Quotes with battles
You will not find it difficult to prove that battles, campaigns, and even wars have been won or lost primarily because of logistics.
But they, I am sure, will join us in saying, as we bid farewell to the dust of these martyr-heroes, that wheresoever throughout the civilized world the accounts of this great warfare are read, and down to the latest period of recorded time, in the glorious annals of our common country, there will be no brighter page than that which relates the Battles of Gettysburg.
The Gettysburg Address speech on November 19, 1863. The ending of the speech.
We are the victors of our opponents. They have developed in us the very power by which we overcome them. Without their opposition we could never have braced and anchored and fortified ourselves, as the oak is braced and anchored for its thousand battles with the tempests. Our trials, our sorrows, and our griefs develop us in a similar way.
Pushing to the Front or, Success Under Difficulties (1894)
It is not histories I am writing, but lives; and in the most glorious deeds there is not always an indication of virtue or vice, indeed a small thing like a phrase or a jest often makes a greater revelation of a character than battles where thousands die.
The devil is the prince of the demons, as God is the prince of the angels; capable of all transformations, they carry on to the end of time terrible battles which will end in the victory of God, but meantime each man his whole life long is contended for by these two adversaries, and the noblest souls are naturally the most disputed.
Life of St. Francis d'Assisi (1894)
Wars and revolutions and battles are due simply and solely to the body and its desires.
If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.