— Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996
„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.“
„But I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself. And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another? … By abortion, the mother does not learn to love, but kills even her own child to solve her problems. And, by abortion, that father is told that he does not have to take any responsibility at all for the child he has brought into the world. The father is likely to put other women into the same trouble. So abortion just leads to more abortion. Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. This is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion.“
— Matka Tereza Roman Catholic saint of Albanian origin 1910 - 1997
National Prayer Breakfast speech, Washington, D.C. (3 February 1994) http://www.catholiceducation.org/articles/abortion/ab0039.html.
„I think that I have now said enough about the war, which is past now for over twenty-five years. I bow in reverence before the memory of the men who lost their lives in this war on both sides, and I think that we all hope that we never shall have such a war again.“
— Karl Dönitz President of Germany; admiral in command of German submarine forces during World War II 1891 - 1980
The World at War: the Landmark Oral History from the Classic TV Series (2007) by Richard Holmes, Page 634.
„More people die every year as a result of the war against drugs than die from what we call, generically, overdosing.“
— William F. Buckley Jr. American conservative author and commentator 1925 - 2008
Context: More people die every year as a result of the war against drugs than die from what we call, generically, overdosing. These fatalities include, perhaps most prominently, drug merchants who compete for commercial territory, but include also people who are robbed and killed by those desperate for money to buy the drug to which they have become addicted. This is perhaps the moment to note that the pharmaceutical cost of cocaine and heroin is approximately 2 per cent of the street price of those drugs. Since a cocaine addict can spend as much as $1,000 per week to sustain his habit, he would need to come up with that $1,000. The approximate fencing cost of stolen goods is 80 per cent, so that to come up with $1,000 can require stealing $5,000 worth of jewels, cars, whatever. We can see that at free-market rates, $20 per week would provide the addict with the cocaine which, in this wartime drug situation, requires of him $1,000.
„Five miles meandering with a mazy motion
Through wood and dale the sacred river ran,
Then reached the caverns measureless to man,
And sank in tumult to a lifeless ocean:
And 'mid this tumult Kubla heard from far
Ancestral voices prophesying war!“
— Samuel Taylor Coleridge English poet, literary critic and philosopher 1772 - 1834
— David Harvey British anthropologist 1935
Afterword, p. 449
„I'll stand with President Bush on national security, the war on terrorism and to disarm Saddam Hussein.“
— Jeanne Shaheen American politician 1947
2002 U.S. Senate Debate, October 2002 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35Liwa3iliE
— James W. Loewen American historian 1942
"Getting the Civil War Right" http://www.tolerance.org/magazine/number-40-fall-2011/feature/getting-civil-war-right (2011)
„Ay, down to the dust with them, slaves as they are!
From this hour let the blood in their dastardly veins,
That shrunk at the first touch of Liberty's war,
Be wasted for tyrants, or stagnate in chains.“
— Thomas Moore Irish poet, singer and songwriter 1779 - 1852
On the Entry of the Austrians into Naples (1821).
„In the early 1990s Muslims were engaged in more intergroup violence than were non-Muslims, and two-thirds to three-quarters of intercivilizational wars were between Muslims and non-Muslims. Islam's borders are bloody and so are its innards.“
— Samuel P. Huntington American political scientist 1927 - 2008
Ch. 10 : From Transition Wars to Fault Line Wars § 3 : Incidence: Islam’s Bloody Borders p. 258
— George Orwell English author and journalist 1903 - 1950
— John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher Royal Navy admiral of the fleet 1841 - 1920
The World Crisis, Vol 3, 1916-1918, Part I (1927), Churchill, Thornton Butterworth (London), p. 283.
„In looking back, with our present experience, we are driven to the melancholy conclusion that, instead of diminishing the number of wars, ecclesiastical influence has actually and very seriously increased it. We may look in vain for any period since Constantine, in which the clergy, as a body, exerted themselves to repress the military spirit, or to prevent or abridge a particular war, with an energy at all comparable to that which they displayed in stimulating the fanaticism of the crusaders, in producing the atrocious massacre of the Albigenses, in embittering the religious contests that followed the Reformation.“
— William Edward Hartpole Lecky British politician 1838 - 1903
Chapter 5 (3rd edition p. 254)
— Lee Child British thriller writer 1954
Worth Dying For, (2010).
— Yeshayahu Leibowitz israeli intellectual 1903 - 1994