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Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.

Sir Francis Bacon

I went into the Army believing that if you want peace you must prepare for war. I now believe that if you prepare thoroughly for war you will get it.

Sir John Frederick Maurice

Terrorism is the war of the poor, and war is the terrorism of the rich.

Sir Peter Ustinov

As for being a General, well, at the age of four with paper hats and wooden swords, we're all Generals. Only some of us never grow out of it.

Sir Peter Ustinov

War is a racket.

Smedley Butler

All wars are fought for money.

Socrates

If peace...only had the music and pagaentry of war, there'd be no wars.

Sophie Kerr

Peace is not the absence of war; it is a virtue; a state of mind; a disposition for benevolence; confidence; and justice.

Spinoza

War technology is science in the service of obscene anatomical vandalism.

Stan Goff

Mankind deserves sacrifice - but not of mankind.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

When [men] go to war, what they want is to impose on their enemies the victor's will and call it peace.

St. Augustine
From "The City of God"

One reason the United States finds itself at the edge of a foreign policy disaster is its underinformed citizenry, a key weakness in democracy.

Stefan Halper and Jonathan Clarke
from "America Alone"

We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.

Stephen Vincent Benét

There is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare.

Sun Tzu

All warfare is based on deception.

Sun Tzu

The supreme excellence is to subde the armies of your enemies without even having to fight them.

Sun Tzu

The greatest menace to freedom is an inert people.

Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis

The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.

Tacitus

The worst crimes were dared by a few, willed by more and tolerated by all.

Tacitus

To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make a desert, they call it peace.

Tacitus
This quote is attributed to Calgacus in the Roman historian Tacitus' "Agricola."

When people have friends and customers in other lands, they tend to take a dim view of their government dropping bombs on them.

Terry Liberty Parker

The Department of Defense is the behemoth...With an annual budget larger than the gross domestic product of Russia, it is an empire.

The 9/11 Commission Report
Norton First Edition

...to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day.

Theodore Roosevelt

Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.

Theodore Roosevelt

To announce that there must be no criticism of the president...is morally treasonable to the American public.

Theodore Roosevelt
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