A Quote by Barbara Tuchman on disillusionment, diversity, fighting, good, hope, mankind, men, nations, people, and war

When every autumn people said it could not last through the winter, and when every spring there was still no end in sight, only the hope that out of it all some good would accrue to mankind kept men and nations fighting. When at last it was over, the war had many diverse results and one dominant one transcending all others: disillusion.

Barbara Tuchman (1912 - 1989)

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A Quote by Barbara Pierce Bush on niceness and war

War is not nice.

Barbara Bush (1925 -)

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A Quote by B. F. Skinner on behavior, change, control, environment, holocaust, nations, needs, people, pollution, population, and war

Better contraceptives will control population only if people will use them. A nuclear holocaust can be prevented only if the conditions under which nations make war can be changed. The environment will continue to deteriorate until pollution practices are abandoned. We need to make vast changes in human behavior.

B. F. Skinner

Source: Beyond Freedom and Dignity

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A Quote by Arthur Kudner on dawn, day, death, fear, home, hope, learning, life, love, names, peace, people, war, and words

Never fear big long words. Big long words mean little things. All big things have little names, Such as life and death, peace and war, Or dawn, day, night, hope, love, home. Learn to use little words in a big way. It is hard to do, But they say what you mean. When you don't know what you mean, Use big words That often fools little people.

Arthur Kudner

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A Quote by Arthur Gordon "Art" Linkletter on beginning, failure, hospitals, preachers, time, war, and world

A preacher was operated on for a hernia. As this was about the time of the first world war he was given ether. As he was coming out of the anesthetic a fire broke out in the building next door. As the flames began to show through the hospital windows the nurse pulled the shades down. She didn't want the preacher to think his operation had been a failure.

Art Linkletter (1912 -)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Enoch Arnold Bennett on age, people, and war

The war years count double. Things and people not actively in use age twice as fast.

Arnold Bennett (1867 - 1931)

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A Quote by Aristotle on justice, leisure, order, peace, and war

We give up leisure in order that we may have leisure, just as we go to war in order that we may have peace.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on peace and war


We make war that we might live in peace.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Nicomachean Ethics (4th c. BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on difficulty, losing, organize, peace, victory, and war

It is more difficult to organize peace than to win a war; but the fruits of victory will be lost if the peace is not well organized.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristophanes on cities, enemies, friendship, learning, men, and war

Men of sense often learn from their enemies. It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war. . . .

Aristophanes (c.450 - c.385 BC)

Source: Birds, 414 BC

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