Most days I conduct research for my various commentaries, and I recently ran across an extremely interesting and informative website at:
In scanning the first page I found several quotations extremely profound, this caused me to pause and read further. I am sharing some of those:
“History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.” – Abba Eban
“Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice, we cannot have both.” – Abraham Flexner
“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter, and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” – Abraham Lincoln
“Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.” – Adolph Hitler
“In war, truth is the first casualty.” – Aeschylus
“Any excuse will serve a tyrant.” – Aesop
"No war is inevitable until it breaks out." - A. J. P. Taylor
“Any forces that would impose their will on other nations will certainly face defeat” – General Vo Nguyen Giap (Vietnam)
“There is no glory in battle worth the blood it cost.” – General Dwight D. Eisenhower
After scanning the initial pages of the site I decided to print the material for future reference, and I was shocked to end up with a total of 87 pages. Unless you are planning to refer to the quotes at a later date, let me suggest you save some trees and not print the entire site’s material.
Time and time again when you read quotations by military leaders, they have a strong feeling against war. Your Commander would pray that politicians around the world would learn from quotations like these and take the wise words into consideration before they send the youth of the world to fight the wars they create, but do not fight themselves.