~Author Unknown Few veterans cherish a romantic remembrance of war. Honor has been the reward for what he gave. He is the only one that gathers his brethren about him and goes forth in cold blood and with calm pulse to exterminate his kind. ~William Cowper Borders are scratched across the hearts of men By strangers with a calm, judicial pen, And when the borders bleed we watch with dread The lines of ink across the map turn red. But the right is more precious than peace, and we shall fight for the things which we have always carried nearest our hearts—for democracy, for the right of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their own governments, for the rights and liberties of small nations, for a universal dominion of right by such a concert of free peoples as shall bring peace and safety to all nations and make the world itself at last free.
They also called it 'the war to end all wars'. ~John Stewart Mill The aim of military training is not just to prepare men for battle, but to make them long for it. This is probably without parallel in history. But they are setting about it in a realistic and business-like way. Being separated for the moment from my book of quotations, I cannot say who was the Roman thinker who first gave this brilliant paradox to the world, but I imagine him a fat, easy-going gentleman, who occasionally threw off good things after dinner. The World War I was held between two great world powers i.
Perhaps the summer woods will shimmer bright, And crimson roses once again be fair, And autumn harvest fields a rich delight, Although You are not there. Marshall You're an old-timer if you can remember when setting the world on fire was a figure of speech. If in some smothering dreams you too could pace Behind the wagon that we flung him in, And watch the white eyes writhing in his face, His hanging face, like a devil's sick of sin; If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs, Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,-- My friend, you would not tell with such high zest To children ardent for some desperate glory, The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori. ~Albert Einstein The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations. Many Americans lost their heads because several plausible fellows lost theirs in expounding schemes to end barbarity, to give weekly handouts to people, to give everybody a better job--or, more modestly, for example, to put a chicken or two in every pot--all by adoption of some new financial plan or some new social system. The greatest cowards are often the greatest bullies.
Pearson Older men declare war. ~Albert Einstein O Lord our Father, our young patriots, idols of our hearts, go forth to battle — be Thou near them! The first and the simplest was the encounter with everyday injustice: by all means the traffic cops were Jews but so, it turned out, were the colonists and ethnic cleansers and even the torturers. I remember looking it over and thinking it was a forest of graves. ~Henry Fosdick All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones. But it is the youth that must fight and die. ~Henry Kissinger Liberty and democracy become unholy when their hands are dyed red with innocent blood. They needed a despot in the palace in order to seize it.
Order: In no circumstances will the expression 'shell-shock'. Jackson Let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom, and let us re-consecrate ourselves to the task of promoting an enduring peace so that their efforts shall not have been in vain. Germany, Russia, Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman empires were military as well as politically defeated. It settles everything on the plane of physical force. Louis Simpson: Being shelled is the main work of an. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. Edmond Taylor: The First World War killed fewer victims.
For insane or great are terms that can never be applied to an age, but only to an individual destiny. Admiral von Tirpitz: This war is the greatest insanity. All our men got out of the trenches and sat on the parapet, and the Germans did the same, and they talked to one another in English and broken English. Clairaudient in my solitude, Yet dubious if the stir proclaim A strife in Freedom's cherished name, Or mock heroics of a feud; Some factious brawl, corrupt in deed; A demagogic enterprise, To cozen, dupe and victimize The purblind gulls of others' greed. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. That is why it is dangerous for democracy to stop moving forward because any period of stagnation increases the numbers of those who demand action and action now. ~Douglas Jerrold If you wish to be brothers, drop your weapons.
Truces broke out independently at many different locations - they shared many common characteristics and in some cases the participants may have been aware of truces elsewhere, but in general, you're looking at a lot of independent activity more-or-less invented on the spot. Kathleen Yardwood: We had a large number of frostbite. If you kill a couple persons you are a gangster. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one. Those who struggle in order to eat those whom they vanquish, or those who struggle merely to kill? Victorious Italian troops crossed the Greco-Albanian frontier at dawn today! Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization.
Wells: This is the end and the beginning of an age. Some of these from war leaders and statesmen such as Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Josef Stalin and F D Roosevelt you will probably recognise. American strategists have calculated the proportion of civilians killed in this century's major wars. Edwin Vaughan: The cries of the wounded had diminished. Let every arm be steeled.
It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. ~François Fénelon War should belong to the tragic past, to history: it should find no place on humanity's agenda for the future. Sassoon: In war-time the word patriotism means. The war brought about the destruction of the Prussian Empire, stripped the British Empire of its ability to hold its colonies, slaughtered the French and starved Germany, inspired a revolution in Russia, and prepared the ground for a more terrible slaughter to come. The enemy is so short of men that he is collecting them from all parts of the line.