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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 The Minstrel Boy to the war is gone In the ranks of death you'll find him,... 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 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 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 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 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 We make war that we may live in peace. Quote Right
Quote Left So if I asked you about art you could give me the skinny on every art book ever written...Michelangelo? You know a lot about him I bet. Life's work, criticisms, political aspirations. But you couldn't tell me what it smells like in the Sistine Chapel. You've never stood there and looked up at that beautiful ceiling. And if I asked you about women I'm sure you could give me a syllabus of your personal favorites, and maybe you've been laid a few times too. But you couldn't tell me how it feels to wake up next to a woman and be truly happy. If I asked you about war you could refer me to a bevy of fictional and non-fictional material, but you've never been in one. You've never held your best friend's head in your lap and watched him draw his last breath, looking to you for help. And if I asked you about love I'd get a sonnet, but you've never looked at a woman and been truly vulnerable. Known that someone could kill you with a look. That someone could rescue you from grief. That God had put an angel on Earth just for you. And you wouldn't know how it felt to be her angel. To have the love be there for her forever. Through anything, through cancer. You wouldn't know about sleeping sitting up in a hospital room for two months holding her hand and not leaving because the doctors could see in your eyes that the term 'visiting hours' didn't apply to you. And you wouldn't know about real loss, because that only occurs when you lose something you love more than yourself, and you've never dared to love anything that much. I look at you and I don't see an intelligent confident man, I don't see a peer, and I don't see my equal. I see a boy. Nobody could possibly understand you, right Will? Yet you presume to know so much about me because of a painting you saw. You must know everything about me. You're an orphan, right? Do you think I would presume to know the first thing about who you are because I read 'Oliver Twist?' And I don't buy the argument that you don't want to be here, because I think you like all the attention you're getting. Personally, I don't care. There's nothing you can tell me that I can't read somewhere else. Unless we talk about your life. But you won't do that. Maybe you're afraid of what you might say. 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 soger frae the wars returns, The sailor frae the main,... 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 At one time or another I have insulted everybody, and I am proud of that. Folks, let me sum it up for you: I think religion is bad, and drugs are good. I think America causes cancer, longevity is less important than fun and young people should be discouraged from voting. I think stereotypes are true, abstinence is a pervsion, Bush’s lies are worse than Clinton’s and there is nothing sexy about being old or pregnant. I think 9-11 changed nothing, and if I had known the onset of war would add a hundred points on to Bush’s IQ, I would have started one. I think pornography stops rape, I think AIDS ribbons are stupid, and flag burning makes me feel patriotic. I think death is not the worst thing that can happen. I think people have too much self-esteem, and being drunk is funny. I think children are not innocent, God doesn’t write books, and Jesus wasn’t a republican. I am for mad cow disease, and against suing tobacco companies. I think girls hate each other, no doesn’t always mean no, you have to lie to stay married, women’s sports are boring, and the Olympics are gay. We’ll be on for another six weeks here on ABC… 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 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 For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can't readily accept the God formula, the big answers don't remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command or faith a dictum. I am my own God. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us. 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 Get Back Up: Even though we may fail many, many times in life, get back up, and continue to press forward to the prize that is laid before us. Today I must admit that I failed, but even though I may have fail I know I am not defeated, and neither are you. We only lose when we cease to continue in the race that God Yahweh has set before us. Don't ever give up, hold on to the hope we have in Jesus Christ. We must remain firm in our faith. Always remember to keep that hope alive. Quote Right
Quote Left Life doesn't go backwards nor waits for anyone,it keeps going whether smooth or rough, it just keeps going. Quote Right
Quote Left Don't look at someone else's outward appearances as your own. Be yourself and if you don't fit into someone's else's pieces of their puzzle continue to be your unique awesome self. Quote Right
Quote Left Beauty is inside outwardly not one-sided Balance. Quote Right
Quote Left Trying is for the resilient,strong and courageous who sweep away their fears to stand on battle ground and face their enemy,not as test or trial,but rather as an ultimate task. In the end,it pays off bilaterally,as lessons learnt,or as rewards attained. Quote Right
Quote Left Life is similar to a maze. The pieces of the puzzle is scrambled and will eventually lead you toward your path, yet it will be detours. Quote Right
Quote Left All we have, are, came from God's vision...all we have lost, and now live are wayward visions of our own. Quote Right
Quote Left Be aware of people around you they are trying to trap you. Quote Right
Quote Left Zafar Bhai 2222 aunty ko bolo fir say chemical water paish na karay warna tumhara lul par tail laga kar aunty par charha dun ga drugs and injection shabo Quote Right
Quote Left If you are a warrior who fights for good, then the next step try to be a legend! Quote Right
Quote Left Garden Time fast approaches Plant five rows of peas Planning Patience perseverance preparation positivity Include one row of squash Squash negativity Add three rows of lettuce Let us take responsibility Let us reward our accomplishments Let us be empowered And lastly turnips Turn up with new ideas Turn up with determination Turn up with a smile Edited version garden of success by Suzy Jones a weight watchers leader Quote Right
Quote Left When you walk towards god,he walks towards you. With god you are a Hero, without god you are a zero. No thorny fence for cactus ?? No bridle for donkey ??. No degree or post for an intelligent Quote Right
Quote Left You're the eyes of this universe, once it made you self-aware—David Kavanaugh Quote Right
Quote Left Blindly following every wreched, hapless and iniquitous law does not make one a good citizen, It makes one a coward. Either stand against tyranny or lay down and live with the consequences. Or die! Quote Right
Quote Left Never go to war until you have heard both sides, When you do, You may turn your weapon on the instigator Quote Right
Quote Left If I were living in Russia, I would be fighting America but since I live in America, Let us fight Russia. (exactly how fools get controlled by the media to listen to just one news and censored the others, sending innocent people to their graves by war of bias opinion) Quote Right
Quote Left The reality of life is, people will always judge you. Be aware, but don’t live in fear! Quote Right
Quote Left I may not be a soldier here ... but I am a warrior in this fight, because freedom has come under attack, wounding the truth from what's wrong and right. Quote Right
Quote Left ''War is just clanging of steel or bombing of bombs, without any purpose.'' Quote Right
Quote Left Beware of those who you could let control you. Quote Right
Quote Left Family members who think they know what you're going through are wrong. You might feel like hating everyone because of your mother, father, brother, sister, or other family members, but you should realize that you should love yourself more than anybody else can and that you should also love them back. Reach out to them, tell them you love and believe in them, and flip anything they have led you to experience around so that you may move forward and be proud of yourself. Quote Right
Quote Left History is the foremost mentor ... towards tomorrows lessons yet to be learned. Quote Right
Quote Left If the perception you assume is too distant from reality, just wasting time contemplating and transcending into foolish reasoning: brace yourself, it's time for a bitter dosage of awareness. Not confronting the problems you avoid for fear of the outcome can swerve your attention somewhere else and increase your fright. Quote Right
Quote Left There is a beauty in the future path of the wayward wind, though murky it may seem. Take heart and push on without fear—Linda Alice Fowler Quote Right
Quote Left They have not understood that war brings only death, not glory. Putin has the wisdom of a madman. Zelensky fights him with the weapons Biden sends him. Can he understand that Ukraine will be reduced to dust when he'll have no weapons left? Quote Right
Quote Left Shahi Molana Tariq Jameel Sab Zalim ka saath denay wala bhi zalim jitna hi qasoor war hota hai.. Quote Right
Quote Left Underworld don uses special softwares, spy gadgets, and hacking and tracking devices. Quote Right
Quote Left I am all for cremation. Love it (the idea of it all)...cremation it is! ashes released to a breeze (not interred into some cavity of a wall, like a nagging, painful, loose filling); ashes released into a breeze, balmy, or freezing full of life, that carries it into the nostrils and bodies of the gorgeously unsuspecting, eventually infecting their minds in ways they are totally unaware of, yet magic still remains. Quote Right
Quote Left “We Are All One. When we allow ourselves to become aware of this statement in its purest form, we open the doors to reveal the oneness of being. Using the process of conscious evolution we begin to recognize our true underlying identity, for once we have glimpsed the existence of this realm, we then begin to reveal what it is . . . . our true natural state.” Quote Right
Quote Left Yahan Har mahalay me koi na koi BC MC bakwas karnay wala Youtuber hai..Income ka zaida shoq hai to behn beti meray paas bhejo baygerto mein zafar kay paas forward kar dun ga wo Faad deta hota hai bara wehshi darinda hai..Mera gaand bhi usi nay Fada hai... Quote Right
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