Opponents Quotes

Quotes tagged as "opponents" (showing 1-12 of 12)
Rae Carson
“Sometimes it's best to let your opponent think he has control.”
Rae Carson, The Girl of Fire and Thorns

Andre Agassi
“Only boxers can understand the loneliness of tennis players - and yet boxers have their corner men and managers. Even a boxer's opponent provides a kind of companionship, someone he can grapple with and grunt at. In tennis you stand face-to-face with the enemy, trade blows with him, but never touch him or talk to him, or anyone else. The rules forbid a tennis player from even talking to his coach while on the court. People sometimes mention the track-and-field runner as a comparably lonely figure, but I have to laugh. At least the runner can feel and smell his opponents. They're inches away. In tennis you're on an island. Of all the games men and women play, tennis is the closest to solitary confinement....”
Andre Agassi, Open

Israelmore Ayivor
“There is an easy way to silence your critics; just try to do what they say you can't do. If they are still not content, do more of it! Keep doing it until you become a master. Then look around, and you will see fewer critics and many compliments!”
Israelmore Ayivor

“Typically, in politics, more than one horse is owned and managed by the same team in an election. There's always and extra candidate who will slightly mimic the views of their team's opposing horse, to cancel out that person by stealing their votes just so the main horse can win. Elections are puppet shows. Regardless of their rainbow coats and many smiles, the agenda is one and the same.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“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

“God had not abandoned us. He was actively working behind the scenes, when I had no means or spirit to fight.”
K. Howard Joslin, Honest Wrestling: Questions of Faith When Attacked by Life

Criss Jami
“It's always funny that you can try and try again to steal all your critics' ammo, predict their responses, but no matter what, they'll still have a water gun stashed somewhere.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

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

Alain de Botton
“The most courageous act in politics is to try to understand your opponent.”
Alain de Botton

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Our denial of our weakness is as profitable to our opponents as our unawareness of our strength.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Walter Lippmann
“His supporters will push him to disaster unless his opponents show where the dangers are.”
Walter Lippmann

Christina Engela
“Disagreeing with someone does not mean that they have to be enemies or opponents.”
Christina Engela