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Worthy Opponent Quotes By R.D. Ronald

Consider and then act, don't react. A worthy opponent will calculate his move to entice a response from you. Make your own play. — R.D. Ronald

Worthy Opponent Quotes By Paulo Coelho

if someone merely wishes to provoke you, shake the dust from your feet and carry on. Fight only with a worthy opponent, and not with someone who uses trickery to prolong a war that is already over, as does sometimes happen. — Paulo Coelho

Worthy Opponent Quotes By D.T. Max

He [Wallace] sent a quick note to his friend [Franzen] explaining his behavior. "the bold fact is that I'm a little afraid of you right now,"[ ... ] "all I can tell you is that I may have been that [a worthy opponent] for you a couple/ three years ago, and maybe 16 months or tow or 5 or 10 years hence, but right now I am a pathetic and very confused man, a failed writer at 28, who is so jealous, so sickly searing envious of you and Vollmann and Mark Leyner and even David Fuckward Leavitt and any young man who is right now producing pages with which he can live and even approving them off some base-clause of conviction about the entrprise's meaning and end that I consider suicide a reasonable- if not at this point a desirable- option with respect to the whole wretched problem. — D.T. Max

Worthy Opponent Quotes By Sarah J. Maas

The Captain of the Guard would be an interesting opponent. Maybe even worthy of some effort on her part. — Sarah J. Maas

Worthy Opponent Quotes By Robert Greene

Years later, a Japanese visitor tried to apologize to Mao for his country's invasion of China. Mao interrupted, "Should I not thank you instead?" Without a worthy opponent, he explained, a man or group cannot grow stronger. — Robert Greene

Worthy Opponent Quotes By Deepak Chopra

You only have to gaze around you at the natural world to see the proof that beauty, form, order, and growth have survived for billions of years. In dealing with your shadow, you are aligning yourself with the same infinite power. The shadow isn't a fearsome opponent but a worthy one. Powerful as it is, the power of wholeness is infinitely greater, and by a miracle of creation, it is within your grasp. — Deepak Chopra

Worthy Opponent Quotes By Oliver Goldsmith

Ridicule has always been the enemy of enthusiasm, and the only worthy opponent to ridicule is success. — Oliver Goldsmith

Worthy Opponent Quotes By Carole Nelson Douglas

Winning is nothing unless the opponent is worthy — Carole Nelson Douglas

Worthy Opponent Quotes By David Eddings

A great blow it was,' he said in expensive tones, 'worthy of the mightiest warrior and truly struck upon the nose of the foe. The bright blood flew, and the enemy was dismayed and overcame. Like a hero, Garion stood over the vanquished, and, like a true hero, did not boast nor taunt his fallen opponent, but offered instead advice for quelling that crimson blood. with simple dignity then, he quit the field, but the bright-eyed maid would not let him depart unrewarded for his valor. hastily, she pursued him and fondly clasped her snowy arms about his neck. And there she lovingly bestowed that single kiss that is the true hero's greatest reward. Her eyes flamed with admiration, and her chaste bosom heaved with newly wakened passion. But modest Garion innocently departed and tarried not to claim those other sweet rewards the gentle maid's fond demeanor so clearly offered. And thus the adventure ended with our hero tasting victory but tenderly declining victory's true compensation. — David Eddings

Worthy Opponent Quotes By Mahatma Gandhi

However much I may sympathise with and admire worthy motives, I am an uncompromising opponent of violent methods even to serve the noblest of causes. — Mahatma Gandhi

Worthy Opponent Quotes By Germaine Greer

The Great Bitch is the deadly female, a worthy opponent for the omnipotent hero to exercise his powers upon and through. She is desirous, greedy, clever, dishonest, and two jumps ahead all the time. The hero may either have her on his side and like a lion-tamer sool her on to his enemies, or he may have to battle for his life at her hands. — Germaine Greer

Worthy Opponent Quotes By Evan Rachel Wood

There was something so cool about being able to carry this film [Into the Forest] together [with Ellen Page] and to play off of each other. It was like having the most worthy tennis opponent. — Evan Rachel Wood

Worthy Opponent Quotes By Donna Lynn Hope

Warriors want a worthy opponent. There is no redress in fighting the pathetic. — Donna Lynn Hope

Worthy Opponent Quotes By Kiersten Warren

If you face a worthy opponent acknowledge their skills and show them yours. — Kiersten Warren

Worthy Opponent Quotes By Sam Brownback

Dick Durbin's a worthy opponent on any debate. He's very intelligent, quick. Knows his facts and puts them forward well. — Sam Brownback

Worthy Opponent Quotes By Robert Greene

Without a worthy opponent a man or group cannot grow stronger. — Robert Greene

Worthy Opponent Quotes By Mary McCarthy

For self-realization, a rebel demands a strong authority, a worthy opponent, God to his Lucifer. — Mary McCarthy

Worthy Opponent Quotes By Matshona Dhliwayo

A worthy opponent can command more
respect from us than a cowering ally. — Matshona Dhliwayo