Saturday, 15 February 2014

War - see also quotes on Battles

All war is  symptom of man’s failure as a thinking animal. - John Steinbeck

All war represents a failure of diplomacy. - Tony Benn

For both victor and vanquished, war leaves only a sense of endless futility. - Unknown

If a general has to explain everything to every soldier before they will fight, the war will be lost for sure. - Unknown

In war, there are no unwounded soldiers. - Unknown

It is far easier to make war than to make peace. - Georges Clemenceau

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

Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die. And it is youth that must inherit the tribulation, the sorrow, and the triumphs that are the aftermath of war. - Herbert Clark Hoover

Only the dead have seen an end to war. - Plato

Since war begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed. - Unknown

The finest battle plans in the world last only as long as it takes to make contact with the enemy. - Unknown

The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it. - George Orwell

There are no warlike people, just warlike leaders. - Ralph Bunche

There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it. - Henry Havelock Ellis

War is a game with a good deal of chance in it. From the little I have seen of it, I should say that nothing in war ever goes right except by accident. - Winston Churchill

War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow. - Martin Luther King Jr.

War is nothing but the continuation of politics by other means. - Karl von Clausewitz

War is the science of destruction. - John Abbott

War will cease when men refuse to fight. - F. Hansen

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