„My men don't dig foxholes. Foxholes only slow up an offensive. Keep moving. We'll win this war, but we'll win it only by fighting and showing the Germans that we've got more guts than they have or ever will have.“

Forrás: George S. Patton's speech to the Third Army https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_S._Patton%27s_speech_to_the_Third_Army

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amerikai tábornok 1885 - 1945

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George S. Patton fénykép

„My men don't dig foxholes. I don't want them to. Foxholes only slow up an offensive. Keep moving. And don't give the enemy time to dig one either.“

—  George S. Patton United States Army general 1885 - 1945

Speech to the Third Army (1944)
Kontextus: When a man is lying in a shell hole, if he just stays there all day, a German will get to him eventually. The hell with that idea. The hell with taking it. My men don't dig foxholes. I don't want them to. Foxholes only slow up an offensive. Keep moving. And don't give the enemy time to dig one either. We'll win this war, but we'll win it only by fighting and by showing the Germans that we've got more guts than they have; or ever will have. We're not going to just shoot the sons-of-bitches, we're going to rip out their living Goddamned guts and use them to grease the treads of our tanks. We're going to murder those lousy Hun cocksuckers by the bushel-fucking-basket. War is a bloody, killing business. You've got to spill their blood, or they will spill yours. Rip them up the belly. Shoot them in the guts. When shells are hitting all around you and you wipe the dirt off your face and realize that instead of dirt it's the blood and guts of what once was your best friend beside you, you'll know what to do!

Ulysses S. Grant fénykép

„Mister President. Win or lose, we'll keep hitting.“

—  Ulysses S. Grant 18th President of the United States 1822 - 1885

Saving Lincoln https://youtube.com/u0LqZVIFMYg?t=48 (2013), written by Salvador Litvak and Nina D. Litvak
In fiction, Saving Lincoln (2013)

David Berg fénykép
Jacques Brel fénykép

„If we only have love
Then we'll only be men
And we'll drink from the Grail
To be born once again;
Then with nothing at all
But the little we are
We'll have conquered all time
All space, the sun, and the stars!“

—  Jacques Brel Belgian singer-songwriter 1929 - 1978

If Only We Have Love (1957)
Kontextus: If we only have love
We will never bow down
We'll be tall as the pines
Neither heroes nor clowns.
If we only have love
Then we'll only be men
And we'll drink from the Grail
To be born once again;
Then with nothing at all
But the little we are
We'll have conquered all time
All space, the sun, and the stars!

Rod McKuen fénykép

„If we only have love
Then we'll only be men
And we'll drink from the Grail
To be born once again
Then with nothing at all
But the little we are
We'll have conquered all time
All space, the sun, and the stars.“

—  Rod McKuen American poet, songwriter, composer, and singer 1933 - 2015

As closing scene in the 1968 musical Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (1975 film version) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdSXpC8fbNA
Translations and adaptations, If We Only Have Love (1968)
Kontextus: If we only have love
We will never bow down
We'll be tall as the pines
Neither heroes nor clowns.
If we only have love
Then we'll only be men
And we'll drink from the Grail
To be born once again
Then with nothing at all
But the little we are
We'll have conquered all time
All space, the sun, and the stars.

William Golding fénykép
Matthew Stover fénykép
Brandon Sanderson fénykép

„That's the point, isn't it? We have to live on, no matter how hard it gets. We'll win in the end.“

—  Brandon Sanderson American fantasy writer 1975

Forrás: The Well of Ascension

„Men cannot be threatened into the kind of fight they will have to put up to win. They will have to be led.“

—  Michael Shaara, könyv The Killer Angels

Part III, CH 2: Chamberlain, p. 185
The Killer Angels (1974)

Ion Antonescu fénykép
Margaret Thatcher fénykép

„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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Ted Cruz fénykép

„You don't have to win every fight. You don't have to fight every fight. But you DO have to stand for something.“

—  Ted Cruz American politician 1970

Forrás: #‎DefundPlannedParenthood‬: https://www.tedcruz.org/l/defund-planned-parenthood/ On Facebook September 29, 2015.

Peter Weiss fénykép

„Fight on land and sea
All men want to be free
If they don't
never mind
we'll abolish all mankind“

—  Peter Weiss, Marat/Sade

Singers and Patients, act 2, scene 31 (p. 98)
Marat/Sade (1963)

Newton Lee fénykép
John Steinbeck fénykép
Leopoldo Galtieri fénykép

„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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