“Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.” —- from The Foundation Trilogy, Isaac Asimov

8 thoughts on “violence

  1. The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his. — General G.C. Patton (1885-1945)

    “The military don’t start wars. Politicians start wars.” — William Westmoreland

    “I’m fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.” — George McGovern

    “Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.” — Salvador Dali [Note: I never did agree with this one.]

    “War does not determine who is right – only who is left.” — Bertrand Russell [Note: Damn right.]

    “One death is a tragedy. A million deaths is a statistic.” — Josef Stalin

    “A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

    -grins- Want some more? 😀

  2. not a war quote, but….

    I still like it… and i think it’s appropriate.

    “a spark can burn a street.” – Arabic proverb

    I like that it can be applied to so many things…. and in this case, i think it fits the occasion.

  3. more…

    from my favorite scientist and dreamer, Albert Einstein:

    “The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking, and thus we drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.”

    “Politics is a pendulum whose swings between anarchy and tyranny are fueled by perpetually rejuvenated illusions.”

    “We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.”

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