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A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy.
~ Aldous Huxley | ( British author. ) | 1894-1963 | War
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
A self-respecting nation is ready for anything, including war, except for a renunciation of its option to make war.
~ Simone Weil | ( French Philosopher ) | 1910-1943 | War
quotes Division : French Philosophers   
     
Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war.
~ Otto von Bismarck | ( Prussian German statesman and aristocrat. ) | 1815-1898 | War
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     
Are wars... anything but the means whereby a nation's problems are set, where creation is stimulated, there you have adventure. But there is no adventure in heads-or-tails, in betting that the toss will come out of life or death. War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus.
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery | ( French aviator and writer. ) | 1900-1944 | War
quotes Division : French Authors and Writers   
     
As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have it's fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.
~ Oscar Wilde | ( Irish poet and dramatist. ) | 1854-1900 | War
quotes Division : Dramatists   
     
Cry ''havoc!'' and let loose the dogs of war, that this foul deed shall smell above the earth with carrion men, groaning for burial.
~ William Shakespeare | ( British poet and playwright. ) | 1564-1616 | War
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
Every gun that is fired, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. The world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
~ Dwight D. Eisenhower | ( Thirty-fourth President of the USA. ) | 1890-1969 | War
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     
Force, and fraud, are in war the two cardinal virtues.
~ Thomas Hobbes | ( British philosopher. ) | 1588-1679 | War
quotes Division : British Philosophers   
     
Frankly, I'd like to see the government get out of war altogether and leave the whole field to private industry.
~ Joseph Heller | (American author. ) | 1923-1999 | War
quotes Division : American writers   
     
How is the world ruled and led to war? Diplomats lie to journalists and believe these lies when they see them in print.
~ Karl Kraus | ( Austrian satirist. ) | 1874-1936 | War
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
I do not know with what weapons World War 3 will be fought, but World War 4 will be fought with sticks and stones.
~ Albert Einstein | ( German-Swiss-U.S. scientist. ) | 1879-1955 | War
quotes Division : Scientists and Inventors   
     
I feel sure that coups d'état would go much better if there were seats, boxes, and stalls so that one could see what was happening and not miss anything.
~ Edmond de Goncourt | ( French Writer. ) | 1822-1896 | War
quotes Division : French Authors and Writers   
     
I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.
~ Dwight D. Eisenhower | ( Thirty-fourth President of the USA. ) | 1890-1969 | War
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     
I have a deep sympathy with war, it so apes the gait and bearing of the soul.
~ Henry David Thoreau | ( American naturalist ) | 1817-1862 | War
quotes Division : Naturalists   
     
I think it better that in times like these a poet's mouth be silent, for in truth we have no gift to set a statesman right.
~ William Butler Yeats | ( Irish poet, and playwright. ) | 1865-1939 | War
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
If any question why we died, tell them, because our fathers lied.
~ Rudyard Kipling | ( British writer. ) | 1865-1936 | War
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
If you insist upon fighting to protect me, or ''our'' country, let it be understood soberly and rationally between us that you are fighting to gratify a sex instinct which I cannot share; to procure benefits which I have not shared and probably will not share.
~ Virginia Woolf | ( British novelist and essayist. ) | 1882-1941 | War
quotes Division : Essayists   
     
In the arts of life man invents nothing; but in the arts of death he outdoes Nature herself, and produces by chemistry and machinery all the slaughter of plague, pestilence, and famine.
~ George Bernard Shaw | ( Irish writer. ) | 1856-1950 | War
quotes Division : Irish writers   
     
Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind. War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.
~ John F. Kennedy | ( Thirty-fifth President of the USA ) | 1917-1963 | War
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     
Morality is contraband in war.
~ Mahatma Gandhi | ( Preeminent leader of Indian nationalism. ) | 1869-1948 | War
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginnings of all wars.
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt | ( Thirty-second President of the USA. ) | 1882-1945 | War
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     

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