The path of least resistance and least trouble is a mental rut already made. It requires troublesome work to undertake the alternation of old beliefs.
Temptation is an irresistible force at work on a movable body.
I shall earnestly and persistently continue to urge all women to the practical recognition of the old Revolutionary maxim. Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.
You don't argue with a four-year old about why he shouldn't eat candy for dinner. You don't punch a mentally handicapped guy even if he punches you first. And you don't argue when a women tells you she's only making 80 cents to your dollar. It's the path of least resistance. You save your energy for more important battles.
The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one's self a fool the truest heroism is to resist the doubt and the profoundest wisdom to know when it ought to be resisted and when it be obeyed.
The simple fact is this: they are foreigners inside a country which has rejected them. Therefore these foreigners wherever they go or travel they will be rained down with bullets from everyone. Attacks by members of the resistance will only go up.
An invasion of armies can be resisted but not an idea whose time has come.
Technology has allowed us to have more drought-resistant crops. The spotty nature of drought the spotty nature of rains can sometimes result in better yields than anticipated.
I admire President Chavez for his strength to resist the United States. Instead Bush is waging a war of terrorism against the world.
We must continue to pursue peace through diplomacy but we must also not shrink from our responsibility through the option of strength. We must take advantage of internal resistance and change from within Iran to avert this path of mutual destruction.
I think leaders are incapable of the strength that passive resistance entails.
What is being talked about now is the probability of the Sharon government launching an attack against Lebanon to eliminate the resistance of Hezbollah by using the American war against Iraq. But of course in this case we will certainly fight with all our strength.
Any act often repeated soon forms a habit and habit allowed steady gains in strength At first it may be but as a spider's web easily broken through but if not resisted it soon binds us with chains of steel.
If we resist our passions it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
When restraint and courtesy are added to strength the latter becomes irresistible.
Modern science then so far from being an enemy of romance is seen on every hand to be its sympathetic and resourceful friend its swift and irresistible helper in its serious need and an indulgent minister to its lighter fancies.
I also think we need to maintain distinctions - the doctrine of creation is different from a scientific cosmology and we should resist the temptation which sometimes scientists give in to to try to assimilate the concepts of theology to the concepts of science.
There were points in my life where I felt oddly irresistible to women. I'm not in that state now and that makes me sad.
I respect only those who resist me but I cannot tolerate them.
Our nation and those of the developed world must offer our own resistance to despot leaders who seek to commit murder on the basis of religion or race.
I found enormous opposition to my religion. It's like if you want to strengthen your biceps you lift heavy weight as heavy as you can handle and work your muscles against resistance until it grows strong. I had to do that with my religion.
Life is suffering. Life is not resistance to suffering. The point of life is to suffer. This is why we're here: We're here to suffer. I believe in a higher power that compassionately allows suffering for us as a race to grow and mature.
Heroes are those who can somehow resist the power of the situation and act out of noble motives or behave in ways that do not demean others when they easily can.