation is bad, I think it’s wrong, it’s immoral. I’d fight against it with every breath in my body, but you don’t need to sit next to a white person to learn how to read and write. The NAACP needs to say that.
You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by; but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by.
Humor is just another defense against the universe.
Voters, whatever their political views, should rise up against politicians who want to dilute the Bill of Rights to perpetuate their tenure in office.
The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is reason.
Madison Avenue is a very powerful aggression against private consciousness. A demand that you yield your private consciousness to public manipulation.
The real Hindu vision is that nobody will be discriminated against or favoured. Everyone is equal.
Rosa Parks wasn’t the first one to rebel against the segregated seats. I was the first one.
I think there are more politicians in favor of electric cars than against. There are still some that are against, and I think the reasoning for that varies depending on the person, but in some cases, they just don’t believe in climate change – they think oil will last forever.
Maybe a thing that you do not like is really in your interest. It is possible that a thing that you may desire may be against your interest.
Sports is a metaphor for overcoming obstacles and achieving against great odds. Athletes, in times of difficulty, can be important role models.
Hateful words stand no chance against self-worth and a little of humor.
I’m not religious, but by nature I am spiritual. I’m an artist, and creativity seems to go hand in hand with spirituality. But I have a knee-jerk reaction against organized religions. Actually, I have knee-jerk reactions against anything that’s organized.
Canadians must fight back against global elites preying on the fears and desperation of people to impose their power grab.
There are schools that have rules against afro puffs. They say it’s distracting. But nobody is saying that about a little girl who has ponytails.
Hate speech, racism, and bigotry are intolerable realities that we must all come together to take action against.
We need someone who will stand up and speak up and speak out for the people who need help, for people who are being discriminated against. And it doesn’t matter whether they are black or white, Latino, Asian or Native American, whether they are straight or gay, Muslim, Christian, or Jews.
Intelligence is our first line of defense against terrorism, and we must improve the collection capabilities and analysis of intelligence to protect the security of the United States and its allies.
I want to lift the audience to the miraculous in human nature. After all, we shouldn’t be here, with all the odds against us in nature. It’s kind of unusual and wonderful!
A lot of times black actors get stuck in a box. They’re up against a lot of limitations for the kind of films that they get approached about. It’s easy to get stuck in a box and just be approached about nothing but urban films.
One of the criticisms I’ve faced over the years is that I’m not aggressive enough or assertive enough, or maybe somehow, because I’m empathetic, it means I’m weak. I totally rebel against that. I refuse to believe that you cannot be both compassionate and strong.
Healthy forests and wetlands stand sentry against the dangers of climate change, absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and locking it away in plants, root systems and soil.
Populism is not a style, it’s a people’s rebellion against the iron grip that big corporations have on our country – including our economy, government, media, and environment.
Time was when they that feared the Lord spake often to one another; I am afraid that now they more often speak one against another.
The struggle against patriarchy and racism must be substantively robust and inextricably intertwined.
The Holocaust only emerged in American life after Israel‘s victory in the 1967 Six Day war against its Arab neighbours.
Racism is endemic to the human condition, just as stupidity is. We will always have to be on guard against it. But now it is recognized as a scourge, as the crowning immorality of our age and our history.
I can’t go against my nature because I am what I am. I don’t try to be anyone different to who I am.
I feel that I am a citizen of the American dream and that the revolutionary struggle of which I am a part is a struggle against the American nightmare.
I am not protesting against the conduct of the war, but against the political errors and insincerities for which the fighting men are being sacrificed.
Man is the unnatural animal, the rebel child of nature, and more and more does he turn himself against the harsh and fitful hand that reared him.
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.
What is the price of a thousand horses against a son where there is one son only?
Perhaps it’s good for one to suffer. Can an artist do anything if he’s happy? Would he ever want to do anything? What is art, after all, but a protest against the horrible inclemency of life?
I’m continually trying to make choices that put me against my own comfort zone. As long as you’re uncomfortable, it means you’re growing.
Forget your opponents; always play against par.
The great person is ahead of their time, the smart make something out of it, and the blockhead, sets themselves against it.
Despite the slowness, the infidelity, the errors and sins it committed and might still commit against its members, the Church, trust me, has no other meaning and goal but to live and witness Jesus.
In order to change the conversation about Muslims in American media, we need a diverse, unified movement of people who are willing to take a stand against anti-Muslim bias.
I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it – but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
We are living in tumultuous times, and our focus should be fighting against the oppression and injustices that are against us – not battling those who are on the same side of seeking justice and peace.
You have to test your hypothesis against other theories. Certainty in the face of complex situations is very dangerous.
He that complies against his will is of his own opinion still.
I feel there are two people inside me – me and my intuition. If I go against her, she’ll screw me every time, and if I follow her, we get along quite nicely.
Liberalism, austere in political trifles, has learned ever more artfully to unite a constant protest against the government with a constant submission to it.
Street football is the greatest thing in the world. There is just you and your friends against the rest.
To fight against the infidels is Jihad; but to fight against your evil self is greater Jihad.
You come up against challenges in life, and it’s how you deal with them that defines you.
Everyone has strengths and weaknesses, you just have to know how to match up against a player.
An ethical man doesn’t need a consensus of his allies in order to act against something he finds reprehensible.
Above all, always be capable of feeling deeply any injustice committed against anyone, anywhere in the world. This is the most beautiful quality in a revolutionary.
There are always going to be people who are against you or don’t rate you.
I am absolutely against any violence.
Every true Christian is a soldier – of Christ – a hero ‘par excellence‘! Braver than the bravest – scorning the soft seductions of peace and her oft-repeated warnings against hardship, disease, danger, and death, whom he counts among his bosom friends.
Because I knew how hard I worked, I knew the pain, I knew the sacrifice, I knew the tears, I knew everything. Despite everything, I stuck to it. I toughed it out, and I kept my head in the game, even when the odds were against me.
Time, whose tooth gnaws away everything else, is powerless against truth.
The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.
The Sandinista government became consumed with fighting a war of survival. They were up against the biggest superpower in the world.
Judgments, value judgments concerning life, for or against, can in the last resort never be true: they possess value only as symptoms, they come into consideration only as symptoms – in themselves such judgments are stupidities.
Crimes against women are growing day by day. Despite this, the mindset of our leaders, politicians, or judicial system is not changing.
It’s a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done.
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
Exercise is done against one’s wishes and maintained only because the alternative is worse.
Men shut their doors against a setting sun.
Look at the forces against me. They don’t want me out. They’re afraid I’ll cause trouble if I get out.
I used to be homophobic, but as I got older, I realized that wasn’t the way to do things. I don’t discriminate against anybody for their sexual preference, for their skin color… that’s immature.
We must stand together united in solidarity against the targeting, demonization, and vilification of any group of people.
I’m not against the police; I’m just afraid of them.
There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about.
Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
I am very much against weapons in space. And I wish we could be spearheading that program to come to some kind of international agreement so that doesn’t happen. That is my only – fear – in further space exploration like always, we hope it doesn’t get abused.
My stories are about humanity, about the challenges of surviving and the constant fight against ignorance, inhumanity and complacency.
We have Christians against Muslims against Jews, and no matter how liberal your theology, merely identifying yourself as a Christian or a Jew lends tacit validity to this status quo. People have morally identified with a subset of humanity rather than with humanity as a whole.
The only important thing I have to say is that my father never fought against his country.
When you’re nice, you’re not bullying people. But when you’re kind, you stand up against the bully.
Contempt is the weapon of the weak and a defense against one’s own despised and unwanted feelings.
Men are not against you; they are merely for themselves.
I am not against songs in films. We come from an oral tradition of storytelling. I have grown up listening to epics in oral rendition and oral rendition always had music.
Oh! this opponent, this collaborator against your will, whose notion of beauty always differs from yours and whose means are often too limited for active assistance to your intentions!
Minorities have a right to appeal to the Constitution as a shield against such oppression.
Never give up, and be confident in what you do. There may be tough times, but the difficulties which you face will make you more determined to achieve your objectives and to win against all the odds.
I know we have to have people of good conscience who stand up against oppression. I know we have to have people who understand that social justice belongs to us all. And that wakes me up every morning, and that makes me fight even harder.
A man with money is no match against a man on a mission.
Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.
Our enemy is motivated by hatred and will not stop planning more plots against until they are ultimately defeated. Today was an important and necessary victory in the war, but there is a long road ahead. We must remain committed if we are to succeed and protect our liberty.
It’s exciting to play against old teammates, old friends.
God does not discriminate against people, regardless of color, religion, social class, or gender and sexual preferences.
I care very much about women and their progress. I didn’t go march in the streets, but when I was in the Arizona Legislature, one of the things that I did was to examine every single statute in the state of Arizona to pick out the ones that discriminated against women and get them changed.
In the end, abortion is an issue of fundamental human rights. To force women to undergo pregnancy and childbirth against their will is to deprive them of the right to make basic decisions about their lives and well-being, and to give that power to the state.
I am the people, I’m not the pig. You got to make a distinction. And the people are going to have to attack the pigs. The people are going to have to stand up against the pigs. That’s what the Panthers is doing, that’s what the Panthers are doing all over the world.
I’m secure in who I am. I don’t need the validation of those that would say, you have to be a certain thing in order to be accepted. I’m comfortable going against the grain if I need to.