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Martin Van Creveld Quotes and Sayings

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Except when war is waged in a desert,
noncombatants, also known as civilians or "the people,"
constitute the great majority of those affected.
- Martin Van Creveld

It is simply not true that war is solely a means to an end,
nor do people necessarily fight in order to obtain this objective or that.
In fact, the opposite is true: people very often take
up one objective or another precisely in order that they may fight.
- Martin Van Creveld

The enemy resembles us.
Therefore, he needs to be approached not as an assembly
of 'targets' to be destroyed one by one;
but as a living,
intelligent entity capable of acting and reacting.
- Martin Van Creveld

No one is to be called an enemy,
all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm.
You have no enemy except yourselves.
- St. Francis of Assisi

 

The future has nothing in common with the past -
except natural laws and human nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it
and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.
- Henry David Thoreau

Do not look for approval
except for the consciousness of doing your best.
- Andrew Carnegie

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No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.
- Socrates

There is joy in work.
There is no happiness except in the realization
that we have accomplished something.
- Henry Ford

Use what talents you possess.
The woods would be very silent
if no birds sang there,
except those that sang best.
- Henry Van Dyke

There is nothing permanent except change.
- Heraclitus

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared
believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
- Bruce Barton

You can conquer almost any fear
if you will only make up your mind to do so.
For remember, fear doesn't exist
anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

If anyone is unhappy, remember that
his unhappiness is his own fault...
Nothing else is the cause of anxiety or loss of tranquility
except our own opinion.
- Epictetus

You have not been abandoned.
You are never alone, except by your own choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing can bring a real sense of security
into the home except true love.
- Billy Graham

A life is not important except in
the impact it has on other lives.
- Jackie Robinson (baseball player)

Love conquers all things except poverty and a toothache.
- Mae West PHOTO

When was the last time you took
a different route to work ... just because?
Consider shaking up your life a little (or a lot) ...
for no reason, except to do it.
Let your life be an adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no hope of joy except in human relations.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

What is happiness except the simple harmony
between a man and the life he leads?
- Albert Camus

Walking takes longer...
than any other known form of locomotion except crawling.
Thus it stretches time and prolongs life.
Life is already too short to waste on speed.
- Edward Abbey

There are people in the world so hungry,
that God cannot appear to them
except in the form of bread.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You can't go home again because home has ceased to exist
except in the mothballs of memory.
- John Steinbeck (Travels With Charley)

We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
- Francis Bacon

We who are liberal and progressive know that the poor
are our equals in every sense except that of being equal to us.
- Lionel Trilling

No matter where I've been overseas, the food stinks,
except in Italy.
- Carmen Electra

Time changes everything except something within us
which is always surprised by change.
- Thomas Hardy

Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Except in cases of necessity, which are rare,
leave your friend to learn
unpleasant things from his enemies;
they are ready enough to tell them.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

I believe in equality for everyone,
except reporters and photographers.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Art ought never to be considered except in its relations with its ideal beauty.
- Alfred de Vigny

There is a time for all things - except marriage,
my dear.
- Thomas Chatterton

I find that principles have no real force
except when one is well fed.
- Mark Twain

Vegetarians are cool.
All I eat are vegetarians - except for the occasional mountain lion steak.
- Ted Nugent

Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window,
except that the birds might eat them.
- Martin Henry Fischer

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

Auto racing is boring except when a car is going at
least 172 miles per hour upside down.
- Dave Barry

There is no meaning to life except the meaning man
gives his life by the unfolding of his powers.
- Erich Fromm

Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.
- Mark Twain

Everybody knows how to raise children,
except the people who have them.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Here's a toast to your new bride who has everything a girl
could want in her life, except for good taste in men.
- Anonymous

A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival
skill except for learning how to grow in rows.
- Doug Larson

The function of muscle is to pull and not to push,
except in the case of the genitals and the tongue.
- Leonardo da Vinci

I can resist everything except temptation.
- Oscar Wilde

The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself.
- Winston Churchill

Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having,
except as a result of hard work.
- Booker T. Washington

Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.
- Salvador Dali

There is nothing deep down inside us except what we
have put there ourselves.
- Richard Rorty

My father never raised his hand to any one of his children,
except in self-defense.
- Fred Allen

Change is inevitable - except from a vending machine.
- Robert C. Gallagher

Damn it boss, I like you too much not to say it.
You've got everything except one thing: madness!
- the movie Zorba The Greek

A wedding is just like a funeral
except that you get to smell your own flowers.
- Grace Hansen

The dreamer can know no truth, not even about his dream,
except by awaking out of it.
- George Santayana

Talk is cheap - except when Congress does it.
- Cullen Hightower

Beauty is an outward gift,
which is seldom despised,
except by those to whom it has been refused.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Money was never a big motivation for me,
except as a way to keep score.
The real excitement is playing the game.
- Donald Trump

Everything makes me nervous - except making films.
- Elizabeth Taylor

No true and permanent fame can be founded except in
labors which promote the happiness of mankind.
- Charles Sumner

We've finally given liberals a war against fundamentalism,
and they don't want to fight it.
They would, except it would put them on the same side as the United States.
- Ann Coulter

History can predict nothing except that great changes
in human relationships will never come about in the
form in which they have been anticipated.
- Johan Huizinga

I would, therefore, say that for no reason whatsoever,
except in self-defence, should one think of killing any animal.
- Morarji Desai

The trouble with the sacred Individual is that he has no significance,
except as he can acquire it from others,
from the social whole.
- Bernard Devoto

There is nothing final about a mistake,
except its being taken as final.
- Phyllis Bottome

No one can be great, or good, or happy except through
the inward efforts of themselves.
- Frederick William Robertson

I know not why there is such a melancholy feeling attached
to the remembrance of past happiness,
except that we fear that the future can have nothing so bright as the past.
- Julia Ward Howe

Probably the only place where a man can feel really
secure is in a maximum security prison,
except for the imminent threat of release.
- Germaine Greer

He knew everything about literature except how to enjoy it.
- Joseph Heller

There is no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary.
- Brendan Behan


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