— Philo Roman philosopher -20 - 45 a.C.
Attributed to Philo in How Do We Know When It's God?: A Spiritual Memoir (1999) by Dan Wakefield. It has also been wrongly attributed to Plato and Ephrem the Syrian. It is a variant of the Christmas message "Be pitiful, for every man is fighting a hard battle," written by the Scottish preacher Ian Maclaren (also known as John Watson) in 1897. Be Kind; Everyone You Meet is Fighting a Hard Battle. Plato? Philo of Alexandria? http://quoteinvestigator.com/2010/06/29/be-kind/. <!-- retrieved 28 September 2010 -->
— Ian Maclaren British theologian and writer 1850 - 1907
The British Weekly, 1897. http://quoteinvestigator.com/2010/06/29/be-kind/
— Platón Classical Greek philosopher -427 - -347 a.C.
Attributed to Plato in No Ordinary Moments: A Peaceful Warrior's Guide to Daily Life (1992) by Dan Millman. It has also been wrongly attributed to Philo. It is a variant of the Christmas message "Be pitiful, for every man is fighting a hard battle," written by the Scottish preacher Ian Maclaren (also known as John Watson) in 1897. Be Kind; Everyone You Meet is Fighting a Hard Battle. Plato? Philo of Alexandria? http://quoteinvestigator.com/2010/06/29/be-kind/<!-- retrieved 28 September 2010 -->
„A fight between several parties of the British people: Nothing of the kind! A fight between two or three big money combines, that and nothing else. Without the weight of money behind the party machines, in an electoral battle today determined purely by principle and by the number of active workers... British Union could fight and beat today the old parties over the whole electoral field. But you know and I know, the battle is nothing of the kind. The battle is between big money combines who spend a thousand pounds or more on every constituency they fight. Or when they speak democracy, they don't mean government by the people... they mean financial democracy, in which money counts and nothing but money.“
— Oswald Mosley British politician; founder of the British Union of Fascists 1896 - 1980
Speech in Earls Court (July 1939). http://www.oswaldmosley.com/audio/earlscourt.m3u
„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 American author 1947 - 2013
Context: 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. Take the AEGIS system in the navy. It's a radar computer system for air-battle management. What it does is give the commander an extra 15 minutes to decide what he's going to do to fight a battle, and those 15 minutes are decisively important.
— Leo Buscaglia Motivational speaker, writer 1924 - 1998
„The demons will always be there, Always. But you know, (hard breath) you can always fight demons.
:—on his drug addiction problems.“
— Lawrence Taylor All-American college football player, professional football player, linebacker, Pro Football Hall of Fame member 1959
— Robert Jordan, Knife of Dreams
— Robert T. Kiyosaki American finance author , investor 1947
„Nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight
you got to kick at the darkness 'til it bleeds daylight“
— Bruce Cockburn Canadian folk/rock guitarist and singer-songwriter 1945
Lovers in a Dangerous Time, Track 1
— Robert Jordan American writer 1948 - 2007
Byar, Children of the Light
— Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013
This quote is widely attributed to Margaret Thatcher on various websites, and also appears in a number of books, including The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations, Columbia University Press (1989), ed. Robert Andrews, p. 320 : , but without any further source information such as date, location or any other context. One valid Thatcher quote which may be the basis for the version above appears in the Second Carlton Lecture http://www.margaretthatcher.org/document/105799 (‘Why Democracy Will Last’), delivered at the Carlton Club, London (November 26, 1984) : Mr. Chairman, each generation has to stand up for democracy. It can’t take anything for granted and may have to fight fundamental battles anew. You know that marvellous quotation from Goethe : ‘That which thy fathers bequeathed thee / Earn it anew if thou would possess it.’ Thatcher also expressed this thought in a Speech to Atlantic Bridge (May 14, 2003) http://www.margaretthatcher.org/document/111266, delivered at the St. Regis Hotel, New York City : My friends, every generation has to fight anew the battle for liberty.
— George S. Patton United States Army general 1885 - 1945
This is cited to Patton in Patton's Principles : A Handbook for Managers Who Mean It! (1982) by Porter B. Williamson as well as Leadership (1990) by William Safire and Leonard Safir, p. 47, but is also cited to Erwin Rommel from his Infanterie Greift An [Infantry Attacks] (1937) in World War II : The Definitive Visual History (2009) by Richard Holmes, p. 128, and Timelines of History (2011) by DK Publishing, p. 392