Wisdom from Polonius


Arabic proverb

“How easy is the war for the spectators!”


William Tecumseh Sherman

“It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell.”


Howard Thurman

“During times of war, hatred becomes quite respectable even though it has to masquerade often under the guise of patriotism.”


Karl Kraus

“War, at first, is the hope that one will be better off; next, the expectation that the other fellow will be worse off; then, the satisfaction that he isn't any better off; and, finally, the surprise at everyone's being worse off.”


President Dwight D. Eisenhower

“When people speak to you about preventive war, you tell them to go and fight it.  After my experience, I have come to hate war.  I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its stupidity.  War settles nothing.”



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