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As to war I am and always was a great enemy at the same time a warrior the greater part of my life and were I young again should still be a warrior while ever this country should be invaded and I lived.

Ideas are the great warriors of the world and a war that has no idea behind it is simply a brutality.

The greatest crime since World War II has been U.S. foreign policy.

The west has a great deal to answer for in the Middle East from Britain's belated empire-building after the First World War to the US and British policy that condemns modern Iraq to the material and social squalor of a half-century ago.

Henry Kissinger is the greatest living war criminal in the world today with the blood of millions of people in Vietnam and Cambodia and Laos and Chile and East Timor on his hands. He will never appear in a court or be behind bars.

I was going to be a great woman novelist. Then the war came along and I think it's hard for young people today don't you to realize that when World War II happened we were dying to go and help our country.

Al Jazeera aired a new tape of Osama bin Laden. It was the usual stuff he called Bush evil the Great Satan called him a war monger. Basically the same thing you heard at last night's Democratic debate.

As you may recall Truman was extremely unpopular when he finally left Washington in 1953 thanks largely to the Korean War. Today however he is thought to have been a solidly good president a 'Near Great' even in the terminology of those surveys of historians they do every now and then.

Fascism is a worldwide disease. Its greatest threat to the United States will come after the war either via Latin America or within the United States itself.

If the people raise a great howl against my barbarity and cruelty I will answer that war is war and not popularity seeking.

War contributes greatly to global warming which shouldn't surprise us. All those bombs going off all those rockets all those planes and helicopters. All that fuel of various kinds being used. It pollutes the air and water of this very fragile and interconnected planet.

I abhor war and view it as the greatest scourge of mankind.

The great advantage about telling the truth is that nobody ever believes it.

A great truth is a truth whose opposite is also a truth.

I don't know much about creative writing programs. But they're not telling the truth if they don't teach one that writing is hard work and two that you have to give up a great deal of life your personal life to be a writer.

This truth is a remedy against spiritual pride namely that none should account himself better before God than others though perhaps adorned with greater gifts and endowments.

The truth is I don't have any problem with journalists - I count some of them as friends - also some of my heroes are journalists I'm a big fan of Robert Fisk - great people or crazy people who are prepared to stand up for what's right.

I have followed holiness I have taught truth and I have been most in the main things not that I thought the things concerning our times little but that I thought none could do anything to purpose in God's great and public matters till they were right in their conditions.

Any person seasoned with a just sense of the imperfections of natural reason will fly to revealed truth with the greatest avidity.

It is a simple but sometimes forgotten truth that the greatest enemy to present joy and high hopes is the cultivation of retrospective bitterness.

If any man seeks for greatness let him forget greatness and ask for truth and he will find both.

So far as hypotheses are concerned let no one expect anything certain from astronomy which cannot furnish it lest he accept as the truth ideas conceived for another purpose and depart from this study a greater fool than when he entered it.

Rumi who is one of the greatest Persian poets said that the truth was a mirror in the hands of God. It fell and broke into pieces. Everybody took a piece of it and they looked at it and thought they had the truth.

The greatest truth is honesty and the greatest falsehood is dishonesty.