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Opposed Quotes

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All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

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The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability
to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time
and still retain the ability to function.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

I think that there is nothing, not even crime,
more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself
than this incessant business.
- Henry David Thoreau

This idea of selfishness as a virtue,
as opposed to generosity: That, to me,
is unnatural.
- Jessica Lange

 

I still have not given up the idea of becoming a journalist,
but at 17 I decided to follow my heart and stay in
Los Angeles with my girlfriend as opposed to going to Johns Hopkins.
- Mackenzie Astin

I am not opposed to intelligence reform on its face,
but any changes should reflect the current context.
- Ted Stevens

The spirit of revolution, the spirit of insurrection,
is a spirit radically opposed to liberty.
- Francois Guizot

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To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction.
- Isaac Newton

I had to tell about my colonic, which expresses the
fact why I'm so neat today as opposed to a few years ago.
I never knew that the weight made that much difference.
- James Brown

Well, I guess my unease with that is...
I'm always a little uneasy with that phrase -
smooth jazz,
as opposed to what?
- David Sanborn

If your faith is opposed to experience,
to human learning and investigation,
it is not worth the breath used in giving it expression.
- Edgar Watson Howe

The art which we may call generally art of the wayside,
as opposed to that which is the business of men's lives,
is, in the best sense of the word, Grotesque.
- John Ruskin

I view myself primarily as a trial lawyer who happens to be writing,
as opposed to a writer who happens to be a trial lawyer,
so the audience is like a jury to me.
- Vincent Bugliosi

I know my husband really loves me because he takes me to have ribs.
He says I'm the only girl he ever took out who actually
ate anything on her plate,
as opposed to pushing it around.
- Julia Barr

I opposed Clinton's budget deal in 1997 because he
brought in $115 billion cut in Medicare that created
greater pressure for providers not to participate.
- David Obey

I personally am opposed to abortion,
but I will not judge anybody else's right in that regard
because I am not a woman and I could never face the actual reality of it.
- Martin Sheen

I'm actually really opposed to the death penalty.
- Bill Paxton

It has yet to be shown by direct biochemical methods,
as opposed to the indirect genetic evidence mentioned earlier,
that the code is indeed a triplet code.
- Francis Crick

The very word "secrecy' is repugnant in a free and open society;
and we are as a people inherently and historically
opposed to secret societies,
to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings.
- John F. Kennedy

But I would have executed much greater things,
had not government always opposed my exertions,
and placed others in situations which would have suited my talents.
- Adam Weishaupt

The discussion of ideas as opposed to the American
narcissistic obsession with what's going on with the self,
that's the general thing people are talking about.
- Stanley Crouch

Stiletto, I look at it more as an attitude as opposed to a high-heeled shoe.
- Lita Ford

We need a type of patriotism that recognizes the virtues
of those who are opposed to us.
- Francis John McConnell

And it's one reason why I don't go to a lot of movies -
they're more and more dominated by corporate values
and fiscal concerns as opposed to cinematic concerns.
- Jeffrey Wright

Everything in excess is opposed to nature.
- Hippocrates

Award trophies, as opposed to letting the players define and claim their own.
Ultimately, pay them to play so that their activity
not only resembles work but is work.
- John Thorn

I have worked with a great many comedians as opposed to comics,
although I have worked with comics as well,
I make the distinction.
- Bobby Darin

The skeptic does not mean him who doubts,
but him who investigates or researches,
as opposed to him who asserts and thinks that he has found.
- Miguel de Unamuno

That was something.
As opposed to nothing.
- Kevin Ayers

The second trial was a fair trial.
I do not call it a second trial.
I call it a fair trial, as opposed to the first trial,
which was an unfair trial, a Roman holiday.
- Sam Sheppard

Do you not see, first, that - as a mental abstract -
physical force is directly opposed to morality;
and secondly,
that it practically drives out of existence the moral forces?
- Auberon Herbert

I was so opposed to the war in Vietnam that I initially
refused President Nixon's urgings for me to go there.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

I am seriously opposed to censorship of any sort.
- Don Johnson

I am opposed to any individual taxes until we eliminate
all of the unconstitutional agencies,
and I suspect we wouldn't need a tax after that.
- Michael Badnarik

I listened to many different types of instruments and music,
and have always tried to look at the bass as an instrument
as opposed to only a bass.
- Billy Sheehan

As opposed to touring for three years and then going
into the studio and writing an album,
I think this record is representative of a lot of everyday people.
- Nuno Bettencourt

I was personally opposed to the death penalty,
and yet I think I have probably asked for the death
penalty more than most people in the United States.
- Janet Reno

Most foreign policies that history has marked highly,
in whatever country, have been originated by leaders
who were opposed by experts.
- Henry A. Kissinger

In 1949 there was a new thing called Television,
to which my agency and advisers opposed as a performance medium.
- Loretta Young

It was a very cool thing to be a smart girl,
as opposed to some other, different kind.
And I think that made a great deal of difference to
me growing up and in my life afterward.
- Elena Kagan

I was proud of the youths who opposed the war in Vietnam
because they were my babies.
- Benjamin Spock

One can cite cases of Negroes who opposed emancipation
and denounced the abolitionists.
- Carter G. Woodson

And historically the owners have used loyalty to a
team or a city to hold players as opposed to always paying their worth.
- Lynn Swann

If you're opposed to the budget I submitted to the General Assembly,
you're for a tax increase.
- Matt Blunt

I'm still strongly opposed to antismoking laws,
strongly opposed to any law that regulates personal behavior.
- John Perry Barlow

In summary, the Romans were opposed to tyranny in any form;
and the feature of government to which they gave the
most thought was an elaborate system of checks and balances.
- Robert Welch

I am absolutely opposed to political correctness.
You cannot confront hate speech until you've experienced it.
You need to hear every side of the issue instead of just one.
- Jane Elliott

Searching is half the fun: life is much more manageable
when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party.
- Jimmy Buffett

Entrenched bureaucracies are always opposed to fundamental changes.
- Christopher Dodd

If they are opposed to abortion, they should be for
preventing unintended pregnancies.
- Louise Slaughter

You see, the interesting thing about books,
as opposed, say, to films, is that it's always just
one person encountering the book,
it's not an audience, it's one to one.
- Paul Auster

Now, most of the new immigrants coming to this country
are from Asia as opposed to Europe.
- Iris Chang

It's absolutely absurd to even consider voting on Sunday alcohol sales.
I am opposed to alcohol period.
It doesn't do anybody any good in the long run.
It's a dangerous drug.
- John Hunter

Liberal Democrats are inexorably opposed to tax cuts,
because tax cuts give people more power,
and take away from the role of government.
- Rush Limbaugh

To be deeply committed to negotiations,
to be opposed to a particular war or military action,
is not only considered unpatriotic, it also casts serious doubt on one's manhood.
- Myriam Miedzian

He's not rewarding us by talking to us.
He's talking to us because He has something to say to us directly,
as opposed to the things He says to all humanity.
- Gene Wolfe

We hear so many records these days that are done with click tracks,
as opposed to a drummer.
- Wayne Coyne

Support the strong, give courage to the timid,
remind the indifferent, and warn the opposed.
- Whitney M. Young

I feel that film, as opposed to theatre,
is about capturing that one, real moment.
- Michael Pitt

I never say I have a preference for one medium as opposed to another.
- Christine Baranski

I am passionately opposed to capital punishment,
and I have been all my life.
- Richard Attenborough

Then I wanted the character to be feminine as opposed to effeminate.
Because it's easy to be camp or queen.
Anyone can do that.
What's difficult is to play feminine.
- Cillian Murphy

True Americanism is opposed utterly to any political
divisions resting on race and religion.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

Continental directors, as opposed to British and American,
tend to be somewhat high-handed in their approach.
- Donald Pleasence

A man who has both feet planted firmly in the air can
be safely called a liberal as opposed to the conservative,
who has both feet firmly planted in his mouth.
- Jacques Barzun

You can never fully put your finger on the reason why you're suddenly,
inexplicably compelled to explore one life as opposed to another.
- Daniel Day-Lewis

Children make you a better everything.
Daughters open up a whole different sensibility to you.
When you have children, it focuses you on them as opposed to on yourself.
- Andy Garcia

Also, General Zinni, who commanded central command,
was very much opposed to the war in the first place,
as I was.
We were both quoted to that effect in February of 2003.
- William Odom

The Southern character is opposed to haste.
Safety is of more worth than speed, and there is no hurry.
- Maria Mitchell

Therapy, as opposed to analysis, is a whole construct of myth,
beautiful and creative.
- Dennis Potter

I've been opposed to human cloning from the very beginning.
- Leon Kass


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