War Quotes

 A boy doesn't have to go to war to be a hero; he can say he doesn't like pie when he sees there isn't enough to go around. 
Author: Edgar Watson Howe
Nationality: American
b. 3 May 1853  - d. 3 October 1937
  
 A good drink warms more people than a good coat. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 A great war leaves the country with three armies: An army of cripples, an army of mourners, and an army of thieves. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 A man's conscience, like a warning line on the highway, tells him what he shouldn't do - but it does not keep him from doing it. 
Author: J. Robert Oppenheimer
Nationality: American
b. 22 April 1904  - d. 18 February 1967
  
 A merely fallen enemy may rise again, but the reconciled one is truly vanquished. 
Author: Friedrich von Schiller
Nationality: German
b. 10 November 1759  - d. 09 May 1805
  
 A peace may be so wretched as not to be ill exchanged for war. 
Author: Publius Cornelius Tacitus
Nationality: Roman
b. December 56  - d.  December 117
  
 A rainbow in the morning Is the Shepherd's warning; But a rainbow at night Is the Shepherd's delight. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: Roman   
 A riot is a spontaneous outburst. A war is subject to advance planning. 
Author: Richard M. Nixon
Nationality: American
b. 9 January 1913  - d. 22 April 1994
  
 A sort of war of revenge on the intellect is what, for some reason, thrives in the contemporary social atmosphere. 
Author: Wyndham Lewis
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 November 1882  - d. 07 March 1957
  
 A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you've scowled upon. 
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nationality: American
b. 4 January 1804  - d. 19 May 1864
  
 A thousand creeds and battle cries, A thousand warring social schemes, A thousand new moralities And twenty thousand, thousand dreams. 
Author: Alfred Noyes
Nationality: English
b. 16 September 1880  - d. 28 June 1958
  
 A toast to the weapons of war, may they rust in peace. 
Author: Robert Orben
Nationality: American
b. 4 March 1927
  
 A visitor from Mars could easily pick out the civilized nations. They have the best implements of war. 
Author: Herbert V. Prochnow
Nationality: American   
 A war for a great principle ennobles a nation. A war for commercial supremacy, upon some shallow pretext, is despicable, and more than aught else demonstrates to what immeasurable depths of baseness men and nations can descend. 
Author: Albert Pike
Nationality: American
b. 29 December 1809  - d. 2 April 1891
  
 A war on Iraq is a really, really, really bad idea, playing straight into the hands of Osama bin Ladin in generating thousands of potential terrorists 
Author: Maryams
Nationality: American   
 Above all I am not concerned with Poetry. My subject is War, and the pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity. 
Author: Wilfred Owen
Nationality: English
b. 18 March 1893  - d. 04 November 1918
  
 Adelaide's tram runs along a special track for most of its length... so it is really a train in disguise, complete with stopping places like miniature railway stations. The tramcar itself has the right ambience - a sign warns 'Any passenger spitting on the cars will be Ejected and Prosecuted' - but the dizzying views of suburban backyards, clothes hoists and galvanised fences are a long way from the true togetherness of tram and street. 
Author: Tom Howard
Nationality: English   
 Adversity draws men together and produces beauty and harmony in life's relationships, just as the cold of winter produces ice-flowers on the window-panes, which vanish with the warmth. 
Author: Soren Kierkegaard
Nationality: Danish
b. 5 May 1813  - d. 11 November 1855
  
 After a great misery for mankind an even greater approaches. The great cycle of the centuries is renewed: It will rain blood, milk, famine, war and disease. In the sky will be seen a fire, dragging a tail of sparks. 
Author: Nostradamus
Nationality: French
b. 14 December 1503  - d. 02 July 1566
  
 After all, we could not have won the Cold War without you. 
Author: Bill Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1946
  
 Ah fleeting Spirit! wand'ring Fire, That long hast warm'd my tender breast, Must thou no more this Frame inspire? No more a pleasing, cheerful Guest? Whither, ah whither art thou flying! To what dark, undiscover'd Shore? Thou seem'st all trembling, shivr'ing, dying And Wit and Humour are no more! 
Author: Hadrian
Nationality: Roman
b. 24 January 76  - d. 10 July 138
  
 Ah get born, keep warm Short pants, romance, learn to dance Get dressed, get blessed Try to be a success Please her, please him, by gifts Don't steal, don't lift, Twenty years of schoolin' And they put you on the day shift Look out kid They keep it all hid Better jump down a manhole Light yourself a candle Don't wear sandals Try to avoid the scandals Don't wanna be a bum You better chew gum The pump don't work Cause the vandals took the handles. 
Author: Bob Dylan
Nationality: American
b. 24 May 1941
  
 All a poet can do today is warn. 
Author: Wilfred Owen
Nationality: English
b. 18 March 1893  - d. 04 November 1918
  
 All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power. 
Author: Ashleigh Brilliant
Nationality: English
b. 9 December 1933
  
 All is fair, in love and war. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: English   
 All of us who served in one war or another know very well that all wars are the glory and the agony of the young. 
Author: Gerald Ford
Nationality: American
b. 14 July 1913  - d. 26 December 2006
  
 All oppression creates a state of war. 
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Nationality: French
b. 9 January 1908  - d. 14 April 1986
  
 All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it. 
Author: Alexis de Tocqueville
Nationality: French
b. 29 July 1805  - d. 16 April 1859
  
 All war represents a failure of diplomacy.  
Author: Tony Benn
Nationality: British
b. 3 April 1925
  
 America has a very unique record. We never lost a war or won a conference. 
Author: Will Rogers
Nationality: American
b. 04 November 1879  - d. 15 August 1935
  
 An understanding heart is everything in a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child. 
Author: Carl Jung
Nationality: Swiss
b. 26 July 1875  - d. 6 June 1961
  
 An unjust peace is better than a just war. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 Anger warms the Invention, but overheats the oven. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war. 
Author: Prince Otto von Bismarck
Nationality: German
b. 1 April 1815  - d. 30 July 1898
  
 Anyone who wants to understand me must first understand Russell, Kansas. It is my home, where my roots lie, and a constant source of strength. My father's view of the world as 'stewers versus doers' registered early. From my neighbors, I learned to feel deeply for God, country and family. In Russell, I came to understand there are things worth living for, and, if need be, dying for. The Russell of my youth was not a place of wealth. Yet it was generous with the values that would shape my outlook and the compassion that would restore life's richness after I had begun to doubt my future following the war. Ever since, I have tried in my own way to give back some of what the town has given me. I have tried to defend and serve the America I learned to love in Russell. 
Author: Bob Dole
Nationality: American
b. 22 July 1923
  
 Anything goes, in love and war. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Are we trapped in another Vietnam. 
Author: Arthur Schlesinger Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1917  - d. 28 February 2007
  
 Armament is an important factor in war, but not the decisive factor... Man, not material, forms the decisive factor. 
Author: Mao Tse-Tung
Nationality: Chinese
b. 26 December 1893  - d. 9 September 1976
  
 Art isn't done to decorate apartments, but to wage war against the enemy. 
Author: Pablo Picasso
Nationality: Spanish
b. 25 October 1881  - d. 08 April 1973
  
 As an English General has very truly said, 'The German army was stabbed in the back.' 
Author: Paul von Hindenburg
Nationality: German
b. 02 October 1847  - d. 02 August 1934
  
 As long as there are sovereign nations possessing great power, war is inevitable. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular. The change will, of course, be slow, and people will not be conscious of it. 
Author: Oscar Wilde
Nationality: English
b. 16 October 1854  - d. 30 November 1900
  
 As much as I converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children 
Author: John Adams
Nationality: American
b. 30 October 1735  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 As the former head of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev was widely hailed as the man who brought an end to the Cold War. 
Author: Bryant Gumbel
Nationality: American
b. 29 September 1948
  
 Asia is awakening. Asia is bursting with anti-American feeling. Riots on Formosa, resumption of European trade with China - these and other events now blacken our reputation and weaken our leadership in the Orient. The Allies fought World War II to prevent Asia from falling into the hands of the Asiatics. Now, 12 short years since, the White Man's domination is finished in Asia! 
Author: Herman L. Hoeh
Nationality: American   
 At the outset, a righteous cause, as well as a proper method for conducting the war, is essential for military success. 
Tome: I Ching
Nationality: Chinese   
 Australia would unquestionably be breaching international law if it followed the United States into a war in Iraq without United Nations backing, and could be sued in the International Court of Justice - ICJ. 
Author: Professor George Williams
Nationality: Australian   
 Based on what you know about him in history books, what do you think Abraham Lincoln would be doing if he were alive today? 1. Writing his memoirs of the Civil War. 2. Advising the President. 3. Desperately clawing at the inside of his coffin. 
Author: David Letterman
Nationality: American
b. 12 April 1947
  
 Be convinced that to be happy means to be free and that to be free means to be brave. Therefore do not take lightly the perils of war. 
Author: Thucydides
Nationality: Greek
b. December 460  - d.  December 395
  
 Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors... and miss. 
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Nationality: American
b. 7 July 1907  - d. 8 May 1988
  
 Elle Woods: Because I'm not a Vanderbilt, suddenly I'm white trash? I grew up in Bel Air, Warner! Across the street from Aaron Spelling. I think most people would agree that's a lot better than some stinky old Vanderbilt! 
Movie: Legally Blonde
Nationality: American
Released: December 2001
  
 Ben Battle was a soldier bold, And used to war's alarms: But a cannon-ball took off his legs, So he laid down his arms! 
Author: Thomas Hood
Nationality: English
b. 23 May 1799  - d. 3 May 1845
  
 Between neighbor citizens. A highwayman is as much a robber when he plunders in a gang, as when single; and a nation that makes an unjust war is only a great gang of robbers. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 Beware lest in your anxiety to avoid war you obtain a master. 
Author: Demosthenes
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 Blest be... sleep - a cloak to cover all human imaginings, food to satisfy hunger, water to quench thirst, fire to warm cold air, cold to temper heat, and, lastly, a coin to buy whatever we need. 
Author: Miguel de Cervantes
Nationality: Spanish
b. 29 September 1547  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Boots-boots-boots-boots-movin' up and down again! There's no discharge in the war! 
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Nationality: English
b. 30 December 1865  - d. 18 January 1936
  
 Brave conquerors! for so you are That war against your own affections, And the huge army of the world's desires. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. 
Author: Terry Pratchett
Nationality: English
b. 28 April 1948
  
 Buried was the bloody hatchet; Buried were all warlike weapons, And the war-cry was forgotten. Then was peace among the nations. 
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1807  - d. 24 March 1882
  
 Business is a combination of war and sport. 
Author: Andre Maurois
Nationality: French
b. 26 July 1885  - d. 9 October 1967
  
 But I also made it clear to Vladimir Putin that it's important to think beyond the old days of when we had the concept that if we blew each other up, the world would be safe. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 But in modern war you will die like a dog for no good reason. 
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Nationality: American
b. 21 July 1899  - d. 2 July 1961
  
 But, what if the war goes badly? Or spreads? What if US action ignite more than oil - and set the politics of Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt ablaze? There's every chance we'll see a regional catastrophe far greater in scale and in hideousness than what we've recently witnessed in the Balkans. And what possible help will this be for Washington's client state, Israel? Will they use the opportunity while the world is otherwise engaged for some ethnic cleaning of unwanted Palestinians? 
Author: Phillip Adams
Nationality: Australian
b. 12 July 1939
  
 "But'' is a word that cools many a warm impulse, stifles many a kindly thought, puts a dead stop to many a brotherly deed. No one would ever love his neighbor as himself if he listened to all the ''Buts'' that could be said. 
Author: Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
Nationality: English
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 18 January 1873
  
 By the time Baghdad fell, the supposed reasons for the invasion, like Osama bin Laden and Saddam himself, were still missing. Despite the best efforts of the Murdoch group's poisonous coverage, and numerous false alarms, no 'weapons of mass destruction', one of the worst of the Iraq adventure's clichés, had been found, anywhere. 
Author: Alan Ramsey
Nationality: Australian
b. 03 January 1938
  
 Chief of the Army. 
Author: Emperor Napoleon I
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 Chop your own wood, and it will warm you twice. 
Author: Henry Ford
Nationality: American
b. 30 July 1863  - d. 7 April 1947
  
 Christians don't care about children that don't look like them. They don't care about children that are not white, middle-class Christians. As far as they're concerned, others can be eliminated. This is a holy war, and everything for our children is at stake. 
Author: Jane Fonda
Nationality: American
b. 21 December 1937
  
 Cold hands, warm heart. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 Conscience is the inner voice which warns us that someone may be looking. 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 Conversation, n. A fair to the display of the minor mental commodities, each exhibitor being too intent upon the arrangement of his own wares to observe those of his neighbor. 
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1842  - d.  December 1914
  
 Cry, 'Havoc! and let slip the dogs of war. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Daniel Morgan: A convicted felon, who had served his sentence, he bore himself as one who had suffered wrongs and injustice from society, which he repaid with usury. Patient and wary as the Red Indian, he was as ruthless in his hour of triumph as the wolf Apache or the cannibal Navajo exulting with a foe, helpless at the stake. 
Author: Rolf Boldrewood
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1826  - d.  December 1915
  
 Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction ... .The chain reaction of evil - hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars - must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation. 
Author: Martin Luther King Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 15 January 1929  - d. 4 April 1968
  
 Defense is the stronger form with the negative object, And attack the weaker form with the positive object. 
Author: Carl von Clausewitz
Nationality: Prussian
b. 01 June 1780  - d. 16 November 1831
  
 Deputies, Men of the German Reichstag! A year of events of historical significance is drawing to an end. A year of the greatest decisions lies ahead. In these serious times, I speak to you, Deputies of the German Reichstag, as to the representatives of the German nation. Beyond and above that, the whole German people should take note of this glance into the past, as well as of the coming decisions the present and future impose upon us. After the renewed refusal of my peace offer in January 1940 by the then British Prime Minister and the clique which supported or else dominated him, it became clear that this war - against all reasons of common, sense and necessity - must be fought to its end. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 Diplomacy is a disguised war, in which states seek to gain by barter and intrigue, by the cleverness of arts, the objectives which they would have to gain more clumsily by means of war. 
Author: Randolph Silliman Bourne
Nationality: American
b. 30 May 1886  - d. 22 December 1918
  
 Diplomats are just as essential in starting a war as soldiers are in finishing it. 
Author: Will Rogers
Nationality: American
b. 04 November 1879  - d. 15 August 1935
  
 Do not be afraid of showing your affection. Be warm and tender, thoughtful and affectionate. Men are more helped by sympathy, than by service; love is more than money, and a kind word will give more pleasure than a present. 
Author: Sir John Lubbock
Nationality: English
b. 30 April 1834  - d. 28 May 1913
  
 During the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that condition which is called war; and such a war as is of every man against every man. 
Author: Thomas Hobbes
Nationality: English
b. 5 April 1588  - d. 4 December 1679
  
 Earthshaking fire from the center of the Earth Will cause the towers around the New City to shake: Two great rocks will war for a long time, And then Arethusa shall color a new river red. 
Author: Nostradamus
Nationality: French
b. 14 December 1503  - d. 02 July 1566
  
 Either war is obsolete or men are. 
Author: Richard Buckminster Fuller
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1895  - d. 1 July 1983
  
 Eleanor Roosevelt would rather light candles than curse the darkness and her glow has warmed the world. 
Author: Adlai Stevenson II
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1900  - d. 14 July 1965
  
 Elle Woods: Oh Warner, do you remember when we spent those four amazing hours in the hot tub together after winter formal? Warner Huntington III: Uhh, yes... no Elle Woods: Well, this is so much better than that. Excuse me, I have some shopping to do! 
Movie: Legally Blonde
Nationality: American
Released: December 2001
  
 Endless money forms the sinews of war. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 England is merely an island of beef flesh swimming in a warm gulf stream of gravy. 
Author: Katherine Mansfield
Nationality: New Zealander
b. 14 October 1888  - d. 9 January 1923
  
 Even war is better than a wretched peace. 
Author: Publius Cornelius Tacitus
Nationality: Roman
b. December 56  - d.  December 117
  
 Every government has as much of a duty to avoid war As a ship's captain has to avoid a shipwreck. 
Author: Guy de Maupassant
Nationality: French
b. 5 August 1850  - d. 6 July 1893
  
 Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron. 
Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1890  - d. 28 March 1969
  
 Everyone needs a warm personal enemy or two to keep him free from rust in the movable parts of his mind. 
Author: Gene Fowler
Nationality: American
b. 08 March 1890  - d. 02 July 1960
  
 For ever warm and still to be enjoy'd, For ever panting and for ever young. 
Author: John Keats
Nationality: English
b. 31 October 1795  - d. 23 February 1821
  
 For the great Gaels of Ireland Are the men that God made mad, For all their wars are merry, And all their songs are sad. 
Author: G. K. Chesterton
Nationality: English
b. 29 May 1874  - d. 16 June 1936
  
 For the world was built in order And the atoms march in tune; Rhyme the pipe, and Time the warder, The sun obeys them, and the moon. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 Force and fraud are in war the two cardinal virtues. 
Author: Thomas Hobbes
Nationality: English
b. 5 April 1588  - d. 4 December 1679
  
 To hold a pen is to be at war. This world is one vast temple consecrated to discord. 
Author: Voltaire
Nationality: French
b. 21 November 1694  - d. 30 May 1778
  
 France has lost a battle, but it has not lost the war. 
Author: Charles de Gaulle
Nationality: French
b. 22 November 1890  - d. 9 November 1970
  
 Frankly, I'd like to see the government get out of war altogether and leave the whole field to private industry.  
Author: Joseph Heller
Nationality: American
b. 1 May 1923  - d. 12 December 1999
  
 Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. War is peace. 
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 From fear in every guise, From sloth, from love of self, By war's great sacrifice The world redeems itself. 
Author: John Davidson
Nationality: Scottish
b. 11 April 1857  - d. 23 March 1909
  
 Full on this casement shone the wintry moon, And threw warm gules on Madeline's fair breast. 
Author: John Keats
Nationality: English
b. 31 October 1795  - d. 23 February 1821
  
 Future years will never know the seething hell and the black infernal background, the countless minor scenes and interiors of the secession war; and it is best they should not. The real war will never get in the books 
Author: Walt Whitman
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1819  - d. 26 March 1892
  
 Gandalf did not move. And in that very moment, away behind in some courtyard in the City, a cock crowed. Shrill and clear he crowed, recking nothing of wizardry or war, welcoming only the morning that in the sky far above the shadows of death was coming with the dawn. And as if in answer there came from far away another note. Horns, horns, horns. In dark Mindolluin's sides they dimly echoed. Great horns of the North wildly blowing. Rohan had come at last! 
Author: J. R.R. Tolkien
Nationality: British
b. December 1892  - d.  December 1973
  
 Genius is the talent for seeing things straight. It is seeing things in a straight line without any bend or break or aberration of sight, seeing them as they are, without any warping of vision. 
Author: Maude Adams
Nationality: American
b. 11 November 1872  - d. 17 July 1953
  
 George Washington: First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen. 
Author: Henry Lee
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1756  - d. 25 March 1818
  
 Give me the money that has been spent in war, and I will clothe every man, woman and child in an attire of which kings and queens would be proud. I will build a schoolhouse in every valley over the whole earth. I will crown every hillside with a place of worship consecrated to the gospel of peace. 
Author: Charles Sumner
Nationality: American
b. 6 January 1811  - d. 11 March 1874
  
 Going to war without France is like going deer hunting without an accordion. You just leave a lot of useless noisy baggage behind. 
Author: Jed Babbin
Nationality: American   
 Gold begets in brethren hate; Gold in families debate; Gold does friendship separate; Gold does civil wars create. 
Author: Abraham Cowley
Nationality: English
b. December 1618  - d. 28 July 1667
  
 Have you ever seen a pedant with a warm heart? 
Author: Johann Kaspar Lavater
Nationality: Swiss
b. 15 November 1741  - d. 2 January 1801
  
 Describing Saddam Hussein of Iraq - 1991 He is neither a strategist nor is he schooled in the operational arts, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general. Other than that he's a great military man.  
Author: General H. Norman Schwarzkopf
Nationality: American
b. December 1934
  
 He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, deplorable love-of-country stance, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action! It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 Here, with whitened hair, desires failing, strength ebbing out of him, with the sun gone down and with only the serenity and the calm warning of the evening star left to him, he drank to Life, to all it had been, to what it was, to what it would be. Hurrah! 
Author: Sean O'Casey
Nationality: Irish
b. 30 March 1880  - d. 18 September 1964
  
 President Merkin Muffley: Hey, you can't fight in here! This is the war room! 
Movie: Dr. Strangelove
Nationality: English
Released: December 1964
  
 History teaches that wars begin when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 History warns us that it is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions. 
Author: Thomas Henry Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 4 May 1825  - d. 29 June 1895
  
 Hitler and Mussolini were only the primary spokesmen for the attitude of domination and craving for power that are in the heart of almost everyone. Until the source is cleared, there will always be confusion and hate, wars and class antagonisms. 
Author: Jiddu Krishnamurti
Nationality: Indian
b. 12 May 1895  - d. 17 February 1986
  
 How little praise warms out of a man the good that is in him, as the sneer of contempt which he feels is unjust chill the ardor to excel. 
Author: Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
Nationality: English
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 18 January 1873
  
 I am not being anti-Bush in the scene. I am being ironic and tongue-in-cheek with the grenade. I wanted to turn a weapon of destruction, like a grenade, into something innocuous. My wish is to find an alternative to war. I hope that's clear. 
Author: Madonna
Nationality: American
b. 16 August 1958
  
 I am often mad, but I would hate to be nothing but mad: and I think I would lose what little value I may have as a writer if I were to refuse, as a matter of principle, to accept the warming rays of the sun, and to report them, whenever, and if ever, they happen to strike me. 
Author: Elwyn Brooks White
Nationality: American
b. 11 July 1899  - d. 01 October 1985
  
 I apologise to the election workers assassinated, the police trainees blown up, the parents of children caught in crossfire and everyone else that the planners and executors of the invasion that I supported, and still support, may have let down by neglect or stupidity. I recognise their bravery and their determination to succeed despite everything. 
Author: David Aaronovitch
Nationality: British
b. 8 July 1954
  
 I believe in compulsory cannibalism. If people were forced to eat what they killed, there would be no more wars.  
Author: Abbie Hoffman
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1936  - d. 12 April 1989
  
 I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the Earth might be killed, but enough men capable of thinking, and enough books, would be left to start again, and civilization could be restored. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 I do not know with what weapons World War 3 will be fought, but World War 4 will be fought with sticks and stones. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 I don't care what the people say, I'm warm. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 I don't have a warm personal enemy left. They've all died off. I miss them terribly because they helped define me. 
Author: Clare Boothe Luce
Nationality: American
b. 10 April 1903  - d. 9 October 1987
  
 I don't know whether war is an interlude during peace, or peace is an interlude during war. 
Author: Georges Clemenceau
Nationality: French
b. 28 September 1841  - d. 24 November 1929
  
 I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve. 
Author: Admiral Isoruku Yamamoto
Nationality: Japanese
b. 4 April 1884  - d. 18 April 1943
  
 I fear for the hundreds of thousands who may be killed in a war. In 1991 the US betrayed the Iraqi opposition, and the US armed Saddam when it suited them. The war is not about removing Saddam. The US wants Iraq's oil. 
Author: Muhammad Hassan Sabbagh
Nationality: Iraqi   
 I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity. 
Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1890  - d. 28 March 1969
  
 I hated the bangs in the war: I always felt a silent war would be more tolerable. 
Author: Pamela Hansford Johnson
Nationality: British
b. December 1912  - d.  December 1981
  
 I have already given two cousins to the war and I stand ready to sacrifice my wife's brother. 
Author: Artemus Ward
Nationality: American
b. 26 April 1834  - d. 06 March 1867
  
 I have always said that a conference was held for one reason only, to give everybody chance to get sore at everybody else. Sometimes it takes two or three conferences to scare up a war, but generally one will do it. 
Author: Will Rogers
Nationality: American
b. 04 November 1879  - d. 15 August 1935
  
 I have gone to war too... I am going to fight capitalism even if it kills me. It is wrong that people like you should be comfortable and well fed while all around you people are starving. 
Author: Sylvia Pankhurst
Nationality: British
b. 05 May 1882  - d. 27 September 1960
  
 I have never advocated war except as a means of peace. 
Author: Ulysses S. Grant
Nationality: American
b. 27 April 1822  - d. 23 July 1885
  
 I have one criticism about the Negro troops who fought under my command in the Korean War. They didn't send me enough of them. 
Author: Douglas MacArthur
Nationality: American
b. 26 January 1880  - d. 5 April 1964
  
 I hear the hoarse-voiced cannon roar, the red-mouthed orators of war. 
Author: Joaquin Miller
Nationality: American
b. December 1841  - d.  December 1913
  
 I join with you most cordially in rejoicing at the return of peace. I hope it will be lasting, and that mankind will at length, as they call themselves reasonable creatures, have reason enough to settle their differences with out cutting throats; for, in my opinion, there never was a good war or a bad peace. What past additions to the conveniences and comforts of life might mankind have acquired, if the money spent in wars had been employed in works of utility! What an extension of agriculture, even to the tops of the mountains; what rivers rendered navigable, or joined by canals; what bridges, aqueducts, new roads, and other public works, edifices and improvements, rendering England a complete paradise, might not have been obtained by spending those millions in doing good, which in the last war have been spent in doing mischief - in bringing misery into thousands of families and destroying the lives of so many working people, who might have performed the useful labors. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 I knew from the start if I left a woman I really loved - the Great Society - in order to fight that bitch of a war - in Vietnam, then I would lose everything at home. My hopes, my dreams. 
Author: Lyndon Johnson
Nationality: American   
 I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 I must study politics and war, that my sons may have the liberty to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history and naval architecture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain. 
Author: John Adams
Nationality: American
b. 30 October 1735  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 I seriously doubt if we will ever have another war. This is probably the very last one. 
Author: Richard M. Nixon
Nationality: American
b. 9 January 1913  - d. 22 April 1994
  
 I shall ne'er be ware of mine own wit till I break my shins against it.  
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 I should warn you that underneath these clothes I'm wearing boxer shorts and I know how to use them.  
Author: Robert Orben
Nationality: American
b. 4 March 1927
  
 I strove with none; for none was worth my strife; Nature I loved, and next to Nature, Art; I warmed both hands before the fire of life; It sinks, and I am ready to depart. 
Author: Walter Savage Landor
Nationality: English
b. 30 January 1775  - d. 17 September 1864
  
 I think war is a dangerous place.  
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 I venture to say no war can be long carried on against the will of the people. 
Author: Edmund Burke
Nationality: Irish
b. 12 January 1729  - d. 9 July 1797
  
 I want to remind you all that in order to fight and win the war, it requires an expenditure of money that is commiserate with keeping a promise to our troops to make sure that they're well-paid, well-trained, well-equipped. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 I was once in no man's land during the war, but now that I'm in Hollywood I'm worse off - I'm in yesman's land. 
Author: Irvin S. Cobb
Nationality: American
b. December 1876  - d.  December 1944
  
 I will not play tug o' war. I'd rather play hug o' war. Where everyone hugs instead of tugs, Where everyone giggles and rolls on the rug, Where everyone kisses, and everyone grins, and everyone cuddles, and everyone wins. 
Author: Shel Silverstein
Nationality: American
b. 25 September 1930  - d. 10 May 1999
  
 I would have much preferred being president during World War II. I'm a person out of my time. 
Author: Bill Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1946
  
 I would rather be kept alive in the efficient if cold altruism of a large hospital than expire in a gush of warm sympathy in a small one. 
Author: Aneurin Bevan
Nationality: British
b. 15 November 1897  - d. 6 July 1960
  
 I would venture to warn against too great intimacy with artists as it is very seductive and a little dangerous. 
Author: Queen Victoria
Nationality: British
b. 22 May 1819  - d. 22 January 1901
  
 I'd like to see the government get out of war altogether and leave the whole feud to private industry. 
Author: Joseph Heller
Nationality: American
b. 1 May 1923  - d. 12 December 1999
  
 I've never been to New Zealand before.But one of my role models, Xena, the warrior princess, comes from here. 
Author: Madeleine Albright
Nationality: American
b. 15 May 1937
  
 Ice hockey combines the best features of figure skating and World War II. 
Author: Sir Alfred Hitchcock
Nationality: American
b. 13 August 1899  - d. 29 April 1980
  
 Ideas are the great warriors of the world, and a war that has no idea behind it, is simply a brutality. 
Author: James Garfield
Nationality: American
b. 19 November 1831  - d. 19 September 1881
  
 If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer. 
Author: Alfred North Whitehead
Nationality: English
b. 15 February 1861  - d. 30 December 1947
  
 If a sufficient number of people who wanted to stop war really did gather together, they would first of all begin by making war upon those who disagreed with them. And it is still more certain that they would make war on people who also want to stop wars but in another way. 
Author: Georges Ivanovich Gurdjieff
Nationality: Armenia
b. 13 January 1866  - d. 29 October 1949
  
 If few can stand a long war without deterioration of soul, none can stand a long peace.  
Author: Oswald Arnold Spengler
Nationality: German
b. 29 May 1880  - d. 08 May 1936
  
 If the Government had a war on abortion like its war on poverty or war on drugs, within 5 years men would be having abortions! 
Author: Harry Browne
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1933  - d. 1 March 2006
  
 If the public knew the truth, the war would end tomorrow. But they don't know and they can't know. 
Author: David Lloyd George
Nationality: British
b. 17 January 1863  - d. 26 March 1945
  
 If war has its chivalry and its pageantry, it has also its hideousness and its demonic woe. Bullets respect not Beauty. They tear out the eye, and shatter the jaw, and rend the cheek. 
Author: John Abbott
Nationality: American
b. 12 March 1805  - d. 30 October 1877
  
 If war is forced upon us, we will fight in a just cause and by just means, sparing, in every way we can, the innocent. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 If we are tempted to make war upon another nation, we shall remember that we are seeking to destroy an element of our own culture, and possibly its most important element. As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination, When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular. 
Author: Oscar Wilde
Nationality: English
b. 16 October 1854  - d. 30 November 1900
  
 If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War. 
Author: George Washington
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1732  - d. 14 December 1799
  
 If we fight a war and win it with H-bombs, what history will remember is not the ideals we were fighting for but the methods we used to accomplish them. These methods will be compared to the warfare of Genghis Khan who ruthlessly killed every last inhabitant of Persia. 
Author: Hans Bethe
Nationality: American
b. 2 July 1906  - d. 6 May 2005
  
 If we justify war, it is because all peoples always justify the traits of which they find themselves possessed, not because war will bear an objective examination of its merits. 
Author: Ruth Fulton Benedict
Nationality: American
b. 5 June 1887  - d. 17 September 1948
  
 If we take habitual drunkards as a class, their heads and their hearts will bear advantageous comparison with those of any other class. There seems ever to have been a proneness in the brilliant and warm-blooded to fall into this vice. The demon of intemperance ever seems to have delighted in sucking the blood of genius and generosity. 
Author: Abraham Lincoln
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1809  - d. 15 April 1865
  
 If you desire peace, be prepared for war. 
Author: Irish Proverb
Nationality: American   
 Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality. 
Author: Jules de Gaultier
Nationality: French
b. December 1858  - d.  December 1942
  
 In a nuclear war, Pine Gap, Australia, would be one of the places I'd like to be. 
Author: David Packard
Nationality: American
b. 7 September 1912  - d. 26 March 1996
  
 In all history there is no war which was not hatched by the governments, the governments alone, independent of the interests of the people, to whom war is always pernicious even when successful. 
Author: Count Leo Tolstoy
Nationality: Russian
b. 09 September 1828  - d. 20 November 1910
  
 In all history, there is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare. Only one who knows the disastrous effects of a long war can realize the supreme importance of rapidity in bringing it to a close. 
Author: Sun Tzu
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 544  - d.  December 496
  
 In an hard and long winter, when wood was very scarce at Boston, a man gave John Winthrop a private information that a needy person in the neighbourhood stole wood from his pile; whereupon the governour in a seeming anger did reply, 'Does he so? I'll take a course with him; go, call that man to me; I'll warrant you I'll cure him of stealing.' When the man came, the governour considering that if he had stolen it was more out of necessity than dispoition, said unto him, 'Friend, it is a severe winter, and I doubt you are but meanly provided for wood; wherefore I would have you supply yourself at my wood-pile till this cold season be over.' And he then merrily asked his friends, 'Whether he had not effectually cured this man of stealing his wood?' 
Author: Cotton Mather
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1663  - d. 13 February 1728
  
 In every heart are sown the sparks that kindle fiery war. 
Author: William Cowper
Nationality: English
b. 26 November 1731  - d. 25 April 1800
  
 In love, as in war, a fortress that parleys is half taken. 
Author: Marguerite de Valois
Nationality: French
b. 14 May 1553  - d. 27 May 1615
  
 In peace the sons bury their fathers And in war the fathers bury their sons. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 In peace, as a wise man, he should make suitable preparation for war. 
Author: Edward St. John Gorey
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1925  - d. 15 April 2000
  
 In the months preceding the war, the Administration made a detailed case about Iraq's extensive weapons capabilities. It said Iraq had not accounted for 25,000 litres; 38,000 litres of botulinum toxin; 500 tonnes of saris, mustard and VX nerve agent; and 30,000 munitions able to deliver chemical agents. In a sign of the pressure to find the proscribed weapons, the administration pledged yesterday to redouble efforts, announcing rewards for Iraqis who help to uncover hidden weapons and documentation. 
Author: Glenn Kessler
Nationality: American
b. 06 July 1959
  
 In the year 1999 and seven months The Great King of Terror will come from the sky, He will bring back to life the great king of the Mongols. Before and after Mars [the God of war] reigns happily.  
Author: Nostradamus
Nationality: French
b. 14 December 1503  - d. 02 July 1566
  
 In this age when there can be no losers in peace and no victors in war, we must recognize the obligation to match national strength with national restraint. 
Author: Lyndon Johnson
Nationality: French   
 In time of war the first casualty is truth. 
Author: Boake Carter
Nationality: American
b. 28 September 1899  - d. 16 November 1944
  
 In war as in love, to bring matters to a close, you get close together. 
Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 In war the heroes always outnumber the soldiers ten to one. 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 In war the will is directed at an animate object that reacts. 
Author: Carl von Clausewitz
Nationality: Prussian
b. 01 June 1780  - d. 16 November 1831
  
 In war there is no prize for the runner-up 
Author: Omar Bradley
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1893
  
 In war there is no substitute for victory. 
Author: Douglas MacArthur
Nationality: American
b. 26 January 1880  - d. 5 April 1964
  
 In war, when a commander becomes so bereft of reason and perspective that he fails to understand the dependence of Arms on Divine guidance, he no longer deserves victory. 
Author: Douglas MacArthur
Nationality: American
b. 26 January 1880  - d. 5 April 1964
  
 In War: Resolution. In Defeat: Defiance. In Victory: Magnanimity. In Peace: Goodwill. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Instead of saying that man is the creature of circumstance, it would be nearer the mark to say that man is the architect of circumstance. It is character which builds an existence out of circumstance. From the same materials one man builds palaces, another hovels; one warehouses, another villas; bricks and mortar are mortar and bricks until the architect can make them something else. 
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Nationality: Scottish
b. 4 December 1795  - d. 5 September 1881
  
 Interviewer: Do you think there will be a Third World War? Angus Young: I'm the Third World War. 
Author: Angus Young
Nationality: Australian
b. 31 March 1955
  
 Iraqi civilians have paid in blood and it is much too soon to know how many thousands of Iraqis died - civilians and the unlamented soldiers - to forge a new regime peopled by American generals and Iraqi crooks like Ahmad Chalabi, lassoed out of 45 years of exile. 
Author: Adele Horan
Nationality: Australian   
 It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 It is far easier to make war than to make peace. 
Author: Georges Clemenceau
Nationality: French
b. 28 September 1841  - d. 24 November 1929
  
 It is far to soon to gloat. As Saddam's statue toppled, people cheered around the world. A tyrant was gone. But if the television had at that moment brought us images of Baghdad hospitals, the hellish scenes of mangled bodies and dying children may have tempered the exuberance. 
Author: Adele Horan
Nationality: Australian   
 It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it. 
Author: Douglas MacArthur
Nationality: American
b. 26 January 1880  - d. 5 April 1964
  
 It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace - but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! 
Author: Patrick Henry
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1736  - d. 6 June 1799
  
 It is not the object of war to annihilate those who have given provocation for it, but to cause them to mend their ways; not to ruin the innocent and guilty alike, but to save both. 
Author: Polybius
Nationality: Greek
b. December 203  - d.  December 120
  
 It is open to a war resister to judge between the combatants and wish success to the one who has justice on his side. By so judging he is more likely to bring peace between the two than by remaining a mere spectator. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 It seemed that out of battle I escaped Down some profound dull tunnel, long since scooped Though granites which titanic wars had groined. 
Author: Wilfred Owen
Nationality: English
b. 18 March 1893  - d. 04 November 1918
  
 It seems our politicians may have lied to us. And this is no mere peccadillo in a democracy. We were told the raison d'etre for this war was to rid Iraq of weapons of mass destruction that posed a threat to world peace. The UN inspectors did not find them. But President George W. Bush and his advisors knew better. They may yet turn up. But the Iraqi regime did not use them at is most desperate moment. If the major reason for launching a pre-emptive strike turns out to have been an utter falsehood, we have been conned. 
Author: Adele Horan
Nationality: Australian   
 It should be simple. One tyrant less in the world should be cause for rejoicing. The world rejoiced when Filipinos overthrew Marcos, when East Germans tore downs the Wall, and when South Africans found their way to democracy. The overthrow of Saddam is different. It is a product of US foreign policy, achieved through military might and for unclear motives. It may yet be a cause of rejoicing. On the start of an era of war without end. We live in a new world order in which US might is right. Until the ramifications are clearer, is is much too soon to gloat. 
Author: Adele Horan
Nationality: Australian   
 It shouldn't be too much of a surprise that the Internet has evolved into a force strong enough to reflect the greatest hopes and fears of those who use it. After all, it was designed to withstand nuclear war, not just the puny huffs and puffs of politicians and religious fanatics. 
Author: Denise Caruso
Nationality: American
b. December 1956
  
 It simply is not true that war never settles anything. 
Author: Felix Frankfurter
Nationality: American
b. 15 November 1882  - d. 22 February 1965
  
 It was a pleasant cafe, warm and clean and friendly, and I hung up my old water-proof on the coat rack to dry and put my worn and weathered felt hat on the rack above the bench and ordered a cafe au lait. The waiter brought it and I took out a notebook from the pocket of the coat and a pencil and started to write. 
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Nationality: American
b. 21 July 1899  - d. 2 July 1961
  
 Jaw-jaw is better than war-war. 
Author: 1st Earl of Stockton Harold Macmillan
Nationality: British
b. 10 February 1894  - d. 29 December 1986
  
 Justice is strictly due between neighbor nations as between neighbor citizens. A highwayman is as much a robber when he plunders in a gang as when single; and the nation that makes an unjust war is only a great gang. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 Kings had always been involving and impoverishing their people in wars, pretending generally, if not always, that the good of the people was the object. 
Author: Abraham Lincoln
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1809  - d. 15 April 1865
  
 Knowledgeable fellows tell me the M-1 missile was never tested in nose-to-tail deployment through sand; high-speed fighter planes are of little use against tanks, as are the hand-guided TOW anti-tank missiles in close engagements. The stealths and the B-52's are wildly inaccurate and would probably end up hitting the four Shiite holy places at Karbala, Najaf, Kadhimain and Samarra. 
Author: Alexander Cockburn
Nationality: American
b. 06 June 1941
  
 Lechery, lechery; still wars and lechery; nothing else holds fashion. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Let him who desires peace, prepare for war. 
Author: Renatus Flavius Vegetius
Nationality: Greek
b. December 375
  
 Let me finish for a minute, John, please. I'm just getting warmed up. I'm finding my feet. And that's really my only comment I've got. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 Let men tremble to win the hand of woman, unless they win along with it the utmost passion of her heart! Else it may be their miserable fortune, when some mightier touch than their own may have awakened all her sensibilities, to be reproached even for the calm content, the marble image of happiness, which they will have imposed upon her as the warm reality. 
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nationality: American
b. 4 January 1804  - d. 19 May 1864
  
 Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 Let the world see that this nation can bear prosperity; And that her honest virtue in time of peace is equal to her bravest valour in time of war. 
Author: Thomas Paine
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1737  - d. 8 June 1809
  
 Let us not be deceived - We are today in the midst of a cold war. 
Author: Bernard Mannes Baruch
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1870  - d. 20 June 1965
  
 Like warmed-up cabbage served at each repast, The repetition kills the wretch at last. 
Author: Juvenal
Nationality: Roman
b. December 60  - d.  December 140
  
 Loud peace propaganda makes war seem imminent. 
Author: D. H. Lawrence
Nationality: English
b. 11 September 1885  - d. 2 March 1930
  
 Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength.... It is therefore able to undertake all things, and it completes many things, and warrants them to take effect, where he who does not love would faint and lie down. 
Author: Thomas à Kempis
Nationality: German
b. December 1380  - d.  December 1471
  
 Love is a kind of warfare. 
Author: Ovid
Nationality: Roman
b. December 43  - d.  December 17
  
 Love is the idler's occupation, the warrior's relaxation, and the sovereign's ruination. 
Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 Lysander said that the law spoke too softly to be heard in such a noise of war. 
Author: Archimedes
Nationality: Greek
b. December 287  - d.  December 212
  
 Making peace is harder than making war. 
Author: Adlai Stevenson II
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1900  - d. 14 July 1965
  
 Man has always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much-the wheel, New York, wars and so on-while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man-for precisely the same reason. 
Author: Douglas Adams
Nationality: English
b. 11 March 1952  - d. 11 May 2001
  
 Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind. War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 March to the battlefield, The foe is now before us; Each heart is Freedom's shield, And heaven is shining o'er us. 
Author: Barry O'Meara
Nationality: Irish
b. December 1786  - d.  December 1836
  
 Marriage is the only war where you sleep with the enemy. 
Author: Gary Busey
Nationality: American
b. 29 June 1944
  
 Mein Fuhrer, the army today is making the greatest sacrifice that soldiers can make to their supreme commander, namely to march into enemy territory without firing a shot. 
Author: Walter von Reichenau
Nationality: German
b. 8 October 1884  - d. 17 January 1942
  
 Men grow tired of sleep, love, singing and dancing sooner than of war. 
Author: Homer
Nationality: Greek   
 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; and this lesson saves their children, their homes, and their properties. 
Author: Aristophanes
Nationality: Athenian
b. December 456  - d.  December 386
  
 Men, you are all marksmen - don't one of you fire until you see the whites of their eyes. 
Author: Israel Putnam
Nationality: American
b. 07 January 1718  - d. 29 May 1790
  
 Middle age snuffs out more talent than ever wars or sudden deaths do. 
Author: Richard Hughes
Nationality: Welsh
b. 19 April 1900  - d. 28 April 1976
  
 Money is the sinew of love as well as war. 
Author: Thomas Fuller
Nationality: English
b. December 1608  - d. 16 August 1661
  
 Money is the sinews of love, as of war. 
Author: George Farquhar
Nationality: Irish
b. December 1678  - d. 29 April 1707
  
 More important than anything else is for Americans to wise up to class warfare demagoguery and reject the politics of envy. 
Author: Walter Williams
Nationality: American
b. 14 November 1854  - d. 19 December 1959
  
 More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginnings of all wars. 
Author: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 30 January 1882  - d. 12 April 1945
  
 Mr. Ward, what is it that the foulest bastards on earth denounce us for, among other things? Oh yes, for our motto of 'Business as usual.' Well - business as usual, Mr. Ward! 
Author: Ayn Rand
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1905  - d. 6 March 1982
  
 My argument is that War makes rattling good history; but Peace is poor reading. 
Author: Thomas Hardy
Nationality: English
b. 02 June 1840  - d. 11 January 1928
  
 My grandfather served as a Medic in World War II, a war that really was necessary to preserve freedom. Every man he trained with was killed. Now he refuses to watch a movie or read a book that has anything to do with war. The President is willing to let thousands of Americans die in his quest for global supremacy. I would gladly go into battle against Iraq or any other nation that is a threat, as long as George W Bush led the charge like the warrior he fancies himself to be. 
Author: Peter Mcinerney
Nationality: English   
 My hope is that the atomic bomb will make humanity realize that one must, once and for all, be finished with war. 
Author: Lise Meitner
Nationality: Swedish
b. 07 November 1878  - d. 27 October 1968
  
 My soul, there is a country Far beyond the stars, Where stands a winged sentry All skilful in the wars. 
Author: Henry Vaughan
Nationality: Welsh
b. 17 April 1622  - d. 28 April 1695
  
 Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education. Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both. 
Author: Abraham Flexner
Nationality: American
b. 13 November 1866  - d. 21 September 1959
  
 Neither warmed-over bread, nor warmed-over loves. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Never enter into dispute or argument with another. I never yet saw an instance of one of two disputants convincing the other by argument. I have seen many on their getting warm, becoming rude and shooting one another. 
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Nationality: American
b. 13 April 1743  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 Never advise anyone to go to war or to marry. 
Author: Spanish Proverb
Nationality: American   
 Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you. I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain. 
Author: John Adams
Nationality: American
b. 30 October 1735  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country. 
Author: George Smith Patton
Nationality: American
b. 11 November 1885  - d. 21 December 1945
  
 No nation ever had an army large enough to guarantee it against attack in time of peace or insure it victory in time of war. 
Author: Calvin Coolidge
Nationality: American
b. 4 July 1872  - d. 5 January 1933
  
 No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 No one starts a war - or rather no one in his senses ought to do so - without first being clear in his mind what he intends to achieve in that war and how he intends to conduct it. 
Author: Carl von Clausewitz
Nationality: Prussian
b. 01 June 1780  - d. 16 November 1831
  
 No power but Congress can declare war, but what is the value of this constitutional provision, if the President of his own Literatureity may make such military movements as must bring on war? 
Author: Daniel Webster
Nationality: American
b. 18 January 1782  - d. 24 October 1852
  
 No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country. 
Author: Alexis de Tocqueville
Nationality: French
b. 29 July 1805  - d. 16 April 1859
  
 No woman is really an insider in the institutions fathered by masculine consciousness. When we allow ourselves to believe we are, we lose touch with parts of ourselves defined as unacceptable by that consciousness; with the vital toughness and visionary strength of the angry grandmothers, the fierce market women of the Ibo's Women's War, the marriage-resisting women silk workers of pre-Revolutionary China, the millions of widows, midwives, and the women healers tortured and burned as witches for three centuries in Europe. 
Author: Adrienne Rich
Nationality: American
b. 16 May 1929
  
 Nothing is more cozy and restful than a warm, crackling fire in the living room, but only if you have a fireplace. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Nothing unites the English like war. Nothing divides them like Picasso. 
Author: Hugh Mills
Nationality: American   
 Now all the youth of England are on fire, And silken dalliance in the wardrobe lies. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Now the trumpet summons us again - not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need - not as a call to battle, though embattled we are - but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle year in and year out, 'rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation' - a struggle against the common enemies of man: tyranny, poverty and war itself. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 Nuclear war would really set back cable. 
Author: Ted Turner
Nationality: American
b. 19 November 1938
  
 O shame to men! Devil with Devil damn'd Firm concord holds: men only disagree Of Creatures rational, though under hope Of heavenly Grace; and God proclaiming peace, Yet live in hatred, enmity and strife Among themselves, and levy cruel wars, Wasting the Earth, each other to destroy. 
Author: John Milton
Nationality: English
b. 9 December 1608  - d. 8 November 1674
  
 O young Lochinvar is come out of the West Through all the wide border his steed was the best; And save his good broadsword, he weapons had none. He rode all unarm'd, and he rode all alone. So faithful in love, and so dauntless in war, There never was knight like the young Lochinvar. 
Author: Sir Walter Scott
Nationality: Scottish
b. 15 August 1771  - d. 21 September 1832
  
 Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die. 
Author: Herbert Clark Hoover
Nationality: American
b. 10 August 1874  - d. 20 October 1964
  
 A convicted felon, who had served his sentence, he bore himself as one who had suffered wrongs and injustice from society, which he repaid with usury. Patient and wary as the Red Indian, he was as ruthless in his hour of triumph as the wolf Apache or the cannibal Navajo exulting with a foe, helpless at the stake. 
Author: Rolf Boldrewood
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1826  - d.  December 1915
  
 On Saturday mornings I would walk to the Flavor Cup or Porto Rico Importing coffee store to get my coffee. Often it was freshly roasted and the beans were still warm. Coffee was my nectar and my ambrosia: I was very careful about it. I decanted my beans into glass ... and I ground them in little batches in my grinder. 
Author: Laurie Colwin
Nationality: American
b. 14 June 1944  - d. 24 October 1992
  
 On soldiers in World War I: These men know life - know death a little more. These men see paths and ends, and see Beyond some swinging open door Into eternity. 
Author: Leon Gellert
Nationality: American   
 On the game of Two-Up: The game of two-up has been hugely attractive to Australian soldiers this century. They played the game in the dusty camps in South Africa: they played in the camps in Australia in 1914 and 1915: they played in Egypt and France, in and out of the line; in short they played wherever they could and whenever they could. According to one rumour during the 1914-18 war, a Turkish airman flew over a two-up school in full swing. Looking down, and seeing the raised eyes to heaven and the earnest bowing to the ground, the airman thought it would be sacrilegious to bomb these devout men at their prayers. 
Author: Peter Charlton
Nationality: Australian   
 Once lead this people into war and they will forget there ever was such a thing as tolerance. 
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1856  - d. 3 February 1924
  
 Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more; Or close the wall up with our English dead. In peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility; But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger. Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood, Disguise fair nature with hard-flavour'd rage. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Once we have a war there is only one thing to do. It must Be won. For defeat brings worse things than any that can ever happen in war. 
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Nationality: American
b. 21 July 1899  - d. 2 July 1961
  
 One day President Roosevelt told me that he was asking publicly for suggestions about what the war should be called. I said at once 'The Unnecessary War'. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one. 
Author: Agatha Christie
Nationality: English
b. 15 September 1890  - d. 12 January 1976
  
 One kind word can warm three winter months. 
Author: Japanese Proverb
Nationality: English   
 One should either be sad or joyful. Contentment is a warm sty for eaters and sleepers. 
Author: Eugene O'Neill
Nationality: American
b. 16 October 1888  - d. 27 November 1953
  
 One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning. 
Author: James Russell Lowell
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1819  - d. 12 August 1891
  
 Only two great groups of animals, men and ants, indulge in highly organized mass warfare. 
Author: Charles H. Maskins
Nationality: American   
 Onward! Christian Soldiers, Marching as to war, With the Cross of Jesus Going on before. 
Author: Sabine Baring-Gould
Nationality: English
b. 28 January 1834  - d. 2 January 1924
  
 Optimism and humor are the grease and glue of life. Without both of them we would never have survived our captivity. 
Author: Philip Butler
Nationality: English   
 Organized crime constitutes nothing less than a guerilla war against society. 
Author: Lyndon Johnson
Nationality: English   
 Our earth is but a small star in a great universe. Yet of it we can make, if we choose, a planet unvexed by war, untroubled by hunger or fear, undivided by senseless distinctions of race, color or theory. 
Author: Stephen Vincent Benét
Nationality: American
b. 22 July 1898  - d. 13 March 1943
  
 Our fellow-countrymen in chains! Slaves - in a land of light and law! Slaves - crouching on the very plains Where rolled the storms of Freedom's war! 
Author: John Greenleaf Whittier
Nationality: American
b. 17 December 1807  - d. 7 September 1892
  
 Peace has its victories no less than war, but it doesn't have as many monuments to unveil. 
Author: Kin Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. December 1868  - d.  December 1930
  
 Peace hath her victories No less renowned than war. 
Author: John Milton
Nationality: English
b. 9 December 1608  - d. 8 November 1674
  
 Peace is a period set aside between wars to enable the generals to write their books. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: English   
 Peace is an armistice in a war that is continuously going on. 
Author: Thucydides
Nationality: Greek
b. December 460  - d.  December 395
  
 Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people. 
Author: Jawaharial Nehru
Nationality: Indian
b. 14 November 1889  - d. 27 May 1964
  
 Peace is not merely a vacuum left by the ending of wars. It is the creation of two eternal principles, justice and freedom. 
Author: James Shotwell
Nationality: American
b. 06 August 1874  - d. 15 July 1965
  
 Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more Arduous. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 Peace is the happy natural state of man; war is corruption and disgrace. 
Author: James Thomson
Nationality: Scottish
b. 11 September 1700  - d. 27 August 1748
  
 Peace may cost as much as war, but it is a better buy. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: Scottish   
 People do not make wars, governments do. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 People from down South are incredibly polite. Even their war was civil.  
Author: Dudley Moore
Nationality: British
b. 19 April 1935  - d. 27 March 2002
  
 People have not been horrified by war to a sufficient extent... War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige as the warrior does today. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 People who talk of outlawing the atomic bomb are mistaken - what needs to be outlawed is war. 
Author: Leslie Richard Groves
Nationality: American
b. December 1970
  
 People will frighten you about a graduation... They use words you don't hear often... 'And we wish you Godspeed.' It is a warning, Godspeed. It means you are no longer welcome here at these prices.  
Author: Bill Cosby
Nationality: American
b. December 1937
  
 Pestilences extinguished, the world becomes smaller, For a long time the lands will be inhabited in peace: People will travel safely through the sky over land and wave: Then wars will start anew. 
Author: Nostradamus
Nationality: French
b. 14 December 1503  - d. 02 July 1566
  
 Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.  
Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
Nationality: German
b. 22 February 1788  - d. 21 September 1860
  
 Politics are almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed. 
Author: Mao Tse-Tung
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 1893  - d.  December 1976
  
 Politics should be limited in scope to war, protection of property, and the occasional precautionary beheading of a member of the ruling class. 
Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Nationality: American
b. 14 November 1947
  
 We are at a juncture today that really is more of a threshold, even more of a watershed, than the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was in 1941. We are currently in a war, but it is not a war on terrorism. In fact, that has been a great confusion, and the sooner we drop that term, the better. This would be like President Franklin Roosevelt saying in World War II, 'We are engaged in a war against kamikazes and blitzkrieg.' Like them, terrorism is a method, a tool, a weapon that has been used against us. And part of the reason we suffered such a horrific attack is that we were not prepared. 
Author: John Lehman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1942
  
 Power is more retained by wary measures than by daring counsels. 
Author: Publius Cornelius Tacitus
Nationality: Roman
b. December 56  - d.  December 117
  
 Power, like lightning, injures before its warning. 
Author: Pedro Calderon
Nationality: Spanish
b. 17 January 1600  - d. 25 May 1681
  
 Preparation for war is a constant stimulus to suspicion and ill will. 
Author: James Monroe
Nationality: American
b. 28 April 1758  - d.  December 1831
  
 Probably the battle of Waterloo was won on the playing-fields of Eton, but the opening battles of all subsequent wars have been lost there. 
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 Problems always look smaller after a warm meal and a good night's sleep. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: English   
 Rain, famine and war in Persia will not cease, A trust too great will betray the monarch; For the end was planned and conceived in France, A secret sign for one to be more sparing.  
Author: Nostradamus
Nationality: French
b. 14 December 1503  - d. 02 July 1566
  
 Recent Press reports indicate that planning for war against Iraq has advanced significantly. When combined with revelations about the granting of presidential Literatureity to the CIA for covert operations aimed at eliminating Saddam Hussein, it appears that the United States is firmly committed to a path that will lead toward war with Iraq.  
Author: Scott Ritter
Nationality: American
b. 15 July 1961
  
 Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence: in other words it is war minus the shooting. 
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 Serious sport is war minus the shooting. 
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 Silent, mournful, abandoned broken Czechoslovakia recedes into the darkness. They should know that we have sustained a great defeat without a war, the consequences of which will travel far with us ... And do not suppose that this is the end. This is only the beginning of the reckoning. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: British   
 Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas, Ease after war, death after life, does greatly please. 
Author: Edmund Spenser
Nationality: English
b. December 1552  - d. 13 January 1599
  
 So it strikes me that instead of sweating blood over the iniquity of foreign States, my fellow-citizens would do a great deal better by themselves to make sure that the American State is not strong enough to carry out the like iniquities here. The stronger the American State is allowed to grow, the higher its record of criminality will grow, according to its opportunities and temptations. If, then, instead of devoting energy, time, and money to warding off wholly imaginary and fanciful dangers from criminals thousands of miles away, our people turn their patriotic fervor loose on the only source from which danger can proceed, they will be doing their full duty by their country. 
Author: Albert Jay Nock
Nationality: American
b. 13 October 1870  - d. 19 August 1945
  
 So long as there are men there will be wars. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 So long as war is the main business of nations, temporary despotism - despotism during the campaign - is indispensable. 
Author: Walter Bagehot
Nationality: English
b. 3 February 1826  - d. 28 March 1877
  
 Society cannot share a common communication system so long as it is split into warring factions. 
Author: Bertolt Brecht
Nationality: German
b. 10 February 1898  - d. 14 August 1956
  
 Society is a madhouse whose wardens are the officials and the police. 
Author: August Strindberg
Nationality: Swedish
b. 22 January 1849  - d. 14 May 1912
  
 Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come. 
Author: Carl Sandburg
Nationality: American
b. 6 January 1878  - d. 22 July 1967
  
 Sometime this terrible war will be over. Surely the time will come when we are people again, and not just Jews. 
Author: Anne Frank
Nationality: German
b. 12 June 1929  - d.  March 1945
  
 Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife, Throughout the sensual world proclaim, One crowded hour of glorious life Is worth an age without a name. 
Author: Thomas Osbert Mordaunt
Nationality: British
b. December 1730  - d.  December 1809
  
 Stand your ground. Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here. 
Author: John Parker
Nationality: American
b. 13 July 1729  - d. 17 September 1775
  
 Standing with her in the warming waterfall, soaping her skin so its yielding silk was overlaid with a white grease, and then letting her soap him in turn, he felt his cashew become a banana, and then a rippled yam, bursting with weight, 
Author: John Updike
Nationality: American
b. 18 March 1932  - d. 27 January 2009
  
 Study strategy over the years and achieve the spirit of the warrior. Today is victory over yourself of yesterday; tomorrow is your victory over lesser men. 
Author: Miyamoto Musashi
Nationality: Japanese
b. December 1584  - d.  December 1645
  
 Such subtle covenants shall be made, Till peace itself is war in masquerade. 
Author: John Dryden
Nationality: English
b. 19 August 1631  - d. 12 May 1700
  
 Support the strong, give courage to the timid, remind the indifferent, and warn the opposed. 
Author: Whitney Young Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 31 July 1921  - d. 11 March 1971
  
 Sydney folk ask your opinion about 'our 'Arbour, Ballarat folk about 'our lake, and Warrnambool folk about 'our breakwater. 
Author: Nathan F. Spielvogel
Nationality: American
b. December 1845  - d.  December 1908
  
 Take the diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week. 
Author: Will Rogers
Nationality: American
b. 04 November 1879  - d. 15 August 1935
  
 That age is best which is the first When youth and blood are warmer. 
Author: Robert Herrick
Nationality: English
b. December 1591  - d.  December 1674
  
 That is not to say that we can relax our readiness to defend ourselves. Our armament must be adequate to the needs, but our faith is not primarily in these machines of defense but in ourselves. 
Author: Chester Nimitz
Nationality: American
b. 24 January 1885  - d. 20 February 1966
  
 That man is little to be envied whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of Iona. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 The ability to get to the verge without getting into the war is the necessary art.... If you try to run away from it, if you are scared to go to the brink, you are lost. 
Author: John Foster Dulles
Nationality: American
b. 25 February 1888  - d. 24 May 1959
  
 The ae half of the warld thinks the tither daft. 
Author: Sir Walter Scott
Nationality: Scottish
b. 15 August 1771  - d. 21 September 1832
  
 The alternative to peace is not war. It is annihilation. 
Author: Raymond Swing
Nationality: American
b. 25 March 1887  - d. 23 December 1968
  
 The Antichrist very soon annihilates the three, Twenty-seven years the blood of his war will last. The unbelievers are dead, captive, exiled; With blood, human bodies, water and red hail covering the earth.  
Author: Nostradamus
Nationality: French
b. 14 December 1503  - d. 02 July 1566
  
 The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike at him as hard as you can and as often as you can, and keep moving on. 
Author: Ulysses S. Grant
Nationality: American
b. 27 April 1822  - d. 23 July 1885
  
 The awareness that we are all human beings together has become lost in war and through politics. 
Author: Albert Schweitzer
Nationality: French
b. 14 January 1875  - d. 4 September 1965
  
 The backbone of surprise is fusing speed with secrecy. 
Author: Carl von Clausewitz
Nationality: Prussian
b. 01 June 1780  - d. 16 November 1831
  
 The bird alighteth not on the spread net when it beholds Another bird in the snare. Take warning by the misfortunes of others, that others may not take example from you. 
Author: Saadi
Nationality: Persian
b. December 1184  - d.  December 1291
  
 The British soldier can stand up to anything - except the British War Office. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 The business of America is not business. Neither is it war. The business of America is justice and securing the blessings of liberty. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 The carnage and suffering which war entails are terrible to contemplate, and constitute an irresistible argument in favour of arbitration. 
Author: Sir John Lubbock
Nationality: English
b. 30 April 1834  - d. 28 May 1913
  
 The chief reason warfare is still with us is neither a secret death-wish of the human species, nor an irrepressible instinct of aggression, nor, finally and more plausibly, the serious economic and social dangers inherent in disarmament, but the simple fact that no substitute for this final arbiter in international affairs has yet appeared on the political scene. 
Author: Hannah Arendt
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1906  - d. 4 December 1975
  
 The Civil War is not ended: I question whether any serious civil war ever does end. 
Author: T. S. Eliot
Nationality: British
b. 26 September 1888  - d. 4 January 1965
  
 The coldest bodies warm with opposition; the hardest sparkle in collision. 
Author: Junius
Nationality: English
b. December 1740  - d.  December 1818
  
 The Constitution supposes what the history of all governments demonstrates, that the executive is the branch of power most interested in war and most prone to it. It has accordingly with studied care, vested the question of war in the legislature. If a president is successful in bypassing the Congress it is evident that the people are cheated out of the best ingredients in the government, the safeguards of peace which is the greatest of their blessings. 
Author: James Madison
Nationality: American
b. 16 March 1751  - d. 28 June 1836
  
 The decadent international but individualistic capitalism in the hands of which we found ourselves after the war is not a success. It is not intelligent. It is not beautiful. It is not just. It is not virtuous. And it doesn't deliver the goods. 
Author: John Maynard Keynes
Nationality: British
b. 05 June 1883  - d. 21 April 1946
  
 The difference of race is one of the reasons why I fear war may always exist; because race implies difference, difference implies superiority, and superiority leads to predominance. 
Author: Benjamin Disraeli
Nationality: British
b. 21 December 1804  - d. 19 April 1881
  
 The essence of war is fire, famine, and pestilence. They contribute to its outbreak; they are among its weapons; they become its consequences. 
Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1890  - d. 28 March 1969
  
 The essence of war is violence. 
Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
Nationality: English
b. 25 October 1800  - d. 28 December 1859
  
 The essence of war is violence. Moderation in war is imbecility. 
Author: John Fisher
Nationality: English
b. December 1841  - d.  December 1920
  
 The fortunes of war are always doubtful. 
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Nationality: Roman
b. December 4  - d.  December 65
  
 The future can be anything we want it to be, providing we have the faith and that we realize that peace, no less than war, required 'blood and sweat and tears.' 
Author: Charles F. Kettering
Nationality: American
b. 29 August 1876  - d. 24 November 1958
  
 The gentlemen may cry, Peace, peace! But there is no peace. The war has actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that the gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! 
Author: Patrick Henry
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1736  - d. 6 June 1799
  
 The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money. 
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Nationality: American
b. 13 April 1743  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 The God of War hates those who hesitate. 
Author: Euripides
Nationality: Greek
b. December 480  - d.  December 406
  
 The great mountain, 4,247 feet in circumference, After peace, war, famine, flooding, Will spread far, drowning great countries Even antiquities and their mighty foundations. 
Author: Nostradamus
Nationality: French
b. 14 December 1503  - d. 02 July 1566
  
 The grim fact is that we prepare for war like precocious giants, and for peace like retarded pygmies. 
Author: Lester Bowles Pearson
Nationality: Canadian
b. 23 April 1897  - d. 27 December 1972
  
 The guns and bombs, the rockets and the warships, all are symbols of human failure. 
Author: J. Robert Oppenheimer
Nationality: American
b. 22 April 1904  - d. 18 February 1967
  
 The House of Peers, throughout the war, Did nothing in particular, And did it very well. 
Author: William Schwenck Gilbert
Nationality: English
b. 18 November 1836  - d. 29 May 1911
  
 The human realm of Angelic offspring, Will cause its realm to hold in peace and union: War captive halfway inside its enclosure, For a long time peace will be maintained for them.  
Author: Nostradamus
Nationality: French
b. 14 December 1503  - d. 02 July 1566
  
 The images of smiling children and cheering crowds in Iraq have been overtaken by a new, much more disturbing portrait of anarchy and fear. Looters, who began by going after the offices and homes of Saddam Hassein's henchman, have moved on to stores, warehouses and even hospitals. That was not the vision of freedom the US was selling when it began. Military officials have reason to be reluctant about performing police duties. Their troops are trained to fight a war, not to arrest bank robbers. They are unfamiliar with Iraqi culture and do not speak Arabic. There are bound to be threatening incidents, and the Arab world is likely to see American street patrols as the first step in a new American dictatorship. But there is no alternative for the military other than to restore order. It must police the streets and make Iraq safe enough for aid workers to bring in food, water and medical supplies, and it must work to restore electricity and water. 
Author: Newspaper The New York Times
Nationality: American   
 The land was ours before we were the land's. She was our land more than a hundred years Before we were her people. She was ours In Massachusetts, in Virginia, But we were England's, still colonials, Possessing what we still were unpossessed by, Possessed by what we now no more possessed. Something we were withholding made us weak Until we found out that it was ourselves We were withholding from our land of living, And forthwith found salvation in surrender. Such as we were we gave ourselves outright (The deed of gift was many deeds of war) To the land vaguely realizing westward, But still unstoried, artless, unenhanced, Such as she was, such as she would become. 
Author: Robert Frost
Nationality: American
b. 26 March 1874  - d. 29 January 1963
  
 The last person to achieve unambiguous victory in an air war was Zeus. 
Author: Tony Snow
Nationality: American
b. 01 June 1955  - d. 12 July 2008
  
 The last time I saw Paris, her heart was warm and gay,/ I heard the laughter of her heart in every street cafe.  
Author: Oscar Hammerstein II
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1895  - d. 23 August 1960
  
 The life of states is like that of men. The latter have the right of killing in self-defense; the former to make wars for their own preservation. 
Author: Charles de Montesquieu baron de Montesquieu
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 The mind can weave itself warmly in the cocoon of its own thoughts, and dwell a hermit anywhere. 
Author: James Russell Lowell
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1819  - d. 12 August 1891
  
 The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war. 
Author: Desiderius Erasmus
Nationality: Dutch
b. 27 October 1466  - d. 12 July 1536
  
 The name of peace is sweet, and the thing itself is beneficial, but there is a great difference between peace and servitude. Peace is freedom in tranquillity, servitude is the worst of all evils, to be resisted not only by war, but even by death. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 The natural principle of war is to do the most harm to our enemy with the least harm to ourselves; and this of course is to be effected by stratagem. 
Author: Washington Irving
Nationality: American
b. 3 April 1783  - d. 28 November 1859
  
 The next war will be fought with atom bombs and the one after that with spears. 
Author: Harold Clayton Urey
Nationality: American
b. 29 April 1893  - d. 05 January 1981
  
 The notion that disarmament can put a stop to war is contradicted by the nearest dogfight. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of the common man. 
Author: W. H. Beveridge
Nationality: British
b. 5 March 1879  - d. 16 March 1963
  
 The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his. 
Author: George Smith Patton
Nationality: American
b. 11 November 1885  - d. 21 December 1945
  
 The only winner in the War of 1812 was Tchaikovsky. 
Author: Solomon Short
Nationality: American   
 The opposite of war is not peace, It's creation 
Author: Jonathan Larson
Nationality: American
b. 04 February 1960  - d. 25 January 1996
  
 The outcome of the war is in our hands; the outcome of words is in the council. 
Author: Homer
Nationality: Greek   
 The peace of heaven is theirs that lift their swords, in such a just an charitable war. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 The pioneers of a warless world are the young men and women who refuse military service. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 The purpose of all war is ultimately peace. 
Author: Saint Augustine
Nationality: Numidian
b. 13 November 354  - d. 28 August 430
  
 The qualities of your friends will be those of your enemies, cold friends, cold enemies; half friends, half enemies; fervid enemies, warm friends. 
Author: Johann Kaspar Lavater
Nationality: Swiss
b. 15 November 1741  - d. 2 January 1801
  
 The question of whether or not there are caches of weapons of mass destruction appears to have become academic. The 'liberation' of the Iraqi people and not the elimination of WMD appears to be the rationale for the miseries inflicted on the Iraqi people. What will be the form of the new administration that will consolidate this 'liberation'? 
Author: Najmuddin A. Shaikh
Nationality: Pakistani
b. December 1939
  
 The quickest way to end a war is to lose it. 
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 The Revolution was effected before the War commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations. This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people, was the real American Revolution. 
Author: John Adams
Nationality: American
b. 30 October 1735  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 The root of the problem is very simply stated: if there were no sovereign independent states, if the states of the civilized world were organized in some sort of federalism, as the states of the American Union, for instance, are organized, there would be no international war as we know it. The main obstacle is nationalism. 
Author: Sir Norman Angell
Nationality: English
b. 26 December 1874  - d. 7 October 1967
  
 The rule will be left to two; they will hold it for a very short time. Three years and seven months passed, they will go to war: Their two vassals rebel against them, The victor is born on Armenian soil.  
Author: Nostradamus
Nationality: French
b. 14 December 1503  - d. 02 July 1566
  
 The salary of the chief executive of the large corporations is not an award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm gesture by the individual to himself. 
Author: J. K. Galbraith
Nationality: American
b. December 1908
  
 The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the non-obvious. 
Author: Oswald Arnold Spengler
Nationality: German
b. 29 May 1880  - d. 08 May 1936
  
 The sinews of war are five - men, money, materials, maintenance (food), and morale. 
Author: Bernard Mannes Baruch
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1870  - d. 20 June 1965
  
 The sole end for which mankind are warranted, individually or collectively, in interfering with the liberty of action of any of their number, is self-protection. 
Author: John Stuart Mill
Nationality: English
b. 20 May 1806  - d. 8 May 1873
  
 The Sovereign has, under a constitutional monarchy such as ours, three rights - the right to be consulted, the right to encourage, the right to warn. And a king of great sense and sagacity would want no others. 
Author: Walter Bagehot
Nationality: English
b. 3 February 1826  - d. 28 March 1877
  
 The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience. 
Author: Count Leo Tolstoy
Nationality: Russian
b. 09 September 1828  - d. 20 November 1910
  
 The surest way to prevent war is not to fear it. 
Author: John Randolph
Nationality: American
b. 2 June 1773  - d. 24 May 1833
  
 The sweet calm sunshine of October, now Warms the low spot; upon its grassy mold The purple oak-leaf falls; the birchen bough Drops its bright spoil like arrow-heads of gold. 
Author: William Cullen Bryant
Nationality: American
b. 3 November 1794  - d. 12 June 1878
  
 The term consumerism has been current since the middle 1960s, about the same length of time as the Department of Transportation itself. Literally interpreted, the word means 'an ideology based on the opposite of being productive.' This ideology has caused enormous changes in the American economy. At one time complaining was a cottage industry. The typical maker of complaints gave them to (or traded them with) friends and family members. Sometimes the complaints were sent to newspapers or included in prayers. Friends, family, the press and God then ignored the complaints. In the sixties, however, various consumer advocates began to help complainers find a market for their wares. There is only one organization that is required to take everyone and their complaints seriously. So the government became the foremost grumble customer. And it is, of course, the government's bureaucratic agencies who have to do the buying. 
Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Nationality: American
b. 14 November 1947
  
 The thing constantly overlooked by those hopefuls who talk About abolishing war is that it is by no means an evidence of the decay but rather a proof of health and vigor. 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 The tragedy of war is that it uses man's best to do man's worst. 
Author: Harry Emerson Fosdick
Nationality: American
b. 24 May 1878  - d. 5 October 1969
  
 The trembling of the earth at Mortara, The tin islands of St. George half sunk; Drowsy with peace, war will arise, At Easter in the temple abysses opened. 
Author: Nostradamus
Nationality: French
b. 14 December 1503  - d. 02 July 1566
  
 The truth is so evident, so binding, and so generally acknowledged, that it is only necessary to put it clearly before men for the evil called war to become quite impossible. 
Author: Count Leo Tolstoy
Nationality: Russian
b. 09 September 1828  - d. 20 November 1910
  
 The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.  
Author: Count Leo Tolstoy
Nationality: Russian
b. 09 September 1828  - d. 20 November 1910
  
 The two World Wars came in part, like much modern literature and art, because men, whose nature is to tire of everything in turn, tired of common sense and civilization. 
Author: F. L. Lucas
Nationality: English
b. December 1894  - d.  December 1967
  
 The US is not headed into a quagmire, it's already in one. 
Author: Jacob Heilbrunn
Nationality: American   
 The war in Afghanistan has already begun to create a certain deja vu of the Vietnam variety. You can almost hear the hoots of laughter from Hanoi. 
Author: Mike Carlton
Nationality: Australian   
 The war is not going well. The Taliban have not yielded ground. Not a single important Taliban leader has been killed, or captured or has defected. 
Author: Charles Krauthammer
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1950
  
 The war on terror involves Saddam Hussein because of the nature of Saddam Hussein, the history of Saddam Hussein, and his willingness to terrorize himself. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 The way to have good and safe government is not to trust it all to one, but divide it among the many, distributing to everyone exactly the function he is competent to. Let the national government be entrusted with the defense of the nation and its foreign and federal relations; the state governments with the civil rights, laws, police and administration of what concerns the state generally; the counties with the local concerns of the counties; and each ward direct the interests within itself. It is by dividing and subdividing these republics from the great national one down through all its subordinations until it ends in the administration of every man's farm by himself, by placing under everyone what his own eye may superintend, that all will be done for the best. 
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Nationality: American
b. 13 April 1743  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts. 
Author: Omar Bradley
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1893
  
 The will to domination is a ravenous beast. There are never enough warm bodies to satiate its monstrous hunger. Once alive, this beast grows and grows, feeding on all the life around it, scouring the earth to find new sources of nourishment. This beast lives in each man who battens on female servitude. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Then the great empire of the Antichrist will begin where Attila and Xerxes descended - in numbers great and countless, so many that the coming of the Holy Ghost, proceeding from the 48th degree will make a transmigration, driving out the abomination of the Antichrist [who is] making war against the Royal who will be the great Vicar of Jesus Christ, and against his Church, and his reign for a time and to the end of time. And this will be preceded by a solar eclipse more dark than any since the creation of the world ..., and there shall be in the month of October some great movement and transference and it will be such that one will think that the Earth has lost its natural movement, and that it will be plunged into the abyss of perpetual darkness; there will be initial omens in the spring, and extraordinary changes in rapid succession thereafter, reversals of kingdoms and mighty earthquakes, with the increase of the new Babylon ..., augmented by the abomination of the first Holocaust, and it will last no less than 73 years and 7 months ...' And then great peace will be established, union and concord between the children of the frontiers who have been gathered and separated by diverse reigns ... 
Author: Nostradamus
Nationality: French
b. 14 December 1503  - d. 02 July 1566
  
 There are geniuses in trade as well as in war, or state, or letters; and the reason why this or that man is fortunate is not to be told. It lies in the man: that is all anybody can tell you about it. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 There are no warlike people, just warlike leaders 
Author: Ralph Bunche
Nationality: American
b. 7 August 1903  - d. 9 December 1971
  
 There are some who've forgotten why we have a military. It's not to promote war; it's to be prepared for peace. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 There are widespread killings by the Taliban and the former Northern Alliance, including the alliance's massacre of hundreds of Taliban fighters. The US enlisted the alliance in the war against the Taliban and its leaders now dominate the Kabul government. Civilians continue to be killed, jailed tortured and intimidated with impunity by warlords. There is a climate of fear, and those who leak information on violations of human rights are threatened, tortured or killed. 
Author: Asma Jilani Jahangir
Nationality: Pakistani
b. 27 January 1952
  
 There is a sixth religious duty associated with the Five Pillars, Jihad or Holy War. Prescribed for you is fighting, though it be hateful to you. Yet it may happen that you will hate a thing which is better for you; and it may happen that you will love a thing which is worse for you; God knows, and you know not.  
Tome: The Qur'an
Nationality: Pakistani   
 There is a terrible war coming, and these young men who have never seen war cannot wait for it to happen, but I tell you, I wish that I owned every slave in the South, for I would free them all to avoid this war. 
Author: Robert E. Lee
Nationality: American
b. 19 January 1807  - d. 12 September 1870
  
 There is a war going on between law enforcement and privacy, and privacy is losing. 
Author: Stephen Chapman
Nationality: American   
 There is always inequity in life. Some men are killed in a war, and some men are wounded, and some men are stationed in the Antarctic and some are stationed in San Francisco. It's very hard in military or personal life to assure complete equality. Life is unfair. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 There is hardly such a thing as a war in which it makes no difference who wins. Nearly always one side stands more or less for progress, the other side more or less for reaction. 
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, But, boys, it is all hell. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 There is no city in the United States in which I can get a warmer welcome and fewer votes than Columbia, Ohio. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 There is no more dangerous misconception than this which misconstrues the arms race as the cause rather than a symptom of the tensions and divisions which threaten nuclear war. If the history of the past fifty years teaches us anything, it is that peace does not follow disarmament-disarmament follows peace. 
Author: Bernard Mannes Baruch
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1870  - d. 20 June 1965
  
 There is no such thing as an inevitable war. If war comes it will be from failure of human wisdom. 
Author: Andrew Bonar Law
Nationality: Canadian
b. 16 September 1858  - d. 30 October 1923
  
 There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it. 
Author: Henry Havelock Ellis
Nationality: British
b. 24 July 1859  - d. 03 October 1939
  
 There is someone warming up in the Giants' bullpen, but he's obscured by his number. 
Author: Jerry Coleman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1924
  
 There was never a good war, or a bad peace. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 There was only one virtue, pugnacity; only one vice, pacifism. That is an essential condition of war. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 There will be peace, union and change, Estates and offices low are high, those high made very low: To prepare for a journey torments the first offspring, War to cease, civil processes, debates.  
Author: Nostradamus
Nationality: French
b. 14 December 1503  - d. 02 July 1566
  
 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. 
Author: Thomas Alva Edison
Nationality: American
b. 11 February 1847  - d. 18 October 1931
  
 There's but a twinkling of a star Between a man of peace and war. 
Author: Samuel Butler
Nationality: English
b. 4 December 1835  - d. 18 June 1902
  
 These things I believe: That government should butt out. That freedom is our most precious commodity and if we are not eternally vigilant government will take it all away. That individual freedom demands individual responsibility. That government is (contrary to George W. Bush) not a necessary good but an unavoidable evil. That the executive branch has grown too strong, the judicial branch too arrogant and the legislative branch too stupid. That political parties have become close to meaningless. That government should work to insure the rights of the individual, not plot to take them away. That government should provide for the national defense and work to insure domestic tranquility. That foreign trade should be fair rather than free. That America should be wary of foreign entanglements. That the tree of liberty needs to be watered from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. That guns do more than protect us from criminals; more importantly, they protect us from the ongoing threat of government. That states are the bulwark of our freedom. That states should have the right to secede from the Union. That once a year we should hang someone in government as an example to his fellows. 
Author: Lyn Nofziger
Nationality: American
b. 8 June 1924  - d. 27 March 2006
  
 They lay in lines, the car salesman who'd lost his eye and was still dribbling blood; the motorcyclist hit by a shell fired at him by American troops near the Rashid Hotel; the 50-year-old female civil servant, her body pockmarked with shrapnel from an American cluster bomb. For the civilians of Baghdad, this is the real, immoral face of war. 
Author: Robert Fisk
Nationality: British
b. 12 July 1946
  
 This is an age in which one cannot find common sense without a search warrant. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 This is no time for gloating. Saddam has fallen. Many Iraqis are relieved. But the world is no safer. Indeed, it is a scarier place. Consider the words of the North Korean Foreign Ministry this week. 'The Iraqi war shows that to allow disarmament through inspections does not help avert war, but rather sparks it.' It concluded with unerring logic that 'only tremendous military deterrent force' can prevent attacks on nations that America dislikes. 
Author: Adele Horan
Nationality: Australian   
 This is the lesson for other rogue states: arm to the teeth, develop nuclear weapons and spurn the Non-Proliferation Treaty. Then the US may desist from invasion. Compare the US's circumspect treatment of North Korea with its war against Iraq. North Korea has nuclear capacity; Iraq co-operated in a process of disarmament. The world does not need more weapons of mass destruction. But tragically this could be the ironic result of the US victory in Iraq. 
Author: Adele Horan
Nationality: Australian   
 This is too warm work, Hardy, to last long. 
Author: Viscount Horatio Nelson
Nationality: English
b. 29 September 1758  - d. 21 October 1805
  
 This president failed so miserably in diplomacy that we are now forced to war. 
Author: Tom Daschle
Nationality: American
b. 09 December 1947
  
 This scum will bring war to the whole world, this miserable brown comedian, this Nazi hangman, is rushing us into a world of war, into destruction... 
Author: Gerhart Hauptmann
Nationality: German
b. 15 November 1862  - d. 6 June 1946
  
 This war did not spring up on our land, this war was brought upon us by the children of the Great Father who came to take our land without a price, and who, in our land, do a great many evil things ... This war has come from robbery - from the stealing of our land. 
Author: Spotted Tail
Nationality: Native American
b. December 1823  - d.  December 1881
  
 This war in Vietnam is, I believe, a war for civilization. Certainly it is not a war of our seeking. It is a war thrust upon us and we cannot yield to tyranny. 
Author: Francis Spellman
Nationality: American
b. 4 May 1889  - d. 2 December 1967
  
 This was no war but a travesty. It was an invasion by 300,000 military forces to 'disarm' Saddam Hussein of his 'weapons of mass destruction'. It was not about 'regime change.' We know this because our Prime Minister, Australian Prime Minister John Howard said so, repeatedly, for months. And he wouldn't lie, would he? This was a 'war' to strip a 'rogue state' of biological and chemical weapons to keep them out of the hands of 'international terrorists' and 'other rogue states.' When Baghdad fell on the 22nd day of the Anglo-American invasion, with Australia's tiny force no more than the military tea lady, the outcome in numbers, as reported from US central command at Doha, Qatar: US forces 2555,000, British forces 45,000; Australian forces 2,000. Casualties: US 101 dead, 11 missing, seven captured; British 30 dead; Australian nil. Iraq military, between 5,000 and 10,000 dead (estimate) Iraq civilians 600 dead and 4,000 wounded (estimate). 
Author: Alan Ramsey
Nationality: Australian
b. 03 January 1938
  
 This was not an act of terrorism, but it was an act of WAR 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 This world is run with far too tight a rein for luck to interfere. Fortune sells her wares; she never gives them In some form or other, we pay for her favors; or we go away empty 
Author: Amelia Barr
Nationality: British
b. 29 March 1831  - d. 10 March 1919
  
 Those little nimble musicians of the air, that warble forth their curious ditties, with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art. 
Author: Izaak Walton
Nationality: English
b. 9 August 1593  - d. 15 December 1683
  
 Those who excel in war first cultivate their own humanity and justice and maintain their laws and institutions. By these means they make their governments invincible. 
Author: Sun Tzu
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 544  - d.  December 496
  
 Those who know how to win are much more numerous than those who know how to make proper use of their victories. 
Author: Polybius
Nationality: Greek
b. December 203  - d.  December 120
  
 Those who speak with discretion Are respected by mankind, As the sun, emerging from the shadows, By its rays creates great warmth. 
Author: Acharya Nagarjuna
Nationality: Indian
b. December 150  - d.  December 250
  
 Throughout the history of the United States, war has been the primary impetus behind the growth and development of the central state. It has been the lever by which presidents and other national officials have bolstered the power of the state in the face of tenacious popular resistance. 
Author: Bruce Porter
Nationality: Indian   
 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. 
Author: Lord Alfred Tennyson
Nationality: English
b. 6 August 1809  - d. 6 October 1892
  
 To a surprising extent the war-lords in shining armor, the apostles of the martial virtues, tend not to die fighting when the time comes. History is full of ignominious getaways by the great and famous. 
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 To be sure, nothing is more important to the integrity of the universities than a rigorously enforced divorce from war-oriented research and all connected enterprises. 
Author: Hannah Arendt
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1906  - d. 4 December 1975
  
 To establish any mode to abolish war, however advantageous it might be to Nations, would be to take from such Government the most lucrative of its branches. 
Author: Thomas Paine
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1737  - d. 8 June 1809
  
 To those to whom war is necessary it is just; and a resort to arms is righteous in those to whom no means of assistance remain except by arms. 
Author: Livy
Nationality: Roman
b. December 59  - d.  December 17
  
 Today, every inhabitant of this planet must contemplate the day when it may no longer be habitable. Every man, woman and child lives under a nuclear sword of Damocles, hanging by the slenderest of threads, capable of being cut at any moment by accident, miscalculation or madness. The weapons of war must be abolished before they abolish us. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 Two generations of Iraqis have been destroyed by wars and by the economic sanctions. The people are exhausted. They will be victims of this war too. The US betrayed the Iraqi opposition in 1991 at the end of the Gulf War. It encouraged people to revolt, then failed to support them, and left them to suffer merciless reprisals from the regime. The US will not be easily trusted again. 
Author: Dr. Renwar Reben
Nationality: Kurdish   
 Two of the most searing quotes of the 'war' have emerged this week from the fog of deceit that has laid over everything the Bush White House has manipulated in ousting the Saddam regime. One was the courageous statement of Dr. Ameer Ali, the president of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils: 'The Muslim people of Iraq are fodder for the war machines of America'. Nothing has been truer. 
Author: Alan Ramsey
Nationality: Australian
b. 03 January 1938
  
 U.S.Army Captain to GI's on leave in Sydney during the Vietnam War: Prostitution is illegal in Australia, but don't let it worry you - everyone in Australia is real friendly. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: Australian   
 Until one feels the spirit of Christmas, there is no Christmas.All else is outward display - so much tinsel and decorations.For it isn't the holly, it isn't the snow.It isn't the tree not the firelight's glow.It's the warmth that comes to the hearts of men when the Christmas spirit returns again. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: Australian   
 US marines have discovered bomb-making facilities, chemicals and mortars at a large training complex to the east of Baghdad operated by a faction of the Palestine Liberation Front (PLF) headed by Abu Abbas. The PLF, which carried out the deadly terrorists attack on the Achille Lauro in 1986, officially renounced terrorism at the time of the 1993 Oslo accords; yet this camp had until very recently been active. For 12 years, Saddam has denied working with terrorists just as categorically as he had sworn that Iraq no longer possess any category of banned weapons or the means to manufacture them. In a mere 18 days, one lie has been nailed; nailing the second is only a matter of time. 
Author: Paul Waugh
Nationality: British   
 Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win. 
Author: Sun Tzu
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 544  - d.  December 496
  
 Virtue is a state of war, and to live in it we have always to combat with ourselves. 
Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Nationality: French
b. 28 June 1712  - d. 2 July 1778
  
 Virtue is the state of war, and to live in it we have always to combat with ourselves. 
Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Nationality: French
b. 28 June 1712  - d. 2 July 1778
  
 Virtuous men do good by setting themselves up as models before the public, but I do good by setting myself up as a warning. 
Author: Michel de Montaigne
Nationality: French
b. 28 February 1533  - d. 13 September 1592
  
 War - the trade of barbarians, and the art of bringing the greatest physical force to bear on a single point. 
Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 War both needs and generates certain virtues; not the highest, but what may be called the preliminary virtues, as valor, veracity, the spirit of obedience, the habit of discipline. Any of these, and of others like them, when possessed by a nation, and no matter how generated, will give them a military advantage, and make them more likely to stay in the race of nations. 
Author: Walter Bagehot
Nationality: English
b. 3 February 1826  - d. 28 March 1877
  
 War can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun. 
Author: Mao Tse-Tung
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 1893  - d.  December 1976
  
 War challenges virtually every other institution of society - the justice and equity of its economy, the adequacy of its political systems, the energy of its productive plant, the bases, wisdom and purposes of its foreign policy. 
Author: Walter Millis
Nationality: American
b. 16 March 1899  - d. 17 March 1968
  
 War creates no absolutely new situation: it simply aggravates the permanent human situation so that we can no longer ignore it. Human life has always been lived on the edge of a precipice. 
Author: C. S. Lewis
Nationality: English
b. 29 November 1898  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 War destroys men, but luxury destroys mankind; at once corrupts the body and the mind. 
Author: John Crowne
Nationality: English
b. December 1641  - d.  December 1712
  
 War has become a luxury that only small nations can afford. 
Author: Hannah Arendt
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1906  - d. 4 December 1975
  
 War is a series of catastrophes that results in a victory. 
Author: Georges Clemenceau
Nationality: French
b. 28 September 1841  - d. 24 November 1929
  
 War is always the same. It is young men dying in the fullness of their promise. It is trying to kill a man that you do not even know well enough to hate. Therefore, to know war is to know that there is still madness in the world. 
Author: Lyndon Johnson
Nationality: French   
 War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses. 
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Nationality: American
b. 13 April 1743  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 War is an ugly thing but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feelings which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. A man 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 and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. 
Author: John Stuart Mill
Nationality: English
b. 20 May 1806  - d. 8 May 1873
  
 War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 War is hell. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 War is in fact the true nurse of executive aggrandizement. 
Author: James Madison
Nationality: American
b. 16 March 1751  - d. 28 June 1836
  
 War is like love, it always finds a way. 
Author: Bertolt Brecht
Nationality: German
b. 10 February 1898  - d. 14 August 1956
  
 War is much too serious a matter to be entrusted to the military. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: German   
 War is much too serious to be left to the generals. 
Author: Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord
Nationality: French
b. 02 February 1754  - d. 17 May 1838
  
 War is not its own end, except in some catastrophic slide into absolute damnation. It's peace that's wanted. Some better peace than the one you started with. 
Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
Nationality: American
b. December 1949
  
 War is not merely a political act but a real political instrument, a continuation of political intercourse, a carrying out of the same by other means. 
Author: Carl von Clausewitz
Nationality: Prussian
b. 01 June 1780  - d. 16 November 1831
  
 War is not nice. 
Author: Barbara Bush
Nationality: American
b. 8 June 1925
  
 War is nothing but the continuation of politics by other means. 
Author: Carl von Clausewitz
Nationality: Prussian
b. 01 June 1780  - d. 16 November 1831
  
 War is nothing less than a temporary repeal of the principles of virtue. It is a system out of which almost all the virtues are excluded, and in which nearly all the vices are included. 
Author: Robert Hall
Nationality: English
b. 2 May 1764  - d. 21 February 1831
  
 War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace. 
Author: Thomas Mann
Nationality: German
b. 06 June 1875  - d. 12 August 1955
  
 War is the national industry of Prussia. 
Author: Comte de Mirabeau Honoré Gabriel Riqueti
Nationality: French
b. 9 March 1749  - d. 2 April 1791
  
 War is the science of destruction. 
Author: John Abbott
Nationality: American
b. 12 March 1805  - d. 30 October 1877
  
 War is too serious a matter to entrust to military men. 
Author: Georges Clemenceau
Nationality: French
b. 28 September 1841  - d. 24 November 1929
  
 War is two politicians challenging each other to a duel. Then sending their citizens along as seconds! 
Author: Greg Olson-Hyde
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 June 1949
  
 War its thousands slays, Peace its ten thousands. 
Author: Beilby Porteus
Nationality: English
b. 8 May 1731  - d. 13 May 1808
  
 War kills men, and men deplore the loss; but war also crushes bad principles and tyrants, and so saves societies. 
Author: Charles Caleb Colton
Nationality: English
b. December 1780  - d.  December 1832
  
 War lays a burden on the reeling state, And peace does nothing to relieve the weight. 
Author: William Cowper
Nationality: English
b. 26 November 1731  - d. 25 April 1800
  
 War leads to peace. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 War loves to seek its victims in the young. 
Author: Sophocles
Nationality: Greek
b. December 496  - d.  December 406
  
 War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children. 
Author: Jimmy Carter
Nationality: American
b. 1 October 1924
  
 War to the knife. 
Author: José de Palafox y Melzi
Nationality: Spanish
b. December 1776  - d. 15 February 1847
  
 War will never yield but to the principles of universal justice and love. 
Author: William Ellery Channing
Nationality: American
b. 7 April 1780  - d. 2 August 1842
  
 War, he sung, is toil and trouble; Honour but an empty bubble. 
Author: John Dryden
Nationality: English
b. 19 August 1631  - d. 12 May 1700
  
 War: God's way of teaching Americans geography. 
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1842  - d.  December 1914
  
 War: the trade of barbarians, and the art of bringing the greatest physical force to bear on a single point. 
Author: Emperor Napoleon I
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 War! that mad game the world so loves to play. 
Author: Jonathan Swift
Nationality: Irish
b. 30 November 1667  - d. 19 October 1745
  
 Warner Huntington III: Pooh bear, just get in the car. Elle Woods: No. (Starts walking away, sniffling._ Warner Huntington III: You're gonna ruin your shoes. Elle Woods: Okay. (Gets in car.) 
Movie: Legally Blonde
Nationality: American
Released: December 2001
  
 Warner Huntington III: You got into Harvard Law? Elle Woods: What? Like, it's hard? 
Movie: Legally Blonde
Nationality: American
Released: December 2001
  
 Wars are caused by undefended wealth. 
Author: Douglas MacArthur
Nationality: American
b. 26 January 1880  - d. 5 April 1964
  
 Wars are to be undertaken in order that it may be possible to live in peace without molestation. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 Wars occur because people prepare for conflict, rather than for peace. 
Author: Trygve Halvdan Lie
Nationality: Norwegian
b. 16 July 1896  - d. 30 December 1968
  
 Wars teach us not to love our enemies, but to hate our allies. 
Author: William Lloyd George
Nationality: British
b. 7 November 1927
  
 Wars, conflict, it's all business. One murder makes a villain. Millions a hero. Numbers sanctify. 
Author: Charlie Chaplin
Nationality: British
b. 16 April 1889  - d. 25 December 1977
  
 We are confident that we can penetrate any enemy defenses with our missiles. We know that we are more than the equal of any nation in the world. 
Author: Robert Strange McNamara
Nationality: American
b. 09 June 1916  - d. 06 July 2009
  
 We are not at war with Egypt. We are in armed conflict. 
Author: Anthony Eden
Nationality: British
b. 12 June 1897  - d. 14 January 1977
  
 We are the only nation in the world that waits till we get into a war before we start getting ready for it. 
Author: Will Rogers
Nationality: American
b. 04 November 1879  - d. 15 August 1935
  
 We declare war with the wages system, which demoralizes alike the hirer and the hired, cheats both, and enslaves the workingman. 
Author: Wendell Phillips
Nationality: American
b. December 1811  - d.  December 1884
  
 We develop weapons, not to wage war, but to prevent war. Only in the clear light of this greater truth can we properly examine the lesser matter of the testing of our nuclear weapons. 
Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1890  - d. 28 March 1969
  
 We fight to great disadvantage when we fight with those who have nothing to lose. 
Author: Francesco Guicciardini
Nationality: Italian
b. 6 March 1483  - d. 22 May 1540
  
 We give up leisure in order that we may have leisure, just as we go to war in order that we may have peace. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 We have made the Reich by propaganda. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 We hear war called murder. It is not: It is suicide. 
Author: James Ramsay MacDonald
Nationality: British
b. December 1866  - d.  December 1937
  
 We live everything as it comes, without warning, like an actor going on cold. And what can life be worth if the first rehearsal for life is life itself? That is why life is always a sketch. No sketch is not quite the right word, because a sketch is an outline of something, the groundwork for a picture, whereas the sketch that is our life is a sketch of nothing, an outline with no picture. 
Author: Milan Kundera
Nationality: Czechoslovakian
b. December 1929
  
 We make war that we may live in peace. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 We often say how impressive power is. But I do not find it impressive at all. The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure. They are necessary symbols. They protect what we cherish. But they are witness to human folly. 
Author: Lyndon Johnson
Nationality: Greek   
 We prefer world law, in the age of self-determination, to world war in the age of mass extermination. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 We shall never be able to remove suspicion and fear as potential causes of war until communication is permitted to flow, free and open, across international boundaries. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 We succeed only as we identify in life, or in war, or in anything else, a single overriding objective, and make all other considerations bend to that one objective. 
Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1890  - d. 28 March 1969
  
 We used to wonder where war lived, what it was that made it so vile. And now we realize that we know where it lives, that it is inside ourselves. 
Author: Albert Camus
Nationality: French
b. 7 November 1913  - d. 4 January 1960
  
 We were in Bethlehem.One night we demolished the house of an innocent Palestinian family where the only crime they committed was building an illegal balcony or something.After that we were firing tank shells into private houses and we wounded several people and one of our soldiers got a bullet in the ankle. I realized then that our presence was only to get a few more people killed or wounded, to keep the war going.The occupation for me is many, many horrible details, of curfews and sieges and children who can't go to school 
Author: Major Chen Alon
Nationality: Israeli   
 We were so close to the edge, and as long as those vast arsenals of nuclear weapons remain, there's always a possibility that another Adolf Hitler could arise in one of these countries. A madman can get control of a country. We have a sex maniac in control of our country. 
Author: Ted Turner
Nationality: American
b. 19 November 1938
  
 Weapons are an important factor in war, but not the decisive factor; it is people, not things, that are decisive. The contest of strength is not only a contest of military and economic power, but also a contest of human power and morale. Military and economic power is necessarily wielded by people. 
Author: Mao Tse-Tung
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 1893  - d.  December 1976
  
 Well, who said life was supposed to be comfortable? Where'd y'ever get the idea it was anything but a bloody battle all the way? Battle! That's what it is. Just like fighting in a war. You dunno whether you're gunna win or lose and in the long run it don't matter much, it's the fighting that's important. Some people fight all their lives for something and never win, never win, end up with bugger all. But at least they had a go. 
Author: Alan Seymour
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1927
  
 What country before ever existed a century and a half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure. 
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Nationality: American
b. 13 April 1743  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 What did you do in the Great War, Daddy? 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Whatever you do, do it warily, and take account of the end. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 When Literatureities warn you of the sinfulness of sex, there is an important lesson to be learned. Do not have sex with Literatureities. 
Author: Matthew Groening
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1954
  
 When discord dreadful bursts her brazen bars, And shatters locks to thunder forth her wars. 
Author: Edward St. John Gorey
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1925  - d. 15 April 2000
  
 When Freedom from her mountain height Unfurled her standard to the air She tore the azure robe of night And set the stars of glory there! She mingled with its gorgeous dyes The milky baldric of the skies, And striped its pure celestial white With streakings of the morning light; Then, from his mansion in the sun, She called her eagle-bearer down, And gave into his mighty hand, The symbol of her chosen land. Flag of the brave! thy folds shall fly The sign of hope and triumph high! When speaks the signal-trumpet tone And the long line comes gleaming on. Ere yet the life-blood, warm and wet, Has dimmed the glistening bayonet Each soldier eye shall brightly turn To where thy sky-born glories burn. And as his springing steps advance, Catch war and vengeance from the glance; And when the cannon-mouthings loud Heaven in wild wreaths the battle-shroud. And gory sabers rise and fall, Like shoots of flame on midnight's pall; Then shall thy meteor-glances glow, And cowering foes shall sink beneath. Each gallant arm that strikes below That lovely messenger of death. Flag of the seas! on ocean wave Thy stars shall glitter o'er the brave; When death. careening on the gale, Sweeps darkly round the bellied sail, And frighted waves rush wildly back Before the broadside's reeling rack. Each dying wanderer of the sea Shall look at once to heaven and thee. And smile to see thy splendors fly In triumph o'er his closing eye. Flag of the free heart's hope and home, By angel hands to valor given! Thy stars have lit the welkin dome, And all thy hues were born in heaven. And fixed as yonder orb divine. That saw thy bannered blaze unfurled, Shall thy proud stars resplendent shine, The guard and glory of the world. 
Author: Joseph Drake
Nationality: American
b. 17 August 1795  - d. 21 September 1820
  
 When I warned (the French Government) that Britain would fight on alone whatever they did, their Generals told their Prime Minister and his divided Cabinet, 'In three weeks England will have her neck wrung like a chicken.' Some chicken! Some neck! 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 When I warned them (the French Government) that Britain would fight on alone whatever they did, their Generals told their Prime Minister and his divided Cabinet, 'In three weeks England will have her neck wrung like a chicken.' Some chicken! Some neck! 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 When Iraq is liberated, you will be treated, tried and persecuted as a war criminal. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 When people speak to you about a preventive war, you tell them to go and fight it. After my experience, I have come to hate war. War settles nothing. 
Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1890  - d. 28 March 1969
  
 When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing more to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader. 
Author: Plato
Nationality: Greek
b. December 427  - d.  December 347
  
 When the war process breaks down, peace will be imminent. 
Author: Robert B. Mackay
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1950
  
 When war is declared, Truth is the first casualty. 
Author: Arthur Ponsonby
Nationality: British
b. 16 February 1871  - d. 23 March 1946
  
 When wars do come, they fall upon the many, the producing class, who are the sufferers. 
Author: Ulysses S. Grant
Nationality: American
b. 27 April 1822  - d. 23 July 1885
  
 Wherever armies are stationed, briars and thorns grow. Great wars are always followed by famines. 
Author: Laozi
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 604  - d.  December 531
  
 Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories. 
Author: Thomas Leo McCarey
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 1898  - d.  December 1969
  
 Woman is the future of man. That means that the world which was once formed in man's image will now be transformed to the image of woman. The more technical and mechanical, cold and metallic it becomes, the more it will need the kind of warmth that only the woman can give it. If we want to save the world, we must adapt to the woman, let ourselves be led by the woman, let ourselves be penetrated by the Ewigweiblich, the eternally feminine! 
Author: Milan Kundera
Nationality: Czechoslovakian
b. December 1929
  
 Women are what men make them. Why, a woman can't bear a child without it being received into the hands of a male doctor: it is baptized by a fat old male parson; a girl goes through life obeying laws made by men; and if she breaks them, a male magistrate sends her to a gaol where a male warder handles her and looks in her cell at night to see she's all right. If she gets so far as to be hanged, a male hangman puts the rope round her neck; she is buried by a male gravedigger; and she goes to Heaven ruled over by a male God or a hell managed by a male devil. Isn't it a wonder men didn't make the devil a woman? 
Author: Louisa Lawson
Nationality: Australian
b. 17 February 1848  - d. 12 August 1920
  
 Yes, the world belongs to the courageous. God helps him. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 You and I are told we must choose between a left or right, but I suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down. Up to man's age-old dream the maximum of individual freedom consistent with order or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism. Regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would sacrifice freedom for security have embarked on this downward path. Plutarch warned, 'The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits'. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 You can have all the advanced war methods you want, but, after all, nobody has ever invented a war that you don't have to have somebody in the guise of soldiers to stop the bullets. 
Author: Will Rogers
Nationality: American
b. 04 November 1879  - d. 15 August 1935
  
 You can't say civilization don't advance... in every war they kill you in a new way. 
Author: Will Rogers
Nationality: American
b. 04 November 1879  - d. 15 August 1935
  
 You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 You finish the pictures and I'll furnish the war. 
Author: William Randolph Hearst
Nationality: American
b. 16 April 1863  - d. 14 August 1951
  
 You might feel proud, Prime Minister, but I do not, and I venture to suggest very many of our fellow Australians feel exactly the same as me. And I don't give a toss what the opinion polls say. 
Author: Alan Ramsey
Nationality: Australian
b. 03 January 1938
  
 You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by. Yes, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip. 
Author: Sir J. M. Barrie
Nationality: Scottish
b. 9 May 1860  - d. 19 June 1937
  
 You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war. 
Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 You need only a show of war to have peace. 
Author: Livy
Nationality: Roman
b. December 59  - d.  December 17
  
 I wonder if the human touch, which people have, is not one of the greatest assets that one can have. You meet some people, and immediately you feel their warmth of mind or heart. You read a book, sit before the performance of a fine actor, or read a poem - and there it is - something that streams into your consciousness.... Those who keep climbing higher, in their chosen work, all have this outstanding something. The nurse in the hospital, the man who delivers your mail, the clerk behind many a store counter, and the effective minister or public speaker. Without this human touch, hope has little on which to feed or thrive. 
Author: George Matthew Adams
Nationality: American
b. 23 August 1878  - d. 29 October 1962
  
 The idea of creating a nation of European Jews in an area of Arab Muslims, and some Christians, has produced a century of warfare and terrorism of the sort we are seeing now. 
Author: Richard Cohen
Nationality: American   
 Tools arm the man. One can well say that man is capable of bringing forth a world; he lacks only the necessary apparatus, the corresponding armature of his sensory tools. The beginning is there. Thus the principle of a warship lies in the idea of the shipbuilder, who is able to incorporate this thought by making himself into a gigantic machine, as it were, through a mass of men and appropriate tools and materials. Thus the idea of a moment often required monstrous organs, monstrous masses of materials, and man is therefore a potential, if not an actual creator. 
Author: Novalis
Nationality: German
b. 02 May 1772  - d. 25 March 1801
  
 I got my head bashed in at a demonstration against the Vietnam War. Police were losing control because they were up against a world they really didn't understand.  
Author: Terry Vance Gilliam
Nationality: British
b. 22 November 1940
  
 War is hell, and all that, but it has a good deal to recommend it. It wipes out all the small nuisances of peace-time.  
Author: Ian Hay
Nationality: English
b. 17 April 1876  - d. 22 September 1952
  
 All men are not slimy warthogs. Some men are silly giraffes, some woebegone puppies, some insecure frogs. But if one is not careful, those slimy warthogs can ruin it for all the others. 
Author: Cynthia Heimel
Nationality: American   
 We have all taken risks in the making of war. Isn't it time that we should take risks to secure peace? 
Author: James Ramsay MacDonald
Nationality: British
b. December 1866  - d.  December 1937
  
 Your Honors will find in the old books concerning the office of a justice of the peace precedents of general warrants to search suspected houses. 
Author: James Otis
Nationality: American
b. 05 February 1725  - d. 23 May 1783
  
 Extravagant am I not? I have never been able to buy anything like this before; now that I can, I will, but only the best. Our gentle spoils of War.  
Author: Wilfred Owen
Nationality: English
b. 18 March 1893  - d. 04 November 1918
  
 Flying is the only active profession I would ever continue with enthusiasm after the War.  
Author: Wilfred Owen
Nationality: English
b. 18 March 1893  - d. 04 November 1918
  
 My subject is war, and the pity of war. The poetry is in the pity. 
Author: Wilfred Owen
Nationality: English
b. 18 March 1893  - d. 04 November 1918
  
 The honey-dew of warm sleep is not to be compensated by the honey on the breakfast table!  
Author: Wilfred Owen
Nationality: English
b. 18 March 1893  - d. 04 November 1918
  
 The war effects me less than it ought. I can do no service to anybody by agitating for news or making dole over the slaughter.  
Author: Wilfred Owen
Nationality: English
b. 18 March 1893  - d. 04 November 1918
  
 War broke. And now the winter of the world with perishing great darkness closes in.  
Author: Wilfred Owen
Nationality: English
b. 18 March 1893  - d. 04 November 1918
  
 Women were weeping all about; work was suspended. Nearly all the men have already departed for war. 
Author: Wilfred Owen
Nationality: English
b. 18 March 1893  - d. 04 November 1918
  
 War means an ugly mob-madness, crucifying the truth tellers, choking the artists, sidetracking reforms, revolutions, and the working of social forces.  
Author: John Silas Reed
Nationality: American
b. December 1887  - d.  December 1920
  
 My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth. 
Author: George Washington
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1732  - d. 14 December 1799
  
 The constitution vests the power of declaring war in Congress; therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they shall have deliberated upon the subject and Literatureized such a measure. 
Author: George Washington
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1732  - d. 14 December 1799
  
 To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace. 
Author: George Washington
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1732  - d. 14 December 1799
  
 War - An act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy, to accomplish our will. 
Author: George Washington
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1732  - d. 14 December 1799
  
 This nation has always struggled with how it was going to deal with poor people and people of color. Every few years you will see some great change in the way that they approach this. We've had the war on poverty that never really got into waging a real war on poverty. 
Author: Maxine Waters
Nationality: American
b. 15 August 1938
  
 If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 Religion is a matter of the heart. No physical inconvenience can warrant abandonment of one's own religion. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 In Flanders fields, the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below... We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved, and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields... Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands, we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields... 
Author: Lieutenant Colonel John Alexander McCrae
Nationality: Canadian
b. 30 November 1872  - d. 28 January 1918
  
 Art at its most significant is a Distant Early Warning System that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it. 
Author: Marshall McLuhan
Nationality: Canadian
b. 21 July 1911  - d. 31 December 1980
  
 I think of art, at its most significant, as a DEW line, a Distant Early Warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it. 
Author: Marshall McLuhan
Nationality: Canadian
b. 21 July 1911  - d. 31 December 1980
  
 Television brought the brutality of war into the comfort of the living room. Vietnam was lost in the living rooms of America - not on the battlefields of Vietnam. 
Author: Marshall McLuhan
Nationality: Canadian
b. 21 July 1911  - d. 31 December 1980
  
 War-making is one of the few activities that people are not supposed to view "realistically;" that is, with an eye to expense and practical outcome. In all-out war, expenditure is all-out, unprudent - war being defined as an emergency in which no sacrifice is excessive. 
Author: Susan Sontag
Nationality: American
b. 16 January 1933  - d. 28 December 2004
  
 Military pay has been allowed to lag behind to the point where career enlisted men with families to feed have been forced to resort to food stamps. 
Author: Thomas Sowell
Nationality: American
b. 30 June 1930
  
 Most wars are started by well-fed people with time on their hands to dream up half-baked ideologies or grandiose ambitions, and to nurse real or imagined grievances. 
Author: Thomas Sowell
Nationality: American
b. 30 June 1930
  
 All that is advantageous to the enemy is disadvantageous to you, and all that is useful to you, damages the enemy. 
Author: Renatus Flavius Vegetius
Nationality: Greek
b. December 375
  
 The main and principal point in war is to secure plenty of provisions for oneself and to destroy the enemy by famine. Famine is more terrible than the sword. 
Author: Renatus Flavius Vegetius
Nationality: Greek
b. December 375
  
 No man is to be employed in the field who is not trained and tested in discipline. 
Author: Renatus Flavius Vegetius
Nationality: Greek
b. December 375
  
 It is better to beat the enemy through want, surprises, and care for difficult places - i.e., through manoeuvre - than by a battle in the open field. 
Author: Renatus Flavius Vegetius
Nationality: Greek
b. December 375
  
 All this happened, more or less. The war parts, anyway, are pretty much true. 
Author: Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Nationality: American
b. December 1922
  
 The time not to become a father is eighteen years before a war. 
Author: Elwyn Brooks White
Nationality: American
b. 11 July 1899  - d. 01 October 1985
  
 Some parents say it is toy guns that make boys warlike. But give a boy a rubber duck and he will seize its neck like the butt of a pistol and shout "Bang!" 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 World War II was the last government program that really worked. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 Long after leaving him, and late this afternoon, in the midst of a gloomy and barren prairie, we came suddenly upon the great Pawnee trail, leading from their villages on the Platte to their war and hunting grounds to the southward. 
Author: Francis Parkman
Nationality: American
b. 16 September 1823  - d. 08 November 1893
  
 This tribe, the Delawares, once the peaceful allies of William Penn, the tributaries of the conquering Iroquois, are now the most adventurous and dreaded warriors upon the prairies.  
Author: Francis Parkman
Nationality: American
b. 16 September 1823  - d. 08 November 1893
  
 He was a degenerate gambler. That is, a man who gambled simply to gamble and must lose. As a hero who goes to war must die. Show me a gambler and I'll show you a loser, show me a hero and I'll show you a corpse. 
Author: Mario Gianluigi Puzo
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1920  - d. 02 July 1999
  
 Thus one memory follows another until the waves dash together over our heads, and a deep sigh swells the breast, which warns us that we have forgotten to breathe in the midst of these pure thoughts. 
Author: Friedrich Max Müller
Nationality: German
b. 06 December 1823  - d. 28 October 1900
  
 Would not the child's heart break in despair when the first cold storm of the world sweeps over it, if the warm sunlight of love from the eyes of mother and father did not shine upon him like the soft reflection of divine light and love?  
Author: Friedrich Max Müller
Nationality: German
b. 06 December 1823  - d. 28 October 1900
  
 Fewer and fewer Americans possess objects that have a patina, old furniture, grandparents pots and pans - the used things, warm with generations of human touch, essential to a human landscape. Instead, we have our paper phantoms, transistorized landscapes. A featherweight portable museum. 
Author: Susan Sontag
Nationality: American
b. 16 January 1933  - d. 28 December 2004
  
 Remove advertising, disable a person or firm from preconising its wares and their merits, and the whole of society and of the economy is transformed. The enemies of advertising are enemies of freedom. 
Author: Enoch Powell
Nationality: British
b. 16 June 1912  - d. 08 February 1998
  
 We are all familiar with the argument: Make war dreadful enough, and there will be no war. And none of us believe it. 
Author: John Galsworthy
Nationality: English
b. December 1867  - d.  December 1933
  
 As soon as man enters into a state of society he loses the sense of his weakness; equality ceases, and then commences the state of war. 
Author: Charles de Secondat
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 Each particular society begins to feel its strength, whence arises a state of war between different nations. 
Author: Charles de Secondat
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 Religious wars are not caused by the fact that there is more than one religion, but by the spirit of intolerance. The spread of which can only be regarded as the total eclipse of human reason. 
Author: Charles de Secondat
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 The law of nations is naturally founded on this principle, that different nations ought in time of peace to do one another all the good they can, and in time of war as little injury as possible, without prejudicing their real interests. 
Author: Charles de Secondat
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 The object of war is victory; that of victory is conquest; and that of conquest preservation. 
Author: Charles de Secondat
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 There are only two cases in which war is just: first, in order to resist the aggression of an enemy, and second, in order to help an ally who has been attacked. 
Author: Charles de Secondat
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 Apparently the new high-tech Star Wars toys will be in stores any day now. The toys can talk and are interactive, so they can be easily distinguished from Star Wars fans. 
Author: Conan Christopher O'Brien
Nationality: American
b. 18 April 1963
  
 Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge has unveiled a new color-coded system to warn the public about different states of danger. Red is the highest state of alert, and it means that Dick Cheney is about to eat a mozzarella stick. 
Author: Conan Christopher O'Brien
Nationality: American
b. 18 April 1963
  
 Officials at the White House are saying that President Bush hasn't changed his schedule much since the war started. The main difference, they say, is that he's started watching the news and taping Sponge Bob. 
Author: Conan Christopher O'Brien
Nationality: American
b. 18 April 1963
  
 The U.S. army confirmed that it gave a lucrative fire fighting contract in Iraq to the firm once run by the Vice President Dick Cheney without any competitive bidding. When asked if this could be conceived as Cheney's friends profiting from the war, the spokesman said 'Yes.' 
Author: Conan Christopher O'Brien
Nationality: American
b. 18 April 1963
  
 The Canadian government continues to say they will not help us if we go to war with Iraq. However, the prime minister of Canada said he'd like to help, but he's pretty sure that last time he checked, Canada had no army. 
Author: Conan Christopher O'Brien
Nationality: American
b. 18 April 1963
  
 Yesterday, the Pentagon warned U.S. reporters that they should get out of Baghdad as soon as possible because the U.S. could attack at any time. Then the Pentagon added, 'Whatever you do, don't tell Geraldo.' 
Author: Conan Christopher O'Brien
Nationality: American
b. 18 April 1963
  
 Out of all conflict, rebirth and rejuvenation come. War is a terrible thing, and as a pacifist, I don't believe it is the way. But if there is conflict, as there is, I only see a positive outcome as possible in rebirth and transcendence. 
Author: Judy Collins
Nationality: American
b. December 1939
  
 Nobody cares about your wardrobe, what your tie looks like, or even if you're wearing one, and I don't. 
Author: Bob Edwards
Nationality: American
b. December 1947
  
 During the Cold War, we lived in coded times when it wasn't easy and there were shades of grey and ambiguity. 
Author: John Le Carre
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1931
  
 I think I was born with two lucky skills. One is a very good ear for voice and also a very retentive ear, so that I can recall both accent and words for a long time afterwards. And the other is a wary retention of certain detail-topography, rooms, furniture and so on. 
Author: John Le Carre
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1931
  
 In every war zone that I've been in, there has been a reality and then there has been the public perception of why the war was being fought. In every crisis, the issues have been far more complex than the public has been allowed to know. 
Author: John Le Carre
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1931
  
 The Cold War was over long before it was officially declared dead. 
Author: John Le Carre
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1931
  
 The spy novel encapsulates public wariness. 
Author: John Le Carre
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1931
  
 The very existence of flame-throwers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done. 
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war. 
Author: Maria Montessori
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1870  - d.  December 1952
  
 And in the sixties, during the Vietnam war, when anarchists and pacifists and socialists, Democrats and Republicans, decent-hearted Americans, all recoiled with horror at the bloodbath, we came together. 
Author: Pete Seeger
Nationality: American
b. December 1919
  
 I felt that the Star Wars series became very pretentious as time went on. Just heavy and leaden. 
Author: John Frederick Milius
Nationality: American
b. 11 April 1944
  
 I missed going to my war. It probably caused me to be obsessed with war ever since. 
Author: John Frederick Milius
Nationality: American
b. 11 April 1944
  
 I'm a general, I do something. I go out and fight wars and win them. 
Author: John Frederick Milius
Nationality: American
b. 11 April 1944
  
 In Heine the Jew there is a depth of human sympathy, a mystic warmth and glow of imagination... an indomitable resistance to every species of bondage. 
Author: Emma Lazarus
Nationality: American
b. 22 July 1849  - d. 19 November 1887
  
 The old interests of aristocracy - the romance of action, the exalted passions of chivalry and war - faded into the background, and their place was taken by the refined and intimate pursuits of peace and civilization. 
Author: Giles Lytton Strachey
Nationality: British
b. 01 March 1880  - d. 21 January 1932
  
 The stability and peace which seemed to be so firmly established by the brilliant monarchy of Francis I vanished with the terrible outbreak of the Wars of Religion. 
Author: Giles Lytton Strachey
Nationality: British
b. 01 March 1880  - d. 21 January 1932
  
 I amongist other have indured a Parlyament which contenewid by the space of xvij hole wekes, wher we communyd of warre, pease, stryffe, contencyon, debatt, murmure, grudge, riches, poverte, penwrye, trowth, falshode, justyce, equyte, discayte, oppressyon, magnanymyte, actyvyte, force, attempraunce, treason, murder, felonye, consyle[ation], and also how a commune welth myght be edeffyed and contenewed within our realme. Howbeyt in conclusion we have done as our predecessors have bene wont to doo, that ys to say as well as we myght, and lefte wher we began. 
Author: Thomas Cromwell
Nationality: English
b. December 1485  - d.  December 1540
  
 At the age of 12, between the coaches and my prompting, my mother finally relented and let me participate in Pop Warner football. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 I firmly believe that whatever fields of endeavor you might choose to enter, the lessons you learn in Pop Warner can help you in the future. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 Some of the closest friendships I've had throughout my life have stemmed from my Pop Warner experience. 
Author: Joe Theisman
Nationality: American
b. 9 September 1949
  
 I feel like war should occur only for the most vital and necessary reasons, and only then. 
Author: Sharon Stone
Nationality: American
b. 10 March 1958
  
 There is only one issue in this election that will matter five or ten years from now, and that's the War on Terror. 
Author: Orson Scott Card
Nationality: American
b. 24 August 1951
  
 I say this as a Democrat, for whom the Republican domination of government threatens many values that I hold to be important to America's role as a light among nations. But there are no values that matter to me that will not be gravely endangered if we lose this war. 
Author: Orson Scott Card
Nationality: American
b. 24 August 1951
  
 Like its politicians and its war, society has the teenagers it deserves. 
Author: Joseph Priestley
Nationality: British
b. 26 March 1733  - d. 8 February 1804
  
 Sometimes democracy must be bathed in blood. 
Author: Captain General Augusto Pinochet
Nationality: Chilean
b. 25 November 1915  - d. 10 December 2006
  
 As you know, you go to war with the Army you have. They're not the Army you might want or wish to have at a later time. 
Author: Donald Henry Rumsfeld
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1932
  
 Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war. 
Author: Donald Henry Rumsfeld
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1932
  
 Everything I did, all my actions, all of the problems I had I dedicate to God and to Chile, because I kept Chile from becoming Communist. 
Author: Captain General Augusto Pinochet
Nationality: Chilean
b. 25 November 1915  - d. 10 December 2006
  
 I had three-quarters of a million Japanese prisoners of war to house and feed and employ until I could get them home. 
Author: Lord Louis Mountbatten
Nationality: British
b. 25 June 1900  - d. 27 August 1979
  
 Men o' war were to be a part of the fabric of my life for the next half-century. 
Author: Lord Louis Mountbatten
Nationality: British
b. 25 June 1900  - d. 27 August 1979
  
 This is the war I fear. 
Author: Lord Louis Mountbatten
Nationality: British
b. 25 June 1900  - d. 27 August 1979
  
 There are patriots who opposed the war in Iraq and there are patriots who supported the war in Iraq. We are one people, all of us pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes, all of us defending the United States of America. 
Author: President Barack Hussein Obama
Nationality: American
b. 4 August 1961
  
 Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and the war on terrorism have reduced the pace of military transformation and have revealed our lack of preparation for defensive and stability operations. This Administration has overextended our military. 
Author: President Barack Hussein Obama
Nationality: American
b. 4 August 1961
  
 I don't oppose all wars. What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war. 
Author: President Barack Hussein Obama
Nationality: American
b. 4 August 1961
  
 We're not going to baby sit a civil war. 
Author: President Barack Hussein Obama
Nationality: American
b. 4 August 1961
  
 Where the stakes are the highest, in the war on terror, we cannot possibly succeed without extraordinary international cooperation. Effective international police actions require the highest degree of intelligence sharing, planning and collaborative enforcement. 
Author: President Barack Hussein Obama
Nationality: American
b. 4 August 1961
  
 Filth and old age, I'm sure you will agree, are powerful wardens upon chastity.  
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
Nationality: English
b. December 1343  - d. 25 October 1400
  
 We had better dispense with the personification of evil, because it leads, all too easily, to the most dangerous kind of war: religious war. 
Author: Konrad Lorenz
Nationality: Austrian
b. 7 November 1903  - d. 27 February 1989
  
 There are not fifty ways of fighting, there's only one, and that's to win. Neither revolution nor war consists in doing what one pleases. 
Author: Andre Malraux
Nationality: French
b. 3 November 1901  - d. 23 November 1976
  
 War puts its questions stupidly, peace mysteriously. 
Author: Andre Malraux
Nationality: French
b. 3 November 1901  - d. 23 November 1976
  
 I won't undertake war until I have tried all the arts and means of peace. 
Author: François Rabelais
Nationality: French
b. December 1494  - d. 9 April 1553
  
 I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia. See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia. 
Author: William Saroyan
Nationality: American
b. 31 August 1908  - d. 18 May 1981
  
 For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium. 
Author: Albert Camus
Nationality: French
b. 7 November 1913  - d. 4 January 1960
  
 The myth of unlimited production brings war in its train as inevitably as clouds announce a storm. 
Author: Albert Camus
Nationality: French
b. 7 November 1913  - d. 4 January 1960
  
 Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched. 
Author: Guy de Maupassant
Nationality: French
b. 5 August 1850  - d. 6 July 1893
  
 Anyone who cannot come to terms with his life while he is alive needs one hand to ward off a little his despair over his fate... but with his other hand he can note down what he sees among the ruins. 
Author: Franz Harrington
Nationality: Austrian
b. 3 July 1883  - d. 3 June 1924
  
 Love means the body, the soul, the life, the entire being. We feel love as we feel the warmth of our blood, we breathe love as we breathe air, we hold it in ourselves as we hold our thoughts. Nothing more exists for us. 
Author: Guy de Maupassant
Nationality: French
b. 5 August 1850  - d. 6 July 1893
  
 If all of us acted in unison as I act individually there would be no wars and no poverty. I have made myself personally responsible for the fate of every human being who has come my way. 
Author: Anais Nin
Nationality: American
b. 21 February 1903  - d. 14 January 1977
  
 Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war. 
Author: Isaac Asimov
Nationality: Russian
b. 2 January 1920  - d. 6 April 1992
  
 John Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war. 
Author: Isaac Asimov
Nationality: Russian
b. 2 January 1920  - d. 6 April 1992
  
 The atomic bomb made the prospect of future war unendurable. It has led us up those last few steps to the mountain pass; and beyond there is a different country. 
Author: J. Robert Oppenheimer
Nationality: American
b. 22 April 1904  - d. 18 February 1967
  
 I would say that the Pentagon Papers case of 1971 - in which the government tried to block 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. 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 War - hard apprenticeship of freedom.  
Author: Edward Everett Hale
Nationality: American
b. 3 April 1822  - d. 10 June 1909
  
 A peace that depends on fear is nothing but a suppressed war. 
Author: Henry van Dyke
Nationality: American
b. December 1852  - d.  December 1933
  
 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. 
Author: Thomas Aquinas
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1225  - d. 7 March 1274
  
 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. 
Author: Omar Bradley
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1893
  
 Wars can be prevented just as surely as they can be provoked, and we who fail to prevent them, must share the guilt for the dead 
Author: Omar Bradley
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1893
  
 We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living. 
Author: Omar Bradley
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1893
  
 Yesterday I said to you: war to the death to Bonaparte. Today I say to you: rescue the French Republic by every means.  
Author: Giuseppe Garibaldi
Nationality: Italian
b. 4 July 1807  - d. 2 June 1882
  
 It is good that war is so horrible, or we might grow to like it. 
Author: Robert E. Lee
Nationality: American
b. 19 January 1807  - d. 12 September 1870
  
 This war is not about slavery. 
Author: Robert E. Lee
Nationality: American
b. 19 January 1807  - d. 12 September 1870
  
 The war was an unnecessary condition of affairs, and might have been avoided if forebearance and wisdom had been practiced on both sides. 
Author: Robert E. Lee
Nationality: American
b. 19 January 1807  - d. 12 September 1870
  
 What a cruel thing is war: to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us in this world; to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world. 
Author: Robert E. Lee
Nationality: American
b. 19 January 1807  - d. 12 September 1870
  
 War was then no longer this noble and unified outburst of souls in love with glory that he had imagined from Napoleon's proclamations. 
Author: Marie Stendhal
Nationality: French
b. 23 January 1783  - d. 23 March 1842
  
 The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other - instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals. 
Author: Edward Abbey
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1927  - d. 14 March 1989
  
 The Geneva Convention clearly holds that occupying forces must protect civilians. As such, they take full responsibility for post-war atrocities and destruction of lives and property.  
Author: Anwar Mohammed Abdulrahman
Nationality: Bahrainian
b. December 1942
  
 The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and nature sink in years, But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the wars of elements, The wrecks of matter, and the crush of worlds. 
Author: Joseph Addison
Nationality: English
b. 1 May 1672  - d. 17 June 1719
  
 I am two things: a warrior who follows Mavors lord of battle And a poet, who understands the gift of the muses love. 
Author: Archilochus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 680  - d.  December 645
  
 Although I am a servant of Lord Enyalios - Ares, god of war, I also know well the lovely gift of the Muses. 
Author: Archilochus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 680  - d.  December 645
  
 My point was that the war was intrinsically wrong, and as a result of our participation we haven't improved Australia's security but created a greater danger at home and abroad.  
Author: Bob Hawke
Nationality: Australian
b. 9 December 1929
  
 Unless and until something concrete is done about addressing the Israeli-Palestinian issue you won't get a real start on the war against terrorism. 
Author: Bob Hawke
Nationality: Australian
b. 9 December 1929
  
 On Goring: I liked him. I made him the head of my S.A. He is the only one of its heads that ran the S.A. properly. I gave him a disheveled rabble. In a very short time he had organised a division of 11,000 men. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible. 
Author: Noah Webster
Nationality: American
b. 16 October 1758  - d. 28 April 1843
  
 During the war an Italian girl saved my life. She hid me in her basement in Cleveland. 
Author: Henny Youngman
Nationality: American
b. 16 March 1906  - d. 24 February 1998
  
 There are always two forces warring against each other within us.There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first; when you learn to live for others, they will live for you. 
Author: Paramhansa Yogananda
Nationality: Indian
b. 5 January 1893  - d. 7 March 1952
  
 My father's house, where I left a roomful of writings, was burned down in the First World War and all I had left there was burned with it. 
Author: Shmuel Yosef Agnon
Nationality: Israeli
b. 17 June 1888  - d. 17 February 1970
  
 I was a little girl in World War II and I'm used to being freed by Americans. 
Author: Madeleine Albright
Nationality: American
b. 15 May 1937
  
 Your message is stupid. Iraq is not afraid of you or anyone else when it has a right to claim. What you warned about is not on Iraq's agenda. Iraq is vital and powerful. It is not an opportunistic country. Your administration has not learned from the past. 
Author: Mohammed Aldouri
Nationality: Iraqi
b. December 1942
  
 Eventually, I was sent to Wales and Germany, and after the war, to Paris. 
Author: Lloyd Alexander
Nationality: American
b. 30 January 1924  - d. 17 May 2007
  
 It was 1943. The U.S. had already entered World War II, so I decided to join the army. 
Author: Lloyd Alexander
Nationality: American
b. 30 January 1924  - d. 17 May 2007
  
 My hope is that gays will be running the world, because then there would be no war. Just a greater emphasis on military apparel. 
Author: Roseanne Barr
Nationality: American
b. 3 November 1952
  
 I didn't have a financial need, and I wasn't very gifted at relationships. I probably was more like what we think of boys as being: hard to pin down and wary of commitment. 
Author: Candice Patricia Bergen
Nationality: American
b. 9 May 1946
  
 Beauty set up distance between other people and me. It warped their behavior. 
Author: Candice Patricia Bergen
Nationality: American
b. 9 May 1946
  
 Success in war underpins the claims to greatness of many presidents. 
Author: R. W. Apple, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 November 1934  - d. 4 October 2006
  
 Mr. Reagan spent World War II, the global conflict fought and won by his generation, making training films in Hollywood. 
Author: R. W. Apple, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 November 1934  - d. 4 October 2006
  
 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. 
Author: Margot Asquith
Nationality: British
b. 2 February 1864  - d. 28 July 1945
  
 War is what happens when language fails. 
Author: Margaret Eleanor Atwood
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 November 1939
  
 If many influential people have failed to understand , or have just forgotten, what were up against in the Cold War and how we overcame it, they are not going to be capable of securing, let alone enlarging, the gains that liberty has made. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 It is important not to allow ever wider coalition-building to become an end in itself. As we saw in the Gulf War of 1990, international pressures, particularly those exerted from within an alliance, can result in the failure to follow actions through and so leave future problems unresolved. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 The Iraqis had paid a terrible price for Saddam's folly in the Gulf War. But looking at the devastation they left behind in Kuwait, my sympathy was limited. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 For the victors of the Cold War to submit to an unelected, unaccountable, and almost certainly hostile body such as that envisaged would be the ultimate irony. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 Major international interventions are doomed unless the US is directly or indirectly involved. But if American politicians, officials and servicemen are to be put at risk of arrest and prosecution, the United States will be most reluctant to act in order to curb aggression or prevent genocide. So the effect of the court may well be to diminish, not increase, the numbers of - in the words of the UN Secretary General - 'innocents of distant wars and conflicts'. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 Whether at home or abroad, the task of statesman is to work with human nature warts and all, and to draw on instincts and even prejudices that can be turned to good purpose. It is never to try to recreate Mankind in a new image. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 To the extent that the West is to blame at all for the ills of the Third World it is to the extent that the West created Marx and his successors, among whom must be numbered many of those who advised the Third World leaders in post-war years. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 And of course you know the Iraqis took hostages as they retreated, they took hostages. Not only prisoners of war but hostages. They just gathered them and pulled them out of the house and took them back with them and some of those, I think something like between 500 and 600 of those are still not back at their homes in Kuwait. This is what you are dealing with, this is the sort of person you have to deal with firmly. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 We can, for example, be fairly confident that either there will be a world without war or there won't be a world - at least, a world inhabited by creatures other than bacteria and beetles, with some scattering of others. 
Author: Noam Chomsky
Nationality: American
b. 7 December 1928
  
 To die for Emperor and Nation is the highest hope of a military man. After a brave hard fight the blossoms are scattered on the fighting field. But if a person wants to take a life instead, still the fighting man will go to eternity for Emperor and country. One man's life or death is a matter of no importance. All that matters is the Empire. As Confucius said, "They may crush cinnabar, yet they do not take away its color; one may burn a fragrant herb, yet it will not destroy the scent." They may destroy my body, yet they will not take away my will. 
Author: Admiral Isoruku Yamamoto
Nationality: Japanese
b. 4 April 1884  - d. 18 April 1943
  
 Should hostilities once break out between Japan and the United States, it is not enough that we take Guam and the Philippines, nor even Hawaii and San Francisco. We would have to march into Washington and sign the treaty in the White House. I wonder if our politicians who speak so lightly of a Japanese-American war, have confidence as to the outcome and are prepared to make the necessary sacrifices 
Author: Admiral Isoruku Yamamoto
Nationality: Japanese
b. 4 April 1884  - d. 18 April 1943
  
 Discount my partiality, but my report is that so far The Winds of War is looking good. 
Author: Herman Wouk
Nationality: American
b. 27 May 1915
  
 I'm upset when I see that people don't seem to observe what's happening with the environment, what's happening in terms of global warming. 
Author: Joanne Woodward
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1930
  
 I regret and suffer those losses, but it's God's will. He will pardon me if I committed excesses, but I don't think I did. 
Author: Captain General Augusto Pinochet
Nationality: Chilean
b. 25 November 1915  - d. 10 December 2006
  
 Printing, gunpowder and the compass: These three have changed the whole face and state of things throughout the world; the first in literature, the second in warfare, the third in navigation; whence have followed innumerable changes, in so much that no empire, no sect, no star seems to have exerted greater power and influence in human affairs than these mechanical discoveries. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 The cry passed from mouth to mouth: 'Bakunin!' Garibaldi, who was in the chair, stood up, advanced a few steps and embraced him. This solemn meeting of two old and tried warriors of the revolution produced an astonishing impression. Everyone rose and there was a prolonged and enthusiastic clapping of hands. 
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 May 1814  - d. 1 July 1876
  
 As a serving officer, there was little I could say in public, unlike Winston. I knew war was coming. 
Author: Lord Louis Mountbatten
Nationality: British
b. 25 June 1900  - d. 27 August 1979
  
 Even knowing what I know now, I wouldn't hesitate to use nuclear weapons against America's enemies. I'd wipe 'em out. You're gonna kill innocent people at the same time, but we've never fought a damn war anywhere in the world where they didn't kill innocent people. That's their tough luck for being there. 
Author: Paul Warfield Tibbets, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 23 February 1915  - d. 1 November 2007
  
 The war is dreadful. It is the business of the artist to follow it home to the heart of the individual fighters - not to talk in armies and nations and numbers - but to track it home. 
Author: D. H. Lawrence
Nationality: English
b. 11 September 1885  - d. 2 March 1930
  
 At the beginning of the Great War, or even during the War, if twelve or fifteen thousand of these Jews who were corrupting the nation had been forced to submit to poison-gas...then the millions of sacrifices made at the front would not have been in vain. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 Chamberlain seemed such a nice old gentleman that I thought I would give him my autograph. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 Generals think war should be waged like the tourneys of the Middle Ages. I have no use for knights; I need revolutionaries. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 If today I stand here as a revolutionary, it is as a revolutionary against the Revolution. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 Strength lies not in defence but in attack. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 The victor will never be asked if he told the truth. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 Whoever lights the torch of war in Europe can wish for nothing but chaos. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 I had hope, however; I had been wounded seven times during the war, and once before in this same lung; and I did not believe I was going to die. 
Author: Jesse James
Nationality: American
b. 5 September 1847  - d. 3 April 1882
  
 Alfred Nobel's discoveries are characteristic; powerful explosives can help men perform admirable tasks. They are also a means to terrible destruction in the hands of the great criminals who lead peoples to war. 
Author: Pierre Curie
Nationality: French
b. 15 May 1859  - d. 19 April 1906
  
 Radium could be very dangerous in criminal hands. 
Author: Pierre Curie
Nationality: French
b. 15 May 1859  - d. 19 April 1906
  
 Wars are not paid for in wartime, the bill comes later. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 His performance is like being flogged with a warm lettuce. 
Author: Paul Keating
Nationality: Australian
b. 18 January 1944
  
 I do not feel we can go on living in a dream world forever and a day believing that war will never touch our lives again. 
Author: Pauline Lee Hanson
Nationality: Australian
b. 26 August 1954
  
 We have just won the most terrible war in history, yet here is a Frenchman who misses his target 6 out of 7 times at point-blank range. Of course this fellow must be punished for the careless use of a dangerous weapon and for poor marksmanship. I suggest that he be locked up for eight years, with intensive training in a shooting gallery. 
Author: Georges Clemenceau
Nationality: French
b. 28 September 1841  - d. 24 November 1929
  
 People don't seem to understand that it's a damn war out there.  
Author: Jimmy Connors
Nationality: American
b. 2 September 1952
  
 Fortune, which has a great deal of power in other matters but especially in war, can bring about great changes in a situation through very slight forces. 
Author: Julius Caesar
Nationality: Roman
b. December 100  - d.  December 44
  
 In war, events of importance are the result of trivial causes. 
Author: Julius Caesar
Nationality: Roman
b. December 100  - d.  December 44
  
 Since the end of the Cold War, Soviet aggression had been replaced by a number of particularly venomous threats, from Timothy McVeigh to Osama bin Laden. 
Author: Barbara Olson
Nationality: American
b. 27 December 1955  - d. 11 September 2001
  
 George Lucas doesn't have the most physical stamina. He was so unhappy making Star Wars that he just vowed he'd never do it again. 
Author: Francis Ford Coppola
Nationality: American
b. 7 April 1939
  
 Just let the wardrobe do the acting.  
Author: Jack Nicholson
Nationality: American
b. 22 April 1937
  
 A self-respecting nation is ready for anything, including war, except for a renunciation of its option to make war. 
Author: Simone Weil
Nationality: French
b. 3 February 1909  - d. 24 August 1943
  
 What a country calls its vital economic interests are not the things which enable its citizens to live, but the things which enable it to make war. Petrol is more likely than wheat to be a cause of international conflict. 
Author: Simone Weil
Nationality: French
b. 3 February 1909  - d. 24 August 1943
  
 It's so warm now, and Thanksgiving came so early - is it just me, or does it not really feel like Ramadan? 
Author: David Letterman
Nationality: American
b. 12 April 1947
  
 President Bush has said that he does not need approval from the UN to wage war, and I'm thinking, well, hell, he didn't need the approval of the American voters to become president, either.  
Author: David Letterman
Nationality: American
b. 12 April 1947
  
 This is the year of Katrina and Iraq. How the war ends is more important than how it began. However you feel about the war, you have to be compassionate and loving towards our troops. 
Author: Geraldo Rivera
Nationality: American
b. 4 July 1943
  
 War would end if the dead could return. 
Author: Stanley Baldwin
Nationality: British
b. 3 August 1867  - d. 14 December 1947
  
 The majority of Australians are against this war. This is a message to John Howard: please do not go. 
Author: David Burgess
Nationality: Australian   
 I am not worried about the malicious damage charge. If war isn't the ultimate damage, I don't know what is. 
Author: Dr. Will Saunders
Nationality: British   
 No matter what you think about the Iraq war, there is one thing we can all agree on for the next days - we have to salute the courage and bravery of those who are risking their lives to vote and those brave Iraqi and American soldiers fighting to protect their right to vote.  
Author: Hilary Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 26 October 1947
  
 I think for us to get American military personnel involved in a civil war inside Iraq would literally be a quagmire. Once we got to Baghdad, what would we do? Who would we put in power? What kind of government? Would it be a Sunni government, a Shia government, a Kurdish government? Would it be secular, along the lines of the Baath party, would it be fundamentalist Islamic? I do not think the United States wants to have U.S. military forces accept casualties and accept responsibility of trying to govern Iraq. I think it makes no sense at all. 
Author: Dick Cheney
Nationality: American
b. 30 January 1941
  
 We're always going to have to be involved in the Middle East. Maybe it's part of our national character, you know we like to have these problems nice and neatly wrapped up, put a ribbon around it. You deploy a force, you win the war and the problem goes away and it doesn't work that way in the Middle East, it never has and isn't likely to in my lifetime . 
Author: Dick Cheney
Nationality: American
b. 30 January 1941
  
 I think the record speaks for itself. These are two individuals who have been for the war when the headlines were good and against it when their poll ratings were bad. 
Author: Dick Cheney
Nationality: American
b. 30 January 1941
  
 If that war goes on in Cuba, with the added horrors which this new general brings with him, the responsibility is on us; we cannot escape it. 
Author: Henry Cabot Lodge
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1850  - d. 9 November 1924
  
 Standing, as I believe the United States stands for humanity and civilization, we should exercise every influence of our great country to put a stop to that war which is now raging in Cuba and give to that island once more peace, liberty, and independence. 
Author: Henry Cabot Lodge
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1850  - d. 9 November 1924
  
 All's fair in love and war 
Author: Francis Edward Smedley
Nationality: English
b. 4 October 1818  - d. 1 May 1864
  
 In a situation where many national leaders do the same thing and look out for national interests, and with an issue like global warming, you're likely to get no solution, so I think you have to have some kind of ethical trump on some of those issues. 
Author: Peter Singer
Nationality: Australian   
 You might hold an ethical position that it's wrong to lie, but if you have plans for a war in Iraq, and you want to keep them secret for practical reasons - to reduce casualties, perhaps - and someone asks you about those plans, you may need to lie for a 'good'  
Author: Peter Singer
Nationality: Australian   
 I was so opposed to the war in Vietnam that I initially refused President Nixon's urgings for me to go there.  
Author: Sammy Davis Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 8 December 1925  - d. 16 May 1990
  
 Locations are all tough, all miserable. I never left the sound stage for 18 years at Warners. We never went outside the studio, not even for big scenes. 
Author: Bette Davis
Nationality: American
b. 5 April 1908  - d. 6 August 1989
  
 I worked night and day for twelve years to prevent the war, but I could not. The North was mad and blind, would not let us govern ourselves, and so the war came. 
Author: Jefferson Finis Davis
Nationality: American
b. 3 June 1808  - d. 6 December 1889
  
 That's Anil's path. She grows up in Sri Lanka, goes and gets educated abroad, and through fate or chance gets brought back by the Human Rights Commission to investigate war crimes. 
Author: Michael Phillip Ondaatje
Nationality: Canadian
b. 12 September 1943
  
 The whole damn thing was a farce, and these people are trying to make a tragedy out of it. I had never said that I had regretted participating in a responsible way in the making of the bomb. I said that perhaps he - Kipphardt - had forgotten Guernica, Coventry, Hamburg, Dresden, Dachau, Warsaw, and Tokyo; but I had not, and that if he found it so difficult to understand, he should write a play about something else. 
Author: J. Robert Oppenheimer
Nationality: American
b. 22 April 1904  - d. 18 February 1967
  
 I believe that political correctness can be a form of linguistic fascism, and it sends shivers down the spine of my generation who went to war against fascism. 
Author: P. D. James
Nationality: English
b. 3 August 1920
  
 Are wars anything but the means whereby a nation is nourished, whereby it is strengthened, whereby it is buttressed? 
Author: Marquis de Sade
Nationality: French
b. 2 June 1740  - d. 2 December 1814
  
 What is more immoral than war? 
Author: Marquis de Sade
Nationality: French
b. 2 June 1740  - d. 2 December 1814
  
 Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. Contrary to what you've just seen, war is neither glamorous nor fun. There are no winners, only losers. There are no good wars, with the following exceptions: The American Revolution, World War II, and the Star Wars Trilogy. If you'd like to learn more about war, there's lots of books in your local library, many of them with cool, gory pictures. 
T.V. Series: The Simpsons
Nationality: American   
 I tried to avoid this war. I took George W. Bush through the consequences of going into an Arab country and becoming the occupiers. 
Author: Colin Powel
Nationality: American
b. 5 April 1937
  
 The civil war will ultimately be resolved by a test of arms. It's not going to be pretty to watch, but I don't know any way to avoid it. It is happening now. 
Author: Colin Powel
Nationality: American
b. 5 April 1937
  
 It is not a civil war that can be put down or solved by the armed forces of the United States. 
Author: Colin Powel
Nationality: American
b. 5 April 1937
  
 War should be the politics of last resort. And when we go to war, we should have a purpose that our people understand and support. 
Author: Colin Powel
Nationality: American
b. 5 April 1937
  
 All war is based on deception. 
Author: Sun Tzu
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 544  - d.  December 496
  
 In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take the enemy's country whole and intact; to shatter and destroy it is not so good. 
Author: Sun Tzu
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 544  - d.  December 496
  
 Secret operations are essential in war; upon them the army relies to make its every move. 
Author: Sun Tzu
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 544  - d.  December 496
  
 Thus, what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy. 
Author: Sun Tzu
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 544  - d.  December 496
  
 Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory. 
Author: Sun Tzu
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 544  - d.  December 496
  
 The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. 
Author: Sun Tzu
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 544  - d.  December 496
  
 There has never been a protracted war from which a country has benefited. 
Author: Sun Tzu
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 544  - d.  December 496
  
 War is the supreme drama of a completely mechanized society.  
Author: Lewis Mumford
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1895  - d. 26 January 1990
  
 And now, you dress if you go. They looked like Deadheads with a little better wardrobe so that's how the name sort of originated. 
Author: Jimmy Buffett
Nationality: American
b. 25 December 1946
  
 We are the people our parents warned us about. 
Author: Jimmy Buffett
Nationality: American
b. 25 December 1946
  
 I was sixteen when the war started. The first thing it made me do was fall in love. Brevity of life makes passion more insistent. The youngest and fittest in uniform. The erotic attraction of death.  
Author: Winifred Holtby
Nationality: English
b. 23 June 1898  - d. 29 September 1935
  
 These are they whose youth was violently severed by war and death; a word on the telephone, a scribbled line on paper, and their future ceased. They have built up their lives again, but their safety is not absolute, their fortress not impregnable. 
Author: Winifred Holtby
Nationality: English
b. 23 June 1898  - d. 29 September 1935
  
 You don't attack the grunts of Vietnam; you blame the theory behind the war. Nobody who fought in that war was at fault. It was the war itself that was at fault. It's the same thing with psychotherapy. 
Author: James Hillman
Nationality: American
b. December 1926
  
 An honorable Peace is and always was my first wish! I can take no delight in the effusion of human Blood; but, if this War should continue, I wish to have the most active part in it. 
Author: John Paul Jones
Nationality: American
b. 11 July 1747  - d. 18 July 1792
  
 I find bringing the country to the brink of war unilaterally five weeks before an election questionable - and very, very frightening. 
Author: Barbra Streisand
Nationality: American
b. 24 April 1942
  
 Continuous eloquence wearies. Grandeur must be abandoned to be appreciated. Continuity in everything is unpleasant. Cold is agreeable, that we may get warm.  
Author: Blaise Pascal
Nationality: French
b. 19 June 1623  - d. 19 August 1662
  
 There are some who speak well and write badly. For the place and the audience warm them, and draw from their minds more than they think of without that warmth. 
Author: Blaise Pascal
Nationality: French
b. 19 June 1623  - d. 19 August 1662
  
 Food probably has a very great influence on the condition of men. Wine exercises a more visible influence, food does it more slowly but perhaps just as surely. Who knows if a well-prepared soup was not responsible for the pneumatic pump or a poor one for a war? 
Author: Georg Cristoph Lichtenberg
Nationality: German
b. 1 July 1742  - d. 24 February 1799
  
 Be wary of passing the judgment - obscure. To find something obscure poses no difficulty - elephants and poodles find many things obscure. 
Author: Georg Cristoph Lichtenberg
Nationality: German
b. 1 July 1742  - d. 24 February 1799
  
 Reason now gazes above the realm of the dark but warm feelings as the Alpine peaks do above the clouds. They behold the sun more clearly and distinctly, but they are cold and unfruitful. 
Author: Georg Cristoph Lichtenberg
Nationality: German
b. 1 July 1742  - d. 24 February 1799
  
 Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death. 
Author: Miyamoto Musashi
Nationality: Japanese
b. December 1584  - d.  December 1645
  
 It is worth while too to warn the teacher that undue severity in correcting faults is liable at times to discourage a boy's mind from effort. 
Author: Quintilian
Nationality: Roman
b. December 35  - d.  December 100
  
 Hungary is, in a word, in a state of WAR against the Hapsburg dynasty, a war of legitimate defence, by which alone it can ever regain independence and freedom. 
Author: Lajos Kossuth
Nationality: Hungarian
b. 19 September 1802  - d. 20 March 1894
  
 Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience. 
Author: Thomas Merton
Nationality: American
b. 31 January 1915  - d. 10 December 1968
  
 Peace, if it ever exists, will not be based on the fear of war but on the love of peace. 
Author: Julien Benda
Nationality: French
b. 26 December 1867  - d. 7 June 1956
  
 Yes, politics IS war without bloodshed; and war is an extension of those politics. 
Author: H. Rap Brown
Nationality: American
b. 4 October 1943
  
 One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child. 
Author: Carl Jung
Nationality: Swiss
b. 26 July 1875  - d. 6 June 1961
  
 Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and activity of it. 
Author: François de La Rochefoucauld
Nationality: French
b. 15 September 1613  - d. 17 March 1680
  
 We must make clear to the Germans that the wrong for which their fallen leaders are on trial is not that they lost the war, but that they started it. And we must not allow ourselves to be drawn into a trial of the causes of the war, for our position is that no grievances or policies will justify resort to aggressive war. It is utterly renounced and condemned as an instrument of policy. 
Author: Robert H. Jackson
Nationality: American
b. December 1892  - d.  December 1954
  
 It is not uncommon in modern times to see governments straining every nerve to keep the peace, and the people whom they represent, with patriotic enthusiasm and resentment over real or fancied wrongs, urging them forward to war. 
Author: Elihu Root
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1845  - d. 7 February 1937
  
 It is to be observed that every case of war averted is a gain in general, for it helps to form a habit of peace, and community habits long continued become standards of conduct. 
Author: Elihu Root
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1845  - d. 7 February 1937
  
 The limitation upon this mode of promoting peace lies in the fact that it consists in an appeal to the civilized side of man, while war is the product of forces proceeding from man's original savage nature. 
Author: Elihu Root
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1845  - d. 7 February 1937
  
 Secretary of War Stanton used to get out of patience with Lincoln because he was all the time pardoning men who ought to be shot. 
Author: Elihu Root
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1845  - d. 7 February 1937
  
 The law of the survival of the fittest led inevitably to the survival and predominance of the men who were effective in war and who loved it because they were effective. 
Author: Elihu Root
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1845  - d. 7 February 1937
  
 To deal with the true causes of war one must begin by recognizing as of prime relevancy to the solution of the problem the familiar fact that civilization is a partial, incomplete, and, to a great extent, superficial modification of barbarism. 
Author: Elihu Root
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1845  - d. 7 February 1937
  
 The point of departure of the process to which we wish to contribute is the fact that war is the natural reaction of human nature in the savage state, while peace is the result of acquired characteristics. 
Author: Elihu Root
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1845  - d. 7 February 1937
  
 War was forced upon mankind in his original civil and social condition. 
Author: Elihu Root
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1845  - d. 7 February 1937
  
 The right to have a slave implies the right in some one to make the slave; that right must be equal and mutual, and this would resolve society into a state of perpetual war. 
Author: William Henry Seward
Nationality: American
b. 16 May 1801  - d. 10 October 1872
  
 The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war. 
Author: Douglas MacArthur
Nationality: American
b. 26 January 1880  - d. 5 April 1964
  
 War has rules, mud wrestling has rules - politics has no rules. 
Author: Ross Perot
Nationality: American
b. 27 June 1930
  
 The science of war leads one to dictatorship, pure and simple. The science of non-violence alone can lead one to pure democracy. Power based on love is thousand times more effective and permanent than power derived from fear of punishment. It is a blasphemy to say non-violence can be practiced only by individuals and never by nations which are composed of individuals. The nearest approach to purest anarchy would be a democracy based on non-violence. A society organized and run on the basis of complete non-violence would be the purest anarchy. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 A non-violent army acts unlike armed men, as well in times of peace as in times of disturbances. Theirs will be the duty of bringing warring communities together, carrying peace propaganda, engaging in activities that would bring and keep them in touch with every single person in their parish or division. Such an army should be ready to cope with any emergency, and in order to still the frenzy of mobs should risk their lives in numbers sufficient for that purpose. Satyagraha - truth-force - brigades can be organized in every village and every block of buildings in the cities. If the non-violent society is attacked from without there are two ways open to non-violence. To yield possession, but non-cooperate with the aggressor, prefer death to submission. The second way would be non-violent resistance by the people who have been trained in the non-violent way. The unexpected spectacle of endless rows upon rows of men and women simply dying rather than surrender to the will of an aggressor must ultimately melt him and his soldiery. A nation or group which has made non-violence its final policy cannot be subjected to slavery even by the atom bomb. The level of non-violence in that nation, if that even happily comes to pass, will naturally have risen so high as to command universal respect. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 At every meeting I repeated the warning that unless they felt that in non-violence they had come into possession of a force infinitely superior to the one they had and in the use of which they were adept, they should have nothing to do with non-violence and resume the arms they possessed before. It must never be said of the Khudai Khidmatgars that once so brave, they had become or been made cowards under Badshah Khan's influence. Their bravery consisted not in being good marksmen but in defying death and being ever ready to bare their breasts to the bullets. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 The demand for Pakistan as put forth by the Moslem League is un-Islamic and I have not hesitated to call it sinful. Islam stands for unity and the brotherhood of mankind, not for disrupting the oneness of the human family. Therefore, those who want to divide India into possibly warring groups are enemies alike of India and Islam. They may cut me into pieces but they cannot make me subscribe to something which I consider to be wrong. We must not cease to aspire, in spite of wild talk, to befriend all Moslems and hold them fast as prisoners of our love.[ 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 Total war is no longer war waged by all members of one national community against all those of another. It is total... because it may well involve the whole world. 
Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
Nationality: French
b. 21 June 1905  - d. 15 April 1980
  
 When rich people fight wars with one another, poor people are the ones to die. 
Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
Nationality: French
b. 21 June 1905  - d. 15 April 1980
  
 All I know is that these two gases both had a quite extraordinary effect, and that there was no respirator, and no protection against them that we knew of. So the soldiers would have been unable to protect themselves against this gas in any way. 
Author: Albert Speer
Nationality: German
b. 19 March 1905  - d. 1 September 1981
  
 I was not a member of the SS. 
Author: Albert Speer
Nationality: German
b. 19 March 1905  - d. 1 September 1981
  
 I knew that the National Socialist Party was anti-Semitic, and I knew that the Jews were being evacuated from Germany. 
Author: Albert Speer
Nationality: German
b. 19 March 1905  - d. 1 September 1981
  
 All sensible Army people turned gas warfare down as being utterly insane since, in view of your superiority in the air, it would not be long before it would bring the most terrible catastrophe upon German cities, which were completely unprotected. 
Author: Albert Speer
Nationality: German
b. 19 March 1905  - d. 1 September 1981
  
 I grow dizzy when I recall that the number of manufactured tanks seems to have been more important to me than the vanished victims of racism. 
Author: Albert Speer
Nationality: German
b. 19 March 1905  - d. 1 September 1981
  
 Cases of sickness made up a very small percentage which in my opinion was normal. However, propaganda pamphlets dropped from aircraft were telling the workers to feign illness, and detailed instructions were given to them on how to do it. 
Author: Albert Speer
Nationality: German
b. 19 March 1905  - d. 1 September 1981
  
 I would rather not tell you here things which every German has at heart. 
Author: Albert Speer
Nationality: German
b. 19 March 1905  - d. 1 September 1981
  
 I assert that a great number of the foreign workers in our country did their work quite voluntarily once they had come to Germany. 
Author: Albert Speer
Nationality: German
b. 19 March 1905  - d. 1 September 1981
  
 In all my activities as Armament Minister I never once visited a labor camp, and cannot, therefore, give any information about them. 
Author: Albert Speer
Nationality: German
b. 19 March 1905  - d. 1 September 1981
  
 It is certain that concentration camps had a bad reputation with us. 
Author: Albert Speer
Nationality: German
b. 19 March 1905  - d. 1 September 1981
  
 No doubt concentration camps were a means, a menace used to keep order. 
Author: Albert Speer
Nationality: German
b. 19 March 1905  - d. 1 September 1981
  
 Temporarily in 1934 I became a department head in the German Labor Front and dealt with the improvement of labor conditions in German factories. Then I was in charge of public works on the staff of Hess. I gave up both these activities in 1941. 
Author: Albert Speer
Nationality: German
b. 19 March 1905  - d. 1 September 1981
  
 A military man can scarcely pride himself on having smitten a sleeping enemy; it is more a matter of shame, simply, for the one smitten. 
Author: Admiral Isoruku Yamamoto
Nationality: Japanese
b. 4 April 1884  - d. 18 April 1943
  
 But then, if the war continues after that, I have no expectation of success. 
Author: Admiral Isoruku Yamamoto
Nationality: Japanese
b. 4 April 1884  - d. 18 April 1943
  
 In the first six to twelve months of a war with the United States and Great Britain I will run wild and win victory upon victory. 
Author: Admiral Isoruku Yamamoto
Nationality: Japanese
b. 4 April 1884  - d. 18 April 1943
  
 Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy; but after a war it seems more like astrology. 
Author: Rebecca West
Nationality: Irish
b. 21 December 1892  - d. 15 March 1983
  
 We all drew on the comfort which is given out by the major works of Mozart, which is as real and material as the warmth given up by a glass of brandy. 
Author: Rebecca West
Nationality: Irish
b. 21 December 1892  - d. 15 March 1983
  
 England is nothing but the last ward of the European madhouse, and quite possibly it will prove to be the ward for particularly violent cases. 
Author: Leon Trotsky
Nationality: Russian
b. 7 November 1879  - d. 21 August 1940
  
 There are no absolute rules of conduct, either in peace or war. Everything depends on circumstances. 
Author: Leon Trotsky
Nationality: Russian
b. 7 November 1879  - d. 21 August 1940
  
 Everybody has a job to do. There are people in Iraq on both sides of this war who do what they do for religious reasons, and they feel with God on their side. Some people are good at annihilating people. Maybe that's their gift. 
Author: Denzel Washington
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1954
  
 A house that does not have one warm, comfy chair in it is soulless. 
Author: May Sarton
Nationality: American
b. 3 May 1912  - d. 16 July 1995
  
 My wardrobe consists of antique clothes, many of my designs, plus shoes and shirts from Brooks Brothers and Paul Stuart. 
Author: Calvin Klein
Nationality: American
b. 12 November 1942
  
 A zeal for the defence of their country led these heroes to the scene of action, though with a few men to attack a powerful army of experienced warriors. 
Author: Daniel Boone
Nationality: American
b. 22 October 1734  - d. 26 September 1820
  
 May the same Almighty Goodness banish the accursed monster, war, from all lands, with her hated associates, rapine and insatiable ambition! 
Author: Daniel Boone
Nationality: American
b. 22 October 1734  - d. 26 September 1820
  
 The most ultimately righteous of all wars is a war with savages. 
Author: Teddy Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1858  - d. 6 January 1919
  
 The notion that we won the war against Iraq is like saying we won a war against Arizona. I mean, the fact of the matter is it's not that big of a country. Nobody, I don't think, had any notion that we would do anything but win it. 
Author: Carol Elizabeth Moseley-Braun
Nationality: American
b. 16 August 1947
  
 We have gone into a war, an unelected president sending us into a war that the Congress frankly had no right, I believe, to Literatureize. 
Author: Carol Elizabeth Moseley-Braun
Nationality: American
b. 16 August 1947
  
 War is to man what maternity is to a woman. From a philosophical and doctrinal viewpoint, I do not believe in perpetual peace 
Author: Benito Mussolini
Nationality: Italian
b. 29 July 1883  - d. 28 April 1945
  
 War alone brings up to their highest tension all human energies and imposes the stamp of nobility upon the peoples who have the courage to make it. 
Author: Benito Mussolini
Nationality: Italian
b. 29 July 1883  - d. 28 April 1945
  
 Most politicians - those people who live, eat and breathe politics - like to sit around and talk about politics and tell political war stories. Reagan didn't do that. His war stories were movie war stories and Hollywood war stories. He loved that. 
Author: Lyn Nofziger
Nationality: American
b. 8 June 1924  - d. 27 March 2006
  
 War is one of the scourges with which it has pleased God to afflict men. 
Author: Cardinal Richelieu
Nationality: French
b. 9 September 1585  - d. 4 December 1642
  
 Srebrenica was a horrendous war crime and it had to be uncovered. 
Author: John Pomfret
Nationality: American   
 Of whatsoever number a fleet of ships of war is composed, it is usually divided into three squadrons; and these, if numerous, are again separated into divisions. 
Author: William Falconer
Nationality: Scottish
b. December 1732  - d.  December 1769
  
 The ships of war therefore are occasionally annexed to any of the three squadrons or shifted from one to another. 
Author: William Falconer
Nationality: Scottish
b. December 1732  - d.  December 1769
  
 Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 People always make war when they say they love peace. 
Author: D. H. Lawrence
Nationality: English
b. 11 September 1885  - d. 2 March 1930
  
 War in men's eyes shall be A monster of iniquity In the good time coming. Nations shall not quarrel then, To prove which is the stronger; Nor slaughter men for glory's sake; - Wait a little longer. 
Author: Charles Mackay
Nationality: Scottish
b. 27 March 1814  - d. 24 December 1889
  
 This beast went to the well and drank, and the noise was in the beast's belly like unto the questing of thirty couple hounds, but all the while the beast drank there was no noise in the beast's belly.Through this same man and me hath all this war been wrought, and the death of the most noblest knights of the world; for through our love that we have loved together is my most noble lord slain. 
Author: Sir Thomas Malory
Nationality: English
b. December 1405  - d. 14 March 1471
  
 Through this same man and me hath all this war been wrought, and the death of the most noblest knights of the world; for through our love that we have loved together is my most noble lord slain. 
Author: Sir Thomas Malory
Nationality: English
b. December 1405  - d. 14 March 1471
  
 If women ran the world we wouldn't have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days. 
Author: Robin Williams
Nationality: American
b. 21 July 1951
  
 By reason of the basic medical responsibility in connection with the development of defense of all types against atomic, biological and/or chemical warfare agents, Armed Services personnel and/or civilians on duty at installations engaged in such research shall be permitted to actively participate in all phases of the program. 
Author: Charles E. Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 18 July 1890  - d. 26 September 1961
  
 There may be some backward countries where the mass of the people are on a subsistence level and where, as an aftermath of wars or partial crop failures, the standard of living has to be drastically reduced, but this certainly is not the case in our prosperous nations. 
Author: Charles E. Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 18 July 1890  - d. 26 September 1961
  
 Nowadays it is the fashion to emphasize the horrors of the last war. I didn't find it so horrible. There are just as horrible things happening all round us today, if only we had eyes to see them. 
Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein
Nationality: Austrian
b. 26 April 1889  - d. 29 April 1951
  
 In remembering the appalling suffering of war on both sides, we recognise how precious is the peace we have built in Europe since 1945. 
Author: Queen Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor
Nationality: English
b. 21 April 1926
  
 I stood with the pious and I didn't find any progress with them. I stood with the warriors in the cause and I didn't find a single step of progress with them. Then I said, 'O Allah, what is the way to You?' and Allah said, 'Leave yourself and come.' 
Author: Bayazid Bastami
Nationality: American
b. December 804  - d.  December 874
  
 I was a Republican until they lost their minds, "The word 'conservative' means 'discriminatory,' practically. It's a form of political discrimination. What do the Republicans run on? Against gay marriage and for a war that makes no sense. A war that was based on faulty intelligence. That's all they ever talk about. That and immigration. Another discriminatory argument for political gain. 
Author: Charles Barkley
Nationality: American
b. 20 February 1963
  
 I'm serious. I've got to get people to realize that the government is full of it. Republicans and Democrats want to argue over stuff that's not important, like gay marriage or the war in Iraq or illegal immigration... When I run - if I run - we're going to talk about real issues like improving our schools, cleaning up our neighborhoods of drugs and crime and making Alabama a better place for all people. 
Author: Charles Barkley
Nationality: American
b. 20 February 1963
  
 One thing's for sure, in the war between freedom and fear, our side is going to have better t-shirts. 
Author: Dave Winer
Nationality: American
b. 2 May 1955
  
 Every war results from the struggle for markets and spheres of influence, and every war is sold to the public by professional liars and totally sincere religious maniacs, as a Holy Crusade to save God and Goodness from Satan and Evil. 
Author: Robert Anton Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 18 January 1932
  
 We may have bad weather in Ireland, but the sun shines in the hearts of the people and that keeps us all warm. 
Author: Marianne Williamson
Nationality: American
b. 8 July 1952
  
 That is when America shall be better civilized, new policied and divided between great Princes, it may come to pass that they will no longer suffer their Treasure of Gold and Silver to be sent out to maintain the Luxury of Europe and other parts: but rather employ it to their own advantages, in great Exploits and Undertakings, magnificent Structure, Wars, or Expeditions of their own. 
Author: Thomas Browne
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1605  - d. 19 October 1682
  
 Insurrection by means of guerrilla bands is the true method of warfare for all nations desirous of emancipating themselves from a foreign yoke. It is invincible, indestructible. 
Author: Giuseppe Mazzini
Nationality: Italian
b. 22 June 1805  - d. 10 March 1872
  
 Never advise anyone to go to war or to get married. Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it, not at present. 
Author: Germaine Greer
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 January 1939
  
 The real theater of the sex war is the domestic hearth. 
Author: Germaine Greer
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 January 1939
  
 If this phrase of the 'balance of power' is to be always an argument for war, the pretext for war will never be wanting, and peace can never be secure. 
Author: John Bright
Nationality: British
b. 16 November 1811  - d. 27 March 1889
  
 Possibly you are not aware of the fact that the largest sum given by any contributor to the fund is but a trifle when compared with the losses suffered by nearly all the firms in the cotton trade during the disastrous years of the American war. 
Author: John Bright
Nationality: British
b. 16 November 1811  - d. 27 March 1889
  
 The printing press has done for the mind what gunpowder has done for war. 
Author: Wendell Phillips
Nationality: American
b. December 1811  - d.  December 1884
  
 It is a wary business, walking about a strange house you are to know well. Only cats and dogs with their more expressive bodies enact the tension we share with them at such times. The you inside you gathers up defensively: something is stealing upon you every moment; you will never be quite the same again. These new unsmiling lights, reflections and objects are to become your memories, riveted to you closer than friends or lovers, going with you, even, into the grave: worse, they may become dear and fasten like so many leeches on your heart. 
Author: Elizabeth Bowen
Nationality: Irish
b. December 1899  - d.  December 1973
  
 What does the truth matter? Haven't we mothers all given our sons a taste for lies, lies which from the cradle upwards lull them, reassure them, send them to sleep: lies as soft and warm as a breast! 
Author: Georges Bernanos
Nationality: French
b. 21 February 1888  - d. 5 June 1948
  
 My instinct as an individualist and artist has always warned me most urgently against this capacity of men for becoming drunk on collective suffering, collective pride, collective hatred, and collective honor. When this morbid exaltation becomes perceptible in a room, a hall, a village, a city, or a country, I grow cold and distrustful; a shudder comes over me, for already, while most of my fellow men are still weeping with rapture and enthusiasm, still cheering and venting protestations of brotherhood, I see blood flowing and cities going up in flames. 
Author: Hermann Hesse
Nationality: Swiss
b. 2 July 1877  - d. 9 August 1962
  
 The more individuals capable of watching the world theater calmly and critically, the less danger of monumental mass stupidities - in first of all, wars. 
Author: Hermann Hesse
Nationality: Swiss
b. 2 July 1877  - d. 9 August 1962
  
 All whom war, dearth, age, agues, tyrannies, Despair, law, chance, hath slain. 
Author: John Donne
Nationality: English
b. 23 January 1572  - d. 31 March 1631
  
 Thou'rt slave to fate, chance, kings, and desperate men, And dost with poison, war, and sickness dwell; And poppy or charms can make us sleep as well And better than thy stroke. 
Author: John Donne
Nationality: English
b. 23 January 1572  - d. 31 March 1631
  
 And they warred against the Midianites, as the Lord commanded Moses; and they slew all the males. 
Tome: The Bible
Nationality: English   
 Many conservative Jews, from David Horowitz to Rabbi Daniel Lapin, stuck up for Gibson as a man who defended family values against secular nihilism. I was just in the middle of writing a long and tedious essay, about how to tell a real anti-Semite from a person who too-loudly rejects the charge of anti-Semitism, when a near-perfect real-life example came to hand. That bad actor and worse director Mel Gibson, pulled over for the alleged offense of speeding and the further alleged offense of speeding under the influence, decided that he needed to demand of the arresting officer whether he was or was not Jewish and that he furthermore needed to impart the information that all the world's wars are begun by those of Semitic extraction. Call me thin-skinned if you must, but I think that this qualifies. 
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Nationality: English American
b. 13 April 1949  - d. 15 November 2011
  
 Ronald Reagan used to alarm his Soviet counterparts by saying that surely they'd both unite against an invasion from Mars. 
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Nationality: English American
b. 13 April 1949  - d. 15 November 2011
  
 Ronald Reagan said that he sought a Star Wars defense only in order to share the technology with the tyrants of the U.S.S.R. 
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Nationality: English American
b. 13 April 1949  - d. 15 November 2011
  
 Ronald Reagan used to alarm other constituencies by speaking freely about the End Times foreshadowed in the Bible. 
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Nationality: English American
b. 13 April 1949  - d. 15 November 2011
  
 I hate those men who would send into war youth to fight and die for them; the pride and cowardice of those old men, making their wars that boys must die. 
Author: Mary Roberts Rinehart
Nationality: American
b. 12 August 1876  - d. 22 September 1958
  
 Be polite; write diplomatically; even in a declaration of war one observes the rules of politeness. 
Author: Prince Otto von Bismarck
Nationality: German
b. 1 April 1815  - d. 30 July 1898
  
 If there is ever another war in Europe, it will come out of some damned silly thing in the Balkans. 
Author: Prince Otto von Bismarck
Nationality: German
b. 1 April 1815  - d. 30 July 1898
  
 People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election. 
Author: Prince Otto von Bismarck
Nationality: German
b. 1 April 1815  - d. 30 July 1898
  
 Even philosophers will praise war as ennobling mankind, forgetting the Greek who said: War is bad in that it begets more evil than it kills. 
Author: Immanuel Kant
Nationality: German
b. 22 April 1724  - d. 12 February 1804
  
 I've always loved War's Low Rider and Sly Stone's Thank You, and I just wanted to put my take on them. 
Author: Barry White
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1944  - d. 4 July 2003
  
 Al Jazeera aired a new tape of Osama bin Laden. It was the usual stuff, he called Bush evil, the Great Satan, called him a war monger. Basically, the same thing you heard at last night's Democratic debate. 
Author: Jay Leno
Nationality: American
b. 28 April 1950
  
 The Pentagon still has not given a name to the Iraqi war. Somehow 'Operation Re-elect Bush' doesn't seem to be popular. 
Author: Jay Leno
Nationality: American
b. 28 April 1950
  
 You know what they should call this war - Son of Bush vs. Son of a Bitch. 
Author: Jay Leno
Nationality: American
b. 28 April 1950
  
 You will be covered in warts, if you don't buy this book! 
Author: Clive James
Nationality: Australian
b. 7 October 1939
  
 The Jews have opened fire, and they are unready to begin a war. 
Author: Moshe Dayan
Nationality: Israeli
b. 20 May 1915  - d. 16 October 1981
  
 I gave up on the big screen. The Witching Hour was at Warner Bros. for 10 years and it just didn't work out. 
Author: Anne Rice
Nationality: American
b. 4 October 1941
  
 It is only the present danger of an immediate evil and an intent to bring it about that warrants Congress in setting a limit to the expression of opinion. 
Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 8 March 1841  - d. 6 March 1935
  
 We have shared the incommunicable experience of war. We felt, we still feel, the passion of life to its top. 
Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 8 March 1841  - d. 6 March 1935
  
 War should be made a crime, and those who instigate it should be punished as criminals. 
Author: Charles Evans Hughes
Nationality: American
b. 11 April 1862  - d. 27 August 1948
  
 The power to wage war is the power to wage war successfully. 
Author: Charles Evans Hughes
Nationality: American
b. 11 April 1862  - d. 27 August 1948
  
 I have lived in Germany and know its language and literature, and the spirit and ideals of its rulers. Having given many years to a study of American capitalism, I am not blind to the defects of my own country; but, in spite of these defects, I assert that the difference between the ruling class of Germany and that of America is the difference between the seventeenth century and the twentieth. No question can be settled by force, my pacifist friends all say. And this in a country in which a civil war was fought and the question of slavery and secession settled! I can speak with especial certainty of this question, because all my ancestors were Southerners and fought on the rebel side; I myself am living testimony to the fact that force can and does settle questions - when it is used with intelligence. In the same way I say if Germany be allowed to win this war - then we in America shall have to drop every other activity and devote the next twenty or thirty years to preparing for a last-ditch defence of the democratic principle. 
Author: Upton Sinclair
Nationality: American
b. 20 September 1878  - d. 25 November 1968
  
 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. 
Author: Dorothy Thompson
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1893  - d. 30 January 1961
  
 The boys who died just went out and died. To their own souls' glory of course - but what else?... Yet the next war will see the same hurrah and the same bowwow of the big dogs to get the little dogs to go out and follow the blood scent and get their entrails tangled in the barbed wire. 
Author: William Allen White
Nationality: American
b. 10 February 1868  - d. 31 January 1944
  
 All I Want Is a Warm Bed and a Kind Word and Unlimited Power 
Author: Ashleigh Brilliant
Nationality: English
b. 9 December 1933
  
 Press where ye see my white plume shine, amidst the ranks of war, And be your oriflamme today the helmet of Navarre. 
Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
Nationality: English
b. 25 October 1800  - d. 28 December 1859
  
 Civil strife is as much a greater evil than a concerted war effort as war itself is worse than peace. 
Author: Herodotus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 484  - d.  December 425
  
 In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons. 
Author: Herodotus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 484  - d.  December 425
  
 Peace is obtained by war. 
Author: Cornelius Nepos
Nationality: Roman
b. December 100  - d.  December 25
  
 Though brutal and bombastic, and dripping with venom against the Czech state and especially against the Czech President, the Fuehrer's speech, made to a delirious mass of Nazi fanatics gathered in the huge stadium on the last night of the party rally, was not a declaration of war. He reserved his decision - publicly at least, for, as we know from the captured German documents, he had already set October 1 for the attack across the Czech frontier. He simply demanded that the Czech government give "justice" to the Sudeten Germans. If it didn't, Germany would have to see to it that it did. 
Author: William Lawrence Shirer
Nationality: American
b. 23 February 1904  - d. 28 December 1993
  
 In view of the increasingly critical situation I propose to come over at once to see you with a view to trying to find a peaceful solution. I propose to come across by air and am ready to start tommorrow. Please indicate earliest time at which you can see me and suggest place of meeting. I should be grateful for a very early reply. 
Author: William Lawrence Shirer
Nationality: American
b. 23 February 1904  - d. 28 December 1993
  
 A bad peace is even worse than war. 
Author: Publius Cornelius Tacitus
Nationality: Roman
b. December 56  - d.  December 117
  
 War takes away the easy supply of daily wants, and so proves a rough master, that brings most men's characters to a level with their fortunes. 
Author: Thucydides
Nationality: Greek
b. December 460  - d.  December 395
  
 As our President, President Bush, has said, it is not the people of Iraq we are at war with. It is some of the people in that regime. Pray for peace in the middle east, a just peace. 
Author: Billy Graham
Nationality: American
b. 7 November 1918
  
 But Caesar had more than a mere name and military reputation: his energy could never rest, and his one disgrace was to conquer without war. 
Author: Lucan
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 November 39  - d. 30 April 65
  
 If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not as an example. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 I'm a middle age white guy, which means I'm constantly reminded that my particular group is responsible for the oppression of every known minority PLUS most wars PLUS government corruption PLUS pollution of the environment, not to mention that it was middle-age white guys who killed Bambi's mom. 
Author: Dave Barry
Nationality: American
b. 3 July 1947
  
 Experts tell us that if the Millennium Bug is not fixed, when the year 2000 arrives, our financial records will be inaccurate, our telephone system will be unreliable, our government will be paralyzed and airline flights will be canceled without warning. In other words, things will be pretty much the same as they are now. 
Author: Dave Barry
Nationality: American
b. 3 July 1947
  
 War is an invention of the human mind. The human mind can invent peace with justice. 
Author: Norman Cousins
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1915  - d. 30 November 1990
  
 History is a vast early warning system. 
Author: Norman Cousins
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1915  - d. 30 November 1990
  
 It was a new kind of class war - the people as citizens versus the politicians and their clients in the public sector. 
Author: Irving Kristol
Nationality: American
b. 22 January 1920
  
 Few people have ever seriously wished to be exclusively rational. The good life which most desire is a life warmed by passions and touched with that ceremonial grace which is impossible without some affectionate loyalty to traditional form and ceremonies. 
Author: Joseph Wood Krutch
Nationality: American
b. 25 November 1893  - d. 22 May 1970
  
 What a man knows is everywhere at war with what he wants. 
Author: Joseph Wood Krutch
Nationality: American
b. 25 November 1893  - d. 22 May 1970
  
 Peace is produced by war. 
Author: Pierre Corneille
Nationality: French
b. 6 June 1606  - d. 1 October 1684
  
 The history of England, who has always dealt most harshly with her vanquished foe in the few European wars in which she has taken part in modern times, gives us Germans an idea of the fate in store for us if defeated. 
Author: Bernhard von Bülow
Nationality: German
b. 3 May 1849  - d. 28 October 1929
  
 Since the German people, with unparalleled heroism, but also at the cost of fearful sacrifices, has waged war against half the world, it is our right and our duty to obtain safety and independence for ourselves at sea.  
Author: Bernhard von Bülow
Nationality: German
b. 3 May 1849  - d. 28 October 1929
  
 Accursed be he that first invented war. 
Author: Christopher Marlowe
Nationality: English
b. 26 February 1564  - d. 30 May 1593
  
 Devouring Famine, Plague, and War, Each able to undo mankind, Death's servile emissaries are; Nor to these alone confined, He hath at will More quaint and subtle ways to kill; A smile or kiss, as he will use the art, Shall have the cunning skill to break a heart. 
Author: James Shirley
Nationality: English
b. September 1596  - d. 29 October 1666
  
 And I have lived since - as you have - in a period of cold war, during which we have ensured by our achievements in the science and technology of destruction that a third act in this tragedy of war will result in the peace of extinction.  
Author: Lester Bowles Pearson
Nationality: Canadian
b. 23 April 1897  - d. 27 December 1972
  
 As a soldier, I survived World War I when most of my comrades did not. 
Author: Lester Bowles Pearson
Nationality: Canadian
b. 23 April 1897  - d. 27 December 1972
  
 As a civilian during the Second War, I was exposed to danger in circumstances which removed any distinction between the man in and the man out of uniform. 
Author: Lester Bowles Pearson
Nationality: Canadian
b. 23 April 1897  - d. 27 December 1972
  
 It has too often been too easy for rulers and governments to incite man to war.  
Author: Lester Bowles Pearson
Nationality: Canadian
b. 23 April 1897  - d. 27 December 1972
  
 The scientific and technological discoveries that have made war so infinitely more terrible for us are part of the same process that has knit us all so much more closely together. 
Author: Lester Bowles Pearson
Nationality: Canadian
b. 23 April 1897  - d. 27 December 1972
  
 The stark and inescapable fact is that today we cannot defend our society by war since total war is total destruction, and if war is used as an instrument of policy, eventually we will have total war. 
Author: Lester Bowles Pearson
Nationality: Canadian
b. 23 April 1897  - d. 27 December 1972
  
 Today continuing poverty and distress are a deeper and more important cause of international tensions, of the conditions that can produce war, than previously. 
Author: Lester Bowles Pearson
Nationality: Canadian
b. 23 April 1897  - d. 27 December 1972
  
 Until the last great war, a general expectation of material improvement was an idea peculiar to Western man. Now war and its aftermath have made economic and social progress a political imperative in every quarter of the globe. 
Author: Lester Bowles Pearson
Nationality: Canadian
b. 23 April 1897  - d. 27 December 1972
  
 We know now that in modern warfare, fought on any considerable scale, there can be no possible economic gain for any side. Win or lose, there is nothing but waste and destruction. 
Author: Lester Bowles Pearson
Nationality: Canadian
b. 23 April 1897  - d. 27 December 1972
  
 A lot of the blood of America's race war victims will be on the hands and bloated bodies of Rush Limbaugh and Howard Stern. 
Author: Carl Thomas Rowan
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1925  - d. 23 September 2000
  
 Our country is wallowing in a miasma of political and class conflict, of greed and special interest, with regard to budget deficits, inflation and rising unemployment, the threats of both a bloody war and a devastating recession. How did we get into this mess? Because the press, during the 1980s committed one of the greatest crimes of the 20th century. The media took a dive, caved in, and did not tell the American people the price they would eventually pay for Reaganomics. 
Author: Carl Thomas Rowan
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1925  - d. 23 September 2000
  
 If America abandons affirmative action, the country will take a giant step towards race war because there are armies of raging blacks and furious Hispanics who would go ballistic over effectuation of the proposed campaigns to roll back the meager gains that nonwhites have made in America during a cruel century. 
Author: Carl Thomas Rowan
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1925  - d. 23 September 2000
  
 The war we have to wage today has only one goal and that is to make the world safe for diversity. 
Author: U. Thant
Nationality: Burmese
b. 22 January 1909  - d. 25 November 1974
  
 Wars begin in the minds of men, and in those minds, love and compassion would have built the defenses of peace. 
Author: U. Thant
Nationality: Burmese
b. 22 January 1909  - d. 25 November 1974
  
 I don't believe that the big men, the politicians and the capitalists alone are guilty of the war. Oh, no, the little man is just as keen, otherwise the people of the world would have risen in revolt long ago! 
Author: Anne Frank
Nationality: German
b. 12 June 1929  - d.  March 1945
  
 There is an urge and rage in people to destroy, to kill, to murder, and until all mankind, without exception, undergoes a great change, wars will be waged, everything that has been built up, cultivated and grown, will be destroyed and disfigured, after which mankind will have to begin all over again. 
Author: Anne Frank
Nationality: German
b. 12 June 1929  - d.  March 1945
  
 Industry has operated against the artisan in favor of the idler, and also in favor of capital and against labor. Any mechanical invention whatsoever has been more harmful to humanity than a century of war. 
Author: Remy de Gourmont
Nationality: French
b. 4 April 1858  - d. 27 September 1915
  
 Unlike storybook heroes and heroines but like many actual heroes and heroines, she was something of a social outcast. As Simone Weil noted, it was the people with irregular and embarrassing histories who were often the heroes of the Resistance in the Second World War; the proper middle-class people may have felt they had too much to lose. 
Author: Pauline Kael
Nationality: American
b. 19 June 1919  - d. 3 September 2001
  
 It tackles a wonderful subject without preening, and brings it off unassertively - so unassertively that the movie is in danger of being overlooked. Variety has already dismissed it as something "for a very limited audience." We're getting to the point where the press assumes that movie audiences won't be willing to bring anything to a picture, and warns them off. 
Author: Pauline Kael
Nationality: American
b. 19 June 1919  - d. 3 September 2001
  
 Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism - and wars. 
Author: Dale Carnegie
Nationality: American
b. 24 November 1888  - d. 1 November 1955
  
 After wars peace, after peace, another war. Every day men are born and others die. 
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Nationality: French
b. 9 January 1908  - d. 14 April 1986
  
 There ought to be but one large art warehouse in the world, to which the artist could carry his art-works, and from which he could carry away whatever he needed. As it is, one must be half a tradesman. 
Author: Ludwig van Beethoven
Nationality: German
b. 16 December 1770  - d. 26 March 1827
  
 There's something about Marxism that brings out warts; the only kind of growth this economic system encourages. 
Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Nationality: American
b. 14 November 1947
  
 A man will go to war, fight and die for his country. But he won't get a bikini wax. 
Author: Rita Rudner
Nationality: American
b. 17 September 1956
  
 Yet, today, America's leaders are reenacting every folly that brought these great powers Russia, Germany, and Japan to ruin - from arrogance and hubris, to assertions of global hegemony, to imperial overstretch, to trumpeting new 'crusades,' to handing out war guarantees to regions and countries where Americans have never fought before. We are piling up the kind of commitments that produced the greatest disasters of the twentieth century. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 Gays have "declared war upon nature, and now nature is extracting an awful retribution. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 America did not listen to Booker T. Washington's concerns. Millions of jobs in burgeoning industries went to immigrants who poured into the United States between 1890 and 1920. These men and women enriched our country. But they also moved ahead of and shouldered aside black men and women whose families had been here for generations and even centuries. Not until immigration had been dramatically cut in the Coolidge era, and World War II created an all-consuming demand for industrial workers, were black Americans brought by the hundreds of thousands north to the manufacturing cities of America. And when they were, a Black middle class was created upon which the civil rights movement was built. When immigration stopped, Black America advanced, as Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, and A. Philip Randolph said it would. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 It was Wilsonism, liberal interventionism, not 'isolationism,' that created the moral-political swamp in which fascism, Hitlerism, and Stalinism were spawned. Unable to deal with the truth - that their own heroes produced the disasters that may yet ring down the curtain on Western Civilization - the blind children of Wilson now scapegoat Pius XII and America First. Do those attacking me realize they are defending the policies that produced World War II and virtual annihilation of the Jewish population of Europe? While the West is busy erecting Holocaust museums, it has failed to study the history that produced it. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 Though Hitler was indeed racist and anti-Semitic to the core, a man who without compunction could commit murder and genocide, he was also an individual of great courage, a soldier's soldier in the Great War, a political organizer of the first rank, a leader steeped in the history of Europe, who possessed oratorical powers that could awe even those who despised him. Hitler's success was not based on his extraordinary gifts alone. His genius was an intuitive sense of the mushiness, the character flaws, the weakness masquerading as morality that was in the hearts of the statesmen who stood in his path. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 There was nothing immoral, or unwise, about the isolationists' position of 1940-41. Because of the courageous efforts of Lindbergh and America First, the United States stayed out of the war until Hitler threw the full force of his war machine against Stalin. Thus, the Soviet Union, not America's young, bore the brunt of defeating Nazi Germany. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 As for my views on Israel, they have changed. With the Intifada, I came to believe that Israel's survival now mandated a homeland, a flag, and a nation of their own for the Palestinian people. A friend I made in Israel at the end of the Six Day War, Yitzhak Rabin, reached the same conclusion at the same time. For attempting to negotiate peace with Arafat, Rabin, too, was called an anti-Semite and Nazi, and was murdered in that climate of hatred. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 The war is largely fought to defend Israeli and American oil interests and is a useless war based on deception and imperialism. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 I saw in the Revolution of 1848 an act of great justice. I thought that a test of the Republican form was possible in France under better conditions that those of 1792. I sincerely accepted this test. I was with this idea that I entered the Assemblée Nationale, and that I sat on the extreme left, so as immediately to give a sign of my adherence to the type of government that the force of things had just imposed on France. The 15 May weakened me to the foundations of my hopes. It brought to light for me the schemes and the passions that unerringly reach toward a Civil War, a profound, unavoidable, fierce fight, in which the extreme left would play a role for which I did not want, for anything on Earth, to take responsibility. The Monarchist parties raised their heads again; I did not want to serve them, I could not without compromising religion. I preferred to retire. 
Author: Jean Baptiste Lacordaire
Nationality: French
b. 12 May 1802  - d. 21 November 1861
  
 In time of war the laws are silent. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 The only excuse for war is that we may live in peace unharmed. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 Those wars are unjust which are undertaken without provocation. For only a war waged for revenge or defense can be just. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 My so-called foreign friends do neither me nor the situation nor themselves any good when they try to bring me into opposition to the allegedly impossible National Socialist economic theories and declare me to some extent the protector of economic reason. I can assure you that everything I say and do has the complete approval of the Fuhrer and that I would not say or do anything that does not have his approval. 
Author: Hjalmar Schacht
Nationality: German
b. 22 January 1877  - d. 3 June 1970
  
 The memory of war weighs undiminished upon the people's minds. That is because deeper than material wounds, moral wounds are smarting, inflicted by the so-called peace treaties. Material loss can be made up through renewed labor, but the moral wrong which has been inflicted upon the conquered peoples, in the peace dictates, leaves a burning scar on the people's conscience. The Versailles Dictate cannot be an eternal document, because not only its economic, but also its spiritual and moral premises are wrong. 
Author: Hjalmar Schacht
Nationality: German
b. 22 January 1877  - d. 3 June 1970
  
 Colonies are necessary to Germany. We shall get them through negotiation if possible; but if not, we shall take them. 
Author: Hjalmar Schacht
Nationality: German
b. 22 January 1877  - d. 3 June 1970
  
 One thing I fear, that you Americans will do the same thing that you did after the last war. I mean that you will pull out of here and leave Europe, then Russia will have her way. Private enterprise and individual rights will be lost just as much as under a Nazi government. Frightful! 
Author: Hjalmar Schacht
Nationality: German
b. 22 January 1877  - d. 3 June 1970
  
 I was never in the army - I never had a uniform - I was never a soldier. I detest uniforms because they make one unfree. There is an old quotation that goes something like this: 'Your mind will be trained well, but confined to Spanish boots.' That quotation is very apt. It signifies how narrow the military mind becomes. 
Author: Hjalmar Schacht
Nationality: German
b. 22 January 1877  - d. 3 June 1970
  
 I have never believed in war. It is a crime against humanity whether you win or lose. I just read an article in this magazine I have in my hands that one day the moon will fall on the earth, but it is my feeling that until then, we should try to make the world a better place to live in. 
Author: Hjalmar Schacht
Nationality: German
b. 22 January 1877  - d. 3 June 1970
  
 Perhaps we should warn you that there is one thing you won't read, and that is a pat answer for the problems of life. We don't pretend to make this a spiritual or psychological patent-medicine chest where one can come and get a pill of wisdom, to be swallowed like an aspirin, to banish the headaches of our times. 
Author: Ed Murrow
Nationality: American
b. 25 April 1908  - d. 27 April 1965
  
 Stonewall Jackson, who knew something about the use of weapons, is reported to have said, "When war comes, you must draw the sword and throw away the scabbard." The trouble with television is that it is rusting in the scabbard during a battle for survival. 
Author: Ed Murrow
Nationality: American
b. 25 April 1908  - d. 27 April 1965
  
 The new understanding of the universe has come about through the new knowledge amassed in the last hundred years - by psychologists, biologists, and other scientists, by archaeologists, anthropologists, and historians. It has defined man's responsibility and destiny - to be an agent for the rest of the world in the job of realizing its inherent potentialities as fully as possible. It is as if man had been suddenly appointed managing director of the biggest business of all, the business of evolution - appointed without being asked if he wanted it, and without proper warning and preparation. What is more, he can't refuse the job. Whether he wants to or not, whether he is conscious of what he is doing or not, he is in point of fact determining the future direction of evolution on this earth. That is his inescapable destiny, and the sooner he realizes it and starts believing in it, the better for all concerned. 
Author: Sir Julian Sorrell Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 22 June 1887  - d. 14 February 1975
  
 The government's War on Poverty has transformed poverty from a short-term misfortune into a career choice. 
Author: Harry Browne
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1933  - d. 1 March 2006
  
 From the cranberry cancer scare of the 1950s to the Alar-in-apples hysteria of the 1980s, from the "new ice age" of the 1960s to the "global warming" of the 1990s, environmental alarms almost always turn out to be false. Few non-political scientists fear ozone loss, global warming, or acid rain. These are just issues that some people hope to use to reorder the lives of the rest of us. 
Author: Harry Browne
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1933  - d. 1 March 2006
  
 Given the government's record with the War on Poverty and the War on Drugs, we can assume that a War on Abortion would lead within five years to men having abortions. 
Author: Harry Browne
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1933  - d. 1 March 2006
  
 There are no violent gangs fighting over aspirin territories. There are no violent gangs fighting over whisky territories or computer territories or anything else that's legal. There are only criminal gangs fighting over territories covering drugs, gambling, prostitution, and other victimless crimes. Making a non-violent activity a crime creates a black market, which attracts criminals and gangs, which turns what was once a relatively harmless activity affecting a small group of people into a widespread epidemic of drug use and gang warfare. 
Author: Harry Browne
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1933  - d. 1 March 2006
  
 I remember seeing soldiers returning from the War in 1947. They had these little steel canisters with a snap-off top. When they snapped the tops off, they sprayed DDT all over the room so you never saw any more flies or mosquitoes - or cats. After the war, they started to use those chemicals in agriculture. The gases used by the Nazis were now developed for agriculture. Tanks were made into plows. Part of the reason for the huge surge in artificial fertilizer was that the industry was geared up to produce nitrates for explosives. Then they suddenly discovered you could put it on your crops and get great results. 
Author: Bill Mollison
Nationality: Australian
b. December 1928
  
 Friendship is a word, the very sight of which in print makes the heart warm. 
Author: Augustine Birell
Nationality: English
b. 19 January 1850  - d. 20 November 1933
  
 She was a golden brown presence, burned by the Tuscan sun and with a golden glint in her warm brown hair. She was dressed in a warm brown corduroy suit. She wore a large round coral brooch and when she talked, very little, or laughed, a good deal, I thought her voice came from this brooch. It was unlike anyone else's voice - deep, full, velvety, like a great contralto's, like two voices. 
Author: Gertrude Stein
Nationality: American
b. 3 February 1874  - d. 27 July 1946
  
 I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper and the old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer. 
Author: Brendan Behan
Nationality: Irish
b. 9 February 1923  - d. 20 March 1964
  
 Few men exhibit greater diversity, or, if we may so express it, greater antithesis of character than the native warrior of North America. In war, he is daring, boastful, cunning, ruthless, self-denying, and self-devoted; in peace, just, generous, hospitable, revengeful, superstitious, modest, and commonly chaste. 
Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Nationality: American
b. 15 September 1789  - d. 14 September 1851
  
 The warmth of zeal is not perhaps the most dangerous rock that we have to avoid; but rather that languour which ease produces and a distrust of our own courage. 
Author: Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre
Nationality: French
b. 6 May 1758  - d. 28 July 1794
  
 Men were made for war. Without it they wandered greyly about, getting under the feet of the women, who were trying to organise the really important things of life. 
Author: Alice Thomas Ellis
Nationality: British
b. 9 September 1932  - d. 8 March 2005
  
 Hugh Laurie: So lets talk instead about flexibility of language - erm, linguistic elasticity, if you'd like. Stephen Fry:: Yes, I think that I've said earlier that our language, English - L: As spoken by us. F: As we speak it, yes, certainly-, defines it. We are defined by our language, if you will. L (to screen): Hello. We're talking about language. F: Perhaps I can illustrate my point. Let me at least try. Here is a question: (hun...) L: What is it? F: Oh! Hun...my question is this: is our language - English - capable... is English capable of sustaining demagoguery? L: Demagoguery? F: Demagoguery. L: And by "demagoguery" you mean... F: By "demagoguery" I mean demagoguery... L: I thought so. F: I mean highly charged oratory persuasive whipping-up rhetoric. Listen to me, listen to me. If Hitler had been British, would we, under similar circumstances, have been moved, charged up, fired up by his inflammatory speeches or would we simply have laughed? Is English too ironic to sustain Hitlerian styles? Would his language simply have rung false in our ears? L (to screen): We are talking about things ringing false in our ears. F: May I compartmentalize - I hate to, but may I, may I: is our language a function of our British cynicism, tolerance, resistance to false emotion, humour and so on, or do those qualities come extrinsically - extrinsically] - from the language itself? It's a chicken and egg problem. L (to screen): We're talking about chickens, we're talking about eggs. F: Hun...let me start a leveret here: There's language and there's speech. Erm, there's chess and there's a game of chess. Mark the difference for me. Mark it please. L (to screen): We've moved on to chess. F: Imagine a piano keyboard, eh, 88 keys, only 88 and yet, and yet, hundreds of new melodies, new tunes, new harmonies are being composed by hundreds of different keyboards every day in Dorset alone. Our language, tiger, our language: hundreds of thousands of available words, trillions of legitimate new ideas, so that I can say the following sentence and be utterly sure that nobody has ever said it before in the history of human communication: "Hold the newsreader's nose squarely, waiter, or friendly milk will countermand my trousers." Perfectly ordinary words, but never before put in that precise order. A unique child delivered of a unique mother. L (to screen): ... F: And yet, oh, and yet, we, all of us, spend all our days saying to each other the same things time after weary time: "I love you", "Don't go in there", "Get out", "You have no right to say that", "Stop it, "Why should I", "That hurt", "Help", "Marjorie is dead". Hmn?. Surely, it's a thought to take out for cream tea on a rainy Sunday afternoon. L: So, to you, language is more than just a means of communication? F: Oh, of course it is, of course it is, of course it is, of course it is. Language is my mother, my father, my husband, my brother, my sister, my whore, my mistress, my check-out girl... language is a complimentary moist lemon-scented cleansing square or handy freshen-up wipette. Language is the breath of God. Language is the dew on a fresh apple, it's the soft rain of dust that falls into a shaft of morning light as you pluck from a old bookshelf a half-forgotten book of erotic memoirs. Language is the creak on a stair, it's a spluttering match held to a frosted pane, it's a half-remembered childhood birthday party, it's the warm, wet, trusting touch of a leaking nappy, the hulk of a charred Panzer, the underside of a granite boulder, the first downy growth on the upper lip of a Mediterranean girl. It's cobwebs long since overrun by an old Wellington boot. L (to screen): Night-night. 
T.V. Series: Fry and Laurie
Nationality: British   
 The War Zone is right. It's the truth. It's the truth about this subject. And I'm bullet-proof on that. Probably more so than I will be on any other film that I make as a director. 
Author: Tim Roth
Nationality: English
b. 14 May 1961
  
 For many people my age, the First World War is just a topic in a history book. But I've always been fascinated by the subject and think it's as relevant today as it ever was. 
Author: Daniel Jacob Radcliffe
Nationality: English
b. 23 July 1989
  
 I'm thrilled of the acceptance I get abroad. The people are so hearty, warm and grateful and I feel privileged having seen so many countries and some of the greatest monuments. 
Author: Daniel Jacob Radcliffe
Nationality: English
b. 23 July 1989
  
 Unless one is inordinately fond of subordination, one is always at war. 
Author: Philip Milton Roth
Nationality: American
b. 19 March 1933
  
 You will have realized by now that we are drifting towards great catastrophes. Apart from the private - our literary and financial existence is destroyed - it all leads to a new war. I won't bet a penny on our lives. They have succeeded in establishing a reign of barbarity. Do not fool yourself. Hell reigns. 
Author: Joseph Roth
Nationality: Austrian
b. 2 September 1894  - d. 27 May 1939
  
 Time's corrosive dewdrop eats The giant warrior to a crust Of earth in earth and rust in rust. 
Author: Francis Turner Palgrave
Nationality: British
b. 28 September 1824  - d. 24 October 1897
  
 Free! The word and the thought alone were worth fifty blankets. He was warm from end to end as he thought of the jolly world outside, waiting eagerly for him to make his triumphal entrance, ready to serve him and play up to him, anxious to help him and to keep him company, as it always had been in days of old before misfortune fell upon him.  
Author: Kenneth Graham
Nationality: Scottish
b. 20 July 1859  - d. 6 July 1932
  
 That was luck: I should not then have been a conscientious objector; but I am quite sure that the abominations of war would have made me one, as soon as I got to the front. 
Author: Laurence Housman
Nationality: English
b. 18 July 1865  - d. 20 February 1959
  
 The mere dates of my existence do not interest me, except in one connection. When the Great War started I was too old to be acceptable as a volunteer; when conscription followed I was too old to be conscripted. 
Author: Laurence Housman
Nationality: English
b. 18 July 1865  - d. 20 February 1959
  
 Fortune has dealt with me rather too well. I have known little struggle, not much poverty, many generosities. Now and then I have, for my books or myself, been somewhat warmly denounced - there was one good pastor in California who upon reading my Elmer Gantry desired to lead a mob and lynch me, while another holy man in the state of Maine wondered if there was no respectable and righteous way of putting me in jail. And, much harder to endure than any raging condemnation, a certain number of old acquaintances among journalists, what in the galloping American slang we call the "I Knew Him When Club", have scribbled that since they know me personally, therefore I must be a rather low sort of fellow and certainly no writer. But if I have now and then received such cheering brickbats, still I, who have heaved a good many bricks myself, would be fatuous not to expect a fair number in return. 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 We should adopt Jesus boldy, and send missionaries to explain him to the whites, except that no Indian except one very old and sick and never much good in warfare would be pompous enough to tell alien peoples what he thinks they should believe. 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 There is a peculiar burning odor in the room, like explosives. the kitchen fills with smoke and the hot, sweet, ashy smell of scorched cookies. The war has begun.  
Author: Alison Lurie
Nationality: American
b. 3 September 1926
  
 Faith I have, in myself, in humanity, in the worthwhileness of the pursuits in entertainment for the masses. But wide awake, not blind faith, moves me. My operations are based on experience, thoughtful observation and warm fellowship with my neighbors at home and around the world. 
Author: Walt Disney
Nationality: American
b. 5 December 1901  - d. 15 December 1966
  
 Combativeness was, I suppose, the dominant trait in my grandmother's nature. An aggressive churchgoer, she was quite without Christian feeling; the mercy of the Lord Jesus had never entered her heart. Her piety was an act of war against the Protestant ascendancy articles attacking birth control, divorce, mixed marriages, Darwin and secular education were her favourite reading. The teachings of the Church did not interest her, except as they were a rebuke to others. The extermination of Protestantism, rather than spiritual perfection, was the boon she prayed for. 
Author: Mary Therese McCarthy
Nationality: American
b. 21 June 1912  - d. 25 October 1989
  
 As a result of my philosophy, I wasn't even upset about Hitler. I was willing to go to war to knock him off, but I didn't hate him. I hated what he was doing. 
Author: Albert Ellis
Nationality: American
b. 27 September 1913  - d. 24 July 2007
  
 Kennedy said that if we had nuclear war we'd kill 300 million people in the first hour. McNamara, who is a good businessman and likes to save, says it would be only 200 million. 
Author: Norman Thomas
Nationality: American
b. 20 November 1884  - d.  December 1968
  
 I am a sportsman all over, and to the back-bone - Hunting is all that's worth living for - all time is lost wot is not spent in 'unting -it is like the hair we breathe - if we have it not we die - it's the sport of kings, the image of war without its guilt, and only five-and-twenty per cent of its danger. 
Author: Robert S. Surtees
Nationality: English
b. 17 May 1805  - d. 26 March 1864
  
 Untin' fills my thoughts by day, and many a good run I have in my sleep. Many a dig in the ribs I gives Mrs. J. when I think they're runnin' into the warmint. No man is fit to be called a sportsman wot doesn't kick his wife out of bed on a haverage once in three weeks! 
Author: Robert S. Surtees
Nationality: English
b. 17 May 1805  - d. 26 March 1864
  
 A little warmth, a little light Of love's bestowing - and so, good-night. 
Author: George Louis Palmella Busson du Maurier
Nationality: British
b. 6 March 1834  - d. 8 October 1896
  
 The manifestations of organic life, chemical properties and reactions, electricity, light, warmth and the natural attraction of physical bodies, constitute in our view so many different but no less closely interdependent variants of that totality of real beings which we call matter. 
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 May 1814  - d. 1 July 1876
  
 Such disagreements aside, I believe that the Howard Government has been very successful in doing what many administrations find difficult to do - actually implementing policy change. In my view, there is only one area where the Coalition has failed to have a significant impact - namely, in what some have termed 'the culture wars'. 
Author: Gerard Henderson
Nationality: Australian   
 It was as if Richard Alston and his politically conservative colleagues were completely unaware of the fashionable leftism which had prevailed at the public broadcaster since at least the 1960s - and which still prevails today. In other words, the conservatives were not as aware of the culture wars of that time as were such social democrats as Bob Hawke and Paul Keating. Mr Hawke and Mr Keating knew, from first-hand experience, that the ABC's in-house leftists invariably criticised Labor from the left. Some conservatives, from the Opposition benches, misunderstood the ABC's criticism of social democrats as entailing political 'balance'. They failed to understand that the left has virtually always opposed social democrats - just as it has always opposed political conservatives. 
Author: Gerard Henderson
Nationality: Australian   
 This is another way of saying that Donald McDonald culturally bonded with the ABC's prevailing leftist ethos and became a defender of the institution he was expected to reform. Well, that's a theory. Yet it always seemed to me that Donald McDonald was residing in Stockholm at the time of his appointment - so to speak. In my view, Mr McDonald was never likely to reform the ABC because - irrespective of his many abilities - he did not have the political acumen to know what the problem was. Put it another way. John Howard's decision to appoint Donald McDonald as ABC chairman indicated that the Prime Minister, too, lacked political judgment about what was required to prevail in the culture wars within key Australian institutions. 
Author: Gerard Henderson
Nationality: Australian   
 On 15 February 2006, Margaret Pomeranz reviewed Sam Mendes's film on the First Gulf War titled Jarhead. During the course of her comments, Ms Pomeranz declared that she was 'anti-war' (wow) and maintained that 'the First Gulf War was an air war'. She should have told that to those ground troops who, sanctioned by the United Nations, drove Saddam Hussein's army out of Kuwait and into southern Iraq in 1991. Apparently Ms Pomeranz believes that Saddam's regime should have been allowed to conquer Kuwait. In the event, she gave Jarhead three stars but only on account of the fact that it was 'well made'. It seems, that according to At the Movies, films should be primarily assessed according to leftist political principles rather on whether or not they are well made. 
Author: Gerard Henderson
Nationality: Australian   
 You would think that the former Communist Party of Australia operative Peter Cundall (he stood as a CPA Senate candidate in the 1961 Federal Election in Tasmania) would concentrate these days on such worthy causes as, say, organic farming. But no. Mr Cundall is still very much a political activist. Billed to address the National Press Club on 3 December 2003 on the topic 'The View From The Compost Heap', Mr Cundall quickly moved into standard-fare leftist rave mode. He bagged 'uncontrolled greed', 'the most powerful', 'the invasion of Iraq', George W. Bush and so on. As Ian Warden commented in the Canberra Times (4 December 2003), Peter Cundall emerged from the address as 'someone way to the left of Greens Senator Bob Brown'. Little wonder that he is such a hit with organic farming types at the public broadcaster - see Peter Cundall's (self-indulgent) self-profile on the cover of the April 2004 issue of Inside the ABC. 
Author: Gerard Henderson
Nationality: Australian   
 Don't get me wrong. It's good to have one-time leftists and social democrats now standing up against the left. By the way, I have defined what I mean by the contemporary left in the December 2004 issue of The Sydney Institute Quarterly. Yet it says something about the relative failure of Australian conservatives in the culture wars that there are so few from-cradle-to-grave conservatives in the public debate. Here the situation in Australia differs significantly from that prevailing in North America and Western Europe. Per head of the population, there are many more articulate political conservatives in the United States and Britain than there are in Australia. 
Author: Gerard Henderson
Nationality: Australian   
 We were not prepared intellectually. Those of us in the national security field still carried the baggage of the Cold War. We thought in concepts of coalition warfare and the Warsaw Pact. When we thought of terrorism, we thought only of state-sponsored terrorism, which is why the immediate reaction of many in our government agencies after 9/11 was: Which state did it? Saddam, it must have been Saddam. We had failed to grasp, for a variety of reasons, the new phenomenon that had emerged in the world. This was not state-sponsored terrorism. This was religious war. This was the emergence of a transnational enemy driven by religious fervor and fanaticism. Our enemy is not terrorism. Our enemy is violent, Islamic fundamentalism." 
Author: John Lehman
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1942
  
 There is only one principle of war and that's this. Hit the other fellow, as quickly as you can, as hard as you can, where it hurts him most, when he ain't lookin'. 
Author: William J. Slim
Nationality: British
b. 6 August 1891  - d. 14 December 1970
  
 I would like to say something, not just to Vietnam veterans in New England, but to men who were in Vietnam, who I hurt, or whose pain I caused to deepen because of things that I said or did. I was trying to help end the killing and the war, but there were times when I was thoughtless and careless about it and I'm very sorry that I hurt them. And I want to apologize to them and their families. I will go to my grave regretting the photograph of me in an anti-aircraft gun, which looks like I was trying to shoot at American planes. It hurt so many soldiers. It galvanized such hostility. It was the most horrible thing I could possibly have done. It was just thoughtless. 
Author: Jane Fonda
Nationality: American
b. 21 December 1937
  
 At the end of any war, everyone sits around a table and comes to some agreement. Why don't they do that before the war instead????? 
Author: Alf Razzell
Nationality: American
b. June 1897
  
 The writer warns the heads of parties against believing their own lies. 
Author: Dr. John Arbuthnot
Nationality: British
b. 29 April 1667  - d. 27 February 1735
  
 Terrorism is the war of the poor, and war is the terrorism of the rich. 
Author: Peter Ustinov
Nationality: English
b. 16 April 1921  - d. 28 March 2004
  
 Either war is obsolete, or men are. 
Author: Richard Buckminster Fuller
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1895  - d. 1 July 1983
  
 War is the ultimate tool of politics. 
Author: Richard Buckminster Fuller
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1895  - d. 1 July 1983
  
 People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned. 
Author: Saul Bellow
Nationality: American
b. 10 June 1915  - d. 5 April 2005
  
 Jordan itself is a beautiful country. It is wild, with limitless deserts where the Bedouin roam, but the mountains of the north are clothed in green forests, and where the Jordan River flows it is fertile and warm in winter. 
Author: King Hussein
Nationality: Jordanian
b. 14 November 1935  - d. 7 February 1999
  
 My concern all along, I have warned time and again, is of Jordan becoming a battleground for forces outside its immediate area. This is where we went haywire in the 1950s and I hope this will never be repeated. 
Author: King Hussein
Nationality: Jordanian
b. 14 November 1935  - d. 7 February 1999
  
 Nothing is more useless in developing a nation's economy than a gun, and nothing blocks the road to social development more than the financial burden of war. War is the arch enemy of national progress and the modern scourge of civilized men. Our religion does not discriminate according to color, sex or anything else. What counts is piety and faith. 
Author: King Hussein
Nationality: Jordanian
b. 14 November 1935  - d. 7 February 1999
  
 The marshalling of those resources in order to obtain the maximum war effort for Australia, and a maximum degree of help and cooperation for Great Britain and the sister Dominions, is the primary objective of the new Department. 
Author: Harold Edward Holt
Nationality: Australian
b. 5 August 1908  - d. 17 December 1967
  
 The cosy glow which had been enveloping the Duke became shot through by a sudden chill. It was as if he had been luxuriating in a warm shower-bath, and some hidden hand had turned on the cold tap. 
Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1881  - d. 14 February 1975
  
 Of course people don't want war. Why should a poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best thing he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? 
Author: Hermann Goring
Nationality: German
b. 12 January 1893  - d. 15 October 1946
  
 Politics is war without bloodshed, while war is politics with bloodshed. 
Author: Mao Tse-Tung
Nationality: Chinese
b. 26 December 1893  - d. 9 September 1976
  
 Now, when our Lord was come to eighteen years, The King commanded that there should be built Three stately houses, one of hewn square beams With cedar lining, warm for winter days; One of veined marbles, cool for summer heat; And one of burned bricks, with blue tiles bedecked, Pleasant at seed-time, when the champaks bud - Subha, Suramma, Ramma, were their names. Delicious gardens round about them bloomed, Streams wandered wild and musky thickets stretched, With many a bright pavilion and fair lawn In midst of which Siddartha strayed at will, Some new delight provided every hour; And happy hours he knew, for life was rich, With youthful blood at quickest; yet still came The shadows of his meditation back, As the lake's silver dulls with driving clouds. 
Author: Edwin Arnold
Nationality: English
b. 10 June 1832  - d. 24 March 1904
  
 The first Gulf War "did not take place". The Gulf War is the inverse of the Clausewitzian formula: it was not "the continuation of politics by other means", but "the continuation of the absence of politics by other means". Accordingly, Saddam Hussein was not fighting the Allied Forces, but using the lives of his soldiers as a form of sacrifice to preserve his power. The Allied Forces fighting the Iraqi military forces were merely dropping 10,000 tonnes of bombs daily, as if proving to themselves that there was an enemy to fight. So, too, were the Western media complicit, presenting the war in real time, by recycling images of war to propagate the notion that the two enemies, the US ,and allies, were actually fighting the Iraqi Army, but, such was not the case. Saddam Hussein did not use his military capacity, the Iraqi Air Force, his politico-military power was not weakened, he suppressed the Kurdish insurgency against Iraq at war's end, so, concluding that politically little had changed in Iraq: the enemy went undefeated, the victors were not victorious, therefore, there was no war: the Gulf War did not occur. 
Author: Jean Baudrillard
Nationality: French
b. 29 July 1929  - d. 6 March 2007
  
 Saddam liquidates the communists, Moscow flirts even more with him; he gases the Kurds, it is not held against him; he eliminates the religious cadres, the whole of Islam makes peace with him. Even the 100,000 dead will only have been the final decoy that Saddam will have sacrificed, the blood money paid in forfeit according to a calculated equivalence, in order to conserve his power. What is worse is that these dead still serve as an alibi for those who do not want to have been excited for nothing: at least these dead will prove this war was indeed a war and not a shameful and pointless hoax . 
Author: Jean Baudrillard
Nationality: French
b. 29 July 1929  - d. 6 March 2007
  
 Indeed, proof that a given condition always precedes or accompanies a phenomenon does not warrant concluding with certainty that a given condition is the immediate cause of that phenomenon. It must still be established that when this condition is removed, the phenomen will no longer appear. 
Author: Claude Bernard
Nationality: French
b. 12 July 1813  - d. 10 February 1878
  
 But you've got to have money for comfort, which obviously doesn't matter as much when you're young, but even so. I always like to bloody eat well and be warm. Have a drink when I want it. 
Author: Jeffrey Bernard
Nationality: British
b. 27 May 1932  - d. 4 September 1997
  
 There's no doubt Iraq hasn't fully complied with its disarmament obligations as set forth by the Security Council in its resolution. But on the other hand, since 1998 Iraq has been fundamentally disarmed: 90-95% of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction capacity has been verifiably eliminated. We have to remember that this missing 5-10% doesn't necessarily constitute a threat... It constitutes bits and pieces of a weapons program which in its totality doesn't amount to much, but which is still prohibited... We can't give Iraq a clean bill of health, therefore we can't close the book on their weapons of mass destruction. But simultaneously, we can't reasonably talk about Iraqi non-compliance as representing a de-facto retention of a prohibited capacity worthy of war. 
Author: Scott Ritter
Nationality: American
b. 15 July 1961
  
 If the reader can fully answer the question raised, then he or she qualifies as one capable of pointing an accusatory finger at Congress as its members dither over what to do in Iraq. If the reader fails the quiz, then there should be an honest appraisal of the reality that we are in way over our heads regarding this war, and that it is irresponsible for anyone to make sweeping judgments about the ramifications of policy courses of action yet to be agreed upon. Claiming to be able to divine a solution to a problem improperly defined is not only ignorant but dangerously delusional. 
Author: Scott Ritter
Nationality: American
b. 15 July 1961
  
 This war is not as in the past; whoever occupies a territory also imposes on it his own social system. Everyone imposes his own system as far as his army can reach. It cannot be otherwise. If now there is no a communist government in Paris, cause of this is Russia has no an army which can reach to Paris in 1945. 
Author: Joseph Stalin
Nationality: Russian
b. 21 December 1879  - d. 5 March 1953
  
 I hope we shall abolish war and settle all differences at the conference table. I hope we shall abolish all hydrogen and atom bombs before they abolish us first. 
Author: Charlie Chaplin
Nationality: British
b. 16 April 1889  - d. 25 December 1977
  
 This is a story of a period between two World Wars - an interim in which insanity cut loose. Liberty took a nose dive, and humanity was kicked around somewhat. 
Author: Charlie Chaplin
Nationality: British
b. 16 April 1889  - d. 25 December 1977
  
 There is no war not based on lies, There is no infamy alive without Its kindred kin, deceit. 
Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1911  - d. 24 February 1986
  
 There are few strong new forces in the world today. Man's civilization is tired, fed up with war, poverty and crime. 
Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1911  - d. 24 February 1986
  
 There were no such thing as Palestinians. When was there an independent Palestinian people with a Palestinian state? It was either southern Syria before the First World War, and then it was a Palestine including Jordan. It was not as though there was a Palestinian people in Palestine considering itself as a Palestinian people and we came and threw them out and took their country away from them. They did not exist. 
Author: Golda Meir
Nationality: Israeli
b. 3 May 1898  - d. 8 December 1978
  
 We have always said that in our war with the Arabs we had a secret weapon - no alternative.  
Author: Golda Meir
Nationality: Israeli
b. 3 May 1898  - d. 8 December 1978
  
 It is true we have won all our wars, but we have paid for them. We don't want victories anymore. 
Author: Golda Meir
Nationality: Israeli
b. 3 May 1898  - d. 8 December 1978
  
 I don't know why you use a fancy French word like détente when there's a good English phrase for it - cold war. 
Author: Golda Meir
Nationality: Israeli
b. 3 May 1898  - d. 8 December 1978
  
 It is patriotism that stirs the people. Belgium defending her soil is heroic, and so is Turkey . . . . . . It is good for the world that such things should be done. The old heart of the earth needed to be warmed with the red wine of the battlefields. Such august homage was never before offered to God as this, the homage of millions of lives given gladly for love of country. 
Author: Padraic Pearse
Nationality: Irish
b. December 1879  - d.  December 1916
  
 A "war against terrorism" is an impracticable conception if it means fighting terrorism with terrorism. 
Author: John Mortimer
Nationality: British
b. 21 April 1923  - d. 16 January 2009
  
 It's tempting to wonder how many of the inventions of the past century we might have been better off without. Take the aeroplane for instance. It has transformed warfare from an event in which trained soldiers kill each other on distant battlefields to occasions when death is rained down indiscriminately on innocent civilians, while the professional fighters fly at a great height in comparative safety. 
Author: John Mortimer
Nationality: British
b. 21 April 1923  - d. 16 January 2009
  
 We wondered why we ever thought there was, during the Cold War, any serious danger of Russia conquering the world when they couldn't even deliver the scenery for The Tempest. 
Author: John Mortimer
Nationality: British
b. 21 April 1923  - d. 16 January 2009
  
 A good way of finding out who won a war, who lost a war, and what the war was about, is to ask who's cheering and who's depressed after it's over - this can give you interesting answers. So, for example, if you ask that question about the Second World War, you find out that the winners were the Nazis, the German industrialists who had supported Hitler, the Italian Fascists and the war criminals that were sent off to South America - they were all cheering at the end of the war. The losers of the war were the anti-fascist resistance, who were crushed all over the world. Either they were massacred like in Greece or South Korea, or just crushed like in Italy and France. That's the winners and losers. That tells you partly what the war was about. Now let's take the Cold War: Who's cheering and who's depressed? Let's take the East first. The people who are cheering are the former Communist Party bureaucracy who are now the capitalist entrepreneurs, rich beyond their wildest dreams, linked to Western capital, as in the traditional Third World model, and the new Mafia. They won the Cold War. The people of East Europe obviously lost the Cold War; they did succeed in overthrowing Soviet tyranny, which is a gain, but beyond that they've lost - they're in miserable shape and declining further. If you move to the West, who won and who lost? Well, the investors in General Motors certainly won. They now have this new Third World open again to exploitation - and they can use it against their own working classes. On the other hand, the workers in GM certainly didn't win, they lost. They lost the Cold War, because now there's another way to exploit them and oppress them and they're suffering from it. 
Author: Noam Chomsky
Nationality: American
b. 7 December 1928
  
 Pol Pot - he rounded up anybody he thought was intellectual and had them executed. And how he told someone was intellectual or not was whether they wore glasses. If they're that clever, take them off when they see him coming! 
Author: Ricky Dene Gervais
Nationality: English
b. 25 July 1961
  
 Yes; quaint and curious war is! You shoot a fellow down You'd treat if met where any bar is, Or help to half-a-crown. 
Author: Thomas Hardy
Nationality: English
b. 02 June 1840  - d. 11 January 1928
  
 My argument is that War makes rattling good history; but Peace is poor reading. 
Author: Thomas Hardy
Nationality: English
b. 02 June 1840  - d. 11 January 1928
  
 Only the dead have seen the end of war. 
Author: George Santayana
Nationality: Spanish
b. 16 December 1863  - d. 26 September 1952
  
 He who fights with Monsters, Might take care lest he thereby Becomes a Monster And if you gaze into an Abyss, The Abyss gazes also into you. 
Author: Mark Twain
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1835  - d. 21 April 1910
  
 Yes, this is Europe. The Europe that did not respond to the Serb shelling of Dubrovnik. Or the three-year siege of Sarajevo. The Europe that let Bosnia die. A new definition of Europe: the place where tragedies don't take place. Wars, genocides - that happened here once, but no longer. It's something that happens in Africa. Or places in Europe that are not "really" Europe. That is, the Balkans. Again, perhaps I exaggerate. But having spent a good part of three years, from 1993 to 1996, in Sarajevo, it does not seem to me like an exaggeration at all. 
Author: Susan Sontag
Nationality: American
b. 16 January 1933  - d. 28 December 2004
  
 As a secular person, and as a woman, I've always been appalled by the Taliban regime and would dearly like to see them toppled. I was a public critic of the regime long before the war started. But I've been told that the Northern Alliance is absolutely no better when it comes to the issue of women. The crimes against women in Afghanistan are just unthinkable; there's never been anything like it in the history of the world. So of course I would love to see that government overthrown and something less appalling put in its place. Do I think bombing is the way to do it? Of course I don't. It's not for me to speculate on this, but there are all sorts of realpolitik outcomes that one can imagine. 
Author: Susan Sontag
Nationality: American
b. 16 January 1933  - d. 28 December 2004
  
 I ain't got no quarrel with them Viet Cong. They never called me nigger." 
Author: Muhammad Ali
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1942
  
 Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go 10,000 miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on Brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights? No I’m not going 10,000 miles from home to help murder and burn another poor nation simply to continue the domination of white slave masters of the darker people the world over. This is the day when such evils must come to an end. I have been warned that to take such a stand would cost me millions of dollars. But I have said it once and I will say it again. The real enemy of my people is here. I will not disgrace my religion, my people or myself by becoming a tool to enslave those who are fighting for their own justice, freedom and equality. If I thought the war was going to bring freedom and equality to 22 million of my people they wouldn’t have to draft me, I’d join tomorrow. I have nothing to lose by standing up for my beliefs. So I’ll go to jail, so what? We’ve been in jail for 400 years. 
Author: Muhammad Ali
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1942
  
 No matter what you think about the Iraq war, there is one thing we can all agree on for the next days - we have to salute the courage and bravery of those who are risking their lives to vote and those brave Iraqi and American soldiers fighting to protect their right to vote. 
Author: Hilary Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 26 October 1947
  
 In fighting Hitler, we are truly fighting the Devil, the Anti-Christ...Hitler was a crusader against God. 
Author: A. A. Milne
Nationality: English
b. 18 January 1882  - d. 31 January 1956
  
 The militancy of men, through all the centuries, has drenched the world with blood. The militancy of women has harmed no human life save the lives of those who fought the battle of righteousness. 
Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
Nationality: British
b. December 1858  - d.  December 1928
  
 Strictly speaking, no person who believes that wars between classes and nations are inevitable is fit to be in charge of the destiny of children. To believe in the unity of the human race and get children to believe it in early youth would mean the creation of that unity and the end of war. 
Author: Dora Russell
Nationality: English
b. 3 April 1894  - d. 31 May 1986
  
 "I don't think that it's fair, as I said before, that it seems like we have a fighting class in our country that's comprised of people who have to go for either financial reasons, or ... I don't think that that is fair, and if you're gonna send people to war, then that needs to be shared by everybody." 
Author: Matt Damon
Nationality: American
b. 08 October 1970
  
 Don't you think it is hilarious to say that it is potentially dangerous for the whole world if Iran were to possess 1 nuclear warhead but the fact that the United States possess thousands of them possess no threat whatsoever. 
Author: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Nationality: American
b. 28 October 1956
  
 Warfare has traditionally been carried out primarily by men, since they seem better physically equipped for aggressive behavior. Women, on the other hand, tend to be more caring and more sensitive to others’ discomfort and pain. Although men and women have the same potentials for aggression and warm-heartedness, they differ in which of the two more easily manifests. Thus, if the majority of world leaders were women, perhaps there would be less danger of war and more cooperation on the basis of global concern – although, of course, some women can be difficult! I sympathize with feminists, but they must not merely shout. They must exert efforts to make positive contributions to society. 
Author: Dalai Lama
Nationality: Tibetan
b. December 1935
  
 Any time you have a situation in which you are calling for more time rather than calling for Iraq to immediately comply, it plays into the hands of Saddam Hussein.  
Author: Condoleezza Rice
Nationality: African-American
b. 14 November 1954
  
 How Bush and his junta succeeded in deflecting America's anger from Bin Laden to Saddam Hussein is one of the great public relations conjuring tricks of history. 
Author: John Le Carre
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1931
  
 There are some Arabs who think that the Germans did the right thing by the Jews. This makes it easy to recruit Arab terrorist. 
Author: John Le Carre
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1931
  
 In the war on terror we did everything wrong that we could have done. 
Author: John Le Carre
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1931
  
 On one hand we go like hell for every terror cell we can find, we penetrate it, we destroy it. On the other hand, there is a much bigger need for a political solution. 
Author: John Le Carre
Nationality: English
b. 19 October 1931
  
 I can assure you that no kingdom has ever had as many civil wars as the kingdom of Christ. 
Author: Charles de Montesquieu baron de Montesquieu
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 Religious wars are not caused by the fact that there is more than one religion, but by the spirit of intolerance...the spread of which can only be regarded as the total eclipse of human reason. 
Author: Charles de Montesquieu baron de Montesquieu
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 There are only two cases in which war is just: first, in order to resist the aggression of an enemy, and second, in order to help an ally who has been attacked. 
Author: Charles de Montesquieu baron de Montesquieu
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 Yes, all Africa remembers that it was Litvinov who stood alone beside Haile Selassie in Geneva, when Mussolini's sons flew with the blessings of the Pope to drop bombs on Ethiopian women and children. Africa remembers that it was the Soviet Union which fought the attempts of the Smuts to annex Southwest Africa to the slave reservation of the Union of South Africa, if the peoples of the Congo refuse to mine the uranium for the atom bombs made in Jim Crow factories in the United States; if all these peoples demand an end to floggings, an end to the farce of 'trusteeship' in the former Italian colonies.The Soviet Union is the friend of the African and the West Indian peoples. 
Author: Paul Robeson
Nationality: African-American
b. 09 April 1898  - d. 23 January 1976
  
 Vast quantities of U.S. bombers, tanks and guns have been sent against Ho Chi Minh and his freedom-fighters; and now we are told that soon it will be 'advisable' to send America GI's into Indo-China in order that the tin, rubber and tungsten of Southeast Asia be kept by the "free world"-meaning white Imperialism. 
Author: Paul Robeson
Nationality: African-American
b. 09 April 1898  - d. 23 January 1976
  
 At every step the vast majority have expressed horror at the idea of an aggressive war.  
Author: Paul Robeson
Nationality: African-American
b. 09 April 1898  - d. 23 January 1976
  
 Like any other people, like fathers, mothers, sons and daughters in every land, when the issue of peace or war has been put squarely to the American people, they have registered for peace. 
Author: Paul Robeson
Nationality: African-American
b. 09 April 1898  - d. 23 January 1976
  
 The Korean war has always been an unpopular war among the American people. 
Author: Paul Robeson
Nationality: African-American
b. 09 April 1898  - d. 23 January 1976
  
 What other country, when attacked in an unprovoked aggression across a recognized international frontier, is then put on a countdown clock by the world, given a limited time window in which to fight back, regardless of whether it has restored its own security?" 
Author: Charles Krauthammer
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1950
  
 "Let Israel Win the War"  
Author: Charles Krauthammer
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1950
  
 We will support democracy everywhere, but we will commit blood and treasure only in places where there is a strategic necessity - meaning, places central to the larger war against the existential enemy, the enemy that poses a global mortal threat to freedom. 
Author: Charles Krauthammer
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1950
  
 If the suspicion that al Qaeda was behind the attack proved correct, the United States had no choice but to go in to war in Afghanistan. 
Author: Charles Krauthammer
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1950
  
 Doves oppose war on the grounds that the risks exceed the gains. War with Iraq could be very costly, possibly degenerating into urban warfare. 
Author: Charles Krauthammer
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1950
  
 Reformation and reconstruction of an alien culture are a daunting task. Risky and, yes, arrogant. 
Author: Charles Krauthammer
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1950
  
 It may yet fail. But we cannot afford not to try. There is not a single, remotely plausible, alternative strategy for attacking the monster behind 9/11. It’s not Osama bin Laden; it is the cauldron of political oppression, religious intolerance, and social ruin in the Arab-Islamic world--oppression transmuted and deflected by regimes with no legitimacy into virulent, murderous anti-Americanism. 
Author: Charles Krauthammer
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1950
  
 With its oil, its urbanized middle class, its educated population, its essential modernity, Iraq has a future. In two decades Saddam Hussein reduced its GDP by 75 percent. Once its political and industrial infrastructures are reestablished, Iraq's potential for rebound, indeed for explosive growth, is unlimited. 
Author: Charles Krauthammer
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1950
  
 This is a formidable enemy. To dismiss it as a bunch of 'cowards' perpetuating 'senseless acts of violence' is complacent nonsense. People willing to kill thousands of innocents while they kill themselves are not cowards. They are deadly vicious warriors and need to be treated as such.  
Author: Charles Krauthammer
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1950
  
 Torture is an impermissible evil. Except under two circumstances. The first is the ticking time bomb. An innocent's life is at stake. The bad guy you have captured possesses information that could save this life. He refuses to divulge. In such a case, the choice is easy.  
Author: Charles Krauthammer
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1950
  
 When under attack, no country is obligated to collect permission slips from allies to strike back. 
Author: Charles Krauthammer
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1950
  
 I blush to think of our origins - our hands are steeped in Blood & Crime. And there is no letup to the slaughter and pillage. 
Author: Henry Miller
Nationality: American
b. 26 December 1891  - d. 07 June 1980
  
 No matter how vast, how total, the failure of man here on earth, the work of man will be resumed elsewhere. War leaders talk of resuming operations on this front and that, but man's front embraces the whole universe. 
Author: Henry Miller
Nationality: American
b. 26 December 1891  - d. 07 June 1980
  
 It matters not whether these weapons of our are humane; if they gain us our freedom, they are justified before our conscience and before our God. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 This is not Our War. 
Author: John Silas Reed
Nationality: American
b. December 1887  - d.  December 1920
  
 All we know is that, at times, fighting the Russians, we had to remove the piles of enemy bodies from our trenches, so as to get a clear field of fire against new waves of assault. 
Author: Paul von Hindenburg
Nationality: German
b. 02 October 1847  - d. 02 August 1934
  
 However, the fact that the tanks had now been raised to such a pitch of technical perfection that they could cross our undamaged trenches and obstacles did not fail to have a marked effect on our troops. 
Author: Paul von Hindenburg
Nationality: German
b. 02 October 1847  - d. 02 August 1934
  
 I also believed that our public at home would be strong enough to survive even the present crisis. 
Author: Paul von Hindenburg
Nationality: German
b. 02 October 1847  - d. 02 August 1934
  
 I believed that our own public would keep this in mind even in this serious crisis, and stand firm if only we at the front continued to stand firm too. 
Author: Paul von Hindenburg
Nationality: German
b. 02 October 1847  - d. 02 August 1934
  
 In spite of certain distressing but isolated occurrences in the last battle, I certainly hoped that the Army would be in a position to continue to hold out. 
Author: Paul von Hindenburg
Nationality: German
b. 02 October 1847  - d. 02 August 1934
  
 In the account book of the Great War the page recording the Russian losses has been ripped out. The figures are unknown. Five millions, or eight? We ourselves know not. 
Author: Paul von Hindenburg
Nationality: German
b. 02 October 1847  - d. 02 August 1934
  
 It does not seem to me to be sufficiently recognized everywhere among the officials that the existence or non-existence of our people and Empire is at stake. 
Author: Paul von Hindenburg
Nationality: German
b. 02 October 1847  - d. 02 August 1934
  
 It is impossible for our working people to maintain their full strength if they do not succeed in obtaining a sufficient supply of fat, allotted to them on a proper basis. 
Author: Paul von Hindenburg
Nationality: German
b. 02 October 1847  - d. 02 August 1934
  
 The soldier's lot is the most melancholy relic of barbarism - next to capital punishment- that lingers on among mankind. 
Author: Alfred Victor de Vigny
Nationality: French
b. 27 March 1797  - d. 17 September 1863
  
 They're a sovereign state. We have 28,000. Why can't they have 10? We don't say anything about Israel - they've got 100 of them approximately - or India or Pakistan or Russia. 
Author: Ted Turner
Nationality: American
b. 19 November 1938
  
 If Obama loses it will spark the second American Civil War. Blood will run in the streets, believe me. And it's not a coincidence that President Bush recalled soldiers from Iraq for Dick Cheney to lead against American citizens in the streets. 
Author: Erica Jong
Nationality: American
b. 26 March 1942
  
 If we see that Germany is winning we ought to help Russia and if Russia is winning we ought to help Germany, and that way let them kill as many as possible, although I don't want to see Hitler victorious under any circumstances. Neither of them thinks anything of their pledged word. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 It is a tragedy, what is happening, what Bush is doing. But Bush is now undermining the United Nations. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 We speak here of the challenge of the dichotomies of war and peace, violence and non-violence, racism and human dignity, oppression and repression and liberty and human rights, poverty and freedom from want. We stand here today as nothing more than a representative of the millions of our people who dared to rise up against a social system whose very essence is war, violence, racism, oppression, repression and the impoverishment of an entire people. I am also here today as a representative of the millions of people across the globe, the anti-apartheid movement, the governments and organisations that joined with us, not to fight against South Africa as a country or any of its peoples, but to oppose an inhuman system and sue for a speedy end to the apartheid crime against humanity. These countless human beings, both inside and outside our country, had the nobility of spirit to stand in the path of tyranny and injustice, without seeking selfish gain. They recognised that an injury to one is an injury to all and therefore acted together in defense of justice and a common human decency. Because of their courage and persistence for many years, we can, today, even set the dates when all humanity will join together to celebrate one of the outstanding human victories of our century. When that moment comes, we shall, together, rejoice in a common victory over racism, apartheid and white minority rule. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 When in 1977, the United Nations passed the resolution inaugurating the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people, it was asserting the recognition that injustice and gross human rights violations were being perpetrated in Palestine. In the same period, the UN took a strong stand against apartheid; and over the years, an international consensus was built, which helped to bring an end to this iniquitous system. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 Gandhi remained committed to nonviolence; I followed the Gandhian strategy for as long as I could, but then there came a point in our struggle when the brute force of the oppressor could no longer be countered through passive resistance alone. We founded Umkhonto we Sizwe and added a military dimension to our struggle. Even then, we chose sabotage because it did not involve the loss of life, and it offered the best hope for future race relations. Militant action became part of the African agenda officially supported by the Organization of African Unity (O.A.U.) following my address to the Pan-African Freedom Movement of East and Central Africa (PAFMECA) in 1962, in which I stated, "Force is the only language the imperialists can hear, and no country became free without some sort of violence." 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 You will notice that France, Germany Russia, China are against this decision. It is clearly a decision that is motivated by George W. Bush's desire to please the arms and oil industries in the United States of America. If you look at those factors, you'll see that an individual like myself, a man who has lost power and influence, can never be a suitable mediator. Neither Bush nor Tony Blair has provided any evidence that such weapons exist. But what we know is that Israel has weapons of mass destruction. Nobody talks about that. Why should there be one standard for one country, especially because it is black, and another one for another country, Israel, that is white. ... Many people say quietly, but they don't have the courage to stand up and say publicly, that when there were white secretary generals you didn't find this question of the United States and Britain going out of the United Nations. But now that you've had black secretary generals like Boutros Boutros Ghali, like Kofi Annan, they do not respect the United Nations. They have contempt for it. This is not my view, but that is what is being said by many people. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 There is one compromise and one only, and that is the United Nations. If the United States and Britain go to the United Nations and the United Nations says we have concrete evidence of the existence of these weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and we feel that we must do something about it, we would all support it. There is no doubt that the United States now feels that they are the only superpower in the world and they can do what they like. And of course we must consider the men and the women around the president. Gen. Colin Powell commanded the United States army in peacetime and in wartime during the Gulf war. He knows the disastrous effect of international tension and war, when innocent people are going to die, young men are going to die. He knows and he showed this after September 11 last year. He went around briefing the allies of the United States of America and asking for their support for the war in Afghanistan. Dick Cheney, Rumsfeld, they are people who are unfortunately misleading the president. Because my impression of the president is that this is a man with whom you can do business. But it is the men who around him who are dinosaurs, who do not want him to belong to the modern age. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 What I am condemning is that one power, with a president [George W. Bush] who has no foresight, who cannot think properly, is now wanting to plunge the world into a holocaust. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 There is nothing sensational in the way of revelations contained in these pages. All the cases mentioned are well known to those who were in authority, less well known to those primarily affected, and unknown, unfortunately, to the millions who fell. Although only a small part of the vast field of falsehood is covered, it may suffice to show how the unsuspecting innocence of the masses in all countries was ruthlessly and systematically exploited. 
Author: Arthur Ponsonby
Nationality: British
b. 16 February 1871  - d. 23 March 1946
  
 Contempt for the enemy, if illustrated, can prove to be an unwise form of falsehood. There was a time when German soldiers were popularly represented cringing, with their arms in the air and crying “Kamerad,” until it occurred to Press and propaganda authorities that people were asking why, if this was the sort of material we were fighting against, had we not wiped them off the field in a few weeks. 
Author: Arthur Ponsonby
Nationality: British
b. 16 February 1871  - d. 23 March 1946
  
 In Vienna an enterprising firm supplied atrocity photographs with blanks for the headings so that they might be used for propaganda purposes by either side. 
Author: Arthur Ponsonby
Nationality: British
b. 16 February 1871  - d. 23 March 1946
  
 Atrocity lies were the most popular of all, especially in this country and America; no war can be without them. Slander of the enemy is esteemed a patriotic duty. An English soldier wrote - The Times, September 15, 1914: “The stories in our papers are only exceptions. There are people like them in every army.” But at the earliest possible moment stories of the maltreatment of prisoners have to be circulated deliberately in order to prevent surrenders. This is done, of course, on both sides. Whereas naturally each side tries to treat its prisoners as well as possible so as to attract others. The repetition of a single instance of cruelty and its exaggeration can be distorted into a prevailing habit on the part of the enemy." 
Author: Arthur Ponsonby
Nationality: British
b. 16 February 1871  - d. 23 March 1946
  
 Lying, as we all know, does not take place only in war-time. Man, it has been said, is not “a veridical animal,” but his habit of lying is not nearly so extraordinary as his amazing readiness to believe. It is, indeed, because of human credulity that lies flourish. But in war-time the authoritative organization of lying is not sufficiently recognized. The deception of whole peoples is not a matter which can be lightly regarded. A useful purpose can therefore be served in the interval of so-called peace by a warning which people can examine with dispassionate calm, that the authorities in each country do, and indeed must, resort to this practice in order, first, to justify themselves by depicting the enemy as an undiluted criminal; and secondly, to inflame popular passion sufficiently to secure recruits for the continuance of the struggle. They cannot afford to tell the truth. In some cases it must be admitted that at the moment they do not know what the truth is. 
Author: Arthur Ponsonby
Nationality: British
b. 16 February 1871  - d. 23 March 1946
  
 It must be admitted that many people were conscious and willing dupes. But many more were unconscious and were sincere in their patriotic zeal. Finding now that elaborately and carefully staged deceptions were practised on them, they feel a resentment which has not only served to open their eyes but may induce them to make their children keep their eyes open when next the bugle sounds. 
Author: Arthur Ponsonby
Nationality: British
b. 16 February 1871  - d. 23 March 1946
  
 When war reaches such dimensions as to involve the whole nation, and when the people at its conclusion find they have gained nothing but only observe widespread calamity around them, they are inclined to become more sceptical and desire to investigate the foundations of the arguments which inspired their patriotism, inflamed their passions, and prepared them to offer the supreme sacrifice. They are curious to know why the ostensible objects for which they fought have none of them been attained, more especially if they are the victors. 
Author: Arthur Ponsonby
Nationality: British
b. 16 February 1871  - d. 23 March 1946
  
 Between nations, where the consequences are vital, where the destiny of countries and provinces hangs in the balance, the lives and fortunes of millions are affected and civilization itself is menaced, the most upright men honestly believe that there is no depth of duplicity to which they may not legitimately stoop. They have got to do it. The thing cannot go on without the help of lies. This is no plea that lies should not be used in war-time, but a demonstration of how lies must be used in war-time. If the truth were told from the outset, there would be no reason and no will for war. Anyone declaring the truth: “Whether you are right or wrong, whether you win or lose, in no circumstances can war help you or your country,” would find himself in gaol very quickly. In war-time, failure to lie is negligence, the doubting of a lie a misdemeanour, the declaration of the truth a crime. - 
Author: Arthur Ponsonby
Nationality: British
b. 16 February 1871  - d. 23 March 1946
  
 The object of this volume is not to cast fresh blame on authorities and individuals, nor is it to expose one nation more than another to accusations of deceit. 
Author: Arthur Ponsonby
Nationality: British
b. 16 February 1871  - d. 23 March 1946
  
 The narrowest patriotism could be made to appear noble, the foulest accusations could be represented as an indignant outburst of humanitarianism, and the meanest and most vindictive aims falsely disguised as idealism. Everything was legitimate which could make the soldiers go on fighting.  
Author: Arthur Ponsonby
Nationality: British
b. 16 February 1871  - d. 23 March 1946
  
 In calm retrospect we can appreciate better the disastrous effects of the poison of falsehood, whether officially, semi-officially, or privately manufactured. It has been rightly said that the injection of the poison of hatred into men’s minds by means of falsehood is a greater evil in war-time than the actual loss of life. The defilement of the human soul is worse than the destruction of the human body. A fuller realization of this is essential.  
Author: Arthur Ponsonby
Nationality: British
b. 16 February 1871  - d. 23 March 1946
  
 Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.  
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon. 
Author: Emperor Napoleon I
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat. 
Author: Emperor Napoleon I
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 I made all my generals out of mud.  
Author: Emperor Napoleon I
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots. 
Author: Emperor Napoleon I
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them. 
Author: Emperor Napoleon I
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos. The winner will be the one who controls that chaos, both his own and the enemies. 
Author: Emperor Napoleon I
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit. 
Author: Emperor Napoleon I
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 Victory belongs to the most persevering.  
Author: Emperor Napoleon I
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 War is the business of barbarians. 
Author: Emperor Napoleon I
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy's ranks. 
Author: Emperor Napoleon I
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 The average 20-year-old serving us in Iraq knows more about their country's national security than the average 20-year political veteran serving in the Congress today. 
Author: Fred Dalton Thompson
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1942
  
 This country has shed more blood for the freedom of other people than all the other nations in the history of the world combined, and I'm tired of people feeling like they've got to apologize for America. 
Author: Fred Dalton Thompson
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1942
  
 We can't forget the fact that although at a particular point in time we never found any WMD down there, he clearly had had WMD. He clearly had had the beginnings of a nuclear program. 
Author: Fred Dalton Thompson
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1942
  
 For a generation, terrorists learned they could make war on free nations without fear of war in return. On September 12, the terrorists got war in return. 
Author: Ken Mehlman
Nationality: American
b. 21 August 1966
  
 We've suffered a war, and one thing we know: Whenever our nation's faced war, whether it was in the 1980s when we were winning the Cold War or in the 1940s during World War II, the responsible thing to do has been to borrow money to win the war. 
Author: Ken Mehlman
Nationality: American
b. 21 August 1966
  
 Some people think that we haven’t noticed how the Jews are trying once again to spread themselves over all our streets. The Jews ought to please observe the laws of hospitality and not behave as if they were the same as us. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 The Jews must get out of Germany, indeed out of Europe altogether. That will take some time, but it must and will happen. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 Aim – drive the Jews out of Berlin and without any sentimentality. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 Hitler decides: demonstrations should be allowed to continue. The police should be withdrawn. For once the Jews should get the feel of popular anger. I immediately gave the necessary instructions to the police and the Party. Then I briefly spoke in that vein to the Party leadership. Stormy applause. All are instantly at the phones. Now people will act. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 As was to be expected, the entire nation is in uproar. This is one dead man who is costing the Jews dear. Our darling Jews will think twice in future before gunning down German diplomats. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 With regard to the Jewish Question, the Führer is determined to make a clean sweep of it. He prophesied that, if they brought about another world war, they would experience their annihilation. That was no empty talk. The world war is here. (This was the week Germany declared war on the United States.) The annihilation of Jewry must be the necessary consequence. The question is to be viewed without any sentimentality. We’re not there to have sympathy with the Jews, but only sympathy with our own German people. If the German people has again now sacrificed around 160,000 dead in the eastern campaign, the originators of this bloody conflict will have to pay for it with their lives. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 The Jews are now being deported to the east. A fairly barbaric procedure, not to be described in any greater detail, is being used here, and not much more remains of the Jews themselves. In general, it can probably be established that 60 percent of them must be liquidated, while only 40 percent can be put to work. A judgment is being carried out on the Jews which is barbaric, but fully deserved. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 They should be carted off to Russia, It would be best to kill them altogether. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 We live at the most critical period in the history of the Occident. Any weakening of the spiritual and military defensive strength of our continent in its struggle with eastern Bolshevism brings with it the danger of a rapidly nearing decline in its will to resist. Our soldiers in the East will do their part. They will stop the storm from the steppes, and ultimately break it. They fight under unimaginable conditions. But they are fighting a good fight. They are fighting not only for our own security, but also for Europe's future. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 Rarely in history has a brave people struggling for its life faced such terrible tests as the German people have in this war. The misery that results for us all, the never ending chain of sorrows, fears, and spiritual torture does not need to be described in detail. We are bearing a heavy fate because we are fighting for a good cause, and are called to bravely endure the battle to achieve greatness. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 For us, we have burnt our bridges. We cannot go back, but neither do we want to go back. We are forced to extremes and therefore resolved to proceed to extremes. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 I call on you to fight for your city. Fight with everything you have got, for the sake of your wives and your children, your mothers and your parents. Your arms are defending everything we have ever held dear, and all the generations that will come after us. Be proud and courageous! Be inventive and cunning! Your Gauleiter is amongst you. He and his colleagues will remain in your midst. His wife and children are here as well. He, who once captured the city with 200 men, will now use every means to galvanize the defense of the capital. The battle for Berlin must become the signal for the whole nation to rise up in battle. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 The heart of Germany has ceased to beat. The Führer is dead. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 It is a great pity that such a man is not with us any longer. But there is nothing to be done. For us, everything is lost now and the only way left for us is the one which Hitler chose. I shall follow his example. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 The Führer has given orders for me, in case of a breakdown of defense of the Capital of the Reich, to leave Berlin and to participate as a leading member in a government appointed by him. For the first time in my life, I must categorically refuse to obey a command of the Führer. My wife and my children agree with this refusal. In any other case, I would feel myself a dishonorable renegade and vile scoundrel for my entire further life, who would lose the esteem of himself along with the esteem of his people, both of which would have to form the requirement for further duty of my person in designing the future of the German Nation and the German Reich. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 The captain must not leave his sinking ship. I have thought about it all and decided to stay here. I have nowhere to go because with little children I will not be able to make it. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 Success is the important thing. Propaganda is not a matter for average minds, but rather a matter for practitioners. It is not supposed to be lovely or theoretically correct. I do not care if I give wonderful, aesthetically elegant speeches, or speak so that women cry. The point of a political speech is to persuade people of what we think right. I speak differently in the provinces than I do in Berlin, and when I speak in Bayreuth, I say different things than I say in the Pharus Hall. That is a matter of practice, not of theory. We do not want to be a movement of a few straw brains, but rather a movement that can conquer the broad masses. Propaganda should be popular, not intellectually pleasing. It is not the task of propaganda to discover intellectual truths.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 What does Christianity mean today? National Socialism is a religion. All we lack is a religious genius capable of uprooting outmoded religious practices and putting new ones in their place. We lack traditions and ritual. One day soon National Socialism will be the religion of all Germans. My Party is my church, and I believe I serve the Lord best if I do his will, and liberate my oppressed people from the fetters of slavery. That is my gospel. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 That is of course rather painful for those involved. One should not as a rule reveal one's secrets, since one does not know if and when one may need them again. The essential English leadership secret does not depend on particular intelligence. Rather, it depends on a remarkably stupid thick-headedness. The English follow the principle that when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 Berndt handed in a plan for the occultist propaganda to be carried on by us. We are getting somewhere. The Americans and English fall easily to this kind of propaganda. We are therefore pressing into service all star witnesses of occult prophecy. Nostradamus must once again submit to being quoted. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 If the German people lay down their weapons, the Soviets, according to the agreement between Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin, would occupy all of East and Southeast Europe along with the greater part of the Reich. An iron curtain would fall over this enormous territory controlled by the Soviet Union, behind which nations would be slaughtered. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 I dedicate this book to the memory of my friend Richard Flisges, who died as a brave soldier of work in a mine at Schliersee on the 19th of July 1923.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 1920. Both of us were about to capitulate facing spiritual breakdown. Then we helped each other to stand tall and did not falter. My answer was: Resistance!  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 1923. You challenged your fate. To surmount or to die! It was not yet time. Therefore you became a victim. Your answer was: Death!  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 1927. I stood in front of your grave; in radiating sunshine there was a still, green mound. And it was preaching about mortality. My answer was: resurrection. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 A mother who is not everything for her children: a friend, a teacher, a confidant, a source of joy and founded pride, inducement and soothing, reconciliator, judge and forgiver, that mother obviously chose the wrong job.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 I'm looking for the teacher who is unaffected enough to be great, and great enough to be unaffected. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 Everything is what you make of it, even yourself.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 Man only honors what he conquers or defends. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 When I sit near the ocean in the morning and write my verses and breathe the salty wind which is coming from the water, I rejoice in God and I am blissful, like I was as a child. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 A nation without a religion - that is like a man without breath.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 Today there seems to be only one absolute thing: relativism.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 Christianity is not a religion for the masses, let alone for all. Cultivated by few and translated into deeds, it is one of the most splendid blossoms that a decent man's soul can develop.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 If Christ came back he would drive his treacherous servants out of the temple with a whip. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 Mozart didn't need a scheme for his music. He played and sang with the heavenly lightness of a child.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 My God is a God of strength. HE does not like the smell of frankincense and the dishonoring crawl of the crowd. I stand before HIM proudly, with the head held high, like HE created me, and I profess gladly and freely before HIM. The true German seeks God for all of his life.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 To be modern only means to fill new forms with eternal truths.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 I feel how inside of me word follows word and thought follows thought, growing to the last act of creation. Holy hour of bringing forth, you are pain and pleasure, and a longing for form, image and essence. I am only the instrument that God uses to sing his song. I am only the vessel that nature smilingly fills with new wine.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 At night I sit in my chamber and read the bible. Far in the distance roars the sea. Then I lie down and think for a long time about the calm and pale man from Nazareth. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 We shall be quiet and wait till a star falls from heaven. Can you see, how above one light appears after the other and they together form a dome! We sit in silence and fold our hands in prayer. We shall be quiet and wait until a star falls from heaven.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 A child laughs when it feels joy and cries when it feels pain. Both things, laughing and crying it does with its whole heart. We all became so tall and so clever. We know so much and we have read so much. But one thing we forgot: to laugh and cry like the children do. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 Devotion, fervor, longing! Those are my pillars. We have to be the bridge to the future.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 Dostoyevsky is ahead of his time - a few daring steps. You follow him, dizzying, fearful, incredulous; but you follow. He won't let loose, you have to follow. ... You simply have to call him unique. He comes from nowhere and belongs nowhere. And yet he is always a Russian. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 The night is my best friend. It calms the storm in my soul and it lets the guiding stars rise.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 I put down the oars and float endlessly as if to the eternal shore. Blue light of the moon shines on my sail. My bark is gliding to a secure haven. Only silent waves break against my boat. Deepest silence surrounds me and my soul builds a golden bridge to a star. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 We had to bear much already. And still more will we have to bear. Let us thank God for being young. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 That's what the democratic parties personify: business groups! Nothing more. 'Weltanschauung? What kind of reactionary expression is that? Honor, loyalty, creed, convictions? Man, you are living in yesterday!'  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 To be a socialist means to let the ego serve the neighbour, to sacrifice the self for the whole. In its deepest sense socialism equals service. The individual refrains and the commonwealth demands. Frederick the Great was a socialist on a king's throne. "I'm the first servant of the state." A kingly socialist saying. Property is theft – so says the mob. Each to his own – so says the personality.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 Every age that has historical status is governed by aristocracies. Aristocracy with the meaning - the best are ruling. Peoples do never govern themselves. That lunacy was concocted by liberalism. Behind its "people's sovereignty" the slyest cheaters are hiding, who don't want to be recognized. 
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 O this world is beautiful because of you! To love somebody means that we're closer to God.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 After supper we are sitting close to the church in a quiet spot. As if from a distance we hear prayers and singing. The monks are holding their vesper services. Then it falls silent, wonderfully silent! The sun has already set. ... We are quiet, too. ... A door is closed somewhere. A man's, then a woman's voice. Children are praying! My dear Jesus! Then it falls silent again. Wonderfully silent! The night spreads its wide, black wings over the land.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 Great hour! Spent together, rejoicing and dreaming. Days and years are gathering. We are a still island in the ocean of the world. Beginning and end! Border between life and eternity! Euphoria, fulfillment, existence!  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 Christ is the genius of love and as such the most diametric antipole to Jewry, which is the incarnation of hate. Christ was the first anti-Jewish opponent of stature. The Jew is the lie that became flesh. He nailed Christ to the cross, and thus for the first time in history nailed the eternal truth to the cross.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 He who cannot hate the devil cannot love God.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 Hereafter we all have to be redeemed. The world is pulling with a thousand strings. We sin because of indifference and negligence and heap new guilt on the old original one. Our life is a chain of sin and expiation controlled by a destiny that can not be understood.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 The night folds her trembling hands over a weary world. Out of a pale blue rises the shining moon. My thoughts are flying to the stars like lonely swans.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 I believe in God. When everything collapses, we grip the last hold, we look from the secure haven how the godless society of the old, holy Europe falls apart. May the game begin.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 Give your goods to the poor: Christ. Property is theft - as long as it's not mine: Marx.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 The war we are fighting until victory or the bitter end is in its deepest sense a war between Christ and Marx. Christ: the principle of love. Marx: the principle of hate.  
Author: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality: German
b. 29 October 1897  - d. 01 May 1945
  
 Any military commander who is honest with himself, or with those he's speaking to, will admit that he has made mistakes in the application of military power. He's killed people unnecessarily - his own troops or other troops - through mistakes, through errors of judgment. A hundred, or thousands, or tens of thousands, maybe even a hundred thousand. But, he hasn't destroyed nations. And the conventional wisdom is don't make the same mistake twice, learn from your mistakes. And we all do. Maybe we make the same mistake three times, but hopefully not four or five. They'll be no learning period with nuclear weapons. You make one mistake and you're going to destroy nations. 
Author: Robert Strange McNamara
Nationality: American
b. 09 June 1916  - d. 06 July 2009
  
 Kennedy was trying to keep us out of war. I was trying to help him keep us out of war. And General Curtis LeMay, whom I served under as a matter of fact in World War II, was saying "Let's go in, let's totally destroy Cuba." 
Author: Robert Strange McNamara
Nationality: American
b. 09 June 1916  - d. 06 July 2009
  
 In Thompson's mind was this thought: Khrushchev's gotten himself in a hell of a fix. He would then think to himself, "My God, if I can get out of this with a deal that I can say to the Russian people: 'Kennedy was going to destroy Castro and I prevented it.'" Thompson, knowing Khrushchev as he did, thought Khrushchev will accept that. And Thompson was right. That's what I call empathy. We must try to put ourselves inside their skin and look at us through their eyes, just to understand the thoughts that lie behind their decisions and their actions.  
Author: Robert Strange McNamara
Nationality: American
b. 09 June 1916  - d. 06 July 2009
  
 In the first message, Khrushchev said this: "We and you ought not to pull on the ends of a rope which you have tied the knots of war. Because the more the two of us pull, the tighter the knot will be tied. And then it will be necessary to cut that knot, and what that would mean is not for me to explain to you. I have participated in two wars and know that war ends when it has rolled through cities and villages, everywhere sowing death and destruction. For such is the logic of war. If people do not display wisdom, they will clash like blind moles and then mutual annihilation will commence." 
Author: Robert Strange McNamara
Nationality: American
b. 09 June 1916  - d. 06 July 2009
  
 Why was it necessary to drop the nuclear bomb if LeMay was burning up Japan? And he went on from Tokyo to firebomb other cities. 58% of Yokohama. Yokohama is roughly the size of Cleveland. 58% of Cleveland destroyed. Tokyo is roughly the size of New York. 51% percent of New York destroyed. 99% of the equivalent of Chattanooga, which was Toyama. 40% of the equivalent of Los Angeles, which was Nagoya. This was all done before the dropping of the nuclear bomb, which by the way was dropped by LeMay's command. Proportionality should be a guideline in war. Killing 50% to 90% of the people of 67 Japanese cities and then bombing them with two nuclear bombs is not proportional, in the minds of some people, to the objectives we were trying to achieve. 
Author: Robert Strange McNamara
Nationality: American
b. 09 June 1916  - d. 06 July 2009
  
 LeMay said, "If we'd lost the war, we'd all have been prosecuted as war criminals." And I think he's right. He, and I'd say I, were behaving as war criminals. LeMay recognized that what he was doing would be thought immoral if his side had lost. But what makes it immoral if you lose and not immoral if you win? 
Author: Robert Strange McNamara
Nationality: American
b. 09 June 1916  - d. 06 July 2009
  
 If you went to the C.I.A. and said "How is the situation today in South Vietnam?" I think they would say it's worse. You see it in the desertion rate, you see it in the morale. You see it in the difficulty to recruit people. You see it in the gradual loss of population control. Many of us in private would say that things are not good, they've gotten worse. Now while we say this in private and not public, there are facts available that find their way in the press. If we're going to stay in there, if we're going to go up the escalating chain, we're going to have to educate the people, Mr. President. We haven't done so yet. I'm not sure now is exactly the right time. 
Author: Robert Strange McNamara
Nationality: American
b. 09 June 1916  - d. 06 July 2009
  
 Let me go back one moment. In the Cuban Missile Crisis, at the end, I think we did put ourselves in the skin of the Soviets. In the case of Vietnam, we didn't know them well enough to empathize. And there was total misunderstanding as a result. They believed that we had simply replaced the French as a colonial power, and we were seeking to subject South and North Vietnam to our colonial interests, which was absolutely absurd. And we, we saw Vietnam as an element of the Cold War. Not what they saw it as: a civil war. 
Author: Robert Strange McNamara
Nationality: American
b. 09 June 1916  - d. 06 July 2009
  
 What makes us omniscient? Have we a record of omniscience? We are the strongest nation in the world today. I do not believe that we should ever apply that economic, political, and military power unilaterally. If we had followed that rule in Vietnam, we wouldn't have been there. None of our allies supported us. Not Japan, not Germany, not Britain or France. If we can't persuade nations with comparable values of the merit of our cause, we'd better reexamine our reasoning. 
Author: Robert Strange McNamara
Nationality: American
b. 09 June 1916  - d. 06 July 2009
  
 Were those who issued the approval to use Agent Orange criminals? Were they committing a crime against humanity? Let's look at the law. Now what kind of law do we have that says these chemicals are acceptable for use in war and these chemicals are not. We don't have clear definitions of that kind. I never in the world would have authorized an illegal action. I'm not really sure I authorized Agent Orange. I don't remember it, but it certainly occurred, the use of it occurred while I was Secretary. 
Author: Robert Strange McNamara
Nationality: American
b. 09 June 1916  - d. 06 July 2009
  
 I formed the hypothesis that each of us could have achieved our objectives without the terrible loss of life. And I wanted to test that by going to Vietnam. 
Author: Robert Strange McNamara
Nationality: American
b. 09 June 1916  - d. 06 July 2009
  
 "Mr. McNamara, You must never have read a history book. If you'd had, you'd know we weren't pawns of the Chinese or the Russians. McNamara, didn't you know that? Don't you understand that we have been fighting the Chinese for 1000 years? We were fighting for our independence. And we would fight to the last man. And we were determined to do so. And no amount of bombing, no amount of U.S. pressure would ever have stopped us." 
Author: Robert Strange McNamara
Nationality: American
b. 09 June 1916  - d. 06 July 2009
  
 Norman Morrison was a Quaker. He was opposed to war, the violence of war, the killing. He came to the Pentagon, doused himself with gasoline. Burned himself to death below my office. He held a child in his arms, his daughter. Passersby shouted, "Save the child!" He threw the child out of his arms, and the child lived and is alive today. His wife issued a very moving statement: 'Human beings must stop killing other human beings.' And that's a belief that I shared. I shared it then and I believe it even more strongly today. How much evil must we do in order to do good? We have certain ideals, certain responsibilities. Recognize that at times you will have to engage in evil, but minimize it. 
Author: Robert Strange McNamara
Nationality: American
b. 09 June 1916  - d. 06 July 2009
  
 We all make mistakes. We know we make mistakes. I don't know any military commander, who is honest, who would say he has not made a mistake. There's a wonderful phrase: 'the fog of war.' What "the fog of war" means is: war is so complex it's beyond the ability of the human mind to comprehend all the variables. Our judgment, our understanding, are not adequate. And we kill people unnecessarily. 
Author: Robert Strange McNamara
Nationality: American
b. 09 June 1916  - d. 06 July 2009
  
 The major lesson of the Cuban missile crisis is this: the indefinite combination of human fallibility and nuclear weapons will destroy nations. Is it right and proper that today there are 7500 offensive strategic nuclear warheads, of which 2500 are on a 15 minute alert to be launched at the decision of 'one' human being? 
Author: Robert Strange McNamara
Nationality: American
b. 09 June 1916  - d. 06 July 2009
  
 I'm not so naive or simplistic to believe we can eliminate war. We're not going to change human nature anytime soon. It isn't that we aren't rational. We are rational. But reason has limits. There's a quote from T.S. Eliot that I just love: We shall not cease from exploring And at the end of our exploration We will return to where we started And know the place for the first time. Now that's in a sense where I'm beginning to be. 
Author: Robert Strange McNamara
Nationality: American
b. 09 June 1916  - d. 06 July 2009
  
 But right now, when the Japs are planting their hatchets in our skulls, it seems like a hell of a time for us to smile and warble: "Brothers!" It is a rather flabby battle cry. If we want to win, we’ve got to kill Japs, whether it depresses John Haynes Holmes or not. We can get palsy-walsy afterward with those that are left. 
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1904  - d. 24 September 1991
  
 A battery of field artillery is worth a thousand muskets. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 An Army is a collection of armed men obliged to obey one man. Every change in the rules which impairs the principle weakens the army. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 But, my dear sirs, when peace does come, you may call on me for any thing. Then will I share with you the last cracker, and watch with you to shield your homes and families against danger from every quarter. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 Courage - a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 Every attempt to make war easy and safe will result in humiliation and disaster. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 Grant stood by me when I was crazy, and I stood by him when he was drunk, and now we stand by each other. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 He belonged to that army known as invincible in peace, invisible in war. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation. War is hell. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 I intend to make Georgia howl. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 I know I had no hand in making this war, and I know I will make more sacrifices to-day than any of you to secure peace. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 I make up my opinions from facts and reasoning, and not to suit any body but myself. If people don't like my opinions, it makes little difference as I don't solicit their opinions or votes. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 I would make this war as severe as possible, and show no symptoms of tiring till the South begs for mercy. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 If forced to choose between the penitentiary and the White House for four years, I would say the penitentiary, thank you. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 If I had my choice I would kill every reporter in the world, but I am sure we would be getting reports from Hell before breakfast. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 If nominated, I will not run; if elected, I will not serve. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 If the people raise a great howl against my barbarity and cruelty, I will answer that war is war, and not popularity seeking. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 In our Country... one class of men makes war and leaves another to fight it out. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 It's a disagreeable thing to be whipped. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 The scenes on this field would have cured anybody of war. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 The voice of the people is the voice of humbug. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 There will soon come an armed contest between capital and labor. They will oppose each other, not with words and arguments, but with shot and shell, gun-powder and cannon. The better classes are tired of the insane howling of the lower strata and they mean to stop them. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 This war differs from other wars, in this particular. We are not fighting armies but a hostile people, and must make old and young, rich and poor, feel the hard hand of war. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 War is at its best, barbarism. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 War is the remedy that our enemies have chosen, and I say let us give them all they want. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 War is too serious a matter to leave to soldiers. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 You cannot qualify war in harsher terms than I will. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 You may as well say, 'That's a valiant flea that dare eat his breakfast on the lip of a lion. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 I was proud of the youths who opposed the war in Vietnam because they were my babies. 
Author: Dr. Benjamin McLane Spock
Nationality: American
b. 02 May 1903  - d. 15 March 1998
  
 I'm not a pacifist. I was very much for the war against Hitler and I also supported the intervention in Korea, but in this war we went in there to steal Vietnam. 
Author: Dr. Benjamin McLane Spock
Nationality: American
b. 02 May 1903  - d. 15 March 1998
  
 To win in Vietnam, we will have to exterminate a nation. 
Author: Dr. Benjamin McLane Spock
Nationality: American
b. 02 May 1903  - d. 15 March 1998
  
 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? 
Author: Dr. Benjamin McLane Spock
Nationality: American
b. 02 May 1903  - d. 15 March 1998
  
 When I consider the dead and their families, I cannot repress my mental agony. 
Author: Emperor Hirohito
Nationality: Japanese
b. 29 April 1901  - d. 07 January 1989
  
 When I calmly consider this, the flame of anxiety burns my body. Towards the public, I am deeply ashamed of my lack of discretion... I would like to apologise to successive emperors and people by doing my best for reconstruction of the nation and people's happiness. 
Author: Emperor Hirohito
Nationality: Japanese
b. 29 April 1901  - d. 07 January 1989
  
 After pondering deeply the general trends of the world and the actual conditions obtaining in Our Empire today, We have decided to effect a settlement of the present situation by resorting to an extraordinary measure. We have ordered Our Government to communicate to the Governments of the United States, Great Britain, China and the Soviet Union that Our Empire accepts the provisions of their Joint Declaration. 
Author: Emperor Hirohito
Nationality: Japanese
b. 29 April 1901  - d. 07 January 1989
  
 To strive for the common prosperity and happiness of all nations as well as the security and well-being of Our subjects is the solemn obligation which has been handed down by Our Imperial Ancestors and which lies close to Our heart. 
Author: Emperor Hirohito
Nationality: Japanese
b. 29 April 1901  - d. 07 January 1989
  
 The hardships and sufferings to which Our nation is to be subjected hereafter will be certainly great. We are keenly aware of the inmost feelings of all of you. Our subjects. However, it is according to the dictates of time and fate that We have resolved to pave the way for a grand peace for all the generations to come by enduring the unendurable and suffering what is unsufferable. 
Author: Emperor Hirohito
Nationality: Japanese
b. 29 April 1901  - d. 07 January 1989
  
 Beware most strictly of any outbursts of emotion which may engender needless complications, or any fraternal contention and strike which may create confusion, lead you astray and cause you to lose the confidence of the world. Let the entire nation continue as one family from generation to generation, ever firm in its faith in the imperishability of its sacred land, and mindful of its heavy burden of responsibility and of the long road before it. 
Author: Emperor Hirohito
Nationality: Japanese
b. 29 April 1901  - d. 07 January 1989
  
 Unite your total strength, to be devoted to construction for the future. Cultivate the ways of rectitude, foster nobility of spirit, and work with resolution — so that you may enhance the innate glory of the Imperial State and keep pace with the progress of the world. 
Author: Emperor Hirohito
Nationality: Japanese
b. 29 April 1901  - d. 07 January 1989
  
 I have given serious thought to the situation prevailing at home and abroad and have concluded that continuing the war can only mean destruction for the nation and prolongation of bloodshed and cruelty in the world. I cannot bear to see my innocent people suffer any longer. I was told by those advocating a continuation of hostilities that by June new divisions would be in place in fortified positions [east of Tokyo] ready for the invader when he sought to land. It is now August and the fortifications still have not been completed. There are those who say the key to national survival lies in a decisive battle in the homeland. The experiences of the past, however, show that there has always been a discrepancy between plans and performance. 
Author: Emperor Hirohito
Nationality: Japanese
b. 29 April 1901  - d. 07 January 1989
  
 It goes without saying that it is unbearable for me to see the brave and loyal fighting men of Japan disarmed. It is equally unbearable that others who have rendered me devoted service should now be punished as instigators of the war. Nevertheless, the time has come to bear the unbearable. I swallow my tears and give my sanction to the proposal to accept the Allied proclamation on the basis outlined by the Foreign Minister. 
Author: Emperor Hirohito
Nationality: Japanese
b. 29 April 1901  - d. 07 January 1989
  
 One of the complaints leveled against me is, "Oh, Bill, you're such a meanie. Why do you have to go after religion? It gives people comfort; it doesn't hurt anything." Okay, well, other than most wars, the Crusades, the Inquisition, 9/11, arranged marriages to minors, blowing up girls' schools, the suppression of women and homosexuals, fatwas, ethnic cleansing, honor rape, human sacrifice, burning witches, suicide bombings, condoning slavery, and the systematic fucking of children, there's a few little things I have a problem with. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 The sad fact about the mosque is the people who are building that mosque are part of the Sufi fringe moderate part of their religion. That's the good part. That's the liberal part. Those are the Hippies of the Islamic world. We should encourage them. The people who want to build that mosque, those are the people we should be courting. Bush used that guy. Bush - that administration sent him overseas. Yes, that's the way to fight terrorism. That's the way to win the war, is to get those people on our side, not to alienate them. … I mean, the biggest population of Muslims in the world is Indonesia. They're not crazy. The second biggest is India. There's 150 million Muslims in India. They're not crazy. …But Saudi Arabia, they're crazy. The Taliban in Afghanistan, they're crazy. Parts of Pakistan are crazy. Hamas is crazy. There's enough of them to worry about. 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 I don't know what happens if they get bin Laden. I'm much more interested in what happens if they don't get bin Laden. 
Author: Robert Fisk
Nationality: British
b. 12 July 1946
  
 It's a journalist's job to be a witness to history. We're not there to worry about ourselves. We're there to try and get as near as we can, in an imperfect world, to the truth and get the truth out. 
Author: Robert Fisk
Nationality: British
b. 12 July 1946
  
 President Bush will come here and there will be new "friends" of America to open a new relationship with the world, new economic fortunes for those who "liberated" them. 
Author: Robert Fisk
Nationality: British
b. 12 July 1946
  
 Tanks come in two forms: the dangerous, deadly kind and the "liberating" kind. 
Author: Robert Fisk
Nationality: British
b. 12 July 1946
  
 The Americans may think they have 'liberated' Baghdad but the tens of thousands of thieves - they came in families and cruised the city in trucks and cars searching for booty - seem to have a different idea what liberation means. 
Author: Robert Fisk
Nationality: British
b. 12 July 1946
  
 U.S. journalists I don't think are very courageous. They tend to go along with the government's policy domestically and internationally. To question is seen as being unpatriotic, or potentially subversive. 
Author: Robert Fisk
Nationality: British
b. 12 July 1946
  
 When you have a crime against humanity that is so awesome in scale and death, it is more than permissible to look around and say, who recently has been declaring war on the United States? Of course, the compass points straight to bin Laden. 
Author: Robert Fisk
Nationality: British
b. 12 July 1946
  
 Do what is right, not what you think the high headquarters wants or what you think will make you look good.  
Author: General H. Norman Schwarzkopf
Nationality: American
b. December 1934
  
 It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle. 
Author: General H. Norman Schwarzkopf
Nationality: American
b. December 1934
  
 Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy. 
Author: General H. Norman Schwarzkopf
Nationality: American
b. December 1934
  
 War is a profane thing. 
Author: General H. Norman Schwarzkopf
Nationality: American
b. December 1934
  
 When placed in command - take charge. 
Author: General H. Norman Schwarzkopf
Nationality: American
b. December 1934
  
 You learn far more from negative leadership than from positive leadership. Because you learn how not to do it. And, therefore, you learn how to do it. 
Author: General H. Norman Schwarzkopf
Nationality: American
b. December 1934
  
 There's more than one way to look at a problem, and they all may be right. 
Author: General H. Norman Schwarzkopf
Nationality: American
b. December 1934
  
 A professional soldier understands that war means killing people, war means maiming people, war means families left without fathers and mothers. All you have to do is hold your first dying soldier in your arms, and have that terribly futile feeling that his life is flowing out and you can’t do anything about it. Then you understand the horror of war. Any soldier worth his salt should be antiwar. And still there are things worth fighting for. 
Author: General H. Norman Schwarzkopf
Nationality: American
b. December 1934
  
 I believe that forgiving them is God's function. Our job is to arrange the meeting. 
Author: General H. Norman Schwarzkopf
Nationality: American
b. December 1934
  
 The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it. 
Author: General H. Norman Schwarzkopf
Nationality: American
b. December 1934
  
 There is no great sport in having bullets flying about one in every direction, but I find they have less horror when among them than when in anticipation. 
Author: Umberto Eco
Nationality: Italian
b. 05 January 1932
  
 My feelings as a Christian points me to my Lord and Savior as a fighter. It points me to the man who once in loneliness, surrounded only by a few followers, recognized these Jews for what they were and summoned men to fight against them and who, God's truth was greatest not as a sufferer but as a fighter. In boundless love as a Christian and as a man I read through the passage which tells us how the Lord at last rose in His might and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple the brood of vipers and adders. How terrific was his fight against the Jewish poison. Today, after two thousand years, with deepest emotion I recognize more profoundly than ever before the fact that it was for this that He had to shed his blood upon the Cross. As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice. And if there is anything which could demonstrate that we are acting rightly, it is the distress that daily grows. For as a Christian I have also a duty to my own people. And when I look on my people I see them work and work and toil and labor, and at the end of the week they have only for their wages wretchedness and misery. When I go out in the morning and see these men standing in their queues and look into their pinched faces, then I believe I would be no Christian, but a very devil, if I felt no pity for them, if I did not, as did our Lord two thousand years ago, turn against those by whom today this poor people are plundered and exploited. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 One can only hope that these fears are unfounded. One can only hope that means will be found to block the flow of funds to this area and that this in addition to political talks reinforcing military action will succeed in preventing such a fearful denouement. 
Author: Najmuddin A. Shaikh
Nationality: Pakistani
b. December 1939
  
 Lord, if I could only have talked to Hitler - all this might have been averted. 
Author: William Edgar Borah
Nationality: American
b. 29 June 1865  - d. 19 January 1940
  
 What Senator Kerry ought to do first is apologize to the troops. The clear implication here is if you flunk out, if you don't study hard, if you don't do your homework, if you don't make an effort to be smart and you don't do well, you "get stuck in Iraq." But an extraordinary thing has happened since September 11th, which is a lot of people - America's finest - have willingly agreed to volunteer their services in a mission that they know is dangerous, but is also important. And Senator Kerry not only owes an apology to those who are serving, but also to the families of those who have given their lives in this. 
Author: Tony Snow
Nationality: American
b. 01 June 1955  - d. 12 July 2008
  
 I don't think the war in Afghanistan was ruthlessly enough waged. 
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Nationality: English American
b. 13 April 1949  - d. 15 November 2011
  
 Will an Iraq war make our Al Qaeda problem worse? Not likely. 
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Nationality: English American
b. 13 April 1949  - d. 15 November 2011
  
 I sit in one of the dives On Fifty-second Street Uncertain and afraid As the clever hopes expire Of a low dishonest decade: Waves of anger and fear Circulate over the bright And darkened lands of the earth, Obsessing our private lives; The unmentionable odour of death Offends the September night. Accurate scholarship can Unearth the whole offence From Luther until now That has driven a culture mad, Find what occurred at Linz, What huge imago made A psychopathic god: I and the public know What all schoolchildren learn, Those to whom evil is done Do evil in return. Exiled Thucydides knew All that a speech can say About Democracy, And what dictators do, The elderly rubbish they talk To an apathetic grave; Analysed all in his book, The enlightenment driven away, The habit-forming pain, Mismanagement and grief: We must suffer them all again. Into this neutral air Where blind skyscrapers use Their full height to proclaim The strength of Collective Man, Each language pours its vain Competitive excuse: But who can live for long In an euphoric dream; Out of the mirror they stare, Imperialism's face And the international wrong. Faces along the bar Cling to their average day: The lights must never go out, The music must always play, All the conventions conspire To make this fort assume The furniture of home; Lest we should see where we are, Lost in a haunted wood, Children afraid of the night Who have never been happy or good. The windiest militant trash Important Persons shout Is not so crude as our wish: What mad Nijinsky wrote About Diaghilev Is true of the normal heart; For the error bred in the bone Of each woman and each man Craves what it cannot have, Not universal love But to be loved alone. From the conservative dark Into the ethical life The dense commuters come, Repeating their morning vow; 'I will be true to the wife, I'll concentrate more on my work,' And helpless governors wake To resume their compulsory game: Who can release them now, Who can reach the dead, Who can speak for the dumb? All I have is a voice To undo the folded lie, The romantic lie in the brain Of the sensual man-in-the-street And the lie of Authority Whose buildings grope the sky: There is no such thing as the State And no one exists alone; Hunger allows no choice To the citizen or the police; We must love one another or die. Defenseless under the night Our world in stupor lies; Yet, dotted everywhere, Ironic points of light Flash out wherever the Just Exchange their messages: May I, composed like them Of Eros and of dust, Beleaguered by the same Negation and despair, Show an affirming flame. 
Author: W. H. Auden
Nationality: American
b. 21 February 1907  - d. 29 September 1973
  
 Those to whom evil is done Do evil in return.  
Author: W. H. Auden
Nationality: American
b. 21 February 1907  - d. 29 September 1973
  
 The most used phrase in my administration if I were to be President would be "What the hell you mean we're out of missiles?" 
Author: Glenn Beck
Nationality: American
b. 10 February 1964
  
 In the nineteen-sixties, apartheid was driven out of America. Legal segregation - Jim Crow - ended. We didn't end racism, but we ended legal segregation. We ended the idea that you can send a million soldiers ten thousand miles away to fight in a war that people do not support. We ended the idea that women are second-class citizens. Now, it doesn't matter who sits in the Oval Office. But the big battles that were won in that period of civil war and strife you cannot reverse. We were young, we were reckless, arrogant, silly, headstrong and we were right! I regret nothing! 
Author: Abbie Hoffman
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1936  - d. 12 April 1989
  
 I saw but one glaring truth: These are not natural disasters but man-made tragedies for which there is only one man-made solution – peace. 
Author: Audrey Hepburn
Nationality: Belgian
b. 04 May 1929  - d. 20 January 1993
  
 I walked into a nightmare. I have seen famine in Ethiopia and Bangladesh, but I have seen nothing like this – so much worse than I could possibly have imagined. I wasn't prepared for this. "The earth is red – an extraordinary sight – that deep terracotta red. And you see the villages, displacement camps and compounds, and the earth is all rippled around them like an ocean bed. And those were the graves. There are graves everywhere. Along the road, around the paths that you take, along the riverbeds, near every camp – there are graves everywhere/ 
Author: Audrey Hepburn
Nationality: Belgian
b. 04 May 1929  - d. 20 January 1993
  
 The army gave us their trucks, the fishmongers gave their wagons for the vaccines, and once the date was set, it took ten days to vaccinate the whole country. Not bad.  
Author: Audrey Hepburn
Nationality: Belgian
b. 04 May 1929  - d. 20 January 1993
  
 I have a broken heart. I feel desperate. I can't stand the idea that two million people are in imminent danger of starving to death, many of them children, and not because there isn't tons of food sitting in the northern port of Shoa. It can't be distributed. Last spring, Red Cross and UNICEF workers were ordered out of the northern provinces because of two simultaneous civil wars. I went into rebel country and saw mothers and their children who had walked for ten days, even three weeks, looking for food, settling onto the desert floor into makeshift camps where they may die. Horrible. That image is too much for me. The 'Third World' is a term I don't like very much, because we're all one world. I want people to know that the largest part of humanity is suffering. 
Author: Audrey Hepburn
Nationality: Belgian
b. 04 May 1929  - d. 20 January 1993
  
 I have memories. More than once I was at the station seeing trainloads of Jews being transported, seeing all these faces over the top of the wagon. I remember, very sharply, one little boy standing with his parents on the platform, very pale, very blond, wearing a coat that was much too big for him, and he stepped on to the train. I was a child observing a child. 
Author: Audrey Hepburn
Nationality: Belgian
b. 04 May 1929  - d. 20 January 1993
  
 Since the world has existed, there has been injustice. But it is one world, the more so as it becomes smaller, more accessible. There is just no question that there is more obligation that those who have should give to those who have nothing. 
Author: Audrey Hepburn
Nationality: Belgian
b. 04 May 1929  - d. 20 January 1993
  
 Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more, Or close the wall up with our English dead In peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger Stiffen the sinews, Summon up the blood. Full Speech: Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more; Or close the wall up with our English dead. In peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility: But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger; Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood, Disguise fair nature with hard-favour'd rage; Then lend the eye a terrible aspect; Let pry through the portage of the head Like the brass cannon; let the brow o'erwhelm it As fearfully as doth a galled rock O'erhang and jutty his confounded base, Swill'd with the wild and wasteful ocean. Now set the teeth and stretch the nostril wide, Hold hard the breath and bend up every spirit To his full height. On, on, you noblest English. Whose blood is fet from fathers of war-proof! Fathers that, like so many Alexanders, Have in these parts from morn till even fought And sheathed their swords for lack of argument: Dishonour not your mothers; now attest That those whom you call'd fathers did beget you. Be copy now to men of grosser blood, And teach them how to war. And you, good yeoman, Whose limbs were made in England, show us here The mettle of your pasture; let us swear That you are worth your breeding; which I doubt not; For there is none of you so mean and base, That hath not noble lustre in your eyes. I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips, Straining upon the start. The game's afoot: Follow your spirit, and upon this charge Cry 'God for Harry, England, and Saint George!' 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 In a wood they call the Rouge Bouquet There is a new-made grave to-day, Built by never a spade nor pick Yet covered with earth ten metres thick. There lie many fighting men, Dead in their youthful prime, Never to laugh nor love again Nor taste the Summertime. For Death came flying through the air And stopped his flight at the dugout stair, Touched his prey and left them there, Clay to clay. He hid their bodies stealthily In the soil of the land they fought to free And fled away. Now over the grave abrupt and clear Three volleys ring; And perhaps their brave young spirits hear The bugle sing: “Go to sleep! Go to sleep! Slumber well where the shell screamed and fell. Let your rifles rest on the muddy floor, You will not need them any more. Danger’s past; Now at last, Go to sleep!” There is on earth no worthier grave To hold the bodies of the brave Than this place of pain and pride Where they nobly fought and nobly died. Never fear but in the skies Saints and angels stand Smiling with their holy eyes On this new-come band. St. Michael’s sword darts through the air And touches the aureole on his hair As he sees them stand saluting there, His stalwart sons; And Patrick, Brigid, Columkill Rejoice that in veins of warriors still The Gael’s blood runs. And up to Heaven’s doorway floats, From the wood called Rouge Bouquet, A delicate cloud of buglenotes That softly say: “Farewell! Farewell! Comrades true, born anew, peace to you! Your souls shall be where the heroes are And your memory shine like the morning-star. Brave and dear, Shield us here. Farewell!” 
Author: Joyce Kilmer
Nationality: American
b. 06 December 1886  - d. 30 July 1918
  
 The basic problem is that the conflict has gone on for over half a century (with roots going even further back) with no clear system for now resolving it. The Hindu Tamil dominated north should have been given a measure of local autonomy when the country became independent of Britain in 1948. Instead, an increasingly nationalistic majority Buddhist Sinhalese government in Colombo has ignored the local community demands. This has brought on its own adverse reaction from the Tamil community. As with other localized conflicts, one thing led to another in a gradual escalation of violence. 
Author: Dr. Keith Suter
Nationality: Australian   
 If the British Fleet were lost or captured, the Atlantic might be dominated by Germany, a power hostile to our way of life, controlling in that event most of the ships and shipbuilding facilities of Europe. 
Author: Wendell L. Willkie
Nationality: American
b. 18 February 1892  - d. 8 October 1944
  
 Today it is becoming increasingly apparent to thoughtful Americans that we cannot fight the forces and ideas of imperialism abroad and maintain any form of imperialism at home. The war has done this to our thinking. 
Author: Wendell L. Willkie
Nationality: American
b. 18 February 1892  - d. 8 October 1944
  
 I have just this moment heard from the front - there is nothing yet of a movement, but each side is continually on the alert, expecting something to happen. O Mother, to think that we are to have here soon what I have seen so many times, the awful loads and trains and boatloads of poor, bloody, and pale and wounded young men again - for that is what we certainly will, and before very long. I see all the little signs, getting ready in the hospitals, etc.; it is dreadful when one thinks about it. I sometimes think over the sights I have myself seen: the arrival of the wounded after a battle, and the scenes on the field, too, and I can hardly believe my own recollections. What an awful thing war is! Mother, it seems not men but a lot of devils and butchers butchering each other.  
Author: Walt Whitman
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1819  - d. 26 March 1892
  
 Yes, Mexico must be thoroughly chastised! Let our arms now be carried with a spirit which shall teach the world that, while we are not forward for a quarrel, American knows how to crush, as well as expand!  
Author: Walt Whitman
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1819  - d. 26 March 1892
  
 You all worked for Nazi Germany. And you tried to offer only a passive resistance. Certainly, to buy off your conscience you helped here and there a persecuted person, but millions of innocent human beings were allowed to be murdered without any kind of protest being uttered. First you betrayed your friends, then your children in that you let them stake their lives on a criminal war – and finally that you betrayed Germany itself, because when the war was already quite hopeless, you did not once arm yourselves against the senseless destruction of Germany. 
Author: Lise Meitner
Nationality: Swedish
b. 07 November 1878  - d. 27 October 1968
  
 If one removed from the New Testament, or from the eighth century prophets, for example, all the references to justice for the poor and loving one’s enemies. there wouldn’t be much left. 
Author: Richard Hughes
Nationality: Welsh
b. 19 April 1900  - d. 28 April 1976
  
 A "just war" is hospitable to every self-deception on the part of those waging it, none more than the certainty of virtue, under whose shelter every abomination can be committed with a clear conscience. 
Author: Alexander Cockburn
Nationality: American
b. 06 June 1941
  
 Ea, my brothers, see that you all fight very well, you do not want be as I am without hands, so that you will not be able to work nor to eat, if you do not give it to them! 
Author: Galvarino
Nationality: Mapuche Indian  - d. 30 November 1557   
 Those that you are going to fight with cut them, and also will do to whichever of you they take, and nobody is allowed to flee but to die, because you die defending your mother country. 
Author: Galvarino
Nationality: Mapuche Indian  - d. 30 November 1557   
 My Brothers, why have you stopped attacking these Christians, seeing the manifest damage that from the day which they entered our kingdom until today they have done and are doing? And they still will do to you what you see that they have done and they are doing? And still they will do to you what you see that they have done to me, cut your hands off, if you are not diligent in making the most of wreaking destruction on these so injurious people for us and our children and women. 
Author: Galvarino
Nationality: Mapuche Indian  - d. 30 November 1557   
 I thought of going back to France, but realised the absurdity of the notion. Since 1916, the fear of gas obsessed me: any unusual smell, even a sudden strong smell of flowers in a garden, was enough to send me trembling. And I couldn't face the sound of heavy shelling now; the noise of a car back-firing would send me flat on my face, or running for cover. 
Author: Robert Graves
Nationality: English
b. 24 July 1895  - d. 07 December 1985
  
 We built a railway from near Bangkok to near Rangoon - thousands of us POWs starved, scourged, racked with malaria, dysentery, beri-beri, pellagra and stinking tropical ulcers that ate a leg to the bone. 
Author: Donald Stuart
Nationality: Australian
b. 13 September 1913  - d. 25 August 1983
  
 To the memory of the Man, first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen. 
Author: Henry Lee
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1756  - d. 25 March 1818
  




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