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"Violence and war lead only to death..." - Pope Francis

"War is not about flag-waving and patriotism. War is about killing and death." - Chris Hedges

"Sport begets tumultuous strife and wrath, and wrath begets fierce quarrels and war to the death." - Horace

"Sex, death and war. And justice. There's no shortage of lyrics there." - Lemmy Kilmister

"Our hatred knows no bounds, and the war shall be to the death." - Simon Bolivar

"When old friends get together, everything else fades to insignificance."- War, Famine, Pestilence, and Death" - Robert Asprin

"People who get up early in the morning cause war, death and famine." - Banksy

"There is nothing glamorous or romantic about war. It's mostly about random pointless death and misery." - Jon Krakauer

"Wage war on death. Live for love." - Ted Dekker

"There are issues of war and peace. And then, there are issues of life and death like this one that are no less morally compelling than war itself." - John F Kerry

"There is no morality in war. Morality is the privilege of those judging from the distance. War is only death and destruction." - John Cory

"War is death. If we are to engage in war, then we should have to stare it straight in the face and call it by its rightful name." - Aaron Huey

"War is an initiation into the power of life and death. Women touch that power on the moment of birth, men at the edge of death." - William Broyles, Jr.

"War is primarily not about victory or defeat but about death and the infliction of death. It represents the total failure of the human spirit." - Robert Fisk

"Misery, mutilation, destruction, terror, starvation and death characterize the process of war and form a principal part of the product." - Louis Mumford

"Misery, mutilation, destruction, terror, starvation and death characterize the process of war and form a principal part of the product." - Lewis Mumford

"Am I awake or dreaming? It does' matter anymore. When I close my eyes I dream of death and war. When I open my eyes I see death and war." - Michael Anthony

"Am I awake or dreaming? It doesn't matter anymore. When I close my eyes I dream of death and war. When I open my eyes I see death and war." - Michael Anthony

"He says we need to live in the real world, where war and death are a reality, not pretend." - Pittacus Lore

"Solitude scares me. It makes me think about love, death, and war. I need distraction from anxious, black thoughts." - Brigitte Bardot

"Death is the universal salt of states; Blood is the base of all things - law and war." - Philip James Bailey

"I see the reports of Anson Hunter's death have been greatly exaggerated... and I trust so are his war stories." - Richard Finney

"Death is the universal salt of states; Blood is the base of all things-law and war." - Philip James Bailey

"Love without risk is an impossibility, like war without death." - Alain Badiou

"Living in war is a co- existence with death." - Zainab Salbi

"You do not want a war. You have known violence, you have suffered loss, but you have seen nothing of war. War is not just the business of death; it is the anti-thesis of life. Hope, tortured and flayed, reason, dismembered, grinning at its limbs in its lap. Decency, raped to death... You will be a murderer and more." - Joss Whedon

"Become an internationalist and learn to respect all life. Make war on machines. And in particular the sterile machines of corporate death and the robots that guard them." - Abbie Hoffman

"War is a generality, so are the inevitabilities of war, including death." - Marguerite Duras

"Monarchs ought to put to death the authors and instigators of war, as their sworn enemies and as dangers to their states." - Elizabeth I

"After the war, and until the day of his death, his position on almost every public question was either mischievous or ridiculous, and usually both." - Theodore Roosevelt

"I will tell you what war is. War is a psychosis caused by an inability to see relationships. Our relationship with our fellowmen. Our relationship with our economic and historical situation. And above all our relationship to nothingness, to death." - John Fowles

"Death created the modern American union, not just by ensuring national survival, but by shaping enduring national structures and commitments. The work of death was Civil War America's most fundamental and most demanding undertaking." - Drew Gilpin Faust

"War, we have come to believe, is a spectator sport. The military and the press have turned war into a vast video arcade game. Its very essence-death-is hidden from public view." - Chris Hedges

"If war occurs, that positive adult contact in every shape is needed more than ever. It will be a matter of emotional life and death. There's not a handy one-minute way of talking to your kid about war." - Richard Louv

"From the war of nature, from famine and death, the most exalted object which we are capable of conceiving, namely, the production of higher animals, directly follows." - Charles Darwin

"The United Nations is the best hope to spare humanity from the barbarity of war, from the senseless death, destruction and dislocation it brings about." - Alfred-Maurice de Zayas

"While the death of young men in war is unfortunate, it is no more serious than the touching of mountains and wilderness areas by humankind." - David R Brower

"I thought of all that worked dark pits Of war, and died Digging the rock where Death reputes Peace lies indeed." - Wilfred Owen

"The threat of a new ice age must now stand alongside nuclear war as a likely source of wholesale death and misery for mankind." - Nigel Calder

"We were too intelligent, too cynical for war. Of course, you don't have to be stupid and primitive to die a stupid, primitive death." - Geraldine Brooks

"People in general are scared to death of the war and all the exhibition have been a failure, because the rich - don't want to buy anything." - Frida Kahlo

"People in general are scared to death of the war and all the exhibition have been a failure, because the rich - don't want to buy anything" - Frida Kahlo

"He who is the author of a war lets loose the whole contagion of hell and opens a vein that bleeds a nation to death." - Thomas Paine

"The basis of tragedy is man's helplessness against disease, war and death; the basis of comedy is man's helplessness against vanity (the vanity of love, greed, lust, power)." - Dawn Powell

"We need to stop spending money on death, the war in Iraq and on enhancing the lives of the people in our own country." - Dick Morris

"If those who support aggressive war had seen a fraction of what I've seen, if they'd watched children fry to death from Napalm and bleed to death from a cluster bomb, they might not utter the claptrap they do." - John Pilger

"War is cinema, and cinema is war" - Paul Virilio

"People who make war in order to escape slavery may possibly win....This will doubtless bring death and suffering to thousands....But people who tamely allow slavery to be imposed on them without resorting to a defensive war are inevitably doomed to years of death and suffering-and far more of each than any war would bring to them....The army doesn't exist that can annihilate men in their own land-not if they love it sufficiently." - Kenneth Roberts

"It boils down to this: we should have done with humbug, and let war be war, and not a game ... If there were none of this magnanimity business in warfare, we should never go to war, except for something worth facing certain death for." - Leo Tolstoy

"... And death unloads thee." - William Shakespeare

"There is a greater darkness than the one we fight. It is the darkness of the soul that has lost its way. The war we fight is not against powers and principalities, it is against chaos and despair. Greater than the death of flesh is the death of hope. The death of dreams. Against this peril we can never surrender." - J Michael Straczynski

"In peace prepare for war, in war prepare for peace. The art of war is of vital importance to the state. It is matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence under no circumstances can it be neglected." - Sun Tzu

"In the middle of the nineteenth century, the United States embarked on a new relationship with death, entering into a civil war that proved bloodier than any other conflict in American history, a war that would presage the slaughter of World War I's Western Front and the global carnage of the twentieth century." - Drew Gilpin Faust

"During the war, there were people wishing me death, wishing my son death, wishing my wife death in very graphic ways. In the past, I would go overseas and I would say, "Israel is like my family: we disagree, but we're all brothers." I can't say that anymore, because life proves me wrong." - Etgar Keret

"The god of war is impartial: he hands out death to the man who hands out death." - Homer

"We need more leaders among our gente - more teachers, politicians, businesspeople, organizers, and such. Turn the energy that many young people are putting into "war" and "death" and put it into life and true justice." - Luis J. Rodriguez

"I drew this gallant head of war, And cull'd these fiery spirits from the world, To outlook conquest and to win renown Even in the jaws of danger and of death." - William Shakespeare

"The spirituality of wonder knows the world is charged with grace, that while sin and war, disease and death are terribly real, God's loving presence and power in our midst are even more real." - Brennan Manning

"This is not a love story. It is my life, and as such, there is love, loss, war, death, and sacrifice. It's about things that needed to be done and choices made. I regret nothing." - Ann Aguirre

"The rules of war and business are the same. Victory and success are the same. In one it's life and/or death in the other it is success or failure. There really is little room for compromise of "gray matter"." - Richard Marcinko

"Life hurries on, a frantic refugee, /And Death, with great forced marches, follows fast; And all the present leagues with all the past And all the future to make war on me." - Petrarch

"Humanity should question itself, once more, about the absurd and always unfair phenomenon of war, on whose stage of death and pain only remain standing the negotiating table that could and should have prevented it." - Pope John Paul Ii

"There are times when only America can make the difference between war and peace, between freedom and repression, between life and death. We cannot save all the world's children, but we can save many of them." - William J Clinton

"Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia. There may be legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not... with regard to abortion and euthanasia." - Pope Benedict Xvi

"The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect, between life and death. When literature becomes too intellectual - when it begins to ignore the passions, the emotions - it becomes sterile, silly, and actually without substance." - Isaac Bashevis Singer

"War is not two great armies meeting in the clash and frenzy of battle. War is a boy being carried on a stretcher, looking up at God's blue sky with bewildered eyes that are soon to close; war is a woman carrying a child that has been injured by a shell; war is spirited horses tied in burning buildings and waiting for death; war is the flower of a race, battered, hungry, bleeding, up to its knees in filthy water; war is an old woman burning a candle before the Mater Dolorsa for the son she has given." - Mary Roberts Rinehart

"War is not two great armies meeting in the clash and frenzy of battle. War is a boy being carried on a stretcher, looking up at God's blue sky with bewildered eyes that are soon to close; war is a woman carrying a child that has been injured by a shell; war is spirited horses tied in burning buildings and waiting for death; war is the flower of a race, battered, hungry, bleeding, up to its knees in filthy water; war is an old woman burning a candle before the Mater Dolorsa for the son she has given." - Mary Roberts Rinehart

"Bold, adversity Cries out for noble York and Somerset, To beat assailing death from his weak legions. And whiles the honorable captain there Drops bloody sweat from his war-wearied limbs." - William Shakespeare

"These warriors of the Sacred Band were inscrutable; they loved their war and death and picking through the bones of time to sort out right from wrong, good from bad, holy from profane, honor from dishonor." - Janet Morris

"Through this man (Launcelot) and me (Guenever) hath all this war been wrought, and the death of the most noblest knights of the world; for through our love that we have loved together is my most noble lord slain." - Thomas Malory

"War is not the only arena where peace is done to death. Wherever suffering is ignored, there will be the seeds of conflict, for suffering degrades and embitters and enrages." - Aung San Suu Kyi

"Through this same man and me hath all this war been wrought, and the death of the most noblest knights of the world; for through our love that we have loved together is my most noble lord slain." - Thomas Malory

"The situation in the United States is becoming more dire for average ordinary Americans and the last thing we need to do is to spend money on death, destruction and war." - Cynthia Mckinney

"As peacemakers, we must resist all the powers of war and destruction and proclaim that peace is the divine gift offered to all who affirm life. Resistance means saying 'No' to all the forces of death, wherever they may be." - Henri Nouwen

"Preventive war is like committing suicide out of fear of death." - Otto Von Bismarck

"I've been accused of every death except the casualty list of the World War." - Al Capone

"How mad it is to summon grim death by means of war!" - Tibullus

"War is not just the business of death, it is the antitheses of life." - Joss Whedon

"Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war." - Donald Rumsfeld

"Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas, Ease after war, death after life does greatly please." - Edmund Spenser

"War is not the only arena where peace is done to death." - Aung San Suu Kyi

"We ask the risen Jesus, who turns death into life, to change hatred into love, vengeance into forgiveness, war into peace. Yes, Christ is our peace, and through him to implore peace for all the world." - Pope Francis

"The Americans are clever. They thoroughly understand things that have to do with money, war, death, sickness. And there is also a real tradition of skepticism in this country." - Gore Vidal

"Night comes, world-jewelled,... The stars rush forth in myriads as to wage War with the lines of Darkness; and the moon, Pale ghost of Night, comes haunting the cold earth After the sun's red sea-death - quietless." - Philip James Bailey

"People talk about the horrors of war, but what weapon has a man invented that even approaches in cruelty some of the commoner diseases? 'Natural' death, almost by defintion, means something slow, smelly and painful." - George Orwell

"Pro football is a game; not a war. It's for win or lose, not life or death... but say that in the summer, for winter brings the playoffs, and a season is at stake." - John Facenda

"Only in America can you be Pro-Death Penalty, Pro-War, Pro-Unmanned Drone Bombs, Pro-Nuclear Weapons, Pro-Guns, Pro-Torture, Pro-Land Mines, AND still call yourself 'Pro-Life.'" - John Fugelsang

"We have seen enough of war to know that it doesn't work to resolve conflicts. It only exacerbates them. It is time we find other solutions and dedicate ourselves to life-not death." - Peter Kuznick

"At the round earth's imagined corners, blow Your trumpets, angels, and arise, arise From death, you numberless infinities Of souls **** All whom war, dearth, age, agues, tyrannies, Despair, law, chance, hath slain." - John Donne

"There are five options in war: fight, defend, flee, surrender, or die. You have proven inept at the first two, and now have the temerity to surrender. Death is all you deserve!" - Sima Yi

"In the event of atomic war there is a tremendous biological advantage in the so-called undeveloped areas that have a high birth rate and high death rate because, man, they can plow under those mutations." - William S Burroughs

"I think you have to be very careful getting the balance right if you're going to talk about grand themes like war, death and nationhood. You need to use the right language or don't do it at all." - PJ Harvey

"The Minstrel Boy to the war is gone, In the ranks of death you'll find him; His father's sword he has girded on, And his wild harp slung behind him." - Thomas Moore

"People talk about the horrors of war, but what weapon has man invented that even approaches in cruelty to some of the commoner diseases? Natural death, almost by definition, means something slow, smelly and painful." - George Orwell

"Joy is the experience of knowing that you are unconditionally loved and that nothing-sicknes s, failure, emotional distress, oppression, war, or even death-can take that love away." - Henri Nouwen

"What to paint was a problem for the war artist... the old heroics, the death and glory stuff, were gone forever... the impressionistic technique I had developed was now ineffective, for visual impressions were not enough." - A. Y. Jackson

"Propaganda must appeal to mankind's better judgment and to the necessary belief in a better future. For this belief, the valley of the shadow of death is but a war station on the road to the blessed summit." - Christian Lous Lange

"Yeah? What'd you name all those cats?" Death, Famine, Pestilence, War, and Mr. Whiskers." You named your cats after the riders of the apocal-wait. Mr. Whiskers?" Well, there are only four horsemen." - Richelle Mead

"Is war perhaps nothing else but a need to face death, to conquer and master it, to come out of it alive - a peculiar form of denial of our mortality?" - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

"To hear of a thousand deaths in war is terrible, and we 'know' that it is. But as it registers on our hearts, it is not more terrible than one death fully imagined." - Wendell Berry

"Night comes, world-jewelled, . . . The stars rush forth in myriads as to wage War with the lines of Darkness; and the moon, Pale ghost of Night, comes haunting the cold earth After the sun's red sea-death-quietless." - Philip James Bailey

"The least-bad scenario is a hard landing, global recession worse than the 1930s. The worst-case borrows from the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: war, famine, pestilence and death." - Kenneth S. Deffeyes

"Once supply begins to dwindle, the years to follow will see shortages that at best will cause global recession, possibly worse than the 1930s Great Depression, ... war, famine, pestilence and death." - Kenneth S. Deffeyes

"My younger brother's death in Vietnam was both sobering and cause for reflection. In 'Fallen Angels' I wanted to dispel the notion of war as either romantic or simplistically heroic." - Walter Dean Myers

"No matter what is happening in life or in the world - war, natural disaster, poor health, pain, the death of loved ones - if existence is filled with art, music and literature, life will be fulfilling, a joy." - Karen Decrow

"Armies gather in the East for the war that's soon to come. Death will march with the mark of the beast, so seek the light and walk with the Son." - Randy Travis

"For realists, war is like surgery-a painful and dangerous activity that is sometimes necessary ... A pacifist is like a Christian Scientist who is against surgery even when the alternative is the crippling or death of the patient." - Michael Lind

"Neurotics, who cause less distress to themselves and their neighbours than those in the other category, are at war with their own natures. Their right hands are in conflict with their left. Psychotics, and it is those who commit purposeless crimes and prefer death to life, are at war with their environment. Right and left hands strike against the womb that carries them." - Rebecca West

"Most people coming out of war feel lost and resentful. What had been a minute-to-minute confrontation with yourself, your struggle with what courage you have against discomfort, at the least, and death at the other end, ties you to the people you have known in the war and makes for a time others seem alien and frivolous." - Lillian Hellman

"In our man-of-war world, Life comes in at one gangway and Death goes overboard at the other. Under the man-of-war scourge, cursesmix with tears; and the sigh and the sob furnish the bass to the shrill octave of those who laugh to drown buried griefs of their own." - Herman Melville

"To secede from the Union and set up another government would cause war. If you go to war with the United States, you will never conquer her, as she has the money and the men. If she does not whip you by guns, powder, and steel, she will starve you to death. It will take the flower of the country - the young men." - Sam Houston

"I know I have been portrayed as a general looking for war. Many other headlines speak of that. That's what people say. But I understand the importance of peace because I saw the horrors of war. That's how I see it. I lost my best friends in battles.. and I had to make decisions of life and death, of others and myself." - Ariel Sharon

"The European wars of religion were more deadly than the First World War, proportionally speaking, and in the range of the Second World War in Europe. The Inquisition, the persecution of heretics and infidels and witches, they racked up pretty high death tolls." - Steven Pinker

"Death, whether it regards ourselves or others, appears less terrible in war than at home. The cries of women and children, friends in anguish, a dark room, dim tapers, priests and physicians, are what affect us the most on the death-bed. Behold us already more than half dead and buried." - Henry Home, Lord Kames

"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

"No place is safe - no place is at peace. There is no place where a women and her daughter can hide and be at peace. The war comes through the air, bombs drop in the night. Quiet people go out in the morning, and see air-fleets passing overhead - dripping death - dripping death!" - H G Wells

"Death, whether it regards ourselves or others, appears less terrible in war than at home. The cries of women and children, friends in anguish, a dark room, dim tapers, priests and physicians, are what affect us the most on the death-bed. Behold us already more than half dead and buried." - Henry Home

"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 A Edison

"I say this idea of chokin' folks to death to reform 'em, is where we show the savage in us, which we have brought down from our barbarious ancestors. We have left off the war paint and war whoops, and we shall leave off the hangin' when we get civilized." - Marietta Holley

"No mercy for these enemies of the people, the enemies of socialism, the enemies of the working people! War to the death against the rich and their hangers-on, the bourgeois intellectuals; war on the rogues, the idlers and the rowdies!" - Vladimir Lenin

"My subject is war, and the pity of war." - Wilfred Owen

"The Cold War was a war, and we won it." - Donald Rumsfeld

"The powerful have invoked God at their side in this war, so that we will accept their power and our weakness as something that has been established by divine plan. But there is no god behind this war other than the god of money, nor any right other than the desire for death and destruction. Today there is a "NO" which shall weaken the powerful and strengthen the weak: the "NO" to war." - Subcomandante Marcos

"The powerful have invoked God at their side in this war, so that we will accept their power and our weakness as something that has been established by divine plan. But there is no god behind this war other than the god of money, nor any right other than the desire for death and destruction. Today there is a 'NO' which shall weaken the powerful and strengthen the weak: the 'NO' to war." - Subcomandante Marcos

"Only from chaos does order come. The angry Fates bring death where they will, when war is king, says Enlil, storm god of the armies, and the tip of his crown rends the clouds above their heads. "Wheresoever I rule, death comes shambling after. So it has always been, is, and will be."" - Janet Morris

"I thought what if death is more like thinking, well, war is like the boss at your shoulder, constantly wanting more, wanting more, wanting more, and then that gave me the idea that Death is weary, he's fatigued, and he's haunted by what he sees humans do to each other because he's on hand for all of our great miseries." - Markus Zusak

"Even today we raise our hand against our brother... We have perfected our weapons, our conscience has fallen asleep, and we have sharpened our ideas to justify ourselves as if it were normal we continue to sow destruction, pain, death. Violence and war lead only to death." - Pope Francis

"[N]either in war nor yet at law ought any man to use every way of escaping death. For often in battle there is no doubt that if a man will throw away his arms, and fall on his knees before his pursuers, he may escape death; and in other dangers there are other ways of escaping death, if a man is willing to say and do anything. The difficulty, my friends, is not in avoiding death, but in avoiding unrighteousness; for that runs faster than death." - Socrates

"I, serial number 30743, Lieutenant General in reserves Yitzhak Rabin, a soldier in the Israeli Defense Forces and in the army of peace , I, who have sent armies into fire and soldiers to their death , say today: We sail onto a war which has no casualties, no wounded, no blood nor suffering. It is the only war which is a pleasure to participate in the war for peace." - Yitzhak Rabin

"People like death and mayhem." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"Cake and tea or death?" - Eddie Izzard

"Despair is infidelity and death." - John Greenleaf Whittier

"Death and taxes are inevitable." - Thomas Chandler Haliburton

"The last element in drama is high stakes. War, of course, is life and death - survival, not only for the story's characters, but often for the society itself. That's why I'm drawn to stories that are built around wars, even if they're not technically "war stories."" - Steven Pressfield

"Through every generation of the human race there has been a constant war, a war with fear. Those who have the courage to conquer it are made free and those who are conquered by it are made to suffer until they have the courage to defeat it, or death takes them." - Alexander The Great

"The creative person, the person who moves from an irrational source of power, has to face the fact that this power antagonizes. Under all the superficial praise of the creative is the desire to kill. It is the old war between the mystic and the nonmystic, a war to the death." - May Sarton

"Famine, plague, death and war... that's a pretty good description of 1917-18. The war was meant to end quickly, but by 1917 it seemed to be set until the end of time. No wonder everyone dreamed of an apocalyptic intervention." - Philip Jenkins

"The creative person, the person who moves from an irrational source of power, has to face the fact that this power antagonizes. Under all the superficial praise of the creative is the desire to kill. It is the old war between the mystic and the non-mystic, a war to the death." - May Sarton

"War forgets peace. Peace forgives war. War is the death of the life human. Peace is the birth of the Life Divine. Our vital passions want war. Our psychic emotions desire peace." - Sri Chinmoy

"We had set out in a rain of flowers to seek the death of heroes. The war was our dream of greatness, power and glory. It was a man's work, a duel on the fields whose flowers would be stained with blood. There is no lovelier death in the world... Anything rather than stay at home, anything to make one with the rest." - Ernst Junger

"But death we are, and death we've always been." - Anne Rice

"There is nothing after death, and death itself is nothing." - Seneca the Younger

"How wonderful is death! Death and his brother sleep." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"How wonderful is Death, Death and his brother Sleep!" - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"There is nothing after death, and death itself is nothing." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Death augments distance and dulls the memory. Death reconciles." - Leonid Andreyev

"I can only see death and more death, till we are black and swollen with death." - D H Lawrence

"Now it must be asked if we can comprehend why comets signify the death of magnates and coming wars, for writers of philosophy say so. The reason is not apparent, since vapor no more rises in a land where a pauper lives than where a rich man resides, whether he be king or someone else. Furthermore, it is evident that a comet has a natural cause not dependent on anything else; so it seems that it has no relation to someone's death or to war. For if it be said that it does relate to war or someone's death, either it does so as a cause or effect or sign. De Cometis" - Albertus Magnus

"I don't really understand the point about carping about every casualty, every bombing, every death. War is hell. That's why people say war is hell." - Ann Coulter

"Death is woven in with the violets," said Louis. "Death and again death.")" - Virginia Woolf



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