Updated:  Monday, October 3, 2005






The following quotes all deal with war, warfare and peace. Enjoy.

Every gun that is made, 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. This 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. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.

- Dwight Eisenhower, 1953

Future years will never know the seething hell and the black infernal background, the countless minor scenes and interiors of the secession war; and it is best they should not. The real war will never get in the books.

 - Walt Whitman

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.

- Jimi Hendrix

The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.

- Jeanette Rankin

Fighting terrorism is like being a goalkeeper. You can make a hundred brilliant saves but the only shot that people remember is the one that gets past you.

 - Paul Wilkinson

You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word. It is victory. Victory at all costs. Victory in spite of all terrors. Victory, however long and hard the road may be, for without victory there is no survival.

- Prime Minister Winston Churchill

I never advocated war except as a means of peace.

- Ulysses S. Grant

There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell. You can bear this warning voice to generations yet to come. I look upon war with horror.

- General William Tecumseh Sherman, August 1880

Wars, conflict, it's all business. One murder makes a villain. Millions a hero. Numbers sanctify.

- Charlie Chaplin, 1947

The first casualty when war comes is truth.

- Hiram Warren Johnson, 1917

War is capitalism with the gloves off.

- Tom Stoppard, 1937, Czech-born British dramatist

A country cannot simultaneously prepare and prevent war.

- Albert Einstein

Never has there been a good war or a bad peace

- Benjamin Franklin

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

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

- Thomas Jefferson

Peace is not God's gift to his creatures. It is our gift to each other.

- Elie Wiesel






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