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Total Quotes : 655
Inevitable Breaks

No war is inevitable until it breaks out.

- A. J. P. Taylor

World War Fairy Tales

I acquired a hunger for fairy tales in the dark days of blackout and blitz in the Second World War.

- A. S. Byatt

Death Rightful

War is death. If we are to engage in war, then we should have to stare it straight in the face and call it by its rightful name.

- Aaron Huey

Failure Mankind

War is the greatest failure of mankind.

- Aaron Huey

Think I Think

I think that this is the first war in history that on the morrow the victors sued for peace and the vanquished called for unconditional surrender.

- Abba Eban

Combat Piece

Combat is a piece of war. But war is a totalizing, uncivilized experience.

- Abigail Disney

Survival Nation

Much has changed since the end of the Cold War that augurs well for the survival of our nation.

- Adam Schiff

Been Least

Of course, the outcome of the war would not have been changed. The war was lost perhaps, when it was started. At least it was lost in the winter of '42, in Russia.

- Adolf Galland

Pilot Nine

Nine g's is good, if the pilot can stand it. We couldn't stand it. Not in the airplanes of World War II.

- Adolf Galland

Mirrors Figure

What you get in the Cold War is 'the wilderness of mirrors' where you have to figure out what's good and what's evil. That's good for John le Carre, but not me.

- Alan Furst

Which Had

I chose a time in the century which had the greatest moments for novels - the late '30s and World War II.

- Alan Furst

Never Wanted

I never wanted to be a Cold War novelist.

- Alan Furst

Some Read

If truth is the first victim of war, then read on - I've got some great lies for you this month.

- Alan Gorrie

Sex Perversion

War is a perversion of sex.

- Alan Moore

Nuclear War Still

I'm still bothered by the threat of nuclear war.

- Alastair Reynolds

Right Wing Criminals

I'm not massively fond of right-wing nutters or war criminals.

- Alastair Reynolds

Made Lives

We used to wonder where war lived, what it was that made it so vile. And now we realize that we know where it lives... inside ourselves.

- Albert Camus

Will Fought

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

- Albert Einstein

New Solving

The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.

- Albert Einstein

Prepare Prevent

You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.

- Albert Einstein

Act Cloak

It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.

- Albert Einstein

Result Which

War is a series of catastrophes which result in victory.

- Albert Pike

Very Important Tool

In order to win the war on terrorism, we have to win the war of information. Information is so very, very valuable. This is an important tool in gathering up information.

- Alberto Gonzales

Politics Monstrous

The most shocking fact about war is that its victims and its instruments are individual human beings, and that these individual beings are condemned by the monstrous conventions of politics to murder or be murdered in quarrels not their own.

- Aldous Huxley

Very Good Film

To make a film is easy; to make a good film is war. To make a very good film is a miracle.

- Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Family Apart

War tore my family apart.

- Alek Wek

Me Bones

Bones inside clothes. That was war to me.

- Alek Wek

Nothing Use

And this system sorted out the Chechen war in just 20 days. This way, I used the President's power, he didn't use me. It wasn't hard for me to leave - it isn't my scene. I have nothing to do there.

- Aleksandr Lebed

Excuse Domestic

A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.

- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Spirit True

War paralyzes your courage and deadens the spirit of true manhood.

- Alexander Berkman

Which Telling

They keep telling us that in war truth is the first casualty, which is nonsense since it implies that in times of peace truth stays out of the sick bay or the graveyard.

- Alexander Cockburn

Mood Determines

If the whole world went vegan, there would be less war. How you eat determines your mood and your outlook on life.

- Alexandra Paul

Path Appear

To all those who walk the path of human cooperation war must appear loathsome and inhuman.

- Alfred Adler

Politics Means

War is not the continuation of politics with different means, it is the greatest mass-crime perpetrated on the community of man.

- Alfred Adler

Anarchy Disputes

If we wish to substitute for war the settlement of disputes by justice, we must first substitute for the condition of international anarchy a condition of international order.

- Alfred Hermann Fried

Smoke Like

There is a peculiar burning odor in the room, like explosives. the kitchen fills with smoke and the hot, sweet, ashy smell of scorched cookies. The war has begun.

- Alison Lurie

Made Numbered

War is murder. And the military preparations now being made for a potential major confrontation are aimed at collective murder. In a nuclear age the victims would be numbered by the millions. This naked truth must be faced.

- Alva Myrdal


War dehumanizes everyone.

- Amanda Lindhout

Geography Teaching

War is God's way of teaching Americans geography.

- Ambrose Bierce

World War I Awful

Anyone who experienced World War I close-hand was grossed out by it forever. It just was so awful.

- Amity Shlaes

History Tourists

We are all tourists in history, and irony is what we win in wars.

- Anatole Broyard


The war in Afghanistan is underreported.

- Anderson Cooper

Doing Fifty

There are not fifty ways of fighting, there's only one, and that's to win. Neither revolution nor war consists in doing what one pleases.

- Andre Malraux

Business Sport

Business is a combination of war and sport.

- Andre Maurois

Never Maybe

There was never a war on poverty. Maybe there was a skirmish on poverty.

- Andrew Cuomo

Means Other

Nullification means insurrection and war; and the other states have a right to put it down.

- Andrew Jackson

National Degradation

War is a blessing compared with national degradation.

- Andrew Jackson

Nature Perfectly

War is so complex; human nature is so complex. There's no filmmaker who has ever figured it out perfectly.

- Angelina Jolie

Caught Could

With stealth technology, the U.S. could spy on its Cold War adversaries without running the risk of getting caught.

- Annie Jacobsen

Marked Accepted

The Cold War had become a battlefield marked by doublespeak. Disguise, distortion, and deception were accepted as reality. Truth was promised in a serum.

- Annie Jacobsen

Egypt Armed

We are not at war with Egypt. We are in an armed conflict.

- Anthony Eden

Crowd Willing

Uber sees ride-sharing as a winner-takes-all war and subsequently is willing to offer below-market prices in a bid to crowd out the competition.

- Anthony Scaramucci

Iraq Saw

In the lead up to the Iraq war and its later conduct, I saw at a minimum, true dereliction, negligence and irresponsibility, at worse, lying, incompetence and corruption.

- Anthony Zinni

Adventure Disease

War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus.

- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Making Shaken

I was in Estonia when a professor asked me if I was aware that making any criticism of the Red Army during the war was now an imprisonable offence. I was quite shaken.

- Antony Beevor

Country Own

Every country has its own perspective on the Second World War. This is not surprising when experiences and memories are so different.

- Antony Beevor

Wisdom War Zone

Conventional wisdom tells us we'll only be happier after a divorce if the marriage itself was a war zone.

- Ariel Gore

Peace May

We make war that we may live in peace.

- Aristotle

Some Glorification

In some states militant nationalism has gone to the lengths of dictatorship, the cult of the absolute or totalitarian state and the glorification of war.

- Arthur Henderson

Aim Been

Moreover, war has become a thing potentially so terrible and destructive that it should have been the common aim of statesmen to put an end to it forever.

- Arthur Henderson

Which Sufferings

We had four years of world war which the peoples endured only because they were told that their sufferings would free humanity forever from the scourge of war.

- Arthur Henderson

Over Supreme

In a tribal organization, even in time of peace, service to tribe or state predominates over all self seeking; in war, service for the tribe or state becomes supreme, and personal liberty is suspended.

- Arthur Keith

Battle Next

Next to a lost battle, nothing is so sad as a battle that has been won.

- Arthur Wellesley

Country Patriotic

In my grandfather's day, there was a different perspective on war and men that went into war; it was such a patriotic act to fight for your country in the Forties.

- Ashton Holmes

Bad Also

War kills men, and men deplore the loss; but war also crushes bad principles and tyrants, and so saves societies.

- Charles Caleb Colton

Victory Preservation

The object of war is victory; that of victory is conquest; and that of conquest preservation.

- Charles de Secondat

Innovation Digital

Patents are being used to wage war in the digital world, and as a result, patents have become a toll gate on the road of innovation.

- Charles Duhigg

American Church

The American Indian was an individualist in religion as in war. He had neither a national army nor an organized church.

- Charles Eastman

Like Fury

War hath no fury like a non-combatant.

- Charles Edward Montague

Power Successfully

The power to wage war is the power to wage war successfully.

- Charles Evans Hughes

Readily Available

I grew up in an era when money was not readily available. We were into the post-Depression years and World War II.

- Charles Schwab

Mass Guerrilla

It is important to emphasize that guerrilla warfare is a war of the masses, a war of the people. The guerrilla band is an armed nucleus, the fighting vanguard of the people. It draws its great force from the mass of the people themselves.

- Che Guevara

Spirit Equipment

War is not only a matter of equipment, artillery, group troops or air force; it is largely a matter of spirit, or morale.

- Chiang Kai-shek

Strong Against

It required a strong heart to stand up against such talk, but I urged my people to be quiet and not to begin a war.

- Chief Joseph

Against Mr

We had good white friends who advised us against taking the war path. My friend and brother, Mr. Chapman, told us just how the war would end.

- Chief Joseph

Winners Truths

Two great and terrible truths of war are these: War is easy to enter into, but difficult to end. And ultimately, in war there are no winners.

- Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni


I like war.

- Chris Kyle

Political Germany

Germany is an economic giant but a political midget, and with the end of the Cold War she has started to muscle her presence throughout Europe and the world.

- Christo

Through Occupation

Norway was occupied by the Germans in the Second World War, and I've met a lot of people who had to live through that occupation in varying degrees.

- Christopher Heyerdahl

Accursed He

Accursed be he that first invented war.

- Christopher Marlowe

First He

Accurst be he that first invented war.

- Christopher Marlowe

Korean Services

I was with a special services unit in the Korean war, and when I got out, the biggest thing I got was a GI scholarship.

- Chuck Feeney

Vigilance Won

We won the Cold War because we showed nuclear vigilance and diligence.

- Chuck Fleischmann

Easy Get

It is easy to get into war, not so easy to get out.

- Chuck Hagel

Old Use

In 1918, when I was 6 or 7 years old, radio was just coming into use in the Great War.

- Chuck Jones

Generation Lives

Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.

- Chuck Palahniuk

Cold The Only Thing

The only thing that kept the Cold War cold was the mutual deterrence afforded by nuclear weapons.

- Chung Mong-joon

American Singing

58% of the American public are with us. We're preaching to the choir, but the choir's not singing, if all of the 58% started singing, this war would end.

- Cindy Sheehan

Die About

So what really gets me is these chickenhawks, who sent our kids to die, without ever serving in a war themselves. They don't know what it's all about.

- Cindy Sheehan

Receive I Believe That

I believe that any candidate who supports the war should not receive our support. It doesn't matter if they're Senator Clinton or whoever.

- Cindy Sheehan

Country Bring

If we stick together as an American people we can bring down the war criminals that are running our country right now.

- Cindy Sheehan

Lose Nothing

The workers have nothing to gain from this war, but they stand to lose everything that is dear to them.

- Clara Zetkin

Going Were

But they were going to war anyway and they were going to bully and pressure countries to vote for it.

- Clare Short

Generation Whole

The guys who won World War II and that whole generation have disappeared, and now we have a bunch of teenage twits.

- Clint Eastwood

Republican Started

I was an Eisenhower Republican when I started out at 21 because he promised to get us out of the Korean War.

- Clint Eastwood

Korean World War Two

The U.S. military was segregated 'til the Korean War, and the blacks in World War Two were totally segregated.

- Clint Eastwood

Korean War Korean

I was drafted during the Korean War.

- Clint Eastwood

Most His

Man becomes his most creative during war.

- Clint Eastwood

Horrible Also

A war is a horrible thing, but it's also a unifier of countries.

- Clint Eastwood

Strong Been

The Pakistani government under Musharraf is a strong and key player in the global war on terrorism, and their contribution has been second to none.

- Cofer Black