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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 suffice.
One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society… shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam.
The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.
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.
We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills we shall never surrender.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.
When the war of the giants is over the wars of the pygmies will begin.
Mankind must put an end to war before war puts 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.
The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
War does not determine who is right – only who is left.
The basic problems facing the world today are not susceptible to a military solution.
The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
There was never a good war, or a bad peace.
It is forbidden to kill therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
When the rich wage war, it’s the poor who die.
All war is deception.
Don’t forget what I discovered that over ninety percent of all national deficits from 1921 to 1939 were caused by payments for past, present, and future wars.
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.
What is human warfare but just this an effort to make the laws of God and nature take sides with one party.
In modern war… you will die like a dog for no good reason.
If we don’t end war, war will end us.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
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.
There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.
A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.
You can’t say civilization don’t advance… in every war they kill you in a new way.
Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow man.
There is no avoiding war it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
I’m fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.
It is well that war is so terrible. We should grow too fond of it.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country.
Only the dead have seen the end of the war.
In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns, the rattle of musketry, the strange, mournful mutter of the battlefield.
All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.
We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it.
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.
To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization.
Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die.
An unjust peace is better than a just war.
Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head.
Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.
No country can act wisely simultaneously in every part of the globe at every moment of time.
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.
The military don’t start wars. Politicians start wars.
War is a defeat for humanity.
War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus.
Man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder.
Sometime they’ll give a war and nobody will come.
I have never advocated war except as a means of peace.
It seems like such a terrible shame that innocent civilians have to get hurt in wars, otherwise combat would be such a wonderfully healthy way to rid the human race of unneeded trash.
One may know how to gain a victory, and know not how to use it.
War remains the decisive human failure.
War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.
I have not yet begun to fight!
The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
War is hell.
If it’s natural to kill, how come men have to go into training to learn how?
Sweat saves blood.
War makes thieves and peace hangs them.
The first casualty when war comes is truth.
War is a series of catastrophes which result in victory.
The scenes on this field would have cured anybody of war.
The Establishment center… has led us into the stupidest and cruelest war in all history. That war is a moral and political disaster – a terrible cancer eating away at the soul of our nation.
I do not believe that the men who served in uniform in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve. It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy.
There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it.
To win this war, we need a commander in chief, not a professor of law standing at the lectern.
You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.
It has too often been too easy for rulers and governments to incite man to war.
We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict wants something more than it wants peace.
War is the unfolding of miscalculations.
A visitor from Mars could easily pick out the civilized nations. They have the best implements of war.
The power to wage war is the power to wage war successfully.
War would end if the dead could return.
The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts.
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?
But when will our leaders learn – war is not the answer.
We have been travelling through a cloud. The sky has been dark ever since the war began.
When the question arose whether I, as a member of the royal family, should take part in active combat in the Falklands, there was no question in her mind, and it only took her two days to sort the issue.
We are all tourists in history, and irony is what we win in wars.
It was definitely a part of our life. I mean, my mom had both her brothers and her fiancee in Vietnam at the same time, so it wasn’t just my dad’s story, it was my mom’s story too. And we definitely grew up listening to the stories.
The surest way to prevent war is not to fear it.
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war love is a growing up.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.
Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.
We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the postive affirmation of peace.
War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow.
It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.
It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
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 will be killed.
You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.
Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose – and you allow him to make war at pleasure.
Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.
A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.
When you are winning a war almost everything that happens can be claimed to be right and wise.
The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind.
Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.
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.
It is our duty still to endeavor to avoid war but if it shall actually take place, no matter by whom brought on, we must defend ourselves. If our house be on fire, without inquiring whether it was fired from within or without, we must try to extinguish it.
In war, you can only be killed once, but in politics, many times.
Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace and those who could make a good peace would never have won the war.
I am never going to have anything more to do with politics or politicians. When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely to writing and painting.
War is a game that is played with a smile. If you can’t smile, grin. If you can’t grin, keep out of the way till you can.
In war as in life, it is often necessary when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
Politics are very much like war. We may even have to use poison gas at times.
War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
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.
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.
I abhor war and view it as the greatest scourge of mankind.
Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both.
The most successful war seldom pays for its losses.
I have seen enough of one war never to wish to see another.
War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.
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.
Strike against war, for without you no battles can be fought!
War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography.
Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey ‘people.’ People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war… Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest.
I can not believe that war is the best solution. No one won the last war, and no one will win the next war.
Morality is contraband in war.
Anyone who thinks must think of the next war as they would of suicide.
It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
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.
There is always inequality in life. Some men are killed in a war and some men are wounded and some men never leave the country. Life is unfair.
The world knows that America will never start a war. This generation of Americans has had enough of war and hate… we want to build a world of peace where the weak are secure and the strong are just.
History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.
We should declare war on North Vietnam. We could pave the whole country and put parking strips on it, and still be home by Christmas.
An Atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church. An atheist believes that deed must be done instead of prayer said. An atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death. He wants disease conquered, poverty vanished, war eliminated.
The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.
Unconditional war can no longer lead to unconditional victory. It can no longer serve to settle disputes… can no longer be of concern to great powers alone.
War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.
We prefer world law in the age of self-determination to world war in the age of mass extermination.
The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
We make war that we may live in peace.
Going to war without France is like going hunting without an accordion.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.
Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves.
War has always been the grand sagacity of every spirit which has grown too inward and too profound its curative power lies even in the wounds one receives.
I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.
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.
You say it is the good cause that hallows even war? I say unto you: it is the good war that hallows any cause.
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 authorized such a measure.
I have a scheme for stopping war. It’s this – no nation is allowed to enter a war till they have paid for the last one.
My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.
Four years ago, I promised to end the war in Iraq. We did. I promised to refocus on the terrorists who actually attacked us on 9/11. We have. We’ve blunted the Taliban’s momentum in Afghanistan, and in 2014, our longest war will be over. A new tower rises above the New York skyline, al Qaeda is on the path to defeat, and Osama bin Laden is dead.
Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.
The British soldier can stand up to anything except the British War Office.
War – An act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy, to accomplish our will.
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… inside ourselves.
The myth of unlimited production brings war in its train as inevitably as clouds announce a storm.
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.
A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy.
If there is not the war, you don’t get the great general if there is not a great occasion, you don’t get a great statesman if Lincoln had lived in a time of peace, no one would have known his name.
Now, let me be clear. The path I lay out is not one paved with ever increasing government checks and cradle to grave assurance that government will always be the solution. If this election is a bidding war for who can promise the most goodies and the most benefits, I’m not your president. You have that president today.
Only the dead have seen the end of war.
The United States is not, and never will be, at war with Islam.
They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason.
I started to make a study of the art of war and revolution and, whilst abroad, underwent a course in military training. If there was to be guerrilla warfare, I wanted to be able to stand and fight with my people and to share the hazards of war with them.
Germany has reduced savagery to a science, and this great war for the victorious peace of justice must go on until the German cancer is cut clean out of the world body.
Americans play to win at all times. I wouldn’t give a hoot and hell for a man who lost and laughed. That’s why Americans have never lost nor ever lose a war.
Diplomats are just as essential to starting a war as soldiers are for finishing it… You take diplomacy out of war, and the thing would fall flat in a week.
Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
Cliches about supporting the troops are designed to distract from failed policies, policies promoted by powerful special interests that benefit from war, anything to steer the discussion away from the real reasons the war in Iraq will not end anytime soon.
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.
War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity, it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it.
Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac.
I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.
I don’t oppose all wars. What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war.
Another term for preventive war is aggressive war – starting wars because someday somebody might do something to us. That is not part of the American tradition.
Take the diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week.
The United States never lost a war or won a conference.
I know war as few other men now living know it, and nothing to me is more revolting. I have long advocated its complete abolition, as its very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a method of settling international disputes.
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.
As I’ve said, there were patriots who supported this war, and patriots who opposed it. And all of us are united in appreciation for our servicemen and women, and our hopes for Iraqis’ future.
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.
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.
To hold a pen is to be at war.
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.
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.
For a war to be just three conditions are necessary – public authority, just cause, right motive.
The most shocking fact about war is that its victims and its instruments are individual human beings, and that these individual beings are condemned by the monstrous conventions of politics to murder or be murdered in quarrels not their own.
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.
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.
We’ve persevered because of a belief we share with the Iraqi people – a belief that out of the ashes of war, a new beginning could be born in this cradle of civilization. Through this remarkable chapter in the history of the United States and Iraq, we have met our responsibility. Now, it’s time to turn the page.
But do I think that our actions in anyway violate the War Powers Resolution, the answer is no.
The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore. It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line.
Thus, what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy’s strategy.
We’re not going to baby sit a civil war.
We are not at war against Islam.
The war is coming to the streets of America and if you are not keeping and bearing and practicing with your arms then you will be helpless and you will be the victim of evil.
If men can develop weapons that are so terrifying as to make the thought of global war include almost a sentence for suicide, you would think that man’s intelligence and his comprehension… would include also his ability to find a peaceful solution.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.
All war is based on deception.
Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.
In most communities it is illegal to cry ‘fire’ in a crowded assembly. Should it not be considered serious international misconduct to manufacture a general war scare in an effort to achieve local political aims?
More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginning of all wars – yes, an end to this brutal, inhuman and thoroughly impractical method of settling the differences between governments.
It’s an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone, and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience. That’s always been a tug of war for me.
War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.
War will never cease until babies begin to come into the world with larger cerebrums and smaller adrenal glands.
I’m not going to say I was opposed to the Vietnam War. I’m going to say I’m opposed to war. But I’m also opposed to protests that deny other people their rights.
Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.
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