Thursday, May 31, 2007


Paul Rogers sent me the following quotes about war:

"I have known war as few men now living know it. It's very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a means of settling international disputes."
--Douglas MacArthur

"I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity."
-- Dwight D. Eisenhower

"Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind."
-- John F. Kennedy

"People don't start wars, governments do."
-- Ronald Reagan

"All war represents a failure of diplomacy."
-- Tony Benn

"War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace."
--Thomas Mann

"After each war there is a little less democracy to save."
--Brooks Atkinson

"What a cruel thing is war: to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us in this world; to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world."
-- Robert E. Lee

"War is what happens when language fails."
-- Margaret Atwood

"To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the captain, and a positive crime in the statesman."
-- George Santayana

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