All efforts to make politics aesthetic culminate in one thing, war.

All efforts to make politics aesthetic culminate in one thing, war.

–Walter Benjamin

Better a cautious commander, and not a rash one.

–Augustus

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.

–Audrey Hepburn

Poetry, is a life long war waged against ineffable beauty.

–Atticus

Poets are souls at war with words from battles waged within.

–Atticus

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.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee

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.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee

In the euphoria after the Cold War, there was a misplaced notion that the UN could solve every problem anywhere.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee

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.

–Aristophanes

War is a blessing compared with national degradation.

–Andrew Jackson

Nullification means insurrection and war; and the other states have a right to put it down.

–Andrew Jackson

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.

–Alfred Nobel

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.

–Alfred Nobel

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.

–Alfred Nobel

War is not the continuation of politics with different means, it is the greatest mass- crime perpetrated on the community of man.

–Alfred Adler

War is organized murder and torture against our brothers.

–Alfred Adler

To all those who walk the path of human cooperation war must appear loathsome and inhuman.

–Alfred Adler

Our modern states are preparing for war without even knowing the future enemy.

–Alfred Adler

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.

–Aldous Huxley

It is not enough to win a war; It is more important to organize the peace.

–Aristotle

We make war that we may live in peace.

–Aristotle
Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.

Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.

–Adolf Hitler
Generals think war should be waged like the tourneys of the Middle Ages. I have no use for knights; I need revolutionaries.

Generals think war should be waged like the tourneys of the Middle Ages. I have no use for knights; I need revolutionaries.

–Adolf Hitler
When diplomacy ends, War begins.

When diplomacy ends, War begins.

–Adolf Hitler
Whoever lights the torch of war in Europe can wish for nothing but chaos.

Whoever lights the torch of war in Europe can wish for nothing but chaos.

–Adolf Hitler
When army review its forces more than 6 months and not attacking the enemy, know it is a danger to his people.

When army review its forces more than 6 months and not attacking the enemy, know it is a danger to his people.

–Adolf Hitler
Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.

Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.

–Adolf Hitler
If you win, you need not have to explain…If you lose, you should not be there to explain!

If you win, you need not have to explain…If you lose, you should not be there to explain!

–Adolf Hitler
The world is not for cowardly peoples.

The world is not for cowardly peoples.

–Adolf Hitler

All wars signify the failure of conflict resolution mechanisms, and they need post-war rebuilding of faith, trust and confidence.

–A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

War is never a lasting solution for any problem.

–A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Alan Watts Quote 20487

Wars based on principle are far more destructive… the attacker will not destroy that which he is after.

–Alan Watts
When you go home, tell them of us and say, for their tomorrow, we gave our today.

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,...

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....

Honor and self sacrifice. Death does not diminish these qualities in a soldier. We shall remember.

–Eric S. Nylund
I stand ready not for politics or for leaders, But for my brother next to me...

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?

Do we really understand the true cost of freedom?

War is a series of catastrophes which results in a victory.

War is a series of catastrophes which results in a victory.

–Georges Clemenceau
History is written by the winners. –Napoleon

History is written by the winners.

–Napoleon
Unity is a guarantee of victory both in war and peace.

Unity is a guarantee of victory both in war and peace.

–Georg Rollenhagen
Be where your enemy is not.

Be where your enemy is not.

–Sun Tzu
Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.

–Sun Tzu
Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.

Even the finest sword plunged into salt water will eventually rust.

–Sun Tzu
When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil....

When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them. When settled, make them move.

–Sun Tzu
He will win who knows how to handle both superior and inferior forces.

He will win who knows how to handle both superior and inferior forces.

–Sun Tzu
If fighting is sure to result in victory, than you must fight...

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.

–Sun Tzu
A wise general makes a point of foraging of the enemy.

A wise general makes a point of foraging of the enemy.

–Sun Tzu
All war is deception.

All war is deception.

–Sun Tzu
It is more important to out-think your enemy, than to outfight him.

It is more important to out-think your enemy, than to outfight him.

–Sun Tzu
Attack like the Fire and be still as the Mountain.

Move swift as the Wind and closely-formed as the Wood. Attack like the Fire and be still as the Mountain.

–Sun Tzu