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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Thoughts for Thursday--Opposition

Thoughts for Thursday is a new meme hosted by Musings on Fantasia and LKHill.  In this meme, we share thoughts or quotes that we know or have recently come across. Each week there is a specific subject or theme. These can be quotes from books, quotes by famous people, (quotes by YOU, perhaps ;D). Anything from anywhere is game, though we do ask that you keep your quote to a few sentences at most. Don't quote, for example, entire passages of a book or essay. These can be funny quips, cool sayings, hair-raising antidotes, movie lines, any kind of quote you can think of!

Just have fun, collect awesome sayings by awesome people, and try to be inspired!

This week's theme is opposition.
For opposition quotes from more fantastical sources, check out my other blog.

"Great spirits have always encountered opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly."--Albert Einstein
"A kite flies against the wind, not with it."--Winston Churchill
"Opposition can be your friend. Opposition can be the fire that tempers the better sword, as well as the ice that cools a fiery temper. Don't ever run from it; learn from it!"--Jack R. Rose, The Cedar Post
"Because gray clouds hang heavy with misery, blue skies seem bluer."--Richelle E. Goodrich
"Slavery is founded in the selfishness of man's nature--opposition to it, his love of justice. These principles are an eternal antagonism; and when brought into collision so fiercely, as slavery extension brings them, shocks,  and throes, and convulsions must ceaselessly follow."--Abraham Lincoln
Which quote is your favorite? Do you have one to add?
(Don't miss opposition quotes from fantasy stories on my other blog!)


  1. What great quotes to remind us that opposition is the enemy that can fuel our fires. Thanks for getting me stoked!

  2. That Churchill quote reminds me of a quote about an Oak tree in the wind. But I can't remember who said it.