War Quotes

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Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.
Ronald Reagan

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

A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.
Theodore Roosevelt

Ronnie Barker was a straightforward man who had this extraordinary ability to make the nation laugh
Michael Palin

You know what they should call this war - Son of Bush vs. Son of a Bitch.
Jay Leno

Modern societies march towards morality in proportion as they leave religion behind.
Paul Bert

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

Our attitude towards others determines their attitude towards us.
Earl Nightingale

He's such a warm person. He was immediately warm to me, and it invited a good energy. [on John Travolta]
Scarlett Johansson

I had a word with him afterwards [van der saar] and said if there was a clean sheet bonus I wanted half of it! [on playing as goalie for the last few minutes]
John O'Shea

Do not be in a hurry to succeed. What would you have to live for afterwards? Better make the horizon your goal; it will always be ahead of you.
William Makepeace Thackeray

You've got to take the rough with the smooth. It's like love and hate, war and peace, all that bollocks.
Ian Wright

Chop your own wood, and it will warm you twice.
Henry Ford

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

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

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

I am aware of the usefulness of science to society and of the benefits society derives from it.
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

Civilization is a progress from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity toward a definite, coherent heterogeneity.
Herbert Spencer

As regards Providence, he cannot shake off the prejudice that in war, God is on the side of the big battalions, which at present are in the enemy's camp
Eduard Zeller

War is, after all, the universal perversion... war stories, the pornography of war. (The Custard Boys 1960)
John Rae

Beware of dissipating your powers; strive constantly to concentrate them. Genius thinks it can do whatever it sees others doing, but it is sure to repent every ill-judged outlay.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Power doesn't have to show off. Power is confident, self-assuring, self-starting and self-stopping, self-warming and self-justifying. When you have it, you know you have it.
Ralph Ellison

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

I like bars with a mixed cast of characters, including writers and blue-collar types, and places that have a good vibe of semianonymity. There's a beach bar in Santa Monica called Chez Jay that I'm crazy about. Warren Beatty used to go there back in the seventies, and it's got a nice mix of people and a great jukebox
Luke Wilson

I can recall no parallel in history where a great nation recently at war has so distinguished its former enemy commander.
Douglas Macarthur

War is the unfolding of miscalculations.
Barbara Tuchman

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common then unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ' press on ' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
Calvin Coolidge

Human nature is good, just as water seeks low ground. There is no man who is not good, just as there is no water that does not flow downward.
Mencius

It is well that war is so terrible - we would grow too fond of it
Robert E Lee

The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae, recipes or other people's opinions.
Paulo Coelho

The outcome of this election will set the direction of the war against terror. [on the 2004 Presidential election]
George W Bush

Quite frankly, I will pick who I want [on the latest whinge from Warnock]
Gareth Southgate

When law and duty are one, united by religion, you never become fully conscious, fully aware of yourself. You are always a little less than an individual.
Frank Herbert

I've had a fantastic time at Blue Peter and the whole team have been great to work with, but it's now time to move on.
I'm looking forward to working on new projects in the future.
Katy Hill

We make war that we may live in peace.
Aristotle

'Make America what we want it to be — a literate country and a hopefuller country.' —Washington, D.C., Jan. 11, 2001

'Natural gas is hemispheric. I like to call it hemispheric in nature because it is a product that we can find in our neighborhoods.'
Austin, Texas, Dec. 20, 2000

'I knew it might put him in an awkward position that we had a discussion before finality has finally happened in this presidential race.'
Describing a phone call to Sen. John Breaux. Crawford, Texas, Dec. 2, 2000

'The legislature's job is to write law. It's the executive branch's job to interpret law.'
Austin, Texas, Nov. 22, 2000

'They misunderestimated me.'
Bentonville, Ark., Nov. 6, 2000

'They want the federal government controlling Social Security like it's some kind of federal program.'
St. Charles, Mo., Nov. 2, 2000

'The only things that I can tell you is that every case I have reviewed I have been comfortable with the innocence or guilt of the person that I've looked at. I do not believe we've put a guilty... I mean innocent person to death in the state of Texas.'
-All Things Considered, NPR, June 16, 2000

BUSH: 'First of all, Cinco de Mayo is not the independence day. That's dieciseis de Septiembre, and ...'
MATTHEWS: 'What's that in English?' BUSH: 'Fifteenth of September.' (Dieciseis de Septiembre = Sept. 16) -Hardball, MSNBC, May 31, 2000

'It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it.'
-Reuters, May 5, 2000

'Will the highways on the Internet become more few?'
-Concord, N.H., Jan. 29, 2000

'This is Preservation Month. I appreciate preservation. It's what you do when you run for president. You gotta preserve.'

-Speaking during 'PERSEVERENCE Month' at Fairgrounds Elementary School in Nashua, N.H. As quoted in the Los Angeles Times, Jan. 28, 2000

'What I am against is quotas. I am against hard quotas, quotas they basically delineate based upon whatever. However they delineate, quotas, I think vulcanize society. So I don't know how that fits into what everybody else is saying, their relative positions, but that's my position.'
-The San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 21, 2000

'Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?' -Florence, S.C., Jan. 11, 2000

'Gov. Bush will not stand for the subsidation of failure.' -ibid

'I think anybody who doesn't think I'm smart enough to handle the job is underestimating.'
-U.S. News & World Report, April 3, 2000
George W Bush

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware.
Martin Buber

Peace is the most powerful weapon of mankind. It takes more courage to take a blow than give one. It takes more courage to try and talk things through than to start a war.
Mahatma Gandhi

Probably the chess game in Star Wars because it was funny and just a great moment of that particular movie [Fave moment in Star Wars]
Peter Mayhew

The ploughman homeward plods his weary way,
And leaves the world to darkness and to me
Thomas Gray

A political war is one in which everyone shoots from the lip
Raymond Moley

Congress should be forward thinking in the policies we set, instead of waiting until catastrophe looms.
Bill Frist

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
Lao Tzu

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

Preparation for war is a constant stimulus to suspicion and ill will
James Monroe

There is some ill a-brewing towards my rest, For I did dream of money-bags tonight.
William Shakespeare

All of my primary feelings, both physical and emotional, have been towards women.
Ron Davies

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

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

Plants are the young of the world, vessels of health and vigor; but they grope ever upward towards consciousness; the trees are imperfect men, and seem to bemoan their imprisonment, rooted in the ground.
Ralph Waldo Emerson



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