„Don't fight a battle if you don't gain anything by winning.“
„Being mean makes you stupid. That's why I hate fights. You never do your best work in a fight, because fights are not sufficiently general. Winning is always a function of the situation and the people involved. You don't win fights by thinking of big ideas but by thinking of tricks that work in one particular case. And yet fighting is just as much work as thinking about real problems.“
— Paul Graham English programmer, venture capitalist, and essayist 1964
"Mean People Fail", November 2014
— Masashi Kishimoto Japanese manga artist 1974
— Leo Buscaglia Motivational speaker, writer 1924 - 1998
Speaking Of Love (1980)
„One thing remains the same, your task and your duty. You are required to ensure the security of this country against any offence. What is that means for you? That means, that you should have to fight, a fight to win. There is no roof for losers, if you loose don't come back.“
— Sam Manekshaw First Field marshal of the Indian Army 1914 - 2008
During Speech at Passing Out Parade of Indian Military Academy A Soldier's Duty http://worldofdefense.blogspot.in/2011/05/soldiers-duty-field-marshal-sam.html
— Ian Maclaren British theologian and writer 1850 - 1907
Misattributed, The British Weekly, 1897. http://quoteinvestigator.com/2010/06/29/be-kind/
— Platón Classical Greek philosopher -427 - -347 a.C.
Misattributed, 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/
— Philo Roman philosopher -20 - 45 a.C.
Misattributed, 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/.
„Any fool can fight a winning battle, but it needs character to fight a losing one, and that should inspire us; which reminds me that I dreamed the other night that I was being hanged, but was the life and soul of the party.“
— W.B. Yeats Irish poet and playwright 1865 - 1939
„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, book Scenes of Clerical Life
Scenes of Clerical Life (1858), " Janet's Repentance http://classiq.net/george-eliot/janets-repentance/index.html" Ch. 6
„And fighting the battle of life is fighting against fearful odds, too. There are giants and dragons in this nineteenth century, and the golden casket that they guard is not so easy to win as it appears in the story-books.“
— Jerome K. Jerome, Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow
Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow (1886)