Each generation has to stand up for democracy. It can't take anything for granted and may have to fight fundamental battles anew.
For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.
Don't fight a battle if you don't gain anything by winning.
Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
The best victory is when the opponent surrenders of its own accord before there are any actual hostilities...It is best to win without fighting.
Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all the time thing.
The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand.
Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing. You don't win once in a while, you don't do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing.
It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.
winning is not everything it is the only thing
We recognize the reality of the marketplace. We're fighting to win, and that's what we're going to do. This is not the time to hide.
Always bear in mind that the people are not fighting for ideas, for the things in anyone’s head. They are fighting to win material benefits, to live better and in peace, to see their lives go forward, to guarantee the future of their children. . .
When you go to Detroit you see a town that is resilient, that's just fighting to win again, and there's an energy to that. Just watching a city really fighting to get back on its feet and watching the inner strength of a city is tremendous.
America is not fighting to win a war. We are fighting to give an application to an old Greek proverb, which is that the purpose of war is not to annihilate an enemy but to get him to mend his ways. And we are confident we can get the enemy to mend his.
A Commander-in-Chief needs to do two things. One - tell us who the enemy is. And two - say we are fighting to win.