— Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955
„As China is the one nation with the size, population, ideology and power to contest the United States for hegemony in Asia, is war inevitable? Answer: No more inevitable than was war between Germany and Great Britain in 1914.“
— Patrick Buchanan American politician and commentator 1938
2000s, Where the Right Went Wrong (2004)
„The last war simplified the balance of political forces in the world by reducing them to two. For the first time, it made the power of the Communist sector of mankind (embodied in the Soviet Union) roughly equal to the power of the free sector of mankind (embodied in the United States). It made the collision of these powers all but inevitable. For the world wars did not end the crisis. They raised its tensions to a new pitch. They raised the crisis to a new stage. All the politics of our time, including the politics of war, will be the politics of this crisis.“
— Whittaker Chambers, Witness
Quelle: Witness (1952), p. 7
„I strongly believe that a small Jewish clique which has contempt for the mass of Jewish people worked with non-Jews to create the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the Second World War. This Jewish/non-Jewish Elite used the First World War to secure the Balfour Declaration and the principle of the Jewish State of Israel (for which, given the genetic history of most Jewish people, there is absolutely no justification on historical grounds or any other). They then dominated the Versailles Peace Conference and created the circumstances which made the Second World War inevitable. They financed Hitler to power in 1933 and made the funds available for his rearmament.“
— David Icke English writer and public speaker 1952
Quelle: And the truth shall set you free p130
— Ulysses S. Grant 18th President of the United States 1822 - 1885
Kontext: The war has made us a nation of great power and intelligence. We have but little to do to preserve peace, happiness and prosperity at home, and the respect of other nations. Our experience ought to teach us the necessity of the first; our power secures the latter.
— John Tyler American politician, 10th President of the United States (in office from 1841 to 1845) 1790 - 1862
Speech in Congress (24 February 1834) against the policies of Andrew Jackson.
„War has been the necessary and inevitable consequence of the establishment of a monopoly on security.“
— Gustave de Molinari Belgian political economist and classical liberal theorist 1819 - 1912
Quelle: The Production of Security (1849), p. 34-35
Kontext: Everywhere, when societies originate, we see the strongest, most warlike races seizing the exclusive government of the society. Everywhere we see these races seizing a monopoly on security within certain more or less extensive boundaries, depending on their number and strength.And, this monopoly being, by its very nature, extraordinarily profitable, everywhere we see the races invested with the monopoly on security devoting themselves to bitter struggles, in order to add to the extent of their market, the number of their forced consumers, and hence the amount of their gains.War has been the necessary and inevitable consequence of the establishment of a monopoly on security.Another inevitable consequence has been that this monopoly has engendered all other monopolies.
— Patrick Henry attorney, planter, politician and Founding Father of the United States 1736 - 1799
1770s, "Give me liberty, or give me death!" (1775)
Kontext: Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable—and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come.
— Rachel Carson American marine biologist and conservationist 1907 - 1964
„Nobody welcomes a war - not if they're smart. But war finds everyone sooner or later. It's inevitable.“
— Rick Riordan, buch The Son of Neptune
Quelle: The Son of Neptune
„Revolutions and revolutionary wars are inevitable in class society, and without them it is impossible to accomplish any leap in social development and to overthrow the reactionary ruling classes and therefore impossible for the people to win political power.“
— Mao Zedong, buch On Contradiction
On Contradiction (1937)
„Who does not see that the blame of this return to the feral age is not of the soldiers who become barbaric and fierce in the fury of the battle, but of those powers and governments that, keeping peoples eager for freedom enslaved, make the wars inevitable?“
— Ernesto Teodoro Moneta Italian journalist, nationalist, revolutionary soldier and later a pacifist and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 1833 - 1918
Le guerre, le insurrezioni e la pace nel secolo XIX, vol. 4 https://archive.org/stream/leguerreleinsur00monegoog#page/n374/mode/2up (Milano: Società Internazionale per la Pace, 1910), p. 278 https://archive.org/stream/leguerreleinsur00monegoog#page/n658/mode/2up.
Original: (it) Chi non vede che la colpa di questo ritorno all'età ferina non è dei soldati che nel furor della lotta diventano barbari e feroci, ma di quelle potenze e di quei governi che, tenendo schiavi popoli anelanti a libertà, rendono le guerre inevitabili?
„Wars fought exclusively on foreign soil do have marginally higher real output growth than peacetime periods, but real growth during all other wars is sharply below peacetime levels. Evidence for foreign and domestic wars is consistent with monetarist, fiscalist, and mixed theories of wartime booms.“
— Bryan Caplan American political scientist 1971
[Journal of International Money and Finance, 21, 2, April 2002, 145–162, How does war shock the economy?, 10.1016/S0261-5606(01)00046-8]
„Professional opinion is almost inevitably against changes. It has been the operation of these and similar influences which has brought about, as I fear, a return to the old conception of what is called power diplomacy. To these conceptions, it is not too much to say, the idea of the complete opposition of war and peace was really foreign.“
— Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood lawyer, politician and diplomat in the United Kingdom 1864 - 1958
The Future of Civilization (1938)
„Ben Battle was a soldier bold,
And used to war's alarms;
But a cannon-ball took off his legs,
So he laid down his arms.“
— Thomas Hood British writer 1799 - 1845
Faithless Nellie Gray; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„Maybe war is an inevitable product of human nature. Maybe to get rid of war, we have to become something other than human.“
— Joe Haldeman, buch Forever Peace
Quelle: Forever Peace (1997), p. 205
„Another powerful principle of our nature, which is the spring of war, is the passion for superiority, for triumph, for power. The human mind is aspiring, impatient of inferiority, and eager for preeminence and control.“
— William Ellery Channing United States Unitarian clergyman 1780 - 1842
„Formerly when great fortunes were only made in war, war was a business; but now, when great fortunes are only made by business, business is war.“
— Christian Nestell Bovee American writer 1820 - 1904
Quelle: Intuitions and Summaries of Thought (1862), Volume I, p. 82.
„History is full of religious wars; but, we must take care to observe, it was not the multiplicity of religions that produced these wars, it was the intolerating spirit which animated that one which thought she had the power of governing.“
— Montesquieu French social commentator and political thinker 1689 - 1755
No. 65. (Usbek writing to his wives)
Lettres Persanes (Persian Letters, 1721)