Quotation Explorer - 'Retreat'

Above all things, never be afraid. The enemy who forces you to retreat is himself afraid of you at that very moment. - Andre Maurois
A lion will only retreat if you stare it in the eyes; likewise, so will fear. - Matshona Dhliwayo
If I charge, follow me. If I retreat, kill me. If I die, revenge me. - U.S. Marine Corps
The long sadness of winter was finally in retreat. - Kimberly Cuttler
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
The enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion otherwise the garrison are to be put to the sword if the fort is taken. I have answered the demand with a cannon shot, and our flag still waves proudly from the walls. I shall never surrender nor retreat. - William Travis, at the Alamo
Pray with a pure heart and pray from where you are. He will answer your prayers. There is no need to abandon the world or retreat to a jungle - Radhe Maa
Watch for good times to retreat into yourself. Frequently meditate on how good God is to you. - Thomas a Kempis
RECRUIT, n. A person distinguishable from a civilian by his uniform and from a soldier by his gait. Fresh from the farm or factory or street, His marching, in pursuit or in retreat, Were an impressive martial spectacle Except for two impediments -- his feet. Thompson Johnson - Ambrose Bierce
It makes no difference if I burn my bridges behind me - I never retreat.
In the Soviet army it takes more courage to retreat than to advance. - Joseph Stalin
Sensitive people feel so deeply they often have to retreat from the world, in order to dig beneath the layers of pain to find their faith and courage. - Shannon L. Alder
My centre is giving way, my right is in retreat, situation excellent. I attack. - Ferdinand Foch
One of the great achievements of science has been, if not to make it impossible for intelligent people to be religious, then at least to make it possible for them not to be religious. We should not retreat from this accomplishment. - Steven Weinberg
Jesus was a hiker. The wilderness was His retreat. - Toni Sorenson
Once he said to her: 'You are like me; you are different from other people. You are Kamala and no one else, and within you there is a stillness and sanctuary to which you can retreat any time and be yourself, just as I can. Few people have that capacity and yet everyone could have it. - Hermann Hesse
Nowhere can a man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.
Die, but do not retreat. - Joseph Stalin
A woman begins by resisting a man's advances, and ends by blocking his retreat. - Oscar Wilde
First of all, let me assert my firm belief that 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
A retreat from someone or something isn't unusual. Just as how you edge closer to see better, at times you may need to take a step back to get a clearer view. - rajuda
Within yourself is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself. - Hermann Hesse
Knowledge is a comfortable and necessary retreat and shelter for us in advanced age, and if we do not plant it while young, it will give us no shade when we grow old. - Lord Chesterfield
A tactical retreat is not a bad response to a surprise assault, you know. First you survive. Then you choose your own ground. Then you counterattack. - Lois McMaster Bujold
I retreat to my room and lock the door. Lying on my bed, my brain cyclones with thoughts of men and boys and boys and men. All making the wrong choices. - Shannon M. Parker
But give thanks, at least, that you still have Frost's poems; and when you feel the need of solitude, retreat to the companionship of moon, water, hills and trees. Retreat, he reminds us, should not be confused with escape. And take these poems along for good luck! - Robert Graves
We need people who push boundaries rather than retreat inside them. - Tim Fargo
...I retreat into my fictional world where everything makes sense - but even there I can't even control what people do... - John Geddes
When you're depressed you retreat and you go into a smaller world. This is why Brighton worked well for the story, because it's a smaller world than London. - Sara Sheridan
Books, I found, had the power to make timestand still, retreat or fly into the future. - Jim Bishop
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
A fool shouts charge when he should retreat, A coward shouts retreat when he should charge and a wise man knows the difference. I charge. - Tonny K. Brown
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