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War is sweet to those who have not experienced it. ...
by Desiderius Erasmus

War is sweet to those who have not experienced it.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Prevention is better than cure.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Time takes away the grief of men.
- Desiderius Erasmus

A nail is driven out by another nail.
Habit is overcome by habit.
- Desiderius Erasmus

 

Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Concealed talent brings no reputation.
- Desiderius Erasmus

By burning Luther's books you may rid your bookshelves of him,
but you will not rid men's minds of him.
- Desiderius Erasmus

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If you keep thinking about what you want to do or what you hope will happen,
you don't do it, and it won't happen.
- Desiderius Erasmus

The entire world is my temple, and a very fine one too,
if I'm not mistaken, and I'll never lack priests to
serve it as long as there are men.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Man is to man either a god or a wolf.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Great eagerness in the pursuit of wealth,
pleasure, or honor, cannot exist without sin.
- Desiderius Erasmus

He who allows oppression shares the crime.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Whether a party can have much success without a woman
present I must ask others to decide,
but one thing is certain, no party is any fun unless seasoned with folly.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Your library is your paradise.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Man's mind is so formed that it is far more susceptible
to falsehood than to truth.
- Desiderius Erasmus

In the country of the blind the one eyed man is king.
- Desiderius Erasmus

What is popularly called fame is nothing but an empty
name and a legacy from paganism.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Everybody hates a prodigy, detests an old head on young shoulders.
- Desiderius Erasmus

The desire to write grows with writing.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Nothing is as peevish and pedantic as men's judgments of one another.
- Desiderius Erasmus

To know nothing is the happiest life.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Luther was guilty of two great crimes -
he struck the Pope in his crown,
and the monks in their belly.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Fools are without number.
- Desiderius Erasmus

No one respects a talent that is concealed.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Now I believe I can hear the philosophers protesting
that it can only be misery to live in folly,
illusion, deception and ignorance, but it isn't -it's human.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Don't give your advice before you are called upon.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Nowadays the rage for possession has got to such a
pitch that there is nothing in the realm of nature,
whether sacred or profane, out of which profit cannot be squeezed.
- Desiderius Erasmus

In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
- Desiderius Erasmus

War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it.
- Desiderius Erasmus

There are some people who live in a dream world,
and there are some who face reality;
and then there are those who turn one into the other.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Humility is truth.
- Desiderius Erasmus

It is wisdom in prosperity, when all is as thou wouldn't have it,
to fear and suspect the worst.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Human affairs are so obscure and various that nothing can be clearly known.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Fortune favors the audacious.
- Desiderius Erasmus

The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war.
- Desiderius Erasmus

By a Carpenter mankind was made, and only by that Carpenter can mankind be remade.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Women, can't live with them, can't live without them.
- Desiderius Erasmus

The more ignorant, reckless and thoughtless a doctor is,
the higher his reputation soars even amongst powerful princes.
- Desiderius Erasmus

It's the generally accepted privilege of theologians to stretch the heavens,
that is the Scriptures, like tanners with a hide.
- Desiderius Erasmus

When I get a little money I buy books;
and if any is left I buy food and clothes.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Great abundance of riches cannot be gathered and kept by any man without sin.
- Desiderius Erasmus

It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is
willing to be what he is.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Reflection is a flower of the mind, giving out wholesome fragrance;
but revelry is the same flower,
when rank and running to seed.
- Desiderius Erasmus

A good portion of speaking will consist in knowing how to lie.
- Desiderius Erasmus

It is an unscrupulous intellect that does not pay to
antiquity its due reverence.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Everyone knows that by far the happiest and universally
enjoyable age of man is the first.
What is there about babies which makes us hug and kiss and fondle them,
so that even an enemy would give them help at that age?
- Desiderius Erasmus

The nearer people approach old age the closer they
return to a semblance of childhood,
until the time comes for them to depart this life,
again like children, neither tired of living nor aware of death.
- Desiderius Erasmus

What difference is there, do you think,
between those in Plato's cave who can only marvel at
the shadows and images of various objects,
provided they are content and don't know what they miss,
and the philosopher who has emerged from the cave and sees the real things?
- Desiderius Erasmus

I doubt if a single individual could be found from
the whole of mankind free from some form of insanity.
The only difference is one of degree.
A man who sees a gourd and takes it for his wife is
called insane because this happens to very few people.
- Desiderius Erasmus

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

War settles nothing.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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