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NapoleonIn Love, victory goes to the man who runs away.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

Winston ChurchillDanger: if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

George OrwellOne always abandons something in retreat. Look at Napoleon at the Beresina! He abandoned his whole army.

—  George Orwell, 1903-1950, British writer

Eric HofferWe run fastest and farthest when we run from ourselves.

—  Eric Hoffer, 1902-1983, American writer & philosopher

Wolfgang GoetheKnow thyself? If I knew myself I would run away.

—  Wolfgang Goethe, 1749-1832, German poet & philosopher

Ralph Waldo EmersonThat what we seek we shall find; what we flee from flees from us.

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1884, American philosopher

Philip SidneyCommonly they must use their feet for defense whose only weapon is their tongue.

—  Philip Sidney, 1554-1586, English poet & courtier

VoltaireThe public is a ferocious beast: one must chain it up or flee from it.

—  Voltaire, 1694-1778, French philosopher & writer

Samuel BeckettDon't wait to be hunted to hide, that's always been my motto.

—  Samuel Beckett, 1906-1989, Irish writer, Nobel 1969

Sigmund FreudWe read in Rabelais of how the Devil took flight when the woman showed him her vulva.

—  Sigmund Freud, 1856-1939, Austrian psychologist, founder of psychoanalysis

Douglas MacArthurWe are not retreating - we are advancing in another direction.

—  Douglas MacArthur, 1880-1964, American general

Theodore RooseveltThe reason fat men are good natured is they can neither fight nor run.

—  Theodore Roosevelt, 1858-1919, American President [1901-1909]

George WashingtonReal men despise battle, but will never run from it.

—  George Washington, 1732-1799, the first American President

William ShakespeareA horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!

—  William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, English poet & playwright ‐ Richard III


Funny Quotes

Henry YoungmanThere was a girl knocking on my hotel room door all night! Finally, I let her out.

—  Henry Youngman, 1906-1998, American comedian

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Ancient Greek

MenanderThe man who runs away will fight anyway.

Ανήρ ο φεύγων και πάλι μαχήσεται.

—  Menander, 4th cent. BC, Ancient Greek dramatist (New Comedy)

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Proverbs

International proverbRats desert a sinking ship.

—  International proverb


Movie Quotes

Forrest Gump (1994)Run, Forrest, run. Run, Forrest!

—  from the film Forrest Gump (1994)










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