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Quotes about opposition
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- He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
- Edmund Burke (1729-1797), Reflections on the Revolution in France.
- The Duty of an Opposition is to oppose.
- Randolph Churchill, reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922)
- No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
- Benjamin Disraeli, Coningsby, Bk. II, ch i.
- When I first came into Parliament, Mr. Tierney, a great Whig authority, used always to say that the duty of an Opposition was very simple—it was to oppose everything and propose nothing.
- Edward Stanley, debate (June 4, 1841). See Hansard's Parliamentary Debates.