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A Quote by Anthony Burgess on fiction, leisure, life, listening, peace, retirement, and war

Americans will listen, but they do not care to read. War and Peace must wait for the leisure of retirement, which never really comes: meanwhile it helps to furnish the living room. Blockbusting fiction is bought as furniture.

Anthony Burgess (1917 - 1994)

Source: You've Had Your Time, ch. 2, 1990.

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A Quote by Anne O'Hare McCormick on power and war

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Today the real test of power is not capacity to make war but the capacity to prevent it.

Anne O'Hare McCormick

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A Quote by Ani Difranco on war and weapons

I sing sometimes for the war that I fight, 'Cause every tool is a weapon if you hold it right.

Ani Difranco

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A Quote by Andrew Marvell on country, funerals, and war

Ye country comets, that portend No war, nor prince's funeral, Shining unto no higher end Than to presage the grasses fall. . . .

Andrew Marvell (1621 - 1678)

Source: The Mower to the Glow–Worms

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A Quote by Andrew Cuomo on poverty and war

There was never a war on poverty. Maybe there was a skirmish on poverty.

Andrew Cuomo

Source: Time, 1999

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A Quote by André Maurois on business, sports, and war

Business is a combination of war and sport.

Andre Maurois (1885 - 1967)

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A Quote by Anacreon on brothers, love, money, parenthood, and war

Cursed be he above all others Who's enslaved by love of money. Money takes the place of brothers, Money takes the place of parents, Money brings us war and slaughter.

Anacreon (c. 568 - 478 BC)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on peace, politics, and war

WAR, n. A by-product of the arts of peace. The most menacing political condition is a period of international amity.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on insults, prudence, violence, war, and words

REPARTEE, n. Prudent insult in retort. Practiced by gentlemen with a constitutional aversion to violence, but a strong disposition to offend. In a war of words, the tactics of the North American Indian.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on cheating, christianity, hypocrisy, lies, murder, war, and world

OCCIDENT, n. The world lying west (or east) of the Orient. Largely inhabited by Christians, powerful sub-tribe of the Hypocrites, whose principal industries are murder and cheating, which they are pleased to call "war" and "commerce."

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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