Quotes: war

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  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have it's fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.
  • George Washington
    George Washington
    First president of the US 1732-1799
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    I do not mean to exclude altogether the idea of patriotism. I know it exists, and I know it has done much in the present contest. But I will venture to assert, that a great and lasting war can never be supported on this principle alone. It must be aided b
  • Cyril Connolly
    Cyril Connolly
    British criticus 1903-1974
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    In the sex war, thoughtlessness is the weapon of the male, vindictiveness of the female.
  • Marianne Moore
    Marianne Moore
    American poet 1887-1972
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    War is pillage versus resistance and if illusions of magnitude could be transmuted into ideals of magnanimity, peace might be realized.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    As long as war is regarded as wicked it will always have its fascinations. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
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    A bargain is in its very essence a hostile transaction do not all men try to abate the price of all they buy? I contend that a bargain even between brethren is a declaration of war.
  • Edgar W. Howe
    Edgar W. Howe
    American journalist and writer 1853-1937
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    A boy doesn't have to go to war to be a hero; he can say he doesn't like pie when he sees there isn't enough to go around.
  • Finley Peter Dunne
    Finley Peter Dunne
    American Journalist, Humorist 1867-1936
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    A man's idea in a game of cards is war, cruel, devastating, and pitiless. A lady's idea of it is a combination of larceny, embezzlement and burglary.
  • Henry van Dyke
    Henry van Dyke
    American Protestant Clergyman and Writer 1852--1933
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    A peace that depends on fear is nothing but a suppressed war.
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill
    English statesman 1874-1965
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    A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.
  • Norman Schwarzkopf
    Norman Schwarzkopf
    United States Army general 1934-2012
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    A professional soldier understands that war means killing people, war means maiming people, war means families left without fathers and mothers.
  • Simone Weil
    Simone Weil
    French philosopher 1909-1943
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    A self-respecting nation is ready for anything, including war, except for a renunciation of its option to make war.
  • Noam Chomsky
    Noam Chomsky
    American Linguist, Political Activist 1928-
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    A siege is an act of war.

  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel Butler
    English poet 1612-1680
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    A skilful leech is better far, than half a hundred men of war.
  • Wyndham Lewis
    Wyndham Lewis
    British painter and author 1882-1957
    Wyndham Lewis
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    A sort of war of revenge on the intellect is what, for some reason, thrives in the contemporary social atmosphere.
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