„India wants to avoid a war at all costs but it is not a one-sided affair, you cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.“

Press conference, New Delhi (October 19, 1971), quoted in "Indian and Pakistani Armies Confront Each Other Along Borders" by Sydney H. Schanberg, The New York Times (October 20, 1971), page 6C.

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Premierministerin Indiens 1917 - 1984

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„The only time Republicans will shake fists and point fingers is over a war delayed, one that isn't led by the US, or a war waged without the necessary conviction (read collateral damage).“

—  Ilana Mercer South African writer

“On The War Path With Samantha Power,” http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2013/06/on-war-path-with-samantha-power.html Economic Policy Journal, June 7, 2013.
2010s, 2013

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„Poland wants war with Germany and Germany will not be able to avoid it even if she wants to.“

—  Edward Rydz-Śmigły Polish general 1886 - 1941

Daily Mail, August 6th, 1939, according to JRBooksOnline http://www.jrbooksonline.com/polish_atrocities.htm, also published in The Liberty Bell, Volume 17 page 23 https://books.google.ca/books?id=ZpgfAQAAMAAJ and 2012 book The Myth of German Villainy https://books.google.ca/books?id=Lz8vNz4gfPwC&pg=PA319 (page 319) page 36 of the 2017 book Heroes of the Reich https://books.google.ca/books?id=IbHADgAAQBAJ&pg=PT36 also uses it
Attributed to Rydz

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„An independent state does not pay too dear for its independence in accepting the sufferings of war when it cannot avoid them“

—  Theodor Mommsen German classical scholar, historian, jurist, journalist, politician, archaeologist and writer 1817 - 1903

Vol. 3, pg. 20, translated by W.P. Dickson
The History of Rome - Volume 3

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„You don't avoid such a war, you merely postpone it, to your own disadvantage.“

—  Niccolo Machiavelli, buch Der Fürst

Quelle: The Prince (1513), Ch. 3 (as translated by RM Adams)
Kontext: If someone puts up the argument that King Louis gave the Romagna to Pope Alexander, and the kingdom of Naples to Spain, in order to avoid a war, I would answer as I did before: that you should never let things get out of hand in order to avoid war. You don't avoid such a war, you merely postpone it, to your own disadvantage.

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Alex Jones Foto

„You want a war? You better believe you got one!“

—  Alex Jones American radio host, author, conspiracy theorist and filmmaker 1974

"Alex Jones EPIC Anti-Globalist Rant" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHoc0FZG3OU, IncorporatedOps, February 13, 2017
2017

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Rutherford B. Hayes Foto

„War is a cruel business and there is brutality in it on all sides“

—  Rutherford B. Hayes American politician, 19th President of the United States (in office from 1877 to 1881) 1822 - 1893

Letter to Lucy Webb Hayes, whose cousin was a prisoner and died at Andersonville prison (2 July 1864)
Kontext: You use the phrase “brutal Rebels.” Don’t be cheated in that way. There are enough “brutal Rebels” no doubt, but we have brutal officers and men too. I have had men brutally treated by our own officers on this raid [to Lynchburg, Va. ]. And there are plenty of humane Rebels. I have seen a good deal of it on this trip. War is a cruel business and there is brutality in it on all sides, but it is very idle to get up anxiety on account of any supposed peculiar cruelty on the part of Rebels. Keepers of prisons in Cincinnati, as well as in Danville, are hard-hearted and cruel.

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„You cannot qualify war in harsher terms than I will. War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it; and those who brought war into our country deserve all the curses and maledictions a people can pour out. I know I had no hand in making this war, and I know I will make more sacrifices to-day than any of you to secure peace.“

—  William T. Sherman, Memoirs of General W.T. Sherman

1860s, 1864, Letter to the City of Atlanta (September 1864)
Quelle: Memoirs of General W.T. Sherman
Kontext: You cannot qualify war in harsher terms than I will. War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it; and those who brought war into our country deserve all the curses and maledictions a people can pour out. I know I had no hand in making this war, and I know I will make more sacrifices today than any of you to secure peace. But you cannot have peace and a division of our country. If the United States submits to a division now, it will not stop
Kontext: You cannot qualify war in harsher terms than I will. War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it; and those who brought war into our country deserve all the curses and maledictions a people can pour out. I know I had no hand in making this war, and I know I will make more sacrifices today than any of you to secure peace. But you cannot have peace and a division of our country. If the United States submits to a division now, it will not stop, but will go on until we reap the fate of Mexico, which is eternal war. The United States does and must assert its authority, wherever it once had power; for, if it relaxes one bit to pressure, it is gone, and I believe that such is the national feeling.

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„I want war. To me all means will be right. My motto is not "Don't, whatever you do, annoy the enemy." My motto is "Destroy him by all and any means." I am the one who will wage the war!“

—  Adolf Hitler Führer and Reich Chancellor of Germany, Leader of the Nazi Party 1889 - 1945

As quoted in Hitler and Nazism (1961) by Louis Leo Snyder, p. 66
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„It would be a crime to exhibit the fine side of war, even if there were one!“

—  Henri Barbusse, buch Das Feuer

murmured one of the somber soldiers.
The first man continued. "They'll say those things to us by way of paying us with glory, and to pay themselves, too, for what they haven't done. But military glory — it isn't even true for us common soldiers. It's for some, but outside those elect the soldier's glory is a lie, like every other fine-looking thing in war. In reality, the soldier's sacrifice is obscurely concealed. The multitudes that make up the waves of attack have no reward. They run to hurl themselves into a frightful inglorious nothing. You cannot even heap up their names, their poor little names of nobodies."
Under Fire (1916), Ch. 24 - The Dawn

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„Do you not understand that I want to give this to you—and to Hain and the other worlds—and to the countries of Urras? But to you all! So that one of you cannot use it, as A-Io wants to do, to get power over the others, to get richer or to win more wars. So that you cannot use the truth for your private profit, but only for the common good.“

—  Ursula K. Le Guin, Hainish Cycle

“In the end, the truth usually insists upon serving only the common good,” Keng said.
“In the end, yes, but I am not willing to wait for the end. I have one lifetime, and I will not spend it for greed and profiteering and lies. I will not serve any master.
Quelle: Hainish Cycle, The Dispossessed (1974), Chapter 11 (pp. 345-346)

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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