If you had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you.— Genghis Khan
Restlessness Great War quotations
Silence is a source of great strength.
One day the great European War will come out of some damned foolish thing in the Balkans (1888).
War is no longer made by simply analyzed economic forces if it ever was.
War is made or planned now by individual men, demagogues and dictators who play on the patriotism of their people to mislead them into a belief in the great fallacy of war when all their vaunted reforms have failed to satisfy the people they misrule.
Make today so awesome, yesterday gets jealous.
If you only notice human proceedings, you may observe that all who attain great power and riches, make use of either force or fraud; and what they have acquired either by deceit or violence, in order to conceal the disgraceful methods of attainment, they endeavor to sanctify with the false title of honest gains.
They're on our right, they're on our left, they're in front of us, they're behind us; they can't get away from us this time.
The Holocaust is a great warning to us all.
We shall never forget our sisters and brothers. We have to ensure it is not repeated and to ensure we never go back to the days when humans behaved as beasts. Forgetfulness is a menace, we must remember.
Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.
A great civilization is not conquered from without, until it has destroyed itself from within. The essential causes of Rome's decline lay in her people, her morals, her class struggle, her failing trade, her bureaucratic despotism, her stifling taxes, her consuming wars.
Great men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.
The horrors of the Second World War, the chilling winds of the Cold War and the crushing weight of the Iron Curtain are little more than fading memories. Ideals that once commanded great loyalty are now taken for granted.
Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.
Since Star Wars, that film's success led to bigger budgets, more hardware, that the great movies like the ones I did, which were studio movies, are now independent movies. They range from half a million to several million, and a lot of those have very interesting roles.
You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than live as slaves.
This war did not spring up on our land, this war was brought upon us by the children of the Great Father who came to take our land without a price, and who, in our land, do a great many evil things... This war has come from robbery - from the stealing of our land.
Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.
My solution to the problem would be to tell [the North Vietnamese Communists] frankly that they've got to draw in their horns and stop their aggression or we're going to bomb them into the Stone Age. And we would shove them back into the Stone Age with Air power or Naval power - not with ground forces.
Good tactics can save even the worst strategy. Bad tactics will destroy even the best strategy.
The industrial way of life leads to the industrial way of death.
From Shiloh to Dachau, from Antietam to Stalingrad, from Hiroshima to Vietnam and Afghanistan, the great specialty of industry and technology has been the mass production of human corpses.
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
Know the enemy and know yourself.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
The time has come for an all-out war against poverty.
The rich nations must use their vast resources of wealth to develop the underdeveloped, school the unschooled, and feed the unfed. Ultimately a great nation is a compassionate nation. No individual or nation can be great if it does not have a concern for "the least of these".
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
It's an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone, and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience. That's always been a tug of war for me.
In the 1930s one was aware of two great evils - mass unemployment and the threat of war.
The enormous gap between what US leaders do in the world and what Americans think their leaders are doing is one of the great propaganda accomplishments.
To a great mind, nothing is little.
I had seen the films out of World War II, the great 82nd Airborne, the 101st, and all of those of you in the greatest generation and the service that you had provided.
Its foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery . . . is his natural and normal condition.
In the first six to twelve months of a war with the United States and Great Britain I will run wild and win victory upon victory. But then, if the war continues after that, I have no expectation of success.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
Germany's greatness makes it impossible for her to do without the ocean, but the ocean also proves that even in the distance, and on its farther side, without Germany and the German Emperor, no great decision dare henceforth be taken.
Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue.
Lenin was the first to discover that capitalism 'inevitably' caused war;
and he discovered this only when the First World War was already being fought. Of course he was right. Since every great state was capitalist in 1914.
Average people have great ideas. Legends have great execution.
The great armies, accumulated to provide security and preserve the peace, carried the nations to war by their own weight.
It is idle to say that nations can struggle to outdo each other in building armaments and never use them. History demonstrates the contrary, and we have but to go back to the last war to see the appalling effect of nations competing in great armaments.
This must be a world of democracy and respect for human rights, a world freed from the horrors of poverty, hunger, deprivation and ignorance, relieved of the threat and the scourge of civil wars and external aggression and unburdened of the great tragedy of millions forced to become refugees.
It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
The First World War killed fewer victims than the Second World War, destroyed fewer buildings, and uprooted millions instead of tens of millions - but in many ways it left even deeper scars both on the mind and on the map of Europe. The old world never recovered from the shock.
Wherever the enemy goes let our troops go also.
I will no longer allow my obligation as a veteran to remember those who died in the great wars to be co-opted by current or former politicians to justify our folly in Iraq, our morally dubious war on terror and our elimination of one's right to privacy.
War is the Health of the State.
Americans are blessed with great plenty;
we are a generous people and we have a moral obligation to assist those who are suffering from poverty, disease, war and famine.