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War Quotes

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War Quotes
Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war that we know about peace, more about killing that we know about living.

OMAR N. BRADLEY

Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country.

BERTRAND RUSSELL

Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

Peace is not the absence of war; it is a virtue; a state of mind; a disposition for benevolence; confidence; and justice.

BARUCH SPINOZA

Religion and science both profess peace (and the sincerity of the professors is not being doubted), but each always turns out to have a dominant part in any war that is going or contemplated.

HOWARD NEMEROV

Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come.

CARL SANDBURG

Sweat saves blood.

ERWIN ROMMEL

Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head.

EURIPIDES

The basic problems facing the world today are not susceptible to a military solution.

JOHN F. KENNEDY

The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy.

FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE

The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.

THOMAS JEFFERSON

The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic.

JOSEPH STALIN

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.

DAVID FRIEDMAN

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.

DAVID FRIEDMAN

The Establishment center... has led us into the stupidest and cruelest war in all history. That war is a moral and political disaster - a terrible cancer eating away at the soul of our nation.

GEORGE MCGOVERN

The first casualty when war comes is truth.

HIRAM JOHNSON

The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars.

WILLIAM WESTMORELAND

The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.

GEORGE S. PATTON

The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.

ALBERT EINSTEIN

The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.

ADOLF HITLER

The wave of the future is not the conquest of the world by a single dogmatic creed but the liberation of the diverse energies of free nations and free men.

JOHN F. KENNEDY

The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts.

OMAR N. BRADLEY

There are no warlike people, just warlike leaders.

RALPH BUNCHE

There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet the enemy.

GEORGE WASHINGTON

There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it.

HENRY ELLIS

There never was a good war or a bad peace.

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be appalled, and so abandon war forever.

THOMAS A. EDISON

There's a graveyard in northern France where all the dead boys from D-Day are buried. The white crosses reach from one horizon to the other. I remember looking it over and thinking it was a forest of graves. But the rows were like this, dizzying, diagonal, perfectly straight, so after all it wasn't a forest but an orchard of graves. Nothing to do with nature, unless you count human nature.

BARBARA KINGSOLVER

They have not wanted Peace at all; they have wanted to be spared war -- as though the absence of war was the same as peace.

DOROTHY THOMPSON

Till the war-drum throbb`d no longer, and the battle-flags were furl`d; In the parliament of man; the Federation of the world.

ALFRED TENNYSON

To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. (1918)

THEODORE ROOSEVELT

To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization.

GEORGE ORWELL

Unconditional war can no longer lead to unconditional victory. It can no longer serve to settle disputes. It can no longer be of concern to great powers alone. For a nuclear disaster, spread by winds and waters and fear, could well engulf the great and the small, the rich and the poor, the committed and the uncommitted alike. Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind.

JOHN F. KENNEDY

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.

ISAAC ASIMOV

War does not determine who is right - only who is left.

BERTRAND RUSSELL

War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow man.

NAPOLEON HILL

War is a malignant disease, an idiocy, a prison, and the pain it causes is beyond telling or meaning; but war was our condition and our history, the place we had to live in.

MARTHA GELHORN

War is a series of catastrophes which result in victory.

ALBERT PIKE

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.

JOHN STUART MILL

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature, and has no chance of being free unless made or kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.

JOHN STUART MILL

War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus.

ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPERY

War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.

THOMAS MANN

War is so complex it's beyond the ability of the human mind to comprehend. Our judgment, our understanding, are not adequate. And we kill people unnecessarily.

ROBERT S. MCNAMARA

War is the unfolding of miscalculations.

BARBARA TUCHMAN

War is too serious a matter to entrust to military men.

GEORGES CLEMENCEAU

War makes thieves and peace hangs them.

GEORGE HERBERT

War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.

JOHN F. KENNEDY

War would end if the dead could return.

STANLEY BALDWIN

Warmaking doesn't stop warmaking. If it did, our problems would have stopped millennia ago.

COLMAN MCCARTHY

Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run. The daily work - that goes on, it adds up.

BARBARA KINGSOLVER

Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.

SALVADOR DALI

We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it.

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict wants something more than it wants peace.

JEANE KIRKPATRICK

We kind o' thought Christ went agin war an' pillage.

JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL

We make war that we may live in peace.

ARISTOTLE

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

What is human warfare but just this; an effort to make the laws of God and nature take sides with one party.

HENRY DAVID THOREAU

What is the use of physicians like myself trying to help parents to bring up children healthy and happy, to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?

BENJAMIN SPOCK

When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die.

JEAN-PAUL SARTRE

When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT

You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.

JEANETTE RANKIN

You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.

JEANNETTE RANKIN

You can't say civilization don't advance -- for in every war, they kill you in a new way.

WILL ROGERS

You can't say civilization don't advance... in every war they kill you in a new way.

WILL ROGERS


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