Quotations on War

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I do not feel remorse. Everybody makes mistakes in war.
- Abu Abbas
(Keywords: War, Mistakes, Remorse)

We never had planned to hijack a ship. We never thought of any war plans outside the Palestinian lands. We wished that the program had not failed and then the warriors could have achieved their goals.
- Abu Abbas
(Keywords: War, Thought, Goals)

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)

Making peace, I have found, is much harder than making war.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: War, Peace)

You could tell that America was gearing up for war.
- Jack Adams
(Keywords: War, America)

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)

Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
- John Adams
(Keywords: War, Guilt)

If our countries had war the one with the other, that was no cause that he should put us to death; with which they were out of heart that their cruel pretense failed them. For which God be forever-more praised.
- Will Adams
(Keywords: War, God, Heart, Death, Cause, Countries)

People always seem to assume that we have a full, back-up support team - make-up, costume and a driver - but usually, in a war zone, there's only me and the cameraman.
- Kate Adie
(Keywords: War, People, Support, Zone)

But in the first Gulf war the United Kingdom was not under any threat from Iraq, and is still less so in the second one. Then there is no justification for obstructing freedom of information, particularly as nations have a right to know what their soldiers are being used for.
- Kate Adie
(Keywords: War, Being, First, Freedom, Information, Iraq, Justification, Nations, Right, Soldiers, United)

Hair is also a problem. I remember once, when I was reporting from Beirut at the height of the civil war, someone wrote in to the BBC complaining about my appearance.
- Kate Adie
(Keywords: War, Appearance, Complaining, Hair)

Our modern states are preparing for war without even knowing the future enemy.
- Alfred Adler
(Keywords: War, Enemy, Future, states)

To all those who walk the path of human cooperation war must appear loathsome and inhuman.
- Alfred Adler
(Keywords: War, Cooperation)

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)

War is organized murder and torture against our brothers.
- Alfred Adler
(Keywords: War, Brothers, Murder)

Well, Italy had been overrun by the War, there had practically been civil war, north and south of the Gothic Line, heavy bombing, the northern industrial cities had been bombed heavily and we had political disorder before 1948.
- Gianni Agnelli
(Keywords: War, Cities, Disorder, Italy)

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)

I do not believe, given her past decisions and comments on the reasons to go to war in Iraq, that Dr. Rice will be able to represent the United States without a predetermined bias from the war.
- Daniel Akaka
(Keywords: War, Decisions, Iraq, Past, states, United, Will)

If there ever was a religious war full of terror, it was the crusades. But you can't blame Christianity because a few adventurers did this. That's my message.
- Moustapha Akkad
(Keywords: War, Christianity, Blame, Religious, Terror)

When we analyze this war in a materialistic way and ask when is it going to end and who will be the winner and the loser, it means that we do not see the endgame.
- Bashar al-Assad
(Keywords: War, End, Will)

I was a little girl in World War II and I'm used to being freed by Americans.
- Madeleine Albright
(Keywords: War, Americans, Being, World, World war)

There are a growing number of conservatives and Republicans who, while they support the president and support the war in Iraq, wonder how many of these nation-building wars we're going to engage in and what the parameters of that are.
- Lamar Alexander
(Keywords: War, Iraq, Nation, President, Republicans, Support, Wonder)

Eventually, I was sent to Wales and Germany, and after the war, to Paris.
- Lloyd Alexander
(Keywords: War, Germany, Paris)

It was 1943. The U.S. had already entered World War II, so I decided to join the army.
- Lloyd Alexander
(Keywords: War, Army, World, World war)

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)

We are losing each day an average 50 to 60 people throughout the country, if not more. If this is not civil war, then God knows what civil war is.
- Iyad Allawi
(Keywords: War, God, People, Country, Day, Losing)

If there is a God, the phrase that must disgust him is - holy war.
- Steve Allen
(Keywords: War, God, Disgust)

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)

I have spent the past ten years in just about every war zone there was.
- Christiane Amanpour
(Keywords: War, Past, Years, Zone)

I was planning, I told everybody, to take him on the road with me. At the very least I fully expected to keep up my hectic pace, and my passion as a war correspondent.
- Christiane Amanpour
(Keywords: War, Passion, Planning, Road)

World War II, the atomic bomb, the Cold War, made it hard for Americans to continue their optimism.
- Stephen Ambrose
(Keywords: War, Optimism, Americans, World, World war)

Winning the Revolutionary War, or the Civil War, or World War II were the turning points in our history, the sine qua non of our forward progress.
- Stephen Ambrose
(Keywords: War, History, Progress, Winning, World, World war)

The war in Vietnam I thought a dreadful mistake.
- Stephen Ambrose
(Keywords: War, Thought, Mistake, Vietnam)

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)

Outside the walls, among others, is the Soviet Empire. It is malevolent, destructive and expanding. It has swallowed up over half a dozen countries since World War II.
- Barbara Amiel
(Keywords: War, Countries, World, World war)

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)

Gladio had been necessary during the days of the Cold War but, in view of the collapse of the East Block, Italy would suggest to Nato that the organisation was no longer necessary.
- Giulio Andreotti
(Keywords: War, Italy)

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)

Yes, Samantha, we in the Soviet Union are trying to do everything so that there will not be war on Earth. This is what every Soviet man wants.
- Yuri Andropov
(Keywords: War, Earth, Man, Trying, Will)

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)

Mr. Reagan spent World War II, the global conflict fought and won by his generation, making training films in Hollywood.
- R. W. Apple, Jr.
(Keywords: War, Conflict, Hollywood, Training, World, World war)

In order for a war to be just, three things are necessary. First, the authority of the sovereign. Secondly, a just cause. Thirdly, a rightful intention.
- Thomas Aquinas
(Keywords: War, Authority, Cause, First, Intention, Order)



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