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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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The opposition is indispensable. A good statesman, like any other sensible human being, always learns more from his opponents than from his fervent supporters. For his supporters will push him to disaster unless his opponents show him where the dangers are. So if he is wise he will often pray to be delivered from his friends, because they will ruin him. But though it hurts, he ought also to pray never to be left without opponents; for they keep him on the path of reason and good sense.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A striking feature of moral and political argument in the modern world is the extent to which it is innovators, radicals, and revolutionaries who revive old doctrines, while their conservative and reactionary opponents are the inventors of new ones.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Any party which takes credit for the rain must not be surprised if its opponents blame it for the drought.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents. What does happen is that its opponents gradually die out, and that the growing generation is familiarized with the ideas from the beginning.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Hatred of enemies is easier and more intense than love of friends. But from men who are more anxious to injure opponents than to benefit the world at large no great good is to be expected.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A man is not defeated by his opponents but by himself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I played some good tennis in Australia and it's good to be back in Tokyo. It's a new week against new opponents and we're all aiming to be the best.More [03/18/2006 12:03:00]
It was a pretty tricky match against a determined opponent. I better get used to playing such opponents and get ready for tougher players as the tournament advances.More [03/18/2006 12:03:00]
DuPont: The gun katas. Through analysis of thousands of recorded gunfights, the Cleric has determined that the geometric distribution of antagonists in any gun battle is a statistically predictable element. The gun kata treats the gun as a total weapon, each fluid position representing a maximum kill zone, inflicting maximum damage on the maximum number of opponents while keeping the defender clear of the statistically traditional trajectories of return fire. By the rote mastery of this art, your firing efficiency will rise by no less than 120%. The difference of a 63% increase to lethal proficiency makes the master of the gun katas an adversary not to be taken lightly.More [10/14/2007 12:10:00]
Gus Anderson:
[Joan, who's a beautician, is giving Gus a manicure] The trouble with you dizzy dames is ya don't know how to make big money.



Joan O'Day:
Hold still, willya? I suppose you do. You're nothing but a bundle-wrapper outta work.



Gus Anderson:
A shipping clerk in quest of a situation,


[takes his left hand out of the soaking solution, and shakes his wet finger at her]



Gus Anderson:
if ya don't mind!



Joan O'Day:
Hey, quit that, willya?



Gus Anderson:
Besides, it won't be long until I'm one of the biggest racketeers in the country. I'm gonna be a success, I am. Wait and see.



Joan O'Day:
I don't expect to live that long.


[holding his hand and making a mock gasp]



Joan O'Day:
Mr. Baumgarten, what beautiful moons you have!



Gus Anderson:
Aw, now look here smarty, come across willya? All I'm askin' is for five dollars of m'own money. I'll run it up to 200 over the weekend.



Joan O'Day:
Hmm, like ya ran up that last five dollars I gave ya down to fourteen cents.



Gus Anderson:
[As Joan starts to trim his nails with a scissors] Well, can't a fella get a bad break? Ouch! Go easy!



Joan O'Day:
Alright, Clarissa.



Gus Anderson:
I shoulda known better than to play cards on a rainy Friday the thirteenth.



Joan O'Day:
Ya shoulda known better than to play cards with that mob of thieves ya hang around with. Ya know they cheatcha.



Gus Anderson:
Well, maybe they do, a little. But they're such nice guys. Anyhow, I hafta learn the angles, haven't I? Besides, I've got a way of gettin' even with 'em if I just had a five-dollar stake.


[Tickling her under the chin with his wet hand]



Gus Anderson:
Aw, ya look so pretty today, ducky-wucky.



Joan O'Day:
[Wiping her chin with a towel] You know better than to ducky-wucky me.



Gus Anderson:
Alright, alright, Brain Trust, if ya don't believe me, just look at this. Right there.


[He hands her a folded newspaper showing an ad that reads "SURPRISE YOUR FRIENDS! Get a pack of Sure-Fire Playing Cards. You can tell at a glance what cards your opponents hold in their hands!"]



Joan O'Day:
[reading aloud from the ad] "IT CAN'T MISS! IT CAN'T FAIL! Send $2.00 today. P. O. Box 432, Wilmington, South Dakota." Well, I must say, that's a nice surprise for your friends. Did you send the two dollars?



Gus Anderson:
The cards'll be here any day. Do I get the five?



Joan O'Day:
You're one of MY friends aren't cha?



Gus Anderson:
Sure.



Joan O'Day:
Well, I've got a nice surprise for you, ducky wucky. NO!



Gus Anderson:
That's the trouble with you dames, no foresight, no vision....



Joan O'Day:
Alright, ox-heart, back to your pasture, I'm through with your hoofs.

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Steve Aloysius Williams:
Oh, it's a fine game, football - noble game. Originated in England in 1823. An enterprising young man named William Weber Ellis - who studied for the ministry, by the way - found his team behind in a soccer game, so he picked up the ball, and ran through the amazed opponents for a thoroughly illegal touchdown. And that's how football was born - illegitimately. So, it moved to America where someone took advantage of a loophole in the rules, and invented a little formation called the Flying Wedge. So many young men were maimed and killed by this clever maneuver that President Roosevelt - Theodore Roosevelt - had to call the colleges together and ask them to make the game less brutal. He was, of course, defeated in the next election. In spite of this setback, football became an industry. The price of a good running back often surpassed the salary of a professor. And when some righteous committee unearthed this well-known fact, there was always a coach that took it on the chin. I just got tired of picking myself up.

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Peter Marshall:
At a recent hearing, opponents of flourinated water argued that too much flourine in a person's system can cause an uncontrolable desire for sex.



Paul Lynde:
[excitedly] HEY, CULLIGAN MAN!

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Colonel Ernesto Bella:
[in the now-occupied Calumet, Colorado] It would seem necessary to win the support of the people. As our opponents used to say in Vietnam: "Win their hearts and minds."



General Bratchenko:
And they lost, Ernesto... Morale is crucial right now. Keep the men in the secured areas. You'll see how they forget about these "Wolverines."



Colonel Ernesto Bella:
[Toni blows up a nearby "Soviet-American Friendship Center."] You were saying, Comrade?



General Bratchenko:
Oh, shut up!

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Dinobot:
You slipped... to defeat you in such a manner would have been lacking in honor. I would not have earned the right to lead. I prefer to defeat my opponents the old-fashioned way... BRUTALLY!

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Adam:
Understanding your opponents weaknesses is important in everything.



Emma:
Then what are yours?



Adam:
None of your damn business.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Martin Luther:
I cannot renounce all of my works because they are not all the same.First are those books in which if I have described Christian faith and life so simply that even my opponents have admitted that these books are useful. To renounce these writings would be unthinkable for that would be to renounce accepted Christian truths... The second group of my work is directed aginst the foul doctrine and evil living of the Popes, past and present... Through the laws of the Pope and the doctrines of men, the consciences of the faithful have been miserably vexed and flayed. If I recant these books, I will do nothing but add strength to tyranny and open not just the windows but also the doors to this great ungodliness... In the third group I have written against private persons and individuals who uphold Roman tyranny and have attacked my own efforts to encourage piety to Christ. I confess that I have written too harshly. I am but a man and I can err. Only let my errors be proven by Scripture and I will revoke my work and throw my books into the fire.

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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.More [08/04/2011 10:08:32]
I and life: The case was settled chivalrously. The opponents parted without having made up.More [08/05/2011 04:08:24]
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.More [08/11/2011 07:08:11]
Unfortunately, opponents of online speech have decided to punish our changing technological world.More [08/13/2011 04:08:52]
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.More [08/27/2011 01:08:48]
The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category.More [08/27/2011 05:08:13]
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.More [08/30/2011 08:08:45]
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.More [09/11/2011 05:09:26]
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.More [09/20/2011 05:09:20]
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.More [10/06/2011 05:10:29]
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.More [10/14/2011 02:10:10]
We played well in attack today. We created plenty of opportunities but failed to score more than once and the opponents punished us for wasting our chances.More [11/08/2011 03:11:15]
It is in this impossibility of attaining to a synthesis of the inner life and the outward that the inferiority of the biographer to the novelist lies. The biographer quite clearly sees Peel, say, seated on his bench while his opponents overwhelm him with perhaps undeserved censure. He sees him motionless, miserable, his head bent on his breast. He asks himself: "What is he thinking?" and he knows nothing.More [11/08/2011 03:11:12]
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.More [11/13/2011 03:11:18]
He has said he will debate his Democratic opponents during the primary, and we're in the process of determining the appropriate time and place.More [02/15/2012 10:02:03]
We congratulate our opponents and call on them to accept our victory.More [02/23/2012 06:02:21]
DD Tournament Poker is a great game for introducing people to the world of Texas Hold'em poker, ... One of the biggest challenges for new players is to learn the game at their own pace without risking any money. DD Tournament Poker solves this problem by allowing novice and intermediate players to play against savvy computer opponents and to develop a solid understanding of the game before venturing into cash games.More [06/17/2012 06:06:01]
Cesc told me he wanted to take the fifth penalty because it was the decisive one ... Whoever our opponents are, the final will be a great match. But we donít care who our opponents are.More [07/08/2012 08:07:44]
We want to do all we can to try and pick up three points in Nürnberg. Everyone has to go the extra mile so that we can play beyond our limits. We canít give our opponents too much respect.More [09/19/2012 02:09:29]
Legal doping Wadasterol is a new invention for the victory in hay sports. Pay to WADA and your main opponents will be removed.More [01/09/2017 10:01:59]
The White House alone cannot hold its opponents accountable.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Politically, Obama's amazing streak of self-destructing opponents who have lain beneath his feet during his unlikely political career appears to be holding.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
My opponents attitude is, 'If it moves, tax it, if it keeps moving, regulate it and when it stops, subsidize it.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
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.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
For more than four decades, the Libyan people have been ruled by a tyrant - Moammar Gaddafi. He has denied his people freedom, exploited their wealth, murdered opponents at home and abroad, and terrorized innocent people around the world - including Americans who were killed by Libyan agents.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
When our opponents on the Left have no serious ideas of their own, they resort to emotional appeals that play up Americans' fears about the future.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Because we spoke so loudly, opponents of reproductive health access demonized and smeared me and others on the public airwaves. These smears are obvious attempts to distract from meaningful policy discussions and to silence women's voices regarding their own health care.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
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.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
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?More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
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.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
A wise nation should cultivate a political spirit that allows opponents to cooperate without fearing an automatic execution from their core supporters. Who knew that the real rogues in American politics would be the ones who dare to get along?More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
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.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I have never seen opponents so silent about their record, and so desperate to keep their power.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
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.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
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.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I just smile. And they - my opponents don't like it when I smile at them. They think I'm playing or something. But - like I smile throughout the whole fight. Sometimes I'll be throwing combinations and I just smile and stick my tongue out at them.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
You don't play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
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.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
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.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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