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Resisting Power quotes by Alexis De Tocqueville
#1. Laws are always unstable unless they are founded upon the manners of the nation; manners are the only durable and resisting power in a people. #Quote by Alexis De Tocqueville
Resisting Power quotes by B.H. Liddell Hart
#2. To move along the line of natural expectation consolidates the opponent's balance and thus increases his resisting power. In war, as in wrestling, the attempt to throw the opponent without loosening his foothold and upsetting his balance results in self-exhaustion, increasing in disproportionate ratio to the effective strain put upon him. Success by such a method only becomes possible through an immense margin of superior strength in some form-and, even so, tends to lose decisiveness. In most campaigns the dislocation of the enemy's psychological and physical balance has been the vital prelude to a successful attempt at his overthrow. #Quote by B.H. Liddell Hart
Resisting Power quotes by Virginia Woolf
#3. A terrible confession it was (he put his hat on again) but now, at the age of fifty-three, one scarcely needed people any more. Life itself, every moment of it, every drop of it, here, this instant, now, in the sun, in Regent's Park, was enough. Too much, indeed. A whole lifetime was too short to bring out, now that one had acquired the power, the full flavour; to extract every ounce of pleasure, every shade of meaning< which both were so much more solid than they used to be, so much less personal. #Quote by Virginia Woolf
Resisting Power quotes by David R. Hawkins
#4. The only way to enhance one's power in the world is by increasing one's integrity, understanding, and capacity for compassion. #Quote by David R. Hawkins
Resisting Power quotes by Erich Maria Remarque
#5. Because we were duped I tell you, duped as even yet we hardly realize; because we were misused, hideously misused. They told us it was for the Fatherland, and meant the schemes of annexation of a greedy industry.--They told us it was for Honor, and meant the quarrels and the will to power of a handful of ambitious diplomats and princes.--They told us it was for the Nation, and meant the need for activity on the part of out-of-work generals!...Can't you see? They stuffed out the word Patriotism with all the twaddle of their fine phrases, with their desire for glory, their will to power, their false romanticism, their stupidity, their greed of business, and then paraded it before us as a shining ideal! And we thought they were sounding a bugle summoning us to a new, a more strenuous, a larger life. Can't you see, man? But we were making war against ourselves without even knowing it!...
There is only one fight, the fight against the lie, the half-truth, compromise, against the old order. But we let ourselves be taken in by their phrases; and instead of fighting against them, we fought for them. We thought it was for the Future. It was against the Future. Our future is dead; for the youth is dead that carried it. We are merely the survivors, the ruins. But the other is alive still--the fat, the full, the well content, that lives on, fatter and fuller, more contented than ever! And why? Because the dissatisfied, the eager, the storm troops have died for it. #Quote by Erich Maria Remarque
Resisting Power quotes by Henry Cloud
#6. Christians who fail also avoid other Christians, especially when they are feeling bad and guilty in the midst of their failure. It's sad to see this dynamic of the law happen in the church and then see the opposite happen in Twelve Step groups. In these recovery groups, people are taught that the very first thing to do when you fail is to call someone in the group and get to a meeting. They are taught to "run to grace," as it were, to turn immediately to their higher power and their support system. The sad part is that this theology is more biblical than what is practices in many Christian environments, where people in failure run from instead of to God and the people they need. #Quote by Henry Cloud
Resisting Power quotes by Ramon Llull
#7. Without producing, no man can love, nor can he understand or remember, nor have the power of feeling and being. #Quote by Ramon Llull
Resisting Power quotes by Elizabeth Gilbert
#8. Thich Nhat Hanh has the ability to bring forth the state of peace that we each inherently posses merely by his presence in a room-this is divine power. #Quote by Elizabeth Gilbert
Resisting Power quotes by Brandon Sanderson
#9. I learned how much power over a situation you gain when you decide that you don't care what others think of you. #Quote by Brandon Sanderson
Resisting Power quotes by R.C. Sproul
#10. The pursuit of God is not a part-time, weekend exercise. If it is, chances are you will experience a part-time, weekend freedom. Abiding requires a kind of staying power. The pursuit is relentless. It hungers and thirsts. It pants as the deer after the mountain brook. It takes the kingdom by storm ... The pursuit of God is a pursuit of passion. Indifference will not do. To abide in the Word is to hang on tenaciously. A weak grip will soon slip away. Discipleship requires staying power. We sign up for duration. We do not graduate until heaven. #Quote by R.C. Sproul
Resisting Power quotes by David Foster Wallace
#11. Of course, none of this is likely, but it's also not impossible. It just depends what you want to consider. If you're automatically sure that you know what reality is, and you are operating on your default setting, then you, like me, probably won't consider possibilities that aren't annoying and miserable. But if you really learn how to pay attention, then you will know there are other options. It will actually be within your power to experience a crowded, hot, slow, consumer-hell type situation as not only meaningful, but sacred, on fire with the same force that made the stars: love, fellowship, the mystical oneness of all things deep down.

Not that that mystical stuff is necessarily true. The only thing that's capital-T True is that you get to decide how you're gonna try to see it.


The alternative is unconsciousness, the default setting, the rat race, the constant gnawing sense of having had, and lost, some infinite thing... #Quote by David Foster Wallace
Resisting Power quotes by Helen Simonson
#12. I don't believe the greatest views in the world are great because they are vast or exotic,' she said. 'I think their power comes from the knowledge that they do not change. You look at them and you know they have been the same for a thousand years. #Quote by Helen Simonson
Resisting Power quotes by Sunday Adelaja
#13. To be compassionate, you have to forget your own comfort zone and live well because you live beyond yourself. #Quote by Sunday Adelaja
Resisting Power quotes by Hadewijch
#14. Nowadays this is the way everyone loves himself; people wish to live with God in consolations and repose, in wealth and power, and to share the fruition of his glory. We all indeed wish to be God with God, but God knows there are few of us who want to live as men with his Humanity, or want to carry his cross with him, or want to hang on the cross with him and pay humanity's debt to the full. #Quote by Hadewijch
Resisting Power quotes by Louis Berkhof
#15. [Martin] Luther did not regard the water in baptism as common water, but as a water which had become, through the Word with its inherent divine power, a gracious water of life, a washing of regeneration. Through this divine efficacy of the Word the sacrament effects regeneration. #Quote by Louis Berkhof
Resisting Power quotes by Lindsay Harrel
#16. But stories do not need to be read by others to have power. We simply have to believe in their importance and trust that the One who wrote them had a reason for doing so. We must embrace that story and remember that who we are is not defined by the ups and downs of our lives -the failures OR the successes. Nay, we are instead defined by Whose we are. #Quote by Lindsay Harrel
Resisting Power quotes by Philip Yancey
#17. When he lived on earth, [Jesus] surrounded himself with ordinary people who misunderstood him, failed to exercise much spiritual power, and sometimes behaved like churlish schoolchildren. #Quote by Philip Yancey
Resisting Power quotes by Aimee Carter
#18. He is an idiot," I said. "One who thinks he's a genius/ They're the most dangerous kind."
"No, the most dangerous kind are the ones with power," he said. #Quote by Aimee Carter
Resisting Power quotes by John Mearsheimer
#19. In an ideal world, where there are only good states, power would be largely irrelevant. #Quote by John Mearsheimer
Resisting Power quotes by Sheri Dew
#20. The healing power of charity, bestowed by our Father and made possible by the Atonement of Jesus Christ, can make it virtually impossible for us even to feel emotions common to the natural man. #Quote by Sheri Dew
Resisting Power quotes by George Albert Smith
#21. There is a line of demarcation well defined between the Lord's territory and the devil's territory. If you will stay on the Lord's side of the line you will be under his influence and will have no desire to do wrong; but if you cross to the devil's side of that line one inch you are in the tempter's power and if he is successful, you will not be able to think or even reason properly because you will have lost the Spirit of the Lord. #Quote by George Albert Smith
Resisting Power quotes by John Dewey
#22. The breakdown of his(Plato's) philosophy is made apparent in the fact that he could not trust to gradual improvements in education to bring about a better society which should then improve education, and so on indefinitely. Correct education could not come into existence until an ideal state existed, and after that education would be devoted simply to its conservation. For the existence of this state he was obliged to trust to some happy accident by which philosophic wisdom should happen to coincide with possession of ruling power in the state. #Quote by John Dewey
Resisting Power quotes by John Galt
#23. The self you have betrayed is your mind; self-esteem is reliance on one's power to think. The ego you seek, that essential "you" which you cannot express or define, is not your emotions or inarticulate dreams, but your intellect, that judge of your supreme tribunal whom you've impeached in order to drift at the mercy of any stray shyster you describe as your "feeling." #Quote by John Galt
Resisting Power quotes by Mercedes Lackey
#24. Evil done in the name of a Power of good is still evil. And good done in the name of a Power of evil is still good. #Quote by Mercedes Lackey
Resisting Power quotes by Robert Conquest
#25. We still find, especially in parts of academe, the damaging notion that everything is a struggle for power, or being empowered, or hegemony, or oppression: and that all competition is a zero-sum game. This is not more than repetition of Lenin's destructive doctrine. Intellectually, it is reductionism; politically, it is fanaticism. #Quote by Robert Conquest
Resisting Power quotes by Ludwig Von Mises
#26. The people who think that the power of big business is enormous are mistaken #Quote by Ludwig Von Mises
Resisting Power quotes by John Lindsay
#27. We see political leaders replacing moral imperatives with a Southern strategy. We have seen all too clearly that there are men-now in power in this country-who do not respect dissent, who cannot cope with turmoil, and who believe that the people of America are ready to support repression as long as it is done with a quiet voice and a business suit. And it is up to us to prove that they are wrong. #Quote by John Lindsay
Resisting Power quotes by Debbie Ford
#28. This powerful question - "Am I standing in my power or am I trying to please another?" - challenges us to believe in ourselves and make the daring choice to trust in our innate ability to know what's in our highest and best interest. #Quote by Debbie Ford
Resisting Power quotes by Walter E. Williams
#29. Try this thought experiment. Pretend you're a tyrant. Among your many liberty-destroying objectives are extermination of blacks, Jews and Catholics. Which would you prefer, a United States with political power centralized in Washington, powerful government agencies with detailed information on Americans and compliant states or power widely dispersed over 50 states, thousands of local jurisdictions and a limited federal government? #Quote by Walter E. Williams
Resisting Power quotes by Kenneth Wuest
#30. The believer does not use God's power; God's power uses him. #Quote by Kenneth Wuest
Resisting Power quotes by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#31. It is feasible and easy everywhere to undermine administrative power and, in fact, it has been drastically weakened in all Western countries. The defense of individual rights has reached such extremes as to make society as a whole defenseless against certain individuals. It is time, in the West, to defend not so much human rights as human obligations. #Quote by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Resisting Power quotes by Samuel Johnson
#32. Reproof should not exhaust its power upon petty failings. #Quote by Samuel Johnson
Resisting Power quotes by Alexei Navalny
#33. I really hate the people in power. I hate them with every fiber of my being. That is what drives me in almost everything I do. #Quote by Alexei Navalny
Resisting Power quotes by Saul David
#34. Even a moderniser like Alexander II - who emancipated the serfs in 1861 - had no intention of devolving real power. #Quote by Saul David
Resisting Power quotes by Elizabeth Thornton
#35. New Year's Resolutions come and go. Some we keep, some we don't. In order to make lasting changes in our lives, we must first change our minds. We sometimes forget, and we often feel stuck, but we all have the power to do so. #Quote by Elizabeth Thornton
Resisting Power quotes by Henry Clay Trumbull
#36. Character gains through its expression, and loses through its repression. Love grows through its expression. Sympathy grows through its expression. Knowledge grows through its expression. The artistic sense grows through its expression. The religious sentiment grows through its expression. The capacity for instruction, for administration, for command, grows through its expression. The more a man does in any line of wise endeavor, the more he can do in that line, and the more of a man he is in that line. And the refraining from the free expression of love, or of sympathy, or of knowledge, or of the artistic sense, or of the religious sentiment, or of the power of instruction, of administration, or of command, both limits and lessens that which is thus repressed.

To possess and to exhibit an admirable personal character is a duty incumbent on every one. In order to possess such a character, its exhibit by its expression is a necessity. He who does not endeavor to express those traits and qualities which are the exhibit of an admirable personal character, cannot hope to retain such a character, even if it were his by nature; and he who does endeavor to express them, can hope to gain the character which they represent, even though he lacked it before. #Quote by Henry Clay Trumbull
Resisting Power quotes by Stephen Kinzer
#37. The dramatic rise of Turkey in the councils of world power was one of the main geopolitical developments of 2010. #Quote by Stephen Kinzer
Resisting Power quotes by Will Durant
#38. As to the people they have no understanding, and only repeat what their rulers are pleased to tell them" (Protagoras, 317); to get a doctrine accepted or rejected it is only necessary to have it praised or ridiculed in a popular play (a hit, no doubt, at Aristophanes, whose comedies attacked almost every new idea). Mob-rule is a rough sea for the ship of state to ride; every wind of oratory stirs up the waters and deflects the course. The upshot of such a democracy is tyranny or autocracy; the crowd so loves flattery, it is so "hungry for honey," that at last the wiliest and most unscrupulous flatterer, calling himself the "protector of the people" rises to supreme power (565). #Quote by Will Durant
Resisting Power quotes by Bertrand De Jouvenel
#39. The more one considers the matter, the clearer it becomes that redistribution is in effect far less a redistribution of free income from the richer to the poorer, as we imagined, than a redistribution of power from the individual to the State. #Quote by Bertrand De Jouvenel
Resisting Power quotes by John Connolly
#40. And the Crooked Man heard her dreams, because that was where he wandered. His place was the land of the imagination, the world where stories began. The stories were always looking for a way to be told, to be brought to life through books and reading. That was how they crossed over from their world into ours. But with them came the Crooked Man, prowling between his world and ours, looking for stories of his own to create, hunting for children who dreamed bad dreams, who were jealous and angry and proud. And he made kings and queens of them, cursing them with a kind of power, even if the real power lay always in his hands. And in return they betrayed the objects of their jealousy to him, and he took them into his lair deep beneath the castle ... #Quote by John Connolly
Resisting Power quotes by David W. Orr
#41. Laws governing pollution tend to move pollutants from one medium to another. So, for example, we scrub SO2 from power plants only to dispose toxic sludge on land. We "clean" water only to disperse toxic-laced solids on farmland or landfills. Pollution control becomes a kind of giant shell game by which we move pollutants between air, water, groundwater, and land. #Quote by David W. Orr
Resisting Power quotes by Rinku Sen
#42. Information is not power. Power is power. But what turns information into power is action. #Quote by Rinku Sen
Resisting Power quotes by Nevill Francis Mott
#43. In considering God's power, we must not look for a God of the Gaps, a god who is called in for those phenomena for which there is yet no scientific explanation. #Quote by Nevill Francis Mott
Resisting Power quotes by Sally Rooney
#44. Maybe niceness is the wrong metric, I said. Of course it's really about power, Bobbi agreed. But it's harder to work out who has the power, so instead we rely on 'niceness' as a kind of stand-in. I mean this is an issue in public discourse. We end up asking like, is Israel 'nicer' than Palestine. #Quote by Sally Rooney
Resisting Power quotes by Tylerfucklin
#45. Derek turned to face Stiles, his expression falling into a very familiar stare of utter disgruntled bitchiness. "Would you like more water?"

Stiles squinted, resisting the urge to mutter, ' not sure if angry, or just emotionally constipated,' under his breath. Instead, he pursed his lips and attempted to lay on the old Stilinski charm by blurting out, "I could do with something a little... harder."

It was almost disturbing how Derek was able to stare back at Stiles without blinking once. "I have beer," he said slowly, cautiously.

Stiles narrowed his eyes, echoing the tone of Derek's voice, "...harder."

".... pudding?" Derek ventured, as if pudding was actually a viable option when Stiles was demanding something harder than beer. #Quote by Tylerfucklin
Resisting Power quotes by N. T. Wright
#46. The author extols the power of having significant portions of God's Word read in public worship with the following analogy. He says that by reading a few short verses, we are like someone glimpsing nature through window from across the room. But by taking in more lengthy passages of Scripture, we are like someone who, intrigue, gets right next to the window to take in more of the view that it offers, basking in more of the arc of the whole the whole narrative. #Quote by N. T. Wright
Resisting Power quotes by Laura Hunsaker
#47. Connor dipped his head and kissed from her neck to her collarbone, and down her arm as he slipped the sark off her shoulder revealing the satiny skin beneath. When he got to her fingers, he nipped her ring finger and Mackenzie gasped as he drew it into his mouth and sucked. He raised his eyes back to hers and trapped her gaze in his own. Connor slid her sark down her body and Mackenzie was helpless to do anything but stare into the dark blue pools of molten desire his eyes had become. It was a heady feeling to know that she was the reason his eyes were so dark; she had never before felt so powerful. He wanted her and this time she knew what to do.

Mackenzie unwrapped his plaid from the chieftain brooch and pushed it off his shoulder. Connor held perfectly still and let it fall to the floor with Mackenzie's pile of clothes. Next Mackenzie dragged his shirt over his head; it too joined the growing pile of clothing. Mackenzie couldn't help but marvel at his hard body with all its scars hinting at the power and danger this man carried. She let her fingers trail down from his chest to the patch of hair on his stomach, and lower still. She could feel his muscles clench and his breath stop as she wrapped her fingers around his erection. She quickly found his rhythm and knelt down to press her lips to his lower abs. Trailing her mouth down to where her hand was, she gently licked the tip. She felt a thrill of satisfaction as his hands gripped her shoulders and as her mout #Quote by Laura Hunsaker
Resisting Power quotes by Alison Goodman
#48. You would choose to have no power with him when you could have all the power in the world with me?"
I lifted my chin. "That is not the choice, Ido. I choose the dragons and the land. Not my own ambition. Or yours. #Quote by Alison Goodman
Resisting Power quotes by Sabine Baring-Gould
#49. The original settlers in Iceland were the nobles of Norway who left their native land to avoid the tyranny of Harold Fairhair, who tried to crush their power so as to make himself a despotic king in the land. #Quote by Sabine Baring-Gould
Resisting Power quotes by Robert Barron
#50. Now Christianity proposes a completely different account of how history comes to a climax and what precisely constitutes the new order of the ages - which helps to explain why so many of modernity's avatars, from Diderot to Christopher Hitchens, have specially targeted Christianity. On the Christian reading, history reached its highpoint when a young first-century Jewish rabbi, having been put to death on a brutal Roman instrument of torture, was raised from the dead through the power of the God of Israel. The state-sponsored murder of Jesus, who had dared to speak and act in the name of Israel's God, represented the world's resistance to the Creator. It was the moment when cruelty, hatred, violence, and corruption - symbolized in the Bible as the watery chaos - spent itself on Jesus. The resurrection, therefore, showed forth the victory of the divine love over those dark powers. St. Paul can say, "I am certain that neither death nor life, neither angels nor principalities, nor any other creature can separate us from the love of God," precisely because he lived on the far side of the resurrection. #Quote by Robert Barron

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