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Quote Left That the whole free people of any nation ought to be exercised to arms, not only the example of our ancestors, as appears by the acts of parliament made in both kingdoms to that purpose, and that of the wisest governments among the ancients; but the advantage of choosing out of great numbers, seems clearly to demonstrate. For in countries where husbandry, trade, manufactures, and other mechanical arts are carried on, even in time of war, the impediments of men are so many and so various, that unless the whole people be exercised, no considerable numbers of men can be drawn out, without disturbing those employments, which are the vitals of the political body. Besides, that upon great defeats, and under extreme calamities, from which no government was ever exempted, every nation stands in need of all the people, as the ancients sometimes did of their slaves. And I cannot see why arms should be denied to any man who is not a slave, since they are the only true badges of liberty; and ought never, but in times of utmost necessity, to be put into the hands of mercenaries or slaves: neither can I understand why any man that has arms should not be taught the use of them. Quote Right
Quote Left The hens they all cackle, the roosters all beg, But I will not hatch, I will not hatch. For I hear all the talk of pollution and war As the people all shout and the airplane roar, So I'm staying in here where it's safe and it's warm, And I WILL NOT HATCH Quote Right
Quote Left Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York, And all the clouds that loured upon our house In the deep bosom of the ocean buried. Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths, Our bruised arms hung up for monuments, Our stern alarums changed to merry meetings, Our dreadful marches to delightful measures. Grim-visaged war hath smoothed his wrinkled front And now, instead of mounting barbed steeds To fright the souls of fearful adversaries, He capers nimbly in a lady's chamber To the lascivious pleasing of a lute. But I, that am not shaped for sportive tricks, Nor made to court an amorous looking-glass I, that am rudely stamped, and want love's majesty To strut before a wanton ambling nymph I, that am curtailed of this fair proportion, Cheated of feature by dissembling nature, Deformed, unfinished, sent before my time Into this breathing world, scarce half made up, And that so lamely and unfashionable That dogs bark at me as I halt by them,-- Why, I, in this weak piping time of peace, Have no delight to pass away the time, Unless to spy my shadow in the sun. Quote Right
Quote Left Every time we walk along a beach some ancient urge disturbs us so that we find ourselves shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers like the homesick refugees of a long war. Quote Right
Quote Left War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow. Quote Right
Quote Left Peaceableness toward enemies is an idea that will, of course, continue to be denounced as impractical. It has been too little tried by individuals, much less by nations. It will not readily or easily serve those who are greedy for power. It cannot be effectively used for bad ends. It could not be used as the basis of an empire. It does not afford opportunities for profit. It involves danger to practitioners. It requires sacrifice. And yet it seems to me that it is practical, for it offers the only escape from the logic of retribution. It is the only way by which we can cease to look to war for peace. ... Peaceableness is not passive. It is the ability to act to resolve conflict without violence. If it is not a practical and practicable method, it is nothing. As a practicable method, it reduces helplessness in the face of conflict. In the face of conflict, the peaceable person may find several solutions, the violent person only one. Quote Right
Quote Left Eagerly, musician,Sweep your string,So we may sing,Elated, optative,Our several voicesInterblending,Playfully contending,Not interferingBut co-inhering,For all withinThe cincture of the soundIs holy ground,Where all are Brothers,None faceless Others. Let mortals bewareOf words, forWith words we lie,Can say peaceWhen we mean war,Foul thought speak fairAnd promise falsely,But song is true:Let music for peaceBe the paradigm,For peace means to changeAt the right time,As the World-Clock,Goes Tick and Tock. So may the storyOf our human cityPresently moveLike music, whenBegotten notesNew notes beget,Making the flowingOf time a growing,Till what it could be,At last it is,Where even sadnessIs a form of gladness,Where Fate is Freedom,Grace and Surprise. Quote Right
Quote Left Our lives laid down in war and peace may not Be found acceptable in Heaven's sight.... Quote Right
Quote Left There is a terrible war coming, and these young men who have never seen war cannot wait for it to happen, but I tell you, I wish that I owned every slave in the South, for I would free them all to avoid this war. Quote Right
Quote Left What men call sovereignty is a worldly strife and constant war; Worship of God is the highest throne, the happiest of all estates. Quote Right
Quote Left We were eighteen and had begun to love life and the world; and we had to shoot it to pieces. The first bomb, the first explosion, burst in our hearts. We are cut off from activity, from striving, from progress. We believe in such things no longer, we believe in the war. Quote Right
Quote Left We make war that we may live in peace. Quote Right
Quote Left If you have form'd a circle to go into, Go into it yourself, and see how you would do. They said this mystery never shall cease: The priest promotes war, and the soldier peace. Quote Right
Quote Left The terrorists who are attacking our way of life do not have armies, navies or air forces. They do not have capitals. They do not have high-value targets that the typical weapons of war can go in and attack. Quote Right
Quote Left The Minstrel Boy to the war is gone In the ranks of death you'll find him,... Quote Right
Quote Left Americans will listen, but they do not care to read. War and Peace must wait for the leisure of retirement, which never really comes: meanwhile it helps to furnish the living room. Blockbusting fiction is bought as furniture. Unread, it maintains its value. Read, it looks like money wasted. Cunningly, Americans know that books contain a person, and they want the person, not the book. Quote Right
Quote Left One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society ... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam. Quote Right
Quote Left Had he and I but met By some old ancient inn, We should have sat us down to wet Right many a nipperkin! But ranged as infantry, And staring face to face, I shot at him as he at me, And killed him in his place. I shot him dead because-- Because he was my foe, Just so: my foe of course he was; That's clear enough; although He thought he Quote Right
Quote Left Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting. Sports Quote Right
Quote Left Lots of people who complained about us receiving the MBE received theirs for heroism in the war --for killing people. We received ours for entertaining other people. I'd say we deserve ours more. Quote Right
Quote Left I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow. I see how peoples are set against one another, and in silence, unknowingly, foolishly, obediently, innocently slay one another. Quote Right
Quote Left I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity. Quote Right
Quote Left Socrates: Would this habit of eating animals not require that we slaughter animals that we knew as individuals, and in whose eyes we could gaze and see ourselves reflected, only a few hours before our meal? Glaucon: This habit would require that of us. Socrates: Wouldn't this [knowledge of our role in turning a being into a thing] hinder us in achieving happiness? Glaucon: It could so hinder us in our quest for happiness. Socrates: And, if we pursue this way of living, will we not have need to visit the doctor more often? Glaucon: We would have such need. Socrates: If we pursue our habit of eating animals, and if our neighbor follows a similar path, will we not have need to go to war against our neighbor to secure greater pasturage, because ours will not be enough to sustain us, and our neighbor will have a similar need to wage war on us for the same reason? Glaucon: We would be so compelled. Socrates: Would not these facts prevent us from achieving happiness, and therefore the conditions necessary to the building of a just society, if we pursue a desire to eat animals? Glaucon: Yes, they would so prevent us. Quote Right
Quote Left I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia. Quote Right
Quote Left They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one's country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason. Quote Right
Quote Left The soger frae the wars returns, The sailor frae the main,... Quote Right
Quote Left War begets quiet, quiet idleness, idleness disorder, disorder ruin; likewise ruin order, order virtue, virtue glory, and good fortune. Quote Right
Quote Left The best armor is to keep out of range. Quote Right
Quote Left For Americans war is almost all of the time a nuisance, and military skill is a luxury like Mah-Jongg. But when the issue is brought home to them, war becomes as important, for the necessary period, as business or sport. And it is hard to decide which is likely to be the more ominous for the Axis -- an American decision that this is sport, or that it is business. Quote Right
Quote Left The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color-line -- the relation of the darker to the lighter races of men in Asia and Africa, in America and the islands of the sea. It was a phase of this problem that caused the Civil War. Quote Right
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Member Quotes About War

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Quote Left I stepped forward to turn the pages, duh! it got torn. Quote Right
Quote Left It is impossible to move toward the future as long as you remain chained to the past. Quote Right
Quote Left If you reside in love. Build it up warm and tidy. Quote Right
Quote Left War is pointless,it solves nothing,chaos is eternal. So long as there is dissent,there exists a hold for chaos. Therefore instead of war make peace recognize the chaos in us all and find the balance,allow peace into your heart to help weather out the storm that is innately inside all of us. Quote Right
Quote Left A bad leader will lead you to failure, A good leader will lead you to success, A wonderful leader will lead you, guide you and protect you, An wonderful leader will be your life changer toward all the good to you success and guides to change your failure to success. Quote Right
Quote Left Good advice makes the soul feel warm and nice but Bad advice makes the heart split twice. Quote Right
Quote Left The minute we share a secret, we lose the right to blame another for forwarding it further. Quote Right
Quote Left bit of self belief, bit of ignorance, bit of delusion, you can be anything you want. apply the delusion and ignorance when others say you can't and keep reaching til you can, because if you believe it can happen sometimes you need delusion to keep the faith, you need ignorance towards the "impossible" and the belief in yourself which never stops aiming for the goal. Amazing fates are deluded until they become reality. So dont give up because it seems impossible Quote Right
Quote Left I curse the ONE, if there was an intent towards disseminating Corona Virus.No mercy to such Creatures! Quote Right
Quote Left I'm conscious now; so I know I will be consciously aware In the next phase. After Life.... Peace, Love, Prayer, Faith.... Remember the Righteous Creator.... Quote Right
Quote Left On one's path to wisdom and higher levels of consciousness, one should learn to ignore indoctrinated thinking and flow with natural law of the universe. Let not the sword of war divide us into pieces, the east, west, north, and south are man's illusions ... Life just is, step by step move forward, become fearless. Quote Right
Quote Left On the grievous battlefield the warriors whispers back that we are the chorus voices of the union on wings of victory. Quote Right
Quote Left The surest path to rid oneself of one's enemies is a road that is paved with compassion, illuminated with understanding, which leads toward friendship. Quote Right
Quote Left The best advice is received with eyes bent towards books. Quote Right
Quote Left If you find Joy in this world apart from Christ, bring it to the light and tell the world what that Joy is. I warrant you, you cannot. Quote Right
Quote Left war would have hurt before I carried on, but being ignored and forgotten, I don't know how to go on Quote Right
Quote Left When your married It feels like a war between Love and hate with the person you're with. Quote Right
Quote Left I believe, every problem has a solution and war should never be the answer. Quote Right
Quote Left CSS is nothing as compared to Tasawarism. Quote Right
Quote Left A life without passion is an empty, unfulfilled life...it would be like a beautiful garden draped in long shadows, devoid of warm sunlight. Quote Right
Quote Left "The more the journey inwards, the further the journey outwards." (LadyLabyrinth/Leanne Lovejoy-Burton) Quote Right
Quote Left Life can push against you hard and sometimes one can become disenchanted and disengaged with one's dream but, no matter what life throws at you, never surrender your hopes and dreams. Keep a steady push forward, even if you have not yet seen that little light at the end of the tunnel, never give in because change is coming. Maybe the next 5, 10 minutes, maybe later on today, maybe tomorrow, next week, next month, even next year. Change is inevitable, change must come Quote Right
Quote Left EVOL backwards= LOVE ". " This Valentine's Day Quote Right
Quote Left In one's life, in all life; we all are born in the circle of life. This is truth. In our climb to the top of the circle of life rather we climb to the right or left it matters not, for in the end we will all meet at the top. What matters is we show kindness, love, compassion and deep understanding toward each other; and most importantly respect each others path in getting there. Much love ?? Paul Lake Quote Right
Quote Left By turning inward you can know and understand life. Paul Quote Right
Quote Left The most terrifying thing in the world is beauty, it stops breath, causes wars, turns brother against brother and often kills without thought. True beauty is the thing to be most scared of it is the biggest strength and the greatest weakness as it shows the one you reveal yourself to every scar, horror and care you had, to find someone who accepts you scars and all, everything seen and unseen is true love, people are usually shallow which is why true love is so rare. Quote Right
Quote Left "A woman's warm and beautiful smile draws a man's heart more than all the paint ever created for her face. A smile is real and beautiful and exciting and can't be sold in bottles or jars or in any other form. It's just natural!" C R Lord © 5/9/2019 Quote Right
Quote Left Beware of those who speak to you privately but refuse to acknowledge you publicly. Quote Right
Quote Left If you fail to be realistic, reality will take you unawares. Quote Right
Quote Left Our mother earth was created to save and exalt mankind. She is our foundation. Her battles against sin, war and pollution are as real as ours. Her works, labors and fruits are a testament of her love for us and God. Praise be to our God for our Grand Mother Earth, Eden, and all the Lord's creations upon her! Quote Right
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