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War and Peace

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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (268 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

War is menstruation envy.

Unknown, in War and Peace

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (894 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by Gord Weitzel

When elephants fight, only the grass gets hurt.

Unknown, in War and Peace

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (282 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Unknown, in War and Peace

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (282 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Unknown, in War and Peace

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (671 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Always remember your weapons system was made by the lowest bidder

Unknown, in War and Peace

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1235 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))

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (245 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A nuclear war can ruin your whole day.

Unknown, in War and Peace

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (601 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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1218 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)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (972 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Cannon: An instrument used in the rectification of national boundaries.

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

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (426 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Coward: one who, in a perilous emergency, thinks with his legs.

Ambrose Bierce, in Vice and Virtue and War and Peace

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (303 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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (822 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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (520 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.

Edward Everett, in War and Peace and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (230 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The graveyards are full of indispensable men.

Charles de Gaulle, in War and Peace

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (809 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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (880 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Chris Daniels  · 

I have seen war. I have seen war on land and sea. I have seen blood running from the wounded... I have seen the dead in the mud. I have seen cities destroyed... I have seen children starving. I have seen the agony of mothers and wives. I hate war.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, (Chautauqua, New York, August 14, 1936), in War and Peace

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (376 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself -- nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, (inaugural speech, 1944), in War and Peace

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (901 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Dr Nathan Rozenfarb

Close the book and open your heart.

Nathan Rozenfarb, (on religious conflicts), in War and Peace

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (260 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.

Bertrand Russell, in War and Peace

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