Quote of the Day: War

“God created war so that Americans would learn geography.” 
― Mark Twain

“War is what happens when language fails.” 
― Margaret Atwood

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


“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.” 
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

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

“Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.” 
― Sun Tzu, The Art of War


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

“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.” 
― Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” 
― Sun Tzu, The Art of War


“Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.” 
― Ernest Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway: A Literary Reference

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

“If I have learned anything in this long life of mine, it is this: in love we find out who we want to be; in war we find out who we are.” 
― Kristin Hannah, The Nightingale


“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.” 
― Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Supreme excellence consists of breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.” 
― Sun Tzu, The Art of War

“If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war.” 
― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

“All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.” 
― Sun tzu, The Art of War

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