Opposition Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Opposition Quotes from Vernon Law, Charles Simmons, Eric Reid, William Godwin, John Gresham Machen. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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I never chased around with the opposition or got too well acquainted with them, because when the time in the ballgame came up where I had to pitch inside, I didn’t want to hesitate.
Vernon Law
Integrity is the first step to true greatness. Men love to praise, but are slow to practice it. To maintain it in high places costs self-denial; in all places it is liable to opposition, but its end is glorious, and the universe will yet do it homage.
Charles Simmons
There’s always opposition when you speak on topics like I’m speaking on. But I’m a black man in America. I grew up black in America. You can’t tell me that what I’ve experienced and what I’ve seen is not true.
Eric Reid
Since it is one of the great attributes of our species to be susceptible of improvement and capable of experiencing the most beneficial changes, for this reason what are vulgarly called ‘venerable establishments’ will often range themselves in opposition to the best interests of the community.
William Godwin
The chief modern rival of Christianity is ‘liberalism’… at every point, the two movements are in direct opposition.
John Gresham Machen
The Western musical canon came about not merely by accumulation, but by opposition and subversion, both to the ruling powers on whom composers depended for their livelihoods and to other musics.
Brian Ferneyhough
Sometime you need to give credit to the opposition.
Gautam Gambhir
For Donald Trump, any opposition, either personal, ideological, or political is treason. Anyone who stands in his path betrays the Great Leader. Anyone who fails to take the knee is a traitor.
Rick Wilson
We always knew when we took on the issue of violence against women that somehow our opposition would come after us.
Patricia Ireland
The opposition’s role is meaningful when voters elect an opposition with an elected mandate to speak for Singaporeans.
Pritam Singh
In the late Fifties and early Sixties, opposition to state terror and aggression and torture and so on was zero. That was a horrible time: the massive Kennedy terror operation against Cuba, the first attacks on Vietnam in 1962, the imposition of national security states in South America.
Noam Chomsky
Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
Orison Swett Marden
To present me as the main face of the opposition movement is completely incorrect. I’m not a person who is ‘against Putin.’ I’m just a person who is standing up for a fair society, for free elections.
Ksenia Sobchak
I have spent many years of my life in opposition, and I rather like the role.
Eleanor Roosevelt
I’m a massive tennis fan! I love it to bits. I wish I could play, but I am worried that the muscles required for tennis are sort of in direct opposition to those required for mandolin playing.
Chris Thile
There’s always opposition when you do something big. I do many things that are controversial. When people see it, they love it!
Donald Trump
I am getting better at facing the bouncers, as I know opposition tries to use those as a weapon against me. Yet, no one is perfect, and he takes time to master a particular thing.
Suresh Raina
My priority is possession. Attack, get a lot of players in the opposition half, take risks.
Gerardo Martino
When I was at the State Department, I was targeted by the Russian propaganda machine because I was one of the most visible faces of the United States opposition to Russia’s illegal intervention in Crimea. They made up quotes I never said.
Jen Psaki
When you get lots of players up front, sometimes a counter-attack can take you by surprise and lead to a chance for the opposition.
Cesar Azpilicueta
The Czech Republic are in good form and are always tough opposition.
Rob Page
I was leader of the Opposition when Vajpayee was PM. We attacked policies, not personalities, neither inside or outside the House.
Sharad Pawar
We are in a democracy, and I think for all issues, whatever matters that the opposition may have apprehension on, there is a forum, and it is called Parliament.
Pallam Raju
Arresting opposition leaders and restricting civil society will not stop people from protesting, but it can create leaderless movements that leave no one with whom the government can mediate a peaceful way forward.
Tom Malinowski
The real leaders cannot appear in the peaceful time; nor can the serious opposition emerge from within the peaceful atmosphere. Without an open confrontation, there is no opposition!
Vladimir Bukovsky
As a street hustler, you’ve got to be smarter than everybody. You have to outsmart the police, you have to outsmart the people in competition with you, you have to outsmart all the opposition.
Yo Gotti
Trump is a man who, for better or worse, stands in opposition to the institutions that dominate American political life.
Michael Wolff
Before the war is ended, the war party assumes the divine right to denounce and silence all opposition to war as unpatriotic and cowardly.
Robert M. La Follette
A good wrist spinner is a good wrist spinner against any opposition.
K. L. Rahul
I’ve had some nice messages after games from players who I haven’t spoken to before. I won’t name people and drop them in it, but I’ve had messages from opposition strikers and defenders saying that they respect and love the way I play, telling me to keep doing it and not to change the way I am.
John Stones
I cannot imagine any other country in the world where the opposition would seek, and the chief executive would allow, the dissemination of his most private and personal conversations with his staff, which, to be honest, do not exactly confer sainthood on anyone concerned.
Gerald R. Ford
For me, it’s fine to be aggressive and play hard. As long as you’re not getting personal, it’s fine, and you can do whatever you can to upset the opposition.
Gautam Gambhir
Choosing to arm and train the Islamist opposition against dictator Moammar Gadhafi unleashed its most ruthless terrorist elements.
Pete Hoekstra
First of all, I can’t forget my first responsibility – which is to be the Leader of the Opposition and that’s to provide an alternative government.
Stephen Harper
While many of Mr. Obama’s ideas warrant skepticism, conservative opposition to any expanded role for government is a mistake.
Paul Singer
The owner of Wikileaks has gone mad or he has joined hands with our opposition parties to malign my government.
Various political parties, even if they’re in direct opposition with one another, still say they are the spokesperson for the people. The writer must speak his own words and not get mixed up with politics.
Gao Xingjian
I am sorry to upset my colleagues by saying we wasted four years in opposition, but if you do get so badly defeated as a party you do have to face up to some painful facts and you do have to change.
Kenneth Clarke
Books and opinions, no matter from whom they came, if they are in opposition to human rights, are nothing but dead letters.
Ernestine Rose
When you are playing against an opposition, you want to go out there and win a game, and for that, you have to be aggressive.
Gautam Gambhir
Humor and seriousness are not in opposition to each other.
Al Franken
President Putin and the Russian security services operate like a super PAC. They deploy millions of dollars to weaponize our own political opposition research and false narratives.
Fiona Hill
Comparisons are really no good in sport, especially if it is a comparison between different eras and generations, for there are so many variables that come into play, starting from the quality of the opposition to playing conditions.
Sunil Gavaskar
I would like to thank those who spoke boldly against the ‘gay marriage float’ in the 2014 Rose Parade. Apparently, that vigorous opposition came from perhaps millions of people, and it had a significant influence on how the matter was handled on network and cable television.
James Dobson
In our system of government, an opposition party doesn’t have the ability to pass legislation, but it has the ability to massively screw things up.
Alex Pareene
In the 1880s and 1890s, extremists in the Republican party also threatened the future of the US. Just when it seemed the extremists’ control of the government was complete, their political machinations, propaganda, and demonization of their opposition fueled a dramatic backlash.
Heather Cox Richardson
I always tried to defend high up the pitch, to be in the opposition’s half and play the game there.
Louis van Gaal
Dogma not only blinds its protagonist, but it muzzles all other opposition.
Maajid Nawaz
I noticed that parts of the opposition have been hostile to any revision of the constitution.
Francois Hollande
The media here is the opposition party. They don’t understand this country. They still do not understand why Donald Trump is the president of the United States.
Steve Bannon
When marginalized groups finally gained access to the ballot, it took time for them to organize around opposition to the specific forms of discrimination and mistreatment that continued to plague them – and longer still for political parties and candidates to respond to such activism.
Stacey Abrams
In Washington, particularly, the loyal opposition has a job to be the opposition. But you can’t stop there.
Jeb Bush
The Russians win when we allow our intelligence community to be politicized, when we allow political opposition research to function as a basis for a warrant to spy on American citizens.
Matt Gaetz
Real men laugh at opposition; real men smile when enemies appear.
Marcus Garvey
If we are confident of what we can do, then all opposition simply has to be treated as a whole.
Ravi Shastri
People have understood the designs of opposition parties, especially of BJP. It could trigger Hindu-Muslim riot in Uttar Pradesh before the state Assembly elections and people should beware of this.
It is common knowledge that social media today is fertile ground for trampling all over the decency of language. This is done not just by members of your party and your supporters but also those from the opposition. And their numbers are increasing every day.
Ravish Kumar
Ah, but it’s nice to be in the opposition, nice to be a bone in somebody’s throat.
Jack Levine
You don’t expect opposition fans to praise the other players.
Andre Villas-Boas
At this point, I’m just grinding through it, trying to establish strikes in the zone with my pitches, using some information the opposition gives me, and kind of moving forward in that regard.
Jake Arrieta
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Albert Einstein
The irony of environmental opposition to the Keystone XL project is that stopping the pipeline to the U.S. will not stop production in the oil sands of Canada. Instead of coming to the United States, the oil will still be produced and shipped by rail or a pipeline similar to the Keystone XL to Canada’s Pacific Coast.
John Hoeven
I can give an undertaking that we will respect the constructive opinion of the opposition. We will look into their views, and how they reflect the people’s views.
J. Jayalalithaa
I’m an opposition leader. But Mr Modi is also my prime minister. Mr Modi has certain skills. He’s a very good communicator.
Rahul Gandhi
We’ll support the government on issues if it’s essential to the country but our primary responsibility is not to prop up the government, our responsibility is to provide an opposition and an alternative government for Parliament and for Canadians.
Stephen Harper
If you’re going to have any kind of political opposition in the 21st century, then it has to be as fundamentally liquid as the rapidly changing society we’re living in.
Alan Moore
I think that President Obama has done the best he possibly could during the first term considering that his opposition was willing to do whatever necessary to destroy him, even if it meant damaging the country in the process.
Stephen Stills
I never intended to become an opposition political leader. Perhaps the government wants to raise me up into one.
Park Won-soon
Enmity means ‘hatred toward, hostility to, or a state of opposition.’ It is the power by which Satan wishes to reign over us.
Ezra Taft Benson
At the end of the Cold War, the prevailing view in Washington was that the U.S. was strong, and Russia was weak and did not count in a unipolar world. We disregarded Russia’s opposition to NATO expansion, the Iraq War, and the U.S.-led military intervention in Serbia for the independence of Kosovo.
Bill Bradley
That seemed to be the case with most of the teams based in the smaller towns – the fans were more rabid, and they wanted to literally kill the opposition.
Bob Cousy
What is in the Constitution is the burning desire and aspiration of all the people of Vietnam. So for the moment, we don’t think about opposition parties.
Nong Duc Manh
When I was in the Maine Senate and proposed Maine RX – a plan to lower prescription drug costs by forcing the pharmaceutical companies to negotiate – I was told by many people that it was too big an idea, and we couldn’t overcome opposition from the drug companies.
Chellie Pingree
In opposition, you move to the centre. In government, you move the centre.
George Osborne
Dictators have an old trick to assess the strength of their opposition: they say something patently untrue, and then look to see who mindlessly repeats it. Those who do, they recognise as their true supporters.
Barry Gardiner
It’s not every day that you’re the subject of direct personal attack from the Leader of Her Majesty’s Opposition.
David Starkey
You don’t want to get so distracted, focusing on what the opposition is putting forth that you forget to remind America that the real issue is 8.3 percent unemployment, virtually no growth at all in an economy that has been in shambles for the last four years under Obama.
John Sununu
But let’s be clear. We’re talking about a country where there’s no opposition. As leader he can ignore Parliament and – sorry that’s Tony Blair isn’t it? Um, so he doesn’t even have to ask the country before he goes to war – sorry that’s still Tony Blair.
Rory Bremner
Maybe the key aspect of imposing fear to the opposition is to make them understand that we have no fear.
Diego Simeone
It’s just not normal when one after another opposition politician ends up in jail.
Vitali Klitschko
My fate is to be President of the Republic – or leader of the opposition.
Georges Pompidou
I prefer the Greens to remain an opposition party that’s able to hold the government to account.
Elizabeth May
Ah, but it’s nice to be in the opposition, nice to be a bone in somebody’s throat.
Jack Levine
For me, opposition is just another opposition.
MS Dhoni
Frankly, I want to be in government with Caroline Lucas, not against her – and certainly not in permanent opposition.
Clive Lewis
People feel feminists are aggressive, men-hating women with a little moustache. I think it’s got a bad reputation because when feminism came into being, we were facing so much opposition that we had to be strident and aggressive.
Twinkle Khanna
She felt Britain should not be so dependent on coal. She was in favour of building up nuclear energy to break the dependence on coal, and the main opposition to nuclear came from the environment movement. Mrs. Thatcher thought she could trap them with the carbon emissions argument.
Nigel Lawson
We are affectionate BJP and not fascist as termed by the opposition.
Tamilisai Soundararajan
The Democratic Party and DNC have to be a very conspicuous face of the opposition to Donald Trump and all his divisiveness. At the same time, we have to communicate our, I think, positive and inclusive message to everyone.
Tom Perez
When I am on the pitch, I don’t focus on the opposition fans. I am focused on doing my best for the team.
Samir Nasri
It was not my wish to come into politics. I was not a public person; I preferred to spend my birthdays with family and friends. But the 2008 elections were fraudulent, so I decided to finance the opposition to make them stronger.
Bidzina Ivanishvili
Tony Blair in opposition recognised that as long as the economy remained a ‘Tory issue,’ which Labour could at best play down, Labour was going to lose. So he turned it into a genuine battleground. We need to do the same on the big so-called ‘Labour issues.’
Damian Green
The manager might like it sometimes when I play up front because I can cause trouble for the defenders, but for me, my best position is defensive midfield, stopping the opposition, and then looking to impose myself on a game.
Marouane Fellaini
I think the Democratic Party has to learn how to be a party of opposition.
David Brock
For those of us in the opposition movement under dictatorships, part of our job is confronting police and spending time in prison. So, a dissident not only needs to learn how to oppose oppression but also how to face the crackdowns and time in prison.
Liu Xiaobo
Every game is different. Every opposition comes with a different threat.
Dele Alli
The main opposition to Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation comes from a handful of Democratic Senators who are using the playbook of far-left special interest groups, the same groups that routinely attack anyone who doesn’t actively promote their agenda.
Thom Tillis
To each his own, but my process of preparation is based on conditions, not opposition.
Rohit Sharma
Being in opposition takes some getting used to. As a former minister, you don’t just lose your job and the enormous resources of the civil service, you also have to watch programmes that you were involved in being gradually dismantled.
David Lammy
To you I’m an atheist; to God, I’m the Loyal Opposition.
Woody Allen
In Tunisia, the so-called Yasmin revolution has led to the installation of a relatively moderate Islamic government. Whether or not that means democracy will, however, only be put to the test if and when the time comes for another election, which the opposition may win.
Martin Van Creveld
I have an institutional fear of big government. I have an institutional opposition to bureaucracy.
Rush Limbaugh
We were in opposition to the decision to go to war. But after the war happened, it was clear that you could not sit and look-there would be a breeding ground for terrorism or a new collapsed or failed state named Iraq!
Joschka Fischer
I’ve often been asked what drives me, particularly through the last 50 years of abuse, and ridicule. What has kept me going is one word – care. I care enough about the land, the wildlife, people, the future of humanity. If you care enough, you will do whatever you have to do, no matter what the opposition.
Allan Savory
As a player you always feel the pressure and as a team you are always trying to make sure the opposition are under it.
Nasser Hussain
A political party is dying before our eyes-and I don’t mean the Democrats. I’m talking about the mainstream media, which is being destroyed by the opposition.
Howard Fineman
When you get lots of players up front, sometimes a counter-attack can take you by surprise and lead to a chance for the opposition.
Cesar Azpilicueta
Do not be afraid to offer ideas that draw opposition. Remember, if no one is against your idea, then your idea probably doesn’t do anything.
Marco Rubio
Thanks to technology, you can sit and see the opposition’s mistakes and try to learn from them.
Imran Tahir
If the opposition wants power they must participate in democratic elections and win the vote of the people.
Jovenel Moise
Since 1998, I have served my country as a member of four cabinets and as the leader of the parliamentary opposition.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier
We will fight against any pro-nuclear power plan. And we will remind people that a change in the German nuclear consensus would stifle the development of sustainable energy and it would cost jobs. The SPD is the strongest among the opposition parties and we must take on this role with vigour.
Sigmar Gabriel
Part of how you grapple with intense opposition is by creating real, organic momentum: by actually doing something for people, and then they rightfully buy into it.
Bill de Blasio
The Tea Party is an organic, spontaneous movement that rose up in opposition to to the Pelosi-Reid-Obama agenda.
Michele Bachmann
There is definitely a lot of banks that are interested in private blockchains. In some cases, they are happy with public blockchains as well. The opposition to just doing things on a public blockchain is definitely smaller than some of the strongest detractors think.
Vitalik Buterin
And by the way, a piece of news, Israel is the one country in which everyone is pro-American, opposition and coalition alike. And I represent the entire people of Israel who say, ‘Thank you, America.’ And we’re friends of America, and we’re the only reliable allies of America in the Middle East.
Benjamin Netanyahu
I always say that the largest party in every country – the largest opposition group in every country – is the youth party.
Jared Cohen
We in the Labour party know better than most that opposition is the easy part. What’s more difficult is governing and setting out an agenda for government.
Lucy Powell
The war on driving includes calls for carbon and gas taxes, tens of billions of gas tax money diverted to inefficient and little-used mass transit projects, and opposition to building new roads and highways.
Stephen Moore
To tell you the truth, in my work, love is always in opposition to the elements. It creates dilemmas. It brings in suffering. We can’t live with it, and we can’t live without it. You’ll rarely find a happy ending in my work.
Krzysztof Kieslowski
My philosophy is to respect the opposition off the field and play it as tough as possible on it.
Nasser Hussain
I always tell the players that we have to expect the best version of our opposition.
Quique Setien
You can only beat the opposition that’s in front of you, you can only win the trophies that you go for.
Chris Kamara
The Fifth Amendment speaks specifically to denying someone their life and liberty without due process. That is what H.R. 2 does, and I rise in opposition to it. And I rise in opposition because it is important that we preserve lives and we recognize that 40 million-plus are uninsured.
Sheila Jackson Lee
I consider myself as this kind of attacking midfielder, trying to find the gaps between the opposition midfielders and defenders and produce what the team needs between the lines.
Juan Mata
You have to do a lot of planning, certainly in football. We watch the opposition three or four times before we play them.
Chris Coleman
Of course, Putin may well have reasons for wanting Trump to be president – not least Trump’s apparent skepticism toward NATO and his lack of opposition to Russia’s military interventions in Ukraine and Syria.
Masha Gessen
To retain his dignity, an artist must live in opposition. He must be critical of his country. If not, then he is worthless.
Bruno Dumont
People like Mo Ali, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Joe Root, they are looking to take attack to the opposition and that’s when they play their best.
Alastair Cook
We just have to be crystal clear that if we were to abandon all the reforms made over some very painful years in the Labour party, we would be consigned back to opposition.
Patricia Hewitt
What I do is good for Russian opposition. What I do is I speak freely on the things and items that were never discussed loudly with Russian public for years.
Ksenia Sobchak
The public may want an elected opposition in Parliament, but we have to earn our place and work hard both in our Town Councils and in Parliament to retain the confidence and support of our people.
Pritam Singh
There is something fundamental about Leo in terms of what he transmits to the supporters and what he transmits to the opposition when he starts to run at you. And I speak from experience.
Ernesto Valverde
When feminism does not explicitly oppose racism, and when anti-racism does not incorporate opposition to patriarchy, race and gender politics often end up being antagonistic to each other, and both interests lose.
Kimberle Williams Crenshaw
I heard someone in opposition to reform last night criticize the president for saying it’s their money. They said it’s not their money; it’s my mother’s money. Well that’s what’s wrong with the system.
Johnny Isakson
Intellectuals try to keep going. But their situation is very difficult. Those who have had the courage to voice their opposition have often paid a very high price.
Tahar Ben Jelloun
So, I think China desperately needs to legitimize some form of opposition.
William C. Kirby
It is a true miracle when a man finally sees himself as his only opposition.
Vernon Howard
I have always been willing to admit when I made a mistake. I made a mistake in my understanding of the composition of the Contras, not on my opposition to the Contra war.
Bianca Jagger
When the opposition sits back and defends well and together, it’s difficult.
Ernesto Valverde
Our opposition to Trident is very clear, very firm, very long-standing, very principled, and we would seek to build an alliance to prevent the renewal of Trident.
Nicola Sturgeon
A united, functional opposition really could stop Brexit.
Layla Moran
The opposition may have the right to doubt every thing, but for myself, I call on opposition to practice its role within limits of objectively, responsibility and country interests.
Ali Abdullah Saleh
When the federal government gets around to cleaning up their lists, I am sure we’ll take another look at the Lowey amendment. But until then, this effort will continue to have bipartisan opposition.
Rodney Frelinghuysen
The Obama administration’s FBI and Justice Department used unverified opposition research obtained outside of our country as ammunition to get a FISA warrant to spy on Carter Page, a foreign policy adviser to President Trump during the 2016 election. That is a fact.
Trish Regan
I am not predicting here that Obama will fail like Jimmy Carter. What I am predicting is the Republican Party is not extinct and will after a period of time become a strong opposition party.
Ed Rollins
The first organised opposition by women to women’s suffrage in England dates from 1889, when a number of ladies led by Mrs Ward appealed against the proposed extension of the Parliamentary suffrage to women.
Millicent Fawcett
Part of Obama’s persona is self-reliance. He’s calm; he’s cool; he’s self-possessed. In many ways, he has tried to define himself in opposition to Clinton’s sometimes needy, often undisciplined, emotionalism.
Dee Dee Myers
The old adage that you shouldn’t change a winning team doesn’t apply in modern international football because managers have to study the opposition and pick players who exploit their weaknesses.
Glenn Hoddle
There has not yet been a major ground offensive battle… There are, we know, negotiations going on between the opposition forces and the Taliban leadership for surrender.
Peter Pace
To be in opposition is not to be a nihilist.
Christopher Hitchens
The future of my government is not in the hands of the opposition. The steering wheel is in my hands.
Uddhav Thackeray
True Boogie-Woogie I conceive as homogeneous in intention with mine in painting: destruction of melody, which is the equivalent of destruction of natural appearance, and construction through the continuous opposition of pure means – dynamic rhythm.
Piet Mondrian
Whenever there is something revolutionary and new, there is opposition. There are difficulties in all parties, perhaps in my party, too.
Sonia Gandhi
To a certain extent, platforms are platitudes that you test when you get to govern. You have to run those priorities up against the opposition and decide what’s most important.
Sheldon Whitehouse
I think Singaporeans will realize that when you vote elected opposition MPs into Parliament, the Government is more responsive and more sensitive to the concerns of the people.
Pritam Singh
Conservation is not without its critics and opposition. There are a lot of special interests that don’t want to see land set aside.
Douglas Tompkins
A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind.
Lewis Mumford
Ever since the economic crisis in 2008, millions of people have accepted cuts in all sorts of things – from real wages and living standards to benefits and hospital care – without any real opposition. The cuts may be right, or they may be stupid – but the astonishing thing is how no-one really challenges them.
Adam Curtis
To go behind a man’s hall-door is mean, cowardly, unfair opposition.
Victoria Woodhull
Many a man’s strength is in opposition, and when he faileth, he grows out of use.
Francis Bacon
I have never believed you make your case stronger by bad-mouthing your opposition.
Glenda Jackson
To tell you the truth, in my work, love is always in opposition to the elements. It creates dilemmas. It brings in suffering. We can’t live with it, and we can’t live without it. You’ll rarely find a happy ending in my work.
Krzysztof Kieslowski
In recent years, Ronaldo is the example: wherever you put him in the attacking three, he’s going to make an impact and the opposition are going to fear him. Being a constant threat, that’s what I need to develop.
Marcus Rashford
This is football, and one cannot be distracted at any moment because the opposition can put you in difficulty and compromise a result.
Javier Zanetti
I suppose politicians have always wanted to get re-elected, but there’s a kind of a feeling now that if you just discredit your opposition, it makes it easier for you to win. I don’t think that’s necessarily true.
George McGovern
A vibrant civil society can challenge those in power by documenting corruption or uncovering activities like the murder of political enemies. In democracies, this function is mostly performed by the media, NGOs or opposition parties.
Evgeny Morozov
In the past, offshore wind farms have faced significant opposition in the United States for a few reasons: high costs, complicated rules about who gets to build on the seafloor and what they build, and complaints from people who do not want their ocean view obstructed.
Tatiana Schlossberg
If I were to become a politician and people from the opposition criticised me then I will not feel good. So, I stay away from these things.
Suniel Shetty
I shall be well enough when I get to Kentucky or Alabama. The tonic I need is the tonic of opposition. That always sets me on my feet.
Dorothea Dix
Different Left governments holding office before the High Court verdict of 1991 never tried to prevent the entry of menstruating women into Sabarimala. In the same way, Left governments never acted in opposition against the High Court verdict of 1991, which restricted the women entry.
Pinarayi Vijayan
John Quincy Adams ranks with Jimmy Carter on the roster of ex-presidential redemption. Instead of completing a biography of his father, he let himself be elected to the House, where he spent nine terms in Whiggish opposition to the Democrats, supporting a national bank and a protective tariff and internal improvements.
Thomas Mallon
I am a realist as well as an idealist, and I think that it is incumbent upon those of us in opposition to try to work within what are always arduous circumstances to stretch the limits of the possible.
Todd Gitlin
My opposition to Interviews lies in the fact that offhand answers have little value or grace of expression, and that such oral give and take helps to perpetuate the decline of the English language.
James Thurber
When you look at golf films before us they’re all – garbage or satire. A lot of sports films tend to vilify the opposition. Where the opposition becomes this big angry monster, so big you can’t beat him.
Shia LaBeouf
I never said finish the Congress, because the opposition is needed… I do not have such petty imaginations.
Uddhav Thackeray
Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals.
Dorothy Height
There is no point in winning contests if you can’t leave mental scars on the minds of the opposition teams.
Gautam Gambhir
Costa Rica and Germany have simply been pawns in the Japanese quest to silence Sea Shepherd in an attempt to stop our annual opposition of their illegal whaling activities.
Paul Watson
In a sense there is no ‘opposition’ in Bahrain, as the phrase implies one unified block with the same views. Such a phrase is not in our constitution, unlike say the United Kingdom. We only have people with different views and that’s ok.
Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
I used to show my emotions too much. I had to get rid of that because the opposition would notice and start to target me. If I did something wrong, I would take it out on myself, but it is important in football to concentrate for 90 minutes.
Trent Alexander-Arnold
Perhaps I am influenced by philosophies like the one at Chelsea which was ‘If it isn’t broken, change it’ which saw us win three league titles in five years playing three different formations and tactical strategies so that the opposition could never keep up with our evolution at the time.
Eniola Aluko
My transition from wanting to be a cartoonist to wanting to be a writer may have come about through that friendly opposition, that even-handed pairing, of pictures and words.
John Updike
The opposition leaders are opportunistic seasonal birds. Where were they when Cyclone Phailin, Hudhud, Titli, and even drought hit Odisha? Now it’s election time, they are swarming Odisha to seek votes.
Naveen Patnaik
Being a fabricator is fun, amazing and empowering but you’ll need to put on your thick skin to face opposition on a daily basis.
Jessi Combs
I like finishing the games by dominating the opposition.
Gautam Gambhir
State television, from which a significant number of Poles get their news, consistently smears, in aggressive and defamatory language, the political opposition and anyone who thinks differently from the ruling party.
Olga Tokarczuk
As long as the opposition believes the world will stand with Ukraine’s democrat reformers, they will have the leverage and the courage to establish a legitimate republic under the leadership of Viktor Yushchenko.
Bob Schaffer
I actually believe that this Trump phenomenon, which has affected many of us, is going to accelerate the use of art for philanthropy, because people are realizing that art is a vehicle for showing opposition – just look at the signs in the women’s marches.
Agnes Gund
I’ve never seen a Barca without control of the game. I’ve never seen a Barca that doesn’t have the ball and lets the opposition attack all the time.
Gerard Pique
I have given up the idea that there is an opposition-free church out there. But I have gained something else – an appreciation for the gift of opposition. When it comes, I learn something about my motives. When it comes, I get to test my courage.
John Ortberg
I was faced more with apathy than opposition.
Adrian Cronauer
One can tell or do whatever one wants when one is in the Opposition but once one is running a state, one cannot do that.
Sunil Gangopadhyay
The two most important things to do for self-defense are not to take a martial arts class or get a gun, but to think like the opposition and know where you’re most at risk.
Barry Eisler
At the end of the day, my job is to play cricket, and till the time I am playing against any opposition, I am happy.
Shikhar Dhawan
All comedy is funny because it tells us truths that we recognise through laughter, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be unnerving. Think of ‘Fawlty Towers’; it can be very, very dark, but by God, it’s funny. The two things are not in opposition.
David Farr
Whatever advantage Trump thinks he will gain by positioning the U.S. in opposition to its natural allies will be dwarfed by the losses.
Michael Spence
There is no one quite like Trump for forensically demolishing the opposition.
Miranda Devine
President Obama is a gifted politician. He is gifted with rhetoric virtuosity. He is gifted with the ability to lie directly to camera without blinking. And he is gifted with some of the most incompetent conservative opposition in the history of the country.
Ben Shapiro
I will go to the next election saying to Australians, vote for me, vote for the Liberal Party, and I will become your PM. So I’m offering myself as the alternative PM – that’s one way people describe the Leader of the Opposition – but I’m not in politics for myself to realize a personal ambition.
Malcolm Turnbull
If there is not competent Opposition, the government that comes to power won’t have anyone to hold them accountable.
Raj Thackeray
I do not see how a man can work on the frontiers of physics and write poetry at the same time. They are in opposition.
Paul Dirac
I am a player who helps in defence but I have played in a more attacking position during my career and I like to be close the opposition area.
I was more in opposition within my own party, and for a long while, I was part of the opposition. I had – Scoop Jackson was my candidate in ’76. I made no bones about that.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
You can be dominant without the ball by trying to move the opposition where you want them to go.
Frank de Boer
Opposition to immigration is an emotional argument, and human beings are emotional, not robots powered by data.
Owen Jones
Let me assure you that New Democrats will support a bold agenda to tackle inequality, even though it is certain to encounter strong opposition from vested interests.
Jagmeet Singh
Strong people are made by opposition like kites that go up against the wind.
Frank Harris
Every non-political human grouping of whatever kind, legal, social, religious, economic or other becomes at last political if it creates an opposition deep enough to range men against one another as enemies.
Francis Parker Yockey
A fierce and principled opposition stops a fat, complacent government from making stupid mistakes.
Peter Hitchens
Trump has taken it to a new level. He is now viewing the media as the ‘opposition party,’ in his own words. Consequently, media coverage of Trump has become that much more significant.
Dan Abrams
Opposition brings concord. Out of discord comes the fairest harmony.
An unelected opposition in Parliament cannot change the PAP. GE 2011 and the Government’s response to shift to the left proved that.
Pritam Singh
In Tiger’s Bay I saw trouble I shouldn’t have seen. But 95% of the people there are good and they’re coming out to support me – just like in New Lodge which is the opposition or whatever you want to call it.
Carl Frampton
When we are operating in tight spaces and when the opposition are closing us down, players like Messi can help us to create openings.
Gerardo Martino
I was drawn to the ethos of WP, which believes in building a strong and reasonable opposition that contributes to our political landscape in Singapore in a constructive manner. It’s a party that does not oppose for the sake of opposing.
Nicole Seah
The Opposition aren’t really the Opposition. They’re just called the Opposition. But in fact they are the Opposition in exile. The Civil Service are the Opposition in residence.
Antony Jay
I like to be active in space in behind the opposition’s midfield. That’s where I can hurt the opponent most of all.
Thomas Muller
My record of opposition to illegal immigration is unquestioned.
Ann Wagner
For Donald Trump, any opposition, either personal, ideological, or political is treason. Anyone who stands in his path betrays the Great Leader. Anyone who fails to take the knee is a traitor.
Rick Wilson
You always have to be conscious of how your words can provide motivation to the opposition.
Gareth Southgate
At times on overseas tours, we assess if there are more left-handers or right-handers in the opposition and accordingly, the team’s composition is set.
Ravindra Jadeja
For eight years Republicans worked around the clock to delegitimize Bill Clinton. For the next eight years, Democrats tried to delegitimize Bush. Now Barack Obama is enduring the rage of his conservative opposition.
Joe Scarborough
The classic rule of thumb is that if you are an intellectual ideological magazine, you do better in opposition than you do if your views are reflected by people in power.
John Podhoretz
As someone who’s run for office five times, if the Devil called me and said he wanted to set up a meeting to give me opposition research on my opponent, I’d be on the first trolley to Hell to get it. And any politician who tells you otherwise is a bald-faced liar.
Jeanine Pirro
If all opposition were curtailed, if all maladies were removed, then the primary purposes of the Father’s plan would be frustrated.
David A. Bednar
Whatever I am, it’s natural… I don’t have to pretend to be aggressive, don’t have to show the opposition that I am on the field. Being aggressive comes naturally to me, helps me perform.
Virat Kohli
There is much to dislike about President Obama’s approach to the financial crisis. But opposition, it seems, will have to come from somewhere other than conservatism. The party out of power is also a party out of touch.
Thomas Frank
Even before the World Cup in 2010 I had said that there were no world champions who aim to stifle the opposition’s play and somehow hope to win. These teams do not go far.
Joachim Low
Democrats and their allies in corporate America are preemptively taking out the opposition because they know that their prescriptions don’t work and are opposed by the majority of Americans.
Miranda Devine
Conflict and opposition are as necessary as cooperation and agreement, but the scale is off balance, with conflict and opposition overweighted.
Deborah Tannen
I have no spy stories to tell, because I saw no spies. Nor did I understand, at that time, any opposition between American and Russian national interest.
Elia Kazan
I got tired of books where the boy is a bit thick and the girl’s very clever. Why does it have to such an opposition? Why can’t they be like the girls and boys that I know personally, who are equally funny and equally cross? Who get things equally wrong and are equally brave? And make the same mistakes?
Patrick Ness
Everything is produced by the workers, and the minute they try to get something by their unions they meet all the opposition that can be mustered by those who now get what they produce.
Harry Bridges
It is opposition to economic orthodoxy that leads us into austerity and cuts. But it is also a thirst for something more communal, more participative. That, to me, is what is interesting in this process.
Jeremy Corbyn
Washington has to become an ally of business, not the opposition of business.
Mitt Romney
I don’t like to talk about players from other teams, just like I wouldn’t like it if the opposition coach talked about my team. It’s a question of respect.
Ernesto Valverde
I have spent many years of my life in opposition, and I rather like the role.
Eleanor Roosevelt
I cannot have a concept of football where everything is based on the opposition. We have to dictate the game, we have to be the ones taking the initiative, and we have to entertain the people coming to watch us.
Mikel Arteta
For years, American officials visiting China marvelled at how Chinese leaders could push through infrastructure projects and sweeping legislative changes without the complications of opposition and the niceties of voting.
Evan Osnos
I am not the opposite of theism. I am right in the middle of those non-believers and believers. It’s not even about being agnostic or nastik. Why would I take a name given to me by my opposition? I am just a rationalist.
Kamal Haasan
I have never been afraid to stand up to the leadership on issues where we disagree. If you chose to keep Cambridge Labour, then I can continue to press the Government for the things that matter to you, in a way that members of the opposition are unable to.
Anne Campbell
The Founders recognized that Government is quite literally a necessary evil, that there must be opposition, between its various branches, and between political parties, for these are the only ways to temper the individual’s greed for power and the electorates’ desires for peace by submission to coercion or blandishment.
David Mamet
Parliament of the country is the repository of the sovereign will of the people, and its successful functioning is a joint responsibility of both the government and the Opposition.
Pratibha Patil
The U.K. needs a strong opposition, and Labour shows no signs of being capable of being that. The SNP is filling that void and will go on seeking to do that.
Nicola Sturgeon
When the opposition has the ball you don’t want to chase. You want to stay fresh for when the opportunity comes to score.
Gianluca Vialli
The opposition is indispensable. A good statesman, like any other sensible human being, always learns more from his opposition than from his fervent supporters.
Walter Lippmann
The myth of redemptive violence – Caesar, peace, and victory – is in people’s bones so deeply, we aren’t even aware of it. You crush the opposition; that’s how we bring peace.
Rob Bell
I do not mind if a PM or leader of the opposition is single but if he or she chooses to dispense with marriage despite living with someone and having children, then I think that shows a contempt for marriage which sends an unfortunate message.
Ann Widdecombe
My only problem is the fear that opposition bowlers might go for my fingers and that’s why I was scared of the short ball. Now I am struggling with the ball pitching up and swinging away. I just keep nicking that one.
Shane Warne
We already have a sabbatical system. It’s called opposition, and I’ve had enough of it.
Nigel Lawson
If you’d told me five years ago, when I was on my sofa with no professional contract, not a lot going for me and the dream fading, that I’d be going back to the Cottage playing for the opposition in a Premier League game against Fulham, who are already down, then no, I wouldn’t have believed you.
Neil Etheridge
You take the opportunities when you get them, and you try to see if there’s any cues the opposition gives you, but more important is focusing on your own process, trusting your instincts, and being decisive.
Karen Bardsley
I used to be a pretty good hit-and-run man when I played in the minors. I handled the bat well and could hit the ball to the right side of the infield. Nevertheless, I know that you often give the opposition an out on the hit-and-run play.
Earl Weaver
I don’t see the point of belonging to a party on the increasingly dubious assumption that it’s slightly less bad than the opposition.
Bret Stephens
Governing was always difficult for conservatives, but as they return to the opposition, they are rediscovering their skill at blame evasion.
Thomas Frank
Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition – such as lifting weights – we develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity.
Stephen Covey
There are a lot of people who can slide on talent their whole lives; they’re just naturally gifted. I’ve never considered myself one of those people. I enjoy outworking the opposition.
Zac Efron
For historic reasons – principally the political Right’s opposition to gay rights – most gay spokespeople continue to think that the political Right is the sole locale from which anti-gay sentiment can come.
Douglas Murray
Everybody who goes into government gets somewhat chewed up in the process. Being a senior appointee is like being at a startup, only more so: You run into opposition from the entrenched oligopoly of contractors whose business model is to extract as much money from government as possible for doing as little as possible.
Tim O’Reilly
The Left can play the race card incessantly without consequence or punishment, but woe to anyone else who even breathes valid opposition to their policies: Thou shall be deemed a racist.
Monica Crowley
I am bitterly opposed to my country entering the war, but if, notwithstanding my opposition, we do enter it, all of my energy and all of my power will be behind our flag in carrying it on to victory.
George William Norris
Conformism is essential to the group coherence and ‘spirit.’ The whole impetus behind tribalism of this kind is conservative: Belonging to the tribe is defined by opposition to other tribes. Our tribe, and its traditional ways, is superior to other tribes because it is ours.
Russell Smith
I find myself so easily discouraged. It is pathetic how easily I can be discouraged – easily discouraged by resistance, easily discouraged by opposition, easily discouraged by hardness of heart, easily discouraged by blindness.
C. J. Mahaney
According to the situation, your role changes in one-day cricket, especially in a phase like the Powerplay. If I bowl four spells, four times I will be playing a different role. If I come in the first Powerplay, and say the opposition are 70 for no loss after 10 overs, I will be looking to take a wicket.
Harbhajan Singh
I am leaving because I have to fight simultaneously a potential recurrence of cancer the Democratic leadership, a health care bill that’s going to destroy this country, my opposition to it and a belief that my party has become what it became – what it campaigned against.
Eric Massa
Whenever people speak, you give the opposition the opportunity to use those words as they see fit.
Gareth Southgate
It is to be deeply regretted that the clergymen would oppose an effort to teach the people the Bible truths; nevertheless, we find much opposition everywhere, and many clergymen will attempt to prevent the people from reading what is here written.
Joseph Franklin Rutherford
You get a lot of stick in this job, and I don’t mean political opposition that is part of your job but real abuse. And unfortunately, if you are from an ethnic minority, that may include racial or religious abuse.
Sajid Javid
When the opposition team sense that there is fear, they take advantage without mercy.
Diego Simeone
To each his own, but my process of preparation is based on conditions, not opposition.
Rohit Sharma
In my family, women rarely go out with their heads uncovered, so there was considerable opposition regarding my choice of career.
Saba Qamar
Aggression is inherently destructive of relationships. People and ideologies are pitted against each other, believing that in order to survive, they must destroy the opposition.
Margaret J. Wheatley
No one doubts that poison gas was used in Syria. But there is every reason to believe it was used, not by the Syrian Army, but by opposition forces to provoke intervention by their powerful foreign patrons, who would be siding with the fundamentalists.
Vladimir Putin
If the opposition puts two or three players on me, it means that some of our other players are free. If I can play like that, then it is better for the team.
Adama Traore
Hikes in the debt ceiling – without any political demands from the opposition party – had been routine until President Obama took office.
Juan Williams
That is what I want: I want a better Saudi Arabia. I don’t see myself as an opposition. I’m not calling for the overthrow of the regime, because I know it’s not possible and is too risky, and there is no one to overthrow the regime. I’m just calling for reform of the regime.
Jamal Khashoggi
There’s a lot of money with a lot of big law firms that have a tremendous amount at stake by getting the right language to convince the right jury that my client is either innocent or that the opposition is guilty.
Frank Luntz
It is not the first duty of the novelist to provide blueprints for insurrection, or uplifting tales of successful resistance for the benefit of the opposition. The naming of what is there is what is important.
Ian Mcewan
People would say you look weak if you’re not cursing the opposition and driving around in a big black car while always wearing a tie. Above all, to be ‘strong’ you’re always supposed to be giving orders.
George Papandreou