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The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.

The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home.

The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it.

The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit.

The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is reason.

The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.

The opportunity to secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.

The organized workers of America, free in their industrial life, conscious partners in production, secure in their homes and enjoying a decent standard of living, will prove the finest bulwark against the intrusion of alien doctrines of government.

The question of sexual dominance can exist only in the nightmare of that soul which has armed itself, totally, against the possibility of the changing motion of conquest and surrender, which is love.

The revolution is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploiters.

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.

The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple.

The tyrant grinds down his slaves and they don't turn against him, they crush those beneath them.

The way those clubs shift against Ted Williams, I can't understand how he can be so stupid not to accept the challenge to him and hit to left field.

The work of many of the greatest men, inspired by duty, has been done amidst suffering and trial and difficulty. They have struggled against the tide, and reached the shore exhausted.

The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It's the age-old struggle: the roar of the crowd on the one side, and the voice of your conscience on the other.

The worst sin that can be committed against the artist is to take him at his word, to see in his work a fulfillment instead of an horizon.

There are always two forces warring against each other within us.

There are historic situations in which refusal to defend the inheritance of a civilization, however imperfect, against tyranny and aggression may result in consequences even worse than war.

There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.


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