You’ve gotta pick your battles in this world.
Sometimes you lose a battle. But mischief always wins the war.
You should always plan your battles from the enemy’s point of view.
We had to fight, because to decline battle was a defeat.
Every man should lose a battle in his youth, so he does not lose a war when he is old.
Contemporaneity specializes in the kind of battles wherein no one loses anything of any value, except arguably their lives.
A great battle is a terrible thing, but in the midst of blood and carnage, there is sometimes also beauty, beauty that could break your heart.