Opposition

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, finite, infinite, other, essential, purity, relative, absolute, opposition, exclusion, and inclusion

It has to be understood that, even though the infinite or intrinsic or essential must be grasped in an "exclusionary" way (cleft apart or distinguished from the finite or extrinsic or accidental), ultimately the two domains belong together as a whole: it is only for the propadeutic purpose of self-clarification or enlightenment that the infinite must be grasped in its relative purity from the finite, a relation of opposition that may mistakenly make the infinite look as finite (oppositional, exclusionary) as the finite (since it is of the essence of the finite to stand in a relation of repellency to its other). The finite excludes everything other, but the infinite HAS no "other." The essential trait of the infinite is its INCLUSIVENESS, its power to embrace all particulars within an organismic whole.

Kenneth Smith

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A Quote by Dallin H. Oaks on thanks, hardships, adversity, trials, purpose, learn, grow, opposition, challenges, teaching, afflictions, and bless

"When we give thanks in all things, we see hardships and adversities in the context of the purpose of life... We are meant to learn and grow through opposition, through meeting our challenges, and through teaching others to do the same... the Lord will not only consecrate our afflictions for our gain, but He will use them to bless the lives of countless others."

Dallin Oaks

Source: "Give Thanks in All Things," Ensign, May 2003, 95

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A Quote by Ronald Fraser on evil, hatred, and opposition

Let me ask you to remember someday that I have told you that the hatred of evil strengthens evil, and opposition reinforces what is opposed. This is a law of an exactitude equal with the laws of mathematics.

Ronald Fraser

Contributed by: James Lord Bard

A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao, enemy, victory, forces, and opposition

The generals have a saying:
"Rather than make the first move
it is better to wait and see.
Rather than advance an inch
it is better to retreat a yard."

This is called
going forward without advancing,
pushing back without using weapons.

There is no greater misfortune
than underestimating your enemy.
Underestimating your enemy
means thinking that he is evil.
Thus you destroy your three treasures
and become an enemy yourself.

When two great forces oppose each other,
the victory will go
to the one that knows how to yield.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: Tao Te Ching

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A Quote by Heraclitus of Ephesus on opposition and life

Opposition brings concord. Out of discord comes the fairest harmony.

Heraclitus Ephesus

Source: Unknown

Contributed by: James

A Quote by Albert Einstein on einstein, opposition, and intelligence

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Contributed by: Dawn

A Quote by Jimmy Carter on aggression, contagion, opposition, democracy, and jimmy carter

“Aggression unopposed becomes a contagious disease”

Jimmy Carter (1924 -)

Source: Thinkexist.com

Contributed by: Zoe

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