„Are you going to shoot me?' Vengeous sneered. 'I wouldn't be surprised. What would a thing like you know about honor? Only a heathen would bring a gun to a sword fight.'
And only a moron would bring a sword to a gunfight.“
„judgmentally, judgmentally, judgmentally I would believe in you and sword fight others who did not, any necessary sacrifice if you were in the mood for that.“
— Daniel Handler American novelist, children's writer, creator of Lemony Snicket 1970
— Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
At a Philadelphia fundraiser, as quoted in "Obama: ‘If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun’" http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2008/06/14/obama-if-they-bring-a-knife-to-the-fight-we-bring-a-gun/, The Wall Street Journal (14 June 2008)
„Obama: But you would rule in the possibility to fight against ISIS.
Trump: Well, I'm never gonna rule anything out. And I wouldn't wanna say. Even if I felt -- it wasn't going -- I wouldn't wanna tell you that because, at a minimum, I want them to think maybe that we would use it.“
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
As part of a conversation with Barack Obama about ruling out the use of nuclear weapons (March 23, 2016)
„If he's choosing not to make a simple effort that would put you at ease and bring harmony to a recurring fight, then he doesn't respect your feelings and needs.“
— Greg Behrendt, He's Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys
„Never desire war but pray to Allah for peace and security. And when you are (forced) to fight the enemy, fight with steadfastness and know that Paradise is under the shadow of swords.“
— Muhammad Arabian religious leader and the founder of Islam 570 - 632
Riyadh us Saleheen, as quoted in Muhammad As a Military Leader, Afzalur Rahman
„We have become too civilized to grasp the obvious. For the truth is very simple. To survive you often have to fight, and to fight you have to dirty yourself. War is evil, and it is often the lesser evil. Those who take the sword perish by the sword, and those who don't take the sword perish by smelly diseases.“
— George Orwell English author and journalist 1903 - 1950
„The excitement I underwent before the bout was something I’ll never forget. For a week I trained extra hard. I ran extra long distances. Every night when I went to bed I dreamed I was fighting. It was so clear – I would be going at it hot and heavy, then I would bring over a right hand and he would go down, the fight was over. Then the fight began. Here all the nervousness went out of me. I was doing what I wanted to do. It all seemed like something I had done many times before. And you know what? In the third round, just as I dreamed, I hit him with a hard right hand. Down he went and he didn’t get up. I had knocked him out.“
— Eder Jofre Brazilian boxer 1936
Jofre, E. Boxing & Wrestling. Vol 2, No 9. March 1963, Page 17, Why I am the Strongest Little Champ.