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When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

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We have no enemies,
we have only friendships that we haven't yet developed
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The problems of victory are more agreeable
than those of defeat,
but they are no less difficult.
- Winston Churchill

You can discover what your enemy fears most
by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
- Michael Moncur

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you have to kill a man,
it costs nothing to be polite.
- Winston Churchill

If we are to teach real peace in this world,
and if we are to carry on a real war against war,
we shall have to begin with the children.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery
as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man.
All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are,
the more they are frightened.
- George S. Patton

 

A bad peace is better than a good war.
- Yiddish Proverb

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does.
Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
- James A. Baldwin

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I wanted to see exotic Vietnam, the jewel of Southeast Asia.
I, uh, I wanted to meet interesting
and stimulating people of an ancient culture,
and kill them.
- the movie Full Metal Jacket

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
- Winston Churchill

When people speak to you about a preventive war,
you tell them to go fight it.
After my experience, I have come to hate war.
War settles nothing.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

But what a cruel thing is war
to separate and destroy families and friends.
- Robert E. Lee

When the war of the giants is over,
the wars of the pygmies will begin.
- Winston Churchill

To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war.
- Winston Churchill

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
- Sun Tzu

We prefer world law in the age of self-determination
to world war in the age of mass extermination.
- John F. Kennedy

When you are winning a war
almost everything that happens
can be claimed to be right and wise.
- Winston Churchill

The power of an air force is terrific
when there is nothing to oppose it.
- Winston Churchill

Never in the field of human conflict
was so much owed by so many to so few.
- Winston Churchill

Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror,
victory however long and hard the road may be;
for without victory, there is no survival.
- Winston Churchill

All warfare is based on deception.
- Sun Tzu

We will not learn how to live together in peace
by killing each other's children.
- Jimmy Carter

It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war
is nothing but an act of murder.
- Albert Einstein

Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver.
The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver,
the less he demands in slaughter.
- Winston Churchill

The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant
leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I do not believe in using women in combat,
because females are too fierce.
- Margaret Mead

When you put on a uniform,
there are certain inhibitions that you accept.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.
- Winston Churchill

There should be an honest attempt at the reconciliation
of differences before resorting to combat.
- Jimmy Carter

The great defense against the air menace
is to attack the enemy's aircraft
as near as possible to their point of departure.
- Winston Churchill

Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed,
for if you merely offend them, they take vengeance,
but if you injure them greatly, they are unable to retaliate,
so that the injury done to a man
ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

What is human warfare but just this;
an effort to make the laws of God and
nature take sides with one party.
- Henry David Thoreau

When all you know is bombs,
everything looks like a target.
Give peace and diplomacy a chance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room.
- the movie Dr. Strangelove (1964)

We are all "neighbors."
Our world has gotten too small for us to be anything else.
We can no longer have "us" and "them" - friends and enemies.
A person from Iraq, or Russia, or Columbia is
no more a stranger or enemy than a person from across town.
A few people everywhere are troublemakers.
Every religion provokes a few people to become extremists.
Do we need police around the globe? Unfortunately, we always will.
Do we need war? Does that question even deserve an answer?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

If men can develop weapons that are so terrifying
as to make the thought of global war
include almost a sentence for suicide,
you would think that man's intelligence and his comprehension...
would include also his ability to find a peaceful solution.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I can make more generals, but horses cost money.
- Abraham Lincoln

To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years.
To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.
- Winston Churchill

The supreme art of war is
to subdue the enemy without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

But what a cruel thing is war
to separate and destroy families and friends,
and mar the purest joys and happiness
God has granted us in this world,
to fill our hearts with hatred
instead of love for our neighbors,
and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world!
- Robert E. Lee

Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson

The expert in battle seeks his victory
from strategic advantage
and does not demand it from his men.
- Sun Tzu

The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything
save our modes of thinking
and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.
- Albert Einstein

Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.
- H. L. Mencken

What counts is not necessarily
the size of the dog in the fight -
it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower quoting Mark Twain

We have not yet begun to fight.
- John Paul Jones

War settles nothing.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

We may never be strong enough to be entirely
nonviolent in thought, word and deed.
But we must keep nonviolence as our goal
and make strong progress towards it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The limitation of riots, moral questions aside,
is that they cannot win and their participants know it.
Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary
because it invites defeat.
It involves an emotional catharsis,
but it must be followed by a sense of futility.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Naturally, the common people don't want war ...
but after all it is the leaders of a country who determine the policy,
and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along,
whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship,
or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship.
Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought
to the bidding of the leaders.
That is easy. All you have to do is tell them
they are being attacked,
and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism
and exposing the country to danger.
It works the same in every country.
- Hermann Goering

The Creator has not thought proper
to mark those in the forehead
who are of stuff to make good generals.
We are first, therefore, to seek them blindfold,
and then let them learn the trade
at the expense of great losses.
- Thomas Jefferson

The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired,
signifies in the final sense
a theft from those who hunger and are not fed,
those who are cold and are not clothed.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

There was never a good war or a bad peace.
- Benjamin Franklin

If we were meant to be happy,
why did God create war, hunger, and the 11 o'clock news?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.
- Albert Einstein

I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist.
I am willing to fight for peace.
Nothing will end war unless
the people themselves refuse to go to war.
- Albert Einstein

I abhor war and view it as the greatest scourge of mankind.
- Thomas Jefferson

We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be,
we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds,
we shall fight in the fields and in the streets,
we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.
- Winston Churchill

Another day, another dollar, another war, another tower
Went up where the homeless had their home.
- Jewel

I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can,
only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

We cannot be both the world's leading champion of peace and
the world's leading supplier of the weapons of war.
- Jimmy Carter

War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
- Winston Churchill

Politics are very much like war.
We may even have to use poison gas at times.
- Winston Churchill

I am never going to have anything more to do
with politics or politicians.
When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely
to writing and painting.
- Winston Churchill

Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace
and those who could make a good peace
would never have won the war.
- Winston Churchill

I have seen enough of one war never to wish to see another.
- Thomas Jefferson

Communism has never come to power in a country
that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both.
- John F. Kennedy


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