„Are there quantitative aspects to the phenomena of war that can be counted? Evidently!“

Pitirim Sorokin (1937) Social and Cultural Dynamics http://books.google.nl/books?id=fbZyka2W_1cC. p. 283

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„How can anyone be interested in war?“

—  Margaret Caroline Anderson American magazine editor 1886 - 1973

that glorious pursuit of annihilation with its ceremonious bellowings and trumpetings over the mangling of human bones and muscles and organs and eyes, its inconceivable agonies which could have been prevented by a few well-chosen, reasonable words. How, why, did this unnecessary business begin? Why does anyone want to read about it — this redundant human madness which men accept as inevitable?
The Strange Necessity (1969), part 1.

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„Such will be a great lesson of peace, teaching men that what they can not take by an election neither can they take it by a war; teaching all the folly of being the beginners of a war.“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865

1860s, Fourth of July Address to Congress (1861)
Contexto: Our popular Government has often been called an experiment. Two points in it our people have already settled — the successful establishing and the successful administering of it. One still remains — its successful maintenance against a formidable internal attempt to overthrow it. It is now for them to demonstrate to the world that those who can fairly carry an election can also suppress a rebellion; that ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors of bullets, and that when ballots have fairly and constitutionally decided there can be no successful appeal back to bullets; that there can be no successful appeal except to ballots themselves at succeeding elections. Such will be a great lesson of peace, teaching men that what they can not take by an election neither can they take it by a war; teaching all the folly of being the beginners of a war.

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„Given the results of the government's War on Poverty and the War on Drugs, we can assume that a War on Abortion will lead within five years to men having abortions.“

—  Harry Browne American politician and writer 1933 - 2006

" The Libertarian stand on abortion http://www.harrybrowne.org/articles/Abortion.htm.
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„In today's world, where we live, there is no longer someone else’s war. None of you can feel safe when there is a war in Ukraine, when there is a war in Europe.“

—  Volodymyr Zelensky 6th President of Ukraine 1978

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„Can the Army win the war before the Navy loses it?“

—  John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher Royal Navy admiral of the fleet 1841 - 1920

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„What the horrors of war are, no one can imagine“

—  Florence Nightingale English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing 1820 - 1910

they are not wounds and blood and fever, spotted and low, or dysentery, chronic and acute, cold and heat and famine — they are intoxication, drunken brutality, demoralization and disorder on the part of the inferior, jealousies, meanness, indifference, selfish brutality on the part of the superior.
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„In the end, that should be a lesson that we’ve learned from over a decade of war. On the front end, ask tough questions. Subject our own assumptions to evidence and analysis. Resist the conventional wisdom and the drumbeat of war. Worry less about being labeled weak; worry more about getting it right.“

—  Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961

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Contexto: But how can we in good conscience justify war before we’ve tested a diplomatic agreement that achieves our objectives; that has been agreed to by Iran; that is supported by the rest of the world; and that preserves our options if the deal falls short? How could we justify that to our troops? How could we justify that to the world or to future generations? In the end, that should be a lesson that we’ve learned from over a decade of war. On the front end, ask tough questions. Subject our own assumptions to evidence and analysis. Resist the conventional wisdom and the drumbeat of war. Worry less about being labeled weak; worry more about getting it right.

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—  Susan Sontag American writer and filmmaker, professor, and activist 1933 - 2004

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„It can therefore be said the politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.“

—  Mao Zedong Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China 1893 - 1976

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Variante: Politics is war without bloodshed, while war is politics with bloodshed.
Contexto: "War is the continuation of politics." In this sense war is politics and war itself is a political action; since ancient times there has never been a war that did not have a political character... But war has its own particular characteristics and in this sense it cannot be equated with politics in general. "War is the continuation of politics by other means."When politics develops to a certain stage beyond which it cannot proceed by usual means, ware breaks out to sweep the obstacles from the way. When the obstacle is removed and our political aim attained the war will stop. But if the obstacle is not completely swept away, the war will have to continue till the aim is fully accomplished.... It can therefore be said the politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.

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„The revolutionary war is a war of the masses; it can be waged only by mobilizing the masses and relying on them.“

—  Mao Zedong Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China 1893 - 1976

Gémìng zhànzhēng shì qúnzhòng de zhànzhēng, zhǐyǒu dòngyuán qúnzhòng cáinéng jìnxíng zhànzhēng, zhǐyǒu yīkào qúnzhòng cáinéng jìnxíng zhànzhēng.
Chapter 8 https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/works/red-book/ch08.htm, originally published in Be Concerned with the Well-Being of the Masses, Pay Attention to Methods of Work (January 27, 1934), Selected Works, Vol. I. p. 147.
Original: (zh) 革命战争是群众的战争,只有动员群众才能进行战争,只有依靠群众才能进行战争。

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„I served in a war in Iraq, a war that was launched based on lies and a war that was launched without evidence. And so the American people were duped… As a soldier, as an American, as a member of Congress, it is my duty and my responsibility to exercise skepticism any time anyone tries to send our service members into harm’s way or use our military to go in and start a new war.“

—  Tulsi Gabbard U.S. Representative from Hawaii's 2nd congressional district 1981

Quoted by Kevin Gosztola in CNN Foreign Policy Gatekeepers Vilify Tulsi Gabbard for Her Anti-Intervention Dissent, Mintpress News https://www.mintpressnews.com/cnn-foreign-policy-gatekeepers-vilify-tulsi-gabbard-for-her-anti-intervention-dissent/256221/ (13 March 2019)
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