All efforts to make politics aesthetic culminate in one thing, war.
Better a cautious commander, and not a rash one.
I can testify to what UNICEF means to children because I was among those who received food and medical relief right after World War II.
Poetry, is a life long war waged against ineffable beauty.
Poets are souls at war with words from battles waged within.
My poetry is a declaration of war, not an exordium to defeat. It is not the defeated soldier’s drumbeat of despair, but the fighting warrior’s will to win. It is not the de- spirited voice of dejection but the stirring shout of victory.
We are unnecessarily wasting our precious resources in wars… if we must wage war, we have to do it on unemployment, disease, poverty, and backwardness.
In the euphoria after the Cold War, there was a misplaced notion that the UN could solve every problem anywhere.
Men of sense often learn from their enemies. It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war; and this lesson saves their children, their homes, and their properties.
War is a blessing compared with national degradation.
Nullification means insurrection and war; and the other states have a right to put it down.
The day when two army corps can annihilate each other in one second, all civilized nations, it is to be hoped, will recoil from war and discharge their troops.
The savants will write excellent volumes. There will be laureates. But wars will continue just the same until the forces of the circumstances render them impossible.
The first time I saw nitroglycerine was at the beginning of the Crimean War. Professor Zinin in St. Petersburg exhibited some to my father and me, and struck some on an anvil to show that only the part touched by the hammer exploded without spreading.
War is not the continuation of politics with different means, it is the greatest mass- crime perpetrated on the community of man.
War is organized murder and torture against our brothers.
To all those who walk the path of human cooperation war must appear loathsome and inhuman.
Our modern states are preparing for war without even knowing the future enemy.
What is absurd and monstrous about war is that men who have no personal quarrel should be trained to murder one another in cold blood.
It is not enough to win a war; It is more important to organize the peace.
We make war that we may live in peace.
Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.
Generals think war should be waged like the tourneys of the Middle Ages. I have no use for knights; I need revolutionaries.
When diplomacy ends, War begins.
Whoever lights the torch of war in Europe can wish for nothing but chaos.
When army review its forces more than 6 months and not attacking the enemy, know it is a danger to his people.
Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.
If you win, you need not have to explain…If you lose, you should not be there to explain!
The world is not for cowardly peoples.
All wars signify the failure of conflict resolution mechanisms, and they need post-war rebuilding of faith, trust and confidence.
War is never a lasting solution for any problem.
Wars based on principle are far more destructive… the attacker will not destroy that which he is after.
When you go home, tell them of us and say, for their tomorrow, we gave our today.
Salute the ones who died, the ones that give their lives, so we don’t have to sacrifice all the things we love.
Honor and self sacrifice. Death does not diminish these qualities in a soldier. We shall remember.
I stand ready not for politics or for leaders, But for my brother next to me, my children at home and for a country I protect.
Do we really understand the true cost of freedom?
War is a series of catastrophes which results in a victory.
History is written by the winners.
Unity is a guarantee of victory both in war and peace.
Be where your enemy is not.
Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.
He will win who knows how to handle both superior and inferior forces.
If fighting is sure to result in victory, than you must fight, even though the ruler forbid it; if fighting will not result in victory, then you must not fight even at the ruler’s bidding.
A wise general makes a point of foraging of the enemy.
All war is deception.
It is more important to out-think your enemy, than to outfight him.
Move swift as the Wind and closely-formed as the Wood. Attack like the Fire and be still as the Mountain.