„I was taught to fight, taught to win;
I never thought I could fail.“

—  Peter Gabriel, Context: In this proud land we grew up strong; We were wanted all along. I was taught to fight, taught to win; I never thought I could fail.No fight left or so it seems; I am a man whose dreams have all deserted. I've changed my face, I've changed my name, But no one wants you when you lose. Don't Give Up, Duet written by Gabriel, sung with Kate Bush
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„I fight on, I fight to win.“

—  Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013
Remarks to journalists in Downing Street (21 November 1990) http://www.margaretthatcher.org/speeches/displaydocument.asp?docid=108252, following the inconclusive first ballot in the Conservative leadership election.

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„I thought we could have put up more of a fight. Not that we were going to win, but that we would offer more resistance.“

—  Leopoldo Galtieri Argentine military dictator 1926 - 2003
General Who Led Argentina In Falkland War Is Detained http://www.nytimes.com/1983/04/12/world/general-who-led-argentina-in-falkland-war-is-detained.html, The New York Times (April 12, 1983)

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„Even 50 years ago, the streets of Leningrad taught me one thing: if a fight is inevitable, go and fight first“

—  Vladímir Putin President of Russia, former Prime Minister 1952
2015-10-22, Valdai Forum. http://blogs.ft.com/the-world/2015/10/putin-on-isis-when-a-fight-is-inevitable-you-hit-first/

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„I always expect to lose. I fight anyway, and sometimes I win.“

—  Richard Stallman American software freedom activist, short story writer and computer programmer, founder of the GNU project 1953
Context: I am a pessimist by nature. Many people can only keep on fighting when they expect to win. I'm not like that, I always expect to lose. I fight anyway, and sometimes I win. I'm not the main leader in this particular battle. The Electronic Frontier Foundation is fighting. Public Knowledge is fighting. People need to get involved politically. At this point people should go to the EFF website and the Public Knowledge website, and continue doing so over the coming weeks to see how they can get involved in this coming campaign. It's going to take a lot of people spending probably at least twenty minutes. If you care enough about your freedom to spend twenty minutes on it, if you can tear yourself away from whatever little job it is you're doing this week, and next week, and so on. Spend a little time fighting for your freedom, and we can win. "Interview: Richard Stallman" on Kernel (4 January 2005) http://archive.is/20120711223115/kerneltrap.org/node/4484

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„Never ask the bloody reason, only fight and win!“

—  Douglas Reeman British author 1924 - 2017
Context: He stared into darkness, seeing the last of the horizon. Then he touched the weathered quarterdeck rail. Aloud he said ‘ We'll fight very soon, my girl. You and me. Never ask the bloody reason, only fight and win!’

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„I could not fight the Nazis in the present, as they had the power to still my voice, so I decided to fight them in the future.“

—  Friedrich Kellner German Justice inspector 1885 - 1970
“Ich entschloss mich, die Nazis in der Zukunft zu bekämpfen,” Giessener Anzeiger, Giessen, Germany, April 6, 2005.