Quote by John Neal
A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind.
This quote suggests that having some level of opposition or resistance in life can be beneficial for growth and success. It implies that facing challenges or going against the norm can inspire individuals to thrive, much like how kites soar higher by flying against the wind rather than with it. It encourages embracing obstacles as opportunities for personal development and learning, as they can push individuals beyond their limits and propel them to reach greater heights.
Friends and neighbors, the taxes are indeed very heavy, and if those laid on by the government were the only ones we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly; and from these taxes the commissioners cannot ease or deliver us by allowing abatement.
We should seek by all means in our power to avoid war, by analyzing possible causes, by trying to remove them, by discussion in a spirit of collaboration and good will. I cannot believe that such a program would be rejected by the people of this country, even if it does mean the establishment of personal contact with the dictators.