49 Quotes About Resisting Love


The hook up culture can make it difficult to imagine an ability to seek true love. These quotes about resisting love will remind you to take a moment to decipher the difference between lust and love.

“A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.”

“A lot of people resist transition and therefore never allow themselves to enjoy who they are. Embrace the change, no matter what it is; once you do, you can learn about the new world you’re in and take advantage of it.”

“A person who lives by the rules of the world cannot resist the devil, cannot fight him.”

“Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated, you will be thought to have deserved it.”

“Anticipatory obedience is a political tragedy.”

“Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.”

“Change can be frightening, and the temptation is often to resist it. But change almost always provides opportunities – to learn new things, to rethink tired processes, and to improve the way we work.”

“Custom adapts itself to expediency.”

“Fear and greed are potent motivators. When both of these forces push in the same direction, virtually no human being can resist.”

“Greater things are believed of those who are absent.”

“History permits us to be responsible: not for everything, but for something… History gives us the company of those who have done and suffered more than we have.”

“I am not wise enough to know if there is ever purpose in tragedy, if there is ever virtue in resisting it. If it cannot be overcome, then grief has beaten you, and you are right to say so.”

“I can resist everything except temptation.”

“I could never resist the call of the trail.”

“I never resist temptation, because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me.”

“It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.”

“It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.”

“It’s my view that gender is culturally formed, but it’s also a domain of agency or freedom and that it is most important to resist the violence that is imposed by ideal gender norms, especially against those who are gender different, who are nonconforming in their gender presentation.”

“It’s so tempting to resist a little gift when you’re expecting the otherwise.”

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”

“Life is political, not because the world cares about how you feel, but because the world reacts to what you do. The minor choices we make are a kind of vote, making it more or less likely that free and fair elections will be held in the future.”

“Love of fame is the last thing even learned men can bear to be parted from.”

“No matter how close, you are always too far. My eyes are drawn everywhere you are…”

“Nothing can resist the person who smiles at life – I don’t mean the ironic and disillusioned smile of my grandfather, but the triumphant smile of the person who knows that he will survive, or that at least he will be saved by what seems to be destroying him.”

“Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.”

“Only the honorable people resist the injustices! The rest – the honorless – are afraid of even their own shadows!”

“Other forces were at work besides conformism. But without the conformists, the great atrocities would have been impossible.”

“Persistence wears down resistance.”

“Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear misfortune than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.”

“Question everything—no matter how beloved, or how long-held, or how exalted—without apology. Only those who build their world upon lies need fear an inquisitive mind.”

“Remember to reach for the stars, and they won’t be able to resist flying into your hands!”

“Resist the temptation to see yourself as a victim.”

“Resist your fear; fear will never lead to you a positive end. Go for your faith and what you believe.”

“Resistance is a sign that shows you’re going the right way.”

“She didn’t deserve me. She deserved a hell of a lot better than me, but so help me, I wasn’t good enough of a man to just let her go.”

“Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can quietly become a power no government can suppress, a power than can transform the world.”

“Suffering, failure, loneliness, sorrow, discouragement, and death will be part of your journey, but the Kingdom of God will conquer all these horrors. No evil can resist grace forever.”

“The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one’s self a fool; the truest heroism is to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when it be obeyed.”

“The only walls that exist are those you have placed in your mind. And whatever obstacles you conceive, exist only because you have forgotten what you have already achieved.”

“The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it… I can resist everything but temptation.”

“Those in supreme power always suspect and hate their next heir.”

“We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.”

“We pass hatred and prejudice on to our children, as though they were heirlooms of humanity. We cling to traditions that keep us bound to a way of life that no longer works and arguably never has. ”

“We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding in wealth, who are wretched.”

“When I am able to resist the temptation to judge others, I can see them as teachers of forgiveness in my life, reminding me that I can only have peace of mind when I forgive rather than judge.”

“When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.”

“When you are unhappy, do not resist it! Let your unhappiness do its turn. After that the turn comes to the happiness!”

“You got to insist on your success, resist every obstacle and persist in times of difficulty and you will get there.”

“You have to resist unfaithfulness and irresponsibility.”

Settling for mediocre love should not be your first choice in life.