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resistance Quotes

28 of the best book quotes about resistance
  1. #1
    “I thought that if I did not eat and drink then death would simply follow, but in practice I found that thirst becomes such a frantic obsession that it takes a greater resolve than mine to resist it.”
  2. #2
    “Though the captives’ resistance was dangerous, through such acts, dignity was preserved and through dignity, life itself.”
  3. #3
    “I couldn’t believe it: but what I mean by that is that I couldn’t find any room for it anywhere inside of me. I had kept it outside me for a long time. I hadn’t wanted to know.”
  4. #4
    “She perceived that her will had blazed up, stubborn and resistant. She could not at that moment have done other than denied and resisted. She wondered if her husband had ever spoken to her like that before, and if she had submitted to his command. Of course she had; she remembered that she had. But she could not realize why or how she should have yielded, feeling as she then did.”
  5. #5
    ″‘Why did you do it anyway?‘he says.
    ‘I don’t know. To show them that I’m more than just a piece in their Games?’ I say.”
  6. #6
    “I have fought fire with fire ... and I ought to have done it sooner! ”
  7. #7
    “Some of the older folks resisted leaving right up to the end and had to have their bags packed for them and be physically lifted and shoved onto the buses.”
  1. #8
    “It seems that most people need to experience a great deal of suffering before they will relinquish resistance and accept - before they will forgive.”
  2. #9
    “Resist much, obey little.”
  3. #10
    “Do not be discouraged by the resistance you will encounter from your human nature; you must go against your human inclinations. ”
  4. #11
    ″ We can never eliminate Resistance. It will never go away. But we can outsmart it, and we can enlist allies that are as powerful as it is.”
  5. #12
    ″ If you’ve got a head, you’ve got a voice of Resistance inside it.”
  6. #13
    “Research can become resistance. We want to work, not prepare for work.”
  7. #14
    “Stress only happens when you resist life’s events. If you’re neither pushing life away, nor pulling toward you, then you are not creating any resistance. You are simply present. In this state, you are just witnessing and experiencing the events of life taking place. If you choose to live this way, you will see that life can be lived in a state of peace.”
  1. #15
    “Common hatred unites the most heterogeneous elements. To share a common hatred, with an enemy even, is to infect him with a feeling of kinship, and thus sap his powers of resistance.”
  2. #16
    “Our problem as Americans -- at least, among my race and gender -- is that we resist the very idea of limits, regarding limits of all sorts as temporary and regrettable impositions on our lives.”
  3. #17
    “To be gritty is to resist complacency.”
  4. #18
    “Even the most gifted people and leaders are subject to feeling conflicted about ending things, so they resist.”
  5. #19
    “Weak things were often beautiful, weak things were never good.”
  6. #20
    “Fortune . . . shows her power where valour has not prepared to resist her, and thither she turns her forces where she knows that barriers and defences have not been raised to constrain her.”
  7. #21
    “What you resist will persist; what you befriend, you will transcend.”
  1. #22
    “If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.”
  2. #23
    “Whispering makes a narrow place narrower.”
  3. #24
    “Stressful thoughts reflect a conflict with reality. Stress happens when the mind resists what is.”
  4. #25
    “My idea is that every specific body strives to become master over all space and to extend its force (--its will to power:) and to thrust back all that resists its extension. But it continually encounters similar efforts on the part of other bodies and ends by coming to an arrangement (“union”) with those of them that are sufficiently related to it: thus they then conspire together for power. And the process goes on.”
  5. #26
    “All human authority, however organized, must have confined limits, or insolence and oppression will prove the offspring of its grandeur, and the difficulty or rather impossibility of escape prevents resistance.”
  6. #27
    “Resistance is experienced as fear; the degree of fear equates to the strength of Resistance.”
  7. #28
    ″‘A motto just came to me,’ Jeremy said. ‘Resist, adapt, never give up.‘”
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