War Quotes

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

We've got to ride the global-warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing - in terms of economic policy and environmental policy.
Timothy Wirth

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

Long afterward, many would remember those two days in the first week of October with vividness and anguish
Arthur Hailey

This award is meaningful because it comes from my fellow dealers in celluloid.
Alfred Hitchcock

A war for a great principle ennobles a nation.
Albert Pike

The chief incalculable in war is the human will.
B H Liddell Hart

If truth is the first victim of war, then read on - I've got some great lies for you this month.
Alan Gorrie

The principal cause of war is war itself.
C Wright Mills

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

A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.
Carl Sagan

As for charity, it is a matter in which the immediate effect on the persons directly concerned, and the ultimate consequence to the general good, are apt to be at complete war with one another.
John Stuart Mill

Warney really is special. It's obviously the last time he'll play a Test in England and I felt for him when he walked off the ground. [2005 at The Oval]
Simon Jones

The mother of battles (description of the Gulf War)
Saddam Hussein

What gunpowder did for war the printing press has done for the mind.
Wendell Phillips

In terms of the game theory, we might say the universe is so constituted as to maximize play. The best games are not those in which all goes smoothly and steadily toward a certain conclusion, but those in which the outcome is always in doubt.
George B Leonard

Forgiveness is a funny thing, it warms the hearts and cools the sting.
Peter Allen

At the Billboard Awards my skirt was so tight they had to lift me on stage.
Beyonce Knowles

Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.
Kahlil Gibran

A kind and compassionate act is often its own reward.
William John Bennett

Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.
Rich Cook

A zeal for the defence of their country led these heroes to the scene of action, though with a few men to attack a powerful army of experienced warriors.
Daniel Boone

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

Beware of the dark side.
Yoda

The neutron warhead is a defensive weapon designed to offset the great superiority that the Soviet Union has on the western front against the NATO nations.
Ronald Reagan

Which is better: to have fun with fungi or to have Idiocy with ideology, to have wars because of words, to have tomorrow's misdeeds out of yesterday's miscreeds?
Aldous Huxley

He could have mentioned this before. Talk about rubbing salt into the wound. I'm sure he would like me to say I've been robbed, and I would agree. And it's not like he hasn't got enough already [on having to collect an award for Ricky Gervais]
Stephen Merchant

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

The great illusion (Title of book 1910 re futility of war)
Sir Norman Angell

I just met Ron Howard. I was such a dork.
Michelle Trachtenberg

My team talk was very simple. I said: 'Let's just have an old-fashioned match, get the right result and go out for a few drinks afterwards'. It seemed to work better than all the tactical crap.
Ron Atkinson

The first step toward finding God, Who is Truth, is to discover the truth about myself: and if I have been in error, this first step to truth is the discovery of my error.
Thomas Merton

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

War makes thieves and peace hangs them.
George Herbert

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 mateyness the team has displayed towards the opposition over the last month suggests the ruthless intent of last summer has been lacking
Mike Atherton

Joe Calzaghe showed what a true warrior he is - he has got a great heart and a great chin and I can't tell you what a fantastic performance that was.
Frank Warren

I really, totally, hand-on-heart hope he wins it [on wanting Jim Broadbent to win an award... great acting, Andy!]
Andy Serkis

I think Brian Moore's gnashers are the kind you get from a DIY shop and hammer in yourself. He is the only player we have who looks like a French forward.
Paul Rendall

The force of the advertising word and image dwarfs the power of other literature in the 20th century.
Daniel Boorstin

The Ewok storytelling scene [his fave Star Wars moment]
Anthony Daniels

I'm really happy, she's a great person. And she's a great influence on people around her. But I think that anything that has changed in my life is because of me. I've gone through it, and I've learned to deal with it and I've made the decision to move forward [on Samantha Ronson]
Lindsay Lohan

Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.
Henry Ward Beecher

To wage a war for a purely moral reason is as absurd as to ravish a woman for a purely moral reason
Henry Mencken

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

For an idea ever to be fashionable is ominous, since it must afterwards be always old-fashioned.
George Santayana

Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.
Laurence Durrell

So, rather than appear foolish afterward, I renounce seeming clever now.
William Of Baskerville

Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton

It simply is not true that war never settles anything.
Felix Frankfurter



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