Fighting

Famous quotes containing the word fighting:

    The current flows fast and furious. It issues in a spate of words from the loudspeakers and the politicians. Every day they tell us that we are a free people fighting to defend freedom. That is the current that has whirled the young airman up into the sky and keeps him circulating there among the clouds. Down here, with a roof to cover us and a gasmask handy, it is our business to puncture gasbags and discover the seeds of truth.
    Virginia Woolf (1882–1941)

    One of the first businesses of a sensible man is to know when he is beaten, and to leave off fighting at once.
    Samuel Butler (1835–1902)

    Gladstone in Great Britain and Parnell in Ireland, under the watchword, “Home Rule for Ireland,” are fighting the battle of self-government for all mankind.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)