War Quotes

Old age equalizes - we are aware that what is happening to us has happened to untold numbers from the beginning of time. When we are young we act as if we were the first young people in the world.
Jane Harrison
Albert einstein - to my mind to kill in war is not a whit better...

Aldous huxley - technological progress has merely provided us...
History is philosophy teaching by example, and also warning; its two eyes are geography and chronology.
James A. Garfield
War can only be abolished by war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun.
Mao Tse - Tung
Eric hoffe - perhaps a modern society can remain stable only...

To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal.
Peter Ustinov
Before a war, military science seems a real science, like astronomy. After a war it seems more like astrology.
Dame Rebecca West
Please choose the way of peace. ... In the short term there may be winners and losers in this war that we all dread. But that never can, nor never will justify the suffering, pain and loss of life your weapons will cause.
Mother Teresa, - - Letter to U. S. President George Bush and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, January 1991.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantages of others.
Niccolo Machiavelli
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
Brian Tracy
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.
Ernest Hemingway
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
There is no vice so simple but assumes some mark of virtue on his outward parts.
Mary Bertone
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
Stanislaus J. Lec
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
You know what I say to people when I hear they? re writing an anti - war book?? I say, why don? t you write an anti - Glacier book instead? What he meant, of course, was that there would always be wars, that they were as easy to stop as glaciers. I believe that, too.
Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughter - House 5
This was love at first sight, love everlasting a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected - - In so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.
Thomas Mann
Nature does not loathe virtue it is unaware of its existence.
Franoise Mallet - Joris
If a sufficient number of people who wanted to stop war really did gather together, they would first of all begin by making war upon those who disagreed with them. And it is still more certain that they would make war on people who also want to stop wars but in another way.
Gurdjieff
Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and griefs which we endure help us in our marching onward.
Henry Ford
Wars were not made by generations and their special stupidities, but that wars were made instead by something ignorant in the human heart.
John Knowles
I took a speed - Reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.
Woody Allen
Be sure that it is not you that is mortal, but only your body. For that man whom your outward form reveals is not yourself the spirit is the true self, not that physical figure which and be pointed out by your finger.
Cicero
Science... warns me to be careful how I adopt a view which jumps with my preconceptions, and to require stronger evidence for such belief than for one to which I was previously hostile. My business is to teach my aspirations to conform themselves to fact, not to try and make facts harmonize with my aspirations.
Thomas Huxley
Speculations and loans in foreign fields are likely to bring us into war... The war - For - Profit group has counterfeited patriotism.
Charles Lindberg Sr., 1915
But penance need not be paid in suffering... It can be paid in forward motion. Correcting the mistake is a positive move, a nurturing move.
Barbara Hall, A Summons to New Orleans, 2000
The most hopelessly stupid man is he who is not aware that he is wise.
Isaac Asimov, Second Foundation - First Speake
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
Napoleon Hill
Capitalism needs to function like a game of tug - Of - war. Two opposing sides need to continually struggle for dominance, but at no time can either side be permitted to walk away with the rope.
Pete Holiday
When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.
Leonardo da Vinci
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
War has become a luxury that only small nations can afford.
Hannah Arendt
One should never direct people towards happiness, because happiness too is an idol of the market - Place. One should direct them towards mutual affection. A beast gnawing at its prey can be happy too, but only human beings can feel affection for each other, and this is the highest achievement they can aspire to.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the sense shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourse of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.
Hellen Kelle
Life is a culmination of the past, an awareness of the present, an indication of a future beyond knowledge, the quality that gives a touch of divinity to matter.
Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr.
War is cruel and you cannot refine it.
William Tecumseh Sherman
Blessedness is not the reward of virtue, but virtue itself; neither do we rejoice therein, because we control our lusts, but contrariwise, because we rejoice therein, we are able to control our lusts.
Baruch Spinoza, The Ethics
War will cease when men refuse to fight.
F. Hansen
Making a success of the job at hand is the best step toward the kind you want.
Bernard Mannes Baruch