War Quotes

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Loss of hope rather than loss of life is what decides the issues of war. But helplessness induces hopelessness.
B H Liddell Hart

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

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.
Franklin D Roosevelt

I think it is important that we all try and be green where it is possible; an awareness of the world around us can never be a bad thing.
Judd Gregg

These terrorists attacked without warning on 11 September 2001. They have attacked in Madrid, in Jakarta, in Morocco.

This is a worldwide war against ideals. There is no separate peace to be made with terrorism.

They are after our way of life and we have to deal with them. There is no other way other than with strength. [on the London terrorist attack, 7th July 2005]
Condoleezza Rice

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

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

Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.
Ayn Rand

I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper and the old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer.
Brendan Behan

Dark spruce forest frowned on either side the frozen waterway. The trees had been stripped by a recent wind of their white covering of frost, and they seemed to lean toward each other, black and ominous, in the fading light. A vast silence reigned over the land
Jack London

Few of us will forget the wail of mingled grief, rage and horror which rose from the camp when the Indians returned to it and recognised their slaughtered warriors, women, and children.
John Gibbon

It is magnificent, but it is not war.
Pierre Bosquet

I'm looking forward to the grass court season where the conditions will suit my game more [season, what season]
Greg Rusedski

He's obviously having a smashing time [on Marc Warren who broke a chandelier with his practicing!]
Nick Faldo

You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyse your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success - or are they holding you back?
W Clement Stone

The weather door of the smoking-room had been left open to the North Atlantic fog, as the big liner rolled and lifted, whistling to warn the fishing-fleet.
Rudyard Kipling

The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent; and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness.
Richard Nixon

The grass was white with frost on the shadowed sides of the reservation hills and ditches, but the morning air was almost warm, sweetened by a southern wind. Father Damien's best hours were late at night and just after rising, when all he'd had to break his fast was a cup of hot water. He was old, very old, but alert until he had to eat
Louise Erdrich

There is nothing that man fears more than the touch of the unknown. He wants to see what is reaching towards him, and to be able to recognize or at least classify it. Man always tends to avoid physical contact with anything strange.
Elias Canetti

Old age equalizes - we are aware that what is happening to us has happened to untold numbers from the beginning of time. When we are young we act as if we were the first young people in the world.
Eric Hoffer

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

We Americans know - although others appear to forget - the risk of spreading conflict. We still seek no wider war.
Lyndon Johnson

Although war is evil, it is occasionally the lesser of two evils.
McGeorge Bundy

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

All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.
Francois Fenelon

War is pillage versus resistance and if illusions of magnitude could be transmuted into ideals of magnanimity, peace might be realized.
Marianne Moore

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

The way they bowled on a flat wicket was tremendous. We didn't want to chase too many because the wicket was wearing and we knew Warne would have a big say [on Ashes fourth test, 2005]
Michael Vaughan

To warm their little loves the birds complain
Thomas Gray

This Halloween the most popular mask is the Arnold Schwarzenegger mask. And the best part? With a mouth full of candy you will sound just like him.
Conan O'Brien

This is my 48th award this year. Apparently when I reach 50 I can trade them in for a kettle
Robbie Williams

God warms his hands at man's heart when he prays
John Masefield

It is the logic of our times, No subject for immortal verse- That we who lived by honest dreams Defend the bad against the worse. ('Where are the War Poets?')
C Day-Lewis

The previous generation, such as Alec Stewart and Nasser Hussain, lost to Australia on many occasions.
Andrew Strauss

Don't think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you retire. I hate a fellow whom pride or cowardice or laziness drives into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl. Let him come out as I do, and bark.
Samuel Johnson

Firmness in enduring and exertion is a character I always wish to possess. I have always despised the whining yelp of complaint and cowardly resolve.
Robert Burns

Many people think that virtue consists of severity towards others.
Alphonse Karr

The likes of Shane Warne, Hayden, Ponting have a go at you on the field and mentally they try to get hold of your brain and wreck it over the course of six or seven weeks.
Kevin Pietersen

It is what you do from now on that will either move our civilisation forward a few tiny steps, or else... begin to march us steadily backward.
Patrick Stewart

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

Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.Courageous, untroubled, mocking and violent-that is what Wisdom wants us to be. Wisdom is a woman, and loves only a warrior.
Friedrich Nietzsche

When all you can hear is 'warning, warning, too low, too low' and you see eight fire engines chasing you down the runway, you know it's not too good
David Jones

It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object; beware of this stumbling block.
Paul Gauguin

There's a plane flying over me and I'm looking forward to being able to relax and not worry about the weather or boat speed.
Ellen MacArthur

A war can perhaps be won single-handedly. But peace - lasting peace - cannot be secured without the support of all.
Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva

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

People will frighten you about a graduation...They use words you don't hear often... "And we wish you Godspeed." It is a warning, godspeed. It means you are no longer welcome here at these prices.
Bill Cosby

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

Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.
Queen Elizabeth II

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



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