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Napoleonic Wars Quotes


"What could make the Napoleonic Wars more exciting? Dragons." - Naomi Novik

"The brief legal emancipation of Jews during the Napoleonic wars released unparalleled economic, professional, and cultural energies. It was though a high dam had suddenly been breached." - Amos Elon

"Little wars start big wars." - Michael Mccaul

"From Caesar's legions to the Napoleonic wars. From the Reformation, the Enlightenment and the industrial revolution to the defeat of nazism. We have helped to write European history, and Europe has helped write ours." - David Cameron

"It cost about 75 cents to kill a man in Ceasar's time. The price rose to about $3,000 per man during the Napoleonic wars; to $5,000 in the American Civil War; and then to $21,000 per man in World War I. Estimates for the future wars indicate that it may cost the warring countries not less than $50,000 for each man killed." - Homer Bone

"There has never been a century that has not had a systemic war - a systemic war, meaning when the entire system convulses. From the Seven Years' War in Europe to the Napoleonic Wars of the 19th century to the World Wars, every century has one." - George Friedman

"Public opinion wins wars." - Dwight D Eisenhower

"I hate 'Mafia Wars'." - Nolan Bushnell

"I think there is a risk that the Holocaust will be placed under a glass bubble just like the Napoleonic Wars or the Thirty Years' War. If you don't make the connection between memories of past atrocities and the present, there isn't any point to it. There are plenty of horrible things happening today in Germany and in the rest of the world." - Anita Lasker-Wallfisch

"But the tale or narrative set in the past may have its particular time-free value; and the candid reader will not misunderstand me, will not suppose that I intend any preposterous comparison, when I observe that Homer was farther removed in time from Troy than I am from the Napoleonic wars; yet he spoke to the Greeks for 2,000 years and more." - Patrick O'Brian

"Ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars." - Bible

"All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers." - Francois Fenelon

"The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars." - William Westmoreland

"There are no unwinnable wars." - Ozzy Osbourne

"Unavailable wars are always just." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"I'm a Star Wars fanatic." - Matthew Vaughn

"All government wars are unjust." - Murray Rothbard

"No two wars are identical." - Kate Adie

"true wars are never won" - E E Cummings

"I am sick of war. Every woman of my generation is sick of war. Fifty years of war. Wars rumored, wars beginning, wars fought, wars ending, wars paid for, wars endured." - Josephine Winslow Johnson

"Wars are not won by evacuations." - Winston Churchill

"People don't start wars, governments do." - Ronald Reagan

"Carson doesn't believe in fighting stupid wars." - Benjamin Carson

"Men fight wars. Women win them." - Elizabeth I

"Wars are never fought for altruistic reasons." - Arundhati Roy

"Civil wars leave nothing but tombs." - Alphonse De Lamartine

"Only very coarse persons wanted wars." - Pearl S Buck

"Fight the fighters, not their wars." - Banksy

"Wars have always started over religion" - Glenn Danzig

"Wars can destroy everything but hope!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Men have periods; they're called wars." - Chuck D

"I'm a big Star Wars fan." - Luc Besson

"America is constantly involved in unnecessary wars." - Jimmy Carter

"Wars are caused by unprotected wealth." - Douglas Macarthur

"All wars are waged against children" - Eglantyne Jebb

"Wars have always started over religion." - Glenn Danzig

"Wars come and go; politics endure." - Jacqueline Carey

"Wars are begun by frightened men." - Tom Clancy

"People do not make wars; governments do." - Ronald Reagan

"I'm not a 'Star Wars' geek." - Danny Boyle

"Even without wars, life is dangerous." - Anne Sexton

"Wars are made to make debt." - Ezra Pound

"The purpose of all wars, is peace." - Saint Augustine

"America is addicted to wars of distraction." - Barbara Ehrenreich

"Wars are caused by undefended wealth." - Ernest Hemingway

"My family are huge 'Star Wars' fans." - Oscar Isaac

"Wars are not favourable to delicate pleasures." - J R R Tolkien

"We are living in a world in which all wars are wars of defense." - George Wald

"Wars are not won by fighting battles; wars are won by choosing battles" - George S Patton

"There"ll always be wars because men love wars. Women do', but men do.." - Margaret Mitchell

"There'll always be wars because men love wars. Women don't, but men do.." - Margaret Mitchell

"Earth will grow worse till men redeem it, And wars more evil, ere all wars cease." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"I am not opposed to all wars. I'm opposed to dumb wars." - Barack Obama

"When words fail, wars begin. When wars finally end, we settle our disputes with words." - Wilfred Funk

"All counter-revolutionary wars are unjust, all revolutionary wars are just." - Mao Zedong

"All future wars, all future accidents will be live wars and live accidents." - Paul Virilio

"I see wars, horrible wars, and the Tiber foaming with much blood." - Virgil

"The wars of kings were over; the wars of peoples had begun." - Robert Roswell Palmer

"Those who start wars never fight them, and those who fight wars never like them." - Michael Franti

"I remember saying that wars must not be glorified, but wars must be remembered." - Friedrich St Florian

"In the wars against Revolutionary and Napoleonic France, as in so many later conflicts, British women seem to have been no more markedly pacifist than men. Instead, and exactly like so many of their male countrymen, some women found ways of combining support for the national interest with a measure of self-promotion. By assisting the war effort, women demonstrated that their concerns were by no means confined to the domestic sphere. Under cover of a patriotism that was often genuine and profound, they carved out for themselves a real if precarious place in the public sphere." - Linda Colley

"I have no Napoleonic dream. I'm just hard-working and pragmatic." - Roman Abramovich

"There's going to be other wars. I'm sorry to tell you, there's going to be other wars. We will never surrender, but there will be other wars." - John Mccain

"History shows that wars are divided into two kinds-just and unjust. All wars that are progressive are just, and all wars that impede progress are unjust." - Mao Zedong

"the worst wars are religious wars between sects of the same religion or civil wars between brothers of the same race." - Ayn Rand

"Wars are just to those to whom they are necessary." - Edmund Burke

"Military power wins battles, but spiritual power wins wars." - George C Marshall

"O peace! how many wars were waged in thy name." - Alexander Pope

"Make wars unprofitable and you make them impossible." - A Philip Randolph

"I am not against all wars-just whichever is current." - Ken Gillespie

"Who after wine, talks of wars hardships or of poverty." - Horace

"All wars are boyish, and are fought by boys." - Herman Melville

"Wars almost never end the way starters had in mind." - Malcolm Forbes

"All wars are fought for the sake of getting money." - Plato

"Or region has suffered more than its share of wars." - Saud al-Faisal

"Wars cannot be won by destroying women and children" - William D. Leahy

"All my religious beliefs are based on Star Wars." - Mike Dirnt

"One would think that man would run out of wars..." - Dalton Camp

"That smile could end wars and cure cancer." - John Green

"Wars are popular. Contractors make profits; the aristocracy glean honour." - Ramsay MacDonald

"[Vladimir] Putin needs wars to legitimize his position." - Garry Kasparov

"Dying in a a war never stopped wars from happening." - Charles Bukowski

"A pacifist between wars is like a vegetarian between meals." - Ammon Hennacy

"Religion isn't the cause of wars, it's the excuse." - Jasper Fforde

"All wars will be settled by sea power." - Erich Raeder

"Wars don't bring lasting peace, only lasting death." - Janet Morris

"I have survived two wars, two wives and Hitler." - Albert Einstein

"The Indian wars have never ended in the Americas." - Leslie Marmon Silko

"Lechery, lechery; still, wars and lechery: nothing else holds fashion." - William Shakespeare

"All wars are fought for the acquisition of wealth" - Socrates

"Democracy is more cruel than wars or tyrants." - Seneca the Younger

"Star Wars' is more fairy tale than true science fiction." - Mark Hamill

"No more wars, no more bloodshed, and no more threats." - Menachem Begin

"All history, of course, is the history of wars." - Penelope Lively

"A mind at peace does not engender wars." - Sophocles

"All wars are popular for the first 30 days." - Arthur M Schlesinger Jr

"Old men make wars that young men may die." - Mary Roberts Rinehart

"I'm a pacifist. I don't believe in 'good' wars." - Wendy Doniger

"All wars are full of stories that sound like fiction." - Javier Cercas

"As wars come and go, my soldier stays eternal" - Tupac Shakur

"Morale is the greatest single factor in successful wars." - Dwight D Eisenhower

"The camera was another weapon in the wars of domination." - Lucy R. Lippard

"A great country ought not to make little wars." - Duke Of Wellington

"People who stand up against wars aren't necessarily always wrong." - Pat Buchanan

"Nowadays wars are not declared. They simply start." - Joseph Stalin

"The media never covers all the evil wars that's promoted." - Alex Jones

"Most wars are not won in a single battle." - Ted Cruz

"Rich countries do civil wars with tweets and votes." - Van Jones

"Military power wins battles, but spiritual power wins wars." - George Marshall

"In wars, boy, fools kill other fools for foolish causes." - Robert Jordan

"Star Wars hasn't changed my life at all." - Natalie Portman

"Men who fight wars in winter don't live till spring." - Ursula K Le Guin

"In wars, boy, fools kill other fools for foolish causes" - Robert Jordan

"Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"'Star Wars' is more fairy tale than true science fiction." - Mark Hamill

"Always our wars have been our confessions of weakness" - Muriel Rukeyser

"Older men start wars, but younger men fight them." - Albert Einstein

"Why is it that all wars are won by bankers?" - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

"So long as there are men, there will be wars." - Albert Einstein

"What we need is Star Peace and not Star Wars." - Mikhail Gorbachev

"I am appalled by the notion of cultural wars." - Jim Leach

"I love being an ambassador for 'Star Wars.'" - Daniel Logan

"Great wars can only be fought by great powers." - Michael Mandelbaum

"Emotions may win arguments, but they don't win wars." - Kathleen Troia Mcfarland

"I don't go around trying to stir up foreign wars." - Conrad Black

"We cannot fight new wars with old weapons." - Vinoba Bhave

"'Star Wars' is different to anything I've done before." - Domhnall Gleeson

"Americans do not like long wars with indecisive outcomes." - Paul Gigot

"We don't want wars even when we win." - Golda Meir

"Wars are expensive and dangerous. They're not political winners." - Grover Norquist

"'Star Wars' hasn't changed my life at all." - Natalie Portman

"All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones." - Benjamin Franklin

"I haven't done the Star Wars kind of films." - Roger Spottiswoode

"Listen up - there's no war that will end all wars." - Haruki Murakami

"When American presidents prepare for foreign wars, they lie." - Robert Higgs

"Ending wars is very simple if you surrender." - P J Orourke

"That piecemeal peace is poor peace. What pure peace allows Alarms of wars, the daunting wars, the death of it?" - Gerard Manley Hopkins

"Bismarck fought 'necessary' wars and killed thousands, the idealists of the twentieth century fight 'just' wars and kill millions." - A J P Taylor

"...taxes are not raised to carry on wars, but that wars are raised to carry on taxes" - Thomas Paine

"Being a war correspondent, and having covered four wars, I know that wars very seldom solve things." - Asne Seierstad

"I know not whether taxes are raised to fight wars, or wars are fought in order to raise taxes." - Thomas Paine

"Wars do not end wars any more than an extraordinarily large conflagration does away with the fire hazard." - Henry Ford

"Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change." - Muhammad Ali

"And, you see, we are living in a world in which all wars are wars of defense." - George Wald

"No one can give me advice on 'Star Wars' because nobody knows what I'm doing in 'Star Wars.'" - Domhnall Gleeson

"I agree that mommy wars are not good for any mothers: that such wars are time and effort wasted." - Sandra Tsing Loh

"Star Wars' is a galaxy a long time ago, far, far away. 'Star Wars' is not about our future." - Damon Lindelof

"'Star Wars' is a galaxy a long time ago, far, far away. 'Star Wars' is not about our future." - Damon Lindelof

"Almost all wars, perhaps all, are trade wars connected with some material interest. They are always disguised as sacred wars, made in the name of God, or civilization or progress. But all of them, or almost all of the wars, have been trade wars." - Eduardo Galeano

"All interstate wars intensify aggression - maximize it ... some wars are even more unjust than others. In other words, all government wars are unjust, although some governments have less unjust claims..." - Murray Rothbard



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