Battle Quotes

France has lost the battle but she has not lost the war.

Charles de Gaulle

(Michael Astroff) says that forests are the ornaments of the earth, that they teach mankind to understand beauty and attune his mind to lofty sentiments. Forests temper a stern climate, and in countries where the climate is milder, less strength is wasted in the battle with nature, and the people are kind and gentle.

Anton Chekhov†

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

Tony Blair

Raising children is an uncertain thing; success is reached only after a life of battle and worry.


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.

Augustus Y. Napier

If the Plan B battle reveals anything, it's that the opponents' real agenda is not to prevent unintended pregnancy and abortion. If that were so, they would be for all forms of contraception. They'd be for better sex education. They'd be for more family-planning counseling. The problem is the right doesn't want greater access to birth control, ... and their opposition to Plan B proves it

Steve Gilliard

Passionate hatreds can give meaning and purpose to an empty life. These people haunted by the purposelessness of their lives try to find a new content not only by dedicating themselves to a holy cause but also by nursing a fanatical grievance. A mass movement offers them unlimited opportunies for battle.

Eric Hoffer

It's a system that moves very slowly, and will create tension for us for many days. It will be a long battle.

Jose Rubiera

Therefore a victorious army first wins and then seeks battle; a defeated army first battles and then seeks victory.

Sun Tzu

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

Heinrich Heine

The easiest period in a crisis situation is actually the battle itself. The most difficult is the period of indecision -- whether to fight or run away. And the most dangerous period is the aftermath. It is then, with all his resources spent and his guard down, that an individual must watch out for dulled reactions and faulty judgment.

Richard M. Nixon

The one who figures on victory at headquarters before even doing battle is the one who has the most strategic factors on his side

Sun Tzu

There is no glory in battle worth the blood it costs

Dwight David Eisenhower

The battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton.

Wellesley Wellington

Christianity is a battle not a dream.

Wendell Phillips
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