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Opposition Quotes

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Great leadership is not the visit of an unexpected fate
but rather a flame which is kept burning
in spite of the winds of risk and opposition.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Related topics: Motivational Leadership

Great spirits have always encountered
violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein

I have spent many years of my life in opposition,
and I rather like the role.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
- the Woody Allen movie Stardust Memories

 

It won't take 40 years for opposition to same-sex marriage to dissipate.
- Mary Cheney

I have always been willing to admit when I made a mistake.
I made a mistake in my understanding of the composition of the Contras,
not on my opposition to the Contra war.
- Bianca Jagger

We always knew when we took on the issue of violence
against women that somehow our opposition would come after us.
- Patricia Ireland

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We supported the contras.
We're not against all opposition to government,
or all paramilitary operations.
- Chris Matthews

Grudge no expense - yield to no opposition -
forget fatigue -
till,
by the strength of prayer and sacrifice,
the spirit of love shall have overcome .
- Maria W. Chapman

Opposition is true friendship.
- William Blake

Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes,
but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals.
- Dorothy Height

Intellectuals try to keep going.
But their situation is very difficult.
Those who have had the courage to voice their opposition
have often paid a very high price.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty.
When the loyal opposition dies,
I think the soul of America dies with it.
- Edward R. Murrow

There has not yet been a major ground offensive battle...
There are, we know, negotiations going on between the
opposition forces and the Taliban leadership for surrender.
- Peter Pace

No Government can be long secure without a formidable Opposition.
- Benjamin Disraeli

It is a true miracle when a man finally sees himself as his only opposition.
- Vernon Howard

One of my favorite things - and I am sure everybody else's in this Chamber -
is to give away money.
You really don't get much opposition when you give away money.
- Michael Enzi

We just have to be crystal clear that if we were to
abandon all the reforms made over some very painful
years in the Labour party,
we would be consigned back to opposition.
- Patricia Hewitt

A political party is dying before our eyes-and I don't mean the Democrats.
I'm talking about the mainstream media,
which is being destroyed by the opposition.
- Howard Fineman

I don't judge a regime by the damning criticism of the opposition,
but by the ingenuous praise of the partisan.
- Jean Rostand

Opposition may become sweet to a man when he has christened it persecution.
- George Eliot

He who is silent must be agreed with,
for what shall the wings of opposition thresh upon,
without the winds of conversation to shoulder them.
- Bryant H. McGill

Opposition always inflames the enthusiast,
never converts him.
- Friedrich Schiller

You can make plans but if the opposition plays well,
then all your plans become worthless.
- David Gower

Husbands and wives generally understand when opposition will be vain.
- Jane Austen

The opposition is indispensable.
A good statesman, like any other sensible human being,
always learns more from his opposition than from his fervent supporters.
- Walter Lippmann

So, I think China desperately needs to legitimize some form of opposition.
- William Kirby

To go behind a man's hall-door is mean,
cowardly, unfair opposition.
- Victoria Woodhull

Opposition brings concord.
Out of discord comes the fairest harmony.
- Heraclitus

Why is a woman to be treated differently? Woman suffrage will succeed,
despite this miserable guerilla opposition.
- Victoria Woodhull

I will never understand people who think that the way
to show their righteous opposition to sexual freedom
is to write letters full of filthy words.
- Anna Quindlen

Opposition is not necessarily enmity;
it is merely misused and made an occasion for enmity.
- Sigmund Freud

The opposition has moved from a blaming the victim
to blaming the victim's advocate's statistics.
Irrespective of what the numbers are,
it's far too many.
- Patricia Ireland

It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion
will legislate its creed into law
if it acquires the political power to do so,
and will follow it by suppressing opposition,
subverting all education to seize early the minds of the young,
and by killing, locking up, or driving underground all heretics.
- Robert Heinlein

But what is all this fear of and opposition to Oblivion?
What is the matter with the soft Darkness,
the Dreamless Sleep?
- James Thurber

That seemed to be the case with most of the teams based in the smaller towns -
the fans were more rabid,
and they wanted to literally kill the opposition.
- Bob Cousy

An intelligent and conscientious opposition is a part of loyalty to country.
- Bainbridge Colby

I believe any question that man can ask has a reasonable
answer-at least an answer that is as consistent with
God's existence as it is in opposition to God's existence.
- John Clayton

It's always good to win a Test match and if you win it comfortably,
it can leave a few psychological marks on opposition sides.
- Ricky Ponting

Howard Dean has been successful because he was clear
in his opposition to the war.
People appreciate a politician with the courage to say,
I oppose this war.
- Bianca Jagger

The life of the individual is a continuous combat with errors and obstacles,
and no victory is more satisfying than the one achieved against opposition.
- Gustav Stresemann

We already have a sabbatical system.
It's called opposition, and I've had enough of it.
- Nigel Lawson

In Cleveland there is legislation moving forward to
ban people from wearing pants that fit too low.
However, there is lots of opposition from the plumber' union.
- Conan O'Brien

First of all, I can't forget my first responsibility -
which is to be the Leader of the Opposition and that's
to provide an alternative government.
- Stephen Harper

Many a man's strength is in opposition,
and when he faileth, he grows out of use.
- Francis Bacon

The concept of active cooperation has taken the place
of opposition to the new form of government and of
dreamy resignation entranced with the beauty of times past.
- Gustav Stresemann

So the better my partner or my opposition,
however you like to think about it, the better my game.
- Jeremy Irons

The simple opposition between the people and big business
has disappeared because the people themselves have
become so deeply involved in big business.
- Walter Lippmann

I do not see how a man can work on the frontiers of
physics and write poetry at the same time.
They are in opposition.
- Paul Dirac

Some of the folks on both sides might be sincere,
but it does seem as if it is only the opposition that
cares about the Bill of Rights most of the time.
- James Bovard

Ah, but it's nice to be in the opposition,
nice to be a bone in somebody's throat.
- Jack Levine

That does not mean that we must forego just and fair criticism,
or refrain from opposition to policies which are debatable
or which do not command our approval.
- Bainbridge Colby

Strong people are made by opposition like kites that go up against the wind.
- Frank Harris

Before the war is ended, the war party assumes the
divine right to denounce and silence all opposition
to war as unpatriotic and cowardly.
- Robert M. La Follette

I was faced more with apathy than opposition.
- Adrian Cronauer

The Opposition aren't really the Opposition.
They're just called the Opposition.
But in fact they are the Opposition in exile.
The Civil Service are the Opposition in residence.
- Antony Jay

Books and opinions, no matter from whom they came,
if they are in opposition to human rights,
are nothing but dead letters.
- Ernestine L. Rose

We respect opposition to any position or policy.
But we believe that the opinion that should prevail
and be respected is that of the majority.
- King Hussein I

The opposition may have the right to doubt every thing,
but for myself, I call on opposition to practice its
role within limits of objectively,
responsibility and country interests.
- Ali A. Saleh

Every nation has its war party...
It is commercial, imperialistic, ruthless.
It tolerates no opposition.
- Robert M. La Follette

The history of men's opposition to women's emancipation
is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.
- Virginia Woolf

My opposition to the Vietnam War.
I was the first Hollywood actor to speak out against it.
- Robert Vaughn

I have never believed you make your case stronger by
bad-mouthing your opposition.
- Glenda Jackson

A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man.
Kites rise against, not with, the wind.
- Lewis Mumford

The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.
- Karl Marx

If the opposition disarms, well and good.
If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves.
- Joseph Stalin

OK, it was black, it was below grade,
I was female, Asian American, young,
too young to have served.
Yet I think none of the opposition in that sense hurt me.
- Maya Lin

However, I think the major opposition to ecology has
deeper roots than mere economics;
ecology threatens widely held values so fundamental
that they must be called religious.
- Garrett Hardin

I have no spy stories to tell, because I saw no spies.
Nor did I understand, at that time, any opposition
between American and Russian national interest.
- Elia Kazan

The Western musical canon came about not merely by accumulation,
but by opposition and subversion, both to the ruling
powers on whom composers depended for their livelihoods and to other musics.
- Brian Ferneyhough

Far from being the product of a democratic revolution
and of an opposition to English institutions,
the constitution of the United States was the result
of a powerful reaction against democracy,
and in favor of the traditions of the mother country.
- John Acton


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