Thought-Provoking Quotes On War
Human beings have been fighting wars since prehistory, ever since the notions of territory and ownership came into existence. We often read about the exploits of great kings and generals on the pages of books, and yet, we all can agree that war brings death and destruction on both sides. As we human beings have developed more advanced technology, our wars have become more devastating and further-reaching. While some have tried to justify wars by terming them as 'necessary evils' that sprout from conflicts of interest between two parties striving for existence, the Earth is bountiful enough to provide for the entire human race if we are only able to see past our greed. Moreover, history has shown us that even non-violence can achieve a lot if channeled properly. As new conflicts stir parts of the world each day, let us go through the thought-provoking quotes on war below.
God created war so that Americans would learn geography.
War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die.
Only the dead have seen the end of war.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
All war is a symptom of man's failure as a thinking animal.
Aung San Suu Kyi
My attitude to peace is rather based on the Burmese definition of peace - it really means removing all the negative factors that destroy peace in this world. So peace does not mean just putting an end to violence or to war, but to all other factors that threaten peace, such as discrimination, such as inequality, poverty.
I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming 'War Horse' on Dartmoor.
My hope is that gays will be running the world, because then there would be no war. Just a greater emphasis on military apparel.
Circumstances cause us to act the way we do. We should always bear this in mind before judging the actions of others. I realized this from the start during World War II.
I made 'Saving Private Ryan' for my father. He's the one who filled my head with war stories when I was growing up.
If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war.
Before statehood was achieved, Syria and Egypt had their tanks and military equipment lined up to invade Tel Aviv and destroy it; but the Israelis scrambled together an air force, some of it from old Second World War Messerschmidts, and the invasion was halted.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win
The Japanese had a very strong belief in Bushido, death before dishonour. They were fighting for their country; they were the aggressors in World War II.
For the most part, everybody who fights in war fights to survive.
People often tell me how much they love the digital skies that we obviously painted for 'War Horse.' Well, there's not a single sky that we put in through special effects. The skies you see in the movie are the skies that we experienced - but it was definitely challenging at times.
Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.