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Fought

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Discovered

Lenin was the first to discover that capitalism 'inevitably' caused war; and he discovered this only when the First World War was already being fought. Of course he was right. Since every great state was capitalist in 1914.

- A. J. P. Taylor

My Life All My Life

All my life I have fought corruption.

- A. K. Antony

Proud Radical

Our Prophet was a radical too- he fought against the injustices of his community and challenged the feudal order of his society, so they called him a radical. So what? We should be proud of that!

- Abu Bakar Bashir

Like Been

Archaeologists have been digging up thousands of graves of people called Scythians by the Greeks. They turn out to be people whose women fought, hunted, rode horses, used bows and arrows, just like the men.

- Adrienne Mayor

Egypt Nation

Mubarak came to power as a hero who fought bravely in Egypt's wars and headed the nation's air force.

- Ahmed Zewail

Behind Movements

When people discuss the 1960s and the great Civil Rights Era, they often speak in romantic terms as if there wasn't immense work put in, and as if there wasn't immense sacrifice that took place. But none of those battles were easily fought and won; there were sustained movements behind them.

- Al Sharpton

Always Could

My mom always told me that I could be anything I wanted to be. And I truly, actually believed it. And I fought.

- Allen Iverson

Over Which

Then as now, whatever disagreements over policies existed among Americans - and there were many such bitter policy disputes - the purposes and goals for which Americans fought were clearly understood.

- Allen Weinstein

Industry Roles

I try to search for roles where the character is not dependent on how she looks, but it is hard because I didn't know anyone in this industry, so I started as an extra and fought.

- Amber Heard

Every Day Almost

My mother said I was a clingy kid until I was about four. I also remember that from the age of eight she and I fought almost every day.

- Amy Tan

Been Kid

I know I'm a good fighter, probably a great fighter. I've fought the best in the world since I was a kid, and I've been fortunate to come out on top.

- Andre Ward

War Will

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

- Albert Einstein

Box Once

I used to box a bit, and once fought as an amateur welterweight.

- Alexander Hanson

Dad Struggled

I grew up thinking that it's okay to be sad, angry, and express your emotions. I have also banged doors and fought, as I have seen my mom do that when she would fight with my dad. Everything that I've learnt is from them, so I've never struggled to express myself.

- Alia Bhatt

Want Ring

I want to be able to look back and say that I stood where I was supposed to stand. I fought where I was supposed to fight, in the ring and out of the ring.

- Andre Ward

Hands Own

The people who founded America, who fought for its freedom, did not look to anyone else to get them out of their troubles. They took matters into their own hands and answered only to God and their peers. In today's world, sacrifice and hardship are not in the everyday language, and instant gratification is foremost.

- Ann Rinaldi

Wanting Away

My sister and I fought a lot when we were kids. I was the little bratty sister, and she would kind of walk away, not wanting to be associated with me.

- Annette Bening

Doing Fact

It is a fact that the Left routinely resists, then as now: Americans fought and died in Vietnam for freedom, just as they are doing in Iraq and Afghanistan today. Whatever mistakes generals and policymakers have made along the way cannot detract from that essential truth - which should be a part of any reliable history.

- Arthur L. Herman

Some Shared

My grandfather was in World War II and fought in Europe in Army Infantry, so I have such a huge respect for him, and he's shared some personal experiences with me.

- Ashton Holmes

Political Fighting

Not all political actors share our vision of fighting terrorism, lessening tensions in the region and focusing on building the economy. It is natural that they would challenge the government, but we have fought every challenge effectively. The daily ups and down of democracy should not be interpreted as lack of stability.

- Asif Ali Zardari

Bring Generations

Labour politicians for generations have fought to bring democracy to the House of Lords.

- Charles Kennedy

Like Would

I knew 'Like Crazy' would be good, I just knew it, and that's why I fought so hard to be on it.

- Charlie Bewley

Navy Function

It is the function of the Navy to carry the war to the enemy so that it is not fought on U.S. soil.

- Chester W. Nimitz

Flight Towers

God bless and help all the victims and patriots of 9/11, from the families of Flight 93 passengers to those who were in the Pentagon and Twin Towers as well as others who have fought and presently fight the war on terror.

- Chuck Norris

Need Allow

We can't allow any war for imperialism or greed to be fought in our names. This is what we need to keep fighting for.

- Cindy Sheehan

Which Classes

Each reform, therefore, improving the economical and political situation of the workers proves to be an arm that increases the energy with which the proletarian struggle of classes is fought.

- Clara Zetkin

Fifty Hundred

Napoleon might have understood Dwight D. Eisenhower, who fought not even a hundred and fifty years after Waterloo. But I don't think Eisenhower could even begin to wrap his mind around drone warfare, spy satellites, or any of the technology that now defines the security of our world.

- Claudia Gray

Country Everyone

I have great respect for the men and women that have fought for this country. I have family, I have friends that have gone and fought for this country. And they fight for freedom, they fight for the people, they fight for liberty and justice, for everyone.

- Colin Kaepernick

Achieve Access

Civil rights leaders, including my husband and Albert Turner, have fought long and hard to achieve free and unfettered access to the ballot box. Mr. Sessions has used the awesome power of his office to chill the free exercise of the vote by black citizens in the district he now seeks to serve as a federal judge.

- Coretta Scott King

Achievement Nation

May we all, as a nation of believers, fight for the achievement of America; may we make sacrifices worthy of those proud men and women who fought for us, labored for us, bled soil from the beaches of Normandy to the fields of Gettysburg for us.

- Cory Booker

Back Defending

Organizations like the ACLU fought and won the good fight back in the 1960's, but it's clear that nowadays they've run out of useful things to do since they now spend most of their time defending the scum of the Earth from getting what they rightly deserve.

- Craig Bruce

Fire Oil

I fought fire with oil.

- Dalton Trumbo

Germany Over

Kids flew B-17s in daylight bombing raids over Germany in World War II. Kids fought in Korea and Vietnam.

- Dan Jenkins

Purchase Groups

Consumer groups fought hard to provide investor protections for 'special entities' such as pension funds, schools, and municipalities who purchase swaps. No comparable protection exists in the futures market.

- Daniel L. Doctoroff

Constitution Nation

Black Lives Matter organizers hold the same values of America's age-old enemies, who have always fought the ideals of our Constitution and our nation. That they have now taken on as their costume a false concern for Black America only adds to their depravity.

- David A. Clarke, Jr.

Me Career

I owe my career to J.J. Abrams. He fought for me.

- David Anders

Been Very

There is something about military history that fascinates me. You find that many battles have been lost by people with very good military background when they fought battles in a battleground they didn't understand. I have seen that in business, too. You have to look at a marketplace like a battle-ground.

- David Cheriton

Stereotypes Against

All stereotypes turn out to be true. This is a horrifying thing about life. All those things you fought against as a youth: you begin to realize they're stereotypes because they're true.

- David Cronenberg

Fortune Never

I fought for years and spent a fortune fighting and never got anywhere.

- David Friedman

South Arkansas

Your grandfather is and will always be your hero, your inspiration. He fought in World War II, came home to Little Rock, Arkansas, and worked for 50 years as a mailman in the segregated south. Not once did he get a job promotion in five decades. But he kept working all the same.

- David Robinson

Death Horrors

The enemy fought with savage fury, and met death with all its horrors, without shrinking or complaining: not one asked to be spared, but fought as long as they could stand or sit.

- Davy Crockett

Why I Think

I wanted to have no ribs. I wore what was called a waist-nipper in those days. My mother made it. It's a piece of rubber band I wore around to hold my rib cage in. I don't know why I always loved that. I guess I was a glutton for punishment. I think I was born one of those people who loved swords and fought in armor.

- Debbie Reynolds

Had Almost

We will never know exactly how many women disguised themselves as men and fought in the Civil War. At the close of the hostilities, it was estimated that approximately 400 women had managed to enlist, but this number is almost certainly too low.

- Jim Murphy

Thought Concept

She doesn't understand the concept of Roman numerals. She thought we just fought in world war eleven.

- Joan Rivers

Beginning Country

Latinos have fought in all of America's wars, beginning with the Revolutionary War. Many Latinos are fighting and dying for our country today in Iraq, just as several of their ancestors fought for freedom in Mexico over a century ago.

- Joe Baca

Guy Dad

My dad, as a guy, had to quit school in the ninth grade, fought in the Battle of the Bulge. And spent his life pushing wheel barrels of heavy wet cement. So we've gone from pushing cement to now in one generation pushing legislation. But we always want any president to succeed, to do well; that means America does well and Americans do well.

- John Barrasso

Good Thought

The apple which tempts my characters is the one that will remove the knowledge of good and evil. I suppose it's something of a reversal of the conventional Eden story: Freedom of thought is perhaps the greatest good, and needs to be fought for and sacrificed for.

- John Christopher

Know Always

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

- John Greenleaf Whittier

Always Classics

The great Chinese classics have always said that it's better not to fight; that the clever man achieves his ends without violence; that a battle delayed is better than a battle fought.

- John Keegan

Crisis Been

In every war zone that I've been in, there has been a reality and then there has been the public perception of why the war was being fought. In every crisis, the issues have been far more complex than the public has been allowed to know.

- John le Carre

Country Volunteered

How do you tell troops who volunteered to fight for our freedoms that the country they fought for won't take care of them when they come back? In the time of war our troops and their families are supposed to be our number one priority.

- John Salazar

Love Instance

Part of what I loved - and love - about being around older people is the tangible sense of history they embody. I'm interested in military history, for instance, because both my grandfathers fought in World War II. I'm interested in writing because one of those grandfathers wrote books.

- Jon Meacham

Brothers Ultimate

What was accomplished in 'Band of Brothers' was incredible, from the writing and producing to the performances of the actors who honored all those men that fought bravely and gave the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today.

- Jon Seda

Could Instead

And my mother fought hard for civil rights so that instead of a mop, I could hold this microphone.

- Julian Castro

Next Project

My next project is 'Venus Vs,' which is a documentary that follows tennis star Venus Williams and her effort to get equal-award pay for women at Wimbledon. Most people don't realize that Venus fought for years to make sure women and men winners of that tennis championship received the same amount in award money.

- Ava DuVernay

War Men

That was not what men and women fought for during the war.

- Barbara Castle

Champion Born

I wasn't born to be champion - I fought to be champion.

- Becky Lynch

Changes Had

Women had a rights movement where they fought for changes. Men... don't band together in quite that way. It happens not in such a public-cascade way as in a house-to-house way.

- Hanna Rosin

Against Other

I'm so American that I had grandfathers who actually fought a battle against each other.

- Betty Parsons

Continental

It turns out one of my ancestors fought in the Continental Army, so I was inducted into the Sons of the American Revolution.

- Henry Louis Gates

Small Part

The Iraq war was fought by one-half of one percent of us. And unless we were part of that small group or had a relative who was, we went about our lives as usual most of the time: no draft, no new taxes, no changes. Not so for the small group who fought the war and their families.

- Bob Schieffer

Bigger Makers

Makers of empire, they have fought for bigger things than crowns and higher seats than thrones.

- Herbert Kaufman

Prisoner Perennial

I am a political prisoner. I am a political prisoner because I am a casualty of a perennial war that is being fought between the oppressed Irish people and an alien, oppressive, unwanted regime that refuses to withdraw from our land.

- Bobby Sands

Against Before

When I played Bobby Fischer, my opponent fought against organizations - the television producers and the match organizers. But he never fought against me personally. I lost to Bobby before the match because he was already stronger than I. He won normally.

- Boris Spassky

Year Very

December used to be very difficult for me. For many years, I fought the transition to the new year, was generally exhausted at the end of the year, and just wanted to hide. I described myself as a 'cranky Jewish kid who felt left out by Christmas.'

- Brad Feld

War Started

Every time that we've ever fought, we fought to keep from bein' destroyed. We've never started a war.

- Howard Finster

Against Made

To pursue your dreams, to have them come true, to have made a difference, to have changed society, to have fought against powerful forces... that's a life well-spent.

- Hugh Hefner

Means In The Past

I believe that this is a different war than America has ever fought in the past. It is a non-conventional war. It means that you've got to use every tool you've got available to you.

- Hugh Shelton

Think I Think

I never miss a vote; I think that's the power of the people. A lot of people fought and died for us to have votes, for women to have votes in particular - your vote is your one weapon.

- Imelda May

Reading Sort

All the people who fought for freedom were my heroes. I mean, that was the sort of story I liked reading... freedom struggles and so on.

- Indira Gandhi

Over About

Culture is important. Wars are fought over culture. It's not just about folks showing up and being hoity-toity. Culture is about definition.

- Irvin Mayfield

Abuse Against

The U.S. government has in recent years fought what it termed wars against AIDs, drug abuse, poverty, illiteracy and terrorism. Each of those wars has budgets, legislation, offices, officials, letterhead - everything necessary in a bureaucracy to tell you something is real.

- Bruce Jackson

Lose Still

If you lose, it hurts, but as long as you have fought hard, you can still feel good about yourself.

- Ivan Lendl

Back Roman

I'm sure back in the Greek days or the Roman Empire days, when guys fought in arenas and were fighting lions, people were talking smack. Every era in history has someone talking smack. No way you can have talent and not proclaim your victory.

- J. B. Smoove

Lord Saved

Necessity is laid upon us. We must fight. There are no promises in the Lord Jesus Christ's epistles to the seven churches, except to those who 'overcome.' Where there is grace, there will be conflict. The believer is a soldier. There is no holiness without a warfare. Saved souls will always be found to have fought a fight.

- J. C. Ryle

Never Been

I fought the best; I've never been afraid of anyone.

- Canelo Alvarez

Made Sustaining

I believe that as women, we must commit ourselves to sustaining the progress made by our foremothers who fought so hard for women's equality and liberation.

- Carre Otis

Times Robinson

I fought Sugar Ray Robinson so many times, it's a wonder I don't have diabetes.

- Jake LaMotta

Behind Same Thing

You don't attack the grunts of Vietnam; you blame the theory behind the war. Nobody who fought in that war was at fault. It was the war itself that was at fault. It's the same thing with psychotherapy.

- James Hillman

Constantly Behalf

During my six years with them Dr Garnet Davey (subsequently Research Director) constantly supported me and, I have no doubt, fought many battles on my behalf to keep the initially controversial programme going.

- James W. Black

Soul Waged

The battle was first waged over the right of the Negro to be classed as a human being with a soul; later, as to whether he had sufficient intellect to master even the rudiments of learning; and today it is being fought out over his social recognition.

- James Weldon Johnson

Away Old

My mother, she passed away when I was 28 years old. She fought cancer for more than 10 years. She had breast cancer, and I miss her.

- Jason Chaffetz

Team Guy

Where ever the Mavericks are today, we owe it to Michael Finley. He was the one guy who stayed when we were a terrible team. He stayed and fought the fight.

- Don Nelson

Belong Here

When I fought Benson Henderson for the first time, or Jamie Varner, it was always like, 'Oh man... I'm in here fighting these guys. Do I really belong here?' That's all changed now.

- Donald Cerrone

New Hampshire

Both my New Hampshire great-grandfathers wore facial hair: the Copperhead who fought in the war and the sheep farmer too old for combat.

- Donald Hall

Line Front Line

I fought in Korea, front line. I knew who the enemy were. The enemy were the people who were firing at me. And shooting at me.

- Douglas Wilder

Kind Given

Look at the Civil Rights Movement. Look at any kind of fight for change. People had to keep fighting and taking their rights. Rights are never given to you. They have to be fought for and they have to be taken.

- Jehane Noujaim

Irrelevant

The Republican Party, which John McCain led as our nominee in 2008, is going to become irrelevant if we become the party of intolerance and hate. The party founded by Abraham Lincoln was a party that fought slavery and intolerance at every level.

- Ed Rollins

Waste Time Violent

I like to keep a high pace, violent fight. I don't like to waste time, and I don't like to go to the judges. I feel like I've fought long enough where I can adapt to just about any situation.

- Eddie Alvarez

Kent Texan

I'm a 10th-generation Texan. My ancestor - Andrew Kent - fought at the Alamo.

- Jessica Collins

Absence Could

That a great battle must soon be fought no one could doubt; but, in the apparent and perhaps real absence of plan on the part of Lee, it was impossible to foretell the precise scene of the encounter.

- Edward Everett

Prove Fact

Children must be impressed with the fact that the greatest heroes are those who fight to help others, not those who fight for power or glory. They must be made to understand that victory does not prove that the thing fought for is right, nor that defeat proves that a cause is wrong.

- Ellen Key

Immigration Unjust

I had fought against the unjust restriction of immigration.

- Emanuel Celler

American Forces

When the armistice was declared American forces had fought their way to Sedan.

- Kelly Miller

Myself Like

I am a member of the Peace Society because I was a soldier: because I have fought and seen what war is like from personal experience. It was on the battlefield that I pledged myself to the cause of peace.

- Ernesto Teodoro Moneta

Big About

The big guys choose who they want to fight and they think about history: 'how many times I defended my title.' They try to break a record: 'how long I was there.' But if you look at the pedigree, who they fought, ain't nobody gonna give them credit for it because they fought a lot of people with no experience.

- Evander Holyfield

Mistake Made

Our forefathers made one mistake. What they should have fought for was representation without taxation.

- Fletcher Knebel

Generation Twenties

Our mothers' generation fought so hard to change things and we're the first generation to benefit. And now you get girls in their twenties who say they're not feminists.

- Kristin Davis

My Life Against

For a really long time in my life, I fought against how I look. Because I was raised Catholic in school, where everyone had to wear a suit and tie. I hated everything that stood for. And I realized when I walked down the street, everyone would see the guy I hated and not the guy I was.

- Kurt Braunohler

Leader Excited

I feel fantastically excited that we have a leader who fought for the leadership without compromising his quite challenging view that the party has to change.

- Francis Maude