An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





The full value of this life can only be got by fighting; the violent take it by storm. And if we have accepted everything we have missed something -- war. This life of ours is a very enjoyable fight, but a very miserable truce.


Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936, British author)


You cannot love a thing without wanting to fight for it.


Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936, British author)


The punch that knocks a man out is the punch that he doesn't see. Have you ever seen the pea in the shell game? The man who works the game must have the ability to direct attention to the wrong area. That's what happens in boxing.


Cus D'Amato (1961-, American boxing trainer)


In the fight between you and the world, back the world.


Paul Dirac


Let him that is without stone among you cast the first thing he can lay his hands on.


Robert Frost (1875-1963, American poet)


Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose.


Baltasar Gracian (1601-1658, Spanish philosopher, writer)


If you are losing a tug-of-war with a tiger, give him the rope before he gets to your arm. You can always buy a new rope.


Max Gunther (American author)


I'm not going to get into the ring with Tolstoy.


Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961, American writer)


The underdog often starts the fight, and occasionally the upper dog deserves to win.


Edgar Watson Howe (1853-1937, American journalist, author)


I have not yet begun to fight.


John Paul Jones


My address is like my shoes. It travels with me. I abide where there is a fight against wrong.


Mother Jones


He who attacks must vanquish. He who defends must merely survive.


Master Kahn


No matter how much the cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.


Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865, American President (16th))


Fighting is like champagne. It goes to the heads of cowards as quickly as of heroes. Any fool can be brave on a battlefield when it's be brave or else be killed.


Margaret Mitchell (1900-1949, American novelist)


He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.


Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900, German philosopher)


I will fight for my children on any level so they can reach their potential as human beings and in their public duties.


Princess Diana (1961-1997, British Princess)


That is the whole secret of successful fighting. Get your enemy at a disadvantage; and never, on any account, fight him on equal terms.


George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950, Irish-born British dramatist)


Acts of kindness may soon be forgotten, but the memory of an offense remains.


Author Unknown


People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.


Abigail Van Buren (1918-, American advice columnist, "Dear Abby")


There is such a thing as a man being too proud to fight.


Woodrow T. Wilson (1856-1924, American President (28th))


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