A Quote by H. L. Mencken on beginning, fighting, freedom, laws, oppression, time, and trouble

The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by Hermione Gingold on fighting, ideas, masculinity, weapons, and women

Fighting is essentially a masculine idea; a woman's weapon is her tongue.

Hermione Gingold (1897 - 1987)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on fighting and worth

Victories that are cheap are cheap. Those only are worth having which come as the result of hard fighting.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry van Dyke on america, cities, corruption, country, daughters, equality, facts, fighting, honesty, honor, idealism, justice, liberty, lies, life, politics, power, sons, work, and worth

There is a life that is worth living now as it was worth living in the former days, and that is the honest life, the useful life, the unselfish life, cleansed by devotion to an ideal. There is a battle worth fighting now as it was worth fighting then, and that is the battle for justice and equality: to make our city and our state free in fact as well as in name; to break the rings that strangle real liberty, and to keep them broken; to cleanse, so far as in our power lies, the fountains of our national life from political, commercial, and social corruption; to teach our sons and daughters, by precept and example, the honor of serving such a country as America. That is work worthy of the finest manhood and womanhood.

Henry van Dyke (1852 - 1933)

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A Quote by Henry Fielding on anger, dogs, and fighting

Lo, when two dogs are fighting in the streets, With a third dog one of the two dogs meets; With angry teeth he bites him to the bone, And this dog smarts for what that dog has done.

Henry Fielding (1707 - 1754)

Source: Tom Thumb the Great. Act i. Sc. 6.

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on fighting, life, and prejudice

All my life I have fought against prejudice and intolerance.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

Source: Memoirs

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A Quote by Hans Albrecht Bethe on fighting, history, idealism, and war

If we fight a war and win it with H-bombs, what history will remember is not the ideals we were fighting for but the methods we used to accomplish them. These methods will be compared to the warfare of Genghis Khan who ruthlessly killed every last inhabitant of Persia.

Hans Albrecht Bethe (1906 -)

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A Quote by Gwen Bristow on day, fighting, practice, and world

We can get the new world we want, if we want it enough to abandon our prejudices, every day, everywhere. We can build this world if we practice now what we said we were fighting for.

Gwen Bristow

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A Quote by Groucho Marx on fame, fighting, honor, and women

Mrs. Teasdale calls for rescue and Firefly delivers the famous line to his cohorts as they rescue her: "Remember, you're fighting for this woman's honor, which is probably more than she ever did."

Groucho Marx (1895 - 1977)

Source: As Firefly in the movie, Duck Soup, 1933

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on fighting

In the end it will not matter to us whether we fought with flails or reeds. It will matter to us greatly on what side we fought.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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