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Battles Quotes
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I lay aside the battles within my own mind,
and grant myself peace.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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It is better to conquer yourself
than to win a thousand battles.
Then the victory is yours.
It cannot be taken from you,
not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
- The Buddha

If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you'd like to win, but think you can't
It's almost a cinch you won't.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man;
But soon or late the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.
- Anonymous

To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence;
supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's
resistance without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

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We got a little waylaid along the way.
The whole problem started about 10 years ago with management and legal battles,
then still trying to make albums while I was doing all of that.
- Pat Travers

I think the thing you always got to keep in mind,
you know, hockey is a game of one-on-one battles.
- Mark Messier

You win battles by knowing the enemy's timing,
and using a timing which the enemy does not expect.
- Miyamoto Musashi


 

Have you heard that it was good to gain the day? I
also say it is good to fall,
battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
- Walt Whitman

If we must not act save on a certainty,
we ought not to act on religion, for it is not certain.
But how many things we do on an uncertainty,
sea voyages, battles!
- Blaise Pascal

By laughing at me, the audience really laughs at themselves,
and realizing they have done this gives them sort of
a spiritual second wind for going back into the battles of life.
- Emmett Kelly

For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles
is not the acme of skill.
To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.
- Sun Tzu

Not even Ares battles against necessity.
- Sophocles

They are more than men at the outset of their battles;
at the end they are less than the women.
- Titus Livius

More history is made by secret handshakes than by battles,
bills and proclamations.
- John Barth

The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals.
The struggles within yourself - the invisible,
inevitable battles inside all of us -
that's where it's at.
- Jesse Owens

You've got to stand up and do your own battles.
My daddy taught me that a long time ago,
that you fight your own battles.
The only way to shut everybody up is to win.
- Terry Bradshaw

Your battles inspired me - not the obvious material
battles but those that were fought and won behind your forehead.
- James Joyce

History does nothing; it does not possess immense riches,
it does not fight battles.
It is men, real, living, who do all this.
- Karl Marx

The real heroes were my good buddies who died during the battles.
- Ira Hayes

Masculinity is not something given to you,
but something you gain.
And you gain it by winning small battles with honor.
- Norman Mailer

I know Quebecers don't want to relive old battles;
they prefer to build for the future.
- Kim Campbell

Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight
a hundred battles without disaster.
- Sun Tzu

We're involved right now in some very significant legal
battles and it would be the wrong thing for me to do
to step out in the middle of those battles.
- Bill Scott

I love to have battles of the wits with people that
can dish fast and dirty -
and it leads to problems occasionally,
'cause I can sound mean without attempting to be mean.
- Alton Brown

If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not
fear the results of a hundred battles.
- Sun Tzu

We began a series of court battles for nine months,
while I was attending classes by telephone.
- Ryan White

There are a lot of battles to face, and if I didn't
have that religious core -
that base to turn to -
I would be truly lost.
- Moira Kelly

Some of the greatest battles will be fought within
the silent chambers of your own soul.
- Ezra Taft Benson

You don't always win your battles, but it's good to know you fought.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Probably the battle of Waterloo was won on the playing-fields of Eton,
but the opening battles of all subsequent wars have been lost there.
- George Orwell

Dead battles, like dead generals, hold the military mind in their dead grip.
- Barbara Tuchman

Strike against war, for without you
no battles can be fought!
- Helen Keller

Extremely strong, effective, tenacious,
and powerful political networks can be built when you
fight losing battles as well as when you win.
- Patricia Ireland

Ronald Reagan's well documented final battles with
Alzheimer's disease were fought with the same conviction
and courage that his many public battles were fought.
- William L. Jenkins

But the West of the old times, with its strong characters,
its stern battles and its tremendous stretches of loneliness,
can never be blotted from my mind.
- Buffalo Bill

Know thy self, know thy enemy.
A thousand battles, a thousand victories.
- Sun Tzu

Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles,
but in avoiding them.
A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.
- Jonathan Kozol

Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver.
The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver,
the less he demands in slaughter.
- Winston Churchill

But when you get a bit older, and I hate to use the word,
quite a bit more established, people take more notice
and conducting becomes a great deal easier.
You don't have battles like you had before.
- Peter Maxwell Davies

This is now a global war on terror and,
indeed, it is important, it is imperative that we win
in the battles in Afghanistan and that we win in the battles in Iraq.
And as the gentleman from Georgia has mentioned,
this is not something that is going to be quick and easy.
- Marsha Blackburn

I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor food;
I offer only hunger,
thirst, forced marches, battles and death.
Let him who loves his country with his heart,
and not merely with his lips, follow me.
- Giuseppe Garibaldi

It was about this time that I began experiencing the
beginnings of my battles with an anxiety disorder.
We were touring a lot and there were some developing
personal problems within the band.
- Jack Irons

Yes, young men, Italy owes to you an undertaking which
has merited the applause of the universe.
You have conquered and you will conquer still,
because you are prepared for the tactics that decide the fate of battles.
- Giuseppe Garibaldi

One column of truth cannot hold an institution of ideas
from falling into ignorance.
It is wiser that a person of prudence and purpose save
his strength for battles that can be won.
- Bryant H. McGill

The Arab-Israeli conflict is also in many ways a conflict about status:
it's a war between two peoples who feel deeply humiliated by the other,
who want the other to respect them.
Battles over status can be even more intractable than
those over land or water or oil.
- Alain de Botton

The critical importance of honest journalism and a free flowing,
respectful national conversation needs to be had in our country.
But it is being buried as collateral damage in a war
whose battles include political correctness and ideological orthodoxy.
- Juan Williams

As the knight of the quill never ventured into the fight,
and only snuffed the battle afar, he knew nothing accurately of battles,
but managed to pick up a few real or supposed incidents
from the wounded and from stragglers.
- Daniel H. Hill

Behind closed doors they had what were legendary battles
I hear but when the doors opened there was absolute unity.
Not a crack could be found.
No separation whatsoever.
They were locked together for the good of the community.
- Maynard Jackson

The Negro people of America...
have cut our forests, tilled our fields,
built our railroads, fought our battles,
and in all of their trials they have manifested a simple faith,
a grateful heart, a cheerful spirit,
and an undivided loyalty .
- Mordecai Wyatt Johnson

I think people have to set up little battles.
They have to demonize people whom they disagree with or feel threatened by.
But it's the ideological framing of the debate that scares me.
- Barbara Kruger

We often don't think of them, we think of the great
wars and the great battles,
but what about losing a son or a daughter,
or a girl losing her husband or vice versa? I think
of the people who never got the chance to have the opportunities I had.
- Tony Curtis

Many times I felt like I'd do better than what the director did,
but some of them got a little discouraged because they
didn't have full charge of making the film,
and sometimes there'd be battles of egos.
- Ray Harryhausen

In my world, history comes down to language and art.
No one cares much about what battles were fought,
who won them and who lost them - unless there is a painting,
a play, a song or a poem that speaks of the event.
- Theodore Bikel

Young women today often have very little appreciation
for the real battles that took place to get women where
they are today in this country.
I don't know how much history young women today know about those battles.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

We are the only class in history that has been left
to fight its battles alone,
unaided by the ruling powers.
White labor and the freed black men had their champions,
but where are ours?
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

I think they went with the idea that people know the story pretty much-
knowing that he's going to take her when she's going to go with him.
Also, the movie is really focused on Achilles and Hector and their battles.
- Diane Kruger

The lessons that it teaches are fundamentally the lessons
that all great battles teach That even the most carefully
prepared plans often go wrong.
That lucky breaks are very important.
- Otto Friedrich

During my six years with them Dr Garnet Davey (subsequently
Research Director) constantly supported me and,
I have no doubt, fought many battles on my behalf to
keep the initially controversial programme going.
- James W. Black

I have long believed these types of collaborative agreements
are a far better approach to federal land management
than the contentious battles that too often sidetrack
proper resource management.
- Michael K. Simpson

These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation
who has a long history of patriotism and honor -
and a nation who has fought many battles to keep our
country free from threats of terror.
- Michael N. Castle

He surprised me by his familiarity with details of
movements and battles which I did not suppose had come to his knowledge.
As he kept me talking for over half an hour,
I flattered myself that what I had to say interested him.
- Henry Villard

I don't think I'm too thin at all.
I understand when people say, 'Well your face gets gaunt,'
but to get your bottom half to be the right size,
your face might have to be a little gaunt.
You choose your battles.
- Courteney Cox

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
- Philo

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pessimism never won any battle.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

There are nine requisites for contented living:
HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure;
WEALTH enough to support your needs;
STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them;
GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them;
PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished;
CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbor;
LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others;
FAITH enough to make real the things of God;
HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Peace hath higher tests of manhood, than battle ever knew.
- John Greenleaf Whittier


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