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Retreat quotes

A good retreat is better than a poor defense.
Irish proverb

Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
Sun Tzu

In politics, it seems, retreat is honourable if dictated by military considerations and
shameful if even suggested for ethical reasons.
Mary McCarthy

Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.
Marcus Aurelius

My centre is giving way, my right is in retreat, situation excellent. I attack.
Ferdinand Foch

When Chuck Norris runs backwards during a fight, it may seem like he's retreating. He's not.
He's just attacking from another direction.
Chuck Norris jokes

A brave retreat is a brave exploit.
English proverb

You are protected. But if you don't take risks, God will retreat and become only a subject of
philosophical speculation.
Paulo Coelho

Cows are my passion. What I have ever sighed for has been to retreat to a Swiss farm, and
live entirely surrounded by cows - and china.
Charles Dickens