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War would end if the dead could return. ...
by Stanley Baldwin

War would end if the dead could return.
- Stanley Baldwin

Related topics: War

I would rather trust a woman's instinct than a man's reason.
- Stanley Baldwin

The only defense is offense, which means that you have
to kill more women and children more quickly than the
enemy if you wish to save yourselves.
- Stanley Baldwin

I am not struck so much by the diversity of testimony
as by the many-sidedness of truth.
- Stanley Baldwin

 

A platitude is simply a truth repeated till people get tired of hearing it.
- Stanley Baldwin

You will find in politics that you are much exposed
to the attribution of false motive.
Never complain and never explain.
- Stanley Baldwin

I am one of those who would rather sink with faith than swim without it.
- Stanley Baldwin

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Since the day of the air, the old frontiers are gone.
When you think of the defense of England you no longer
think of the chalk cliffs of Dover;
you think of the Rhine.
- Stanley Baldwin

The intelligent are to the intelligentsia what a gentleman is to a gent.
- Stanley Baldwin

A statesman wants courage and a statesman wants vision;
but believe me,
after six months' experience, he wants first,
second, third and all the time - patience.
- Stanley Baldwin

The bomber will always get through.
The only defense is in offense, which means that you
have to kill more women and children more quickly that
the enemy if you want to save yourselves.
- Stanley Baldwin

Let us never forget this: since the day of the air,
the old frontiers are gone.
When you think of the defense of England you no longer
think of the chalk cliffs of Dover;
you think of the Rhine.
That is where our frontier lies.
- Stanley Baldwin

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
- Winston Churchill

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
- Sun Tzu

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed,
for if you merely offend them, they take vengeance,
but if you injure them greatly, they are unable to retaliate,
so that the injury done to a man
ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

You can discover what your enemy fears most
by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
- Michael Moncur

We have no enemies,
we have only friendships that we haven't yet developed
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The problems of victory are more agreeable
than those of defeat,
but they are no less difficult.
- Winston Churchill

The supreme art of war is
to subdue the enemy without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

War settles nothing.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

We will not learn how to live together in peace
by killing each other's children.
- Jimmy Carter

If we are to teach real peace in this world,
and if we are to carry on a real war against war,
we shall have to begin with the children.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

John Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century,
were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester.
It is not only the living who are killed in war.
- Isaac Asimov

There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed
to the advantage of others.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

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

An unjust peace is better than a just war.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

War is a series of catastrophes which result in victory.
- Albert Pike

War makes thieves and peace hangs them.
- George Herbert

If we don't end war, war will end us.
- H. G. Wells

I do not believe that the men who served in uniform
in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve.
It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy.
- William Westmoreland

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

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.
- Omar N. Bradley

We have been travelling through a cloud.
The sky has been dark ever since the war began.
- Black Kettle

When you have to kill a man,
it costs nothing to be polite.
- Winston Churchill

In war as in life, it is often necessary
when some cherished scheme has failed,
to take up the best alternative open,
and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
- Winston Churchill

A bad peace is better than a good war.
- Yiddish Proverb

When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

War is not an adventure.
It is a disease.
It is like typhus.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

War is hell.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

A visitor from Mars could easily pick out the civilized nations.
They have the best implements of war.
- Herbert V. Prochnow

All war is deception.
- Sun Tzu

War is the unfolding of miscalculations.
- Barbara Tuchman

War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.
- Thomas Mann

I must study politics and war that my sons may have
liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
- John Adams

I have never advocated war except as a means of peace.
- Ulysses S. Grant

It has too often been too easy for rulers and governments to incite man to war.
- Lester B. Pearson

War is the symptom, not the disease.
- L. M. Heroux

War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain
advantage at the expense of his fellow man.
- Napoleon Hill

If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery
as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man.
All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are,
the more they are frightened.
- George S. Patton

The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts.
- Omar N. Bradley

Only the dead have seen the end of the war.
- George Santayana

It is well that war is so terrible.
We should grow too fond of it.
- Robert E. Lee

Older men declare war.
But it is the youth that must fight and die.
- Herbert Hoover

The object of war is not to die for your country but
to make the other bastard die for his.
- George S. Patton

You can't say civilization don't advance...
in every war they kill you in a new way.
- Will Rogers

In modern war...
you will die like a dog for no good reason.
- Ernest Hemingway

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

In peace, sons bury their fathers.
In war, fathers bury their sons.
- Herodotus

The power to wage war is the power to wage war successfully.
- Charles Evans Hughes

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things.
The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic
feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.
- John Stuart Mill

War does not determine who is right -
only who is left.
- Bertrand Russell

The first casualty when war comes is truth.
- Hiram Johnson

Never think that war, no matter how necessary,
nor how justified, is not a crime.
- Ernest Hemingway

The scenes on this field would have cured anybody of war.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

When you are winning a war
almost everything that happens
can be claimed to be right and wise.
- Winston Churchill

But what a cruel thing is war
to separate and destroy families and friends.
- Robert E. Lee


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