war quotes

“Long afterward, many would remember those two days in the first week of October with vividness and anguish.”

“A strong man doesn't have to be dominant toward a woman. He doesn't match his strength against a woman weak with love for him. He matches it against the world.”

“Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose - and you allow him to make war at pleasure. ”

“With Malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds. ”

“I hope to stand firm enough to not go backward, and yet not go forward fast enough to wreck the country's cause.”

“It is no good getting furious if you get stuck. What I do is keep thinking about the problem but work on something else. Sometimes it is years before I see the way forward. In the case of information loss and black holes, it was 29 years.”

“Time travel used to be thought of as just science fiction, but Einstein's general theory of relativity allows for the possibility that we could warp space-time so much that you could go off in a rocket and return before you set out.”

“We are in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity. We cannot remain looking inwards at ourselves on a small and increasingly polluted and overcrowded planet. ”

“I would like nuclear fusion to become a practical power source. It would provide an inexhaustible supply of energy, without pollution or global warming. ”

“To kill a relative of whom you are tired is something. But to inherit his property afterwards, that is genuine pleasure.”

“A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy.”

“The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.”

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

“The most shocking fact about war is that its victims and its instruments are individual human beings, and that these individual beings are condemned by the monstrous conventions of politics to murder or be murdered in quarrels not their own.”

“What is absurd and monstrous about war is that men who have no personal quarrel should be trained to murder one another in cold blood.”

“The sinews of war are infinite money.”

“An unjust peace is better than a just war. ”

“Laws are silent in time of war. ”

“Those wars are unjust which are undertaken without provocation. For only a war waged for revenge or defense can be just.”

“Honor is the reward of virtue.”

“In time of war the laws are silent. ”

“The only excuse for war is that we may live in peace unharmed.”

“Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.”

“Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.”

“We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance.”

“Every day confirms my opinion on the superiority of a vicious life - and if Virtue is not its own reward I don't know any other stipend annexed to it. ”

“Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and activity of it.”

“If we have not peace within ourselves, it is in vain to seek it from outward sources.”

“Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating of it too.”

“Help others and give something back. I guarantee you will discover that while public service improves the lives and the world around you, its greatest reward is the enrichment and new meaning it will bring your own life.”