Desiderius Erasmus Quote

“War is sweet to those who haven't tasted it.”

~ Desiderius Erasmus

Ratings and Comments

Logan, Memphis, TN

And even sweeter to those who command it who have a hand in the purse-pocket of the person making the weapons.

Mike, Norwalk

And to a religious few.

Rober, Sarasota

... and who profit from its manufacture.

Michael, Houston

I agree totally...with this one caveat---there is a time when war is the answer and no other will do... There are some things that are worth dying for...if there are not, what a miserable, shallow, cowardly, and traiterous existance we lead.

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EGL, LA    1/8/07

There are many who have never experienced war directly and have been able to formulate a clear opinion against the use of violence as a means of resolving conflict. And I am in total agreement that many who have tasted it have become addcited to the taste of blood and profit that can be had from it.

Anonymous, Reston, VA US

... like King George... (and Michael is correct, sometimes it is necessary, but bitter).


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