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1. "Time is a watchful adversary, who waits enduringly for that merciless hour, hurrying to work the hands of separation."
Author: 123
2. "The crisis creates situations which are dangerous in the short run, since the various strata of the population are not all capable of orienting themselves equally swiftly, or of reorganizing with the same rhythm. The traditional ruling class, which has numerous trained cadres, changes men and programmes and, with greater speed than is achieved by the subordinate classes, reabsorbs the control that was slipping from its grasp. Perhaps it may make sacrifices, and expose itself to an uncertain future by demagogic promises; but it retains power, reinforces it for the time being, and uses it to crush its adversary and disperse his leading cadres, who cannot be be very numerous or highly trained."
Author: Antonio Gramsci
3. "Our nuclear weapons are meant purely as a deterrent against nuclear adventure by an adversary."
Author: Atal Bihari Vajpayee
4. "The adversary she found herself forced to fight was not worth matching or beating; it was not a superior ability which she would have found honor in challenging; it was ineptitude—a gray spread of cotton that deemed soft and shapeless, that could offer no resistance to anything or anybody, yet managed to be a barrier in her way."
Author: Ayn Rand
5. "He realized with sudden clarity that the power axis in a conflict shifted once your adversary had heard you plead for divine intervention while her hands and mouth and body brought you to screaming climax on her kitchen table."
Author: Barbara Falkenrath
6. "Your audience is your adversary. If you don't have one get one - imagine it. Imagine it now. To whom is your story addressed and why? Audience is always a creative act of the imagination. You can't tell your story effectively and leave it out. It must be alive in you, vividly alive. It is in conflict with everything that is false in what you have written. If it is an audience worthy of your talent and potential, it won't let you slide by the lies, the laziness, the shortcuts. If you don't take audience seriously, you can be sure it will return the favor."
Author: Billy Marshall Stoneking
7. "Every soul confined to a concentration camp of sin and guilt has a key to the gate. The adversary cannot hold them if they know how to use it. The key is labeled Repentance."
Author: Boyd K. Packer
8. "One of the adversary's sharpest tools is to convince us that we are no longer worthy to pray. No matter who you are or what you may have done, you can always pray."
Author: Boyd K. Packer
9. "No one can say 'He jests at scars who never felt a wound' for I have never for one moment been in a state of mind to which even the imagination of serious pain was less than intolerable. If any man is safe from the danger of under-estimating this adversary, I am that man."
Author: C.S. Lewis
10. "And these two elements are at odds with one another because Freud is utterly adversary to almost all the ways of structuring the human experience found in Western religions. No Western religion can countenance Freud's view of man."
Author: Chaim Potok
11. "Never disperse your focus unless absolutely necessary. Face one adversary at a time."
Author: Dan Brown
12. "Those who turn the day into night, the young, the drug addict, the profligate, the drunken and that most miserable, the lover who watches all night long in fear and anguish. These can never again live the life of the day. When one meets them at high noon they give off, as if it were a protective emanation, something dark and muted. The light does not become them any longer. They begin to have an unrecorded look. It is as if they were being tried by the continual blows of an unseen adversary."
Author: Djuna Barnes
13. "The nature of things is, I admit, a sturdy adversary."
Author: Edmund Burke
14. "Israel always has to be in a position to defend itself against any adversary and against any threat of any kind."
Author: Ehud Olmert
15. "I did what all good Iriah dads do when faced with a worthy adversary..I said Ask your mother!!"
Author: Eoin Colfer
16. "Never show your weakness before adversary."
Author: Euginia Herlihy
17. "My real adversary has no name, no face, no party. It will never be elected, yet it governs - the adversary is the world of finance."
Author: Francois Hollande
18. "He would shoot his adversary in a duel, and go against a bear if need be, and fight off a robber in the forest--all as successfully and fearlessly as L---n, yet without any sense of enjoyment, but solely out of unpleasant necessity, listlessly, lazily, even with boredom. Anger, of course, constituted a progress over L---n, even over Lermontov. There was perhaps more anger in Nikolai Vsevolodovich than in those two together, but this anger was cold, calm, and if one may put it so, reasonable, and therefore the most repulsive and terrible that can be."
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
19. "Americans are xenophobic, they will believe their own people rather than the adversary, even a friendly enemy voice."
Author: Hanoi Hannah
20. "For playing a man to a square to which it cannot be legally moved, the adversary, at his option, may require him to move the man legally, or to move the King."
Author: Howard Staunton
21. "For touching an adversary's man, when it cannot be captured, the offender must move his King."
Author: Howard Staunton
22. "And chivalrousness, I think, means this: to love, or cherish, the pride of your partner, or of your adversary, as you will define it, as highly, or higher than your own."
Author: Isak Dinesen
23. "It's who I am. I can't just pretend to be some normal kid. That won't work either. They'll never leave me alone. But here's what I know: a block is a strike, and the more an adversary thinks he has succeeded, the more devastating the strike will be."
Author: Jacques Antoine
24. "No one likes to be afraid. Fear is the enemy of love & faith & it robs us of our sleep & our sunrise & makes us treacherous & venal& fills our glands with toxins & effaces our identity & gives flight to any vestige of self respect. If you have ever been afraid, truly afraid, in a way that makes your hair soggy with sweat & turns your skin gray & fouls your blood & spiritually eviscerates you to the point you cannot pray, lest your prayers be a concession to your conviction that you're about to die, you know what I am talking about. If you do not have the option of either fleeing or attacking your adversary, your level of fear will grow to the point where you feel like your skin is being stripped from your bones."
Author: James Lee Burke
25. "Beware the wrath of a patient adversary."
Author: John C. Calhoun
26. "We can only win by giving everything and being ready to defeat the adversary with fiery aggression."
Author: Jurgen Klinsmann
27. "You have to work more than your adversary."
Author: Jurgen Klinsmann
28. "It is not cowardly, quite the contrary, to seek to meet the adversary and know his intentions. However, it is cowardly, shameful and treasonable to lay down arms."
Author: King Hassan II
29. "Thinking begins only when we have come to know that reason, glorified for centuries, is the stiff-necked adversary of thought."
Author: Martin Heidegger
30. "Thinking only begins at the point where we have come to know that Reason, glorified for centuries, is the most obstinate adversary of thinking."
Author: Martin Heidegger
31. "When you don't fight your adversary, you become the coward in the sight of animalistic breeds, but they forget that your real strength stays in the whisper of your voice."
Author: Michael Bassey Johnson
32. "I find I am much prouder of the victory I obtain over myself, when, in the very ardor of dispute, I make myself submit to my adversary's force of reason, than I am pleased with the victory I obtain over him through his weakness."
Author: Michel De Montaigne
33. "The strategic adversary is fascism... the fascism in us all, in our heads and in our everyday behavior, the fascism that causes us to love power, to desire the very thing that dominates and exploits us."
Author: Michel Foucault
34. "Truly I was born to be an example of misfortune, and a target at which the arrows of adversary are aimed."
Author: Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
35. "Hate traps us by binding us too tightly to our adversary."
Author: Milan Kundera
36. "He stared down at the golden curls of the Adversary, Destroyer of Kings, Angel of the Bottomless Pit, Great Beast that is called Dragon, Prince of This World, Father of Lies, Spawn of Satan, and Lord of Darkness."You know," he concluded, after a while, "I think he actually looks like an Adam."
Author: Neil Gaiman
37. "The devil?" Jason heaved the tick over his shoulder like a collier with his sack. "Satan. The adversary. The enemy of the plan of God. The undoer. The destroyer. Yes. He definitely was." Jason smiled. "But he meant well."
Author: Orson Scott Card
38. "They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power."
Author: Patrick Henry
39. "Cancer is such a ruthless adversary because it behaves as if it has its own fiendishly cunning agenda."
Author: Paul Davies
40. "When blithe to argument I come, Though armed with facts, and merry, May Providence protect me from The fool as adversary, Whose mind to him a kingdom is Where reason lacks dominion, Who calls conviction prejudice And prejudice opinion."
Author: Phyllis McGinley
41. "That most dangerous of opponents: the one who took pains to comprehend the position of his adversary."
Author: Piers Anthony
42. "No prizefighter can go with high spirits into the strife if he has never been beaten black and blue; the only contestant who can confidently enter the lists is the man who has seen his own blood, who has felt his teeth rattle beneath his opponent's fist, who has been tripped and felt the full force of his adversary's charge, who has been downed in bloody but not it spirit, one who as often as he falls, rises again with greater defiance than ever."
Author: Seneca
43. "Tragedy and adversary are the stones we sharpen our swords against so we can fight new battles."
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
44. "You can't do it all. No one can have two full-time jobs, have perfect children and cook three meals and be multi-orgasmic 'til dawn … Superwoman is the adversary of the women's movement."5"
Author: Sheryl Sandberg
45. "We make no apology then for raising our voices loud to a world that is ripening in sin the lord has said," Say nothing but repentance unto this generation; The adversary is subtle, cunning, he knows that he cannot induce good men and women immediately to do major evils so he moves slyly, whispering half truths until he has his intended victims following him finally he clamps his chains upon them and fetters them tight, and then he laughs at their discomfiture and their misery."
Author: Spencer W. Kimball
46. "My beloved, you have chosen me. You have been courted by my adversary, and you have chosen me. You have answered my call to the Circle, and today I call you my bride."
Author: Ted Dekker
47. "Don't tell me from genetics. What've they got to do with it?" said Crowley. "Look at Satan. Created as an angel, grows up to be the Great Adversary. Hey, if you're going to go on about genetics, you might as well say the kid will grow up to be an angel. After all, his father was really big in Heaven in the old days. Saying he'll grow up to be a demon just because his dad _became_ one is like saying a mouse with its tail cut off will give birth to tailless mice. No. Upbringing is everything. Take it from me."
Author: Terry Pratchett
48. "The Duchess set about studying Annette and shortly found her adversary's tragic flaw.Chocolate."
Author: William Goldman
49. "I must say a word about fear. It is life's only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life. It is a clever, treacherous adversary, how well I know. It has no decency, respects no law or convention, shows no mercy. It goes for your weakest spot, which it finds with unnerving ease. It begins in your mind, always ... so you must fight hard to express it. You must fight hard to shine the light of words upon it. Because if you don't, if your fear becomes a wordless darkness that you avoid, perhaps even manage to forget, you open yourself to further attacks of fear because you never truly fought the opponent who defeated you."
Author: Yann Martel
50. "He was a reporter for The Adversary. It was his job to stalk people. He was one step above paparazzi and a couple below common variety garden snake."- Jae-Sun Fields, pg. 28"
Author: Z.A. Maxfield

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