Favorite Quotations ~  Resistance Highly Selective Thesaurus for the Extraordinarily Literate

"A champion views resistance as a gift of energy." ~ Michael J. Gelb


Resistance is exhausting, and this chafing at change often leads to missed chances. ~ Marietta McCarty, How Philosophy Can Save Your Life

The power of a man increases steadily by continuance in one direction. He becomes acquainted with the resistances and with his own tools; increases his skill and strength and learns the favorable moments and favorable accidents. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I like a little rebellion now and then. The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on occasion that I wish it to be always kept alive. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Any resistance is not only normal but necessary--it is part of the creative process. ~ Paulo Coelho

To fly we have to have resistance. ~ Maya Ying Lin

Survival is a form of resistance. ~ Mendel Le Sueur

Resistance to oppression is second nature. ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It's the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance and sweeps away all obstacles. ~ Claude M. Bristol

Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity. ~ St. Augustine

If you make it plain you like people, it's hard for them to resist liking you back. ~ Lois Mcmaster Bujold

I think the earth itself is rather resistant to routine. ~ Rebecca West

I can resist anything but the temptation to make a clever witticism. ~ Oscar Wilde