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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 The Minstrel Boy to the war is gone In the ranks of death you'll find him,... 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 We make war that we may live in peace. 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 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 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 I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia. 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 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 The soger frae the wars returns, The sailor frae the main,... Quote Right
Quote Left The best armor is to keep out of range. 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 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
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

Member Quotes About War

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Quote Left Kya hi zbrdst tareqa hai pehlay bay izat honay valay kaam karo aur phir bay izti ko jawaz bana kar aglay pay hamla awar ho jao. Quote Right
Quote Left Beware the eloquence of the rattlesnake's tail. — Native American saying, translation by Michael R. Burch, keywords/tags: Native American, nature, rattlesnake, eloquence, spoken word, speech Quote Right
Quote Left "If only possibilities had a warning label that said something might or might not happen, that way if I fail I can just point at it." © Quote Right
Quote Left The number of those who are really aware of what is happening just before their nose is high; however, that of those who turn a blind eye to what is happening is much higher. In that case, everyone will sigh with despair Quote Right
Quote Left Steps towards what we wish to get always start with a first one, and rather than looking back to see how far we have travelled from the starting point, we should just know where we are. Quote Right
Quote Left Christ, how I miss you!, though your parting kiss is still warm on my lips. Now the floor is not strewn with your stockings and slips and the dishes are all stacked away. You left me today... and each word left unspoken now whispers regrets. ('Absence Makes...' by Michael R. Burch) Quote Right
Quote Left People need peace by raging war. Quote Right
Quote Left When you choose the favor . . . its reward abandons. Quote Right
Quote Left This is the best advice I ever got, and I want to pay it forward. Never forget....if they will do it for you, they will do it to you. Quote Right
Quote Left I too have come to the cave; within: strange, half-glimpsed forms and ghostly paradigms of things. Here, nothing warms this lightening moment of the dawn, pale tendrils spreading east. And I, of all who followed Him, by far the least . . . The women take no note of me; I do not recognize the men in white, the gardener, these unfamiliar skies . . . ('The Gardener’s Roses' ?by Michael R. Burch) Quote Right
Quote Left She spoke and her words were like a ringing echo dying or like smoke rising and drifting while the earth below is spinning. She awoke with a cry from a dream that had no ending, without hope or strength to rise, into hopelessness descending. And an ache in her heart toward that dream, retreating, left a wake of small waves in circles never completing. ('Circe' by Michael R. Burch) Quote Right
Quote Left Every angel is terrifying. And yet, alas, I invoke you, one of the soul's lethal raptors, well aware of your nature. As in the days of Tobias, when one of you, obscuring his radiance, stood at the simple threshold, appearing ordinary rather than appalling while the curious youth peered through the window. ('Rilke's Second Elegy' by Rainer Maria Rilke, loose translation by Michael R. Burch) Quote Right
Quote Left Friends, beware of her iniquitous hair— long, ravenblack & melancholy. Many suitors drowned there— lost, unaware of the length & extent of their folly. ('Medusa' by Michael R. Burch) Quote Right
Quote Left "Whatever your level of faith in God is; He rewards you with the same level of strength." -Nedra F. Johnson Quote Right
Quote Left She smiled a thin-lipped smile (What do men know of love?) then rolled her eyes toward heaven (Or that Chauvinist above?). Quote Right
Quote Left You'll be rewarded for your fortitude and endurance with a gladness well-earned, not by the ways of deceitfulness. Put God and honest work first, and you will earn the crown of eternal glory. Quote Right
Quote Left Through a maze of bullies, gossips and mean people, I have learnt to hold no hate in my heart for those who hurt me and set my sails toward my true north. Quote Right
Quote Left Once we have flown, we will forever walk the earth with our eyes turned heavenward, for there we were and there we will always long to return.—Leonardo da Vinci, loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch Quote Right
Quote Left If we strip away all the accouterments of war, perhaps we’ll discover what the heart is for. ('Piercing the Shell' by Michael R. Burch) Quote Right
Quote Left Don uses special software for dual access mode to hack and operate any number and account simultaneously. Quote Right
Quote Left Never do count on the mirror's truth, For it simply believes outward impression can reflect everything about you. Quote Right
Quote Left Life is merely a stepping stone on the path toward heaven Quote Right
Quote Left Never give up on your dream, just give it all you got and always go forwards. Quote Right
Quote Left I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards Quote Right
Quote Left To acknowledge your mistakes is facing a truth not realized before. Hiding behind lies is cowardice. Do mistakes and lies cause the downfall of powerful people when they had all the chances to redeem themselves? Quote Right
Quote Left Everything is fair in love and war except torture and violence. Quote Right
Quote Left Wars are made possible because most only guard their front door. Quote Right
Quote Left Removing statues doesn't heal racial hatred. It's the hatred that prevails and makes people act grudgingly towards them. The sculptor who molded them believed in their worthiness. Quote Right
Quote Left Trapped in a burning house Wired with fear and self doubt, I pretended one day I'd be saved. But I'd rather jump and fall, and live crippled and flawed, than to melt to a cowardly grave. So I Jumped!% Quote Right