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Retreat Quotes

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The only thing we have to fear is fear itself -
nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror
which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

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I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear
to wake me up and get going, rather than retreat.
- Sylvester Stallone

The heroes of the present will retreat to the imitation they are anyhow.
- Charles Olson

I, Philip Kearny, an old soldier, enter my solemn protest
against this order for retreat.
- Philip Kearny

 

Cows are my passion.
What I have ever sighed for has been to retreat to a Swiss farm,
and live entirely surrounded by cows -
and china.
- Charles Dickens

That perfect tranquillity of life, which is nowhere
to be found but in retreat,
a faithful friend and a good library.
- Aphra Behn

In politics...
never retreat, never retract...
never admit a mistake.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

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Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.
- Marcus Aurelius

There is only one way left to escape the alienation of present day society:
to retreat ahead of it.
- Roland Barthes

Never keep a line of retreat: it is a wretched invention.
- Fridtjof Nansen

Will we fight or will we retreat? That is the question that is posed to us.
Some of my friends on the other side of the aisle often
refer to Iraq as a distraction.
- John Boehner

Follow me if I advance!
Kill me if I retreat!
Revenge me if I die!
- Ngo Dinh Diem

Search for the truth.
I tell you things and I always ask you to verify what I say.
I told you yesterday that there was an attack and a
retreat at Saddam's airport.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

Never retreat.
Never explain.
Get it done and let them howl.
- Benjamin Jowett

Some actors get fired up by the sound of the audience.
I just want to retreat.
- Francesca Annis

I had 13 weeks off and I would pack up the family and
drive to some mountain retreat where we could be together and fish all day.
I loved it.
I needed it.
- Perry Como

A mistress should be like a little country retreat near the town,
not to dwell in constantly, but only for a night and away.
- William Wycherley

In the Soviet army it takes more courage to retreat than advance.
- Joseph Stalin

It makes no difference if I burn my bridges behind me -
I never retreat.
- Fiorello LaGuardia

Christians take Scriptures out of context to try to
justify or to vindicate retreat and cowardice.
- Randall Terry

I am in earnest - I will not equivocate -
I will not excuse - I will not retreat a single inch -
and I will be heard!
- William Lloyd Garrison

You have to know when to strike and when to retreat.
- John Oates

In politics, it seems, retreat is honorable if dictated
by military considerations and shameful if even suggested for ethical reasons.
- Mary McCarthy

The temptations are great to simply retreat to the
domain of private life and give up on our public problems.
- Lee H. Hamilton

Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles,
but in avoiding them.
A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
- Norman Vincent Peale

No retreat.
No retreat.
They must conquer or die who've no retreat.
- John Gay

I never stopped studying Buddhism.
In the past few years, in between movies,
I do a retreat.
- Jet Li

Books, I found, had the power to make time stand still,
retreat or fly into the future.
- Jim Bishop

It was announced as a French victory by the French Minister of War.
I did not see any sign of victory but only the retreat
of the French forces engaged in the battle.
- Philip Gibbs

My center is giving way, my right is in retreat;
situation excellent.
I shall attack.
- Ferdinand Foch

Most fathers don't see the war within the daughter,
her struggles with conflicting images of the idealized and flawed father,
her temptation both to retreat to Daddy's lap and protection
and to push out of his embrace to that of beau and the world beyond home.
- Victoria Secunda

Without any formal orders to retreat,
what was left of the several organizations yielded
to a general impulse to abandon the field.
Officers and men became controlled by the one thought
of getting as far as possible from the enemy.
- Henry Villard

The nearest the modern general or admiral comes to
a small-arms encounter of any sort is at a duck hunt
in the company of corporation executives at the retreat of Continental Motors,
Inc.
- C. Wright Mills

It is madness to attempt to hold.
In the first place the troops cannot do it and in the
second place if they do not retreat they will be destroyed.
I repeat that this order be rescinded or that you find someone else.
- Gerd von Rundstedt

The impossibility of a retreat makes no difference
in the situation of men resolved to conquer or die;
and,
believe me, my friends, if your conquest could be bought
with the blood of your general,
he would most cheerfully resign a life which he has
long devoted to his country.
- James Wolfe

Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing
to cut all sources of retreat.
Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that
state of mind known as a burning desire to win -
essential to success.
- Napoleon Hill

We as a people, as a state, and as a community,
have too much promise, too much potential,
and too much at stake to go any other way than forward.
We are too strong in our hearts, too innovative in our minds,
and too firm in our beliefs to retreat from our goals.
- Bill Richardson

My command, less than ten thousand, had found the battle
on the Plank road in retreat,
little less than a panic.
In a few hours we changed defeat to victory,
the broken divisions of the Third Corps rallying in their rear.
- James Longstreet

I will be as harsh as truth, and uncompromising as justice...
I am in earnest, I will not equivocate,
I will not excuse, I will not retreat a single inch,
and I will be heard.
- William Lloyd Garrison

There are certainly times when my own everyday life
seems to retreat so the life of the story can take me over.
That is why a writer often needs space and time,
so that he or she can abandon ordinary life and "live" with the characters.
- Margaret Mahy

We expected that people were just waiting for the collapse of the Soviet Union,
or at least for its retreat, and they were going to
be full of initiative in all areas of life -
in culture,
in economy and in politics.
- Andrzej Wajda

The 4th Amendment and the personal rights it secures have a long history.
At the very core stands the right of a man to retreat
into his own home and there be free from unreasonable governmental intrusion.
- Potter Stewart

There are few retreats, that can escape the penetrating eye of avarice.
- Thomas Clarkson

The theist and the scientist are rival interpreters of nature,
the one retreats as the other advances.
- Joseph McCabe

I still go to a Christian priory for retreats.
- Lionel Blue

The Iraqi forces are conducting the Mother of all Retreats.
- Dick Cheney

I'm hosting weekend retreats all over America.
It is like a 24-hour slumber party for moms.
We laugh, eat, play games, get massages,
win prizes, talk about parenting and even cry a bit.
- Lisa Whelchel

The general who advances without coveting fame and
retreats without fearing disgrace,
whose only thought is to protect his country and do
good service for his sovereign,
is the jewel of the kingdom.
- Sun Tzu

Along the borders to Ethiopia and Somalia,
anarchy reigns, the police and military have retreated quite some distance.
- Richard Leakey

The problem is that during the 1980s,
a decade of heavy poaching, the elephants retreated to safer areas.
And now people have moved into the corridors once used by the elephants.
- Richard Leakey

Remember, the Arctic didn't have any ice.
And the Northwest Passage was wide open.
They were raising grapes in Scotland for God sakes,
had a huge winery.
Iceland was a farming community.
As some of the glaciers retreated they found villages
that were covered with ice.
- Don Young

We are not retreating - we are advancing in another direction.
- Douglas MacArthur

And now, dear sister, I must leave this house or the
retreating army will make me a prisoner in it by filling
up the road I am directed to take.
- Dolley Madison

Every moment of one's existence one is growing into
more or retreating into less.
One is always living a little more or dying a little bit.
- Norman Mailer

We ought instead of retreating should follow up the enemy and take Richmond.
And in full view of all responsible for such declaration,
I say to you all, such an order can only be prompted by cowardice or treason.
- Philip Kearny

Moving between the legs of tables and of chairs,
rising or falling, grasping at kisses and toys,
advancing boldly, sudden to take alarm,
retreating to the corner of arm and knee,
eager to be reassured, taking pleasure in the fragrant
brilliance of the Christmas tree.
- Frank Howard Clark

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha


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