“When war is declared, Truth is the first casualty.”

“In reality, do you really need a war?” — Vietnam veteran and Medal of Honor recipient Al Rascon
“Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.”–  Albert Einstein

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Hawkeye: “War isn’t Hell. War is war, and Hell is Hell. And of the two, war is a lot worse.”
Father Mulcahy: “Why do you say that, Hawkeye?”
Hawkeye: “Simple, Father. Tell me, who goes to Hell?”
Father Mulcahy: “Sinners, I believe.”
Hawkeye: “Exactly. There are no innocent bystanders in Hell. War is full of them.” — from the TV series M*A*S*H
War “It is my earnest hope — indeed the hope of all mankind — that from this solemn occasion a better world shall emerge out of the blood and carnage of the past, a world found upon faith and understanding, a world dedicated to the dignity of man and the fulfillment of his most cherished wish for freedom, tolerance, and justice.” — General Douglas MacArthur
“War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.” — Thomas Mann Is “I have seen war. I have seen war on land and sea. I have seen blood running from the wounded… I have seen the dead in the mud. I have seen cities destroyed…. I have seen children starving. I have seen the agony of mothers and wives. I hate war.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt
“War is a most uneconomical, foolish, poor arrangement, a bloody enrichment of that soil which bears the sweet flower of peace….” — M. E. W. Sherwood Stupid “War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow man.” — Napoleon Hill
“Thanks to history books, I have realised that people over the years have been dying of war, and that enabled me to realise that there is nothing stupid like war.” — Indian film star Kamal Hassan Dot “When you’ve seen one nuclear war, you’ve seen them all.” — Anonymous
“Statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception.” — Mark Twain Com
War “War! When I but think of this word, I feel bewildered, as though they were speaking to me of sorcery, of the Inquisition, of a distant, finished, abominable, monstrous, unnatural thing. When they speak to us of cannibals, we smile proudly, as we proclaim our superiority to these savages. Who are the real savages? Those who struggle in order to eat those whom they vanquish, or those who struggle merely to kill?” — Guy de Maupassant
“Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.” — Albert Einstein Is “Our apologies, good friends, for the fracture of good order, the burning of paper instead of children. How many must die before our voices are heard, how many must be tortured, dislocated, starved, maddened? When, at what point, will you say no to this war?” — Daniel Berrigan on burning draft cards during the Vietnam War
“… [W]ar is utter damn nonsense—a vast cancer fed by lies and self seeking malignity on the part of those who don’t do the fighting.” — John Dos Passos Stupid “It is true that war is absolutely the best way to resolve conflict—provided that all other options have been explored and proven totally futile.” — Anonymous
“General fear and anxiety create hatred and aggressiveness. The adaptation to warlike aims and activities has corrupted the mentality of man; as a result, intelligent, objective and humane thinking has hardly any effect and is even suspected and persecuted as unpatriotic.” — Albert Einstein Dot “An inglorious peace is better than a dishonorable war.” — Mark Twain
“Why of course the people don’t want war…. But after all it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it’s always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship…. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they’re being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.” — Hermann Goering Com
War “Of all the enemies to public liberty, war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it compromises and develops the germ of every other. As the parent of armies, war encourages debts and taxes, the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the executive is extended … and all the means of seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the force, of the people.” — James Madison
“You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.” — Jeannette Rankin Is Col. Potter: “By the way, what war is this?”
Hawkeye: “The latest war to end all wars.”
— from the TV series M*A*S*H
“An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” — Mohandas Gandhi
“It is always easy to begin a war, but very difficult to stop one, since its beginning and end are not under the control of the same man.” — Sallust Stupid “What is human warfare but just this: an effort to make the laws of God and nature take sides with one party.” — Henry David Thoreau
“Cannon: An instrument used in the rectification of national boundaries.” — Ambrose Bierce “I’m fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.” — George McGovern Dot “When the rich wage war it’s the poor who die.” — Jean-Paul Sartre
“I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower “War … should only be declared by the authority of the people, whose toils and treasures are to support its burdens, instead of the government which is to reap its fruits.” — James Madison Com
War “When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.” — Jimi Hendrix “Much violence is based on the illusion that life is a property to be defended and not to be shared.” — Henri Nouwen
“War never takes a wicked man by chance, the good man always.” — Sophocles Is “Look, all I know is what they taught me at command school. There are certain rules about a war and rule number one is young men die. And rule number two is doctors can’t change rule number one.” — Lt. Col. Henry Blake (McLean Stevenson) in the TV series M*A*S*H
“Today the real test of power is not the capacity to make war but the capacity to prevent it.” — Anne O’Hare McCormick Stupid “…[W]ar is stupid. Underline it, make it seven feet high, and plaster it to a billboard, war is stupid.” — Nicholas B. Morris
“War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn to live together in peace by killing each other’s children.” — former U.S. President Jimmy Carter in his acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize (10 December 2002) Dot “Luck rules every human endeavor, especially war.” — Titus Livius
“War paralyzes your courage and deadens the spirit of true manhood. It degrades and stupefies with the sense that you are not responsible, that ’tis not yours to think and reason why, but to do and die, like the hundred thousand others doomed like yourself. War means blind obedience, unthinking stupidity, brutish callousness, wanton destruction, and irresponsible murder.” — Alexander Berkman Com
War “Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.” — Ernest Hemingway “War’s a profanity, because let’s face it, you’ve got two opposing sides trying to settle their differences by killing as many of each other as they can.” — Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf
“Never has there been a good war or a bad peace” — Benjamin Franklin Is “In the councils of government we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower, in his 1961 farewell address
“Diplomats are just as essential in starting a war as soldiers are in finishing it.” — Will Rogers Stupid “Today the real test of power is not capacity to make war but capacity to prevent it.” — Anne O’Hare McCormick
“There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell. You can bear this warning voice to generations yet to come. I look upon war with horror.” — General William Tecumseh Sherman Dot “Laws are silent in a time of war.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero
“Human war has been the most successful of our cultural traditions.” — Robert Ardrey “The power of our example is more important than the strength of our military.” — Bill Clinton Com
War “It seems like the less a statesman amounts to, the more he loves the flag.” — Anonymous “Peace is the happy natural state of man; war is corruption and disgrace.” — James Thomson
“What war has always been is a puberty ceremony.” —  Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Is “Sometimes I think there ought to be a rule of war that says you must see someone up close before you get to shoot ’em.” — Col. Sherman Potter (Harry Morgan) in the TV series M*A*S*H
“War is a most uneconomical, foolish, poor arrangement, a bloody enrichment of that soil which bears the sweet flower of peace….” — M. E. W. Sherwood Stupid “War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow man.” — Napoleon Hill
“I have seen war. I have seen war on land and sea. I have seen blood running from the wounded… I have seen the dead in the mud. I have seen cities destroyed…. I have seen children starving. I have seen the agony of mothers and wives. I hate war.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt Dot “When you’ve seen one nuclear war, you’ve seen them all.” — Anonymous
“Should we not begin to redefine patriotism? We need to expand it beyond that narrow nationalism which has caused so much death and suffering. If national boundaries should not be obstacles to trade—we call it globalization—should they also not be obstacles to compassion and generosity?” — Howard Zinn
“The greatest threat to our world and its peace comes from those who want war, who prepare for it, and who, by holding out vague promises of future peace or by instilling fear of foreign aggression, try to make us accomplices to their plans.” — Hermann Hesse
Injured child
War “A permanent peace cannot be prepared by threats but only by the honest attempt to create a mutual trust. However strong national armaments may be, they do not create military security for any nation nor do they guarantee the maintenance of peace.” — Albert Einstein
“The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.” — Abraham Lincoln Is “Whenever there’s a big war coming on, you should rope off a big field. And on the big day, you should take all the kings and their cabinets and their generals, put ’em in the center dressed in their underpants and let them fight it out with clubs.” — Maxwell Anderson
“The real trouble with modern war is that it gives no one a chance to kill the right people.” — Ezra Pound Stupid “Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.” — George Washington
“… [I]n any war a victory means another war, and yet another, until some day inevitably the tides turn, and the victor is the vanquished, and the circle reverses itself, but remains nevertheless a circle.” — Pearl S. Buck Dot “When war is declared, Truth is the first casualty.” — Arthur Ponsonby
“A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won’t cross the street to vote in a national election”. — Bill Vaughan “Five enemies of peace inhabit with us—avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride; if these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.” — Francesco Petrarch Com
“This is a war between good and evil. And we have made it clear to the world that we will stand strong on the side of good, and we expect other nations to join us. This is not a war between our world and their world. It is a war to save the world.” — George W. Bush, U.S. President, Republican Party”To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.” — Theodore Roosevelt, U.S. President, Republican Party
War Danae: “Sometimes I wonder how we got words. Like, where does ‘war’ come from?”
Dad: “It’s a universal acronym.”
Danae: “An acronym of what?”
Dad: “We Are Right.”
— from the cartoon Non Sequitur by Wiley
“It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it.” — Robert E. Lee Is “When you’re finally up on the moon, looking back at the earth, all these differences and nationalistic traits are pretty well going to blend and you’re going to get a concept that maybe this is really one world and why the hell can’t we learn to live together like decent people?” — Frank Borman, U.S. astronaut
“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” — Mother Teresa Stupid “War is a dangerous teacher and physical victory leads often to a moral defeat.” — Shri Aurobindo
“Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind…. War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.” — John F. Kennedy Dot “The more we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war.” — Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
“There is nothing that war has ever achieved we could not better achieve without it.” — Havelock Ellis “Men were made for war. Without it they wandered greyly about, getting under the feet of the women, who were trying to organize the really important things of life.” — Alice Thomas Ellis Com
War “When people speak to you about a preventive war, you tell them to go and fight it. After my experience, I have come to hate war. War settles nothing.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower “Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.” — Thomas Jefferson
“The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts.” — General Omar Bradley Is “Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education. Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both.” — Abraham Flexner
“One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one.” — Agatha Christie Stupid “The grim fact is that we prepare for war like precocious giants and for peace like retarded pygmies.” — Lester B. Pearson
“War is always the same. It is young men dying in the fullness of their promise. It is trying to kill a man that you do not even know well enough to hate. Therefore, to know war is to know that there is still madness in the world.” — Lyndon Baines Johnson Dot “War is terrorism.” — Lucy Hinton, high school student
“Yes, we are all different. Different customs, different foods, different mannerisms, different languages, but not so different that we cannot get along with one another.” —  J. Martin Kohe “It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.” — André Gide Com
War “I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed… we, too, will be remembered not for our victories or defeats in battles or politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit.” — John F. Kennedy “War is like love, it always finds a way”. — Bertolt Brecht in Mother Courage
“War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it.” — Desiderius Erasmus Is “Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.” — Thomas Alva Edison
“If you believe that all men are created equal, then a child’s death in some other country is no less tragic than in the United States.” — Bill Gates Stupid “Wars are not acts of God. They are caused by man, by man-made institutions, by the way in which man has organized his society.” — Frederick Moore Vinson
“It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell.” — General William Tecumseh Sherman Dot “If we don’t end war, war will end us.” — H. G. Wells
“Formerly, a nation that broke the peace did not trouble to try and prove to the world that it was done solely from higher motives…. Now war has a bad conscience. Now every nation assures us that it is bleeding for a human cause, the fate of which hangs in the balance of its victory…. No nation dares to admit the guilt of blood before the world”. — Ellen Key Com
War “Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson “What is human warfare but just this: an effort to make the laws of God and nature take sides with one party.” — Henry David Thoreau
“Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.” — Edward Everett Is “It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow’s viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work our differences.” — Harry S. Truman
“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.” — Voltaire Stupid “War is not nice.” — Barbara Bush, wife of U.S. President George H. W. Bush, mother of U.S. President George W. Bush
“Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower Dot “War is the unfolding of miscalculations.” —  Barbara W. Tuchman
“The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure.” — Lyndon Baines Johnson “What is the use of physicians like myself trying to help parents to bring up children healthy and happy, to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?” — Dr. Benjamin Spock Com
War “Men like war: they do not hold much sway over birth, so they make up for it with death. Unlike women, men menstruate by shedding other people’s blood.” — Lucy Ellman “As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar it will cease to be popular.” — Oscar Wilde
“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” — Albert Einstein Stupid
“I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.” — Mohandas Gandhi
“What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?” — Mohandas Gandhi Dot Another victory like that and we are done for.” — Pyrrhus
“War is bestowed like electroshock on the depressive nation; thousands of volts jolting the system, an artificial galvanizing, one effect of which is loss of memory. War comes at the end of the twentieth century as absolute failure of imagination, scientific and political. That a war can be represented as helping a people to ‘feel good’ about themselves, their country, is a measure of that failure.” — Adrienne Rich Com
War “A little patience, and we shall see the reign of witches pass over, their spells dissolve, and the people, recovering their true sight, restore their government to its true principles. It is true that in the meantime we are suffering deeply in spirit, and incurring the horrors of a war and long oppressions of enormous public debt…. If the game runs sometimes against us at home we must have patience till luck turns, and then we shall have an opportunity of winning back the principles we have lost, for this is a game where principles are at stake.” — Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Taylor of Philadelphia, June 4, 1798, after passage of the Alien and Sedition Act)
“Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die.” — Herbert Hoover Is “War in the end is always about betrayal. Betrayal of the young by the old, of soldiers by politicians and idealists by cynics.” — Author and former war correspondent Chris Hedges
“The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.” — David Friedman Stupid
“The politicians, who once stated that war was too complex to be left to the generals, now act as though peace were too complex to be left to themselves.” — Pierre Trudeau
“I have known war as few men now living know it. Its very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a means of settling international disputes.”— General Douglas MacArthur Dot “I’m not sentimental about war. I see nothing noble in widows.” — Paddy Chayefsky
“Controlled, universal disarmament is the imperative of our time. The demand for it by the hundreds of millions whose chief concern is the long future of themselves and their children will, I hope, become so universal and so insistent that no man, no government anywhere, can withstand it.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower Com
War “If men can develop weapons that are so terrifying as to make the thought of global war include almost a sentence for suicide, you would think that man’s intelligence and his comprehension… would include also his ability to find a peaceful solution.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower
“I like to believe that people, in the long run, are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower
War “To engage in war is always to pick a wild card. And war must always be the last resort, not a first choice. I truly must question the judgment of any president who can say that a massive, unprovoked military attack on a nation which is over fifty percent children is ‘in the highest moral traditions of our country.'” — U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd
“War would end if the dead could return.” — Stanley Baldwin” Is “More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginning of all wars — yes, an end to this brutal, inhuman and thoroughly impractical method of settling the differences between governments.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt
“The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. Stupid “You can’t say that civilization don’t advance, however, for in every war they kill you in a new way.” — Will Rogers
“Everything, everything in war is barbaric…. But the worst barbarity of war is that it forces men collectively to commit acts against which individually they would revolt with their whole being.” — Ellen Key Dot “War is the science of destruction.” — John S. C. Abbott
“Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.” — John F. Kennedy “War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.” — John F. Kennedy Com
“I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits. I believe that what self-centered men have torn down, men other-centered can build up. I still believe that one day mankind will bow before the altars of God and be crowned triumphant over war and bloodshed, and nonviolent redemptive goodwill will proclaim the rule of the land.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.
War “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower, U.S. President, Republican Party
“The military don’t start wars. Politicians start wars.” — General William Westmoreland Is “The arms race can kill, though the weapons themselves may never be used…. [B]y their cost alone, armaments kill the poor by causing them to starve.” — Vatican statement to the U.N., 1976
“It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.” — Eleanor Roosevelt Stupid “A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.” — A computer named WOPR in the film WarGames
“We’re not made by God to mass kill one another … and that’s backed up by the Gospel. Lying and war are always associated. Listen closely when you hear a war-maker try to defend his current war: If he moves his lips he’s lying.” — Father Philip Berrigan Dot “Either war is obsolete or men are.” — R. Buckminster Fuller
“If you wish to be brothers, let the arms fall from your hands. One cannot love while holding offensive arms.” — Pope Pius VI “The basic problems facing the world today are not susceptible to a military solution.” — John F. Kennedy Com
“Man is the only animal that deals in that atrocity of atrocities, War. He is the only one that gathers his brethren about him and goes forth in cold blood and calm pulse to exterminate his kind. He is the only animal that for sordid wages will march out … and help to slaughter strangers of his own species who have done him no harm and with whom he has no quarrel…. And in the intervals between campaigns he washes the blood off his hands and works for ‘the universal brotherhood of man’—with his mouth.” — Mark Twain
Blind child
War “Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events.” — Winston Churchill
“A riot is a spontaneous outburst. A war is subject to advance planning.” — Richard M. Nixon Is “War is a profession by which a man cannot live honorably; an employment by which the soldier, if he would reap any profit, is obliged to be false, rapacious, and cruel.” — Niccolo Machiavelli
“War is addictive. Indeed, it is the most potent narcotic unleashed by mankind.” — Chris Hedges, author and former war correspondent Stupid “There must be, not a balance of power, but a community of power; not organized rivalries, but an organized peace.” — Woodrow Wilson
“War-making is one of the few activities that people are not supposed to view “realistically”; that is, with an eye to expense and practical outcome. In all-out war, expenditure is all-out, unprudent—war being defined as an emergency in which no sacrifice is excessive.” — Susan Sontag Dot “Sometime they’ll give a war and nobody will come.” — Carl Sandberg
“Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson “There is no such thing as an inevitable war. If war comes it will be from failure of human wisdom.”  — Andrew B. Law Com
“It is an important and popular fact that things are not always what they seem. For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons.” — Douglas Adams in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
War “If we let people see that kind of thing, there would never again be any war.” — Pentagon official on why US military censored graphic footage from the Gulf War “Hey, you can’t fight in here! This is the war room!” — President  Merkin Muffley (Peter Sellers) in the film Dr. Strangelove
“War does not determine who is right—only who is left.” — Bertrand Russell Is “Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living. We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount.” — General Omar Bradley
“War will never cease until babies begin to come into the world with larger cerebrums and smaller adrenal glands.” — H. L. Mencken Stupid “Why does the Air Force need expensive new bombers? Have the people we’ve been bombing over the years been complaining?” — George Wallace
“What a country calls its vital economic interests are not the things which enable its citizens to live, but the things which enable it to make war. Petrol is much more likely than wheat to be a cause of international conflict.” — Simone Weil Dot “Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.” — Marine Corps saying
“War is not a true adventure. It is a mere ersatz. Where ties are established, where problems are set, where creation is stimulated—there you have adventure. But there is no adventure in heads-or-tails, in betting that the toss will come out of life or death. War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Com

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” — Native American Proverb

“In war you have to kill to avoid being killed. We’re all human beings — Chinese, Japanese, English — but war is about killing. Baka-na senso! Stupid war!… All those men going off, leaving their wives and children. Stupid — giving your life for nothing!” — Japanese veteran of the war in China, caretaker at Yosenji temple, Obanazawa, Japan. From the book On the Narrow Road: Journey into a Lost Japan by Lesley Downer.

Injured Afghan child 

9 thoughts on ““When war is declared, Truth is the first casualty.”

  1. You see,I am really -and i mean it- not ready to die yet but i will have to get used to that possibility too as i got used to the living-with-no-dignity option which wasnt my option and the aftermath is that our entire lives were never what we chose them to be.So screw it

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