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

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

All war is deception.
- Sun Tzu


 

The first casualty when war comes is truth.
- Hiram Johnson

The object of war is not to die for your country but
to make the other bastard die for his.
- George S. Patton

You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.
- Jeannette Rankin

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The power to wage war is the power to wage war successfully.
- Charles Evans Hughes

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

In peace, sons bury their fathers.
In war, fathers bury their sons.
- Herodotus

I have never advocated war except as a means of peace.
- Ulysses S. Grant

There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed
to the advantage of others.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

War does not determine who is right -
only who is left.
- Bertrand Russell

War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain
advantage at the expense of his fellow man.
- Napoleon Hill

I must study politics and war that my sons may have
liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
- John Adams

You can't say civilization don't advance...
in every war they kill you in a new way.
- Will Rogers

When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

In modern war...
you will die like a dog for no good reason.
- Ernest Hemingway

The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts.
- Omar N. Bradley

It is well that war is so terrible.
We should grow too fond of it.
- Robert E. Lee

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

War is hell.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come.
- Carl Sandburg

Older men declare war.
But it is the youth that must fight and die.
- Herbert Hoover

War is the symptom, not the disease.
- L. M. Heroux

A visitor from Mars could easily pick out the civilized nations.
They have the best implements of war.
- Herbert V. Prochnow

War is not an adventure.
It is a disease.
It is like typhus.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

An unjust peace is better than a just war.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

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

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things.
The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic
feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.
- John Stuart Mill

We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict
wants something more than it wants peace.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

War is a series of catastrophes which result in victory.
- Albert Pike

War is the unfolding of miscalculations.
- Barbara Tuchman

Only the dead have seen the end of the war.
- George Santayana

Never think that war, no matter how necessary,
nor how justified, is not a crime.
- Ernest Hemingway

Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.
We know more about war that we know about peace,
more about killing that we know about living.
- Omar N. Bradley

I do not believe that the men who served in uniform
in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve.
It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy.
- William Westmoreland

The scenes on this field would have cured anybody of war.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

War makes thieves and peace hangs them.
- George Herbert

We have been travelling through a cloud.
The sky has been dark ever since the war began.
- Black Kettle

If we don't end war, war will end us.
- H. G. Wells

John Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century,
were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester.
It is not only the living who are killed in war.
- Isaac Asimov

War would end if the dead could return.
- Stanley Baldwin

It has too often been too easy for rulers and governments to incite man to war.
- Lester B. Pearson

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

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

In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns,
the rattle of musketry, the strange,
mournful mutter of the battlefield.
- Douglas MacArthur

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

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 military don't start wars.
Politicians start wars.
- William Westmoreland

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

One may know how to gain a victory, and know not how to use it.
- Pedro Calderon de la Barca

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

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

What is the use of physicians like myself trying to
help parents to bring up children healthy and happy,
to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?
- Benjamin Spock

To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to
feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization.
- George Orwell

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

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

Patriots always talk of dying for their country and
never of killing for their country.
- Bertrand Russell

Man has no right to kill his brother.
It is no excuse that he does so in uniform:
he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

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

If it's natural to kill, how come men have to go into training to learn how?
- Joan Baez

Sweat saves blood.
- Erwin Rommel

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

Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head.
- Euripides

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

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


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