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Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war that we know about peace, more about killing that we know about living.

Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country.

Scots, wha hae wi' Wallace bled, Scots, wham Bruce has aften led, Welcome to your gory bed Or to victorie.

So far as I am concerned I have no doctrinaire belief in free speech. In the interest of the war it is necessary to sacrifice some of it.

So far war has been the only force that can discipline a whole community, and until an equivalent discipline is organized, I believe that war must have its way.

So long as the anti-militarists propose no substitute for war's disciplinary function, no moral equivalent of war, analogous, as one might say, to the mechanical equivalent of hate, so long they fail to realize the full equities of the situation.

Something must be left to chance; nothing is sure in a sea fight beyond all others. See quote detail

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

Success in war, like charity in religion, covers a multitude of sins.

Sweat saves blood.

Sweet is war to those who have never experienced it.

Take up our quarrel with the foe! To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders' fields.

Television brought the brutality of war into the comfort of the living room. Vietnam was lost in the living rooms of U.S.A. - not on the battlefields of Vietnam.

Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head.

The ballot is stronger than the bullet.

The basic problems facing the world today are not susceptible to a military solution.

The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy.

The brazen throat of war.

The chief evil of war is more evil. War is the concentration of all human crimes. Here is its distinguishing, accursed brand. Under its standard gather violence, malignity, rage, fraud, perfidy, rapacity, and lust. If it only slew man, it would do little. It turns man into a beast of prey.

The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic.


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