War Quotes

We very early said to ourselves that we had lost the battle, and so we had

Monday, October 10th, 2011
red abstract

And we said so because we had no business fighting there: we wanted to get away from the field of battle as soon as possible. ‘We have lost, so we ought to run!’ and we ran. If we had not said so until evening, God knows what would have happened. To-morrow we will not say so. You say of our position that the left flank is…

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We have won all our wars, but we have paid for them. We don’t want victories any more.

Thursday, June 17th, 2010
Berlin wall section

We accepted armistice lines because we wanted peace. We lived with those boundaries and hardly knew a day of peace. The fedayeen began then, Al Fatah today. It makes no difference. Burning and looting and killing people. In 1956, there was another war, and we…

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Using the weapons of the enemy, no matter how good one’s intentions, makes one the enemy

Monday, April 12th, 2010
barbed wire

“You seem to know as much as he does.” Janey said. “Why didn’t you start your own Order?”

“I thought about that,” Goninan said. “When I was young. But to acquire the position of power that Madden presently holds, I would have…”

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There is nothing so subject to the inconstancy of fortune as war

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

…this is September 29th, the birthday of Miguel De Cervantes, author of “Don Quixote,” often cited as the first modern novel. The hero of the novel is an aging farmer who is obsessed with reading

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We are entering a period of consequences

Monday, March 23rd, 2009
Roosevelt and Churchill

Owing to past neglect, in the face of the plainest warnings, we have now entered upon a period of danger greater than has befallen Britain since the U-boat campaign was crushed; perhaps, indeed, it is a more grievous period than that, because at that time at least we…

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