Resistance: 1. A force that tends to oppose or retard motion. 2. The capacity to withstand something.

“To the wrongs that need resistance, To the right that needs assistance, To the future in the distance, Give yourselves.” Carrie Chapman Catt

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.” Mark Twain

"Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor." Andre Gide

Synonyms: battle, blocking, check, combat, contention, counteraction, cover, defiance, detention, fight, friction, halting, hindrance, holding, impedance, impediment, impeding, intransigence, obstruction, parrying, protecting, protection, rebuff, refusal, retardation, safeguard, screen, shield, stand, striking back, struggle, support, warding off, watch, withstanding