Top 225 Resistance Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Resistance Quotes from famous people such as Muqtada al Sadr, Susan B. Anthony, Ted Cassidy, Henning Mankell, Vaclav Smil, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

The resistance will be exclusively conducted by only on

The resistance will be exclusively conducted by only one group. This new group will be defined soon by me.
Muqtada al Sadr
I shall earnestly and persistently continue to urge all women to the practical recognition of the old Revolutionary maxim. Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.
Susan B. Anthony
I did play semi-pro ball for a time. It was the line of least resistance.
Ted Cassidy
Out of my desire to complete Iraq’s independence and to finish the withdrawal of the occupation forces from our holy lands, I am obliged to halt military operations of the honest Iraqi resistance until the withdrawal of the occupation forces is complete.
Muqtada al Sadr
The fundamental driving force for me is to create a change in the world we live in… It is about exploitation, plundering and degradation. I have a small possibility to participate in the resistance. Most of the things that I do are part of a resistance, a form of solidarity work.
Henning Mankell
The main reason for the armed resistance is the American military presence.
Muqtada al Sadr
Some countries that grow lots of pork, like Denmark and the Netherlands, are either eliminating antibiotics or reducing them. We have to do that. Otherwise we’ll create such antibiotic resistance, it will be just terrible.
Vaclav Smil
First as a peace activist in the late ’60s, then as a political activist in the ’70s, and then in joining the armed clandestine resistance movement that was developing in the ’80s, I am guilty of revolutionary and anti-imperialist resistance.
Susan Rosenberg
I have a profound resistance to the idea that a reader could say, ‘Oh, well, that’s her story.’ We should all be interested, no matter where we come from, or who our parents are. It’s not my province; it’s ours. These questions concern us all.
Anne Michaels
This power, this authority, Soviet power: they killed everybody who could make any resistance, who could explain his own way of thinking and who could follow his own way of thinking, of believing.
Vladimir Bukovsky
The anti-Japanese resistance was as familiar a theme in North Korean cinema as cowboys and Indians was in early Hollywood.
Barbara Demick
I have struggled for decades now with the fear of and resistance to change – mostly in the realms of technology, transportation, and the ways people choose to communicate. If I had a theme song, it would be that lovely song ‘I’m Old-Fashioned,’ as sung by Ella Fitzgerald.
Julia Glass
Our rejection of the occupier at heart is resistance.
Muqtada al Sadr
You don’t need to be a fan of wars or militarism to note that heroic action – whether being prepared to be jailed as a conscientious objector or putting your life on the line by joining the resistance – creates a sense of meaning when society faces a huge challenge.
Claire Fox
The Vietnamese see their history as an unending series of struggles of resistance to aggression, by the Chinese, the Mongols, the Japanese, the French, and now the Americans.
Noam Chomsky
With ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ we had such resistance from the fan base to changing it. The upshot was, we ultimately won them over.
Bonnie Hammer
Most of us have two lives: the life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance.
Steven Pressfield
The history of liberty is a history of resistance.
Woodrow Wilson
I lived in Burma for a couple of summers in the ’90s, working with the democratic resistance that had fled to the jungles.
Eric Garcetti
I’m very unphysical and graceless so basically if you save 10 people to be with you in a resistance movement, you would never save me. I’d be the last one.
Connor Jessup
At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.
Maya Angelou
You may either win your peace or buy it: win it, by resistance to evil; buy it, by compromise with evil.
John Ruskin
One of the easiest ways to get a buff back is with exercise bands. They’re inexpensive, and you can increase resistance by moving a hand to shorten their length.
Denise Austin
Donald Trump harnessed the America First, Make America Great Again, populist, economic nationalist movement we now call Trumpism, but he did not invent it. He just was the only person resilient enough and impervious enough to elite opinion to force through its successful policies in the face of ferocious resistance.
Miranda Devine
This bloody past suggests to us that enemies cease hostilities only when they are battered enough to acknowledge that there is no hope in victory – and thus that further resistance means only useless sacrifice.
Victor Davis Hanson
Antibiotic resistance is as old as the dirt that coats our planet.
Scott Gottlieb
Besides, I think that when one has been through a boarding school, especially then, you have some resistance, because it was both fine comradeship and a fairly hard training.
Arne Jacobsen
The Romans weren’t trying to kill all the Jews, but they did destroy Jewish resistance to Roman rule. Jerusalem was turned into a Roman army camp, and it was a total devastation.
Elaine Pagels
Natural selection certainly operates. It explains how bacteria will gain antibiotic resistance; it will explain how insects get insecticide resistance, but it doesn’t explain how you get bacteria or insects in the first place.
William A. Dembski
Writing is my way of diving deep into an issue. My approach is to watch, read and listen – sometimes for years – in order to grasp the dynamics, resistance and patterns of thought that repeat and impede progress and breakthrough.
Paul Hawken
I’m entranced by the idea of reading the culture back to itself, because I’m conscious that we as people and also as a culture are myth-making machines. So I’m interested in a resistance to that: What we can bend, what we can break.
Daphne Gottlieb
When you operate from a nothing-left-to-lose mentality,

When you operate from a nothing-left-to-lose mentality, it’s essentially the same thing as the ‘Law of Least Resistance.’ You have a goal in mind, but you’re not emotionally attached to the outcome. You’re focusing on all of the little steps inbetween.
Gretchen Bleiler
The Gaza leadership is stuck in its rhetoric of revolution and resistance. But the people are fed up with their leadership.
Isaac Herzog
I don’t believe in anarchy, because it will ultimately amount to the power of the bully, with weapons. Gandhi is my life’s inspiration: passive resistance. I don’t want to live in the Thunderdome with Mad Max.
John Lydon
When I heard Edward Snowden’s story, it reminded me of my mother in a strange way. She was in the French resistance from early on, 1941. At that time, the Resistance were considered troublemakers – even traitors – in France.
Jean-Michel Jarre
Back in those early days when I began my apprenticeship as a poet, I also tried to voice our anger, spirit of defiance and resistance in a Jamaican poetic idiom.
Linton Kwesi Johnson
My father was up against so many different types of resistance. His whole life was an interplay of East and West. He was born in San Francisco and raised in Hong Kong, which was under British rule then.
Shannon Lee
The progressive movement against the war of occupation in Iraq is a reason for hope, as is resistance to free trade agreements in Latin America. Those are moments that we have to celebrate: that people still find the resolve and energy to resist.
Danny Glover
I focus on having a feminine body, a dancer’s body. I do resistance and dance and cardio. I like hiking, swimming, being active. It clears your mind and it’s a good way to decompress.
Ashley Greene
Inevitably, malaria parasites developed resistance to commonly used drugs, and mosquito vectors became insecticide-resistant.
Anthony Fauci
There is a terrible conservatism, like a cancer, right in the heartlands of music-making, a tremendous resistance to change, an absolute horror of the idea that more people might connect with music. That infuriates me more than I can say.
Charles Hazlewood
I think there is some resistance when people talk about ethical fashion, and a tendency to panic that if you’re bringing a moral agenda and highlighting the origins of the garments, you can’t incorporate style. But there’s no reason why style and conscience can’t co-exist.
Erin O’Connor
Weight, force and casual impulse, together with resistance, are the four external powers in which all the visible actions of mortals have their being and their end.
Leonardo da Vinci
The King Holiday is a celebration of many things – his pursuit of racial justice, his commitment to non-violent resistance, his belief in service and doing for others. But you might also call it the other Labor Day.
Tom Perez
My system uses no apparatus. The resistance of your own body is the best and safest apparatus.
Charles Atlas
There’s something about taking the path of least resistance that makes a lot of sense. But at the same time, we have to figure out which things in life are worth struggling through.
Angela Duckworth
I try to find hope in struggle and resistance in small places as much as I can.
Danny Glover
The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance.
Thomas Paine
An aggressor will always push forward and do more until he meets resistance. We’ve seen that time and time again over history.
Mac Thornberry
The established politicians, who before the war preached national pride and Christian love, were the first to collaborate with the Germans. But the communists, who as children we’d been taught to fear, kept a resistance movement alive, living and dying true to their ideals.
Mikis Theodorakis
Resistance at all cost is the most senseless act there is.
Friedrich Durrenmatt
I’ve gotten resistance for my entire career.
Judy Gold
I’ve been working with Global Zero. They are a great organization leading the resistance against nuclear war and the elimination of nuclear weapons.
Valerie Plame