The fight against terrorism is an international struggle of the free world against the forces of darkness.
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that is in battle slain, Will never rise to fight again.
We suffered a terrible blow on 11 September 2001. We responded with fear and anger. A fight-or-flight response is adaptive in any species. For us, given our power, fight was the only response we could imagine.
Whither depart the souls of the brave that die in the battle, Die in the lost, lost fight, for the cause that perishes with them?
It is simply not true that war is solely a means to an end, nor do people necessarily fight in order to obtain this objective or that. In fact, the opposite is true: people very often take up one objective or another precisely in order that they may fight.
If you begin feeling beaten, you will achieve nothing. If you fight, you will perhaps have a chance of achieving something.
The working classes in every country only learn to fight in the course of their struggles.
Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth… these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women’s empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all.
We are beaten, we will make no bones about it; but we are not too badly beaten still to fight.
The people themselves, and only the people, determine the rhythm of our fight.