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Alexander Berkman Quotes

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War paralyzes your courage and deadens the spirit of true manhood.
- Alexander Berkman

War means blind obedience, unthinking stupidity,
brutish callousness, wanton destruction,
and irresponsible murder.
- Alexander Berkman

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

War is hell.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

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

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

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

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

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

War settles nothing.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

War makes thieves and peace hangs them.
- George Herbert

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

War is the unfolding of miscalculations.
- Barbara Tuchman

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

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

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

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

All war is deception.
- Sun Tzu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All warfare is based on deception.
- Sun Tzu

I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.
- George McGovern

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

There will one day spring from the brain of science
a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities,
so absolutely terrifying, that even man,
the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order
to inflict torture and death,
will be appalled, and so abandon war forever.
- Thomas A. Edison

A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

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


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