Quotations About / On: WAR

  • 31.
    Both parties deprecated war; but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive; and the other would accept war rather than let it perish. And the war came.
    (Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. second inaugural address, Mar. 4, 1865. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 8, p. 332, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).)
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  • 32.
    Yes all lives matter, and the best way to stop illegal immigrants and refugees, I believe is to stop funding war and supporting peace; a fraction of the money spent on war and the development of war, will ensure a huge increase in prosperity across the globe, not blowing up the infrastructure of target countries is a good start.
    (Terence George Craddock September 2015 9.9.2015.)
  • 33.
    When supposed civilized first world nations, are finally serious and outlaw war all wars, punish invaders and elite capitalists pimping conflict mass produced weapons, sanction prosecute skull and bones masterminds creating conflict wars; transcend greed need to orgistrate violence aggression against target human populations, with selected justified reasons translating into persecution demonic forms of suffering misery inflicted ultimately upon innocent civilions; when first world nations devote resources infrastructure science technology into solving world problems, aiding enriching the lives of all people upon this our common shared planet earth, then and only then will we attain utopia paradise, a golden age on earth because we decided to promote peace life; to live and create a beautiful world for all humanity.
    (Terence George Craddock September 2015 10.9.2015)
  • 34.
    This is not Johnson's war. This is America's war. If I drop dead tomorrow, this war will still be with you.
    (Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973), U.S. president. Lyndon Johnson's War, preface, p. vi, W.W. Norton (1989). On Vietnam.)
  • 35.
    This is a war universe. War all the time. That is its nature. There may be other universes based on all sorts of other principles, but ours seems to be based on war and games.
    (William Burroughs (b. 1914), U.S. author. repr. In Painting and Guns, in a slightly different form (1992). "The War Universe," first published in Grand Street, no. 37 (New York, 1992). Taped conversation.)
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  • 36.
    The wrong war, at the wrong place, at the wrong time, and with the wrong enemy.
    (Omar Bradley (1893-1981), U.S. general. Speech, May 15, 1951, to Senate Committees on Armed Services and Foreign Relations. The Military Situation in the Far East, Senate Hearings (1951). As Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Bradley was giving testimony before a Senate inquiry into General MacArthur's proposal to carry the Korean conflict into China; Bradley opposed the scheme, arguing that "Red China is not the powerful nation seeking to dominate the world.")
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  • 37.
    Making peace, I have found, is much harder than making war.
    (Gerry Adams (b. 1948), Irish president, Sinn Fein (Irish political party). "Gerry Adams Talks About His Efforts for Peace," on Charlie Rose WNET television show (February 2, 1994).)
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  • 38.
    Let him who desires peace prepare for war.
    (Vegetius (c. 4th century), Roman military strategist. De Rei Militari, prologue, bk. 3.)
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  • 39.
    Let us not be deceived—we are today in the midst of a cold war.
    (Bernard Baruch (1870-1965), U.S. financier. Speech, April 16, 1947, South Carolina Legislature, Columbia. Quoted in New York Times (April 17, 1947). A year later Baruch told the Senate War Investigating Committee, "We are in the midst of a cold war which is getting warmer." Baruch claimed the expression had been suggested to him by his speechwriter (and former editor of the New York World), Herbert Bayard Swope.)
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  • 40.
    Surviving is the only glory in war, if you know what I mean.
    (Samuel Fuller, U.S. screenwriter. Zab (Robert Carradine), The Big Red One, closing words (1980).)
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