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Against criticism a man can neither protest nor defend himself; he must act in spite of it, and then it will gradually yield to him. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


There are moods in which one feels the impulse to enter a tacit protest against too gross an appetite for pure aesthetics in this starving and sinning world. One turns half away, musingly, from certain beautiful useless things. - Henry James


I find you want me to furnish you with argument and intellects too. No, sir, these, I protest you, are too hard for me. - Oliver Goldsmith


She was like the embodiment of all women who have felt an astonished protest because their children have died before them. - Rebecca West


The lady doth protest too much, methinks. - William Shakespeare


To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men. - Abraham Lincoln


Why does the guerrilla fighter fight? We must come to the inevitable conclusion that the guerrilla fighter is a social reformer, that he takes up arms responding to the angry protest of the people against their oppressors, and that he fights in order to change the social system that keeps all his unarmed brothers in ignominy and misery. - Ernesto 'Che' Guevara


Who can protest and does not, is an accomplice in the act. - The Talmud