People like leaders who look like they are dominant, optimistic , friendly to their friends, and quick on the trigger when it comes to enemies . They like boldness and despise the appearance of timidity and protracted doubt .
I have protracted my work till most of those whom I wished to please have sunk into the grave; and success 442 and miscarriage are empty sounds.
History has not dealt kindly with the aftermath of protracted periods of low risk premiums.Alan Greenspan
To carry on a war for the overthrow of the international bourgeoisie, a war which is a hundred times more difficult, protracted and complex than the most stubborn of ordinary wars between states, and to renounce in advance any change of tack, or any utilisation of a conflict of interests (even if temporary) among one’s enemies, or any conciliation or compromise with possible allies (even if they are temporary, unstable, vacillating or conditional allies) is that not ridiculous in the extreme?
No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country.alexis de tocqueville
In vain I trusted that the flowing bowl Would banish sorrow, and enlarge the soul. To the late revel, and protracted feast, Wild dreams succeeded, and disorder'd rest.Matthew Prior
In heaven, we shall never regret any sacrifice however painful, or labor however protracted, made or performed here for the cause of Christ.
Enlarge my life with multitude of days, In health, in sickness, thus the suppliant prays; Hides from himself his state, and shuns to know, That life protracted is protracted woe. Time hovers o'er, impatient to destroy, And shuts up all the passages of joy.