Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. I am not unmindful of the fact that violence often brings about momentary results. Nations have frequently won their independence in battle. But in spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace.
Get Ready for Battle
Martin Luther King, Jr. I Am Peace Independence Justice. I'm convinced that probably everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. It's just one more reason to always try to be kind. Yolanda Hadid. You Be Kind Fighting Nothing. In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten, then he who continues the attack wins. Ulysses S. Time He Who Both Sides. I write about the power of trying, because I want to be okay with failing. I write about generosity because I battle selfishness. I write about joy because I know sorrow. I write about faith because I almost lost mine, and I know what it is to be broken and in need of redemption.
I write about gratitude because I am thankful - for all of it. Kristin Armstrong. Faith Thankful I Am Broken. Top 10 Battle Quotes. View the list. The distance, being far away from your home, from your family, that's not easy. There are times when you say, 'Wow, what a fight, what a battle. Family You Home Fight. The battle of getting better is never ending. Antonio Brown. Better Ending Never Getting Better. I think scars are like battle wounds - beautiful, in a way.
They show what you've been through and how strong you are for coming out of it. Demi Lovato. Beautiful Strength You Think. It's about love at first sight - when you just fall in love instantly and will battle any obstacle to be with that girl. Jim Sturgess. Love Girl You Upside Down. The battle of life is, in most cases, fought uphill; and to win it without a struggle were perhaps to win it without honor.
If there were no difficulties there would be no success; if there were nothing to struggle for, there would be nothing to be achieved. Samuel Smiles. Life Success Struggle Win. All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest - never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principles of equal partnership. Ann Landers. Love Good Marriage Art.
In Battle, a Soldier’s Heart Is Revealed
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. Sun Tzu. Temple Who General Makes. I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious. Vince Lombardi. Good Moment Heart Man.
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Aim high and don't sell yourself short. Know that you're capable. Understand that a lot of people battle with a lot of things - depression, body image or whatever else - so know that it's not just you. You're not alone. Holly Holm. Alone Yourself Depression You. Whenever death may surprise us, let it be welcome if our battle cry has reached even one receptive ear and another hand reaches out to take up our arms. Che Guevara. Death Welcome Cry Surprise. It is impossible to win the race unless you venture to run, impossible to win the victory unless you dare to battle.
Richard M. You Victory Win Impossible. Attributes hidden beneath the surface that come out only in the darkest hours. So what qualities make a good soldier in combat? What differentiates those few, true warriors from the rest of the crowd?
I can only speculate that it is having the internal fortitude to take action when action is needed. It is not being reckless or seeking medals, but fighting in a keen and undaunted manner. It is acting on a will to win and refusing anything short of it. That same friend who asked me whom I could trust also asked if I could identify those battle-savvy troops before we entered into combat.
But no matter how prescient one tries to be, sometimes even the most unlikely candidates turn out to be the best fighters.
As a green, yet bombastic second lieutenant, I was confident I could pick out the soldiers who could be counted on when that time came. But then there were guys like Pfc. Jose Merced, one of the 20 soldiers in my platoon. A young, taciturn kid from Newark, Private Merced was the loader in my tank crew.
A little over 5 feet tall, he could not have weighed more than pounds.
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He had a phlegmatic personality, doing as he was told when he was told to do it, seldom with complaint. Although he had a history of juvenile misconduct, Private Merced performed as expected during training and generally stayed out of trouble during down times. In short, there was nothing troublesome about him.
We entered the city of Ramadi knowing that it was one of the most contested and battle-scarred areas in the Iraq theater.
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A mere skeleton of what was once a grand city remained. Decimated buildings and roads pock-mocked from blasts from I.
A sobering wave of quiet and concern came over the soldiers in the platoon as they surveyed this horrendous scene. Given these conditions, it was not a surprise when we made contact during our first patrol. Typical of an insurgent foray, it came in the form of a complex attack — a roadside bomb coupled with heavy machine-gun fire. It was something that not even my most seasoned NCOs had ever seen, and it scared the death out of most of us. After surviving a few days of these attacks and watching our brothers in the rifle platoons endure theirs, an atmosphere of circumspection began to set in.
The senior NCOs became quiescent. Most of them had wives and children back home and were three-quarters of the way to a year retirement. Their motivation to patrol actively and fight our enemies head-on was quickly replaced with a cautious mind-set. As their leader, I struggled immensely with this.
I wanted my soldiers to be aggressive. I wanted them to want to fight, and not just because I ordered them to or because they were being shot at. I wanted to show the guys on our left and right what we were capable of. As time pressed on, the number of wounded and killed continued to skyrocket across the unit.
Boys to Men
Conditions became so bad that our soldiers could hardly stand outside of an armored vehicle in daylight without being shot at by snipers. The I. Then the call came — a direct order from above to have the tanks begin patrolling again. The intent was to rely on their heavy armor in hopes that they might better absorb the massive I. I was thrilled. Finally, we would have a chance to get back out there and prove our worth.