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Top 100 Quotes About Vanquished

#1. All wars eventually act as boomerangs and the victor suffers as much as the vanquished.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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#2. Only the victors have stories to tell. We, the vanquished, were all cowards and weaklings by then, whose memories, fears, and enthusiasms should not be remembered.

Guy Sajer

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#3. A man's greatest moment in life is when his enemy lays vanquished, his village aflame, his herds driven before you and his weeping wives and daughters are clasped to your breast.

Genghis Khan

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#4. the Lord vanquished the devil in my heart.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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#5. Transfixed beneath the rays of a jaundiced star, he huddled against the crumbling parapet, fighting an evil the priests assumed long vanquished.

Grace Draven

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#6. The sun was a warrior whom I gladly contested and whom I overthrew. Dazzling and magnificent was the sun's army on my back and joyous were the blades of sweat that came from my pores and vanquished him.

Eve Langley

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#7. And Lawrence was afraid of the main thing. He had a tendency to talk feverishly all around the main thing, as if bundling it with twine. Presumably if he talked in circles around the main thing for long enough it would lie there, vanquished, panting on its side, like a roped steer.

Lionel Shriver

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#8. In that wide struggle which we call Progress, evil is always the aggressor and the vanquished, and it is right that this should be so, for without its onslaughts and depredations humanity might fall to a fat slumber upon its cornsacks and die snoring.

James Stephens

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#9. Only the vanquished remember history.

Marshall McLuhan

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#10. I was vanquished by a deer!'
A giant magical flying deer with fangs,' Seth said, parroting a description Gavin had shared earlier.
That sounds a little better,' Warren conceded. 'Seth is in charge of my tombstone.

Brandon Mull

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#11. They only the victory win,
Who have fought the good fight and have vanquished the demon that tempts us within;
Who have held to their faith unseduced by the prize that the world holds on high;
Who have dared for a high cause to suffer, resist, fight
if need be, to die.

William Wetmore Story

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#12. Oh, when shall Britain, conscious of her claim, Stand emulous of Greek and Roman fame? In living medals see her wars enroll'd, And vanquished realms supply recording gold?

Alexander Pope

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#13. Not all that have fallen are vanquished.

J.R.R. Tolkien

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#14. Letters had always defeated distance, but with the coming of e-mail, time seemed to be vanquished as well.

Thomas Mallon

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#15. 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!

Napoleon Bonaparte

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#16. Peace is something you only have when your enemy is gone. Either after you have turned him into a friend or vanquished him

Bangambiki Habyarimana

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#17. Choices makes us, choices made at mire proves a person to be righteous or evil. It depends on us to be vanquished or to stand indomitable to a predicament.

Prakash Guru

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#18. No problem except old age ever vanquished my mother.

Miles Franklin

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#19. The history of England, who has always dealt most harshly with her vanquished foe in the few European wars in which she has taken part in modern times, gives us Germans an idea of the fate in store for us if defeated.

Bernhard Von Bulow

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#20. Can it be believed that the democracy which overthrew the feudal system and vanquished kings will retreat before tradesmen and capitalists?

Alexis De Tocqueville

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#21. Forbear to spew out reason from your mind, but rather ponder everything with keen judgment; and if it seems true, own yourself vanquished, but, if it is false, gird up your loins to fight.


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#22. [I]n any war a victory means another war, and yet another, until some day inevitably the tides turn, and the victor is the vanquished, and the circle reverses itself, but remains nevertheless a circle.

Pearl S. Buck

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#23. Our bodily eye findeth never an end, but is vanquished by the immensity of space.

Giordano Bruno

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#24. Everything beautiful is golden and strewn with pearls. Even golden people live here. But misfortune is a dark power, a monstrous, cannibalistic giant, who is, however, vanquished, because a good woman, who happily knows how to avert disaster, stands ready to help.

Jack D. Zipes

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#25. Man ceased to be an ape, vanquished the ape, on the day the first book was written.

Arthur Helps

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#26. Into your hands at last I have come vanquished." She obeyed. "Where I know that I must die,

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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#27. Sure, companies say they're sensitive to their employees' cultural heritages, but show up on casual Friday wearing a necklace made from the ears of your vanquished enemies and all hell breaks loose.

Brad Wilkerson

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#28. That civilised life cannot be lived without taboos - that some of them may indeed be justified, and that therefore taboo is not in itself an evil to be vanquished - is a thought too subtle for the aesthetes of nihilism.

Theodore Dalrymple

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#29. Thorne's voice pitched high in imitation of the queen. The impostor of my beloved niece is vanquished ... Let us put this messiness behind us while we go forward with the coronations ... I am a psychotic, power-hungry nut basket and my breath smells really bad under this veil.

Marissa Meyer

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#30. The word 'yes' is just a sound. It's nothing without context. It can signal the end of a life, an exultation after a scored basket or a vanquished foe; it can answer questions or refute them; it's an affirmation.

Josh Hanagarne

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#31. I heard through the nightThe rush and the clamour;The pulse of the fightLike blows of Thor's hammer;The pattering flightOf the leaves, and the anguishedMoan of the forest vanquished.

Henry Van Dyke

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#32. Since the whole affair had become one of religion, the vanquished were of course exterminated.


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#33. I think that this is the first war in history that on the morrow the victors sued for peace and the vanquished called for unconditional surrender.

Abba Eban

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#34. He thought America's character would be defined by how it treated its vanquished enemies, and he wanted to graduate from bitter wartime grievances to the forgiving posture of peace.

Ron Chernow

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#35. Jesus is no draughtsman of political blueprints, he is the one who vanquished evil through suffering. It looked as though evil had triumphed on the cross, but the real victory belonged to

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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#36. It is noble to grant life to the vanquished.
[Lat., Pulchrum est vitam donare minori.]


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#37. I have vanquished giants, and I have sent villains and malefactors to her, but where can they find her if she has been enchanted and transformed into the ugliest peasant girl anyone can imagine?

Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra

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#38. The victor is often vanquished by his own success.

Friedrich Schiller

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#39. There is something beyond the grave; death does not end all, and the pale ghost escapes from the vanquished pyre.


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#40. Evil cannot be vanquished with a sword, and darkness cannot be defeated in battle but only by shining a bright enough light.

David Zindell

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#41. War, in some ways, is merciful to men. It makes them heroes if they are the victors. If they are the vanquished - they do not live to see their homes taken, their wives widowed. But if you are a woman - you must live through defeat...

Samhita Arni

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#42. LOGOMACHY, n. A war in which the weapons are words and the wounds punctures in the swim-bladder of self-esteem - a kind of contest in which, the vanquished being unconscious of defeat, the victor is denied the reward of success.

Ambrose Bierce

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#43. Only victors have stories to tell,
we the vanquished were then thought of
as cowards and weaklings whose memories
and fears should not be remembered.

Guy Sajer

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#44. Hatred which is completely vanquished by love passes into love: and love is thereupon greater than if hatred had not preceded it ...

Baruch Spinoza

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#45. The rapture of pursuing is the prize the vanquished gain.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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#46. My brothers and sisters, we are all winners. In this context there is no victor and no vanquished. We have demonstrated, even in our diversity, the progress of Nigeria remains paramount for all.

Goodluck Jonathan

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#47. It is an honourable thing to be merciful to the vanquished.


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#48. The capacity for fear and for happiness are the same, the unrestricted openness to experience amounting to self-abandonment in which the vanquished rediscovers himself.

Theodor Adorno

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#49. Satan can never be driven out by Satan. Error can never be corrected by error, and evil cannot be vanquished by evil.

Leo Tolstoy

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#50. Science has produced such powerful weapons that in a war between great powers there would be neither victor nor vanquished. Both would be overwhelmed in destruction.

John Boyd Orr

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#51. There are no temptations from which assailed virtue may not gain strength, instead of falling before them, vanquished and subdued.

Albert Pike

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#52. The victor is not victorious if the vanquished does not consider himself so

Quintus Ennius

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#53. A merely fallen enemy may rise again, but the reconciled one is truly vanquished.

Friedrich Schiller

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#54. I knew that I would speak in the language of the vanquished No more durable than old customs, family rituals, Christmas tinsel, and once a year the hilarity of carols.

Czeslaw Milosz

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#55. The important thing in life is not victory but combat; it is not to have vanquished but to have fought well.

Pierre De Coubertin

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#56. Blue is the male principle, stern and spiritual. Yellow the female principle, gentle, cheerful and sensual. Red is matter, brutal and heavy and always the colour which must be fought and vanquished by the other two.

Franz Marc

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#57. Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.


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#58. In human history a moral victory is always a disaster, for it debauches and degrades both the victor and the vanquished. The triumph of sin in 1865 would have stimulated and helped to civilize both sides.

H.L. Mencken

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#59. For the victor peace means the preservation of the position of power which he has secured. For the vanquished it means resigning himself to the position left to him.

Gustav Stresemann

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#60. Women of vanquished races are usually very prone to wed with the men who have slaughtered their kindred in battle.

Arthur Desmond

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#61. To understand the truth of history, you must lend one ear to the conqueror, yet two to the vanquished.

Kyle West

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#62. Now conquering Rome doth conquered Rome inter, And she the vanquished is, and vanquisher. To show us where she stood there rests alone Tiber; and that too hastens to be gone. Learn, hence what fortune can. Towns glide away; And rivers, which are still in motion, stay.

Joachim Du Bellay

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#63. When some one boasted that at the Pythian games he had vanquished men, Diogenes replied, Nay, I defeat men, you defeat slaves .


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#64. The Art of Peace is the principle of nonresistance. Because it is nonresistant it is victorious from the beginning. Those with evil intentions or contentious thoughts are instantly vanquished. The Art of Peace is invincible because it contends with nothing.

Morihei Ueshiba

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#65. It feels good to finally stand on top of vanquished sloth, and actually impress some people as a hard worker.

Guy Maddin

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#66. Hatred is increased by being reciprocated, and can on the other hand be destroyed by love. Hatred which is completely vanquished by love, passes into love; and love is thereupon greater, than id hatred had not preceded it.

Baruch Spinoza

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#67. In modern war there is no such thing as victor and vanquished ... There is only a loser, and the loser is mankind.

U Thant

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#68. The greatest victory anyone can taste is the daily challenge to outrun those fears that you vanquished ... days, weeks, months past.

Francisco Leon

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#69. All love is vanquished by a succeeding love.


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#70. Man is the weak being who, in spite of all his self-importance and pride of wealth and capital, is vanquished by the smallest microbe.

Muhammad Atta-ullah Faizani

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#71. In the battlefield men grapple each other and die;
The horses of the vanquished utter lamentable cries to heaven,
While ravens and kites peck at human entrails,
Carry them up in their flight, and hang them on the branches of dead trees.

Li Bai

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#72. It is a trial within a nation but a trial of victors against the vanquished. Even before the trials started, the victors who are our judges were quite convinced that we were guilty and that we should all pay the price.

Julius Streicher

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#73. Open thine arms and receive, too, thy son Don Quixote, who, if he comes vanquished by the arm of another, comes victor over himself, which, as he himself has told me, is the greatest victory anyone can desire.

Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra

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#74. Passed years seem safe ones, vanquished ones, while the future lives in a cloud, formidable from a distance. The cloud clears as you enter it. I have learned this, but like everyone, I learned it late.

Beryl Markham

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#75. And in that dismal restaurant, surrounded by the simple government clerks who sat there repairing the wear and tear of their humble daily tasks, my broad-shouldered messmate seemed to me strangely noble; beneath his rough hide I could discern the angel who had vanquished the dragon.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

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#76. The dual scourge of hunger and malnutrition will be truly vanquished not only when granaries are full, but also when people's basic health needs are met and women are given their rightful role in societies.

Gro Harlem Brundtland

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#77. Victory loses its meaning without the memory of what you've vanquished.

Alastair Reynolds

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#78. If one seeks to analyze experiences and reactions to the first postwar years, I hope one may say without being accused of bias that it is easier for the victor than for the vanquished to advocate peace.

Gustav Stresemann

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#79. I have supported my deviations with reasons; I did not stop at mere doubt; I have vanquished, I have uprooted, I have destroyed everything in my heart that might have interfered with my pleasure.

Marquis De Sade

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#80. The attacking piece displaces its victim. The vanquished piece leaves the plane of the board entirely. But it does not, in a higher sense, cease to exist.

Robert Charles Wilson

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#81. And then he knew that war is no good, because vanquishing a man is as bitter as being vanquished.

Albert Camus

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#82. We are a family, and the loyalty of the family must come before anything and everyone else. For if we honor that commitment, we will never be vanquished-but if we falter in that loyalty we will all be condemned.

Mario Puzo

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#83. Katsa now sat calmly on the stomach of her vanquished foe. "He was handsome," said said.
Po moaned. "Was he beat-to-a-pulp handsome, or perhaps just push-down-a-flight-of-stairs handsome?"
"I would not push a seventy six year old man down a flight of stairs," said Katsa indignantly.

Kristin Cashore

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#84. It is expedient for the victor to wish for peace restored; for the vanquished it is necessary.

Seneca The Younger

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#85. Evil cannot and will not be vanquished by evil. Dark will only swallow dark and deepen. The good and the light are the keenest weapons.

Nora Roberts

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#86. A dream does not die on its own. A dream is vanquished by the choices ordinary people make about real things in their own lives ...

Jonathan Kozol

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#87. War gives the right to the conquerors to impose any condition they please upon the vanquished.

Julius Caesar

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#88. War is not at all such a difficult art as people think ... In reality it would seem that he is vanquished who is afraid of his adversary and the the whole secret lies in that.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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#89. We write dust epitaphs for our vanquished enemies and watch them blow away in the desert wind.

Paolo Bacigalupi

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#90. To conquer oneself is the best and noblest victory; to be vanquished by one's own nature is the worst and most ignoble defeat.


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#91. The black people's struggle has vanquished racism. It was God who created colour. Today Obama, a son of Kenya, a son of Africa, has made it in the United States of America.

Muammar Al-Gaddafi

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#92. Rich or poor, victors or vanquished, I make no allowance for any of them. I don't want love or hate, pity or anger. Sympathy is another matter. There is never enough of that.

Gustave Flaubert

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#93. Justice has nothing to do with victor nations and vanquished nations, but must be a moral standard that all the world's peoples can agree to. To seek this and to achieve it - that is true civilization.

Hideki Tojo

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#94. The vanquished know war. They see through the empty jingoism of those who use the abstract words of glory, honor, and patriotism to mask the cries of the wounded, the senseless killing, war profiteering, and chest-pounding grief.

Chris Hedges

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#95. For the climber averse to avoidable acrobatics a given niche may lie so many paces or meters to east or west of the woman vanquished without of course his naming her thus or otherwise even in his thoughts.

Samuel Beckett

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#96. Strength alone knows conflict, weakness is born vanquished.

Sophie Swetchine

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#97. I have friends wherever there are companies of trees, wounded but not vanquished, which huddle together with touching obstinancy to implore an inclement and pitiless sky.

Marcel Proust

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#98. War takes people's lives and destroys property, but it does not resolve the world's problems. If anything is achieved through war, it is to plant the seeds for the next violent conflict as the vanquished and their children will usually not accept the outcome.

Bruce Van Voorhis

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#99. What good to conquer an enemy in battle, only to be vanquished by hunger or cold?

Dan Millman

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#100. Sentiment has never been vanquished in its eternal conflict with reason

Gustave Le Bon

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