Why Nations Go To War Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 32 Why Nations Go To War Quotes

#1. It is too true, however disgraceful it may be to human nature, that nations in general will make war whenever they have a prospect of getting anything by it. - Author: John Jay
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#2. Boy did not see why two great nations such as England and Germany should go to war over a half-barbaric wasteland such as Poland. - Author: Ken Follett
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#3. The United States, and other advanced nations, will someday be able to produce instruments of death so terrible the world will be in abject terror of itself and its ability to end civilization ... Such war-making weapons should be developed - but only for purposes of discovery and experimentation - Author: Thomas A. Edison
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#4. War represents the supreme failure of nations to resolve their differences. From a strictly pragmatic standpoint, it is the most inefficient waste of lives and resources ever conceived. - Author: Jacque Fresco
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#5. A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril. - Author: Winston S. Churchill
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#6. Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education. Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both. - Author: Abraham Flexner
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#7. How does the past ambush us? How can we be accurate about what happened, how can we be true to it? And can war be declared over? And can we ever evolve from the notion of war, of nations, of us versus them? - Author: Michael Winter
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#8. Out of war nations acquire additional territory, if they are victorious. They just take it. This newly acquired territory promptly is exploited by the few - the selfsame few who wrung dollars out of blood in the war. The general public shoulders the bill. - Author: Smedley Butler
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#9. Winning the war on terrorism will also require a level of moral clarity that can provide a vision for struggling people and nations everywhere. - Author: Adam Schiff
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#10. It may be that for a long time some nations will continue to fight each other, but the example of those nations who prefer arbitration to war, law courts to the battlefield, must sooner or later influence the belligerent powers and make war as unpopular as pugilism is now. - Author: Randal Cremer
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#11. If a single act of folly was more responsible for this explosion than any other it was the arbitrary and dangerous announced decision that the Straits of Tiran would be closed. The right of innocent, maritime passage must be preserved for all nations - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#12. The United States spends over $87 billion conducting a war in Iraq while the United Nations estimates that for less than half that amount we could provide clean water, adequate diets, sanitations services and basic education to every person on the planet. And we wonder why terrorists attack us. - Author: John Perkins
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#13. Each particular society begins to feel its strength, whence arises a state of war between different nations. - Author: Charles De Secondat
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#14. With the more endowed nations constrained by their own higher technological capacity for self-destruction as well as by self interest, war may have become a luxury that only the poor peoples of this world can afford. - Author: Zbigniew Brzezinski
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#15. It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets. - Author: Voltaire
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#16. A nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought. The only value in our two nations possessing nuclear weapons is to make sure they will never be used. But then would it not be better to do away with them entirely? - Author: Ronald Reagan
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#17. Each one of these treaties is a step for the maintenance of peace, an additional guarantee against war. It is through such machinery that the disputes between nations will be settled and war prevented. - Author: Frank B. Kellogg
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#18. The Allies had made war on Napoleon as a tyrant and an oppressor of nations; yet once they had got him out of the way, they did him the favor of representing him as the torchbearer of the French Revolution. They did him the further favor of repeating his mistakes and besting him at them. - Author: J. Christopher Herold
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#19. The peace we seek, founded upon decent trust and cooperation among nations, can be fortified not by weapons of war but by wheat and cotton, by milk and wool, by meat and timber, and by rice. These are words that translate into every language. - Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower
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#20. An end to wars, peace among the nations, the cessation of pillaging and violence - such is our ideal, but only bourgeois sophists can seduce the masses with this ideal, if the latter is divorced from a direct and immediate call for revolutionary action. - Author: Vladimir Lenin
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#21. Nations like the Cuban and the Swiss
Can never hope to wage a Global Mission.
No Holy Wars for them. The most the small
Can ever give us is a nuisance brawl. - Author: Robert Frost
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#22. War is America's central liturgical act necessary to renew our sense that we are a nation unlike other nations. - Author: Stanley Hauerwas
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#23. As long as there are sovereign nations possessing great power, war is inevitable. - Author: Albert Einstein
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#24. We think of - there are too many wars, of course, in the world as we speak, but my read on this suggests to me that water is going to be the resource into the future that we're really - that countries, nations, are going to be fighting for control over. - Author: Tavis Smiley
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#25. When I was a young man, I was poor. In a war with other nations, I was in eighty-seven fights. There I received my name and was made Chief of my nation. But now I am old and am for peace. - Author: Red Cloud
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#26. Fraternity means that the father no longer sacrifices the sons; instead the brothers kill one another. Wars between nations have been replaced by civil war. The great settling of accounts, first under national 'pretexts,' led to a rapidly escalating world civil war. - Author: Ernst Junger
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#27. First, we could have defied both of them and could have gone to war against both of these nations for this violation of international law and interference with our neutral rights. - Author: George William Norris
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#28. Roman, remember that you shall rule the nations by your authority, for this is to be your skill, to make peace the custom, to spare the conquered, and to wage war until the haughty are brought low. - Author: Virgil
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#29. Sadly, a prize for peace is a rarity in this world. Most nations have monuments or memorials to war, bronze salutations to heroic battles, archways of triumph. But peace has no parade, no pantheon of victory. - Author: Kofi Annan
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#30. If Peking wasn't stopped in the peninsular war, he argued, China would be recognized as "the military colossus of the East." U.S. prestige would plummet, and the world's new nations would gravitate toward neutralism. - Author: William Manchester
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#31. In the time that we're here today, more women and children will die violently in the Darfur region than in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine, Israel or Lebanon. So, after September 30, you won't need the UN - you will simply need men with shovels and bleached white linen and headstones. - Author: George Clooney
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#32. You can't come away with this cosmic perspective thinking that you are better than others and want to fight. That's why you'll never have astrophysicists leading nations into war. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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