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350 Best War Quotes To Inspire Peace (2023)

1. “The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.”


2. “Most things are forgotten over time. Even the war itself, the life-and-death struggle people went through is now like something from the distant past. We’re so caught up in our everyday lives that events of the past are no longer in orbit around our minds. There are just too many things we have to think about everyday, too many new things we have to learn. But still, no matter how much time passes, no matter what takes place in the interim, there are some things we can never assign to oblivion, memories we can never rub away. They remain with us forever, like a touchstone. ” – Haruki Murakami


3. “At the time our strength was low and our front wide. In my estimation, the actions by Easy Company on that memorable day constituted Easy Company’s crowning achievement of the war and my apogee as a company commander. The destruction of the German artillery battery at Brecourt Manor on D-Day was extremely important to the successful landing at Utah Beach, but this action demonstrated Easy Company’s overall superiority, of every soldier, of every phase of infantry tactics: patrol, defense, attack using a base of fire, withdrawal, and, above all, superior marksmanship with rifles, machine guns, and mortar fire. All this was accomplished against numerically superior forces that had an advantage of ten to one in manpower and excellent observation for artillery and mortar support. By late October 5, we had sustained twenty-two casualties of the forty or so soldiers engaged under my personal command. All but a few casualties resulted from artillery fire after we had destroyed the two SS companies. My friend Lieutenant Lewis Nixon and I estimated the enemy casualties as fifty killed, eleven captured, and countless wounded. Colonel Robert Sink, commanding officer of the 506th PIR, ordered me to prepare a written summary of the battle since no senior officer witnessed the engagement. I purposely avoided the use of the first personal pronoun ‘I’ because I wanted each soldier to receive credit for what he had done. Later Sink issued a citation to the 1st Platoon that shouldered the principal burden of the fight.”


4. “Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events. ”


5. “I am never going to have anything more to do with politics or politicians. When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely to writing and painting.” ~ Winston Churchill


6. “A man can get something from war that is impossible to acquire anyplace else.”


7. “Jesus sees our primary war against the devil as a fight to believe truth over lies.”


8. “There are betrayals in war that are childlike compared with our human betrayals during peace. The new lover enters the habits of the other. Things are smashed, revealed in a new light. This is done with nervous or tender sentences, although the heart is an organ of fire.”


9. “Diversity is an aspect of human existence that cannot be eradicated by terrorism or war or self-consuming hatred. It can only be conquered by recognizing and claiming the wealth of values it represents for all.” ― Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays


10. “Business is a combination of war and sport.”


11. “We have been travelling through a cloud. The sky has been dark ever since the war began.” — Black Kettle


12. “Do you want to know the cause of war? It is capitalism, greed, the dirty hunger for dollars. Take away the capitalist, and you will sweep war from the earth. ” – Henry Ford


13. “The art of war recognizes nine varieties of ground: (1) Dispersive ground; (2) facile ground; (3) contentious ground; (4) open ground; (5) ground of intersecting highways;


14. “There is a war B/W heart and a brain when you miss her weak men choose the heart and give preferences to call instead of self-respect”


15. “I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”


16. “She’s a badass with a good heart. Soft but strong. Unapologetic and honest. She’s the type of woman you go to war beside; the type of woman you marry.” –R.H. Sin


17. “The man who is not at peace with himself will be at war with the whole world.”


18. “I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.


19. “War is hell. But war is also an incredible teacher, a brutal teacher. And it teaches you lessons you will never forget.” – Jocko Willink


20. “With Nick, however, Colin had the freedom to be his true self. Nick, who had known him since childhood, was probably the only person on the planet who didn’t give a damn about his money, and more important, the only one who was there during what they both referred to as ‘the war years.’ For beneath the wide grin and the charismatic personality, Colin struggled with a severe anxiety disorder and crippling depression, and Nick was one of the few people allowed to witness this side of him.”


21. “Depression isn't a war you win. It's a battle you fight every day. You never stop, never get to rest. It's one bloody fray after another.”


22. Here’s how I think of my money – as soldiers- I send them out to war everyday. I want them to take prisoners and come home, so there’s more of them.” – Kevin O’Leary


23. “Winning the war of words inside your soul means learning to defy your inner critic. ” ― Steven Furtick


24. “Daddy’s in the army, there’s a war in Vietnam. Mama kept us going with her sewing and a prayer. It’s hard to be a family when your daddy’s missing.” – Crowell Church


25. “Ride or die’ the words that control my heart. Loving you was war, right from the start. War against me, the war against you. But with both of us together, there’s nothing we couldn’t do.”


26. “The art of war is of vital importance to the State.”


27. War cannot be used as a means to prevent or abolish wars. . . The idea of a war to prevent war is one of its oldest, and cruelest, tricks. - Author: Barbara Ehrenreich


"28. It’s only when caterpillarness is done that one becomes a butterfly. That again is part of this paradox. You cannot rip away caterpillarness. The whole trip occurs in an unfolding process of which we have no control.”


“Don’t waste your time chasing butterflies. Mend your garden, and the butterflies will come.”— Mario Quintana


“A little blue butterfly landed on my nose. I blinked at it and it fluttered to my ear. A big yellow butterfly gently floated over and landed on my paw. Soon a whole swarm of them floated up and down around me, like a swirl of multicolored petals. It happened in my backyard, too, if the magic was strong enough. Butterflies were small and light, and very magic sensitive. For some reason I made them feel safe and they gravitate to me like iron shavings to a magnet. They ruined my ferocious badass image, but you’d have to be a complete beast to swat butterflies.” – Ilona Andrews


“For when ideas flutter in haze, we collaborate without notice and collect them as butterflies only to set them free into the world.” ― Shawn Lukas


“I have four or five ideas that just keep floating around and I want to kind of just let one – like a beautiful butterfly, let it land somewhere.” – Gillian Flynn


“A butterfly symbolizes acceptance of each new phase in life. To keep faith as everything around you changed.” — Lisa Kleypas, Rainshadow Road


“Butterflies are self-propelled flowers.” — Robert A. Heinlein


“When I was a cute little caterpillar, you loved me. So I became a butterfly so you would never leave.” — Crystal Woods


“Children are caterpillars and adults are butterflies. No butterfly ever remembers what it felt like being a caterpillar.” — Cornelia Funke


”There’s a metaphor Vincent Eades likes to use: “If you examine a butterfly according to the laws of aerodynamics, it shouldn’t be able to fly. But the butterfly doesn’t know that, so it flies.” – Howard Schultz


“Open your heart and mind like the wings of a butterfly. See then how high you can fly.” — Zeenat Aman


“And when all the wars are over, a butterfly will still be beautiful.”


“When the spirit of nature touches us, our hearts turn into a butterfly!”


“And when all the wars are over, a butterfly will still be beautiful.” — Ruskin Bond


“Life is short. If you doubt me, ask a butterfly. Their average life span is a mere five to fourteen days.” – Ellen DeGeneres


Forget the butterflies, I feel the entire zoo in my stomach when I'm with you!


“It has been said that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly’s wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world.”


“The butterfly does not count the months of its life but rather it counts the moments and yet all the time it has is still enough.” – Rabindranath Tagore


”For our people, butterflies are a symbol of hope. It’s said that if you capture one in your hands and whisper your dreams to it, it will carry them up to the heavens so that the wish can be granted.” – Sherrilyn Kenyon


“Love is like a butterfly, beautiful and delicate… If you truly care for it, you’ll do whatever you can to make it happy, even if that means letting it go.” — Scott Pemberton


“The butterflies he gave me turned into little feet.”


“Proverbs are like butterflies; some are caught and some fly away.” — German proverb


“The bee is more honored than other animals, not because she labors, but because she labors for others.”


“How does one become a butterfly? You have to want to learn to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.” — Trina Paulus


“The butterfly does not look back upon its caterpillar self, either fondly or wistfully; it simply flies on.” – Guillermo del Toro


“As with the butterfly, adversity is necessary to build character in people.”


“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” — Maya Angelou


“If you smile when you see a butterfly, you have happiness in your soul.” — Diana Cooper


“What would a butterfly quote, on looking in the mirror? It would say, ‘the adventure was worth it!'” – Manali Oak


“The caterpillar does all the work, but the butterfly gets all the publicity.”


“But on paper, things can live forever. On paper, a butterfly never dies.”― Jacqueline Woodson


“Love takes my insides and twists and turns them until they’re inside out, upside down, knotted in knots, and full of butterflies. And you know what? I love it!” – Anthony T. Hincks


Today my forest is dark. The trees are sad and all the butterflies have broken wings.”"


29. “For those of us who served in Easy Company, and for those who served their country in other theaters, we came back as better men and women as a result of being in combat, and most would do it again if called upon. But each of us hoped that if we had learned anything from the experience it is that war is unreal, and we earnestly hoped that it would never happen again.”


30. “People don’t think compassion and strength cohabit, but compassion feels good, builds brains, creates connection and stops war (inner and outer).


31. “If Joan of Arc could turn the tide of an entire war before her 18th birthday, you can get out of bed.” —E. Jean Carroll


32. “The only alternative to war is peace and the only road to peace is negotiations.”—Golda Meir, fourth Prime Minister of Israel


33. “People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.” ~ Otto von Bismarck


34. “It’s hard to sleep when your heart is at war with your mind.” – Unknown


35. “Averting war is the work of politicians; establishing peace is the work of education. ”


36. “There never was a good war or a bad peace.” ~ Benjamin Franklin


37. “We make war that we may live in peace.” – Aristotle


38. For generations bitch my side of town been drilling. We been at war ever since them red buildings.


39. “The art of war is of vital importance to the State. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected.” – Sun Tzu


40. “Self-discipline is the center of all material success. You can’t win the war against the world if you can’t win the war against your own mind.” – Will Smith


41. “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” – Sun Tzu


42. “Your mind is the starting point of all war and all strategy. A mind that is easily overwhelmed by emotion, that is rooted in the past instead of the present, that cannot see the world with clarity and urgency, will create strategies that will always miss the mark.”


43. “Daddy’s in the army, there’s a war in Vietnam / Mama kept us going with her sewing and a prayer / It’s hard to be a family when your daddy’s missing.”- Crowell Church


44. “Do you want to know the cause of war? It is capitalism, greed, the dirty hunger for dollars. Take away the capitalist, and you will sweep war from the earth. ”


45. “A peaceful nation is one that has the means to make war and restrains. ”


46. “The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.


47. “People always make war when they say they love peace.” – D.H. Lawrence


48. “Ride or die’ the words that control my heart. Loving you was war, right from the start. War against me, the war against you. But with both of us together, there’s nothing we couldn’t do.” – Unknown


49. “The art of war is of vital importance to the State. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence, it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected.” — Sun Tzu


50. “Winning the war of words inside your soul means learning to defy your inner critic. ”


51. “If I had had my way, this war would never have been commenced.”


52. “Well-respected psychologist and researcher Dr. Erich Fromm lived through both world wars and lost his Jewish faith on the other side of that trauma. After researching Nazism for years, he came to the conclusion that no one starts out evil;12 instead, people become evil “slowly over time through a long series of choices.”13 His book The Heart of Man, which is an exploration of evil and the human condition, is worth quoting at length: The longer we continue to make the wrong decisions, the more our heart hardens; the more often we make the right decision, the more our heart softens—or better perhaps, becomes alive…. Each step in life which increases my self-confidence, my integrity, my courage, my conviction also increases my capacity to choose the desirable alternative, until eventually it becomes more difficult for me to choose the undesirable rather than the desirable action. On the other hand, each act of surrender and cowardice weakens me, opens the path for more acts of surrender, and eventually freedom is lost. Between the extreme when I can no longer do a wrong act and the extreme when I have lost my freedom to right action, there are innumerable degrees of freedom of choice…. Most people fail in the art of living not because they are inherently bad or so without will that they cannot lead a better life; they fail because they do not wake up and see when they stand at a fork in the road and have to decide.14”


53. I’ve been to war. I’ve raised twins. If I had a choice, I would rather go to war -George W. Bush


54. All of us who grew up before the war are immigrants in time, immigrants from an earlier world, living in an age essentially different from anything we knew before. The young are at home here. Their eyes have always seen satellites in the sky.. They have never known a world in which war did not mean annihilation.


55. In this world, wherever there is light – there are also shadows. As long as the concept of winners exists, there must also be losers. The selfish desire of wanting to maintain peace causes wars and hatred is born to protect love.” – Madara Uchiha


56. The masculine perspective is you have to understand that life is war. It’s a war for the female you want. It’s a war for the car you want. It’s a war for the money you want. It’s a war for status. Masculine life is war.” – Andrew Tate


57. “Some people are born into families that encourage education; others are against it. Some are born into flourishing economies encouraging of entrepreneurship; others are born into war and destitution. I want you to be successful, and I want you to earn it. But realize that not all success is due to hard work, and not all poverty is due to laziness. Keep this in mind when judging people, including yourself. Therefore, focus less on specific individuals and case studies and more on broad patterns.”


58. “Clearly, the American war planners misjudged the determination of the Iraqi forces.” ~ Peter Arnett


59. Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.”


60. “Do you know why no one remembers your name? It's because no one wants to remember your name. There's too many Smiths, DiMattos and O'Keefes and O'Briens, who show up here, replacing Toccoa men that you dumb replacements got killed in the first place! And they're all like you! They're all piss and vinegar. "Where're the Krauts at? Let me at 'em! When do I get to jump into Berlin?" Two days later, there they are with their blood and guts hanging out and they're screaming for a medic, begging for their goddamn mother. Dumb fucks don't even know they're dead yet. Hey, you listening to me? Do you understand this is the best part of the fucking war I've seen? I've got hot chow, hot showers, warm bed. Germany is almost as good as being home. I even got to wipe my own ass with real toilet paper today. So, quit asking about when you're gonna see real action, will you?! And stop with the fucking love songs!”


61. “A trade war would be a disaster for the world. It’s very easy to slip into a trade war.”


62. “You ask what is our policy. I will say, it is to wage war with all our might, with all the strength that God can give us, to wage war against a monstrous tyranny never surpassed in the dark, lamentable catalogue of human crime.


63. "There is a war being waged on melanated people, and melanated people, people of color should realize this war is going on.” -Tareeq Nasheed


64. Nobody can save you but yourself, and you’re worth saving. It’s a war not easily won, but if anything is worth winning then this is it. - Charles Bukowski


65. “But then the war didn’t always harden you on the outside. The desert did that. The war crisped you up within.” ― Dean F. Wilson


66. “Daddy’s in the army, there’s a war in Vietnam / Mama kept us going with her sewing and a prayer / It’s hard to be a family when your daddy’s missing.” – Crowell Church


67. “Imperfection is inherited. Therefore, we all sin. But fighting the war of sin is the greatest war of all.”


68. “And when all the wars are over, a butterfly will still be beautiful.” — Ruskin Bond, Scenes From a Writer’s Life


69. “Our primary war against the devil is to fight for truth over lies”


70. You don't win wars with niceness, doctor. You win wars with guts.


71. “Self-discipline is the center of all material success. You can’t win the war against the world if you can’t win the war against your own mind.” – Will Smith


72. “The gratitude of every home in our island, in our Empire, and indeed throughout the world, except in the abodes of the guilty, goes out to the British airmen who, undaunted by odds, unwearied in their constant challenge and mortal danger, are turning the tide of the world war by their prowess and by their devotion. Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. “


73. Depression isn’t a war you win. It’s a battle you fight every day. You never stop. Never get to rest. It’s one bloody fray after another. – Shaun David Hutchinson


74. “Who does not know the evils of war cannot appreciate its benefits.” — Sun Tzu


75. “Dawn, slowly filling Church Street with grey light, disclosed another day of war. Because it did this, this dawn bore no more resemblance to a peace-time dawn than the aspect of nature on a Sunday bears a resemblance to the aspect of nature on a weekday. Thus it seemed that dawn itself had been grimly harnessed to the war effort.”


76. Your grandparents went through war and the depression and now you’re crying because you don’t have 1,000 followers? Get the fuck out of here.


77. “Success is just a war of attrition. Sure, there’s an element of talent you should probably possess. But if you just stick around long enough, eventually something is going to happen.” –Dax Shepard


78. “War brings out the worst and the best in people. Wars do not make men great, but they do bring out the greatness in good men. War is romantic only to those who are far away from the sounds and turmoil of battle. For those of us who served in Easy Company, and for those who served their country in other theaters, we came back as better men and women as a result of being in combat, and most would do it again if called upon. But each of us hoped that if we had learned anything from the experience it is that war is unreal, and we earnestly hoped that it would never happen again.”


79. “Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.”


80. “Beyond doing the right thing for their workers, companies have another reason to lean into workforce development initiatives: their own competitiveness. As demand for skills for the intelligent era heat up, so too will a war for talent.” — Sarah Franklin, EVP and GM of Trailhead and Developer Relations, Salesforce


81. “All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.” — Francois Fenelon


82. “Ronald Spiers: The only hope you have is to accept the fact that you’re already dead. The sooner you accept that, the sooner you’ll be able to function as a soldier is supposed to function: without mercy, without compassion, without remorse. All war depends upon it.”


83. “Life’s too short to spend it at war with yourself.” – Unknown


84. The joke was that President Bush only declared war when Starbucks was hit. You can mess with the U.N. all you want, but when you start interfering with the right to get caffeinated, someone has to pay. - Author: Chris Kyle


85. “Your mother is in the habit of offering more love than you can carry. Your father is absent. You are a war the border between two countries the collateral damage the paradox that joins the two but also splits them apart.” –Rupi Kaur


86. “Empathy is really the opposite of spiritual meanness. It's the capacity to understand that every war is both won and lost. And that someone else's pain is as meaningful as your own.” – Barbara Kingsolver


87. “This Christmas season, when the world seems to be in turmoil — wars are breaking out in different places, crime is rampant, many things are happening that are great sins in the sight of God — but in that crib is the Person who would grow up to save us, and He did.”


88. “Es ist nichts Selbstverständliches für den Christen, dass er unter Christen leben darf. Jesus Christus lebte mitten unter seinen Feinden. Zuletzt verließen ihn alle Jünger. Am Kreuz war er ganz allein, umgeben von Übeltätern und Spöttern.”


89. “Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory is won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory.”


90. “Frequently, I go to conferences and listen to speakers decry the absent father as somehow a new phenomenon. Though their recriminations against absent or emotionally distant fathers are generally meant to help society, at the same time they are built on a lie that evolution disproves generation after generation. Fathers have often gone to war or the long hunt on the Savannah, or to work in another village or city. But only in the last decade or so have manhood and fathering been trashed completely.” – Michael Gurian


91. “The most dangerous people in the world are not the tiny minority instigating evil acts, but those who do the acts for them. For example, when the British invaded India, many Indians accepted to work for the British to kill off Indians who resisted their occupation. So in other words, many Indians were hired to kill other Indians on behalf of the enemy for a paycheck. Today, we have mercenaries in Africa, corporate armies from the western world, and unemployed men throughout the Middle East killing their own people - and people of other nations - for a paycheck. To act without a conscience, but for a paycheck, makes anyone a dangerous animal. The devil would be powerless if he couldn't entice people to do his work. So as long as money continues to seduce the hungry, the hopeless, the broken, the greedy, and the needy, there will always be war between brothers.”


92. “I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality…I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.” —Martin Luther King, Jr., reverend, orator, and activist


93. “Self-discipline is the center of all material success. You can’t win the war against the world if you can’t win the war against your own mind.” – Will Smith


94. "Music is a weapon in the war against unhappiness.” – Jason Mraz


95. Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace, and those who could make a good peace would never have won the war.


96. “As soon as you begin to love yourself, the war within will end” – Laura Chouette


97. “But the Bible claims something radically out of step with its time. It claims there is one true Creator God who made everything. And the world was born, not out of conflict or war or jealous infighting, but out of the overflow of his creativity and love.”


98. “Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory.”


99. “Tetlock interviewed 284 people who made their living ‘commenting or offering advice on political and economic trends.’ He asked them to assess the probabilities that certain events would occur in the not too distant future, both in areas of the world in which they'd specialized and in regions about which they had less knowledge. Would Gorbachev be ousted in a coup? Would the US go to war in the Persian Gulf? Which country would become the next big emerging market? In all, he gathered more than 80,000 predictions. he also asked the experts how they’d reached their conclusions, how they reacted when proved wrong, and how they evaluated evidence that didn’t support their positions. Respondents were asked to rate the probabilities of 3 alternative outcomes in every case: the persistence of the status quo, more of something such as political freedom or economic growth, or less of that thing.


100. “Weapons are never the implements of good fortune, and they are to be detested. Therefore, the wise leader avoids them. Normally the wise leader values patience, but when at war he values action. Since he is opposed to the use of weapons, he uses them only when it is unavoidable, and even then with great restraint. To praise victory in war is to rejoice in the slaughter of men. The slaughter of men causes grief and sorrow to the people, therefore he who rejoices in this will not be successful. Fortune follows the restrained, misfortune follows the ambitious. Therefore victory in war should not be celebrated, but instead should be met with mourning.”


101. “Sun Tzu said: The art of war is of vital importance to the State.”


102. “Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterward looks for victory.”


103. “Mankind must put an end to war — or war will put an end to mankind. ” ~ John F. Kennedy


104. “The true object of war is peace.”


105. “Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.” – Winston Churchill


106. “It has always seemed to me a great pity that man's noblest instincts, his heroic self-sacrifice, his capacity to unite with his neighbor in a common cause, emerge only in times of disaster, such as war and fire and flood.”


107. “A sovereign should never launch an army out of anger, a leader should never start a war out of wrath.”


108. “Success is just a war of attrition. Sure, there’s an element of talent you should probably possess. But if you just stick around long enough, eventually something is going to happen.” Dax Shepard


109. “Far be it from me to paint a rosy picture of the future. Indeed, I do not think we should be justified in using any but the most sombre tones and colours while our people, our Empire and indeed the whole English-speaking world are passing through a dark and deadly valley. But I should be failing in my duty if, on the other wise, I were not to convey the true impression, that a great nation is getting into its war stride.”


110. “Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here. This is the war room.” ~ President Merkin Muffley


111. “Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose – and you allow him to make war at pleasure.”


112. “Nobody can save you but yourself, and you’re worth saving. It’s a war not easily won, but if anything is worth winning then this is it.” – Charles Bukowski


113. Everything changed in Bosnia, when General Wesley Clark proved that you could fight a war with high- level precision air strikes and a bare minimum of ground action. - Author: Joe Bob Briggs


114. “A government should not mobilize an army out of anger, military leaders should not provoke war out of wrath.”


115. “For millions of years flowers have been producing thorns. For millions of years sheep have been eating them all the same. And it's not serious, trying to understand why flowers go to such trouble to produce thorns that are good for nothing? It's not important, the war between the sheep and the flowers? It's no more serious and more important than the numbers that fat red gentleman is adding up? Suppose I happen to know a unique flower, one that exists nowhere in the world except on my planet, one that a little sheep can wipe out in a single bite one morning, just like that, without even realizing what he'd doing - that isn't important? If someone loves a flower of which just one example exists among all the millions and millions of stars, that's enough to make him happy when he looks at the stars. He tells himself 'My flower's up there somewhere...' But if the sheep eats the flower, then for him it's as if, suddenly, all the stars went out. And that isn't important?”


116. “Every man should lose a battle in his youth, so he does not lose a war when he is old.”


117. “We should keep on going along the path of globalization. Globalization is good… when trade stops, war comes.”


118. “Ronald Spiers: The only hope you have is to accept the fact that you're already dead. The sooner you accept that, the sooner you'll be able to function as a soldier is supposed to function: without mercy, without compassion, without remorse. All war depends upon it.”


119. “Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” – Benjamin Franklin


120. Life is too short to spend it at war with yourself


121. “Life is too short to spend another day at war with yourself.” – Rita Ghatourey


122. “The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy‘s not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable.” — Sun Tzu


123. “Hence that general is skillful in attack whose opponent does not know what to defend; and he is skillful in defense whose opponent does not know what to attack. [An aphorism which puts the whole art of war in a nutshell.]”


124. “But while the adversaries forgot the war to remember things of the past, Úrsula had the gloomy feeling that her son was an intruder. […] He was preserved against imminent old age by a vitality that had something to do with the coldness of his insides. He was taller than when he had left, paler and bonier, and he showed the first symptoms of resistance to nostalgia.”


125. “You should never go to battle before you’ve won the war on paper.”


126. “Depression isn’t a war you win. It’s a battle you fight every day.” — Shaun David Hutchinson


127. You never win a game unless you beat the guy in front of you. The score on the board doesn’t mean a thing. That’s for the fans. You’ve got to win the war with the man in front of you. You’ve got to get your man.


128. “As wars come and go, my soldier stays eternal.”


129. “It is hoped that when this sentiment of love for all subjects can be aroused in children, people in general will become more human, and brutal wars will come to an end. ”


130. “You ask, what is our policy? I can say: It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark, lamentable catalogue of human crime.” –Winston Churchill, Never Give In! Winston Churchill's Greatest Speeches


131. “Depression isn’t a war you win. It’s a battle you fight every day. You never stop, never get to rest. It’s one bloody fray after another.” — Shaun David Hutchinson, We Are the Ants


132. “The U.S. Navy SEAL Teams were at the forefront of this leadership transformation, emerging from the triumphs and tragedies of war with a crystallized understanding of what it takes to succeed in the most challenging environments that combat presents.”


133. “All wars are won or lost before they are ever fought.”


134. You take it from me, we are losing the war because we can salute too well. - Author: Erich Maria Remarque


135. “To understand how crucial goals are, observe the vast majority who do not have any goals. Instead of designing their lives, these misguided people simply make a living. They fight every day of their lives in the war zone of economic survival, choosing existence over substance. No wonder Thoreau said, “Most people live lives of quiet desperation.”


136. The first and most imperative necessity in war is money, for money means everything else – men, guns, ammunition.” – Ida Tarbell


137. “Harry, look!” She was pointing at the war memorial. As they had passed it, it had transformed. Instead of an obelisk covered in names, there was a statue of three people: a man with untidy hair and glasses, a woman with long hair and a kind, pretty face, and a baby boy sitting in his mother’s arms. Snow lay upon all their heads, like fluffy white caps. Harry drew closer, gazing up into his parents’ faces. He had never imagined that there would be a statue. . . . How strange it was to see himself represented in stone, a happy baby without a scar on his forehead. . . .


138. "For generations, b*tch my side of town has been drilling. We been at war ever since them red buildings.”


139. “They got money for the war but can’t feed the poor.” – Tupac Shakur


140. “Our war against the three enemies of the soul is not a war of guns and bombs. It’s not against other people at all. It’s a war on lies. And the problem is less that we tell lies and more that we live them; we let false narratives about reality into our bodies, and they wreak havoc in our souls.”


141. “Depression isn’t a war you win. It’s a battle you fight every day. You never stop, never get to rest. It’s one bloody fray after another.” ― Shaun David Hutchinson


142. “You never win a game unless you beat the guy in front of you. The score on the board doesn’t mean a thing. That’s for the fans. You’ve got to win the war with the man in front of you. You’ve got to get your man.”


143. “I want to make it clear, however, that although I am deeply opposed to war, I am not advocating appeasement. It is often necessary to take a strong stand to counter unjust aggression. For instance, it is plain to all of us that the Second World War was entirely justified. It "saved civilization" from the tyranny of Nazi Germany, as Winston Churchill so aptly put it. In my view, the Korean War was also just, since it gave South Korea the chance of gradually developing democracy. But we can only judge whether or not a conflict was vindicated on moral grounds with hindsight. For example, we can now see that during the Cold War, the principle of nuclear deterrence had a certain value. Nevertheless, it is very difficult to assess such matters with any degree of accuracy. War is violence and violence is unpredictable. Therefore, it is better to avoid it if possible, and never to presume that we know beforehand whether the outcome of a particular war will be beneficial or not.”


144. “Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” —Benjamin Franklin


145. “It’s safe to say that in a true war story nothing is ever absolutely true.”


146. “If anyone else [deprived you of this much sleep], you’d have them up at The Hague for war crimes.” – Tom Hardy, actor


147. “Depression is like a war – you either win or die trying.” —Anonymous


148. “Life is too short to spend it at war with yourself.”


149. Who does not know the evils of war cannot appreciate its benefits.”


150. “Anyone who thinks must think of the next war as they would of suicide.”


151. “Everybody’s at war with different things. I’m at war with my own heart sometimes.” – Tupac Shakur


152. War is hell. But war is also an incredible teacher, a brutal teacher. And it teaches you lessons you will never forget.


153. “[History] cannot be interpreted without the aid of imagination and intuition. The sheer quantity of evidence is so overwhelming that selection is inevitable. Where there is selection there is art. Those who read history tend to look for what proves them right and confirms their personal opinions. They defend loyalties. They read with a purpose to affirm or to attack. They resist inconvenient truth since everyone wants to be on the side of the angels. Just as we start wars to end all wars.”


154. “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”


155. Cody honored his Grandfather's memory by writing this poem about him. Cody's Grandpa is only one of the many Canadians who fought in the wars so that all of us would have our freedom - men who should be forever remembered and honored. Catherine Pulsifer, My Thoughts on Remembrance Day


156. “You may have lost the battle alone, but we’re going to win the war together.”


157. Colonel Malcolm Grommett Spears: 'Nam? We lost that war at home, sonny.”


158. “It’s been a war on the heavily melanated /For your own security, you better be educated, listen” -Black Thought


159. “We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the positive affirmation of peace.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.


160. You should never go to the battlefield before having won the war on paper. The good news is that you can learn Marketing in an hour. The bad news, it takes a lifetime to perfect it”.


161. Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind.


162. “’Ride or die’ are the words that control my heart. Loving you was war, right from the start. War against me, the war against you. But with both of us together, there’s nothing we couldn’t do.” – Team Mr.C


163. “In the war zone of arguments, debates, criticism - silence is the safe house.”


164. "There never was a good war or a bad peace.” — Benjamin Franklin


165. “Maybe this is what the future will look like: fresh, clean water will be so rare it will be guarded by armies. Water as the next oil – the next resource worth going to war over.”


166. "They are about serious business, removing as they deem necessary, the people of melanin on this planet. If we do not understand and make an analysis, it is fundamental, it is this dynamic that is taking us out. Everything that we look at, everything else, I believe and I could be wrong, but as it comes to me, it will be in vain. Everything that we are studying is important. Everything we look at has high-level significance, but if we are not understanding this massive war and everything that is at stake. I believe we will not be able to apply our energy force in a laser type manner so that we really begin to neutralize the war that is coming at us. It is critically essential for us to develop or articulate a new world order of dialogue.” – Dr. Frances Cress Welsing


167. “President Kennedy was willing to go to war. He was not a coward. The man had been in war and so had Ken O’Donnell. He was ready to protect this nation, but he was not ready for a military solution just because it was being rammed down his throat.” ~ Kevin Costner


168. Music is a weapon in the war against unhappiness.


169. “Sun Tzu said: The art of war recognises nine varieties of ground: (1) Dispersive ground; (2) facile ground; (3) contentious ground; (4) open ground; (5) ground of intersecting highways; (6) serious ground; (7) difficult ground; (8) hemmed-in ground; (9) desperate ground.”


170. “History doesn’t mean dates and wars and textbooks to me; it means the unconquerable pioneer spirit of man. ”


171. “The only alternative to war is peace and the only road to peace is negotiations.”~ Golda Meir


172. “Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.” —Chuck Palahniuk, writer


173. “I wonder what will happen to us—to people like you and me—when there are no more wars to occupy us?”


174. “Cards are war disguised as a sport.” – Charles Lamb


175. Who is left after a war is decided, not who is right?


176. “And when all the wars are over, a butterfly will still be beautiful.” — Ruskin Bond


177. “Most things are forgotten over time. Even the war itself, the life-and-death struggle people went through is now like something from the distant past. We’re so caught up in our everyday lives that events of the past are no longer in orbit around our minds. There are just too many things we have to think about everyday, too many new things we have to learn. But still, no matter how much time passes, no matter what takes place in the interim, there are some things we can never assign to oblivion, memories we can never rub away. They remain with us forever, like a touchstone.” – haruki murakami


178. “I appeal for cessation of hostilities, not because you are too exhausted to fight, but because war is bad in essence. You want to kill Nazism. You will never kill it by its indifferent adoption.”


179. “Who does not know the evils of war cannot appreciate its benefits.”


180. The art of war is of vital importance to the State. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected.”


181. “Basketball is like a war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.”


182. “Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.” — Chuck Palahniuk


183. “All wars are won or lost before they are ever fought.” — Sun Tzu


184. “Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory.” – Sun Tzu, The Art of War


185. “You were given the choice between war and dishonour. You chose dishonour, and you will have war.' - To Neville Chamberlain”


186. Marriage is the only war in which you sleep with the enemy.


187. “They have money for war but can’t feed the poor.” – Tupac Shakur


188. Even the war itself, the life-and-death struggle people went through is now like something from the distant past. We’re so caught up in our everyday lives that events of the past are no longer in orbit around our minds. There are just too many things we have to think about everyday, too many new things we have to learn. But still, no matter how much time passes, no matter what takes place in the interim, there are some things we can never assign to oblivion, memories we can never rub away. They remain with us forever, like a touchstone.” – haruki murakami


189. “Depression is like a war — you either win or die trying.”


190. “Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.


191. “I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality…. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”


192. “Leaders fight hard wars against


193. “Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.” – Sun Tzu


194. “Beyond doing the right thing for their workers, companies have another reason to lean into workforce development initiatives: their own competitiveness. As demand for skills for the intelligent era heat up, so too will a war for talent.” — Sarah Franklin, CMO, Salesforce


195. “You never win a game unless you beat the guy in front of you. The score on the board doesn’t mean a thing. That’s for the fans. You’ve got to win the war with the man in front of you. You’ve got to get your man.” -Vince Lombardi


196. “This is no war of chieftains or of princes, of dynasties or national ambition; it is a war of peoples and of causes. There are vast numbers, not only in this Island but in every land, who will render faithful service in this war, but whose names will never be known, whose deeds will never be recorded. This is a War of the Unknown Warriors”


197. “Nobody can save you but yourself, and you're worth saving. It's a war not easily won, but if anything is worth winning then this is it.”


198. “If trade stops, war starts”


199. A really strong woman accepts the war she went through and is ennobled by her scars.” — Carly Simon


200. “And did you ever stop to think that I’m old enough to go to war but I ain’t old enough to drink.”


201. “The dreamers, those who misread the actual state of affairs and act upon their emotions, are often the source of the greatest mistakes in history—the wars that are not thought out, the disasters that are not foreseen”


202. “One day President Roosevelt told me that he was asking publicly for suggestions about what the war should be called. I said at once 'The Unnecessary War'.”


203. I didn't ask you to give up anything for me," she told him, "but I would have given up everything for you. The war is over, and I have lost. War. Ha! As if she could have fought a dead woman. The battle had been over before it began. Until the end of forever, Layel. -DELILAH - Author: Gena Showalter


204. “More than a decade of continuous war and tough combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan gave birth to a new generation of leaders in the ranks of America’s fighting forces.”


205. “There are always plenty of rivals to our work. We are always falling in love or quarreling, looking for jobs or fearing to lose them, getting ill and recovering, following public affairs. If we let ourselves, we shall always be waiting for some distraction or other to end before we can really get down to our work. The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavorable. Favorable conditions never come. There are, of course, moments when the pressure of the excitement is so great that only superhuman self-control could resist it. They come both in war and peace. We must do the best we can.


206. I left it with a warmer, he said drily. Because war mages ate their fried chicken frozen to the ground and they liked it. - Author: Karen Chance


207. “Our war against the three enemies of the soul is not a war of guns and bombs. It's not against other people at all. It's a war on lies. And the problem is less that we tell lies and more that we live them; we let false narratives about reality into our bodies, and they wreak havoc in our souls.” P. xxii


208. “The true objective of war is peace.”


209. “The masculine perspective is you have to understand that life is war. It’s a war for the female you want. It’s a war for the car you want. It’s a war for the money you want. It’s a war for the status. Masculine life is war.


210. “I have found that one cannot win the war of words. So I don’t engage in one to begin with. I have renounced the need to be seen as right, intelligent or wise. I have seen the futility of verbal battles. Either one seeks to understand or score points. The latter isn’t worth it.” – The Ancient Sage


211. “The art of war is of vital importance to the State. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin.”


212. “The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy’s not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable.”


213. There are plenty of laws to protect guys’ money even in war time but there’s nothing on the books says a man’s life’s his own.”


214. People always make war when they say they love peace.


215. “Wars do not end wars any more than an extraordinarily large conflagration does away with the fire hazard.”


216. Music is a weapon in the war against unhappiness. – Jason Mraz


217. Depression isn't a war you win. It's a battle you fight every day. You never stop, never get to rest. It's one bloody fray after another.” ― Shaun David Hutchinson, We Are the Ants


218. “Did you ever stop to think that I’m old enough to go to war but I ain’t old enough to drink.”


219. “To lead uninstructed people to war is to throw them away.” — Confucius


220. “Empathy is really the opposite of spiritual meanness. It’s the capacity to understand that every war is both won and lost. And that someone else’s pain is as meaningful as your own.” – Barbara Kingsolver


221. I will never ask you to fight for me. I have neither the insecurity nor the arrogance to believe that wars must be won and lost to earn or keep my love. - Author: Beau Taplin


222. “Shadow is never besieged, for that is its nature. Whilst darkness devours, and light steals. And so one sees shadow ever retreat to hidden places, only to return in the wake of the war between dark and light.” — Steven Erikson


223. “If Joan of Arc could turn the tide of an entire war before her 70th birthday, you can get out of bed.” —E. Jean Carroll


224. “I have heard that in war haste can be folly, but have never seen delay that was wise.”


225. “They knew they were going into great danger. They knew they would be doing more than their part. They resented having to sacrifice years of their youth to a war they never made. They wanted to throw baseballs, not grenades, shoot a .22 rifle, not an M-1. But having been caught up in the war, they decided to be as positive as possible in their Army careers.”


226. “Now at this very moment I knew that the United States was in the war, up to the neck and in to the death. So we had won after all! ... How long the war would last or in what fashion it would end no man could tell, nor did I at this moment care ... We should not be wiped out. Our history would not come to an end ... Hitler's fate was sealed. Mussolini's fate was sealed. As for the Japanese, they would be ground to a powder. All the rest was merely the proper application of overwhelming force.”


227. “Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. (1 PETER 2:11)”


228. "The only alternative to war is peace and the only road to peace is negotiations.”— Golda Meir


229. “I don’t know what war Marshall was describing. If I had that many men, I could have taken Berlin,” Dick replied.


230. “There is something of a civil war going on within all of our lives. There is a recalcitrant South of our soul revolting against the North of our soul. And there is this continual struggle within the very structure of every individual life. —MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.”


231. “Peace is not only better than war but infinitely more arduous.” ~ George Bernard Shaw


232. “It is not winning or losing the battle that matters, but how the war ends.”


233. “We are mistaken when we compare war with “normal life.” Life has never been normal. Even those periods which we think most tranquil, like the nineteenth century, turn out, on closer inspection, to be full of crises, alarms, difficulties, emergencies.”


234. “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat. We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many long months of struggle and of suffering. You ask, what is our policy? I can say: It is to wage war, by sea, land, and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark, lamentable catalog of human crime. That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be.”


235. “I soon had an occasion to apply what I had learned from Feller. The Yom Kippur War broke out in 1973, and my only significant contribution to the war effort was to advise high officers in the Israeli Air Force to stop an investigation. The air war initially went quite badly for Israel, because of the unexpectedly good performance of Egyptian ground-to-air missiles. Losses were high, and they appeared to be unevenly distributed. I was told of two squadrons flying from the same base, one of which had lost four planes while the other had lost none. An inquiry was initiated in the hope of learning what it was that the unfortunate squadron was doing wrong. There was no prior reason to believe that one of the squadrons was more effective than the other, and no operational differences were found, but of course the lives of the pilots differed in many random ways, including, as I recall, how often they went home between missions and something about the conduct of debriefings. My advice was that the command should accept that the different outcomes were due to blind luck, and that the interviewing of the pilots should stop. I reasoned that luck was the most likely answer, that a random search for a nonobvious cause was hopeless, and that in the meantime the pilots in the squadron that had sustained losses did not need the extra burden of being made to feel that they and their dead friends were at fault.”


236. “Though war break out against me, even then I will be confident.” – Psalm 27:3


237. “Winning the war of words inside your soul means learning to defy your inner critic.”


238. “The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy's not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable.”


239. Nobody can save you but yourself, and you’re worth saving. It’s a war not easily won, but if anything is worth winning then this is it.


240. “Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace, and those who could make a good peace would never have won the war.” ~ Winston Churchill


241. “Some people are born into families that encourage education; others are against it. Some are born into flourishing economies encouraging of entrepreneurship; others are born into war and destitution. I want you to be successful, and I want you to earn it. But realize that not all success is due to hard work, and not all poverty is due to laziness. Keep this in mind when judging people, including yourself.”


242. I'm not a follower of this or that religious leader. More wars are started because of religious leaders, and people are following and they don't know why ... That is religiosity. That is what turns people into robots. - Author: Ashton Kutcher


243. “It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of war that can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.”


244. “who does not know the evils of war cannot appreciate its benefits”


245. Do you know how many times we've come close to world war three over a flock of geese on a computer screen? Do you know what triggered the last world war? An argument over how many telegraph poles Germany owed its war debt creditors! Telegraph poles!. — Batman: The Killing Joke


246. “And when all of the wars are over, a butterfly will nonetheless be stunning.” – Ruskin Bond


247. There has been a constant war, a war with fear. Those who have the courage to conquer it are made free.” – Alexander the Great


248. “From the age of five to nine my left hand wasn’t used to sign a petition but to squeeze the trigger of an AK47 that was taller than I was.This war for educational equality is personal to me. Because I know first-hand how it feels to wake up in the morning and not be able to go to school. I know how it feels to wake up in the morning, not by the sound of an alarm clock I set but the sound of guns and bombs dropping and reducing my memories to flames.”


249. “If people only realized what a war goes on in a child’s mind and heart in a situation of this kind, I think they would try to explain more than they do,”


250. “You fought the rest of the war and you never fired your rifle again?”


251. It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle that if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world. -Thomas Jefferson


"252. Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” —Nathaniel Hawthorne


You’re the only person who can put the biggest smile on my face. You’re the only person who can multiply those playful butterflies in my stomach. Thank you for being the most wonderful boyfriend in the world. You are the best thing that ever happened to me!


“Butterflies can’t see their wings. They can’t see how truly beautiful they are, but everyone else can. People are like that as well.” – Naya Rivera


“We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.” — Carl Sagan


“Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” —Nathaniel Hawthorne


”We must remain as close to the flowers, the grass, and the butterflies as the child is who is not yet so much taller than they are. We adults, on the other hand, have outgrown them and have to lower ourselves to stoop down to them. It seems to me that the grass hates us when we confess our love for it. Whoever would partake of all good things must understand how to be small at times.” – Friedrich Nietzsche


“When I ran, I felt like a butterfly that was free.” – Wilma Rudolph


“I have grown up on a diet of sunrise picnics, learning the names of butterflies, planting trees.” -Dia Marza


Be like a butterfly. Always beautiful but hard to catch.


“No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds – November!” — Thomas Hood


“Happiness is like a butterfly, the more you chase it, the more it will evade you, but if you notice the other things around you, it will gently come and sit on your shoulder.” — Henry David Thoreau


“All my life I’ve swam in the loo butterfly style.” — Faina Ranevskaya


“Some things, when they change, never do return to the way they once were. Butterflies for instance, and women who’ve been in love with the wrong man too often.” — Alice Hoffman


“Today was a good day. Can’t wait for tomorrow to do the same thing.” #thebutterflyeffect


“Butterflies…flowers that fly and all but sing.” – Robert Frost


”Butterflies are God’s confetti, thrown upon the Earth in celebration of His love.” – K. D’Angelo


“Never touch a butterfly’s wing with your finger.” – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette


“a flower knows, when its butterfly will return,


“I embrace emerging experience. I participate in discovery. I am a butterfly. I am not a butterfly collector. I want the experience of the butterfly.”- William Stafford


Even though we’ve been together for some time now, I still have the biggest CRUSH on you. I still feel butterflies in my stomach, and I still can’t help myself but laugh with all my heart whenever I see you. You’re the most lovable guy in the world.


“Only those who stick around long enough to see the caterpillar turn into the butterfly actually get to witness the transformation.” – Kristin Michelle Elizabeth


”And when I was angry, when I was younger, I was in a cocoon. Now I’m a beautiful, black butterfly.” – Tracy Morgan


“Alongside the practical thought something else struggled and, like an escaped butterfly, took wing: the assurance of something wonderful awaiting her. Just around the corner.” – Norah Lofts


“A butterfly is like the soul of a person, it dries out in captivity.” — Marlene Van Niekerk


“Beauty is where the beheld butterfly disappears from sight.” — R.H. Peat


“Don’t chase the butterfly. Mend your garden, and let the butterfly come.” – Mario Quintana


“Butterflies are God’s confetti, thrown upon the Earth in celebration of His love.” — K. D’Angelo


“We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.” – Carl Sagan


“Butterflies are like angels kisses sent from heaven.”


“You do not just wake up and become the butterfly. Growth is a process.” — Rupi Kaur


“Thou cannot harm a butterfly, without troubling a star.” ― Madeleine L’Engle


“I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days — three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.” ― John Keats, “Bright Star: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne”


“The butterfly counts not months but moments and has time enough.”


“And when all the wars are over, a butterfly will still be beautiful.”― Ruskin Bond


“Happiness is like a butterfly, the more you chase it, the more it will evade you, but if you notice the other things around you, it will gently come and sit on your shoulder.” ― Henry David Thoreau


“Anxiety is when the butterflies in your stomach turn into bees.” – Bridgett Devoue


“Go on, hitch a ride on the back of a butterfly. There’s no better way to fly.” — Train


“If nothing ever changed, there would be no such things as butterflies.” — Wendy Mass


“Take time to be a butterfly.”


“The hum of bees is the voice of the garden.”


“The butterfly counts not months but moments; and has time enough.” —Rabindranith Tagore


I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days—three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.” —John Keats"


253. “The nature of war is constant change.”


254. “Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win”


255. “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” — Sun Tzu


256. “The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on.”- Ulysses S.


257. "It’s been a war on the heavily melanated /For your own security, you better be educated, listen” -Black Thought


258. “Some people are born into families that encourage education; others are against it. Some are born into flourishing economies encouraging of entrepreneurship; others are born into war and destitution. I want you to be successful, and I want you to earn it. But realize that not all success is due to hard work, and not all poverty is due to laziness. Keep this in mind when judging people, including yourself”


259. “...But the Mahommedan religion increases, instead of lessening, the fury of intolerance. It was originally propagated by the sword, and ever since, its votaries have been subject, above the people of all other creeds, to this form of madness. In a moment the fruits of patient toil, the prospects of material prosperity, the fear of death itself, are flung aside. The more emotional Pathans are powerless to resist. All rational considerations are forgotten. Seizing their weapons, they become Ghazis—as dangerous and as sensible as mad dogs: fit only to be treated as such. While the more generous spirits among the tribesmen become convulsed in an ecstasy of religious bloodthirstiness, poorer and more material souls derive additional impulses from the influence of others, the hopes of plunder and the joy of fighting. Thus whole nations are roused to arms. Thus the Turks repel their enemies, the Arabs of the Soudan break the British squares, and the rising on the Indian frontier spreads far and wide. In each case civilisation is confronted with militant Mahommedanism. The forces of progress clash with those of reaction. The religion of blood and war is face to face with that of peace.”


260. ”And when all the wars are over, a butterfly will still be beautiful.” – Ruskin Bond


261. “Nobody can save you but yourself, and you’re worth saving. It’s a war not easily won,but if anything is worth winning then this is it.” Charles Bukowski


262. “A government should not mobilize an army out of anger, military leaders should not provoke war out of wrath. Act when it is beneficial to do so, desist if not. Anger can revert to joy, wrath can revert to delight, but a nation destroyed cannot be restored to existence, and the dead cannot be restored to life.”


263. “The art of war is of vital importance to the State. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected.”


264. “It's a pushing age," Churchill wrote his mother as a young man, "and we must shove with the rest." It may well be that Winston Churchill was the greatest pusher in history. His life spanned the final calvary charge of the British Empire, which he witnesses as a young war correspondent in 1898, and ended well into the nuclear age, indeed the space age, both of which he helped usher in. His first trip to America was on a steamship (to be introduces on stage by Mark Twain, no less) and his final one was on a Boeing 707 that flew 500 miles per hour. In between he saw two world wars, the invention of the car, radio, and rock and roll, and countless trials and triumphs.”


265. "It’s hard to sleep when your heart is at war with your mind.” – Unknown


266. “Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterward looks for victory.” — Sun Tzu


267. “Diversity is an aspect of human existence that cannot be eradicated by terrorism or war or self-consuming hatred. It can only be conquered by recognizing and claiming the wealth of values it represents for all.”


268. People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election. Otto von Bismarck


269. “The will of God prevails. In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be, wrong. God cannot be for and against the same thing at the same time. In the present civil war it is quite possible that God’s purpose is something different from the purpose of either party – and yet the human instrumentalities, working just as they do, are of the best adaptation to effect His purpose.” — Abraham Lincoln


"270. That feeling you get in your stomach when your heart’s broken. It’s like all the butterflies just died.” – Unknown


“They seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if they had surprised a butterfly in the winter woods.” – Edith Wharton


“May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun, And find your shoulder to light on, To bring you luck, happiness and riches, Today, tomorrow and beyond.” – -Irish Blessing


“Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.” – ​Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou


”And when I was angry, when I was younger, I was in a cocoon. Now I’m a beautiful, black butterfly.” – Tracy Morgan


“Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine.” – Jeffrey Glassberg


“The butterflies… What an educated sense of beauty they have. They seem only an ornament to society, and yet, if they were gone, how substantial would be their loss.” – Phil Robinson


“Children are caterpillars and adults are butterflies. No butterfly ever remembers what it felt like being a caterpillar.” — Cornelia Funke


“We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.” — Carl Sagan, Cosmos


“This magnificent butterfly finds a little heap of dirt and sits still on it; but man will never on his heap of mud keep still.” — Joseph Conrad


“Do ye not comprehend that we are worms born to bring forth the angelic butterfly that flieth unto judgment without screen?” – Dante Alighieri


“Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” —Nathaniel Hawthorne


“In time of silver rain the butterflies lift silken wings to catch a rainbow cry.” — Langston Hughes.


“The African lions rush to attack bulls; they do not attack butterflies.


“Every second of your life… you are growing into a new you.” – Dr. Robert Holden


“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.”


“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” —Maya Angelou


“Failure is like a caterpillar before it becomes a butterfly.” — Peta Kelly


“A butterfly is like the soul of a person, it dries out in captivity.” — Marlene Van Niekerk, Agaat


“Everyone is like a butterfly, they start out ugly and awkward and then morph into beautiful graceful butterflies that everyone loves.”- Drew Barrymore


“Today was a good day. Can’t wait for tomorrow to do the same thing.” #thebutterflyeffect


“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.” —Proverb


”The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls the butterfly.” – Richard Bach


“The butterfly does not count the months of its life but rather it counts the moments and yet all the time it has is still enough.” – Rabindranath Tagore


“When I was just a cute little caterpillar, you loved me. So I became a butterfly so you would never leave.” — Crystal Woods, Write Like No One is Reading


“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.” -- Anonymous proverb


“I have four or five ideas that just keep floating around and I want to kind of just let one – like a beautiful butterfly, let it land somewhere.” – Gillian Flynn


“Beautiful and graceful, butterflies lift our spirits with their loveliness and lyric flight.” — Gloria B. Schlaepfer


“The caterpillar does all the work, but the butterfly gets all the publicity.” – George Carlin


“I think that positivity, real positivity, is like the butterflies. The whole essence of the butterfly: caterpillar, cocoon, winged creature. When I look at a butterfly.”– Joy Bell C.


“Charlatans are like poisonous mosquitoes dressed as butterflies.”


“If nothing ever changed, there would be no such things as butterflies.” — Wendy Mass


“He was comparing you to the butterflies that you both adore and cherish, and he said you were special for the same reasons: you were rare, exotic and entirely you. He said you’re beautiful exactly the way are now.” ― Cecelia Ahern


Forget the butterflies, I feel the entire zoo in my stomach when I'm with you!


“You can only fly once you are willing to give up the safety of your cocoon.” – Connie Lynne


“Like a butterfly stuck in a chrysalis, waiting for the perfect moment, I was waiting for the day I could burst forth and fly away and find my home.”― Emme Rollins


“This magnificent butterfly finds a little heap of dirt and sits still on it, but man will never on his heap of mud keep still.” – Joseph Conrad


“One can by no means consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.” – Helen Keller


“Some think love can be measured by the amount of butterflies in their tummy. Others think love can be measured in bunches of flowers, or by using the words ‘for ever.' But love can only truly be measured by actions. It can be a small thing, such as peeling an orange for a person you love because you know they don't like doing it.”


“Soar up high with the beauty and grace of a butterfly.”


“The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.” – Richard David Bach


“The butterflies…What an educated sense of beauty they have. They seem only an ornament to society, and yet, if they were gone, how substantial would be their loss.” — Phil Robinson


“Love is like a butterfly, a rare and gentle thing.” — Dolly Parton


“Butterflies are self-propelled flowers.” – H. Heinlein


“Each smallest act of kindness, reverberates across great distances and spans of time –affecting lives unknown to the one who’s generous spirit, was the source of this good echo. Because kindness is passed on and grows each time it’s passed until a simple courtesy becomes an act of selfless courage, years later, and far away. Likewise, each small meanness, each expression of hatred, each act of evil.” ― Dean Koontz


“Thank you for reminding me what butterflies feel like…” – Unknown


“I think that positivity, real positivity, is like the butterflies. The whole essence of the butterfly: caterpillar, cocoon, winged creature. When I look at a butterfly.”– Joy Bell C.


“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” — Maya Angelou


“Don’t chase the butterfly. Mend your garden, and let the butterfly come.” – Mario Quintana


“I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days — three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.” ― John Keats, “Bright Star: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne”


“If you want the butterfly to visit you, be a flower!” – Mehmet Murat ildan


“And when all the wars are over, a butterfly will still be beautiful.”― Ruskin Bond


“When I thought that my life was already over I became a splendid butterfly.”


“Men pass in front of our eyes like butterflies, creatures of a brief season.” -Philip Pullman


May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun. And find your shoulder to light on.To bring you luck, happiness and riches. Today, tomorrow and beyond.


“Awaken to the universes simple gift of the butterfly. Watch with fascination and joy as a jeweled treasure glides by and gently touches your soul.” – K. D’Angelo


When we let fear be our master, we cannot be happy and free as a butterfly. But when we choose to trust the journey and embrace love and joy, we are free to fly.” — Annicken R. Day"


271. “Everybody’s at war with different things… I’m at war with my own heart sometimes.”


272. “Self-discipline is the center of all material success. You can’t win the war against the world if you can’t win the war against your own mind. ” – Will Smith


273. “Self-discipline is the center of all material success. You can’t win the war against the world if you can’t win the war against your own mind. ” – Will Smith


274. “There has been a constant war, a war with fear. Those who have the courage to conquer it are made free.” – Alexander the Great


275. “We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the positive affirmation of peace.”


276. What makes addiction so challenging? The disease creates an internal battle that people with substance use disorders struggle with on a constant basis. Many addicts desperately want to stop using drugs and alcohol. At the same time, they struggle with physical and emotional compulsions that lead them to continue. The thing they want to get away from also provides temporary relief from the physical and mental challenges it causes. It can feel like being imprisoned, with your mind and body at war with one another.


277. * “Dialogue is the only way to end war and terror. We need practical solidarity with those who are weaker and diplomacy from below.”


278. My JeepMany wars won. You Honda cuts my grass


279. “Gentlemen, you can't fight in here. This is the war room.” —President Merkin Muffley (Peter Sellers), Dr. Strangelove


280. "Peace is not only better than war but infinitely more arduous.” ― George Bernard Shaw


281. “But the greatest battle of all is with yourself—your weaknesses, your emotions, your lack of resolution in seeing things through to the end. You must declare unceasing war on yourself.”


282. “No war can be won without young men dying. Those things which are precious are saved only by sacrifice.”


283. Madara Uchiha is once the legendary leader of the Uchiha clan of the Konohagakure village. He is the antagonist of the show, however, his dream is to stop all the wars and bring peace.


284. Ninety-three was the war of Europe against France, and of France against Paris. And what was the Revolution? It was the victory of France over Europe, and of Paris over France. Hence the immensity of that terrible moment?, '93, greater than all the rest of the century - Author: Victor Hugo


285. “Although the war in which you fought took place more than half-a-century ago, your courage, your sacrifice and your patriotism reaches through the decades and inspires us today.” – Mike Ferguson


286. “Everybody’s at war with different things…I’m at war with my own heart sometimes.” – Tupac Shakur


287. “And The Warpath is a path—it’s a route—it leads somewhere. Where does it lead? Yes, it can lead to war. And that is fine. Because I am ready; I am waiting. But the war might not come. And that is okay. Because The Warpath is also a war against weakness— and so it leads to strength. It is a war against ignorance— and so it leads to knowledge. It is a war against confusion— and so it delivers understanding.”


288. “When social groups fight, when wars are won, people speak of rights – the rights of men, better conditions, a better life – but it is a better life for the adult they speak of, not a better life for the child. No thought was ever given to the child. ”


289. Music is a weapon in the war against unhappiness. - Jason Mraz


290. “Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events.”


291. Winning the war of words inside your soul means learning to defy your inner critic.


292. “They got money for the war but can’t feed the poor.”


293. “It’s frustrating sometimes to see the mismatch in resources between the pointless and the urgent, isn’t it. Like the gap between the vast resources poured into military technological research to make war more sophisticated, and the trickle that goes into developing techniques that might prevent war instead.” – Anita Roddick


294. Depression isn’t a war you win. It’s a battle you fight every day. You never stop, never get to rest. It’s one bloody fray after another.


295. “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat. We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many long months of struggle and of suffering. You ask, what is our policy? I can say: It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark, lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be;


296. "Music is a weapon in the war against unhappiness.” — Jason Mraz


297. “As soon as you begin to love yourself, the war within will end.” – Laura Chouette


298. If war is the violent resolution of conflict, then peace is not the absence of conflict, but rather, the ability to resolve conflict without violence.


299. “In the early months of World War II, San Francisco's Fill-more district, or the Western Addition, experienced a visible revolution. On the surface it appeared to be totally peaceful and almost a refutation of the term “revolution.” The Yakamoto Sea Food Market quietly became Sammy's Shoe Shine Parlor and Smoke Shop. Yashigira's Hardware metamorphosed into La Salon de Beauté owned by Miss Clorinda Jackson. The Japanese shops which sold products to Nisei customers were taken over by enterprising Negro businessmen, and in less than a year became permanent homes away from home for the newly arrived Southern Blacks. Where the odors of tempura, raw fish and cha had dominated, the aroma of chitlings, greens and ham hocks now prevailed. The Asian population dwindled before my eyes. I was unable to tell the Japanese from the Chinese and as yet found no real difference in the national origin of such sounds as Ching and Chan or Moto and Kano. As the Japanese disappeared, soundlessly and without protest, the Negroes entered with their loud jukeboxes, their just-released animosities and the relief of escape from Southern bonds. The Japanese area became San Francisco's Harlem in a matter of months. A person unaware of all the factors that make up oppression might have expected sympathy or even support from the Negro newcomers for the dislodged Japanese. Especially in view of the fact that they (the Blacks) had themselves undergone concentration-camp living for centuries in slavery's plantations and later in sharecroppers' cabins. But the sensations of common relationship were missing. The Black newcomer had been recruited on the desiccated farm lands of Georgia and Mississippi by war-plant labor scouts. The chance to live in two-or three-story apartment buildings (which became instant slums), and to earn two-and even three-figured weekly checks, was blinding. For the first time he could think of himself as a Boss, a Spender. He was able to pay other people to work for him, i.e. the dry cleaners, taxi drivers, waitresses, etc. The shipyards and ammunition plants brought to booming life by the war let him know that he was needed and even appreciated. A completely alien yet very pleasant position for him to experience. Who could expect this man to share his new and dizzying importance with concern for a race that he had never known to exist? Another reason for his indifference to the Japanese removal was more subtle but was more profoundly felt. The Japanese were not whitefolks. Their eyes, language and customs belied the white skin and proved to their dark successors that since they didn't have to be feared, neither did they have to be considered. All this was decided unconsciously.”


300. A tyrant is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.


301. “If you exclude 50% of the talent pool, it’s no wonder you find yourself in a war for talent.” — Theresa J. Whitmarsh, Executive Director of the Washington State Investment Board (Source: World Economic Forum)


302. “It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of war that can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.” – Sun Tzu, The Art of War


303. “Failure is an inside job. So is success. If you want to achieve, you have to win the war in your thinking first.”


304. “Do you want to know the cause of war? It is capitalism, greed, the dirty hunger for dollars. Take away the capitalist, and you will sweep war from the earth.”


305. “The world needs to be resolute in fighting an all-out global war against the COVID-19 outbreak”


306. “We’ll start the war from right here!”


307. The more you play baseball, the less depends on your athletic ability. It’s a mental war more than anything. – Alex Rodriguez


308. “Men are at war with each other because each man is at war with himself.” – Francis Meehan


309. “Not all wars are worth fighting. Sometimes you just have to let it go.”


310. “Understand: the greatest generals, the most creative strategists, stand out not because they have more knowledge but because they are able, when necessary, to drop their preconceived notions and focus intensely on the present moment. That is how creativity is sparked and opportunities are seized. Knowledge, experience, and theory have limitations: no amount of thinking in advance can prepare you for the chaos of life, for the infinite possibilities of the moment. The great philosopher of war Carl von Clausewitz called this “friction”: the difference between our plans and what actually happens. Since friction is inevitable, our minds have to be capable of keeping up with change and adapting to the unexpected. The better we can adapt our thoughts to changing circumstances, the more realistic our responses to them will be. The more we lose ourselves in predigested theories and past experiences, the more inappropriate and delusional our response.”


311. “This union has been divided in like a civil war – brother against brother – sister against sister. And I’m pulling it together. We’ve already seen evidence of that in New York, in Pennsylvania, in California. The first thing is we have to get on the same page. We have to be united in one cause.” – James P. Hoffa


312. “[Once war is declared, he will not waste precious time in waiting for reinforcements, nor will he return his army back for fresh supplies, but crosses the enemy's frontier without delay.”


313. “I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.


314. “My dear Excellency! I have not gone to war to collect cheese and eggs, but for another purpose.” ~ Manfred von Richthofen


315. “The joke was that President Bush only declared war when Starbucks was hit. You can mess with the U.N. all you want, but when you start interfering with the right to get caffeinated, someone has to pay.”


316. In war you are forced to see humanity at its absolute worst.


317. “Supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy’s strategy.” — Sun Tzu


318. “And when all the wars are over, a butterfly will still be beautiful.”― Ruskin Bond


319. “All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.” – Francois Fenelon


320. I am never going to have anything more to do with politics or politicians. When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely to writing and painting.


321. The fog of war rolled in with its confusion, and chaos and mayhem.


322. Some say the war is being fought over Helen, but it’s not as simple as that. Wars are never about just one thing. Money comes into it, and trade comes into it.”


323. “The Cold War met all the standards of an Infinite Game. Unlike finite warfare, where there are agreed-upon conventions for play, easily identifiable sides and a clear definition of when the war will end (e.g., a land grab or some other easily measurable, finite objective). In stark contrast, the Cold War was often played out with proxy players, there were no ground rules and there was certainly no clearly defined objective that would signal to all sides that the war will end.”


324. “I went to war for what we had. You never even laced your boots.” — Unknown


325. “Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.” — Sun Tzu


326. “And when all the wars are over, a butterfly will still be beautiful.”


327. “it is much better to lose a battle and win the war than to win a battle and lose the war. Resolve to keep your eyes on the big ball.”


328. “ If we are to reach real peace in this world and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with children; and if they will grow up in their natural innocence, we won't have to struggle; we won't have to pass fruitless idle resolutions, but we shall go from love to love and peace to peace, until at last all the corners of the world are covered with that peace and love for which consciously or unconsciously the whole world is hungering.”


329. “Basketball is like a war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.” ― Red Auerbach


330. “Another interesting aspect of the gender war that most women forget is that their thoughts and judgments about men impact the way men behave around them. If you believe your thoughts reside exclusively in the privacy of your mind, think again. Your thoughts are palpable and resonate with others. If you judge someone as incompetent, insensitive, or stupid, they feel it. This includes men.


331. “When your strategy is deep and far-reaching, then what you gain by your calculations is much, so you can win before you even fight. When your strategic thinking is shallow and nearsighted, then what you gain by your calculations is little, so you lose before you do battle. Much strategy prevails over little strategy, so those with no strategy cannot but be defeated. Therefore it is said that victorious warriers win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.”


332. “Depression isn’t a war you win. It’s a battle you fight every day. You never stop, never get to rest. It’s one bloody fray after another.”


333. “If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.”


334. “There are two ways to be. One is at war with reality and the other is at peace.” – Byron Katie


335. “It occurs to me how close happiness and sadness are. So closely knitted together. Such a thin line, a thread-like divide that in the midst of emotions, it trembles, blurring the territory of exact opposites ... how quickly a moment of love was snapped away to a moment of hate ... Of how love and war stand upon the very same foundations.”


336. Beware: at war or at peace, more people die of unenlightened self-interest than of any other disease. Octavia Butler ( Heartless Selfish Quotes )


337. “Human life has always been lived on the edge of precipice. Human culture has always had to exist under the shadow of something infinitely more important than itself. If men had postponed the search for knowledge and beauty until they were secure, the search would have never begun. We are mistaken when we compare war with "normal life." Life has never been normal.”


338. “Life's too short to spend it at war with yourself.” – Unknown


339. “Effective Pauses: Silence is powerful. We told Benjie to use it for emphasis, to encourage Sabaya to keep talking until eventually, like clearing out a swamp, the emotions were drained from the dialogue. 2.​Minimal Encouragers: Besides silence, we instructed using simple phrases, such as “Yes,” “OK,” “Uh-huh,” or “I see,” to effectively convey that Benjie was now paying full attention to Sabaya and all he had to say. 3.​Mirroring: Rather than argue with Sabaya and try to separate Schilling from the “war damages,” Benjie would listen and repeat back what Sabaya said. 4.​Labeling: Benjie should give Sabaya’s feelings a name and identify with how he felt. “It all seems so tragically unfair, I can now see why you sound so angry.” 5.​Paraphrase: Benjie should repeat what Sabaya is saying back to him in Benjie’s own words. This, we told him, would powerfully show him you really do understand and aren’t merely parroting his concerns. 6.​Summarize: A good summary is the combination of rearticulating the meaning of what is said plus the acknowledgment of the emotions underlying that meaning (paraphrasing + labeling = summary). We told Benjie he needed to listen and repeat the “world according to Abu Sabaya.” He needed to fully and completely summarize all the nonsense that Sabaya had come up with about war damages and fishing rights and five hundred years of oppression. And once he did that fully and completely, the only possible response for Sabaya, and anyone faced with a good summary, would be “that’s right.”


340. Obito Uchiha was the member of the Uchiha clan of Konohagakure. He was trained by Madara Uchiha. But due to war, he got disillusioned with reality and inherited the plan of Madara Uchiha to create an ideal world where there are no wars at all.


341. “Life’s too short to spend it at war with yourself.”


342. “You should never go to battle before you’ve won the war on paper.” — Philip Kotler


343. Today we have done an hour's saluting drill because Tjaden failed to salute a major smartly enough. Kat can't get it out of his head. You take it from me, we are losing the war because we can salute too well, he says. Kropp - Author: Erich Maria Remarque


344. Life is too short to spend it at war with yourself. —Unknown


345. “A really strong woman accepts the war she went through and is ennobled by her scars.” – Carly Simon


346. “Empathy is really the opposite of spiritual meanness. It’s the capacity to understand that every war is both won and lost. And that someone else’s pain is as meaningful as your own.”


347. “There have always been hard times. There have always been wars and troubles.” ― Louis L’Amour


348. “Which would seem to be a good thing—proposing a solution to a problem that people are hungry to solve—except that my view of silos might not be what some leaders expect to hear. That’s because many executives I’ve worked with who struggle with silos are inclined to look down into their organizations and wonder, “Why don’t those employees just learn to get along better with people in other departments? Don’t they know we’re all on the same team?” All too often this sets off a well-intentioned but ill-advised series of actions—training programs, memos, posters—designed to inspire people to work better together. But these initiatives only provoke cynicism among employees—who would love nothing more than to eliminate the turf wars and departmental politics that often make their work lives miserable. The problem is, they can’t do anything about it. Not without help from their leaders. And while the first step those leaders need to take is to address any behavioral problems that might be preventing executive team members from working well with one another—that was the thrust of my book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team—even behaviorally cohesive teams can struggle with silos. (Which is particularly frustrating and tragic because it leads well-intentioned and otherwise functional team members to inappropriately question one another’s trust and commitment to the team.) To tear”


349. “To tear down silos, leaders must go beyond behaviors and address the contextual issues at the heart of departmental separation and politics. The purpose of this book is to present a simple, powerful tool for addressing those issues and reducing the pain that silos cause. And that pain should not be underestimated. Silos—and the turf wars they enable—devastate organizations. They waste resources, kill productivity, and jeopardize the achievement of goals. But beyond all that, they exact a considerable human toll too. They cause frustration, stress, and disillusionment by forcing employees to fight bloody, unwinnable battles with people who should be their teammates. There is perhaps no greater cause of professional anxiety and exasperation—not to mention turnover—than employees having to fight with people in their own organization. Understandably and inevitably, this bleeds over into their personal lives, affecting family and friends in profound ways.”


350. “The art of war is of vital importance to the State. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin.” – Sun Tzu, The Art of War


351. “Everybody’s at war with different things. I’m at war with my own heart sometimes.”


352. “Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.”


353. “This is no war of chieftains or of princes, of dynasties or national ambition; it is a war of peoples and of causes… This is a War of the Unknown Warriors; but let all strive without failing in faith or in duty; and the dark curse of Hitler will be lifted from our age.” –Winston Churchill, Never Give In! Winston Churchill's Greatest Speeches


354. “Not all wars are worth fighting. Sometimes you just have to let it go. ” ― Abhaidev


355. “Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind.”