Quotes of Combat

“ Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way…you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions. ”

- Aristotle

“ For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill. ”

- Sun tzu

“ Action without a name, a "who" attached to it, is meaningless. ”

- Hannah Arendt

“ Vice stirs up war, virtue fights. ”

- Marquis de Vauvenargues

“ What one has, one ought to use; and whatever he does he should do with all his might. ”

- Marcus Tullius Cicero

“ You had that action and counteraction which, in the natural and in the political world, from the reciprocal struggle of discordant powers draws out the harmony of the universe. ”

- Edmund Burke

“ Wars do not end wars any more than an extraordinarily large conflagration does away with the fire hazard. ”

- Henry Ford

“ He is at no end of his actions blest Whose ends will make greatest and not best. ”

- George Chapman

“ In the struggle between yourself and the world second the world. ”

- Franz Kafka

“ I shall make the most of all that comes: And the least of all that goes. ”

- Sara Teasdale

“ Let's face it — if mothers ruled the world, there wouldn't be any goddamn wars in the first place. ”

- Sally Field

“ Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.". ”

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“ Think like a man of action and act like a man of thought. ”

- Henri Bergson

“ I cannot conceive of a God who rewards and punishes his creatures, or has a will of the type of which we are conscious ourselves. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ We have to keep fighting. ”

- David Ortiz

“ If it were not for the war, this war would suit me down to the ground. ”

- Dorothy L. Sayers

“ Actions of the last age are like almanacs of the last year. ”

- Sir John Denham

“ We are succeeding in Iraq. It's a tough struggle with setbacks, but we are succeeding. ”

- Iyad Allawi

“ We become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions. ”

- Aristotle

“ I never worry about action, but only about inaction. ”

- Winston Churchill

“ The proof of battle is action, proof of words, debate. ”

- Homer

“ We shall not enter into any of the abstruse definitions of war used by publicists. We shall keep to the element of the thing itself, to a duel. War is nothing but a duel on an extensive scale. ”

- Carl von Clausewitz

“ The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him. ”

- G. K. Chesterton

“ Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. ”

- Bible

“ Logic, sometimes has very little to do with political action. ”

- Alexander Mackenzie

“ If a man consults whether he is to fight, when he has the power in his own hands, it is certain that his opinion is against fighting. ”

- Horatio Nelson

“ The time has come for all good men to rise above principle. ”

- Huey Long

“ All of us who served in one war or another know very well that all wars are the glory and the agony of the young. ”

- Gerald R. Ford

“ Many fine things can be done in a day if you don't always make that day tomorrow. ”

- Winston Churchill

“ Simple and brave, his faith awoke Ploughmen to struggle with their fate; Armies won battles when he spoke, And out of Chaos sprang the state. ”

- Robert Bridges
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