Peace and War

"Be at peace with yourself first and then you will be able to bring peace to others."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Peace is not the absence of trouble, but the presence of God."

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We hear war called murder. It is not: it is suicide."

Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"This [the treaty signed at Versailles in 1919] is not a peace treaty, it is an armistice for twenty years."

Rating: 7.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Older men declare war. But it is youth who must fight and die."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"War is too serious a matter to entrust to military men."

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The most persistent sound which reverberates through man's history is the beating of war drums."

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it."

George Orwell
George Orwell "Shooting an Elephant"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"When the rich wage war it's the poor who die."

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

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Peace, n. In international affairs, a period of cheating between two periods of fighting."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If we don't end war, war will end us."

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"You can't say that civilization don't advance, however, for in every war they kill you in a new way."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"In war it does not matter who is right, but who is left."

Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"History shows that there are no invincible armies and that there never have been."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"There are some defeats more triumphant than victories."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"All they that take the sword shall perish with the sword."

Jesus Christ Matthew 26:52
Jesus Christ Matthew 26:52

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"I prefer liberty with danger than peace with slavery."

Rating: 6.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Defenceless, adj. Unable to attack."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 7.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"I do not know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."

Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"God is not on the side of the big battalions, but on the side of those who shoot best."

Voltaire "Voltaire's Notebooks"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Take the diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week."

Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding."

Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"There is no way to peace; peace is the way."

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"War is a defeat for humanity."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"We [Israel] have always said that in our war with the Arabs we had a secret weapon - no alternative."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Every government has as much of a duty to avoid war as a ship's captain has to avoid a shipwreck."

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Peace begins with a smile."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Military men are the scourges of the world."

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"War: first, one hopes to win; then one expects the enemy to lose; then, one is satisfied that he too is suffering; in the end, one is surprised that everyone has lost."

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"There are only two cases in which war is just: first, in order to resist the aggression of an enemy, and second, in order to help an ally who has been attacked."

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Terrorism is the war of the poor, and war is the terrorism of the rich."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Britain and France had to choose between war and dishonour. They chose dishonour. They will have war."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"War does not determine who is right - only who is left."

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Cannon, n. An instrument employed in the rectification of national boundaries."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)