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Don't set your wit against a child.

Even crushed against his brother in the Tube the average Englishman pretends desperately that he is alone.

Even those who write against fame wish for the fame of having written well, and those who read their works desire the fame of having read them.

Every author in some way portrays himself in his works, even if it be against his will.

Every man must define his identity against his mother. If he does not, he just falls back into her and is swallowed up.

Every nation has to either be with us, or against us. Those who harbor terrorists, or who finance them, are going to pay a price.

Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac.

Everyone assumes America must play the leading role in crafting some settlement or compromise between the Israelis and the Palestinians. But Jefferson, Madison, and Washington explicitly warned against involving ourselves in foreign conflicts.

Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you.

Faith certainly tells us what the senses do not, but not the contrary of what they see; it is above, not against them.

For among other evils caused by being disarmed, it renders you contemptible; which is one of those disgraceful things which a prince must guard against.

For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.

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.

For this is the mark of a wise and upright man, not to rail against the gods in misfortune.

For to be poised against fatality, to meet adverse conditions gracefully, is more than simple endurance; it is an act of aggression, a positive triumph.

Gay Liberation? I ain't against it, it's just that there's nothing in it for me.

God made a very obvious choice when he made me voluptuous; why would I go against what he decided for me? My limbs work, so I'm not going to complain about the way my body is shaped.

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.

Have you learned the lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you, and disputed passage with you?

He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.


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