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Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.

Tags: Criticism, Except  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

War is organized murder and torture against our brothers.

Tags: Brothers, War  ✍ Author: Alfred Adler

What do I have to cheat for? I've always been playing against people older than me anyways. So what do I have to cheat for?

Tags: Cheat, Older  ✍ Author: Freddy Adu

For this is the mark of a wise and upright man, not to rail against the gods in misfortune.

Tags: Gods, Wise  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

The UN structure is one-sided, stacked against the world of Islam.

Tags: Islam, Structure  ✍ Author: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

The establishment of Zionist regime was a move by the world oppressor against the Islamic world.

Tags: Islamic, Move  ✍ Author: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks.

Tags: Country, Freedom  ✍ Author: Samuel Adams

Will cannot be quenched against its will.

Tags: Cannot, Quenched  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

The theologian considers sin mainly as an offence against God; the moral philosopher as contrary to reasonableness.

Tags: God, Moral  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit.

Tags: Moral, Nature  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

If a superior give any order to one who is under him which is against that man's conscience, although he do not obey it yet he shall not be dismissed.

Tags: Give, Him  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

A house divided against itself cannot stand.

Tags: Cannot, Stand  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.

Tags: Conscience, State  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Strike against war, for without you no battles can be fought!

Tags: Strike, War  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.

Tags: Laughter, Stand  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.

Tags: Able, Cannot  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.

Tags: Good, Temptation  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.

Tags: Evil, Involved  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.

Tags: God, Mind  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Resort is had to ridicule only when reason is against us.

Tags: Reason, Ridicule  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.

Tags: Government, Rights  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Men shut their doors against a setting sun.

Tags: Men, Sun  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

How well he's read, to reason against reading!

Tags: Read, Reason  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it.

Tags: Rise, Wind  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

The great defense against the air menace is to attack the enemy's aircraft as near as possible to their point of departure.

Tags: Enemy, Great  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill
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The length of this document defends it well against the risk of its being read.

Tags: Read, Risk  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read.

Tags: Read, Risk  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

What kind of people do they think we are? Is it possible they do not realize that we shall never cease to persevere against them until they have been taught a lesson which they and the world will never forget?

Tags: Forget, Until  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Democracy is now going forth on a crusade against imperialism.

Tags: Crusade, Democracy  ✍ Author: Irving Babbitt

The first lines of defence against criminals are the victims themselves.

Tags: Lines, Themselves  ✍ Author: Michael Badnarik

To read the report of a discussion in which arguments for and against are presented, in which a subject has been covered from different points of view, with new ideas advanced - this is far more instructive than to read a brief account of the resolution passed on the matter.

Tags: Far, Matter  ✍ Author: Fredrik Bajer

You've got to guard against speaking more clearly than you think.

Tags: Clearly, Speaking  ✍ Author: Howard H. Baker, Jr.

I don't like the idea of talking down to kids. I think I was talked down to, and you rebel against that.

Tags: Idea, Kids  ✍ Author: Simon Baker

Good actions are a guard against the blows of adversity.

Tags: Adversity, Good  ✍ Author: Tammy Faye Bakker

Maybe a thing that you do not like is really in your interest. It is possible that a thing that you may desire may be against your interest.

Tags: Desire, May  ✍ Author: Tammy Faye Bakker

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.

Tags: Earth, God  ✍ Author: Mikhail Bakunin

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.

Tags: Life, Natural  ✍ Author: Mikhail Bakunin

The desire for liberty has also made itself felt as struggle against domestic tyranny or arbitrary rule.

Tags: Liberty, Struggle  ✍ Author: Emily Greene Balch

Any writer, I suppose, feels that the world into which he was born is nothing less than a conspiracy against the cultivation of his talent.

Tags: Less, Talent  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

The question of sexual dominance can exist only in the nightmare of that soul which has armed itself, totally, against the possibility of the changing motion of conquest and surrender, which is love.

Tags: Love, Soul  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

If you're against globalisation, it doesn't achieve much by sort of bombing the head offices of Shell or Nestle. You unsettle people much more by blowing up an Oxfam shop because people can't understand the motive.

Tags: Head, Understand  ✍ Author: J. G. Ballard

Or like in the early 70's when we had the reaction against acid rock and all the fuzz tone, and feedback, and the noise. And you had James Taylor and everyone went acoustic and that.

Tags: Everyone, Rock  ✍ Author: Lester Bangs

To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine.

Tags: Art, Sickness  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

Success is the one unpardonable sin against our fellows.

Tags: Sin, Success  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

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.

Tags: God, Jews  ✍ Author: William Blake

It's never paid to bet against America. We come through things, but its not always a smooth ride.

Tags: America, Paid  ✍ Author: Warren Buffett

I venture to say no war can be long carried on against the will of the people.

Tags: Venture, War  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things... I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind.

Tags: Nature, Wind  ✍ Author: Leo Buscaglia

He that complies against his will is of his own opinion still.

Tags: Opinion  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

To live is like to love - all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.

Tags: Love, Reason  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

Poetry is man's rebellion against being what he is.

Tags: Poetry, Rebellion  ✍ Author: James Branch Cabell

If you operate a TV or radio station, you have to have a license. It has nothing to do with fundamental freedom. It has to do with protection of the average citizen against abuses.

Tags: Freedom, Radio  ✍ Author: Robert Cailliau

The bias against introversion leads to a colossal waste of talent, energy, and happiness.

Tags: Energy, Happiness  ✍ Author: Jonathan Cain

Who has sent you against me? Who has told you to do this thing?

Tags: Sent  ✍ Author: Roberto Calvi

The thing about politicians in Britain is that they are out there, you can lobby them, get close to them, there are loads of ways you can protest against them, and booing is a pretty weak way of doing it.

Tags: Pretty, Weak  ✍ Author: Alastair Campbell

I have no ill will in my heart against anybody in this world.

Tags: Anybody, Heart  ✍ Author: Alex Campbell

I voted for the Defense of Marriage Act but I do not believe we should institutionalize a form of discrimination against any minority by amending the Constitution.

Tags: Act, Marriage  ✍ Author: Ben Nighthorse Campbell

I contend that it's impossible to read the Sermon on the Mount and not come out against capital punishment.

Tags: Impossible, Read  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.

Tags: Another, Life  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

Since I was a little kid, I was against fur. I never wore fur in my life.

Tags: Life, Since  ✍ Author: Elisabetta Canalis

Because I tried to everything possible to become the best player in the world? Do I believe steroids and growth hormones helped me achieve that? Yes. Were there a lot of other players doing it that I had to compete against? Yes.

Tags: Become, Best  ✍ Author: Jose Canseco

I always wanted to play against the best.

Tags: Best, Wanted  ✍ Author: Eric Cantona

We will not rest until the wooden stake is punched through the heart of the Enron lawsuit against us.

Tags: Heart, Until  ✍ Author: Maria Cantwell

I do still have some of the experience from playing, but it's been so long since I've been out in those quarters, semis, finals, the important final matches, just against the top players.

Tags: Experience, Playing  ✍ Author: Jennifer Capriati

Laws against homosexual behavior should remain on the books.

Tags: Behavior, Books  ✍ Author: Orson Scott Card

I'm not against ratings per se. I think more information is always good. But I certainly don't think the government has to step in and set guidelines for how shows should be rated.

Tags: Good, Government  ✍ Author: Drew Carey

Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.

Tags: Convinced, Opinion  ✍ Author: Dale Carnegie

If I had only one sermon to preach it would be a sermon against pride.

Tags: Preach, Pride  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

When I first read 'On the Road,' it helped me figure out how to live against the grain. Now I wonder how to be subversive when the subversive has become mainstream.

Tags: Become, Road  ✍ Author: Dinesh D\'Souza

It seems that it had been destined before that I should occupy myself so thoroughly with the vulture, for it comes to my mind as a very early memory, when I was still in the cradle, a vulture came down to me, he opened my mouth with his tail and struck me a few times with his tail against my lips.

Tags: Few, Mind  ✍ Author: DMX

Shadow is the obstruction of light. Shadows appear to me to be of supreme importance in perspective, because, without them opaque and solid bodies will be ill defined; that which is contained within their outlines and their boundaries themselves will be ill-understood unless they are shown against a background of a different tone from themselves.

Tags: Light, Themselves  ✍ Author: DMX

I'm against all war.

Tags: War  ✍ Author: Puff Daddy

Pear Drops were exciting because they had a dangerous taste. All of us were warned against eating them, and the result was that we ate them more than ever.

Tags: Dangerous, Result  ✍ Author: Roald Dahl

I think so many people are reactive... they see things in a short term way they're right up against it.

Tags: Reactive, Short  ✍ Author: Salvador Dali

Bond is part of the system. He's an imperialist and a misogynist, and he laughs at killing people, and he sits there slugging martinis. It'll never be the same thing as this, because Bourne is a guy who is against the establishment, who is paranoid and on the run. I just think fundamentally they're just very different things.

Tags: Guy, Run  ✍ Author: Matt Damon

I certainly believe in limited government but protecting children against injury abuse is certainly inside my sphere of things that the government should do.

Tags: Children, Government  ✍ Author: Mitch Daniels

The tocsin you hear today is not an alarm but an alert: it sounds the charge against our enemies.

Tags: Hear, Today  ✍ Author: Georges Jacques Danton

Against barbarity, poetry can resist only by confirming its attachment to human fragility like a blade of grass growing on a wall while armies march by.

Tags: Human, Poetry  ✍ Author: Mahmoud Darwish

We know we're up against the wall. We know how difficult a challenge it is, being in the minority.

Tags: Challenge, Difficult  ✍ Author: Tom Daschle

Iraq is not the only nation in the world to possess weapons of mass destruction, but it is the only nation with a leader who has used them against his own people.

Tags: Leader, Nation  ✍ Author: Tom Daschle

I know that a ridiculous number of classic serials have been commissioned, and that reviews show a reaction against them. The critics seem fed up.

Tags: Number, Show  ✍ Author: Andrew Davies

Gay Liberation? I ain't against it, it's just that there's nothing in it for me.

Tags: Gay, Liberation  ✍ Author: Bette Davis

I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.

Tags: Religion, Satisfied  ✍ Author: Richard Dawkins

I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn't know how to get along without it.

Tags: Life, Tough  ✍ Author: Walt Disney

Checking the results of a decision against its expectations shows executives what their strengths are, where they need to improve, and where they lack knowledge or information.

Tags: Decision, Knowledge  ✍ Author: Peter Drucker

Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you.

Tags: Empowers, Weakens  ✍ Author: Wayne Dyer

I am against nature. I don't dig nature at all. I think nature is very unnatural. I think the truly natural things are dreams, which nature can't touch with decay.

Tags: Dreams, Nature  ✍ Author: Bob Dylan

What we once used as weapons of war, we now use as weapons against fish.

Tags: Once, War  ✍ Author: Sylvia Earle

I'm not against extracting a modest amount of wildlife out of the ocean for human consumption, but I am really concerned about the large-scale industrial fishing that engages in destructive practices like trawling and longlining.

Tags: Human, Ocean  ✍ Author: Sylvia Earle

You have to feel confident. If you don't, then you're going to be hesitant and defensive, and there'll be a lot of things working against you.

Tags: Confident, Working  ✍ Author: Clint Eastwood

People who don't vote have no line of credit with people who are elected and thus pose no threat to those who act against our interests.

Tags: Act, Vote  ✍ Author: Marian Wright Edelman

You just need to be a flea against injustice. Enough committed fleas biting strategically can make even the biggest dog uncomfortable and transform even the biggest nation.

Tags: Enough, Nation  ✍ Author: Marian Wright Edelman

Credulity is belief in slight evidence, with no evidence, or against evidence.

Tags: Belief, Evidence  ✍ Author: Kim Edwards

I felt more doubtful than usual with 'Goon Squad,' because I knew that the book's genre wasn't easily named - Novel? Stories? Novel-in-stories? - and I worried that its lack of a clear category would count against it. My hopes for it were pretty modest.

Tags: Book, Pretty  ✍ Author: Jennifer Egan

We receive reports now on a daily basis from our own people on the ground in Darfur on widespread atrocities and grave violations of human rights against the civilian population.

Tags: Daily, Human  ✍ Author: Jan Egeland

We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.

Tags: Influence, Whether  ✍ Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

Tags: Government, Power  ✍ Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower

If we were brought to trial for the crimes we have committed against ourselves, few would escape the gallows.

Tags: Few, Ourselves  ✍ Author: John Eldredge

To have in general but little feeling, seems to be the only security against feeling too much on any particular occasion.

Tags: Feeling, Security  ✍ Author: George Eliot

It always remains true that if we had been greater, circumstance would have been less strong against us.

Tags: Strong, True  ✍ Author: George Eliot

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