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Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind. War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.

I believe in compulsory cannibalism. If people were forced to eat what they killed, there would be no more wars.
Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves.
Every gun that is fired, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. The world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.
The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without.
The pioneers of a warless world are the young men and women who refuse military service.
Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war.
It takes twenty years or more of peace to make a man; it takes only twenty seconds of war to destroy him.
Here dead lie we because we did not choose to live and shame the land from which we sprung. Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose; but young men think it is, and we were young.
War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow.
Cry havoc! and let slip the dogs of war, that this foul deed shall smell above the earth with carrion men, groaning for burial.
We go to gain a little patch of ground that hath in it no profit but the name.
To call war the soil of courage and virtue is like calling debauchery the soil of love.
Wars are made to make debt.
I have known war as few men now living know it. It's very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a means of settling international disputes.
War: first, one hopes to win; then one expects the enemy to lose; then, one is satisfied that he too is suffering; in the end, one is surprised that everyone has lost.
How is the world ruled and led to war? Diplomats lie to journalists and believe these lies when they see them in print.
If any question why we died, tell them, because our fathers lied.
I want to stand by my country, but I cannot vote for war. I vote no.
There is nothing that war has ever achieved we could not better achieve without it.
There never was a good war or a bad peace.
I prefer the most unfair peace to the most righteous war.
A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy.
Wars and revolutions and battles are due simply and solely to the body and its desires. All wars are undertaken for the acquisition of wealth; and the reason why we have to acquire wealth is the body, because we are slaves in its service.
Croesus said to Cambyses; That peace was better than war; because in peace the sons did bury their fathers, but in wars the fathers did bury their sons.
I do not know with what weapons World War 3 will be fought, but World War 4 will be fought with sticks and stones.
I say when you get into a war, you should win as quick as you can, because your losses become a function of the duration of the war. I believe when you get in a war, get everything you need and win it.
A self-respecting nation is ready for anything, including war, except for a renunciation of its option to make war.
Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous
When the rich wage war it is the poor who die.
In peace the sons bury their fathers, but in war the fathers bury their sons.
You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.
Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die.
War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it.
The best way to end a war is not to begin it.
In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.
America is addicted to wars of distraction.
All war represents a failure of diplomacy.
War -- what a waist of time. It's all about great achievements for the very few but hideous losses for the very many.

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