The harder you work the harder it is to surrender.
When the British came to Ibo land for instance at the beginning of the 20th century and defeated the men in pitched battles in different places and set up their administrations the men surrendered. And it was the women who led the first revolt.
After the atomic bombs were dropped the war ended and we went into Tokyo Bay with the rest of the fleet the Missouri and the rest of them while they signed the terms of surrender that ended the war.
We shall defend our island whatever the cost may be we shall fight on the beaches we shall fight on the landing grounds we shall fight in the fields and in the streets we shall fight in the hills we shall never surrender.
I would say I was always very ambitious and goal-oriented but rather than being just a go-getter hustler now I surrender a lot more and I trust my path a lot more.
There is so much temptation to hold on to my career even more now. To try to micromanage and dictate every little aspect. But that's not how I want to do things anymore. I'm thinking about how can I trust God more. How can I surrender more? How can I bring him more glory? It's a fight. But it's one I'm going to keep fighting.
Time always seems long to the child who is waiting - for Christmas for next summer for becoming a grownup: long also when he surrenders his whole soul to each moment of a happy day.
God grant you the strength to fight off the temptations of surrender.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender that is strength.
It feels really sad to me to go to a dark bedroom. It's like surrendering to the night or something.
I'm actually an evangelical atheist but there is something I recognise about religion: that it gives people a chance to surrender.
The decision to kiss for the first time is the most crucial in any love story. It changes the relationship of two people much more strongly than even the final surrender because this kiss already has within it that surrender.
I say to the Taliban: surrender the terrorists or surrender power. It's your choice.
The greatness of a man's power is the measure of his surrender.
The wonderful Mozambican people have endured tremendous misery without losing their dignity and their positive outlook on life. Moreover they have not lost their will to progress and develop. Mozambique is a country where the people never surrendered.
There is too much at stake for us to surrender to the politics of polarization.
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.
I beg Osama to stop warring. He is a Muslim and Islam means peace. Nobody wins in a war... I wish I were tapped in the problem about Iraq. I knew Saddam enough that I could have talked him into surrendering. But it's too late.
Love is an attempt at penetrating another being but it can only succeed if the surrender is mutual.
Justice that love gives is a surrender justice that law gives is a punishment.
At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender in its place was as honorable as resistance especially if one had no choice.
There has not yet been a major ground offensive battle... There are we know negotiations going on between the opposition forces and the Taliban leadership for surrender.
We live less and less and we learn more and more. Sensibility is surrendering to intelligence.
I surrendered to a world of my imagination reenacting all those wonderful tales my father would read aloud to me. I became a very active reader especially history and Shakespeare.