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Opponents Quotes

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You don't play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.
- Bobby Knight

Related topics: Sports

Steroids are for guys who want to cheat opponents.
- Lawrence Taylor

Opponents confront us continually, but actually there is no opponent there.
Enter deeply into an attack and neutralize it as you
draw that misdirected force into your own sphere.
- Morihei Ueshiba

My opponents attitude is, 'If it moves,
tax it, if it keeps moving, regulate it and when it stops,
subsidize it.
- Rob Simmons

 

The team that is going to win is the one that does
its homework the best by studying its opponents.
- Imran Khan

Our opponents maintain that we are confronted with
insurmountable political obstacles,
but that may be said of the smallest obstacle if one
has no desire to surmount it.
- Theodor Herzl

Unfortunately, opponents of online speech have decided
to punish our changing technological world.
- Dennis Hastert

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A key to the mentality of the left is that it judges
itself by its best intentions,
and judges its opponents - America chief among them -
by their worst deeds.
- David Horowitz

That most dangerous of opponents: the one who took
pains to comprehend the position of his adversary.
- Piers Anthony

It is a violation which has obsessed the tyrants of the twentieth century.
They do not want simply to kill their opponents,
but to liquidate them, to deny that they have ever existed.
- Helen Dunmore

For too long, opponents of the PATRIOT Act have transformed
this law into a grossly distorted caricature that bears
no relation to the legislation itself.
- Jim Sensenbrenner

I and life: The case was settled chivalrously.
The opponents parted without having made up.
- Karl Kraus

The leader of genius must have the ability to make
different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category.
- Adolf Hitler

Opponents of cap and trade should be careful what they wish for.
- Joshua A. Tucker

I want to say a simple thing, that the dividing line
exists not between Jordan and Israel,
but between the proponents of peace and the opponents of peace.
- King Hussein I

Once upon a time my political opponents honored me
as possessing the fabulous intellectual and economic
power by which I created a worldwide depression all by myself.
- Herbert Hoover

Despite the negativity coming from the President's opponents,
the United States remains fully committed to assisting
the Iraqis in restoring security and rebuilding their nation.
- Craig L. Thomas

If you pour oil and vinegar into the same vessel,
you would call them not friends but opponents.
- Aeschylus

If a politician murders his mother, the first response
of the press or of his opponents will likely be not
that it was a terrible thing to do,
but rather that in a statement made six years before
he had gone on record as being opposed to matricide.
- Meg Greenfield

Any party which takes credit for the rain must not
be surprised if its opponents blame it for the drought.
- Dwight Morrow

A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its
opponents and making them see the light,
but rather because its opponents eventually die and
a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.
- Max Planck

Each pursues his own theory, little solicitous to correct
or improve it by an attention to what is advanced by his opponents.
- Thomas Malthus

An important scientific innovation rarely makes its
way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents:
What does happen is that the opponents gradually die out.
- Max Planck

The White House alone cannot hold its opponents accountable.
- Paul Weyrich

In five years I have never had a match where my team
has had less possession than the opponents.
- Jose Mourinho

There was a danger that skeptics and opponents would
misread those likelihood ratio tests as rejections
of an entire class of models,
which of course they were not.
- Thomas J. Sargent

I am making a collection of the things my opponents have found me to be and,
when this election is over, I am going to open a museum and put them on display.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Children are the most desirable opponents at scrabble
as they are both easy to beat and fun to cheat.
- Fran Lebowitz

The opponents of this process have always tried to
vilify westernization as a poor imitation.
- Orhan Pamuk

Forget your opponents; always play against par.
- Sam Snead

Often dismissed or underestimated by political opponents,
President Reagan had the most valuable weapon in the political arsenal:
a bond with the people.
- William L. Jenkins

But in the end it's still a game of golf,
and if at the end of the day you can't shake hands
with your opponents and still be friends,
then you've missed the point.
- Payne Stewart

I think sportsmanship is knowing that it is a game,
that we are only as a good as our opponents,
and whether you win or lose, to always give 100 percent.
- Sue Wicks

You need a team.
You need people to push you.
You need opponents.
- Wynton Marsalis

You can wipe out your opponents.
But if you do it unjustly you become eligible for being wiped out yourself.
- Ernest Hemingway

My most resolute opponents believe that I am too visible,
that I am a little too alive, that my name echoes too
much in the texts which they nevertheless claim to be inaccessible.
- Jacques Derrida

Half the lies our opponents tell about us are untrue.
- Boyle Roche

I represent all the enlightened people in this country,
and that's a fine thing to be able to do.
It infuriates my opponents when I say this,
but it is true.
- Helen Suzman

Another little known fact about Amazing Tennis -
the computer opponents are modeled after real people.
In an odd turn of events, I joined a division 3 college tennis team at age 38.
- David Crane

I understand the harsh feelings and sentiments from
my opponents and their supporters because I myself
have been defeated twice in my political life in the
past and I understand very well it is hard to accept your own failure.
- Chen Shui-bian

Everything depends on whether we have for opponents
those French tricksters or those daring rascals,
the English.
I prefer the English.
Frequently their daring can only be described as stupidity.
In their eyes it may be pluck and daring.
- Manfred von Richthofen

Along with that ongoing process Sinn Fein took a decision
to establish a peace commission which had the responsibility
to travel around the country to receive submissions from the general public,
also our opponents.
- Martin McGuinness

Men who are engaged in public life must necessarily
aim at reducing opposition to a minimum,
and one of the most obvious means to that end is by misrepresenting,
discrediting or ruining their opponents.
- Frederick Scott Oliver

You must never be satisfied with losing.
You must get angry, terribly angry, about losing.
But the mark of the good loser is that he takes his
anger out on himself and not his victorious opponents or on his teammates.
- Richard M. Nixon

But just maybe sometimes being even more patient.
Even though I thought I did that much better this year,
and sometimes, you know, make my opponents play that one extra ball,
and just knowing how to play the big points better.
- Daniela Hantuchova

I had to get up run in the morning for 2 hours,
go to the gym and also get good opponents as sparring
partners because I'm a big believer in that how you
train is how you will fight at least when it came to me that's how it worked.
- Alexis Arguello

Singling out political opponents for working against
the ruling party is precisely the tactic of every tyrannical
government from Red China to Venezuela.
The first step in the process is creating unfounded
public suspicion of political opponents,
followed by arresting and jailing any who continue
speaking against the regime.
- John Carter

The adoption by Jefferson and the Republicans of the
political structure of their opponents is of an importance
hardly inferior to that of the adoption of the Constitution by the states.
- Herbert Croly

I still believe the Lewinsky investigation was way
off from the focus of what Whitewater was,
which turned out to be nothing at the end of the process.
And I think that there were people who were determined
as political opponents to not allow his presidency to succeed.
- Rahm Emanuel

A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing
its opponents and making them see the light,
but rather because its opponents eventually die,
and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.
- Max Planck

The opponents and I are really one.
My strength and skills only half of the equation.
The other half is theirs.
An opponent is someone whose strength joined to yours
creates a certain result.
- Sadaharu Oh

Hamas, the opponents of Arafat, the opponents of peace,
urged a boycott of the election, and yet there was
an 85 percent turnout where Hamas is supposed to be strong.
Isn't that really quite incredible?
- Warren Christopher

I even believe if you're killing a team,
you shouldn't stop.
You should respect your opponents enough to play 100 percent the whole time.
And by the same token, if you're getting killed by the other team,
you should never quit.
- Sue Wicks

During the election, I had three male opponents and we went into a runoff.
The front runner for the men was a native of Dallas
who had run at large before,
but I had a higher profile than him from my community service.
- Eddie Bernice Johnson

Democrats always like to brag that their guys are smarter
than the opponents and Republicans always like to brag
that their guys are more moral than the opponents.
But if you're looking for morals in politics you're
looking for bananas in the cheese department.
- Harry Shearer

I really try at least to come back and answer the question
as to whether that was really the best way to do that
and was I really thinking straight and how did my opponents
behave and how did the judges behave was needed.
- Floyd Abrams

I have also been attacked by my opponents as someone
seeking to purge university faculties of leftist professors.
This is false.
The first provision of the Academic Bill of Rights
is that no professor should be hired or fired because
of his or her political views.
I have never myself called for the firing of any professor
for his or her political views,
nor would I. - David Horowitz

What is objectionable, what is dangerous about extremists,
is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant.
The evil is not what they say about their cause,
but what they say about their opponents.
- Robert Kennedy

Here at Carolina, our World Cup opponents marked their calendars.
Obviously the other nations wanted to win every game,
but a big upset over the U.S.
was something we knew other teams would cherish.
- Lorrie Fair

Don't divide the world into "them" and "us."
Avoid infatuation with or resentment of the press,
the Congress, rivals, or opponents.
Accept them as facts.
They have their jobs and you have yours.
- Donald Rumsfeld

The opponents of my budget propose taking $200 million
out of our classrooms and instead spending it on a
larger school employee pay raise.
Our focus should be on making sure our children come first.
- Bob Riley

Ward Churchill might be more valuable to the opponents
of the academic left employed than unemployed.
Above all, he can serve as a living window into the intellectual,
moral, and political bankruptcy of the left.
- Mort Kondracke

There are many really good teams in our conference this season.
Miami, Indiana and Detroit will be our fiercest opponents this year.
But we just have to focus on our game and be patient
with the realistic hope that we'll be on top after all is said and done.
- Jason Kidd

Beating an opponent is not a goal,
but a by-product of success.
- John Wooden

The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If you stand up and be counted,
from time to time you may get yourself knocked down.
But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again.
A man flattened by conformity stays down for good.
- Thomas J. Watson

Life is a constant opponent,
and an overpowering adversary if attacked directly.
The successful and happy ones dance lightly with life -
a parry here, a feint there - always engaged,
but never in the direct line of life's heaviest blows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own.
- James M. Barrie

Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because
your opponent has taken the right side.
- Baltasar Gracian

The key to a winning season is focusing on one opponent at a time.
Winning one week at a time.
Never look back and never look ahead.
- Chuck Noll

Every dictator is an enemy of freedom,
an opponent of law.
- Demosthenes


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