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Quotations About War Page 2

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Wars usually have the effect of speeding up the process of history.
Pieter Geyl
Debates With Historians

Frankly, I'd like to see the government get out of war altogether and leave the whole field to private individuals.
Joseph Heller
Catch-22, 1955

The stench of the trail of Ego in our History. It is ego - ego, the fountain cry, origin, sole source of war.
George Meredith
Beauchamp's Career

Making peace, I have found, is much harder than making war.
Gerry Adams
"Gerry Adams Talks About His Efforts for Peace," on Charlie Rose. 1994

The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.
Albert Einstein
"Atomic War or Peace," Atlantic Monthly, November 1945

Business is a combination of war and sport.
André Maurois

Draft beer, not people.

Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy; but after a war it seems more like astrology.
Rebecca West

Everything in life has an opposite. While one brings devastation; the other brings peace.
Freddy Mella

Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character.
Baruch Spinoza

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