How happy had it been for me had I been slain in the battle. It had been far more noble to have died the victim of the enemy than fall a sacrifice to the rage of my friends.
I wish that the Indians believed me a god, for upon the report of an enemy's valor oftentimes depends the success of a battle, and false reports have many times done as great things as true courage and resolution.
If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.
“The greatest victory is that which requires no battle.”
“The wise warrior avoids the battle.”
The Battle Hymn of the Republic.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
Real men despise battle, but will never run from it.
A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it.
To lose patience is to lose the battle.
If you have no faith, you’ve lost your battle.
Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later the man who wins, is the man who thinks he can.
Never have a battle of wits with an unarmed person.