Battle And War Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About Battle And War

#1. Fighting communicable disease was often like fighting a forest fire: sometimes you had to drop back and surrender a battle in hopes of winning the war. - Author: Dan Brown
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#2. Our attainments [in space] are a major element in the competition between the Soviet system and our own ... in this sense, [they] are part of the battle along the fluid front of the cold war. - Author: James E. Webb
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#3. Our cause in the war on terror isn't helped when we have army officers like Lieutenant General William Boykin speaking in evangelical churches and claiming this as some sort of battle for the Christian religion. That's wrong. That's un-American. - Author: John F. Kerry
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#4. Demons run when a good man goes to war
Night will fall and drown the sun
When a good man goes to war
Friendship dies and true love lies
Night will fall and the dark will rise
When a good man goes to war
Demons run, but count the cost
The battle's won, but the child is lost - Author: Steven Moffat
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#5. There is a war out there, and believe me, Fly, it was never really between Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Crusaders and Confucius. The final battle is between those who love, respect, and liberate the body and those who hate it - Author: Rawi Hage
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#6. In war, the moral element and public opinion are half the battle. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#7. If I found any new truths in the sciences, I can say that they follow from, or depend on, five or six principal problems which I succeeded in solving and which I regard as so many battles where the fortunes of war were on my side. - Author: Rene Descartes
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#8. This [a surprise attack] is an operation by no means to be despised in war, although it is rare, and less brilliant than a great strategic combination which renders victory certain even before the battle is fought. - Author: Antoine-Henri Jomini
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#9. Battles are never the end of war; for the dead must be buried and the cost of the conflict must be paid. - Author: James A. Garfield
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#10. With a savage grin, he let out an inhuman roar of bloodlust and threw himself into an unholy orgy of blood, fangs, claws, and death. - Author: Alan Kinross
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#11. Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory is won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory. - Author: Sun Tzu
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#12. To defeat ISIS and let Iran get nuclear weapons would be to win the battle and lose the war, - Author: Benjamin Netanyahu
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#13. Life is war, and marriage provides us with a close and intimate ally with whom we may wage this war. The battle requires bold love, forgiveness, confrontation, and repentance. - Author: Dan B. Allender
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#14. Later on after the war was over the women were to find this constantly; the men who had actually been in the thick of battle never opened their mouths about it, refused to join the ex-soldiers' clubs and leagues, wanted nothing to do with institutions perpetuating the memory of war. - Author: Colleen McCullough
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#15. I meant to write a song of battle, for storied deeds of war inspire; I seemed to hear the cannon thunder, I seemed to see the smoke and fire. But oh, the pathos of the ending when brave men conquered in the fight, knelt, kissing yielded blood-stained colors!
my eyes are blurred, I cannot write. - Author: Anne Reeve Aldrich
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#16. Battles are sometimes won by generals; wars are nearly always won by sergeants and privates. - Author: F. E. Adcock
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#17. The politicized sponsors of this pseudoscientific nonsense should be ashamed to live, let alone die. If you want to take part in the "war" against cancer, and other terrible maladies, too, then join the battle against their lethal stupidity. - Author: Christopher Hitchens
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#18. I want my life to be a battle cry, a war zone, an arrow pointed and loosed into the heart of domination: patriarchy, imperialism, industrialization, every system of power and sadism. - Author: Lierre Keith
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#19. We may win a battle, but if in doing so we have planted thousands of seeds of hatred and fear..the war is not over- only the present conflict has ceased. There will be no peace as long as we react to violence with violence. - Author: Martin Luther King Jr.
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#20. One minute can decide the outcome of the battle, one hour - the outcome of the campaign, and one day - the fate of the country. - Author: Alexander Suvorov
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#21. The war against Napoleon was won not by England but by Russia, Austria, and Prussia; but England won the last battle and she won the peace. - Author: J. Christopher Herold
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#22. When we declare war for peace, we may win the war and lose the battle. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#23. Men, you are in a battle. You are in a war. The stakes of this war and its casualties are higher than a checkmark in the win or loss column. Lives will be lost. Eternities will be shaped. Destinies will either be discovered or dismissed. Dreams will be attained or relinquished. - Author: Tony Evans
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#24. Anyone can battle for pride, power, vanity, greed, or hate, but war should always be approached with an equal measure of wisdom and strength. It's not just enough to know when to fight, but to know when to lay down the sword and negotiate. Not everything in the world is worth fighting for. - Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
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#25. Air Power is, above all, a psychological weapon - and only short-sighted soldiers, too battle-minded, underrate the importance of psychological factors in war. - Author: B.H. Liddell Hart
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#26. All the survivors of the war had reached their homes and so put the perils of battle and the sea behind them. - Author: Homer
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#27. Abandoned or separated from their families, they were forced to battle the beast of war on their own, left with an inheritance of heartache and resposibility for events they had no rile in causing. - Author: Ruta Sepetys
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#28. So in that dark and tangled night,
the chaw of chaws rose to flight,
with talons bloodied, feathers singed.
A battle won - a war begins! - Author: Kathryn Lasky
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#29. Shell shock, they said in the First World War. Battle fatigue, in the Second. It's what happens when you live through things you shouldn't have been able to live through and can't reconcile that knowledge with the fact that you did. - Author: Diana Gabaldon
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#30. The Sangh Parivar, against which I had been waging a war, misled the people. My opponents used the Election Commission and the bureaucracy to win a political battle. - Author: Lalu Prasad Yadav
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#31. The battle of Iwo Island has been won. The United States Marines by their individual and collective courage have conquered a base which is as necessary to us in our continuing forward movement toward final victory as it was vital to the enemy in staving off ultimate defeat. - Author: Chester W. Nimitz
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#32. Today the economic development of Armenia is as important as victory in the war was yesterday. Our battle has moved from the field of blood and heroism, to the economic field. - Author: Vazgen Sargsyan
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#33. Organized religion is good for wars, battles, pissin' and moanin' and not much else. - Author: Ted Nugent
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#34. Benedict Arnold was a war hero, wounded in battle
before he turned against his country. Hitler was likewise a decorated and wounded veteran of the First World War. Being a war hero is not a lifetime ... exempt[ion] ... from responsibility for what you do thereafter. - Author: Thomas Sowell
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#35. The power to cause pain is the only power that matters, the power to kill and destroy, because if you can't kill then you are always subject to those who can, and nothing and one will ever save you. - Author: Orson Scott Card
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#36. But, ladies and gentlemen, we will also be asked to make sacrifices in matters that are not our affair and that do not concern us, sacrifices that would leave our people bleeding or wounded, or even dead, from battle. There is no equality for us in this lifetime. - Author: Allan Dare Pearce
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#37. [I]t seems that the Cannibals of Europe are going to eat one another again. A war between Russia and Turkey is like the battle of the kite and snake; whichever destroys the other, leaves a destroyer the less for the world. - Author: Thomas Jefferson
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#38. Never get involved in a land war in Asia. Never fight a battle of wits when iocane powder is involved. And never, never, never, never, never, never, never let the New Republic's editors choose the headline for your article. - Author: Brad De Long
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#39. Actually, your past successes are your biggest obstacle: every battle, every war, is different, and you cannot assume that what worked before will work today. - Author: Robert Greene
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#40. I would prefer being in a hard battle; however, I will be satisfied with whatever happens to me in this war, if only the country comes out of this peril safe and to the satisfaction of the finest and best government on earth. - Author: Knute Nelson
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#41. If you really look at hip-hop dance, it's really a rites-of-passage thing. You never see the arms release down. They're always up in fighting position. It's going to war. What do we say? We say your're going to battle. You go out there and fight. - Author: Rennie Harris
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#42. When earth as if on evil dreams Looks back upon her wars, And the white light of Christ outstreams From the red disc of Mars, His fame, who led the stormy van Of battle, well may cease; But never that which crowns the man Whose victory was peace. - Author: John Greenleaf Whittier
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#43. Judgement is always based on experience and sometimes you will battle a person's history first, before commonsense will ever win the war. - Author: Shannon L. Alder
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#44. The heroes of Flight 93 won the first battle in the War on Terror, and they should never be forgotten. - Author: Jim Ramstad
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#45. Classical tragedy was the war between good and evil. We wanted evil to be defeated and good to be victorious. But the battle in modern tragedy is between good and good. And no matter which side wins, we'll still be heartbroken. - Author: Asghar Farhadi
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#46. You don't get it, Clary. You don't understand what it's like to live always at war, to grow up with battle and sacrifice. I guess it's not your fault. It's just how you were brought up- - Author: Cassandra Clare
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#47. It was something he had never quite understood about himself. He had seen thousands of men die in nearly ten years of war and could look on it at times with a near-total detachment, but an animal suffering - be it a horse or needra injured in battle, or the stag now dying - moved him deeply. - Author: Raymond E. Feist
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#48. I won the vote but shunned the soft parade
[ ... ]
I won every battle and lost the war
(Geronimo) - Author: Shannon McNally
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#49. Everything is a battle, every breath is a war, and I don't think I'm winning anymore.This Thinking is called Depression. - Author: Unknown
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#50. Charges of cavalry are equally useful at the beginning, the middle and the end of a battle. They should be made always, if possible, on the flanks of the infantry, especially when the latter is engaged in front. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#51. Witches, wolves, and moral friend There is horror that does not end War is waged and battles fought But have you stopped to count the cost? We are the ones backed by right We must strike with bold and might The cursed ones blamless be Warm them of the Hunters you see - Author: Nancy Holder
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#52. The city fought a $300 million, 18-year war on graffiti. New York Mayor John Lindsay declared war in 1972, and the battle for the transit system came later. - Author: Adam Mansbach
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#53. It would be a fine thing if war could be conducted as a game where no lives were lost. At the end of a battle combatants could meet [ ... ] and drink and talk. - Author: David Gemmell
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#54. Even a man who had survived a hundred battle can break in his hundred-and-first. - Author: George R R Martin
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#55. For a warrior, nothing is higher than a war against evil. The warrior confronted with such a war should be pleased, Arjuna, for it comes as an open gate to heaven. But if you do not participate in this battle against evil, you will incur sin, violating your dharma and your honor. - Author: Swami Vivekananda
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#56. "We will coordinate efforts of the PLO with responsible authorities in Jordan in all fields - politically, militarily and materially ... " "It was very probable that the Jordan army might start the battle." - Author: Ahmad Shukeiri
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#57. Fear was the terrible secret of the battlefiled and could afflict the brave as well as the timid. Worse it was contagious, and could destroy a unit before a battle even began. Because of that, commanders were first and foremost in the fear suppression business. - Author: David Halberstam
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#58. More Medals of Honor were given for the indiscriminate slaughter of women and children than for any battle in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq or Afghanistan. - Author: Aaron Huey
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#59. A big sacrifice is coming, and you won't have the courage to make it. That will cost you dearly. It will cost the world dearly. - Author: Rick Riordan
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#60. We sit in calm, airy, silent rooms opening upon sunlit and embowered lawns, not a sound except of summer and of husbandry disturbs the peace; but seven million men, any ten thousand of whom could have annihilated the ancient armies, are in ceaseless battle from the Alps to the Ocean. - Author: Winston Churchill
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#61. Bombs and bullets don't discriminate. - Author: Sophie Masson
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#62. At some point, I realized the horrible truth - the United States and its allies could win every single battle in Afghanistan and blow up every single alleged top militant in Pakistan, but still lose this war. - Author: Kim Barker
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#63. And therefore those skilled in war bring the enemy to the field of battle and are not brought there by him. - Author: Sun Tzu
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#64. I have always been their rock. A mother's unconditional love is fervent enough to battle against the gates of hell, rise up from her knees and stand gallant, in spite of her gaping war wounds. If only they knew the battle fought and the flood of tearshed without having to endure such agony. - Author: Terry A. O'Neal
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#65. This tune goes manly.
Come, go we to the King. Our power is ready;
Our lack is nothing but our leave. Macbeth
Is ripe for shaking, and the powers above
Put on their instruments. Receive what cheer you may.
The night is long that never finds the day.
They exit. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#66. When the higher officers are angry and insubordinate, and on meeting the enemy give battle on their own account from a feeling of resentment, before the commander-in-chief can tell whether or not he is in a position to fight, the result is ruin. - Author: Sun Tzu
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#67. Whoever is first in the field and awaits the coming of the enemy, will be fresh for the fight; whoever is second in the field and has to hasten to battle will arrive exhausted. - Author: Sun Tzu
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#68. First lay plans which will ensure victory, and then lead your army to battle; if you will not begin with stratagem but rely on brute strength alone, victory will no longer be assured - Author: Sun Tzu
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#69. And we screamed. We screamed our war cry, our shout of slaughter, our joy of being men in battle who are driven by terror. - Author: Bernard Cornwell
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#70. It was as much a battle of wits and words as it was of mitts and swords. - Author: Dean F. Wilson
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#71. The Balance, my boy, is the war that has been waged since before time was time, the battle within ourselves to do what is good and reject what is bad. It is a delicate line we all walk, a constant struggle of push and pull. - Author: Nikolas Lee
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#72. Something in me died at Peleliu. Perhaps it was the childish innocence that accepted as faith the claim that Man is basically good. Possibly I lost faith that politicians in high places, who do not have to endure war's savagery, will ever stop blundering and sending others to endure it. - Author: Eugene B. Sledge
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#73. All you have the right to ask of life is to choose a battle in this war, make the best you can, and leave the field with honor. - Author: Leon Uris
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#74. Somehow whether or not the war is winnable is beyond our scope, an irrelevant detail. We don't do it to win anymore; we do it because it's what we know how to do. Get ready to go. Get ready to come back. And the moments in between we mark on the calendar. It's our battle rhythm. - Author: Angela Ricketts
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#75. The thundering line of battle stands, And in the air Death moans and sings: But Day shall clasp him with strong hands, And Night shall fold him in soft wings. - Author: Julian Grenfell
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#76. The rush of battle is often a potent and lethal addiction, for war is a drug. - Author: Chris Hedges
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#77. Seventy-two moves to a draw, a prize specimen of the irresistible force meeting the immovable object, a battle without armor, a war without blood, and as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you could find anywhere outside an advertising agency. - Author: Raymond Chandler
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#78. I have just read your dispatch about sore-tongued and fatigued horses, Will you pardon me for asking what the horses of your army have done since the Battle of Antietam that fatigues anything? - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#79. It occurred to me, even in that moment: you can win the battle and still lose the war. - Author: Chris Cole
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#80. Believers saw it as a holy battle, a spiritual warfare at its height. Believers saw themselves in a spiritual war with demons and did not see flesh and blood. When being persecuted they had pity and love for the persecutors. - Author: Greg Gordon
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#81. I am the Penitent God. And tonight, I have begun my battle. My siege. The hundred-thousand Ink-borne arrows, flying forth from my flaming pen, to assault the walls of tyrannical Cold that hold this man in awful rapture. My campaign for my friend's very soul. My war of Ice, Ink, and Ember. - Author: S.G. Night
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#82. You can't lose this war, because your Father has already won. This isn't a battle of skin and bones, flesh and blood. This is about your faith, about your identity. When you discover who you truly are, you discover there is no war left to fight at all. - Author: Rachelle Dekker
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#83. Art is the war against what we do not choose to feel. It's the battle of color, words, sound, and shape, and it rages for or against love. - Author: Tarryn Fisher
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#84. Died of wounds inflicted in error by his own troops at the battle of Chancellorsville during the US Civil War. Let us cross over the river and sit in the shade of the trees. - Author: Stonewall Jackson
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#85. The war is for the family. The battle for their children's education and their grandchildren's freedom is as real to them as if they could witness the clangs of bayonets on the field or hear the blasts of mortars in the harbor. - Author: Oliver DeMille
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#86. Wake, soldier wake, thy war-horse waits
To bear thee to the battle back;
Thou slumberest at a foeman's gates,
Thy dog would break thy bivouac;
Thy plume is trailing in the dust,
And thy red falchion gathering rust. - Author: Thomas Kibble Hervey
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#87. Walking away ends a battle in the heart of one,
and starts a war in the soul of another. - Author: Jenim Dibie
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#88. To say yes to your dreams means the internal and external war, battle, confrontation and warfare. But it doesn't mean you should give up on your dreams because you were already given the capacity and ability to overcome the adversary, before the foundations of the earth. - Author: Euginia Herlihy
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#89. The battle for evolution seems never-ending. And the battle is part of a wider war, a war between rationality and superstition. - Author: Jerry A. Coyne
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#90. There was no honor in war, less in killing, and none in dying. But there was true dignity in how men comported themselves in battle. And there was always honor to be found in standing for a just cause and defending the defenseless. - Author: Michael Scott
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#91. Much of the blame is the malarkey that artists have created to glorify war, which as we all know, is nonsense, and a good deal worse than that - romantic pictures of battle, and of the dead and men in uniform and all that. And I did not want to have that story told again. - Author: Kurt Vonnegut
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#92. Amnesia was a soldier's best friend, and luckily, it could be taught. Missing limbs still ache, but missing memories never do. - Author: Alex London
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#93. When you determine to risk a battle, reserve to yourself every possible chance of success, more particularly if you have to deal with an adversary of superior talent, for if you are beaten, even in the midst of your magazines and your communications, woe to the vanquished! - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#94. Not Every Battle You Lose is considered as a loss sometimes this loss leads to the best victory, You just have to be Patient and to take advantage Of every unexpected event that happened during your struggle your own war . - Author: Ahmed
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#95. The Prime Minister wins debate after debate and loses battle after battle. The country is beginning to say that he fights debates like a war and the war like a debate. - Author: Aneurin Bevan
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#96. World War II is the greatest drama in human history, the biggest war ever and a true battle of good and evil. I imagine writers will continue to get stories from it, and readers will continue to love them, for many more years. - Author: Ken Follett
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Lose Battles, But Win The War: Grand Strategy
Grand strategy is the art of looking beyond the present battle and calculating ahead. Focus on your ultimate goal and plot to reach it. - Author: Robert Greene
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#98. To die,
so young to die.
No, no, not I,
I love the warm sunny skies,
light, song, shining eyes,
I want no war, no battle cry,
No, no, not I. - Author: Hannah Senesh
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#99. Heavens no, Mrs. Miller. It's war, and I have managed to send men into battle. But I'm a merciful commander - I wouldn't dream of sending them in after you." "Then I'm staying." "Maybe not. I didn't say that I wouldn't come in after you myself. - Author: Heather Graham
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#100. Never mind of what your enemy thinks of you, relax and think a head of him. - Author: Auliq Ice
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