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Emma Goldman

All wars are wars among thieves who are too cowardly to fight and who therefore induce the young manhood of the whole world to do the fighting for them.

Fighting | World |

Edwin Way Teale

The long fight to save wild beauty represents democracy at its best. It requires citizens to practice the hardest of virtues - self-restraint.

Beauty | Democracy | Practice | Restraint | Self | Beauty |

Hebrew Proverbs

The soldiers fight and the kings are heroes.

George Santayana

To fight is a radical instinct; if men have nothing else to fight over they will fight over words, fancies, or women, or they will fight because they dislike each other's looks, or because they have met walking in opposite directions. To know a thing down, especially if it is cocked at an arrogant angle, is a deep delight to the blood. To first for a reason and in a calculating spirit is something your true warrior despises.

Instinct | Looks | Men | Nothing | Reason | Spirit | Will | Words |

Heraclitus or Heraclitus of Ephesus NULL

It is hard to fight with anger; for what it wants it buys at the price of soul.

Anger | Price | Soul | Wants |

Heraclitus or Heraclitus of Ephesus NULL

It is difficult to fight against anger, for a man will buy revenge with his soul.

Anger | Man | Revenge | Soul | Will |

Jawaharlal Nehru

It is always more difficult to fight one’s own fallings than the power of an adversary.

Power |

Jawaharlal Nehru

Logic and cold reason are poor weapons to fight fear and distrust. Only faith and generosity can overcome them.

Distrust | Faith | Fear | Generosity | Logic | Reason | Weapons |

Joseph Stalin, fully Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin, born Loseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili

He who wishes to lead a movement must conduct a fight on two fronts – against those who lag behind and those who rush ahead.

Conduct | Wishes |

Marcel Marceau, born Marcel Mangel

Earthly life is an eternal miracle. In a moment of grace, we can grasp eternity in the palm of our hand. This is the gift given to creative individuals who can identify with the mysteries of life through art. It is a divine gift, this spirit of humanity. It is the fight for light over shadow.

Art | Eternal | Eternity | Grace | Humanity | Life | Life | Light | Spirit |

Marian Wright Edelman

Why were we able to put hundreds of thousands of troops and support personnel in Saudi Arabia within a few months to fight Saddam Hussein when we are unable to mobilize hundreds of teachers or doctors and nurses and social workers for desperately underserved inner cities and rural areas to fight the tyranny of poverty and ignorance and child neglect and abuse?

Abuse | Ignorance | Neglect | Poverty | Tyranny | Child |

Nathaniel Hawthorne

All brave men love; for he only is brave who has affections to fight for, whether in the daily battle of life or in physical contests.

Battle | Life | Life | Love | Men |

Nikos Kazantzakis

Die every day. Be born again every day. Deny everything you have every day. The superior virtue is not to be free but to fight for freedom.... I hope for nothing. If fear nothing. I am free.

Day | Fear | Freedom | Hope | Nothing | Virtue | Virtue |

Norman Vincent Peale

Go out and get interested in the human problems that are everywhere around us. Help to improve the human lot. This service of love is perhaps the healthiest attitude in this world. It puts one into the main stream of the human race, where the profound problems re, and as one participates and gets involved and learns to know people and they him, one is loving and being loved and life becomes good - very good. Love is never a soft, genial attitude, indeed it is far from it. For example, when you really love the poor and underprivileged, you will get and fight for better conditions for all men. The fight is often against prejudice and entrenched greed, and it is no easy struggle to overcome these. But love is tough and never gives up as long as one of God’s children is the victim of injustice and mistreatment.

Better | Children | Example | God | Good | Greed | Human race | Injustice | Injustice | Life | Life | Love | Men | People | Prejudice | Problems | Race | Service | Struggle | Will | World | Victim |

Rita Mae Brown

A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.”

Action | Life | Life | Slavery |

Robert Browning

When the fight begins within himself, a man's worth something.

Man | Worth |

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If a nation of men is exalted to that height of morals as to refuse to fight and choose rather to suffer loss of goods and loss of life than to use violence, they must be not helpless but most effective and great men; they would overawe their invader, and make him ridiculous; they would communicate the contagion of their virtue and inoculate all mankind.

Life | Life | Mankind | Men | Virtue | Virtue | Loss |