war quotes

“The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.”

“Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace and those who could make a good peace would never have won the war. ”

“War is not its own end, except in some catastrophic slide into absolute damnation. It's peace that's wanted. Some better peace than the one you started with.”

“Adulthood isn't an award they'll give you for being a good child. You can waste... years, trying to get someone to give that respect to you, as though it were a sort of promotion or raise in pay. If only you do enough, if only you are good enough. No. You have to just... take it. Give it to yourself, I suppose. Say, I'm sorry you feel like that and walk away. But that's hard.”

“Always be wary of any helpful item that weighs less than its operating manual.”

“Give a man a fire and he's warm for the day. But set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life.”

“Only the dead have seen the end of war.”

“Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.”

“Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another. ”

“When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing more to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader. ”

“It is clear to everyone that astronomy at all events compels the soul to look upwards, and draws it from the things of this world to the other.”

“The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. The trite subjects of human efforts, possessions, outward success, luxury have always seemed to me contemptible.”

War quotes - The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.

“The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.”

“Although I have been prevented by outward circumstances from observing a strictly vegetarian diet, I have long been an adherent to the cause in principle. Besides agreeing with the aims of vegetarianism for aesthetic and moral reasons, it is my view that a vegetarian manner of living by its purely physical effect on the human temperament would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind.”

 Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors... and miss.

 Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.

“Give me the children until they are seven and anyone may have them afterwards.”

“Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.”

“Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before... He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way.”

“I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence.”

“Wisdom born of experience should tell us that war is obsolete. There may have been a time when war served as a negative good by preventing the spread and growth of an evil force... If we assume that life is worth living, if we assume that mankind has the right to survive, then we must find an alternative to war.”

“Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

“You can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well worn path.”

“God is day and night, winter and summer, war and peace, surfeit and hunger.”

“If I find 10,000 ways something won't work, I haven't failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.”

“Progressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensely social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation. ”

“Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.”

“I took a speed reading course and read 'War and Peace' in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.”

“The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.”

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. ”