Quotations About / On: WAR

  • 41.
    Don't mention the war.
    (John Cleese (b. 1939), British comic actor, author, and Connie Booth. Basil, in Fawlty Towers (TV series), broadcast 1975, published in The Complete Fawlty Towers (1988). On the pending arrival of German guests at Basil's hotel.)
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  • 42.
    All oppression creates a state of war.
    (Simone De Beauvoir (1908-1986), French novelist, philosopher, autobiographer, and social critic. The Second Sex, foreword (1953; first French edition: 1949).)
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  • 43.
    In war personal revenge maintains its silence.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 10, p. 196, selection 5[1], number 79, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Unpublished fragments dating to November 1882February 1883. Originally meant to be attributed to Zarathustra in Thus Spoke Zarathustra.)
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  • 44.
    Organize, agitate, educate, must be our war cry.
    (Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906), U.S. suffragist. As quoted in The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony, ch. 41, by Ida Husted Harper (1898). Said in 1893.)
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  • 45.
    Wars are made to make debt.
    (Ezra Pound (1885-1972), U.S. poet, critic. Interview in Writers at Work, Second Series, ed. George Plimpton (1963).)
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  • 46.
    Accurst be he that first invented war.
    (Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593), British dramatist, poet. Mycetes, King of Persia, in Tamburlaine the Great, pt. 1, act 2, sc. 4 (1590).)
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  • 47.
    War is the trade of Kings.
    (John Dryden (1631-1700), British poet, dramatist, critic. Arthur, in King Arthur, act 2, sc. 2 (1691).)
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  • 48.
    Then down came the lid—the day was lost, for art, at Sarajevo. World-politics stepped in, and a war was started which has not ended yet: a "war to end war." But it merely ended art. It did not end war.
    (Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957), British author, painter. "Toward an Art-Less Society," pt. 5, Blasting and Bombardiering (1937).)
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  • 49.
    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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  • 50.
    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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