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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on defeat, kindness, reward, self-esteem, success, war, weapons, and words

LOGOMACHY, n. A war in which the weapons are words and the wounds punctures in the swim-bladder of self-esteem - a kind of contest in which, the vanquished being unconscious of defeat, the victor is denied the reward of success.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on thinking and war

ADMIRAL, n. That part of a war-ship which does the talking while the figure-head does the thinking.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alice Malsenior Walker on love, peace, praise, truth, and war

War will stop when we no longer praise it, or give it any attention at all. Peace will come wherever it is sincerely invited. Love will overflow every sanctuary given it. Truth will grow where the fertilizer that nourishes it is also truth.

Alice Walker (1944 -)

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on war

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War can protect; it cannot create.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

Source: W.H. Auden and L. Kronenberger The Viking Book of Aphorisms, New York: Viking Press, 1966.

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A Quote by Alexander Hamilton on destruction, men, profit, and war

There can be no profit in the making or selling of things to be destroyed in war. Men may think that they have such profit, but in the end the profit will turn out to be a loss.

Alexander Hamilton (c.1756 - 1804)

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A Quote by Albert Szent-Gyorgyi de Nagyrapolt on facts, future, interest, investment, life, losing, mankind, military, money, necessity, needs, people, problems, purpose, simplicity, solution, soul, stability, universe, war, wishes, and world

Our nervous system developed for one sole purpose, to maintain our lives and satisfy our needs. All our reflexes serve this purpose. this makes us utterly egotistic. With rare exceptions people are really interested in one thing only: themselves. Everybody, by necessity, is the center of his own universe. When the human brain took its final shape, say, 100,000 years ago, problems and solutions must have been exceedingly simple. There were no long-range problems and man had to grab any immediate advantage. The world has changed but we are still willing to sell more distant vital interests for some minor immediate gains. Our military industrial complex, which endangers the future of mankind, to a great extent owes its stability to the fact that so may people depend on it for their living. This holds true for all of us, including myself. When I received the Nobel Prize, the only big lump sum of money I have ever seen, I had to do something with it. The easiest way to drop this hot potato was to invest it, to buy shares. I knew World War II was coming and I was afraid that if I had shares which rise in case of war, I would wish for war. So I asked my agent to buy shares which go down in the event of war. This he did. I lost my money and saved my soul.

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (1893 - 1986)

Source: Albert Szent-Györgyi, The Crazy Ape, Grosset and Dunlap, New York, 1971, p 72.

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A Quote by Albert N. Neibacker, D.D. on communism, facts, fatherhood, learning, men, peace, and war

When we pray "Our Father," I am praying for you, you are praying for me. In fact, if men everywhere would only learn to pray aright, "Our Father," there would be no differences to settle. It would not be long before Communist, imperialist, capitalist and what have you would stop their cold war and start to live at peace with one another.

Albert N. Neibacker

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on action, conviction, murder, and war

How despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be part of so base an action! It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on fighting, war, weapons, and world

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on nations, power, and war

As long as there are sovereign nations possessing great power, war is inevitable.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: the Atlantic Monthly, Nov. 1945

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