War 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
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
-- 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.
"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." |
War 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, salaam, forever. |
The 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 secure.
-- John Bright
it isn't true
That there always has been and always will be war
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"
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
-- 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. |
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
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
cease not to advocate peace; even though unjust it is better than the most just
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
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."
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.”