Quotes about opposition


  • "The effects of opposition are wonderful. There are men who rise refreshed on hearing of a threat; men to whom a crisis which intimidates and paralyzes the majority—demanding, not the faculties of prudence and thrift, but comprehension, immovableness, the readiness of sacrifice,—comes graceful and beloved as a bride."
  • "He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper."
    • Edmund Burke (1729-1797), Reflections on the Revolution in France
  • "A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against and not with the wind. Even a head wind is better than none. No man ever worked his passage anywhere in a dead calm. Let no man wax pale, therefore, because of opposition."
  • "It is not ease, but effort,—not facility, but difficulty, that makes men. There is, perhaps, no station in life in which difficulties have not to be encountered and overcome before any decided measure of success can be achieved."
  • "To make a young couple love each other, it is only necessary to oppose and separate them."
  • "No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition."


  • Klopsch, Louis, 1852-1910 (1896). Many Thoughts of Many Minds. 

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Last modified on 17 April 2014, at 21:38