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1. “It was strange to us that none of these three victims made any attempt to resist the attack. Indeed, not one inhabitant in any of these worlds considered for a moment the possibility of resistance. In every case the attitude to disaster seemed to express itself in such terms as these:"To retaliate would be to wound our communal spirit beyond cure. We choose rather to die. The theme of spirit that we have created must inevitably be broken short, whether by the ruthlessness of the invader or by our own resort to arms. It is better to be destroyed than to triumph in slaying the spirit. Such as it is, the spirit that we have achieved is fair; and it is indestructibly woven into the tissue of the cosmos. We die praising the universe in which at least such an achievement as ours can be. We die knowing that the promise of further glory outlives us in other galaxies. We die praising the Star Maker, the Star Destroyer.”

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Source : Star Maker

2. “War is over ... If you want it.”

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Author : John Lennon

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

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Author : Plato

4. “Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die.”

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5. “No man's advice can change you unless you speak to yourself. Bible school or seminars can't change you, going to church can't change you except you decide to change.Psalm 139:23 - 24”

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Source : Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

6. “Revolting. If women were so careless to become pregnant at such a time, let women sort it out.”

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Author : Ruta Sepetys
Source : Salt to the Sea

7. “It was as if hell itself had taken human form and come up from the abyss.”

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8. “The IGAD-Plus's compromise peace agreement is probably pregnant with a noisy, perhaps thunderous baby.”

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9. “Inside, I screamed for help but the words knew better than to escape my lips.”

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10. “VOA no longer felt like a sanctuary but rather a mirage and we were desert wanderers.”

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11. “He was a nobody. Yet and still, he held the gun and therfore all of the power.”

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12. “One day President Roosevelt told me that he was asking publicly for suggestions about what the war should be called. I said at once 'The Unnecessary War'.”

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13. “It’s like we have the bones of animals and the hearts of angels.”

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Source : The River Within

14. “But you didn’t mention Orrigar I, the first king of the House of Chaldarina. He put an end to years of unrest and civil strife. Neither did you mention Ronnick II, the one who reformed the monetary system and forbade the Great Houses to mint their own coins, thus stabilizing our currency. At the time it saved Ximerion from going bankrupt.” “I’m sorry. I told you we weren’t big—” “It’s not that, Hemarchidas. You remembered the fighting kings, those who brought war, destruction and ephemeral glory. Or those who ended tragically. You forgot the wise administrators, those who kept the peace, those who brought prosperity. You needn’t feel embarrassed, though. So did history.” Hemarchidas looked at his friend as if he saw him for the first time. “So, all in all, Hemarchidas, I’d rather history forgot me.”

Tags : Historical Perspective History History Politics Peacemakers War

15. “Inequality and poverty, unhealth and no wealth are hand in hand. And if we are all born equal that should be true in all lands. We cannot divide the world between poor and rich countries. It's like saying the ones are good, the others are junkies. That can only increase more prejudice, miseries and sorrow. Turning the wheel today it will lead to a better tomorrow.”

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Source : The Mysterious Murder of Marilyn Monroe

16. “Whatever your grievances, I'm sure we can address them without resorting to war," persisted Argyle....Nonsense," said the alien. "Do you know how many laborers and industries we'd put out of work if we were to stop the war just because a few bleeding hearts think we can talk out our grievances?”

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Author : Mike Resnick
Source : The Outpost

17. “With the world in a chaos of questions, family should be the answer.”

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18. “Legion, cuneum formate!’ Reyna yelled. ‘Advance!’ Another cheer on Jason’s right as Percy and Annabeth reunited with the forces of Camp Half-Blood. ‘Greeks!’ Percy yelled. ‘Let’s, um, fight stuff!’ They yelled like banshees and charged. Jason grinned. He loved the Greeks. They had no organization whatsoever, but they made up for it with enthusiasm.”

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Author : Rick Riordan
Source : The Blood of Olympus

19. “My sisters and I sit together on a pair of suitcases. If we've forgotten anything, it's already too late -- our rooms have all been sealed and photographed. Anyway, Tatiana would say it's bad luck to return for something you've forgotten.”

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Author : Sarah Miller
Source : The Lost Crown

20. “One of the questions asked by al-Balkhi, and often repeated to this day, is this: Why do the children of Israel continue to suffer? My grandmother Dodo thought it was because the goyim were jealous. The seder for Passover (which is a shame-faced simulacrum of a Hellenic question-and-answer session, even including the wine) tells the children that it's one of those things that happens to every Jewish generation. After the Shoah or Endlösung or Holocaust, many rabbis tried to tell the survivors that the immolation had been a punishment for 'exile,' or for insufficient attention to the Covenant. This explanation was something of a flop with those whose parents or children had been the raw material for the 'proof,' so for a time the professional interpreters of god's will went decently quiet. This interval of ambivalence lasted until the war of 1967, when it was announced that the divine purpose could be discerned after all. How wrong, how foolish, to have announced its discovery prematurely! The exile and the Shoah could now both be understood, as part of a heavenly if somewhat roundabout scheme to recover the Western Wall in Jerusalem and other pieces of biblically mandated real estate.I regard it as a matter of self-respect to spit in public on rationalizations of this kind. (They are almost as repellent, in their combination of arrogance, masochism, and affected false modesty, as Edith Stein's 'offer' of her life to expiate the regrettable unbelief in Jesus of her former fellow Jews.) The sage Jews are those who have put religion behind them and become in so many societies the leaven of the secular and the atheist.”

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Source : Hitch-22: A Memoir

21. “[The wives of powerful noblemen] must be highly knowledgeable about government, and wise – in fact, far wiser than most other such women in power. The knowledge of a baroness must be so comprehensive that she can understand everything. Of her a philosopher might have said: "No one is wise who does not know some part of everything." Moreover, she must have the courage of a man. This means that she should not be brought up overmuch among women nor should she be indulged in extensive and feminine pampering. Why do I say that? If barons wish to be honoured as they deserve, they spend very little time in their manors and on their own lands. Going to war, attending their prince's court, and traveling are the three primary duties of such a lord. So the lady, his companion, must represent him at home during his absences. Although her husband is served by bailiffs, provosts, rent collectors, and land governors, she must govern them all. To do this according to her right she must conduct herself with such wisdom that she will be both feared and loved. As we have said before, the best possible fear comes from love. When wronged, her men must be able to turn to her for refuge. She must be so skilled and flexible that in each case she can respond suitably. Therefore, she must be knowledgeable in the mores of her locality and instructed in its usages, rights, and customs. She must be a good speaker, proud when pride is needed; circumspect with the scornful, surly, or rebellious; and charitably gentle and humble toward her good, obedient subjects. With the counsellors of her lord and with the advice of elder wise men, she ought to work directly with her people. No one should ever be able to say of her that she acts merely to have her own way. Again, she should have a man's heart. She must know the laws of arms and all things pertaining to warfare, ever prepared to command her men if there is need of it. She has to know both assault and defence tactics to insure that her fortresses are well defended, if she has any expectation of attack or believes she must initiate military action. Testing her men, she will discover their qualities of courage and determination before overly trusting them. She must know the number and strength of her men to gauge accurately her resources, so that she never will have to trust vain or feeble promises. Calculating what force she is capable of providing before her lord arrives with reinforcements, she also must know the financial resources she could call upon to sustain military action. She should avoid oppressing her men, since this is the surest way to incur their hatred. She can best cultivate their loyalty by speaking boldly and consistently to them, according to her council, not giving one reason today and another tomorrow. Speaking words of good courage to her men-at-arms as well as to her other retainers, she will urge them to loyalty and their best efforts.”

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Source : The Treasure of the City of Ladies

22. “You're going to keep making these mistakes as long as you keep carrying your brain in the same scabbard with your sword, Lelldorin.”

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Author : David Eddings
Source : Queen of Sorcery

23. “And always we had wars, and more wars, and still other wars--all over Europe, all over the world. "Sometimes in the private interest of royal families," Satan said, "sometimes to crush a weak nation; but never a war started by the aggressor for any clean purpose--there is no such war in the history of the race.”

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Author : Mark Twain
Source : The Mysterious Stranger

24. “This is stupid.""Look. You think how stupid people are most of the time. Old men drink. Women at a village fair. Boys throwing stones at birds. Life. The foolishness and the vanity, the selfishness and the waste. The pettiness, the silliness. You think in war it must be different. Must be better. With death around the corner, men united against hardship, the cunning of the enemy, people must think harder, faster, be...better. Be heroic.Only it's just the same. In fact do you know, because of all that pressure, and worry, and fear, it's worse. There aren't many men who think clearest when the stakes are highest. So people are even stupider in war than the rest of the time. Thinking about how they'll dodge the blame, or grab the glory, or save their skins, rather than about what will actually work. There's no job that forgives stupidity more than soldiering. No job that encourages it more.”

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Source : The Heroes

25. “It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.”

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Author : Voltaire

26. “Stood in firelight, sweltering. Bloodstain on chest like map of violent new continent. Felt cleansed. Felt dark planet turn under my feet and knew what cats know that makes them scream like babies in night.Looked at sky through smoke heavy with human fat and God was not there. The cold, suffocating dark goes on forever and we are alone. Live our lives, lacking anything better to do. Devise reason later. Born from oblivion; bear children, hell-bound as ourselves, go into oblivion. There is nothing else.Existence is random. Has no pattern save what we imagine after staring at it for too long. No meaning save what we choose to impose. This rudderless world is not shaped by vague metaphysical forces. It is not God who kills the children. Not fate that butchers them or destiny that feeds them to the dogs. It’s us. Only us. Streets stank of fire. The void breathed hard on my heart, turning its illusions to ice, shattering them. Was reborn then, free to scrawl own design on this morally blank world.Was Rorschach.Does that answer your Questions, Doctor?”

Tags : Atheism War
Author : Alan Moore
Source : Watchmen

27. “‎I know you're still young but I want you to understand and learn this now. Marriage can wait, education cannot. You're a very very bright girl. Truly you are. You can be anything you want Laila. I know this about you. And I also know that when this war is over Afghanistan is going to need you as much as its men maybe even more. Because a society has no chance of success if its women are uneducated Laila. No chance.”

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Source : A Thousand Splendid Suns

28. “AFTER SCHOOL SPECIALDear Mr. Schneider,I attended your elementarySchool almost thirty years agoAnd I'm very sure thatYou will rememberMe.My name is Suzy.I'm that hyperactive girlFrom the Egyptian familyWho used to always play deadOn the playground duringRecess.You used to keep meAfter school a lot,And then my father wouldForce me to make the longWalk home in the cold or rain.Sometimes I would arriveAfter dark.I'm writing to tell youThat I was bored as a kid.I was bored by your curriculumAnd the way I was always taught aBunch of uselessJunk.I did not like being locked upIn a prison of scheduled timeLearning about irrelevant material,And watching belittling cartoons andShows approved by academia thatMade me even moreBored.As a kidWho was constantlyGrowing, evolving, andBeing shaped by all around me,I wanted to travel, See other kidsIn the world like me,To understand what was goingOn amongst us and around us,To know what we were here forAnd what was our real purposeFor existence.I have some questionsI would like to ask you, Mr. Schneider,Now that I know that you are noLonger a school principal,But the new superintendentOf the entire schoolDistrict.I want to knowWhy racism todayWas not clearly explained to meEven though we covered eventsThat happened long ago.I want to know why youNever shared with usWhy other countriesNever liked us,Why we are taught to compete,To be divided in teams,And why conformity is associatedWith popularity, whileEccentricity is consideredUndesirable?I want to knowWhy my cafeteria lunchesWere slammed packedWith bottom-tierProcessed junk foodOnly suitableFor pigs?And why is itThat whenever a bullySlammed a kid into a locker forHis lunch money,Nobody explained to usThat egotism, selfishness and greedWere the seeds ofWar?I want to knowWhy we were never taughtTo stick up for each other,To love one another, and thatSegregation sorted by theOccupations of our fathers,The neighborhoods we lived in, our houses,Choices of sport, wealth, clothing,Color of our skinAnd the texture of our hairShould never, everDivide us?And lastly,I want to know whyIs it that whenever I pledgedAllegiance to the flag,I was never told that I wasActually hailing to theChief?You used to say thatI was a troubled child,A misfit, and that I neededObedience training,But you never acknowledged thatI was the fastest runner in the districtAnd that I took the schoolTo State and Nationals to competeIn the Spelling Bee among kidsGrades higher than me.And that it was me,Who won that big trophyThat sat in your office when youUsed to detain me for hoursAnd tell me I was noGood.Mr. Schneider,If we are not taught truths as kids,Then how do you expect us toGrow up to be truthful citizens?If we are only being taught the written way,And it has not shown positive effectsIn societies of yesterday or today,Then how can we progress as aUnited and compassionateNation?What good is it, To memorize the histories Of our forefathers,Without learning what could beGained from their lessons and mistakesTo improve our future Tomorrows?And finally,I want to thank you;For I know you have a tough jobDealing with rebellious children like me.Your job of mass processing and boxingThe young minds of America has not been an easy one,And I congratulate you On your recent promotion.But I sincerely want to thank you,Thank you,And thank you,For always pointing outThat I wasDifferent.”

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Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

29. “War is what happens when language fails.”

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30. “I cannot say your worships have delivered the matter well when I find the ass in compound with the major part of your syllables [...] our very priests must become mockers if they shall encounter such ridiculous subjects as you are. When you speak best unto the purpose, it is not worth the wagging of your beards, and your beards deserve not so honorable a grave as to stuff a botcher's cushion or to be entombed in an ass's packsaddle [...] more of your conversation would infect my brain, being the herdsmen of the beastly plebeians. I will be bold to take my leave with you.”

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Source : Coriolanus

31. “Do you think it's possible for an entire nation to be insane?”

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Source : Monstrous Regiment

32. “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.”

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Author : George Orwell
Source : 1984

33. “If you don't want a man unhappy politically, don't give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none. Let him forget there is such a thing as war. If the government is inefficient, top-heavy, and tax-mad, better it be all those than that people worry over it. Peace, Montag. Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs or the names of state capitals or how much corn Iowa grew last year. Cram them full of noncombustible data, chock them so damned full of 'facts' they feel stuffed, but absolutely 'brilliant' with information. Then they'll feel they're thinking, they'll get a sense of motion without moving. And they'll be happy, because facts of that sort don't change.”

Tags : Backwards Brilliance Change Contests Data Facts Forget Government Happiness Ignorance Information Motion Peace Philosophy Politics Popular Questioning Taxation Thinking War Worry
Author : Ray Bradbury
Source : Fahrenheit 451

34. “What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy?”

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35. “There was just such a man when I was young—an Austrian who invented a new way of life and convinced himself that he was the chap to make it work. He tried to impose his reformation by the sword, and plunged the civilized world into misery and chaos. But the thing which this fellow had overlooked, my friend, was that he had a predecessor in the reformation business, called Jesus Christ. Perhaps we may assume that Jesus knew as much as the Austrian did about saving people. But the odd thing is that Jesus did not turn the disciples into strom troopers, burn down the Temple at Jerusalem, and fix the blame on Pontius Pilate. On the contrary, he made it clear that the business of the philosopher was to make ideas available, and not to impose them on people.”

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Author : T.H. White
Source : The Once and Future King

36. “The nuclear arms race is like two sworn enemies standing waist deep in gasoline, one with three matches, the other with five.”

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Author : Carl Sagan

37. “A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.”

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Source : The Art of Worldly Wisdom

38. “In wars, boy, fools kill other fools for foolish causes”

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Author : Robert Jordan
Source : To the Blight

39. “and when all the wars are over, a butterfly will still be beautiful.”

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Author : Ruskin Bond
Source : Scenes from a Writer's Life

40. “It's hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.”

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41. “The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he is on.”

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Author : Joseph Heller
Source : Catch-22

42. “The law of evolution is that the strongest survives!' 'Yes, and the strongest, in the existence of any social species, are those who are most social. In human terms, most ethical...There is no strength to be gained from hurting one another. Only weakness.”

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43. “Veni, vidi, vici. (I came, I saw, I conquered.)”

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44. “Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living. We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount.”

Tags : Ethics Humanism Humanity Imperialism Nuclear Weapons Peace Science Technology War

45. “What do nations care about the cost of war, if by spending a few hundred millions in steel and gunpowder they can gain a thousand millions in diamonds and cocoa?”

Tags : Aggression Arms Imperialism Militarism War

46. “Islamic killers are over here because we are over there.”

Tags : Blowback Imperialism Terrorism War

47. “A dull, decent people, cherishing and fortifying their dullness behind a quarter of a million bayonets.”

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Author : George Orwell
Source : Burmese Days

48. “A NATION'S GREATNESS DEPENDS ON ITS LEADERTo vastly improve your country and truly make it great again, start by choosing a better leader. Do not let the media or the establishment make you pick from the people they choose, but instead choose from those they do not pick. Pick a leader from among the people who is heart-driven, one who identifies with the common man on the street and understands what the country needs on every level. Do not pick a leader who is only money-driven and does not understand or identify with the common man, but only what corporations need on every level.Pick a peacemaker. One who unites, not divides. A cultured leader who supports the arts and true freedom of speech, not censorship. Pick a leader who will not only bail out banks and airlines, but also families from losing their homes -- or jobs due to their companies moving to other countries. Pick a leader who will fund schools, not limit spending on education and allow libraries to close. Pick a leader who chooses diplomacy over war. An honest broker in foreign relations. A leader with integrity, one who says what they mean, keeps their word and does not lie to their people. Pick a leader who is strong and confident, yet humble. Intelligent, but not sly. A leader who encourages diversity, not racism. One who understands the needs of the farmer, the teacher, the doctor, and the environmentalist -- not only the banker, the oil tycoon, the weapons developer, or the insurance and pharmaceutical lobbyist.Pick a leader who will keep jobs in your country by offering companies incentives to hire only within their borders, not one who allows corporations to outsource jobs for cheaper labor when there is a national employment crisis. Choose a leader who will invest in building bridges, not walls. Books, not weapons. Morality, not corruption. Intellectualism and wisdom, not ignorance. Stability, not fear and terror. Peace, not chaos. Love, not hate. Convergence, not segregation. Tolerance, not discrimination. Fairness, not hypocrisy. Substance, not superficiality. Character, not immaturity. Transparency, not secrecy. Justice, not lawlessness. Environmental improvement and preservation, not destruction. Truth, not lies.Most importantly, a great leader must serve the best interests of the people first, not those of multinational corporations. Human life should never be sacrificed for monetary profit. There are no exceptions. In addition, a leader should always be open to criticism, not silencing dissent. Any leader who does not tolerate criticism from the public is afraid of their dirty hands to be revealed under heavy light. And such a leader is dangerous, because they only feel secure in the darkness. Only a leader who is free from corruption welcomes scrutiny; for scrutiny allows a good leader to be an even greater leader.And lastly, pick a leader who will make their citizens proud. One who will stir the hearts of the people, so that the sons and daughters of a given nation strive to emulate their leader's greatness. Only then will a nation be truly great, when a leader inspires and produces citizens worthy of becoming future leaders, honorable decision makers and peacemakers. And in these times, a great leader must be extremely brave. Their leadership must be steered only by their conscience, not a bribe.”

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Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

49. “God created war so that Americans would learn geography.”

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Author : Mark Twain

50. “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”

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51. “There was a clatter as the basilisk fangs cascaded out of Hermione's arms. Running at Ron, she flung them around his neck and kissed him full on the mouth. Ron threw away the fangs and broomstick he was holding and responded with such enthusiasm that he lifted Hermione off her feet. "Is this the moment?" Harry asked weakly, and when nothing happened except that Ron and Hermione gripped each other still more firmly and swayed on the spot, he raised his voice. "OI! There's a war going on here!" Ron and Hermione broke apart, their arms still around each other. "I know, mate," said Ron, who looked as though he had recently been hit on the back of the head with a Bludger, "so it's now or never, isn't it?" "Never mind that, what about the Horcrux?" Harry shouted. "D'you think you could just --- just hold it in, until we've got the diadem?" "Yeah --- right --- sorry ---" said Ron, and he and Hermione set about gathering up fangs, both pink in the face.”

Tags : Love Romance War
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

52. “The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.”

Tags : Life Passion War

53. “War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.”

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Source : The Two Towers

54. “There are perhaps many causes worth dying for, but to me, certainly, there are none worth killing for.”

Tags : Martyrdom Misattributed To Albert Camus Pacifism Principles War
Source : Army GI, Pacifist CO: The World War II Letters of Frank and Albert Dietrich

55. “Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.”

Tags : Deception Life War
Author : Sun Tzu
Source : The Art of War

56. “A small but noteworthy note. I've seen so many young men over the years who think they're running at other young men. They are not. They are running at me.”

Tags : Death War
Author : Markus Zusak
Source : The Book Thief

57. “If you win, you need not have to explain...If you lose, you should not be there to explain!”

Tags : Philosophy War
Author : Adolf Hitler

58. “Listen up - there's no war that will end all wars.”

Tags : Futility War
Source : Kafka on the Shore

59. “Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.”

Tags : War
Source : Ernest Hemingway: A Literary Reference

60. “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”

Tags : Diplomacy Strategy Victory War
Author : Sun Tzu
Source : The Art of War

61. “All war is a symptom of man's failure as a thinking animal.”

Tags : Conflict Politics War

62. “War does not determine who is right — only who is left.”

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Author : Anonymous

63. “There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.”

Tags : Nationalism Patriotism War
Author : Howard Zinn

64. “Dad, how do soldiers killing each other solve the world's problems?”

Tags : Army Fighting Peace Soldiers War
Source : Calvin and Hobbes: Sunday Pages 1985-1995: An Exhibition Catalogue

65. “Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.”

Tags : Business Strategy War
Author : Sun Tzu
Source : The Art of War

66. “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.”

Tags : Government Guns Military Military Budget Politics Poverty War Weapons

67. “Sometimes you have to pick the gun up to put the Gun down.”

Tags : Armed Struggle Arms Pacifism Peace Revolution Violence War
Author : Malcolm X

68. “It is not seen as insane when a fighter, under an attack that will inevitable lead to his death, chooses to take his own life first. In fact, this act has been encouraged for centuries, and is accepted even now as an honorable reason to do the deed. How is it any different when you are under attack by your own mind?”

Tags : Depression Honor Mental Suicide War
Author : Emilie Autumn
Source : The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls

69. “Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.”

Tags : Dream Imagination Reality War
Author : Lewis Carroll
Source : Alice in Wonderland

70. “If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war.”

Tags : War
Author : Leo Tolstoy
Source : War and Peace

71. “Fighting is found everywhere in the animal kingdom and nowhere so much as among human animals. Animals fight to get what they want--food, sex, territory, control, etc.--because there are other animals who want the same thing or who want to stop them from getting it. The same is true of human animals, except that we have developed more sophisticated techniques for getting our way. Being "rational animals," we have institutionalized our fighting in a number of ways, one of them being war. Even though we have over the ages institutionalized physical conflict and have employed many of our finest minds to develop more effective means of carrying it out, its basic structure remains essentially unchanged. In fights between brute animals, scientists have observed the practices of issuing challenges for the sake of intimidation, of establishing and defending territory, attacking, defending, counterattacking, retreating, and surrendering. Human fighting involves the same practices. Part of being a rational animal, however, involves getting what you want without subjecting yourself to the dangers of actual physical conflict. As a result, we humans have evolved the social institution of verbal argument. We have arguments all the time in order to try to get what we want, and sometimes these "degenerate" into physical violence.”

Tags : Animals Argument Civilization Control Human Animals Institutions Metaphor Rational Reason Sex Territory Violence War
Author : George Lakoff

72. “APPLY WITHINYou once told meYou wanted to findYourself in the world -And I told you toFirst apply within,To discover the worldwithin you.You once told meYou wanted to saveThe world from all its wars -And I told you toFirst save yourselfFrom the world,And all the warsYou put yourselfThrough.APPLY WITHIN by Suzy Kassem”

Tags : Attitude Awareness Believe In Yourself Chaos Discovery Dreams Focus Inner Peace Instill Peace Journey Life Lost Poems Poetry Self Love Self Respect State Of Mind Stress Tranquility Warriors Within World Worries
Author : Suzy Kassem

73. “I have no clue if it's true and I don't much want to look, but I bet a war happens inside the cocoon.”

Tags : Change Changing Cocoon Life Revolution War

74. “Until the philosophy which hold one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned...Everything is war. Me say war.That until the're no longer 1st class and 2nd class citizens of any nation...Until the color of a man's skin is ofno more significa...nce than the color of his eyes, me say war. That until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all without regard to race me say war!”

Tags : Racism War

75. “There is nothing that threatens a corrupt system more than a free mind.”

Tags : America American Blind Nationalism Censor Destroying The Nation Free Thinker Freedom Freedom Of Speech God Human Illusion Independent Leadership Quote Liberate Lion Misguide Nationalism Peace Political Political Science Politics Psychology Systems Think Thinking Truth
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

76. “...the Constitution is an invitation for the president and Congress to struggle for the privilege of directing foreign policy. Although the president is the principal foreign policy actor, the Constitution delegates more specific foreign policy powers to Congress than to the executive. It designates the president as commander-in-chief and head of the executive branch, whereas it gives Congress the power to declare war and the power of the purse. The president can negotiate treaties and nominate foreign policy officials, but the Senate must approve them. Congress is also granted the power to raise and support armies, establish rules on naturalization, regulate foreign commerce, and define and punish offenses on the high seas.Although the president is the chief foreign policy maker, Congress has a responsibility to be both an informed critic and constructive partner of the president. The ideal established by the founders is neither for one branch to dominate nor for there to be an identity of views between them. Rather, the founders wisely sought to encourage a creative tension between the president and Congress that would produce policies that advance national interests and reflect the views of the American people. Sustained consultation between the president and Congress is the most important mechanism for fostering an effective foreign policy with broad support at home and respect and punch overseas. In a world of both danger and opportunity, we need such a foreign policy to advance our interests and values around the globe.”

Tags : Congress Constitution Oversight President War
Source : A Creative Tension: The Foreign Policy Roles of the President and Congress

77. “RAINBOW VOICESI ask people of the world and children of light to start reflecting the stories of their souls to vibrate wisdom around the earth. Pick up a paintbrush or microphone. Press the inks of your pens to paper or tap words onto your screens, and start sharing what you know and have learned with the masses. Turn your personal painting into a piece of the earth's puzzle so that our unified assemblage of thoughts, experiences and lessons reveal common truths that cannot be denied. Imagine the changes that could happen if everyone suddenly stopped acting like someone else, became true to themselves, and celebrated the beauty of their uniqueness. Only after people have willingly removed their masks and costumes, and have begun pouring light from their hearts to reveal their vulnerability, dreams and pains, will we be able to see that beneath the surface we are all the same. After all, how can the world collectively fight for truth, if soldiers in its army are void of truth? We must first all be true by putting truth in our words and actions. And to do so, everyone must learn to think and react with their conscience. Imagine what Truth could do to neutralize the clutches of evil once this black and white world suddenly became embraced by a strong rainbow of loud powerful voices. We could put color back into every home, every school, every industry, every nation, and every garden on earth where flowers have been crushed by corruption.”

Tags : Common Truths Corruption Evil Gardens Global Citizen Good Against Evil Images Inspiring Light Paint People Racism Rainbow Social Change Souls Strong Unified Unique
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

78. “Mark, trying his best to distance himself from the cruel and pathetic 21st century, hadn’t listened to the news reports, not even when the dark green jeeps and helicopters showed up in town, men dressed in identical uniforms, just like in school, always standing with stony faces, setting up shelters and warning signals and food storage boxes. And as the public service announcements and racist propaganda bloomed onto the screens in every classroom, Mark’s only observation was that the United States still had such a long way to go. When times were dire, they resorted to using inaccurate stereotypes and ignorance as a weapon, with an impressionable society always willing to believe without further question.”

Tags : Anti Racism Army Bigitry Box Classroom Education Ignorance Military Nuclear Nuclear War Propaganda Public Service Announcement Racism Radiation Radioactive School Screen Sheeple Society Stereotype Storage Box United States War Weapon
Source : The Vinyl Effect

79. “One of the grat tragedies of life is that men seldom bridge the gulf between practice and profession, between doing and saying. A persistent schizophrenia leaves so many of us tragically divided against ourselves. On the one hand, we proudly profess certain sublime and noble principles, but on the other hand, we sadly practise the very antithesis of these principles. How often are our lives characterised by a high blood pressure of creeds and an anaemia of deeds! We talk eloquently about our commitment to the principles of Christianity, and yet our lives are saturated with the practices of paganism. We proclaim our devotion to democracy, but we sadly practise the very opposite of the democratic creed. We talk passionately about peace, and at the same time we assiduously prepare for war. We make our fervent pleas for the high road of justice, and then we tread unflinchingly the low road of injustice. This strange dichotomy, this agonising gulf between the ought and the is, represents the tragic theme of man's earthly pilgrimage.”

Tags : Actions Love In Action Martin Luther King Jr Peace War Words
Source : Strength to Love

80. “How is it possible to have a civil war?”

Tags : Euphemism Funny Humor Terminology War
Author : George Carlin

81. “Every now and then a green dot shifted to yellow. A soldier down, their armored suits detecting the injuries or death that rendered them combat ineffective. Combat ineffective. Such a nice euphemism for one of his kids bleeding out.”

Tags : Battle Combat Ineffective Death Euphemism Soldiers War
Source : The Butcher of Anderson Station

82. “We are meant to be.” He pressed his lips to mine again; against myself, against my worry, I once again succumbed to the power of his kiss. “I know that now. Our love is stronger than magic, stronger than the laws of all Feyland. It will survive this...whatever the future brings.” - Prince Kian, Silver Frost.”

Tags : Duty Fairy Frost Series Love Romance War
Author : Kailin Gow
Source : Silver Frost

83. “I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.”

Tags : Anti War Battle Death Old Men Peace Soldiers War Youth

84. “You don't get it, Clary. You don't understand what it's like to live always at war, to grow up with battle and sacrifice. I guess it's not your fault. It's just how you were brought up-”

Tags : Battle City Of Glass Isabelle Lightwood Life Mortal Instruments Sacrifice War
Source : City of Glass

85. “Unless one lives and loves in the trenches, it is difficult to remember that the war against dehumanization is ceaseless.”

Tags : Battle Conflict Dehumanization Endless Humanity War
Author : Audre Lorde

86. “If you will not die for us, you cannot ask us to die for you.”

Tags : Battle Loyalty War
Source : Kushiel's Dart

87. “Wait, I got it. We, uh, won the battle and lost the war, or was it the other way around? 'Cause around here, it's hard to tell sometimes.”

Tags : Battle Humor War
Author : Kami Garcia
Source : Beautiful Creatures

88. “It is a long-cherished tradition among a certain type of military thinker that huge casualties are the main thing. If they are on the other side then this is a valuable bonus.”

Tags : Battle Casualties Military Strategy Tactics War
Source : Jingo

89. “The rush of battle is often a potent and lethal addiction, for war is a drug.”

Tags : Battle Drug The Hurt Locker War
Author : Chris Hedges

90. “Whenever we want to combat our enemies, first and foremost we must start by understanding them rather than exaggerating their motives.”

Tags : Argument Battle Biased Debate Enemies Exaggeration Fallacies Fallacy Motives Purpose Reason Strategy Straw Man Straw Man Fallacy Strawman Strawman Fallacy Tactic Unbiased Understanding War
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

91. “He ran as he'd never run before, with neither hope nor despair. He ran because the world was divided into opposites and his side had already been chosen for him, his only choice being whether or not to play his part with heart and courage. He ran because fate had placed him in a position of responsibility and he had accepted the burden. He ran because his self-respect required it. He ran because he loved his friends and this was the only thing he could do to end the madness that was killing and maiming them.”

Tags : Battle Inspiration Marine Corps Officer Running Vietnam War Why We Fight
Source : Matterhorn

92. “Terrorism will never cease in a country where the so-called leaders are criminals and terrorists in disguise.”

Tags : Africans Arson Assasin Bad Leader Crime Criminal Crusader Fake Guerrilla Illegal Act Illegality Incendiary Leadership Misdemeanour Nation Outlaw Politics Rule Satire Terrorism Tort War Wrongdoing

93. “Always seek justice, but love only mercy. To love justice and hate mercy is but a doorway to more injustice.”

Tags : Avenge Close Mindedness Conflicts Doorway Duty Forgiveness Freedom Holiness Honor Hypocrisy Karma Knowledge Law Love Mercy Open Mindedness Payback Penalty Politics Revenge Truth War Wisdom
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

94. “The means of defence agst. foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home.”

Tags : Oppression Patriot Act Tyranny War
Author : James Madison

95. “SEPTEMBER 1, 1939I sit in one of the divesOn Fifty-second StreetUncertain and afraidAs the clever hopes expireOf a low dishonest decade:Waves of anger and fearCirculate over the brightAnd darkened lands of the earth,Obsessing our private lives;The unmentionable odour of deathOffends the September night.Accurate scholarship canUnearth the whole offenceFrom Luther until nowThat has driven a culture mad,Find what occurred at Linz,What huge imago madeA psychopathic god:I and the public knowWhat all schoolchildren learn,Those to whom evil is doneDo evil in return.Exiled Thucydides knewAll that a speech can sayAbout Democracy,And what dictators do,The elderly rubbish they talkTo an apathetic grave;Analysed all in his book,The enlightenment driven away,The habit-forming pain,Mismanagement and grief:We must suffer them all again.Into this neutral airWhere blind skyscrapers useTheir full height to proclaimThe strength of Collective Man,Each language pours its vainCompetitive excuse:But who can live for longIn an euphoric dream;Out of the mirror they stare,Imperialism's faceAnd the international wrong.Faces along the barCling to their average day:The lights must never go out,The music must always play,All the conventions conspireTo make this fort assumeThe furniture of home;Lest we should see where we are,Lost in a haunted wood,Children afraid of the nightWho have never been happy or good.The windiest militant trashImportant Persons shoutIs not so crude as our wish:What mad Nijinsky wroteAbout DiaghilevIs true of the normal heart;For the error bred in the boneOf each woman and each manCraves what it cannot have,Not universal loveBut to be loved alone.From the conservative darkInto the ethical lifeThe dense commuters come,Repeating their morning vow;'I will be true to the wife,I'll concentrate more on my work,'And helpless governors wakeTo resume their compulsory game:Who can release them now,Who can reach the dead,Who can speak for the dumb?All I have is a voiceTo undo the folded lie,The romantic lie in the brainOf the sensual man-in-the-streetAnd the lie of AuthorityWhose buildings grope the sky:There is no such thing as the StateAnd no one exists alone;Hunger allows no choiceTo the citizen or the police;We must love one another or die.Defenseless under the nightOur world in stupor lies;Yet, dotted everywhere,Ironic points of lightFlash out wherever the JustExchange their messages:May I, composed like themOf Eros and of dust,Beleaguered by the sameNegation and despair,Show an affirming flame.”

Tags : 9 11 Dictatorship Evil Poetry Tyranny War World War Ii
Author : W.H. Auden
Source : Another Time

96. “War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth a war, is much worse. When a people are used as mere human instruments for firing cannon or thrusting bayonets, in the service and for the selfish purposes of a master, such war degrades a people. A war to protect other human beings against tyrannical injustice; a war to give victory to their own ideas of right and good, and which is their own war, carried on for an honest purpose by their free choice, — is often the means of their regeneration. A man who has nothing which he is willing to fight for, nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. As long as justice and injustice have not terminated their ever-renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind, human beings must be willing, when need is, to do battle for the one against the other.”

Tags : Ethics Fight Foreign Policy Injustice Inspirational Justice Morality Motivational Patriotic Safety Selfish Tyranny War Will
Source : Principles of Political Economy

97. “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.”

Tags : Democracy Power Society Tyranny War
Author : Aldous Huxley
Source : Ends and Means

98. “As long as a population can be induced to believe in a supernatural hereafter, it can be oppressed and controlled. People will put up with all sorts of tyranny, poverty, and painful treatment if they're convinced that they'll eventually escape to some resort in the sky where lifeguards are superfluous and the pool never closes. Moreover, the faithful are usually willing to risk their skins in whatever military adventure their government may currently be promoting.”

Tags : Government Heaven Military Religion Tyranny War
Author : Tom Robbins
Source : Skinny Legs and All

99. “Long before it was known to me as a place where my ancestry was even remotely involved, the idea of a state for Jews (or a Jewish state; not quite the same thing, as I failed at first to see) had been 'sold' to me as an essentially secular and democratic one. The idea was a haven for the persecuted and the survivors, a democracy in a region where the idea was poorly understood, and a place where—as Philip Roth had put it in a one-handed novel that I read when I was about nineteen—even the traffic cops and soldiers were Jews. This, like the other emphases of that novel, I could grasp. Indeed, my first visit was sponsored by a group in London called the Friends of Israel. They offered to pay my expenses, that is, if on my return I would come and speak to one of their meetings.I still haven't submitted that expenses claim. The misgivings I had were of two types, both of them ineradicable. The first and the simplest was the encounter with everyday injustice: by all means the traffic cops were Jews but so, it turned out, were the colonists and ethnic cleansers and even the torturers. It was Jewish leftist friends who insisted that I go and see towns and villages under occupation, and sit down with Palestinian Arabs who were living under house arrest—if they were lucky—or who were squatting in the ruins of their demolished homes if they were less fortunate. In Ramallah I spent the day with the beguiling Raimonda Tawil, confined to her home for committing no known crime save that of expressing her opinions. (For some reason, what I most remember is a sudden exclamation from her very restrained and respectable husband, a manager of the local bank: 'I would prefer living under a Bedouin muktar to another day of Israeli rule!' He had obviously spent some time thinking about the most revolting possible Arab alternative.) In Jerusalem I visited the Tutungi family, who could produce title deeds going back generations but who were being evicted from their apartment in the old city to make way for an expansion of the Jewish quarter. Jerusalem: that place of blood since remote antiquity. Jerusalem, over which the British and French and Russians had fought a foul war in the Crimea, and in the mid-nineteenth century, on the matter of which Christian Church could command the keys to some 'holy sepulcher.' Jerusalem, where the anti-Semite Balfour had tried to bribe the Jews with the territory of another people in order to seduce them from Bolshevism and continue the diplomacy of the Great War. Jerusalem: that pest-house in whose environs all zealots hope that an even greater and final war can be provoked. It certainly made a warped appeal to my sense of history.”

Tags : 19Th Century Ancestry Antisemitism Arabs Bedouin Britain Christianity Colonialism Diplomacy Ethnic Cleansing Fanaticism France Free Speech History Jerusalem Palestine Raimonda Tawil Religious Extremism Torture Zealotry
Source : Hitch-22: A Memoir

100. “The neo-cons, or some of them, decided that they would back Clinton when he belatedly decided for Bosnia and Kosovo against Milosevic, and this even though they loathed Clinton, because the battle against religious and ethnic dictatorship in the Balkans took precedence. This, by the way, was partly a battle to save Muslims from Catholic and Christian Orthodox killers. That impressed me. The neo-cons also took the view, quite early on, that coexistence with Saddam Hussein was impossible as well as undesirable. They were dead right about that. They had furthermore been thinking about the menace of jihadism when most people were half-asleep.And then I have to say that I was rather struck by the way that the Weekly Standard and its associated voices took the decision to get rid of Trent Lott earlier this year, thus removing an embarrassment as well as a disgrace from the political scene. And their arguments were on points of principle, not 'perception.' I liked their ruthlessness here, and their seriousness, at a time when much of the liberal Left is not even seriously wrong, but frivolously wrong, and babbles without any sense of responsibility. (I mean, have you read their sub-Brechtian stuff on Halliburton....?) And revolution from above, in some states and cases, is—as I wrote in my book A Long Short War—often preferable to the status quo, or to no revolution at all.”

Tags : A Long Short War Balkans Bertolt Brecht Bill Clinton Bosnian War Catholicism Dictatorship Ethnicity Halliburton Jihad Kosovo Kosovo War Liberalism Neoconservatism Persecution Persecution Of Muslims Politics Religion Revolution Saddam Hussein Slobodan Milosevic The Weekly Standard Trent Lott War
Source : Christopher Hitchens and His Critics: Terror, Iraq, and the Left

101. “Are the great spiritual teachings really advocating that we fight evil because we are on the side of light, the side of peace? Are they telling us to fight against that other 'undesirable' side, the bad and the black. That is a big question. If there is wisdom in the sacred teachings, there should not be any war. As long as a person is involved with warfare, trying to defend or attack, then his action is not sacred; it is mundane, dualistic, a battlefield situation.”

Tags : Attacking Defending Duality Fighting Good And Evil Good Vs Evil Religion True Wisdom War Wisdom
Source : Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

102. “That was the funny thing. What happened to John would pass for his classmates, but for John it was a long challenging road ahead of him. Who knew where he would be sent, maybe a juvenile detention center? He might keep in touch with a few friends if his parents let him, but he would never return to Wakefield High. His peers had no clue the journey ahead of him, that his life was changed forever. And they had no idea what lay ahead for Lilly. No one knew she had been given a task by the Archangels to fight a war against pure evil. They had no idea that Lilly would spend most of her free time not training for a marathon, but training to kill demons. John and Lilly were not all too different.”

Tags : Angels Angels And Demons Archangels Demons Evil Good Vs Evil Half Life Life Lilly Marathon Teenagers Training War Young Adult Fiction

103. “The hard truths are the ones to hold tight. - Old Bear”

Tags : A Game Of Thrones A Song Of Ice And Fire Epic Fantasy Fiction George Rr Martin Grimdark Middle Ages Politics War
Source : A Game of Thrones

104. “...Prophecy is like a treacherous woman. She takes your member in her mouth, and you moan with the pleasure of it and think, how sweet, how fine, how good this is... and then her teeth snap shut and your moans turn to screams... Prophecy will bite your prick off everytime,”

Tags : A Feast For Crows A Game Of Thrones A Song Of Ice And Fire Epic Fantasy Fantasy George Rr Martin Grimdark Historical Fiction Middle Ages Political Fiction Politics War
Source : A Feast for Crows

105. “Not everyone who spoke to you friendly was really your friend.”

Tags : A Storm Of Swords Epic Fantasy Game Of Thrones George Rr Martin Grimdark Middle Ages Politics War
Source : A Storm of Swords

106. “It was one thing to go into battle with friends, and another to perish alone and despised.”

Tags : A Clash Of Kings A Song Of Ice And Fire Epic Fantasy Game Of Thrones George Rr Martin Grimdark Middle Ages Politics War
Source : A Clash of Kings

107. “...seeing everything, yet a part of nothing.”

Tags : A Clash Of Kings A Song Of Ice And Fire Epic Fantasy Game Of Thrones George Rr Martin Grimdark Middle Ages Politics War
Source : A Clash of Kings

108. “They have forgotten that war is momentum.War is natural. And war makes one strong.”

Tags : Epic Fantasy War
Source : City of Blades

109. “Choose a leader who will invest in building bridges, not walls. Books, not weapons. Morality, not corruption. Intellectualism and wisdom, not ignorance. Stability, not fear and terror. Peace, not chaos. Love, not hate. Convergence, not segregation. Tolerance, not discrimination. Fairness, not hypocrisy. Substance, not superficiality. Character, not immaturity. Transparency, not secrecy. Justice, not lawlessness. Environmental improvement and preservation, not destruction. Truth, not lies.”

Tags : Airlines Big Business Bipartisan Confident Leader Country Critic Discriminate Divides Educators Elections Employment Ethnic Tolerance Fairness Families Foreign Relations Government Corruption Greed Honest Broker Immorality Mankind Multinational School Serves The People Teachers Unite Uniting Walls
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

110. “Battle for the sake of honor may be a fine thing for bards to sing of, but it is no way to preserve one's homeland”

Tags : Battle Homeland Poets Sing War
Source : Kushiel's Chosen

111. “You were born a child of light’s wonderful secret— you return to the beauty you have always been.”

Tags : Death Faith Going Home Grace Healing Home Going Inner Peace Innocence Killed In The Line Of Duty Life And Death Light Philosophy Poem In Your Pocket Day Rebirth Recovery Resurrection Spiritual Nature Spiritual Philosophy Spirituality Victims Of Gun Violence Victims Of War War War Victims
Author : Aberjhani
Source : Visions of a Skylark Dressed in Black

112. “Even in times of trauma, we try to maintain a sense of normality until we no longer can. That, my friends, is called surviving. Not healing. We never become whole again ... we are survivors. If you are here today... you are a survivor. But those of us who have made it thru hell and are still standing? We bare a different name: warriors.”

Tags : Ptsd Soldier Survivor War Warrior
Author : Lori Goodwin

113. “As a civilian, I know nothing about combat, the Marine Corps experience or modern man's struggle adjusting to peace after war. I only know what's been shared with me; confidences I would never betray, nor use as details in a novel.”

Tags : Civilian Combat Combat Infantry Marine Marine Corps Marines Ptsd War Warrior Warrior Ethos Warriorship

114. “We are Craiglockhart's success stories. Look at us. We don't remember, we don't feel, we don't think - at least beyond the confines of what's needed to do the job. By any proper civilized standard (but what does that mean now?) we are objects of horror. But our nerves are completely steady. And we are still alive.”

Tags : Hospitals Mental Illness Ptsd Trauma War
Author : Pat Barker
Source : The Ghost Road

115. “In World War One, they called it shell shock. Second time around, they called it battle fatigue. After 'Nam, it was post-traumatic stress disorder.”

Tags : Battle Fatigue Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Ptsd Shell Shock Veterans Vietnam War War World War 1 World War One World War Two
Author : Jan Karon
Source : Home to Holly Springs

116. “In times of war, the law falls silent.Silent enim leges inter arma”

Tags : Freedom Human Rights Law War

117. “A woman's body is a sacred temple. A work of art, and a life-giving vessel. And once she becomes a mother, her body serves as a medicine cabinet for her infant. From her milk she can nourish and heal her own child from a variety of ailments. And though women come in a wide assortment as vast as the many different types of flowers and birds, she is to reflect divinity in her essence, care and wisdom. God created a woman's heart to be a river of love, not to become a killing machine.”

Tags : Baby Beauty Birds Body Care Caring Child Cures Divinity God Heal Healing Holy Human Body Killing Machine Milk Mother Mother Earth Mother S Heart Motherhood River Sacred Sacred Temple Soldier Spiritual Suzy Kassem Temple Vessel War Water Wise
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

118. “[Speaking to 29-year-old ex-guerrilla]'I see it as a process. First, yes, you do negotiate. But if that does not work, then you have to use violence to get what you need. Even if you have to bomb a school.' There was a swagger to that statement, a perverted machismo: only a real man understands the necessity of bombing a school.”

Tags : Machismo Violence War
Source : This Divided Island: Stories from the Sri Lankan War

119. “Now, your Honor, I have spoken about the [Civil] war. I believed in it. I don’t know whether I was crazy or not. Sometimes I think perhaps I was. I approved of it; I joined in the general cry of madness and despair. I urged men to fight. I was safe because I was too old to go. I was like the rest. What did they do? Right or wrong, justifiable or unjustifiable -- which I need not discuss today -- it changed the world. For four long years the civilized world was engaged in killing men. Christian against Christian, barbarian uniting with Christians to kill Christians; anything to kill. It was taught in every school, aye in the Sunday schools. The little children played at war. The toddling children on the street. Do you suppose this world has ever been the same since? How long, your Honor, will it take for the world to get back the humane emotions that were slowly growing before the war? How long will it take the calloused hearts of men before the scars of hatred and cruelty shall be removed?We read of killing one hundred thousand men in a day. We read about it and we rejoiced in it -- if it was the other fellows who were killed. We were fed on flesh and drank blood. Even down to the prattling babe. I need not tell you how many upright, honorable young boys have come into this court charged with murder, some saved and some sent to their death, boys who fought in this war and learned to place a cheap value on human life. You know it and I know it. These boys were brought up in it. The tales of death were in their homes, their playgrounds, their schools; they were in the newspapers that they read; it was a part of the common frenzy -- what was a life? It was nothing. It was the least sacred thing in existence and these boys were trained to this cruelty.”

Tags : Blood Civil War Cruelty Death Honor Justice Killing Law Life Madness Patriotism Sacred Value Violence War
Source : Attorney for the Damned: Clarence Darrow in the Courtroom

120. “The greatest thrill is not to kill but to let live.”

Tags : Killing Kindness Murder Peace Pity War
Source : The Grizzly King

121. “The sergeants are shunted forward and they blink and stare up at Gonzo as he leans on the edge of his giant mixing bowl. MacArthur never addressed his troops from a mixing bowl--not even one made from a spare geodesic radio emplacement shell--and certainly de Gaulle never did. But Gonzo Lubitsch does, and he does it as if a whole long line of commanders were standing at his shoulder, urging him on."Gentlemen," says Gonzo softly, "holidays are over. I need an oven, and I need one in about twenty minutes, or these fine flapjacks will go to waste, and that is not happening."And something about this statement and the voice in which he says it makes it clear that this is simply true. One way or another, this thing will get done. Under a layer of grime and horror, these two are soldiers, and more, they are productive, can-do sorts of people. Rustily but with a gratitude which is not so far short of worship, they say "Yes, sir" and are about their business.”

Tags : Cooking Flapjacks Humor Pancakes Soldiers War
Author : Nick Harkaway
Source : The Gone-Away World

122. “It turned out to be a war which, unfortunately for Comrade Pillai, would end almost before it began. Victory was gifted to him wrapped and beribboned, on a silver tray. Only then, when it was too late, and Paradise Pickles slumped softly to the floor without so much as a murmur or even the pretense of resistance, did Comrade Pillai realize that what he really needed was the process of war more than the outcome of victory. War could have been the stallion that he rode, part of, if not all, the way to the Legislative Assembly, whereas victory left him no better off than when he started out.He broke the eggs but burned the omelette.”

Tags : Defeat Eggs Omelette Politics Victory War
Author : Arundhati Roy
Source : The God of Small Things

123. “You do not mean there is danger of peace?", cried Jack.”

Tags : Humor Navy Peace War
Source : Desolation Island

124. “You must be a light unto yourself.”

Tags : Air Force Airman Airmen Army Battle Battlefield Evil Good Inspiration Inspirational Marine Marines Motivation Motivational Navy Sailor Sailors Soldier Soldiers War

125. “They Served...reliving memoriesthat will not diegiving their allfor you and I -friends takenlives shaken...”

Tags : Air Force Army Bronze Star Brotherhood Combat Copin Death Hell Hell On Earth Honor Injured Killed Life After War Marines Medal Of Valor Memories Military Navy Protector Ptsd Purple Heart Returning Home Service Survior Veteran War
Author : Muse
Source : Enigmatic Evolution

126. “WILL WORK FOR FOOD © 2013 Lyrics & Music by Michele JennaeThere he was with a cardboard sign, Will Work For Food Saw him on the roadside, As I took my kids to schoolI really didn’t have time to stop, Already running late Found myself pulling over, Into the hands of fate The look in his eyes was empty, But he held out his hand I knew my kids were watching, As I gave him all I had My heart in my throat I had to ask, “What brought you here?” He looked up and straight into my eyes, I wanted to disappear. CHORUS He said… Do you think I really saw myself, Standing in this light Forgotten by society, After fighting for your rights WILL WORK FOR FOOD, WILL DIE FOR YOU I AM JUST A FORGOTTEN SOLDIER, I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DOv. 2 He put the money in his pocket, Then he took me by the hand Thank you dear for stopping by, I am sure that you have plans He nodded toward my children, Watching from afar It’s time they were off to school, You should get in the car My eyes welled up and tears fell down, I couldn’t say a word Here this man with nothing to his name, Showing me his concern I knew then that the lesson, That today must be taught Wouldn’t come from textbooks, And it could not be bought CHORUS He said… Do you think I really saw myself, Standing in this light Forgotten by society, After fighting for your rights WILL WORK FOR FOOD, WILL DIE FOR YOU I AM JUST A FORGOTTEN SOLDIER, I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DOv. 3 I told him then that I had a job, That I could give him work And in return he’d have a meal, And something to quench his thirst He looked at me and shrugged a bit, And followed me to the car We went right over to a little café, Just up the road not too far After I ordered our food he looked at me, And asked about the kids “Shouldn’t these tykes be in school, And about that job you said.” “Your job,” I said, “is to school my girls, In the ways of the world Explain to them your service, And how your life unfurled.”He said… Do you think I really saw myself, Standing in this light Forgotten by society, After fighting for your rights WILL WORK FOR FOOD, WILL DIE FOR YOU I AM JUST A FORGOTTEN SOLDIER, I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DOv. 4He wasn’t sure quite what to do, As he ate his food And began to tell us all about his life… the bad… the good. He wiped his own tears from his eyes, His story all but done My girls and I all choked up, Hugged him one by one Understanding his sacrifice, But not his current plight We resolved then and there that day, That for him, we would fight. We offered him our friendship, And anything else we had He wasn’t sure how to accept it, But we made him understandLAST CHORUS That we had not really seen before, Him standing in the light No longer forgotten by us, We are now fighting for his rights He had… WORKED FOR FOOD HE HAD ALL BUT DIED FOR ME AND YOU NOT FORGOTTEN ANYMORE BUT STILL A SOLDIER IN TRUST”

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127. “War is not just the shower of bullets and bombs from both sides, it is also the shower of blood and bones on both sides.”

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Author : Amit Kalantri
Source : Wealth of Words

128. “We were all pawns easily discarded at the whims of monsters, some of whom were younger than me.”

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129. “War is most unkind to the memories of survivors”

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Source : The Mud Hut I Grew Upon

130. “Anybody will do for you, but not for me. I must have somebody.”

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131. “War means fighting, and fighting means killing.”

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132. “It was not well to drive men into final corners; at those moments they could all develop teeth and claws.”

Tags : Civil War War
Author : Stephen Crane
Source : The Red Badge of Courage

133. “1. Bangladesh.... In 1971 ... Kissinger overrode all advice in order to support the Pakistani generals in both their civilian massacre policy in East Bengal and their armed attack on India from West Pakistan.... This led to a moral and political catastrophe the effects of which are still sorely felt. Kissinger’s undisclosed reason for the ‘tilt’ was the supposed but never materialised ‘brokerage’ offered by the dictator Yahya Khan in the course of secret diplomacy between Nixon and China.... Of the new state of Bangladesh, Kissinger remarked coldly that it was ‘a basket case’ before turning his unsolicited expertise elsewhere.2. Chile.... Kissinger had direct personal knowledge of the CIA’s plan to kidnap and murder General René Schneider, the head of the Chilean Armed Forces ... who refused to countenance military intervention in politics. In his hatred for the Allende Government, Kissinger even outdid Richard Helms ... who warned him that a coup in such a stable democracy would be hard to procure. The murder of Schneider nonetheless went ahead, at Kissinger’s urging and with American financing, just between Allende’s election and his confirmation.... This was one of the relatively few times that Mr Kissinger (his success in getting people to call him ‘Doctor’ is greater than that of most PhDs) involved himself in the assassination of a single named individual rather than the slaughter of anonymous thousands. His jocular remark on this occasion—‘I don’t see why we have to let a country go Marxist just because its people are irresponsible’—suggests he may have been having the best of times....3. Cyprus.... Kissinger approved of the preparations by Greek Cypriot fascists for the murder of President Makarios, and sanctioned the coup which tried to extend the rule of the Athens junta (a favoured client of his) to the island. When despite great waste of life this coup failed in its objective, which was also Kissinger’s, of enforced partition, Kissinger promiscuously switched sides to support an even bloodier intervention by Turkey. Thomas Boyatt ... went to Kissinger in advance of the anti-Makarios putsch and warned him that it could lead to a civil war. ‘Spare me the civics lecture,’ replied Kissinger, who as you can readily see had an aphorism for all occasions.4. Kurdistan. Having endorsed the covert policy of supporting a Kurdish revolt in northern Iraq between 1974 and 1975, with ‘deniable’ assistance also provided by Israel and the Shah of Iran, Kissinger made it plain to his subordinates that the Kurds were not to be allowed to win, but were to be employed for their nuisance value alone. They were not to be told that this was the case, but soon found out when the Shah and Saddam Hussein composed their differences, and American aid to Kurdistan was cut off. Hardened CIA hands went to Kissinger ... for an aid programme for the many thousands of Kurdish refugees who were thus abruptly created.... The apercu of the day was: ‘foreign policy should not he confused with missionary work.’ Saddam Hussein heartily concurred.5. East Timor. The day after Kissinger left Djakarta in 1975, the Armed Forces of Indonesia employed American weapons to invade and subjugate the independent former Portuguese colony of East Timor. Isaacson gives a figure of 100,000 deaths resulting from the occupation, or one-seventh of the population, and there are good judges who put this estimate on the low side. Kissinger was furious when news of his own collusion was leaked, because as well as breaking international law the Indonesians were also violating an agreement with the United States.... Monroe Leigh ... pointed out this awkward latter fact. Kissinger snapped: ‘The Israelis when they go into Lebanon—when was the last time we protested that?’ A good question, even if it did not and does not lie especially well in his mouth.It goes on and on and on until one cannot eat enough to vomit enough.”

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134. “poor boy! I never knew you, Yet I think I could not refuse this moment to die for you, if that would save you”

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Author : Walt Whitman
Source : Drum Taps

135. “I can assure you that no kingdom has ever had as many civil wars as the kingdom of Christ.”

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Author : Montesquieu
Source : Persian Letters

136. “For twenty-five years I've been speaking and writing in defense of your right to happiness in this world, condemning your inability to take what is your due, to secure what you won in bloody battles on the barricades of Paris and Vienna, in the American Civil War, in the Russian Revolution. Your Paris ended with Petain and Laval, your Vienna with Hitler, your Russia with Stalin, and your America may well end in the rule of the Ku Klux Klan! You've been more successful in winning your freedom than in securing it for yourself and others. This I knew long ago. What I did not understand was why time and again, after fighting your way out of a swamp, you sank into a worse one. Then groping and cautiously looking about me, I gradually found out what has enslaved you: YOUR SLAVE DRIVER IS YOU YOURSELF. No one is to blame for your slavery but you yourself. No one else, I say!”

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Author : Wilhelm Reich
Source : Listen, Little Man!

137. “This isn't to deny that there were fierce arguments, at the time and ever since, about the causes and goals of both the Civil War and the Second World War. But 1861 and 1941 each created a common national narrative (which happened to be the victors' narrative): both wars were about the country's survival and the expansion of the freedoms on which it was founded. Nothing like this consensus has formed around September 11th.... Indeed, the decade since the attacks has destroyed the very possibility of a common national narrative in this country.”

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Author : George Packer

138. “Once upon a time there were two countries, at war with each other. In order to make peace after many years of conflict, they decided to build a bridge across the ocean.But because they never learned each other’s language properly, they could never agree on the details, so the two halves of the bridge they started to build never met.To this day the bridge extends far into the ocean from both sides, and simply ends half way, miles in the wrong direction from the meeting point.And the two countries are still at war.”

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Author : Vera Nazarian
Source : The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

139. “for years now there had been no country here but the war.”

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Author : Michael Herr
Source : Dispatches

140. “Lay downYour tired & weary head my friend.We have wept too longNight is fallingAnd you we are only sleepingWe have come to this journey's endIt's time for us to goTo meet our friendsWho beckon usTo jump againFrom across a distant skyA C-130 comes to carry usWhere we shall all wait For the final green lightIn the light ofThe pale moon risingI see far on the horizonInto the world of night and darknessFeet and knees togetherTime has ceasedBut cherished memories still lingerThis is the way of life and all thingsWe shall meet againYou are only sleeping.”

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Source : Mi Vida

141. “They call this war a cloud over the land. But they made the weather and then they stand in the rain and say 'Shit, it's raining!”

Tags : Rain War Weather
Source : Cold Mountain

142. “When two brothers are busy fighting, an evil man can easily attack and rob their poor mother. Mankind should always stay united, standing shoulder to shoulder so evil can never cheat and divide them.”

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Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

143. “Les personnages de nos autres vies sont des fantômes que la littérature fait revivre.”

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Author : Olivier Weber

144. “No one starts a war warning that those involved will lose their innocence - that children will definitely die and be forever lost as a result of the conflict; that the war will not end for generations and generations, even after cease-fires have been declared and peace treaties have been signed. No one starts a war that way, but they should. It would at least be fair warning and an honest admission: even a good war - if there is such a thing - will kill anyone old enough to die.”

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145. “This is where people misunderstand war. When you attack another country for its resources, you are the pirate. But when you protect your country from the pirates, you are the hero.”

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Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

146. “If your enemy is secure at all points, be prepared for him. If he is in superior strength, evade him. If your opponent is temperamental, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant. If he is taking his ease, give him no rest. If his forces are united, separate them. If sovereign and subject are in accord, put division between them. Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected .”

Tags : Preparation Security Strategy Tactics War
Author : Sun Tzu
Source : The Art of War

147. “The words ‘I Love You’ kill, and resurrect millions, in less than a second.”

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Author : Aberjhani
Source : Elemental: The Power of Illuminated Love

148. “Tribalism is an addiction that is driven by false beliefs that need to be reflected back to be perceived as true.”

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149. “It is the duty of youths to war against indiscipline and corruption because they are the leaders of tomorrow.”

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150. “As a Nobel Peace laureate, I, like most people, agonize over the use of force. But when it comes to rescuing an innocent people from tyranny or genocide, I've never questioned the justification for resorting to force. That's why I supported Vietnam's 1978 invasion of Cambodia, which ended Pol Pot's regime, and Tanzania's invasion of Uganda in 1979, to oust Idi Amin. In both cases, those countries acted without U.N. or international approval—and in both cases they were right to do so.”

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Source : A Matter of Principle: Humanitarian Arguments for War in Iraq

151. “One may be suprise why after so many years, there are still people out there who are still racist. Well the reason is racism was never dealt with but was ignored. People are being indeniel that it exist. That doesnt make it to go away, but it makes it hidden. Thats why sometimes it pops out.”

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152. “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.”

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153. “As long as greed is the root of all evil, there will not be peace.Get rid of selfishness and greed too will disappear.”

Tags : Peace On Earth Poverty And Politics Selfishness War
Author : Zarina Bibi

154. “It is psychotic to draw a line between two places.It is psychotic to go.It is psychotic to look.Psychotic to live in a different country forever.Psychotic to lose something forever.The compelling conviction that something has been lost is psychotic.Even the aeroplane's dotted line on the monitor as it descends to Heathrow is purely weird ambient energy.It is psychotic to submit to violence in a time of great violence and yet it is psychotic to leave that home or country, the place where you submitted again and again, forever. Indeed, it makes the subsequent involuntary arrival a stressor for psychosis.”

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Author : Bhanu Kapil

155. “This is a story of Africa. A pioneer woman's journey north was merely the beginning.”

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Source : Sons of Africa

156. “To understand what happened in Zimbabwe its worth trying to see things through the Zimbabwean people prism for a moment. Immune from the propaganda and the western media mind- bend. The real issues started a long, long time ago before the current regimes. Those who came bearing greed and seeking to rip off the cradle of Sub-Saharan Africa orchestrated the demise the people of Zimbabwe found themselves reeling in”

Tags : Africa War Zimbabwe
Source : The Mud Hut I Grew Upon

157. “I don't know how to stop the atrocities. I don't know how to make people care. But looking into my sister's eyes, we seem to have carved out something between us that none of the madness can touch. Invisible threads.”

Tags : Atrocities Compassion Congo Sisters War
Source : A Thousand Sisters: My Journey into the Worst Place on Earth to Be a Woman

158. “As to the efficacy of the policy recommended by Rostow, it speaks for itself: no country, once underdeveloped, ever managed to develop By Rostow's stages. Is that why Rostow is now trying to help the people of Vietnam, the Congo, the Dominican Republic, and other underdeveloped countries to overcome the empirical, theoretical, and policy shortcomings of his manifestly non-communist intellectual aid to economic development and cultural change by bombs, napalm, chemical and biological weapons, and military occupation?”

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Source : América Latina: Subdesarrrollo o Revolucioón

159. “Some people will hate you for the mistakes they make. That's why they never learn and will continue always making the same mistake and would be blaming everyone they come across. A person who has never been at fault, has never learned his or her life lessons.”

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160. “When you dont produce results.The results produce themselves and wont favour you.”

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161. “They turn against us, because we are there. They take advantage of us and mistreat us. They join forces in getting rid of us. They have secret meetings and conspiracy against us. But when we have decided to leave for good. They see that they need us, but its too late. Since we are not there anymore and fighting is in their blood. Now they tell their friends you are an enemy, tomorrow they will turn their friends into their own enemies. They are using you as an excuse to hate. Dont worry hating and fighting is in their blood. They will turn against each other at the end. Being free has nothing to do with being privileged, but its one choice ,when they decided enough is enough.”

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162. “I live in a country , where I fear for my life. I locked the gates and doors. More than the fear of crime in this country. I fear leaders who are not using their intellect to lead me but who uses their personal experience, hidden agendas and feelings to lead me. I am more guilty and accomplices if i don't do or say anything. Hope my vote will make a difference.”

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163. “Our Government never learn or listen to its people. I have been in this country for too long to know that if any strike or protest it runs longer than 2 days. its no longer strike strike but crime in disguise. People who do break-ins into shops,business and houses. Then disguise it as anger, vandalism or strike. People who don't know whats happening are the ones leading the masses. Who are not affected are the ones destroying properties . Before you involve yourself to any strike please take note of such”

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164. “Any problem you Ignore it never goes away. Until you deal with It. When you don't see It. It doesn't mean its gone but its been covered up by something. One day when you have forgotten about It . You will see it popping up.”

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165. “Stop hating brother when you see the results of my journey. While you were with me at the beginning of it but decided to stop along the way. Don't hate that I made It to the end. Hate that you have stopped before the END.”

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166. “The sadness reality is I mean something to people I don't know and don't care about. But the ones I love , treat me like trash and I amount to nothing to them. But I am not surprised even Jesus was never been seen as a Messiah at the place of his birth , but was just another random dude. But that didn't stop him. and It shouldn't also stop me from believing who i am and knowing my worth,purpose and mission and in life.”

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167. “When someone has a problem wih you or dislikes you. They will always find something wrong with you. Until they decide to cross their border gate of hate. You will never be right or good enough to them.”

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168. “When someone has a problem wih you or dislikes you. They will always find something wrong about you. Until they decide to cross their border gate of hate. You will never be right or good enough to them.”

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169. “Remaining for a moment with the question of legality and illegality: United Nations Security Council Resolution 1368, unanimously passed, explicitly recognized the right of the United States to self-defense and further called upon all member states 'to bring to justice the perpetrators, organizers and sponsors of the terrorist attacks. It added that 'those responsible for aiding, supporting or harboring the perpetrators, organizers and sponsors of those acts will be held accountable.' In a speech the following month, the United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan publicly acknowledged the right of self-defense as a legitimate basis for military action. The SEAL unit dispatched by President Obama to Abbottabad was large enough to allow for the contingency of bin-Laden's capture and detention. The naïve statement that he was 'unarmed' when shot is only loosely compatible with the fact that he was housed in a military garrison town, had a loaded automatic weapon in the room with him, could well have been wearing a suicide vest, had stated repeatedly that he would never be taken alive, was the commander of one of the most violent organizations in history, and had declared himself at war with the United States. It perhaps says something that not even the most casuistic apologist for al-Qaeda has ever even attempted to justify any of its 'operations' in terms that could be covered by any known law, with the possible exception of some sanguinary verses of the Koran.”

Tags : Abbottabad Al Qaeda Assassination Barack Obama Death Of Osama Bin Laden International Law Islamism Justice Kofi Annan Law Osama Bin Laden Pakistan Quran Right To Self Defense Self Defense September 11 Attacks United Nations United Nations Security Council United States United States Navy Seals War
Source : The Enemy

170. “Mogadishu the beautiful - your white-turbaned mosques, baskets of anchovies as bright as mercury, jazz and shuffling feet, bird-boned servant girls with slow smiles, the blind white of your homes against the sapphire blue of the ocean - you are missed, her dreams seem to say.”

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Source : The Orchard of Lost Souls

171. “In her orchard the trees had been born from deaths; they marked and grew from the remains of the children that had passed through her.”

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Source : The Orchard of Lost Souls

172. “Division and separation means no harm to the society. It makes everyone unique.”

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Source : Master of Maxims

173. “And America, too, is a delusion, the grandest one of all. The white race believes--believes with all its heart--that it is their right to take the land. To kill Indians. Make war. Enslave their brothers. This nation shouldn't exist, if there is any justice in the world, for its foundations are murder, theft, and cruelty. Yet here we are.”

Tags : African Americans America Cruelty Delusions Native Americans Race Relations Slavery Theft United States United States Of America Us Usa War
Source : The Underground Railroad

174. “It is easier to start a war than to end it.”

Tags : Family Gabriel Garcia Marquez Historical Fiction Latin America Magical Realism One Hundred Years Of Solitude Political Fiction War

175. “Bad luck doesn't have any chinks in it. I was born a son of a bitch and I'm going to die a son of a bitch. - Captain Roque Carnicero”

Tags : Family Relationships Gabriel Garcia Marquez Historical Fiction Latin America Political Fiction War
Source : One Hundred Years of Solitude

176. “A leader should always be open to criticism, not silencing dissent. Any leader who does not tolerate criticism from the public is afraid of their dirty hands to be revealed under heavy light. And such a leader is dangerous, because they only feel secure in the darkness. Only a leader who is free from corruption welcomes scrutiny; for scrutiny allows a good leader to be an even greater leader.”

Tags : Airlines Bankers Banking System Bipartisan Common Man Confident Leader Country Criticism Diversity Division Educators Election Employment Environmentalist Equality Freedom Of Speech Good Leader Indentifies Leader Libraries Mankind Monetary Oil People Political Science Public School Scrutiny Sly Speech Teacher Understand We The People
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

177. “Through you we learn to be invisible, through you inaudible; and hence we can hold the enemy's fate in our hands.”

Tags : Enemies Fate Hands Inaudible Invisible Learning Secrets Strategy War
Author : Sun Tzu
Source : The Art of War

178. “A great leader must serve the best interests of the people first, not those of multinational corporations. Human life should never be sacrificed for monetary profit. There are no exceptions. In addition, a leader should always be open to criticism, not silencing dissent. Any leader who does not tolerate criticism from the public is afraid of their dirty hands being revealed under heavy light. And such a leader is dangerous, because they only feel secure in the darkness. Only a leader who is free from corruption welcomes scrutiny; for scrutiny allows a good leader to be an even greater leader.”

Tags : Administration Blood Common Man Diversity Doctor Doctors Education Honest Humble Incentives Leadership Leadership Traits Library Mankind Monetary Multinational Peacekeeper People Politics Protection Republican Schools Society Street Level Strong Vote War
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

179. “First Afghanistan, now Iraq. So who's next? Syria? North Korea? Iran? Where will it all end?' If these illegal interventions are permitted to continue, the implication seems to be, pretty soon, horror of horrors, no murderously repressive regimes might remain.”

Tags : Afghanistan Antiwar Movement Axis Of Evil Despotism Foreign Policy Foreign Policy Of The Us Interventionism Iran Iraq Iraq War North Korea Repression Syria War War In Afghanistan 2001 Present
Author : Daniel Kofman
Source : A Matter of Principle: Humanitarian Arguments for War in Iraq

180. “We have to prepare for the worst, and the worst is war.”

Tags : Iran Nuclear Program Of Iran Nuclear Weapons Preparation War

181. “Pick a leader who will fund schools, not limit spending on education and allow libraries to close. Pick a leader who chooses diplomacy over war. An honest broker in foreign relations. A leader with integrity, one who says what they mean, keeps their word and does not lie to their people. Pick a leader who is strong and confident, yet humble. Intelligent, but not sly. A leader who encourages diversity, not racism. One who understands the needs of the farmer, the teacher, the doctor, and the environmentalist -- not only the banker, the oil tycoon, the weapons developer, or the insurance and pharmaceutical lobbyist.”

Tags : Common Man Confident Corruption Quotoes Developer Electing Environmentalist Foreign Relations Honest Humble Leader Leadership Lies Political Race Politics Presidential Election Presidential Race Private Interests Public Funding Relates School Senate Teacher Traits Weapons
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

182. “Small differences in a system of great power can have enormous consequences. [Source: Al Jazeera 'Upfront' interview]”

Tags : America Democracy Democrats Economics Government Politics Power Presidential Election Republicans Usa Voting War
Author : Noam Chomsky

183. “Heroes who shed their blood and lost their lives! You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and Mehmets to us where they lie side by side here in this country of ours. You, the mothers, who sent their sons from far away countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace. After having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.”

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184. “War as a moral metaphor is limited, limiting, and dangerous. By reducing the choices of action to “a war against” whatever-it-is, you divide the world into Me or Us (good) and Them or It (bad) and reduce the ethical complexity and moral richness of our life to Yes/No, On/Off. This is puerile, misleading, and degrading. In stories, it evades any solution but violence and offers the reader mere infantile reassurance. All too often the heroes of such fantasies behave exactly as the villains do, acting with mindless violence, but the hero is on the “right” side and therefore will win. Right makes might.”

Tags : Good And Evil Morality Morals Right And Wrong War
Source : A Wizard of Earthsea

185. “War as a moral metaphor is limited, limiting, and dangerous. By reducing the choices of action to “a war against” whatever-it-is, you divide the world into Me or Us (good) and Them or It (bad) and reduce the ethical complexity and moral richness of our life to Yes/No, On/Off.”

Tags : Conflict Ethics Good And Evil Life Morals War
Source : A Wizard of Earthsea

186. “ARMOR, n. The kind of clothing worn by a man whose tailor is a blacksmith.”

Tags : Armor Blacksmith Clothing Humor War
Source : The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary

187. “No two countries that both had McDonald's had fought a war against each other since each got its McDonald's”

Tags : Globalization War

188. “Fraternity means that the father no longer sacrifices the sons; instead the brothers kill one another. Wars between nations have been replaced by civil war. The great settling of accounts, first under national ‘pretexts,’ led to a rapidly escalating world civil war.”

Tags : Fraternity Globalization War
Author : Ernst Jünger
Source : Eumeswil

189. “Darwinism by itself did not produce the Holocaust, but without Darwinism... neither Hitler nor his Nazi followers would have had the necessary scientific underpinnings to convince themselves and their collaborators that one of the worlds greatest atrocities was really morally praiseworthy.”

Tags : Darwin Darwinism Ethnic Cleansing Eugenics Evolution Genocide Hitler Holocaust Macro Evolution Macroevolution Nazism Racism Social Darwinism War World War 2 World War Ii World War Two
Source : From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany

190. “Righteous, I like that. Kinda fitting when you think about it. If we danced and shared music, we'd be too busy en-joy-in' life to start a war.”

Tags : Arts Arts And Humanities Culture Dance Dancing Enjoy Life Enjoyment Give Peace A Chance Life Music Peace Tolerance War World Peace
Source : Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

191. “Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act which deprived a whole nation of arms as the blackest.”

Tags : Armies Asia Conquest England Europe Great Britain History India Strategies Uk War Weapons

192. “The most dangerous people in the world are not the tiny minority instigating evil acts, but those who do the acts for them. For example, when the British invaded India, many Indians accepted to work for the British to kill off Indians who resisted their occupation. So in other words, many Indians were hired to kill other Indians on behalf of the enemy for a paycheck. Today, we have mercenaries in Africa, corporate armies from the western world, and unemployed men throughout the Middle East killing their own people - and people of other nations - for a paycheck. To act without a conscience, but for a paycheck, makes anyone a dangerous animal. The devil would be powerless if he couldn't entice people to do his work. So as long as money continues to seduce the hungry, the hopeless, the broken, the greedy, and the needy, there will always be war between brothers.”

Tags : Army British Brothers Capitalism Combat Corruption Countries Dangerous Deeds Destruction Devil Divided Division Evil Evil Men India Indians Mankind Middle East Money People Profit Reasoning Seduce Sociology United Unity War Warring
Author : Suzy Kassem

193. “Attempts to locate oneself within history are as natural, and as absurd, as attempts to locate oneself within astronomy. On the day that I was born, 13 April 1949, nineteen senior Nazi officials were convicted at Nuremberg, including Hitler's former envoy to the Vatican, Baron Ernst von Weizsacker, who was found guilty of planning aggression against Czechoslovakia and committing atrocities against the Jewish people. On the same day, the State of Israel celebrated its first Passover seder and the United Nations, still meeting in those days at Flushing Meadow in Queens, voted to consider the Jewish state's application for membership. In Damascus, eleven newspapers were closed by the regime of General Hosni Zayim. In America, the National Committee on Alcoholism announced an upcoming 'A-Day' under the non-uplifting slogan: 'You can drink—help the alcoholic who can't.' ('Can't'?) The International Court of Justice at The Hague ruled in favor of Britain in the Corfu Channel dispute with Albania. At the UN, Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko denounced the newly formed NATO alliance as a tool for aggression against the USSR. The rising Chinese Communists, under a man then known to Western readership as Mao Tze-Tung, announced a limited willingness to bargain with the still-existing Chinese government in a city then known to the outside world as 'Peiping.'All this was unknown to me as I nuzzled my mother's breast for the first time, and would certainly have happened in just the same way if I had not been born at all, or even conceived. One of the newspaper astrologists for that day addressed those whose birthday it was:There are powerful rays from the planet Mars, the war god, in your horoscope for your coming year, and this always means a chance to battle if you want to take it up. Try to avoid such disturbances where women relatives or friends are concerned, because the outlook for victory upon your part in such circumstances is rather dark. If you must fight, pick a man!Sage counsel no doubt, which I wish I had imbibed with that same maternal lactation, but impartially offered also to the many people born on that day who were also destined to die on it.”

Tags : Albania Alcohol Andrei Gromyko Astrology Astronomy Beijing Birth Birthdays Breastfeeding Censorship China Communist Party Of China Czechoslovakia Ernst Von Weizsacker Flushing Meadows Flushing Queens History Hitler International Court Of Justice Jews Nato Nazis Prohibition The Hague United States Vatican
Source : Hitch-22: A Memoir

194. “I was taken to a villa to meet Sabri al-Banna, known as 'Abu Nidal' ('father of struggle'), who was at the time emerging as one of Yasser Arafat's main enemies. The meeting began inauspiciously when Abu Nidal asked me if I would like to be trained in one of his camps. No thanks, I explained. From this awkward beginning there was a further decline. I was then asked if I knew Said Hammami, the envoy of the PLO in London. I did in fact know him. He was a brave and decent man, who in a series of articles in the London Times had floated the first-ever trial balloon for a two-state solution in Israel/Palestine. 'Well tell him he is a traitor,' barked my host. 'And tell him we have only one way with those who betray us.' The rest of the interview passed as so many Middle Eastern interviews do: too many small cups of coffee served with too much fuss; too many unemployed heavies standing about with nothing to do and nobody to do it with; too much ugly furniture, too many too-bright electric lights; and much too much faux bonhomie. The only political fact I could winnow, from Abu Nidal's vainglorious claims to control X number of 'fighters' in Y number of countries, was that he admired the People's Republic of China for not recognizing the State of Israel. I forget how I got out of his office.”

Tags : Abu Nidal Arafat China Interviews Iraq Israel London Middle East Military Training Palestine Plo Politics Said Hammami The Times Two State Solution War
Source : Hitch-22: A Memoir

195. “Destruction is a man's will,Nevertheless Prevention is also a man's will,Its a man's choice to choose between Destruction and Prevention. :)”

Tags : Destruction Pollution War
Author : Babu Rajan

196. “The veneer of civilization fell away to reveal desperate animals, humanity at their worst.”

Tags : Desperation Escape Evacuation Flee Panic Paris War Wwii
Author : Travis Luedke
Source : The Nightlife: Paris

197. “The traumatic stress field has adopted the term “Complex Trauma” to describe the experience of multiple and/or chronic and prolonged, developmentally adverse traumatic events, most often of an interpersonal nature (e.g., sexual or physical abuse, war, community violence) and early-life onset. These exposures often occur within the child’s caregiving system and include physical, emotional, and educational neglect and child maltreatment beginning in early childhood- Developmental Trauma Disorder”

Tags : Abuse Child Childhood Trauma Complex Ptsd Complex Ptsdx Trauma Psychology Ptsd Traumatic Stress War

198. “Look at me!’ I screeched. ‘Look at me, Amadeus von Linden, you sadistic hypocrite, and watch this time! You’re not questioning me now, this isn’t your work, I’m not an enemy agent spewing wireless code! I’m just a minging Scots slag screaming insults at your daughter! So enjoy yourself and watch! Think of Isolde! Think of Isolde and watch!”

Tags : Enemy Fighting Fury Torture War World War Ii
Source : Code Name Verity

199. “The massive heart wrenching barbaric violations and battles among the international states or even the Big Powers, megalomania ,‘ folie de grandeur’,and even the UN Peace keeping forces lead us only to understand of the meager contribution to the subject of IHL”

Tags : Battle Of Solferino Battles Big Powers Contribution Of Ihl Human Rights Human Rights Violations Humanitarian Laws Humanity International Humanitarian Law International Law Peace Movement Uno War
Source : Rudiments of International Humanitarian Law

200. “The tension has worn us out. It is a deadly tension that feels as if a jagged knife blade is being scraped along the spine. Our legs won't function, our hands are trembling and our bodies are like thin membranes stretched over barely repressed madness, holding in what would otherwise be an unrestrained outburst of endless scream.s. We have no flesh, no muscle now”

Tags : Body Death Fear Horror Horror Of War Life Mad Madness Mind Scream Soldier War World War
Source : All Quiet on the Western Front