War Quotes

Life was simple before World War II. After that, we had systems.
G. Hoppe
William shakespeare - like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore,...

French prove - pray, pray very much but beware of telling god...
When the blind man carries the lame man, both go forward.
Swedish Prove
Like its politicians and its wars, society has the teenagers it deserves.
J. B. Priestley
Desiderius erasmus - the most disadvantageous peace is better than the...

We seem to believe it is possible to ward off death by following rules of good grooming.
Don Delillo
Do not look back. And do not dream about the future, either. It will neither give you back the past, nor satisfy your other daydreams. Your duty, your reward - Your destiny - Are here and now.
Dag Hammarskjold, newpaper quote of the day
Making a success of the job at hand is the best step toward the kind you want.
Bernard Mannes Baruch
My job is to bore you and let the hardness of your seat and the warmth of your robe prepare you for what is to come.
William H. McNeill
Real joy, which comes from loving to do good things without wanting to be repaid, is the reward that lasts forever.
Emanuel Swedenborg, From the book "New Jerusalem and Its Heavenly Doctrine" #155
Husbands are awkward things to deal with even keeping them in hot water will not make them tender.
Mary Lorraine Buckley
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. I cannot believe that such a programme would be rejected by the people of this country, even if it does mean the establishment of personal contact with the dictators.
Neville Chamberlain
We all use our imagination every day. However, most of us are unaware that what we envision affects every cell of our bodies and every aspect of our performance.
Marilyn King
Like the herd animals we are, we sniff warily at the strange one among us.
Loren
Peace for any prolonged period of time is impossible. Humans have a natural thirst for chaos and war is the most readily available form of chaos.
Frank Herbert, Dune
There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
In general we are least aware of what our minds do best.
Marvin Minsky, The Society of Mind
The educating of the parents is really the education of the child children tend to live what is unlived in the parents, so it is vital that parents should be aware of their inferior, their dark side, and should press on getting to know themselves.
Laurens Van der Post
Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
Aesop, The Dog and the Shadow
Toward the accomplishment of an aim, which in wantonness of atrocity would seem to partake of the insane, he will direct a cool judgement, sagacious and sound. These men are madmen, and of the most dangerous sort.
Herman Melville, Billy Budd, Sailo
Many would be cowards if they had courage enough.
Thomas Fulle
Motivation is an external, temporary high that PUSHES you forward. Inspiration is a sustainable internal glow which PULLS you forward.
Thomas Leonard
Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk.
Joaquin Setanti
The warning message we sent the Russians was a calculated ambiguity that would be clearly understood.
Alexander Haig
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired in the final analysis, is a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, who are cold and not clothed.
Dwight D. Eisenhowe
Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.
Jules de Gaultie
A nation that draws too broad a difference between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards, and its fighting done by fools.
Thucydides
When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet.
Stanislaw J. Lec, "Unkempt Thoughts".
War is the biggest ego trip of all time.
Molly Wiest
There are now two great nations in the world, which starting from different points, seem to be advancing toward the same goal: the Russians and the Anglo - Americans... Each seems called by some secret design of Providence one day to hold in its hands the destinies of half the world.
Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America 1835
No one would be foolish enough to choose war over peace - - In peace sons bury their fathers, but in war fathers bury their sons.
Croesus of Lydia
The outcome of the war is in our hands the outcome of words is in the council.
Home
It is not easy for men to rise whose qualities are thwarted by poverty.
Juvenal, Satires
Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas, ease after war, death after life does greatly please.
Edmund Spenser, 1590
Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping. We see our past achievements as the end results of a clean forward thrust, and our present difficulties as signs of decline and decay.
Eric Hoffe
History is philosophy teaching by example, and also warning; its two eyes are geography and chronology.
James A. Garfield
When we see men of worth, we should think of equaling them when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
Confucius
Each time you are honest and conduct yourself with honesty, a success force will drive you toward greater success. Each time you lie, even with a little white lie, there are strong forces pushing you toward failure.
Joseph Sugarman
It is certain that the real function of art is to increase our self - Consciousness; to make us more aware of what we are, and therefore of what the universe in which we live really is. And since mathematics, in its own way, also performs this function, it is not only aesthetically charming but profoundly significant. It is an art, and a great art.
John W. N. Sullivan