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We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it.

We cannot make a more lively representation and emblem to ourselves of hell, than by the view of a kingdom in war.

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he today that sheds his blood with me; Shall be my brother.

We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict wants something more than it wants peace.

We only win at war because we fight another government. If we fought private industry we would not last until noontime.

We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.

We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.

We wake up to find the whole world building competitive trade barriers, just as we found it a few years ago building competitive armaments. We are trying to reduce armaments to preserve the world's solvency. We shall have to reduce competitive trade barriers to preserve the world's sanity. As between the two, trade barriers are more destructive than armaments and more threatening to the peace of the world.

What distinguishes war is, not that man is slain, but that he is slain, spoiled, crushed by the cruelty, the injustice, the treachery, the murderous hand of man.

What is human warfare but just this; an effort to make the laws of God and nature take sides with one party.

What is the use of physicians like myself trying to help parents to bring up children healthy and happy, to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?

What millions died - that Caesar might be great!

What the hell difference does it make, left or right? There were good men lost on both sides.

When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die.

When wars do come, they fall upon the many, the producing class, who are the sufferers.

Who has ever told the evils and the curses and the crimes of war? Who can describe the horrors of the carnage of battle? Who can portray the fiendish passions which reign there! If there is anything in which earth, more than any other, resembles hell, it is its wars.

World War II was the last government program that really worked.

Yes; quaint and curious war is! You shoot a fellow down you'd treat if met where any bar is, or help to half-a-crown.

Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

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


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