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)

After the Battle of Midway there was a week in a rest camp at Pearl Harbor.
- Jack Adams
(Keywords: Battle, Rest)

The fact is that as soon as they reach Baghdad gates, we will besiege them and slaughter them. Until now they have refused to do battle with us. They are just going places. One can describe them as a boa: when it feels threatened, it runs to somewhere else.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Keywords: Battle, Fact, Now, Will)

Blair... is accusing us of executing British soldiers. We want to tell him that we have not executed anybody. They are either killed in battle, most of them get killed because they are cowards anyway, the rest they just get captured.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Keywords: Battle, Cowards, Rest, Soldiers, Want)

I don't expect to win every battle but I think Fred Pierce has enough respect for me that I can go fight my battles and win my share.
- Roone Arledge
(Keywords: Battle, Fight, Respect)

Let us go forward in this battle fortified by conviction that those who labour in the service of a great and good cause will never fail.
- Owen Arthur
(Keywords: Battle, Cause, Conviction, Service, 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)

The anguish of the neurotic individual is the same as that of the saint. The neurotic, the saint are engaged in the same battle. Their blood flows from similar wounds. But the first one gasps and the other one gives.
- Georges Bataille
(Keywords: Battle, Blood, First, Wounds)

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)

Battle, n., A method of untying with the teeth a political knot that would not yield to the tongue.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Battle, Tongue, Yield)

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)

When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Keywords: Battle, Eyes, Fire, Rank, Soldiers)

Our National Guard, as I think everybody knows, has provided about 40 percent of the boots on the ground in Iraq and in the conflict against Islamofascism. They went into that battle, being called up for their national security service, short of equipment.
- Kit Bond
(Keywords: Battle, Being, Conflict, Iraq, National security, Service)

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)

We've always had a pretty competitive and pretty ferocious battle with British Airways... It's lasted now about 14 years, and we're very pleased to have survived it.
- Richard Branson
(Keywords: Battle, Now, Pretty, Years)

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)

One may summon his philosophy when they are beaten in battle, not till then.
- John Burroughs
(Keywords: Battle, May, Philosophy)

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)

What is at a peak is certain to decline. He who shows his hand will surely be defeated. He who can prevail in battle by taking advantage of his enemy's doubts is invincible.
- Cao Cao
(Keywords: Battle, Enemy, Will)

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)

We had our first meeting yesterday, and we just laughed all the way through, so if we can bottle that, then I'll be happy. We just get on, and that's half the battle.
- Allan Carr
(Keywords: Battle, First, Meeting, Yesterday)

Every pioneer and musician who could carry a musket went into the ranks. Even the sick and foot-sore, who could not keep up in the march, came up as soon as they could find their regiments, and took their places in line of battle, while it was battle, indeed.
- Joshua Chamberlain
(Keywords: Battle, March)

If the Constitution is worth anything, if the Declaration of Independence is worth anything, if the boys who died on the field of battle did not die in vain, fair employment practices are correct and necessary.
- Dennis Chavez
(Keywords: Battle, Boys, Constitution, Independence, Worth)

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)

But I deal with this meditating and by understanding I've been put on the planet to serve humanity. I have to remind myself to live simply and not to overindulge, which is a constant battle in a material world.
- Sandra Cisneros
(Keywords: Battle, Humanity, Understanding, World)

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)

Whither depart the souls of the brave that die in the battle, Die in the lost, lost fight, for the cause that perishes with them?
- Arthur Hugh Clough
(Keywords: Battle, Cause, Fight)

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)

Take the first step, and your mind will mobilize all its forces to your aid. But the first essential is that you begin. Once the battle is startled, all that is within and without you will come to your assistance.
- Robert Collier
(Keywords: Battle, First, Mind, Will)

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)

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
- e. e. cummings
(Keywords: Battle, Being, Day, Fight, Fighting, Night, World)

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)

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