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War begets quiet, quiet idleness, idleness disorder, disorder ruin; likewise ruin order, order virtue, virtue glory, and good fortune.
– Walter RaleighRate it:
War both needs and generates certain virtues; not the highest, but what may be called the preliminary virtues, as valor, veracity, the spirit of obedience, the habit of discipline. Any of these, and of others like them, when possessed by a nation, and no matter how generated, will give them a military advantage, and make them more likely to stay in the race of nations.
– Walter BagehotRate it:
War can only be abolished by war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun.
– Mao Tse-TungRate it:
War can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun.
– Mao ZedongRate it:
War connot be avoided; it can only be postponed to the others advantage.
– Niccolo MachiavelliRate it:
War consisteth not in battle only, or the act of fighting; but in a tract of time, wherein the will to contend by battle is sufficiently known.
– Thomas HobbesRate it:
War does not determine who is right - only who is left.
– Bertrand RussellRate it:
War doesn't determine who is right, only who is left.
– UnknownRate it:
War has become a luxury that only small nations can afford.
– Hannah ArendtRate it:
War is a contagion.
– Franklin D. RooseveltRate it:
War is a continuation of politics by other means.
– Carl Von Clausewitz, quoted by Gene Hackman in "Crimson Tide"Rate it:
War is a matter of vital importance to the State; the province of life or death; the road to survival or ruin. It is mandatory that it be thoroughly studied.
– Sun TzuRate it:
War is a profession by which a man cannot live honorably; an employment by which the soldier, if he would reap any profit, is obliged to be false, rapacious, and cruel.
– Niccolo MachiavelliRate it:
War is a series of catastrophes that results in a victory.
– Georges ClemenceauRate it:
War is a way of shattering to pieces, or pouring into the stratosphere, or sinking in the depths of the sea, materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable, and hence, in the long run, too intelligent.
– George Orwell, 1984Rate it:
War is always the same. It is young men dying in the fullness of their promise. It is trying to kill a man that you do not even know well enough to hate. Therefore, to know war is to know that there is still madness in the world.
– Lyndon B. JohnsonRate it:
War is an invention of the human mind. The human mind can invent peace with justice.
– Norman CousinsRate it:
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 and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
– John Stuart MillRate it:
War is based on deception.
– Sun-TzuRate it:
War is created by people who are too old to fight for those who are too young to die.
– Vikrant ParsaiRate it:
War is cruel and you cannot refine it.
– William Tecumseh ShermanRate it:
War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it.
– Desiderius ErasmusRate it:
War is delightful to those who have not experienced it.
– ErasmusRate it:
war is destruction freedom is bliss ignorance is curse
– shakeel ahmad farooquiRate it:

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