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 Molly Ivins - “Satire is traditionally the weapon of the powerless against the powerful.”  
 Edward Dahlberg - “Recognise the cunning man not by the corpses he pays homage to but by the living writers he conspires against with the most shameful weapon, Silence, or the briefest review.”  
 Henry Miller - “The worst sin that can be committed against the artist is to take him at his word, to see in his work a fulfillment instead of an horizon.”  
 Norman Angell - “The capitalist can only make a whole people go to war . . . by capturing the popular will. The only prophylactic against that situation is to make the public aware of the way in which it is being misled.”  
 Alexander Cockburn - “Are you more likely to tolerate drivel than you were four years ago I think the answer is yes. Four years of Reagan has deadened the senses against a barrage of uninterrupted nonsense.”  
 Carter G. Woodson - “In the long run, there is not much discrimination against superior talent. It constrains men to recognize it.”  
 Joyce Cary - “The world is in everlasting conflict between the new idea and the old allegiances, new arts and new inventions against the old establishment.”  
 Thomas Carlyle - “Men's hearts ought not to be set against one another, but set with one another, and all against evil only.”  
 Thomas Carlyle - “Men seldom, or rather never for a length of time and deliberately, rebel against anything that does not deserve rebelling against.”  
 Amie Comeaux - “Sometimes in spite of differenceSometimes against all oddsSome things are meant to happenIt's written in the stars.”  
 Mark Twain - “When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.”  
 Mark Twain - “When a man's dog turns against him it is time for a wife to pack her trunk and go home to mama.”  
 Shirley Chisholm - “When morality comes up against profit, it is seldom profit that loses.”  
 Mark Twain - “There are several good protections against temptations but the surest is cowardice.”  
 Winston Churchill - “When you have to kill a man it costs nothing to be polite.”  
 Jonathan Swift - “When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that all the dunces are all in confederacy against him.”  
 Mark Twain - “Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.”  
 Bruce Lee - “Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than. Be not for or against.”  
 Eugene Ionesco - “An avant-garde man is like an enemy inside a city he is bent on destroying, against which he rebels for like any system of government, an established form of expression is also a form of oppression.”  
 Robert F. Kennedy - “One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time.”  
 William Cowper - “O, popular applause what heart of manIs proof against thy sweet, seducing charms”  
 George S. Patton - “You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals.”  
 Vachel Lindsay - “This is the sin against the Holy Ghost -- To speak of bloody power as right divine, And call on God to guard each vile chief's house,And for such chiefs, turn men to wolves and swine.”  
 Dylan Thomas - “Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”  
 Bobby Knight - “You don't play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.”  

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