„Those who have never fought suppose that the deserter who flies the field is consumed by shame. He is not, or he would not desert; with only trifling exceptions, battles are fought by cowards afraid to run.“

—  Gene Wolfe

Chapter 16, "The Epitome" (p. 114)
Fiction, The Book of the New Sun (1980–1983), The Urth of the New Sun (1987)

Gene Wolfe photo
Gene Wolfe102
American science fiction and fantasy writer 1931 - 2019

Citações relacionadas

William Faulkner photo
Ursula K. Le Guin photo
Letitia Elizabeth Landon photo
Stephen Crane photo

„He had fought like a pagan who defends his religion.“

—  Stephen Crane, livro The Red Badge of Courage

Ch. 17
The Red Badge of Courage (1895)

Sun Tzu photo

„The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand.“

—  Sun Tzu ancient Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher from the Zhou Dynasty -543 - -495 a.C.

Chapter I · Detail Assessment and Planning
Original: (zh_Hant) 夫未戰而庙算胜者,得算多也;未戰而庙算不勝者,得算少也。

Patrick Rothfuss photo
Guy De Maupassant photo
Kim Peek photo

„Because no battle is ever won. They are not even fought. The field only reveals to man his own folly and despair, and victory is an illusion of philosophers and fools. Be different!“

—  Kim Peek American savant, model for the protagonist of the film "Rain Man" 1951 - 2009

Wisconsin Medical Society http://www.wisconsinmedicalsociety.org/savant/kimpeek.cfm

José Martí photo
Oliver Goldsmith photo

„For he who fights and runs away
May live to fight another day;
But he who is in battle slain
Can never rise and fight again.“

—  Oliver Goldsmith Irish physician and writer 1728 - 1774

The Art of Poetry on a New Plan (1761), vol. ii. p. 147.
The saying "he who fights and runs away may live to fight another day" dates at least as far back as Menander (ca. 341–290 B.C.), Gnomai Monostichoi, aphorism #45: ἀνήρ ὁ ϕɛύγων καὶ ράλίν μαχήɛṯαί (a man who flees will fight again). The Attic Nights (book 17, ch. 21) of Aulus Gellius (ca. 125–180 A.D.) indicates it was already widespread in the second century: "...the orator Demosthenes sought safety in flight from the battlefield, and when he was bitterly taunted with his flight, he jestingly replied in the well-known verse: The man who runs away will fight again".

Roberto Bolaño photo
James Joyce photo
Paul Fussell photo

„Those who fought know a secret about themselves, and it is not very nice.“

—  Paul Fussell Recipient of the Purple Heart medal 1924 - 2012

… They have experienced secretly and privately their natural human impulse toward sadism and brutality. As I say in this new book of mine, not merely did I learn to kill with a noose of piano wire put around somebody's neck from behind, but I learned to enjoy the prospect of killing that way. It's those things that you learn about yourself that you never forget. You learn that you have much wider dimensions than you had imagined before you had to fight a war. That's salutary. It's well to know exactly who you are so you can conduct the rest of your life properly.
Humanities interview (1996)

Manuel Fraga Iribarne photo

„Those who have not learnt from Gasteiz will be responsible for their own acts. Those who want to fight, will be fought. With all of its consequences. Stop being fool.“

—  Manuel Fraga Iribarne Spanish politician 1922 - 2012

Mor al llit, impunement, Manuel Fraga, icona del franquisme i responsable dels assassinats de Gasteiz, 16th January 2012, Setmanari La Directa, 16th January 2012, catalan http://www.setmanaridirecta.info/noticia/noticia-fraga,
Gasteiz Facts

Francesco Dall'Ongaro photo

„Translation: Poor is he who in traitor doth confide :
Never shall snow-clad land good grain provide.
Poor she who in deserter faith doth show :
Never shall flowers on withered branches grow.“

—  Francesco Dall'Ongaro Italian poet, playwright and librettist 1808 - 1873

Povero chi si fida ad un marrano:
Terra nevosa non mena più grano.
Povera chi si fida a un disertore :
Di ramo seco non germoglia fiore.
Stornelli Politici, "Il Disertore".
Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 395.

Og Mandino photo

„Never feel shame for trying and failing, for he who never failed is he who never tried.“

—  Og Mandino, livro O Maior Vendedor do Mundo

Variante: Never feel shame for trying and failing for he who has never failed is he who has never tried.
Fonte: The Greatest Salesman in the World

Geert Wilders photo
Cassandra Clare photo
Andrew Jackson photo

„The brave man inattentive to his duty, is worth little more to his country, than the coward who deserts her in the hour of danger.“

—  Andrew Jackson American general and politician, 7th president of the United States 1767 - 1845

To troops who had abandoned their lines during the Battle of New Orleans (8 January 1815).

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“