"for, as long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be brought under English rule. It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom – for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself"
- Declaration of Arbroath
"…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"
- Winston Churchill
“You will kill ten of us, we will kill one of you, but in the end, you will tire of it first."
- Hồ Chí Minh
“Spain was to be saved ... not by grape-shot, greybeards and grandees, but by a hardy guerillas and the sudden flash of the knife”
- Elizabeth Longford, a historian describing the effect of the Spanish guerrilla war against Napoleonic occupation
“The likelihood that your acts of resistance cannot stop the injustice does not exempt you from acting in what you sincerely and reflectively hold to be the best interests of your community”
- Susan Sontag
“Let us be firm, pure and faithful; at the end of our sorrow, there is the greatest glory of the world, that of the men who did not give in.”
- Charles de Gaulle
“It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.”
- Leonardo da Vinci