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If our countries had war the one with the other, that was no cause that he should put us to death; with which they were out of heart that their cruel pretense failed them. For which God be forever-more praised.

Tags: Death, God  ✍ Author: William Adams

People always seem to assume that we have a full, back-up support team - make-up, costume and a driver - but usually, in a war zone, there's only me and the cameraman.

Tags: Support, Team  ✍ Author: Kate Adie

But in the first Gulf war the United Kingdom was not under any threat from Iraq, and is still less so in the second one. Then there is no justification for obstructing freedom of information, particularly as nations have a right to know what their soldiers are being used for.

Tags: Freedom, Used  ✍ Author: Kate Adie

Hair is also a problem. I remember once, when I was reporting from Beirut at the height of the civil war, someone wrote in to the BBC complaining about my appearance.

Tags: Remember, Someone  ✍ Author: Kate Adie

War is not the continuation of politics with different means, it is the greatest mass-crime perpetrated on the community of man.

Tags: Greatest, Politics  ✍ Author: Alfred Adler

Our modern states are preparing for war without even knowing the future enemy.

Tags: Enemy, Future  ✍ Author: Alfred Adler

To all those who walk the path of human cooperation war must appear loathsome and inhuman.

Tags: Human, Path  ✍ Author: Alfred Adler

War is organized murder and torture against our brothers.

Tags: Against, Brothers  ✍ Author: Alfred Adler

All the technology of our production was still pre-War. They were sort of '38, '39 and the War had been stable and so we were infinitely behind whatever had been going on in the United States for instance.

Tags: Technology, Whatever  ✍ Author: Gianni Agnelli

Well, Italy had been overrun by the War, there had practically been civil war, north and south of the Gothic Line, heavy bombing, the northern industrial cities had been bombed heavily and we had political disorder before 1948.

Tags: Line, Political  ✍ Author: Gianni Agnelli

The skirmishes in the occupied land are part of the war of destiny. The outcome of hundreds of years of war will be defined in Palestinian land.

Tags: Destiny, Land  ✍ Author: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

We in the West walked away from Afghanistan at the end of the Cold War and left it as a country devastated socially and armed to the teeth. If we do that again, there will be consequences.

Tags: Country, End  ✍ Author: Bob Ainsworth

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.

Tags: May, Politics  ✍ Author: John Adams

Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.

Tags: Great, Guilt  ✍ Author: John Adams

It is an old custom amongst Jewish children, to become war-like on the 'L'ag Beomer.' They arm themselves from head to foot with wooden swords, pop-guns and bows and arrows. They take food with them, and go off to wage war.

Tags: Children, Food  ✍ Author: Sholom Aleichem

I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.

Tags: Peace, Read  ✍ Author: Woody Allen

In order for a war to be just, three things are necessary. First, the authority of the sovereign. Secondly, a just cause. Thirdly, a rightful intention.

Tags: Order, Three  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

How is it they live in such harmony the billions of stars - when most men can barely go a minute without declaring war in their minds about someone they know.

Tags: Men, Someone  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

We make war that we may live in peace.

Tags: May, Peace  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

It is not only the living who are killed in war.

Tags: Living  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war.

Tags: Century, Living  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

John Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war.

Tags: Century, Living  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov
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Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose - and you allow him to make war at pleasure.

Tags: Him, May  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

Tags: Stones, Weapons  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.

Tags: Act, Conviction  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.

Tags: Energy, Problem  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.

Tags: Cannot, Prepare  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.

Tags: End, Peace  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.

Tags: Brain, Music  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the earth will be killed.

Tags: Earth, Perhaps  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey 'people.' People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war... Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest.

Tags: Listen, Rest  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

I can not believe that war is the best solution. No one won the last war, and no one will win the next war.

Tags: Best, Win  ✍ Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

Anyone who thinks must think of the next war as they would of suicide.

Tags: Anyone, Next  ✍ Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

Strike against war, for without you no battles can be fought!

Tags: Against, Strike  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.

Tags: Today, Until  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both.

Tags: Corruption, Power  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.

Tags: Fact, Peace  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

There is always inequality in life. Some men are killed in a war and some men are wounded and some men never leave the country. Life is unfair.

Tags: Life, Men  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

The basic problems facing the world today are not susceptible to a military solution.

Tags: Problems, Today  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

We prefer world law in the age of self-determination to world war in the age of mass extermination.

Tags: Age, Law  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans - born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace.

Tags: Peace, Time  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

The world knows that America will never start a war. This generation of Americans has had enough of war and hate... we want to build a world of peace where the weak are secure and the strong are just.

Tags: Hate, Peace  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

Unconditional war can no longer lead to unconditional victory. It can no longer serve to settle disputes... can no longer be of concern to great powers alone.

Tags: Alone, Great  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.

Tags: End, Put  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam.

Tags: Great, Society  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the postive affirmation of peace.

Tags: Negative, Peace  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.

Tags: Love, Peace  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow.

Tags: Poor, Tomorrow  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.

Tags: Popular, Wicked  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.

Tags: History, Price  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

We should declare war on North Vietnam. We could pave the whole country and put parking strips on it, and still be home by Christmas.

Tags: Home  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind.

Tags: Government, Secret  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

I abhor war and view it as the greatest scourge of mankind.

Tags: Greatest, View  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

The most successful war seldom pays for its losses.

Tags: Seldom, Successful  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

I have seen enough of one war never to wish to see another.

Tags: Enough, Wish  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.

Tags: Toward, Wrong  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

It is our duty still to endeavor to avoid war; but if it shall actually take place, no matter by whom brought on, we must defend ourselves. If our house be on fire, without inquiring whether it was fired from within or without, we must try to extinguish it.

Tags: Fire, Try  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.

Tags: Few, Human  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.

Tags: Fails, Him  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.

Tags: She, Truth  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

When you are winning a war almost everything that happens can be claimed to be right and wise.

Tags: Winning, Wise  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.

Tags: Once, Politics  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace and those who could make a good peace would never have won the war.

Tags: Good, Peace  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

In war, you can only be killed once, but in politics, many times.

Tags: Once, Politics  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

When the war of the giants is over the wars of the pygmies will begin.

Tags: Begin, Wars  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Politics are very much like war. We may even have to use poison gas at times.

Tags: May, Politics  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

War is a game that is played with a smile. If you can't smile, grin. If you can't grin, keep out of the way till you can.

Tags: Game, Smile  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.

Tags: Blunders, Catalogue  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

I am never going to have anything more to do with politics or politicians. When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely to writing and painting.

Tags: Politics, Writing  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.

Tags: Fight, May  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Latinos have fought in all of America's wars, beginning with the Revolutionary War. Many Latinos are fighting and dying for our country today in Iraq, just as several of their ancestors fought for freedom in Mexico over a century ago.

Tags: Freedom, Today  ✍ Author: Joe Baca

We learned in World War II that no single nation holds a monopoly on wisdom, morality or right to power, but that we must fight for the weak and promote democracy.

Tags: Power, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Joe Baca

Pearl Harbor caused our Nation to wholeheartedly commit to winning World War II, changing the course of our Nation's history and the world's future.

Tags: Future, History  ✍ Author: Joe Baca

It's a war zone, my body, and one which has been through a great deal.

Tags: Body, Great  ✍ Author: Amitabh Bachchan

By interviewing at least one veteran, you can preserve memories that otherwise might be lost. My uncle was a downed fighter pilot and P.O.W. in World War II, and I am looking forward to recording his story for inclusion in the project.

Tags: Forward, Lost  ✍ Author: Spencer Bachus

The Veteran's History Project, a nationwide volunteer effort to collect oral histories from America's war veterans, provides an avenue to do just that. Now in its fifth year, the Project has collected more than 40,000 individual stories.

Tags: America, History  ✍ Author: Spencer Bachus

On average, drug prisoners spend more time in federal prison than rapists, who often get out on early release because of the overcrowding in prison caused by the Drug War.

Tags: Often, Time  ✍ Author: Michael Badnarik

The question is: how bad do things have to get before you will do something about it? Where is your line in the sand? If you don't enforce the constitutional limitations on your government very soon, you are likely to find out what World War III will be like.

Tags: Bad, Government  ✍ Author: Michael Badnarik

War doesn't need more participants. It needs fewer participants.

Tags: Fewer, Needs  ✍ Author: Michael Badnarik

If it's natural to kill, how come men have to go into training to learn how?

Tags: Men, Training  ✍ Author: Joan Baez

So long as war is the main business of nations, temporary despotism - despotism during the campaign - is indispensable.

Tags: Business, Nations  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot

I didn't know a time when there wasn't a war because I spent all my time from the age of two or three to eight in a coal cellar really.

Tags: Age, Time  ✍ Author: David Bailey

There are in most states one or two ministers of war, one of whom is the minister of naval affairs.

Tags: Affairs, Whom  ✍ Author: Fredrik Bajer

Waging war we understand, but not waging peace, or at any rate less consciously so.

Tags: Peace, Understand  ✍ Author: Fredrik Bajer

We have long possessed the art of war and the science of war, which have been evolved in the minutest detail.

Tags: Art, Science  ✍ Author: Fredrik Bajer

But I feel convinced, and I venture even to prophesy in this regard, that the time will come when there will also be a minister of peace in the cabinet, seated beside the ministers of war.

Tags: Peace, Time  ✍ Author: Fredrik Bajer

Those who remember Washington's cold war culture in the 1980s will recall the shocked reactions to Reagan's intervention. People interested in foreign policy were astonished when in 1985 he met alone at Geneva - alone, not a single strategic thinker at his elbow! - with the Soviet Communist master Gorbachev.

Tags: Alone, Single  ✍ Author: Russell Baker

Strategic thinkers were naturally rattled to find this outsider fooling around with their work. They had been thinking strategically when Reagan was just another movie actor playing opposite a chimpanzee, for heaven's sake. They think Reagan is too naive, too innocent, to grasp the intellectual complexities of cold war strategy.

Tags: Thinking, Work  ✍ Author: Russell Baker

The First World War, and especially the latest one, largely swept away what was left in Europe of feudalism and of feudal landlords, especially in Poland, Hungary, and the South East generally.

Tags: Away, Left  ✍ Author: Emily Greene Balch

The question whether the long effort to put an end to war can succeed without another major convulsion challenges not only our minds but our sense of responsibility.

Tags: End, Put  ✍ Author: Emily Greene Balch

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.

Tags: End, Love  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

The rule of law in place of force, always basic to my thinking, now takes on a new relevance in a world where, if war is to go, only law can replace it.

Tags: Law, Thinking  ✍ Author: Roger Nash Baldwin

War would end if the dead could return.

Tags: Dead, End  ✍ Author: Stanley Baldwin

The horrors of the Second World War, the chilling winds of the Cold War and the crushing weight of the Iron Curtain are little more than fading memories. Ideals that once commanded great loyalty are now taken for granted.

Tags: Great, Loyalty  ✍ Author: Jan Peter Balkenende

The generation which lived through the Second World War is disappearing. Post-war generations see Europe's great achievements - liberty, peace and prosperity - as a given.

Tags: Great, Peace  ✍ Author: Jan Peter Balkenende

The surrealists, and the modern movement in painting as a whole, seemed to offer a key to the strange postwar world with its threat of nuclear war. The dislocations and ambiguities, in cubism and abstract art as well as the surrealists, reminded me of my childhood in Shanghai.

Tags: Art, Strange  ✍ Author: J. G. Ballard

Saddam Hussein was a horrible man, and I am pleased he is no longer running Iraq. But the war was wrong.

Tags: Longer, Wrong  ✍ Author: Ed Balls

It was a mistake. On the information we had, we shouldn't have prosecuted the war. We shouldn't have changed our argument from international law to regime change in a non-transparent way. It was an error for which we as a country paid a heavy price, and for which many people paid with their lives.

Tags: Change, Law  ✍ Author: Ed Balls

I'm not sure Americans are hesitant to do this again - to fight another war, because it looked to them like a courageous and terrific endeavor.

Tags: Another, Fight  ✍ Author: Ashleigh Banfield

We didn't see what happened after mortars landed, only the puff of smoke. There were horrors that were completely left out of this war. So was this journalism? Or was this coverage?

Tags: After, Left  ✍ Author: Ashleigh Banfield
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