War Quotes

The secret of power is the knowledge that others are more cowardly than you are.
Ludwig Boerne
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Roscoe snowden - there are at least two kinds of cowards. one kind...
I know patriotism exists, and I know it has done much in the present contest. But a great and lasting war can never be supported on this principle alone. It must be aided by a prospect of interest, or some reward.
George Washington
A love of tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril; but the new view must come, the world must roll forward.
Sir Winston Churchill, speech in the House of Commons, November 29, 1944
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All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right - About - Face which turns us from failure towards success.
Dorthea Bragg
There is a greater darkness than the one we fight. It is the darkness of the soul that has lost its way. The war we fight is not against powers and principalities, it is against chaos and despair. Greater than the death of flesh is the death of hope. The death of dreams. Against this peril we can never surrender.
J. Michael Straczynski, Babylon 5 (Television Series)
Cowardice asks the question - Is it safe? Expediency asks the question - Is it politic? Vanity asks the question - Is it popular? But conscience asks the question - Is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular; but one must take it because it is right.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Wars teach us not to love our enemies but to hate our allies.
W. L. George
The name of peace is sweet, and the thing itself is beneficial, but there is a great difference between peace and servitude. Peace is freedom in tranquillity, servitude is the worst of all evils, to be resisted not only by war, but even by death.
Cicero
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
Do not be like servants who serve their masters expecting to receive a reward be rather like servants who serve their master unconditionally, with no thought of reward.
Antigonus of Sokho
There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence.
J. R. R. Tolkien
Success gravitates toward those who are perceived to be successful. Regardless of how you feel within, you must emanate success if you want to attract people to your cause.
Jeff Herman
The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his actions.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
Look at the bow in the cloud, in the very rain itself. That is a sign that the sun, though you cannot see it, is shining still - - That up above beyond the cloud is still sunlight and warmth and cloudless blue sky.
Charles Kingsley
Idleness and lack of occupation tend - Nay are dragged - Towards evil.
Hippocrates, Decorum
Either war is obsolete or men are.
R. Buckminster Fuller, New Yorker, Jan. 8, 1966
My final merit I refuse you, I refuse putting from me what I really am, Encompass worlds but never try to encompass me, I crowd your sleekest and best by simply looking toward you. Writing and talk do not prove me, I carry the plenum of proof in my face, With the hush of my lips I wholly confound the skeptic.
Walt Whitman
History is littered with the wars which everybody knew would never happen.
Enoch Powell
Monotony is the awful reward of the careful.
A. G. Buckham
Science can destroy religion by ignoring it as well as by disproving its tenets. No one ever demonstrated, so far as I am aware, the non - Existence of Zeus or Thor - But they have few followers now.
Arthur C. Clarke
In every child who is born, no matter what circumstances, and of no matter what parents, the potentiality of the human race is born again and in him, too, once more, and of each of us, our terrific responsibility toward human life toward the utmost idea of goodness, of the horror of terror, and of God.
James Agee
The basic difference between an ordinary person and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge while an ordinary person takes everything as a blessing or a curse.
Carlos Castaneda
In all things preserve integrity; and the consciousness of thine own uprightness will alleviate the toil of business, soften the hardness of ill - Success and disappointments, and give thee an humble confidence before God, when the ingratitude of man, or the iniquity of the times may rob thee of other rewards.
Barbara Paley
Very little is known about the War of 1812 because the Americans lost it.
Eric Nicol
The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know.
Joe Moore
The more you sweat during peace, The less you bleed during war.
Brian Wilson
Remember Things in life will not always run smoothly. Sometimes we will be rising toward the heights - Then all will seem to reverse itself and start downward. The great fact to remember is that the trend of civilization itself is forever upward, that a line drawn through the middle of the peaks and the valleys of the centuries always has an upward trend.
Endicott Peabody
Just think - - IBM and DEC in the same room - - And we did it. Makes you feel warm inside.
Ken Thompson
Beware of dissipating your powers strive constantly to concentrate them. Genius thinks it can do whatever it sees others doing, but is sure to repent of every ill - Judged outlay.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
So different are the colours of life, as we look forward to the future, or backward to the past and so different the opinions and sentiments which this contrariety of appearance naturally produces, that the conversation of the old and young ends generally with contempt or pity on either side.
Victor Hugo
Pray, pray very much but beware of telling God what you want.
French Prove
As I rejected amnesty, so I reject revenge. I ask all Americans who ever asked for goodness and mercy in their lives, who ever sought forgiveness for their trespasses, to join in rehabilitating all the casualties of the tragic conflict of the past. On Americans who avoided conscription during the Vietnam War, to Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Gerald R. Ford
The ability to get to the verge without getting into the war is the necessary art. If you try to run away from it, if you are scared to go to the brink, you are lost.
John Foster Dulles
The outcome of the war is in our hands; the outcome of words is in the council.
Homer, The Iliad
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)