Peace and War

"A Terrorist is a man with a bomb but no aircraft to drop it from."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 6)

"The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 6)

"It takes twenty years or more of peace to make a man; it takes only twenty seconds of war to destroy him."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home."

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The great wars of the present age are the effects of the study of history."

Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The war was a mirror; it reflected man's every virtue and every vice, and if you looked closely, like an artist at his drawings, it showed up both with unusual clarity."

George Grosz
George Grosz "A Small Yes and a Big No"

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If the Third World War is fought with nuclear weapons, the fourth will be fought with bows and arrows."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"When rich people fight wars with one another, poor people are the ones to die."

Sartre-Jean-Paul "The Devil and the Good Lord"

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Wars teach us not to love our enemies, but to hate our allies."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations."

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom."

Malcolm X
Malcolm X "Malcolm X Speaks"

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I thought if war did not include killing, I'd like to see one every year."

Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou "Gather Together in My Name"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The conventional army loses if it does not win. The guerrilla wins if he does not lose."

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The time not to become a father is eighteen years before a war. "

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Peace puts forth her olive everywhere."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Probably the battle of Waterloo was won on the playing-fields of Eton, but the opening battles of all subsequent wars have been lost there."

George Orwell
George Orwell "The Lion and the Unicorn"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Weapons are like money; no one knows the meaning of enough."

Martin Amis
Martin Amis "Einstein's Monsters"

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Bullets cannot be recalled. They cannot be uninvented. But they can be taken out of the gun."

Martin Amis
Martin Amis "Einstein's Monsters"

Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"When they are preparing for war, those who rule by force speak most copiously about peace until they have completed the mobilization process."

Stefan Zweig
Stefan Zweig "Stellar Moments in Human History"

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy."

John Adams
John Adams "The Adams Family Correspondence"

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"War is not a true adventure. It is a mere ersatz. Where ties are established, where problems are set, where creation is stimulated - there you have adventure. But there is no adventure in heads-or-tails, in betting that the toss will come out of life or death. War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus."

Saint-Exupery-Antoine-de "Flight to Arras"

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake."

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Courage is the price life exacts for granting peace."

Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"In time of war, the devil makes more room in hell."

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Politicians are the best alternative to warlords that we have yet conceived."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its stupidity."

Rating: 1.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The victor will always be the judge, and the vanquished the accused."

Rating: 2.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Peace is that state in which fear of any kind is unknown."

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"War is a crime which involves all other crimes."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"War is a series of catastrophes that results in a victory."

Rating: 8.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If women ruled the world and we all got massages, there would be no war."

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Wars can be prevented just as surely as they can be provoked, and we who fail to prevent them must share the guilt for the dead."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Money is expensive during the war. Human life is more expensive. And time is the most expensive."

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"War is merely the continuation of policy by other means."

Rating: 2.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"In peace sons bury fathers, but in war fathers bury sons."

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"I believe in compulsory cannibalism... if people were forced to eat what they kill, we would have no more wars."

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The chief duty of government is to keep the peace and stand out of the sunshine of the people."

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"War will exist as long as there's a food chain."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Being a pacifist between wars is as easy as being a vegetarian between meals."

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"When war is declared, truth is the first casualty."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The world has achieved brilliance without conscience. 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."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."

Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies."

Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"War is God's way of teaching Americans geography."

Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"War makes thieves, and peace hangs them."

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"War is death's feast."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A war is not won if the defeated enemy has not been turned into a friend."

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 6)