War and Conflict Quotations

A Worldwide Dictionary of Pronouncements from Military Leaders, Politicians, Philosophers, Writers and Others

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About the Book

History is replete with pronouncements on war. Some reflect on man’s warlike nature (“We are quick to flare up, we races of men on the earth”—Homer); others deal with the practical strategies of the combatants (“If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favorable reference to the devil in the House of Commons”—Winston Churchill); and still others offer advice for avoiding conflict (“The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war”—Desiderius Erasmus).
More than 2,700 quotations on war and conflict are presented in this reference work. The quotations are arranged by more than 100 broad categories, from action to winning. For each, the quotation is first given, followed by its author, the work in which it appeared (when appropriate), and the date. The book includes numerous cross-references, and keyword-in-context and author indexes are provided for further utility.

About the Author(s)

Michael C. Thomsett is the author, coauthor or compiler of many books including topical dictionaries, collections of quotations and history books. He lives in Spring Hill, Tennessee.
Jean Freestone Thomsett lives in Washington state. They are also the authors of Political Quotations (1994). Michael is also the author of The German Opposition to Hitler (1997; softcover 2007).

Bibliographic Details

Michael C. Thomsett and Jean Freestone Thomsett
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 302
Bibliographic Info: author and keyword indexes
Copyright Date: 2008 [1997]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-3774-0
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1148-8
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Introduction      1

The Quotations      3

ACTION      3

AGGRESSION      3

ALLIANCES      4

ANTI-WAR see PACIFISM

APPEASEMENT      5

ARMS see WEAPONS

THE ATOMIC AGE      7

BATTLE CRIES      9

BATTLE DISPATCHES AND REPORTS      10

BATTLES      12

BRAVERY see COURAGE

CAUSES OF WAR      13

CIVIL WAR      16

CIVILIANS      16

THE COLD WAR      18

CONFLICT      19

CONQUEST      20

COST OF WAR      21

COURAGE      21

COURAGE IS…      24

COURAGEOUS PEOPLE      25

COWARDS      26

THE DEAD      28

DEATH      29

DEFEAT      31

DIPLOMACY      32

DIPLOMATS      35

DUTY      36

EMPIRE see EXPANSION

ENEMIES      37

ESPRIT DE CORPS see MORALE

EXPANSION      40

FANATICS      42

FEAR      43

FORCE      46

FOREIGN POLICY      47

FREEDOM      49

FUTILITY OF WAR      53

GLORY      55

GOOD AND EVIL      56

GREATNESS      59

HEROES      62

HISTORIANS      63

HISTORY      65

HISTORY IS…      69

HONOR      71

HORRORS OF WAR      73

IMPERIALISM see EXPANSION

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS      74

JUSTICE      77

LEADERSHIP      79

LIBERTY see FREEDOM

LOSING see DEFEAT

MILITARISM      81

MILITARY COMMAND      84

MORALE      87

MOTTOES see SLOGANS AND …

NATIONALISM      89

NAVY      91

NEUTRALITY      92

OPPRESSION see TYRANNY

PACIFISM      93

PATRIOTISM      95

PEACE      98

PEACE IS …      100

POWER      101

POWER CORRUPTS      105

POWER IS …      107

PREDICTIONS OF WAR      108

PREPARATION FOR WAR      110

PREVENTING WAR      112

PROPAGANDA      114

PUBLIC OPINION      116

RANK see MILITARY COMMAND

REBELLION      120

REFORM      120

RESOLVE      121

REVOLUTION      122

REVOLUTION IS …      126

REVOLUTIONARIES      127

RULERS      129

SECURITY      132

SLAVERY      133

SLOGANS AND MOTTOES      135

SOLDIERS      136

STRATEGY AND TACTICS      137

STRENGTH      139

TRADITION see HISTORY

TREASON      140

TREATIES      141

TYRANNY      142

TYRANTS      144

VALOR see COURAGE

VETERANS      146

VICTORY      147

VIETNAM      151

WAR AND PEACE      152

WAR IS …      155

WEAPONS      157

WINNING see VICTORY

Index of Persons      159

Index of Key Words in Context      169

Book Reviews & Awards

“easy-to-use…recommended”—Choice; “as a reference tool…this dictionary cannot be faulted”—Reference Review; “a topical guide to a vast range of comments…2,700 quotations are arranged by 87 subjects”—ARBA.