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Anti-War QUOTES

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War and other institutional behaviors have no direct genetic or neurophysiological basis.
-- David Adams

Only 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

Better beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear
-- Aesop

Bullets cannot be recalled. They cannot be uninvented. But they can be taken out of the gun.
-- Martin Amis

Let 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 right.
-- 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."
-- Aristotle (384-322 BC)


War would end if the dead could return.
-- Stanley Baldwin

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

No more wars, no more bloodshed. Peace unto you. Shalom, salaam, forever.
-- Menachem Begin

The pens which write against disarmament are made with the same steel from which guns are made.
--Aristide Briand

Peace 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 secure.
-- John Bright

"Say 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 for
Say it isn't true
There always has been and always will be war"
--Jackson Browne, "Say It Isn't True"

The pen is mightier than the sword.
-- Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

"There are no warlike people, just warlike leaders."
-- Ralph J. Bunche

 

It hath been said that an unjust peace is to be preferred before a just war.
-- Samuel Butler

It 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

War 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

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

I cease not to advocate peace; even though unjust it is better than the most just war.
-- Cicero

Laws are silent in time of war.
-- Cicero

I prefer the most unfair peace to the most righteous war.
-- Cicero

* "War is an invention of the human mind. The human mind can invent peace with justice."
-- Norman Cousins

No one is so foolish as to prefer war to peace, in which, instead of sons burying their fathers, fathers bury their sons.
-- 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 war."
-- Walter Cronkite

 

* I 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 enemies.
-- Sheryl Crow

Anti-War Quotes

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