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War and Peace

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Commenttiny.ag/2cctxyhg  ·   Fair (610 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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.

Hans A. Bethe, in War and Peace

Commenttiny.ag/fiog0z7u  ·   Fair (1221 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Law and Politics and War and Peace

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Commenttiny.ag/sxpzikiy  ·   Fair (810 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To save your world you asked this man to die;
Would this man, could he see you now, ask why?

W. H. Auden, "Epitaph for an Unknown Soldier", in War and Peace

Commenttiny.ag/ypqqlw9y  ·   Fair (672 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Always remember your weapons system was made by the lowest bidder

Unknown, in War and Peace

Commenttiny.ag/yy2e1ad8  ·   Fair (284 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Why bother building any more nuclear warheads until we've used the ones we have?

Unknown, in War and Peace

Commenttiny.ag/zsldl2jb  ·   Fair (284 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When you've seen one nuclear war, you've seen them all.

Unknown, in War and Peace

Commenttiny.ag/idqkjfr5  ·   Fair (895 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by Gord Weitzel

When elephants fight, only the grass gets hurt.

Unknown, in War and Peace

Commenttiny.ag/2kf4ndl1  ·   Fair (269 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

War is menstruation envy.

Unknown, in War and Peace

Commenttiny.ag/b5lrmegw  ·   Fair (303 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Katz' Law: Man and nations will act rationally when all other possibilities have been exhausted.

Unknown, in War and Peace

Commenttiny.ag/vykjqus7  ·   Fair (303 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Join the Army: travel to exotic distant lands, meet exciting, unusual people and kill them.

Unknown, in War and Peace

Commenttiny.ag/s7ezrvqx  ·   Fair (278 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It seems like the less a statesman amounts to, the more he loves the flag.

Unknown, in War and Peace

Commenttiny.ag/xmilhqgd  ·   Fair (299 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is impossible to defend perfectly against the attack of those who want to die.

Unknown, in War and Peace

Commenttiny.ag/4exni0iq  ·   Fair (270 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Draft beer, not people.

Unknown, in War and Peace

Commenttiny.ag/6gqwgydb  ·   Fair (236 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Conquering Russia should be done steppe by steppe.

Unknown, in War and Peace

Commenttiny.ag/konajjqe  ·   Fair (675 ratings)  ·  submitted (updated 10 Aug)

Always remember your weapons system was made by the lowest bidder

Unknown, in War and Peace

Commenttiny.ag/xrdfngoo  ·   Fair (246 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A nuclear war can ruin your whole day.

Unknown, in War and Peace

Commenttiny.ag/abk7huzh  ·   Fair (1236 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

What a strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

Unknown, (W.O.P.R. computer in War Games), in Success and Failure and War and Peace

War Games (VHS (NTSC))

Commenttiny.ag/hfj4loeb  ·   Fair (825 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

The pen may be stronger than the sword... but I'd rather have a sword in a dark alley.

Andrew Warnick, in War and Peace

Commenttiny.ag/is5ffzu6  ·   Fair (304 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.

Bill Vaughan, in Law and Politics and War and Peace

Commenttiny.ag/rb8m34k9  ·   Fair (968 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999  · 

All warfare is based on deception.

Sun Tzu, The Art Of War, in War and Peace

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