War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle; therefore they take boys from one village and another village, stick them into uniforms, equip them with guns, and let them loose like wild beasts against each other.
War does not determine who is right. Only who is left.
Stand in the ashes of a trillion dead souls and ask the ghosts if honor matters. The silence is your answer.
War is never civilised.
If we wash our hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless we side with the powerful - we don't remain neutral.
Imagine, a room, awash in gasoline. And there are two implacable enemies in that room. One of them has 9,000 matches. The other has 7,000 matches. Each of them is concerned about who`s ahead, who`s stronger. Well, that`s the kind of situation we are actually in.
There`s never been a true war that wasn`t fought between two sets of people who were certain they were in the right.
Imagine a world in which generations of human beings come to believe that certain films were made by God or that specific software was coded by him. Imagine a future in which millions of our descendants murder each other over rival interpretations of Star Wars or Windows 98. Could anything - anything - be more ridiculous? And yet, this would be no more ridiculous than the world we are living in.
We have a choice. We have two options as human beings. We have a choice between conversation and war. That's it. Conversation and violence. And faith is a conversation stopper.
The warrior who can adapt the easiest to the unexpected is the warrior who will live the longest.
Just one nuclear bomb can ruin your whole day.