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Motivational Resist Quotes

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Nothing is softer or more flexible than water,
yet nothing can resist it.
- Lao Tzu

Related topics: Wisdom Favorite-Quotes Persistence Perseverance

I Resist the Temptation to Judge Others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes.
Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow.
Let reality be reality.
Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
- Lao Tzu

When I am able to resist the temptation to judge others,
I can see them as teachers.
- Gerald Jampolsky


 

I can resist everything except temptation.
- Oscar Wilde

We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What you resist, persists.
- Carl Jung


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It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself,
to resist invasions of it in the case of others:
or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own.
- Thomas Jefferson

It's easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.
- Leonardo da Vinci

If we fail to plan, we merely bob helplessly -
like a cork on the sea of life.
If we resist whatever life delivers to us,
we create untold misery for ourselves.
If we act with vision and commitment,
and then accept whatever Spirit provides,
we live a life of purpose and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep,
and there comes a time when it is wrong,
as well as useless, to resist.
- Stewart Alsop

When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms,
the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven,
and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.
- Akhenaton

It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures,
but the foolish to be a slave to them.
- Epictetus

(Jesus on Anger and Revenge)
You have heard that it was said,
"Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth."
But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person.
If someone strikes you on the right cheek,
turn to him the other also.
- Matthew 5:38-39

To resist the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body,
the mind, and the heart.
And to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise,
study, and love.
- Alan Bleasdale

Individuals can resist injustice, but only a community can do justice.
- James J. Corbett

At which time came to us many boats and we suffered them to come aboard,
being not able to resist them, which people did us no harm,
neither of us understanding the one the other.
- Will Adams

The French and the British are such good enemies that
they can't resist being friends.
- Peter Ustinov

We receive the truths of science by compulsion.
Nothing but ignorance is able to resist them.
- Chauncey Wright

Exhortations to obstruct the operations of Government in detail,
should; Exhortations to resist all.
- James Mill

Lord, when the song wants to pick up and go a little faster towards the end,
it's hard for me to resist.
- Levon Helm

Never give way to melancholy; resist it steadily,
for the habit will encroach.
- Sydney Smith

Take heed of critics even when they are not fair;
resist them even when they are.
- Jean Rostand

The goal of all inanimate objects is to resist man
and ultimately defeat him.
- Russell Baker

That image of the countryside being a threatening place still exists.
People continue to resist the challenge of learning
about aspects of life they don't understand.
- Mary Wesley

Refuse to be ill.
Never tell people you are ill; never own it to yourself.
Illness is one of those things which a man should resist
on principle at the onset.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

They, astounded at the flash of the armor,
and the swiftness of the charge, and attacked by showers of arrows and missiles,
half naked as they were, never stopped to resist but gave way.
- Arrian

National languages are all huge systems of vested interests
which sullenly resist critical inquiry.
- Edward Sapir

So is it always nationalist to resist US globalization? The US thinks it is,
and wants you to agree; and, moreover,
to consider US interests as being universal ones.
- Fredric Jameson

I admire President Chavez for his strength to resist the United States.
Instead, Bush is waging a war of terrorism against the world.
- Cindy Sheehan

When people are very original, sometimes they are original
as a way to resist the mainstream.
- Michel Gondry

What we resist persists.
- Sonia Johnson

Poets can't resist the dramatic pull of their lives
and so inevitably write autobiographical verse.
- John Barton

By and large the United States has been able to resist
the temptation to close its doors to the world.
- Roger Mahony

Love is easy, and I love writing.
You can't resist love.
You get an idea, someone says something,
and you're in love.
- Ray Bradbury

We have to be a state where business is welcome and jobs are created.
We have to demand value for what is spent and we need
to continue to resist a lottery.
- Jesse Helms

Southerners can never resist a losing cause.
- Margaret Mitchell

Where youth and diffidence are united,
it requires uncommon steadiness of reason to resist
the attraction of being called the most charming girl in the world.
- Jane Austen

We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.
- Jules Verne

I had given up the theater and everything propelled me into entertainment.
And I didn't resist it.
- Vincente Minnelli

There are only two cases in which war is just:
first,
in order to resist the aggression of an enemy,
and second, in order to help an ally who has been attacked.
- Charles de Secondat

The people ask much, often more than any government can give.
We must resist the temptation to promise solutions to all problems.
- Jane Byrne

A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
- Tacitus

Well, yeah, I wanted to resist the urge to thicken
everything up with instrumentation,
because I just felt like I was interested in seeing
how the songs did on their own.
- Joanna Newsom

So we must stand together to resist,
for we will get what we can take -
just that and no more.
- Rose Schneiderman

Lebanon was under Israeli occupation,
up to its capital, but we did not consider that a disaster.
Why? Because it was very clear that there are ways to resist.
- Bashar al-Assad

I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
- Mae West

Nevertheless, I resist cynicism and continue to believe
in the possibilities for genuine democracy.
- William Greider

The end was surely near.
The Nazis killed you only when you were naked,
because they knew, psychologically, that naked people never resist.
- Simon Wiesenthal

Nothing makes it easier to resist temptation than a proper bringing-up,
a sound set of values - and witnesses.
- Franklin P. Jones

I've been in beautiful landscapes where one is tempted
to whip out a camera and take a picture.
I've learned to resist that.
- David Byrne

The ordeal of virtue is to resist all temptation to evil.
- Thomas Malthus

I enjoy popping in to World Duty Free at the airport
and trying out perfumes -
I can never resist a new scent.
- Lisa Snowdon

Never resist a sentence you like, in which language
takes its own pleasure and in which,
after having abused it for so long, you are stupefied by its innocence.
- Jean Baudrillard

As long as I retain my feeling and my passion for Nature,
I can partly soften or subdue my other passions and
resist or endure those of others.
- Lord Byron

I could never resist the call of the trail.
- Buffalo Bill

What rights are those that dare not resist for them?
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

The liberally educated person is one who is able to
resist the easy and preferred answers,
not because he is obstinate but because he knows others worthy of consideration.
- Allan Bloom

I tend to resist invitations to interpret my own fiction.
- J. M. Coetzee

But if something funny happens, I can't resist.
I have to tell the people.
- Kathy Griffin

Heroes are those who can somehow resist the power of
the situation and act out of noble motives,
or behave in ways that do not demean others when they easily can.
- Philip Zimbardo

Too many girls follow the line of least resistance
but a good line is hard to resist.
- Raoul Walsh

Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist.
- Plutarch

Why resist temptation? There will always be more.
- Don Herold

A bargain is something you can't use at a price you can't resist.
- Franklin Jones

I respect only those who resist me, but I cannot tolerate them.
- Charles de Gaulle

What I learned with Cecil Taylor was strategy and survival
and how to resist temptations and resist getting discouraged.
- Steve Lacy

But if our hopes are betrayed, if we are forced to
resist the invasion of our soil,
and to defend our threatened homes, this duty,
however hard it may be, will find us armed and resolved
upon the greatest sacrifices.
- King Albert II

Anyone who draws attention to himself as an individual,
is viewed with suspicion.
We acquired this tendency, of course,
from America, and we must resist it:
levelling,
and imitation of what others are already doing.
- Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Whenever culture has gone through a radical change,
as ours has - from industrial age to information age -
there are people who will deny that things have changed;
they resist it and refuse to change.
- Daniel Greenberg

One reason we resist making deliberate choices is that
choice equals change and most of us,
feeling the world is unpredictable enough,
try to minimise the trauma of change in our personal lives.
- Hugh Mackay


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