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Quotations About / On: WAR

  • 41.
    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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  • 42.
    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.)
  • 43.
    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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  • 44.
    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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  • 45.
    This spirit of mob-law is becoming as great an evil as a servile war.
    (Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), U.S. president. Correspondence, letter, August 9, 1835, to Amos Kendall, V, 360. The Charleston post office had been attacked by a mob protesting the delivery there of abolitionist literature.)
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  • 46.
    This ain't a war.... It's a goddam whorehouse.
    (John Dos Passos (1896-1970), U.S. novelist, poet, playwright, painter. Fred Summers in 1919, of the trilogy U.S.A., The Modern Library, Random House, Inc. (1937). Description of the European theater in the First World War.)
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  • 47.
    In peace the sons bury their fathers, but in war the fathers bury their sons.
    (Croesus (d. c. 560 B.C.), Lydian king. quoted in Francis Bacon, Apophthegms, no. 149. Said to the Persian king Cambyses.)
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  • 48.
    Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both.
    (John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963), U.S. Democratic politician, president. Speech, July 3, 1963, to NATO.)
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  • 49.
    War is regarded as nothing but the continuation of state policy with other means.
    (Karl Von Clausewitz (1780-1831), Prussian soldier, strategist. On War, author's note (1833), trans. by O.J. Matthijs Jolles (1943). The notion is expressed in variant forms in different parts of the book.)
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  • 50.
    At last, after innumerable glamorous and frightful years, mankind approaches a war which is totally predictable from beginning to end.
    (Frederic Raphael (b. 1931), British author, critic. New Society (May 10, 1984).)
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