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Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

God created war so that Americans would learn geography.

We kill at every step, not only in wars, riots and executions. We kill when we close our eyes to poverty, suffering and shame. In the same way all disrespect for life, all hard-heartedness, all indifference, all contempt is nothing else than killing.

Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.

We make war that we may live in peace.

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.

There was never a good war or a bad peace.

The goal of war is peace, of business leisure.

Until the philosophy which hold one race superior, and another inferior, is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned - everywhere is war!

Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change.

Until the colour of a man's skin is of no more significance than the colour of his eyes - Me say war.

War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus.

Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors and let every new year find you a better man.

Morality is contraband in war.

Peace above all things is to be desired, but blood must sometimes be spilled to obtain it on equable and lasting terms.

War is a defeat for humanity.

If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.

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.

Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine, though I have not quarrelled with him?

If we know that our own men are in a condition to attack, but are unaware that the enemy is not open to attack, we have gone only halfway towards victory.

We give up leisure in order that we may have leisure, just as we go to war in order that we may have peace.

Hence the saying: If you know the enemy and you know yourself your victory will not stand in doubt, if you now Heaven and you know Earth you may make your victory complete.

Sun Tzu

Strike against war, for without you no battles can be fought!

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.'

The ability to breathe the air and drink the water will be what the wars will be about from here on in. And it's coming with alarming rapidity.

The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.

A just fear of an imminent danger, though there be no blow given, is a lawful cause of war

Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.

Sun Tzu

Wars are not paid for in wartime, the bill comes later.

The most successful war seldom pays for its losses.

Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.

A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.

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.

History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.

Ronald Reagan

To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.

I hate war, as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality its futility its stupidity.

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.

Sun Tzu

Politics is almost as exciting as war and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.

I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.

It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.

To lead an uninstructed people to war is to throw them away.

The real war will never get in the books.

In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason.

The eyes of fire, the nostrils of air, the mouth of war, the beard of earth.

War kills men and men deplore the loss, but war also crushes bad principles and tyrants and so saves societies.

Thoughtless dilettante or purblind wordlings sometimes ask us "What is it that Britain and France are fighting for?" To this I answer "If we left off fighting you would soon find out".

In the long term we can hope that religion will change the nature of man and reduce conflict. But history is not encouraging in this respect. The bloodiest wars in history have been religious wars.

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.

A self-respecting nation is ready for anything including war, except for a renunciation of its option to make war.

The bad man is continually at war with and in opposition to himself.

I can make more generals but horses cost money.

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.

To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the captain, and a positive crime in the statesman.

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.

Life is a warfare and a stranger's sojourn, and after fame is oblivion.

It is not a field of a few acres of ground, but a cause that we are defending, and whether we defeat the enemy in one battle or by degrees, the consequences will be the same.

That until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all, without regard to race - Dis a war.

Make love and not war! 

An enemy generally says and believes what he wishes.

No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country.

Alexis de Tocqueville

To lose patience is to lose the battle.

No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.

In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be and one must be wrong.

When music and courtesy are better understood and appreciated, there will be no war.


War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle.

My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.

This is an important book the critic assumes because it deals with war. This is an insignificant book because it deals with the feelings of women in a drawing-room.

Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism - and wars.

Once the command of the air is obtained by one of the contending armies, the war becomes a conflict between a seeing host and one that is blind.

In war the heroes always outnumber the soldiers ten to one.

All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones.

War is so unjust and ugly that all who wage it must try to stifle the voice of conscience within themselves.

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.

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.

Mahatma Gandhi

You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.

The British soldier can stand up to anything except the British War Office.

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.

Wars are not won by evacuations.

You can't say civilization don't advance... in every war they kill you in a new way.

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.

John F. Kennedy

Some have argued that confronting the threat from Iraq could detract from the war against terror. To the contrary confronting the threat posed by Iraq is crucial to winning the war on terror.

George W. Bush

We prefer world law in the age of self-determination to world war in the age of mass extermination.

John F. Kennedy

My grandfather had the highest regard for your grandfather as a wartime leader

Winston Churchill

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.

George Washington

War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow man.

Napoleon Hill

Serious sport is war minus the shooting.

George Orwell

One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

See that's why Barack's running: to end the war in Iraq responsibly - to build an economy that lifts every family to make sure health care is available for every American - and to make sure that every child in this nation has a world-class education all the way from preschool to college.

Michelle Obama

Our country is now geared to an arms economy bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and an incessant propaganda of fear.

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.

Mitt Romney

Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come.

Carl Sandburg

The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the goverment.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

For a war to be just three conditions are necessary - public authority just cause right motive.

Ernest Hemingway

War remains the decisive human failure.

John Kenneth Galbraith

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.

Julius Caesar

The obligations of our representatives in Washington are to protect our liberty not coddle the world precipitating no-win wars while bringing bankruptcy and economic turmoil to our people.

Ron Paul

He who is the author of a war lets loose the whole contagion of hell and opens a vein that bleeds a nation to death.

Thomas Paine

There is no merit in putting off a war for a year if when it comes it is far worse or much harder to win.

Winston Churchill

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.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.

Jean-Paul Sartre

I abhor war and view it as the greatest scourge of mankind.

Thomas Jefferson

There is hardly such a thing as a war in which it makes no difference who wins. Nearly always one side stands more of less for progress the other side more or less for reaction.

George Orwell

Life is a struggle but not a warfare.

John Burroughs

The isles of Greece the isles of Greece! / Where burning Sappho loved and sung / Where grew the arts of war and peace / Where Delos rose and Phoebus sprung! / Eternal summer gilds them yet / But all except their sun is set.

Lord Byron

War is sweet to those who have not experienced it.

Desiderius Erasmus

People ask me if there are going to be stories of Harry Potter as an adult. Frankly if I wanted to I could keep writing stories until Harry is a senior citizen but I don't know how many people would actually want to read about a 65 year old Harry still at Hogwarts playing bingo with Ron and Hermione.

J. K. Rowling

The time not to become a father is eighteen years before a war.

E. B. White

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.

Barack Obama

Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.

Donald Trump

The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war.

Desiderius Erasmus

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.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

As for charity it is a matter in which the immediate effect on the persons directly concerned and the ultimate consequence to the general good are apt to be at complete war with one another.

John Stuart Mill

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.

Thomas Jefferson

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.

Barack Obama

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.

James Arthur Baldwin

A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails and then asks you not to kill him.

Winston Churchill

War's a brain spattering windpipe splitting art.

Lord Byron

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.

Alexis de Tocqueville

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.

Theodore Roosevelt

It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.

Thomas Jefferson

War war is still the cry `War even to the knife!'

Lord Byron

Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.

Salvador Dali

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.

John Adams

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.

George Washington

War is a blessing compared with national degradation.

Andrew Jackson

Pleasant it to behold great encounters of warfare arrayed over the plains with no part of yours in peril.


War is the ultimate tool of politics.

R. Buckminster Fuller

The connection between dress and war is not far to seek, your finest clothes are those you wear as soldiers.

Virginia Woolf

When you are winning a war almost everything that happens can be claimed to be right and wise.

Winston Churchill

The essential act of war is destruction not necessarily of human lives but of the products of human labor.

George Orwell

It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.

John F. Kennedy

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.

Ron Paul

What is absurd and monstrous about war is that men who have no personal quarrel should be trained to murder one another in cold blood.

Aldous Huxley

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.

George Orwell

Each generation should be made to bear the burden of its own wars instead of carrying them on at the expense of other generations.

James Madison

War should be the only study of a prince. He should consider peace only as a breathing-time which gives him leisure to contrive and furnishes as ability to execute military plans.

Niccolo Machiavelli

This war is not about slavery.

Robert E. Lee

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.

George Orwell

War is just when it is necessary, arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.

Niccolo Machiavelli

All war is based on deception.

Sun Tzu

In war you win or lose live or die - and the difference is just an eyelash.

Douglas MacArthur

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.

John F. Kennedy

Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

War should only be declared by the authority of the people whose toils and treasures are to support its burdens instead of the government which is to reap its fruits.

James Madison

Croesus said to Cambyses, That peace was better than war, because in peace the sons did bury their fathers but in wars the fathers did bury their sons

Francis Bacon

The executive has no right in any case to decide the question whether there is or is not cause for declaring war.

James Madison

There's nothing wrong with being a Conservative and coming up with a Conservative believe in foreign policy where we have a strong national defense and we don't go to war so carelessly.

Ron Paul

If we don't end war war will end us.

H. G. Wells

I venture to say no war can be long carried on against the will of the people.

Edmund Burke

I can not believe that war is the best solution. No one won the last war and no one will win the next war.

Eleanor Roosevelt

I'm tired. I'm tired of feeling rejected by the American people. I'm tired of waking up in the middle of the night worrying about the war.

Lyndon B. Johnson

Business is a combination of war and sport.

Andre Maurois

Only the dead have seen the end of the war.

George Santayana

The deliberate and deadly attacks which were carried out yesterday against our country were more than acts of terror. They were acts of war.

George W. Bush

Laws are silent in time of war.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

War contains so much folly as well as wickedness that much is to be hoped from the progress of reason.

James Madison

You and I must take care not to lose the next war.

Winston Churchill

What this country needs what every country needs occasionally is a good hard bloody war to revive the vice of patriotism on which its existence as a nation depends.

With those attacks the terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States. And war is what they got.

George W. Bush

We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the postive affirmation of peace.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

You say it is the good cause that hallows even war? I say unto you: it is the good war that hallows any cause.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.

Sun Tzu

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

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.

Nelson Mandela

The sinews of war are infinite money.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind.

Thomas Jefferson

No one can guarantee success in war but only deserve it.

Winston Churchill

The only defensible war is a war of defense.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

The course of this conflict is not known yet its outcome is certain. Freedom and fear, justice and cruelty have always been at war, and we know that God is not neutral between them.

George W. Bush

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.

John Wooden

Today we know that World War II began not in 1939 or 1941 but in the 1920's and 1930's when those who should have known better persuaded themselves that they were not their brother's keeper.

Hubert H. Humphrey

I'm not saying that spending on wars and terrorism is a bad thing ... This Week with George Stephanopoulos.

Lance Armstrong

War never takes a wicked man by chance the good man always.


The services in wartime are fit only for desperadoes but in peace are only fit for fools.

Benjamin Disraeli

Throughout the 20th century the Republican Party benefited from a non-interventionist foreign policy. Think of how Eisenhower came in to stop the Korean War. Think of how Nixon was elected to stop the mess in Vietnam.

Ron Paul

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.

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.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

A time will come when a politician who has willfully made war and promoted international dissension will be as sure of the dock and much surer of the noose than a private homicide. It is not reasonable that those who gamble with men's lives should not stake their own.

H. G. Wells

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.

Douglas MacArthur

Like a baseball game wars are not over till they are over. Wars don't run on a clock like football. No previous generation was so hopelessly unrealistic that this had to be explained to them.

Thomas Sowell

War involves in its progress such a train of unforeseen circumstances that no human wisdom can calculate the end, it has but one thing certain and that is to increase taxes.

Thomas Paine

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.

War does not determine who is right - only who is left.

Bertrand Russell

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.

Ernest Hemingway

The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.

George S. Patton

Andy Warhol is the only genius I've ever known with an I.Q. of 60.

Gore Vidal

Sectional football games have the glory and the despair of war, and when a Texas team takes the field against a foreign state, it is an army with banners.

John Steinbeck

Virtue is a state of war and to live in it we have always to combat with ourselves.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

We're going to shoot one Polaroid per show. I'm going to sign this before it even develops because I know that once it develops with my signature on it it's worth a fortune. I'll make this a work of magic warlock art.

Charlie Sheen

I have been a gigantic Rolling Stones fan since approximately the Spanish-American War.

Dave Barry

Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is well that war is so terrible. We should grow too fond of it.

Robert E. Lee

It keeps me up at night with all that's going on these days. The online world is turning into such a war zone.

Aristotle Onassis

All the war-propaganda all the screaming and lies and hatred comes invariably from people who are not fighting.

George Orwell

Love is a kind of warfare.


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.

Theodore Roosevelt

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.

George S. Patton

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.

What they're not ready for is guys like you and I and Nails and all the other gnarly gnarlingtons in my life that we are high priests Vatican assassin warlocks. Boom. Print that people. See where that goes.

Charlie Sheen

This was not an act of terrorism but it was an act of war.

George W. Bush

Humanity should question itself once more about the absurd and always unfair phenomenon of war on whose stage of death and pain only remain standing the negotiating table that could and should have prevented it.

Pope John Paul II

Take the diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week.

Will Rogers

War is the business of barbarians.

Napoleon Bonaparte

She doesn't understand the concept of Roman numerals. She thought we just fought in world war eleven.

Joan Rivers

Thus what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy.

Sun Tzu

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.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

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.

The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The moral and constitutional obligations of our representatives in Washington are to protect our liberty not coddle the world precipitating no-win wars while bringing bankruptcy and economic turmoil to our people.

Ron Paul

The Cold War isn't thawing, it is burning with a deadly heat. Communism isn't sleeping, it is as always plotting scheming working fighting.

The United States never lost a war or won a conference.

Will Rogers

The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

What a country calls its vital... interests are not things that help its people live but things that help it make war.

Simone Weil

LIFE is a mosaic of pleasure and pain - grief is an interval between two moments of joy. Peace is the interlude between two wars. You have no rose without a thorn, the diligent picker will avoid the pricks and gather the flower. There is no bee without the sting, cleverness consists in gathering the honey nevertheless.

Sai Baba

It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear.

Brave men rejoice in adversity just as brave soldiers triumph in war.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity it destroys religion it destroys states it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it.

Martin Luther

The only excuse for war is that we may live in peace unharmed.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Religious austerities should be practiced alone study by two and singing by three. A journey should be undertaken by four agriculture by five and war by many together.


Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.

John Adams

Don't be careless about yourselves--on the other hand not too careful. Live well but do not flaunt it. Laugh a little and teach your men to laugh--get good humor under fire--war is a game that's played with a smile. If you can't smile grin. If you can't grin keep out of the way till you can.

Winston Churchill

War is never a solution, it is an aggravation.

Benjamin Disraeli

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.

Albert Ellis

Either war is obsolete or men are.

R. Buckminster Fuller

No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then and it is misremembered now.

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.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

In war you can be killed only once. In politics many times.

Winston Churchill

So did I work with Warhol? I worked with him less on that play then I did on other things. He actually did a portrait of my rabbit and some other stuff. Warhol was definitely... Warhol.

Harvey Fierstein

That's what the Romney plan is all about how to get jobs created how to get this debt and deficit under control how to revive small businesses so we can create jobs and how to bring growth and opportunity to society instead of this class warfare instead of speaking to people like they're stuck in some class or station in life.

Paul Ryan

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.

Aldous Huxley

It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.

Douglas MacArthur

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.

C. S. Lewis

War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it.

Desiderius Erasmus

In war there is no prize for runner-up.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Every thought derives from a thwarted sensation.

Emile M. Cioran

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.

Winston Churchill

War is war. The only good human being is a dead one.

George Orwell

Our Generation has had no Great war no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.

Chuck Palahniuk

War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.

George Orwell

Those wars are unjust which are undertaken without provocation. For only a war waged for revenge or defense can be just.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Democracies are indeed slow to make war but once embarked upon a martial venture are equally slow to make peace and reluctant to make a tolerable rather than a vindictive peace.

Reinhold Niebuhr

Cards are war in disguise of a sport.

Charles Lamb

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies - or else? The chain reaction of evil - hate begetting hate wars producing more wars - must be broken or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Vietnam War required us to emphasize the national interest rather than abstract principles. What President Nixon and I tried to do was unnatural. And that is why we didn't make it.

Henry A. Kissinger

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.

Henry Miller

There are historic situations in which refusal to defend the inheritance of a civilization however imperfect against tyranny and aggression may result in consequences even worse than war.

Reinhold Niebuhr

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.

John F. Kennedy

In war you can only be killed once but in politics many times.

Winston Churchill

The only way human beings can win a war is to prevent it.

George C. Marshall

There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.

Sun Tzu

In wartime truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.

Winston Churchill

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.

Washington Irving

Never think that war no matter how necessary nor how justified is not a crime.

Ernest Hemingway

Jellicoe was the only man on either side who could lose the war in an afternoon.

Winston Churchill

It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Secret operations are essential in war, upon them the army relies to make its every move.

Sun Tzu

Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men between brothers?

Victor Hugo

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.

Peace is the virtue of civilization. War is its crime.

Victor Hugo

The dieting wars have got to stop.

Lady Gaga

It is good that war is so horrible or we might grow to like it.

Robert E. Lee

Loud peace propaganda makes war seem imminent.

David Herbert Lawrence

I was drafted during the Korean War.

Clint Eastwood

Duh! So we're asking you now what are some of your favorite lines that this warlock brain produced?

Charlie Sheen

By peace western countries mean the interval between two wars. That is no peace! When man thinks speaks and does good - peace will ensue.

Sai Baba

It made me feel good yeah because we've been through so many wars together. And it feels good to kind of be able to enjoy ... the sweetness of it. And now to be able to move on for the organization to move on the city to move on and to focus on building this team (I) wish him all the best with his team down on South Beach.

Kobe Bryant

You must not fight too often with one enemy or you will teach him all your art of war.

Napoleon Bonaparte

From my big beautiful warlock brain welcome to 'Sheen's Korner' ... You're either in my corner or you're with the trolls.

Charlie Sheen

A bargain is in its very essence a hostile transaction. Do not all men try to abate the price of all they buy? I contend that a bargain, even between brethren, is a declaration of war.

Lord Byron

Our national determination to keep free of foreign wars and foreign entanglements cannot prevent us from feeling deep concern when ideals and principles that we have cherished are challenged.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

I guess if people couldn't profit from war I don't think there would be war.

Lily Tomlin

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.

Will Rogers

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.

Anais Nin

Of the four wars in my lifetime none came about because the U.S. was too strong.

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.

John Stuart Mill

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.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Are we interested in treating the symptoms of poverty and economic stagnation through income redistribution and class warfare or do we want to go at the root causes of poverty and economic stagnation by promoting pro-growth policies that promote prosperity?

Paul Ryan

The slightest acquaintance with history shows that powerful republics are the most warlike and unscrupulous of nations.

When the rich wage war it's the poor who die.

Jean-Paul Sartre

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.

Thomas Aquinas

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.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

To hold a pen is to be at war.


You can't make war in the Middle East without Egypt and you can't make peace without Syria.

Henry A. Kissinger

Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption or both.

John F. Kennedy

I'd like to talk to Arnold Schwarzenegger 'cause I live in California and I just want to see that canned chemical filled body in my office.

Henry Rollins

All oppression creates a state of war.

Simone de Beauvoir

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.

Winston Churchill

The United States is not and never will be at war with Islam.

Barack Obama

Wars are of course as a rule to be avoided, but they are far better than certain kinds of peace.

Theodore Roosevelt

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.

Hillary Clinton

There's something about Marxism that brings out warts, the only kind of growth this economic system encourages.

P. J. O'Rourke

I don't oppose all wars. What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war.

Barack Obama

Whether you come back by page or by the big screen Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.

J. K. Rowling

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.

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.

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.

John Adams
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