Quotations About / On: SURRENDER

  • 1.
    to surrender
    only means you know
    you can't fight everything
    More quotations from: Frederick J.B. Moore II
  • 2.
    Surrender is a perfectly acceptable alternative in extreme circumstances.
    (Leigh Brackett (1915-1978), U.S. screenwriter, George Lucas (b. 1944), and Irvin Kershner. C3PO (Anthony Daniels), The Empire Strikes Back, suggesting he, Han Solo, and Leia surrender to the Empire after they are outnumbered (1980).)
    More quotations from: Leigh Brackett, surrender
  • 3.
    You don't have power if you surrender all your principles—you have office.
    (Ron Todd (b. 1927), British trade unionist. Quoted in Daily Telegraph (London, June 17, 1988).)
    More quotations from: Ron Todd, surrender, power
  • 4.
    A man may be in as just possession of truth as of a city, and yet be forced to surrender.
    (Thomas Browne (1605-1682), British physician, author. Religio Medici, pt. 1, sct. 6 (1643).)
  • 5.
    We live less and less, and we learn more and more. Sensibility is surrendering to intelligence.
    (Rémy De Gourmont (1858-1915), French critic, novelist. repr. In Selected Writings, ed. and trans. by Glen S. Burne (1966). "The Value of Education," Le Chemin de Velours (1902).)
    More quotations from: Rémy De Gourmont
  • 6.
    What are all the orgies of Bacchus when compared to the intoxication of someone who completely surrenders to continence!
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
    More quotations from: Karl Kraus
  • 7.
    The cause of civil liberty must not be surrendered at the end of one, or even one hundred defeats.
    (Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. letter to Henry Asbury, Nov. 19, 1858. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 3, p. 339, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).)
    More quotations from: Abraham Lincoln
  • 8.
    At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.
    (Maya Angelou (b. 1928), U.S. author, poet. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, ch. 31 (1969).)
    More quotations from: Maya Angelou, surrender, life
  • 9.
    Frenchmen, we do not accept your surrender. You surrender only to the enemy. If you're Vichy, fight us. If you're Frenchmen, join us.
    (Samuel Fuller, U.S. screenwriter. American commander (uncredited), The Big Red One, upon proffer of French surrender at invasion of North Africa (1980).)
    More quotations from: Samuel Fuller, surrender
  • 10.
    The beast exists because it is stronger than the thing that you call evolution. In it is some force of life, a demon, driving it through millions of centuries. It does not surrender so easily to weaklings like you and me.
    (Martin Berkeley, and Jack Arnold. Lucas (Nestor Paiva), Revenge of the Creature, to the scientists who have come to capture the creature (1955). Story by William Alland (b. 1916).)
    More quotations from: Martin Berkeley, surrender, life
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