Resistance Quotes

The force of the blow depends on the resistance. It is sometimes better not to struggle against temptation. Either fly or yield at once.

Francis Herbert Bradley

Suffering had struck that stage empress; and she stood before her audience neither yielding to, nor enduring, nor in finite measure, resenting it: she stood locked in struggle, rigid in resistance. She stood, not dressed, but draped in pale antique folds, long and regular like sculpture. A background and entourage and flooring of deepest crimson threw her out, white like alabaster like silver: rather, be it said, like Death.

Charlotte Bront

An army ought to be ready every moment to offer all the resistance of which it is capable.

Napoleon Bonaparte

By willing endurance we cause suffering to pass. Evil becomes a spent force when we put up no resistance. By refusing to pay back the enemy with his own coin, and preferring to suffer without resistance, the Christian exhibits the sinfulness of contumely and insult. Violence stands condemned by its failure to evoke counter-violence.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Sin and virtue are a game of resistance we play with God in His efforts to draw us towards perfection. The sense of virtue helps us to cherish our sins in secret.

Sri Aurobindo

The mind commands the body and it obeys. The mind orders itself and meets resistance.

St. Augustine of Hippo

Any act of violence creates resentment and resistance, because humans were meant to be free.

Bryant McGill

I marveled repeatedly at the providence of God, who had put these naturally impious people in a place where they could not corrupt his beloved ones and had punished them for their pride by leaving them to their own devices. That is why I don't doubt He has put off having the Gospel preached to them: He knows they would abuse it, and their resistance to it would only earn them a harsher punishment in the other world.

Cyrano Hercule Savinien de Bergerac

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Updated On : May 25, 2013
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