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John Paul Jones famously remarked in one of the most well-known war quotes that he had not yet begun to fight. But as we've come to learn over the years, there is rarely any glory in war, at least in modern warfare. Instead, there is only glory in the history books of epic battles fought long ago, before we got really efficient at killing one another. Except in rare cases, war rarely solves anything and in the intervening years, we often forget what we were even fighting for or against. What we do learn through war quotes, are the words of Herdotus: "In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons." Reference.com Definition of War
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Benjamin Franklin

"There never was a good war or a bad peace." Benjamin Franklin
Written in a Letter to Josiah Quincy (11 September 1783) Add Category or Author

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Napoleon Bonaparte

"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." Napoleon Bonaparte
As quoted in As quoted in The Military Quotation Book (2002) pg. 93 Add Category or Author

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"Keep your friends close and your enemies closer." Mario Puzo
The Godfather, Part II Often misattributed to Sun Tzu, it is actually spoken by the character Michael Corleone in The Godfather, Part II. The quote begins, "My father taught me many things here...he taught me in this room. He taught me..." Add Category or Author

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Albert Einstein

"I don't know what weapons will be used in world war three, but in world war four people will use sticks and stones." Albert Einstein
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"The pen is mightier than the sword." Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Richelieu (1839), Act ii, Scene ii From a play about Cardinal Richelieu, the scene continues, "The arch-enchanters wand! — itself a nothing! — But taking sorcery from the master-hand To paralyse the Cæsars, and to strike The loud earth breathless! — Take away the sword — States can be saved without it!" Here the author shows us that violence is not necessary for radical govermental change. Add Category or Author

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Bertrand Russell

"War does not determine who is right - only who is left." Bertrand Russell
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Winston Churchill

"The United States is like giant boiler. Once the fire is lighted under it, there is no limit to the power it can generate." Winston Churchill
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"This is a marked shift from the Cold War period, where the global nuclear center of gravity lay in the all-out confrontation between the Eastern and Western blocs, which was most intense in Europe. Regrettably, Asia's nuclear developments are dominated by a superpower that has set its face firmly against nuclear disarmament." Achin Vanaik
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"Turkey will not enter a war. The Turkish Armed Forces will not enter combat," Abdullah Gul
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"Turkish-American relations are based on very strong foundations. Currently, we have a war in the region, which could not be prevented, unfortunately. We hope it is a short war ... with minimum casualties." Abdullah Gul
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"War is war and this war is the dirtiest and cruellest in the world." Abdullah Ocalan
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"The Civil War is a big game. Regardless of the records going into the game, it's definitely going to be a dogfight." Aaron Brooks
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"Some argue that recognition of the genocide has become even more problematic now, when the world is at war with terrorism and the United States cannot afford to offend the sensibility of our Turkish ally." Adam Schiff
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"They have a war chest in a sense." Geoff Pyne
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"an untimely exit could rapidly devolve into a civil war, which would leave America's foreign policy in disarray as countries question not only America's judgment but also its perseverance." John Murtha
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"It's like going through a war." Bruce Davidson
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"No war is inevitable until it breaks out." J. Taylor
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"Nobody hates war more than a veteran. They know what a war is." Ray Baumbach
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"When the war started, this group was sent to the Aleutian Islands near Siberia," Phillip Levine
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"The release ... raises the historical question once again of what Allied governments knew about the Holocaust during World War II and what might have been done with information they possessed." Richard Breitman
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Richard Boucher

"We have many partners in the war on terror with whom we continue to talk in a straightforward and quite forceful manner about democracy, and taking steps toward democracy," Richard Boucher
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Abraham Lincoln
Birth: 1809-02-12 Death: 1865-04-15

"All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother"

Often known as "Honest Abe," or "the Great Emancipator," Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States. Embroiled in a Civil War for much of his presidency, Lincoln was staunchly opposed to the expansion of slavery. During his administration he also broadly expanded the powers of the presidency, going so far as to personally direct the war effort and forcing the eventual surrender of the Confederacy. His leadership abilities and his political skills have had a lasting impact on U.S. politics and the presidency itself. He not only ended slavery, but brought about Westward …



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