„Fortune is always on the side of the largest battalions.“

Letters, 202.
Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations

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Marie de Sevigné10
Marquise de Sévigné 1626 - 1696

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„It is said that God is always on the side of the big battalions.“

—  Voltaire French writer, historian, and philosopher 1694 - 1778

On dit que Dieu est toujours pour les gros bataillons.
Letter to François-Louis-Henri Leriche (6 February 1770)
In his Notebooks (c.1735-c.1750), Voltaire wrote: God is not on the side of the big battalions, but on the side of those who shoot best.
Citas

George Bernard Shaw Foto

„God is on the side of the big battalions.“

—  George Bernard Shaw, Saint Joan

Saint Joan : A Chronicle Play In Six Scenes And An Epilogue (1923)
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Wolfram von Eschenbach Foto

„Losers always meet with mockery, Heaven sides with the fortunate.“

—  Wolfram von Eschenbach, buch Parzival

Der schadehafte erwarp ie spot:
sælden pflihtær dem half got.
Bk. 6, st. 289, line 11; p. 151.
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„Fortune is not on the side of the faint-hearted.“

—  Sophocles ancient Greek tragedian -496 - -406 v.Chr

Fragment 842.
Phædra

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Dwight D. Eisenhower Foto

„Never send a battalion to take a hill if a regiment is available.“

—  Dwight D. Eisenhower American general and politician, 34th president of the United States (in office from 1953 to 1961) 1890 - 1969

Raymond Loewy Foto

„I believe one should design for the advantage of the largest mass of people, first and always. That takes care of ideologies and sociologies.“

—  Raymond Loewy industrial designer 1893 - 1986

Raymond Loewy, cited in: William Marling (1998) The American Roman Noir: Hammett, Cain, and Chandler. p. 279

Ahmet Davutoğlu Foto

„We will always side with the wrongdoers.“

—  Ahmet Davutoğlu Turkish politician 1959

Oct. 13, 2016 [Tremblay, Pinar, November 1, 2015, Forget online dating, now the Turkish government will find you a spouse, http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/10/turkey-election-pledges-davutoglu-offers-matchmaking.html, Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East]

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„October's bellowing anger breakes and cleaves
The bronzed battalions of the stricken wood“

—  Siegfried Sassoon, Autumn

"Autumn"
The Counter-Attack and Other Poems (1918)
Kontext: October's bellowing anger breakes and cleaves
The bronzed battalions of the stricken wood
In whose lament I hear a voice that grieves
For battle's fruitless harvest, and the feud
Of outrage men. Their lives are like the leaves
Scattered in flocks of ruin, tossed and blown
Along the westering furnace flaring red.
O martyred youth and manhood overthrown,
The burden of your wrongs is on my head.

Richard Brautigan Foto

„Her sunny side was always up.“

—  Richard Brautigan American novelist, poet, and short story writer 1935 - 1984

Quelle: Sombrero Fallout

Eric Idle Foto

„Always look on the bright side of life.“

—  Eric Idle British comedian, actor, singer and writer 1943

Quelle: Song written for the film, Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979)

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Miguel de Cervantes Foto

„Fortune leaves always some door open to come at a remedy.“

—  Miguel de Cervantes Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright 1547 - 1616

Don Quixote de la Mancha (1605–1615), Unplaced as yet by chapter

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„To win was always deemed a splendid thing,
Whether it be by fortune or by skill.“

—  Ludovico Ariosto, buch Der rasende Roland

Fu il vincer sempremai laudabil cosa,
Vincasi o per fortuna o per ingegno.
Canto XV, stanza 1 (tr. B. Reynolds)
Orlando Furioso (1532)

Daniel Defoe Foto

„Wherever God erects a house of prayer,
The Devil always builds a chapel there;
And 'twill be found, upon examination,
The latter has the largest congregation.“

—  Daniel Defoe English trader, writer and journalist 1660 - 1731

Pt. I, l. 1. Compare: "Where God hath a temple, the Devil will have a chapel", Robert Burton, Anatomy of Melancholy, part iii, section 4, Memb. 1, Subsect. 1.
The True-Born Englishman http://www.luminarium.org/editions/trueborn.htm (1701)

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