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Quotations About / On: WAR

  • 11.
    Civil strife is as much a greater evil than a concerted war effort as war itself is worse than peace.
    (Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 8.3.)
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  • 12.
    Of course in war all madnesses come out in a man, that is the fault of war not of a man or a nation.
    (Frieda Lawrence (1879-1956), German wife of D.H. Lawrence. letter, c. Sept. 13, 1914. The Letters of D.H. Lawrence, vol. 2, eds. George J. Zytaruk and James T. Boulton (1981). Frieda's brother was the celebrated pilot Manfred von Richthofen—the "Red Baron.")
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  • 13.
    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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  • 14.
    The real trouble with war (modern war) is that it gives no one a chance to kill the right people.
    (Ezra Pound (1885-1972), U.S. poet, critic. repr. In Gaudier-Brzeska: a Memoir (1916, rev. 1960). "Gaudier: A Postscript," Esquire (New York, Aug. 1934).)
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  • 15.
    Fiddle-dee-dee! War, war, war. This war talk's spoiling all the fun at every party this spring. I get so bored I could scream. Besides, there isn't going to be any war.
    (Sidney Howard (1891-1939), U.S. screenwriter. Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh), Gone With The Wind, to the Tarleton twins (Fred Crane, George Reeves) (1939).)
  • 16.
    A nice war is a war where everybody who is heroic is a hero, and everybody more or less is a hero in a nice war. Now this war is not at all a nice war.
    (Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author; relocated to France. Wars I Have Seen (1945). Written in 1943 about World War II, which was then in progress.)
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  • 17.
    War creates enemies and refugees.
    (The result of war.)
    More quotations from: Edward Kofi Louis
  • 18.
    War cuts short rthe lives of the people.
    (The result of war.)
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  • 19.
    Education in war leads to death and destruction.
    (The result of hatred and war.)
    More quotations from: Edward Kofi Louis
  • 20.
    The bullets of war cannot stop true love.
    (True love)
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