Quotations on Fighting

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The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other - instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: Home, Men, War, Enemies, Fighting, Tragedy)

Life is so fresh, life is every day so new if we are fighting, only for the best. Sometimes I think the only real satisfaction in life is failure, failure in your endeavor to do your best.
- Maude Adams
(Keywords: Life, Failure, Day, Fighting, Satisfaction)

It has meant a lot to me to challenge the best players in the world and to beat them. And it means a lot to me to be out here and fighting for the title and, you know, it hurts not to win it.
- Andre Agassi
(Keywords: Challenge, Fighting, World)

I question myself every day. That's what I still find motivating about this. I don't have the answers, I don't pretend that I do just because I won the match. Just keep fighting and maybe something good happens.
- Andre Agassi
(Keywords: Answers, Day, Fighting, Question)

The International Brigades provided a shock force while the Republic trained and organized an army from an assemblage of individuals. The Spanish people knew they were not fighting alone.
- Bill Alexander
(Keywords: People, Army, Fighting, Force)

Even though some in our government may claim that civil liberties must be compromised in order to protect the public, we must be wary of what we are giving up in the name of fighting terrorism.
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Keywords: Government, Civil liberties, Fighting, Giving, May, Name, Order, Public, Terrorism)

All the characters in my films are fighting these problems, needing freedom, trying to find a way to cut themselves loose, but failing to rid themselves of conscience, a sense of sin, the whole bag of tricks.
- Michelangelo Antonioni
(Keywords: Conscience, Fighting, Freedom, Problems, Sense, Sin, Trying)

For me, the toughest thing for kids to deal with is when the parents are fighting. It's not violence on them - it's the feeling of violence in the family.
- Avi Arad
(Keywords: Family, Feeling, Fighting, Kids, Parents, Violence)

I made a gym, it's the best gym in Nicaragua, I have kids that this year July 6th through the 11th will be fighting and then will go on to the Central American Games and I'm sure at least one will win a gold medal.
- Alexis Arguello
(Keywords: American, Fighting, Games, Gold, July, Kids, Will)

If you can believe this, I didn't fight for my first world title fight till I had 58 fights, so I really appreciated what I was fighting for and for whom as well.
- Alexis Arguello
(Keywords: Fight, Fighting, First, World)

Later in July I'm going to be promoting and putting on a boxing show of amateur fighters from July 21st through the 28th where one hundred kids will be fighting and competing with each other to see who's going to be the best.
- Alexis Arguello
(Keywords: Boxing, Fighting, July, Kids, Will)

The war we are fighting today against terrorism is a multifaceted fight. We have to use every tool in our toolkit to wage this war - diplomacy, finance, intelligence, law enforcement, and of course, military power - and we are developing new tools as we go along.
- Richard Armitage
(Keywords: Power, War, Finance, Intelligence, Diplomacy, Fight, Fighting, Law, Military, Terrorism, Today, Tools, Wage)

Turning 30 was when my parents both got cancer and were fighting it and beat it, but their mortality started to get to me. Everything wasn't as hunky-dory like it was.
- Darren Aronofsky
(Keywords: Cancer, Fighting, Mortality, Parents)

In my role as Wikileaks editor, I've been involved in fighting off many legal attacks. To do that, and keep our sources safe, we have had to spread assets, encrypt everything, and move telecommunications and people around the world to activate protective laws in different national jurisdictions.
- Julian Assange
(Keywords: Legal, People, Fighting, Laws, World)

We knew what we were up against, but we were going to go down fighting. Hopefully people back home remember that we got this far. We've got nothing to be ashamed about.
- John Atkinson
(Keywords: Home, People, Fighting, Nothing)

But you say, does it represent change? The change is that we are fighting an insurance industry that has killed health reform for generations. They're spending tens of millions of dollars right now to defeat this bill, and we're on the doorstep of winning a great victory for the American people.
- David Axelrod
(Keywords: Change, Health, People, Victory, Winning, American, Defeat, Fighting, Generations, Now, Reform, Right)

There is no possible negotiation with these killers. Our aim is to win over terrorism. Only by being firm we can stop terrorism. We must be firm fighting the terrorists and opposing the final aims they want to achieve.
- Jose Maria Aznar
(Keywords: Being, Fighting, Negotiation, Terrorism, Want)

Latinos have fought in all of America's wars, beginning with the Revolutionary War. Many Latinos are fighting and dying for our country today in Iraq, just as several of their ancestors fought for freedom in Mexico over a century ago.
- Joe Baca
(Keywords: War, America, Beginning, Country, Dying, Fighting, Freedom, Iraq, Today)

We go fish, we also catch fighting fish, looking for birds and it was for kampong people, the paddy field was our the play field for the children.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Keywords: People, Birds, Children, Fighting, Fish, Play)

Art is man's distinctly human way of fighting death.
- Leonard Baskin
(Keywords: Art, Death, Fighting, Man)

To win the war on terror, we must know who our friends are and where our enemies are hiding. We can't continue fighting terrorism using the same foreign policy blueprints that were in place before September 11th.
- Evan Bayh
(Keywords: War, Policy, Enemies, Fighting, Foreign policy, Friends, Terror, Terrorism)

I'm just talking specifically of women's friendships. If two women go to a bar and they are fighting over men, it makes it much easier for the men. If two women are very close and they act as it makes it very difficult for the men to pull one over on anybody.
- Jennifer Beals
(Keywords: Men, Women, Act, Fighting, Talking)

Guys aren't threatening. Other girls are the competition. You are usually what they're fighting over.
- Jonathan Bennett
(Keywords: Competition, Fighting, Girls)

I was so exhausted after fighting for the project for five years, shooting it was like the Bataan Death March.
- Tom Berenger
(Keywords: Death, Fighting, March, Project, Years)

Injustice, poverty, slavery, ignorance - these may be cured by reform or revolution. But men do not live only by fighting evils. They live by positive goals, individual and collective, a vast variety of them, seldom predictable, at times incompatible.
- Isaiah Berlin
(Keywords: Men, Goals, Positive, Fighting, Revolution, Ignorance, Injustice, May, Poverty, Reform, Slavery, Variety)

The next few months are critical to Pakistan's future direction as a democratic state committed to promoting peace, fighting terrorism and working for social justice.
- Benazir Bhutto
(Keywords: Peace, Direction, Fighting, Future, Justice, Months, State, Terrorism)

No one ever said that fighting the war against terrorism and defending our homeland would be easy. So let's support our troops, law enforcement workers, and our mission to keep our nation and our children safe in the days and years to come.
- Judy Biggert
(Keywords: War, Children, Fighting, Law, Mission, Nation, Support, Terrorism, Troops, Workers, Years)

I am determined to give the Yiddish language a fighting chance to survive.
- Theodore Bikel
(Keywords: Chance, Fighting, Language)

The greatest of all the Sioux in my time, or in any time for that matter, was that wonderful old fighting man, Sitting Bull, whose life will some day be written by a historian who can really give him his due.
- Buffalo Bill
(Keywords: Life, Time, Day, Fighting, Man, Old, Will)

Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist: it reduces him to his fighting weight.
- Josh Billings
(Keywords: Adversity, Effect, Fighting, Man, Training, Weight)

I am a passionate believer that Britain has benefited the whole world and that our heritage, our culture, our values and more importantly our people who created those things, are worth fighting for.
- Steve Blake
(Keywords: People, Values, Culture, Fighting, World, Worth)

Many of America's and New York's sons and daughters are around the world fighting for the freedoms that the Statue of Liberty stands for.
- Michael Bloomberg
(Keywords: America, Daughters, Fighting, Liberty, Sons, World)

Therefore, every country has to understand that fighting against international terrorism is not for the sake of the United States, but for the sake of themselves, and, to a larger extent, in the name of stability of international relations.
- Omar Bongo
(Keywords: Country, Fighting, Name, Stability, states, Terrorism, United)

I am but one member of a vast team made up of many organizations, officials, thousands of scientists, and millions of farmers - mostly small and humble - who for many years have been fighting a quiet, oftentimes losing war on the food production front.
- Norman Borlaug
(Keywords: Food, War, Fighting, Losing, Production, Quiet, Scientists, Years)

America's fighting men and women sacrifice much to ensure that our great nation stays free. We owe a debt of gratitude to the soldiers that have paid the ultimate price for this cause, as well as for those who are blessed enough to return from the battlefield unscathed.
- Allen Boyd
(Keywords: Men, Women, Sacrifice, Gratitude, America, Cause, Debt, Fighting, Nation, Soldiers)

Real answers need to be found in dialogue and interaction and, yes, our shared human condition. This means being open to one another instead of simply fighting to maintain a prescribed position.
- Malcolm Boyd
(Keywords: Answers, Being, Fighting, Open)

Yes, we have got to quit worrying about fighting each other and trying to figure out a way to work together.
- John Breaux
(Keywords: Work, Fighting, Trying)

What I'm fighting for now in my work... for an expression relevant to all manner of blacks, poems I could take into a tavern, into the street, into the halls of a housing project.
- Gwendolyn Brooks
(Keywords: Work, Expression, Fighting, Now, Poems, Project)

I had to have some balls to be Irish Catholic in South London. Most of that time I spent fighting.
- Pierce Brosnan
(Keywords: Time, Fighting, Irish, London)

Left-wing politicians take away your liberty in the name of children and of fighting poverty, while right-wing politicians do it in the name of family values and fighting drugs. Either way, government gets bigger and you become less free.
- Harry Browne
(Keywords: Family, Government, Values, Children, Drugs, Fighting, Liberty, Name, Politicians, Poverty, Right)

Fighting a war on terrorism is like fighting against crime. We can never hope to eradicate crime, so we shouldn't bother fighting it.
- Craig Bruce
(Keywords: War, Hope, Crime, Fighting, Terrorism)

The EU and the U.S. often work together to develop international standards. This is the case in fighting terrorism and transnational crime, advancing trade liberalization, and combating piracy and intellectual property violations.
- John Bruton
(Keywords: Work, Crime, Fighting, Property, Terrorism, Trade)

There was splendid fighting on the part of the division on the 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th. There was no faltering or hesitation. Each man went to work determined to carry anything in reason.
- John Buford
(Keywords: Work, Fighting, Hesitation, Man, Reason)

The men and women of Afghanistan are building a nation that is free, and proud, and fighting terror - and America is honored to be their friend.
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: Men, Women, Friend, Afghanistan, America, Building, Fighting, Nation, Terror)

The terrorists are fighting freedom with all their cunning and cruelty because freedom is their greatest fear - and they should be afraid, because freedom is on the march.
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: Fear, Cruelty, Cunning, Fighting, Freedom, March)

I don't feel a lack of hope. It's just disappointment that after all these years we're still fighting meaningless wars for a handful of people.
- Geezer Butler
(Keywords: People, Hope, Disappointment, Fighting, Years)

Yes, I was in that game where George Brett hit that home run. Billy saw there was too much pine tar on the bat and he went to the umpire, the next thing we knew they were fighting about it.
- Bert Campaneris
(Keywords: Home, Fighting, Umpire)

Cognition is not fighting, but once someone knows a lot, he will have much to fight for, so much that he will be called a relativist because of it.
- Karel Capek
(Keywords: Fight, Fighting, Will)

Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.
- George Carlin
(Keywords: Peace, Fighting, Virginity)

I play some fighting games, but mostly I just play sports.
- Vince Carter
(Keywords: Sports, Fighting, Games, Play)



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