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War and Peace

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

Always remember your weapons system was made by the lowest bidder

Unknown, in War and Peace

tiny.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

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

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

Unknown, in War and Peace

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

When elephants fight, only the grass gets hurt.

Unknown, in War and Peace

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

War is menstruation envy.

Unknown, in War and Peace

tiny.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

tiny.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

tiny.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

tiny.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

tiny.ag/qgj3ivvu  ·   Fair (151 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You should never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and liberty.

Henrik Ibsen, in War and Peace

tiny.ag/lgkszg2d  ·   Fair (431 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Benjamin Franklin, in Law and Politics and War and Peace

tiny.ag/xm0eggq6  ·   Fair (195 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.

David Friedman, in War and Peace

tiny.ag/ognqp9t4  ·   Fair (102 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.

Aldous Huxley, in Science and Religion and War and Peace

tiny.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

tiny.ag/zl0ikbnv  ·   Fair (427 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Ambrose Bierce, in Vice and Virtue and War and Peace

tiny.ag/tldrjftc  ·   Fair (1115 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Riot: A popular entertainment given to the military by innocent bystanders.

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

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

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

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

tiny.ag/ghcdyyrg  ·   Fair (973 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

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

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

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

Conquering Russia should be done steppe by steppe.

Unknown, in War and Peace

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

Draft beer, not people.

Unknown, in War and Peace