Sunday, September 03, 2006

Oh yeah!

A friend of mine dug up some quotes that we all can be reminded of from time to time:

It seems like such a terrible shame that innocent civilians have to get hurt in wars, otherwise combat would be such a wonderfully healthy way to rid the human race of unneeded trash. ~Fred Woodworth

(If you're interested, Fred Woodworth is an anarchist. Recently he's had to undergo some major surgery and bills are piling up. I'm pretty tempted to send him a donation, and make sure that he knows it's from that unneeded trash. If you're so inclined, do the same.)

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
--John Stewart Mill--

War is cruelty. There's no use trying to reform it, the crueler it is the sooner it will be over.
--William Tecumseh Sherman--

Army: A body of men assembled to rectify the mistakes of the diplomats.
--Josephus Daniels--

Diplomats are just as essential in starting a war as soldiers are in finishing it.
--Will Rogers--

Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier.
--Samuel Johnson--

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