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When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The man who fights too long against dragons becomes a dragon himself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Dreamer of dreams, born out of my due time, / Why should I strive to set the crooked straight? / Let it suffice me that my murmuring rhyme / Beats with light wing against the ivory gate, / Telling a tale not too importunate.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No government power can be abused long. Mankind will not bear it. There is a remedy in human nature against tyranny, that will keep us safe under every form of government.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Never do anything against conscience, even if the state demands it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The best ammunition against lies is the truth, there is no ammunition against gossip. It is like a fog and the clear wind blows it away and the sun burns it off.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For to be poised against fatality, to meet adverse conditions gracefully, is more than simple endurance; it is an act of aggression, a positive triumph.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A house divided against itself cannot stand.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In spite of my great admiration for individual splendid talents I do not accept the star system. Collective creative effort is the root of our kind of art. That requires ensemble acting and whoever mars that ensemble is committing a crime not only against his comrades but also against the very art of which he is the servant.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
But reason has no power against feeling, and feeling older than history is no light matter.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have, thanks to my travels, added to my stock all the superstitions of other countries. I know them all now, and in any critical moment of my life, they all rise up in armed legions for or against me.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A coalition of groups is waging a massive propaganda campaign against the president of the United States. an all-out attack. Their aim is total victory for themselves and total defeat for him.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Some folks rail against other folks, because other folks have what some folks would be glad of.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Sir, money, money, the most charming of all things; money, which will say more in one moment than the most elegant lover can in years. Perhaps you will say a man is not young; I answer he is rich. He is not genteel, handsome, witty, brave, good-humored, but he is rich, rich, rich, rich, rich /that one word contradicts everything you can say against him.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There must be a law against forcing children to perform at an early age. Children should have a wonderful childhood. They should not be given too much responsibility.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The writer has a grudge against society, which he documents with accounts of unsatisfying sex, unrealized ambition, unmitigated loneliness, and a sense of local and global distress. The square, overpopulation, the bourgeois, the bomb and the cocktail party are variously identified as sources of the grudge. There follows a little obscenity here, a dash of philosophy there, considerable whining overall, and a modern satirical novel is born.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A true teacher defends his students against his own personal influences.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Writers must fortify themselves with pride and egotism as best they can. The process is analogous to using sandbags and loose timbers to protect a house against flood. Writers are vulnerable creatures like anyone else. For what do they have in reality? Not sandbags, not timbers. Just a flimsy reputation and a name.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have enforced the law against killing certain animals and many others, but the greatest progress of righteousness among men comes from the exhortation in favor of non-injury to life and abstention from killing living beings.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The masculine imagination lives in a state of perpetual revolt against the limitations of human life. In theological terms, one might say that all men, left to themselves, become gnostics. They may swagger like peacocks, but in their heart of hearts they all think sex an indignity and wish they could beget themselves on themselves. Hence the aggressive hostility toward women so manifest in most club-car stories.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To revolt is a natural tendency of life. Even a worm turns against the foot that crushes it. In general, the vitality and relative dignity of an animal can be measured by the intensity of its instinct to revolt.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology, of the phantom of God. As long as we have a master in heaven, we will be slaves on earth.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We take our shape, it is true, within and against that cage of reality bequeathed us at our birth; and yet is precisely through our dependence on this reality that we are most endlessly betrayed.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Sleep demands of us a guilty immunity. There is not one of us who, given an eternal incognito, a thumbprint nowhere set against our souls, would not commit rape, murder and all abominations.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by. Yes, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Language is a skin: I rub my language against the other. It is as if I had words instead of fingers, or fingers at the tip of my words. My language trembles with desire.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The great person is ahead of their time, the smart make something out of it, and the blockhead, sets themselves against it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We find the most terrible form of atheism, not in the militant and passionate struggle against the idea of God himself, but in the practical atheism of everyday living, in indifference and torpor. We often encounter these forms of atheism among those who are formally Christians.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Government lasts as long as the under-taxed can defend themselves against the over-taxed.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If we have the courage and tenacity of our forebears, who stood firmly like a rock against the lash of slavery, we shall find a way to do for our day what they did for theirs.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is much in the Bible against which every instinct of my being rebels, so much that I regret the necessity which has compelled me to read it through from beginning to end. I do not think that the knowledge which I have gained of its history and sources compensates me for the unpleasant details it has forced upon my attention.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Those that are evil have not only the good against them, but also the bad.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
That the Jews assumed a right exclusively to the benefits of God will be a lasting witness against them and the same will it be against Christians.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You have the need and the right to spend part of your life caring for your soul. It is not easy. You have to resist the demands of the work-oriented, often defensive, element in your psyche that measures life only in terms of output -- how much you produce -- not in terms of the quality of your life experiences. To be a soulful person means to go against all the pervasive, prove-yourself values of our culture and instead treasure what is unique and internal and valuable in yourself and your own personal evolution.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is against stupidity in every shape and form that we have to wage our eternal battle. But how can we wonder at the want of sense on the part of those who have had no advantages, when we see such plentiful absence of that commodity on the part of those who have had all the advantages?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No letters after your name are ever going to be a total guarantee of competence any more than they are a guarantee against fraud. Improving competence involves continuing professional development ... That is the really crucial thing, not just passing an examination.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The force of the blow depends on the resistance. It is sometimes better not to struggle against temptation. Either fly or yield at once.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is useless to send armies against ideas.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is no adequate defense, except stupidity, against the impact of a new idea.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Humor is just another defense against the universe.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We all labor against our own cure, for death is the cure of all diseases.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Be vigilant; guard your mind against negative thoughts.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
As you know, God is generally on the side of the big squadrons against the small ones.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If there is any moral in Christianity, if there is anything to be learned from it, if the whole story is not profitless from first to last, it comes to this: that a man should back his own opinion against the world s.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To live is like to love-all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He that complies against his will is of his own opinion still.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If there is sin against life, it consists in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our minds can work for us or against us at any given moment. We can learn to accept and live with the natural psychological laws that govern us, understanding how to flow with life rather than struggle against it. We can return to our natural state of contentment.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To be prepared against surprise is to be trained. To be prepared for surprise is to be educated.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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