„It was war, and in war the truth was almost always the first casualty.“

—  Vince Flynn, kniha Executive Power

Zdroj: Executive Power

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American writer of fiction 1966 - 2013

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„In war, truth is the first casualty.“

—  Aeschylus ancient Athenian playwright -525 - -456 př. n. l.

This is often attributed to U.S. Senator Hiram Johnson, but does not appear anywhere in his speeches. Arthur Ponsonby#Falsehood in Wartime (1928) quoted: "When war is declared, Truth is the first casualty", but the first recorded use seems to be by Philip Snowden in his introduction to Truth and the War, by E. D. Morel. London, July 1916: "'Truth,' it has been said, 'is the first casualty of war.'" Samuel Johnson#The Idler (1758–1760) expressed a similar idea: "Among the calamities of war may be justly numbered the diminution of the love of truth, by the falsehoods which interest dictates and credulity encourages."
Misattributed

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„Truth is not the first casualty of war alone: it is the first casualty of populism.“

—  Theodore Dalrymple English doctor and writer 1949

It is the inescapable duty of every decent citizen to express no interest in or enthusiasm for football and the World Cup http://www.socialaffairsunit.org.uk/blog/archives/000966.php (June 7, 2006).
The Social Affairs Unit (2006 - 2008)

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„When war is declared, Truth is the first casualty.“

—  Arthur Ponsonby British Liberal and later Labour politician and pacifist 1871 - 1946

http://books.google.de/books?id=T2OsAAAAMAAJ&q=%22declared,+truth+is+the+first%22&dq=%22declared,+truth+is+the+first%22&hl=de&sa=X&ei=NNNeT5XTNoSi4gTpuOnRBw&ved=0CDwQ6AEwAQ books.google
This famous quotation is similar to the one Philip Snowden used in his introduction to Truth and the War, by E. D. Morel. London, July 1916: "'Truth,' it has been said, 'is the first casualty of war.'" Samuel Johnson#The Idler (1758-1760) expressed a similar idea: "Among the calamities of war may be justly numbered the diminution of the love of truth, by the falsehoods which interest dictates and credulity encourages." Cf. Aeschylus#Misattributed.
Falsehood in Wartime (1928)

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„The first casualty when war comes is truth.“

—  Hiram Johnson Governor of California 1866 - 1945

Widely attributed to Johnson, but without any confirmed citations of original source: "The first casualty when war comes is truth," remarked Hiram Johnson, "and whenever an individual nation seeks to coerce by force of arms another, it always acts, and insists that it acts in self-defense" (Locomotive Engineers Journal, February 1929, p. 109). Arthur Ponsonby earlier said: "When war is declared, Truth is the first casualty", but the first recorded use seems to be by Philip Snowden in his introduction to Truth and the War, by E. D. Morel. London, July 1916: "'Truth,' it has been said, 'is the first casualty of war.'" Samuel Johnson expressed a similar idea: "Among the calamities of war may be jointly numbered the diminution of the love of truth, by the falsehoods which interest dictates and credulity encourages." Cf. Aeschylus#Misattributed.
Attributed

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„Truth," it has been said, "is the first casualty of war.“

—  Philip Snowden, 1st Viscount Snowden British politician 1864 - 1937

Introduction to Truth and the War, by E. D. Morel. London, July 1916. p. ix books.google http://books.google.de/books?id=gQFIAAAAIAAJ&q=casualty. p. xiii in the 3rd edition 1918 archive.org http://www.archive.org/stream/truthwar00more#page/n17/mode/2up (cf. Aeschylus#Misattributed)
Hiram Johnson is often credited with this statement, or something similar. However, Snowden's use appears to have predated those of Johnson while being more consistent with the now-common, "Truth is the first casualty of war."

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„Freedom is often the first casualty of war.“

—  Gabriel García Márquez, kniha The General in His Labyrinth

Zdroj: The General in His Labyrinth

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„Truth has anciently been called the first casualty of war. Money may, in fact, have priority.“

—  John Kenneth Galbraith American economist and diplomat 1908 - 2006

Zdroj: Money: Whence It Came, Where It Went (1975), Chapter VIII, The Great Compromise, p. 92

„It's often been observed that the first casualty of war is the truth. But that's a lie, too, in its way. The reality is that, for most wars to begin, the truth has to have been sacrificed a long time in advance.“

—  L. Neil Smith American writer 1946

"Empire of Lies" Presented to the Libertarian Party of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 15 June 2003 http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle2003/libe228-20030622-01.html.

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„I consider myself a casualty, one of the many casualties of the war on terror.“

—  Alberto Gonzales 80th United States Attorney General 1955

in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, December 31, 2008 http://www.time.com/time/quotes/0,26174,1869189,00.html.

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„We sail onto a war which has no casualties, no wounded, no blood nor suffering. It is the only war which is a pleasure to participate in — the war for peace.“

—  Yitzhak Rabin Israeli politician, statesman and general 1922 - 1995

Speech to the US Congress (26 July 1994)
Kontext: I, serial number 30743, Lieutenant General in reserves Yitzhak Rabin, a soldier in the Israeli Defense Forces and in the army of peace, I, who have sent armies into fire and soldiers to their death, say today: We sail onto a war which has no casualties, no wounded, no blood nor suffering. It is the only war which is a pleasure to participate in — the war for peace.

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„The truth of war is not always easy. The truth is always more heroic than the hype.“

—  Jessica Lynch Recipient of the Purple Heart medal 1983

Her final statement has also been quoted in news reports as "The truth of war is not always easy to hear but it is always more heroic than the hype".
Congressional testimony (2007)
Kontext: My hero is every American who says "My country needs me" and answers that call to fight. I had the good fortune and opportunity to come home and to tell the truth; many soldiers, like Pat Tillman... did not have that opportunity. The truth of war is not always easy. The truth is always more heroic than the hype.

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„When we talk about "clean war," when there is no casualties, no civilians, no innocent people to be killed, that doesn't exist, no one could make it, no war in the world...“

—  Bashar al-Assad President of Syria 1965

Interview with Bill Neely https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45odEv_1DAY (July 2016) on " NBC: Exclusive Interview with Bashar al-Assad https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/syria-s-president-bashar-al-assad-speaks-nbc-news-n608746"

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„None of these countries had revolutions with bloody casualties and there was no civil war in any of the republics… Russia had to change and it did change.“

—  Boris Yeltsin 1st President of Russia and Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR 1931 - 2007

Interview on Zerkalo http://web.archive.org/web/20021117080050/http://www.cdi.org/russia/johnson/6011-5.cfm (RTR) (29 December 2001)
2000s
Kontext: It looks as if some people either have a short memory and are forgetting about that time and the events that occurred then … Let us recall the putsch of August 19, 1991. It was after the putsch that the republics began, one after another, to declare their independence.
Russia also declared its independence. This was approved by the Supreme Soviet, and you know and remember that there was the Declaration on the Independence of Russia. So, the entire course of history was leading to a point when the regime, the political regime in the country had to be changed. It demonstrated that the Union was not as strong as this was loudly preached by mass media and the propaganda in general. The republics wished to become independent. This must only be welcomed... We have good peaceful relations and there were no military clashes. None of these countries had revolutions with bloody casualties and there was no civil war in any of the republics... Russia had to change and it did change.

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„And there is no time. There is a war on.
Always there is a war on.“

—  Glen Cook, kniha Bleak Seasons

Zdroj: Bleak Seasons (1996), Chapter 1 (pp. 9-10)

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