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War makes thieves and peace hangs them. ...
by George Herbert

War makes thieves and peace hangs them.
- George Herbert

Related topics: War

Deceive not thy physician, confessor,
nor lawyer.
- George Herbert

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
- George Herbert

A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit.
- George Herbert


In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge.
- George Herbert

Life is half spent before we know what it is.
- George Herbert

Dare to be true.
Nothing can need a lie: a fault which needs it most,
grows two thereby.
- George Herbert

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The resolved mind hath no cares.
- George Herbert

Many kiss the hand they wish cut off.
- George Herbert

Love and a cough cannot be hid.
- George Herbert

The devil divides the world between atheism and superstition.
- George Herbert

He that hath lost his credit is dead to the world.
- George Herbert

He that will learn to pray, let him go to sea.
- George Herbert

The shortest answer is doing.
- George Herbert

One father is enough to govern one hundred sons,
but not a hundred sons one father.
- George Herbert

Take all that is given whether wealth,
love or language, nothing comes by mistake and with
good digestion all can be turned to health.
- George Herbert

Drink not the third glass, which thou canst not tame,
when once it is within thee.
- George Herbert

The mouse that hath but one hole is quickly taken.
- George Herbert

Sometimes the best gain is to lose.
- George Herbert

None knows the weight of another's burden.
- George Herbert

Good words are worth much, and cost little.
- George Herbert

Punishment is lame, but it comes.
- George Herbert

There is great force hidden in a gentle command.
- George Herbert

Sweet spring, full of sweet days and roses,
a box where sweets compacted lie.
- George Herbert

The eyes have one language everywhere.
- George Herbert

Hell is full of good meanings and wishings.
- George Herbert

Storms make the oak grow deeper roots.
- George Herbert

There is an hour wherein a man might be happy all his life,
could he find it.
- George Herbert

One sword keeps another in the sheath.
- George Herbert

Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night.
- George Herbert

Speak not of my debts unless you mean to pay them.
- George Herbert

Be thrifty, but not covetous.
- George Herbert

He that is not handsome at 20, nor strong at 30,
nor rich at 40, nor wise at 50, will never be handsome,
strong, rich or wise.
- George Herbert

A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread.
- George Herbert

The offender never pardons.
- George Herbert

There would be no great men if there were no little ones.
- George Herbert

If a donkey bray at you, don't bray at him.
- George Herbert

Read as you taste fruit or savor wine,
or enjoy friendship, love or life.
- George Herbert

A man of great memory without learning hath a rock
and a spindle and no staff to spin.
- George Herbert

Night is the mother of counsels.
- George Herbert

Throw away thy rod, throw away thy wrath;
O my God,
take the gentle path.
- George Herbert

It is part of a poor spirit to undervalue himself and blush.
- George Herbert

Spend not on hopes.
- George Herbert

You must lose a fly to catch a trout.
- George Herbert

Never was a miser a brave soul.
- George Herbert

The buyer needs a hundred eyes, the seller not one.
- George Herbert

Better never begin than never make an end.
- George Herbert

Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
- George Herbert

He hath no leisure who useth it not.
- George Herbert

Be calm in arguing; for fierceness makes error a fault,
and truth discourtesy.
- George Herbert

Living well is the best revenge.
- George Herbert

Do not wait; the time will never be "just right."
Start where you stand,
and work with whatever tools you may have at your command,
and better tools will be found as you go along.
- George Herbert

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

War settles nothing.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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

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

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

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

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