Quotes About War

Topics: Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell, Dwight D. Eisenhower Pages: 3 (608 words) Published: February 22, 2013
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Read each of the below quotes. Choose any five (preferably those that resonate the most with you) and for each identify the main idea being explored

“War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

“War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.”
George Orwell, 1984

“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” Albert Einstein

“I no longer feel allegiance to these monsters called human beings, despise being one myself. I think that Peeta was onto something about us destroying one another and letting some decent species take over. Because something is significantly wrong with a creature that sacrifices its children’s lives to settle its differences. You can spin it any way you like. Snow thought the Hunger Games were an efficient means of control. Coin thought the parachutes would expedite the war. But in the end, who does it benefit? No one. The truth is, it benefits no one to live in a world where these things happen.” Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

“Only the dead have seen the end of war.”

“Sometimes you have to pick the gun up to put the Gun down.” Malcolm X

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.” Dwight D. Eisenhower

“As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination....
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