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“The crusade against Communism was even more imaginary than the specter of Communism.”

― A. J. P. Taylor

“No sanction can stand against ignited minds.”

― A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“You have to give 100 percent in the Champions League, as you’re up against the biggest teams.”

― Aaron Ramsey

“There are lots of mentally very tough players that I have played against and with.”

― AB de Villiers

“A house divided against itself cannot stand.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“Our Prophet was a radical too- he fought against the injustices of his community and challenged the feudal order of his society, so they called him a radical. So what? We should be proud of that!”

― Abu Bakar Bashir

“Good actions are a guard against the blows of adversity.”

― Abu Bakr

“If you’re going to talk about politics, then there are going to be folks who are with you and folks that are against you.”

― Adina Porter

“For this is the mark of a wise and upright man, not to rail against the gods in misfortune.”

― Aeschylus

“The Muslim world is deeply hurt by the campaign of violence initiated against our Palestinian brothers.”

― Ahmet Necdet Sezner

“We’re asking that the Compton citizens have a zero tolerance policy against violence.”

― Aja Brown

“I have been offered obscene amounts to do commercials and stage shows abroad, but as a matter of principle, I am against them.”

― Ajith Kumar

“The attempted assassinations against me were not accidental.”

― Akhmad Kadyrov

“I was the first candidate to come out against this war, spoke at every anti-war march.”

― Al Sharpton

“When you discriminate against anyone, you discriminate against everyone. It’s a display of terrible intolerance.”

― Alan Dershowitz

“Potentially he could be. He scored the goal four years ago in France against Argentina that was extraordinary.”

― Alan Hansen

“Personally I am very much against the death penalty for several reasons.”

― Alan Parker

“I’m against the SOPA act, and Imgur, as a company, is against it.”

― Alan Schaaf

“For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.”

― Albert Camus

“Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.”

― Albert Einstein

“The actions of the terrorist organizations, Hezbollah, in Lebanon, and Hamas, in Gaza, against Israel are unconscionable. Instead of working towards peace, these terrorist organizations have chosen to perpetuate the violence.”

― Alcee Hastings

“Thought must be divided against itself before it can come to any knowledge of itself.”

― Aldous Huxley

“To be against something or someone, it’s a dangerous thing.”

― Alessandro Michele

“Federal laws against kickbacks bar pharmaceutical companies from directly giving money to patients for co-payments on the drugs they make.”

― Alex Berenson

“I have no ill will in my heart against anybody in this world.”

― Alex Campbell

“After Barbarossa and Pearl Harbor, the war tide slowly turned against the Axis.”

― Alexander Dubcek

“Neither the Army nor the Navy is of any protection, or very little protection, against aerial raids.”

― Alexander Graham Bell

“Liberalism, austere in political trifles, has learned ever more artfully to unite a constant protest against the government with a constant submission to it.”

― Alexander Herzen

“The sanctions which the West introduced against Russia seriously affect us.”

― Alexander Lukashenko

“Gigantic sums are now required to maintain prisons and insane asylums and protect the public against gangsters and lunatics. Why do we preserve these useless and harmful beings? The abnormal prevent development of the normal.”

― Alexis Carrel

“The German government has taken energetic measures against the propagation of the defective, the mentally diseased, and the criminal.”

― Alexis Carrel

“War is organized murder and torture against our brothers.”

― Alfred Adler

“I’m not against the police; I’m just afraid of them.”

― Alfred Hitchcock

“Life is an offensive, directed against the repetitious mechanism of the Universe.”

― Alfred North Whitehead

“I would adopt a standpoint, irrespective of whether someone was for or against it, if I felt deeply that it was right for the movement.”

― Alfred Rosenberg

“The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.”

― Alfred Whitney Griswold

“Breast-feeding was so stressful for me. I kept on clenching and pushing my tongue against the bottom teeth, so they started to move toward an underbite.”

― Ali Wong

“In my 20s, I railed against anything ‘spiritual’; I thought it was all crap.”

― Alice Sebold

“Style-wise, dos Santos is going to be an excellent fight for me – striker against striker. With my experience, I should have the upper hand.”

― Alistair Overeem

“My child was one of Nature’s Tories pitted against a mother who was one of nurture’s Lefties: it was no contest.”

― Allison Pearson

“Fidel Castro’s most scandalous show trial was not mounted against a political figure but against a writer: Heberto Padilla. In 1971, after 38 days of detention, Mr. Padilla was forced to ‘confess’ at the Cuban writers’ union to the charges of ‘subversive activities.’”

― Alvaro Enrigue

“As this case has progressed, the evidence that the prosecution has claimed exists against me has been proven less and less and less. And all that has happened is that they’ve filled these holes with speculation.”

― Amanda Knox

“I have always been very rebellious and gone against the grain. I’ve always challenged the standards set before me.”

― Amber Heard

“The threat from the far right is as corrosive as the twisted Islamist ideologies so many Muslims have spoken out against.”

― Amber Rudd

“Success is the one unpardonable sin against our fellows.”

― Ambrose Bierce

“What happened to me against Prescott didn’t make Prescott a better fighter than me.”

― Amir Khan

“So many people are alleging so many things without evidence against Modi. That itself is proof that he is not a dictator.”

― Amit Shah

“I’m willing to be different than other parents and go against the mainstream.”

― Amy Chua

“There are a lot of people in Beverly Hills who come from the Middle East, who are very much a part of the Beverly Hills fabric, and their kids grew up with the privileges of Beverly Hills. And yet they still have to deal with a lot of the prejudice against them for being foreign-born.”

― Amy Heckerling

“One thing is certain: we will not be successful in this fight against ISIS and other extremist groups unless countries in the region are a major part of the coalition.”

― Amy Klobuchar

“Regardless of how deplorable Trump is, using violence and physical attacks against his supporters is unacceptable and grossly counterproductive.”

― Ana Kasparian

“Our societies have experienced the magic that occurs when pluralism flourishes and the marginalized assume their proper powers. But loss stalks those victories, as millions revolt against change and supremacies resurface.”

― Anand Giridharadas

“Bulgaria is the first state that has been awarded for its excellent fight against iodine deficiency by UNICEF.”

― Anatoly Karpov

“Art is a revolt against fate. All art is a revolt against man’s fate.”

― Andre Malraux

“Men have defined the parameters of every subject. All feminist arguments, however radical in intent or consequence, are with or against assertions or premises implicit in the male system, which is made credible or authentic by the power of men to name.”

― Andrea Dworkin

“To campaign against colonialism is like barking up a tree that has already been cut down.”

― Andrew Cohen

“I am against the death penalty.”

― Andrew Cuomo

“It’s much easier to gain control over a mass population when you pit them against each other.”

― Andrew Garfield

“I’m proud to have played a major part in destroying Fleet Street, a corrupt cartel of unions and proprietors that operated against the public interest.”

― Andrew Neil

“When I moved to Hull and I was playing against players in the Premier League, maybe I pinched myself then.”

― Andrew Robertson

“We have to be vigilant against protectionism and be constantly making the argument for free trade.”

― Andrew Scheer

“People are pushing against the fabric of society all the time.”

― Andrew Vachss

“We will continue to do all we can to protect the public health against these dietary supplements that have been found to cause serious illness and injury.”

― Andrew von Eschenbach

“I just have to play my best against my opponents.”

― Angelique Kerber

“I have no personal vendetta against Clarence Thomas. I seek only to provide the committee with information which it may regard as relevant.”

― Anita Hill

“Women are obviously much more discriminated against than men in many ways.”

― Ann Beattie

“Charlie Sykes – someone none of us have ever heard of – is suddenly the star of MSNBC and CNN once he comes out against Trump.”

― Ann Coulter

“On every side, and at every hour of the day, we came up against the relentless limitations of pioneer life.”

― Anna Howard Shaw

“To what derision should I be exposed from a thousand quarters!- An unlearned female entering the lists of criticism against the mighty Johnson!”

― Anna Seward

“Few Conservatives MPs have taken any pleasure from the witch-hunt against moderate Labour MPs by the hard-Left Momentum group.”

― Anna Soubry

“Jacob Rees-Mogg gets his tummy tickled when the ERG threatens to vote against a government bill unless it is amended on policy.”

― Anna Soubry

“Taiwan and China are related ethnically and close neighbors geographically. There’s no reason to resent or to fight against each other.”

― Annette Lu

“Participation in and of itself is an act against hopelessness. Speaking up is a gesture against hopelessness.”

― Anohni

“The immune system’s goal is to protect the body against invaders either from without, such as microbes, or from within, such as cancers and different types of neoplastic transformation.”

― Anthony Fauci

“My father rebelled ferociously against his conservative upbringing where his father physically abused him.”

― Anthony Kiedis

“Even a competent lawyer may not be able to mount an adequate defense against the state, with all its resources, if he has next to nothing for investigation and effectively works for starvation wages.”

― Anthony Lewis

“The Chinese government does not like people betting against the yuan.”

― Anthony Scaramucci

“If we cannot have moral feelings against homosexuality, can we have it against murder? Can we have it against other things?”

― Antonin Scalia

“I’m not a multilateralist against anybody. I’m a multilateralist because I believe in a multilateral order.”

― Antonio Guterres

“Violence against women is fundamentally about power.”

― Antonio Guterres

“Politicians are often tempted to deploy history as a weapon against each other.”

― Antony Beevor

“I was never treated differently. I never felt like I was lesser or I was discriminated against. I’ve only experienced that after I became an actor.”

― Anushka Sharma

“I am not against two-heroine films.”

― Anushka Sharma

“When Robert Benton was doing the movie ‘In the Still of the Night,’ I’d choreographed the auction scene and supplied the paintings and had a bit part – I was bidding against Meryl Streep.”

― Arne Glimcher

“Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.”

― Arnold Palmer

“I never rooted against an opponent, but I never rooted for him either.”

― Arnold Palmer

“The mullahs of the Islamic world and the mullahs of the Hindu world and the mullahs of the Christian world are all on the same side. And we are against them all.”

― Arundhati Roy

“Well, your premise is correct, that we have to first guard against those who have an affiliation with terrorists and a connection, and so we have watch lists and systems that can make that connection.”

― Asa Hutchinson

“My best memory was probably scoring a penalty against Manchester United.”

― Ashley Cole

“We are competing against ourselves.”

― Ashton Eaton

“We all understand that this isn’t about me beating you and you beating me. It’s about each individual competing against himself.”

― Ashton Eaton

“I compete against myself in competitions anyway, so I train against myself in practice.”

― Ashton Eaton

“Our nuclear weapons are meant purely as a deterrent against nuclear adventure by an adversary.”

― Atal Bihari Vajpayee

“No state should be allowed to profess partnership with the global coalition against terror, while continuing to aid, abet and sponsor terrorism.”

― Atal Bihari Vajpayee

“We are against politics of religion and caste.”

― Atishi

“Unlike the Congress, the AAP stands for democratic rights of states, stands against the infringement of democratic rights by the Centre.”

― Atishi

“I wanted to make a record that worked against the hypnagogic paradigm, for sure.”

― Autre Ne Veut

“The threats against Israel are growing.”

― Avigdor Lieberman

“I write the vocals last, because I wanted to invent the music first and push the music to the level that I had to compete against it.”

― Axl Rose

“I tested against Kaley Cuoco for ‘The Big Bang Theory.’ Not getting that hurts.”

― Ayda Field

“Netanyahu personally is leading the campaign against the Arabs.”

― Ayman Odeh

“When I was teaching at the University of Tehran we were struggling against the implementation of the revolution rules.”

― Azar Nafisi

“We’ve got a great value proposition against Chromebooks, we are not ceding the market to anyone.”

― B. Kevin Turner

“There is one taboo against meat-eating. It divides Hindus into vegetarians and flesh eaters. There is another taboo which is against beef eating. It divides Hindus into those who eat cow’s flesh and those who do not.”

― B. R. Ambedkar

“We are not at war against Islam.”

― Barack Obama

“I’ve said very clearly, including in a State of the Union address, that I’m against ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ and that we’re going to end this policy.”

― Barack Obama

“One time, I was practicing against the Tennessee Titans, and one of their defensive linemen took a cheap shot at our running back, so I planted him.”

― Baron Corbin

“I like to be against the odds.”

― Barry Bonds

“I’ll put my progressive credentials up against anyone’s.”

― Bart Stupak

“U.S. intelligence services routinely use collection methods against foreigners that foreseeably – with certainty – ingest high volumes of U.S. communications as well.”

― Barton Gellman

“In the wealthy industrialized nations, effective drug therapies against AIDS became available – AZT as early as 1987, then combinations of antiretroviral agents in 1996. The new drugs offered hope that fatal complications might be staved off and AIDS rendered a chronic condition.”

― Barton Gellman

“I have nothing against Bellator at all.”

― Ben Askren

“All the Federal Reserve can do is make loans against collateral.”

― Ben Bernanke

“I serve God, and my purpose is to please Him, and if God be for you, who can be against you?”

― Ben Carson

“Father John Misty imagines that he is a rebel. He is, but he does not realize what he is rebelling against.”

― Ben Domenech

“Historically, professors have defended tenure as a way to protect their individualistic thought. But tenure can also be used as a club to wield against the powerless.”

― Ben Shapiro

“It means zero to be against greed.”

― Ben Stein

“I believe nobody should be discriminated against.”

― Benigno Aquino III

“All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state.”

― Benito Mussolini

“Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“I’m not a pacifist. I was very much for the war against Hitler and I also supported the intervention in Korea, but in this war we went in there to steal Vietnam.”

― Benjamin Spock

“With all the other -isms that we deal with, that sort of nameless -ism that we have in too many of our hearts against the poor in this country is what wounds us most broadly.”

― Benjamin Todd Jealous

“I’m not against half naked girls – not as often as I’d like to be.”

― Benny Hill

“It angers me that a timed, planned and paid smearing campaign is run against me in the press.”

― Beny Steinmetz

“I want the Eurobond, a 20 per cent devalued euro for southern European countries, protecting our products against those arriving from abroad, and a revision of the 3 per cent deficit budgetary rule.”

― Beppe Grillo

“Genius is the capacity for productive reaction against one’s training.”

― Bernard Berenson

“To play against Cristiano and Messi, it is always complicated.”

― Bernardo Silva

“In 1985, I was arrested, along with my mother and brother, Martin III, in a protest against apartheid at the South African Embassy in Washington, D.C.”

― Bernice King

“Whenever I came up against presidents of other companies, I was always smarter, because I was from the streets.”

― Berry Gordy

“A love of nature is a consolation against failure.”

― Berthe Morisot

“In the revolt against idealism, the ambiguities of the word experience have been perceived, with the result that realists have more and more avoided the word.”

― Bertrand Russell

“We’ve got to know the Word of God. That is our absolute stability. That is our offensive weapon against the kingdom of darkness.”

― Beth Moore

“I’m so American that I had grandfathers who actually fought a battle against each other.”

― Betty Parsons

“Saddam Hussein has been brutal against his people, but when he was committing those crimes, the international community did not come to the rescue of the Iraqis.”

― Bianca Jagger

“I often traveled to Nicaragua to speak against repressive policies by the Sandinista government.”

― Bianca Jagger

“The anger in the Brigade against those who fought the Republic in the rear was sharpened by reports of weapons, even tanks, being kept from the front and hidden for treacherous purposes.”

― Bill Alexander

“When you make speeches you elicit expectations against which you will be held accountable.”

― Bill Bradley

“I caution against beginning or ending a quotation with ellipses.”

― Bill F. Walsh

“Chet Edwards votes for every bailout and against ending any bailout!”

― Bill Flores

“I don’t think that there is absolute freedom of the press. We operate under laws – against libel, for instance. The idea that there is some absolute press freedom is kind of a myth.”

― Bill Keller

“I have nothing against conservative people putting out conservative commentary or doing conservative broadcasting, or liberal people doing liberal broadcasting, or conservative blogs or liberal blogs.”

― Bill Keller

“Patriotism is an indispensable weapon in the defense of civilization against barbarism.”

― Bill Kristol

“Many of Bush’s defenders have praised him for keeping the country safe since Sept. 11, 2001. He deserves that praise, and I’m perfectly happy to defend most of his surveillance, interrogation and counterterrorism policies against his critics.”

― Bill Kristol

“Power tends to corrupt – so we should, in both the public and the private spheres, be on guard against, and erect sturdy guardrails against, the corruptions of power.”

― Bill Kristol

“I grew up an Indians fan my entire life. I was never really ‘against’ the Yankees, but I knew what they were capable of.”

― Bill Mazeroski

“Simply put, if The Lord made homosexuals as well as heterosexuals, why should I discriminate against their civil marriage? I shouldn’t, and I won’t.”

― Bill Nelson

“I have nothing against romanticism. I’m all for it. I’m helpless in the face of romance.”

― Bill Nighy

“I’ve always wrestled against being typified in one way or another.”

― Bill Pullman

“Without question, no hesitation, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was the best player I ever played against.”

― Bill Walton

“I’m very aware of the presence of a reader, and that probably is a reaction against a lot of poems that I do read which seem oblivious to my presence as a reader.”

― Billy Collins

“As a comedian, you have everything working against you.”

― Billy Crystal

“I don’t know what I would have done to rebel. I don’t know what I was rebelling against.”

― Billy Crystal

“I don’t discriminate against sushi. It’s all good in my book.”

― Billy Horschel

“When I’m up against a wall, that’s when Billy Mays performs best.”

― Billy Mays

“Even those who write against fame wish for the fame of having written well, and those who read their works desire the fame of having read them.”

― Blaise Pascal

“Faith certainly tells us what the senses do not, but not the contrary of what they see; it is above, not against them.”

― Blaise Pascal

“My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die.”

― Bob Marley

“Tyrants and dictators have incited hatred against ethnic and religious minorities for centuries in order to consolidate power for themselves.”

― Bob Menendez

“Career highlights? I had two – I got an intentional walk from Sandy Koufax and I got out of a rundown against the Mets.”

― Bob Uecker

“These funds will ensure that ports will be able to pay for adequate security measures to protect all Americans against terrorist attacks from our seaports.”

― Bobby Scott

“Rapid response is essential in the fight against hate.”

― Bonnie Hammer

“I wouldn’t be comfy going toe to toe launching a new scripted show against broadcast.”

― Bonnie Hammer

“You’ve got to watch the politics of AIDS. The politics of AIDS can work both for and against the victims of AIDS.”

― Bono

“Whatever labels may be attached to the fifteen charges brought against me, they all arise from my having been a member of the Communist Party and from my activities as a member.”

― Bram Fischer

“When we came into this business, everyone was against us.”

― Brie Bella

“I am against marriage, and I don’t give a fig for society.”

― Brigitte Bardot

“If I upset some notions and went against established rules, that wasn’t part of what I wanted to do. It wasn’t my goal.”

― Brigitte Bardot

“I am against the Islamisation of France.”

― Brigitte Bardot

“Mike Tyson notoriously looked for a way out against Evander Holyfield when it was clear Holyfield had his number. Suddenly, Tyson’s cowardice in gnawing off Holyfield’s ear overshadowed nearly everything he had accomplished as a fighter.”

― Brin-Jonathan Butler

“The month of January, we were number one. Now, this is something we’re proud of, because we recognize we’re up against a formidable operation there at CNN.”

― Brit Hume

“It’s always been my mom and I against the world.”

― Brittany Murphy

“In World War II the hostility and the exasperation resulting from the statification of the economy and the strain of the war have been directed as much against the government as against private capital.”

― C. L. R. James

“U.S. nuclear weapons that are available for presidential use are targeted against broad ocean areas.”

― C. Robert Kehler

“In wrestling, I was always competing against bigger guys.”

― Cain Velasquez

“Warfare against civilians must never be answered in kind. Terror must never be answered with terror.”

― Caleb Carr

“It’s quite absurd to act against a smoke creature that is not there.”

― Carice van Houten

“The liberation of Iraq is a crucial advance in the campaign against terror.”

― Carl Levin

“I’ve never been against doing business with Cuba.”

― Carlos Beruff

“A merger is hard to pull off under any circumstances. It’s harder when everybody is against you.”

― Carly Fiorina

“When I was in NXT, I never wrestled on a TakeOver. I didn’t have too many high-profile matches: I probably wrestled about 10 matches in total on NXT TV, including the one championship match against Bayley, which was so much fun and my favorite match in NXT.”

― Carmella

“I’m fine with criticism against me.”

― Carrie Lam

“Regardless of who I am, racism against anyone, anywhere should be appalling to everyone, everywhere.”

― Cary Kennedy

“I was raised on Nirvana and flannel shirts and Rage Against the Machine, and I sort of describe my youth as rebellious and always fighting the system.”

― Casey Neistat

“There are a lot of good guys that I race against, and that’s what I enjoy the most.”

― Casey Stoner

“There’s a repression against mothers where we’re expected to be full-time workers and pretend we’re not mothers, and then expected to be full-time mothers who pretend we’re not working. Simultaneously, within the hours of the week that exist.”

― Catherine Reitman

“I’d have liked to have leant against walls in thrillers.”

― Celia Johnson

“I watched Felipe Luis a lot of times. I played against him in Spain. I know he is a very good player.”

― Cesar Azpilicueta

“I’m sick of seeing John Cena against Randy Orton for the 500th time.”

― Cesaro

“Betting against entrepreneurs who are changing the world has never been a profitable endeavor.”

― Chamath Palihapitiya

“Under Saddam Hussein, the nation of Iraq possessed and used chemical weapons against both their own Kurdish population and Iranian military forces.”

― Charles B. Rangel

“The world has placed chemical, biological and nuclear weapons in a separate category because their use constitutes a crime against all humanity.”

― Charles B. Rangel

“The thing that I fear discriminating against is humor and truth.”

― Charles Bukowski

“The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they are payable with interest thirty years later.”

― Charles Caleb Colton

“I have against me the bourgeois, the military and the diplomats, and for me, only the people who take the Metro.”

― Charles de Gaulle

“I’m against an all-white anything or an all-black anything.”

― Charles Evers

“I’m against abortion.”

― Charles Evers

“I was less successful in my attempts to effect preventive vaccination against typhus by using the virus and in trying to produce large quantities of serum using large animals.”

― Charles Jules Henry Nicole

“We are a country that met successes in the fight against terrorism.”

― Charles Michel

“Any father whose son raises his hand against him is guilty of having produced a son who raised his hand against him.”

― Charles Peguy

“Existence of an excited state is not a prerequisite for the production of inhibition; inhibition can exist apart from excitation no less than, when called forth against an excitation already in progress, it can suppress or moderate it.”

― Charles Scott Sherrington

“Nations fight against nations, in marriages people fight against each other, children fight against each other. We are in warfare, in a national warfare, and in warfare with each other and with ourselves.”

― Charles Stanley

“You should be able to have good matches against anybody.”

― Charlie Haas

“In my home state of Maine, we’ve seen out-of-state groups with anonymous donors spend millions of dollars to campaign against issues that don’t fit their agenda.”

― Chellie Pingree

“I cannot be silent when facing these evils against women and children.”

― Chen Guangcheng

“I filed the ethics complaint against Tom DeLay not because I’m a Democrat and he’s a Republican or even because he drew me out of my congressional seat but because he engaged in corruption to further his plans to disenfranchise voters in Texas.”

― Chris Bell

“Coffee is already known to be a preventive factor against mild depression, Parkinson’s disease, and colon and rectal cancers.”

― Chris Kilham

“We supported the contras. We’re not against all opposition to government, or all paramilitary operations.”

― Chris Matthews

“It is always hard when the referee is against you.”

― Christian Eriksen

“Hand in hand with nationalist economic isolationism, militarism struggles to maintain the sovereign state against the forward march of internationalism.”

― Christian Lous Lange

“It is against this concept of the sovereign state, a state isolated by protectionism and militarism, that internationalism must now engage in decisive battle.”

― Christian Lous Lange

“I’ve already played against some of my biggest idols.”

― Christian Pulisic

“I’ve absolutely fought against having to be half-naked to sell a track.”

― Christina Grimmie

“I’m concerned that boys have become politically incorrect, that we are a society in the process of turning against its male children.”

― Christina Hoff Sommers

“Ronald Reagan used to alarm his Soviet counterparts by saying that surely they’d both unite against an invasion from Mars.”

― Christopher Hitchens

“Today Americans are overcome not by the sense of endless possibility but by the banality of the social order they have erected against it.”

― Christopher Lasch

“I’ve got a puncher’s chance against anybody.”

― Chuck Liddell

“If the government decides to become a tyrannical government, our guns are to protect us against that.”

― Chuck Norris

“So much of ‘Fight Club’ was a rant against fathers.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“After holding hearings to get input from Missourians, I led the fight to pass legislation that protects seniors from predatory lending in the mortgage industry. I stood up against efforts that would make it harder for seniors to vote, and battled telemarketers bent on defrauding seniors.”

― Claire McCaskill

“I like scoring against everybody.”

― Clint Dempsey

“I’ve learned over a period of years there are setbacks when you come up against the immovable object; sometimes the object doesn’t move.”

― Coleman Young

“Don’t be against things so much as for things.”

― Colonel Sanders

“I’m against retiring. The thing that keeps a man alive is having something to do.”

― Colonel Sanders

“He who acts with a constant view to his own advantage will be much murmured against.”

― Confucius

“Given the genocidal belligerence of Iranian threats against Israel, it is hard to take issue with Israel’s right to preemptive self-defense.”

― Conrad Black

“The greenhouse effect of carbon-dioxide emissions does produce gentle warming if it is not counteracted by unpredictable natural phenomena, but it cannot be measured directly against the volume of such emissions.”

― Conrad Black

“Fire really means a certain kind of burning in the soul that one can no longer tolerate when one is pushed against a wall.”

― Cornel West

“It defies logic that protections against predatory debt collection practices don’t apply to debt collectors hired by the federal government.”

― Cory Booker

“Democrats need to define themselves – not what they’re against or who they’re against, but we have got to define ourselves with what we’re for.”

― Cory Booker

“It’s ridiculous that we let broadcast and cable shows compete against each other at the Emmys. They are not the same animal.”

― Courtney A. Kemp

“We were having a trial game against Leeds, and Jack Charlton was the boss of Middlesbrough at the time.”

― Craig Johnston

“Baseball was socially relevant, and so was my rebellion against it.”

― Curt Flood

“Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.”

― Dale Carnegie

“I long ago came to the conclusion that all life is 6 to 5 against.”

― Damon Runyon

“Anyone can run against me. I don’t care.”

― Dan Donovan

“I have never said I was against raising the minimum wage.”

― Dan Donovan

“BitCoin is actually an exploit against network complexity. Not financial networks, or computer networks, or social networks. Networks themselves.”

― Dan Kaminsky

“As a Canadian, we are sort of inherently built with an unshakable humility that at times can work against you.”

― Dan Levy

“There is no defense against a perfect pass. I can throw the perfect pass.”

― Dan Marino

“I think ‘astroturfing’ goes against the conservative creed because it violates the desire we share to be self-sufficient, and this is understandable, something with which I agree.”

― Dana Loesch

“The first presidential election I really paid attention to was in 1988 when George H. W. Bush ran against Michael Dukakis.”

― Dana Perino

“A more effective international disease surveillance system is essential for global security both against a bioterrorist attack or a naturally occurring disease.”

― Daniel Akaka

“It’s all matchups, and I knew that I matched up well against ‘Rumble’ Johnson.”

― Daniel Cormier

“If individuals are rational, there is no need to protect them against their own choices.”

― Daniel Kahneman

“I don’t think that we’ll support any state that is prepared to discriminate against the citizens of Connecticut.”

― Dannel Malloy

“I haven’t got anything against films that are about the minutia of relationships or customs, but I love extremes.”

― Danny Boyle

“The best protection against recidivism is a job.”

― Danny K. Davis

“England against France is such a massive match; you can’t get much bigger than that in European football. It’s a huge rivalry.”

― Danny Welbeck

“Will cannot be quenched against its will.”

― Dante Alighieri

“I know that the odds are against a marriage lasting 60 years.”

― Darrell Royal

“I’m running against the Democrats. I’m running against evil.”

― Darryl Glenn

“I tended to emphasize the secular, the casual, the colloquial, the vernacular against the sacred.”

― David Antin

“I’m against this huge globalisation on the basis of economic advantage.”

― David Attenborough

“But the courts have dismissed the lawsuits against me and Lee Brown.”

― David Dinkins

“Ho Chi Minh and Vietnam were perfect for Lyndon Johnson: 220 million against 18 million, water buffalo and all. No risk, really.”

― David Douglas Duncan

“I’m incredibly defiant against neo-Nazis and skinheads.”

― David Draiman

“One could drive a prairie schooner through any part of his argument and never scrape against a fact.”

― David F. Houston

“The interesting thing is why we’re so desperate for this anesthetic against loneliness.”

― David Foster Wallace

“President Obama’s achievements and failures must be evaluated by comparison to those chief executives who have come before him and not be measured against the prophetically moral voice of Martin Luther King Jr.”

― David Garrow

“My father is a retired FBI agent. I have guns in my house. I’m not against the Second Amendment.”

― David Hogg

“Men often act knowingly against their interest.”

― David Hume

“Officers are taught to use all the tricks and lies that courts permit within the scope of the Fifth Amendment’s shield against self-incrimination.”

― David K. Shipler

“It’s always a battle to play against Diego Costa.”

― David Luiz

“If you want to fight against a declining trend, you’ve got to have a much bigger bazooka.”

― David Miliband

“The central problem in Syria is that Sunni Arabs will not be willing partners against the Islamic State unless we commit to protect them and the broader Syrian population against all enemies, not just ISIS.”

― David Petraeus

“I’m not one of those people who’s against doing remakes.”

― David Thewlis

“For me, the best defender I played against was Carles Puyol. He was my teammate, too, but my rival many times. Also, Roberto Ayala, the Argentinian centerback.”

― David Villa

“The thing about great poetry is we have no defenses against it.”

― David Whyte

“I’m totally against the idea of a celebrity editor.”

― David Zinczenko

“Before I was an actor I was an apprentice jockey, and now I’m out there racing against boys, sort of the spokesperson for people over 50 that they can do it.”

― Davy Jones

“There is a noticeable difference from a crowd surging against you and a crowd surging with you.”

― Dean Ambrose

“Demarcus Cousins, he can move. With his size, he can really use his size on the perimeter against anybody. That’s what I want to do when I get to the league.”

― Deandre Ayton

“Unpledged delegates exist really to make sure that party leaders and elected officials don’t have to be in a position where they are running against grassroots activists.”

― Debbie Wasserman Schultz

“You increase muscle bulk by training against resistance. For example, weights. And in ballet, this isn’t the case.”

― Deborah Bull

“Whoever you’re playing against, you want to do as well as you can.”

― Dele Alli

“There is one safeguard known generally to the wise, which is an advantage and security to all, but especially to democracies as against despots – suspicion.”

― Demosthenes

“One declaims endlessly against the passions; one imputes all of man’s suffering to them. One forgets that they are also the source of all his pleasures.”

― Denis Diderot

“The intolerance of people against other people is growing and growing. And the thing is, this is not anything that’s changed. This has been going on for years.”

― Dennis Haysbert

“Against Bermane Stiverne, they said he was going to be the toughest test, but I passed that with flying colours.”

― Deontay Wilder

“I don’t really see myself getting a Twitter account. Nothing against it. I get it. I especially get it for businesses.”

― Derek Jeter

“Many years ago, when I was working on Broadway, I used to go to a drug rehabilitation centre on Sundays. I didn’t lecture them against the perils of drug-taking; I gave them drama therapy.”

― Diana Rigg

“Historically, the judicial branch has often been the sole protector of the rights of minority groups against the will of the popular majority.”

― Diane Watson

“I don’t pick tournaments to score or rivals or other teams to score against. I’m a striker: every game I play, I want to score.”

― Diego Costa

“I don’t have a problem with any defenders. I’ve always played against great defenders.”

― Diego Costa

“Two English defenders were among the finest I played against: John Terry and Rio Ferdinand.”

― Diego Forlan

“I love the Copa America. It showcases all the classic rivalries of South America, all those neighbours, up against each other.”

― Diego Forlan

“I have nothing against Ronaldo.”

― Dimitri Payet

“Why should unmarried women be discriminated against – unmarried men are not.”

― Dinah Shore

“What you really want is for a cyberattack to be very costly and risky so it is used only rarely and only against really high-value targets.”

― Dmitri Alperovitch

“Stability and a prosperous life cannot be set off against a set of political rights and freedoms.”

― Dmitry Medvedev

“For democracy to function properly it requires accepting the absolute right of individuals and groups to campaign against decisions previously taken by majorities and to seek to change them.”

― Dominic Grieve

“A decision as a backbencher to vote against one’s party ought not to be taken lightly.”

― Dominic Grieve

“And I coached against Mike when he was an assistant with the Bears and they won that football game.”

― Don Shula

“I signed a contract to fight at UFC 187, so I’m going to fight at UFC 187, whoever it is against. It’s the same thing.”

― Donald Cerrone

“In July of 2004, I came out strongly against the war with Iraq because it was going to destabilize the Middle East.”

― Donald Trump

“I deal with foreign countries. I made a lot of money dealing against China. I’ve made a lot of money dealing against many other countries.”

― Donald Trump

“Today, and I’m very strongly against tax increases.”

― Donald Trump

“I have respect for Senator McCain. I used to like him a lot. I supported him. I raised a lot of money for his campaign against President Obama.”

― Donald Trump

“I always wanted to go against hat grain because it was too restricting.”

― Donna Mills

“Generally I’m against regulation.”

― Dorothy Denning

“The American people overwhelmingly oppose taxpayer funding of abortions, and it’s no different in Arizona, where we have long-standing policy against subsidizing them with public dollars.”

― Doug Ducey

“It was here in Edinburgh that in the 1980s I joined with many others to protest against Margaret Thatcher as she arrived to address the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.”

― Douglas Alexander

“The whole point of Gen X was, and continues to be, a negation of being forced into Baby Boomerdom against one’s will.”

― Douglas Coupland

“It was known in the mid 90s already that Saddam Hussein was a dangerous tyrant that he had already launched aggressions against Iran, he had invaded Kuwait.”

― Douglas Feith

“Overwinding happens when hedge funds destroy companies by attempting to leverage derivatives against otherwise productive long-term assets.”

― Douglas Rushkoff

“Patrick Henry aligned himself against ratification. So did Richard Henry Lee.”

― Douglas Southall Freeman

“A man with money is no match against a man on a mission.”

― Doyle Brunson

“In fact, I would advise against anyone doing reality shows. I won’t be doing ‘X Factor’ just yet.”

― Dr. Dre

“Sometimes it’s tougher against bad teams because you can’t really get a read on them.”

― Draymond Green

“I have nothing against glamorous dressing.”

― Dries van Noten

“’Chip Away’ is somewhat of a rail against cable news and divisive agendas… all for the almighty dollar.”

― Duff McKagan

“We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.”

― Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Religious beliefs evolved by group-selection, tribe competing against tribe, and the illogic of religions is not a weakness but their essential strength.”

― E. O. Wilson

“There ought to be a law against necessity.”

― E. Y. Harburg

“I oppose a constitutional amendment against gay marriage.”

― Ed Case

“Maybe he just looks good compared to the bores he’s running against.”

― Ed Koch

“The war against terrorism is a war against those who engage in torture.”

― Ed Markey

“The Christians had a better chance against the lions than the American consumer has against the OPEC cartel.”

― Ed Markey

“Although I voted against the initial resolution approving the war in Iraq, I have consistently voted to support our troops with much-needed armor and supplies.”

― Ed Pastor

“I like to be with my back against the wall in dangerous situations.”

― Eddie Alvarez

“There is no such thing as a riskless hedge against inflation.”

― Edgar Fiedler

“I really enjoyed working with Rey Mysterio when we were up against Kurt Angle and Chris Benoit and The Guerreros.”

― Edge

“I wrestled my guys growing up. I’ve wrestled with Hulk Hogan. I’ve wrestled against Shawn Michaels. I’ve wrestled against Ric Flair.”

― Edge

“I am happy that United seems to be one of those against whom I score a lot!”

― Edin Dzeko

“Habit is necessary; it is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a rut, that must be incessantly fought against if one is to remain alive.”

― Edith Wharton

“Capitalist systems function less well without state protection of investors, lenders, and companies against monopoly, deception, and fraud.”

― Edmund Phelps

“The celebration of homeownership seems to be part of a countermovement against popular owning of shares in corporations.”

― Edmund Phelps

“There are no lines in nature, only areas of colour, one against another.”

― Edouard Manet

“As for myself, I was never against Russia.”

― Eduard Shevardnadze

“Wrong fails because it is wrong. The wrongs, the untruths, are inconsistent with each other. They clash against each other and confute each other. They neutralize each other and are lost.”

― Edward Everett Hale

“Make no mistake about it! There is an organized movement against organized labor and it’s called the Bush Administration.”

― Edward Kennedy

“Fame is very corrosive and you have to guard very strictly against it.”

― Edward Norton

“My sole motive is to inform the public as to that which is done in their name and that which is done against them.”

― Edward Snowden

“I fought against Palestinians. I saw them.”

― Ehud Barak

“Saddam Hussein has set an example of defiance, especially against the first President Bush, that other Arab leaders cannot and should not emulate; the example leads only to empty gestures and developmental stagnation, both of which the Arab nations have had enough of already.”

― Ehud Barak

“Israel always has to be in a position to defend itself against any adversary and against any threat of any kind.”

― Ehud Olmert

“Israel will not tolerate a situation in which Iran has effective control of non-conventional weapons that can be used directly against the state of Israel.”

― Ehud Olmert

“The history of the Zionist enterprise is well-known: surrounded and outnumbered by hostile neighbours, the nascent Israel was forced to defend itself against invasion and certain destruction.”

― Ehud Olmert

“As a citizen of a democratic state, I have always believed that when a prime minister is elected in Israel, even those who voted against him at the polls are obligated to desire his success.”

― Ehud Olmert

“There’s always stuff to rebel against.”

― El-P

“The Vatican is against surrogate mothers. Good thing they didn’t have that rule when Jesus was born.”

― Elayne Boosler

“Actually, I really wanted to play against Venus because I have so much respect for both Serena and Venus.”

― Elena Vesnina

“I do not fight against men, but against the system that is sexist.”

― Elfriede Jelinek

“Anytime you’re the first to speak out against something, there’s going to be a backlash.”

― Eli Roth

“The state of Israel will stand as one entity against any attempt to boycott its products.”

― Eli Yishai

“I was rowing the boat alone against a tide, running against an incumbent in 2013.”

― Elise Stefanik

“What has Dianne Feinstein done… I’ll put my legislative background up against hers any day.”

― Elizabeth Emken

“Some graphic narrative art presses against the panel: you wrestle with it at the level of the paper.”

― Elizabeth McCracken

“My mother’s illness fitted into this protest against the treatment of the sick who could not pay, the inefficiency of commercialism, the waste, the extravagance, and the poverty.”

― Ellen Wilkinson

“I believe that we are all, openly or secretly, struggling against one or another kind of nihilism.”

― Ellen Willis

“History may someday record that the Arab awakening that began with the Arab revolt of 1916 against the Ottomans ended about a century later with a whimper.”

― Elliott Abrams

“The United States already has in place comprehensive trade sanctions against Sudan, imposed because of the regime’s support for terrorism. While we maintain diplomatic relations, we do not staff our embassy there.”

― Elliott Abrams

“I’ve always been dead set against festivals – really suspicious and wary.”

― Elton John

“I had fought against the unjust restriction of immigration.”

― Emanuel Celler

“I had advocated the establishment of a Negro industrial commission. I had gestured against the growth of monopoly power. I had introduced a few civil rights bills.”

― Emanuel Celler

“Man starts over again everyday, in spite of all he knows, against all he knows.”

― Emil Cioran

“The tyrant grinds down his slaves and they don’t turn against him, they crush those beneath them.”

― Emily Bronte

“I am somebody who respects Putin highly, but I’m not somebody who is against America.”

― Emir Kusturica

“If I score against Tottenham, trust me – I’m going to celebrate.”

― Emmanuel Adebayor

“I will lead a fight against Islamist terrorism at every level.”

― Emmanuel Macron

“No matter who you voted for, I do not hold anything against you.”

― Emmanuel Macron

“There have been no voices against the structural reforms that I have proposed, especially the energy reform.”

― Enrique Pena Nieto

“Face it, the system is rigged, and it’s rigged against us.”

― Eric Alterman

“There’s a way of getting heat that works for you, and there’s a way of getting heat that works against you.”

― Eric Bischoff

“I always wanted to play against the best.”

― Eric Cantona

“As the global expansion of Indian and Chinese restaurants suggests, xenophobia is directed against foreign people, not foreign cultural imports.”

― Eric Hobsbawm

“I came to the conclusion over time that Trump is not the person I feared he was in the beginning when I was against him.”

― Eric Metaxas

“Berkeley hackers liked to see themselves as rebels against soulless corporate empires.”

― Eric S. Raymond

“I realized that we were all sort of conspiring, well, not conspiring against each other, but all this cloak and dagger stuff and I was like; what is this?”

― Eric San

“In New York, we have laws against defrauding the public, defrauding consumers, defrauding shareholders.”

― Eric Schneiderman

“New Yorkers have been fortunate to have Andrew Cuomo as our Attorney General – protecting working New Yorkers against the banks, insurance companies and big corporations.”

― Eric Schneiderman

“The writer marks the changes he wants to make, while a proofreader also goes through the galley, checking it page-by-page against the manuscript. Once all these changes are identified, a second-pass proof is made, and this, too, gets sent to the author and the proofreader, and the process begins anew.”

― Erik Larson

“Periodically, the workers do revolt against bourgeois society, not by a hundred, five hundred, or a thousand, but by the millions.”

― Ernest Mandel

“There is no reason against woman’s elevation, but prejudices.”

― Ernestine Rose

“But courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity, or, if it is insisted upon by a commander, irresponsibility.”

― Erwin Rommel

“There was a policy at Hughes against drinking at lunch, but the men ignored it.”

― Esther Williams

“Those who invalidate reason ought seriously to consider whether they argue against reason with or without reason.”

― Ethan Allen

“Don’t bang your head against the wall about what you can’t do.”

― Ethan Coen

“All my life I’ve been prejudiced against wealthy people.”

― Ethel Waters

“Reagan himself, for much of his life, was devoted against the elites. His antagonism to the Soviet Union is antagonism against oppression by the elites of the many.”

― Eugene Jarecki

“To say that Reagan teaches us that we should be against amnesty for illegal immigrants is to contradict what Reagan himself stood for – that he was in favor of amnesty.”

― Eugene Jarecki

“I think that protecting children at the age where they’re most vulnerable against diseases that are highly contagious is prudent.”

― Eula Biss

“Nothing written for pay is worth printing. Only what has been written against the market.”

― Ezra Pound

“Derogatory against women – it seems that Trump is not too keen about having women around him, maybe except for his wife and daughter.”

― Fabrizio Moreira

“Whether it is crimes against women, whether it’s discrimination against women, whether it’s just social bias against women – these things should be anomalies; they should not be the norm.”

― Farhan Akhtar

“An alliance of civilisations can be our most powerful weapon in the fight against terror.”

― Federica Mogherini

“I would like to have a rematch against Fabricio Werdum.”

― Fedor Emelianenko

“The battleground has been moderates of all faith traditions in all the countries of the world against the radicals of all faith traditions in all parts of the world.”

― Feisal Abdul Rauf

“Islamic law is clearly against terrorism, against any kind of deliberate killing of civilians or similar ‘collateral damage.’”

― Feisal Abdul Rauf

“Only in a popular war against France… do I see a misfortune.”

― Ferdinand Lassalle

“It is always tough to play against Norwich.”

― Fernandinho

“I spent eight years in Ukraine, and I played against Kiev many times.”

― Fernandinho

“I’m against using Petrobras to combat inflation.”

― Fernando Haddad

“Twenty-six million Russians died in the defense of their homeland against the Nazis.”

― Fidel Castro

“The United States never stopped conspiring against the Arab world, which holds the largest oil reserves on the planet.”

― Fidel Castro

“Each day more coalition MPs in seats outside the South East come out against George Osborne’s regional pay cut plans, and Vince Cable now claims they are dead.”

― Frances O’Grady

“If a superior give any order to one who is under him which is against that man’s conscience, although he do not obey it yet he shall not be dismissed.”

― Francis of Assisi

“France, because it was attacked cowardly, shamelessly, violently, France will be merciless against the barbarians of Daesh.”

― Francois Hollande

“The Muslims wanted to reign over the whole of Mostar, then gain ground to the sea and finally create an Islamic state. That is what our Croatians defend themselves against.”

― Franjo Tudjman

“Revelations come when you’re in the thick of it, pitting yourself up against something larger than yourself.”

― Frank Langella

“In order to be a star performer you have to have someone to play against.”

― Frank Oz

“Losing against rivals is always a blow to the morale.”

― Frank Rijkaard

“Most of the clubs who have had success against Barcelona have relied on a highly organised and disciplined defence.”

― Frank Rijkaard

“I was worried in the ’80s that the best abstract painting had become obsessed with materiality, and painterly gestures and materiality were up against the wall.”

― Frank Stella

“If there’s amnesty leading to citizenship, I’m going to vote against it again.”

― Frank Wolf

“Whoever seeks to set one religion against another seeks to destroy all religion.”

― Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Those newspapers of the nation which most loudly cried dictatorship against me would have been the first to justify the beginnings of dictatorship by somebody else.”

― Franklin D. Roosevelt

“It is well known that apes in the wild offer spontaneous assistance to each other, defending against leopards, say, or consoling distressed companions with tender embraces.”

― Frans de Waal

“We can only compete in the world against competitors from Asia, the United States, or wherever if we look at unmet needs.”

― Frans van Houten

“People far too often associate derivatives markets with mere speculation, but there are very legitimate businesses that need derivatives to protect themselves against risk.”

― Fred Ehrsam

“No weapon formed against me shall prosper.”

― Fred Hammond

“I’d love to play with Ajax against Barcelona.”

― Frenkie de Jong

“The only remedy against hunger is reasonable birth control.”

― Friedrich Durrenmatt

“What really raises one’s indignation against suffering is not suffering intrinsically, but the senselessness of suffering.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“It says nothing against the ripeness of a spirit that it has a few worms.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Whoever has provoked men to rage against him has always gained a party in his favor, too.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Against stupidity the very gods themselves contend in vain.”

― Friedrich Schiller

“In my Gau, as far as I know, only Communists who had actually worked against the State were arrested.”

― Fritz Sauckel

“When you play against the best, it brings the best out in everybody.”

― Fuzzy Zoeller

“The Universe is never conspiring against anyone.”

― Gabrielle Bernstein

“In criticizing an ideology, one cannot be racist, hateful, or bigoted. These descriptors apply to positions held against people and not ideologies.”

― Gad Saad

“No Afghans, as far as we know, have been involved in terrorist acts against our country. We shouldn’t be swatting at hornets’ nests we know nothing about.”

― Gary Goetzman

“There’s an unintended consequence when it comes to drone attacks in Yemen. Yeah, you take out the al-Qaida stronghold, but you also wipe out the other half of the block. That makes Yemenis against the United States for the rest of their lives and all their descendants.”

― Gary Johnson

“Am I not correct in saying that Iran has never voiced that they are developing a nuclear weapon, nor do they have any intention of using a nuclear weapon against the United States? That’s never actually been voiced. I don’t know where that has come from, but it hasn’t been from Iran.”

― Gary Johnson

“I just think everything we do has an unintended consequence. We take out Saddam Hussein in Iraq, and Iraq was the check against Iran.”

― Gary Johnson

“Beefs against debt collectors are consistently among the top complaints received by both the FTC and state attorneys general.”

― Gary Weiss

“Short-sellers perform a useful function in the market as conduits of negative information, and shorts often complain that they are discriminated against by regulators.”

― Gary Weiss

“When the Securities & Exchange Commission settled securities-fraud charges against Richard Harriton, former chairman of the clearing subsidiary of Bear, Stearns & Co., there were smiles all around. The SEC was happy. Harriton was happy. Bear Stearns was happy.”

― Gary Weiss

“I’m against immigration.”

― Gavin McInnes

“We do not have the right to discriminate against people.”

― Gavin Newsom

“Somebody warned me early on to be very careful about brushing up against the chocolate.”

― Geena Davis

“Men are not against you; they are merely for themselves.”

― Gene Fowler

“Sen. Clinton carried our district, and it is difficult to vote against your constituents.”

― Gene Green

“I love to fight. And I love to fight against the best.”

― Gennady Golovkin

“The revolutionary government is the despotism of liberty against tyranny.”

― Georg Buchner

“To have in general but little feeling, seems to be the only security against feeling too much on any particular occasion.”

― George Eliot

“Darwin recognized the fact that paleontology then seemed to provide evidence against rather for evolution in general or the gradual origin of taxonomic categories in particular.”

― George Gaylord Simpson

“The first priority of any serious program against poverty is to strengthen the male role in poor families.”

― George Gilder

“The bourgeoisie and the petty bourgeoisie have armed themselves against the rising proletariat with, among other things, ‘culture.’”

― George Grosz

“Neither let us be slandered from our duty by false accusations against us, nor frightened from it by menaces of destruction to the Government nor of dungeons to ourselves.”

― George Haven Putnam

“Simon Monjack had nothing to do with ‘Factory Girl.’ He filed a frivolous lawsuit against us… making bogus claims that we had stolen his script. He held us literally to hostage and we were forced to settle with him as he held our production over a barrel.”

― George Hickenlooper

“I was the guy who was constantly speaking out against the Vietnam War. I have no regrets about that.”

― George McGovern

“Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac.”

― George Orwell

“Too many talented and supremely calculating politicians, including Nixon and Clinton, have destroyed their careers, or come close, by acting in ways that were obviously against their own interests.”

― George Packer

“Well, I know I worked for Governor Rockefeller the last time he ran for his fourth term, and I obviously ran against Governor Cuomo the time he ran for his fourth term.”

― George Pataki

“There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism. It would be an offense against polite conventions to press our doubts too far.”

― George Santayana

“The sight of a drunkard is a better sermon against that vice than the best that was ever preached on that subject.”

― George Savile

“In the end, I’ll put my good acts up against those of anybody in this country. Anybody.”

― George Steinbrenner

“I am convinced the next major attack against the United States may well be conducted by people with Asian or African faces, not the ones that many Americans are alert to.”

― George Tenet

“A British declaration be taken against Martinez for ‘capturing and robbing us.”

― George Vancouver

“Some have argued that confronting the threat from Iraq could detract from the war against terror. To the contrary, confronting the threat posed by Iraq is crucial to winning the war on terror.”

― George W. Bush

“I think all of you know there is no adequate defense against massive nuclear attack.”

― George Wald

“Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.”

― George Washington

“The euro currency both presupposes and promotes a fiction – that ‘Europe’ has somehow become, against the wishes of most Europeans, a political rather than a merely geographic expression.”

― George Will

“Fourth, we might have declared an embargo against the shipping from American ports of any merchandise to either one of these governments that persisted in maintaining its military zone.”

― George William Norris

“The tocsin you hear today is not an alarm but an alert: it sounds the charge against our enemies.”

― Georges Jacques Danton

“A coalition of groups is waging a massive propaganda campaign against the president of the United States. an all-out attack. Their aim is total victory for themselves and total defeat for him.”

― Gerald R. Ford

“Argentina against Brazil is the most important derby between national teams.”

― Gerardo Martino

“I’m always coming up against scepticism in my life.”

― Geri Halliwell

“Even crushed against his brother in the Tube the average Englishman pretends desperately that he is alone.”

― Germaine Greer

“I was embarrassing against Spinks.”

― Gerry Cooney

“I have said many times that it’s a mistake to bet against the long-term health of the U.S. equity markets because it’s a mistake to bet against the long-term health of the U.S. economy.”

― Gerry Schwartz

“We remain vulnerable. There is no such thing as 100 percent security against terrorism.”

― Gijs de Vries

“The central role in the fight against terrorism is with national authorities.”

― Gijs de Vries

“I always go against the odds.”

― Gilbert Arenas

“If I had only one sermon to preach it would be a sermon against pride.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“It’s heartbreaking to watch people working against themselves.”

― Gloria Steinem

“Anything can be used for or against the welfare of women – or the welfare of anyone – depending on who controls it.”

― Gloria Steinem

“The women’s movement in England was totally against Margaret Thatcher.”

― Gloria Steinem

“It is sensible to have a safeguard against unemployment.”

― Glynis Johns

“I’ve become accustomed to playing against four defenders throughout my career, but in Italy, I have to play against five.”

― Gonzalo Higuain

“Britain must lead in Europe to intensify the fight against global terrorism and make our country safer.”

― Gordon Brown

“This is a war against terrorists. Not a war against a religion, but a war against terrorists.”

― Gordon England

“Americans have no idea of the extent of their government’s mischief… the number of military strikes we have made unprovoked, against other countries, since 1947 is more than 250.”

― Gore Vidal

“Against the beautiful and the clever and the successful, one can wage a pitiless war, but not against the unattractive: then the millstone weighs on the breast.”

― Graham Greene

“Most critical histories of U.S. involvement in Iran rightly began with the joint British-U.S. coup against democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh in 1953, which installed Pahlavi on the Peacock Throne. But it was Kissinger who, in 1972, greatly deepened the relationship between Washington and Tehran.”

― Greg Grandin

“Within days of Richard Nixon’s inauguration in January 1969, national-security adviser Kissinger asked the Pentagon to lay out his bombing options in Indochina. The previous president, Lyndon Baines Johnson, had suspended his own bombing campaign against North Vietnam in hopes of negotiating a broader cease-fire.”

― Greg Grandin

“I guess coming out against actual evil takes guts.”

― Greg Gutfeld

“At first, the tornado is nearly invisible. Against the sky, it’s white on white.”

― Greg MacGillivray

“I’ve played against LaMarcus Aldridge, and he kills me every time.”

― Greg Oden

“I’m against spending money to record.”

― Grimes

“I am against the notion of style in itself.”

― Guillermo Cabrera Infante

“I have nothing against tricep kickbacks, but I’d rather have you do a skater’s lunge with a kickback and get a lower body workout.”

― Gunnar Peterson

“Auschwitz speaks against even a right to self-determination that is enjoyed by all other peoples because one of the preconditions for the horror, besides other, older urges, was a strong and united Germany.”

― Gunter Grass

“We must encourage people to get educated, to get tested, to get involved in the fight against AIDS.”

― Gwen Moore

“It was the BJP that betrayed me when one of its members made the Rs 150-crore bribery allegation against me without evidence.”

― H. D. Kumaraswamy

“When grave allegations of corruption and criminal charges were leveled against me, BJP leaders chose to take it lightly.”

― H. D. Kumaraswamy

“All government, of course, is against liberty.”

― H. L. Mencken

“In the midst of the war against ISIS, we have also waged war on corruption in civil and military institutions.”

― Haider al-Abadi

“It should be underscored that our goal is not, and should not, be a crusade against the ICC but a solemn call for the organisation to take Africa’s concerns seriously.”

― Hailemariam Desalegn

“It wasn’t a new idea. During the war against the French we had this kind of broadcast for the French soldiers.”

― Hanoi Hannah

“We advised them to do what they think proper against the war.”

― Hanoi Hannah

“No degree of dullness can safeguard a work against the determination of critics to find it fascinating.”

― Harold Rosenberg

“But I’m very thankful that no one is slamming my head against the wall anymore.”

― Harry Anderson

“The better the players you play with and against, it does improve you.”

― Harry Maguire

“Whenever a fellow tells me he’s bipartisan, I know he’s going to vote against me.”

― Harry S Truman

“How often are the perpetrators of hate-crimes discovered to be self-loathing? Valued individuals do not strike out against strangers.”

― Harvey Fierstein

“I am against any reconciliation with Israel.”

― Hassan Nasrallah

“We commend President Obama and his administration for taking this strong action against Iceland and its barbaric whaling industry… and we urge the President to take similar action against Japan and Norway as well!”

― Hayden Panettiere

“Even with not having that many matches under my belt, I handled the match against Svitolina well. When I was younger, not having that many matches under my belt, I might not have done that.”

― Heather Watson

“I have no animosity against any living soul.”

― Heber J. Grant

“I’m very disturbed by violence against women when it is violence.”

― Helen Garner

“All presidents rail against the press. It goes with the turf.”

― Helen Thomas

“We began to see the renovation of our offices as a subtle part of the Nixon war against the press.”

― Helen Thomas

“Vice President Dick Cheney reportedly has been disturbed over what he sees as the erosion of presidential powers since the Watergate scandal and has urged Bush to take a stronger stand against what Cheney sees as congressional intrusions into the executive branch.”

― Helen Thomas

“To learn patience is not to rebel against every hardship.”

― Henri Nouwen

“Everyone is at their best against the champions.”

― Henrikh Mkhitaryan

“The American fascists are most easily recognized by their deliberate perversion of truth and fact. Their newspapers and propaganda carefully cultivate every fissure of disunity, every crack in the common front against fascism.”

― Henry A. Wallace

“It sets its face rightfully against the doctrines of the Anarchist and the Communist, who seek to solve the social problems not by patient endeavor, but by brutal destruction.”

― Henry Cabot Lodge

“Scare answers to scare, and force begets force, until at length it comes to be seen that we are racing one against another after a phantom security which continually vanishes as we approach.”

― Henry Campbell-Bannerman

“Some folks rail against other folks, because other folks have what some folks would be glad of.”

― Henry Fielding

“He who sees the truth, let him proclaim it, without asking who is for it or who is against it.”

― Henry George

“I do not see how the Japanese can hold out against this united front.”

― Henry L. Stimson

“I had not got over the prejudice against Lincoln with which my personal contact with him in 1858 imbued me.”

― Henry Villard

“I refused to beat my head against stone, of course.”

― Herbert Lom

“I’m against ignorance.”

― Herman Kahn

“I’m against sloppy, emotional thinking.”

― Herman Kahn

“I’m against fashionable thinking.”

― Herman Kahn

“I am against the whole cliche of the moment.”

― Herman Kahn

“Potter is jealous of potter, and craftsman of craftsman; and the poor have a grudge against the poor, and the poet against the poet.”

― Hesiod

“At the Imperial Conference on December 1, it was decided to make war against England and the United States.”

― Hideki Tojo

“The Caribbean calls upon the enslaving governments of Europe and their national institutions, all enriched and empowered by their crimes against humanity, to return to the region in order to participate in cleaning up their colonial mess.”

― Hilary Beckles

“I am, you know, adamantly against illegal immigration.”

― Hillary Clinton

“We need a father to rage against.”

― Hisham Matar

“Allied supplies of arms to Russia, and the manpower reserves of Russia have been sufficient to bring continuous counter-attacks against our Eastern Front.”

― Hjalmar Schacht

“The war on drugs is a war against the communities.”

― Holly Near

“You’ve got to guard against speaking more clearly than you think.”

― Howard Baker

“The problems in our educational system are indissociable from broader malignant trends in our society, and they can’t be solved by lots of testing and by punitive actions against schools that are not performing well.”

― Howard Gardner

“Among the many arguments to be made against cultural revolutions is that they are monotonous in spirit and monomaniacal in intention.”

― Howard Jacobson

“I had just won the lawsuit against Melrose Place.”

― Hunter Tylo

“The absence and suppression of justice can only open the way for extremists to exploit such a condition to perpetrate acts of violence against innocents.”

― Hussein of Jordan

“We’re against hypocrisy, lies, bigotry, show business, insincerity, phonies, and fakers.”

― Ian Brown

“The debate about who decides what gets taught is fascinating, albeit excruciating for those who have to defend the schools against bunkum.”

― Ian Hacking

“We’ve seen a tremendous rise in the level of anti-Muslim bigotry in our society – and against minorities of all kinds – but we’ve also seen a tremendous rise in support.”

― Ibrahim Hooper

“The right to bear arms is because it’s the last form of defense against tyranny.”

― Ice T

“Fascism was a counter-revolution against a revolution that never took place.”

― Ignazio Silone

“If we are not actively fighting against regressive ideologies, we are contributing to making them grow.”

― Ilhan Omar

“If you’re at an award ceremony, you’re against your mates.”

― Imelda Staunton

“It’s always tough for a spinner to bowl against India.”

― Imran Tahir

“Against any team, confidence is crucial.”

― Inzamam-ul-Haq

“Democracy is now going forth on a crusade against imperialism.”

― Irving Babbitt

“The humanities need to be defended today against the encroachments of physical science, as they once needed to be against the encroachment of theology.”

― Irving Babbitt

“I never argued against the position of the Chief Rabbinate on holy sites, including the Western Wall.”

― Isaac Herzog

“As moisturizers, oils rapidly penetrate the deeper layers of the skin, protecting against the breakdown of proteins in the cell wall with fatty and linoleic acids, mimicking what our bodies produce naturally. The oils also function as humectants, which help our skin retain moisture.”

― Isabel Gillies

“I’m against war with the United States. But I am an officer of the Imperial Navy and a subject of His Majesty the Emperor.”

― Isoroku Yamamoto

“I’ve nothing against schools! I’m against compulsory schooling.”

― Ivan Illich

“Comparison is an act of violence against the self.”

― Iyanla Vanzant

“When I’m governor, we’re not going to be silent like Bruce Rauner. Illinois will be a firewall against Donald Trump’s destructive and bigoted agenda.”

― J. B. Pritzker

“Here are the facts we confront. No one is against conservation. No one is against alternative fuel sources.”

― J. D. Hayworth

“Talent and intelligence never yet inoculated anyone against the caprice of the fates.”

― J. K. Rowling

“In the name of noble purposes men have committed unspeakable acts of cruelty against one another.”

― J. William Fulbright

“Anyone who is awake and aware knows that these quote-unquote bathroom bills or any legislation discriminating against LGBTQ citizens is horrible.”

― Jack Antonoff

“There are always going to be people who are against you or don’t rate you.”

― Jack Grealish

“While conducting a conventional war in Iraq and Syria, ISIS has staged terrorist attacks on a global scale against the people from the countries who are fighting ISIS.”

― Jack Keane

“I have lots of concerns at working with Russia going against ISIS until we have agreements in terms of what Russia’s behavior is going to be.”

― Jack Keane

“I am not antigovernment. I would not run a campaign against government.”

― Jack Kemp

“To be playing against people like Xavi and Iniesta is brilliant.”

― Jack Wilshere

“Unsalted butter is a sin against the Holy Ghost.”

― Jacob Rees-Mogg

“You can’t build Europe against anyone.”

― Jacques Santer

“It’s nice to be able to go against bigger guys and be able to bang.”

― Jahlil Okafor

“This history of a secular state doesn’t exist, no. The state is Christian, and those who are against it can leave.”

― Jair Bolsonaro

“If I’m judged against my peers, rather than anyone else we could both think of, then I reckon I deserve to make records.”

― Jakob Dylan

“The Kurdish people welcome the no-fly zone protection, contrary to the Iraqi regime that is against it.”

― Jalal Talabani

“The Aegis Ashore sites in Poland and Romania are designed to counter long-range ballistic missiles that may be launched from other nations, outside of the Euro-Atlantic area, against our European NATO partners.”

― James A. Winnefeld, Jr.

“Hashim Amla is someone that stands out. He’s a world-class player and I have not had a huge amount of success against him.”

― James Anderson

“The first duty of an historian is to be on guard against his own sympathies.”

― James Anthony Froude

“My music is about love, and I don’t discriminate against any type of person.”

― James Arthur

“The question of sexual dominance can exist only in the nightmare of that soul which has armed itself, totally, against the possibility of the changing motion of conquest and surrender, which is love.”

― James Baldwin

“I was against gay marriage until I realized I didn’t have to get one.”

― James Carville

“If you want to do something different, you’re going to come up against a lot of naysayers.”

― James Dyson

“As cyberweapons and cyberattacks increase in scale and intensity, it will be difficult to defend against them all.”

― James G. Stavridis

“As a government employee, you can’t testify against the government.”

― James Hansen

“Obama spoke so slowly because he, a clever and cultured man, had constantly to be on his guard against sounding it.”

― James Hawes

“Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality.”

― James Joyce

“Minorities have a right to appeal to the Constitution as a shield against such oppression.”

― James K. Polk

“You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by. Yes, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip.”

― James M. Barrie

“The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home.”

― James Madison

“All that seems indispensible in stating the account between the dead and the living, is to see that the debts against the latter do not exceed the advances made by the former.”

― James Madison

“Hope against hope, and ask till ye receive.”

― James Montgomery

“Any player would want to be involved in games against Argentina.”

― James Rodriguez

“There is no armor against fate.”

― James Shirley

“I don’t have anything against CGI.”

― James Wan

“It’s hard to measure up to ‘Battlestar’ – it’s hard not to measure things against it.”

― Jamie Bamber

“I have raced against the clock since I went into advertising at the age of eighteen.”

― Jan Karon

“A woman should not have to fear retribution from her employer, and the District of Columbia should be able to pass laws to protect against that retribution.”

― Jan Schakowsky

“When I arrived in France aged 20, I marched against the death penalty, which was an unpopular thing to protest against at the time.”

― Jane Birkin

“At the same time as we clearly condemn actions of violence by groups in Palestinian against Israel.”

― Jane Harman

“Black holes can bang against space-time as mallets on a drum and have a very characteristic song.”

― Janna Levin

“I’m not against anybody – everyone does what they need to do.”

― Jason Clarke

“A lot of states that pass voter ID laws have little to no evidence of in-person voter impersonation fraud, which is the only kind of fraud that voter ID laws could guard against.”

― Jason Kander

“Music is a weapon in the war against unhappiness.”

― Jason Mraz

“When it comes to the Cowboys, I always play great against them.”

― Jason Pierre-Paul

“There’s something quite fascinating with crooks and criminals and all things against the law.”

― Jason Statham

“Our notions of self-determination are, on the whole, something of a myth. We are governed almost exclusively by our own peculiar habits, which makes those who rail against them that much more remarkable.”

― Jasper Fforde

“I tend to do well against big 4s who are real skilled because I’m tall, lanky and athletic.”

― JaVale McGee

“ISIS is a terrorist organization. It is a terrorist organization that the world must unite against.”

― Jay Inslee

“Cable and satellite businesses are competing against fixed-line telephone companies and wireless companies.”

― Jay Samit

“I used to watch LeBron on TV growing up, and now I’m playing my first game against him.”

― Jayson Tatum

“I am against nationalists, but I am very much in favour of patriots.”

― Jean-Claude Juncker

“I am strictly against a European superstate.”

― Jean-Claude Juncker

“Against her ankles as she trod The lucky buttercups did nod.”

― Jean Ingelow

“I prefer to work when there are people against whom I have to struggle.”

― Jean-Luc Godard

“What’s surprising is that the people who fought against torture here are the communists.”

― Jean-Marie Le Pen

“Total war is no longer war waged by all members of one national community against all those of another. It is total… because it may well involve the whole world.”

― Jean-Paul Sartre

“There are crimes occurring against senior citizens in this country that are horrendous, that we don’t hear about.”

― Jeanine Pirro

“In the early 16th century the Italian physician Jacopo Berengario da Carpi, a pioneer in the science of anatomy, came up with the idea that perhaps ‘brain commotion’ was caused by the thrust of the soft structure of the brain against the solid case of the skull.”

― Jeanne Marie Laskas

“The press seems to love pitting women against each other.”

― Jeanne Tripplehorn

“Fame really works against actors, in a way, because our anonymity is a wonderful thing for us.”

― Jeff Bridges

“I like lots of career politicians; I’m not against all career politicians.”

― Jeff Greene

“My one suggestion going forward is, any felony committed against a woman should be a full-season suspension.”

― Jeff Van Gundy

“There simply aren’t enough constitutional safeguards in place to protect against a rogue president.”

― Jeff Vandermeer

“I’m not against Flash, and I love the work that people such as Joshua Davis do.”

― Jeffrey Zeldman

“My detractors would be mistaken to believe that the allegations against me that had no basis and were all lies would distract me. I continue to do my job.”

― Jejomar Binay

“Our citizens never hesitate to take sides against one another, whether it’s Democrats versus Republicans, Coke drinkers opposed to Pepsi enthusiasts or Yankee loyalists against Red Sox aficionados.”

― Jen Lancaster

“I’ve faced more than 35 major leaguers, and only two have ever made contact against me.”

― Jennie Finch

“Forgiveness isn’t about condoning what has happened to you or someone else’s actions against you.”

― Jennifer O’Neill

“I have worked out with the Thunder, Lakers, Knicks, Grizzlies, Spurs, and a few others before the draft. I have worked out primarily against shorter and supposedly faster players in these workouts.”

― Jeremy Lin

“We hoped against hope that what we had been doing was enough to prevent a riot. It was not enough.”

― Jerome Cavanagh

“The success of monetary policy should be judged by the economy’s performance against our statutory mandates of price stability and maximum employment.”

― Jerome Powell

“I rage against Vincent van Gogh for needing to die at 37, after painting for only ten years.”

― Jerry Saltz

“I’m not for or against video – or any medium or style, for that matter.”

― Jerry Saltz

“When I was growing up in Alabama in the ’50s, even though we were poor and the laws were against blacks, we still had a sense of morality.”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“Alex Jones is not the first broadcaster targeted by intolerant left-wing activists. Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, Michael Savage, and others have all been targeted, and they’ve been fighting against censorship for decades.”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“You can’t legislate against stupidity.”

― Jesse Ventura

“Sevilla, in general, usually show up well against Madrid, both at the Pizjuan and the Bernabeu. Normally, they are very attractive matches with a lot of goals.”

― Jesus Navas

“I’ve done well against Madrid and scored against them several times.”

― Jesus Navas

“Organized murder is war, and though we demonstrate against a particular war, the nuclear, or any other kind of war, we have never demonstrated against war.”

― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“To be respectful to opponents is to play hard against them.”

― Jill Ellis

“I always did go against the singer-songwriter form. I think I’ve always had a lot of storytelling songs.”

― Jill Sobule

“Gains achieved at great cost against our enemy in Afghanistan are reversible.”

― Jim Mattis

“I also played in the 1967 Super Bowl against the Green Bay Packers.”

― Jim Otto

“I am committed to protecting our country against the threat of terrorism.”

― Jim Ryun

“My district really wanted me… to take a hard stance against a Donald Trump agenda.”

― Jimmy Gomez

“I have sinned against you, my Lord.”

― Jimmy Swaggart

“Each generation has a backlash against the generation before.”

― Jo Brand

“Put me up against Sarah Silverman and I could take her.”

― Joan Rivers

“As a practicing Catholic, I am shocked that the Catholic League is speaking out against my PETA ads, which I am very proud of.”

― Joanna Krupa

“One must not confuse the fight against corruption with the persecution of the rich or wealthy families.”

― Joao Lourenco

“When I boxed against Jeff Lacy, that was one fight that I was so proud of.”

― Joe Calzaghe

“The Koch brothers spent millions against me.”

― Joe Garcia

“The Koch brothers are spending more money against me than I’ve been able to raise.”

― Joe Garcia

“I’m running against a woman who’s got David Axelrod and Rahm Emanuel running her campaign.”

― Joe J. Walsh

“I’m not going to vote for or against somebody because they’re old or young.”

― Joe Kennedy III

“The benefit is competition, the thrill of playing in the Olympics, being an Olympian, playing against the best.”

― Joe Sakic

“There’s definitely a fascination with crime stories and stories of characters acting out against authority.”

― Joel Edgerton

“Combine anti-cancer foods to maximize protection against all cancers: A number of plant foods are associated with lower risk of cancers, and substances contained in these foods display anti-cancer or immune-boosting properties.”

― Joel Fuhrman

“I’m not for gay marriage, but I’m not for discriminating against people.”

― Joel Osteen

“Italians can not beat us, but we can certainly lose against them.”

― Johan Cruyff

“Even the wealth of the U.S. cannot protect against the levels of environmental destruction that we are unleashing.”

― Johan Rockstrom

“But since the world, which thou art to strive against, is not without thee, but within thee, it follows, that it is also to be conquered not without, but within thee.”

― Johann Arndt

“Every author in some way portrays himself in his works, even if it be against his will.”

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Russia’s actions in Syria are not the only reasons to distrust Mr. Putin. Moscow has opposed attempts by the U.N. in November 2011 to increase sanctions against Iran for its illicit nuclear program.”

― John Barrasso

“Boycott is not a principle. When it becomes one, it itself risks becoming exclusive and racist. No boycott, in our sense of the term, should be directed against an individual, a people, or a nation as such.”

― John Berger

“Curiosity, rationalization, and laziness are no match against courage, self-control, and mental toughness.”

― John Bytheway

“As I get older I tend to rail against the world more and more.”

― John Connolly

“I have nothing against Vince Neil at all.”

― John Corabi

“Spinning yarns is a protection against the nuttiness… the greed, the hate all around us.”

― John D. Voelker

“When you’re born into a showbiz family, the deck is stacked against you.”

― John Darnielle

“Brethren, it is easier to declaim against a thousand sins of others, than to mortify one sin in ourselves.”

― John Flavel

“Of all tasks of government the most basic is to protect its citizens against violence.”

― John Foster Dulles

“A prisoner in the Inquisition is never allowed to see the face of his accuser, or of the witnesses against him, but every method is taken by threats and tortures, to oblige him to accuse himself, and by that means corroborate their evidence.”

― John Foxe

“These charges that have been made against me, that Prof. Prescott has made, has charged against me, that I denied the atonement in conversation with him, are absolutely false.”

― John Harvey Kellogg

“Our Keystone legislation received strong bipartisan support in the Senate. Although it didn’t receive the 60 votes necessary for passage, 56 senators – a majority – voted in favor of the bill. Despite President Obama’s actively lobbying against the bill, we still won the support of 11 Democrats.”

― John Hoeven

“Nothing against the Olympics. I played in 2012 and it was an incredible experience. It’s different for tennis players than for swimmers and track and field athletes. That’s the pinnacle of their sport and not so much the pinnacle of tennis.”

― John Isner

“I waged war against my feelings.”

― John James Audubon

“I want the humans to be able to hold their own against the strength of the machines.”

― John Landgraf

“I am a feminist. Women are discriminated against in so many ways, and they make up half the population.”

― John Legend

“The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.”

― John Locke

“I have no prejudice against male or female.”

― John Lone

“Our society demands that women be treated equally and that we not discriminate against them.”

― John McCain

“The French repulsed wave after wave of frontal attacks at Dien Bien Phu. The 1968 Tet offensive against the U.S. was a military disaster that effectively destroyed the Viet Cong. But Giap persisted and prevailed.”

― John McCain

“I didn’t get along with most of the players I played against, but the one guy I did get along with was my greatest rival, so it can be done.”

― John McEnroe

“What made my matches against Borg and Connors interesting was, comparing it to boxing, it was like a puncher and a counter-puncher.”

― John McEnroe

“What is the price of a thousand horses against a son where there is one son only?”

― John Millington Synge

“Terrorism needs to be fought against and certainly delegitimized or attacked, but some of the underlying grievances that might in fact lead individuals astray to terrorism cannot be ignored.”

― John O. Brennan

“They may not be conscripted against their will as the foot soldiers in a federal crusade.”

― John Paul Stevens

“Whitehead reacted strongly against the idea of God as a cosmic tyrant, one who brings about everything.”

― John Polkinghorne

“Some voices don’t blend. They just kinda rub against each other.”

― John Prine

“I don’t really have anything against the French except that, as an American, I’ve been bred to despise them with the same zeal as soccer and Renny Harlin films.”

― John Ridley

“I think the greatest player I’ve ever played against was Magic Johnson. Next, was Larry Bird. Then, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.”

― John Salley

“It appears to be in the nature of religion itself to be prejudiced against those who are different.”

― John Shelby Spong

“Perhaps the most telling witness against the claim of accurate history for the Bible comes when we read the earliest narrative of the crucifixion found in Mark’s gospel and discover that it is not based on eyewitness testimony at all.”

― John Shelby Spong

“The Indians began to be troublesome all around me, killing and wounding cattle, stealing horses, and threatening to attack us. I was obliged to make campaigns against them and punish them.”

― John Sutter

“Almost every move in the market is either a move to align with where Cisco is going or to align to compete against us or to utilize that technology.”

― John T. Chambers

“It is also worth asking whether the strict limitations of Geneva make sense in a war against terrorists.”

― John Yoo

“The idea of trying to fight against extremism was written off as naive.”

― Joichi Ito

“When we had a great defense at Tampa Bay, we always measured our defenses against the best quarterbacks.”

― Jon Gruden

“Working against a restriction – for me – often produces greater things than getting rid of all boundaries.”

― Jon Lord

“As an investigative filmmaker, I helped expose atrocities committed by ISIS against women and girls. They are evil, and we have to stop them.”

― Jon Ossoff

“I was sad Jon Ronson, who wrote in the Guardian and has made a TV show for Channel 4, took against me.”

― Jonathan King

“Don’t set your wit against a child.”

― Jonathan Swift

“Governments can and do expropriate investors or discriminate against them. Domestic judicial and administrative systems provide investors with one option for protecting themselves.”

― Jose Angel Gurria

“Providing investors with recourse against governments is valuable.”

― Jose Angel Gurria

“I was strongly against Brexit. I speechified against Brexit.”

― Jose Angel Gurria

“The alliance should agree… to an effective NATO role against the new threats presented by international terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.”

― Jose Maria Aznar

“He who uses the office he owes to the voters wrongfully and against them is a thief.”

― Jose Marti

“The way I use to develop an aerobic condition is three against three, man to man, in a square 20 metres by 20.”

― Jose Mourinho

“The fight against the drug smuggling is lost worldwide.”

― Jose Mujica

“Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.”

― Joseph Addison

“Politics is the conspiracy of the unproductive but organized against the productive but unorganized.”

― Joseph Sobran

“The most serious charge which can be brought against New England is not Puritanism but February.”

― Joseph Wood Krutch

“The allegations against Roy Moore are very serious. In the state of Missouri, they are criminal – these are criminal allegations.”

― Josh Hawley

“The Supreme Court has been clear that states have the right to protect their citizens against out-of-state regulations that would burden those citizens.”

― Josh Hawley

“All my brothers were skinny with a gut. Bone-thin with a bit of a pooch. That’s what I fight against.”

― Josh Holloway

“The New Testament witnesses were fully aware of the background against which the resurrection took place.”

― Josh McDowell

“I’m against escapist entertainment.”

― Joshua Oppenheimer

“For instance, I was a little surprised that the Shiites didn’t rise up against Saddam and the Baath party across most of the country when the Americans moved in March and April of 2003.”

― Juan Cole

“Only if we accept the proposition that the state of Israel is the exclusive and legitimate representative of the Jewish people would a movement calling for divestment, sanctions and boycott against that state be understood as directed against the Jewish people as a whole.”

― Judith Butler

“If only there was a vaccine to protect against breast cancer, we’d be lining up – wouldn’t we?”

― Judy Blume

“I’m against organised religion of any kind.”

― Judy Parfitt

“I choose totally by instinct. And the only time I’ve ever gone against my instincts, I’ve regretted it.”

― Julia Roberts

“The increase in the world’s population represents our victory against death.”

― Julian Lincoln Simon

“Some laws are wrong, and we have an obligation to speak out against those laws wherever they are.”

― Julian McMahon

“People in L.A. don’t have to brace themselves against the cold; they slack off permanently, and their brains turn to mush.”

― Juliana Hatfield

“I didn’t think my success from film was going to translate at all, musically. In fact, it worked against me.”

― Juliette Lewis

“The next thing I would mention, and warn you against, is profaneness. This you know is forbidden by God.”

― Jupiter Hammon

“There can’t be reverse racism against a group that is not at a disadvantage.”

― Justin Simien

“There is a difference between being offended and being prejudiced and even being bigoted against. There’s a difference between that and racism.”

― Justin Simien

“We are going to remain an important part of the coalition against ISIL.”

― Justin Trudeau

“A good wrist spinner is a good wrist spinner against any opposition.”

― K. L. Rahul

“With the new ball, against any bowler, it’s important to see off the first few overs.”

― K. L. Rahul

“It is one thing to be against unilateralism and against nonhumanitarian interventionism – but it is quite another thing to be against humanitarian interventionism.”

― Kai Bird

“You can’t hold a grudge against anybody; you gotta let it go.”

― Kane Brown

“My most memorable WrestleMania ever was my first: at WrestleMania 14 in Boston against The Undertaker. That was a huge high point in my career and an absolute highlight of my career.”

― Kane

“It was a strike against me that I didn’t wear baggy jeans and jerseys and that I never hustled, never sold drugs.”

― Kanye West

“When we went up against teams that were better, I just hoped that we could steal the victories.”

― Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“Most of the well-known American feminists of the 19th century did not come out against the institution of marriage.”

― Karen DeCrow

“I’m not going to be lectured by Nathan Deal, who is a former Clinton Democrat. I will stack up my conservative credentials against his any day of the week.”

― Karen Handel

“Hope is a necessity for normal life and the major weapon against the suicide impulse.”

― Karl A. Menninger

“A considerable number of persons are able to protect themselves against the outbreak of serious neurotic phenomena only through intense work.”

― Karl Abraham

“Nothing truly convincing – which would possess thoroughness, vigor, and skill – has been written against the ancients as yet; especially not against their poetry.”

― Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

“When you get to a tournament, everybody wants to do well, especially against a seeded player.”

― Karolina Pliskova

“I will not hear a word against him. I love my Bieber!”

― Kate McKinnon

“Many women do not recognize themselves as discriminated against; no better proof could be found of the totality of their conditioning.”

― Kate Millett

“There’s a backlash against womyn that’s really bad right now.”

― Kathy Acker

“I have always been a fierce fighter against anti-Semitism. I oppose it and always have.”

― Keith Ellison

“Republicans profess to be against deficits, but they are experts at creating and exacerbating deficits.”

― Keith Ellison

“I’m not against T.V. advertising for campaigns, but we need to emphasize field campaigning much more than we do.”

― Keith Ellison

“Would I advise early-stage companies against taking debt? One hundred percent yes.”

― Keith Teare

“I think that people have realized it’s very unwise to bet against Donald Trump.”

― Kellyanne Conway

“I don’t think the fans pull for or against a coach.”

― Kelvin Sampson

“I am not against Israel, I am against Zionists.”

― Ken Livingstone

“I like shows where, like, there’s a team that they’re against the world.”

― Ken Marino

“I remember when I was 11 playing against guys who were as old as 22. I just stayed outside and shot from there.”

― Kenny Smith

“We’ve had Vice President Pence visiting Tallinn, where he met not only with me but also with my other Baltic colleagues – Lithuanian President Ms. Grybauskaite and Latvian President Mr. Vejonis. And, of course, Vice President Pence has been very clear that NATO acts as a whole. Attack against one is attack against all.”

― Kersti Kaljulaid

“I am everything Donald Trump is against.”

― Kevin Abstract

“Kevin Durant’s kind of been my favorite player my whole life, so it’s going to be fun going against him in the Garden.”

― Kevin Knox

“When he’s healthy, Zach Randolph for the Memphis Grizzlies has always been somebody that has always been very tough to play against.”

― Kevin Love

“Most of the computer compromises that we hear about use a technique called spear phishing, which allows an attacker access to a key person’s workstation. It’s extremely difficult to defend against.”

― Kevin Mitnick

“I love to compete against the best.”

― Khalil Mack

“When I played for the first time against France, I wanted more.”

― Kieran Trippier

“In the World Cup, you can only play who you are drawn against.”

― Kieran Trippier

“I went for a tackle with Radamel Falcao against Colombia, and he just dropped to the floor. I said to him ‘Just get up!’”

― Kieran Trippier

“I’m totally not against plastic surgery. I’ve tried Botox before. That’s the only thing that I’ve done.”

― Kim Kardashian

“The struggle against patriarchy and racism must be substantively robust and inextricably intertwined.”

― Kimberle Williams Crenshaw

“My dad was a freedom fighter in Denmark against the occupational forces – the S.S. and the Gestapo and all that.”

― King Diamond

“I don’t recruit against Nick Saban. I recruit for the University of Georgia.”

― Kirby Smart

“Guitar players in the nineties seem to be reacting against the technique oriented eighties.”

― Kirk Hammett

“I look at each nominee. If they suck, I vote against them. If they’re worthy, I vote for them.”

― Kirsten Gillibrand

“For many years prior to the 1990s, European integration was embraced and supported by a large majority of citizens. A united Europe, bound by commonly-held democratic values, was perceived as an essential and effective buffer against the Soviet empire. A united Europe made a repeat of the First and Second World Wars almost unthinkable.”

― Klaus Schwab

“You don’t paddle against the current, you paddle with it. And if you get good at it, you throw away the oars.”

― Kris Kristofferson

“I don’t watch ‘Glee,’ not that I have anything against it. Whenever I miss the first few episodes, I won’t watch the series.”

― Kristin Cast

“I’m a politician who’s against corruption that Putin has done in our country.”

― Ksenia Sobchak

“Michael Weiss and Todd Eldredge and I all competed against each other. Even though I’m older than them, we did cross over a little bit.”

― Kurt Browning

“Social media is not only the most important tool for inciting terrorists, it can also be an effective weapon against them.”

― Kurt Eichenwald

“Critics always get the lyrics wrong in reviews, which is amusing – especially when they use them against you.”

― Kurt Vile

“I’ve got an England shirt hung up in my house from when I was an unused sub against Denmark. I cherish that.”

― Kyle Walker

“I’ve played a lot of games in my career – against Fulham was my 400th.”

― Kyle Walker

“Government is waging war against the people.”

― L. Neil Smith

“A lot of times you come against actors who come from a different direction, and you tend to meet in the middle.”

― Laila Robins

“If you have a lot of sweetness and quirkiness, someone’s got to have a little bit of bite against that.”

― Lamorne Morris

“I have never gauged myself against anyone else.”

― Lance Henriksen

“When I broke in, in 1957, it was wide open. Now you’re up against strong competition.”

― Larry King

“It’s beneficial to play against your type; to be chameleon-like.”

― Laura Carmichael

“Stop the normalisation of political violence against the Right!”

― Laura Loomer

“I’m speaking out against social media bias.”

― Laura Loomer

“We are screaming battle cries against those whose political and personal agendas threaten our lives and sanity.”

― Lauren Jauregui

“Against logic there is no armor like ignorance.”

― Laurence J. Peter

“A man convinced against his will is not convinced.”

― Laurence J. Peter

“I love Soundgarden, I love Rage Against the Machine, Simon & Garfunkel.”

― Lee DeWyze

“I think it’s very healthy to use journalistic and legal techniques to investigate the evidence for and against Christianity and other faith systems.”

― Lee Strobel

“I’m against any religion, and Communism and Nazism – they’re both equally religions. They’re just replacement gods.”

― Lemmy

“In the case of abortion, one pits the life of the fetus against the interests of the pregnant woman.”

― Leon Kass

“I’ll never go against my morals.”

― Leona Lewis

“The success of ordinary cosmology speaks against the idea that the universe was created in a random fluctuation.”

― Leonard Susskind

“If a startup stays in Microsoft, it does not have a chance, because all it tries to do goes against what Microsoft is about.”

― Leroy Hood

“It’s been dawning on me slowly that for the past 35 years I have been cast against type, and I’m finally getting to do what I really wanted to do.”

― Leslie Nielsen

“The monuments of the nations are all protests against nothingness after death; so are statues and inscriptions; so is history.”

― Lew Wallace

“F1 is about the best drivers competing against each other for the best teams producing the best cars they can.”

― Lewis Hamilton

“I’m happy to race against anyone.”

― Lewis Hamilton

“Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.”

― Lewis Mumford

“I don’t listen to J. Cole, but I have nothing against J. Cole.”

― Lil Yachty

“I have played against many players, but I will always consider Lee Chong Wei as my toughest competitor.”

― Lin Dan

“I’m interested in Linux because of the technology, and Linux wasn’t started as any kind of rebellion against the ‘evil Microsoft empire.’”

― Linus Torvalds

“Discrimination against Jews can be read in Thomas Aquinas, and insults against Jews in Martin Luther.”

― Lionel Blue

“The fight against terror is a common imperative for democracies and must become so for all nations.”

― Lionel Jospin

“It’s scoring goals that’s great, whether against Brazil or anybody else.”

― Lionel Messi

“Again, I don’t hold it against somebody if they don’t know who I am – I don’t know who a lot of people are.”

― Lisa Loeb

“The war against terrorism is one we must win.”

― Lisa Murkowski

“Anybody against women, against the ERA, should never be voted into office again.”

― Liz Carpenter

“He who goes against the fashion is himself its slave.”

― Logan Pearsall Smith

“Unfortunately, we are still in an age where individuals may be discriminated against because of health conditions.”

― Lois Capps

“It is impossible that the whisper of a faction should prevail against the voice of a nation.”

― Lord John Russell

“Oliver Kahn against Valencia in 2001 – this was the first Champions League game I remember. I was a Bayern fan.”

― Loris Karius

“I just want to keep America safe. Who could be against that?”

― Lou Barletta

“It appears that there is a genocidal plan against Black people.”

― Louis Farrakhan

“So, this war is against the Islam that the West does not control.”

― Louis Farrakhan

“Before I joined the BBC I was, like most of the intelligentsia, prejudiced not only against that institution but against broadcasting in general.”

― Louis MacNeice

“Cabinet spouses are not allowed to lobby other Cabinet members. It’s against the rules.”

― Louise Linton

“Manufacturing and commercial monopolies owe their origin not to a tendency imminent in a capitalist economy but to governmental interventionist policy directed against free trade and laissez faire.”

― Ludwig von Mises

“Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.”

― Ludwig Wittgenstein

“I don’t really have a bad memory of anyone I’ve played against.”

― Luis Enrique

“The toughest away match in La Liga for me used to be the one against Osasuna.”

― Luka Modric

“I’ve taken my beatings and learned how to get around and succeed against the big guys.”

― Luke Rockhold

“I’ve been chasing some paychecks. Modeling. I don’t discriminate against paychecks. I’ve got to pay the bills.”

― Luke Rockhold

“I have the will to win. I’ll put my will up against anybody’s any day.”

― Luke Rockhold

“This nation was founded by rebels and revolutionaries, and its flags were carried across the battlefields by people who were very, very against the status quo and who questioned and criticized.”

― Lupe Fiasco

“That’s such a powerless place for me to think about: what is working against me. I don’t think of what I don’t have; I think of what I do and use that to get the next thing.”

― Lupita Nyong’o

“I have been fighting – and winning – against Obama-era experiments with illegal amnesty.”

― Luther Strange

“Governing through federal ultimatum grates against our history, traditions, and, most importantly, our Constitution.”

― Luther Strange

“Those who deny the right of a jury to protect an individual in resisting an unjust law of the government, deny him all defence whatsoever against oppression.”

― Lysander Spooner

“Environmental groups are not completely against dams. We approve of appropriate development.”

― Ma Jun

“Satire has been a sanctuary historically monopolized by progressives, originally used as a discreet tool against Western religious fundamentalism.”

― Maajid Nawaz

“The British and French governments have taken a strong stance against ‘extremist content’ online when addressing their approach to tackling extremism.”

― Maajid Nawaz

“The way to tackle Muslimphobia is to tackle prejudice against Muslims. What it is not is to pretend that Islamist extremism does not exist.”

― Maajid Nawaz

“I am strictly against remaking a movie.”

― Mahesh Babu

“The UN structure is one-sided, stacked against the world of Islam.”

― Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

“Crime against the individual is the equivalent of crime against humanity.”

― Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

“Dear sisters and brothers, I am not against anyone.”

― Malala Yousafzai

“I’ve been involved in air strikes against Syria and operations against Syria numerous times in my career.”

― Malcolm Nance

“I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it’s for or against.”

― Malcolm X

“The kids growing up in the apartheid era were so restricted and angry – if they spoke out against it, they were thrown in jail.”

― Malik Bendjelloul

“I don’t have any personal agenda or vendetta against any individual, even Narendra Modi.”

― Mamata Banerjee

“Unlike the Marxists, I have no mind block against the U.S.”

― Mamata Banerjee

“I’m not against gay people.”

― Manny Pacquiao

“In the Premier League, you can’t play against anyone if you don’t play at a high pace.”

― Manuel Pellegrini

“I don’t really have anything against Will Young or Gareth Gates.”

― Marc Almond

“Dada was an extreme protest against the physical side of painting. It was a metaphysical attitude.”

― Marcel Duchamp

“Why are all the artists so dead-set on distorting? It seems to be a reaction against photography, but I’m not sure.”

― Marcel Duchamp

“Too frequently, we see women being pitted against each other.”

― Marcia Clark

“I’ll put my record up against anybody’s.”

― Marcia Fudge

“Congressman Watt has a long history of advocating against predatory lending and the mortgage practices that caused millions of families to lose their homes.”

― Marcia Fudge

“Harveys opened against the backdrop of Thatcher’s greed culture.”

― Marco Pierre White

“I was racially discriminated against for years as a child in Leeds because I was an Italian.”

― Marco Pierre White

“Nothing is more unappealing than running against a colleague.”

― Marcy Kaptur

“Poland is one of the few countries that can afford to conduct a conventional monetary policy and that means we have to act against the buildup of imbalances in the economy.”

― Marek Belka

“The cubism of Braque or Picasso, the dissonant compositions of Schoenberg or Stravinsky, the free-flowing and often erotic choreography of Isadora Duncan and Nijinsky – these were acts of rebellion against the certainties and traditions of the old world.”

― Margaret MacMillan

“Female physicists, astronomers and mathematicians are up against more than 2,000 years of convention that has long portrayed these fields as inherently male.”

― Margaret Wertheim

“Russian children typically hear racist and ethnic slurs against Caucasus natives at home before hearing it on the streets.”

― Margarita Simonyan

“I really rebel against authority.”

― Mariah Carey

“The Founders didn’t mention political parties when they wrote the Constitution, and George Washington in essence warned us against them in his Farewell Address.”

― Marianne Williamson

“I don’t have anything against Simon Cowell and ‘The X Factor.’”

― Marilyn Manson

“I am against the policy which would promote the entry of immigrants into Europe, which cannot accept them.”

― Marine Le Pen

“I’m against the Right of money and the Left of money.”

― Marine Le Pen

“When the National Front was created, its main goal was against communism.”

― Marine Le Pen

“Elected president of the Republic, I would immediately, and with no hesitation, carry out the battle plan against Islamist terrorism and against judicial laxity.”

― Marine Le Pen

“The Catholic teaching against murder, for example, is largely the same as our secular laws. But as a law, it obviously has a secular rationale at least as strong as its religious rationale.”

― Mario Cuomo

“There is no better protection against the euro crisis than successful structural reforms in southern Europe.”

― Mario Draghi

“The Army I grew up in was focused on high-intensity conflict against a peer competitor called the Soviet Union.”

― Mark Esper

“This is the 21st century, and you cannot hold a nation captive against their will.”

― Mark Francois

“What I always try to do is to respond to the song; I’ve always rebelled against theory.”

― Mark Knopfler

“I have significant concerns about reducing the 188th Fighter Wing’s capabilities, and will fight tooth and nail against attempts to reduce its personnel or take away aircraft.”

― Mark Pryor

“The sculptor Frosty Myers and I met when we were bidding against each other at an auction. He’s an eccentric, a liberal with a collection of rifles, and his stuff is big art. We share a love of tractors. I’m trading him one for a piece of art.”

― Mark Ruffalo

“There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.”

― Mark Twain

“Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.”

― Mark Twain

“It’s against all of our policies for an application to ever share information with advertisers.”

― Mark Zuckerberg

“The mark of our time is its revulsion against imposed patterns.”

― Marshall McLuhan

“In Japan, it becomes a huge issue in terms of not just the government and its protest against the United States, but all different groups and all different peoples in Japan start to protest.”

― Martha Smith

“There are all kinds of letters and protests that come from, not surprisingly, Japanese fishermen, the fishermen’s wives; there are student groups, all different types of people; the protest against the Americans’ use of the Pacific for nuclear testing.”

― Martha Smith

“Any pigeonhole is something to be rebelled against.”

― Martin Freeman

“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”

― Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I would have felt ashamed if I had not been part of the resistance and part of fighting back against the forces of the state.”

― Martin McGuinness

“The war against British rule must continue until freedom is achieved.”

― Martin McGuinness

“We had a poster of the Davis Cup in 1986. It was in Prague, the Czech Republic against Sweden, and we went to watch, so I got the poster. You couldn’t get all the posters. You were lucky if you got one.”

― Martina Hingis

“If one has problems with immigrant communities in Europe, that should not be used against Turkey.”

― Martti Ahtisaari

“In 2007, when I was a lawyer for the public interest group Free Press, I helped draft the complaint to the FCC against Comcast for secretly blocking BitTorrent and other technologies.”

― Marvin Ammori

“Why is Slavery so much condemn’d and strove against in one Case, and so highly applauded and held so necessary and so sacred in another?”

― Mary Astell

“It wasn’t until I got to Cambridge that I discovered active discrimination against women.”

― Mary Beard

“I abide where there is a fight against wrong.”

― Mary Harris Jones

“What one state could not get alone, what one miner against a powerful corporation could not achieve, can be achieved by the union.”

― Mary Harris Jones

“While the Washington swamp, which loves shipping American jobs offshore to make a buck or Euro, is already rising up against the proposed legislation, the USRTA is just plain common sense.”

― Matt Gaetz

“President Trump is draining the D.C. swamp by fighting against corporate welfare.”

― Matt Gaetz

“I’m pretty sure I could beat Tyron Woodley. Nothing against him.”

― Matt Riddle

“When George W. Bush was up for re-election, we took part in Rock Against Bush.”

― Matt Skiba

“The average Tea Partier is sincerely against government spending – with the exception of the money spent on them.”

― Matt Taibbi

“By incentivizing Wall Street players to sniff out inefficient or corrupt companies and bet against them, short-selling acts as a sort of policing system; legal short-sellers have been instrumental in helping expose firms like Enron and WorldCom.”

― Matt Taibbi

“The economic sanctions against Russia are madness, directed against a neighboring and friendly market.”

― Matteo Salvini

“I’m against illegal migrants. Too many of them are dangerous for Italy and Europe.”

― Matteo Salvini

“Mr. Lincoln’s elevation shows that in America every station in life may be honorable; that there is no barrier against the humblest; but that merit, wherever it exists, has the opportunity to be known.”

― Matthew Simpson

“Passing into practical life, illustrations of this fact are found everywhere; the distant, or the unseen, steadies and strengthens us against the rapid whirl of things around us.”

― Matthew Simpson

“My theory is that there’s a knee-jerk reaction against technology in movie making.”

― Matthew Vaughn

“It’s very hard to turn writers against each other, believe it or not.”

― Matthew Weiner

“I’m against government-subsidized parking and government-mandated parking.”

― Matthew Yglesias

“Every time I touch the ball against Juve, it goes in.”

― Mauro Icardi

“To deaden yourself against any hurt is to deaden yourself also against the hurt of others.”

― Max Lerner

“Crime butchers innocence to secure a throne, and innocence struggles with all its might against the attempts of crime.”

― Maximilien Robespierre

“Modesty is a learned affectation. And as soon as life slams the modest person against the wall, that modesty drops.”

― Maya Angelou

“To take a few nouns, and a few pronouns, and adverbs and adjectives, and put them together, ball them up, and throw them against the wall to make them bounce. That’s what Norman Mailer did. That’s what James Baldwin did, and Joan Didion did, and that’s what I do – that’s what I mean to do.”

― Maya Angelou

“I probably have fundamentally antisocial tendencies. I never took one extracurricular activity. I just failed utterly at that level. Part of me still rebels against that.”

― Maya Lin

“Humor is just another defense against the universe.”

― Mel Brooks

“One of the cruelest judgments sustained against me is that I have spoken out as a recovered alcoholic to stimulate my acting career.”

― Mercedes McCambridge

“No one would argue against the fact that L.A. leads the country in opportunities for being hip and pretentious.”

― Merrill Markoe

“I’m used to litigating against incredibly competent, high-quality lawyers that are very good chess players.”

― Michael Avenatti

“The first lines of defence against criminals are the victims themselves.”

― Michael Badnarik

“I probably would have voted against Justice Thomas, and, and, and I’ve been disappointed by what Justice Roberts has done.”

― Michael Bennet

“Throughout the universe of public and private funds, managers are measured quarterly against one index or another, defined by statistics, and corralled into this category or that category so that fund of funds, pensions, and other institutions can make comforting – if not necessarily prudent – asset allocation decisions.”

― Michael Burry

“A plant-based diet is like a one-stop shop against chronic diseases.”

― Michael Greger

“The Constitution defends all of us against unreasonable search and seizure. What constitutes reasonableness depends upon threat.”

― Michael Hayden

“The use of these techniques against these terrorists made us safer. It really did work.”

― Michael Hayden

“Of course, conservatives always claim to be against judicial activism.”

― Michael Kinsley

“We are monitoring very closely threats against the pope as he comes in to the United States.”

― Michael McCaul

“Any time you got the Pope and the Dixie Chicks against you, your time is up.”

― Michael Moore

“There’s been almost a dozen films that have been made against me. There’s actually more films made attacking me than films I’ve made.”

― Michael Moore

“I rallied against Clinton when he was in office. I didn’t vote for him in ’96. I didn’t vote for Gore in 2000.”

― Michael Moore

“I don’t want to be pigeonholed into the guy who’s against everything.”

― Michael Moore

“Raw foodists are kind of paddling upstream against evolution. The only reason they can do it, and they don’t all keel over, is that they are using blenders. They’re very Cuisinart-dependent.”

― Michael Pollan

“The odds against an adoptee ending up as the child of the President of the United States are staggering. But then, so are the odds against a movie star becoming president.”

― Michael Reagan

“For the bourgeoisie, the main danger against which it had to be protected, that which had to be avoided at all costs, was armed uprising, was the armed people, was the workers taking to the streets in an assault against the government.”

― Michel Foucault

“I am unusual for a Frenchman – I have absolutely nothing against the United States.”

― Michel Hazanavicius

“I don’t have anything against Jimmy Fallon. I love him; he’s a kick.”

― Michele Bachmann

“The U.S. Supreme Court has eviscerated Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures, giving the police license to sweep communities, to conduct ‘stop and frisk’ operations.”

― Michelle Alexander

“Bill Clinton championed discriminatory laws against formerly incarcerated people that have kept millions of Americans locked in a cycle of poverty and desperation.”

― Michelle Alexander

“I would love to have a Unification Match against Mickie James.”

― Michelle McCool

“I’m very much against the secondary ticket market. I don’t know anyone who isn’t.”

― Mick Jagger

“I’m not against competitive racing. I obviously grew up with horses.”

― Mickie James

“A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.”

― Mignon McLaughlin

“I’ve made mistakes, usually when I felt backed against a wall or faced enormous pressure. I’m human and flawed.”

― Mike Gallagher

“I’m not against anybody. I’m really not. I’m not a hater. I’m not homophobic. I honestly don’t care what people do personally in their individual lives.”

― Mike Huckabee

“My votes against the education bill and my votes against the Medicare bill got huge play at home.”

― Mike Pence

“As governor of Indiana, if I were presented a bill that legalized discrimination against any person or group, I would veto it.”

― Mike Pence

“I’m not against anybody.”

― Mike Pence

“Inhumane treatment of the undocumented cannot be rewarded with repeated budget increases. It goes against our country’s most fundamental values and cannot continue. We must cut I.C.E.s budgets until these concerns are addressed.”

― Mike Quigley

“I think satire is most effective when you love the thing you’re satirizing rather than… have a vendetta against it.”

― Mike Yaconelli

“The first organised opposition by women to women’s suffrage in England dates from 1889, when a number of ladies led by Mrs Ward appealed against the proposed extension of the Parliamentary suffrage to women.”

― Millicent Fawcett

“I am absolutely against any violence.”

― Milos Forman

“The best defence against mafia business is full declaration of assets and incomes.”

― Milos Zeman

“Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.”

― Milton Friedman

“I hate it when people use sex as a weapon against the people who are engaging in it. It’s so hypocritical.”

― Mira Sorvino

“I have a class prejudice – against the upper class, which is foolish.”

― Miriam Margolyes

“I’m against picketing, but I don’t know how to show it.”

― Mitch Hedberg

“I’m against lifting any sanctions on the Russians.”

― Mitch McConnell

“President Obama had two Supreme Court nominees in his first term. There was no filibuster against them.”

― Mitch McConnell

“The fight against Ebola cannot undermine the fight against poverty.”

― Mo Ibrahim

“Positive market incentives operating in the public interest are too few and far between, and are also up against a seemingly never-ending expansion of perverse incentives and lobbying.”

― Mo Ibrahim

“Israel claims it needs nuclear weapons as a deterrent against any threat to its existence. The Arab world in return feels that this is an imbalanced system; there is a sense of humiliation and impotence.”

― Mohamed ElBaradei

“We Egyptians reject any kind of assault or insult against our prophet.”

― Mohammed Morsi

“Satire is traditionally the weapon of the powerless against the powerful.”

― Molly Ivins

“The fight against racism must be seen as a revolutionary one.”

― Mona Eltahawy

“I played with Willie Mays and against Hank Aaron. They were tremendous players, but they were no Josh Gibson.”

― Monte Irvin

“I am living against all predictions. The doctors say I am a sort of witch.”

― Montserrat Caballe

“I’ve always been interested in setting my stories against a big event, the importance of which my younger readers are slowly becoming aware of as they move into their teens.”

― Morris Gleitzman

“I always seem to be singing against the grain.”

― Morrissey

“Reagan won because he ran against Jimmy Carter. If he ran unopposed he would have lost.”

― Mort Sahl

“Israel cannot afford to stand against the entire world and be denounced as the aggressor.”

― Moshe Dayan

“I am against intervention by a foreign power against us.”

― Moshe Sharett

“I am against preventive war because it means measures by the UN against us.”

― Moshe Sharett

“My very first NBA game was against the Los Angeles Lakers; it was a pre-season game against Magic Johnson.”

― Muggsy Bogues

“I have a red line against the Americans.”

― Muqtada al Sadr

“It is a huge honour to be recognised as the world’s best commentator, particularly against so many sporting greats.”

― Murray Walker

“I feel I’m athletically superior to most of the guys I go against.”

― Myles Garrett

“Leadership is about doing the right thing, even if it going against a vast number of naysayers and mediocre people.”

― N. R. Narayana Murthy

“I’m vehemently against population transfer. I’m against expelling anyone from his house, ever – whether it be a Jew or an Arab.”

― Naftali Bennett

“I have not one shred of anger in my heart against Netanyahu or his wife.”

― Naftali Bennett

“Let’s be honest: discrimination against Arabs exists in Israel.”

― Naftali Bennett

“Israel is the vanguard of the free world against the Islamic terrorism of ISIS, Hezbollah, Hamas, and Iran.”

― Naftali Bennett

“The Koran and the laws of all civilized nations legislate against the vilification of religions.”

― Naguib Mahfouz

“The proliferation of bans fuels stereotypes and discriminates against a community.”

― Najat Vallaud-Belkacem

“If you’re asking me in a general context whether I’m for or against the burkini, the response is simple: I oppose the burkini.”

― Najat Vallaud-Belkacem

“Taking action against a show because of one individual’s behavior could put hundreds of jobs in jeopardy.”

― Nancy Dubuc

“Today’s kids aren’t taking up arms against their parents; they’re too busy texting them.”

― Nancy Gibbs

“Ever since I can remember, I played better against bigger players on bigger courts.”

― Naomi Osaka

“I carried the WBO belt for five years and defended it 15 times against 10 world champions.”

― Naseem Hamed

“It is not surprising, then, that in the decade since Oslo began, Arafat used all the resources placed at his disposal to fan the flames of hatred against Israel.”

― Natan Sharansky

“If anybody’s getting a shot, somebody’s getting a shot against me because I’m the guy to beat.”

― Nate Diaz

“My father was against nepotism.”

― Naveen Patnaik

“My action against corruption has been well acclaimed by the people of Orissa.”

― Naveen Patnaik

“The idea that the special counsel regulations, which were written to provide the public with confidence against a coverup, would empower an attorney general to restrict disclosure in an investigation of the president is a nonstarter.”

― Neal Katyal

“It’ll become obvious that we’ve really been working against ourselves.”

― Neale Donald Walsch

“I’ll rail against what I think is wrong.”

― Neil Cavuto

“Science is basically an inoculation against charlatans.”

― Neil deGrasse Tyson

“The troops were occasionally occupied in pursuing scattered bands going north or south, and on three occasions the large camp of Sitting Bull ventured south of the Canadian border, and important expeditions were sent against them.”

― Nelson A. Miles

“If we dismiss from our minds the prejudice we may have against the Indians we shall be able to more clearly understand the impulses that govern both races.”

― Nelson A. Miles

“Should the Catholic Church find itself discriminated against by the Obama administration on key delivery of services because of the bias and the bigotry of the administration?”

― Newt Gingrich

“From its inception, South Vietnam was only considered to be an outpost in the war against communism.”

― Nguyen Cao Ky

“For among other evils caused by being disarmed, it renders you contemptible; which is one of those disgraceful things which a prince must guard against.”

― Niccolo Machiavelli

“I cannot hold a grudge against Mariah Carey. What people don’t understand is that I’ve looked up to her for so many years.”

― Nicki Minaj

“Voting Labour in the past hasn’t protected Scotland against Tory governments.”

― Nicola Sturgeon

“When I won the Oscar, I made a point of actively going against that and doing adventure films like ‘Con Air’ and ‘Gone in 60 Seconds,’ not what would be expected.”

― Nicolas Cage

“Scandal is an importunate wasp, against which we must make no movement unless we are quite sure that we can kill it; otherwise it will return to the attack more furious than ever.”

― Nicolas Chamfort

“How can you judge one film against another?”

― Nicolas Roeg

“Actually… I’m starting a new thing and rebelling against ridiculously high heels. It’s inhumane.”

― Nina Dobrev

“Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.”

― Noam Chomsky

“The Iraq War was the first conflict in western history in which an imperialist war was massively protested against before it had even been launched.”

― Noam Chomsky

“Anywhere in Latin America there is a potential threat of the pathology of caudillismo and it has to be guarded against.”

― Noam Chomsky

“I know some really outstanding Turkish journalists, and have been pleased and honored to be able to join with them a few times in their courageous protests against state terror and repression.”

― Noam Chomsky

“The American claim that the bombing of North Vietnam was directed against military targets does not withstand direct investigation.”

― Noam Chomsky

“In the case of Yugoslavia v. NATO, one of the charges was genocide. The U.S. appealed to the court, saying that, by law, the United States is immune to the charge of genocide, self-immunized, and the court accepted that, so the case proceeded against the other NATO powers, but not against the United States.”

― Noam Chomsky

“The crimes against Palestinians in the Occupied Territories and elsewhere, particularly Lebanon, are so shocking that the only emotionally valid reaction is rage and a call for extreme actions. But that does not help the victims. And, in fact, it’s likely to harm them.”

― Noam Chomsky

“There has been a huge attack against private sector unions. Actually, that’s been going on since the Second World War.”

― Noam Chomsky

“In the 1960s, there was a point, 1968, ’69, when there was a very strong antiwar movement against the war in Vietnam. But it’s worth remembering that the war in Vietnam started – an outright war started in 1962.”

― Noam Chomsky

“A number of analysts have observed that although bin Laden was finally killed, he won some major successes in his war against the U.S.”

― Noam Chomsky

“Some international law specialists compare the invasion of Iraq to the ‘crimes against the peace’ for which Nazi leaders were indicted at Nuremberg.”

― Noam Chomsky

“I’m against people downloading music.”

― Noel Gallagher

“We must fight against negativeness – especially bureaucracy, corruption and wastefulness.”

― Nong Duc Manh

“The holocaust against the unborn is the greatest sin they could ever do or even ever participate in.”

― Norma McCorvey

“I’m against corporate welfare.”

― Norman Braman

“I have nothing against Jeb Bush personally.”

― Norman Braman

“To become properly acquainted with a truth, we must first have disbelieved it, and disputed against it.”

― Novalis

“For families to access affordable housing, they often need legal representation that takes their side against abusive landlords.”

― Nydia Velazquez

“The statues of Lenin and Stalin are down, but the fight against their ghosts seems harder.”

― Octavian Paler

“300 was the biggest hurdle. They tried to hold us against our will.”

― Offset

“It is not right to associate the fight against international terrorist networks with an imaginary crusade against Islam.”

― Omar Bongo

“I was a little girl fighting as a partisan against Nazi-Fascism.”

― Oriana Fallaci

“Necessity has been a priceless spur which has helped men to perform miracles against incredible odds.”

― Orison Swett Marden

“Laws against homosexual behavior should remain on the books.”

― Orson Scott Card

“The hatred Muslim extremists feel against the West feeds on certain conflicts in the world.”

― Otto Schily

“Against the bold, daring is unsafe.”

― Ovid

“Daring is not safe against daring men.”

― Ovid

“Everybody loves playing against the best teams.”

― Owen Farrell

“Guns are the ultimate bulwark against government misbehavior.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“Against each player, I will give 100 per cent. I give my best in every game.”

― P. V. Sindhu

“Italy remains deeply engaged in the global fight against terrorism as well as on domestic programmes against radicalisation.”

― Paolo Gentiloni

“There are always two forces warring against each other within us.”

― Paramahansa Yogananda

“I have repeatedly emphasized that the Communists in North Korea appear to have set 1975 as the year of aggression against the South.”

― Park Chung-hee

“Women haven’t stood together enough because women have been pitted against one another.”

― Parvathy

“McCain I’d vote against under any circumstance.”

― Pat Robertson

“Let’s not let cartoonists get involved in a war of any kind, except for a war against stupidity.”

― Patrick Chappatte

“I grew up in such a featureless, personality-less suburb. There was nothing to push against.”

― Patton Oswalt

“If we were brought to trial for the crimes we have committed against ourselves, few would escape the gallows.”

― Paul Eldridge

“Concentrate your strengths against your competitor’s relative weaknesses.”

― Paul Gauguin

“Insurgents throughout Iraq continue to threaten our efforts and pose a danger to stability in the region. They fight not for their country, but rather against ours.”

― Paul Gillmor

“If the Pope spoke out with moral authority against violent Islam, I would be there cheering him on.”

― Paul Gosar

“I will continue to ask the president and his subordinates to work with Congress rather than against it.”

― Paul Gosar

“I have never pretended to be the best Scientologist, but I openly and vigorously defended the church whenever it was criticized, as I railed against the kind of intolerance that I believed was directed against it. I had my disagreements, but I dealt with them internally.”

― Paul Haggis

“Marcel Desailly was pretty hard when I played against him in a Milan derby.”

― Paul Ince

“You know, in the WikiLeaks cables, the Chinese discovered that Kevin Rudd was urging the Americans to keep the military option open against them. This is hardly a friendly gesture.”

― Paul Keating

“If there’s anyone who’s against Wall Street, it’s Donald Trump, not Hillary Clinton, who basically lives off of the funding from Wall Street.”

― Paul Manafort

“I’m not against censorship in principle. Not at all. Some things should be censored.”

― Paul Morrissey

“I always thrive on wanting to play against the best.”

― Paul Pierce

“Playing against an Italian team is harder than all the other leagues. The Italians won’t score lots of goals, but they won’t concede many, either.”

― Paul Pogba

“I do not hesitate one second to state clearly and unmistakably: I belong to the American resistance movement which fights against American imperialism, just as the resistance movement fought against Hitler.”

― Paul Robeson

“A temporary reduction in tax rates on individual incomes can be a powerful weapon against recession.”

― Paul Samuelson

“Who am I to blow against the wind?”

― Paul Simon

“Individual liberty, the basic underpinning of American society, requires constant defense against the encroachment of the state.”

― Paul Singer

“I sort of latch onto roles that have something to fight against.”

― Paul Sparks

“Protesting against illegal activity is not piracy.”

― Paul Watson

“Ecoterrorism is terrorism against the environment.”

― Paul Watson

“I’m against all of us looking homogenous, where there’s only one kind of a template of a person.”

― Paulina Porizkova

“I was very superstitious when I was a teenager, and I had to fight against that because it made me feel anxious.”

― Penelope Cruz

“Everything I do is rebellious. Sometimes even against myself.”

― Perfume Genius

“Choosing to arm and train the Islamist opposition against dictator Moammar Gadhafi unleashed its most ruthless terrorist elements.”

― Pete Hoekstra

“Yes, Gaddafi was a ruthless dictator and supporter of terrorism during his 40-year reign in Libya, but he had become an ally of the United States in the fight against radical jihadism after 9/11.”

― Pete Hoekstra

“I played with 11 Hall of Famers and played against 52 Hall of Famers, and I don’t know any of them linked to steroids.”

― Pete Rose

“I have always been against cruelty to animals and remain so.”

― Peter Baynham

“The civil war across the Middle East between the Shia and the Sunni empowers groups like ISIS and al Qaeda who claim to be the defenders of Sunni rights against Shia attack.”

― Peter Bergen

“Trump himself has not laid out a clear agenda on the national security issues that are the most pressing for the United States, from the resurgence of the Taliban in Afghanistan to the deepening Syrian civil war to the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria and the flexing of Russian muscles under President Vladimir Putin.”

― Peter Bergen

“Trump has long said he favors a ‘safe zone’ in Syria to prevent Basher al Assad’s regime from carrying out indiscriminate airstrikes against Syrian civilians and to halt the refugee flow out of Syria.”

― Peter Bergen

“Imprisoned by its war on terror framework, the Bush administration supported Israel in a disastrous war against Hezbollah in Lebanon in the summer of 2006.”

― Peter Bergen

“In 2016, Washington and its coalition partners conducted more than 7,000 strikes in Iraq and Syria. And in Libya, the United States has conducted more than 350 air strikes since August as part of its military campaign against ISIS there.”

― Peter Bergen

“Bin Laden’s role in the war against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in the 1980s had made him a hero around the Middle East.”

― Peter Bergen

“At every future election, there should be a slot, at the top of each ballot paper, in which we can put a cross against ‘None of the below.’”

― Peter Hitchens

“I did nothing at the behest of the NFL, for the NFL, against the NFL.”

― Peter Landesman

“I’m really a fighter against modernism equaling brutalism.”

― Peter Marino

“Wall Street is always too biased toward short-term profitability and biased against long-term growth.”

― Peter Thiel

“I like the big matches against the greatest players.”

― Petra Kvitova

“The system of volunteerism is divisive. It pits one charity against the others for the charity dollar.”

― Phil Donahue

“Sooner or later, the headphone jack is going away. There are just too many reasons aligned against it sticking around any longer.”

― Phil Schiller

“I, Philip Kearny, an old soldier, enter my solemn protest against this order for retreat.”

― Philip Kearny

“Whoever incites anger has a strong insurance against indifference.”

― Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

“I think the Con-Con issue is really diversionary. I’ve always been against Con-Con, from the very first the time the idea was raised. Everybody knows that.”

― Phyllis Schlafly

“It is a crime against the State to be powerful enough to commit one.”

― Pierre Corneille

“The general trend in the last 4,000 years is that carbon dioxide and temperature have been moving against each other.”

― Piers Corbyn

“Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee?”

― Pontius Pilate

“Answerest thou nothing? Behold how many things they witness against thee.”

― Pontius Pilate

“No one should be discriminated against because of their sexual orientation.”

― Portia Simpson-Miller

“I’m not going to make my living out of beating my head against somebody else.”

― Powers Boothe

“Every award for me is important because it means a slap against militarism and fascism in Indonesia.”

― Pramoedya Ananta Toer

“The aims of life are the best defense against death.”

― Primo Levi

“The IPL is a different ball game. Going there and playing in England against England is a different thing.”

― Prithvi Shaw

“We must stand firm against the Left’s nationalisation obsession.”

― Priti Patel

“I would venture to warn against too great intimacy with artists as it is very seductive and a little dangerous.”

― Queen Victoria

“I was tested against the best.”

― Rafael dos Anjos

“One had to take some action against fear when once it laid hold of one.”

― Rainer Maria Rilke

“We must have the strictest adherence to security procedures to protect against compromise by hostile foreign powers.”

― Raja Krishnamoorthi

“We must have the approach of ‘zero tolerance’ against any type of terrorism.”

― Rajnath Singh

“We have freedom of religion in our country, yet we must guard against forcible conversions or through pecuniary enticements.”

― Rajnath Singh

“I always went left to what everybody else was doing. I’m used to going against the grain.”

― Rakim

“Sanctions against polluters are feeble and out of date, and are rarely invoked.”

― Ralph Nader

“I’ve repeatedly voted for sanctions against Iran. And I think all options should be on the table to prevent them from having nuclear weapons.”

― Rand Paul

“I’m not against the NSA. I’m not against spying; I’m not against looking at phone records.”

― Rand Paul

“If I had been in President Obama’s shoes, I would have acted more decisively and strongly against ISIS.”

― Rand Paul

“As a social justice lawyer, I started marches against Trump here in Detroit.”

― Rashida Tlaib

“I have fought so heavily against corporate tax breaks, especially because I’ve seen our schools in Detroit close down.”

― Rashida Tlaib

“We should be encouraging moms to breastfeed their infants, not discouraging it by unfairly judging and discriminating against nursing mothers.”

― Rashida Tlaib

“I eat on time and am strictly against oily and fried foods.”

― Raveena Tandon

“One of Dawkins’ major gripes is against religion. I am in total agreement on that one. I abhor religion.”

― Ray Comfort

“It would be normal for anybody running a high-profile, politically controversial operation in China to anticipate worst-case scenario, and to do everything possible to guard against them.”

― Rebecca MacKinnon

“While sanctions against Iran and Syria are intended to constrain those countries’ governments, they have had the unfortunate side effect of constraining activists’ access to free online software and services used widely across the Middle East, including browsers, online chat applications, and online storage services.”

― Rebecca MacKinnon

“Among leaders in Europe there are those who have prejudices against Turkey, like France and Germany.”

― Recep Tayyip Erdogan

“Russia is not engaged in a fight against Daesh in Syria. On the contrary, they are actually targeting moderate opposition.”

― Recep Tayyip Erdogan

“Terrorism is the vanguard of a general revenge against the West’s wealth.”

― Rene Girard

“Germany remains among the few countries in Europe to acknowledge, officially and nationally, its responsibility for the crimes it led against our people.”

― Reuven Rivlin

“We have for many years included a price of carbon in our outlook. We put it in as a cost. Everything gets tested against it.”

― Rex Tillerson

“We try lots of stuff. We throw it against the wall, and the stuff that sticks stays in the movie.”

― Rich Moore

“We’ve had Saudis and Jordanians and Pakistanis who have – and Syrians – who have been involved in armed attacks against coalition forces in Iraq.”

― Richard Armitage

“Were there contacts over time between Iraq and al-Qaeda? Yes, there were efforts made to communicate. We found no evidence of collaboration in any effort to mount any kind of operation against the United States’ interests.”

― Richard Ben-Veniste

“We must make clear that the United States will not tolerate hostile Russian activities against us or our allies.”

― Richard Burr

“We pursued many actions against foreclosure rescue scammers who were reaching into the pockets of desperate people in an effort to steal what little remained as they sought to keep their homes.”

― Richard Cordray

“Discrimination is not liberal. Arguing against discrimination is not intolerance.”

― Richard Dawkins

“We have the power to turn against our creators.”

― Richard Dawkins

“Support a compatriot against a native, however the former may blunder or plunder.”

― Richard Francis Burton

“I started with the piano-accordion and rebelled against it, but I could not afford piano lessons.”

― Richard McCabe

“Donald Trump’s United States is not isolationist. He has authorized the use of limited military force against the Syrian government in a manner his predecessor rejected.”

― Richard N. Haass

“I’ve been cushioned against having to work, with Rocky’s continual bounty.”

― Richard O’Brien

“I’m not scared of the president of the United States. And I’m not scared to stand up against the president of the United States.”

― Richard Ojeda

“The Democratic Party needs to take a stand against corporate greed.”

― Richard Ojeda

“Our voices need to be raised in unison against the deterioration of our culture.”

― Richard Platt

“I’m not for integration and I’m not against it.”

― Richard Pryor

“In Florence, classical buildings sit against medieval buildings. It’s that contrast we like.”

― Richard Rogers

“I don’t have any hard feelings against anyone at Lucha Underground.”

― Ricochet

“If I had not been discriminated against or had not suffered persecution, I would never have received the Nobel Prize.”

― Rita Levi-Montalcini

“I became famous when I scored that goal for Mogi Mirim direct from the kick-off against Noroeste. It was 18 April 1993, if I’m not mistaken. After that, my name was in all the papers.”

― Rivaldo

“At most contests now, skaters are judged against themselves.”

― Rob Dyrdek

“Chances are the movements of the euro as against the dollar will be relatively moderate.”

― Robert C. Solomon

“When I come up against the real world, I just vacillate.”

― Robert Crumb

“I’m against high taxes. But we certainly cannot be so anorexic in government that we cannot function.”

― Robert J. Bentley

“Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them.”

― Robert Jarvik

“I learned a lot from Vietnam veterans, especially as some of them turned against their own war.”

― Robert Jay Lifton

“One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time.”

― Robert Kennedy

“I’m not against profanity. It’s an important part of the language when used properly.”

― Robert Klein

“We have failed to protect science against speculative extensions of nature, continuing to assign physical and mathematical properties to hypothetical entities beyond what is observable in nature.”

― Robert Lanza

“The teams who play against us don’t give us any gifts, but we were too kind.”

― Robert Laurent

“The FBI’s principal priority right now is protecting the United States against another terrorist attack.”

― Robert Mueller

“Unsuccessful businessmen and workers do not have the same animus against the capitalist system as do the wordsmith intellectuals. Only the sense of unrecognized superiority, of entitlement betrayed, produces that animus.”

― Robert Nozick

“No minister ever stood, or could stand, against public opinion.”

― Robert Peel

“Let a man be but in earnest in praying against a temptation as the tempter is in pressing it, and he needs not proceed by a surer measure.”

― Robert South

“Wherever they have been arraigned, a plain charge has been exhibited against them. They have had an impartial trial and have been permitted to make their defense.”

― Robert Walpole

“Who has sent you against me? Who has told you to do this thing?”

― Roberto Calvi

“I’m against cigarettes, always.”

― Roberto Mancini

“While individual whites may be against racism, they still benefit from the distribution of resources controlled by their group.”

― Robin DiAngelo

“I always get lucky against Chile.”

― Robinho

“I’m fine with gays. I have nothing against gays.”

― Rodrigo Duterte

“When you act against a blue screen, you have to imagine what’s not there.”

― Rodrigo Santoro

“I did what I did. I went against the grain. And I understand that I would be criticized. Those were all choices.”

― Roger Ailes

“I guess when we were up against it, we knew this album was going to be compared to all the classic early material, because it was going back to the original five.”

― Roger Andrew Taylor

“The war against homosexuality in Uganda is fueled by the funds of American Christian missionary churches.”

― Roger Ross Williams

“I have scored against every team, every country, every defender in the world.”

― Romario

“I have nothing against crossing over, but I don’t need to change to cross over.”

― Romeo Santos

“Obama ran a hard-edged and negative campaign against Romney, hoping to convince recession-weary voters that his rival was unworthy of the job.”

― Ron Fournier

“The deck is stacked against Obama.”

― Ron Fournier

“Far too often in the political realm, we demonize success; we demagogue against it. What we should be doing is incentivizing success.”

― Ron Johnson

“You cannot be against embryonic stem cell research and be intellectually and therefore morally consistent, if you’re not also against in vitro fertilization.”

― Ron Reagan

“It’s difficult to compete against a player that’s also refereeing the game.”

― Ron Williams

“The colonists’ first protest against the British unfolded on Aug. 14, 1765 at the Liberty Tree. A magnificent elm towering over the other trees nearby, the Liberty Tree stood at the corner of what is now Washington and Essex Streets in downtown Boston.”

― Ronald Kessler

“Israel has the right to defend itself, especially against the huge numbers of Iranian long-range missiles pouring into the Gaza Strip from Iran via Sudan and Egypt.”

― Ronen Bergman

“One of my greatest sadnesses at the prospective break-up of the Union is that it will set English, Welsh and Northern Irish against Scots in a bitter division of the debts and resources of the whole of the U.K.”

― Rory Bremner

“Bourgeois class domination is undoubtedly an historical necessity, but, so too, the rising of the working class against it. Capital is an historical necessity, but, so too, its grave digger, the socialist proletariat.”

― Rosa Luxemburg

“I would like Obama to be tougher on going up against the Republicans, I don’t think he should try to be so moderate.”

― Rose McGowan

“Loving relatives and home-cooked meals are solid levees against a recession.”

― Rosecrans Baldwin

“I have always been against the gangster as hero.”

― Ruby Dee

“The economics of life is against the family.”

― Ruby Dee

“However superficial prevailing views of heredity seem to be, it must be admitted that a person is indeed the bearer of inherited characteristics. This is the one aspect. He must often battle against these inherited traits and rid himself of them in order to bring to fulfillment the talents laid into him before he entered earthly existence.”

― Rudolf Steiner

“I am a free market Republican. I am against subsidies, in most cases.”

― Rudy Giuliani

“When someone beats a rug, the blows are not against the rug, but against the dust in it.”

― Rumi

“I think everyone’s against abortion.”

― Rupert Murdoch

“That’s what liberalism is all about, is promoting incompetence on the basis it’s fair, because people would be the best if they weren’t discriminated against.”

― Rush Limbaugh

“In 2003, this House voted to kill a Democratic amendment to add $250 million for port security grants; then again, in 2005, against a Democratic proposal calling for an additional $400 million in funding for port security.”

― Russ Carnahan

“Anybody who has been discriminated against, who comes from a group that’s been discriminated against, knows what it’s like.”

― Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“I try not to discriminate against genres.”

― Ryan Gosling

“I don’t really study the guys that I’m racing against.”

― Ryan Hall

“The media, when it’s functioning properly, protects the public against marketers and their ceaseless attempts to trick people into buying things.”

― Ryan Holiday

“I was about 11 or 12 when I started, playing against bigger players. I would use my speed to get out of trouble.”

― Ryan Sessegnon

“Most recently my battle has been against AIDS and the discrimination surrounding it.”

― Ryan White

“I have always been a strong supporter of public lands and have voted against the transfer or sale of public lands. My position is known and well-established.”

― Ryan Zinke

“Iran must stop meddling in the affairs of Arab countries, and we refuse to be taken by Iran to an axis against Arab countries.”

― Saad Hariri

“Only Labour is in a position to protect individual rights against abuses by the state.”

― Sadiq Khan

“I am not against remakes. What I feel is that they may not excite me much.”

― Sai Pallavi

“It is ingrained in all living creatures, first of all, to preserve their own safety, to guard against what is harmful, to strive for what is advantageous.”

― Saint Ambrose

“If I were asked for a one-sentence sound bite on religion, I would say I was against it.”

― Salman Rushdie

“If there were Israeli attacks on Iranian nuclear facilities, it makes it certain there would be a reprisal attack against the United States at some point.”

― Salman Rushdie

“Airport security exists to guard us against terrorist attacks.”

― Salman Rushdie

“There is nothing out there that I have a grudge against or I have a problem with.”

― Sam Graves

“The main fight of Frelimo is against human exploitation.”

― Samora Machel

“The accumulated experience of mankind in the struggle against exploitation, synthesized in Marxism, enabled the Mozambican revolutionary movement to benefit from and absorb that experience.”

― Samora Machel

“Private religious speech can’t be discriminated against. It has to be treated equally with secular speech.”

― Samuel Alito

“The Pre-Raphaelites, while very bothered by what the establishment thought of them, also utterly rebelled against it. In everything – social, sexual, emotional – they were out on a limb, pushing the boundaries.”

― Samuel Barnett

“He that complies against his will is of his own opinion still.”

― Samuel Butler

“All theory is against freedom of the will; all experience for it.”

― Samuel Johnson

“Switzerland is part of the fight against terrorism. There is no neutrality against this threat.”

― Samuel Schmid

“It’s hard not to identify with some of what Hillary Clinton is up against.”

― Sandra E. Peterson

“It would be wrong to see the re-making of Asia, much less India,as a revolt against the West. Asia has indeed been re-built on the ruins of colonialism, but not on the ruins of all that the West has come to represent.”

― Sanjaya Baru

“Unless they’re a fugitive or a felon, or adjudicated mentally ill, we’re not against them buying guns at all.”

― Sarah Brady

“Everyone has been discriminated against or harassed – sexism is real.”

― Scarlett Johansson

“Obviously, I’m against bullying, but it does happen.”

― Scott Hall

“You cannot be a part-time candidate when you’re running against Orrin Hatch.”

― Scott Howell

“Sometimes I wonder if I’m running against Mitt Romney or Sen. Hatch.”

― Scott Howell

“Most lawsuits against the EPA historically have come either because of the agency’s lack of regard for a statute or because the EPA failed in an obligation or deadline.”

― Scott Pruitt

“I’ll put my record of service up against anyone, bar none.”

― Scott Ritter

“I don’t believe we ought to be discriminating against people for their private lives.”

― Scott Tipton

“I loved playing against the Pacers and Reggie Miller. Reggie was a great competitor, and I enjoyed playing against competitors.”

― Scottie Pippen

“The faking of feelings is a sin against the imagination.”

― Seamus Heaney

“I’m against all war.”

― Sean Combs

“I hate when people use my tactics against me.”

― Sean Hannity

“Being a dandy is a condition rather than a profession. It is a defense against suffering and a celebration of life.”

― Sebastian Horsley

“I don’t want a Europe that is just a free-trade area attached to NATO. Even less do I want a Europe where it’s everyone against everyone, and social and fiscal dumping replaces solidarity.”

― Segolene Royal

“You know that we are not in the regime-change game. We are against interference in domestic conflicts.”

― Sergei Lavrov

“We are categorically against proliferation of nuclear weapons.”

― Sergei Lavrov

“Russian citizens being attacked is an attack against the Russian Federation.”

― Sergei Lavrov

“It would be idiotic to position ourselves against Silicon Valley.”

― Sergio Marchionne

“I voted against H.R. 1119, which would weaken emissions standards for coal refuse power plants.”

― Seth Moulton

“I voted against H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. This bill would require states to accept the concealed carry requirements of all other states – even those that have significantly lower standards or no standards at all.”

― Seth Moulton

“I have and will continue to be an advocate for the important role the CFPB plays in our economy. In fact, I have voted overwhelmingly against legislation that would weaken, defund, or eliminate the agency.”

― Seth Moulton

“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

“Bill Belichick makes it real easy for you to root against the Patriots.”

― Shannon Sharpe

“The rules of the global economy are rigged against those who have to work to earn a living and in favour of multinational corporations and the ultra-rich.”

― Sharan Burrow

“I never felt like I had to rebel against my convent upbringing, because it was comparatively regular.”

― Sharon Horgan

“I reject this idea that who Bernie Sanders was in the 1960s is irrelevant. Who you are and what you do, what you fought for, and who and what you fought against, is always relevant.”

― Shaun King

“I have no doubt that LeBron James would’ve loved to have played against Michael Jordan, but that simply is not going to happen.”

― Shawn Michaels

“With awareness and a social movement against extremism, we can prevent our children from becoming terrorists.”

― Sheikh Hasina

“We have not won the battle against drug trafficking.”

― Sheila Jackson Lee

“The Constitution provided no protection against corporations; the Constitution has a blind spot for them.”

― Sheldon Whitehouse

“Juries are the constitutional institution designed to protect ordinary citizens against the wealthy and powerful.”

― Sheldon Whitehouse

“As sisters in Zion, we can be obstacles to the adversary’s conspiracy against families and virtue.”

― Sheri L. Dew

“The power of the priesthood heals, protects, and inoculates all of the righteous against the powers of darkness.”

― Sheri L. Dew

“I still remember when I debuted for India in One-dayers and got out on zero against Australia only.”

― Shikhar Dhawan

“If you score runs against an international attack, the self-belief automatically increases.”

― Shikhar Dhawan

“When morality comes up against profit, it is seldom that profit loses.”

― Shirley Chisholm

“I became a Catholic against my will.”

― Shusaku Endo

“And Louis Freeh was a completely dysfunctional FBI Director, who was actually waging his own private war against the Clinton Administration.”

― Sidney Blumenthal

“We are never so defensless against suffering as when we love.”

― Sigmund Freud

“Suicide bombers caused us more than 50 percent of our casualties. The fence works. There is a decline in the number of those terrorist attacks against Israelis.”

― Silvan Shalom

“We were five heterosexual, good-looking men. We competed against each other for the sexiest girls… I won.”

― Simon Le Bon

“I had not yet gotten into the world of light. But I felt as one who, standing outside, could knock against the wall and hear an answering knock from within.”

― Simon Newcomb

“Leadership is absolutely about inspiring action, but it is also about guarding against mis-action.”

― Simon Sinek

“Justice for crimes against humanity must have no limitations.”

― Simon Wiesenthal

“I can play against anyone; I can win against anyone.”

― Simona Halep

“He bore no grudge against those he had wronged.”

― Simone Signoret

“TV shows always pit girls against each other; there’s always a nemesis.”

― Skyler Samuels

“It means so much to me that my family went against our tradition for me.”

― Sonita Alizadeh

“I am against all war.”

― Sophia Loren

“Not even Ares battles against necessity.”

― Sophocles

“We need to do whatever we can to defend ourselves against hacking.”

― Soren Skou

“People wear shorts to the Broadway theater. There should be a law against that.”

― Stanley Tucci

“I’ve been here playing against Connors and it can be very, very loud. It makes it exciting at the same time.”

― Stefan Edberg

“I played quite a bit for my home team, Morriston, in my teens. I batted and bowled, but I suffered the utter humiliation once when one of the Pontarddulais batsmen hit 32 runs in one over against me.”

― Steffan Rhodri

“I scored my first goal with the national team against France.”

― Stephan El Shaarawy

“I voted against the climate-change legislation. Not that I don’t believe we should move to a clean-energy economy, and it can be good for South Dakota’s economy to do so, but it was started out as a very partisan bill in the committee.”

― Stephanie Herseth

“Where we have the choice between putting a dollar against those that are going to advance horizontal integration and those that are going to sustain current capability, we’d rather put them against the horizontal integration activity.”

― Stephen Cambone

“Having hit a wall, the next logical step is not to bang our heads against it.”

― Stephen Harper

“Judd Trump loves playing against the top players.”

― Stephen Hendry

“Chechens are Muslim, and some share the belief that the West is engaged in a global campaign against Islam.”

― Stephen Kinzer

“Whereas Jimmy Carter had aggressively pursued anti-merger activity – the imbecilic case against AT&T was prosecuted under President Carter – Mr. Reagan understood the virtue of allowing companies to exploit the synergies of mergers to gain efficiency and lower costs.”

― Stephen Moore

“My major league debut came at old Busch Stadium on Grand Avenue in St. Louis against the Pittsburgh Pirates.”

― Steve Carlton

“Since China embraced Deng Xiaoping’s reforms on 22 December 1978, China has experimented with different exchange-rate regimes. Until 1994, the yuan was in an ever-depreciating phase against the U.S. dollar.”

― Steve Hanke

“If you’re holding a grudge against somebody over the battle you just went through, you might be working with them on the next bill.”

― Steve Scalise

“The only thing that gets reported are the tragedies. But it rarely gets reported when somebody actually uses their Second Amendment right with a gun to protect themselves against a criminal.”

― Steve Scalise

“The odds were against us, but we deserve to be where we are.”

― Steven Gerrard

“Against Juventus we were massive underdogs, so to beat them was fantastic.”

― Steven Gerrard

“I would not want to be a leader of a country that had launched ICBMs against the United States.”

― Steven Weinberg

“The deck has always been stacked against me.”

― Stormy Daniels

“I had opposed the Jet-Etihad FDI arrangement on the ground of the disproportionate share of airspace given to Etihad, which is against the interest of domestic passenger traffic and also against national interest.”

― Subramanian Swamy

“We have warned and continue to warn against calls for the division of Iraq, which come up now and then, calling for sectarian rights or minority freedoms.”

― Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud

“It is essential to seek out enemy agents who have come to conduct espionage against you and to bribe them to serve you. Give them instructions and care for them. Thus doubled agents are recruited and used.”

― Sun Tzu

“The bias against introversion leads to a colossal waste of talent, energy, and happiness.”

― Susan Cain

“Part of me has certainly been motivated by wanting to take a stand against the restrictions that made Mother give up so much.”

― Susan Faludi

“In one sense I feel that my book is a one-woman argument against determinism.”

― Susan Griffin

“I was always the weirdo who wanted to have an egalitarian service in synagogue and felt I was always going against the grain.”

― Susan Isaacs

“The brutality against the Baloch people represents the worst form of State oppression.”

― Sushma Swaraj

“The fight against terrorism is not a confrontation against any religion.”

― Sushma Swaraj

“We must update our country’s workplace policies to remain competitive against other developed countries.”

― Suzan DelBene

“Pol Pot carried out through the years enormous purges against his own followers because of his paranoia.”

― Sydney Schanberg

“I’m trained in mixed martial arts. I started when I was 14 and did my first competition at 18. It was a grappling competition against all guys a weight category above me, and I got first place.”

― Sydney Sweeney

“What we once used as weapons of war, we now use as weapons against fish.”

― Sylvia Earle

“The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.”

― Tacitus

“It would be fantastic to play against Germany and Brazil.”

― Tammy Abraham

“You can’t write about an iconic Hollywood star of the sixties without bumping up against Elizabeth Taylor.”

― Taylor Jenkins Reid

“I have never supported amnesty, and I led the fight against Chuck Schumer’s gang of eight amnesty legislation in the Senate.”

― Ted Cruz

“Individuals can stand up against genocide in Darfur and Iran’s quest for nuclear weapons.”

― Ted Deutch

“My level of cynicism about the reasons that took us to war against Iraq remain just as well-developed as they were before I went.”

― Ted Koppel

“I hated everybody I played against, and they hated me. That’s the way hockey should be played.”

― Ted Lindsay

“The fight against HIV/AIDS cannot be won unless countries take ownership of protecting and supporting the health of communities both near and far.”

― Tedros Adhanom

“We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal.”

― Tennessee Williams

“That’s something I’ve always wanted to do, compete against other countries.”

― Terry Rozier

“Congressional intervention and the availability of intervention demonstrably offset agency indifference; are a guard against arbitrary, improper, and illegal bureaucratic decisions; and provide the power of public pressure to require the nonelected official to be responsive.”

― Terry Sanford

“I’ve been ostracized before in legislative bodies for voting against the majority. That doesn’t bother me.”

― Terry Sanford

“I’m not very good with cars. They rebel against me.”

― Terry Wogan

“I’ve always had a massive fascination with the modern day cowboys. Modern day outlaws or going against the system, and that’s always been very intriguing to me.”

― Theo Rossi

“We have a very clear position in the U.K. against torture, and we should maintain that.”

― Theresa May

“Targets don’t fight crime; they hinder the fight against crime.”

― Theresa May

“It’s always complicated to play against Italy.”

― Thiago Alcantara

“I’ve played against Messi a lot of times, and I’ve already conceded goals through my legs with him.”

― Thibaut Courtois

“In cyberspace, weapons systems get created in 24-hour cycles. You have no earthly idea whether or not you have a defensive capability against them.”

― Thom Tillis

“The theologian considers sin mainly as an offence against God; the moral philosopher as contrary to reasonableness.”

― Thomas Aquinas

“The anger and the brutality against everything can readily from one hour to the next be transformed into its opposite.”

― Thomas Bernhard

“We all labor against our own cure, for death is the cure of all diseases.”

― Thomas Browne

“Boxing is allowed to exist as an exception to state laws against violence on the premise that it will be regulated in a manner that protects the combatants physically and financially.”

― Thomas Hauser

“The condition of man… is a condition of war of everyone against everyone.”

― Thomas Hobbes

“To attempt to advise conceited people is like whistling against the wind.”

― Thomas Hood

“Time, whose tooth gnaws away everything else, is powerless against truth.”

― Thomas Huxley

“Resort is had to ridicule only when reason is against us.”

― Thomas Jefferson

“It’s like PlayStation-Xbox. I like both. So nothing against Mac, but I do use Windows.”

― Thomas Middleditch

“The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is reason.”

― Thomas Paine

“Facts do not speak for themselves. They speak for or against competing theories. Facts divorced from theories or visions are mere isolated curiosities.”

― Thomas Sowell

“All of us should be on guard against beliefs that flatter ourselves. At the very least, we should check such beliefs against facts.”

― Thomas Sowell

“There is no defense against adverse fortune which is so effectual as an habitual sense of humor.”

― Thomas Wentworth Higginson

“Public protests against globalization – protests that occur by and large in the prosperous West – denounce free trade and the mobility of capital as instruments of exploitation and oppression.”

― Thomas Woods

“I’m against torture. I’m also against terrorism.”

― Tim Kennedy

“When I came into comedy in 2005, I didn’t even know there was discrimination against musical comics in the alternative-comedy strain.”

― Tim Minchin

“First off, the PS2 and PSP can play against each other online.”

― Tim Page

“Violating the 4th Amendment guarantees against illegal searches and seizures is not the way to solve crime problems.”

― Tim Wise

“Too often, systems of oppression turn those who are the targets of the oppression against one another.”

― Tim Wise

“Modern tyrants are terror managers. Do not allow your shock to be turned against your freedom.”

― Timothy D. Snyder

“I can’t root for the Lakers. I grew up in northern California, so I spent many of my young adult years rooting against the Lakers.”

― Timothy Olyphant

“I’m not against the intergenerational function of the museum, I am not against its address or celebration of the individual, but I am against its continuous, unreflected-on celebration of material production.”

― Tino Sehgal

“I’m against exclusion of any kind – whether that’s restricting people from Muslim-majority nations from entering the U.S. or kicking merchants off our platform if they’re operating within the law.”

― Tobias Lutke

“The use of military force against Iraq and Afghanistan was and remains just.”

― Tom Bossert

“There have been so many great players that I’ve played with, that I’ve played against over the years.”

― Tom Brady

“I’m against tax increases on anyone, period, end of debate.”

― Tom Cole

“Are we fighting too many wars? And I would say no. We’re fighting one war. And it’s a war against radical Islamic Jihad.”

― Tom Cotton

“Saddam has committed many crimes against humanity and against his own people.”

― Tom Cruise

“Our progress against malaria is impressive. But vigilance remains a critical ingredient to protect the health of all people.”

― Tom Frieden

“I’ll be straight with you. It’s not easy to sell tickets in Vegas. I’m up against Celine Dion and Britney Spears.”

― Tom Green

“But the battles against loneliness that I fought when I was 16 are very different from those I fought when I was 27, and those are very different from the ones I fight at 44.”

― Tom Hanks

“You can become very serious as a parent. That’s got to be fought against.”

― Tom Hodgkinson

“Charles Manson loved the Beatles but didn’t understand them. Governor Chris Christie loves Bruce Springsteen but doesn’t understand him. And Paul Ryan is clueless about his favorite band, Rage Against the Machine.”

― Tom Morello

“Paul Ryan’s love of Rage Against the Machine is amusing, because he is the embodiment of the machine that our music has been raging against for two decades.”

― Tom Morello

“I was taught in school that I have to look out for number one. That was against everything that I intuitively felt.”

― Tom Shadyac

“I’m offended by things and take pathetic little stands against them.”

― Tom Stoppard

“Chekhov was capable of casually tossing off deplorable comments in his letters, combined with a very modern anger against anti-Semitism.”

― Tom Stoppard

“If terrorists succeeded in using a weapon of mass destruction against the U.S. or one of our allies, it would likely have catastrophic consequences for our cherished republican form of government.”

― Tommy Franks

“Sometimes, you get too hopped up, too excited, and it works against you.”

― Tommy Lasorda

“I have nothing against interviews. I don’t pursue them. When people I work for deem it appropriate, I’m perfectly willing to serve.”

― Tommy Lee Jones

“It is always tough, always difficult playing against Klopp’s teams.”

― Toni Kroos

“With Bayern Munich, we had a lot of problems against Dortmund, always.”

― Toni Kroos

“I don’t think my religious convictions should be held against me.”

― Tony Abbott

“I contend that it’s impossible to read the Sermon on the Mount and not come out against capital punishment.”

― Tony Campolo

“I have published a proclamation: ‘Forgive us our transgressions as we forgive those who transgress against us.’ I have ordered all citizens to return to their parishes to enjoy the benefits of this general amnesty.”

― Toussaint Louverture

“I don’t have anything against Jimmy Fallon. I love Jimmy Fallon. He’s my dude.”

― Tracy Morgan

“With Ronaldo being one of the greats, probably one of the best players ever, it’s going to be an honour to hopefully play against him.”

― Trent Alexander-Arnold

“I have always wanted to play against those types of players such as Ronaldo and Neymar.”

― Trent Alexander-Arnold

“My priorities? Assisting our allies, the Kurds, in their fight against ISIS.”

― Trent Franks

“You don’t get John Gotti to testify against his driver. You get the driver to testify against John Gotti.”

― Trey Gowdy

“The venture capital world is completely stacked against minority entrepreneurs.”

― Troy Carter

“Credulity is belief in slight evidence, with no evidence, or against evidence.”

― Tryon Edwards

“I’m not homophobic, I’m not racist. I’m not against any people. All I have for people is love.”

― Tyson Fury

“It’s important to be the gatekeeper against dangerous ideas.”

― Tzipi Livni

“Radical Islamist terror is a crime against the entire free world, including against Israel.”

― Tzipi Livni

“You can’t make mistakes against top guys.”

― Urijah Faber

“I will run against anybody.”

― Usain Bolt

“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

“’Kanche’ is not primarily a war film: it is a lovely story set against a war backdrop.”

― Varun Tej

“Reaction – a boat which is going against the current but which does not prevent the river from flowing on.”

― Victor Hugo

“As a winger, you want to get at defenders and make it hard for them. Instead of them going forwards, they have to defend against you.”

― Victor Moses

“Hungary is against the export of democracy and opposes migration.”

― Viktor Orban

“We don’t go against the will of the people.”

― Viktor Orban

“Brussels’ stance against Poland is not just… they should give more respect to the Poles.”

― Viktor Orban

“I’m kind of the wrong guy to bet against.”

― Vincent Kompany

“I was a middle-order batsman who was too good against spin and hit sixes consistently in Under-19 and Ranji cricket, and I still have the same confidence.”

― Virender Sehwag

“I have considered voting Conservative because I am so against the Labour party.”

― Vivienne Westwood

“We shall fight against them, throw them in prisons and destroy them.”

― Vladimir Putin

“I’m against the capturing of Eastern Orthodox temples.”

― Vladimir Zhirinovsky

“I never vote for anyone. I always vote against.”

― W. C. Fields

“There is a racist attack against Muslims and Arabs, Algerians, Moroccans, and Tunisians in France.”

― Walid Jumblatt

“Have you learned the lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you, and disputed passage with you?”

― Walt Whitman

“I’ve won plenty of games by knowing when to take out my pitcher; whom to replace him with; or how to place my infield or outfield to defend properly against the opposing hitter.”

― Walter Alston

“They had certainly exasperated them, and could not disperse them, as after every charge – and some of these drove the people right against the shutters in the shops in the Strand – they returned again.”

― Walter Crane

“Men have not stacked the decks against women.”

― Warren Farrell

“It had an enormous impact to the point of the United Nations passing a resolution against the killing and hunting of these whales as they are an endangered species. This was a documentary on the plight of the whales.”

― Wavy Gravy

“Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you.”

― Wayne Dyer

“My father was so against me becoming an actor.”

― Wendell Pierce

“I think there should be holy war against yoga classes.”

― Werner Herzog

“I have nothing against 3D films but I do not need to see them.”

― Werner Herzog

“I want to play against Besiktas.”

― Wesley Sneijder

“A man is not primarily a witness against something. That is only incidental to the fact that he is a witness for something.”

― Whittaker Chambers

“As far as the charge against me is concerned I have a clear conscience.”

― Wilhelm Frick

“Consideration of any kind are a crime against the German people and the soldier at the front.”

― Wilhelm Keitel

“I am not against hasty marriages where a mutual flame is fanned by an adequate income.”

― Wilkie Collins

“The political machine triumphs because it is a united minority acting against a divided majority.”

― Will Durant

“I am not against hasty marriages, where a mutual flame is fanned by an adequate income.”

― Will Durant

“The war against radical Salafi-Jihadism has been going on for several decades already and it will span many more and the U.S. must be preparing mentally for it.”

― Will Hurd

“The war against Islamic extremism will be long. They are in it for the long haul, which means that we have to be also.”

― Will Hurd

“Tackling and playing well in space against any spread offense is very important.”

― Will Muschamp

“An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.”

― William Bernbach

“I warn you against believing that advertising is a science.”

― William Bernbach

“That the Jews assumed a right exclusively to the benefits of God will be a lasting witness against them and the same will it be against Christians.”

― William Blake

“The Cape Town is considerably increased within the last eight years. Its respectability with regard to strength has kept pace with its other enlargements and rendered it very secure against any attempt which is not made with considerable force.”

― William Bligh

“O, popular applause! what heart of man is proof against thy sweet, seducing charms?”

― William Cowper

“All the world over, I will back the masses against the classes.”

― William E. Gladstone

“The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry.”

― William F. Buckley, Jr.

“We may be up against a stone wall, but we don’t have to bloody our heads against it unless we choose to.”

― William Glasser

“There ought to be no laws to guarantee property against the folly of its possessors.”

― William Graham Sumner

“The walls are raised against honest men in civic life.”

― William H. O’Connell

“Old friendships are like meats served up repeatedly, cold, comfortless, and distasteful. The stomach turns against them.”

― William Hazlitt

“One of the main reasons America should re-elect President Obama is that he is still committed to cooperation. He appointed Republican Secretaries of Defense, the Army and Transportation. He appointed a Vice President who ran against him in 2008.”

― William J. Clinton

“Anyone who considers using a weapon of mass destruction against the United States or its allies must first consider the consequences… We would not specify in advance what our response would be, but it would be both overwhelming and devastating.”

― William J. Perry

“I have been sworn against by perjured and wicked people.”

― William Kidd

“We can’t give the impression to our allies or friends in Asia that because the president is against TPP… that therefore, economically, we’re going to pull away from Asia.”

― William M. Daley

“Doing what’s right is no guarantee against misfortune.”

― William McFee

“Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.”

― William Penn

“Every painting I do is related to the last one: it may be a continuation of a previous painting or it may be a reaction against it.”

― William Scott

“Men shut their doors against a setting sun.”

― William Shakespeare

“How well he’s read, to reason against reading!”

― William Shakespeare

“At ten I was playing against 18-year-old guys. At 15 I was playing professional ball with the Birmingham Black Barons, so I really came very quickly in all sports.”

― Willie Mays

“I guarantee you, if you could give me 10 points in all those seventh games against the Boston Celtics, instead of Bill Russell having 11 rings, I could’ve at least had nine or eight.”

― Wilt Chamberlain

“The proud fight against colonialism is one that should be consigned to history.”

― Winnie Byanyima

“Kites rise highest against the wind – not with it.”

― Winston Churchill

“This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read.”

― Winston Churchill

“The great defense against the air menace is to attack the enemy’s aircraft as near as possible to their point of departure.”

― Winston Churchill

“The war against terrorism is terrorism.”

― Woody Harrelson

“I have played against, but not with, Zinedine Zidane and would liked to have played with him.”

― Xabi Alonso

“I don’t have any grievance against anybody.”

― Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy

“I don’t know what it means to be out there against the Olympics.”

― Yahoo Serious

“Heretics are the only bitter remedy against the entropy of human thought.”

― Yevgeny Zamyatin

“The goal of the government is to guarantee the place of Greece in the eurozone against those who want to undermine it.”

― Yiannis Stournaras

“I don’t see any reason to discriminate against homosexuals.”

― Yitzhak Rabin

“The world is no longer against us.”

― Yitzhak Rabin

“I have nothing against nobody in the UFC. This is a sport for me.”

― Yoel Romero

“We have adopted zero-tolerance policy against terrorism. We have not fed biryani to terrorists.”

― Yogi Adityanath

“The Lakers and the Clippers teams play against each other; friends shouldn’t.”

― Yolanda Hadid

“It’s hard to beat the rough texture of steel-cut oats, with their slight resistance against the teeth.”

― Yotam Ottolenghi

“I just like going against the Redskins, I guess.”

― Zach Ertz

“My opinion is I can get open against anybody.”

― Zach Ertz

“You got to know what the defense looks for and use that against them.”

― Zach Ertz

“I feel no matter who I’m going against that I can get open in a number of ways.”

― Zach Ertz

“I’m very much tied to the state of Israel, but I am against their policy of settlements in Palestine.”

― Zubin Mehta
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