„Art begins with resistance — at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.“
— André Gide French novelist and essayist 1869 - 1951
— Carl Schurz Union Army general, politician 1829 - 1906
"State Rights and Byron Paine," Albany Hall, Milwaukee, (23 March 1859)
„What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power in man, the will to power, power itself. What is bad? All that is born of weakness. What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome.“
— Friedrich Nietzsche, kniha The Antichrist
The Antichrist (1888), Sec. 2
„I hate government. I hate power. I think that man's existence, insofar as he achieves anything, is to resist power, to minimize power, to devise systems of society in which power is the least exerted.“
— Malcolm Muggeridge English journalist, author, media personality, and satirist 1903 - 1990
From a video excerpt of a British TV Interview of Muggeridge with Oswald Mosley, used by Adam Curtis in Part 3 of his 2007 documentary series, "The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom".
„Islamic Iran will resist … any kind of threat and will give a powerful answer to enemies and oppressors.“
— Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar Iranian politician 1956
Iran will resist "any threat": defense minister http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSL2329805520070523?src=052307_0815_DOUBLEFEATURE_ May 2007
„The Quran endeavors to make the weak and the oppressed feel the necessity of daring to defy their oppressors, to resist them and deprive them of their power.“
— Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah Lebanese faqih 1935 - 2010
The Quran calls on the weak and oppressed to gain strength http://english.bayynat.org/TheHolyQuran/Quran_QuranCalls.htm
— Montesquieu, kniha The Spirit of the Laws
The Spirit of the Laws (1748), Book V, Chapter 14.
„I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage“
— Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900
„Laws are always unstable unless they are founded on the manners of a nation; and manners are the only durable and resisting power in a people.“
— Alexis De Tocqueville, kniha Democracy in America
Democracy in America, Volume I (1835), Chapter XV-IXX, Chapter XVI.
„Generally speaking, punishment makes men hard and cold; it concentrates; it sharpens the feeling of alienation; it strengthens the power of resistance.“
— Friedrich Nietzsche, kniha On the Genealogy of Morality
On the Genealogy of Morality (1887), Second Essay, Aphorism 14
„Translation: Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.“
— C.G. Jung Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology 1875 - 1961
The Psychology of the Unconscious (1943), Wo die Liebe herrscht, da gibt es keinen machtwillen, und wo die macht den vorrang hat, da fehlt die Liebe. Das eine ist der Schatten des andern. P. 97 http://books.google.com/books?id=iGS8q_odsKAC&q=%22Wo+die+Liebe+herrscht+da+gibt+es+keinen+machtwillen+und+wo+die+macht+den+vorrang+hat+da+fehlt+die+Liebe+Das+eine+ist+der+Schatten+des+andern%22&pg=PA97#v=onepage
„More fundamentally, however, the answer to petitioners' objection is that there can be no impairment of executive power, whether on the state or federal level, where actions pursuant to that power are impermissible under the Constitution. Where there is no power, there can be no impairment of power.“
— William J. Brennan American judge 1906 - 1997
Writing for the court, Elrod v. Burns, 427 U.S. 347, 353 (1976).
— Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War
History of the Peloponnesian War, Book IV, Book IV, 4.98-
„I submit respectfully to the House as a general principle that our responsibility in this matter is directly proportionate to our power. Where there is great power there is great responsibility, where there is less power there is less responsibility, and where there is no power there can, I think, be no responsibility.“
— Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965
Early career years (1898–1929), In the House of Commons, February 28, 1906 speech South African native races http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1906/feb/28/south-african-native-races#S4V0152P0_19060228_HOC_307
„The truth about the nature and the power of the elite is not some secret which men of affairs know but will not tell. … No matter how great their actual power, they tend to be less acutely aware of it than of the resistance of others to its use.“
— C. Wright Mills, kniha The Power Elite
The Power Elite (1956), p. 4.
„Man and his deed are two distinct things. It is quite proper to resist and attack a system, but to resist and attack its author is tantamount to resisting and attacking one-self. For we are all tarred with the same brush and are children of one and the same Creator, and as such the divine powers within us are infinite. To slight a single human being is to slight those divine powers, and thus to harm not only that being, but with him, the whole world.“
— Махатма Ганди pre-eminent leader of Indian nationalism during British-ruled India 1869 - 1948
1920s, An Autobiography (1927), Context: "Hate the sin and not the sinner" is a precept which, though easy enough to understand, is rarely practiced, and that is why the poison of hatred spreads in the world... Man and his deed are two distinct things. It is quite proper to resist and attack a system, but to resist and attack its author is tantamount to resisting and attacking one-self. For we are all tarred with the same brush and are children of one and the same Creator, and as such the divine powers within us are infinite. To slight a single human being is to slight those divine powers, and thus to harm not only that being, but with him, the whole world. In reference to the Christian precept that God "hates sin but loves the sinner". Part IV, Chapter 9, A Tussle with Power. pp. 230-231. Also quoted in The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas (2012), p. 83
„Power and violence are opposites; where the one rules absolutely, the other is absent. Violence appears where power is in jeopardy, but left to its own course it ends in power's disappearance.“
— Hannah Arendt, kniha On Violence
Crises of the Republic (1969), "On Violence".
„The impetus to grow and live intensely is so powerful in me I cannot resist it. I will work, I will love my husband, but I will fulfill myself.“
— Anaïs Nin, Henry and June: From "A Journal of Love"--The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin