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William Kirby Quotes and Sayings

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A war in the Taiwan Strait would destroy China's international relations overnight.
It would destroy Chinese - Japanese relations,
not to mention Chinese - American relations.
- William Kirby

And look at the mess that Russia is;
most Chinese don't want to follow that.
- William Kirby

There is no question that Taiwan is a state in any
political science definition of a state.
- William Kirby

So, I think China desperately needs to legitimize some form of opposition.
- William Kirby

 

I don't believe that economic and cultural interaction
automatically brings greater peace and understanding,
although it may help in that regard.
- William Kirby

Taiwan is a major economy.
- William Kirby

Now, I believe that war is never inevitable until it starts,
but there has been a great proclivity in human history,
and including in recent history, for war.
- William Kirby

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The reform of state industry, and most directly related to that,
the banking sector, is enormously daunting.
- William Kirby

The Chinese government since 1979 has been very successful in economic development,
and successful enough, simply by surviving,
in the realm of political development.
- William Kirby

The greater concerns in China and Taiwan are on the political side,
not on the economic side.
- William Kirby

I would hope we would begin a series of projects that
would do more to bring the different parts of the university
together in the study of Asia,
for example, in the study of the professions in Asia.
- William Kirby

The PRC is the big brother in this relationship,
and it has the capacity to be generous to Taiwan on
this issue in a manner that might do much to defuse
that issue internally in Taiwan.
- William Kirby

The most important thing that certainly the United
States and other Asian and Pacific actors have done
is to urge that whatever happens,
however the dispute is resolved, that it be resolved peacefully.
- William Kirby

Another goal is to look to the resources we have and
to see how we could do better to plan,
in a sense, for the faculty and infrastructure that
we will need to study Asia well into the 21st century.
- William Kirby

East Asia has prospered since the end of the Vietnam War,
and Northeast Asia has prospered since the end of the
Korean War in a way that seems unimaginable when you
think of the history of the first half of the century.
- William Kirby

Harvard is first and foremost a university and not a consulting operation,
and our job here is to teach and to research and to
create knowledge on Asia in conjunction and in cooperation
with scholars as well as with political,
intellectual, and cultural leaders in Asia.
- William Kirby

You could argue that war is always an irrational act,
and yet many states enter into military conflict out
of rational calculation or national interest or the
stability or longevity of their regime.
- William Kirby

So, anything that avoids a conflict that could draw in,
unhappily again, outside powers such as the United States or revisit,
for example, Japan's interests in the Taiwan area would
be the last thing that anyone would want.
- William Kirby

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

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

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 PHOTO
...
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.

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

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

War settles nothing.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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

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 PHOTO

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

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

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

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

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

War is hell.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

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

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

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

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

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

War makes thieves and peace hangs them.
- George Herbert

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

War is the unfolding of miscalculations.
- Barbara Tuchman

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

All war is deception.
- Sun Tzu

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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


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