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Quotes by Frank Chodorov

Let these Frank Chodorov quotes help you to appreciate all aspects of life, and to cope with whatever comes along.

All wars come to an end, at least temporarily.
But the authority acquired by the state hangs on;
political power never abdicates.
- Frank Chodorov

The State acquires power...
and because of its insatiable lust for power it is
incapable of giving up any of it.
The State never abdicates.
- Frank Chodorov

The pertinent question: if Americans did not want these
wars should they have been compelled to fight them?
- Frank Chodorov

When people say 'let's do something about it,'
they mean 'let's get hold of the political machinery
so that we can do something to somebody else.'
And that somebody is invariably you.
- Frank Chodorov

 

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Fear is the path to the dark side.
Fear leads to anger.
Anger leads to hate.
Hate leads to suffering.
- Yoda, character in Star Wars movie

You must unlearn what you have learned.
- the character Yoda in the movie Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back


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Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world
that we must love our enemies - or else?
The chain reaction of evil -
hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -
must be broken, or else we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The military don't start wars.
Politicians start wars.
- William Westmoreland

Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run.
The daily work - that goes on, it adds up.
- Barbara Kingsolver

We are all tourists in history, and irony is what we win in wars.
- Anatole Broyard

I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet,
there would be no more wars.
- E. M. Forster

I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.
- George McGovern

Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched.
- Guy de Maupassant

Each nation feels superior to other nations.
That breeds patriotism - and wars.
- Dale Carnegie

Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.
- Salvador Dali

The beef industry has contributed to more American
deaths than all the wars of this century,
all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined.
- Neal Barnard

All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.
- Francois Fenelon

How vivid is the suffering of the few when the people
are few and how the suffering of nameless millions
in two world wars is blurred over by numbers.
- Edwin Way Teale

Dictatorships start wars because they need external
enemies to exert internal control over their own people.
- Richard Perle

My dad served in two wars has been flying airplanes for 60 years now.
He was certainly quite an inspiration.
- John L. Phillips

You've seen how they make movies like Star Wars and stuff.
They're never really there.
They're in front of a green screen just pretending to be jumping around.
- Rider Strong

Wars of nations are fought to change maps.
But wars of poverty are fought to map change.
- Muhammad Ali

I also don't have organized religion on Pern.
I figured - since there were four holy wars going on at the time of writing -
that religion was one problem Pern didn't need.
- Anne McCaffrey

Middle age snuffs out more talent than even wars or sudden death does.
- Gerald Brenan

I have always been vitally interested in physical conditioning.
I have long believed that athletic competition among
people and nations should replace violence and wars.
- Johnny Weissmuller

Wars can be prevented just as surely as they can be provoked,
and we who fail to prevent them, must share the guilt for the dead.
- Omar N. Bradley

And, you see, we are living in a world in which all
wars are wars of defense.
- George Wald

When friends asked me, Can we help? I'd say,
Not unless you can alter time, speed up the harvest
or teleport me off this rock.
I used that line from Star Wars.
- Charlie Sheen

We are proud to say we are racist and hate to see Whites fighting each other.
I oppose the Wars.
- Tom Metzger

At home it's all Batman and Star Wars and they do gang up on me.
Sometimes I don't want to dress up as Darth Vader or play train sets,
so I'll go out for a drink with the girls.
- Sadie Frost

All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones.
- Benjamin Franklin

Even without wars, life is dangerous.
- Anne Sexton

I would like to see a fierce Fantasia mixed with Blade Runner,
Lord of the Rings, and Star Wars all in one.
That's the kind of movies I want to make.
- Michelle Rodriguez

Shootouts are not gunfights of honor,
they're gang wars and racial riots.
- Jessica Savitch

What has marked Chinese society is its level of cruelty,
not just revolutions and wars.
We ought to reject it totally, otherwise in another
upheaval there will be further cruelty.
- Jung Chang

The arms race is worse than it ever was,
the dumping of creation down a military rat hole is worse than it ever was,
the wars across the earth are worse than they ever were.
- Daniel Berrigan

Suddenly Star Wars came out while we were on hiatus,
and we looked like the old Buck Rogers series,
where they had cigarette smoke blowing out the back of the rocket ship.
- Gregory Harrison

Don't forget what I discovered that over ninety percent
of all national deficits from 1921 to 1939 were caused by payments for past,
present, and future wars.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

It goes without saying that when survival is threatened,
struggles erupt between peoples, and unfortunate wars between nations result.
- Hideki Tojo

Some wars have been due to the lust of rulers for power and glory,
or to revenge to wipe out the humiliation of a former defeat.
- John Boyd Orr

If the world is disarmed, and remains disarmed,
there will be no more world wars.
- George William Norris

Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S.
was too strong.
- Ronald Reagan

I'm a Star Wars fanatic.
- Matthew Vaughn

Watched Star Wars in 77 and that's when I got into watching films.
I was just blown away by it.
- Debra Wilson

Wars spring from unseen and generally insignificant causes,
the first outbreak being often but an explosion of anger.
- Thucydides

Each generation should be made to bear the burden of its own wars,
instead of carrying them on, at the expense of other generations.
- James Madison

We decry violence all the time in this country,
but look at our history.
We were born in a violent revolution,
and we've been in wars ever since.
We're not a pacific people.
- James Lee Burke

Peace is much more precious than a piece of land...
let there be no more wars.
- Anwar Sadat

Whenever in future wars the battle is fought,
armored troops will play the decisive role.
- Heinz Guderian

Immigrants do more than help us win our wars,
or set up cleaning shops or ethnic restaurants.
- Stephen Ambrose

Publishing a protocol under the name Atom that tries
to capture all of the prior art in this stage and might
provide a good basis for winding down the syndication wars.
- Tim Bray

None of us really understood exactly how much Star
Wars would affect us for the rest of our lives.
- Jake Lloyd

Probably the battle of Waterloo was won on the playing-fields of Eton,
but the opening battles of all subsequent wars have been lost there.
- George Orwell

It is incumbent on every generation
to pay its own debts as it goes.
A principle which if acted on would
save one-half the wars of the world.
- Thomas Jefferson

George Lucas doesn't have the most physical stamina.
He was so unhappy making Star Wars that he just vowed he'd never do it again.
- Francis Ford Coppola

I believe in compulsory cannibalism.
If people were forced to eat what they killed,
there would be no more wars.
- Abbie Hoffman

Most wars, after all, present themselves as humanitarian
endeavors to help people.
- Howard Zinn

Those wars are unjust which are undertaken without provocation.
For only a war waged for revenge or defense can be just.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

If you can kill animals, the same attitude can kill human beings.
The mentality is the same which exploits nature and which creates wars.
- Satish Kumar

Ronald Reagan said that he sought a Star Wars defense
only in order to share the technology with the tyrants of the U.S.S.R.
- Christopher Hitchens

Wars are caused by undefended wealth.
- Ernest Hemingway

Thank goodness we don't live in medieval times,
when people fought wars over ideas.
- Wojciech Jaruzelski

Everyone's a pacifist between wars.
It's like being a vegetarian between meals.
- Colman McCarthy

Wars have ever been but another aristocratic mode of
plundering and oppressing commerce.
- Richard Cobden

It seems like such a terrible shame that innocent civilians
have to get hurt in wars,
otherwise combat would be such a wonderfully healthy
way to rid the human race of unneeded trash.
- Fred Woodworth

I'd worked in Clockwork Orange with Stanley Kubrick
and since Stanley was such a prestigious director this
opened all sorts of doors for me -
one of them being Star Wars.
- David Prowse

Well, the common enemy in North America is the Western consumer.
The consumer has driven oil up to $50 a barrel so we have to have these wars.
I think it's incumbent upon us to.
- Dan Aykroyd

I'm not so interested any more in how a great deal of science fiction goes.
It goes into things like Star Wars and Star Trek which
all go excellent in their own way.
- Robert Sheckley

But through world wars and a Great Depression,
through painful social upheaval and a Cold War,
and now through the attacks of September 11,
2001, our Nation has indeed survived.
- Nick Rahall

We have to have wars now and then just to prove we're top dog.
- Reginald Berkeley


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