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A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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.
All parents are an embarrassment to their kids. Often, grandparents are the relief. Kids don't have to resist you.
Those who operate through the Holy Spirit are more equipped to resist temptation.
I enjoy popping in to World Duty Free at the airport and trying out perfumes - I can never resist a new scent.
What we resist persists.
Resist this war on God, freedom of religion and freedom of speech.
I don't collect the way other people do. Some people collect rare guitars, like, 'I have a '54 Strat worth $50,000.' And I don't collect the way Nash does. Nash has Duane Allman's guitar and Johnny Cash's guitar. I bought guitars because they sounded good. I played them, they sounded unbelievably good, and I couldn't resist.
Markets are, in the end, man-made devices for utilitarian purposes, not a force of nature that we should not try to resist. If they end up serving the interests of only a tiny minority, as is increasingly the case, we have the right - and indeed the duty - to regulate them in the interest of greater social good.
Don't stand back with your arms folded; step forward... There is hope and light to resist injustice and promote peace without violence.
Adolfo Perez Esquivel
Don't be a bottleneck. If a matter is not a decision for the President or you, delegate it. Force responsibility down and out. Find problem areas, add structure and delegate. The pressure is to do the reverse. Resist it.
The right and the physical power of the people to resist injustice, are really the only securities that any people ever can have for their liberties. Practically no government knows any limit to its power but the endurance of the people.
The Holy Book calls upon Muslims to resist tyranny. Dictatorships in Pakistan, however long, have, therefore, always collapsed in the face of this spirit.
After the Tiananmen Massacre, I felt compelled not only to continue writing but to actively resist the restrictions placed on freedom of speech. I set up the publishing company in Hong Kong, with offices in Shenzhen in mainland China, and managed to publish works of fiction, philosophy, and politics by unapproved authors.
Over the years I've seen people lose a spouse and then withdraw and lose interest in life, and I believe we need to resist that.
I'd always tried to resist playing the supervirility thing. I liked showing the vulnerability of age.
I am well aware that there are prisoners of conscience in the Soviet Union, including some who have said they have chosen to resist the law because of religious reasons.
Refuse to be a lazy Christian, and resist a passive, apathetic attitude.
One can resist the invasion of an army but one cannot resist the invasion of ideas.
Love is easy, and I love writing. You can't resist love. You get an idea, someone says something, and you're in love.
Nothing makes it easier to resist temptation than a proper bringing-up, a sound set of values - and witnesses.
Franklin P. Jones
What rights are those that dare not resist for them?
Alfred Lord Tennyson
I do think that despite my best efforts to resist it, I am now a grown-up. It's due to lots of very difficult decisions that you make over a long period of time - about motherhood, wifehood, and work, and all the things that one has to make decisions about.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
Charles de Montesquieu
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