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You have enough people against you... be for yourself.
I try to live what I teach. A lot of things come against us in life, but we should try to find something to be grateful for, and see each day as a gift.
I venture to say no war can be long carried on against the will of the people.
Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.
When a torrent sweeps a man against a boulder, you must expect him to scream, and you need not be surprised if the scream is sometimes a theory.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Communism is a religion that is inspired, directed and motivated by the Devil himself who has declared war against Almighty God.
Every author in some way portrays himself in his works, even if it be against his will.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Thought must be divided against itself before it can come to any knowledge of itself.
You never need an argument against the use of violence, you need an argument for it.
The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home.
In the absence of sound oversight, responsible businesses are forced to compete against unscrupulous and underhanded businesses, who are unencumbered by any restrictions on activities that might harm the environment, or take advantage of middle-class families, or threaten to bring down the entire financial system.
I think everything about my life is magical. I've struggled, and against most odds, I'm truly having the experience of living my dreams.
I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president - with the possible exceptions of Johnson, FDR, and Lincoln - just in terms of what we've gotten done in modern history. But, you know, but when it comes to the economy, we've got a lot more work to do. And we're gonna keep on at it.
Those newspapers of the nation which most loudly cried dictatorship against me would have been the first to justify the beginnings of dictatorship by somebody else.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
If I had only one sermon to preach it would be a sermon against pride.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
I feel I have to protect myself against things. So I'm pretty careful to lose most of them.
If you and I are having a single thought of violence or hatred against anyone in the world at this moment, we are contributing to the wounding of the world.
Day by day we should weigh what we have granted to the spirit of the world against what we have denied to the spirit of Jesus, in thought and especially in deed.
All of us should be on guard against beliefs that flatter ourselves. At the very least, we should check such beliefs against facts.
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.
James A. Baldwin
Mental fight means thinking against the current, not with it. It is our business to puncture gas bags and discover the seeds of truth.
If you hug to yourself any resentment against anybody else, you destroy the bridge by which God would come to you.
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.
Facts do not speak for themselves. They speak for or against competing theories. Facts divorced from theories or visions are mere isolated curiosities.
Now, we can't stop the devil from coming against us, but we can overcome him each time - if we exercise the authority of Jesus and decide not to put up with him.
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