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One man with an idea in his head is in danger of being considered a madman: two men with the same idea in common may be foolish, but can hardly be mad; ten men sharing an idea begin to act, a hundred draw attention as fanatics, a thousand and society begins to tremble, a hundred thousand and there is war abroad, and the cause has victories tangible and real; and why only a hundred thousand? Why not a hundred million and peace upon the earth? You and I who agree together, it is we who have to answer that question.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I hope that we shall have leisure from war, -- war commercial, as well as war of the bullet and the bayonet; leisure from the knowledge that darkens counsel; leisure above all from the greed of money, and the craving for that overwhelming distinction that money now brings: I believe that, as we have even now partly achieved liberty , so we shall achieve equality , and best of all, fraternity , and so have leisure from poverty and all its griping, sordid cares.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Business is a combination of war and sport.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have seen enough of one war never to wish to see another.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the captain, and a positive crime in the statesman.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The Revolution was effected before the War commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations. This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people, was the real American Revolution.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We give up leisure in order that we may have leisure, just as we go to war in order that we may have peace.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
So long as war is the main business of nations, temporary despotism -- despotism during the campaign -- is indispensable.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It takes twenty years or more of peace to make a man; it takes only twenty seconds of war to destroy him.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If we justify war, it is because all peoples always justify the traits of which they find themselves possessed, not because war will bear an objective examination of its merits.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All war represents a failure of diplomacy.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If we fight a war and win it with H-bombs, what history will remember is not the ideals we were fighting for but the methods we used to accomplish them. These methods will be compared to the warfare of Genghis Khan who ruthlessly killed every last inhabitant of Persia.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of the common man.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If this phrase of the balance of power is to be always an argument for war, the pretext for war will never be wanting, and peace can never be secure.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Americans will listen, but they do not care to read. War and Peace must wait for the leisure of retirement, which never really comes: meanwhile it helps to furnish the living room. Blockbusting fiction is bought as furniture. Unread, it maintains its value. Read, it looks like money wasted. Cunningly, Americans know that books contain a person, and they want the person, not the book.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Intelligence and war are games, perhaps the only meaningful games left. If any player becomes too proficient, the game is threatened with termination.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
This is a war universe. War all the time. That is its nature. There may be other universes based on all sorts of other principles, but ours seems to be based on war and games.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Love and war are the same thing, and stratagems and policy are as allowable in the one as in the other.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The reason for the slow progress of the world seems to lie in a single fact. Every man is born under the yoke, and grows up beneath the oppressions of his age. He can only get a vision of the unselfish forces in the world by appealing to them, and every appeal is a call to arms. If he fights he must fight, not one man, but a conspiracy. He is always at war with a civilization. On his side is proverbial philosophy, a galaxy of invisible saints and sages, and the half-developed consciousness and professions of everybody. Against him is the world, and every selfish passion in his own heart.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In war you can be killed only once. In politics, many times.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Politics are almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is far easier to make war than to make peace.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A just war is hospitable to every self-deception on the part of those waging it, none more than the certainty of virtue, under whose shelter every abomination can be committed with a clear conscience.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In peace the sons bury their fathers, but in war the fathers bury their sons.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No country has suffered so much from the ruins of war while being at peace as the American.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our young people have come to look upon war as a kind of beneficent deity, which not only adds to the national honor but uplifts a nation and develops patriotism and courage. That is all true. But it is only fair, too, to let them know that the garments of the deity are filthy and that some of her influences debase and befoul a people.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The ability to get to the verge without getting into the war is the necessary art. If you try to run away from it, if you are scared to go to the brink, you are lost.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What vast additions to the conveniences and comforts of living might mankind have acquired, if the money spent in wars had been employed in works of public utility; what an extension of agriculture even to the tops of our mountains; what rivers rendered navigable, or joined by canals; what bridges, aqueducts, new roads, and other public works, edifices, and improvements might not have been obtained by spending those millions in doing good, which in the last war have been spent in doing mischief.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Catholics are necessarily at war with this age. That we are not more conscious of the fact, that we so often endeavor to make an impossible peace with it -- that is the tragedy. You cannot serve God and Mammon.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
And we love to dance -- especially that new one called the Civil War Twist. The Northern part of you stands still while the Southern part tries to secede.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
God is day and night, winter and summer, war and peace, surfeit and hunger.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Force, and fraud, are in war the two cardinal virtues.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We should wage war not to win war, but to win peace.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Superstition, bigotry and prejudice, ghosts though they are, cling tenaciously to life; they are shades armed with tooth and claw. They must be grappled with unceasingly, for it is a fateful part of human destiny that it is condemned to wage perpetual war against ghosts. A shade is not easily taken by the throat and destroyed.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The natural principle of war is to do the most harm to our enemy with the least harm to ourselves; and this of course is to be effected by stratagem.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is peace more destructive of the manhood of living man than war is destructive of his material body.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Now we suffer the evils of a long peace; luxury more cruel than war broods over us and avenges a conquered world.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We prefer world law, in the age of self-determination, to world war in the age of mass extermination.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind. War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What a man knows is everywhere at war with what he wants.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The more prosperous and settled a nation, the more readily it tends to think of war as a regrettable accident; to nations less fortunate the chance of war presents itself as a possible bountiful friend.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The war is dreadful. It is the business of the artist to follow it home to the heart of the individual fighters -- not to talk in armies and nations and numbers -- but to track it home.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Of course in war all madnesses come out in a man, that is the fault of war not of a man or a nation.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The principle of majority rule is the mildest form in which the force of numbers can be exercised. It is a pacific substitute for civil war in which the opposing armies are counted and the victory is awarded to the larger before any blood is shed. Except in the sacred tests of democracy and in the incantations of the orators, we hardly take the trouble to pretend that the rule of the majority is not at bottom a rule of force.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In war there is no substitute for victory.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
War is thus divine in itself, since it is a law of the world. War is divine through its consequences of a supernatural nature which are as much general as particular. War is divine in the mysterious glory that surrounds it and in the no less inexplicable attraction that draws us to it. War is divine by the manner in which it breaks out.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The two-party system has given this country the war of Lyndon Johnson, the Watergate of Nixon, and the incompetence of Carter. Saying we should keep the two-party system simply because it is working is like saying the Titanic voyage was a success because a few people survived on life-rafts.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Men are at war with each other because each man is at war with himself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore. It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
As for charity, it is a matter in which the immediate effect on the persons directly concerned, and the ultimate consequence to the general good, are apt to be at complete war with one another.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing worth a war, is worse. A war to protect other human beings against tyrannical injustice; a war to give victory to their own ideas of right and good, and which is their own war, carried on for an honest purpose by their own free choice -- is often the means of their regeneration.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The same reason that makes us chide and brawl and fall out with any of our neighbors, causeth a war to follow between Princes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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