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Anyone can become angry. That is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose and in the right way - that is not easy.
- Aristotle

Meanwhile, fears of universal disaster sank to an all-time low over the world.
-- Isaac Asimov

Now we're all sons of bitches.
- Kenneth Bainbridge at the first nuclear explosion Trinity (1945)

Our bombs are smarter than the average high school student. At least they can find Kuwait.
- A. Whitney Brown

The face of evil is always the face of total need.
-- William S. Burroughs

Intelligence and war are games, perhaps the only meaningful games left. If any player becomes too proficient, the game is threatened with termination.
-- William S. Burroughs

In war: resolution. In defeat: defiance. In victory: magnanimity. In peace: goodwill.
--Winston Churchill

Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
--Winston Churchill

If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed, if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly, you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.
-- Winston Churchill

An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile--hoping it will eat him last.
--Winston Churchill

I like a man who grins when he fights.
--Winston Churchill

Danger - if you meet it promptly and without flinching - you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!
--Winston Churchill

.... You ask, What is our policy? I will say; It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that Godcan give us: to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy. You ask, What is our aim? I can answer with one word: Victory - victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival.
--Winston Churchill

We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and the oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.
--Winston Churchill

The problems of victory are more agreeable than the problems of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
--Winston Churchill

In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.
--Winston Churchill

If you go on with this nuclear arms race, all you are going to do is make the rubble bounce.
--Winston Churchill

Never give in. Never. Never. Never. Never.
--Winston Churchill

Don't talk to me about Naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy, and the lash.
--Winston Churchill

As long as the world shall last there will be wrongs, and if no man objected and no man rebelled, those wrongs would last forever.
--Clarence Darrow

You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.
-- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
-- Albert Einstein

He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, deplorable love-of-country stance, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action! It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
-- Albert Einstein

Man usually avoids attributing cleverness to somebody else
-- unless it is an enemy.
-- Albert Einstein

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
-- Albert Einstein

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.
--Benjamin Franklin

He that blows the coals in quarrels that he has nothing to do with, has no right to complain if the sparks fly in his face.
--Benjamin Franklin

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.
--Benjamin Franklin

Five thousand balloons, capable of raising two men each, could not cost more than five ships of the line; and where is the prince who can afford so to cover his country with troops for its defense as that 10,000 men descending from the clouds might not in many places do an infinite deal of mischief before a force could be brought together to repel them?
--Benjamin Franklin

All we're seeing is the negative side of nuclear war.
- Barry Goldwater

Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
-- Hanlon's Razor

I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world because they'd never expect it.
- Jack Handey

What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
-- Frank Herbert

My will decides.
--Adof Hitler

The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time; the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.
--Thomas Jefferson: Rights of British America, 1774.

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.
--Thomas Jefferson

I have seen enough of one war never to wish to see another.
--Thomas Jefferson

Instead of that liberty which takes root and growth in the progress of reason, if recovered by mere force or accident, it becomes with an unprepared people a tyranny still of the many, the few, or the one.
--Thomas Jefferson to Lafayette, 1815.

Is uniformity attainable? Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, imprisoned; yet we have not advanced an inch towards uniformity. What has been the effect of coercion? To make one half the world fools, and the other half hypocrites. To support roguery and error all over the earth.
--Thomas Jefferson

The philosophers have only interpreted the world; the thing, however, is to change it.
-- Karl Marx

If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the Mighty one... I am become Death, the shatterer of worlds.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer at the first nuclear explosion Trinity (1945), recalling the Bhagavad-Gita

There are very few personal problems which cannot be solved by the suitable application of high explosives.
-- George Orwell

The quickest way to end a war is to lose it.
-- George Orwell

Time makes more converts than reason.
-- Thomas Paine

No poor bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making other bastards dying for their country.
-- George Smith Patton

While I write this letter, I have a pistol in one hand and a sword in the other.
- Sir Boyle Roche

War does not determine who is right, only who is left.
-- Bertrand Russell

The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
-- Bertrand Russell

They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance.
- General John Sedgwick, last words at the Battle of Spottsylvania (1864)

Vengeance is mine, and I will repay.
--Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

It is said that God is always on the side of the heaviest battalions.
-- Voltaire

Argument's are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing.
-- Oscar Wilde

A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
-- Oscar Wilde

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
-- Oscar Wilde

As long as war is regarded as wicked it will always have its fascinations. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.
-- Oscar Wilde

United Nations, New York, December 25. The peace and joy of the Christmas season was marred by a proclamation of a general strike of all the military forces of the world. Panic reigns in the hearts of all the patriots of every persuasion.
-- Anon

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