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"I have no objection to the concept of domestic partnership." - Rudy Giuliani

"I see no objection to stoutness, in moderation." - W. S. Gilbert

"Prophet Mohammed would have no objection to The Satanic Verses." - Salman Rushdie

"I've no objection to morality, except that it's obsolete." - Brian Aldiss

"A technical objection is the first refuge of a scoundrel." - Heywood Broun

"Do not mistake your objection to defeat for an objection to fighting, your objection to being a slave for an objection to slavery, your objection to not being as rich as your neighbor for an objection to poverty. The cowardly, the insubordinate, and the envious share your objections." - George Bernard Shaw

"The commonest objection to birth control is that it is against nature." - Bertrand Russell

"You want to tell me, and I have no objection to hearing it." - Jane Austen

"The chief objection to playing wind instruments is that it prolongs the life of the player." - George Bernard Shaw

"An objection is not a rejection; it is simply a request for more information" - Bo

"The main objection to killing people as a punishment...is that killing people is wrong" - Auberon Waugh

"My objection is not that it's pro-gay but that it appears to be anti-marriage." - Michael Medved

"The great objection to new books is that they prevent our reading old ones." - Joseph Joubert

"My objection to organized religion is the premature conclusion to ultimate truth that it represents..." - Arthur C Clarke

"Testimonials are the BEST way to beat down the price objection and win the sale." - Jeffrey Gitomer

"The real objection to the great majority of cats is their insufferable air of superiority." - P G Wodehouse

"I was always like, "I'm going to be the drunk judge who's like, 'Objection!' 'In chambers!'?"" - Winona Ryder

"This is not an objection to the Salvation Army or the work that it's doing." - Simon Gipson

"You can register a political objection in a number of ways." - Nicholson Baker

"Objection!" Metz shouts. Grounds?" the judge asks. Well...he's my witness!" - Jodi Picoult

"Have you any other objection than your belief of my indifference?" - Elizabeth Bennet" - Jane Austen

"An objection is not a rejection; it is simply a request for more information." - Bo Bennett

"I think my wife would take objection to any characterization of me as perfect." - Peter Blair Henry

"I have no objection to a man being a man, however masculine that may be." - Agnes Smedley

"If God exists, what objection can he have to saying so?" - Lemuel K Washburn

"Lack of romance is my real objection to writing on a computer." - P J Orourke

"Take like, say, Obama, he's called "liberal" and he's praised for his "principled objection to the Iraq war". What was his "principled objection"? He says it was a "strategic blunder," like Nazi generals after Stalingrad." - Noam Chomsky

"Too often, complaint is not about principled objection on moral grounds, but opportunistic objection on grounds of self-interest. To rectify this, we need to work on mastering the art of complaint." - Julian Baggini

"We are so placid that the smallest tremor of objection is taken as a full-scale revolution." - Cynthia Ozick

"Objection, evasion, joyous distrust, and love of irony are signs of health; everything absolute belongs to pathology." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"My objection to Christianity is that it is infinitely cruel, infinitely selfish, and, I might add, infinitely absurd." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"I have spoken to many, many Indian chiefs who say they have no objection whatsoever to the nickname." - Jack K. Cooke

"The objection to conforming to usages that have become dead to you is, that it scatters your force." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The objection to a Communist always resolves itself into the fact that he is not a gentleman." - H L Mencken

"Those who are fond of setting things to rights, have no great objection to seeing them wrong." - William Hazlitt

"All poets pretend to write for immortality, but the whole tribe have no objection to present pay and present praise." - Charles Caleb Colton

"I cannot escape the objection that there is no state of mind, however simple, that does not change every moment" - Henri Bergson

"I have a great objection to seeing anyone, particularly anyone whom I care about, lose his self-control." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"Man's objection to love is that it dies hard; woman's, that when it is dead, it stays dead." - H L Mencken

"The true objection to slavery is not that it is unjust to the inferior but that it corrupts the superior." - H G Wells

"This is my principal objection to life, I think: It is too easy, when alive, to make perfectly horrible mistakes." - Kurt Vonnegut

"Those who are fond of settling things to rights have no great objection to seeing them wrong." - William Hazlitt

"That is my principal objection to life, I think: It's too easy, when alive, to make perfectly horrible mistakes." - Kurt Vonnegut

"I cannot escape the objection that there is no state of mind, however simple, that does not change every moment." - Henri Bergson

"I have spoken to many, many Indian chiefs who say they have no objection whatsoever to the nickname." - Jack Kent Cooke

"I raise this objection to debate the process, and protect the integrity of the true will of the people." - Stephanie Tubbs Jones

"The modern Little Red Riding Hood, reared on singing commercials, has no objection to being eaten by the wolf." - Marshall Mcluhan

"Blanket objection is not very reasonable to me - any effort to control scientific advances is doomed to fail." - Joseph Murray

"The objection of the scandalmonger is not that she tells of racy doings, but that she pretends to be indignant about them." - H L Mencken

"It is obvious that all sense has gone out of modern marriage; which is, however, no objection to marriage but to modernity." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"I'm the kind of anarchist whose chief objection to the State is that it kills so many people. Government is the epitome of the deathist philosophy I reject." - Robert Anton Wilson

"The moral world has no particular objection to vice, but an insuperable repugnance to hearing vice called by its proper name." - William Makepeace Thackeray

"I've never had any objection to appearing depraved or villainous. But I draw the line at looking like a prize idiot." - Lisa Kleypas

"It is obvious that all sense has gone out of modern marriage: which is, however, no objection to marriage but to modernity." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Every time someone puts an objection to me, I want to say: 'OK, OK, let's go on to something else.' Objections have never contributed anything." - Gilles Deleuze

"I have found it to be the most serious objection to coarse labors long continued, that they compelled me to eat and drink coarsely also." - Henry David Thoreau

"My great objection to this government is, that it does not leave us the means of defending our rights, or of waging war against tyrants." - Patrick Henry

"Kami'd always retold her fairy tales to make the fair maidens braver and more self-sufficient, but she had never had any real objection to the handsome prince." - Sarah Rees Brennan

"I don't have a philosophical objection, necessarily, to a travel ban if that is the thing that is going to keep the American people safe." - Barack Obama

"Provided that nothing like useful knowledge could be gained from them, provided they were all story and no reflection, she had never any objection to books at all." - Jane Austen

"Who mentioned the Church? On the contrary, I have great respect for religion. My objection is to those who are against so many things and for so little." - Louis L'Amour

"The fact that God gave the whole human race the earth to use and enjoy cannot indeed in any manner serve as an objection against private possessions." - Pope Leo XIII

"It is, perhaps, a well founded objection to Mr. Ricardo, that he sometimes reasons upon abstract principles to which he gives too great a generalization." - Jean-Baptiste Say

"In England the practice of virtual representation provided reasonably well for the actual representation of the major interests of the society, and it raised no widespread objection." - Bernard Bailyn

"It (objection to a machine that could think) was the hook used by the rabble rousers, whose monopoly of moral interpretation might be challenged." - Mark Clifton

"Self-pity? I see no moral objections to it, the smell drives people away, but that's a practical objection, and occasionally an advantage." - E M Forster

"What a dangerous objection it would be against Christianity, therefore, if paganism had a definition of sin which Christianity had to acknowledge was correct." - Soren Kierkegaard

"I have absolutely no objection to performance and success as long as they don't become false idols and threaten to rule our lives." - Desmond Tutu

"I have no objection to anyone's sex life as long as they do' practice it in the street and frighten the horses." - Oscar Wilde

"I"ve never had any objection to appearing depraved or villainous. But I draw the line at looking like a prize idiot." - Lisa Kleypas

"I have no objection to anyone's sex life as long as they don't practice it in the street and frighten the horses." - Oscar Wilde

"The objection to Puritans is not that they try to make us think as they do, but that they try to make us do as they think." - H L Mencken

"A common objection to inherited wealth is that it stifles the urge to work. I have not generally observed this to be true." - Louis Auchincloss

"Objection is when I say: this doesn't suit me. Resistance is when I make sure that what doesn't suit me never happens again." - Ulrike Meinhof

"In England the practice of "virtual" representation provided reasonably well for the actual representation of the major interests of the society, and it raised no widespread objection." - Bernard Bailyn

"It still strikes me as strange that anyone could have any moral objection to someone else's sexuality. It's like telling someone else how to clean their house." - River Phoenix

"Self-pity ? I see no moral objections to it, the smell drives people away, but that's a practical objection, and occasionally an advantage." - E M Forster

"The objections to religion are of two sorts - intellectual and moral. The intellectual objection is that there is no reason to suppose any religion true; the moral objection is that religious precepts date from a time when men were more cruel than they are and therefore tend to perpetuate inhumanities which the moral conscience of the age would otherwise outgrow." - Bertrand Russell

"It is quite an old-fashioned fallacy to suppose that our objection to scepticism is that it removes the discipline from life. Our objection to scepticism is that it removes the motive power. Materialism is not a thing which destroys mere restraint. Materialism itself is the great restraint." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Every discoverer of a new truth, or inventor of the method which evolves it, makes a dozen, perhaps fifty, useless combinations, experiments, or trials for one successful one. In the realm of electricity or of mechanics there is no objection to this. But when such rejected failures involve a torture of animals, sometimes fearful in its character, there is a distinct objection to it." - Henry Jacob Bigelow

"A good Moslem king was one who was strict in religion, valiant in battle, just in giving judgment among his people, but not one who had the slightest objection in international matters to removing his neighbour's landmark." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"I find it odd that theres such strong objection to what is a clear way to assure that our elections are reliable and we can do a recount if there are any questions." - Joan Blades

"I have rather a strange objection to talking from the back platform of a train.... It changes too often. It moves around and shifts its ground too often. I like a platform that stays put." - Woodrow Wilson

"When an objection cannot be made formidable, there is some policy in trying to make it frightful; and to substitute the yell and the war-whoop, in the place of reason, argument and good order." - Thomas Paine

"Today's events are reminiscent of the Old Testament story of how the Israelites demanded a king over God's objection. They believed that a king would give them peace and security. The results proved otherwise." - Ron Paul

"My objection to Liberalism is this - that it is the introduction into the practical business of life of the highest kind - namely, politics - of philosophical ideas instead of political principles." - Benjamin Disraeli

"A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself." - Milton Friedman

"The common objection to seniority pay is, "It's rewarding dead wood!" My response is, "Why do you hire dead wood? Or why do you hire live wood and kill it?"" - Peter R. Scholtes

"Of all the objections which have been framed against the federal Constitution, this is perhaps the most extraordinary. Whilst the objection itself is levelled against a pretended oligarchy, the principle of it strikes at the very root of republican government." - James Madison

"We never had a girl in the band. Why? Certainly there's some rippin' female players in our kind of music. We have no objection to it. It'd be wonderful." - Ketch Secor

"The danger of disturbing the public tranquility by interesting too strongly the public passions, is a still more serious objection against a frequent reference of constitutional questions to the decision of the whole society." - James Madison

"Today's events are reminiscent of the Old Testament story of how the Israelites demanded a king over God's objection. They believed that a king would give them peace and security. The results proved otherwise." - Ron Paul

"When it comes to stand-up, people feel this need to voice their objection through groaning or being offended. It's really irritating... I mean I love what I do, but that's the irritating side of it." - Jim Norton

"To Latter-day Saints there can be no objection to the careful and critical study of the scriptures, ancient or modern, provided only that it be an honest study - a search for truth." - John Andreas Widtsoe

"My objection to supernatural beliefs is precisely that they miserably fail to do justice to the sublime grandeur of the real world. They represent a narrowing-down from reality, an impoverishment of what the real world has to offer." - Richard Dawkins

"The danger of disturbing the public tranquillity by interesting too strongly the public passions, is a still more serious objection against a frequent reference of constitutional questions to the decision of the whole society." - James Madison

"Give me women, wine and snuff Until I cry out 'hold, enough!' You may do so san objection Till the day of resurrection; For bless my beard then aye shall be My beloved Trinity." - John Keats

"Domesticity is essentially drama, for drama is conflict, and the home compels conflict by its concentration of active personalities in a small area. The real objection to domesticity is that it is too exciting." - Rebecca West

"I have absolutely no objection to growing older. I am a stroke survivor so I am extremely grateful to be ageing - I have nothing but gratitude for the passing years. I am ageing - lucky, lucky me!" - Sharon Stone

"If you're saying that Prime Minister [Benjamin] Netanyahu got fired up, he's been fired up repeatedly during the course of my presidency, around the Iran deal and around our consistent objection to settlements." - Barack Obama

"I think his [Donald's Trump] objection would be to biased and unfair, which is not the way he characterize "Fox News" to me, anyway. But we're all looking for objective coverage." - Kellyanne Conway

"By arguing that the bundle theory does not entail and is not committed in any way to the principle of identity of indiscernibles, I have thereby defended the bundle theory from a traditional objection to it." - Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra

"The chief objection that I have to Pantheism is that it says nothing. To call the world God is not to explain it; it is only to enrich our language with a superfluous synonym for the word world." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"...Jung even asserted that he would have no objection to regarding the psyche as a quality of matter and matter as a concrete aspect of the psyche, provided that the psyche was understood to be the collective unconscious." - Marie-Louise von Franz

"Were it offered to my choice, I should have no objection to a repetition of the same life from its beginning, only asking the advantages authors have in a second edition to correct some faults in the first." - Benjamin Franklin

"The engineers are taking their stand on grounds of conscience...Conscientious objection to the law is not a criminal act. These people are our people and we should take a principled stand, together." - Tony Benn

"For the Sanders supporters, there's a thought that the people who are well off are doing really great, and the system is systematically unfair, and that's a very deeply felt and serious objection to the current situation." - Cass Sunstein

"Are we Pakistanis, children of a lesser God? Is there one law for the west and one for us? Is our democracy supposed to be only democracy if you give us a no objection certificate?" - Imran Khan

"There was not a member of the Constitutional Convention who had the least objection to what is contended for by the advocates for a Bill of Rights and trial by jury." - George Washington

"My objection to Liberalism is this that it is the introduction into the practical business of life of the highest kind namely, politics of philosophical ideas instead of political principles." - Benjamin Disraeli

"My objection to the death penalty is based on the idea that this is a democracy, and in a democracy the government is me, and if the government kills somebody then I'm killing somebody." - Steve Earle

"Jung even asserted that he would have no objection to regarding the psyche as a quality of matter and matter as a concrete aspect of the psyche, provided that the psyche was understood to be the collective unconscious." - Marie-Louise von Franz

"What Americans were really objecting to had nothing to do with constitutional principles. their objection was not to Parliament's constitutional right to levy certain kinds of taxes as opposed to others, but to its effort to collect any." - Bernard Bailyn

"If Solomon counts the day of one's death better than the day of one's birth, there can be no objection why that also may not be reckoned amongst one's remarkable and happy days." - John Aubrey

"I find it odd that there's such strong objection to what is a clear way to assure that our elections are reliable and we can do a recount if there are any questions." - Joan Blades

"The objection to fairy stories is that they tell children there are dragons. But children have always known there are dragons. Fairy stories tell children that dragons can be killed." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"If you cannot avoid a quarrel with a blackguard, let your lawyer manage it, rather than yourself. No man sweeps his own chimney, but employs a chimney-sweeper, who has no objection to dirty work, because it is his trade." - Charles Caleb Colton

"Against filling the Heavens with fluid Mediums, unless they be exceeding rare, a great Objection arises from the regular and very lasting Motions of the Planets and Comets in all manner of Courses through the Heavens." - Isaac Newton

"I should have no objection to go over the same life from its beginning to the end: requesting only the advantage authors have, of correcting in a second edition the faults of the first." - Benjamin Franklin

"The tactic of leading people into... a war that doesn't make any sense by telling them they are under attack, and if they raise any objection they're unpatriotic, is a very old tactic. And it doesn't intimidate me." - Tommy Lee Jones

"I fully agree with all that you say on the advantages of Spencer's excellent expression of 'the survival of the fittest.' This, however, had not occurred to me till reading your letter. It is, however, a great objection to this term that it cannot be used as a substantive governing a verb; and that this is a real objection I infer from H. Spencer continually using the words, natural selection." - Charles Darwin

"I've no objection to the term 'graphic novel,' as long as what it is talking about is actually some sort of graphic work that could conceivably be described as a novel. My main objection to the term is that usually it means a collection of six issues of Spider-Man, or something that does not have the structure or any of the qualities of a novel, but is perhaps roughly the same size." - Alan Moore

"My objection to the church isn't that the preachers are cruel, hypocritical, actually wicked, though some of them are that, too - think of how many are arrested for selling fake stock, for seducing 14-year-old girls in orphanages under their care, for arson, for murder. An it isn't so much that the church is in bondage to Big Business and doctrines as laid down by millionaires - though a lot of churches are that, too. My chief objection is that 99% of sermons and Sunday School teachings are so agonizingly dull." - Sinclair Lewis

"I recollect a nurse called Ann, Who carried me about the grass, And one fine day a fine young man Came up and kissed the pretty lass. She did not make the least objection. Thinks I, "Aha, When I can talk I'll tell Mama," And that's my earliest recollection." - Frederick Locker-Lampson

"The point here is not just that an image represents God as having body and parts, whereas in reality he has neither. But the point really goes much deeper. The heart of the objection to pictures and images is that they inevitably conceal most, if not all, of the truth about the personal nature and character of the divine Being whom they represent." - J I Packer

"The only thing that is unqualifiedly given is the total pervasive quality; and the objection to calling it "given" is that the word suggests something to which it is given, mind or thought or consciousness or whatever, as well possibly as something that gives." - John Dewey

"It is no valid objection that science as yet throws no light on the far higher problem of the essence or origin of life. Who can explain gravity? No one now objects to following out the results consequent on this unknown element of attraction..." - Charles Darwin

"And unlike the rest of you, he hasn't yet time to ruin his career or his mind." "Then he won't do. Send him home. Get us another lunatic." "Excuse me!" [hopping up to stand in his seat] "Elassar Targon, master of the universe, reporting for duty!" "I withdraw my objection." - Aaron Allston

"...but this is the real objection to that torrent of modern talk about treating crime as disease, about making prison merely a hygienic environment like a hospital, of healing sin by slow scientific methods. The fallacy of the whole thing is that evil is a matter of active choice whereas disease is not." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"I had hardly expected so dolichocephalic a skull or such well-marked supra-orbital development. Would you have any objection to my running my finger along your parietal fissure? A cast of your skull, sir, until the original is available, would be an ornament to any anthropological museum. It is not my intention to be fulsome, but I confess that I covet your skull." - Arthur Conan Doyle

"More fundamentally, however, the answer to petitioners' objection is that there can be no impairment of executive power, whether on the state or federal level, where actions pursuant to that power are impermissible under the Constitution. Where there is no power, there can be no impairment of power." - William J. Brennan

"My only objection to the arrangements there is the two-in-a-bed system. It is bad.... But let your words and conduct be perfectlypure-such as your mother might know without bringing a blush to your cheek.... If not already mentioned, do not tell your mother of the doubling in bed." - Rutherford B Hayes

"We are so placid that the smallest tremor of objection to anything at all is taken as a full-scale revolution. Should any soul speak up in favor of the obvious, it is taken as a symptom of the influence of the left, the right, the pink, the black, the dangerous. An idea for its own sake - especially an obvious idea - has no respectability." - Cynthia Ozick

"The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore. It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line. The objection to it is not that it is predominantly painful, but that it is lacking in sense." - H L Mencken

"To regard states of distress in general as an objection, as something which must be abolished is the greatest nonsense on earth; having the most disastrous consequences, fatally stupid- almost as stupid as a wish to abolish bad weather - out of pity for the poor." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"I talk about reducing our dependence on foreign oil. If we're buying electricity from a solar-thermal plant in Tijuana, I'm not sure we should say that's evil. If we are buying wind power from Alberta, I don't have a huge objection to that." - Jay Inslee

"You're married to a woman who has no objection to another woman joining the couple. Then she brings in her boyfriend. Suddenly you realize - my God! - you can love more than one person. In fact, you can love several people at the same time." - Volkmar Sigusch

"When the whole discussion of "developing a national idea" hastily began in post-Soviet Russia, I tried to pour cold water on it with the objection that, after all the devastating losses we had experienced, it would be quite sufficient to have just one task: the preservation of a dying people." - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

"Everybody drinks," she said calmly. The Only Rational One. "Your sister doesn't." When rolled her eyes. "Forgive me, but I'm not going to spend my college years sitting soberly in my dorm room, writing about gay magicians." "Objection," Cath said, reaching for a burrito." - Rainbow Rowell

"I recollect a nurse called Ann, Who carried me about the grass, And one fine day a fine young man Came up and kissed the pretty lass. She did not make the least objection. Thinks I, Aha, When I can talk I'll tell Mama, And that's my earliest recollection." - Frederick Locker-Lampson

"And unlike the rest of you, he has' yet time to ruin his career or his mind." "Then he wo' do. Send him home. Get us another lunatic." "Excuse me!" [hopping up to stand in his seat] "Elassar Targon, master of the universe, reporting for duty!" "I withdraw my objection." - Aaron Allston

"The most common objection to changes in public policy which would increase a user's control of housing at the expense of centralized institutions is that standards would be lowered as a result. The standards the objectors have in mind, however, are not something that cam be achieved with available resources, but, rather, represent the objector's own notion of what housing ought to be." - John Turner

"Sir, I have no objection to a man's drinking wine, if he can do it in moderation. I found myself apt to go to excess in it, and therefore, after having been for some time without it, on account of illness, I thought it better not to return to it. Every man is to judge for himself, according to the effects which he experiences." - Samuel Johnson

"The fundamental religious objection to the theory of evolution is not scientific but moral. [Fundamentalists believe that] evolutionary theory must be opposed because it leads to rampant immorality, on both the personal and political scales. The basic cause of this immorality is atheism." - Elizabeth S. Anderson

"I conceived from the outset a strong objection to Zionism. I considered it immoral that immigrants should come from abroad with the avowed intention of attaining to majority in the country and thus to dispossess the people whose country it had been since time immemorial." - Muhammad Asad

"Stem cells are probably going to be extremely useful. But it isn't a given, and even if it were, I don't think the end justifies the means. I am not against stem cells, I think it's great. Blanket objection is not very reasonable to me-any effort to control scientific advances is doomed to fail. You cannot stop the human mind from working." - Joseph Murray

"All poets pretend to write for immortality, but the whole tribe have no objection to present pay, and present praise. Lord Burleigh is not the only statesman who has thought one hundred pounds too much for a song, though sung by Spenser; although Oliver Goldsmith is the only poet who ever considered himself to have been overpaid." - Charles Caleb Colton

"It's just that I have this funny objection to torturing small animals no matter how scrumptious their body parts might be. ... Our food industries are equal opportunity abusers: cows, chickens, pigs, and a special mention to those little calves who for their short, miserable lives are locked into crates too small to allow movement just so we can eat veal." - Ron Reagan

"My brother, Cecil Edward Chesterton, was born when I was about five years old; and, after a brief pause, began to argue. He continued to argue to the end. I am glad to think that through all those years we never stopped arguing; and we never once quarreled. Perhaps the principal objection to a quarrel is that it interrupts an argument." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Biography, too, is liable to the same objection; it should be autobiography. Let us not, as the Germans advise, endeavor to go abroad and vex our bowels that we may be somebody else to explain him. If I am not I, who will be?" - Henry David Thoreau



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