Posts Tagged ‘war’

Quote of the day, Feb. 28

February 28, 2017

Winston S. Churchill, on war

“Ah, horrible war, amazing medley of the glorious and the squalid, the pitiful and the sublime, if modern men of light and leading saw your face closer, simple folk would see it hardly ever.”

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Quote of the day, Jan. 30

January 30, 2017

Neil Finn, from “Don’t Dream It’s Over” (1986)

In the paper today
tales of war and of waste
but you turn right over to the TV page …

Quote of the day, Jan. 28

January 27, 2017

Bob Woodward, from The War Within (2008)

“There is an encyclopaedia of lessons for the next president to learn from [President George W.] Bush’s mismanagement of the [Iraq] war. The first might be to trust the public with the truth, in all its pain and uncertainty.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 5

January 5, 2017

Latin proverb

“Dulce bellum inexpertis.” (War is sweet to those who have never experienced it.)

Quote of the day, Feb. 1

February 1, 2016

Ramsay MacDonald, on war

“We hear war called murder. It is not: it is suicide.”

Quote of the day, April 14

April 13, 2015

Abraham Lincoln, April 11, 1865

“By these recent successes the re-inauguration of the national authority—reconstruction—which has had a large share of thought from the first, is pressed much more closely upon our attention. (more…)

Quote of the day, July 15

July 14, 2014

Mohandas K. Gandhi, on peace

“A soldier of peace unlike the one of the sword has to give all his spare time to the promotion of peace alike in war time as in peace time.”

Quote of the day, May 25

May 25, 2014

Harry Emerson Fosdick, on war (1933)

“I renounce war for its consequences, for the lies it lives on and propagates, for the undying hatred it arouses, for the dictatorships it puts in place of democracy , for the starvation that stalks after it. (more…)

Quote of the day, Sept. 22

September 22, 2013

Benjamin Franklin, on peace

“There never was a good war, or a bad peace.”

Quote of the day, June 2

June 2, 2013

Aristotle, on peace

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