Defiance Quotes

Defiance is beautiful. The defiance of power, especially great or overwhelming power, exhaults and glorifies, the rebel

Edward Abbey

With the pride of the artist, you must blow against the walls of every power that exists, the small trumpet of your defiance.

Norman Mailer

The defiance of established authority, religious and secular, social and political, as a world-wide phenomenon may well one day be accounted the outstanding event of the last decade.

Hannah Arendt

There is no person in this room whose basic rights are not involved in any successful defiance to the carrying out of court orders.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Every day of freedom is like an act of faith.


Only the fools are certain and assured.

Michel de Montaigne

Dying is not difficult, yielding is impossible.

Jane Grey Swisshelm

Though I sit down now, the time will come when you will hear me.

Benjamin Disraeli

There comes a time when deceit and defiance must be seen for what they are. At that point, a gathering danger must be directly confronted. At that point, we must show that beyond our resolutions is actual resolve.

Dick Cheney

The arms we have been compelled by our enemies to assume we will, in defiance of every hazard, with unabating firmness and perseverance, employ for the preservation of our liberties being with one mind resolved to die free rather than live slaves

Thomas Jefferson

It is a work about courage, beauty and defiance,


He seemed to be unrepentant, and there was no remorse or even sometimes there was a hint of defiance. Sometimes, he wasn't very coherent.

Adnan Pachachi

The price has risen in defiance of the broader inventory picture as investors seek out the next hot commodity.

Nick Moore

Shall I tell you what the real evil is? To cringe to the things that are called evils, to surrender to them our freedom, in defiance of which we ought to face any suffering.


There were angry men confronting me and I caught the flashing of defiant eyes, but above me and within me, there was a spirit stronger than them all.

Antoinette Brown Blackwell

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Updated On : December 29, 2010
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