I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
I had orders to report to Brigadier General Lindsey, and he said to me, "Well, York, I hear you have captured the whole damned German army." And I told him I only had 132.alvin c. york
So we had about 80 or 90 Germans there disarmed, and had another line of Germans to go through to get out. So I called for my men, and one of them answered from behind a big oak tree, and the others were on my right in the brush. So I said, "Let's get these Germans out of here." One of my men said, "It is impossible." So I said, "No; let's get them out."alvin c. york
Even in victory, there is no beauty, and he who calls it beautiful is one who delights in slaughter.Lao-Tzu
How horrible, fantastic, incredible it is that we should be digging trenches and trying on gas-masks here because of a quarrel in a far away country between people of whom we know nothing.(Arthur) Neville Chamberlain
Would you render the same level of support to someone who hadn't conscientiously objected, but rather instead rolled a grenade under their line officer in order to neutralize the combat capacity of their unit? … Conscientious objection removes a given piece of the cannon fodder from the fray; fragging an officer has a much more impactful effect.ward churchill
If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War.george washington
[The assault units] were disorganized, had suffered heavy casualties and were handicapped by losses of valuable equipment.... They were pinned down along the beach by intense enemy fire.... Personnel and equipment were being piled ashore... where congested groups afforded food targets for the enemy.
Whoever lights the torch of war in Europe can wish for nothing but chaos.Adolf Hitler
The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold, And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold.lord byron
Wars are fought by teenagers, you realize that. They really ought to be fought by the politicians and old people who start these wars.james clavell
Keep the home fires burning, while your hearts are yearning, Tho' your lads are far away they dream of home. There's a silver lining through the dark cloud shining; Turn the dark cloud inside out till the boys come home.Lena Guilbert Ford
Art, thou hast many infamies, But not an infamy like this. O snap the fife and still the drum And show the monster as she is.
War makes men barbarous because, to take part in it, one must harden oneself against all regret, all appreciation of delicacy and sensitive values. One must live as if those values did not exist , and when the war is over one has lost the resilience to return to those values.cesare pavese
Ten good soldiers, wisely led, will beat a hundred without a head.
They came with banner, spear, and shield, and it was proved in Bosworth field. Not long the Avenger was withstood, Earth help'd him with the cry of blood.william wordsworth
Thrilled ye ever with the story How on stricken fields of glory Men have stood beneath the murderous iron hail!
You might as well appeal against the thunder-storm as against these terrible hardships of war. They are inevitable, and the only way the people of Atlanta can hope once more to live in peace and quiet at home, is to stop the war, which can only be done by admitting that it began in error and is perpetuated in pride.william tecumseh sherman