Quotes about combat

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Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein photo
Jacque Fresco photo

„We must stop constantly fighting for human rights and equal justice in an unjust system, and start building a society where equal rights are an integral part of the design.“

—  Jacque Fresco American futurist and self-described social engineer 1916 - 2017

Source: The Best That Money Can't Buy: Beyond Politics, Poverty, & War (2002), p. 33.

Archilochus photo

„Some Saian mountaineer
Struts today with my shield.
I threw it down by a bush and ran
When the fighting got hot.
Life seemed somehow more precious.
It was a beautiful shield.
I know where I can buy another
Exactly like it, just as round.“

—  Archilochus Ancient Greek lyric poet -680 - -645 BC

Fragments
Variant: A Saian boasts about the shield which beside a bush
though good armour I unwillingly left behind.
I saved myself, so what do I care about the shield?
To hell with it! I'll get one soon just as good.
Variant: I don't give a damn if some Thracian ape strut
Proud of that first-rate shield the bushes got.
Leaving it was hell, but in a tricky spot
I kept my hide intact. Good shields can be bought. (as translated by Stuart Silverman)
Variant: Let who will boast their courage in the field,
I find but little safety from my shield.
Nature's, not honour's, law we must obey:
This made me cast my useless shield away,
And by a prudent flight and cunning save
A life, which valour could not, from the grave.
A better buckler I can soon regain;
But who can get another life again?

Alexandros Panagoulis photo

„The teardrops which you will see
flowing from our eyes
you should never believe
signs of despair.
They are only promise
promise for Fight.“

—  Alexandros Panagoulis Greek politician and poet 1939 - 1976

Promise, written in Military Prisons of Bogiati February 1972.
Poetry, Vi scrivo da un carcere in Grecia (I write you from a prison in Greece) (1974)

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Ida B. Wells-Barnett photo

„one had better die fighting against injustice than to die like a dog or a rat in a trap“

—  Ida B. Wells-Barnett African-American journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist, sociologist, early leader in the civil rights movement 1862 - 1931

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Michael Parenti photo

„The real danger we face is not from terrorism but what is being done under the pretext of fighting it.“

—  Michael Parenti American academic 1933

1 POLITICS AND ISSUES, The Terrorism Hype, p. 81
Dirty truths (1996), first edition

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