Quotations About / On: WAR

  • 11.
    A war between Europeans is a civil war.
    (Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, novelist, playwright, essayist. Trans. by William G. Allen. "Fragments Epars," Les Carnets intimes de Victor Hugo, 1870-1871, Gallimard (1953). Written during the siege of Paris by the Prussian army, September 15, 1870.)
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  • 12.
    Fiddle-dee-dee! War, war, war. This war talk's spoiling all the fun at every party this spring. I get so bored I could scream. Besides, there isn't going to be any war.
    (Sidney Howard (1891-1939), U.S. screenwriter. Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh), Gone With The Wind, to the Tarleton twins (Fred Crane, George Reeves) (1939).)
  • 13.
    A nice war is a war where everybody who is heroic is a hero, and everybody more or less is a hero in a nice war. Now this war is not at all a nice war.
    (Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author; relocated to France. Wars I Have Seen (1945). Written in 1943 about World War II, which was then in progress.)
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  • 15.
    If peace and stability of a nation come after a serious wars and disasters, than let tribals wars be declared in S.Sudan.
    (It is because there is too much tribalism is S.Sudan and this led to hatred and continuous conflicts in the country characterized by rebellions, road ambushes and illegal killing based on tribal lines. Every tribe want to be superior than other and nobody want to be minor irrespective of population of each despite the fact that other are very many and others are few.)
    More quotations from: Kato Marial Buot
  • 16.
    Love is the only solution to all wars within and without, because war is nothing but the absence of love.
    More quotations from: Ramakrushna Sahu
  • 17.
    If this phrase of the "balance of power" is to be always an argument for war, the pretext for war will never be wanting, and peace can never be secure.
    (John Bright (1811-1889), British radical politician. Speech, March 31, 1854, to House of Commons.)
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  • 18.
    War can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun.
    (Mao Zedong (1893-1976), Chinese founder of the People's Republic of China. "Problems of War and Strategy," vol. 2, November 6, 1938, Selected Works (1961).)
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  • 19.
    You say it is the good cause that hallows even war? I say unto you: it is the good war that hallows any cause.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 4, p. 59, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980); Thus Spoke Zarathustra, p. 47, trans. by Walter Kaufmann, New York, Penguin Books (1978). Zarathustra, in Thus Spoke Zarathustra, First Part, "On War and Warriors," (1883).)
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  • 20.
    Strikes and boycotting are akin to war, and can be justified only on grounds analogous to those which justify war, viz., intolerable injustice and oppression.
    (Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893), U.S. president. Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes: Nineteenth President of the United States, vol. IV, p. 280, ed. Charles Richard Williams, The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 5 vols. (1922-1926), Diary (April 6, 1886).)
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