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Battle Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Battle

Please enjoy these Battle Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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

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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

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

Pessimism never won any battle.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

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

Americans love to fight.
All real Americans love the sting of battle.
- George S. Patton

Why should we honour those that die upon the field
of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in
entering into the abyss of himself.
- William Butler Yeats

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

The battle for women's rights has been largely won.
- Margaret Thatcher

The expert in battle seeks his victory
from strategic advantage
and does not demand it from his men.
- Sun Tzu

It's a never ending battle of making your cars better
and also trying to be better yourself.
- Dale Earnhardt

Next to a battle lost, the greatest misery is a battle gained.
- Duke of Wellington

The race is not always to the swift,
nor the battle to the strong,
but that's the way to bet.
- Damon Runyon

In every battle there comes a time when both sides
consider themselves beaten,
then he who continues the attack wins.
- Ulysses S. Grant

Marriage is like life - it is a field of battle,
not a bed of roses.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

I honestly believe that TV generally is obsessed with
the ratings battle to the point of cutting its own throat.
- Jonathan Dimbleby

When do you know you're insane? And when do you known
you're sane? I think I treat a fine line between the two.
It's a battle to function, but somehow I manage.
- Siobhan Fahey

Courage in danger is half the battle.
- Titus Maccius Plautus

Christianity is a battle not a dream.
- Wendell Phillips

People do not want words - they want the sound of battle -
the battle of destiny.
- Gamal Abdel Nasser

All the arts are predominantly national,
and therefore the Australian Film Commission should be funding us.
The battle gets more and more vicious each year.
- Ann Macbeth

We give you the facts.
I told you information is power - knowledge is power.
We can't be in an ideological battle to redeem the
soul of this country if we don't have the facts.
- Tavis Smiley

I am, I think the only surviving member of the original Battle Creek church.
The church was disbanded, with the exception of thirteen members,
in 1870.
- John Harvey Kellogg

I do not know if she was virtuous, but she was ugly,
and with a woman that is half the battle.
- Heinrich Heine

No one ever goes into battle thinking God is on the other side.
- Terry Goodkind

I would be willing, yes glad, to see a battle every day during my life.
- George Armstrong Custer

Everything is a battle with this band.
- Kenny Hickey

A man should never put on his best trousers when he
goes out to battle for freedom and truth.
- Henrik Ibsen

I believe public education is the new civil rights
battle and I support charter schools.
- Andrew Cuomo

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

It's so funny that people specify that year because
in a way it was the biggest battle for me health wise.
- Brady Anderson

In the environmental movement, every time you lose a battle it's for good,
but our victories always seem to be temporary and we
keep fighting them over and over again.
- David Suzuki

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

Music played at weddings always reminds me of the music
played for soldiers before they go into battle.
- Heinrich Heine

The battle is on, and nothing less than the soul of America is at stake.
- Arthur C. Brooks

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

It is against this concept of the sovereign state,
a state isolated by protectionism and militarism,
that internationalism must now engage in decisive battle.
- Christian Lous Lange

The Wedding March always reminds me of the music
played when soldiers go into battle.
- Heinrich Heine

A critic is someone who never actually goes to the battle,
yet who afterwards comes out shooting the wounded.
- Tyne Daly

I knew that if the feat was accomplished it must be
at a most fearful sacrifice of as brave and gallant
soldiers as ever engaged in battle.
- John B. Hood

In the battle of existence, Talent is the punch;
Tact is the clever footwork.
- Wilson Mizner

I knew Jimmy Dean.
He tested for 'Battle Cry'.
Paul Newman tested for 'Battle Cry'.
I did nine tests to finally get that role.
- Tab Hunter

Great, big, serious novels always get awards.
If it's a battle between a great, big,
serious novel and a funny novel, the funny novel is doomed.
- Neil Gaiman

An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood;
a mud bath for every soul concerned in it.
- George Bernard Shaw

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

All brave men love; for he only is brave who has affections to fight for,
whether in the daily battle of life,
or in physical contests.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

No plan of battle ever survives contact with the enemy.
- Helmuth von Moltke

Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
- Donald Trump

I honor you, Hero, for you do not play to the crowd.
You play to your own soul.
An audience of one fills the house with its appreciation and applause.
Others follow you, and may attempt to emulate you,
but that is not why you are a hero.
Fame may smile upon you, or it may not.
The world may cheer your name, or you may be the unknown warrior
who rescued comrades in battle,
or taught a young girl how to shed tears of joy.
Whatever you did, you did not do for fame.
If you had, you would not be a Hero.
You are a Hero for your bold courageous inspired action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Politics is about winning.
If you don't win, you don't get to put your principles into practice.
Therefore, find a way to win, or sit the battle out.
- David Horowitz

I think I understand what military fame is;
to be killed on the field of battle and have your name
misspelled in the newspapers.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

Life - the way it really is - is a battle not between
Bad and Good but between Bad and Worse.
- Joseph Brodsky

Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only
seeks battle after the victory has been won,
whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and
afterwards looks for victory.
- Sun Tzu

I reject any path which rejects life,
but I can't help loving Sufism because it sounds so beautiful.
It gives relief in the midst of battle.
- Naguib Mahfouz

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

The big hurdle is going out and raising the revenue.
There's no doubt about that; it's an uphill battle.
- Terry Porter

The greatest battle of all is simply... Life.
This is no child's game. This is the big one -
the Super Bowl - the Game of all games.
The rules of Life are unwritten and unknown.
Perhaps, one could say that there are no rules.
The Judge has ultimate power.
She can call the game at any time - for any reason.
The penalties in the Game are completely arbitrary -
in both timing and severity.
Penalty for what, we ask?
The Judge is silent.
How can I win the Game?
"You can never win," comes the answer,
"So just take pleasure in playing the Game."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Women are frightening.
If you get to 41 as a man, you're quite battle-scarred.
- Hugh Grant

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

It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle.
It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.
- Norman Schwarzkopf

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

On the contrary, woman is the best equipped fighting
machine that ever went to battle.
- Richard Le Gallienne

The great Chinese classics have always said that it's better not to fight;
that the clever man achieves his ends without violence;
that a battle delayed is better than a battle fought.
- John Keegan

As the ancient commander addressed his soldiers before battle,
so should the moralist speak to men in the struggle of the era.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

The heroes of Flight 93 won the first battle in the War on Terror,
and they should never be forgotten.
- Jim Ramstad

A woman watches her body uneasily, as though it were
an unreliable ally in the battle for love.
- Leonard Cohen

This is not a battle between the United States of America and terrorism,
but between the free and democratic world and terrorism.
- Tony Blair

A battle is developing between them' I say developing,
because it's not yet on.
- Murray Walker

Whenever death may surprise us, let it be welcome if
our battle cry has reached even one receptive ear and
another hand reaches out to take up our arms.
- Che Guevara

The legal battle against segregation is won,
but the community battle goes on.
- Dorothy Day

The general who wins the battle makes many calculations
in his temple before the battle is fought.
The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand.
- Sun Tzu


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