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135 War Quotes

DepLeted uranium is a warcrime in progress. Doug Rokke appointed by Norman Schwarzkopf as commander of a cleanup crew of several hundred, 30 of whom have died of cancer http://indymedia.org.

Doug Rokke Quotes

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We will fight them in the air, land and sea, and their aggression will achieve nothing but failure.

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: about U.S./British air strikes on Iraq, broadcast on Iraqi television

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War is cruel and you cannot refine it. •William T. Sherman War is too serious a matter to leave to soldiers.

William T. Sherman Quotes

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Either this or upon this. (Either bring this back or be brought back upon it.)

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: said to be a Spartan mother's words to her son on giving him his shield

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Both Regiments or none.

Samuel Adams Quotes , Source: (For the Boston Town Meeting), to Gov. Hutinson demanding the withdrawal of British troops from Bost

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"I cannot bear it!" said the pewter soldier. "I have shed pewter tears! It is too melancholy! Rather let me go to the wars and lose arms and legs! It would at least be a change. I cannot bear it longer! Now, I know what it is to have a visit from one's old thoughts, with what they may bring with them! I have had a visit from mine, and you may be sure it is no pleasant thing in the end; I was at last about to jump down from the drawers."

Hans Christian Andersen Quotes , Source: The Old House

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War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes

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When you have to kill a man it costs nothing to be polite.

Winston Churchill Quotes

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Neither ridiculous shriekings for revenge by French chauvinists, nor the Englishmen's gnashing of teeth, nor the wild gestures of the Slavs will turn us from our aim of protecting and extending German influence all the world over.

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: Official secret report of the Germans, quoted in the "French Yellow Book"

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He who flies at the right time can fight again. [Lat., Celuy qui fuit bonne heure Peut combattre derechef.]

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: Satyre Menippee

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It would be superfluous in me to point out to your Lordship that this is war.

Charles Francis Adams Quotes , Source: Dispatch of Earl Russell

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My voice is still for war.

Joseph Addison Quotes , Source: Cato

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From hence, let fierce contending nations know, What dire effects from civil discord flow.

Joseph Addison Quotes , Source: Cato (act V, sc. 4)

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Fighting men are the city's fortress.

Alcaeus Quotes , Source: Fragment (XXII)

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Fifty-four forty, or fight.

William Allen Quotes , Source: in the U.S. Senate, on the Oregon Boundary Question

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Let who will boast their courage in the field, I find but little safety from my shield, Nature's, not honour's law we must obey: This made me cast my useless shield away.

Archilochus Quotes , Source: one version of his quote

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And by a prudent flight and cunning save A life which valour could not, from the grave. A better buckler I can soon regain, But who can get another life again?

Archilochus Quotes , Source: Fragment (VI), see Plutarch's "Morals", vol. I, "Essay of the Laws, etc., of the Lacedemonians", one

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Instead of breaking that bridge, we should, if possible, provide another, that he may retire the sooner out of Europe.

Aristides ("The Just") Quotes , Source: referring to proposal to destroy Xerxes' bridge of ships over the Hellespont

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They shall not pass till the stars be darkened: Two swords crossed in front of the Hun; Never a groan but God has harkened, Counting their cruelties one by one.

Katharine Lee Bates Quotes , Source: Crossed Swords

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O great corrector of enormous times, Shaker of o'er-rank states, thou grand decider Of dusty and old titles, that healest with blood The earth when it is sick, and curest the world O' the pleurisy of people.

Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Quotes , Source: The Two Noble Kinsmen (act V, sc. 1)

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All quiet along the Potomac they say Except now and then a stray picket Is shot as he walks on his beat, to and fro, By a rifleman hid in the thicket.

Ethel Lynn Beers (Ethelinda Eliot) Quotes , Source: The Picket Guard

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She is a wall of brass; You shall not pass! You shall not pass! Spring up like Summer grass, Surge at her, mass on mass, Still shall you break like glass, Splinter and break like shivered glass, But pass? You shall not pass!

Harold Begbie (used pseudonym "A Gentleman with a Duster") Quotes , Source: You Shall Not Pass, in the New York "Tribune"

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Carry on, carry on, for the men and boys are gone, But the furrow shan't lie fallow while the women carry on.

Janet Begbie Quotes , Source: Carry On

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Gaily! gaily! close our ranks! Arm! Advance! Hope of France! Gaily! gaily! closed our ranks! Onward! Onward! Gauls and Franks!

Pierre Jean de Beranger Quotes , Source: Les Gaulois et Francois, (C.L. Bett's translation)

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The inevitableness, the idealism, and the blessing of war, as an indispensable and stimulating law of development, must be repeatedly emphasized.

Friedrich von Bernhardi Quotes , Source: Germany and the next War (ch. I)

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