and other institutional behaviors have no direct
genetic or neurophysiological basis.
-- David Adams
in time of fear is government thrown back to its
primitive and sole function of self-defense and
the many interests of which it is the guardian become
subordinate to that.
-- Jane Addams
beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear
cannot be recalled. They cannot be uninvented. But they
can be taken out of the gun.
-- Martin Amis
us face squarely the paradox that the world which
goes to war is a world, usually genuinely desiring
peace. War is the outcome, not mainly of evil
intentions, but on the whole of good intentions
which miscarry or are frustrated. It is made not
usually by evil men knowing themselves to be wrong,
but is the outcome of policies pursued by good
men usually passionately convinced that they are
-- Norman Angell
"Of the tyrant, spies and informers are the principal
instruments. War is his favorite occupation, for
the sake of engrossing the attention of the people,
and making himself necessary to them as their leader."
would end if the dead could return.
-- Stanley Baldwin
takes twenty years or more
of peace to make a man; it takes only twenty seconds
of war to destroy him.
more wars, no more bloodshed. Peace unto you. Shalom,
-- Menachem Begin
pens which write against disarmament are made with the
same steel from which guns are made.
is the best security If this phrase of the "balance
of power" is to be always an argument for war, the pretext
for war will never be wanting, and peace can never be
-- John Bright
it isn't true
That there always has been and always will be war
Say it isn't true
And apart from all the fine things that man has struggled
Say it isn't true
There always has been and always will be war"
--Jackson Browne, "Say It Isn't True"
pen is mightier than the sword.
-- Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
hath been said that an unjust peace is to be preferred
before a just war.
-- Samuel Butler
is the people who have no say in making wars who suffer
from the consequences of them.
-- Philippa Carr
We cannot have peace among men whose hearts delight
in killing any living creature. By every act that
glorifies or even tolerates such moronic delight
in killing we set back the progress of humanity.
-- Rachel Carson
may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter
how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good.
We will not learn how to live together in peace
by killing each other's children.
-- Jimmy Carter
is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles
nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose
-- Agatha Christie
cease not to advocate peace; even though unjust it is
better than the most just war.
are silent in time of war.
prefer the most unfair peace to the most righteous war.
is an invention of the human mind. The human mind
can invent peace with justice."
-- Norman Cousins
one is so foolish as to prefer war to peace, in which,
instead of sons burying their fathers, fathers bury
-- Croesus, King of Lydia
"Those advocates who work for world peace by urging
a system of world government are called impractical
dreamers. Those impractical dreamers are entitled
to ask their critics what is so practical about
-- Walter Cronkite
think war is based in greed and there are huge
karmic retributions that will follow. I think
war is never the answer to solving any problems.
The best way to solve problems is to not have