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"Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head."
Euripides

"In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason."
Ernest Hemingway

"Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan."
Franklin D. Roosevelt

"All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers."
Francois Fenelon

"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."
Fred Woodworth

"I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in."
George McGovern

"Up men to your posts! Don't forget today that you are from old Virginia."
Gen George Pickett Gettysburg

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

"War makes thieves and peace hangs them."
George Herbert

"Are bombs the only way of setting fire to the spirit of a people? Is the human will as inert as the past two world-wide wars would indicate?"
Gregory Clark

"The Establishment center... has led us into the stupidest and cruelest war in all history. That war is a moral and political disaster - a terrible cancer eating away at the soul of our nation."
George McGovern

"The first casualty when war comes is truth."
Hiram Johnson

"No country can act wisely simultaneously in every part of the globe at every moment of time."
Henry A. Kissinger

"Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die."
Herbert Hoover

"There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it."
Henry Havelock Ellis

"A visitor from Mars could easily pick out the civilized nations. They have the best implements of war."
Herbert V. Prochnow

"What is human warfare but just this; an effort to make the laws of God and nature take sides with one party."
Henry David Thoreau

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

"John Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war."
Isaac Asimov

"I have not yet begun to fight!"
John Paul Jones

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