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To be an atheist requires an indefinitely greater measure of faith than to receive all the great truths which atheism would deny.

Joseph Addison

As for life, it is a battle and a sojourning in a strange land; but the fame that comes after is oblivion.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Be strong: we are not here to play, to dream, to drift, we have hard work to do and loads to lift, shun not the struggle, face it, ‘tis god’s gift. Be strong:

say not the days are evil - who’s to blame! And fold your hands and acquiesce - o shame! Stand up, speak out, and bravely in god’s name. Be strong! It matters not how deep entrenched the wrong. How hard the battle goes, the day, how long! Faint not, fight on! Tomorrow comes the song. Maltbie Davenport Babcock

But whether on the scaffold high, or in the battle's van, the fittest place where man can die is where he dies for man!

Michael J. Barry

BATTLE, n. A method of untying with the teeth of a political knot that would not yield to the tongue.

Ambrose Gwinett Bierce

The late M. Venizelos observed that in all her wars England - he should have said Britain, of course - always wins one battle - the last. Eleutherios

Venizelos, 1864-1936, Greek statesman. Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

Battle's magnificently stern array.

George Gordon, Lord Byron

After battle of Zela in 47 BC I came, I saw, I conquered - Veni, vidi, vici

Gaius Julius Caesar

After battle of Munda in 45 BC They wished this - Hoc voluerunt

Gaius Julius Caesar

Ye Mariners of England, That guard our native sons; Whose flag has braved, a thousand years, The battle and the breeze!

Thomas Campbell