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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.
- Aldous Huxley
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A leader who doesn't hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.
- Golda Meir
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A military operation involves deception. Even though you are competent, appear to be incompetent. Though effective, appear to be ineffective.
- Sun Tzu
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A single blow must destroy the enemy... without regard of losses... a gigantic all-destroying blow.
- Adolf Hitler
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Above all I am not concerned with Poetry. My subject is War, and the pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity.
- Wilfred Owen
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After each war there is a little less democracy to save.
- Brooks Atkinson
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Always mystify, mislead, and surprise the enemy if possible.
- Stonewall Jackson
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Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent's fate.
- Sun Tzu
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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!
- Thomas Hood
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Bombs do not choose. They will hit everything.
- Nikita Khrushchev
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But I have seen the science I worshipped and the aircraft I loved destroying the civilization I expected them to serve.
- Charles Lindbergh
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By jove, no wonder women don't love war nor understand it, nor can operate in it as a rule; it takes a man to suffer what other men have invented . . .
- Janet Flanner
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Could I have but a line a century hence crediting a contribution to the advance of peace, I would yield every honor which has been accorded by war.
- Douglas MacArthur
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Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
- Carl von Clausewitz
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Disarm, disarm. The sword of murder is not the balance of justice. Blood does not wipe out dishonor, nor violence indicate possession.
- Julia Ward Howe
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He lives not long who battles with the immortals, nor do his children prattle about his knees when he has come back from battle and the dread fray. (The Iliad)
- Homer
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How could man rejoice in victory and delight in the slaughter of men?
- Lao Tzu
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How horrible, fantastic, incredible, it is that we should be digging trenches and trying on gas-masks here because of a quarrel in a faraway country between people of whom we know nothing.
- Neville Chamberlain
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How to achieve the moral breakdown of the enemy before the war has started -- that is the problem that interests me. Whoever has experienced war at the front will want to refrain from all avoidable bloodshed.
- Adolf Hitler
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I hated the bangs in the war: I always felt a silent war would be more tolerable.
- Pamela Hansford Johnson
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I have never met anyone who wasn't against war. Even Hitler and Mussolini were, according to themselves.
- David Low
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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.
- Ernest Hemingway
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I think war is based in greed and there are huge karmic retributions that will follow. I think war is never the answer to solving any problems. The best way to solve problems is to not have enemies.
- Sheryl Crow
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I venture to say no war can be long carried on against the will of the people.
- Edmund Burke
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I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.
- George McGovern
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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.
- Benjamin Spock
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In bygone days, commanders were taught that when in doubt, they should march their troops towards the sound of gunfire. I intend to march my troops towards the sound of gunfire.
- Jo Grimond
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In order for a war to be just, three things are necessary. First, the authority of the sovereign. Secondly, a just cause. Thirdly, a rightful intention.
- Thomas Aquinas
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In the Soviet army it takes more courage to retreat than advance.
- Joseph Stalin
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In war there is no substitute for victory.
- Douglas MacArthur
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In war, truth is the first casualty.
- Aeschylus
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It is entirely seemly for a young man killed in battle to lie mangled by the bronze spear. In his death all things appear fair. But when dogs shame the gray head and gray chin and nakedness of an old man killed, it is the most piteous thing that happens among wretched mortals. (The Iliad)
- Homer
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It is far more important to be able to hit the target than it is to haggle over who makes a weapon or who pulls a trigger.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
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It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.
- Douglas MacArthur
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It is humiliating to remain with our hands folded while others write history. It matters little who wins. To make a people great it is necessary to send them to battle even if you have to kick them in the pants. That is what I shall do.
- Benito Mussolini
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It is not the business of generals to shoot one another.
- Arthur Wellesley
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It takes fifteen thousand casualties to train a major-general.
- Ferdinand Foch
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May the same Almighty Goodness banish the accursed monster, war, from all lands, with her hated associates, rapine and insatiable ambition!
- Daniel Boone
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Men do not fight for flag or country, for the Marine Corps or glory or any other abstraction. They fight for one another. And if you came through this ordeal, you would age with dignity.
- William Manchester
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Men love war because it allows them to look serious. Because it is the one thing that stops women from laughing at them.
- John Fowles
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Mine is the first generation able to contemplate the possibility that we may live our entire lives without going to war or sending our children to war.
- Tony Blair
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Mr. President, I love you, but you're wrong. (To Richard Nixon, on the Vietnam War)
- Paul Harvey
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My hope is that gays will be running the world, because then there would be no war. Just a greater emphasis on military apparel.
- Roseanne Barr
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No matter what political reasons are given for war, the underlying reason is always economic.
- A. J. P. Taylor
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No war is inevitable until it breaks out.
- A. J. P. Taylor
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One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one.
- Agatha Christie
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Preparation for war is a constant stimulus to suspicion and ill will.
- James Monroe
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The best victory is when the opponent surrenders of its own accord before there are any actual hostilities...It is best to win without fighting.
- Sun Tzu
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The first casualty of war is truth.
- Hiram Johnson
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The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars.
- William Westmoreland
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The more bombers, the less room for doves of peace.
- Nikita Khrushchev
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The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
- George S. Patton
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The power to wage war is the power to wage war successfully.
- Charles Evans Hughes
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The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.
- George Orwell
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The surest way to prevent war is not to fear it.
- John Randolph
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The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other - instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.
- Edward Abbey
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The tragedy of war is that it uses man's best to do man's worst.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
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The war has developed not necessarily to Japan's advantage.
- Hirohito
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The whole art of war consists of guessing at what is on the other side of the hill.
- Arthur Wellesley
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There are many faces to war. There is the face of courage, of bravery, of fellowship. There is the face of fear. Above all, there is love of country.
- Barbara Boxer
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There are no warlike peoplesójust warlike leaders.
- Ralph Johnson Bunche
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There is no such thing as an inevitable war. If war comes it will be from failure of human wisdom.
- Andrew Bonar Law
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There never has been a war yet which, if the facts had been put calmly before the ordinary folk, could not have been prevented ... The common man, I think, is the great protection against war.
- Ernest Bevin
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They are a lot of hard-faced men who look as if they had done very well out of the war.
- Stanley Baldwin
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To save your world you asked this man to die; Would this man, could he see you now, ask why?
- W. H. Auden
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Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.
- Sun Tzu
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Vietnam was the first war ever fought without any censorship. Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind.
- William Westmoreland
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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.
- Benito Mussolini
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War is a profane thing.
- Norman Schwarzkopf
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War is nothing more than the continuation of politics by other means.
- Carl von Clausewitz
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War is the supreme drama of a completely mechanized society.
- Lewis Mumford
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War is to man what maternity is to a woman. From a philosophical and doctrinal viewpoint, I do not believe in perpetual peace.
- Benito Mussolini
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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.
- Jimmy Carter
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War should be made a crime, and those who instigate it should be punished as criminals.
- Charles Evans Hughes
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We are at war, and our security as a nation depends on winning that war.
- Condoleezza Rice
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We make war that we may live in peace.
- Aristotle
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We must take the battle to the enemy, disrupt his plans and confront the worst threats before they emerge.
- George W. Bush
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We sent men with rifles into Afghanistan and Iraq and kept our best weapons in their silos. We're standing there dying, daring to do nothing decisive because we've declared ourselves to be better than our terrorist enemies--more moral, more civilized. Our image is at stake, we insist. But we didn't come this far because we're made of sugar candy. Once upon a time, we elbowed our way onto and across this continent by giving smallpox-infected blankets to Native Americans. That was biological warfare. And we used every other weapon we could get our hands on to grab this land from whomever. And we grew prosperous. And yes, we greased the skids with the sweat of slaves. So it goes with most great nation-states, which--feeling guilty about their savage pasts--eventually civilize themselves out of business and wind up invaded and ultimately dominated by the lean, hungry up-and-coming who are not made of sugar candy. -June 23rd 2005
- Paul Harvey
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We should seek by all means in our power to avoid war, by analysing possible causes, by trying to remove them, by discussion in a spirit of collaboration and good will.
- Neville Chamberlain
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When I take action, I'm not going to fire a 2 million dollar missile at a 10 dollar empty tent and hit a camel in the butt. It's going to be decisive. -- (Newsweek, Sep 24, 2001)
- George W. Bush
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When it comes to my own turn to lay my weapons down, I shall do so with thankfulness and fatigue, and whatever be my destiny afterward, I shall be glad to lie down with my fathers in honor. It is human at least, if not divine.
- Robert Louis Stevenson
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Whither depart the souls of the brave that die in the battle, Die in the lost, lost fight, for the cause that perishes with them?
- Arthur Hugh Clough
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Women have invented nothing in all that, except the men who were born as male babies and grew up to be men big enough to be killed fighting.
- Janet Flanner
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Years ago, in the days of the Greeks, wars were postponed to make room for the Olympic Games. In modern times, the Games have been postponed twice -- to make room for wars.
- Robert Mathias
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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.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
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You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.
- Jeannette Rankin
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You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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