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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

D-Xirable War and Peace Quotes!

Hello my loves,

I'm sorry about the delay in this post.

There are OVER 1,000 quotes on War and Peace! In order to pick which ones that I thought were the best, I had to read all of those that I could find. So, that's why this post took SO long to do! Also, I've been really busy doing other things.

With that said, I am ALWAYS for PEACE but I decided to add the few pro - war quotes that I found just because. So, here's the post. Yes, it's long. But like I said, there are TONS of quotes on this subject!

(Sort of) Pro - War Quotes

War creates peace like hate creates love. ~David L. Wilson

Our enemies...never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we. ~George W. Bush (Hahaha)

War should be the politics of last resort. And when we go to war, we should have a purpose that our people understand and support. ~Colin Powell

The only defensible war is a war of defense. ~G. K. Chesterton

The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on. ~Omar Bradley

There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet the enemy. ~George Washington

Yes, we love peace, but we are not willing to take wounds for it, as we are for war. ~John Andrew Holmes

Anti - War Quotes

The chain reaction of evil--wars producing more wars -- must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

I hate war for its consequences, for the lies it lives on and propagates, for the undying hatreds it arouses... ~Harry Emerson Fosdick

After every ''victory'' you have more enemies. ~Jeanette Winterson

I guess every generation is doomed to fight its war...suffer the loss of the same old illusions, and learn the same old lessons on its own. ~Phillip Caputo

I hate those men who would send into war youth to fight and die for them; the pride and cowardice of those old men, making their wars that boys must die. ~Mary Roberts Rinehart

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

The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions. ~Robert Lynd

War doesn't make boys men, it makes men dead. ~Ken Gillespie

Wars teach us not to love our enemies, but to hate our allies. ~W. L. George

Liberty and democracy become unholy when their hands are dyed red with innocent blood. ~Mahatma Gandhi

It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood...War is hell. ~General William Tecumseh Sherman

No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare. ~James Madison

Man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder. ~Percy Bysshe Shelley

War remains the decisive human failure. ~John Kenneth Galbraith

Today the real test of power is not capacity to make war but capacity to prevent it. ~Anne O'Hare McCormick

One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one. ~Agatha Christie

War is wretched beyond description, and only a fool or a fraud could sentimentalize its cruel reality. ~Senator John McCain

War is the business of barbarians. ~Napoleon Bonaparte

War means blind obedience, unthinking stupidity, brutish callousness, wanton destruction, and irresponsible murder. ~Alexander Berkman

There should be an honest attempt at the reconciliation of differences before resorting to combat. ~Jimmy Carter

War is organized murder and torture against our brothers. ~Alfred Adler

Together we must learn how to compose differences, not with arms, but with intellect and decent purpose. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

There is no glory in battle worth the blood it costs. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

In war, there are no unwounded soldiers. ~Jose Narosky

What a cruel thing is war...to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world. ~Robert E. Lee

There is but one evil, war. All the other proclaimed evils such as hate, greed, discrimination  and jealousy are only sub-categories of it. ~Jose Barreiro

Old men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die. ~Herbert C. Hoover

How could man rejoice in victory and delight in the slaughter of men? ~Lao Tzu

Most wars are started by well-fed people with time on their hands to dream up half-baked ideologies or grandiose ambitions... ~Thomas Sowell

Think of war as a game of Russian roulette. It is a game of chance with your life as the grand prize. ~Ramman Kenoun

The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders...tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. ~Herman Goering

There is no morality in war. Morality is the privilege of those judging from the distance. War is only death and destruction... ~John Cory

In war, there are no winners. ~Ramman Kenoun

It's more humane to cure your enemies than to kill them. ~Hugh Mann

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army. ~Edward Everett

In order to rally people, governments need enemies...if they do not have a real enemy, they will invent one in order to mobilize us. ~Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist monk

War is the cemetery of futures promised. ~John Cory

Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

Force always attracts men of low morality. ~Albert Einstein

I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind. ~John F. Kennedy

Tis nobler to lose honor to save the lives of men than it is to gain honor by taking them. ~David Borenstein

Man is the only animal that is cruel. It kills just for the sake of it. ~Mark Twain

Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived. ~Abraham Lincoln

In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons. ~Herodotus

The supreme excellence is to subdue the armies of your enemies without even having to fight them. ~Sun Tzu

Can anything be more ridiculous than that a man has a right to kill me because he lives on the other side of the water, and because his ruler has quarrel with mine, although I have none with him? ~Blaise Pascal

It is the youth who must inherit the tribulation, the sorrow...that are the aftermath of war. ~Herbert C. Hoover

War is the greatest plague that can affect humanity; it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it. ~Martin Luther

No weapon has ever settled a moral problem. It can impose a solution but it cannot guarantee it to be a just one. ~Ernest Hemingway

If you live long enough, you'll see that every victory turns into a defeat. ~Simone de Beauvoir

It takes twenty years or more of peace to make a man; it only takes twenty seconds of war to destroy him. ~King Baudouin I of Belgium

I believe in only one thing: liberty; but I do not believe in liberty enough to want to force it upon anyone. ~H. L. Mencken

History has witnessed the failure of many endeavors to impose peace by war, cooperation by coercion, unanimity by slaughtering dissidents…. A lasting order cannot be established by bayonets. ~Ludwig von Mises

There never was a good war or a bad peace. ~Benjamin Franklin

An eye for an eye makes us all blind. ~Mahatma Gandhi

Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war. ~Albert Einstein

War comes from our being immature, fearful, and injured, and not being able to conceive of other ways of solving problems. ~Patricia Sun

Conflict is the criminals' paradise; it is the only time when killing is allowed, theft is tolerated, and rape is forgiven. ~Ramman Kenoun

We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing that we know about living. ~General Omar N. Bradley

What a cruel thing is war: to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness god has given us in this world... ~Robert E. Lee

What a cruel thing war is...to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors. ~Robert E. Lee

War settles nothing. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

War does not determine who is right - only who is left. ~Bertrand Russell

We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict wants something more than it wants peace. ~Jeane Kirkpatrick

When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die. ~Jean-Paul Sartre

War: first, one hopes to win...in the end, one is surprised that everyone has lost. ~Karl Kraus

How does one prevail in war? Both sides have already lost. ~Logan Kodysz

Conflict is inevitable, but combat is optional. ~Max Lucade

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent. ~Mahatma Gandhi

Peace Quotes

Peace is constructed, not fought for. ~Brent Davis

As long as we can talk with people, as long as one can keep the guns quiet, one has a chance. ~Lydia Sicher

We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children. ~Jimmy Carter

Respect for the rights of others means peace. ~Benito Juárez

All nations want peace, but they want a peace that suits them. ~Admiral Sir John Fisher

All mankind...being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions. ~John Locke

Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none. ~Thomas Jefferson

To all those who walk the path of human cooperation war must appear loathsome and inhuman. ~Alfred Adler

There is no way to peace. Peace is the way. ~Mahatma Gandhi

Society has arisen out of the works of peace; the essence of society is peacemaking. ~Ludwig von Mises

A people free to choose will always choose peace. ~Ronald Reagan

Peace has to be created, in order to be maintained. It will never be achieved by passivity and quietism. ~Dorothy Thompson

Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it. ~Thomas Jefferson

Peace...is the product of Faith, Strength, Energy, Will, Sympathy, Justice, Imagination, and the triumph of principle. ~Dorothy Thompson

Peace hath higher tests of manhood than battle ever knew. ~John Greenleaf Whittier

We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

If peace...only had the music and pageantry of war, there'd be no wars. ~Sophie Kerr

Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding. ~Albert Einstein

Let us not deceive ourselves; we must elect world peace or world destruction. ~Bernard M. Baruch

Peace has its victories no less than war, but it doesn't have as many monuments to unveil. ~Kin Hubbard

Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are...savages. ~Thomas Alva Edison

We must pursue peaceful end through peaceful means. ~Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. ~Thomas Merton

Non-violence is not inaction. It is not discussion. It is not for the timid or weak... Non-violence is hard work. ~Cesar Chavez

Working for peace in the future is to work for peace in the present moment. ~Thich Nhat Hahn

For it isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

War...is as much a punishment to the punisher as to the sufferer. ~Thomas Jefferson

Today the real test of America's power and wisdom is not our capacity to make war but our capacity to prevent it. ~Dale Turner

There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it. ~Henry Havelock Ellis

War is a defeat for humanity. ~Pope John Paul II

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends. ~Abraham Lincoln

Peace and not war is the father of all things. ~Ludwig von Mise

Peace is its own reward. ~
Mahatma Gandhi

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. ~Mother Teresa

If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies. ~Moshe Dayan

First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others. ~Thomas A Kempis

If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner. ~Nelson Mandela

Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. ~John Lennon

Peace is rarely denied to the peaceful. ~Friedrich Schiller

The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace. ~Carlos Santana

If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children. ~Mahatma Gandhi

We shall find peace. We shall hear angels. We shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds. ~Anton Chekov

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. ~Jimi Hendrix

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the postive affirmation of peace. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you make peace with yourself, you make peace with the world. ~Maha Ghosananda

Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means. ~Ronald Reagan


I hope that you enjoyed this post!
Thank you to Marianne M. from Lure of the dark side (http://lureofthedarkside.blogspot.com/) for suggesting that I do this post!

Love always,
LaTasha B.
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41 comments:

  1. Hi dear!! This is such a beautiful post! I like all the quotes you have selected but my fave is
    "There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet the enemy".
    That is sooo true!
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    1. Francesca R. Capizzi - Thank you so much for your comment love! I ALWAYS appreciate them! You are so kind and wonderful! I LOVE that! I'm glad that you like the quotes that I've selected. I'm glad that you found a fave. Interesting choice hun! :)

      Love always,
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      P.S. stay fabulous and stylish! :)

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  2. A brilliant and inspiring post my dear! So well researched and you put so much love and effort into finding these motivational quotes. Its so apt, especially in the volatile type of world we live in. There are so many I love...but the Peace ones are my favourite.

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    1. Sam - Thank you so much for your comment beautiful! They always make me smile! :) I'm glad that you found my post brilliant and inspring! That's AMAZING love! I'm glad that you find it well researched and I did do it with love, time, and effort. It was totally worth it though! :) I LOVE the peace ones as well! :)

      Love always,
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      P.S. you are so lovely and beautiful inside and out! :)

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    2. Thanks too for all your wonderful comments hun :)

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    3. No problem at all beautiful and sweet one! :)

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  3. As an English student, I really appreciate this post. The novel is amazing. So many great quotes come from it.

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment beautiful! I really appreciate your comment love! I was an English student as well so I'm glad that you appreciate this post! I'm glad that you find the novel amazing and that many great quotes are in it! Thank you so much for this comment again! I think that it's SUPER cool that you are an English student! :)

      Love always,
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      P.S. stay cool, wonderful, and awesome!

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  4. Wow, brilliant collection of peace quotes. You really spent some time on this compilation, I can tell! So beautiful and very much needed for today <3

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    1. Linda (Trendy Teal) - Thank you so much for your comment love! I really apppreciate it! I'm glad that you think that this post have a brillant collection of peace quotes. That makes me happy! Yes, I did spend some time on this compilation, I really appreciate the fact that you noticed it! I'm glad that you found it beautiful! Thank you so much for you comment again love, I truly appreciate it! :)

      Love always,
      LaTasha B.
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      P.S. stay amazing and attentive!

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  5. I love reading quotes--Thanks for sharing!

    xoxo
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    1. Stella - Thank you so much for your comment love! I REALLY appreciate it! I LOVE your name by the way! No problem on sharing this! :)

      Checking out your blog now!

      Love always,
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  6. I loved the message of the post ...
    I liked seeing the quote.
    The construction of the post was great
    I loved every detail.
    xoxoxo

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    1. Leticia Mota - Thank you so much for your comment love! I really appreciate it as always! I'm glad that you loved the message of my post and enjoyed seeing the quotes! It means a lot to me, so much! I appreciate it! :)

      Love always,
      LaTasha B.
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  7. Sweetie I just follow you, hope you follow me back! Also, I hope you can see me in your GFC list, I experienced a lot of issues lately...
    Can't wait to hear back from you and to have a new friend on my list!
    xoxo,
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    1. Laura - Thank you so much for your comment love! I really appreciate it! You are not listed as one of my followers love!

      I will check out your blog now love! :)

      Love always,
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  8. Hey, so sorry for taking so long to reply i was and i am still terribly sick, however i was waiting for this post and i couldn't not comment.
    you put so much time to this and you searched so many quotes (1.000 seriously??? what did i made you to do?) and i am sorry for the short comment...blame my health issues...

    I guess every generation is doomed to fight its war...suffer the loss of the same old illusions, and learn the same old lessons on its own. ~Phillip Caputo

    Man is the only animal that is cruel. It kills just for the sake of it. ~Mark Twain

    All nations want peace, but they want a peace that suits them. ~Admiral Sir John Fisher

    I've read all quotes but these 3 have striked me, i already knew Mark Twain's quote, but the two other quotes are absolutely brilliant, and possibly the most realistic and true quotes i've ever heard.
    I believe that for peace to be established and wars to stop happening, people must change and we don't change, we make the same mistakes again and again and we never learn, so if we never learn how can we change?
    one poem/quote you didn't mention cause frankly you couldn't know it comes from a greek poem i've studied a few years ago, since i am greek i know it and i'll try my best to translate it to you. its called "helen" of George Seferis, its really difficult to understand if you are not aware of the troyan war and greek history but i'll try to explain it to you.
    Basically the poem says that Helen never left Greece and that the war was meaningless since the true princess wasn't stolen, the Gods had lied and sent a fake Helen in Troy..


    "And Paris embraced a shadow as if it had been flesh and blood,
    while for ten long years we butchered one another over Helen.
    Greece haemorrhaged.
    So many bodies thrown
    to the jaws of the sea, to the jaws of the earth so many souls
    flung between the millstones like grains of wheat.
    And blood bubbling up through river mud,
    for a flaxen wave for a passing cloud
    a butterfly's wingbeat a swandown's drift
    all for an empty tunic, a Helen.
    is it true that men will never again
    fall into the gods' ancient snare?
    is it is true
    that in ages to come another Teucer,
    or someone perhaps nameless, unknown, who yet
    has seen Scamander heave with corpses,
    will be spared the words
    of messengers coming to say
    that so much suffering so many lives
    went spinning into the abyss
    all for an empty tunic, for a Helen.

    I found the translation online, but i tried to summ-it up for you, because the entire poem is hard to get. basically this is a story of a soldier of the troyan war who comes back to greece, his country, after seeing all his friends die one after another, to discover that Helen never went with Paris, and that the war was meaningless, since they went there to take her back, but she was never there.
    so he starts wondering was it worth it? a war where everyone died for nothing? for something as meaningless as a butterfly's wingbeat, as a fake Helen?
    George Seferis, the author, tries to explain to us that all wars all useless, meaningless and happen for no reason, but at the end they all have the same impact upon us.
    hope that you get what the text means and that i don't bore you to death. i just thought that you would be interested to learn something new, something you wouldn't learn elsewhise.

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    1. Marianne M. - I ALWAYS appreciate your comments! Thank you for them! They are always so wonderful and insightful! It makes me happy to see them! I'm glad that you found 3 quotes that you liked, it means a lot! I didn't know that, thanks for sharing! I'm well aware of the Trojan War but I wasn't aware of the poem, so thank you for sharing that! Thanks for the summary as well, that helps a lot! :) You are so right, we must change in order for things to change. If we don't learn from our mistakes, we will always repeat them. So true love! :)

      Love always,
      LaTasha B.
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    2. Oh, and it was no problem love! I REALLY appreciated the suggestion hun! :)

      LB
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  9. WOWOWOWOW! That is some real dedication hon! I cannot believe you pulled together so many quotes!

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    1. Bravoe Runway - Thanks so much for your kind words and comment love! I really appreciate it! Yes, it took dedication but love as well! :)

      Love always,
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  10. Wonderful quotes. You have an amazing collection.

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    1. Sunny Days and Starry Nights - Thank you so much for your comment love! I really appreciate it! Glad that you enjoyed the collection of quotes! :)

      Love always,
      LaTasha B.
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  11. Thanks for your lovely comment, I'm following you!

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    1. Marta - No problem at all on the comments love! Thanks for following me, I appreciate it! I will go to your blog and follow you back hun! :)

      Love always,
      LaTasha B.
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  12. very beautiful post!Great job dear!
    xoxo
    Faby

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    1. Fabiana - Thank you so much love! I really appreciate your comment love! I'm glad that you liked my post! I appreciate it very much! :)

      Love always,
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  13. Awwww.. such nice quotes hon!!! This shows that you are so wonderful.. concerned about people.. and you love everyone ... :) Nice post :)

    Thank you so much for your sweet comment hon :)

    New post is up <3

    Love
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    1. Akanksha - Thanks love. I'm glad that you like the quotes! I'm not that wonderful but I really appreciate it that you think that I am! :) I'm always concerned about people and I REALLY do LOVE everyone! It's nice for people to know that they are loved! Glad you like my post! You are so kind! :)

      Checking your post and blog out now! :)

      Love always,
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  14. really interesting post as always!!
    i love the anty-war thing!haha
    kisses dear

    maitane

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    1. Maitane - Thank you so much love! I'm glad that you found my post interesting! :) Glad you enjoy the anti - war part! LOL! :)

      Love always,
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  15. great quotes you have selected, it's great idea and very important topic to talk about.kisses

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    1. Aurelia - Thank you so much for your comment love! I really appreciate it! i'm glad that you like the quotes and found it to be very important to talk about! :)

      Love always,
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  16. I love this post, very beautiful Quotes,
    i especially love this one: What a cruel thing is war...to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world. ~Robert E. Lee..it's so true!

    Love,

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    1. Bodil Huisman - Thank you so much for your comment love! I really appreciate it! I'm glad that you loved this post and the quotes! I appreciate it! I LOVE that quote as well love! I agree! :)

      Love always,
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  17. Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog!
    I really appreciated them...

    i follow u, kisses.

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    1. Glitter in the air - No problem at all love! Thank you so much for following me! I appreciate it! I will follow you back now! :)

      Love always,
      LaTasha B.
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  18. Hi sweety, I haven't heard from you in a bit so just checking up to see how you are :)

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    1. Sam - You are probably one of the sweetest girls I've EVER known! You are so kind! I've been okay! I will let you know the details of why I've been gone! Thanks love! I appreciate you checking in on me! :)

      Love always,
      LaTasha B.
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    1. Hello love!

      Thank you for your comment! I do appreciate it! I'm glad that you enjoyed my post! :)

      Sincerely,
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