War is evil, but it is often the lesser evil.
Tag: George Orwell
The essential act of war is destruction, not necessarily of human lives, but of the products of human labor.
War is war. The only good human being is a dead one.
The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.
Oceania was at war with Eurasia therefore Oceania had always been at war with Eurasia.
War is a way of shattering to pieces… materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable and… too intelligent.
There is hardly such a thing as a war in which it makes no difference who wins. Nearly always one side stands more of less for progress, the other side more or less for reaction.
Serious sport is war minus the shooting.
War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.
Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac.