I firmly believe that any man's finest hour - his greatest fulfillment to all he holds dear... is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious.
A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party; there is no battle unless there be two.
War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle.
Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best; it removes all that is base. All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood.
If the Union is once severed, the line of separation will grow wider and wider, and the controversies which are now debated and settled in the halls of legislation will then be tried in fields of battle and determined by the sword.
I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full victory!
I think investors were looking for an excuse to take some profits after a blisteringly good pace in November. Higher energy prices near term, and the continuing battle in Washington over the course of the Iraq war have provided sufficient reason for investors to take a little profit.
For the want of a nail the shoe was lost, For the want of a shoe the horse was lost, For the want of a horse the rider was lost, For the want of a rider the battle was lost, For the want of a battle the kingdom was lost, And all for the want of a horse-shoe nail.
As long as justice and injustice have not terminated their ever renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind, human beings must be willing, when need is, to do battle for the one against the other.
As we try to change, we will discover within us a fierce struggle between our loyalty to that battle-scarred victim of his own childhood, our father, and the father we want to be. We must meet our childhood father at close range: get to know him, learn to forgive him, and somehow, go beyond him.
The loss of the battle of Waterloo was the salvation of France.
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.
I tell my brethren in Palestine: be patient and continue your blessed struggle. We did not forget you. We are still healing another wound in the Muslim nation, which is the occupation of our land by the Americans. Your battle and ours are one and the same.
A critic is someone who never actually goes to the battle, yet who afterwards comes out shooting the wounded
Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language
Battle doesn't need a purpose; the battle is its own purpose.
Raising children is an uncertain thing; success is reached only after a life of battle and worry.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
The battle is tough but if you reach where you want to go, then at least in some sense it is worth it.
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.
Economy is half the battle of life. It is not so hard to earn money as to spend it well.
No battle plan survives contact with the enemy
If the battle for civilization comes down to the wimps versus the barbarians, the barbarians are going to win.
The first blow is half the battle.
Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country