If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War.
The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.
I don't believe war is a way to solve problems. I think it's wrong. I don't have respect for the people that made the decisions to go on with war. I don't have that much respect for Bush. He's about war, I'm not about war - a lot of people aren't about war.
The most successful war seldom pays for its losses.
I believe - though I may be wrong, because I'm no expert - that this war is about what most wars are about: hegemony, money, power and oil.
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
I had nearly finished school because I was making effort not that bad on that. But there was a law in Germany after the war. You could not make your final examination before 18, so lots of people who were late because of the way had to do it first.
It is wrong to think that the task of physics is to find out how Nature is. Physics concerns what we say about Nature.
The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.
What they could do with 'round here is a good war. What else can you expect with peace running wild all over the place? You know what the trouble with peace is? No organization.
Germany has reduced savagery to a science, and this great war for the victorious peace of justice must go on until the German cancer is cut clean out of the world body.
The acknowledgment of our weakness is the first step in repairing our loss.
Psychoanalysis is out, under a therapeutic disguise, to do away entirely with the moral faculty in man.
If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?
Why am I so famous? What am I doing right? What are the others doing wrong?
Of all things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
I've been to war, and it's not easy to kill. It's bloody and messy and totally horrifying, and the consequences are serious.
Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war.
War is so unjust and ugly that all who wage it must try to stifle the voice of conscience within themselves.
Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose - and you allow him to make war at pleasure.
It is not only the living who are killed in war.
Death is our eternal companion. It is always to our left, an arm's length behind us. Death is the only wise adviser that a warrior has. Whenever he feels that everything is going wrong and he's about to be annihilated,he can turn to his death and ask if that is so. His death will tell him that he is wrong, that nothing really matters outside its touch. His death will tell him, ?I haven't touched you yet.'
Oceania was at war with Eurasia; therefore Oceania had always been at war with Eurasia.
No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature. Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to that or this. The only right is what is after my constitution; the only wrong what is against it.