They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one's country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason.
Only the dead have seen the end of war.
War does not determine who is right - only who is left.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy.
In war, truth is the first casualty.
The real trouble with war (modern war) is that it gives no one a chance to kill the right people.
The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other - instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.
The deadliest weapon in the world is a MARINE and his rifle!
Know the enemy and know yourself.
Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die.
If you want to go anywhere in modern war, in the air, on the sea, on the land, you must have command of the air.
Only the dead have seen the end of the war.
Our modern states are preparing for war without even knowing the future enemy.
In modern war there is no such thing as victor and vanquished... There is only a loser, and the loser is mankind.
Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn.
Our modern wars make many unhappy while they last and none happy when they are over.
Every modern war has had its roots in exploitation.
You must all be aware that modern war is not a mere matter of military operations. It involves the whole strength and all the resources of the nation. Not only soldiers, but also all citizens without exception, take part.
So much destruction in modern war takes place miles and miles away from the source of the destruction, the human being who has caused it.
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