Favorite Quotations ~  War, 2 Thomas Paine Reader

"Rapidity is the essence of war." ~ Sun Tzu

Lao Tzu

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

One sword keeps another in the sheath. ~ George Herbert

I'm proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill. ~ Thomas Edison

A toast to the weapons of war, may they rust in peace. ~ Robert Orben

It is well that war is so terrible; else we should grow too fond of it. ~ Robert E. Lee

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

War should be carried on like a monsoon; one changeless determination of every particle towards the one unalterable aim. ~ Herman Melville

When you kill somebody’s little sister with a missile, he’s going to hate you forever. And the next generation will hate you even more. ~ Tom Petty, Esquire, 8/06

How do you ask a man to be the last to die for a mistake? ~ John Kerry

We have found that it is easier for men to die together on the field of battle than it is for them to live together at home in peace. ~ Harry S Truman

I know war as few other men now living know it, and nothing to me is more revolting. I have long advocated its complete abolition, as its very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a method of settling international disputes. ~ Douglas MacArthur

A Bayonet’s contrition is nothing to the dead. ~ Emily Dickinson

Wars spring from unseen and generally insignificant causes, the first outbreak being often but an explosion of anger. ~ Thucydides

War is the continuation of politics by other means. ~ Karl Von Clausewitz

What a cruel thing is war: to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purist joys and happiness God has granted us in this world. ~ Robert E. Lee

Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a solder dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war. ~ Otto Von Bismark

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