Quotes with resist
One can resist the invasion of armies; one cannot resist the invasion of ideas.
The fact is that there is such a diversity of attractions and distractions, of temptation and amusement in the city, that unless a youth is made of unusual stuff he will yield to the persuasion of the moment and follow the line of least resistance. It is hard for the city-bred youth to resist the multiplicity of allurements and pleasures that bid for his attention, to deny himself and turn a deaf ear to the appeals of his associates and tie himself down to self-improvement while those around him are having a good time.
Pushing to the Front or, Success Under Difficulties (1894)
For those who resist that idea that we should think about something like these Stand Your Ground laws, I just ask people to consider if Trayvon Martin was of age and armed, could he have stood his ground on that sidewalk? And do we actually think that he would have been justified in shooting Mr. Zimmerman, who had followed him in a car, because he felt threatened?
During a statement on race in America following Zimmerman verdict, July 19, 2013.
I simply can't resist a cat, particularly a purring one. They are the cleanest, cunningest, and most intelligent things I know, outside of the girl you love, of course.
Quoted in Abroad with Mark Twain and Eugene Field, Fisher
I can resist everything except temptation.
Lady Windermere's Fan, 1892