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

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

Related topics: War

The eyes of the cheerful and of the melancholy man
are fixed upon the same creation;
but very different are the aspects which it bears to them.
- Albert Pike

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us;
what we have done for others and the world
remains and is immortal.
- Albert Pike

A war for a great principle ennobles a nation.
- Albert Pike

 

Will is the dynamic soul-force.
- Albert Pike

Above all things let us never forget that mankind constitutes one great brotherhood;
all born to encounter suffering and sorrow,
and therefore bound to sympathize with each other.
- Albert Pike

We have all the light we need, we just need to put it in practice.
- Albert Pike

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Philosophy is a kind of journey, ever learning yet
never arriving at the ideal perfection of truth.
- Albert Pike

One man is equivalent to all Creation.
One man is a World in miniature.
- Albert Pike

A man should live with his superiors as he does with his fire:
not too near,
lest he burn; nor too far off, lest he freeze.
- Albert Pike

To work with the hands or brain, according to our requirements and our capacities,
to do that which lies before us to do,
is more honorable than rank and title.
- Albert Pike

Faith begins where Reason sinks exhausted.
- Albert Pike

The sovereignty of one's self over one's self is called Liberty.
- Albert Pike

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers
shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth:
for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
God is a spirit: and they that worship him must worship
him in spirit and in truth.
- Albert Pike

Doubt, the essential preliminary of all improvement and discovery,
must accompany the stages of man's onward progress.
The faculty of doubting and questioning,
without which those of comparison and judgment would be useless,
is itself a divine prerogative of the reason.
- Albert Pike

Almost all the noblest things that have been achieved in the world,
have been achieved by poor men; poor scholars,
poor professional men, poor artisans and artists,
poor philosophers, poets, and men of genius.
- Albert Pike

The universal medicine for the Soul is the Supreme
Reason and Absolute Justice;
for the mind,
mathematical and practical Truth; for the body,
the Quintessence, a combination of light and gold.
- Albert Pike

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

War settles nothing.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

War makes thieves and peace hangs them.
- George Herbert

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

War is the unfolding of miscalculations.
- Barbara Tuchman

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

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

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

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

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

War is hell.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

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

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

All war is deception.
- Sun Tzu


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