41 Quotes About Picking Your Battles

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Knowing when to pick and choose the battles you want to fight in your life will contribute to you being wise with your choices. These quotes about picking your battle will bring perspective to your decisions.

“Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver, the less he demands in slaughter.”

“Battles are won in the hearts of men.”

“But the West of the old times, with its strong characters, its stern battles and its tremendous stretches of loneliness, can never be blotted from my mind.”

“Choose your battles wisely. After all, life isn’t measured by how many times you stood up to fight. ”

“For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.”

“Have you heard that it was good to gain the day? I also say it is good to fall, battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.”

“History does nothing; it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.”

“I can honestly say, after talking about my mom passing away, I got the biggest weight off of my chest. Comedy is my therapy. That’s how I deal with my problems, my personal battles. I talk about it. I give it to my fans. When they laugh at it, it’s a release, for lack of a better word.”

“I don’t want to fight old battles. I want to fight new ones.”

“I have long believed these types of collaborative agreements are a far better approach to federal land management than the contentious battles that too often sidetrack proper resource management.”

“I pick and choose my battles, but I overthink everything because I have to think about everything.”

“If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.”

“In my opinion, the battles over birth control and Planned Parenthood are primarily neither political nor religious. This is an issue of equality for women. ”

“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.”

“It is possible for you to realize your dream as a scientist, you must be a passionate learner and curious enough to seek this wonderful career path.”

“Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.”

“Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.”

“Masculinity is not something given to you, but something you gain. And you gain it by winning small battles with honor. ”

“My demons, inner strengths and physical battles have guided me through life.”

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

“Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.”

“Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them.”

“Some of the greatest battles will be fought within the silent chambers of your own soul.”

“Superior and inferior wage one hundred battles a day.”

“The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself – the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us – that’s where it’s at.”

“The critical importance of honest journalism and a free flowing, respectful national conversation needs to be had in our country. But it is being buried as collateral damage in a war whose battles include political correctness and ideological orthodoxy.”

“The real heroes were my good buddies who died during the battles.”

“There’s a small percentage of people who can act. There’s a small percentage who get to do this for a living. There’s a swath of the population that are able to keep a story in their head and fight all the battles against self-consciousness and the surreal unnaturalness of acting in a movie. The technical aspects you can learn fairly quickly.”

“These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor – and a nation who has fought many battles to keep our country free from threats of terror.”

“To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.”

“We are the only class in history that has been left to fight its battles alone, unaided by the ruling powers. White labor and the freed black men had their champions, but where are ours?”

“We often don’t think of them, we think of the great wars and the great battles, but what about losing a son or a daughter, or a girl losing her husband or vice versa? I think of the people who never got the chance to have the opportunities I had.”

“Whether it’s raising the minimum wage, fixing our broken immigration system or supporting an economic climate that gives our businesses that chance to succeed, I hope to continue to fight these important battles on behalf of my constituents.”

“You don’t always win your battles, but it’s good to know you fought.”

“You don’t argue with a four-year old about why he shouldn’t eat candy for dinner. You don’t punch a mentally handicapped guy even if he punches you first. And you don’t argue when a women tells you she’s only making 80 cents to your dollar. It’s the path of least resistance.”

“You have to choose your path. You have to decide what you wish to do. You are the only person that can determine your destiny.”

“You never know what battles people fight.”

“You win battles by knowing the enemy’s timing, and using a timing which the enemy does not expect.”

“Young women today often have very little appreciation for the real battles that took place to get women where they are today in this country. I don’t know how much history young women today know about those battles.”

“Your battles inspired me – not the obvious material battles but those that were fought and won behind your forehead.”

“You’ve got to pick your battles, Pen, but then fight to the death for the ones that matter.”

Sometimes it can be difficult to see between the lines of a good battle or a bad battle. Knowing where that line sits will help you to better direct your efforts.