War and Peace
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When you have to kill a man it costs nothing to be polite.
To jaw-jaw is better than to war-war.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
You can get more of what you want with a kind word and a gun than you can with just a kind word.
Cannon: An instrument used in the rectification of national boundaries.
Alliance: In international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted into each others' pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third.
If we fight a war and win it with H-bombs, what history will remember is not the ideals we were fighting for but the methods we used to accomplish them. These methods will be compared to the warfare of Genghis Khan who ruthlessly killed every last inhabitant of Persia.
Coward: one who, in a perilous emergency, thinks with his legs.
Riot: A popular entertainment given to the military by innocent bystanders.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
When the rich make war it's the poor that die.
I once played a sheriff who thought he could do the job without a gun. I was dead in twenty-seven minutes of a thirty minute show.
The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.