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"Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own."
John M Barrie
"It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them."
"Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win."
"After a heated argument on some trivial matter Nancy [Astor] . shouted, If I were your wife I would put poison in your coffee! Whereupon Winston [Churchill] answered, And if I were your husband I would drink it."
John Fellows Akers
"When there is no peril in the fight, there is no glory in the triumph."
"A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights."
"Jokes of the proper kind, properly told, can do more to enlighten questions of politics, philosophy, and literature than any number of dull arguments."
"We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and the oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender."
"Never in the field of human conflicts was so much owed by so many to so few."
"Marriage means expectations and expectations mean conflict."