To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.— George Washington
Delightful Preparing For War quotations
Everything that you are going through is preparing you for what you asked for.
To secure peace is to prepare for war.
It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.
Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.
During these two and a half years that have followed the war, the most urgent problem we have encountered was: to activate the public enterprises, to bring them up to the level that international markets demand and we are just now getting them prepared for privatization.
Memorial Day will be celebrated ... by the usual betrayal of the dead, by the hypocritical patriotism of the politicians and contractors preparing for more wars, more graves to receive more flowers on future Memorial Days. The memory of the dead deserves a different dedication. To peace, to defiance of governments.
Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.
You must be prepared to work always without applause.
Freedom is not nurtured by nations preparing for war.
Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 in the attacks and prepared for war;
liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers.
You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.
Everything you are going through is preparing you for eveyrthing you asked for.
Their notion of training was to march the men up and down in parades and reviews: these were nice to look at and gave them the impression of military discipline and precision, but as a preparation for a modern war they had no value whatsoever.
Our modern states are preparing for war without even knowing the future enemy.
The cause of war is preparation for war.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
Isn't it strange how the leaders of nations can talk so eloquently about peace while they prepare for war? ... There is no way to make peace while preparing for war.
To be prepared for War is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.
For a man to be a man, did he have to be a soldier, or at least prepare himself for war? For a woman to be a woman, did she have to be a mother, or at least prepare herself to raise children? Soldiers and mothers were the sacrificial couple, honored by statues in the park, lauded for their willingness to give their lives to others.
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
If atomic bombs are to be added as new weapons to the arsenals of a warring world, or to the arsenals of nations preparing for war, then the time will come when mankind will curse the names of Los Alamos and Hiroshima. The people must unite or they will perish.
When they are preparing for war, those who rule by force speak most copiously about peace until they have completed the mobilization process.
This is the true lesson of our history: war, preparation for war, and foreign military interventions have served for the most part not to protect us, as we are constantly told, but rather to sap our economic vitality and undermine our civil and economic liberties.
Sweat more in practice, bleed less in war.
Watch every tendency towards militarism, for we know that preparation for war leads to war.
To ... not prepare is the greatest of crimes; to be prepared beforehand for any contingency is the greatest of virtues.
Rely not on the likelihood of the enemy's not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him
Nothing happens by accident. God is preparing you for great things.
The aim of military training is not just to prepare men for battle, but to make them long for it.
Among the many interesting objects which will engage your attention that of providing for the common defense will merit particular regard. To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.
War is murder. And the military preparations now being made for a potential major confrontation are aimed at collective murder. In a nuclear age the victims would be numbered by the millions. This naked truth must be faced.
Be selective in your battles, don't make every problem a war.
Gen. Tommy Franks told me the war was being compromised as specialized personnel and equipment were being shifted from Afghanistan to prepare for the war in Iraq - a war more than a year away.
We were preparing not Peace only, but Eternal Peace.
There was about us the halo of some divine mission. We must be alert, stern, righteous and ascetic. For we were bent on doing great, permanent and noble things.
If development is the new name for peace, war and preparations for war are the major enemy of the healthy development of peoples. If we take the common good of all humanity as our norm, instead of individual greed, peace would be possible.
It's hard to sleep when your heart is at war with your mind.
We must be prepared to make the same heroic sacrifices for the cause of peace that we make ungrudgingly for the cause of war.
England would be better off without Canada;
it keeps her in a prepared state for war at a great expense and constant irritation.
A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy.
When opportunity comes, it is too late to prepare.
War, and the preparation for war, are the two greatest obstacles to human progress, fostering a vicious cycle of arms buildups, violence and poverty.
It’s useful to compare our preparations for epidemics with our preparations for war.
We secured peace for our country for one and a half years, as well as an opportunity of preparing our forces for defense if fascist Germany risked attacking our country in defiance of the pact. This was a definite gain to our country and a loss for fascist Germany.
My first wish is, to see this plague of mankind banished from the earth, and the sons and daughters of this world employed in more pleasing and innocent amusements, than in preparing implements, and exercising them, for the destruction of mankind.
We live in an age that is driven by information.
Technological breakthroughs... are changing the face of war and how we prepare for war.