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Top 100 Quotes About Siege

#1. Childhood was not a time in a person's life, but a country, a country under siege, from which certain individuals were taken too soon and never allowed to return. All people were exiled eventually, but whatever happened to them there marked them all their days. - Author: Kate Green
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#2. During a wise man's whole life, his destiny holds his philosophy in a state of siege. - Author: Victor Hugo
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#3. O! how shall summer's honey breath hold out, / Against the wrackful siege of battering days? - Author: William Shakespeare
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#4. In Cuba I have always understood harsh treatment of dissenting voices as stemming from a "siege situation" imposed upon it from outside. And I believe that to a certain extent that is true. - Author: Harold Pinter
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#5. Damn boudas. I tell him he's under siege and he goes to take a nap. - Author: Ilona Andrews
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#6. Therefore the skillful leader subdues the enemy's troops without any fighting; he captures their cities without laying siege to them; he overthrows their kingdom without lengthy operations in the field. - Author: Sun Tzu
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#7. Germany's siege mentality and gnawing sense of encirclement (the need to 'storm out of the fortress' to prevent a Russian attack); Austria-Hungary's hatred of Serbia; Russia's deep fear of Germany; France's vengeful chauvinism; and Britain's ferocious Germanophobia. - Author: Paul Ham
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#8. Smokers will always chat with other smokers; it's a sort of siege mentality. - Author: Andrew Culture
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#9. Ah, whither shall a maiden flee, When a bold youth so swift pursues, And siege of tenderest courtesy, With hope perseverant, still renews! - Author: Coventry Patmore
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#10. Even when conservatives have all the marbles, they still act as if they're under siege. Now that they are under siege, it is no time for them to act as if they're losing their marbles. - Author: Maureen Dowd
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#11. The Encyclopedia
the advance artillery of reason, the armada of philosophy, the siege engine of the enlightenment ... - Author: Peter Prange
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#12. And this is when I knew I was black for real.
This is when I knew black was a city
whose walls were constantly under siege.... - Author: Roger Bonair-Agard
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#13. What is it you want, fairy woman?" he asked at last. "I have dead men to burn and a siege to finish." Ayaminu - Author: Tad Williams
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#14. It was just before dawn during the Great Big Siege of Bologna, when tongueless dead men peopled the night hours like living ghosts and Hungry Joe was half out of his mind with anxiety because he had finished his missions - Author: Joseph Heller
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#15. So why are we practicing this, anyway?" Percy asked. "Do you guys spend a lot of time laying siege to fortified cities? - Author: Rick Riordan
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#16. If you're a ghost," he said, "we mean you no disrespect. And if you're not a ghost, tell me who you are-or you soon will be one - Author: John Flanagan
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#17. We stand at a crossroads. Idolatry looms. Traditional values in jeopardy. Truth under siege and virtue abandoned. - Author: Gregory Maguire
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#18. A siege is a deadly dull. - Author: George R R Martin
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#19. As a champion of the Church Militant in a hostile secular society, Belloc would sometimes exhibit a siege mentality akin to the defiance of Pius IX. - Author: Joseph Pearce
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#20. The homemade pie has been under siege for a century, and surely its survival is endangered. - Author: Janet Clarkson
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#21. For generations, the body of Christ has been defeated and put under a constant siege of condemnation from the accuser because they believe wrongly that the Holy Spirit convicts believers of their sins. - Author: Joseph Prince
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#22. I am well aware of the facts presented by numerous security experts on the many ways in which the United States' digital networks have come under siege by cybercriminals and under daily assault by hackers in league with various foreign governments. - Author: Rebecca MacKinnon
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#23. And we are made different. On the instant. What we know, what we were, is banished by that instant, razed like a castle under siege, and nothing is recognizable is left. The world is unmade. - Author: Jennifer Roberson
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#24. Singapore could only be taken after a siege by an army of at least 50,000 men. It is not considered possible that the Japanese would embark on such a mad enterprise. - Author: Winston Churchill
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#25. Reflections of the battlements shimmered in the deep green moat, casting an image of enduring strength, an image that defied the very siege of time. - Author: Karen Azinger
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#26. Now even the American command is under siege. We are hitting it from the north, east, south and west. We chase them here and they chase us there. But at the end we are the people who are laying siege to them. And it is not them who are besieging us. - Author: Mohammed Saeed Al-Sahaf
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#27. If a jerk burns the flag, America is not threatened, democracy is not under siege, freedom is not at risk. - Author: Gary Ackerman
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#28. Voltaire was also there, fleeing a royal arrest warrant, and working as a kind of one-man eighteenth-century USO show during the siege, offering bons mots and brandy between bouts of battle and composing odes to the military men. The - Author: Tom Reiss
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#29. 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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#30. The West-march of the Walmart Held all the food in the world, Bottled beer by the boatload, Frost-kept food, milk and meat. Setting up for a siege behind barricades The Norsemen fetched food, collected clothing, Turkish trousers with flies in the front Kept closed with clever contraptions, Tiny - Author: Neal Stephenson
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#31. I have seen hell, it is a great city under siege. - Author: Joe Abercrombie
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#32. We don't have a state, neither in Gaza nor in the West Bank. Gaza is under siege and the West Bank is occupied. What we have in the Gaza Strip is not a state, but rather a regime of an elected government. A Palestinian state will not be created at this time except in the territories of 1967. - Author: Ismail Haniyeh
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#33. For, I must tell you, in this world where today all lose their minds over many & wondrous Machines
some of which, alas, you can see also in this Siege
I construct Aristotelian Machines, that allow anyone to see with Words ... - Author: Umberto Eco
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#34. We live in the shadow of crime with the unspoken understanding that we are victims.. of fear, of violence, of social impotence. A man has risen to show us that the power is, ans always has been, in our hands. We are under siege. He's showing us that we can resist. - Author: Frank Miller
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#35. How do you have an armed siege without guns?' 'She used Olympic standard archery equipment, - Author: Livia Day
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#36. To be under occupation, to be under siege, is not a good inspiration for poetry. - Author: Mahmoud Darwish
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#37. I made a stop, ducking into the supermarket to pick up milk, Diet Pepsi, bread, eggs, and toilet paper. I was into my siege mentality, looking forward to pulling up the drawbridge and waiting out the rain. With luck, I wouldn't have to go out for days. - Author: Sue Grafton
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#38. A lot of films made me love the movies, everything from Hitchcock to Godard. But the ones that really grabbed me were Costa-Gavras's films like 'Z' and 'State of Siege.' - Author: Paul Haggis
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#39. A siege is an act of war. - Author: Noam Chomsky
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#40. When will the death
Of Death ever come?
from The Siege - Author: Visar Zhiti
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#41. The lowest form of war is To attack Cities. Siege warfare Is a last resort ... The Skillful Strategist Defeats the enemy Without doing battle, Captures the city Without laying siege, Overthrows the enemy state Without protracted war.34 - Author: Henry Kissinger
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#42. My weaknesses are women in high heels, freedom under siege, and ebay. (Steele) - Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
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#43. I don't care if you think I'm a Saint or a fool or the Darkling's whore. If you want to remain at the Little Palace you will follow me. And if you don't like it, you will be gone by tonight, or I will have you in chains. I am a solider. I am the Sun Summoners. And I'm the only chance you have. - Author: Leigh Bardugo
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#44. I've seen what you truly are," said the Darkling, "and I've never turned away. I never will. Can he say the same? - Author: Leigh Bardugo
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#45. They [muslims] are chopping off heads in Syria. Christianity is under siege. I'm Protestant, Presbyterian, and I'm proud of it. Other religions frankly are banding together, we need to band together. - Author: Donald Trump
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#46. According to court records, during the siege at Wounded Knee, more than two hundred and fifty thousand rounds were fired at our people by U.S. marshalls, FBI agents, the tribal police, the GOONs, and white vigilantes. These boys weren't kidding. And neither were we. - Author: Leonard Peltier
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#47. Don't argue. Never deign to deny. Meet insults with laughter. - Author: Leigh Bardugo
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#48. Remember that you're far back in the procession; remember that a whole army corps has laid siege to her, that she's been laid waste, plundered and pillaged. - Author: Henry Miller
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#49. Because to the poor, books are not diversions. Book are siege weapons. - Author: Joe Queenan
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#50. Mal shouted. I heard scuffling behind me and knew Tolya had taken hold of him. "Alina!" His voice was raw white wood, torn from the heart of a tree. I did not turn. - Author: Leigh Bardugo
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#51. With ruin staring you in the face, there is nothing worse to live through than a siege of waiting and hoping. If you manage to live through it, nothing can ever jar your nerves after that. - Author: Sue Sanders
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#52. Unity of command is essential to the economy of time. Warfare in the field was like a siege: by directing all one's force to a single point a breach might be made, and the equilibrium of opposition destroyed. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#53. To come under siege was the inevitable fate of power. - Author: Frank Herbert
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#54. And then God, in his benevolence, tasked Adam with the nasty business of nomenclature, calling beasts of land and water and air for what he saw fit, giving them names, calling them names, pegging down their potentials to classifications, to genus, to species. - Author: Carlos Malvar
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#55. No one was expecting the six-man team of elite SAS officers to storm the prison, but that is exactly what they did do. Hurling stun grenade and tear gas canisters, they entered the jail through a skylight before freeing the terrified prison warder. - Author: Stephen Richards
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#56. It can't have been fun to live with somebody whose brain was under siege. - Author: Darrell Hammond
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#57. When under siege, if we do not stand for our liberties and for the liberties of those who are unable to stand for themselves, then the great American experience will come to an end. - Author: Tim Huelskamp
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#58. No matter what I said, we both knew the hard truth. We do our best. We try. And usually, it makes no difference at all. - Author: Leigh Bardugo
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#59. Iko, did we break into that guardhouse and broadcast Cinder's message across all of Luna?"
"Yes, Captain."
"And, Scarlet, did I rescue you and Wolf when the entire city of Paris was under siege?"
She raised an eyebrow at him. "Actually, I'm pretty sure Cinder-"
"Yes, I did. - Author: Marissa Meyer
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#60. This old notion that work is drudgery is nonsense. Most days, even back when Xerox was under siege, I could not wait to get to the office. - Author: Ursula Burns
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#61. It is not the desire of new acquisitions, but the glory of conquests, that fires the soldier's breast; as indeed the town is seldom worth much, when it has suffered the devastations of a siege. - Author: Samuel Johnson
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#62. The general, unable to control his irritation, will launch his men to the assault like swarming ants, with the result that one-third of his men are slain, while the town still remains untaken. Such are the disastrous effects of a siege. - Author: Sun Tzu
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#63. elsewhere other powers still dwell. There is power, too, of another kind in the Shire. But all such places will soon become islands under siege, if things go on as they are going. The Dark Lord is putting forth all his strength. - Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
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#64. Christmas was an ingenious plan designed by God to lay siege to the hearts of all men by submitting Himself to the greed of all men. - Author: Craig D. Lounsbrough
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#65. My knowledge of biochemistry told me the chemical composition of the potion (ingredients, strickly confidential)... - Author: Carlos Malvar
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#66. You're comin' with me, you gotta be invisible. You walk by a hatch and you see the enemy, you become the hatch. - Author: J. F. Lawton
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#67. Happiness is something you lay siege to, it is a battle like a game of go. I will take hold of all the pain and snuff it out. - Author: Shan Sa
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#68. Dammit," Dale cussed. "I was kinda hoping Congress got ate. - Author: Rhiannon Frater
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#69. Peleus lived to a good age and survived his famous son Achilles, an initiate of the Centaur Horse fraternity, who was killed at the siege of Troy. - Author: Robert Graves
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#70. This is the band Radical Posture, and my name is Alexei Yuri Gagarin Siege of Stalingrad Glorious Five-Year Plan Sputnik Pravda Moscow Dynamo Back Four Balowski. Me Dad was a bit of a Communist, know what I mean? - Author: Alexei Sayle
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#71. There is only so much negotiating and maneuvering that can be done while the aircraft is under siege in mid-air. Therefore, the best way to put a stop to hijacking is by having high levels of security implemented by qualified and trained personnel both on the ground and in the air. - Author: Isaac Yeffet
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#72. Wherever good fortune enters, envy lays siege to the place and attacks it; and when it departs, sorrow and repentance remain behind. - Author: Leonardo Da Vinci
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#73. Our real self is under siege by our anti-self. - Author: Lisa Firestone
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#74. He'd only taken the black after he'd lost an arm at the siege of Storm's End. - Author: George R R Martin
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#75. When you have the Holy Spirit living inside of you, you possess a resource that can give you abundant life through the longest siege of the enemy. The enemy can camp at your doorstep for an indefinite period of time and it won't matter to you. The Holy Spirit is your indwelling source of - Author: David Jeremiah
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#76. Peace cannot be achieved except after the cessation of military escalation and the economic and financial siege. - Author: Yasser Arafat
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#77. Peggy snorted. Zombies rise and we're still doing paperwork. - Author: Rhiannon Frater
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#78. L have no recollection of just when, or more important, why l set about telling the story of the Siege. l suppose it was because l realized l had the right background - and because no one else, as far as I knew, had ever tried it. - Author: Valerie Fitzgerald
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#79. Years ago, even prior to 9/11, I did a movie called "The Siege." I did a lot of research with the FBI and the CIA. And I was amazed at that time (I guess we might all know it now) how little information they shared with each other. So after that, I'm not surprised by anything. - Author: Denzel Washington
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#80. Out on the street I start to run; I need to breathe in this life, the trees, the warmth of my town. I will be able to control my own fate and I will know how to be happy. Happiness is something you lay siege to, it is a battle ... - Author: Shan Sa
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#81. Now that was a good pussy. - Author: Carlos Malvar
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#82. Fleeing into aphorisms, the last refuge of an adult under siege. - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#83. Lacking an articulable defense of the cultural values under siege, he became a vessel of smoldering animosities. - Author: George F. Will
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#84. The [Apache] tribe was under siege by government agents, who had jailed some of the medicine men for practicing their rituals. Freedom of religion was cherished as a sacrosanct American right -- everywhere, that is, but on the archipelago of Indian life. - Author: Timothy Egan
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#85. What made al Qaeda retrieve the doctrine of militant jihad, and Breivik the ideas of crusade and reconquest, is a sense of siege. So, we should help both Westerners and Muslims get rid of that sense by easing their political tensions and by fostering dialogue between them. - Author: Mustafa Akyol
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#86. We have a saying that time has no single measure, that time can be like frost or lightning or a tear or siege or storm or sunset, or even like a rock. - Author: James Clavell
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#87. He who wishes to fight must first count the cost. When you engage in actual fighting, if victory is long in coming, then men's weapons will grow dull and their ardor will be dampened. If you lay siege to a town, you will exhaust your strength. - Author: Sun Tzu
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#88. Cultural America is under siege. And as the Soviet experience illustrates, ideology is a weak glue to hold together people otherwise lacking racial, ethnic, and cultural sources of community. - Author: Samuel P. Huntington
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#89. No siege engine could equal the destructive power of Zenobia sitting so close. - Author: Meljean Brook
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#90. still under siege, but the Red Army had regained two-thirds of - Author: Susan Butler
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#91. Laying aside also all considerations of works and engines of war, the invention of which has long since reached its limit, and for the improvement of which I see no further hope in the applied arts, I shall recognize the following types of stratagems connected with siege operations ... - Author: Frontinus
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#92. This boa, the American columns, are being besieged between Basra and other towns north, west, south and west of Basra. The Americans are the people who are under siege. - Author: Mohammed Saeed Al-Sahaf
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#93. I'm eating breakfast with half the royal family, Golden Guard, and a Western noble, at the siege of Soricium," Vhalla wheezed. "And it feels perfectly normal. - Author: Elise Kova
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#94. Ay me! for aught that I could ever read, Could ever hear by tale or history, The course of true love never did run smooth. But, either it was different in blood,- Or else it stood upon the choice of friends,- Or, if there were a sympathy in choice, War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#95. Love is like a reservoir of kindness and pleasure, like silos and pools during a siege. - Author: Yehuda Amichai
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#96. We remain essentially a nation under siege. - Author: Theodore C. Sorensen
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#97. Exactly when people are in turmoil is the time that the entertainment business has always been at its best. Because people don't want to be reminded every day that they are under siege, or that they're not having a great time of life. - Author: Lionel Richie
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#98. One likes people much better when they're battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#99. People under siege turn to us in complete frustration and I get a chance to go in when it's do or die. - Author: Curtis Sliwa
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#100. According to then current laws of war, the besieged could make terms if they surrendered, but not if they forced a siege to its bitter end, so presumably Charles felt no compunctions. - Author: Barbara W. Tuchman
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