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If you are going to try to go to war, or to prepare for war, in a capitalist country, you have got to let business make money out of the process or business won't work. •Henry Lewis Stimson War is like love, it always finds a way.

Henry Lewis Stimson Quotes

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War alone brings up to their highest tension all human energies and imposes the stamp of nobility upon the peoples who have the courage to make it. •Benito Mussolini In time of war the first casualty is truth. •Boake Carter Only the defeated and deserters go to war. •Henry David Thoreau All diplomacy is a continuation of war by other means.

Benito Mussolini Quotes

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The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war. •Hyman Rickover A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him. •Sir Winston Churchill The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can and as often as you can, and keep moving on.

Hyman Rickover Quotes

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

Sir Winston Churchill Quotes

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It is a fatal error to enter any war without the will to win it. •Douglas MacArthur All great civilisations, in their early stages, are based on success in war. •Kenneth Clark You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake. •Jeannette Rankin War - An act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy, to accomplish our will.

Douglas MacArthur Quotes

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Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country.

Bertrand Russell Quotes

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War is the unfolding of miscalculations.

Barbara W. Tuchman Quotes

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War is much too serious a matter to be entrusted to the military.

French Proverb Quotes

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I venture to say no war can be long carried on against the will of the people.

Edmund Burke Quotes

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The grim fact is that we prepare for war like precocious giants, and for peace like retarded pygmies.

Lester Bowles Pearson Quotes

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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.

Saint Thomas Aquinas Quotes

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Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!

David G. Farragut Quotes

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A riot is a spontaneous outburst. A war is subject to advance planning.

Richard M. Nixon Quotes

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War is a series of catastrophes which result in victory.

Albert Pike Quotes

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Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come.

Carl Sandburg Quotes

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Be convinced that to be happy means to be free and that to be free means to be brave. Therefore do not take lightly the perils of war.

Thucydides Quotes

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An unjust peace is better than a just war.

Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes

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In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.

Jose Narosky Quotes

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Give me the money that has been spent in war and I will clothe every man, woman, and child in an attire of which kings and queens will be proud. I will build a schoolhouse in every valley over the whole earth. I will crown every hillside with a place of worship consecrated to peace.

Charles Sumner Quotes

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Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education. Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both.

Abraham Flexner Quotes

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I have always said that a conference was held for one reason only, to give everybody chance to get sore at everybody else. Sometimes it takes two or three conferences to scare up a war, but generally one will do it.

Will Rogers Quotes

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We have to go along a road covered with blood. We have no other alternative. For us it is a matter of life or death, a matter of living or existing. We have to be ready to face the challenges that await us.

Gamel Abdel Nasser Quotes

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The essence of war is violence. Moderation in war is imbecility.

John A. Fisher Quotes

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I have never advocated war except as a means of peace.

Ulysses S. Grant Quotes

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There is no such thing as an inevitable war. If war comes it will be from failure of human wisdom.

Andrew B. Law Quotes

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