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Quotes About War To Ponder and Share

War, what is it good for? Welcome to our collection of quotes about war; many of them are cautionary, and all of them thought-provoking. Peace to you.

Quote: We make war that we may live in peace. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of man holding stick statue during daytime
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We make war that we may live in peace.


If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace.


Quote: If peace only had the music and pageantry of war, there'd be no wars. by author Sophie Kerr overlaid on photo of brown wooden handle bar on brown wooden table
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If peace only had the music and pageantry of war, there'd be no wars.


Quote: War puts its questions stupidly, peace mysteriously. by author Andre Malraux overlaid on photo of black assault rifle on snow covered ground
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War puts its questions stupidly, peace mysteriously.


To secure peace is to prepare for war.


Quote: War makes thieves and peace hangs them. by author George Herbert overlaid on photo of black and brown hair brush
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War makes thieves and peace hangs them.


Quote: In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons. by author Herodotus overlaid on photo of brown metal machine on gray concrete wall near sea during daytime
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In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.


Quote: Peace is the happy natural state of man; war is corruption and disgrace. by author James Thomson overlaid on photo of low angle photography of brown and gray helicopter
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Peace is the happy natural state of man; war is corruption and disgrace.


War remains the decisive human failure.


Quote: War is what happens when language fails. by author Margaret Atwood overlaid on photo of man holding rifle
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War is what happens when language fails.


Quote: What is more immoral than war? by author Marquis de Sade overlaid on photo of battle tank on green grass field during daytime
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What is more immoral than war?


Quote: War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace. by author Thomas Mann overlaid on photo of brown wooden handle axe in grayscale photography
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War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.


Quote: War should never be entered upon until every agency of peace has failed. by author William McKinley overlaid on photo of green battle tank on green grass field during daytime
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War should never be entered upon until every agency of peace has failed.


Quote: Waging war we understand, but not waging peace, or at any rate less consciously so. by author Fredrik Bajer overlaid on photo of silver and gold UNK on brown wooden surface
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Waging war we understand, but not waging peace, or at any rate less consciously so.


Quote: You don't have to have fought in a war to love peace. by author Geraldine Ferraro overlaid on photo of people standing on green grass field under cloudy sky during daytime
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You don't have to have fought in a war to love peace.


Quote: It is far easier to make war than peace. by author Georges Clemenceau overlaid on photo of man in green and brown camouflage uniform holding rifle
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It is far easier to make war than peace.


Quote: Peace hath higher tests of manhood, than battle ever knew. by author John Greenleaf Whittier overlaid on photo of black and gold metal coin operated telescope
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Peace hath higher tests of manhood, than battle ever knew.


Quote: One can go to war alone, but you can't build peace alone. by author Jacques Chirac overlaid on photo of soldiers on field at daytime
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One can go to war alone, but you can't build peace alone.


Quote: Everybody knows that love is better than hate, and peace is better than war. by author Marilyn Ferguson overlaid on photo of brown wooden sticks on black surface
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Everybody knows that love is better than hate, and peace is better than war.


Quote: Peace through strength works; but the flip side is war invited by weakness. by author Pete Hegseth overlaid on photo of man in black and brown camouflage uniform holding red smoke
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Peace through strength works; but the flip side is war invited by weakness.


Quote: We should wage war not to win war, but to win peace. by author Paul Hoffman overlaid on photo of soldier wallpaper
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We should wage war not to win war, but to win peace.


Quote: We will never bring peace at the hands of war. As a species we have to rise above it. by author Rosie O'Donnell overlaid on photo of green battle tank on green grass field during daytime
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We will never bring peace at the hands of war. As a species we have to rise above it.


Quote: Peace does not mean just to stop wars, but also to stop oppression and injustice. by author Tawakkol Karman overlaid on photo of grayscale photo of soldiers on battle tank
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Peace does not mean just to stop wars, but also to stop oppression and injustice.


Quote: Winning the peace is harder than winning the war. by author Xavier Becerra overlaid on photo of soldier illustration
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Winning the peace is harder than winning the war.


Quote: Peace must be more than the absence of war. by author Helmut Kohl overlaid on photo of man holding stick statue during daytime
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Peace must be more than the absence of war.


Quote: Peace is obtained by war. by author Cornelius Nepos overlaid on photo of man in black and white zip up jacket
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Peace is obtained by war.


Quote: One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one. by author Agatha Christie overlaid on photo of black and white aircraft
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One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one.


Quote: The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of brown and black galleon ship on ocean water under gray sky
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The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.


Quote: It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of black handle knife on green grass field during daytime
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It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.


Quote: Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war. by author Maria Montessori overlaid on photo of silver and gold UNK on brown wooden surface
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Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.


Quote: The only excuse for war is that we may live in peace unharmed. by author Cicero overlaid on photo of black and brown metal machine
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The only excuse for war is that we may live in peace unharmed.


Quote: Yes, we love peace, but we are not willing to take wounds for it, as we are for war. by author John Holmes overlaid on photo of silver and gold UNK on brown wooden surface
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Yes, we love peace, but we are not willing to take wounds for it, as we are for war.


Quote: It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war. by author John F. Kennedy overlaid on photo of person in black long sleeve shirt and black skirt holding white leather belt
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It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.


Quote: If we don't end war, war will end us. by author H. G. Wells overlaid on photo of gold and silver tube bottle
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If we don't end war, war will end us.


Quote: We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it. by author Dwight D. Eisenhower overlaid on photo of black and brown metal machine
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We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it.


Quote: People always make war when they say they love peace. by author D. H. Lawrence overlaid on photo of photo of author D. H. Lawrence with quote

People always make war when they say they love peace.


Quote: Man becomes his most creative during war. by author Clint Eastwood overlaid on photo of woman with sword
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Man becomes his most creative during war.


Quote: We are all tourists in history, and irony is what we win in wars. by author Anatole Broyard overlaid on photo of black semi automatic pistol on gray surface
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We are all tourists in history, and irony is what we win in wars.


Quote: I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war. by author Albert Einstein overlaid on photo of five orange and one white pupkins
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I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.


Quote: All war is a symptom of man's failure as a thinking animal. by author John Steinbeck overlaid on photo of person in black and white polka dot coat holding black rifle
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All war is a symptom of man's failure as a thinking animal.


Quote: A bad peace is even worse than war. by author Titus overlaid on photo of grayscale photo of man in black jacket and hat
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A bad peace is even worse than war.




After every war someone has to tidy up.


Quote: War is not, in itself, a condition so much as the symptom of a condition -- that of international anarchy. by author Alfred Hermann Fried overlaid on photo of man walking on brown grass field
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War is not, in itself, a condition so much as the symptom of a condition -- that of international anarchy.


Quote: War is the cemetery of futures promised. by author John Cory overlaid on photo of 3 men in black and white suit holding red smoke hose
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War is the cemetery of futures promised.


Quote: When war is declared, truth is the first casualty. by author Arthur Ponsonby overlaid on photo of old war scene calvary
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When war is declared, truth is the first casualty.


The worst thing about this war is the chance it gives these dreadful little persons, the chance to make themselves important.


Quote: The best ambassador is a warship. by author Michelle J. Howard overlaid on photo of man holding rifle
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The best ambassador is a warship.


Quote: In a war of ideas it is people who get killed. by author Stanisław Jerzy Lec overlaid on photo of black rifle with scope on brown soil
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In a war of ideas it is people who get killed.


Quote: War implies a lack of comprehension of mutual national interests; it means the undermining and even the end of culture. by author Carlos Saavedra Lamas overlaid on photo of grayscale photography of soldier
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War implies a lack of comprehension of mutual national interests; it means the undermining and even the end of culture.


Quote: War of aggression, war which does not imply defense of one's country, is a collective crime. by author Carlos Saavedra Lamas overlaid on photo of soldier walking on wooden pathway surrounded with barbwire selective focus photography
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War of aggression, war which does not imply defense of one's country, is a collective crime.


Quote: During war, the laws are silent. by author Quintus Tullius Cicero overlaid on photo of black and silver knife on gray wooden table
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During war, the laws are silent.


Quote: Criticism in a time of war is essential to the maintenance of any kind of democratic government. by author Robert Taft overlaid on photo of black and white aircraft
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Criticism in a time of war is essential to the maintenance of any kind of democratic government.


Baneful indeed is the scourge of war.


Quote: The utter helplessness of a conquered people is perhaps the most tragic feature of a civil war or any other sort of war. by author Rebecca Latimer Felton overlaid on photo of man walking on brown grass field
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The utter helplessness of a conquered people is perhaps the most tragic feature of a civil war or any other sort of war.


Quote: Of course in war all madnesses come out in a man, that is the fault of war not of a man or a nation. by author Frieda Lawrence overlaid on photo of silver and gold UNK on brown wooden surface
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Of course in war all madnesses come out in a man, that is the fault of war not of a man or a nation.


Quote: A nation's ability to fight a modern war is as good as its technological ability. by author Frank Whittle overlaid on photo of silver and gold UNK on brown wooden surface
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A nation's ability to fight a modern war is as good as its technological ability.


Quote: War is organized murder, and nothing else. by author Harry Patch overlaid on photo of person raishing his hand
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War is organized murder, and nothing else.


Quote: Retreat is brave when you steal a great prize from your enemy's hands. by author David Bowles overlaid on photo of soldiers on field at daytime
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Retreat is brave when you steal a great prize from your enemy's hands.


Quote: Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds. by author Robert Oppenheimer overlaid on photo of three grenades
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Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.


Quote: Wars are not fought only by childless men. by author Robert Rodat overlaid on photo of soldiers on top of battle tanks
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Wars are not fought only by childless men.


Quote: War is something of man's own fostering, and if all mankind renounces it, then it is no longer there. by author A. A. Milne overlaid on photo of man walking on brown grass field
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War is something of man's own fostering, and if all mankind renounces it, then it is no longer there.


Quote: No matter what political reasons are given for war, the underlying reason is always economic. by author A. J. P. Taylor overlaid on photo of photo of author A. J. P. Taylor with quote

No matter what political reasons are given for war, the underlying reason is always economic.


Quote: No war is inevitable until it breaks out. by author A. J. P. Taylor overlaid on photo of photo of author A. J. P. Taylor with quote

No war is inevitable until it breaks out.


Quote: Making peace is harder than making war. by author Adlai E. Stevenson overlaid on photo of battle tank on green grass field during daytime
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Making peace is harder than making war.


Quote: Winning is overrated. The only time it is really important is in surgery and war. by author Al McGuire overlaid on photo of blue and white concrete wall
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Winning is overrated. The only time it is really important is in surgery and war.


A war for a great principle ennobles a nation.


Quote: War is not the continuation of politics with different means, it is the greatest mass-crime perpetrated on the community of man. by author Alfred Adler overlaid on photo of None
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War is not the continuation of politics with different means, it is the greatest mass-crime perpetrated on the community of man.


Quote: To all those who walk the path of human cooperation war must appear loathsome and inhuman. by author Alfred Adler overlaid on photo of people sitting and standing on battle tank
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To all those who walk the path of human cooperation war must appear loathsome and inhuman.


Quote: Civil wars leave nothing but tombs. by author Alphonse de Lamartine overlaid on photo of black and silver knife on gray wooden table
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Civil wars leave nothing but tombs.


Quote: There are not fifty ways of fighting, there's only one, and that's to win. Neither revolution nor war consists in doing what one pleases. by author Andre Malraux overlaid on photo of None
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There are not fifty ways of fighting, there's only one, and that's to win. Neither revolution nor war consists in doing what one pleases.


War is costly; peace is priceless.


Quote: Hell no, we won't go! by author Anonymous overlaid on photo of soldier holding black rifle during daytime
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Hell no, we won't go!


Quote: Ah! the Generals! they are numerous, but not good for much! by author Aristophanes overlaid on photo of soldiers in truck
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Ah! the Generals! they are numerous, but not good for much!


Quote: The most persistent sound which reverberates through man's history is the beating of war drums. by author Arthur Koestler overlaid on photo of black handle knife on green grass field during daytime
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The most persistent sound which reverberates through man's history is the beating of war drums.


Quote: War is the unfolding of miscalculations. by author Barbara W. Tuchman overlaid on photo of milky way above body of water
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War is the unfolding of miscalculations.


Quote: A rational army would run away. by author Montesquieu overlaid on photo of battle tank on green grass field during daytime
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A rational army would run away.


Quote: An empire founded by war has to maintain itself by war. by author Montesquieu overlaid on photo of gold and silver bullet on white surface
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An empire founded by war has to maintain itself by war.


Quote: The Atomic Age is here to stay -- but are we? by author Bennett Cerf overlaid on photo of man with steel and chainmail armor holding sword
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The Atomic Age is here to stay -- but are we?


Quote: I do not want to see perpetual warfare in the Middle East. by author Bernie Sanders overlaid on photo of black metal wheel on brown sand during daytime
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I do not want to see perpetual warfare in the Middle East.


Quote: Bloodless revolutions are rare. by author Bill Maher overlaid on photo of five black and gray jets close-up photography
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Bloodless revolutions are rare.


Quote: The principal cause of war is war itself. by author C. Wright Mills overlaid on photo of man holding rifle
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The principal cause of war is war itself.


Quote: Warfare against civilians must never be answered in kind. Terror must never be answered with terror. by author Caleb Carr overlaid on photo of black and white aircraft
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Warfare against civilians must never be answered in kind. Terror must never be answered with terror.


Quote: Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come. by author Carl Sandburg overlaid on photo of black and white rope on white concrete wall
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Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come.


Quote: War is the province of danger. by author Carl von Clausewitz overlaid on photo of soldiers on top of battle tanks
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War is the province of danger.


Quote: War is the domain of physical exertion and suffering. by author Carl von Clausewitz overlaid on photo of person holding assault rifle
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War is the domain of physical exertion and suffering.


Quote: War is not an independent phenomenon, but the continuation of politics by different means. by author Carl von Clausewitz overlaid on photo of blue and white concrete wall
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War is not an independent phenomenon, but the continuation of politics by different means.


Quote: Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult. by author Carl von Clausewitz overlaid on photo of black rifle leaning on white wall
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Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult.


Quote: The political object is the goal, war is the means of reaching it, and the means can never be considered in isolation from their purposes. by author Carl von Clausewitz overlaid on photo of six fighter jets
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The political object is the goal, war is the means of reaching it, and the means can never be considered in isolation from their purposes.


Quote: War is the continuation of politics by other means. by author Carl von Clausewitz overlaid on photo of grey chain body armor
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War is the continuation of politics by other means.


Quote: Many intelligence reports in war are contradictory; even more are false, and most are uncertain. by author Carl von Clausewitz overlaid on photo of soldier walking on wooden pathway surrounded with barbwire selective focus photography
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Many intelligence reports in war are contradictory; even more are false, and most are uncertain.


Quote: War kills men, and men deplore the loss; but war also crushes bad principles and tyrants, and so saves societies. by author Charles Caleb Colton overlaid on photo of man walking on brown grass field
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War kills men, and men deplore the loss; but war also crushes bad principles and tyrants, and so saves societies.


Quote: When forces of oppression come to maintain themselves in power against established law, peace is considered already broken. by author Che Guevara overlaid on photo of man walking on brown grass field
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When forces of oppression come to maintain themselves in power against established law, peace is considered already broken.


Quote: War can be avoided, and it ought to be avoided. I want no war. by author Chief Joseph overlaid on photo of brown wooden handle bar on brown wooden table
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War can be avoided, and it ought to be avoided. I want no war.


Quote: The failure to dissect the cause of war leaves us open for the next installment. by author Chris Hedges overlaid on photo of people sitting and standing on battle tank
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The failure to dissect the cause of war leaves us open for the next installment.


Quote: A fight is mental, not just physical and psychological warfare is absolutely part of that. by author Conor McGregor overlaid on photo of blue and white concrete wall
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A fight is mental, not just physical and psychological warfare is absolutely part of that.


Quote: War was always here. Before man was, war waited for him. The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner. by author Cormac McCarthy overlaid on photo of man walking on brown grass field
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War was always here. Before man was, war waited for him. The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner.


Quote: Beware lest in your anxiety to avoid war you obtain a master. by author Demosthenes overlaid on photo of person in black and white polka dot coat holding black rifle
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Beware lest in your anxiety to avoid war you obtain a master.


Quote: Principle is OK up to a certain point, but principle doesn't do any good if you lose. by author Dick Cheney overlaid on photo of brown wooden sticks on black surface
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Principle is OK up to a certain point, but principle doesn't do any good if you lose.


Quote: The battlefields of any war changes a person forever. by author E. A. Bucchianeri overlaid on photo of photo of author E. A. Bucchianeri with quote

The battlefields of any war changes a person forever.


Quote: Wars of pen and ink often lead to wars of cannon and bayonets. by author Edward Counsel overlaid on photo of brown wooden sticks on black surface
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Wars of pen and ink often lead to wars of cannon and bayonets.


Quote: Even a successful war is a loss to most families. by author Edward Counsel overlaid on photo of black rifle on brown dirt road during daytime
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Even a successful war is a loss to most families.


Quote: Want is both parent and child of war. by author Edward Counsel overlaid on photo of silver-colored god tags hanging on hooks shallow focus photography
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Want is both parent and child of war.


Quote: War is a severe doctor; but it sometimes heals grievances. by author Edward Counsel overlaid on photo of WWI war soldiers in trenches
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War is a severe doctor; but it sometimes heals grievances.


We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty.


Quote: All the gods are dead except the god of war. by author Eldridge Cleaver overlaid on photo of rusty soldier helmet with holes on white surface
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All the gods are dead except the god of war.


Quote: Rulers who want to unleash war know very well that they must procure or invent a first victim. by author Elias Canetti overlaid on photo of black and white aircraft
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Rulers who want to unleash war know very well that they must procure or invent a first victim.


Quote: Is war a sin? by author Elizabeth Berg overlaid on photo of man in black and white zip up jacket
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Is war a sin?


Quote: When you have warfare, things happen; people suffer; the noncombatants suffer as well as the combatants. And so it happens in civil war. by author Emmeline Pankhurst overlaid on photo of six fighter jets
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When you have warfare, things happen; people suffer; the noncombatants suffer as well as the combatants. And so it happens in civil war.


Quote: A hospital alone shows what war is. by author Erich Maria Remarque overlaid on photo of man holding rifle
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A hospital alone shows what war is.


Quote: I'd never want my muse to be a singer of nothing but disaster. by author Euripides overlaid on photo of grayscale photo of soldiers on battle tank
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I'd never want my muse to be a singer of nothing but disaster.


Quote: Ares (The God of War) hates those who hesitate. by author Euripides overlaid on photo of man with steel and chainmail armor holding sword
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Ares (The God of War) hates those who hesitate.


Quote: Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head. by author Euripides overlaid on photo of black semi automatic pistol on gray surface
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Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head.


Quote: It simply is not true that war never settles anything. by author Felix Frankfurter overlaid on photo of World War 1 charging a trench
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It simply is not true that war never settles anything.


Quote: War is behavior with roots in the single cell of the primeval seas. Eat whatever you touch or it will eat you. by author Frank Herbert overlaid on photo of black and white aircraft
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War is behavior with roots in the single cell of the primeval seas. Eat whatever you touch or it will eat you.


Quote: All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. by author Frank Herbert overlaid on photo of soldier walking on wooden pathway surrounded with barbwire selective focus photography
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All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible.


Quote: When you play a game of thrones you win or you die. by author George R. R. Martin overlaid on photo of photo of author George R. R. Martin with quote

When you play a game of thrones you win or you die.


Quote: There is a savage beast in every man, and when you hand that man a sword or spear and send him forth to war, the beast stirs. by author George R. R. Martin overlaid on photo of photo of author George R. R. Martin with quote

There is a savage beast in every man, and when you hand that man a sword or spear and send him forth to war, the beast stirs.


Quote: To many men... the miasma of peace seems more suffocating than the bracing air of war. by author George Steiner overlaid on photo of silver and gold UNK on brown wooden surface
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To many men... the miasma of peace seems more suffocating than the bracing air of war.


War is never fatal but always lost. Always lost.


Quote: To invent a war means that you've become a wartime president, and you can suspend much if not all of the Bill of Rights. by author Gore Vidal overlaid on photo of grayscale photography of soldier
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To invent a war means that you've become a wartime president, and you can suspend much if not all of the Bill of Rights.


Quote: War has become a luxury that only small nations can afford. by author Hannah Arendt overlaid on photo of green battle tank on green grass field during daytime
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War has become a luxury that only small nations can afford.


Quote: War's tragedy is that it uses man's best to do man's worst. by author Harry Emerson Fosdick overlaid on photo of brown wooden handle bar on brown wooden table
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War's tragedy is that it uses man's best to do man's worst.


Quote: I hate war... for the dictatorships it puts in the place of democracies, and for the starvation that stalks after it. by author Harry Emerson Fosdick overlaid on photo of black handle knife on green grass field during daytime
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I hate war... for the dictatorships it puts in the place of democracies, and for the starvation that stalks after it.


Quote: There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it. by author Havelock Ellis overlaid on photo of people sitting and standing on battle tank
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There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it.


Quote: Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die. by author Herbert Hoover overlaid on photo of brown and black galleon ship on ocean water under gray sky
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Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die.


Quote: War being the greatest of evils, all its accessories necessarily partake of the same character. by author Herman Melville overlaid on photo of man in black and brown camouflage uniform holding red smoke
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War being the greatest of evils, all its accessories necessarily partake of the same character.


Even the bravest cannot fight beyond his power.


Quote: It is not right to exult over slain men. by author Homer overlaid on photo of five black and gray jets close-up photography
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It is not right to exult over slain men.


Let my country die for me.




Quote: If you're against war, you're against war regardless of what happens. It's a wrong method of trying to settle a dispute. by author Jeannette Rankin overlaid on photo of man walking on brown grass field
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If you're against war, you're against war regardless of what happens. It's a wrong method of trying to settle a dispute.


Quote: There can be no compromise with war; it cannot be reformed or controlled; cannot be disciplined into decency or codified into common sense. by author Jeannette Rankin overlaid on photo of grayscale photography of soldier
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There can be no compromise with war; it cannot be reformed or controlled; cannot be disciplined into decency or codified into common sense.


Quote: I want to stand by my country, but I cannot vote for war. by author Jeannette Rankin overlaid on photo of man holding two swords while standing in front of brown gate
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I want to stand by my country, but I cannot vote for war.


Quote: War is the slaughter of human beings, temporarily regarded as enemies, on as large a scale as possible. by author Jeannette Rankin overlaid on photo of black handle knife on green grass field during daytime
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War is the slaughter of human beings, temporarily regarded as enemies, on as large a scale as possible.


Quote: The authors of all our misfortune. by author Jefferson Davis overlaid on photo of man holding rifle
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The authors of all our misfortune.




Quote: War seldom enters but where wealth allures. by author John Dryden overlaid on photo of black assault rifle surrounded by smokes
Photo Credit: Vladimir Palyanov

War seldom enters but where wealth allures.


Quote: For what can war, but endless war, still breed? by author John Milton overlaid on photo of person raishing his hand
Photo Credit: Valentin Salja

For what can war, but endless war, still breed?


Quote: Who overcomes by force, hath overcome but half his foe. by author John Milton overlaid on photo of gray machine gun
Photo Credit: Rod Long

Who overcomes by force, hath overcome but half his foe.


Quote: If wars can be started by lies, they can be stopped by truth. by author Julian Assange overlaid on photo of soldiers in truck
Photo Credit: Diego González

If wars can be started by lies, they can be stopped by truth.


Quote: War is hot, not cold. by author Kenneth G. Eade overlaid on photo of statue of liberty new york city
Photo Credit: Marcelo Cidrack

War is hot, not cold.


Quote: Condemning war has not curbed armed conflict. Religion and education did not eliminate war. Warfare did not terminate more wars. Armed combat simply breeds endless wars. by author Kilroy J. Oldster overlaid on photo of brown tabby kitten looking up
Photo Credit: The Lucky Neko

Condemning war has not curbed armed conflict. Religion and education did not eliminate war. Warfare did not terminate more wars. Armed combat simply breeds endless wars.


The enduring lesson is war is a disaster. Whoever wins, tremendous loss of life, property -- a set back for civilisation.


Quote: There are no absolute rules of conduct, either in peace or war. Everything depends on circumstances. by author Leon Trotsky overlaid on photo of black and white aircraft
Photo Credit: paul jespers

There are no absolute rules of conduct, either in peace or war. Everything depends on circumstances.


Quote: War is not its own end, except in some catastrophic slide into absolute damnation. by author Lois McMaster Bujold overlaid on photo of soldier walking on wooden pathway surrounded with barbwire selective focus photography
Photo Credit: Stijn Swinnen

War is not its own end, except in some catastrophic slide into absolute damnation.


Quote: War's not black and white; it's gray. If you don't fight in the gray area, you're going to lose. by author Marcus Luttrell overlaid on photo of person in black long sleeve shirt and black skirt holding white leather belt
Photo Credit: Krys Amon

War's not black and white; it's gray. If you don't fight in the gray area, you're going to lose.


Quote: There is nothing so subject to the inconstancy of fortune as war. by author Miguel de Cervantes overlaid on photo of person in black and white polka dot coat holding black rifle
Photo Credit: Dominik Sostmann

There is nothing so subject to the inconstancy of fortune as war.


Quote: We have no right ever to forget that psychological warfare is a struggle for winning people's minds. by author Mikhail Gorbachev overlaid on photo of palm tree under orange sky
Photo Credit: Rahabi Khan

We have no right ever to forget that psychological warfare is a struggle for winning people's minds.


Quote: It is imperative to master the principles of the art of war and learn to be unmoved in mind even in the heat of the battle. by author Miyamoto Musashi overlaid on photo of None
Photo Credit: Cassiano K. Wehr

It is imperative to master the principles of the art of war and learn to be unmoved in mind even in the heat of the battle.


Quote: Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder. by author Mustafa Kemal Ataturk overlaid on photo of black rifle with scope on brown soil
Photo Credit: STNGR Industries

Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.


Quote: Once a conflict has dragged on for a decade, most people are tired of war -- and the troubles that flow from it. by author Nancy Gibbs overlaid on photo of black handle knife on green grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: Mirvuqar Abdulov

Once a conflict has dragged on for a decade, most people are tired of war -- and the troubles that flow from it.


Quote: Extreme violence has a way of preventing us from seeing the interests it serves. by author Naomi Klein overlaid on photo of brown wooden handle bar on brown wooden table
Photo Credit: Jonathan Kemper

Extreme violence has a way of preventing us from seeing the interests it serves.


Quote: Politics and war are remarkably similar situations. by author Newt Gingrich overlaid on photo of grey chain body armor
Photo Credit: Martin Zaenkert

Politics and war are remarkably similar situations.


Quote: The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war. by author Norman Schwarzkopf overlaid on photo of selective color photography of person holding orange gas smoke standing on snow
Photo Credit: Hugo Jehanne

The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.


The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood.


Quote: War expands government powers. The trouble is that, when the war goes away, the government powers do not. by author P. J. O'Rourke overlaid on photo of photo of author P. J. O'Rourke with quote

War expands government powers. The trouble is that, when the war goes away, the government powers do not.


Quote: War diminishes both civil and economic rights. by author P. J. O'Rourke overlaid on photo of photo of author P. J. O'Rourke with quote

War diminishes both civil and economic rights.


Quote: What I really want is a world where no one alive can remember what the word 'war' means. That's my goal. by author Patch Adams overlaid on photo of black and white aircraft
Photo Credit: paul jespers

What I really want is a world where no one alive can remember what the word 'war' means. That's my goal.


Quote: The worst thing about war was the sitting around and wondering what you were doing morally. by author Paul Fussell overlaid on photo of people sitting and standing on battle tank
Photo Credit: Suzy Brooks

The worst thing about war was the sitting around and wondering what you were doing morally.


Quote: Unless one is inordinately fond of subordination, one is always at war. by author Philip Roth overlaid on photo of soldiers on field at daytime
Photo Credit: Bao Menglong

Unless one is inordinately fond of subordination, one is always at war.


Quote: Democracies are indeed slow to make war, but once embarked upon a martial venture are equally slow to make peace and reluctant to make a tolerable, rather than a vindictive, peace. by author Reinhold Niebuhr overlaid on photo of pink and white abstract painting
Photo Credit: Pawel Czerwinski

Democracies are indeed slow to make war, but once embarked upon a martial venture are equally slow to make peace and reluctant to make a tolerable, rather than a vindictive, peace.


Quote: All this has been my fault. by author Robert E. Lee overlaid on photo of silver-colored god tags hanging on hooks shallow focus photography
Photo Credit: Holly Mindrup

All this has been my fault.


Quote: What a cruel thing war is... to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors. by author Robert E. Lee overlaid on photo of black handle knife on green grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: Mirvuqar Abdulov

What a cruel thing war is... to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors.


Quote: It is well that war is so terrible, otherwise we should grow too fond of it. by author Robert E. Lee overlaid on photo of man in black and brown camouflage uniform holding red smoke
Photo Credit: Jakob Owens

It is well that war is so terrible, otherwise we should grow too fond of it.


Quote: In wars, boy, fools kill other fools for foolish causes. by author Robert Jordan overlaid on photo of person in black and white polka dot coat holding black rifle
Photo Credit: Dominik Sostmann

In wars, boy, fools kill other fools for foolish causes.


Quote: A mind at peace does not engender wars. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of man holding rifle
Photo Credit: Specna Arms

A mind at peace does not engender wars.


Quote: War never takes a wicked man by chance, the good man always. by author Sophocles overlaid on photo of soldiers in truck
Photo Credit: Diego González

War never takes a wicked man by chance, the good man always.


Quote: For one thing, I don't think that anybody in any war thinks of themselves as a hero. by author Steven Spielberg overlaid on photo of man in black and brown camouflage uniform holding red smoke
Photo Credit: Jakob Owens

For one thing, I don't think that anybody in any war thinks of themselves as a hero.


Quote: Be convinced that to be happy means to be free and that to be free means to be brave. Therefore do not take lightly the perils of war. by author Thucydides overlaid on photo of six fighter jets
Photo Credit: UX Gun

Be convinced that to be happy means to be free and that to be free means to be brave. Therefore do not take lightly the perils of war.


Quote: The noblest of ideas have always been protected by warriors. by author Tom Clancy overlaid on photo of brown wooden handle bar on brown wooden table
Photo Credit: Jonathan Kemper

The noblest of ideas have always been protected by warriors.


Quote: Find the enemy. Don't let the enemy find you. Reconnaissance! Reconnaissance! Reconnaissance! by author Tom Clancy overlaid on photo of brown wooden handle bar on brown wooden table
Photo Credit: Jonathan Kemper

Find the enemy. Don't let the enemy find you. Reconnaissance! Reconnaissance! Reconnaissance!


Quote: Wars are begun by frightened men. by author Tom Clancy overlaid on photo of long haired person holding up sword
Photo Credit: Baran Lotfollahi

Wars are begun by frightened men.


Quote: There have been only 268 of the past 3,421 years free of war. by author Will Durant overlaid on photo of green battle tank on green grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: Gabriel Lenca

There have been only 268 of the past 3,421 years free of war.


Quote: War's a game, which, were their subjects wise, Kings would not play at. by author William Cowper overlaid on photo of black rifle leaning on white wall
Photo Credit: Josh Miller

War's a game, which, were their subjects wise, Kings would not play at.


Quote: Total annihilation has a way of sharpening people's minds. by author Yuval Noah Harari overlaid on photo of green and black canon on green grass field under blue and white sunny cloudy sky
Photo Credit: Robert Linder

Total annihilation has a way of sharpening people's minds.


Quote: During pre-industrial warfare more than 90 percent of war dead were killed by starvation, cold and disease rather than by weapons. by author Yuval Noah Harari overlaid on photo of None
Photo Credit: Cassiano K. Wehr

During pre-industrial warfare more than 90 percent of war dead were killed by starvation, cold and disease rather than by weapons.


Quote: Make wars unprofitable and you make them impossible. by author A. Philip Randolph overlaid on photo of person holding assault rifle
Photo Credit: Kony

Make wars unprofitable and you make them impossible.


Quote: In time of war, truth is always replaced by propaganda. by author Charles Lindbergh overlaid on photo of brown wooden handle axe in grayscale photography
Photo Credit: Quaidian Wanderer

In time of war, truth is always replaced by propaganda.


Quote: There is no shorter road to defeat than by entering a war with inadequate preparation. by author Charles Lindbergh overlaid on photo of brown wooden sticks on black surface
Photo Credit: Mykola Makhlai

There is no shorter road to defeat than by entering a war with inadequate preparation.


Quote: The world is organised by the war economy and the war culture. by author Eduardo Galeano overlaid on photo of brown metal machine on gray concrete wall near sea during daytime
Photo Credit: Kvnga

The world is organised by the war economy and the war culture.


Quote: It's not just the war itself. It's what you do after the war and what structure you put in place and how you make that structure work. by author John Hewson overlaid on photo of grayscale photography of soldier
Photo Credit: Specna Arms

It's not just the war itself. It's what you do after the war and what structure you put in place and how you make that structure work.


Quote: The disasters of war can be infinitely eerie and poignant. by author Michael Leunig overlaid on photo of black and gold metal coin operated telescope
Photo Credit: Anton Polidovets

The disasters of war can be infinitely eerie and poignant.


Quote: The main force used in the evolving world of humanity has hitherto been applied in the form of war. by author Arthur Keith overlaid on photo of black handle knife on green grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: Mirvuqar Abdulov

The main force used in the evolving world of humanity has hitherto been applied in the form of war.


Quote: You should never consider finished a war you did not win. by author Bangambiki Habyarimana overlaid on photo of black semi automatic pistol on gray surface
Photo Credit: Jacob Boavista

You should never consider finished a war you did not win.


Quote: In war, the army is not merely a pure consumer, but a negative producer. by author Lewis Mumford overlaid on photo of low angle photography of brown and gray helicopter
Photo Credit: Curioso Photography

In war, the army is not merely a pure consumer, but a negative producer.


Quote: Misery, mutilation, destruction, terror, starvation and death characterize the process of war and form a principal part of the product. by author Lewis Mumford overlaid on photo of grayscale photography of soldier
Photo Credit: Specna Arms

Misery, mutilation, destruction, terror, starvation and death characterize the process of war and form a principal part of the product.


Quote: War is the ultimate realization of modern technology. by author Don DeLillo overlaid on photo of gray machine gun
Photo Credit: Rod Long

War is the ultimate realization of modern technology.


Quote: There's only one truth about war: people die. by author Richard Brinsley Sheridan overlaid on photo of three monoplanes  squadron in World War 2
Photo Credit: Museums Victoria

There's only one truth about war: people die.


Quote: War is a perversion of sex. by author Alan Moore overlaid on photo of black and brown hair brush
Photo Credit: Jay Rembert

War is a perversion of sex.


Quote: Everything you do in war is a crime in peace. by author Helen McCloy overlaid on photo of gray battleship on body of water during daytime
Photo Credit: Thomas Park

Everything you do in war is a crime in peace.


Quote: I tell people I won't vote to go to war unless I'm ready to go or send my kids. by author Rand Paul overlaid on photo of man in black and brown camouflage uniform holding red smoke
Photo Credit: Jakob Owens

I tell people I won't vote to go to war unless I'm ready to go or send my kids.


Quote: War is wretched beyond description, and only a fool or a fraud could sentimentalize its cruel reality. by author John McCain overlaid on photo of person in black long sleeve shirt and black skirt holding white leather belt
Photo Credit: Krys Amon

War is wretched beyond description, and only a fool or a fraud could sentimentalize its cruel reality.


Quote: All government wars are unjust. by author Murray Rothbard overlaid on photo of gold and silver tube bottle
Photo Credit: Danilo Alvesd

All government wars are unjust.


Quote: Every war has revolutionary justice. by author Richard Engel overlaid on photo of gold and silver tube bottle
Photo Credit: Danilo Alvesd

Every war has revolutionary justice.


Every war has its demons.


Quote: War does horrible things to human beings, to societies. It brings out the best, but most often the worst, in our human nature. by author Richard Engel overlaid on photo of None
Photo Credit: Cassiano K. Wehr

War does horrible things to human beings, to societies. It brings out the best, but most often the worst, in our human nature.


Quote: War can be fun for certain people. It's a magnet for sadists, losers, and angry dreamers. by author Richard Engel overlaid on photo of soldier walking on wooden pathway surrounded with barbwire selective focus photography
Photo Credit: Stijn Swinnen

War can be fun for certain people. It's a magnet for sadists, losers, and angry dreamers.


Quote: There were no rules, only consequences. by author Hilary McKay overlaid on photo of silver-colored god tags hanging on hooks shallow focus photography
Photo Credit: Holly Mindrup

There were no rules, only consequences.


War tore my family apart.


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