War Quotes

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Our way is not soft grass, it's a mountain path with lots of rocks. But it goes upward, forward, toward the sun.
Ruth Westheimer

Onward! Christian soldiers,
Marching as to war,
With the Cross of Jesus
Going on before. [Hymn]
Sabine Baring-gould

The true magnitude of the Nobel Committee's blunder in awarding the Prize to Kissinger didn't become apparent until the destabilization of Cambodia, set in motion by American intervention, produced the Khmer Rouge and the slaughter of over a million.
Paul Hager

Today the real test of power is not capacity to make war but the capacity to prevent it.
Anne O'Hare McCormick

The world will never have lasting peace so long as men reserve for war the finest human qualities. Peace, no less than war, requires idealism and self-sacrifice and a righteous and dynamic faith.
John Foster Dulles

Be sure that it is not you that is mortal, but only your body. For that man whom your outward form reveals is not yourself; the spirit is the true self, not that physical figure which and be pointed out by your finger.
Cicero

A riot is a spontaneous outburst. A war is subject to advance planning.
Richard Nixon

None pities him that is in the snare, who warned before, would not beware
Robert Herrick

If it were not for the war, this war would suit me down to the ground.
Dorothy L Sayers

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

Beware of the fury of the patient man.
John Dryden

This is an important book, the critic assumes, because it deals with war. This is an insignificant book because it deals with the feelings of women in a drawing-room.
Virginia Woolf

France has lost a battle. But France has not lost the war! (Proclamation, 18 June 1940)
Charles De Gaulle

If he wants to stand and trade with me he will feel he is in the trenches of the First World War. If he wants to run, he will last a little longer but I will pick him off with my punches like a sniper [on Michael Brodie]
Scott Harrison

I believe that political correctness can be a form of linguistic fascism, and it sends shivers down the spine of my generation who went to war against fascism
P D James

One of the great, modest, amusing, jolly, heart-warming broadcasters of our time [Richard Whiteley]
Sir Jeremy Isaacs

Ive been very stupid. Weve been warned against this many times. I was totally innocent of what was going on but have ended up being very stupid.
Kieron Fallon

We make war that we may live in peace.
Aristotle

It is far easier to make war than to make peace (speech, 1919)
Georges Clemenceau

Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character.
Hosea Ballou

Life is a book. Once you reach the end, there is no more. You can't keep reading. You are done. But look. Each stage in your life - going to high school, getting married, moving to a different city, having children, traveling to a new country - is a different chapter. Each chapter holds surprises, joys, and hardships. Look at it that way, and look forward to beginning that new chapter. You can never get on with the story if you don't keep reading.
Jesse Adams

Contemplative and bookish men must of necessity be more quarrelsome than others, because they contend not about matter of fact, nor can determine their controversies by any certain witnesses, nor judges. But as long as they go towards peace, that is Truth, it is no matter which way.
John Donne

Now, there is always a tremendous fear of science and progressing forward into areas of the unknown and it is a valid fear. Some of the genetic alterations of food are a little edgy
Nick Nolte

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
George Washington

"You never reach the promised land. You can march towards it."
James Callaghan

All oppression creates a state of war.
Simone De Beauvoir

The political object is the goal, war is the means of reaching it, and the means can never be considered in isolation form their purposes.
Karl Von Clausewitz

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

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

Modern life is so thin and shallow and fake. I look forward to when developers go bankrupt, Japan gets poorer and wild grasses take over.
Hayao Miyazaki

Truth is meant to save you first, and the comfort comes afterward.
Georges Bernanos

The geisha called 'Trembling Leaf,' on her knees beside James Bond, leant forward from the waist and kissed him chastely on the right cheek
Ian Fleming

A key issue in rocket design is to make sure that the center of mass is well forward from the fins, lest the rocket be aerodynamically unstable.
Eric A Cornell

An Oscar means a lot of things because it's like the ultimate award for a film maker so it feels great.
Alejandro Amenabar

Beware how you take away hope from another human being.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Not victory Obi won. The shroud of the darkside has fallen. Begun the clone war has.
Yoda

The salary of the chief executive of a large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself.
Galbraith

Shane Warne turned around like a can of beans.
Mike Atherton

We intend to lead a government of purpose and direction so that we can offer the people of this nation the opportunity to move forward to independence, democracy and equality.
Alex Salmond

Fighting is like champagne. It goes to the heads of cowards as quickly as of heroes. Any fool can be brave on a battlefield when it's be brave or else be killed.
Margaret Mitchell

Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.
Mao Tse-Tung

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 coward only threatens when he is safe.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

We must recognise the new realities of modern warfare and the modern landscape of a battlefield.
Susan Davis

'Just so you know, we're on the good side with y'all. We do not want this war, this violence...and we're ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas.'
Natalie Maines

The two policies that Ken Clarke is most famous for are his opposition to the Iraq war and being a very defensible and quite courageous pro-European. These are both policies he shares with us.
Vince Cable

There is a ceaseless war against drunkenness and cruelty and vice.
Anthony Blunt

Ah fleeting Spirit! wand'ring Fire,
That long hast warm'd my tender Breast,
Must thou no more this Frame inspire?
Hadrian

As soon as the movie was over, we just left the theatre, didn't say a word and got back in line for two and a half hours to see it again [on Star Wars]
Ron Howard

When I want to reward myself I get a relaxing massage.
Eva Longoria



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