„The battle for the airwaves cannot be limited to only those who have the bank accounts to pay for the battle and win it.“

Free the Airwaves! (2002)
Kontext: The battle for the airwaves cannot be limited to only those who have the bank accounts to pay for the battle and win it. Democracy is in danger. Seats in Congress, seats in the state legislature, that big seat in the White House itself, can be purchased by those who have the greatest campaign resources, who have the largest bank accounts or own riches.
That, I submit to you, is no democracy. It is an oligarchy of the already powerful. It is no less than a conspiracy of the powerful to deny access to government to those who literally cannot afford to run for public office with any realistic hope of getting elected.

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Walter Cronkite
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„Fighting battles is like courting girls: those who make the most pretensions and are boldest usually win.“

—  Rutherford B. Hayes American politician, 19th President of the United States (in office from 1877 to 1881) 1822 - 1893

As quoted in The Complete Book of U.S. Presidents (1991) by William A. DeGregorio, p. 290

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„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 v.Chr

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。
Quelle: The Art of War, Chapter I · Detail Assessment and Planning

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„You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.“

—  Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013

This quote is widely attributed to Margaret Thatcher on various websites, and also appears in a number of books, including The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations, Columbia University Press (1989), ed. Robert Andrews, p. 320 : ISBN 0231069901. 9780231069908 , but without any further source information such as date, location or any other context.
One valid Thatcher quote which may be the basis for the version above appears in the Second Carlton Lecture http://www.margaretthatcher.org/document/105799 (‘Why Democracy Will Last’), delivered at the Carlton Club, London (November 26, 1984) : Mr. Chairman, each generation has to stand up for democracy. It can’t take anything for granted and may have to fight fundamental battles anew. You know that marvellous quotation from Goethe : ‘That which thy fathers bequeathed thee / Earn it anew if thou would possess it.’
Thatcher also expressed this thought in a Speech to Atlantic Bridge (May 14, 2003) http://www.margaretthatcher.org/document/111266, delivered at the St. Regis Hotel, New York City : My friends, every generation has to fight anew the battle for liberty.
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„It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.“

—  Norman Schwarzkopf United States Army general 1934 - 2012

Interview with Barbara Walters (15 March 1991); also quoted in his memoir It Doesn't Take a Hero : General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, the Autobiography (1992), p. xiii

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„Having made pleasure and pain, gain and loss, victory and defeat the same, you engage in battle for the sake of battle; thus you shell win and not incur sin.“

—  Baba Hari Dass master yogi, author, builder, commentator of Indian spiritual tradition 1923 - 2018

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„Military power wins battles, but spiritual power wins wars.“

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As quoted in A Toolbox for Humanity: More Than 9000 Years of Thought (2004) by Lloyd Albert Johnson

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„To win in a battle without compromises is always nicer.“

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http://www.sports.ru/football/5606178.html (2008)

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„To win that battle, to answer that call -- this remains our great unfinished business.“

—  Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961

2013, "Let Freedom Ring" Ceremony (August 2013)
Kontext: The test was not, and never has been, whether the doors of opportunity are cracked a bit wider for a few. It was whether our economic system provides a fair shot for the many -- for the black custodian and the white steelworker, the immigrant dishwasher and the Native American veteran. To win that battle, to answer that call -- this remains our great unfinished business.

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„Believe me, nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won: the bravery of my troops hitherto saved me from the greater evil; but to win such a battle as this of Waterloo, at the expens of so many gallant friends, could only be termed a heavy misfortune but for the result to the public.“

—  Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington British soldier and statesman 1769 - 1852

Letter from the field of Waterloo (June 1815), as quoted in Decisive Battles of the World (1899) by Edward Shepherd Creasy. Quoted too in Memorable Battles in English History: Where Fought, why Fought, and Their Results; with the Military Lives of the Commanders by William Henry Davenport Adams; Editor Griffith and Farran, 1863. p. 400.
Kontext: My heart is broken by the terrible loss I have sustained in my old friends and companions and my poor soldiers. Believe me, nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won: the bravery of my troops hitherto saved me from the greater evil; but to win such a battle as this of Waterloo, at the expens of so many gallant friends, could only be termed a heavy misfortune but for the result to the public.

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„If the Jews win this battle, then the Arabs had better go bury their faces in the mud!“

—  Gamal Abdel Nasser second president of Egypt 1918 - 1970

[Middle East: What to Do About Germany, TIME, Friday, Mar. 19, 1965, http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,833554,00.html, September 6, 2011]

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„If the battle for civilization comes down to the wimps versus the barbarians, the barbarians are going to win.“

—  Thomas Sowell American economist, social theorist, political philosopher and author 1930

Wimps Versus Barbarians http://townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/2013/05/21/wimps-versus-barbarians-n1601497/page/full, May 21, 2013
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