Quotes by retreat

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  • Roland Barthes
    Roland Barthes
    French semiologist 1915-1980
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    There is only one way left to escape the alienation of present day society: to retreat ahead of it.
  • William Wycherley
    William Wycherley
    British drama writer 1640-1716
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    A mistress should be like a little country retreat near the town, not to dwell in constantly, but only for a night and away.
  • Cyril Connolly
    Cyril Connolly
    British criticus 1903-1974
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    A writer is in danger of allowing his talent to dull who lets more than a year go past without finding himself in his rightful place of composition, the small single unluxurious ''retreat'' of the twentieth century, the hotel bedroom.
  • Napoleon Hill
    Napoleon Hill
    American self-help author 1883-1970
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    Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win - essential to success.
  • William Lloyd Garrison
    William Lloyd Garrison
    American abolitionist, journalist and suffragist 1805-1879
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    I am in earnest - I will not equivocate - I will not excuse - I will not retreat a single inch - and I will be heard!
  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
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    If I advance, follow me! If I retreat, kill me! If I die, avenge me!
  • Mary McCarthy
    Mary McCarthy
    American author 1912-1989
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    In politics, it seems, retreat is honorable if dictated by military considerations and shameful if even suggested for ethical reasons.
  • Napoleon
    Napoleon
    French Emperor 1769-1821
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    In politics... never retreat, never retract... never admit a mistake.
  • Martin Luther King
    Martin Luther King
    American preacher 1929-1968
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    In this Revolution no plans have been written for retreat.
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    Knowledge is a comfortable and necessary retreat and shelter for us in advanced age, and if we do not plant it while young, it will give us no shade when we grow old.
  • Ferdinand Foch
    Ferdinand Foch
    French general and Marshal of France, Great Britain and Poland 1851-1929
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    My center is giving way, my right is in retreat; situation excellent. I shall attack.
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
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    My home...It is my retreat and resting place from wars, I try to keep this corner as a haven against the tempest outside, as I do another corner in my soul.
  • Burt Shavitz
    Burt Shavitz
    American beekeeper and businessman 1935-2015
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    My life is the land, the dogs, the car, the motorcycle, the pond, the canoe, going to pick up mail. It's just a rural retreat that I enjoy.
  • John Gay
    John Gay
    British playwright and poet 1688-1732
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    No retreat. No retreat. They must conquer or die who've no retreat.
  • Norman Vincent Peale
    Norman Vincent Peale
    American minister and author 1898-1993
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    Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
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