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I've never known a time when the in-fighting in the Labour Party was so bitter.
Roy Hattersley

Over the past few days I have been fighting off a virus that has affected the majority of my band and crew.
Mika

You know, if you didn't pay close attention, you'd think we were the only people in Iraq and the only people fighting the terrorists.
Johnny Isakson

Your choice of what sort of car to drive can say a lot about your sexual preferences... one bad choice and you could be fighting off the Village People...
Simon Penson

He will find out the hard way on his birthday that he has got a present he never wanted [on fighting Khan on 8th Dec, his birthday]
Graham Earl

When you're fighting, you're righting for one thing - money.
Jack Dempsey

Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
Sun Tzu

It is not in fighting that my God delights but in causing the trees to grow, and in adorning the plains with grass and flowers. He loves not the proud warrior nor the hunter, but the lowly and the good
Standish O'Grady

I was very aggressive as a child. At primary school in London my attitude was 'If you don't do what I say, I'll knowk you out', and I was eventually expelled for fighting.
Lennox Lewis

The most beautiful fighting machine I have ever seen [on Joe Louis]
Ernest Hemingway

That's what children do - throw food. That's not fighting. We were real men. We'd have chinned them
George Best

They bombed my granny's chippie, left it completely flat. I'll have her for that [fighting a German boxer]
Jane Couch

Fighting is like champagne. It goes to the heads of cowards as quickly as of heroes. Any fool can be brave on a battlefield when it's be brave or else be killed.
Margaret Mitchell

The idea that BT is some sort of evil empire and everyone else is fighting them like the goodies in Star Wars is, I think, a bit naive.
Simon Duffy

Most sorts of diversion in men, children and other animals, are in imitation of fighting.
Jonathan Swift

Working on the Samurai sword is very different because your body position has to be very still. It's a much quieter was of fighting.
Lucy Liu

You know I like that fight and I'm confident of walking away with two super-middleweight titles [on fighting Joe Calzaghi]
Jeff Lacy

We should take astrology seriously. No, I don't mean we should believe in it. I am talking about fighting it seriously instead of humouring it as a piece of harmless fun
Richard Dawkins

We'd like to apologise to the fans, the chairman, the staff and everyone connected to Newcastle [on fighting Dyer on the field of play!]
Lee Bowyer

I looked across the ring and realised I wanted to go home [on fighting Louis]
Max Baer

That's what children do - throw food. That's not fighting. We were real men. We'd have chinned them.
George Best

Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist: it reduces him to his fighting weight.
Josh Billings

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
Plato

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 Bethe

Englishmen are babes in philosophy and so prefer faction-fighting to the labor of its unfamiliar thought.
W B Yeats

To gain a crown by fighting is great, to reject it divine.
Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

I never trust a fighting man who doesn't smoke or drink [Presumably as he has a better chance of winning?]
William Halsey

To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
Sun Tzu

There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for.
J R R Tolkien

He doesn't need to fight anymore, but fighting is
what he does [on Oscar de la Hoya]
Millie Corretjer

I'm fighting hard - it's difficult under the weight of criticism but you have to take it
Steve McClaren

You don't want to see that happen on the pitch, it's only right to try and break it up. [Newcastle pair Kieron Dyer and Lee Bowyer being sent off in disgrace for fighting]
Gareth Barry

If there are things saying wrong about Sam Allardyce, believe you me, I will be fighting them.
Sam Allardyce

The war we are fighting today against terrorism is a multifaceted fight. We have to use every tool in our toolkit to wage this war - diplomacy, finance, intelligence, law enforcement, and of course, military power - and we are developing new tools as we go along.
Richard Armitage

It would have been nice if both players had maybe shaken hands with each other [on Dyer and Bowyer fighting]
Bobby Robson

Land is the only thing in the world that amounts to anything, for 'Tis the only thing in this world that lasts, 'Tis the only thing worth working for, worth fighting for - worth dying for.
Margaret Mitchell

But I think the other is a little more like bullfighting, a little more daring and although I appreciate good acting and I liked being versatile my whole career, it kept me working.
Robert Klein

What is the use of fighting for a vote if we have not got a country to vote in?
Emmeline Pankhurst

Remember, you're fighting for this woman's honour... which is probably more than she ever did.
Bert Kalmar

It is good to see two women from Britainís
minority ethnic communities fighting in seats that Labour won at the last election.
Baroness Amos

I think in any organisation it's right to set out what you stand for, what you're fighting for and bring that together in one document so that people can see that the modern compassionate Conservative Party is in it for everybody - not just the rich
David Cameron

As I have said for two years now, when Osama Bin Laden and al-Qaeda were cornered in the mountains of Tora Bora, it was wrong to outsource the job of capturing them to Afghan warlords who a week earlier were fighting against us.
John Kerry

Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
Norman Vincent Peale

Be nice, for everyone that you meet is fighting a harder battle
Anita Roddick

Rule 1, on page 1 of the book of war, is: 'Do not march on Moscow'... (Rule 2) is: 'Do not go fighting with your land armies in China.'
Viscount Montgomery Of Alamein

There are not fifty ways of fighting, there's only one, and that's to win. Neither revolution nor war consists in doing what one pleases.
Andre Malraux

This is an instrument in the hands of the people for fighting the fascist saboteurs, because the Chilean armed forces are a guarantee of constitutionality and integrity.
Salvador Allende

Athletes as role models and heroes is a hoax, a sick hoax. The men and women who are fighting in Iraq, they are the true heroes.
Gale Sayers

Women should do a lot more fighting. I don't think it's fair that we can't get into a good fight...
Sandra Bullock

Peace: In International affairs, a period of cheating between two periods of fighting.
Ambrose Bierce



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