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Quotes About War To Ponder and Share (Page 3 of 3)

Quote: There ain't nothin' you can say about war that ain't personal. It's all personal. by author Dan Groat overlaid on photo of brown wooden sticks on black surface
Photo Credit: Mykola Makhlai

There ain't nothin' you can say about war that ain't personal. It's all personal.


Quote: A kind heart is like a slow poison for a warrior. by author Sandeep Sharma overlaid on photo of photo of crashed plane
Photo Credit: Benjamin Behre

A kind heart is like a slow poison for a warrior.


Quote: When the occupier attacks you, it considers more equitable and the owner than you. by author Kamaran Ihsan Salih overlaid on photo of blue and white concrete wall
Photo Credit: Levi Meir Clancy

When the occupier attacks you, it considers more equitable and the owner than you.


Quote: The war dragged on, as wars tend to do. by author Kelsey Brickl overlaid on photo of silver-colored god tags hanging on hooks shallow focus photography
Photo Credit: Holly Mindrup

The war dragged on, as wars tend to do.


Quote: No one begins a war believing it'll follow them home. by author Angela Panayotopulos overlaid on photo of people standing on green grass field under cloudy sky during daytime
Photo Credit: Tapio Haaja

No one begins a war believing it'll follow them home.


Quote: War, they say, is the answer of those who have no arguments left. by author Andrew Ashling overlaid on photo of green battle tank on green grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: Gabriel Lenca

War, they say, is the answer of those who have no arguments left.


Quote: Modern warfare has become too techno-ish for my sensibilities. by author Ram Gopal Varma overlaid on photo of soldiers in truck
Photo Credit: Diego González

Modern warfare has become too techno-ish for my sensibilities.


Quote: If we go to war, it must only be with right on our side. by author Aleksandra Layland overlaid on photo of soldiers on field at daytime
Photo Credit: Bao Menglong

If we go to war, it must only be with right on our side.


Quote: In the distance
bombs
explode like thunder,
slashes
lighten the sky,
gunfire
falls like rain. by author Thanhha Lai overlaid on photo of soldier walking on wooden pathway surrounded with barbwire selective focus photography
Photo Credit: Stijn Swinnen

In the distance
bombs
explode like thunder,
slashes
lighten the sky,
gunfire
falls like rain.


Quote: One cannot justify war
unless each side 
flaunts its own
blind conviction. by author Thanhha Lai overlaid on photo of green battle tank on green grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: Gabriel Lenca

One cannot justify war
unless each side
flaunts its own
blind conviction.


Quote: You must know your enemy to beat him at his own game, but be ready as well for the ultimate sacrifice, for nobody comes out of hell without a scratch. by author Robin Sacredfire overlaid on photo of None
Photo Credit: Cassiano K. Wehr

You must know your enemy to beat him at his own game, but be ready as well for the ultimate sacrifice, for nobody comes out of hell without a scratch.




Quote: Talking jaw is better than going to war. by author Lord Randolph Churchill overlaid on photo of silver-colored god tags hanging on hooks shallow focus photography
Photo Credit: Holly Mindrup

Talking jaw is better than going to war.


Quote: The truth was simple but politicians made it complicated. by author Naveed Qazi overlaid on photo of WWI war soldiers in trenches
Photo Credit: British Library

The truth was simple but politicians made it complicated.


Quote: Anyone can act strategically, it doesn't take much to make a plan. The skill of a general is his or her ability to react strategically when plans fail. by author Lance Conrad overlaid on photo of grayscale photography of soldier
Photo Credit: Specna Arms

Anyone can act strategically, it doesn't take much to make a plan. The skill of a general is his or her ability to react strategically when plans fail.


Quote: I'm a pacifist. I don't believe in 'good' wars. by author Wendy Doniger overlaid on photo of photo of crashed plane
Photo Credit: Benjamin Behre

I'm a pacifist. I don't believe in 'good' wars.


Quote: The bravest warriors know when to retreat. by author Maureen Joyce Connolly overlaid on photo of soldier illustration
Photo Credit: HIZIR KAYA

The bravest warriors know when to retreat.


Quote: War is a terrible, bloody thing. by author Katlyn Charlesworth overlaid on photo of grayscale photo of man in black jacket and hat
Photo Credit: Daniel Stuben.

War is a terrible, bloody thing.


Quote: Men may fight the battle, but women wage the war. by author Katlyn Charlesworth overlaid on photo of black rifle with scope on brown soil
Photo Credit: STNGR Industries

Men may fight the battle, but women wage the war.


Quote: While the nature of warfare is changing and wars are moving into cities, they are also becoming longer and their consequences more impactful. by author Peter Maurer overlaid on photo of six fighter jets
Photo Credit: UX Gun

While the nature of warfare is changing and wars are moving into cities, they are also becoming longer and their consequences more impactful.


Quote: It is the ability of governments to acquire money without direct taxation that makes modern warfare possible, and a central bank has become the preferred method of accomplishing that. by author G. Edward Griffin overlaid on photo of photo of author G. Edward Griffin with quote

It is the ability of governments to acquire money without direct taxation that makes modern warfare possible, and a central bank has become the preferred method of accomplishing that.


Quote: We are not required to defeat evil, but only to stand against it. That is enough -- the outcome remains with God. by author Stephen R. Lawhead overlaid on photo of silver and gold UNK on brown wooden surface
Photo Credit: Jay Rembert

We are not required to defeat evil, but only to stand against it. That is enough -- the outcome remains with God.


Quote: When the rich wage war, it is the poor who die. by author Jean-Paul Sartre overlaid on photo of grey chain body armor
Photo Credit: Martin Zaenkert

When the rich wage war, it is the poor who die.


Quote: Wars are not favourable to delicate pleasures. by author J. R. R. Tolkien overlaid on photo of photo of author J. R. R. Tolkien with quote

Wars are not favourable to delicate pleasures.


The art of land warfare is an art of genius, of inspiration. On the sea nothing is genius or inspiration; everything is positive or empiric.


Civil war.... What did the words mean? Was there any such thing as foreign war? Was not all warfare between men warfare between brothers?


Quote: There is no such thing as an atrocity in warfare that is greater than the atrocity of warfare itself. by author Sydney J. Harris overlaid on photo of soldier walking on wooden pathway surrounded with barbwire selective focus photography
Photo Credit: Stijn Swinnen

There is no such thing as an atrocity in warfare that is greater than the atrocity of warfare itself.


Quote: The cause of war is preparation for war. by author W. E. B. Du Bois overlaid on photo of rusty soldier helmet with holes on white surface
Photo Credit: David Clode

The cause of war is preparation for war.


Quote: To call war the soil of courage and virtue is like calling debauchery the soil of love. by author George Santayana overlaid on photo of blue and white concrete wall
Photo Credit: Levi Meir Clancy

To call war the soil of courage and virtue is like calling debauchery the soil of love.


Quote: There's nothing good in war. Except its ending. by author Abraham Lincoln overlaid on photo of three monoplanes  squadron in World War 2
Photo Credit: Museums Victoria

There's nothing good in war. Except its ending.


Quote: There is no such thing as a good war or a bad peace. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of adult black and tan dachshund
Photo Credit: Erda Estremera

There is no such thing as a good war or a bad peace.


Quote: Artillery is the god of war. by author Joseph Stalin overlaid on photo of man carrying rifle outdoors
Photo Credit: Alexander Andrews

Artillery is the god of war.


Quote: The sinews of war are not gold, but good soldiers. by author Niccolò Machiavelli overlaid on photo of black rifle on brown dirt road during daytime
Photo Credit: Maxim Potkin

The sinews of war are not gold, but good soldiers.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

The sinews of war are not gold, but good soldiers; for gold alone will not procure good soldiers, but good soldiers will always procure gold.


Quote: There's no war that will end all wars. by author Haruki Murakami overlaid on photo of rusty soldier helmet with holes on white surface
Photo Credit: David Clode

There's no war that will end all wars.


Quote: I prefer the most unfair peace to the most righteous war. by author Cicero overlaid on photo of black and gold metal coin operated telescope
Photo Credit: Anton Polidovets

I prefer the most unfair peace to the most righteous war.


Quote: The greater the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism, and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded. by author Leo Tolstoy overlaid on photo of None
Photo Credit: Cassiano K. Wehr

The greater the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism, and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded.


Quote: People don't start wars, governments do. by author Ronald Reagan overlaid on photo of 3 men in black and white suit holding red smoke hose
Photo Credit: Diana van Ormondt

People don't start wars, governments do.


Quote: The best things in history are accomplished by people who get tired of being shoved around. by author Robert A. Heinlein overlaid on photo of grayscale photo of soldiers on battle tank
Photo Credit: Kevin Schmid

The best things in history are accomplished by people who get tired of being shoved around.


Quote: Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors of bullets, and that when ballots have fairly and constitutionally decided there can be no successful appeal back to bullets. by author Abraham Lincoln overlaid on photo of person walking holding brown leather bag
Photo Credit: Marten Bjork

Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors of bullets, and that when ballots have fairly and constitutionally decided there can be no successful appeal back to bullets.


Quote: Make time for planning: Wars are won in the general's tent. by author Stephen Covey overlaid on photo of brown and black galleon ship on ocean water under gray sky
Photo Credit: Andreea Swank

Make time for planning: Wars are won in the general's tent.


Quote: Violence and war lead only to death. by author Pope Francis overlaid on photo of silver-colored god tags hanging on hooks shallow focus photography
Photo Credit: Holly Mindrup

Violence and war lead only to death.


Quote: Society has arisen out of the works of peace; the essence of society is peacemaking. Peace and not war is the father of all things. by author Ludwig von Mises overlaid on photo of coconut tree near body of water
Photo Credit: Pedro Monteiro

Society has arisen out of the works of peace; the essence of society is peacemaking. Peace and not war is the father of all things.


Quote: I abhor war and view it as the greatest scourge of mankind. by author Thomas Jefferson overlaid on photo of low angle photography of brown and gray helicopter
Photo Credit: Curioso Photography

I abhor war and view it as the greatest scourge of mankind.


Quote: So long as there are men, there will be wars. by author Albert Einstein overlaid on photo of bonfire near mountain
Photo Credit: Courtnie Tosana

So long as there are men, there will be wars.


Quote: Let war yield to peace, laurels to paeans. by author Cicero overlaid on photo of 3 men in black and white suit holding red smoke hose
Photo Credit: Diana van Ormondt

Let war yield to peace, laurels to paeans.


Quote: It is no coincidence that the century of total war coincided with the century of central banking. by author Ron Paul overlaid on photo of black and white aircraft
Photo Credit: paul jespers

It is no coincidence that the century of total war coincided with the century of central banking.


Quote: God is on the side of the big battalions. by author George Bernard Shaw overlaid on photo of man in black and white zip up jacket
Photo Credit: Sammy Williams

God is on the side of the big battalions.


Quote: There is no working middle course in wartime. by author Winston Churchill overlaid on photo of black and white abstract illustration
Photo Credit: Octavian Dan

There is no working middle course in wartime.


Quote: In wartime, people willing to sacrifice liberty for security. by author Ron Paul overlaid on photo of white stars cutout on black surface with red string
Photo Credit: Joanna Kosinska

In wartime, people willing to sacrifice liberty for security.


Quote: Historically, the most terrible things -- war, genocide, and slavery -- have resulted not from disobedience, but from obedience. by author Howard Zinn overlaid on photo of grayscale photography of soldier
Photo Credit: Specna Arms

Historically, the most terrible things -- war, genocide, and slavery -- have resulted not from disobedience, but from obedience.


We shall never surrender.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields, and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender.


Quote: Men make war to get attention. All killing is an expression of self-hate. by author Alice Walker overlaid on photo of man in black and brown camouflage uniform holding red smoke
Photo Credit: Jakob Owens

Men make war to get attention. All killing is an expression of self-hate.


Quote: Fighting for peace, is like f***ing for chastity. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of photo of crashed plane
Photo Credit: Benjamin Behre

Fighting for peace, is like f***ing for chastity.


Quote: No one won the last war, and no one will win the next war. by author Eleanor Roosevelt overlaid on photo of soldiers on field at daytime
Photo Credit: Bao Menglong

No one won the last war, and no one will win the next war.


Quote: There's never been a true war that wasn't fought between two sets of people who were certain they were in the right. The really dangerous people believe they are doing whatever they are doing solely and only because it is without question the right thing to do. And that is what makes them dangerous. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of Neil Gaiman quote: There's never been a true war that wasn't fought between two sets of people who were certain they were in the right. The really dangerous people believe they are doing whatever they are doing solely and only because it is without question the right thing to do. And that is what makes them dangerous.- black text on quotes background

There's never been a true war that wasn't fought between two sets of people who were certain they were in the right. The really dangerous people believe they are doing whatever they are doing solely and only because it is without question the right thing to do. And that is what makes them dangerous.


Quote: If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war. by author Leo Tolstoy overlaid on photo of WWI war soldiers in trenches
Photo Credit: British Library

If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war.


Quote: Listen up -- there's no war that will end all wars. by author Haruki Murakami overlaid on photo of silhouette of soldiers
Photo Credit: Duncan Kidd

Listen up -- there's no war that will end all wars.


Quote: In war, indeed, there can be no substitute for victory. by author Douglas MacArthur overlaid on photo of silhouette photo of six persons on top of mountain
Photo Credit: Chang Duong

In war, indeed, there can be no substitute for victory.


War is the business of barbarians.


Quote: Wars are not paid for in wartime. The bill comes later. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of silhouette of man and woman kissing during sunset
Photo Credit: MARCOS CORRADINI

Wars are not paid for in wartime. The bill comes later.


Quote: War is the only game in which both sides lose. by author Sir Walter Scott overlaid on photo of sunset forest
Photo Credit: DiscoverQuotes Staff

War is the only game in which both sides lose.


Quote: Wars begin when you will, but they do not end when you please. by author Niccolò Machiavelli overlaid on photo of grayscale photo of soldiers on battle tank
Photo Credit: Kevin Schmid

Wars begin when you will, but they do not end when you please.


Quote: War is hell. by author William Tecumseh Sherman overlaid on photo of man in black jacket and hat standing on grass field during night time
Photo Credit: Totte Annerbrink

War is hell.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

War is hell and all that, but it has a good deal to recommend it. It wipes out all the small nuisances of peace-time.


Quote: In war, practice dissimulation and you will succeed. by author Sun Tzu overlaid on photo of silhouette of soldiers
Photo Credit: Duncan Kidd

In war, practice dissimulation and you will succeed.


Quote: So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong, and strike at what is weak. by author Sun Tzu overlaid on photo of man in black and brown camouflage uniform holding red smoke
Photo Credit: Jakob Owens

So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong, and strike at what is weak.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong and to strike at what is weak. Water shapes its course according to the nature of the ground over which it flows; the soldier works out his victory in relation to the foe whom he is facing.


Quote: Therefore, just as water retains no constant shape, so in warfare there are no constant conditions. by author Sun Tzu overlaid on photo of man walking on brown grass field
Photo Credit: Specna Arms

Therefore, just as water retains no constant shape, so in warfare there are no constant conditions.


Quote: In war, important events result from trivial causes. by author Julius Caesar overlaid on photo of three grenades
Photo Credit: Sven Verweij

In war, important events result from trivial causes.


Quote: God created war so that Americans would learn geography. by author Mark Twain overlaid on photo of black and gold metal coin operated telescope
Photo Credit: Anton Polidovets

God created war so that Americans would learn geography.


Quote: War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of person holding black handle knife
Photo Credit: Anis Rahman

War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow.


Quote: No weapon has ever settled a moral problem. It can impose a solution but it cannot guarantee it to be a just one. by author Ernest Hemingway overlaid on photo of silhouette of man and woman facing each other during golden hour
Photo Credit: Travis Grossen

No weapon has ever settled a moral problem. It can impose a solution but it cannot guarantee it to be a just one.


Quote: War is over if you want it. by author Yoko Ono overlaid on photo of man in green and brown camouflage uniform holding black rifle
Photo Credit: Levi Meir Clancy

War is over if you want it.


Quote: War is mainly a catalogue of blunders. by author Winston Churchill overlaid on photo of black and brown hair brush
Photo Credit: Jay Rembert

War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.


Quote: Not without hope we suffer and we mourn. by author William Wordsworth overlaid on photo of battle tank on green grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: Kevin Schmid

Not without hope we suffer and we mourn.


Quote: If the people raise a great howl against my barbarity and cruelty, I will answer that war is war, and not popularity seeking. by author William Tecumseh Sherman overlaid on photo of None
Photo Credit: Cassiano K. Wehr

If the people raise a great howl against my barbarity and cruelty, I will answer that war is war, and not popularity seeking.


Quote: Every attempt to make war easy and safe will result in humiliation and disaster. by author William Tecumseh Sherman overlaid on photo of person in black and white polka dot coat holding black rifle
Photo Credit: Dominik Sostmann

Every attempt to make war easy and safe will result in humiliation and disaster.


Quote: Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it. by author William Penn overlaid on photo of soldier walking on wooden pathway surrounded with barbwire selective focus photography
Photo Credit: Stijn Swinnen

Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.


Quote: If men make war in slavish obedience to rules, they will fail. by author Ulysses S. Grant overlaid on photo of green battle tank on green grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: Gabriel Lenca

If men make war in slavish obedience to rules, they will fail.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

If men make war in slavish observance of rules, they will fail. No rules will apply to conditions of war as different as those which exist in Europe and America...War is progressive, because all the instruments and elements of war are progressive.


Quote: War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses. by author Thomas Jefferson overlaid on photo of silver and gold UNK on brown wooden surface
Photo Credit: Jay Rembert

War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.


Quote: I have seen enough of one war never to wish to see another. by author Thomas Jefferson overlaid on photo of soldiers on field at daytime
Photo Credit: Bao Menglong

I have seen enough of one war never to wish to see another.


Quote: There has never been a protracted war from which a country has benefited. by author Sun Tzu overlaid on photo of grayscale photo of soldiers on battle tank
Photo Credit: Kevin Schmid

There has never been a protracted war from which a country has benefited.


Quote: A self-respecting nation is ready for anything, including war, except for a renunciation of its option to make war. by author Simone Weil overlaid on photo of man walking on brown grass field
Photo Credit: Specna Arms

A self-respecting nation is ready for anything, including war, except for a renunciation of its option to make war.


Quote: Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty. by author Ronald Reagan overlaid on photo of black and gold metal coin operated telescope
Photo Credit: Anton Polidovets

Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.


Quote: War is never economically beneficial except for those in position to profit from war expenditures. by author Ron Paul overlaid on photo of black handle knife on green grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: Mirvuqar Abdulov

War is never economically beneficial except for those in position to profit from war expenditures.


Quote: As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of grayscale photography of soldier
Photo Credit: Specna Arms

As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.


Wars can be prevented just as surely as they can be provoked, and we who fail to prevent them, must share the guilt for the dead.


Quote: War: a massacre of people who don't know each other for the profit of people who know each other but don't massacre each other. by author Paul Valery overlaid on photo of black and white aircraft
Photo Credit: paul jespers

War: a massacre of people who don't know each other for the profit of people who know each other but don't massacre each other.


Quote: It's a near miracle that nuclear war has so far been avoided. by author Noam Chomsky overlaid on photo of black semi automatic pistol on gray surface
Photo Credit: Jacob Boavista

It's a near miracle that nuclear war has so far been avoided.


Quote: War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms. by author Niccolò Machiavelli overlaid on photo of soldier walking on wooden pathway surrounded with barbwire selective focus photography
Photo Credit: Stijn Swinnen

War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.


Quote: War is just an effect, not a cause. by author Marianne Williamson overlaid on photo of man carrying rifle outdoors
Photo Credit: Alexander Andrews

War is just an effect, not a cause.


Quote: The sinews of war are infinite money. by author Cicero overlaid on photo of man in black jacket and hat standing on grass field during night time
Photo Credit: Totte Annerbrink

The sinews of war are infinite money.


Quote: War can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun. by author Mao Zedong overlaid on photo of silver and gold UNK on brown wooden surface
Photo Credit: Jay Rembert

War can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun.


Quote: Morality is contraband in war. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of woman with sword
Photo Credit: Baran Lotfollahi

Morality is contraband in war.


Quote: War can really cause no economic boom, at least not directly, since an increase in wealth never does result from destruction of goods. by author Ludwig von Mises overlaid on photo of grayscale photography of soldier
Photo Credit: Specna Arms

War can really cause no economic boom, at least not directly, since an increase in wealth never does result from destruction of goods.


Quote: Economically considered, war and revolution are always bad business. by author Ludwig von Mises overlaid on photo of brown wooden sticks on black surface
Photo Credit: Mykola Makhlai

Economically considered, war and revolution are always bad business.


Quote: A lasting order cannot be established by bayonets. by author Ludwig von Mises overlaid on photo of photo of crashed plane
Photo Credit: Benjamin Behre

A lasting order cannot be established by bayonets.


Quote: To defeat the aggressors is not enough to make peace durable. The main thing is to discard the ideology that generates war. by author Ludwig von Mises overlaid on photo of black and white aircraft
Photo Credit: paul jespers

To defeat the aggressors is not enough to make peace durable. The main thing is to discard the ideology that generates war.


Quote: If men do not now succeed in abolishing war, civilization and mankind are doomed. by author Ludwig von Mises overlaid on photo of green battle tank on green grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: Gabriel Lenca

If men do not now succeed in abolishing war, civilization and mankind are doomed.


Quote: War... is harmful, not only to the conquered but to the conqueror. by author Ludwig von Mises overlaid on photo of soldiers in truck
Photo Credit: Diego González

War... is harmful, not only to the conquered but to the conqueror.


Quote: The philosophy of protectionism is a philosophy of war. by author Ludwig von Mises overlaid on photo of person holding assault rifle
Photo Credit: Kony

The philosophy of protectionism is a philosophy of war.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

The philosophy of protectionism is a philosophy of war. The wars of our age are not at variance with popular economic doctrines; they are, on the contrary, the inescapable result of a consistent application of these doctrines.


Quote: In war, events of importance are the result of trivial causes. by author Julius Caesar overlaid on photo of green and black canon on green grass field under blue and white sunny cloudy sky
Photo Credit: Robert Linder

In war, events of importance are the result of trivial causes.


Quote: We prefer world law in the age of self-determination to world war in the age of mass extermination. by author John F. Kennedy overlaid on photo of man walking on brown grass field
Photo Credit: Specna Arms

We prefer world law in the age of self-determination to world war in the age of mass extermination.


Quote: We cannot be both the world's leading champion of peace and the world's leading supplier of the weapons of war. by author Jimmy Carter overlaid on photo of black handle knife on green grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: Mirvuqar Abdulov

We cannot be both the world's leading champion of peace and the world's leading supplier of the weapons of war.


Quote: The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home. by author James Madison overlaid on photo of black and white aircraft
Photo Credit: paul jespers

The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home.


Quote: When people don't understand that the government doesn't have their interests in mind, they're more susceptible to go to war. by author Howard Zinn overlaid on photo of None
Photo Credit: Cassiano K. Wehr

When people don't understand that the government doesn't have their interests in mind, they're more susceptible to go to war.


Quote: There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people. by author Howard Zinn overlaid on photo of black rifle leaning on white wall
Photo Credit: Josh Miller

There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.


Quote: What is human warfare but just this; an effort to make the laws of God and nature take sides with one party. by author Henry David Thoreau overlaid on photo of silver and gold UNK on brown wooden surface
Photo Credit: Jay Rembert

What is human warfare but just this; an effort to make the laws of God and nature take sides with one party.


Quote: War will never cease until babies begin to come into the world with larger cerebrums and smaller adrenal glands. by author H. L. Mencken overlaid on photo of photo of author H. L. Mencken with quote

War will never cease until babies begin to come into the world with larger cerebrums and smaller adrenal glands.


Quote: The only defensible war is a war of defense. by author G. K. Chesterton overlaid on photo of battle tank on green grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: Kevin Schmid

The only defensible war is a war of defense.


Quote: War -- An act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy, to accomplish our will. by author George Washington overlaid on photo of green trees on brown dried leaves during daytime
Photo Credit: Dominic Vogl

War -- An act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy, to accomplish our will.


Only the dead have seen the end of the war.


Quote: To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the captain, and a positive crime in the statesman. by author George Santayana overlaid on photo of grayscale photography of soldier
Photo Credit: Specna Arms

To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the captain, and a positive crime in the statesman.


Quote: The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his. by author George S. Patton overlaid on photo of people sitting and standing on battle tank
Photo Credit: Suzy Brooks

The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.


Quote: War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it. by author George Orwell overlaid on photo of soldier walking on wooden pathway surrounded with barbwire selective focus photography
Photo Credit: Stijn Swinnen

War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.


Quote: War is a way of shattering to pieces... materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable and... too intelligent. by author George Orwell overlaid on photo of six fighter jets
Photo Credit: UX Gun

War is a way of shattering to pieces... materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable and... too intelligent.


Quote: The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of black and red statue of man holding flag
Photo Credit: Mark Tegethoff

The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy.


Quote: In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason. by author Ernest Hemingway overlaid on photo of withered tree surrounded with snow during daytime
Photo Credit: Fabrice Villard

In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason.


Quote: The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists. by author Ernest Hemingway overlaid on photo of brown and gray brick wall
Photo Credit: engin akyurt

The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.


Quote: I cannot believe that war is the best solution. No one won the last war, and no one will win the next war. by author Eleanor Roosevelt overlaid on photo of man walking on brown grass field
Photo Credit: Specna Arms

I cannot believe that war is the best solution. No one won the last war, and no one will win the next war.


Quote: I venture to say no war can be long carried on against the will of the people. by author Edmund Burke overlaid on photo of green battle tank on green grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: Gabriel Lenca

I venture to say no war can be long carried on against the will of the people.


Quote: There is no glory in battle worth the blood it costs. by author Dwight D. Eisenhower overlaid on photo of selective color photography of person holding orange gas smoke standing on snow
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There is no glory in battle worth the blood it costs.


Quote: In war there is no substitute for victory. by author Douglas MacArthur overlaid on photo of 3 men in black and white suit holding red smoke hose
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In war there is no substitute for victory.


Quote: In war, you win or lose, live or die -- and the difference is just an eyelash. by author Douglas MacArthur overlaid on photo of grayscale photo of soldiers on battle tank
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In war, you win or lose, live or die -- and the difference is just an eyelash.


Quote: War is sweet to those who have not experienced it. by author Desiderius Erasmus overlaid on photo of old war scene calvary
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War is sweet to those who have not experienced it.


Quote: Loud peace propaganda makes war seem imminent. by author D. H. Lawrence overlaid on photo of photo of author D. H. Lawrence with quote

Loud peace propaganda makes war seem imminent.


Quote: War should be the politics of last resort. And when we go to war, we should have a purpose that our people understand and support. by author Colin Powell overlaid on photo of None
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War should be the politics of last resort. And when we go to war, we should have a purpose that our people understand and support.


Quote: The commander in the field is always right and the rear echelon is wrong, unless proved otherwise. by author Colin Powell overlaid on photo of silver and gold UNK on brown wooden surface
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The commander in the field is always right and the rear echelon is wrong, unless proved otherwise.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

The commander in the field is always right and the rear echelon is wrong, unless proved otherwise. In my experience, the people closest to the problems are often in the best position to see the solutions. The key here is to empower and not be the bottleneck.


Quote: War is God's way of teaching Americans geography. by author Ambrose Bierce overlaid on photo of white skull on red wall
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War is God's way of teaching Americans geography.


Quote: The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one. by author Albert Einstein overlaid on photo of sunset
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The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.


Quote: I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. by author Albert Einstein overlaid on photo of red and pink flowers
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I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.


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