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War "I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy."Adams, John
War "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."Asimov, Isaac
War "If it's natural to kill, how come men have to go into training to learn how?"Baez, Joan
War "War would end if the dead could return."Baldwin, Stanley
War "A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon."Bonaparte, Napoleon
War "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."Bradley, Gen Omar N.
War "The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts."Bradley, Gen Omar N.
War "For Americans war is almost all of the time a nuisance, and military skill is a luxury like Mah-Jongg. But when the issue is brought home to them, war becomes as important, for the necessary period, as business or sport. And it is hard to decide which is likely to be the more ominous for the Axis - an American decision that this is sport, or that it is business."Brogan, D. W.
War "Wars frequently begin ten years before the first shot is fired."Casey, K. K. V.
War "Traditional nationalism cannot survive the fissioning of the atom. One world or none."Chase, Stuart
War "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."Churchill, Sir Winston
War "An unjust peace is better than a just war."Cicero, Marcus Tullius
War "Are bombs the only way of setting fire to the spirit of a people? Is the human will as inert as the past two world-wide wars would indicate?"Clark, Gregory
War "Where is the indignation about the fact that the United States and Soviet Union have accumulated thirty thousand pounds of destructive force for every human being in the world?"Cousins, Norman
War "Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die."Dali, Salvador
War "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."Edison, Thomas A.
War "The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking... the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker."Einstein, Albert
War "The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one."Einstein, Albert
War "You cannot prevent and prepare for war at the same time."Einstein, Albert
War "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."Einstein, Albert
War "We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it."Eisenhower, Dwight D.
War "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."Eisenhower, Dwight D.
War "There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it."Ellis, Henry Havelock
War "Men were made for war. Without it they wandered greyly about, getting under the feet of the women, who were trying to organize the really important things of life."Ellis, Alice Thomas
War "Men like war: they do not hold much sway over birth, so they make up for it with death. Unlike women, men menstruate by shedding other people's blood."Ellman, Lucy
War "Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head."Euripides, 
War "Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!"Farragut, David G.
War "All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers."Fenelon, Francois
War "The tragedy of war is that it uses man's best to do man's worst."Fosdick, Henry
War "There was never a good war or a bad peace."Franklin, Benjamin
War "The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations."Friedman, David
War "I will ignore all ideas for new works on engines of war, the invention of which has reached its limits and for whose improvements I see no further hope."Frontinus, Sextus Julius
War "Up men to your posts! Don't forget today that you are from old Virginia."Gettysburg, Gen George Pickett
War "I have never advocated war except as a means of peace."Grant, Ulysses S.
War "The bomb that fell on Hiroshima fell on America too. It fell on no city, no munition plants, no docks. It erased no church, vaporized no public buildings, reduced no man to his atomic elements. But it fell, it fell."Hagedorn, Hermann
War "Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime."Hemingway, Ernest
War "In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason."Hemingway, Ernest
War "War makes thieves and peace hangs them."Herbert, George
War "War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow man."Hill, Napoleon
War "The victor will never be asked if he told the truth."Hitler, Adolf
War "Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die."Hoover, Herbert
War "The first casualty when war comes is truth."Johnson, Hiram
War "I have not yet begun to fight!"Jones, John Paul
War "War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today."Kennedy, John F.
War "The basic problems facing the world today are not susceptible to a military solution."Kennedy, John F.
War "Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind."Kennedy, John F.
War "One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam."King, Jr., Martin Luther
War "There's a graveyard in northern France where all the dead boys from D-Day are buried. The white crosses reach from one horizon to the other. I remember looking it over and thinking it was a forest of graves. But the rows were like this, dizzying, diagonal, perfectly straight, so after all it wasn't a forest but an orchard of graves. Nothing to do with nature, unless you count human nature."Kingsolver, Barbara
War "We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict wants something more than it wants peace."Kirkpatrick, Jeane J.
War "No country can act wisely simultaneously in every part of the globe at every moment of time."Kissinger, Henry A.
War "If it were proved to me that in making war, my ideal had a chance of being realized, I would still say "no" to war. For one does not create a human society on mounds of corpses."Lecoin, Louis
War "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."Lee, Robert E.
War "War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace."Mann, Thomas
War "War! When I but think of this word, I feel bewildered, as though they were speaking to me of sorcery, of the Inquisition, of a distant, finished, abominable, monstrous, unnatural thing. When they speak to us of cannibals, we smile proudly, as we proclaim our superiority to these savages. Who are the real savages? Those who struggle in order to eat those whom they vanquish, or those who struggle merely to kill?"Maupassant, Guy de
War "Everyone's a pacifist between wars. It's like being a vegetarian between meals."McCarthy, Colman
War "It doesn't require any particular bravery to stand on the floor of the Senate and urge our boys in Vietnam to fight harder, and if this war mushrooms into a major conflict and a hundred thousand young Americans are killed, it won't be U. S. Senators who die. It will be American soldiers who are too young to qualify for the senate."McGovern, George
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."McGovern, George
War "I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in."McGovern, George
War "Men are at war with each other because each man is at war with himself."Meehan, Francis
War "I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask, "Mother, what was war?""Merriam, Eve
War "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."Mill, John Stuart
War "There are no atheists in foxholes isn't an argument against atheism, it's an argument against foxholes."Morrow, James
War "In war, there are no unwounded soldiers."Narosky, Jose
War "Why do we kill people who are killing people to show that killing people is wrong?"Near, Holly
War "A riot is a spontaneous outburst. A war is subject to advance planning."Nixon, Richard M.
War "The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his."Patton, Gen George S.
War "War is a series of catastrophes which result in victory."Pike, Albert
War "Only the dead have seen the end of the war."Plato, 
War "When war is declared, truth is the first casualty."Ponsonby, Arthur
War "I have no doubt that we will be successful in harnessing the sun's energy... If sunbeams were weapons of war, we would have had solar energy centuries ago."Porter, Sir George
War "I mean, it was not soft power that freed Europe. It was hard power. And what followed immediately after hard power? Did the United States ask for dominion over a single nation in Europe? No. Soft power came in the Marshall Plan. Soft power came with American GIs who put their weapons down once the war was over and helped all those nations rebuild. We did the same thing in Japan."Powell, Colin
War "We have gone forth from our shores repeatedly over the last hundred years and we've done this as recently as the last year in Afghanistan and put wonderful young men and women at risk, many of whom have lost their lives, and we have asked for nothing except enough ground to bury them in."Powell, Colin
War "Don't one of you fire until you see the whites of their eyes."Prescott, Colonel Samuel
War "A visitor from Mars could easily pick out the civilized nations. They have the best implements of war."Prochnow, Herbert V.
War "The draft is white people sending black people to fight yellow people to protect the country they stole from red people."Rado, James
War "You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake."Rankin, Jeannette
War "I couldn't help but say to [Mr. Gorbachev], just think how easy his task and mine might be in these meetings that we held if suddenly there was a threat to this world from another planet. [We'd] find out once and for all that we really are all human beings here on this earth together."Reagan, Ronald
War "You can't say civilization don't advance... in every war they kill you in a new way."Rogers, Will
War "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."Roosevelt, Franklin D.
War "War does not determine who is right - only who is left."Russell, Bertrand
War "Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country."Russell, Bertrand
War "War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus."Saint-Exupery, Antoine de
War "Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come."Sandburg, Carl
War "When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die."Sartre, Jean-Paul
War "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."Shelley, Percy Bysshe
War "The aim of military training is not just to prepare men for battle, but to make them long for it."Simpson, Louis
War "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?"Spock, Dr. Benjamin
War "The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic."Stalin, Joseph
War "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 will 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 peace."Sumner, Charles
War "What is human warfare but just this; an effort to make the laws of God and nature take sides with one party."Thoreau, Henry David
War "War is the unfolding of miscalculations."Tuchman, Barbara W.
War "All war is deception."Tzu, Sun
War "It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets."Voltaire, 
War "If we don't end war, war will end us."Wells, H. G.
War "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."Westmoreland, Gen William C.
War "The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars."Westmoreland, Gen William C.
War "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."Woodworth, Fred


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