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Blue is the male principle, stern and spiritual. Yellow the female principle, gentle, cheerful and sensual. Red is matter, brutal and heavy and always the colour which must be fought and vanquished by the other two.
The important thing in life is not victory but combat; it is not to have vanquished but to have fought well.
Pierre de Coubertin
Science has produced such powerful weapons that in a war between great powers there would be neither victor nor vanquished. Both would be overwhelmed in destruction.
John Boyd Orr
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.
Strength alone knows conflict, weakness is born vanquished.
All love is vanquished by a succeeding love.
Letters had always defeated distance, but with the coming of e-mail, time seemed to be vanquished as well.
The rapture of pursuing is the prize the vanquished gain.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A merely fallen enemy may rise again, but the reconciled one is truly vanquished.
My brothers and sisters, we are all winners. In this context there is no victor and no vanquished. We have demonstrated, even in our diversity, the progress of Nigeria remains paramount for all.
Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.
The dual scourge of hunger and malnutrition will be truly vanquished not only when granaries are full, but also when people's basic health needs are met and women are given their rightful role in societies.
Gro Harlem Brundtland
If one seeks to analyze experiences and reactions to the first postwar years, I hope one may say without being accused of bias that it is easier for the victor than for the vanquished to advocate peace.
Justice has nothing to do with victor nations and vanquished nations, but must be a moral standard that all the world's peoples can agree to. To seek this and to achieve it - that is true civilization.
In that wide struggle which we call Progress, evil is always the aggressor and the vanquished, and it is right that this should be so, for without its onslaughts and depredations humanity might fall to a fat slumber upon its cornsacks and die snoring.
For the victor peace means the preservation of the position of power which he has secured. For the vanquished it means resigning himself to the position left to him.
There should be no strife with the vanquished or the dead.
Man has not really vanquished Shamanism and its spooks till he possesses the strength to lay aside not only the belief in ghosts or in spirits, but also the belief in the spirit.
Man ceased to be an ape, vanquished the ape, on the day the first book was written.
The history of England, who has always dealt most harshly with her vanquished foe in the few European wars in which she has taken part in modern times, gives us Germans an idea of the fate in store for us if defeated.
Bernhard von Bulow
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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