Quotations that match 'retreat'.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.
[ Believe Blood Bought Cheerfully Conquer Conquest Could Country Devoted Die Difference Friends General His Impossibility Life Long Makes Men Most Resign Resolved Retreat Situation Which Would Your]
My center is giving way, my right is in retreat; situation excellent. I shall attack.
[ Attack Center Excellent Giving Retreat Right Shall Situation Way]
I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear to wake me up and get going, rather than retreat.
[ Blowing Bugle Ear Get Going Rather Rejection Retreat Someone Take Than Up Wake]
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.
[ Announced Any Battle Did Engaged Forces French Minister Only Retreat See Sign Victory War]
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.
[ Abandon Any Became Controlled Enemy Far Field Formal General Getting Impulse Left Men Officers Orders Organizations Possible Retreat Several Thought Without Yielded]
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.
[ Always Bit Dying Every Existence Growing Into Less Little Living Moment More Retreating]
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.
[ Beau Beyond Both Conflicting Daddy Daughter Embrace Father Fathers Flawed Her His Home Idealized Images Lap Most Out Protection Push Retreat See Struggles Temptation War Within World]
Never keep a line of retreat: it is a wretched invention.
[ Invention Keep Line Never Retreat Wretched]
Along the borders to Ethiopia and Somalia, anarchy reigns, the police and military have retreated quite some distance.
[ Along Anarchy Borders Distance Ethiopia Military Police Quite Reigns Somalia Some]
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.
[ Amendment Core Free Governmental His History Home Into Intrusion Long Man Own Personal Retreat Right Rights Secures Stands Unreasonable Very]
Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.
[ Done Explain Get Howl Never Retreat Them]
Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
[ Avoiding Battles Consists Fighting Happiness Itself Life Masterly Part Retreat Them Victory]
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.
[ Advancing Alarm Arm Between Boldly Brilliance Chairs Christmas Corner Eager Falling Fragrant Grasping Kisses Knee Legs Moving Pleasure Reassured Retreating Rising Sudden Tables Take Taking Toys Tree]
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.
[ Am Earnest Excuse Harsh Heard Inch Justice Retreat Single Truth Uncompromising Will]
Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.
[ Find His Man More Nowhere Own Quieter Retreat Soul Than Untroubled]
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.
[ Areas Corridors Decade During Elephants Heavy Into Moved Now Once Problem Safer Used]
Some actors get fired up by the sound of the audience. I just want to retreat.
[ Actors Audience Fired Get Just Retreat Some Sound Up Want]
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.
[ Cowardice Declaration Enemy Follow Full Instead Only Order Ought Prompted Responsible Retreating Richmond Say Should Such Take Treason Up View]
A mistress should be like a little country retreat near the town, not to dwell in constantly, but only for a night and away.
[ Away Constantly Country Dwell Little Mistress Near Night Only Retreat Should Town]
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.
[ Airport Always Ask Attack Retreat Saddam Say Search Tell Things Told Truth Verify Yesterday]
That perfect tranquillity of life, which is nowhere to be found but in retreat, a faithful friend and a good library.
[ Faithful Found Friend Good Library Life Nowhere Perfect Retreat Tranquillity Which]
There is only one way left to escape the alienation of present day society: to retreat ahead of it.
[ Ahead Alienation Day Escape Left Only Present Retreat Society Way]
In politics... never retreat, never retract... never admit a mistake.
[ Admit Mistake Never Politics Retract Retreat]
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.
[ Advances Country Disgrace Fame Fearing General Good His Jewel Kingdom Only Protect Retreats Service Sovereign Thought Whose Without]
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.
[ Any Beliefs Community Firm Forward Go Goals Hearts Innovative Minds Much Other Our Potential Promise Retreat Stake State Strong Than Too Way]
No retreat. No retreat. They must conquer or die who've no retreat.
[ Conquer Die Must Retreat]
I, Philip Kearny, an old soldier, enter my solemn protest against this order for retreat.
[ Against Enter Old Order Philip Protest Retreat Soldier Solemn]
Follow me if I advance, kill me if I retreat, avenge me if I die.
[ Advance Avenge Die Follow Kill Retreat]
The temptations are great to simply retreat to the domain of private life and give up on our public problems.
[ Domain Give Great Life Our Private Problems Public Retreat Simply Temptations Up]
In politics, it seems, retreat is honorable if dictated by military considerations and shameful if even suggested for ethical reasons.
[ Considerations Dictated Ethical Even Honorable Military Politics Reasons Retreat Seems Shameful Suggested]
Books, I found, had the power to make time stand still, retreat or fly into the future.
[ Books Fly Found Future Had Into Make Power Retreat Stand Still Time]
You have to know when to strike and when to retreat.
[ Know Retreat Strike]
In the Soviet army it takes more courage to retreat than advance.
[ Advance Army Courage More Retreat Soviet Takes Than]
The theist and the scientist are rival interpreters of nature, the one retreats as the other advances.
[ Advances Interpreters Nature Other Retreats Rival Scientist Theist]
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.
[ Battle Broken Changed Command Corps Defeat Divisions Few Found Had Hours Less Little Panic Plank Rallying Rear Retreat Road Ten Than Their Third Thousand Victory]
The Iraqi forces are conducting the Mother of all Retreats.
[ Conducting Forces Iraqi Mother Retreats]
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.
[ Any Arctic Community Covered Farming Found Glaciers God Grapes Had Huge Ice Iceland Northwest Open Passage Raising Remember Sakes Scotland Some Villages Were Wide]
Follow me if I advance! Kill me if I retreat! Revenge me if I die!
[ Advance Die Follow Kill Retreat Revenge]
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.
[ Any Burning Cut Desire Doing Essential Every Known Maintaining Mind Must Only Person Retreat Sources State Success Sure Undertaking Willing Win Wins]
We are not retreating - we are advancing in another direction.
[ Advancing Another Direction Retreating]
Christians take Scriptures out of context to try to justify or to vindicate retreat and cowardice.
[ Christians Context Cowardice Justify Out Retreat Scriptures Take Try Vindicate]
It makes no difference if I burn my bridges behind me - I never retreat.
[ Behind Bridges Burn Difference Makes Never Retreat]
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.
[ Areas Collapse Culture Economy Expected Full Going Initiative Just Least Life Politics Retreat Soviet Union Waiting Were]
The heroes of the present will retreat to the imitation they are anyhow.
[ Anyhow Heroes Imitation Present Retreat Will]
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.
[ Aisle Distraction Fight Friends Iraq Often Other Posed Question Refer Retreat Side Some Us Will]
I am in earnest - I will not equivocate - I will not excuse - I will not retreat a single inch - and I will be heard!
[ Am Earnest Excuse Heard Inch Retreat Single Will]
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.
[ Am Army Dear Directed Filling House Leave Make Must Now Prisoner Retreating Road Sister Take Up Will]
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.
[ America Bit Cry Eat Even Games Get Hosting Laugh Moms Over Parenting Party Play Prizes Retreats Slumber Talk Weekend Win]
I never stopped studying Buddhism. In the past few years, in between movies, I do a retreat.
[ Between Buddhism Few Movies Never Past Retreat Stopped Studying Years]
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.
[ Been China Cows Entirely Ever Farm Live Passion Retreat Surrounded Swiss]
There are few retreats, that can escape the penetrating eye of avarice.
[ Avarice Escape Eye Few Penetrating Retreats]
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.
[ Attempt Cannot Destroyed Else Find First Hold Madness Order Place Repeat Retreat Second Someone Troops Will]
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.
[ Could Day Drive Family Fish Had Loved Mountain Needed Off Pack Retreat Some Together Up Weeks Where Would]
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.
[ Abandon Certainly Characters Everyday Life Live Needs Often Ordinary Over Own Retreat Seems She Space Story Take Time Times Why Writer]
I still go to a Christian priory for retreats.
[ Christian Go Retreats Still]
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.
[ Admiral Any Comes Company Continental Corporation Duck Encounter Executives General Hunt Inc Modern Motors Nearest Retreat Sort]