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Quotations About / On: WAR

  • 71.
    Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both.
    (John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963), U.S. Democratic politician, president. Speech, July 3, 1963, to NATO.)
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  • 72.
    In peace the sons bury their fathers, but in war the fathers bury their sons.
    (Croesus (d. c. 560 B.C.), Lydian king. quoted in Francis Bacon, Apophthegms, no. 149. Said to the Persian king Cambyses.)
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  • 73.
    This ain't a war.... It's a goddam whorehouse.
    (John Dos Passos (1896-1970), U.S. novelist, poet, playwright, painter. Fred Summers in 1919, of the trilogy U.S.A., The Modern Library, Random House, Inc. (1937). Description of the European theater in the First World War.)
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  • 74.
    This spirit of mob-law is becoming as great an evil as a servile war.
    (Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), U.S. president. Correspondence, letter, August 9, 1835, to Amos Kendall, V, 360. The Charleston post office had been attacked by a mob protesting the delivery there of abolitionist literature.)
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  • 75.
    We have always said that in our war with the Arabs we had a secret weapon—no alternative.
    (Golda Meir (1898-1978), Israeli politician, prime minister. Life (New York, Oct. 3, 1969).)
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  • 76.
    Anyone who thinks must think of the next war as they would of suicide.
    (Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), U.S. First Lady, author, and speaker. As quoted in Eleanor and Franklin, ch. 51, by Joseph P. Lash (1971). In a January 21, 1941, speech at the National Conference on the Cause and Cure of War.)
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  • 77.
    I have not made a study of it, but believe that it is a minor point in the history of the war.
    (Jean-Marie Le Pen (b. 1928), French Nationalist politician. Quoted in Sunday Times (London, December 27, 1987). Said of the Holocaust.)
  • 78.
    I am happy to be through with the war.
    (Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893), U.S. president. Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes: Nineteenth President of the United States, vol. II, p. 585, ed. Charles Richard Williams, The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 5 vols. (1922-1926), Hayes to Sophia Birchard Hayes (June 11, 1865). Written to his mother on getting out of the army.)
  • 79.
    Blunders are an inescapable feature of war, because choice in military affairs lies generally between the bad and the worse.
    (Allan Massie (b. 1938), British author. Marshal Pétain, in A Question of Loyalties, pt. 3, ch. 11 (1989).)
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  • 80.
    How many people in the United States do you think will be willing to go to war to free Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania?
    (Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), U.S. president. Edward M. Bennett, Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Search for Victory: American-Soviet Relations, 1939-1945, pp. 173-174, Scholarly Resources, Inc. (1990). Jim Bishop, FDR's Last Year, p. 468, William Morrow & Co., Inc. (1974). Eleanor Roosevelt expressed shock at the surrender of these small countries to Soviet control. Roosevelt realistically perceived that the Russians were not going to give up the area through which they were attacked twice in a generation by the Germans. He did not for a moment believe that Americans were willing to fight for the freedom of these little republics.)
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