...won ANY BATTLE by surrending! Surrender, however, DOES tend to lead to TOTAL enslavement.
Whether the battle is fought 'with arms' or (as with Ghandi) 'peaceful resistance', the only possible way to avoid being controled is to enter the fight.
Squabbling amidst the 'warriors'? 'Tis only avoidable in a world where the commanders can winnow out the dissenters and unbelievers (such as in the military). Leaders KNOW that those who don't 'believe in' the enemy and those afraid of the fight will crucify any hopes of success/victory. "Whining" must be quickly obliterated amongst the ranks if there's to be any hope of victory (in peaceful resistance OR aggressive fighting).
Surrender? Not until they pry my cold dead hands from around my Lugol's bottle (lol)...and even then, the battle will not be lost - because just like Obi-Wan & Jesus Christ (no insult intended to Jesus)...if they strike me down (and rid me of this human flesh) I/we will become all that much MORE powerful.