Quotes of the famous….war

We treasure them for being special in one form or another, but how often we disregard words of wisdom, from the very wise.

Kennedy, so much wiser than his advisers in the Cuban Crisis overcame the problem with a simple phone call to another wise guy called Nikita Khrushchev.

The basic problems facing the world today are not susceptible to a military solution.
John F. Kennedy

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I remember President Kennedy once stated… that the United States had the nuclear missile capacity to wipe out the Soviet Union two times over, while the Soviet Union had enough atomic weapons to wipe out the United States only once… When journalists asked me to comment… I said jokingly, “Yes, I know what Kennedy claims, and he’s quite right. But I’m not complaining… We’re satisfied to be able to finish off the United States first time round. Once is quite enough. What good does it do to annihilate a country twice? We’re not a bloodthirsty people.”

Nikita Khrushchev

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Earnest Hemingway had a different perspective.

In modern war… you will die like a dog for no good reason.
Ernest Hemingway

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I have no idea how WW3 will be fought, but WWIV will be fought with sticks and stones.

Albert Einstein

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And Dwight

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.
Winston Churchill

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War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.
John F. Kennedy

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War does not determine who is right – only who is left.
Bertrand Russell

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It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
Voltaire

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When the rich wage war, it’s the poor who die.
Jean-Paul Sartre

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If we don’t end war, war will end us.
H. G. Wells

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You can’t say civilization don’t advance… in every war they kill you in a new way.
Will Rogers

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“Lets give peace a chance”

John Lennon

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