War Quotes

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Life must be lived forward, but can only be understood backward.
Soren Kierkegaard

I have never been aware before how many faces there are. There are quantities of human beings, but there are many more faces, for each person has several.
Rainer Maria Rilke

Most of us are peaceful, but here we are again, in our fifth major war of this century. [on being an American]
Pete Hamill

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

Alfred Nobel's discoveries are characteristic; powerful explosives can help men perform admirable tasks. They are also a means to terrible destruction in the hands of the great criminals who lead peoples to war.
Pierre Curie

The fact is that democracy brings with it a serious element of responsibility and all parties have to accept that fact to move forward.
Daniel Greenberg

People who matter are most aware that everyone else does too.
Malcolm Forbes

Baseball is the only major sport that appears backward in a mirror.
George Carlin

Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.
Arthur Schopenhauer

I was quite excited to play here as I had a couple of really good practise sessions as soon as I got back to Belgium and was looking forward to getting out there and playing uninjured again.
Kim Clijsters

Instead of a clear call for repentance we have been offered warms words of sentimentality for those who have shown no godly sorrow for their actions.
Peter Akinola

In politics, strangely enough, the best way to play your cards is to lay them face upwards on the table.
H G Wells

Doubt, the essential preliminary of all improvement and discovery, must accompany the stages of man's onward progress. The faculty of doubting and questioning, without which those of comparison and judgment would be useless, is itself a divine prerogative of the reason.
Albert Pike

To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill.

Your sex shouldn't matter when it comes to sport. If you put in the effort to train hard, whether you are male or female, you deserve the rewards.
Rain Mako

I have always had a lot of respect for him and the way he has handled this with me only increases that [on Clive Woodward]
Jonny Wilkinson

As I have said for two years now, when Osama Bin Laden and al-Qaeda were cornered in the mountains of Tora Bora, it was wrong to outsource the job of capturing them to Afghan warlords who a week earlier were fighting against us.
John Kerry

One hearty laugh together will bring enemies into a closer communion of heart than hours spent on both sides in inward wrestling with the mental demon of uncharitable feeling.
William James

In the past we used to think of poverty in absolute terms - meaning straightforward material deprivation... We need to think of poverty in relative terms - the fact that some people lack those things which others in society take for granted.
David Cameron

So, Scientology, you may have won THIS battle, but the million-year war for earth has just begun!
Trey Parker

One warm evening in August 1937 a girl in love stood before a mirror.
Joyce Oates

A noble deed is a step towards heaven
Josiah Gilbert Holland

Work is not man's punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.
George Sand

Warm words from David Cameron cannot wipe out the memories of 18 years of Tory government that left a legacy in our towns and cities of homelessness, repossessions and mass unemployment.
John Prescott

Style is that which indicates how the writer takes himself and what he is saying. It is the mind skating circles around itself as it moves forward.
Robert Frost

During the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that conditions called war; and such a war, as if of every man, against every man.
Thomas Hobbes

When he gets back, I'll have to tell him he's grown. [on Warren Hegg, a sledging victim]
Dominic Cork

War is too serious a matter to entrust to military men.
Georges Clemenceau

It was a great honour to play the Doctor, but I didn't quite realise how much of an honour until years afterwards when it still carried on and people still adored it.
Sylvester Mccoy

I have put in a lot of hard work and in the end realised that I have a lot to look forward to, and a lot of people to thank too.
William Green

War to the knife.
Jose De Palafox

He is not just any old Tory MP - he is the architect of the Tory tax and spending plans over the last two years [on unheard of and unknown sacked Tory MP, Howard Flight]
John Reid

All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music.
Walter Pater

I'll be lookng at video footage of McGrath and Warne the closer we get to the matches [Ashes]
Andrew Strauss

Let him who desires peace, prepare for war
Flavius Vegetius Renatus

Revolutions go not backward.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The most persistent sound which reverberates through man's history is the beating of war drums.
Arthur Koestler

I have always had belief in my ability but Shane Warne has helped me with my thinking too
Chris Tremlett

If you bowl the opposition out cheaply in warm up games, you feel underprepared [ah, so that's why he hasn't done it for five years!]
Steve Harmison

Beware of all enterprises that require a new set of clothes.
Henry David Thoreau

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.
Hamilton Fish

If I have caused just one person to wipe away a tear of laughter, that's my reward.
Victor Borge

Politics and war are remarkably similar situations.
Newt Gingrich

Afterwards, in the dusty little corners where London's secret servants drink together, there was argument about where the Dolphin case history should really begin
John Le Carre

The few really great - the major novelists... are significant in terms of the human awareness they promote; awareness of the possibilities of life (The Great Tradition)
F R Leavis

In theory there is a possibility of perfect happiness: To believe in the indestructible element within one, and not to strive towards it.
Franz Kafka

Beware lest in your anxiety to avoid war you obtain a master.

The century on which we are entering - the century which will come out of this war - can be and must be the century of the common man. (Speech, 8 May 1942)
Henry Wallace

France is doing everything it can, but the problem is that it is impossible to stop Bush from pursuing his logic of war to the end
Jacques Chirac

The Swiss have an interesting army. Five hundred years without a war. Pretty impressive. Also pretty lucky for them. Ever see that little Swiss Army knife they have to fight with? Not much of a weapon there. Corkscrews, Bottle openers. 'Come on, buddy, let's go. You get past me, the guy in back of me, he's got a spoon. Back off. I've got the toe clippers right here.
Jerry Seinfeld

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