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Wise Quotes about Resistance

May you find great value in these Resistance quotes and sayings.

Do not attempt to conquer the world with force,
for force only causes resistance.
- Lao Tzu

Related topics: Wisdom

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
- Mark Twain

Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only
by the man who is as well organized
in his individuality as the mass itself.
- Carl Jung

Resistance creates suffering.
Stress happens when your mind resists what is.
The only problem in your life
is your mind's resistance to life as it unfolds.
- Dan Millman


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Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The soul loves to meditate,
for in contact with the Spirit lies its greatest joy.
If, then you experience mental resistance during meditation,
remember that reluctance to meditate comes from the ego;
it doesn't belong to the soul.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

The strength and power of despotism
consists wholly in the fear of resistance.
- Thomas Paine

 

The spirit of resistance to government
is so valuable on certain occasions
that I wish it to be always kept alive.
- Thomas Jefferson

Nothing is softer or more flexible than water,
yet nothing can resist it.
- Lao Tzu

When I am able to resist the temptation to judge others,
I can see them as teachers.
- Gerald Jampolsky

I Resist the Temptation to Judge Others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes.
Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow.
Let reality be reality.
Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
- Lao Tzu

What you resist, persists.
- Carl Jung

It's easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.
- Leonardo da Vinci

It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures,
but the foolish to be a slave to them.
- Epictetus

If we fail to plan, we merely bob helplessly -
like a cork on the sea of life.
If we resist whatever life delivers to us,
we create untold misery for ourselves.
If we act with vision and commitment,
and then accept whatever Spirit provides,
we live a life of purpose and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

(Jesus on Anger and Revenge)
You have heard that it was said,
"Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth."
But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person.
If someone strikes you on the right cheek,
turn to him the other also.
- Matthew 5:38-39

I can resist everything except temptation.
- Oscar Wilde

It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself,
to resist invasions of it in the case of others:
or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own.
- Thomas Jefferson

The willow which bends to the tempest,
often escapes better than the oak which resists it;
and so in great calamities,
it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits
recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner
than those of a loftier character.
- Albert Schweitzer

An invasion of armies can be resisted,
but not an idea whose time has come.
- Victor Hugo

To let go means to give up coercing, resisting, or struggling,
in exchange for something more powerful and wholesome
which comes out of allowing things to be as they are
without getting caught up in your attraction to or rejection of them,
in the intrinsic stickiness of wanting, of liking and disliking.
- Jon Kabat-Zinn

Most unhappiness comes from resisting life.
Occasionally, you have such a strong commitment
to changing the world order that it is worth
struggling against the flow of life.
But don't live your life as if each minor happening
were a matter of life and death.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

In meditation practice, the best way to get somewhere
is to let go of trying to get anywhere at all.
- Jon Kabat-Zinn

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is lived in the mists -
little is fully visible, less is certain.
Yet rejoice in the unknowing,
and let all of life be a wonderful adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stay at the center
and let all things take their course.
- Lao Tzu

Let us not look back in anger
or forward in fear,
but around in awareness.
- James Thurber

Breathe and let be.
- Jon Kabat-Zinn

Live and let live.
- Yiddish Proverb

Let light shine through the cracks
in the armor of your staunchest beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never Let Anyone Get Your Goat,
Push Your Buttons,
Get You Riled Up,
or Annoy You.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let parents bequeath to their children
not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
- Plato

Let it be.
- Paul McCartney

Let the refining and improving of your own life
keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Can you let go of words and ideas,
attitudes and expectations?
If so, then the Tao will loom into view.
- Lao Tzu

Let him that would move the world first move himself.
- Socrates

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Don't let schooling interfere with your education.
- Mark Twain

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams.
- Anonymous

If we let things terrify us,
life will not be worth living.
- Seneca

Don't let the past drive life - choose life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No greater thing is created suddenly,
any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig.
If you tell me that you desire a fig,
I answer you that there must be time.
Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
- Epictetus

Could you risk believing that everything
will unfold just fine if you completely let go
of all concern about everything else,
and simply are here, now - if only for a moment?
- Dmitri Bilgere

Let me bring peace into moments of chaos.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Follow what you are genuinely passionate about
and let that guide you to your destination.
- Diane Sawyer

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless when facing them.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Don't let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

Success seems to be largely a matter
of hanging on after others have let go.
- William Feather

Positive thinking will let you do everything
better than negative thinking will.
- Zig Ziglar

Do not let your fire go out.
- Ayn Rand

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind
... Don't Let It Poison Your Day.
Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind
... the Antidote is Perspective.
Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind
... Your Mind is Only Useful When Tamed.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a man loses pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

Let's Roll.
- Todd Beamer

Do the small things of life with a relaxed awareness.
When you are eating, eat totally -
chew totally, taste totally, smell totally.
Touch your bread, feel the texture.
Smell the bread, smell the flavor.
Chew it, let it dissolve into your being.
- Osho

Let today be the day that you choose
to become your own greatest Hero.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We should not let our response to
the people who disagree with us
be dictated by what they say about us
or even how they treat people we care for.
There has to be a chance that we can find love.
- William J. Clinton

We can let circumstances rule us,
or we can take charge and
rule our lives from within.
- Earl Nightingale

No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -
unless you let him.
- Napoleon Hill

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time
like dew on the tip of a leaf.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Whatever you want in life, start today.
Not tomorrow - today.
Let it be a small beginning - a tiny beginning.
Your happiness depends on starting today - every day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we would guide by the light of reason
we must let our minds be bold.
- Louis D. Brandeis

When life seems overwhelming, just step back for a day.
Consider what is most important.
Focus on the crucial issues in your life.
Just let the rest of your upsets go.
You can't fix the whole world, but you can still make a difference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We cannot possibly let ourselves get frozen into regarding
everyone we do not know as an absolute stranger.
- Albert Schweitzer


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