„In the absence of love, there is nothing worth fighting for.“
Quoted in M. Kumar, Dictionary of Quotations Page 136 http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=N0VKD37eY94C&pg=PA136&dq=%22In+the+absence+of+love,+there+is+nothing+worth+fighting+for%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=7ns3T6XuNI6n8gOnpaWqAg&ved=0CDEQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22In%20the%20absence%20of%20love%2C%20there%20is%20nothing%20worth%20fighting%20for%22&f=false
Source: By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
— Anthony Trollope English novelist (1815-1882) 1815 - 1882
Vol. II, ch. 67
Source: Practical Magic
— Hilaire Belloc writer 1870 - 1953
"Dedicatory Ode", stanza 22
Context: From quiet homes and first beginning,
Out to the undiscovered ends,
There's nothing worth the wear of winning,
But laughter and the love of friends.
Source: Fighting Ruben Wolfe
— Bruce Cockburn Canadian folk/rock guitarist and singer-songwriter 1945
Lovers in a Dangerous Time, Track 1
Stealing Fire (1984)
— William Kristol American writer 1952
Twitter post https://twitter.com/BillKristol/status/1038771343918096385 (9 September 2018)
— Bruce Willis American actor, producer, and musician 1955
Bruce Willis during a visit to the 101st Airborne Division in northern Iraq, September 25, 2003. http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Sep2003/n09262003_200309266.html
— Marianne Moore American poet and writer 1887 - 1972
"We Call Them the Brave"
The Poems of Marianne Moore (2003)
— Norman Schwarzkopf United States Army general 1934 - 2012
As quoted in U.S. News & World Report, Vol. 110, Issues 5 (1991 Feb 11), p. 32
Context: A professional soldier understands that war means killing people, war means maiming people, war means families left without fathers and mothers. All you have to do is hold your first dying soldier in your arms, and have that terribly futile feeling that his life is flowing out and you can’t do anything about it. Then you understand the horror of war.
Any soldier worth his salt should be antiwar. And still there are things worth fighting for.
— Aldo Leopold American writer and scientist 1887 - 1948
letter http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/AldoLeopold/AldoLeopold-idx?type=turn&id=AldoLeopold.ALCorresAK&entity=AldoLeopold.ALCorresAK.p0597&isize=XL to Wallace Grange, 3 January 1948.
— Richard Paul Evans American writer 1962
Source: Finding Noel
— Clarence Darrow American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union 1857 - 1938
This quote is from Ethel Lina White's The Wheel Spins (1936). It was popularized in the film Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939). In this film a similar line was spoken by "Jefferson Smith".