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51 War World 1 Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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The Second World War lasted for 2,174 days, cost $1.5 trillion and claimed the lives of over 50 million people. That represents 23,000 lives lost every day, or more than six people killed every minute, for six long years.Andrew Roberts War World 1 Sayings By Andrew Roberts: The Second World War lasted for 2,174 days, cost $1.5 trillion and claimed the lives
[In response to atrocities against Armenians] the British government issued a joint memo with France and Russia on 24 May 1915. The first draft, proposed by Russia, contained the phrase "crimes against Christianity and civilization," but France and Britain feared this would offend their own colonial Muslim populations and succeeded in changing the phrase to "crimes against humanity." This paved the way for the concept to assume its place after the war as one of the most important categories in international law.Taner Akcam War World 1 Sayings By Taner Akcam: [In response to atrocities against Armenians] the British government issued a joint memo with France
What are the chances that of all 1.59629 quadrillion square feet of physical land on planet Earth, three major world religions are literally fighting over one single rock?Jared Brock War World 1 Sayings By Jared Brock: What are the chances that of all 1.59629 quadrillion square feet of physical land on
No commander was ever privileged to lead a finer force; no commander ever derived greater inspiration from the performance of his troops.John J. Pershing War World 1 Sayings By John J. Pershing: No commander was ever privileged to lead a finer force; no commander ever derived greater
From World War II until 1981 the top marginal income tax rate never fell below 70 percent. Under President Dwight Eisenhower, a Republican whom no one ever accused of being a socialist, the top rate was 91 percent. Even after all deductions and credits, Americans with incomes of over $1 million (in today's dollars) paid a top marginal rate, on average, of 52 percent. As recently as the late 1980s, the top tax rate on capital gains was 35 percent. But as income and wealth have accumulated at the top, so has the political power to reduce taxes. The Bush tax cuts of 2001 and 2003, which were extended for two years in December 2010, capped top rates at 35 percent, their lowest level in more than half a century, and reduced capital gains taxes to 15 percent.Robert B. Reich War World 1 Sayings By Robert B. Reich: From World War II until 1981 the top marginal income tax rate never fell below
Surely, though, I must have stolen into the future and landed in an H.G. Wells-style world - a horrific, fantastic society in which people's faces contained only eyes, millions of healthy young adults and children dropped dead from the flu, boys got transported out of the country to be blown to bits, and the government arrested citizens for speaking the wrong words. Such a place couldn't be real. And it couldn't be the United States of America, "the land of the free and the home of the brave."
But it was. I was on a train in my own country, in a year the devil designed. 1918.
Cat Winters War World 1 Sayings By Cat Winters: Surely, though, I must have stolen into the future and landed in an H.G. Wells-style
Now begin
Famines of thought and feeling.
Wilfred Owen War World 1 Sayings By Wilfred Owen: Now beginFamines of thought and feeling.
When You See Millions of the Mouthless Dead"

When you see millions of the mouthless dead
Across your dreams in pale battalions go,
Say not soft things as other men have said,
That you'll remember. For you need not so.
Give them not praise. For, deaf, how should they know
It is not curses heaped on each gashed head?
Nor tears. Their blind eyes see not your tears flow.
Nor honour. It is easy to be dead.
Say only this, "They are dead." Then add thereto,
"Yet many a better one has died before."
Then, scanning all the o'ercrowded mass, should you
Perceive one face that you loved heretofore,
It is a spook. None wears the face you knew.
Great death has made all his for evermore.
Charles Hamilton Sorley War World 1 Sayings By Charles Hamilton Sorley: When You See Millions of the Mouthless Dead"When you see millions of the mouthless deadAcross
There will always be another war, Gillia." He allowed his cynicism to seep through. "Do you know why? Because there will always be bigots and cowards and power-mad devils in positions of omnipotence. Look around you. There has been war here since time began. It's nature. Animals kill each other for survival, for territory ... and for the taste of blood in their mouths. Man is no different.V.S. Carnes War World 1 Sayings By V.S. Carnes: There will always be another war, Gillia." He allowed his cynicism to seep through. "Do
In each succeeding war there is a tendency to proclaim as something new the principles under which it is conducted. Not only those who have never studied or experienced the realities of war, but also professional soldiers frequently fall into the error. But the principles of warfare as I learned them at West Point remain unchanged.John J. Pershing War World 1 Sayings By John J. Pershing: In each succeeding war there is a tendency to proclaim as something new the principles
ON AUGUST 15, 1971, United States President Richard Nixon announced that foreign-held U.S. dollars would no longer be convertible into gold - thus stripping away the last vestige of the international gold standard.1 This was the end of a policy that had been effective since 1931, and confirmed by the Bretton Woods accords at the end of World War II: that while United States citizens might no longer be allowed to cash in their dollars for gold, all U.S. currency held outside the country was to be redeemable at the rate of $35 an ounce. By doing so, Nixon initiated the regime of free-floating currencies that continues to this day.David Graeber War World 1 Sayings By David Graeber: ON AUGUST 15, 1971, United States President Richard Nixon announced that foreign-held U.S. dollars would
As Wilson mourned his wife, German forces in Belgium entered quiet towns and villages, took civilian hostages, and executed them to discourage resistances. In the town of Dinant, German soldiers shot 612 men, women, and children. The American press called such atrocities acts of "frightfulness," the word then used to describe what later generations would call terrorism. On August 25, German forces bean an assault on the Belgian city of Louvain, the "Oxford of Belgium," a university town that was home to an important library. Three days of shelling and murder left 209 civilians dead, 1,100 buildings incinerated, and the library destroyed, along with its 230,000 books, priceless manuscripts, and artifacts. The assault was deemed an affront to just to Belgium but to the world. Wilson, a past president of Princeton University, "felt deeply the destruction of Louvain," according to his friend, Colonel House; the president feared "the war would throw the world back three or four centuries.Erik Larson War World 1 Sayings By Erik Larson: As Wilson mourned his wife, German forces in Belgium entered quiet towns and villages, took
The M-1 is the best tank in the world, if you can get it to the war in time, if you have a Saddam Hussein who'll give you seven months to move your forces in.Ralph Peters War World 1 Sayings By Ralph Peters: The M-1 is the best tank in the world, if you can get it to
Gold standard, which the United States had dropped in 1933. Ever since, the Treasury had been printing money freely to finance first the New Deal and now the war. Howard feared that someday the United States might wind up like Germany in the 1920s, when people had to cart wheelbarrows of money down the street to buy a head of cabbage - the direct result of Germany being forced to deplete its gold stock to pay reparations after World War I.1 The economic chaos that resulted was one of the major factors that had led to Hitler.Alice Schroeder War World 1 Sayings By Alice Schroeder: Gold standard, which the United States had dropped in 1933. Ever since, the Treasury had
Yea ! by your works are ye justified
toil unrelieved ;
Manifold labours, co-ordinate each to the sending achieved ;
Discipline, not of the feet but the soul, unremitting, unfeigned ;
Tortures unholy by flame and by maiming, known, faced, and disdained ;
Courage that suns
Only foolhardiness ; even by these, are ye worthy of your guns.
Gilbert Frankau War World 1 Sayings By Gilbert Frankau: Yea ! by your works are ye justifiedtoil unrelieved ;Manifold labours, co-ordinate each to the
Laos is saddled with the distinction of one superlative: it is the most heavily bombed country on earth. During the nine-year secret war against the Communists, during the Vietnam War, the U. S. dropped 6,300,000 tons of bombs on Indochina, about 1/3 of which fell on Laos. It was the heaviest aerial bombardment in the history of warfare. During the 1960s and 1970s, the U.S. rained more bombs on Laos than were dropped on Nazi Germany during World War II -- three times the tonnage dropped during the Korean War -- the equivalent of a plane load of bombs every 8 minutes around the clock for 9 years.Sy Montgomery War World 1 Sayings By Sy Montgomery: Laos is saddled with the distinction of one superlative: it is the most heavily bombed
I think that, if we are to feel at home in the world after the present war, we shall have to admit Asia to equality in our thoughts, not only politically, but culturally. What changes this will bring about, I do not know, but I am convinced that they will be profound and of the greatest importance. 1Bertrand Russell War World 1 Sayings By Bertrand Russell: I think that, if we are to feel at home in the world after the
Most dramatically, the Bridge served as an agonizing or exhilarating psychological symbol for the more than 1.2 million servicemen and women who sailed beneath it during World War II and for those soldiers and Marines who saw it from the air as their chartered World Airways or Flying Tiger plane took off from the Oakland Airport, banked westward across both bridges, and headed to Vietnam. Seen upon departure, whether from the channel or the air, the Golden Gate Bridge expressed the life left behind and the fearsome dangers to come. Seen upon return, the Bridge suggested safe harbor, recovery, the joy of life in years that now would be theirs.Kevin Starr War World 1 Sayings By Kevin Starr: Most dramatically, the Bridge served as an agonizing or exhilarating psychological symbol for the more
On the face of it, no one could have been less equipped for the job than these gently nurtured girls who walked straight out of Edwardian drawingrooms into the manifold horrors of the First World War.Lyn Macdonald War World 1 Sayings By Lyn Macdonald: On the face of it, no one could have been less equipped for the job
An equation: 40,000 dead young men = 3,000 tons of bone and flesh, 124,000 pounds of brain matter, 50,000 gallons of blood, 1,840,000 years of life that will never be lived, 100,000 children that will never be born (the last we can afford: there are too many starving children in the world already).Dalton Trumbo War World 1 Sayings By Dalton Trumbo: An equation: 40,000 dead young men = 3,000 tons of bone and flesh, 124,000 pounds
The income ratio of the one-fifth of the world's population in the wealthiest countries to the one-fifth in the poorest went from 30 to 1 in 1960 to 74 to 1 in 1995.3 The United States spends over $87 billion conducting a war in Iraq while the United Nations estimates that for less than half that amount we could provide clean water, adequate diets, sanitation services, and basic education to every person on the planet.4John Perkins War World 1 Sayings By John Perkins: The income ratio of the one-fifth of the world's population in the wealthiest countries to
According to the international organization for migration, more than 1 million migrants have arrived in Europe this year, the most since World War II. Half of them were Syrian.Lawrence O'Donnell War World 1 Sayings By Lawrence O'Donnell: According to the international organization for migration, more than 1 million migrants have arrived in
Shitting fucking bastard! Fuck off you massive cockwank!' - Misty Meanor, during a particularly stressful encounter.Matthew Sylvester War World 1 Sayings By Matthew Sylvester: Shitting fucking bastard! Fuck off you massive cockwank!' - Misty Meanor, during a particularly stressful
You ever wonder why an East Eng girl like me hasn't got much in the way of family? Well here's the reasons Petra. World War 1. World War 2. Falklands War. Gulf War 1. Gulf War 2 and the War on Drugs. You can take your pick because I've lost whole bloody chunks of my family in all of them.Chris Cleave War World 1 Sayings By Chris Cleave: You ever wonder why an East Eng girl like me hasn't got much in the
My
gad," one of them, warrant officer pilot, captain and M. C. in turn said to me once; "if
you can treat a crate that way, why do you want to fly at all?
William Faulkner War World 1 Sayings By William Faulkner: My gad," one of them, warrant officer pilot, captain and M. C. in turn said
Most American view World War II nostalgically as the "good war," in which the United States and its allies triumphed over German Nazism, Italian fascism, and Japanese militarism. The rest of the world remembers it as the bloodiest war in human history. By the time it was over, more than 60 million people lay dead, including 27 million Russians, between 10 million and 20 million Chinese, 6 million Jews, 5.5 million Germans, 3 million non-Jewish Poles, 2.5 million Japanese, and 1.5 million Yugoslavs. Austria, Great Britain, France, Italy, Hungary, Romania, and the United States each counted between 250,000 and 333,000 dead.Oliver Stone War World 1 Sayings By Oliver Stone: Most American view World War II nostalgically as the "good war," in which the United
A story is a wondrous invention.Chris Womersley War World 1 Sayings By Chris Womersley: A story is a wondrous invention.
When World War II started on September 1, 1939, the German army contained 3.74 million soldiers and 103 divisions.John Mearsheimer War World 1 Sayings By John Mearsheimer: When World War II started on September 1, 1939, the German army contained 3.74 million
At the beginning of the war ... I had to look in on the War Office, and in a room I found a fellow ... What do you think he was doing ... what the hell do you think he was doing? He was devising the ceremonial for the disbanding of a Kitchener battalion. You can't say we were not prepared in one matter at least ... . Well, the end of the show was to be: the adjutant would stand the battalion at ease; the band would play Land of Hope and Glory, and then the adjutant would say: There will be no more parades ... . Don't you see how symbolical it was - the band playing Land of Hope and Glory, and then the adjutant saying: There will be no more parades? ... For there won't. There won't, there damn well won't. No more Hope, no more Glory, no more parades for you and me any more. Nor for the country ... nor for the world, I dare say ... None ... Gone ... Napoo finny! No ... more ... parades!Ford Madox Ford War World 1 Sayings By Ford Madox Ford: At the beginning of the war ... I had to look in on the War
During the war, the holders of power in all countries found it necessary to bribe the populations into cooperation by unusual concessions. Wage-earners were allowed a living wage, Hindus were told they were men and brothers, women were given the vote, and young people were allowed to enjoy those innocent pleasures of which the old, in the name of morality, always wish to rob them. The war being won, the victors set to work to deprive their tools of advantages temporarily conceded.Bertrand Russell War World 1 Sayings By Bertrand Russell: During the war, the holders of power in all countries found it necessary to bribe
May 1, 2011
Young jubulent Americans celebrating the killing of a murderer of women and children, and people ask;
"Is it right to celebrate?"
I watched these Americans in Times Square, D.C. and the world , a great generation, that died for freedom and that of the oppressed, and people ask; "Is it right to feel joy?"
"Yes, I sat proudly with tears in my eyes."
I was watching footage of the end of World War Two ... Johnny Flora
Johnny Flora War World 1 Sayings By Johnny Flora: May 1, 2011Young jubulent Americans celebrating the killing of a murderer of women and children,
The untried recruits learned about fear. It wasn't some occasional leap of terror, a startled response; it was the unbearable tension of being forced to remain in a terrifying place, your mind the only thing preventing you from throwing down your rifle and running, anywhere, a flight of atavistic self-preservation.Joanne Van Os War World 1 Sayings By Joanne Van Os: The untried recruits learned about fear. It wasn't some occasional leap of terror, a startled
Trench fighting is the bloodiest, wildest, most brutal of all ... Of all the war's exciting moments none is so powerful as the meeting of two storm troop leaders between narrow trench walls. There's no mercy there, no going back, the blood speaks from a shrill cry of recognition that tears itself from one's breast like a nightmare.Ernst Junger War World 1 Sayings By Ernst Junger: Trench fighting is the bloodiest, wildest, most brutal of all ... Of all the war's
Britain has 450,000 listed buildings, 20,000 scheduled ancient monuments, twenty-six World Heritage Sites, 1,624 registered parks and gardens (that is, gardens and parks of historic significance), 600,000 known archaeological sites (and more being found every day; more being lost, too), 3,500 historic cemeteries, 70,000 war memorials, 4,000 sites of special scientific interest, 18,500 medieval churches, and 2,500 museums containing 170 million objects.Bill Bryson War World 1 Sayings By Bill Bryson: Britain has 450,000 listed buildings, 20,000 scheduled ancient monuments, twenty-six World Heritage Sites, 1,624 registered
Overpowered by stormy enthusiasm, I fell down on my knees and thanked Heaven from an overflowing heart for granting me the good fortune of being permitted to live at this time ... There now began the greatest and most unforgettable time of my earthly existence.Adolf Hitler War World 1 Sayings By Adolf Hitler: Overpowered by stormy enthusiasm, I fell down on my knees and thanked Heaven from an
I crawled in a spirit-haunted place
Made wild by souls that moan and mourn;
And Death leered by with mangled face -
Ah God! I prayed, I prayed for dawn.
Arthur Newberry 1893- Choyce War World 1 Sayings By Arthur Newberry 1893- Choyce: I crawled in a spirit-haunted placeMade wild by souls that moan and mourn;And Death leered
In 1970, there were approximately 330,000 prisoners in the US. Today there are 2.3 million behind bars - more than any country in the history of the world. In 2009 alone there were 1.6 million drug-related arrests in the U.S. 1.3 million of these were for possession of drugs alone. Over half were related to marijuana. The forty-year war on drugs has cost $2.5 trillion.Sam Branson War World 1 Sayings By Sam Branson: In 1970, there were approximately 330,000 prisoners in the US. Today there are 2.3 million
There are so many sad people nowadays that sadness looks normal.Kate Saunders War World 1 Sayings By Kate Saunders: There are so many sad people nowadays that sadness looks normal.
In this autumn of 1919, in which I write, we are at the dead season of our fortunes.John Maynard Keynes War World 1 Sayings By John Maynard Keynes: In this autumn of 1919, in which I write, we are at the dead season
Death, of course, like chastity, admits of no degree; a man is dead or not dead, and a man is just as dead by one means as by another; but it is infinitely more horrible and revolting to see a man shattered and eviscerated, than to see him shot. And one sees such things; and one suffers vicariously, with the inalienable sympathy of man for man. One forgets quickly. The mind is averted as well as the eyes. It reassures itself after that first despairing cry: "It is I!"
"No, it is not I. I shall not be like that."
And one moves on, leaving the mauled and bloody thing behind: gambling, in fact, on that implicit assurance each one of us has of his own immortality. One forgets, but he will remember again later, if only in his sleep.
Frederic Manning War World 1 Sayings By Frederic Manning: Death, of course, like chastity, admits of no degree; a man is dead or not
Dad used to tell me about the guys at the VFW who could feel their amputated limbs. I feel like one of those guys-wiggling my weak tortured, pathetic self from only a month ago even though I've amputated him.
It's a little like being two people at once. One minute I feel like the old Lucky who had nothing, and the next minute I realize I have everything I could possibly need.
While I'm in the driveway, I hear the neighborhood kids playing. Normal kids doing normal things. They probably don't know that as of today more than 1,700 servicemen have still not been accounted for. They probably don't know that about 8,000 are still missing from Korea, or that approximately 74,000 never surfaced after World War II. They don't know that amputees sometimes try to wiggle limbs they lost.
I don't envy them. They have a lot to learn.
A.S. King War World 1 Sayings By A.S. King: Dad used to tell me about the guys at the VFW who could feel their
Two thirds of the work in the world is done by women. Women own 1 percent of the assets. Young women are sold into prostitution, forced labour, premature marriage, forced to have children they don't want or they can't support. They're abused, raped, beaten up. Domestic violence is supposed to be a cultural problem. They are the first victims of war, fundamentalism, conflict, recession. And young women who have access to education and health care and have resources think that everything was done, they don't have to worry.Isabel Allende War World 1 Sayings By Isabel Allende: Two thirds of the work in the world is done by women. Women own 1
In 2012 about 56 million people died throughout the world; 620,000 of them died due to human violence (war killed 120,000 people, and crime killed another 500,000). In contrast, 800,000 committed suicide, and 1.5 million died of diabetes.23 Sugar is now more dangerous than gunpowder.Yuval Noah Harari War World 1 Sayings By Yuval Noah Harari: In 2012 about 56 million people died throughout the world; 620,000 of them died due
In World War One, they called it shell shock. Second time around, they called it battle fatigue. After 'Nam, it was post-traumatic stress disorder.Jan Karon War World 1 Sayings By Jan Karon: In World War One, they called it shell shock. Second time around, they called it
Rejected names for World War II: 'Global Super Killfest', 'Germaniacal Japandamonium', 'World War 1: New Moon'.Dana Gould War World 1 Sayings By Dana Gould: Rejected names for World War II: 'Global Super Killfest', 'Germaniacal Japandamonium', 'World War 1: New
The reality is that most of North America knows next to nothing of the 20th century's first genocide - the systematic slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians in the First World War.Chris Bohjalian War World 1 Sayings By Chris Bohjalian: The reality is that most of North America knows next to nothing of the 20th
The population of the world in 1950 was 2.5 billion, which is about two and a half times the population in 1800, four and a half times that in 1600, seven times that in 1300, and fifteen times that of 1 CE. So the death count of a war in 1600, for instance, would have to be multiplied by 4.5 for us to compare its destructiveness to those in the middle of the 20th century.9Steven Pinker War World 1 Sayings By Steven Pinker: The population of the world in 1950 was 2.5 billion, which is about two and
For 1,300 days of Sarajevo's drama, important people in the world who were supposed to act kept their eyes closed, ... But not you. You were not silent. Your voice was clear.Alijia Izetbegovic War World 1 Sayings By Alijia Izetbegovic: For 1,300 days of Sarajevo's drama, important people in the world who were supposed to
People often wonder why God allows hunger, poverty and war in our world. Perhaps God wonders why we allow it.
from: Quotes about God ISBN 978-1-936462-20-9
The Prophet Of Life War World 1 Sayings By The Prophet Of Life: People often wonder why God allows hunger, poverty and war in our world. Perhaps God
The effective combination of the whole English-speaking world in the waging of war and the creation of the Grand Alliance form the conclusion to this part of my account. WINSTON S. CHURCHILL CHARTWELL January 1, 1950Winston S. Churchill War World 1 Sayings By Winston S. Churchill: The effective combination of the whole English-speaking world in the waging of war and the
We had the great depression, we had two world wars, we had the flu epidemic. We had oil shock. We had all these terrible things happen. But something about the American system unleashed more and of a potential to human beings over that hundred years so that we had a seven for one improvement in - there's never been any - I mean, you have centuries where if you've got a 1 percent improvement, then it's something. So we've got a great system. And we've got more productive capacity now than we ever have.Howard Warren Buffett War World 1 Sayings By Howard Warren Buffett: We had the great depression, we had two world wars, we had the flu epidemic.