War Quotes

Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defence of peace must be constructed.
Unknown, UNESCO Constitution
Niccolo machiavelli - there is no avoiding war; it can only be...

Ellie katz - warning humor may be hazardous to your illness....
The moment we choose to love we begin to move towards freedom...
Bell Hooks
The ways by which you may get money almost without exception lead downward. - From Live Without Principle.
Henry David Thoreau
Holbrook jackson - beware of your habits. the better they are the...

If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
Albert Einstein
War is one of the scourges with which it has pleased God to afflict men.
Cardinal Richelieu
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 Baldwin
To live happily is an inward power of the soul.
Marcus Aurelius
Only the winners decide what were war crimes.
Garry Wills
To insist on strength... is not war - Mongering. It is peace - Mongering.
Barry Goldwate
Humanity faces a quantum leap forward. It faces the deepest social upheaval and creative restructuring of all time. Without clearly recognizing it, we are engaged in building a remarkable new civilization from the ground up. This is the meaning of the Third Wave.
Alvin Toffle
I am acutely aware that you have not elected me as your president by your ballots, so I ask you to confirm me with your prayers.
Gerald R. Ford
Faith is to believe what you do not see the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.
Saint Augustine
We Americans know - Although others appear to forget - The risk of spreading conflict. We still seek no wider war. On ordering retaliatory action against North Vietnam.
Lyndon B. Johnson
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action.
Aristotle, Nicomachen Ethics (4th c. BC)
Take the diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week.
Will Rogers
Ethical religion can be real only to those who are engaged in ceaseless efforts at moral improvement. By moving upward we acquire faith in an upward movement, without limit.
Felix Adle
The best an American can look forward to is the lonely pleasure of one who stands at long last on a chilly and inhospitable mountaintop where few have been before, where few can follow and where few will consent to believe he has been.
George Frost Kennan
A poet is a bird of unearthly excellence, who escapes from his celestial realm arrives in this world warbling. If we do not cherish him, he spreads his wings and flies back into his homeland.
Kahlil Gibran
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.
Douglas Noel Adams
Many years ago Rudyard Kipling gave an address at McGill University in Montreal. He said one striking thing which deserves to be remembered. Warning the students against an over - Concern for money, or position, or glory, he said: Some day you will meet a man who cares for none of these things. Then you will know how poor you are.
Halford E. Luccock
No matter how long we exist, we have our memories. Points in time which time itself cannot erase. Suffering may distort my backward glances, but even to suffering, some memories will yield nothing of ther beauty or their splendor. Rather they remain as hard as gems.
Anne Rice, "Blood and Gold".
There may be a great fire in our soul, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers - By see only a wisp of smoke.
Vincent Van Gogh
Happiness is not a reward - It is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - It is a result.
Robert G. Ingersoll
Some of your countrymen were unable to distinguish between their native dislike for war and the stainless patriotism of those who suffered its scars. But there has been a rethinking and now we can say to you, and say as a nation, thank you for your courage.
Ronald Reagan
Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.
Jules de Gautie
Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure.
Norman Vincent Peale
Has not peace honours and glories of her own unattended by the dangers of war?
Hermocrates of Syracuse
The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his actions.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
Virtue is praised but hated. People run away from it, for it is ice - Cold and in this world you must keep your feet warm.
Denis Diderot
Experience is a hard teacher becuase she gives the tests first, the lessons afterwards.
Vernon Suanders Law, Chicken Soup for the Teenage soul: Tough Stuff
Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy but after a war it seems more like astrology.
Rebecca West
O human race born to fly upward, wherefore at a little wind dost thou fall.
Dante Alighieri
Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.
John F. Kennedy
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
The more you sweat during peace, The less you bleed during war.
Brian Wilson
The real hero is always a hero by mistake he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else.
Umberto Eco
Love is a kind of warfare.
Ovid