war quotes

“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.”

“I told Warren if he mentions Prop. 13 one more time, he has to do 500 push-ups.”

“We are a forward-looking people, and we must have a forward-looking government.”

“The rewards of virtue alone abide secure.”

“War never takes a wicked man by chance, the good man always.”

“Because one doesn't like the way things are is no reason to be unjust towards God.”

“Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers? ”

“A war between Europeans is a civil war.”

“Freedom in art, freedom in society, this is the double goal towards which all consistent and logical minds must strive.”

“Peace is the virtue of civilization. War is its crime.”

“By putting forward the hands of the clock you shall not advance the hour.”