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Battles

Any coward can fight a battle when he's sure of winning, but give me the man who has pluck to fight when he's sure of losing. That's my way, sir; and there are many victories worse than a defeat.

George Eliot (1819-1880) British writer.

In a battle all you need to make you fight is a little hot blood and the knowledge that it's more dangerous to lose than to win.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.

When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes.

Napoleon I (1769-1821) Napoleon Bonaparte. French general.

War consists not in battle only, or the act of fighting; but in a tract of time, wherein the will to contend by battle is sufficiently known.

Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) British philosopher.

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