War Quotes

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Mine is the first generation able to contemplate the possibility that we may live our entire lives without going to war or sending our children to war.
Tony Blair

The luck I've had has all been bad. I've had the Concorde crash, 9/11,foot and mouth, the Gulf war, Sars and high fuel prices. It might make you doubt my sanity, but I've enjoyed it.
Rod Eddington

I am looking forward to my next game in a way that I have not looked forward to rugby in my life before!
Jonny Wilkinson

In times of war and in hours of crisis, Senator Kerry has turned his back on 'pay any price' and 'bear any burden', and he's replaced those commitments with 'wait and see' and 'cut and run'
George W Bush

I have been very careful to put forward new ideas - on tackling inequality, extending democratic reform and the green agenda, because I think these are all absolutely fundamental to a successful next period of office for Labour
Peter Hain

The coward wretch whose hand and heart Can bear to torture aught below, Is ever first to quail and start From the slightest pain or equal foe.
Bertrand Russell

But it struck me that the extreme violence and cruelty of the English Civil War had gone understated.
Simon Schama

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

The surest way to prevent war is not to fear it.
John Randolph

Snow. Everywhere. As far as the eye could reach--fifty miles, looking southward from the highest peak.
Bret Harte

Poisoned by his mother? It is good, very good. It ranks up there with 'I got it from the toilet seat' (on Shane Warne's explanation for using a banned substance)
Dick Pound

All of us who are concerned for peace and triumph of reason and justice must be keenly aware how small an influence reason and honest good will exert upon events in the political field
Albert Einstein

Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards
George Farquhar

The Empire Strikes Back. I think it had everything. [his fave Star Wars film]
Jeremy Bulloch

My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose - somehow we win out.
Ronald Reagan

Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle towards my hand? - Macbeth
William Shakespeare

I believe that this war, upon which I entered as a war of defence and liberation, has now become a war of aggression and conquest. [Regeneration]
Pat Barker

Gay people are the sweetest, kindest, most artistic, warmest and most thoughtful people in the world. And since the beginning of time all they've ever been is kicked.
Little Richard

There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it.
Havelock Ellis

Nature is cruel; therefore we are also entitled to be cruel. When I send the flower of German youth into the steel hail of the war without feeling the slightest regret over the precious German blood that is being spilled, should I also not have the right to eliminate millions of an inferior race that multiply like vermin.
Adolf Hitler

I don't look back. I look forward. [Sounds like the strap-line of a commercial!]
Alan Cranston

Oh for a lodge in some vast wilderness, Some boundless contiguity of shade, Where rumour of oppression and deceit, Of unsuccessful or successful war, Might never reach me more.
William Cowper

The idea that BT is some sort of evil empire and everyone else is fighting them like the goodies in Star Wars is, I think, a bit naive.
Simon Duffy

The first thing I saw was 'A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far, Far Away'. Anybody who knows me knows my life changed at that moment [on seeing Star Wars]
John Singleton

When you start planning for war then you should also start planning for the consequences of that war.
Jay Garner

They tell us that suicide is the greatest piece of cowardice... that suicide is wrong; when it is quite obvious that there is nothing in the world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person.
Arthur Schopenhauer

I didn't expect the second award. I had taken my jacket off and was ready to just carry on drinking [ICC awards]
Kevin Pietersen

I return with feelings of misgiving from my third war-I was the first American commander to put his signature to a paper ending a war when we did not win it.
Mark W Clark

The scientists say that it's going to be five to ten degrees warmer by the end of this century, the 21st century, than it is today.
Peter Barnes

If they are as strapped for cash as they say they are, it is difficult to see how they can justify these things [BBC spending 370,000 on awards junkets].

This is once again evidence of the BBC being poor at gettings its priorities right.
Philip Davies

Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result.
Robert G Ingersoll

Please receive in the name of the Spanish government and the people of Spain our warmest congratulations for your election as Supreme Pontiff of the Catholic Church and my best wishes for the Papacy which you begin today. [to Pope Benedict XVI]
Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

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

The Attic warbler pours her throat
Responsive to the cuckoo's note
Thomas Gray

He (the writer) warns the heads of parties against believing their own lies (The Art of Political Lying)
John Arbuthnot

I have crushed the cup of youth like a rose between my fingers, but its nectar never warmed my weary heart.
Jon English

I've been to war, and it's not easy to kill. It's bloody and messy and totally horrifying, and the consequences are serious.
Oliver Stone

For years my wedding ring has done its job. It has led me not into temptation. It has reminded my husband numerous times at parties that it's time to go home. It has been a source of relief to a dinner companion. It has been a status symbol in the maternity ward.
Erma Bombeck

War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.
Thomas Mann

Stuart MacGill will fill the spin bowling spot now that Warney's gone, but the quicks also need to vary it around a bit.
Andy Bichel

A woman dictates before marriage in order that she may have an appetite for submission afterwards.
George Eliot

Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination.
Ernest Hemingway

The next war will be fought with atom bombs and the one after that with spears
Harold Urey

He was warned that the effect of all this would be exactly as it turned out and in the light of all that, you have to say that this man is negligent on a scale which damns him forever [on Tony Blair, not saluting his indefatigability]
George Galloway

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

The Polo Lounge is like a fine old mink coat: opulent, dignified and warm.
Bryan Miller

As far as modern writing is concerned, it is rarely rewarding to translate it, although it might be easy. Translation is very much like copying paintings.
Boris Pasternak

What we have found in this country, and maybe we're more aware of it now, is one problem that we've had, even in the best of times, and that is the people who are sleeping on the grates, the homeless, you might say, by choice.
Ronald Reagan

A thousand creeds and battle cries,
A thousand warring social schemes,
A thousand new moralities
And twenty thousand, thousand dreams.
Alfred Noyes

Howard Flight is a very senior, indeed respected, figure who was at the heart of Conservative economic policy-making.
Vince Cable



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