All war is a symptom of man's failure as a thinking animal. John Steinbeck, "Once There Was A War"
War is hell and all that, but it has a good deal to recommend it. It wipes out all the small nuisances of peace-time. Ian Hay, "The First Hundred Thousand"
Guns will make us powerful; butter will only make us fat. Hermann Göring, (radio broadcast)
The worst thing about war is that so many people enjoy it. Ellen Glasgow, "The Woman Within"
Marriage is like a war. There are moments of chivalry and gallantry that attend the victorious advances and strategic retreats, the birth or death of children, the momentary conquest of loneliness, the sacrifice that ennobles him who makes it. But mostly there are the long dull sieges, the waiting, the terror and boredom. Women understand this better than men; they are better able to survive attrition. Helen Hayes, "On Reflection"