War Quotes

Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances.
J. Donald Wlters
Ursula k. leguin - it is good to have an end to journey toward, but...

Before the Gulf War started, the Iraqi Army was the the fourth largest in the world. Now, its the second largest army in Iraq.
Wall Street Journal, March 15, 1991
There are three intolerable things in life - Cold coffee, lukewarm champagne, and overexcited women.
Orson Welles
Peter mcwilliams, life 101 - to use fear as the friend it is, we must retrain...
Niccolo machiavelli - war is a profession by which a man cannot live...

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
What a country calls its vital economic interests are not the things which enable its citizens to live, but the things which enable it to make war. Petrol is much more likely than wheat to be a cause of international conflict.
Simone Weil, The Need for Roots (1949)
To hold a pen is to be at war.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
The reward for conformity was that everyone liked you except yourself.
Rita Mae Brown, Venus Envy
Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey people. People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war.... Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest....
C. S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man
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
The idea of all - Out nuclear war is unsettling.
Walter Goodman
Idleness and lack of occupation tend - Nay are dragged - Towards evil.
Hippocrates, Decorum
The only winner in the War of 1812 was Tchaikovsky.
Solomon Short
The family seems to have two predominant functions to provide warmth and love in time of need and to drive each other insane.
Donald G. Smith
Force, and fraud, are in war the two cardinal virtues.
Thomas Hobbes, quoted from "Oxygen3, Panda Software
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
Give a man a fire and keep him warm for a day. Light a man on fire and he will be warm for rest of his life.
Anonymous
Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life.
Dr. David M. Burns
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
As long as humanity has been human, it has looked toward the heavens and dreamed that some day, some way, there would be giant federal contracts involved.
Dave Barry
Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of.
Jane Austen, Emma
True love allows each person to follow his or her own path, aware that doing so can never drive them apart.
Paulo Coelho, Brida
Most religions do not make men better, only warier.
Elias Canetti
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To my mind, to kill in war is not a whit better than to commit ordinary murder.
Albert Einstein
The secret of power is the knowledge that others are more cowardly than you are.
Ludwig Boerne
War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it.
Desiderius Erasmus
He who has not first laid his foundations may be able with great ability to lay them afterwards, but they will be laid with trouble to the architect and danger to the building.
Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince
One cannot play chess if one becomes aware of the pieces as living souls and of the fact that the Whites and the Blacks have more in common with each other than with the players. Suddenly one loses all interest in who will be champion.
Anatol Rapoport
It is an error to imagine that evolution signifies a constant tendency to increased perfection. That process undoubtedly involves a constant remodelling of the organism in adaptation to new conditions; but it depends on the nature of those conditions whether the directions of the modifications effected shall be upward or downward.
Thomas H. Huxley
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
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Anatole France, The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard
Men are rich only as they give. He who gives great service gets great rewards.
Elbert Hubbard
As long as there are sovereign nations possessing great power, war is inevitable.
Albert Einstein
To those who charge that liberalism has been tried and found wanting, I answer that the failure is not in the idea, but in the course of recent history. The New Deal was ended by World War II. The New Frontier was closed by Berlin and Cuba almost before it was opened. And the Great Society lost its greatness in the jungles of Indochina.
George Stanley McGovern
Human war has been the most successful of our cultural traditions.
Robert Ardrey
To insist on strength... is not war - Mongering. It is peace - Mongering.
Barry Goldwate
Morality is simply the attitude we adopt toward people we personally dislike.
Oscar Wilde