Siege of Scutari 1912���1913 Battle Surrender

Famous quotes containing the words siege of, siege, battle and/or surrender:

    One likes people much better when they’re battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph.
    Virginia Woolf (1882–1941)

    One likes people much better when they’re battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph.
    Virginia Woolf (1882–1941)

    The militancy of men, through all the centuries, has drenched the world with blood, and for these deeds of horror and destruction men have been rewarded with monuments, with great songs and epics. The militancy of women has harmed no human life save the lives of those who fought the battle of righteousness. Time alone will reveal what reward will be allotted to women.
    Emmeline Pankhurst (1858–1928)

    There is between sleep and us something like a pact, a treaty with no secret clauses, and according to this convention it is agreed that, far from being a dangerous, bewitching force, sleep will become domesticated and serve as an instrument of our power to act. We surrender to sleep, but in the way that the master entrusts himself to the slave who serves him.
    Maurice Blanchot (b. 1907)