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The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character.
For there is no one so great or mighty that he can avoid the misery that will rise up against him when he resists and strives against God.
Every acquisition of accommodation becomes material for assimilation, but assimilation always resists new accommodations.
I know My God commands, whose power no power resists.
Yes, the work comes out more beautiful from a material that resists the process, verse, marble, onyx, or enamel.
If we pursue this matter further, we shall be told that the stable object is unchanging under the impact or stress of some particular external or internal variable or, perhaps, that it resists the passage of time.
The evils of tyranny are rarely seen but by him who resists it.
Television has never known what to do with grief, which resists narrative: the dramas of grief are largely internal - for the bereaved, it is a chaotic, intense, episodic period, but the chaos is by and large subterranean, and easily appears static to the friendly onlooker who has absorbed the fact of loss and moved on.
What I think we fear is rapid, pronounced, and uncontrollable changes to ourselves, and because of this we have a form of personality inertia - something that resists rapid change.
Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.
William Throsby Bridges
The conservative who resists change is as valuable as the radical who proposes it.
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