Quotes about War
"That freedom can never be attained by a nation without suffering and sacrifice has been amply borne out by the recent tragic happenings in this subcontinent."
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
"Hungary is, in a word, in a state of WAR against the Hapsburg dynasty, a war of legitimate defence, by which alone it can ever regain independence and freedom."
"God employs several translators; some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war, some by justice."
"The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of common man."
"Happiness is a byproduct of function, purpose, and conflict; those who seek happiness for itself seek victory without war."
William S. Burroughs
"If... many influential people have failed to understand, or have just forgotten, what we were up against in the Cold War and how we overcame it, they are not going to be capable of securing, let alone enlarging, the gains that liberty has made."
"I truly believe that when the history books are written, our age will be remembered for three things: the war on terror, the digital revolution, and what we did - or did not do - to put the fire out in Africa. History, like God, is watching what we do."
"We live in an age, in an era where there is so much negativity, there is so much violence in the world, there is so much unrest and people are at war, that I wanted to promote the word love and red signifies love."
"It's an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone, and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience. That's always been a tug of war for me."
"I grew up listening in awe to stories of their wartime adventures. My granny, Joan, was a journalist and wrote amazing letters to my grandpa when he was a prisoner of war, while my nana, Mary, was a Land Girl, then a Wren. They were so independent, resilient and glamorous."
"An Atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church. An atheist believes that deed must be done instead of prayer said. An atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death. He wants disease conquered, poverty vanished, war eliminated."
Madalyn Murray O'Hair
"We don't even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war, of necessity, people do amazing things. The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome."
"There is always inequality in life. Some men are killed in a war and some men are wounded and some men never leave the country. Life is unfair."
John F. Kennedy
"All of Koons's best art - the encased vacuum cleaners, the stainless-steel Rabbit (the late-twentieth century's signature work of Simulationist sculpture), the amazing gleaming Balloon Dog, and the cast-iron re-creation of a Civil War mortar exhibited last month at the Armory - has simultaneously flaunted extreme realism, idealism, and fantasy."
"One thing that was amazing about World War II was that everybody signed up for the duration plus six months. Fliers got to leave combat after 25 missions, or 35 missions, but other than that, you were in it. You were part of the great effort, until, oh boy, six months after it was over."
"I didn't know a time when there wasn't a war because I spent all my time from the age of two or three to eight in a coal cellar really."
"In all history there is no war which was not hatched by the governments, the governments alone, independent of the interests of the people, to whom war is always pernicious even when successful."
"It's been so amazing. I've always struggled with this barrier that I felt like I'd had up until blogging came along. Just one comment from somebody really sparks something in me. It doesn't need to be this huge war between me and the listeners anymore. I really thrive on that."
"Business is a combination of war and sport."
"The time not to become a father is eighteen years before a war."
E. B. White
"The modern assault on the environment began about 50 years ago, during and immediately after World War II."
"The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore. It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line."
H. L. Mencken
"Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up."
James A. Baldwin
"Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop."
H. L. Mencken
"A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon."
"A visitor from Mars could easily pick out the civilized nations. They have the best implements of war."
Herbert V. Prochnow
"All war is deception."
"All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers."
"An unjust peace is better than a just war."
Marcus Tullius Cicero
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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