Quotes and Sayings about Weapons



"We are not afraid of nuclear weapons. The point is that if we had in fact wanted to build a nuclear bomb, we are brave enough to say that we want it. But we never do that."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Related: Fact, Want, Weapons)

"Iraq is a long way from the U.S., but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face."
- Madeleine Albright
(Related: Iraq, Leaders, Security, State, Weapons, Will)

"Saddam's goal is to achieve the lifting of U.N. sanctions while retaining and enhancing Iraq's weapons of mass destruction programs. We cannot, we must not and we will not let him succeed."
- Madeleine Albright
(Related: Goal, Destruction, Iraq, Succeed, Weapons, Will)

"Hussein has chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies."
- Madeleine Albright
(Related: Money, Building, Destruction, Weapons)

"We have no such weapons at all, no chemical weapons, no biological weapons."
- Mohammed Aldouri
(Related: Weapons)

"The anger in the Brigade against those who fought the Republic in the rear was sharpened by reports of weapons, even tanks, being kept from the front and hidden for treacherous purposes."
- Bill Alexander
(Related: Anger, Being, Weapons)

"The national security state has many unfair and cruel weapons in its arsenal, but that of junk science is one which can be fought and perhaps defeated."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Science, National security, State, Weapons)

"Since Europe is dependent on imports of energy and most of its raw materials, it can be subdued, if not quite conquered, without all those nuclear weapons the Soviets have aimed at it simply through the shipping routes and raw materials they control."
- Barbara Amiel
(Related: Control, Energy, Europe, Weapons)

"Weapons are like money; no one knows the meaning of enough."
- Martin Amis
(Related: Money, Meaning, Weapons)

"Above all else, we need a reaffirmation of political commitment at the highest levels to reducing the dangers that arise both from existing nuclear weapons and from further proliferation."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Commitment, Weapons)

"Reasonable regulations regarding the ownership of weapons are appropriate."
- John Ashcroft
(Related: Ownership, Weapons)

"Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up."
- Red Auerbach
(Related: War, Basketball, Defense, First, Weapons)

"Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Future, Present, Reason, Today, Weapons, Will)

"Two special agents at the front door pulled me outside. By that time, they had already had the house surrounded with loaded weapons, machine guns, shotguns... about 25 federal agents."
- Sherman Austin
(Related: Time, Machine, Weapons)

"The alliance should agree... to an effective NATO role against the new threats presented by international terrorism and weapons of mass destruction."
- Jose Maria Aznar
(Related: Alliance, Destruction, Terrorism, Weapons)

"We insist that the international community cannot depend on any country with weapons of mass destruction which has relations with terrorists, and which allows itself the luxury of not respecting the law and of defying the international community."
- Jose Maria Aznar
(Related: Community, Country, Destruction, Law, Luxury, Weapons)

"I am very much against weapons in space. And I wish we could be spearheading that program to come to some kind of international agreement so that doesn't happen. That is my only - fear - in further space exploration like always, we hope it doesn't get abused."
- Scott Bakula
(Related: Fear, Hope, Agreement, Exploration, Space, Weapons)

"A dark and terrible side of this sense of community of interests is the fear of a horrible common destiny which in these days of atomic weapons darkens men's minds all around the globe."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Men, Fear, Community, Destiny, Sense, Weapons)

"I'm not going to fight in the physical with physical weapons, because it's not a physical fight. I'm going to fight with spiritual weapons, cause it's a spiritual fight."
- Stephen Baldwin
(Related: Cause, Fight, Spiritual, Weapons)

"I think the American people are very smart in understanding our country is very trustworthy with nuclear weapons. We've had them from the beginning. But they have also been critical for keeping the world more at peace than it would have been if it hadn't been for the American nuclear umbrella."
- Haley Barbour
(Related: Peace, People, American, Beginning, Country, Understanding, Weapons, World)

"To put up a show is to face life's injustices with one of the few weapons available to a desperate and brave people, their imagination."
- Luigi Barzini
(Related: Imagination, People, Life, Weapons)

"The Afghans did not have sophisticated weapons like the Soviets did, but with their faith they defeated a superpower."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Faith, Weapons)

"Since 1998, the Administration has begun to upgrade counterintelligence and security at U.S. weapons labs."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Security, Weapons)

"The committee's finding that China stole sensitive technology from U.S. weapons research labs is alarming."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Technology, Committee, Research, Weapons)

"Why did the Clinton Administration wait from 1995 to 1998 to tighten security and bolster counterintelligence at U.S. weapons labs?"
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Security, Weapons)

"Like any good spy novel, the Cox Report alleges that Chinese spies penetrated four U.S. weapons research labs and stole important information on seven nuclear warhead designs."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Information, Research, Weapons)

"I can say now: all the combatants who participated in the fight for freedom in South America came to Algeria; it's from there that all those who fought left. We trained them, we arranged for the weapons to reach them, we created networks."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: America, Fight, Freedom, Weapons)

"Iran is actively pursuing the development of weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles."
- Howard Berman
(Related: Development, Destruction, Weapons)

"We cannot fight new wars with old weapons."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: Fight, Old, Weapons)

"I prefer to make common cause with those whose weapons are guitars, banjos, fiddles and words."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Cause, Weapons, Words)

"Madam Speaker, it is time to halt illegal entry into this country. It is time to halt the flow of illegal drugs and weapons into this great Nation, and it is time to secure our borders."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: Time, Country, Drugs, Nation, Weapons)

"The threat from Saddam Hussein and weapons of mass destruction - chemical, biological, potentially nuclear weapons capability - that threat is real."
- Tony Blair
(Related: Destruction, Weapons)

"You never get quite down to the bottom of the barrel, but we are much higher than that at the present time. There is quite a lot left in the barrel that could be explained by them. If they have some weapons, if they have some anthrax, they should deliver that."
- Hans Blix
(Related: Time, Present, Weapons)

"What surprises me, what amazes me, is that it seems the military people were expecting to stumble on large quantities of gas, chemical weapons and biological weapons."
- Hans Blix
(Related: People, Military, Surprises, Weapons)

"The South Africans decided that they would like to prove to the world they did not have any nuclear weapons and their decision was not doubted because it was the end of the Cold War, it was also the end of apartheid."
- Hans Blix
(Related: War, Decision, End, Weapons, World)

"The Iraqis are not threatened by the Turks or by the Iranians or by the Saudis and they tell me that these are not weapons of mass destruction, they are weapons of self-destruction."
- Hans Blix
(Related: Destruction, Self, Weapons)

"The inspections started in 1991, right after the Gulf War. One of the conditions for the ceasefire was that Iraq had to do away with all of its weapons of mass destruction - biological, chemical and nuclear weapons and long-range missiles."
- Hans Blix
(Related: War, Destruction, Iraq, Right, Weapons)

"I found it peculiar that those who wanted to take military action could - with 100 per cent certainty - know that the weapons existed and turn out to have zero knowledge of where they were."
- Hans Blix
(Related: Knowledge, Action, Certainty, Military, Weapons)

"If you take the biological weapons in the United States we still will have perhaps a single individual who was able to make anthrax, dry it, and spread it through the mail and cause terror."
- Hans Blix
(Related: Cause, Mail, states, Terror, United, Weapons, Will)

"Iraq made commitments after the Gulf War to completely dismantle all weapons of mass destruction, and unfortunately, Iraq has not lived up to its agreement."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: War, Agreement, Destruction, Iraq, Weapons)

"With the monstrous weapons man already has, humanity is in danger of being trapped in this world by its moral adolescents."
- Omar N. Bradley
(Related: Being, Danger, Humanity, Weapons, World)

"A fly cannot go in unless it stops somewhere; therefore weapons, fuel, food, money will not go to Afghanistan unless the neighbors of Afghanistan are working, are cooperating, either being themselves the origin or the transit."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: Money, Food, Afghanistan, Being, Neighbors, Weapons, Will)

"In terms of weapons, the best disarmament tool so far is nuclear energy. We have been taking down the Russian warheads, turning it into electricity. 10 percent of American electricity comes from decommissioned warheads."
- Stewart Brand
(Related: American, Electricity, Energy, Weapons)

"So to recap: we may or may not be going to war with Iraq because Saddam may or may not have weapons of mass destruction, which he may or may not use, or pass to other terrorists groups with whom he may or may not have links."
- Rory Bremner
(Related: War, Destruction, Iraq, May, Weapons)

"I wonder if those people shown protesting the deployment of nuclear weapons to western Europe during the Reagan era are feeling appropriately stupid today. 'Please don't take away our precious Soviet Union! - We demand the annihilation of all life on Earth!'"
- Craig Bruce
(Related: Life, People, Europe, Feeling, Today, Weapons, Wonder)

"It is not viable for one country to demand a right to increase and upgrade its nuclear weapons capabilities while asking others to eliminate theirs."
- John Bruton
(Related: Country, Right, Weapons)

"Proliferation of nuclear weapons to terrorist organisations is far more dangerous than proliferation of nuclear weapons to states, even states like North Korea."
- John Bruton
(Related: states, Weapons)

"Derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Financial, Destruction, Weapons)

"Saddam Hussein is a homicidal dictator who is addicted to weapons of mass destruction."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Destruction, Weapons)

"No one was more shocked or angry than I was when we didn't find the weapons. I had a sickening feeling every time I thought about it. I still do."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Time, Thought, Feeling, Weapons)

"We can't allow the world's worst leaders to blackmail, threaten, hold freedom-loving nations hostage with the world's worst weapons."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Freedom, Leaders, Nations, Weapons, World)

"Free nations are peaceful nations. Free nations don't attack each other. Free nations don't develop weapons of mass destruction."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Destruction, Nations, Weapons)

"Women can stand a beating except when it is with their own weapons."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Women, Weapons)

"Women hate everything which strips off the tinsel of sentiment, and they are right, or it would rob them of their weapons."
- George Byron
(Related: Women, Hate, Right, Sentiment, Weapons)

"Sometimes in politics one must duel with skunks, but no one should be fool enough to allow skunks to choose the weapons."
- Joseph Cannon
(Related: Politics, Fool, Weapons)

"But, as you have intimated, I am among those who would be very wary of any military action in the light of Saddam Hussein's willingness to allow the weapons inspectors to go in."
- George Carey
(Related: Action, Light, Military, Weapons)

"Putin has a lot at stake here and restoring the relationship with the United States, and there are already signs as Sandy mentioned that he's moving in the right direction to begin to ascertain that their trade with Iran is not used for the production of nuclear weapons."
- Frank Carlucci
(Related: Direction, Production, Right, states, Trade, United, Weapons)

"We went into Iraq because Iraq posed a threat to the stability of the region and was engaged in the process of trying to develop weapons of mass destruction and had links to terrorists."
- Frank Carlucci
(Related: Destruction, Iraq, Stability, Trying, Weapons)

"There is little doubt that Iran is on a mission to rebuild its nuclear weapons and use that capability to wreak havoc and destruction on Israel and others throughout the world."
- Russ Carnahan
(Related: Destruction, Doubt, Israel, Mission, Weapons, World)

"We cannot be both the world's leading champion of peace and the world's leading supplier of the weapons of war."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Peace, War, Leading, Weapons, World)

"We are at war to liberate Iraq, to protect the people of the United States and other countries from the devastating impact of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction being used by terrorists or the Iraqi government to kill thousands of innocent civilians."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Government, War, People, Being, Countries, Destruction, Iraq, states, United, Weapons)

"We believe, as the President has indicated, that this combination of a rogue state that possesses weapons of mass destruction and has known ties to terrorist organizations, is a grave threat to the people of the United States and to other countries around the world."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: People, Countries, Destruction, Grave, President, State, states, United, Weapons, World)

"On the issues that I care deeply about - the environment, Roe vs. Wade, the war in Iraq, with no weapons of mass destruction, the tax cuts that are now leading to deficits, I've got some deep issues with the president."
- Lincoln Chafee
(Related: War, Care, Deep, Destruction, Environment, Tax, Iraq, Leading, Now, President, Tax cuts, Weapons)

"I worry about 10, 15, 20, 25 years down the road. Where are we going to be in this age of nuclear weapons, where there is no margin for error?"
- Lincoln Chafee
(Related: Age, Error, Road, Weapons, Worry, Years)

"I don't think that they have many of the scientists who were involved in the weapons program to talk to at this time, and there were thousands of people, engineers and scientists, they know where the weapons are."
- Ahmed Chalabi
(Related: Time, People, Scientists, Talk, Weapons)

"Saddam Hussein has openly admitted to the rest of the world that he had weapons of mass destruction. He used those weapons to kill his own people."
- Saxby Chambliss
(Related: People, Destruction, Rest, Weapons, World)

"Words are like weapons; they wound sometimes."
- Cher
(Related: Weapons, Words)

"National Missile Defense is of a nature to retrigger a proliferation of weapons, notably nuclear missiles. Everything that goes in the direction of proliferation is a bad direction."
- Jacques Chirac
(Related: Nature, Defense, Direction, Weapons)

"We must teach our children to resolve their conflicts with words, not weapons."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Children, Weapons, Words)

"If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Peace, Purpose, Destruction, Force, Iraq, Want, Weapons)

"One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Destruction, Iraq, Weapons)

"Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Future, Language, Mind, Past, Weapons)

"My entry into the environmental arena was through the issue that so dramatically - and destructively - demonstrates the link between science and social action: nuclear weapons."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Environmental, Science, Weapons)

"The weapons were conceived and created by a small band of physicists and chemists; they remain a cataclysmic threat to the whole of human society and the natural environment."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Society, Environment, Weapons)

"People nearly always believe, and are willing to back it up with weapons and cruelty, that their religion and way of life is better than the other person's."
- Caroline B. Cooney
(Related: Life, Religion, People, Cruelty, Weapons)

"Iraq is not the only nation in the world to possess weapons of mass destruction, but it is the only nation with a leader who has used them against his own people."
- Tom Daschle
(Related: Leader, People, Destruction, Iraq, Nation, Weapons, World)

"To the contrary, I believe the U.S. military has already done all that has been asked of them. Saddam Hussein is on trial. The threat from alleged weapons of mass destruction programs in Iraq has been neutralized."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Destruction, Iraq, Military, Weapons)

"Systems are complex, so controlling an attack and achieving a desired level of damage may be harder than using physical weapons."
- Dorothy Denning
(Related: May, Weapons)

"Of course I've got lawyers. They are like nuclear weapons, I've got em 'cause everyone else has. But as soon as you use them they screw everything up."
- Danny DeVito
(Related: Lawyers, Weapons)

"Native Americans had only stone and wooden weapons and no animals that could be ridden. Those military advantages repeatedly enabled troops of a few dozen mounted Spaniards to defeat Indian armies numbering in the thousands."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Americans, Animals, Defeat, Military, Native Americans, Troops, Weapons)

"Don't compete with me: firstly, I have more experience, and secondly, I have chosen the weapons."
- Edsger Dijkstra
(Related: Experience, Weapons)

"Carl took on the military-industrial complex. He campaigned around the world for an end to the production of weapons of mass destruction. To him it was a perversion of science."
- Ann Druyan
(Related: Science, Destruction, End, Military, Production, Weapons, World)

"Who sows fear, reaps weapons."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Fear, Weapons)

"And beyond that, the next issue is how do we guarantee one of these weapons, not necessarily this missile, but nuclear weapons ends up in the hands of Al Qaeda or some other terrorist group."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Weapons)

"There are a lot of other terrorist targets we ought to be focusing on. Well, there is Syria, for example, which is pumping through - because of Iran, is pumping weapons on into Hezbollah and so forth - which is then producing a lot of agony in Palestine and in Israel. We ought to be doing a bit to try to stop that."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Example, Israel, Palestine, Weapons)

"Some day, somebody is going to have to start talking about what happens to us all a decade from now if we let these North Koreans and the Iranians go forward with their nuclear weapons program."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Day, Now, Talking, Weapons)

"I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Fact, Weapons)

"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: War, Weapons, Will, World, World war)

"The United States strongly seeks a lasting agreement for the discontinuance of nuclear weapons tests. We believe that this would be an important step toward reduction of international tensions and would open the way to further agreement on substantial measures of disarmament."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Agreement, Open, states, Tests, United, Weapons)

"If men can develop weapons that are so terrifying as to make the thought of global war include almost a sentence for suicide, you would think that man's intelligence and his comprehension... would include also his ability to find a peaceful solution."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Intelligence, Men, War, Thought, Ability, Man, Solution, Suicide, Weapons)

"Everybody has to chip in, I think, and see how we can have a functioning system of collective security where we do not continue to face the threat of countries trying to acquire weapons of mass destruction or particularly nuclear weapons."
- Mohamed ElBaradei
(Related: Countries, Destruction, Security, Trying, Weapons)

"We continue to have nuclear weapons relied on as a weapon of choice. If that policy were to continue, we continue to have countries who are in a security bind, if you like, or perceive themselves to be in security bind to look for acquisition of nuclear weapons."
- Mohamed ElBaradei
(Related: Policy, Choice, Countries, Security, Weapons)

"If North Korea is allowed to maintain its nuclear weapons programs, other nations may well follow suit and some may buy such weapons from the North Koreans."
- Robert F. Ellsworth
(Related: May, Nations, Weapons)

"As far as Iraq is concerned, let's not forget what the UNSCR is about, that the main consideration in Iraq is that there is a leader who has been developing weapons of mass destruction, and has been violating UN resolutions for over a decade."
- Donald Evans
(Related: Leader, Consideration, Destruction, Forget, Iraq, Weapons)

"We have a chance to wind down and expedite the removal of 96 percent of the world's nuclear weapons. What an achievement it would be, if at the end of the next administration, we could say that the nuclear arsenals of both Russia and the United States had been reduced to the barest minimums."
- Diane Feinstein
(Related: Achievement, Chance, End, Russia, states, United, Weapons, Wind, World)

"I'm not concerned about weapons of mass destruction."
- Douglas Feith
(Related: Destruction, Weapons)

"The purpose of the UN mechanism, this inspection mechanism, is not to engage in a cat and mouse game with Saddam Hussein and try to find weapons that the Iraqi government is working on concealing."
- Douglas Feith
(Related: Government, Purpose, Mouse, Weapons)

"They have involved co-operation between the Iraqi intelligence and al-Qaeda operatives on training and combined operations regarding bomb making and chemical and biological weapons."
- Douglas Feith
(Related: Intelligence, Training, Weapons)

"There is already a mountain of evidence that Saddam Hussein is gathering weapons for the purpose of using them. And adding additional information is like adding a foot to Mount Everest."
- Ari Fleischer
(Related: Purpose, Information, Weapons)

"But I still serve pretty big and that's one of my biggest weapons, so if my shoulder holds up and I can count on it, I can win a few matches and then you never know how the other guys are going to react to the fatigue and the length of the matches."
- Guy Forget
(Related: Fatigue, Pretty, Weapons)

"In the face of terrorism, a united front is one of the strongest weapons."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: Terrorism, United, Weapons)

"To nourish children and raise them against odds is in any time, any place, is more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design nuclear weapons."
- Marilyn French
(Related: Design, Time, Children, Weapons)

"I'm playing a very strong character, it's the story of the woman Polish Jews out of the Warsaw ghetto. I've just begun my weapons training and the SAS type training that's getting me fit."
- Sadie Frost
(Related: Character, Training, Weapons, Woman)

"I do not question the power of our weapons and the efficiency of our logistics; I cannot say these things delight me as the y seem to delight some of our officials, but they are certainly impressive."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Power, Delight, Efficiency, Question, Weapons)

"One of the most important post-9/11 efforts made to counter terrorism and the spread of weapons of mass destruction is President Bush's Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI)."
- Frank Gaffney
(Related: Destruction, Post, President, Security, Terrorism, Weapons)

"Republicans regard Dean as one of their best secret weapons, I have yet to find a Democrat who, in private chatter, doesn't think he's a problem for them."
- Rich Galen
(Related: Republicans, Weapons)

"Had the United States not acted in Iraq, Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi would likely not have declared his weapons programs, submitted to international inspections and voluntarily dismantled its programs."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Leader, Iraq, states, United, Weapons)

"Further, not only the United States, but the French, British, Germans and the United Nations all thought Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction before the United States intervened."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Thought, Destruction, Nations, states, United, Weapons)

"The Hussein regime's support for terrorism, within and outside of its borders, its appetite for the world's most dangerous weapons, and its openly declared hostility to the United States were a combination that was a gathering and growing danger to our country."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Appetite, Country, Danger, states, Support, Terrorism, United, Weapons, World)

"Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power."
- Al Gore
(Related: Power, Destruction, Iraq, Weapons, Will)

"There are lots of countries around that have weapons of mass destruction. We can't presumably attack them all."
- Bill Graham
(Related: Countries, Destruction, Weapons)

"We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction."
- Bob Graham
(Related: Destruction, Possession, Production, Weapons, Years)

"Note the three most important Cabinet positions. Rice said that it was better to find the weapons of mass destruction than to see a mushroom cloud."
- Andrew Greeley
(Related: Destruction, Weapons)

"Instead of a few hundreds of thousands of men meeting each other in war, millions would now meet, and modern weapons would multiply manifold the power of destruction."
- Edward Grey
(Related: Men, Power, War, Destruction, Meeting, Now, Weapons)

"At a time when unbridled greed, malignant aggression, and existence of weapons of mass destruction threatens the survival of humanity, we should seriously consider any avenue that offers some hope."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Time, Hope, Survival, Aggression, Destruction, Existence, Greed, Humanity, Weapons)

"Libel actions, when we look at them in perspective, are an ornament of a civilized society. They have replaced, after all, at least in most cases, a resort to weapons in defense of a reputation."
- Henry Anatole Grunwald
(Related: Society, Actions, Defense, Perspective, Reputation, Weapons)

"Words are potent weapons for all causes, good or bad."
- Manly Hall
(Related: Causes, Weapons, Words)

"As a first step there must be an offer to achieve equality of rights in disarmament by abolishing the weapons forbidden to the Central Powers by the Peace Treaties."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: Equality, Peace, First, Forbidden, Rights, Weapons)

"What has kept the world safe from the bomb since 1945 has not been deterrence, in the sense of fear of specific weapons, so much as it's been memory. The memory of what happened at Hiroshima."
- John Hersey
(Related: Fear, Memory, Sense, Weapons, World)

"It's a failure of national vision when you regard children as weapons, and talents as materials you can mine, assay, and fabricate for profit and defense."
- John Hersey
(Related: Failure, Vision, Children, Defense, Profit, Weapons)

"Boys should not play with weapons more dangerous than they understand."
- E. T. A. Hoffmann
(Related: Boys, Play, Weapons)

"There are some people that will be deterred by the fact that we have nuclear weapons... But those people are the folks we can deal with anyway."
- Charles Horner
(Related: People, Fact, Weapons, Will)

"In the case of Iraq, notwithstanding the violence there at the moment, the very fact that a hideous regime - responsible for genocide, for the use of chemical and biological weapons, aggression against two neighbors - has been removed in itself is a positive development."
- Jose Ramos Horta
(Related: Development, Positive, Aggression, Fact, Genocide, Iraq, Neighbors, Violence, Weapons)

"I don't think there's any reason on Earth why people should have access to automatic and semiautomatic weapons unless they're in the military or in the police."
- John Howard
(Related: People, Earth, Military, Police, Reason, Weapons)

"I can't imagine anyone who doesn't think the world is safer without a tyrant who murdered his own people, used weapons of mass destruction against them and flouted the world for so many years."
- Karen Hughes
(Related: People, Destruction, Weapons, World, Years)

"Within minutes of the attack, your Department of Public Safety mobilized its Operations Center, headed by a national expert on weapons of mass destruction."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Destruction, Public, Safety, Weapons)

"The president's poking fun at himself over what goes down. I thought it was a good-natured performance. It made him look good. But he certainly doesn't disguise the record on weapons of mass destruction. And you feel like saying to people, Just get over it."
- Brit Hume
(Related: Thought, People, Performance, Destruction, Disguise, Fun, President, Saying, Weapons)

"But it cannot follow that because weapons and troops are now being deployed we are bound to go to war."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: War, Being, Now, Troops, Weapons)

"We are ready to sacrifice our souls, our children and our families so as not to give up Iraq. We say this so no one will think that America is capable of breaking the will of the Iraqis with its weapons."
- Saddam Hussein
(Related: Sacrifice, America, Children, Iraq, Weapons, Will)

"We know the threats - from global terrorist networks to the spread of deadly weapons. Yet we also know that embedded in this time of danger is the promise of a new day, if we have the courage and commitment to work together."
- Valerie Jarrett
(Related: Time, Work, Courage, Commitment, Danger, Day, Promise, Weapons)

"The atomic bomb certainly is the most powerful of all weapons, but it is conclusively powerful and effective only in the hands of the nation which controls the sky."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Nation, Sky, Weapons)

"We are very serious about imposing weapons restrictions on the PFLP and other Palestinian groups operating from their camps in Lebanon."
- Walid Jumblatt
(Related: Weapons)

"The consequence of Mr. Bush's and Blair's historic lie that the reason for invading Iraq was weapons of mass destruction, is that everything is being doubted."
- Walid Jumblatt
(Related: Lie, Being, Destruction, Iraq, Reason, Weapons)

"Nuclear weapons are intrinsically neither moral nor immoral, though they are more prone to immoral use than most weapons."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: Weapons)

"My guess is that nuclear weapons will be used sometime in the next hundred years, but that their use is much more likely to be small and limited than widespread and unconstrained."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: Weapons, Will, Years)

"Nuclear war is such an emotional subject that many people see the weapons themselves as the common enemy of humanity."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: War, People, Enemy, Humanity, Weapons)

"The objective of nuclear-weapons policy should not be solely to decrease the number of weapons in the world, but to make the world safer - which is not necessarily the same thing."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: Policy, Weapons, World)

"The widespread diffusion of nuclear weapons would make many nations able, and in some cases also create the pressure, to aggravate an on-going crisis, or even touch off a war between two other powers for purposes of their own."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: War, Crisis, Nations, Pressure, Weapons)

"To the extent that these advanced weapons or their components are treated as articles of commerce, perhaps for peaceful uses as in the Plowshare program, their cost would be well within the resources available to many large private organizations."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: Commerce, Weapons)

"In a world which is armed to its teeth with nuclear weapons, every quarrel or difference of opinion may lead to violence of a kind quite different from what is possible today."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: Difference, May, Opinion, Quarrel, Today, Violence, Weapons, World)

"Sen. Edward Kennedy knows very directly. Senator Kennedy and I talked on several occasions prior to the war that my view was that the best evidence that I had seen was that Iraq indeed had weapons of mass destruction."
- David Kay
(Related: War, Destruction, Iraq, Weapons)

"And like I say, I think we've got other cases other than Iraq. I do not think the problem of global proliferation of weapons technology of mass destruction is going to go away, and that's why I think it is an urgent issue."
- David Kay
(Related: Technology, Destruction, Iraq, Weapons)

"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction."
- Edward Kennedy
(Related: Destruction, Weapons, Years)

"If we are really anxious not to have nuclear weapons in Iran, the first thing is to call an international conference on abolishing all nuclear weapons, including Israeli nuclear weapons."
- Bruce Kent
(Related: First, Weapons)

"We have an active program. We have nuclear weapons, we are a nuclear power. We have an advanced missiles program."
- Ayub Khan
(Related: Power, Weapons)

"We went into Iraq because Saddam Hussein refused to account for his weapons of mass destruction, consistently violated UN resolutions and in a post-9/11 world no American president could afford to give Saddam Hussein the benefit of the doubt."
- Peter King
(Related: American, Destruction, Doubt, Iraq, Post, President, Weapons, World)

"In the post-9/11 world you cannot give him the benefit of the doubt. As a result of our going into Iraq, not only is Saddam Hussein gone, but Qaddafi has given up his weapons of mass destruction and tremendous progress is being made in Iraq."
- Peter King
(Related: Progress, Being, Destruction, Doubt, Iraq, Post, Result, Weapons, World)

"We need to stop spending money on those weapons systems that do not advance national security."
- Lawrence Korb
(Related: Money, National security, Weapons)

"I happen to believe that the preemption school is correct, that the risks of allowing Saddam Hussein to acquire his weapons will only grow with time."
- Charles Krauthammer
(Related: Time, School, Weapons, Will)

"We have weapons of mass destruction we have to address here at home. Poverty is a weapon of mass destruction. Homelessness is a weapon of mass destruction. Unemployment is a weapon of mass destruction."
- Dennis Kucinich
(Related: Home, Destruction, Poverty, Unemployment, Weapons)

"We started with the basics of kicking and punching, then we moved on once we got proficient in that, we moved on to working with the weapons, and from then on working with the wires."
- Chiaki Kuriyama
(Related: Weapons)

"I will continue to push for doubling the strength of the U.S. Border Patrol, and to make sure that every cargo container that enters this nation is screened for radiation and potential weapons of mass destruction."
- Nick Lampson
(Related: Strength, Destruction, Nation, Potential, Weapons, Will)

"I think there are many times when it would be most efficient to use nuclear weapons. However, the public opinion in this country and throughout the world throw up their hands in horror when you mention nuclear weapons, just because of the propaganda that's been fed to them."
- Curtis Lemay
(Related: Country, Horror, Opinion, Propaganda, Public, Public opinion, Weapons, World)

"Experts say that Iraq may have nuclear weapons. That's bad news - they may have a nuclear bomb. Now the good news is that they have to drop it with a camel."
- David Letterman
(Related: Experts, Iraq, May, News, Now, Weapons)

"We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandated of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and the means of delivering them."
- Carl Levin
(Related: Peace, Belief, Building, Destruction, Nations, Stability, United, Weapons)

"Weapons of mass destruction in the hands of Islamic extremists will be a disaster for the world."
- Ron Lewis
(Related: Destruction, Disaster, Weapons, Will, World)

"Every day Saddam remains in power with chemical weapons, biological weapons, and the development of nuclear weapons is a day of danger for the United States."
- Joe Lieberman
(Related: Power, Development, Danger, Day, states, United, Weapons)

"It was because of my deep concerns about nuclear weapons that I went to Hiroshima. And then I was astounded in Hiroshima to find that nobody had really studied it."
- Robert Jay Lifton
(Related: Deep, Weapons)

"And I thought about the psychic numbing involved in strategic projections of using hydrogen bombs or nuclear weapons of any kind. And I also thought about ways in which all of us undergo what could be called the numbing of everyday life."
- Robert Jay Lifton
(Related: Life, Thought, Bombs, Weapons)

"Every adult in the world has some sense that he or she might be obliterated at any time by these weapons that we have created."
- Robert Jay Lifton
(Related: Time, Sense, Weapons, World)

"We need the UN, to deal with the threats to our common security from nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, not only in the case of Iraq. They must be tackled by the international community together, by strengthening conventions, treaties and agreements."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Community, Iraq, Security, Weapons)

"When you work with chains or any kind of weapons, or just when you're using hand-to-hand combat, you are going to get hurt."
- Lucy Liu
(Related: Work, Hurt, Weapons)

"I worked with a mime coach. I did weapons training. I did weight training."
- Kristanna Loken
(Related: Coach, Training, Weapons, Weight)

"I have always been of the mind that in a democracy manners are the only effective weapons against the bowie-knife."
- James Russell Lowell
(Related: Democracy, Manners, Mind, Weapons)

"We must perfect a worldwide system of accountability for nuclear, biological and chemical weapons."
- Richard Lugar
(Related: Weapons)

"I was in jail four and a half years. When I came out, I continued the same struggle against injustice, but instead of using weapons, I began to use art and cinema."
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf
(Related: Art, Cinema, Injustice, Struggle, Weapons, Years)

"Once it was suggested that Saddam Hussein might give his weaponry to terrorists, or might use weapons himself in the region, then it became hard for the Democrats to say, 'Well, that can't happen.'"
- Chris Matthews
(Related: Democrats, Weapons)

"It would be our policy to use nuclear weapons wherever we felt it necessary to protect our forces and achieve our objectives."
- Robert McNamara
(Related: Policy, Objectives, Weapons)

"We should seek international support for our mutual objectives abroad, in promoting freedom, democracy, respect for human rights, and also the elimination of weapons of mass destruction."
- Robert Menendez
(Related: Democracy, Destruction, Freedom, Rights, Human rights, Objectives, Respect, Support, Weapons)

"Many people in the world today are not starving because there is an inherent inability to produce food, they are starving because they are caught in the middle of political fights and blockades that have been used as weapons."
- Ralph Merkle
(Related: Food, People, Today, Weapons, World)

"I want to move to a world of no nuclear weapons but I want to do that through multilateral disarmament so that we all disarm together."
- Ed Miliband
(Related: Want, Weapons, World)

"Liberals should not overplay this weapons of mass destruction card, because you want me to tell you the truth? Most of us are not going to care if they don't find these weapons of mass destruction. It's enough for a lot of us to see those kids smiling on that street again."
- Dennis Miller
(Related: Truth, Care, Destruction, Kids, Liberals, Want, Weapons)

"The root of the evil is not the construction of new, more dreadful weapons. It is the spirit of conquest."
- Ludwig von Mises
(Related: Conquest, Evil, Spirit, Weapons)

"The majority of Americans, the ones who never elected George W. Bush, are not fooled by his weapons of mass distraction."
- Michael Moore
(Related: Americans, Majority, Weapons)

"Japan is the only country in the world which suffered from the scourge of nuclear weapons."
- Yoshiro Mori
(Related: Country, Weapons, World)

"It is my strong hope that an environment will be created in which both of our countries can cooperate for the realization of a world without nuclear weapons."
- Yoshiro Mori
(Related: Hope, Countries, Environment, Weapons, Will, World)

"We shall continue to work for a Middle East that is free of strife and violence, living in harmony without the threat of terrorism or the dangers of weapons of mass destruction."
- Hosni Mubarak
(Related: Work, Destruction, Harmony, Living, Terrorism, Violence, Weapons)

"A man of courage never needs weapons, but he may need bail."
- Lewis Mumford
(Related: Courage, Man, May, Needs, Weapons)

"We must continue to ensure law enforcement has the necessary tools to combat terrorism here at home. We must also work with our allies and provide our military with the weapons and protective gear they need to defeat terrorism abroad."
- Timothy Murphy
(Related: Work, Home, Defeat, Law, Military, Terrorism, Tools, Weapons)

"I agree with the many who consider freezing all sorts of weapons systems a first step in a realistic disarmament policy."
- Alva Myrdal
(Related: Policy, First, Weapons)

"All mankind is now learning that these nuclear weapons can only serve to destroy, never become beneficial."
- Alva Myrdal
(Related: Learning, Mankind, Now, Weapons)

"The Obama presidency has two great missions: fixing the economy, and preventing Iran from gaining nuclear weapons."
- Benjamin Netanyahu
(Related: Economy, Presidency, Weapons)

"I can tell you one thing, Iran is closer to developing nuclear weapons today than it was a week ago, or a month ago or a year ago. It's just moving on with its efforts."
- Benjamin Netanyahu
(Related: Today, Weapons)

"So I think we should stay focused on the real problem in the Middle East. It's not Israel. It's these dictatorships that are developing nuclear weapons with the specific goal of wiping Israel away."
- Benjamin Netanyahu
(Related: Goal, Israel, Weapons)

"But so far, you know who's been violating the nuclear nonproliferation pact day and night? Those who signed it. Iran, Iraq, Libya and Iran violates it while calling for Israel's destruction and racing to develop atomic weapons to that end."
- Benjamin Netanyahu
(Related: Day, Destruction, End, Iraq, Israel, Night, Racing, Weapons)

"As far as a nuclear weapons-free zone, you know, when the lion lies down with the lamb, and you don't need a new lamb every day to satisfy the lion, then we might have this kind of transformation in the Middle East."
- Benjamin Netanyahu
(Related: Day, Lies, Weapons, Zone)

"We hear so much about weapons of mass destruction. But nine out of 10 war victims are killed by guns. It's the AK-47 that's a weapon of mass destruction."
- Andrew Niccol
(Related: War, Destruction, Victims, Weapons)

"It bothers me to read the comments of leaders of the Hamas and others who hate America that their goal is to have more weaponry capable of delivering all types of weapons of mass destruction."
- Don Nickles
(Related: Goal, America, Destruction, Hate, Leaders, Weapons)

"We've already seen proliferation. We started it with Britain, then France. Then we benignly let the Israelis do it. The Pakistanis and the Indians have recently done it. The Chinese have nuclear weapons."
- William Odom
(Related: France, Weapons)

"There are nuclear weapons in China, Iran, Korea and Pakistan. It wouldn't take much to send a couple of warheads off on this planet somewhere that would cause a lot of environmental damage, then if you have got someone who wants to retaliate you have real problems."
- Edward James Olmos
(Related: Environmental, Cause, Problems, Weapons)

"Americans were told repeatedly by President Bush and Vice President Cheney that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. None were ever found."
- John Olver
(Related: Americans, Destruction, Iraq, President, Vice, Weapons)

"This is not a matter of weapons. We are hopeful for God's help. The real matter is the extinction of America. And, God willing, it will fall to the ground."
- Mohammed Omar
(Related: God, America, Help, Weapons, Will)

"Science has produced such powerful weapons that in a war between great powers there would be neither victor nor vanquished. Both would be overwhelmed in destruction."
- John Boyd Orr
(Related: Science, War, Destruction, Weapons)

"Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory."
- George S. Patton
(Related: Men, Victory, Man, May, Spirit, Weapons)

"No more war! Never again war! If you wish to be brothers, drop your weapons."
- Pope Paul VI
(Related: Brothers, Weapons)

"The strength of the United States is not the gold at Fort Knox or the weapons of mass destruction that we have, but the sum total of the education and the character of our people."
- Claiborne Pell
(Related: Education, People, Character, Strength, Destruction, Gold, states, United, Weapons)

"Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process."
- Nancy Pelosi
(Related: Technology, Development, Countries, Destruction, Weapons)

"In any event, the problem in Iran is much bigger than weapons. The problem is the terrorist regime that seeks the weapons. The regime must go."
- Richard Perle
(Related: Weapons)

"Under this scientific and moral pressure, the Canadian government conceded publicly that the use of these weapons in Vietnam was, in their view, a contravention of the Geneva Protocol."
- John Charles Polanyi
(Related: Government, Pressure, Vietnam, Weapons)

"In the late 1950s a major topic under discussion was whether Canada should acquire nuclear weapons."
- John Charles Polanyi
(Related: Canada, Weapons)

"Individual scientists like myself - and many more conspicuous - pointed to the dangers of radioactive fallout over Canada if we were to launch nuclear weapons to intercept incoming bombers."
- John Charles Polanyi
(Related: Canada, Scientists, Weapons)

"From the exterior face of the wall towers must be projected, from which an approaching enemy may be annoyed by weapons, from the embrasures of those towers, right and left."
- Marcus V. Pollio
(Related: Enemy, May, Right, Weapons)

"I have no doubt that we will be successful in harnessing the sun's energy. If sunbeams were weapons of war, we would have had solar energy centuries ago."
- George Porter
(Related: War, Successful, Doubt, Energy, Sun, Weapons, Will)

"Today I can declare my hope and declare it from the bottom of my heart that we will eventually see the time when that number of nuclear weapons is down to zero and the world is a much better place."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Time, Heart, Hope, Today, Weapons, Will, World)

"We should develop anti-satellite weapons because we could not have prevailed without them in 'Red Storm Rising'."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Weapons)

"The struggle to get weapons is continuous, but the United States will aid us, if it finds Israel displaying a willingness for peace."
- Yitzhak Rabin
(Related: Peace, Israel, states, Struggle, United, Weapons, Will)

"There were no weapons of mass destruction and Saddam Hussein was not involved in the September 11th attack."
- Charles Rangel
(Related: Destruction, Weapons)

"I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Cause, Community, Country, Mankind, Now, Weapons, World)

"The politicians in this world... have at their command weapons of mass destruction far more complex than their own thinking processes."
- Charley Reese
(Related: Destruction, Politicians, Thinking, Weapons, World)

"Most of those mocking us and our works night after night have not reached the point of suggesting we are going to use those weapons. They are pretty useless right now."
- Richard Reeves
(Related: Night, Now, Pretty, Right, Weapons)

"Our moral authority is as important, if not more important, than our troop strength or our high-tech weapons. We are rapidly losing that moral authority, not only in the Arab world but all over the world."
- Robert Reich
(Related: Strength, Authority, Losing, Weapons, World)

"It does not make sense that we are allowing known potential weapons, not unlike those the 9-11 hijackers used to overcome the crews of four airplanes, to be taken aboard passenger aircraft."
- Dave Reichert
(Related: Airplanes, Potential, Sense, Weapons)

"The other countries did not share the same concern the United States had in the early '90's - that North Korea actually had an ongoing nuclear weapons program."
- Mitchell Reiss
(Related: Concern, Countries, states, United, Weapons)

"The nexus between terrorism and nuclear weapons, or even nuclear material, is obviously a current concern."
- Mitchell Reiss
(Related: Concern, Terrorism, Weapons)

"And it has to do with having no inventory or stockpiles on the shelf, but items arrive as you need to build your product. What that means is that it's much more difficult to actually find stockpiles of already built weapons."
- Mitchell Reiss
(Related: Weapons)

"The problem here is that there will always be some uncertainty about how quickly Saddam can acquire nuclear weapons. But we don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud."
- Condoleezza Rice
(Related: Smoking, Uncertainty, Want, Weapons, Will)

"But I want to just caution, it is not incumbent on the United States to prove that Saddam Hussein is trying to acquire weapons of mass destruction. He's already demonstrated that he's trying to acquire weapons of mass destruction."
- Condoleezza Rice
(Related: Caution, Destruction, states, Trying, United, Want, Weapons)

"The rapid dissemination of technology and information offers entirely new ways of production, but it can also bring the spectre of more states developing weapons of mass destruction."
- Lord Robertson
(Related: Technology, Destruction, Information, Production, states, Weapons)

"The system adopted in the Latin American instrument proves that, although no state can obligate another to join such a zone, neither can one prevent others wishing to do so from adhering to a regime of total absence of nuclear weapons within their own territories."
- Alfonso G. Robles
(Related: Absence, American, State, Weapons, Wishing, Zone)

"We were told by the president that we had no alternative but to go into Iraq because of the threat that Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction posed, but to date, these weapons have not been found."
- Jay Rockefeller
(Related: Destruction, Iraq, President, Weapons)

"I think DOOM had just the right mix of elements that keep people coming back to it: great monsters, excellent weapons with great balance, a spooky environment and extreme speed."
- John Romero
(Related: People, Balance, Environment, Extreme, Right, Weapons)

"Anyone who has to fight, even with the most modern weapons, against an enemy in complete command of the air, fights like a savage against modern European troops, under the same handicaps and with the same chances of success."
- Erwin Rommel
(Related: Success, Enemy, Fight, Troops, Weapons)

"As for the assertion that nuclear weapons prevent wars, how many more wars are needed to refute this arguments? Tens of millions have died in the many wars that have taken place since 1945."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Arguments, Weapons)

"All nuclear weapon states should now recognize that this is so, and declare - in Treaty form - that they will never be the first to use nuclear weapons. This would open the way to the gradual, mutual reduction of nuclear arsenals, down to zero."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: First, Now, Open, states, Weapons, Will)

"Long before the terrifying potential of the arms race was recognized, there was a widespread instinctive abhorrence of nuclear weapons, and a strong desire to get rid of them."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Abhorrence, Desire, Potential, Race, Weapons)

"Several studies, and a number of public statements by senior military and political personalities, testify that - except for disputes between the present nuclear states - all military conflicts, as well as threats to peace, can be dealt with using conventional weapons."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Peace, Military, Present, Public, states, Weapons)

"The chief task was to stop the arms race before it brought utter disaster. However, after the collapse of communism and the disintegration of the Soviet Union, any rationale for having nuclear weapons disappeared."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Communism, Disaster, Race, Weapons)

"There is no direct evidence that nuclear weapons prevented a world war. Conversely, it is known that they nearly caused one."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: War, Weapons, World, World war)

"This is the reality of nuclear weapons: they may trigger a world war; a war which, unlike previous ones, destroys all of civilization."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: War, Civilization, May, Reality, World, World war)

"To sum up, there is no evidence that a world without nuclear weapons would be a dangerous world. On the contrary, it would be a safer world, as I will show later."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Weapons, Will, World)

"We are told that the possession of nuclear weapons - in some cases even the testing of these weapons - is essential for national security. But this argument can be made by other countries as well."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Argument, Countries, National security, Possession, Testing, Weapons)

"When the START 2 treaty has been implemented - and remember it has not yet been ratified - we will be left with some 15,000 nuclear warheads, active and in reserve. Fifteen thousand weapons with an average yield of 20 Hiroshima bombs."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Bombs, Weapons, Will, Yield)

"So I ask the nuclear powers to abandon the out-of-date thinking of the Cold War period and take a fresh look. Above all, I appeal to them to bear in mind the long-term threat that nuclear weapons pose to humankind and to begin action towards their elimination."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: War, Action, Mind, Thinking, Weapons)

"But the nuclear powers still cling tenaciously to their weapons."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Weapons)

"Indeed, the very first resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations - adopted unanimously - called for the elimination of nuclear weapons."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: First, Nations, Resolution, United, Weapons)

"Indeed, the whole human species is endangered, by nuclear weapons or by other means of wholesale destruction which further advances in science are likely to produce."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Science, Destruction, Weapons)

"This means that the only function of nuclear weapons, while they exist, is to deter a nuclear attack."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Weapons)

"If the militarily most powerful - and least threatened - states need nuclear weapons for their security, how can one deny such security to countries that are truly insecure? The present nuclear policy is a recipe for proliferation. It is a policy for disaster."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Policy, Countries, Disaster, Present, Security, states, Weapons)

"I have to bring to your notice a terrifying reality: with the development of nuclear weapons Man has acquired, for the first time in history, the technical means to destroy the whole of civilization in a single act."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Time, History, Civilization, Development, Act, First, Man, Weapons)

"The fact is that America's weapons systems have made it impossible for anybody to confront it militarily. So, all you have is your wits and your cunning, and your ability to fight in the way the Iraqis are fighting."
- Arundhati Roy
(Related: Ability, America, Cunning, Fact, Fight, Fighting, Weapons)

"Imagine, a September 11 with weapons of mass destruction. It's not 3,000. It's tens of thousands of innocent men, women and children."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Women, Children, Destruction, Weapons)

"It seems to me we have been in a rhetorical arms race in this country, with each side unwilling to lay down its weapons for fear - usually justified - the other side would beat them to a pulp."
- Pat Sajak
(Related: Fear, Country, Race, Weapons)

"In 1947 I defended my thesis on nuclear physics, and in 1948 I was included in a group of research scientists whose task was to develop nuclear weapons."
- Andrei Sakharov
(Related: Physics, Research, Scientists, Weapons)

"I visited the Chinese side last year. The Chinese are in a constant state of military readiness. They have all their nuclear weapons in the area, presumably trained on targets across the border."
- Harrison Salisbury
(Related: Military, State, Weapons)

"It's very certain that North Korea is developing nuclear weapons for offensive purposes. They don't need nuclear weapons to defend their own country."
- Kim Y. Sam
(Related: Country, Weapons)

"It is the earnest hope of our people that the world may see the day when all nuclear weapons are abolished."
- Eisaku Sato
(Related: People, Hope, Day, May, Weapons, World)

"The whole world knows that His glory has not been spread by force and weapons, but by poor fishermen."
- Girolamo Savonarola
(Related: Fishermen, Force, Glory, Poor, Weapons, World)

"The Iraqi military are able to deploy these weapons within 45 minutes of a decision to do so."
- John Scarlett
(Related: Decision, Military, Weapons)

"Although every step must be taken to protect against a chemical or biological attack in America, our nation would survive the use of those weapons as we did when anthrax was mailed to our Capitol and other targets."
- Adam Schiff
(Related: America, Nation, Weapons)

"Our failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq thus far has been deeply troubling, and our intelligence-gathering process needs thorough and unbiased investigation."
- Adam Schiff
(Related: Intelligence, Failure, Destruction, Investigation, Iraq, Needs, Weapons)

"Iran's continued pursuit of nuclear weapons, support for international terrorist organizations, and abhorrent human rights practices pose one of the greatest threats to global security."
- Allyson Schwartz
(Related: Rights, Human rights, Pursuit, Security, Support, Weapons)

"Courage and conviction are powerful weapons against an enemy who depends only on fists or guns. Animals know when you are afraid; a coward knows when you are not."
- David Seabury
(Related: Courage, Animals, Conviction, Enemy, Weapons)

"There are weapons that are simply thoughts. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy."
- Rod Serling
(Related: Thoughts, Suspicion, Weapons)

"The central premise behind Oslo was that if Arafat were given enough legitimacy, territory, weapons and money, he would use his power to fight terror and make peace with Israel."
- Natan Sharansky
(Related: Peace, Power, Money, Fight, Israel, Terror, Weapons)

"Iran, Libya and Syria are irresponsible states, which must be disarmed of weapons of mass destruction, and a successful American move in Iraq as a model will make that easier to achieve."
- Ariel Sharon
(Related: Successful, American, Destruction, Iraq, states, Weapons, Will)

"Saddam Hussein has been tenacious in his pursuit of weapons of mass destruction and, unless he is removed from power, he will eventually harm our nation and our allies. Every moment we delay allows him to grow stronger."
- Richard Shelby
(Related: Power, Delay, Destruction, Harm, Nation, Pursuit, Weapons, Will)

"The Pacific had great hope that when the former President Mitered decided to halt nuclear testing, we had put behind us the issue of nuclear states testing their weapons in our Pacific region."
- Jenny Shipley
(Related: Hope, President, states, Testing, Weapons)

"The world has been gradually reducing its nuclear arsenals. Testing must stop so that progress on the destruction of nuclear weapons may begin."
- Jenny Shipley
(Related: Progress, Destruction, May, Testing, Weapons, World)

"Weapons are created to be used. There's no place for the weak on this earth."
- Curt Siodmak
(Related: Earth, Weapons)

"We will be safer from terrorist attack only when we have earned the respect of all other nations instead of their fear, respect for our values and not merely our weapons."
- Theodore C. Sorensen
(Related: Fear, Values, Nations, Respect, Weapons, Will)

"Number one, that it is smart to communicate and negotiate with your enemy instead of just waging war with bombs and weapons of mass destruction."
- Theodore C. Sorensen
(Related: War, Bombs, Destruction, Enemy, Weapons)

"If Bush, as I believe, has reliable information on the fact that Saddam Hussein is making weapons of mass destruction, I cannot not support the policies of his government."
- Steven Spielberg
(Related: Government, Destruction, Fact, Information, Support, Weapons)

"We have got thousands of nuclear weapons in order to achieve deterrence."
- John Spratt
(Related: Order, Weapons)

"Three big assumptions proved wrong: one, that the Iraqi people would welcome us as liberators; two, that oil would soon pay for Iraqi's rebuilding; and, three, that we have plenty of troops, weapons, and equipment for the postwar situation."
- John Spratt
(Related: People, Oil, Troops, Weapons)

"Since the Pentagon underestimated the number of troops required after the end of hostilities, we were not prepared to prevent looting or to guard hundreds of weapons dumps spread throughout the country."
- John Spratt
(Related: Country, End, Troops, Weapons)

"You can have all the gun control laws in the country, but if you don't enforce them, people are going to find a way to protect themselves. We need to recognize that bad people are doing bad things with these weapons. It's not the law-abiding citizens, it's not the person who uses it as a hobby."
- Michael Steele
(Related: People, Control, Country, Law, Laws, Weapons)

"Never had he found himself so close to those terrible weapons of feminine artillery."
- Stendhal
(Related: Weapons)

"We may yet work up to some serious shooting war, or maybe some acts of urban genocide committed with rogue nuclear weapons. But if that were the case, why would we call that "9/11"? If Washington disappeared in a mushroom cloud, we'd give that huge event a different name."
- Bruce Sterling
(Related: Work, War, Genocide, May, Name, Washington, Weapons)

"When it comes to my own turn to lay my weapons down, I shall do so with thankfulness and fatigue, and whatever be my destiny afterward, I shall be glad to lie down with my fathers in honor. It is human at least, if not divine."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Lie, Destiny, Fathers, Fatigue, Honor, Thankfulness, Weapons)

"Between 1939 and 1945 you produced weapons and war equipment valued at thirteen billion dollars, 70 per cent of which you shipped to your allies. The same process is going on today in Canada's much larger and growing industry."
- Arthur H. Sulzberger
(Related: War, Canada, Today, Weapons)

"If you wait until those weapons pose a direct, clear, present danger to the United States, you've probably waited too long."
- John Sununu
(Related: Danger, Present, states, United, Weapons)

"When we're talking about technology that involves weapons of mass destruction, nuclear, chemical or biological weapons, there has to be an element of preemption."
- John Sununu
(Related: Technology, Destruction, Talking, Weapons)

"Don't let that weapon technology proliferate. Don't let Saddam Hussein get capability for nuclear or chemical weapons, because he's already shown a willingness to use any weapon at his disposal."
- John Sununu
(Related: Technology, Weapons)

"A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us."
- Margaret Thatcher
(Related: Weapons, World)

"I will hear no talk that there are no intermediate-range weapons on the NATO side."
- E. P. Thompson
(Related: Talk, Weapons, Will)

"China is one of the world's greatest proliferators of weapons of mass destruction to these rogue nations."
- Fred Thompson
(Related: Destruction, Nations, Weapons, World)

"Our only weapons in this war of your lifetime are the weapons of the mind."
- Paul Tsongas
(Related: War, Mind, Weapons)

"Weapons are an important factor in war, but not the decisive one; it is man and not materials that counts."
- Mao Tse Tung
(Related: War, Man, Weapons)

"Well, I probably, I guess first became aware of the whole, what I call the nuclear complex or weapons work those kinds of things, right out of law school."
- Tom Udall
(Related: Work, First, Law, Right, School, Weapons)

"Our nuclear weapons are meant purely as a deterrent against nuclear adventure by an adversary."
- Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(Related: Adventure, Weapons)

"The same people who are murdered slowly in the mechanized slaughterhouses of work are also arguing, singing, drinking, dancing, making love, holding the streets, picking up weapons and inventing a new poetry."
- Raoul Vaneigem
(Related: Poetry, Work, Love, People, Dancing, Drinking, Singing, Weapons)

"We can just assume they have much more and powerful, more advanced technology, all the new computers, everything could be much more easier and help them to build much more and many more nuclear weapons."
- Mordechai Vanunu
(Related: Computers, Technology, Help, Weapons)

"The main points were: one, the amount of Israel's nuclear weapons, how many Israel had, that no one could predict or know, including the CIA. They were thinking about a number like 10 or 15. But I came out with a number between 150 to 200."
- Mordechai Vanunu
(Related: Israel, Thinking, Weapons)

"So we knew their intentions were to strike in the United States. We also knew from other sources of dozens of examples of where the notion of using planes as weapons was discussed."
- Richard Ben Veniste
(Related: Intentions, states, United, Weapons)

"This mass destructive weapons were sold to Iraqi government by the United States. And Mr. Rumsfeld has been one of the man responsible for this sale, for this bargain, for this market."
- Jacques Verges
(Related: Government, Bargain, Man, states, United, Weapons)

"Their rage supplies them with weapons."
- Virgil
(Related: Weapons)

"I do not want our children and grandchildren to live in a world where everyday they fear some regional strongman with weapons of mass destruction. We need to send a message to these future would-be bullies: you will not be allowed to threaten the world."
- George Voinovich
(Related: Fear, Children, Destruction, Future, Want, Weapons, Will, World)

"Nuclear weapons offer us nothing but a balance of terror, and a balance of terror is still terror."
- George Wald
(Related: Balance, Nothing, Terror, Weapons)

"We have to get rid of those nuclear weapons."
- George Wald
(Related: Weapons)

"Nuclear weapons and TV have simply intensified the consequences of our tendencies, upped the stakes."
- David Foster Wallace
(Related: Consequences, Weapons)

"Saddam Hussein has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do."
- Henry Waxman
(Related: Past, Resolution, Weapons, Years)

"There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Saddam Hussein had and used significant weapons of mass destruction on his own people, both the Kurds and the Iranians."
- Curt Weldon
(Related: People, Destruction, Doubt, Mind, Weapons)

"The French had an obvious financial interest in Iraq. That's been documented. They were involved financially in Iraq and in some cases, I think with weapons of mass destruction."
- Curt Weldon
(Related: Financial, Destruction, Interest, Iraq, Obvious, Weapons)

"We experience problem-solving sessions as war zones, we view competing ideas as enemies, and we use problems as weapons to blame and defeat opposition forces. No wonder we can't come up with real lasting solutions!"
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Experience, War, Ideas, Blame, Defeat, Enemies, Opposition, Problems, Weapons, Wonder)

"The idea that information can be stored in a changing world without an overwhelming depreciation of its value is false. It is scarcely less false than the more plausible claim that after a war we may take our existing weapons, fill their barrels with information."
- Norbert Wiener
(Related: War, Idea, Information, May, Value, Weapons, World)

"The liberation of Iraq was part of a broader effort to seriously confront the greatest threat to world security: rogue states capable of obtaining long range weapons of mass destruction."
- Armstrong Williams
(Related: Destruction, Effort, Iraq, states, Weapons, World)

"Nuclear weapons kill Americans - they don't kill Republicans or Democrats - they kill Americans."
- Joe Wilson
(Related: Americans, Democrats, Republicans, Weapons)

"However, the resources at our people's disposal are very few and we require assistance from the neighboring Arab countries, and for weapons in order to fight the enemy."
- Ahmed Yassin
(Related: People, Countries, Enemy, Fight, Order, Weapons)

"American soldiers had to guard prisoners on the inside while receiving mortar and weapons fire from the outside. Guantanamo is distant from any battlefield, making it far more secure."
- John Yoo
(Related: American, Fire, Soldiers, Weapons)

"I don't see it in terms of changing things, but rather using language and music as weapons for fighting a mainstream media which is predominately right wing, and loyal to the political framework and its corporate interests."
- Thom Yorke
(Related: Music, Corporate, Fighting, Language, Media, Right, Weapons)

"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer."
- Frank Zappa
(Related: Beer, Country, Football, Weapons)

"Throughout our courtship, Kenny told me that he had proof that Saddam Hussein was a threat because he possessed weapons of mass destruction. I told him, 'You had me at weapons.'"
- Renee Zellweger
(Related: Courtship, Destruction, Proof, Weapons)

"The most disastrous phenomenon of the current situation is the factor that imperialism is employing for its own ends all the powers of the proletariat, all of its institutions and weapons, which its fighting vanguard has created for its war of liberation."
- Clara Zetkin
(Related: War, Fighting, Weapons)