Murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers…

Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die.

Herbert Hoover (1874 – 1964)

The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.

Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. (1934 – 2012)

War does not determine who is right – only who is left.

Bertrand Russell (1872 – 1970)

There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter.

Ernest Hemingway (1899 – 1961)

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955)

War: a massacre of people who don’t know each other for the profit of people who know each other but don’t massacre each other.

Ambroise Paul Toussaint Jules Valéry (1871 –
1945)

If we don’t end war, war will end us.

Herbert George Wells (1866 – 1946)

In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.

-Herodotus (~484 – ~425 BCE)

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.

Voltaire (1694 – 1778)

All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.

François Fénelon (1651 – 1715)

51 thoughts on “Murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers…”

        1. Thanks, Chuck!

          BTW, please feel free to call me ‘David’, which is my first name. The word ‘ben’ means ‘son of’ in Hebrew, and my father’s name was ‘Alexander’, which is how I came to my pen name… I created this blog in his memory.


          David

  1. 🙏🏻In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.🙏🏻

    -Herodotus (~484 – ~425 BCE)

    It’s so sad this never-ending battle for peace

  2. I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

    –Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955)

    Someone contemporary said this in context of WW111 being Covid-19.

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