Military Quotes Abba Eban – Johann von Ewald

Military quotes on E: Abba Eban - Johann von Ewald

E: Eban – Ewald – Military Quotes and Quotations

“History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.”
– Abba Eban

“There 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

“Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire.”
– Epictetus, Roman philosopher (50–138 AD)

“It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death.”
– Epictetus

Death does 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 war”
– 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.”
– Euripides

“Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army”
– Edward Everett

“Demoralize the enemy, then annihilate them”
– Lieutenant-General Johann von Ewald, 1790

“There is 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 troops” (1790)

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