quote by Napoleon Bonaparte

The keys of a fortress are always well worth the retirement of the garrison when it is resolved to yield only on those conditions. On this principle it is always wiser to grant an honorable capitulation to a garrison which has made a vigorous resistance than to risk an assault.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

Valuable Capitulate quotations

Today, 9 May, exactly forty-nine months and three days after the Fascist attack on Yugoslavia, the most powerful aggressive force in Europe, Germany, has capitulated.

Getting drunk . . . you're in complete control up to a point. It's your choice, every time you take a sip. You have a lot of small choices. It's like . . . I guess it's the difference between suicide and slow capitulation . . .

Negotiations are a euphemism for capitulation if the shadow of power is not cast across the bargaining table.

There is a thin line between peace of the brave and peace of the hostage.

.. between compromise - even calculated risk - and irresponsibility and capitulation.

I had an uncle who was a postal official at the Polish post office in Gdansk.

He was one of the defenders of the Polish postal service and, after it capitulated, was shot by the Germans under the provisions of martial law. Suddenly he was no longer a member of the family, and we were no longer allowed to play with his children.

Living your problems and loving them like locked rooms is much different from denying them or capitulating to them. It is believing that God is with you in the imperfect, even disappointing circumstances of your life. It is saying to Him with faith in your heart.

Value change can change our pathetic capitulation to consumerism, which will help us psychologically as well as environmentally.

Marriage is to me apostasy, profanation of the sanctuary of my soul, violation of my manhood, sale of my birthright, shameful surrender, ignominious capitulation, acceptance of defeat.

Conciliation is not capitulation, nor is compromise to be deemed equivalent to imbalanced concession.

a caring that gains only when losing;

an obsessed desire to be bound, for love , in jail ; a capitulation to the one you've conquered yourself; a devotion to your own assassin every single day.

I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have fear of failure. I have nights when I show up at the arena and I'm like, 'My back hurts, my feet hurt, my knees hurt. I don't have it. I just want to chill.' We all have self-doubt. You don't deny it, but you also don't capitulate to it. You embrace it.

I am ashamed to think how easily we capitulate to badges and names, to large societies and dead institutions.

A noble heart will always capitulate to reason.

From a purely physical standpoint she didn't have a chance, but her attitude was that death was better than capitulation.

I'm a great believer in compromises. I do not believe in capitulation.

From Ukraine to Syria, he [Vladimir Putin] is behaving like the world's new general and celebrating victories, while the American president sits on the sidelines and Europe sleeps. The West's behavior toward Putin is political and moral capitulation.

Science is turning into a monastery for the Order of Capitulant Friars.

Logical calculus is supposed to supersede man as moralist. We submit to the blackmail of the 'superior knowledge' that has the temerity to assert that nuclear war can be, by derivation, a good thing, because this follows from simple arithmetic.

To those who say that they are Christian and gay, what we must keep in mind is that absent in that kind of lifestyle is a call to holiness, a call to celibacy and integrity. Obviously, it is a capitulation toward one's desires and the sexual sins that the Bible so strongly condemns.

To be honest...here is a task for all that a man has of fortitude...

A noble heart will always capitulate to reason.

Congress is unable to do the work of the American people because too many politicians believe that compromise means capitulation.

Submission does not mean being weak or passive.

It leads to neither fatalism nor capitulation. Just the opposite. True power resides in submission. A power that comes from within. Those who submit to the divine essence of life will live in unperturbed tranquility and peace even when the whole wide world goes through turbulence after turbulence.

ObamaCare is not a 'trainwreck,' it is a suicide attack.

He wants to hurt us, to bring us to our knees, to capitulate, so we agree under duress to accept big government.

There is a sense of exhilaration that comes from facing head-on the hard truths and saying, "We will never give up. We will never capitulate. It might take a long time, but we will find a way to prevail."

I will be conquered; I will not capitulate.

Supreme authority in both church and home has been divinely vested in the male as the representative of Christ, who is Head of the church. It is in willing submission rather than grudging capitulation that the woman in the church (whether married or single) and the wife in the home find their fulfillment.

Today, Democrats not only have the White House;

they have the Senate too. So we have to be realistic about what we can and cannot achieve, while at the same recognizing that realism should never be confused with capitulation.

Negotiations are a euphemism for capitulation if the shadow of power is not cast across the bargaining table.

If you want to capitulate to what commercial needs are, you can always be commercially valuable, but I'm not interested in being that.

I think Bush has capitulated on affirmative action and government spending.

Apart from that, he's OK, I guess. About the same as Howard Dean.

Today we ought to be able to see first that Booker T.

Washington faced a situation in which he was seeking desperately for a way out, and he could see no way out except capitulation.

I'm very disappointed in Obama. I was very much in support of him in the beginning, but I cannot support war. I cannot support droning. I cannot support capitulating to the banks.

After May 1940, the good times were few and far between;

first there was the war, then the capitulation, and then the arrival of the Germans, which is when the trouble started for the Jews.

The real problem is the total capitulation of German social democracy to capitalism, reflected and symbolized by actual extreme center coalition governments in Germany, which have been in power for a long time and still are even as we speak. That is the real problem: that there is no serious opposition in Germany at all. And the Left party is divided.

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