Quotations About / On: WAR

  • 61.
    Making peace, I have found, is much harder than making war.
    (Gerry Adams (b. 1948), Irish president, Sinn Fein (Irish political party). "Gerry Adams Talks About His Efforts for Peace," on Charlie Rose WNET television show (February 2, 1994).)
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  • 62.
    Let him who desires peace prepare for war.
    (Vegetius (c. 4th century), Roman military strategist. De Rei Militari, prologue, bk. 3.)
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  • 63.
    Let us not be deceived—we are today in the midst of a cold war.
    (Bernard Baruch (1870-1965), U.S. financier. Speech, April 16, 1947, South Carolina Legislature, Columbia. Quoted in New York Times (April 17, 1947). A year later Baruch told the Senate War Investigating Committee, "We are in the midst of a cold war which is getting warmer." Baruch claimed the expression had been suggested to him by his speechwriter (and former editor of the New York World), Herbert Bayard Swope.)
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  • 64.
    Surviving is the only glory in war, if you know what I mean.
    (Samuel Fuller, U.S. screenwriter. Zab (Robert Carradine), The Big Red One, closing words (1980).)
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  • 65.
    Don't mention the war.
    (John Cleese (b. 1939), British comic actor, author, and Connie Booth. Basil, in Fawlty Towers (TV series), broadcast 1975, published in The Complete Fawlty Towers (1988). On the pending arrival of German guests at Basil's hotel.)
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  • 66.
    In the South, the war is what A.D. is elsewhere: they date from it.
    (Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. Life on the Mississippi, ch. 45 (1883).)
  • 67.
    Nowhere are our calculations more frequently upset than in war.
    (Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXX, 30.)
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  • 68.
    Nullification ... means insurrection and war; and the other states have a right to put it down.
    (Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), U.S. president. Letter, December 2, 1832, to Joel Poinsett, Poinsett Papers, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.)
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  • 69.
    It is inhuman to continue a war which could easily be ended.
    (Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). The Anabaptists, sc. 17 (1967).)
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  • 70.
    There are laws for peace as well as war.
    (Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, V, 27.)
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