I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Very gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.
Dwight Eisenhower 1953 speech
WAR! - Huuuh - What is it good for? Absolutely nothing.
When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing more to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.
This president failed so miserably in diplomacy that we are now forced to war.
Tom Daschle, last week, when President Bush, struck Iraq
We have exhausted all of our diplomatic effort to get the Iraqis to comply with their own agreements and with international law. Given that . . . we have got to force them to comply, and we are doing so militarily.
Tom Daschle, in 1998, when President Clinton, struck Iraq
Marriage is the only war where you sleep with the enemy.
War is too serious a matter to entrust to military men
There is a war going on between law enforcement and privacy, and privacy is losing.
In war there is no prize for the runner-up
General Omar Bradley
It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.
General Douglas MacArthur
Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more, Or close the wall up with our English dead! In peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility; But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger: Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood.
William Shakespeare King Henry V
When you have to kill a man it costs nothing to be polite.
Sir Winston Churchill
So long as there are men there will be wars
The ancient Roman expression "if you want peace prepare for war"
is from "Epitoma Rei Militaris," by Vegetius.
In Latin: "Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum."
Therefore, whoever wishes for peace, let him prepare for war.
Nuclear war would really set back cable.
The purpose of all war is ultimately peace.
You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.
Jeannette Rankin first woman Member of Congress
The opposite of war is not peace, It's creation
Jonathan Larson Rent
The architects of this wickedness will find no safe harbor in this world. We will chase our enemies to the furthest corners of this Earth. It must be war without quarter, pursuit without rest, victory without qualification.
Tom Delaymajority whip, US House of Representatives
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction....The chain reaction of evil -- hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -- must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)
This war will not be over by the next commercial break
US spokeperson talking to reporters during the Gulf War
It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace--but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!
Patrick Henry March 23,1775
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. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature, and has no chance of being free unless made or kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
John Stuart Mill
... going to war without France is like going deer hunting without an accordion. You just leave a lot of useless noisy baggage behind.
Jed Babbin, former deputy undersecretary of defense in the first Bush administration
But in modern war you will die like a dog for no good reason.
Either war is obsolete or men are.
R. Buckminster Fuller
Every area of trouble gives out a ray of hope; and the one unchangeable certanity is that nothing is certain or unchangeable.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Till the war-drum throbb`d no longer, and the battle-flags were furl`d; In the parliament of man; the Federation of the world.
Fighting terrorism is like being a goalkeeper. You can make a hundred brilliant saves but the only shot that people remember is the one that gets past you.
Future years will never know the seething hell and the black infernal background, the countless minor scenes and interiors of the secession war; and it is best they should not. The real war will never get in the books
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) American Musician, Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter
The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war
Ralph Waldo Emerson