Monday, May 02, 2005

War Quotes

  We know more about war that we know about peace, more about killing that we know about living.  ~Omar Bradley 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.  This world in arms is not spending money alone.  It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.  This is not a way of life at all in any true sense.  Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.  ~Dwight D. Eisenhower, speech, American Society of Newspaper Editors, 16 April 1953The most persistent sound which reverberates through men's history is the beating of war drums.  ~Arthur Koestler, Janus: A Summing Up 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, letter to his wife, 1864 Everyone's a pacifist between wars.  It's like being a vegetarian between meals.  ~Colman McCarthy Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education.  Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization.  We must make our choice; we cannot have both.  ~Abraham Flexner Draft beer; not people.  ~Author Unknown The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without.  ~Dwight D. Eisenhower War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.  ~John F. Kennedy What this planet needs is more mistletoe and less missile-talk.  ~Author Unknown Join the Army, see the world, meet interesting people - and kill them. ~Pacifist Badge, 1978 Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.  ~Ernest Hemingway War makes thieves and peace hangs them.  ~George Herbert You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.  ~Jeanette Rankin


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