"History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely
once they have exhausted all
- Abba Eban
will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in
its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who
will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be
appalled, and so abandon war forever."
- Thomas Edison
"All's fair in love and war"
- Francis Edwards
"The characteristic of a genuine heroism is its persistency. All men have
wandering impulses, fits and starts of generosity. But when you have resolved to
be great, abide by yourself, and do not weakly try to reconcile yourself with
the world. The heroic cannot be common, nor the common heroic."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"There is nothing that war has ever achieved we could not
better achieve without it."
- Havelock Ellis
is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the
Roman philosopher (50–138 AD)
is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death."
not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does
come, we no longer exist.
- Epicurus, Greek
philosopher, (341–270 B.C.)
"Dulce bellum inexpertis"
(war is delightful for those who don't know it)
- Desiderius Erasmus, title of his book from 1515
Dutch humanist, ca. 1466–1536
"The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just
- Desiderius Erasmus
"The God of War hates those who hesitate."
- Euripides, 480-406 b.c.
Greek tragic dramatist
"Courage may be
taught as a child us taught to speak."
"Education is a better safeguard of liberty than
a standing army"
- Edward Everett
the enemy, then annihilate them"
Johann von Ewald, 1790
nothing impossible! Give your orders, support them with firmness, and you will
see every obstacle vanish!”
- Lieutenant-General Johann von Ewald
“Treatise on the duties of light