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The greatness of a man's power is the measure of his surrender.
God grant you the strength to fight off the temptations of surrender.
A wise unselfishness is not a surrender of yourself to the wishes of anyone, but only to the best discoverable course of action.
I want to rethink 'surrender' as an active verb.
I'm actually an evangelical atheist, but there is something I recognise about religion: that it gives people a chance to surrender.
My friends, no matter how rough the road may be, we can and we will, never, never surrender to what is right.
No other terms than unconditional and immediate surrender. I propose to move immediately upon your works.
Ulysses S. Grant
But if there's an erosion at home, you know, Thomas Jefferson warned about a tyranny of an oligarchy and if we surrender our democracy to the tyranny of an oligarchy, we've made a terrible mistake.
I will not surrender responsibility for my life and my actions.
There is so much temptation to hold on to my career even more now. To try to micromanage and dictate every little aspect. But that's not how I want to do things anymore. I'm thinking about how can I trust God more. How can I surrender more? How can I bring him more glory? It's a fight. But it's one I'm going to keep fighting.
I do, indeed, close my door at times and surrender myself to a book, but only because I can open the door again and see a human face looking at me.
I get 0.5 seconds to react to a ball, sometimes even less than that. I can't be thinking of what XYZ has said about me. I need to surrender myself to my natural instincts. My subconscious mind knows exactly what to do. It is trained to react. At home, my family doesn't discuss media coverage.
But there's no reason why we should abdicate our foundational principles because certain groups don't believe in them. You know, no majority should surrender its deeply held beliefs to those who don't believe in anything.
Unless you have made a complete surrender and are doing his will it will avail you nothing if you've reformed a thousand times and have your name on fifty church records.
The decision to kiss for the first time is the most crucial in any love story. It changes the relationship of two people much more strongly than even the final surrender; because this kiss already has within it that surrender.
Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.
I find it almost comforting to count calories, because it makes me conscious of what I'm eating. But on Super Bowl Sunday, I thought, 'Surrender to it. It's nacho time.' Then I ate nothing but Doritos all day.
I say to the Taliban: surrender the terrorists; or surrender power. It's your choice.
Surrender to life itself and you'll just be rewarded with so many things. And I've been rewarded so many times, in so many mysterious ways. So I have no reason to be disappointed with anything.
The surrender of life is nothing to sinking down into acknowledgment of inferiority.
John C. Calhoun
Never surrender opportunity for security.
There is too much at stake for us to surrender to the politics of polarization.
Silence is complicity. Speak now or surrender your ground.
A man may be in as just possession of truth as of a city, and yet be forced to surrender.
Art is nothing but the expression of our dream; the more we surrender to it the closer we get to the inner truth of things, our dream-life, the true life that scorns questions and does not see them.
We both agreed that Stalin was determined to hold out against the Germans. He told us he'd never let them get to Moscow. But if he was wrong, they'd go back to the Urals and fight. They'd never surrender.
W. Averell Harriman
I think that this is the first war in history that on the morrow the victors sued for peace and the vanquished called for unconditional surrender.
The thing about radio is that it's got an intimate feel. What I like is that you don't have to give it your full attention - you can still do something else that the same time, whereas TV is all-enveloping: you have to sit there and pay attention to it, and give yourself over to it. You have to surrender to it, but you don't with radio.
It is easy at any moment to surrender a large fortune; to build one up is a difficult and an arduous task.
There is no word for feeling nostalgic about the future, but that's what a parent's tears often are, a nostalgia for something that has not yet occurred. They are the pain of hope, the helplessness of hope, and finally, the surrender to hope.
Michael Ian Black
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