Quotes About War

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Mark Twain
“God created war so that Americans would learn geography.” 
― Mark Twain
George Orwell
“War is peace. 
Freedom is slavery. 
Ignorance is strength.” 
― George Orwell1984
Margaret Atwood
“War is what happens when language fails.” 
― Margaret Atwood
tags: war
Albert Einstein
“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” 
― Albert Einstein
J.K. Rowling
“There was a clatter as the basilisk fangs cascaded out of Hermione's arms. Running at Ron, she flung them around his neck and kissed him full on the mouth. Ron threw away the fangs and broomstick he was holding and responded with such enthusiasm that he lifted Hermione off her feet. 
"Is this the moment?" Harry asked weakly, and when nothing happened except that Ron and Hermione gripped each other still more firmly and swayed on the spot, he raised his voice. "OI! There's a war going on here!" 
Ron and Hermione broke apart, their arms still around each other. 
"I know, mate," said Ron, who looked as though he had recently been hit on the back of the head with a Bludger, "so it's now or never, isn't it?" 
"Never mind that, what about the Horcrux?" Harry shouted. "D'you think you could just --- just hold it in, until we've got the diadem?" 
"Yeah --- right --- sorry ---" said Ron, and he and Hermione set about gathering up fangs, both pink in the face.” 
― J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
tags: loveromancewar
G.K. Chesterton
“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” 
― G.K. Chesterton
tags: lifepassionwar
J.R.R. Tolkien
“War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.” 
― J.R.R. TolkienThe Two Towers
tags: lotrwar
“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.”
― Voltaire
Herbert Hoover
“Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die.”
― Herbert Hoover
“There are perhaps many causes worth dying for, but to me, certainly, there are none worth killing for.” 
― Albert DietrichArmy GI, Pacifist CO: The World War II Letters of Frank and Albert Dietrich
“Only the dead have seen the end of war.” 
― Plato
Sun Tzu
“Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
Markus Zusak
“A small but noteworthy note. I've seen so many young men over the years who think they're running at other young men. They are not. They are running at me.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief
tags: deathwar
Adolf Hitler
“If you win, you need not have to explain...If you lose, you should not be there to explain!” 
― Adolf Hitler
Haruki Murakami
“Listen up - there's no war that will end all wars.” 
― Haruki MurakamiKafka on the Shore
Ernest Hemingway
“Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.” 
― Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway: A Literary Reference
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Sun Tzu
“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
Mahatma Gandhi
“What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy?” 
― Mahatma Gandhi
John Steinbeck
“All war is a symptom of man's failure as a thinking animal.” 
― John Steinbeck
“War does not determine who is right — only who is left.” 
― Anonymous
Howard Zinn
“There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.” 
― Howard Zinn
Bill Watterson
“Dad, how do soldiers killing each other solve the world's problems?” 
― Bill WattersonCalvin and Hobbes: Sunday Pages 1985-1995: An Exhibition Catalogue
 E. Stevenson II
“It's hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.” 
― Adlai E. Stevenson II
Dwight D. Eisenhower
“Every 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 D. Eisenhower
Malcolm X
“Sometimes you have to pick the gun up to put the Gun down.” 
― Malcolm X
Sun Tzu
“Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.” 
― Sun TzuThe Art of War
Emilie Autumn
“It is not seen as insane when a fighter, under an attack that will inevitable lead to his death, chooses to take his own life first. In fact, this act has been encouraged for centuries, and is accepted even now as an honorable reason to do the deed. How is it any different when you are under attack by your own mind?” 
― Emilie AutumnThe Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls
Alan Moore
“Stood in firelight, sweltering. Bloodstain on chest like map of violent new continent. Felt cleansed. Felt dark planet turn under my feet and knew what cats know that makes them scream like babies in night.

Looked at sky through smoke heavy with human fat and God was not there. The cold, suffocating dark goes on forever and we are alone. Live our lives, lacking anything better to do. Devise reason later. Born from oblivion; bear children, hell-bound as ourselves, go into oblivion. There is nothing else.

Existence is random. Has no pattern save what we imagine after staring at it for too long. No meaning save what we choose to impose. This rudderless world is not shaped by vague metaphysical forces. It is not God who kills the children. Not fate that butchers them or destiny that feeds them to the dogs. It’s us. Only us. Streets stank of fire. The void breathed hard on my heart, turning its illusions to ice, shattering them. Was reborn then, free to scrawl own design on this morally blank world.

Was Rorschach.

Does that answer your Questions, Doctor?” 
― Alan MooreWatchmen
tags: atheismwar
Leo Tolstoy
“If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war.” 
― Leo TolstoyWar and Peace
tags: war
Lewis Carroll
“Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.” 
― Lewis CarrollAlice in Wonderland
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