Quotes About War

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Suzanne Collins
“I no longer feel allegiance to these monsters called human beings, despise being one myself. I think that Peeta was onto something about us destroying one another and letting some decent species take over. Because something is significantly wrong with a creature that sacrifices its children’s lives to settle its differences. You can spin it any way you like. Snow thought the Hunger Games were an efficient means of control. Coin thought the parachutes would expedite the war. But in the end, who does it benefit? No one. The truth is, it benefits no one to live in a world where these things happen.”
Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

Eleanor Roosevelt
“No one won the last war, and no one will win the next war.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, The Wisdom of Eleanor Roosevelt

Joseph Heller
“The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he is on.”
Joseph Heller, Catch-22

Bill Watterson
“How come we play war and not peace?"
"Too few role models.”
Bill Watterson

Robert Jordan
“In wars, boy, fools kill other fools for foolish causes”
Robert Jordan, To the Blight

Carl Sagan
“The nuclear arms race is like two sworn enemies standing waist deep in gasoline, one with three matches, the other with five.”
Carl Sagan

Aberjhani
“The words ‘I Love You’ kill, and resurrect millions, in less than a second.”
Aberjhani, Elemental: The Power of Illuminated Love

Albert Einstein
“He who joyfully marches to music rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, deplorable love-of-country stance and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be part of so base an action! It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.”
Albert Einstein

Sun Tzu
“There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.”
Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Khaled Hosseini
“War doesn't negate decency. It demands it, even more than in times of peace." - Baba”
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

Ruskin Bond
“and when all the wars are over, a butterfly will still be beautiful.”
Ruskin Bond, Scenes from a Writer's Life

Sun Tzu
“Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.”
Sun Tzu

“Until the philosophy which hold one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned...
Everything is war. Me say war.
That until the're no longer 1st class and 2nd class citizens of any nation...
Until the color of a man's skin is of
no more significa...nce than the color of his eyes, me say war. That until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all without regard to race me say war!”
Haile Selassie

Erich Maria Remarque
“But now, for the first time, I see you are a man like me. I thought of your hand-grenades, of your bayonet, of your rifle; now I see your wife and your face and our fellowship. Forgive me, comrade. We always see it too late. Why do they never tell us that you are poor devils like us, that your mothers are just as anxious as ours, and that we have the same fear of death, and the same dying and the same agony--Forgive me, comrade; how could you be my enemy?”
Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front
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Kristin Hannah
“If I have learned anything in this long life of mine, it is this: in love we find out who we want to be; in war we find out who we are.”
Kristin Hannah, The Nightingale

Sun Tzu
“The art of war is of vital importance to the State. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected.”
Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Joseph Heller
“It doesn't make a damned bit of difference who wins the war to someone who's dead.”
Joseph Heller, Catch-22

H.G. Wells
“If we don't end war, war will end us.”
H.G. Wells
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Charles Frazier
“She fit her head under his chin, and he could feel her weight settle into him. He held her tight and words spilled out of him without prior composition. And this time he made no effort to clamp them off. He told her about the first time he had looked on the back of her neck as she sat in the church pew. Of the feeling that had never let go of him since. He talked to her of the great waste of years between then and now. A long time gone. And it was pointless, he said, to think how those years could have been put to better use, for he could hardly have put them to worse. There was no recovering them now. You could grieve endlessly for the loss of time and the damage done therein. For the dead, and for your own lost self. But what the wisdom of the ages says is that we do well not to grieve on and on. And those old ones knew a thing or two and had some truth to tell, Inman said, for you can grieve your heart out and in the end you are still where you are. All your grief hasn't changed a thing. What you have lost will not be returned to you. It will always be lost. You're left with only your scars to mark the void. All you can choose to do is go on or not. But if you go on, it's knowing you carry your scars with you. Nevertheless, over all those wasted years, he had held in his mind the wish to kiss her on the back of her neck, and now he had done it. There was a redemption of some kind, he believed, in such complete fulfillment of a desire so long deferred.”
Charles Frazier, Cold Mountain

John Fowles
“The human race is unimportant. It is the self that must not be betrayed."

"I suppose one could say that Hitler didn't betray his self."

"You are right. He did not. But millions of Germans did betray their selves. That was the tragedy. Not that one man had the courage to be evil. But that millions had not the courage to be good.”
John Fowles, The Magus

Sun Tzu
“Move swift as the Wind and closely-formed as the Wood. Attack like the Fire and be still as the Mountain.”
Sun Tzu, The Art of War

George S. Patton Jr.
“May God have mercy for my enemies because I won't.”
George S. Patton Jr.
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Arundhati Roy
“Our strategy should be not only to confront empire, but to lay siege to it. To deprive it of oxygen. To shame it. To mock it. With our art, our music, our literature, our stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance, our sheer relentlessness – and our ability to tell our own stories. Stories that are different from the ones we’re being brainwashed to believe.

The corporate revolution will collapse if we refuse to buy what they are selling – their ideas, their version of history, their wars, their weapons, their notion of inevitability.

Remember this: We be many and they be few. They need us more than we need them.

Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.”
Arundhati Roy, War Talk

Jeanne DuPrau
“When someone has been mean to you, why would you want to be good to them?' 'You wouldn't want to. That's what makes it hard. You do it anyway. Being good is hard. Much harder than being bad.”
Jeanne DuPrau, The People of Sparks

Jasper Fforde
“Religion isn't the cause of wars, it's the excuse.”
Jasper Fforde, The Eyre Affair

Suzanne Collins
“And if we burn, you burn with us.”
Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

William Shakespeare
“Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war!”
William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

“Of course you know, this means war.”
Joe Adamson, Bugs Bunny Fifty Years And Only One Grey Hare

Orson Scott Card
“So the whole war is because we can't talk to each other.”
Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

Dwight D. Eisenhower
“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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