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Quotes About War

December 23rd, 2008 . by bonnie

One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one.

Agatha ChristieAutobiography (1977)

English mystery author (1890 – 1976)

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Albert Einstein
US (German-born) physicist (1879 – 1955)
Sometime they’ll give a war and nobody will come.
Carl SandburgThe People, Yes (1936)
US biographer & poet (1878 – 1967)
You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.
Jeannette Rankin
US pacifist & politician (1880 – 1973)
War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other’s children.
Jimmy Carter
US diplomat & Democratic politician (1924 – )
What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?
Mahatma Gandhi“Non-Violence in Peace and War”
Indian political and spiritual leader (1869 – 1948)
Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events.
Sir Winston Churchill
British politician (1874 – 1965)
War is a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.
Thomas Mann
German writer (1875 – 1955)

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