Christianity is a battle not a dream.
—Wendell Phillips (1811–84) American Abolitionist, Social Activist, Lawyer, Orator
A leader who doesn’t hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.
—Golda Meir (1898–1978) Israeli Head of State
Our every action is a battle cry against imperialism, and a battle hymn for the people’s unity against the great enemy of mankind: the United States of America. Wherever death may surprise us, let it be welcome, provided that this, our battle cry, may have reached some receptive ear, that another hand may be extended to wield our weapons, and that other men be ready to intone our funeral dirge with the staccato singing of the machine guns and new battle cries of war and victory.
—Che Guevara (1928–67) Argentinean Political leader, Diplomat, Physician, Author
The hardest battle you’re ever going to fight is the battle to be just you.
—Leo Buscaglia (1924–98) American Motivational Speaker
Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.
—Sun Tzu (544BCE–496BCE) Chinese Military Leader, Philosopher
Don’t fight a battle if you don’t gain anything by winning.
—George S. Patton (1885–1945) American Military Leader