Wars

Famous quotes containing the word wars:

    It took nine years, and a great depression, and two wars ending in defeat, and one surrender without war, to break my faith in the benign power of the press. Gradually I came to realize that people will more readily swallow lies than truth, as if the taste of lies was homey, appetizing: a habit.
    Martha Gellhorn (b. 1908)

    ... the trouble is that most people in this country think that we can stay out of wars in other parts of the world. Even if we stay out of it and save our own skins, we cannot escape the conditions which will undoubtedly exist in other parts of the world and which will react against us.... We are all of us selfish ... and if we can save our own skins, the rest of the world can go. The best we can do is to realize nobody can save his own skin alone. We must all hang together.
    Eleanor Roosevelt (1884–1962)

    Nations like the Cuban and the Swiss
    Can never hope to wage a Global Mission.
    No Holy Wars for them. The most the small
    Can ever give us is a nuisance brawl.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)