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If a wolf comes to kill you, you are not bound to pat its back.

  - Samuel Joseph AgnonTopics: peace animals war
If he is a fighter, he is no writer; if a writer, no fighter.

  - Talmud, Avoda ZaraTopics: books war
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

  - Albert EinsteinTopics: war
Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.

  - Groucho MarxTopics: humor war government
Nations...borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education. Probably no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both.

  - Abraham FlexnerTopics: education war
We must work and struggle to redeem our land, and fight with the courage of those for whom there is no possible retreat.

  - Joseph VitkinTopics: Israel war
If your enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat, and if he be thirsty, water to drink!

  - Proverbs (Mishle) 25:21Topics: food and drink justice and law war
Rejoice not when your enemy falls and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles!

  - Proverbs (Mishle) 24:17Topics: wisdom war
When a man's ways please Him, the Lord causes even his enemies to make peace with him.

  - Proverbs (Mishle) 16:7Topics: peace war
One does not wage war, whether profane or holy, before one offers peace, as it is written [Deuteronomy (Devarim) 20:10]---When you come near a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace unto it!

  - RambamTopics: peace war
The nations wish to vex the Lord, but cannot. So what do they do? They vex Israel.

  - Exodus (Shmot) R.Topics: Israel war
If you are a man of the sword, you can't claim to be a man of the book; and if you are a man of the book, you will not be a man of the sword.

  - Talmud, Avodah Zarah 17bTopics: books Torah/Bible/Tanach war
To start a revolution is not hard; to end it well and launch a peaceful economy is beyond our powers.

  - Yosef Chaim BrennerTopics: peace war government
Are you for us or for our adversaries?

  - Joshua (Yehoshua) 5:13Topics: war
The side that breaks a truce during a war will lose.

  - Nachman of BratslavTopics: war
Even on the threshold of war, we [Jews] are bidden to begin in no other way than with peace, for it is written: 'When you draw near a city to fight, first offer it peace.'

  - Midrash Leviticus R. 9Topics: peace war
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