War Quotes

Arms are instruments of ill omen.... When one is compelled to use them, it is best to do so without relish. There is no glory in victory, and to glorify it despite this is to exult in the killing of men.... When great numbers of people are killed, one should weep over them with sorrow. When victorious in war, one should observe mourning rites.
Lao - Tzu
G. hoppe - life was simple before world war ii. after that,...

Unknown - bank on a life, saving towards the certainty of...
War kills men, and men deplore the loss; but war also crushes bad principles and tyrants, and so saves societies.
The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. The trite subjects of human efforts, possessions, outward success, luxury have always seemed to me contemptible.
Albert Einstein
Henry louis mencken - conscience is the inner voice that warns us that...

The secret of power is the knowledge that others are more cowardly than you are.
Ludwig Boerne
The more you sweat during peace, The less you bleed during war.
Brian Wilson
You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward.
James Thurbe
She is not fair to outward view As many maidens be Her loveliness I never knew Until she smiled on me Oh then I saw her eye was bright, A well of love, a spring of light.
Hartley Coleridge
Beware of the man whose God is in the skies.
George Bernard Shaw
Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.
Mao Tse - Tung
You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.
Jeannette Rankin
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
We have always said that in our war with the Arabs we had a secret weapon - No alternative.
Golda Mei
Hate is not a feeling toward another, but a feeling of defeat by another.
Kristen Ashley Roth
Beware of the fury of the patient man.
John Dryden
The world breaks everyone, and afterward, many are strong at the broken places.
Ernest Hemingway
Love seeks one thing only the good of the one loved. It leaves all the other secondary effects to take care of themselves. Love, therefore, is its own reward.
Thomas Merton
The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The journey is the reward.
Taoist Saying
Often and often afterwards, the beloved Aunt would ask me why I had never told anyone how I was being treated. Children tell little more than animals, for what comes to them they accept as eternally established.
Rudyard Kipling
Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.
Jules de Gautie
War is Peace Freedom is Slavery Ignorance is Strength.
George Orwell, Book "1984".
The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized - Never knowing.
David Viscott
I guess each of us, at some time, finds one person with whom we are compelled toward absolute honesty, one person whose good opinion of us becomes a substitute for the broader opinion of the world.
Glen Cook, Shadow Games
All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.
Joseph Conrad
Art can only be truly Art by presenting an adequate outward symbol of some fact in the interior life.
Margaret Fulle
Trust each other again and again. When the trust level gets high enough, people transcend apparent limits, discovering new and awesome abilities for which they were previously unaware.
David Armistead
Courage is the fear of being thought a coward.
Horace Smith
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.
How is it possible to expect mankind to take advice when they will not so much as take warning.
Jonathan Swift
A high heart ought to bear calamities and not flee them, since in bearing them appears the grandeur of the mind and in fleeing them the cowardice of the heart.
Pietro Aretino
When a miracle happens, even if not to you, its nature is to naturally expand. You can almost feel the warmth on your face.
Hugh Elliott
Like its politicians and its wars, society has the teenagers it deserves.
J. B. Priestley
People who matter are most aware that everyone else does too.
Malcolm Stevenson Forbes
May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rains fall soft upon your fields and, until we meet again may god hold you in the palm of his hand.
History is one war after another with a bunch of murders and natural disasters in between.
Sarah Vowell, Assassination Vacation (p. 208)
Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test first and the lessons afterwards.
The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant.
John Stuart Mill, On Liberty