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

    by Voltaire Found in War Quotes,
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The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.

The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.

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War is the science of destruction.

War is the science of destruction.

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It was necessary for us to discover greater powers of destruction than our enemies. We did. But after every war read more

It was necessary for us to discover greater powers of destruction than our enemies. We did. But after every war we have followed through with a new rise in our standard of living by the application of war-taught knowledge for the benefit of the world. It will be the same with the atomic bomb principles.

by Thomas J. Watson Found in: War Quotes,
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If I am asked what we are fighting for, I can reply in two
sentences. In the first place, read more

If I am asked what we are fighting for, I can reply in two
sentences. In the first place, to fulfil a solemn international
obligation . . . an obligation of honor which no self-respecting
man could possibly have repudiated. I say, secondly, we are
fighting to vindicate the principle that small nationalities are
not to be crushed in defiance of international good faith at the
arbitrary will of a strong and overmastering Power.

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I couldn't help but say to [Mr. Gorbachev], just think how easy his task and mine might be in these read more

I couldn't help but say to [Mr. Gorbachev], just think how easy his task and mine might be in these meetings that we held if suddenly there was a threat to this world from another planet. [We'd] find out once and for all that we really are all human beings here on this earth together.

by Ronald Reagan Found in: War Quotes,
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It seems like such a terrible shame that innocent civilians have to get hurt in wars, otherwise combat would be read more

It seems like such a terrible shame that innocent civilians have to get hurt in wars, otherwise combat would be such a wonderfully healthy way to rid the human race of unneeded trash.

by Fred Woodworth Found in: War Quotes,
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Man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only read more

Man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder.

by Percy Bysshe Shelley Found in: War Quotes,
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Let who will boast their courage in the field,
I find but little safety from my shield,
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Let who will boast their courage in the field,
I find but little safety from my shield,
Nature's, not honour's law we must obey:
This made me cast my useless shield away.

by Archilochus Found in: War Quotes,
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War is the unfolding of miscalculations.

War is the unfolding of miscalculations.

by Barbara W. Tuchman Found in: War Quotes,
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