The first casualty when war comes is truth…

It is not only the living who are killed in war.

Isaac Asimov (1920 – 1992)

War is cruelty, and none can make it gentle.

Gilbert Parker (1862 – 1932)

In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.

Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965)

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.

David Friedman (b. 1958)

War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900 – 1944)

The first casualty when war comes is truth.

Hiram Johnson (1866 – 1945)

Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.

Ernest Hemingway (1899 – 1961)

War is fear cloaked in courage.

-William Westmoreland (1914 – 2005)

War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.

George Orwell (1903 – 1950)

Man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder.

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 – 1822)

48 thoughts on “The first casualty when war comes is truth…”

  1. I’m so happy to learn your wife made it back safely! I can’t imagine what you and your family were going through during this time. Thanks for letting us know. 🙂

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