Quotations About / On: WAR

  • 1.
    I can not believe that war is the best solution. No one won the last war, and no one will win the next war.
    (Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), U.S. author, speaker, and First Lady. As quoted in Eleanor: The Years Alone, ch. 5, by Joseph P. Lash (1972). In a June 28, 1947, letter to President Harry S. Truman.)
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  • 2.
    My home policy: I wage war; my foreign policy: I wage war. All the time I wage war.
    (Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929), French statesman. Speech, July 20, 1919, Chamber of Deputies. Discours de Guerre (1968).)
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  • 3.
    Love not war! Because, war destroys everything.
    (War.)
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  • 4.
    If we don't end war, war will end us.
    (H.G. (Herbert George) Wells (1866-1946), British screenwriter, and William Cameron Menzies. John Cabal (Raymond Massey), Things to Come, responding to rumors of the impending war (1936).)
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  • 5.
    Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.
    (Mao Zedong (1893-1976), Chinese founder of the People's Republic of China. Lecture, May 1938. "On Protracted War," Selected Works, vol. 2 (1965).)
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    Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.
    (Mao Zedong (1893-1976), Chinese founder of the People's Republic of China. Lecture, May 1938. "On Protracted War," Selected Works, vol. 2 (1965).)
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  • 7.
    I see wars, horrible wars, and the Tiber foaming with much blood.
    (Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro] (70-19 B.C.), Roman poet. the Sibyl of Cumae, in Aeneid, bk. 6, l. 86 (29 B.C.). Spoken to Aeneas, in his quest to find his father.)
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  • 8.
    Jaw-jaw is better than war-war.
    (Harold MacMillan (1894-1986), British Conservative politician, prime minister. speech, Jan. 30, 1958, Canberra, Australia.)
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  • 9.
    It is a war against the pines, the only real Aroostook or Penobscot war.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Chesuncook" (1858) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, p. 142, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 10.
    A war between Europeans is a civil war.
    (Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, novelist, playwright, essayist. Trans. by William G. Allen. "Fragments Epars," Les Carnets intimes de Victor Hugo, 1870-1871, Gallimard (1953). Written during the siege of Paris by the Prussian army, September 15, 1870.)
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