Quotations on Battle

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Were this not Texas, were there not a state where there were no protections at all and where the law was clear on that, I think CBS and Mary Mapes and Dan Rather and all of us had a very good chance of winning. So this is an ongoing battle about an issue of principle.
- Floyd Abrams
(Keywords: Winning, Battle, Chance, Law, State)

Republican patience with how unionism deals with the political institutions, and with key issues like equality and human rights, will be tested because, obviously, there will be a battle a day on these matters. So lets face up to all of this with our eyes wide open.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Equality, Battle, Day, Deals, Eyes, Rights, Human rights, Key, Open, Patience, Republican, Will)

It will always be a battle a day between those who want maximum change and those who want to maintain the status quo.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Change, Battle, Day, Want, Will)

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
- James A. Baldwin
(Keywords: Love, War, Battle, End, Growing up)

There's a battle between what the cook thinks is high art and what the customer just wants to eat.
- Mario Batali
(Keywords: Art, Battle, Customer)

By showing hunger, deprivation, starvation and brutality, as well as endurance and nobility, documentaries inform, prod our memories, even stir us to action. Such films do battle for our very soul.
- Theodore Bikel
(Keywords: Soul, Action, Battle, Endurance, Hunger, Memories, Nobility, Starvation)

This is not a battle between the United States of America and terrorism, but between the free and democratic world and terrorism.
- Tony Blair
(Keywords: America, Battle, states, Terrorism, United, World)

America's workers face a battle for their jobs. They are the finest workers in the world. American workers grow, harvest, and mine some of the world's highest quality and most plentiful raw materials.
- Kit Bond
(Keywords: Quality, America, American, Battle, Harvest, Jobs, Workers, World)

A country grows in history not only because of the heroism of its troops on the field of battle, it grows also when it turns to justice and to right for the conservation of its interests.
- Aristide Briand
(Keywords: History, Battle, Conservation, Country, Heroism, Justice, Right, Troops)

Your bat is your life. It's your weapon. You don't want to go into battle with anything that feels less than perfect.
- Lou Brock
(Keywords: Life, Battle, Want)

The battle is on, and nothing less than the soul of America is at stake.
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Keywords: Soul, America, Battle, Nothing)

The young women in my classes are feisty and clever and believe, often with the passion of youthful optimism, that feminism is a battle already won. I worry for them - and for my daughters, too.
- Louise Brown
(Keywords: Women, Optimism, Battle, Daughters, Feminism, Passion, Worry)

The last struggle for our rights, the battle for our civilization, is entirely with ourselves.
- William Wells Brown
(Keywords: Civilization, Battle, Rights, Struggle)

When I was a boy, the Sioux owned the world. The sun rose and set on their land; they sent ten thousand men to battle. Where are the warriors today? Who slew them? Where are our lands? Who owns them?
- Sitting Bull
(Keywords: Men, Battle, Land, Sun, Today, World)

Trials by the adversarial contest must in time go the way of the ancient trial by battle and blood.
- Warren E. Burger
(Keywords: Time, Battle, Blood, Trials)

It is our conduct, our patriotism and belief in our American way of life, our courage that will win the final battle.
- Prescott Bush
(Keywords: Patriotism, Life, Belief, Courage, American, Battle, Will)

When they write about real stuff like my custody battle, that's no fun. Some things have leaked out about accusations that have gone back and forth and that's just mean. It's a tactic.
- Dean Cain
(Keywords: Accusations, Battle, Fun)

My understanding is that what was provided was general order of battle information, not operational intelligence. I certainly have no knowledge of US participation in preparing battle and strike packages and doubt strongly that that occurred.
- Frank Carlucci
(Keywords: Intelligence, Knowledge, Battle, Doubt, Information, Order, Participation, Understanding)

War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle.
- Thomas Carlyle
(Keywords: War, Battle, Fight, Quarrel)

For me, a page of good prose is where one hears the rain and the noise of battle. It has the power to give grief or universality that lends it a youthful beauty.
- John Cheever
(Keywords: Beauty, Power, Battle, Grief, Prose, Rain)

You find yourself refreshed in the presence of cheerful people. Why not make an honest effort to confer that pleasure on others? Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy.
- Lydia M. Child
(Keywords: People, Battle, Effort, Pleasure)

Fighting wars is not so much about killing people as it is about finding things out. The more you know, the more likely you are to win a battle.
- Tom Clancy
(Keywords: People, Battle, Fighting, Killing)

A woman watches her body uneasily, as though it were an unreliable ally in the battle for love.
- Leonard Cohen
(Keywords: Love, Battle, Body, Woman)

Tennis was never work for me, tennis was fun. And the tougher the battle and the longer the match, the more fun I had.
- Jimmy Connors
(Keywords: Work, Battle, Fun, Tennis)

I believe public education is the new civil rights battle and I support charter schools.
- Andrew Cuomo
(Keywords: Education, Battle, Civil rights, Public, Schools, Support)

You ask me if I will not be glad when the last battle is fought, so far as the country is concerned I, of course, must wish for peace, and will be glad when the war is ended, but if I answer for myself alone, I must say that I shall regret to see the war end.
- George Armstrong Custer
(Keywords: War, Peace, Battle, Country, End, Regret, Will)

I would be willing, yes glad, to see a battle every day during my life.
- George Armstrong Custer
(Keywords: Life, Battle, Day)

We've got to win this battle, and we will. We have to win the peace.
- Al D'Amato
(Keywords: Peace, Battle, Will)

Struggle is strengthening. Battling with evil gives us the power to battle evil even more.
- Ossie Davis
(Keywords: Power, Battle, Evil, Struggle)

The legal battle against segregation is won, but the community battle goes on.
- Dorothy Day
(Keywords: Legal, Battle, Community)

I didn't know at the time that the energy that I was giving off was like a battle Emcee.
- Kool Moe Dee
(Keywords: Time, Battle, Energy, Giving)

Raising children is an uncertain thing; success is reached only after a life of battle and worry.
- Democritus
(Keywords: Life, Success, Battle, Children, Worry)

It is impossible to win the race unless you venture to run, impossible to win the victory unless you dare to battle.
- Richard M. DeVos
(Keywords: Victory, Battle, Race)

A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it.
- Frederick Douglass
(Keywords: Growth, Battle, Nation, Observation, Reflection)

The greatest king of Israel, King David, the author of the Psalms, sent a man out to die in battle so that he could sleep with his wife.
- Robert Duvall
(Keywords: Wife, Battle, Israel, Man, Sleep)

For the entire state of Georgia, having the premiere of Gone With the Wind on home ground was like winning the Battle of Atlanta 75 years late.
- Anne Edwards
(Keywords: Home, Winning, Battle, State, Wind, Years)

When you are in any contest, you should work as if there were - to the very last minute - a chance to lose it. This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Keywords: Work, Politics, Battle, Chance)

This battle for 'common-sense' gun control laws pits emotion and passion against logic and reason. All too often in such a contest, logic loses. So, expect more meaningless, if not harmful, 'gun control' legislation. Good news - if you're a crook.
- Larry Elder
(Keywords: Control, Battle, Emotion, Laws, Legislation, Logic, News, Passion, Reason)

I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else - I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations.
- Elizabeth II
(Keywords: Heart, Battle, Brotherhood, Devotion, Islands, Justice, Laws, Nations, Old)

Gore will not win a popularity contest, he will not win a personality contest, but he can win an idealogical battle, and he can win a battle of experience.
- Susan Estrich
(Keywords: Experience, Battle, Personality, Popularity, Will)

It was appointed by law in Athens, that the obsequies of the citizens who fell in battle should be performed at the public expense, and in the most honorable manner.
- Edward Everett
(Keywords: Athens, Battle, Law, Public)

That a great battle must soon be fought no one could doubt; but, in the apparent and perhaps real absence of plan on the part of Lee, it was impossible to foretell the precise scene of the encounter.
- Edward Everett
(Keywords: Absence, Battle, Doubt)

In the time of battle the hammocs, together with their bedding, are all firmly corded, and fixed in the nettings on the quarter-deck, or whereever the men are too much exposed to the view or fire of the enemy.
- William Falconer
(Keywords: Men, Time, Battle, Enemy, Fire)

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.
- Ken Follett
(Keywords: Love, War, History, Battle, Drama, Evil, Will, World, World war, Writers, Years)

Shiloh is a wonderfully dramatic battle. The leader of one side is killed, and the other one is going on to glory, and it was the first great battle. It lasted two days.
- Shelby Foote
(Keywords: Leader, Battle, First, Glory)

Our brave soldiers and support personnel are engaged in a battle as important as any the United States has ever before waged, for the success of democracy in Iraq is a crucial test of the ideals this Nation was founded upon.
- Virginia Foxx
(Keywords: Success, Battle, Democracy, Ideals, Iraq, Nation, Soldiers, states, Support, United)

Everyone needs to be proactive and know the various warning signs of cancer. Early detection and research to make detection easier at earlier stages, along with the treatments needs, is still a must. I salute all those winning the battle.
- Dennis Franz
(Keywords: Winning, Battle, Cancer, Needs, Research)

France has lost the battle but she has not lost the war.
- Charles de Gaulle
(Keywords: War, Battle, France)

No one ever goes into battle thinking God is on the other side.
- Terry Goodkind
(Keywords: God, Battle, Thinking)

Women are frightening. If you get to 41 as a man, you're quite battle-scarred.
- Hugh Grant
(Keywords: Women, Battle, Man)

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