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  • War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.

    "Warrior" by William Safire, www.nytimes.com. August 26, 2007.
  • The most fundamental paradox is that if we're never to use force, we must be prepared to use it and to use it successfully. We Americans don't want war and we don't start fights. We don't maintain a strong military force to conquer or coerce others. The purpose of our military is simple and straightforward: we want to prevent war.

    Strong   Military   War  
    "The uncommon wisdom of Ronald Reagan: a portrait in his own words".
  • There is a sense of feeling larger than your own life when you're in some common mission together. You have to hope it's not going to take a war to bring that back to America again. I think another time when it seemed to be here was in the early 1960s.

    War   Thinking   America  
    "Lessons of Presidential Leadership". Academy of Achievement Interview, www.achievement.org. June 28, 1996.
  • At the core, the American citizen soldiers knew the difference between right and wrong, and they didn't want to live in a world in which wrong prevailed. So they fought, and won, and we all of us, living and yet to be born, must be forever profoundly grateful.

    War   Grateful   Fighting  
    "Citizen Soldiers: The U. S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany". Book by Stephen Ambrose, www.nytimes.com. 1997.
  • I remember the first day I was looking at my hands and I thought about my nails. People wouldn't really be paying attention to that, but a Civil War doctor - What would they be doing with their nails? Would they cut them really low? And Dr. Burns said, "No, they would let them grow out so they can scoop stuff out. They would use their nails." So for a while I let my nails grow. They were too long. I kept stabbing myself by accident, so I cut them down, but I was trying to be faithful to the details.

    War   Cutting   Doctors  
    Source: www.indiewire.com
  • There is simply no substitute for forceful American leadership. Sometimes the best way to get allies is to be willing to forge ahead alone.

    War   Way   Allies  
  • The Palestinians are a despotic, undemocratic grouping which promotes a religious war against Israel, a democracy, through terror.

    Religious   War   Israel  
  • War is out of date, obsolete.

    Buddhist   War   Obsolete  
  • Rapid change of conditions in all human affairs bring unexpected results.

    Frank Haskell, Franklin Aretas Haskell, William C. Oates (1992). “Gettysburg: Two Eyewitness Accounts”, Bantam Books
  • When you cannot be deceived by men you will have realised the wisdom of strategy.

    War   Men   Strategy  
    Miyamoto Musashi, Victor Harris (2007). “A Book of Five Rings: With the Unfettered Mind”
  • Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.

    Life   War   Reality  
  • We can achieve much more in peace than we can ever achieve in these needless, unconstitutional, undeclared wars.

    "'Live with Dan Abrams'". "Morning Joe", www.nbcnews.com. October 11, 2007.
  • ...a private who loses a rifle suffers far greater consequences than a general who loses a war.

    "A failure in generalship". armedforcesjournal.com. May 1, 2007.
  • I'd always wanted to do something about the Second World War, but I didn't want to do another combat film, whether it was air, land, or sea.

    War   Air   Sea  
  • All the politics of the post-war period was about the clash between the Soviet Union and America, and virtually all issues ended up being subordinated to that. Now, the question is, what is the most a socialist can achieve in a global economy?

    War   America   Issues  
    "I would have loved to be PM" by John Harris, www.theguardian.com. March 5, 2008.
  • Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education... no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both.

    Education   Peace   Money  
    Abraham Flexner (1994). “Universities: American, English, German”, p.302, Transaction Publishers
  • Make us enemies of every people on earth, but save us from civil war.

    War   People   Enemy  
  • The government's War on Poverty has transformed poverty from a short-term misfortune into a career choice.

  • The artistic element of Manhattan has kind of moved to Brooklyn. Has it changed it? Yeah. Has it ruined it? I would say no. It is what it is. I say better that than an urban war zone.

  • In war, numbers alone confer no advantage. Do not advance relying on sheer military power.

    Art   Military   War  
    Sun Tzu, Shang Yang (1997). “The Art of War”, p.41, Wordsworth Editions
  • Little did I conceive of the greatness of the defeat (at Bull Run), the magnitude of the disaster which it had entailed upon the United States. So short-lived has been the American Union, that men who saw it rise may live to see it fall.

    Running   War   Fall  
  • Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing. It's getting money without giving an equivalent for it.

    Business   War   Gambling  
  • So great are the psychological resistances to war in modern nations, that every war must appear to be a war of defence against a menacing, murderous aggressor. There must be no ambiguity about whom the public is to hate. Guilt and guilelessness must be assessed geographically and all the guilt must be on the other side of the frontier.

    War   Hate   Guilt  
  • All government wars are unjust.

    Peace   War   Government  
    As quoted in an interview in "Reason" Magazine, February 1973.
  • We say we embrace humanity, but what does that mean? We are all defined by our limits, so to what extent can we embrace all this? Because we all contain within ourselves equally the capacity for kindness, as much as for cruelty or evil. And the best of us are able to suppress those baser impulses, instincts. That's the war within.

    Kindness   War   Mean  
    Source: www.avclub.com
  • I have a feeling that we are doing better in the war than the people have been told.

    Funny   War   People  
    Ronald Reagan (1968). “I goofed: the wise and curious sayings of Ronald Reagan, 33rd Governor of California”
  • The trouble with Hooker is that he's got his headquarters where his hindquarters aught to be.

    War   Civil War   Trouble  
  • For the first time a British force had met, held and decisively defeated a major Japanese attack, and followed this up by driving the enemy out of the strongest possible natural positions.

    War   Enemy   World  
  • Every war, when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac.

    Peace   War   Ubuntu  
    George Orwell's review of the book "The Men I Killed" by Brigadier-General F. P. Crozier in "New Statesman and Nation", August 28, 1937.
  • Wake, soldier wake, thy war-horse waits To bear thee to the battle back;-- Thou slumberest at a foeman's gates,-- Thy dog would break thy bivouac; Thy plume is trailing in the dust, And thy red falchion gathering rust.

    Dog   Horse   War  
    Thomas Kibble Hervey (1866). “The Poems of Thomas Kibble Hervey”, p.36
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