Quotes of Battle

“ It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it. ”

- Robert E. Lee

“ But in modern war you will die like a dog for no good reason. ”

- Ernest Hemingway

“ War is not a life: it is a situation, one which may neither be ignored nor accepted. ”

- T. S. Eliot

“ We have to keep fighting. ”

- David Ortiz

“ I believe in the battle-whether it's the battle of a campaign or the battle of this office, which is a continuing battle. ”

- Richard M. Nixon

“ To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting. ”

- Sun tzu

“ For what can war but endless war still breed? ”

- John Milton

“ Pick battles big enough to matter, but small enough to win. ”

- Jonathan Kozol

“ Wisdom is better than weapons of war. ”

- Bible

“ I don't know whether war is an interlude during peace, or peace an interlude during war. ”

- Georges Clemenceau

“ Life is a campaign not a battle, and has its defeats as well as its victories. ”

- Don Piatt

“ You can't say that civilization don't advance, however, for in every war they kill you in a new way. ”

- Will Rogers

“ We used to wonder where war lived, what it was that made it so vile. And now we realize that we know where it lives, that it is inside ourselves. ”

- Albert Camus

“ More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginnings of all wars. ”

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

“ You may have to fight the battle more than once to win the war. ”

- Margaret Thatcher

“ Only the dead have seen the end of the war. ”

- George Santayana

“ You win battles by knowing the enemy's timing, and using a timing which the enemy does not expect. ”

- Miyamoto Musashi

“ War is much too serious a matter to be entrusted to the military. ”

- Georges Clemenceau

“ Vice stirs up war, virtue fights. ”

- Marquis de Vauvenargues

“ A battle won is a battle which we will not acknowledge to be lost. ”

- Marshal Ferdinand Foch

“ Nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won. ”

- Joan Chittister

“ Probably the battle of Waterloo was won on the playing-fields of Eton, but the opening battles of all subsequent wars have been lost there. ”

- George Orwell

“ The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand. ”

- Sun tzu

“ War consisteth not in battle only, or the act of fighting; but in a tract of time, wherein the will to contend by battle is sufficiently known. ”

- Thomas Hobbes

“ The hardest battle you're ever going to fight is the battle to be just you. ”

- Leo F. Buscaglia

“ Next to a battle lost, the greatest misery is a battle gained. ”

- Duke of Wellington

“ Wars spring from unseen and generally insignificant causes, the first outbreak being often but an explosion of anger. ”

- Thucydides

“ Fortunately psychoanalysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself still remains a very effective therapist. ”

- Karen Horney

“ Carry the battle to them. Don't let them bring it to you. Put them on the defensive. And don't ever apologize for anything. ”

- Harry S.Truman

“ I know but little of the customs of war, and wish to know less. ”

- James Fenimore Cooper
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