War and Conflict Archives

You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake. -- Jeannette Rankin

The argument from intimidation is a confession of intellectual impotence.
-- Ayn Rand

In peace, labor is the progenitor of capital and its supplier. In war this is reversed. That's why capital always prefers war over peace. -- Bill Purdin

Profits are always higher in war because labor has no say. -- Bill Purdin

The longer I live the uglier the war becomes. -- Bill Purdin

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

First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.
--Thomas a Kempis

One day President Roosevelt told me that he was asking publicly for suggestions about what the war should be called. I said at once 'The Unnecessary War'.
-- Sir Winston Churchill

Unjust dominion cannot be eternal. -- Seneca

Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defence of peace must be constructed. -- Unknown

When armies are mobilized and issues are joined, The man who is sorry over the fact will win. -- Lao-tzu

Yes, there is a Plan B. Make Plan A work.
-- General David Petraeus, Iraq Forces Commander-in-Chief

The saddest truth about is war that for some people it is not hell, it's fun.
-- Bill Purdin

It is impossible to defeat an ignorant person in argument. -- William G. McAdoo

If we can connect in some tiny way with a human that doesn't agree with us, then maybe we won't blow up the planet. -- Nancy White

A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within. -- Will Durant
It is only necessary to make war with five things; with the maladies of the body, the ignorances of the mind, with the passions of the body, with the seditions of the city and the discords of families. -- Pythagoras

Human beings are the only creatures who are able to behave irrationally in the name of reason. -- Ashley Montagu
Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security.
-- Dwight David Eisenhower

Behind every argument is someone's ignorance. -- Louis D. Brandeis

Sweet is war to those who know it not. -- Pindar

War is fun. But war was hell. -- Bill Purdin

It is only necessary to make war with five things;
with the maladies of the body,
the ignorances of the mind,
with the passions of the body,
with the seditions of the city
and the discords of families.-- Pythagoras

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

Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.
-- Mahatma Gandhi

We should not march into Baghdad ... To occupy Iraq would instantly shatter our coalition, turning the whole Arab world against us, and make a broken tyrant into a latter-day Arab hero ... assigning young soldiers to a fruitless hunt for a securely entrenched dictator and condemning them to fight in what would be an unwinnable urban guerrilla war. It could only plunge that part of the world into even greater instability. Ð George H. W. Bush, 41st U. S. President from "A World Transformed," 1998

As long as there are men, there will be wars. -- Albert Einstein

Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad. -- Euripides

The truth about war, and this is historically incontrovertible, is that it's fun for some people. It's exciting; it's the ultimate risk-taking; and embedded in war are sanctions for behaviors that in peacetimes would be criminal. War is the release of our animal natures from the restraints of the work-a-day world back into the jungle. It reverses values that hold us together into war cries and savagery. It is the opposite of human.
-- Bill Purdin

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