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"The first lesson a revolutionary must learn is that he is a doomed man."
— Huey P. Newton

"In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable."
— Dwight D. Eisenhower

"No one is so foolish as to prefer war to peace, in which, instead of sons burying their fathers, fathers bury their sons."
— Herodotus (The Histories)

"There are betrayals in war that are childlike compared with our human betrayals during peace. The new lovers enter the habits of the other. Things are smashed, revealed in a new light. This is done with nervous or tender sentences, although the heart is an organ of fire."
— Michael Ondaatje (The English Patient)

"In Peace, Sons bury their Fathers. In War, Fathers bury their Sons."
— Herodotus

"Supreme excellence consists of breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting."
— Sun Tzu (The Art of War)

"The law of evolution is that the strongest survives!' 'Yes, and the strongest, in the existence of any social species, are those who are most social. In human terms, most ethical...There is no strength to be gained from hurting one another. Only weakness."
— Ursula K. Le Guin

"War." Gorgon spits the word. "That is what they call it to give the illusion of honor and law. It is chaos. Madness and blood and the hunger to win. It has always been thus and shall always be so."
— Libba Bray (The Sweet Far Thing)

"I would rather live a short life of glory than a long one of obscurity"
— Alexander The Great

"It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell."
— William Tecumseh Sherman

"It is not seen as insane when a fighter, under an attack that will inevitable lead to his death, chooses to take his own life first. In fact, this act has been encouraged for centuries, and is accepted even now as an honorable reason to do the deed. How is it any different when you are under attack by your own mind?"
— Emilie Autumn (The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls)

"It was my view then, and still is, that you don't make war without knowing why. Knowledge of course, is always imperfect, but it seemed to me that when a nation goes to war it must have reasonable confidence in the justice and imperative of its cause. You can't fix your mistakes. Once people are dead, you can't make them undead."
— Tim O'Brien (The Things They Carried)

"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."
-All Quiet On The Western Front, Ch. 10"
— Erich Maria Remarque

"You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count n having both at once."
— Robert A. Heinlein

"War does not decide who is right but who is left."
— George Bernard Shaw

"He always considered death an unavoidable professional hazard."
— Gabriel García Márquez (Chronicle of a Death Foretold)

"To live is to war with trolls."
— Henrik Ibsen

"We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home."
— Edward R. Murrow

"Morale was deteriorating and it was all Yossarian's fault. The country was in peril; he was jeopardizing his traditional rights of freedom and independence by daring to exercise them."
— Joseph Heller (Catch-22) 

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