war quotes

“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.”

“To think is of itself to be useful; it is always and in all cases a striving toward God. ”

“From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached. ”

“Anyone who cannot come to terms with his life while he is alive needs one hand to ward off a little his despair over his fate... but with his other hand he can note down what he sees among the ruins.”

“In theory there is a possibility of perfect happiness: To believe in the indestructible element within one, and not to strive towards it.”

“One advantage in keeping a diary is that you become aware with reassuring clarity of the changes which you constantly suffer.”

“Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people. ”

“The atomic bomb made the prospect of future war unendurable. It has led us up those last few steps to the mountain pass; and beyond there is a different country.”

“Men do not value a good deed unless it brings a reward.”

“A prince should be slow to punish, and quick to reward.”

“Love is a kind of warfare.”