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These are some of the best 'Against' quotations and sayings.

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"I can forgive, but I cannot forget," is only another way of saying, "I will not forgive." - Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.

...the safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.

A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.

A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands. so the librarian protects the books not only against mankind but also against nature and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion.

A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.

A house divided against itself cannot stand - I believe this government cannot endure permanently half-slave and half-free.

A man convinced against his will is not convinced.

A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.

A strong argument for the religion of Christ is this - that offences against Charity are about the only ones which men on their death-beds can be made - not to understand - but to feel - as crime.

A true teacher defends his students against his own personal influences.

A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.

A wise ruler ought never to keep faith when by doing so it would be against his interests.

Against logic there is no armor like ignorance.

Against my will, in the course of my travels, the belief that everything worth knowing was known at Cambridge gradually wore off. In this respect my travels were very useful to me.

Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.

Against the bold, daring is unsafe.

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.

All government, of course, is against liberty.

All that seems indispensible in stating the account between the dead and the living, is to see that the debts against the latter do not exceed the advances made by the former.

All theory is against freedom of the will; all experience for it.


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