Preparing For War Quotes by J. Robert Oppenheimer, Carl von Clausewitz, Albert Einstein, Sun Tzu, Edward Abbey, Coretta Scott King and many others.
If atomic bombs are to be added as new weapons to the arsenals of a warring world, or to the arsenals of nations preparing for war, then the time will come when mankind will curse the names of Los Alamos and Hiroshima. The people must unite or they will perish.
Politics is the womb in which war develops.
You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.
All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.
To secure peace is to prepare for war.
You cannot prevent and prepare for war at the same time.
There never was a good war or a bad revolution.
Isn’t it strange how the leaders of nations can talk so eloquently about peace while they prepare for war? … There is no way to make peace while preparing for war.
Let him who desires peace prepare for war.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
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.
When American presidents prepare for foreign wars, they lie.
Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.
Our modern states are preparing for war without even knowing the future enemy.
Rely not on the likelihood of the enemy’s not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him
It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.
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