Quotations on War

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The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other - instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: Home, Men, War, Enemies, Fighting, Tragedy)

War is the science of destruction.
- John Abbott
(Keywords: Science, War, Destruction)

The idea that you can make love and not war really is pretty neat. That thing in Korea, the thing in Israel - that's all over the world. There must be a new way of thinking.
- F. Murray Abraham
(Keywords: Love, War, Idea, Israel, Pretty, Thinking, World)

I would say that the Pentagon Papers case of 1971 - in which the government tried to block the The New York Times and The Washington Post that they obtained from a secret study of how we got involved in the war in Vietnam - that is probably the most important case.
- Floyd Abrams
(Keywords: Government, War, Post, Study, Vietnam, Washington)

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
- John Adams
(Keywords: Politics, War, Liberty, Mathematics, May, Philosophy, Sons, Study)

War is not the continuation of politics with different means, it is the greatest mass-crime perpetrated on the community of man.
- Alfred Adler
(Keywords: Politics, War, Community, Man)

All the technology of our production was still pre-War. They were sort of '38, '39 and the War had been stable and so we were infinitely behind whatever had been going on in the United States for instance.
- Gianni Agnelli
(Keywords: Technology, War, Production, states, United)

Thus the castle of each feudal chieftain became a school of chivalry, into which any noble youth, whose parents were from poverty unable to educate him to the art of war, was readily received.
- Horatio Alger
(Keywords: Art, War, Chivalry, Parents, Poverty, School, Youth)

These kids understood what is not immediately obvious; that they were going to pay the bills for tax cuts that had been passed today or in the last 4 years, and for the war in Iraq, because essentially we are borrowing money to do those things.
- Tom Allen
(Keywords: Money, War, Borrowing, Tax, Iraq, Kids, Obvious, Tax cuts, Today, Years)

To do what we are doing in this budget to our children, cutting their health care funds, decreasing opportunity, simply so we can pay for tax cuts and a war in Iraq is beyond belief, and we need to reverse it.
- Tom Allen
(Keywords: Health, War, Opportunity, Belief, Care, Children, Tax, Iraq, Tax cuts)

I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.
- Woody Allen
(Keywords: Peace, War, Russia)

Not only the priceless heritage of our fathers, of our seamen, of our Empire builders is being thrown away in a war that serves no British interests - but our alliance leader Stalin dreams of nothing but the destruction of that heritage of our fathers?
- John Amery
(Keywords: Dreams, War, Leader, Alliance, Being, Destruction, Fathers, Nothing, Seamen)

Cursed be he above all others Who's enslaved by love of money. Money takes the place of brothers, Money takes the place of parents, Money brings us war and slaughter.
- Anacreon
(Keywords: Love, Money, War, Brothers, Parents)

Life has become terribly insecure. It's on the vortex of civil war. It's difficult to know how America will bring it back from the brink and build up good will.
- Jon Lee Anderson
(Keywords: Life, War, America, Will)

I had a minor in Russian history, and this was at the time when the big Cold War was going on.
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Keywords: Time, War, History)

The loss of reason in war seems to me honorable, like the death of a sentry at his post.
- Leonid Andreyev
(Keywords: Death, War, Loss, Post, Reason)

You know, this is a war of ideology, a war of thoughts and of faith. And we need people to really stand for faith and trust, not hope and change.
- Sharron Angle
(Keywords: Change, Faith, War, Trust, People, Hope, Thoughts, Ideology)

Success in war underpins the claims to greatness of many presidents.
- R. W. Apple, Jr.
(Keywords: Success, War, Greatness)

How is it they live in such harmony the billions of stars - when most men can barely go a minute without declaring war in their minds about someone they know.
- Thomas Aquinas
(Keywords: Men, War, Harmony, Stars)

Peace for us means the destruction of Israel. We are preparing for an all-out war, a war which will last for generations.
- Yasser Arafat
(Keywords: Peace, War, Destruction, Generations, Israel, Will)

Men of sense often learn from their enemies. It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war.
- Aristophanes
(Keywords: Men, War, Building, Cities, Enemies, Friends, Sense, Ships)

We make war that we may live in peace.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Peace, War, May)

The war we are fighting today against terrorism is a multifaceted fight. We have to use every tool in our toolkit to wage this war - diplomacy, finance, intelligence, law enforcement, and of course, military power - and we are developing new tools as we go along.
- Richard Armitage
(Keywords: Power, War, Finance, Intelligence, Diplomacy, Fight, Fighting, Law, Military, Terrorism, Today, Tools, Wage)

Our enemies are Medes and Persians, men who for centuries have lived soft and luxurious lives; we of Macedon for generations past have been trained in the hard school of danger and war. Above all, we are free men, and they are slaves.
- Arrian
(Keywords: Men, War, Danger, Enemies, Generations, Past, School)

Developments in information technology and globalised media mean that the most powerful military in the history of the world can lose a war, not on the battlefield of dust and blood, but on the battlefield of world opinion.
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Keywords: History, Technology, War, Blood, Information, Media, Military, Opinion, World)

We have invented a new human right here - the right to return home after a war.
- Paddy Ashdown
(Keywords: Home, War, Right)

From the happy expression on their faces you might have supposed that they welcomed the war. I have met with men who loved stamps, and stones, and snakes, but I could not imagine any man loving war.
- Margot Asquith
(Keywords: Men, War, Expression, Faces, Man)

We released 400,000 classified documents, the most extraordinary history of a war to ever have been released in our civilization. Those documents cover 109,000 deaths. That is serious matter.
- Julian Assange
(Keywords: History, War, Civilization)

What is the possible benefit? Can this material save lives? Can it improve the quality of life in Iraq? Can it tend to shape our perceptions of how war should and should not be conducted? Can it shape our perceptions of who should be conducting war and in what manner? And the answer to that is a clear yes.
- Julian Assange
(Keywords: Life, War, Quality, Iraq, Perceptions)

Well, I think In Love and War, which had a wonderful performance by Sandy, Sandra Bullock, who the authorities and, the supposed authorities, in cinema didn't want to know about.
- Richard Attenborough
(Keywords: Love, War, Performance, Cinema, Want)

The purpose of all war is peace.
- Saint Aurelius Augustine
(Keywords: Peace, War, Purpose)

Pearl Harbor caused our Nation to wholeheartedly commit to winning World War II, changing the course of our Nation's history and the world's future.
- Joe Baca
(Keywords: History, War, Winning, Future, Nation, World, World war)

The Veteran's History Project, a nationwide volunteer effort to collect oral histories from America's war veterans, provides an avenue to do just that. Now in its fifth year, the Project has collected more than 40,000 individual stories.
- Spencer Bachus
(Keywords: History, War, America, Effort, Now, Project, Veterans)

The question is: how bad do things have to get before you will do something about it? Where is your line in the sand? If you don't enforce the constitutional limitations on your government very soon, you are likely to find out what World War III will be like.
- Michael Badnarik
(Keywords: Government, War, Limitations, Question, Will, World, World war)

On average, drug prisoners spend more time in federal prison than rapists, who often get out on early release because of the overcrowding in prison caused by the Drug War.
- Michael Badnarik
(Keywords: Time, War, Prison)

So long as war is the main business of nations, temporary despotism - despotism during the campaign - is indispensable.
- Walter Bagehot
(Keywords: Business, War, Nations)

We have long possessed the art of war and the science of war, which have been evolved in the minutest detail.
- Fredrik Bajer
(Keywords: Art, Science, War, Detail)

But I feel convinced, and I venture even to prophesy in this regard, that the time will come when there will also be a minister of peace in the cabinet, seated beside the ministers of war.
- Fredrik Bajer
(Keywords: Peace, Time, War, Will)

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
- James A. Baldwin
(Keywords: Love, War, Battle, End, Growing up)

The generation which lived through the Second World War is disappearing. Post-war generations see Europe's great achievements - liberty, peace and prosperity - as a given.
- Jan Peter Balkenende
(Keywords: Peace, War, Europe, Generations, Liberty, Post, Prosperity, World, World war)

I lived on the top of one hill and the school was at the top of another hill. Nobody ever went to school by car - we didn't have any cars during the war. So that to and from school was itself a training.
- Roger Bannister
(Keywords: Car, War, School, Training)

If today is your typical day in America, 80 of our fellow citizens will die from gunfire. In the last two weeks, more Americans have died from gunfire here at home in the United States than in the entire war in Iraq since it started.
- Michael D. Barnes
(Keywords: Home, War, America, Americans, Day, Iraq, states, Today, United, Will)

Winning the peace is harder than winning the war.
- Xavier Becerra
(Keywords: Peace, War, Winning)

Peace, if it ever exists, will not be based on the fear of war but on the love of peace.
- Julien Benda
(Keywords: Love, Peace, War, Fear, Will)

Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia. There may be legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not... with regard to abortion and euthanasia.
- Pope Benedict XVI
(Keywords: Death, War, Abortion, Diversity, May, Opinion, Weight)

We all say no to war, we are all for justice and peace. But sometimes in order to maintain peace, armed action is necessary. But we hope it won't be the case.
- Silvio Berlusconi
(Keywords: Peace, War, Action, Hope, Justice, Order)

There is no peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war - at least as exigent, at least as disruptive, at least as liable to bring disgrace and prison and death in its wake.
- Daniel Berrigan
(Keywords: Death, Peace, War, Disgrace, Prison)

And religion causes most of the problems, war, and economics of course, and study your history or you're going to repeat it; and if you're burning a Harry Potter book you need some serious counseling, you don't get it, you're missing the whole point.
- Michael Berryman
(Keywords: History, Religion, War, Causes, Economics, Problems, Study)

Competition makes things come out right. Well, what does that mean in health care? More hospitals so they compete with each other. More doctors compete with each other. More pharmaceutical companies. We set up war. Wait a minute, let's talk about the patient. The patient doesn't need a war.
- Donald Berwick
(Keywords: Health, War, Care, Competition, Doctors, Hospitals, Right, Talk)

The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of common man.
- William Beveridge
(Keywords: Government, Happiness, Peace, War, Glory, Man)



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