Opponent Quotes

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Stephen Jay Gould
“The most important tactic in an argument next to being right is to leave an escape hatch for your opponent so that he can gracefully swing over to your side without an embarrassing loss of face.”
Stephen Jay Gould

Friedrich Nietzsche
“At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

Lorii Myers
“True sportsmanship is…

Knowing that you need your opponent because without him or her, there is no game.

Acknowledging that your opponent holds the same deep-rooted aspirations and expectations as you.

Knowing that, win or lose, you will walk off the course with pride.

Always taking the high road.

And always, always, always being a good sport.”
Lorii Myers, No Excuses, The Fit Mind-Fit Body Strategy Book

Anthony Liccione
“Victory, is like a boxer that hangs his gloves, after the consecutive losses; sometimes walking away is what builds character, than the actual fight. As humble fruit on a tree that falls to the ground and rots, never finding appreciation in the taste of mouths.”
Anthony Liccione

Alex Morritt
“When a political opponent resorts to the racist card, it's a sure sign of moral bankruptcy: there's no decent argument left in the armoury.”
Alex Morritt, Impromptu Scribe

“It is impossible to win a contest with a helpless opponent since if you win you have won nothing.”
Jay Haley

Michael Bassey Johnson
“If your success is not amazing to your critics, it disturbs, infuriates, and frustrates them, and if they're not careful; may go hang themselves and go to hell.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Sherwood Smith
“If your opponent is better armed and has longer reach, then surprise is your only ally. And then you'd better hope he's half asleep.”
Sherwood Smith, Crown Duel

Toba Beta
“One thing that makes aikido is so powerful,
it utilizes power of opponents to win the fight.”
Toba Beta

“Today's enemies can be your friends tomorrow. And today's friends can be tomorrow's enemies.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Soke Behzad Ahmadi
“The purpose of Karate is to guide you out of trouble by any means necessary, both in actual combat and in life”
Soke Behzad Ahmadi

Miyamoto Musashi
“Becoming the opponent means you should put yourself in an opponent's place and think from the opponent's point of view.”
Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings

Soke Behzad Ahmadi
“. . . what matters in combat is adaptability, boldness and maintaining A cool exterior, whilst penetrating your enemy's soul with An icy cold stare
- Diary of A Combat Fiend”
Soke Behzad Ahmadi, Dirty Fighting : Lethal Okinawan Karate

Wayne Gerard Trotman
“Armon stared into the wild darkness of his opponent and saw a reflection of his own fall.”
Wayne Gerard Trotman, Veterans of the Psychic Wars

“God dramatically slew one monstrous opponent and then threw us into the arena against a stronger and more vicious foe.”
K. Howard Joslin, Honest Wrestling: Questions of Faith When Attacked by Life

Girdhar Joshi
“When two people fight, they think less and speak more. They don’t listen to the opponent. They draw their own conclusions.”
Girdhar Joshi, Some Mistakes Have No Pardon

Criss Jami
“The apologist is most entrusted with apologetics when capable of arguing his opponent's position better than his opponent.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

“The most satisfying win over your enemies is to win them in life.”
John Yang aka Private83

Amit Kalantri
“You are a worthy competitor, the best rival I ever encountered, it is an honour to be your opponent, you are better than me at many things, but you cannot beat me at politeness.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Girdhar Joshi
“if the opponent praises you … you will not believe, you will take it as sarcasm. And, if the opponent curses you and criticizes you, you will not only believe it, you will take it as if he had made a declaration over a notarized stamped paper. So granted and guaranteed.”
Girdhar Joshi, Some Mistakes Have No Pardon

“Without Your Opponent, You are no Victor.”
Anajo Black

“To win you have to score one more goal than your opponent.”
Johan Cruijff

Ellis Peters
“Well, a man can but hold fast to what he believes right, and even the opponent he baulks should value him for that.”
Ellis Peters

“Sqauash is the only gane where you call your ‘opponent’ a ‘partner’, and both of you play on the same side!”
Sandeep Sahajpal

“Sqauash is the only game where you call your ‘opponent’ a ‘partner’, and both of you play on the same side!”
Sandeep Sahajpal

Marushia Dark
“If you go about dehumanizing your opponents […] you're never going to convince them to change.”
Marushia Dark, Thelema: Book 0 - The Fool

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