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Quotations About / On: WAR

  • 1.
    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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  • 2.
    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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  • 3.
    Education in war brings war to all mankind.

    By Edward Kofi Louis.
    (War destroys everything.)
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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.
    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 Zedong (1893-1976), Chinese founder of the People's Republic of China. "Problems of War and Strategy," vol. 2, November 6, 1938, Selected Works (1961).)
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  • 6.
    The utter helplessness of a conquered people is perhaps the most tragic feature of a civil war or any other sort of war.
    (Rebecca Latimer Felton (1835-1930), U.S. author. Country Life in Georgia in the Days of My Youth, ch. 2 (1919). Remembering the aftermath of the Civil War. This remark comes from Felton's synopsis of an address she gave in 1900, in Augusta, Georgia, to the Daughters of the Confederacy.)
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  • 7.
    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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  • 8.
    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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  • 9.
    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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  • 10.
    A self-respecting nation is ready for anything, including war, except for a renunciation of its option to make war.
    (Simone Weil (1909-1943), French philosopher, mystic. repr. In Selected Essays, ed. Richard Rees (1962). "The Power of Words," Nouveaux Cahiers (April 1 and 15, 1937).)
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