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    Napoleon Bonaparte

    If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots.

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    Winston Churchill

    Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.

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    Benjamin Franklin

    He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.

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    Virginia Woolf

    You cannot find peace by avoiding life.

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    Ernest Hemingway

    In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason.

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    Jimi Hendrix

    When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.

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    Baruch Spinoza

    Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.

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    Tony Snow

    The business of peace requires more than showing up with paint brushes, foodstuffs and an oil pipeline or two.

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    Friedrich Schiller

    Peace is rarely denied to the peaceful.

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    Albert Pike

    War is a series of catastrophes which result in victory.

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    Ronald Reagan

    A people free to choose will always choose peace.

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    Black Kettle

    We want to take good tidings home to our people, that they may sleep in peace.

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    Helen Thomas

    But when will our leaders learn - war is not the answer.

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    Peace Pilgrim

    The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace. A persistent simplification will create an inner and outer well-being that places harmony in one's life.

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    Vanessa Kerry

    It was definitely a part of our life. I mean, my mom had both her brothers and her fiancee in Vietnam at the same time, so it wasn't just my dad's story, it was my mom's story too. And we definitely grew up listening to the stories.

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    Prince Andrew

    When the question arose whether I, as a member of the royal family, should take part in active combat in the Falklands, there was no question in her mind, and it only took her two days to sort the issue.

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    Dwight D. Eisenhower

    We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it.

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    Percy Bysshe Shelley

    Man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder.

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    Marcus Tullius Cicero

    Peace is liberty in tranquillity.

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    John F. Kennedy

    Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

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    Georges Clemenceau

    I don't know whether war is an interlude during peace, or peace an interlude during war.

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    Zinedine Zidane

    The only important thing I have to say is that my father never fought against his country.

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    William Westmoreland

    I do not believe that the men who served in uniform in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve. It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy.

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    Eleanor Roosevelt

    It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.

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    Herbert Hoover

    Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die.

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    Winston Churchill

    We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.

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    Ulysses S. Grant

    I have never advocated war except as a means of peace.

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    Will Rogers

    You can't say civilization don't advance... in every war they kill you in a new way.

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    Garrett Morris

    I happen to dig being able to use whatever mystique I have to further the idea of peace.

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    Mother Teresa

    If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.

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    John Stuart Mill

    War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.

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    Godfrey Reggio

    I think it's naive to pray for world peace if we're not going to change the form in which we live.

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    Henry A. Kissinger

    No country can act wisely simultaneously in every part of the globe at every moment of time.

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    Nelson Mandela

    I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.

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    Peace Pilgrim

    To attain inner peace you must actually give your life, not just your possessions. When you at last give your life - bringing into alignment your beliefs and the way you live then, and only then, can you begin to find inner peace.

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    Pedro Calderon de la Barca

    One may know how to gain a victory, and know not how to use it.

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    Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

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    David Herbert Lawrence

    People always make war when they say they love peace.

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    Sun Tzu

    All war is deception.

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    Erwin Rommel

    Sweat saves blood.

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    Mark Kennedy

    This enemy of peace in the world today is unlike any we have seen in the past, and our military is learning from, and building on, previous successes while carrying peace and freedom into the future.

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    Fred Woodworth

    It seems like such a terrible shame that innocent civilians have to get hurt in wars, otherwise combat would be such a wonderfully healthy way to rid the human race of unneeded trash.

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    Dwight D. Eisenhower

    I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.

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    James Montgomery

    The Dove, on silver pinions, winged her peaceful way.

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    Mahatma Gandhi

    An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.

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    Omar N. Bradley

    Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war that we know about peace, more about killing that we know about living.

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    Carlos Santana

    The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.

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    Napoleon Hill

    War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow man.

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    Charles Evans Hughes

    The power to wage war is the power to wage war successfully.

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    Benjamin Spock

    What is the use of physicians like myself trying to help parents to bring up children healthy and happy, to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?

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    Thomas Mann

    War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.

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    Herodotus

    In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.

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    Bertrand Russell

    Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country.

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    Dag Hammarskjold

    The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few years in either victory or defeat. The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and its errors, its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned.

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    Barbara Tuchman

    War is the unfolding of miscalculations.

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.

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    Jean-Paul Sartre

    When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die.

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    Napoleon Bonaparte

    A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.

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    William Westmoreland

    The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars.

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    George S. Patton

    The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.

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    Friedrich Nietzsche

    The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy.

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    Albert Einstein

    The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.

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    H. G. Wells

    If we don't end war, war will end us.

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    Ernest Hemingway

    Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.

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    Andre Gide

    It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.

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    John F. Kennedy

    It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.

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    Maria Schell

    Peace is when time doesn't matter as it passes by.

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    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam.

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    Mother Teresa

    Peace begins with a smile.

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    John F. Kennedy

    War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.

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    Benjamin Franklin

    There was never a good war, or a bad peace.

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    Marianne Williamson

    Dear God, Please send to me the spirit of Your peace. Then send, dear Lord, the spirit of peace from me to all the world. Amen.

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    Morihei Ueshiba

    One does not need buildings, money, power, or status to practice the Art of Peace. Heaven is right where you are standing, and that is the place to train.

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    Joan Baez

    If it's natural to kill, how come men have to go into training to learn how?

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    Daniel Berrigan

    One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible.

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    Geraldine Ferraro

    You don't have to have fought in a war to love peace.

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    Swami Sivananda

    Complete peace equally reigns between two mental waves.

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    Thomas A. Edison

    There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be appalled, and so abandon war forever.

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    Nelson Mandela

    Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.

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    Isaac Asimov

    John Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war.

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    Carl Sandburg

    Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come.

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    Aristotle

    We make war that we may live in peace.

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    Jeane Kirkpatrick

    We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict wants something more than it wants peace.

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    John Greenleaf Whittier

    Peace hath higher tests of manhood, than battle ever knew.

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    Phyllis McGinley

    Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing, peace is the measure.

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    Albert Einstein

    He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.

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    Francois Fenelon

    All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.

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    Thomas Fuller

    It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.

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    H. L. Mencken

    War will never cease until babies begin to come into the world with larger cerebrums and smaller adrenal glands.

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    William Shakespeare

    A peace is of the nature of a conquest; for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser.

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    Niccolo Machiavelli

    There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.

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    Havelock Ellis

    There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it.

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    Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Every gun that is made, 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.

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    Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.

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    Nelson Mandela

    If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.

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    Muhammad Ali

    I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace.

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    Douglas MacArthur

    In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns, the rattle of musketry, the strange, mournful mutter of the battlefield.

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    George Orwell

    To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization.

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.

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    John F. Kennedy

    The basic problems facing the world today are not susceptible to a military solution.

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    Euripides

    Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head.

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    John Keble

    Peace is the first thing the angels sang.

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    Irving Babbitt

    For behind all imperialism is ultimately the imperialistic individual, just as behind all peace is ultimately the peaceful individual.

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    John Andrew Holmes

    Yes, we love peace, but we are not willing to take wounds for it, as we are for war.

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    Lyndon B. Johnson

    Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.

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    Hiram Johnson

    The first casualty when war comes is truth.

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    Stanley Baldwin

    War would end if the dead could return.

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    George Santayana

    Only the dead have seen the end of the war.

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    Omar N. Bradley

    The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts.

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    Marcus Tullius Cicero

    An unjust peace is better than a just war.

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    Black Kettle

    We have been travelling through a cloud. The sky has been dark ever since the war began.

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    Voltaire

    It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.

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    Winston Churchill

    When the war of the giants is over the wars of the pygmies will begin.

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    Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus.

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    William Hazlitt

    Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves.

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    Robert E. Lee

    It is well that war is so terrible. We should grow too fond of it.

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    John Lennon

    Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.

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    Isabel Allende

    I can promise you that women working together - linked, informed and educated - can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet.

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    Arthur Henderson

    It has become impossible to give up the enterprise of disarmament without abandoning the whole great adventure of building up a collective peace system.

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    George Bernard Shaw

    Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.

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    Salvador Dali

    Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.

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    Sydney Madwed

    Every goal, every action, every thought, every feeling one experiences, whether it be consciously or unconsciously known, is an attempt to increase one's level of peace of mind.

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    Mahatma Gandhi

    Peace is its own reward.

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    John F. Kennedy

    Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.

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    Benjamin Franklin

    Even peace may be purchased at too high a price.

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    Michael Franti

    Power to the peaceful!

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    William Tecumseh Sherman

    War is hell.

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    William Tecumseh Sherman

    The scenes on this field would have cured anybody of war.

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    George McGovern

    I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.

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    David Friedman

    The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.

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    Bertrand Russell

    War does not determine who is right - only who is left.

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    Herbert V. Prochnow

    A visitor from Mars could easily pick out the civilized nations. They have the best implements of war.

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    John Adams

    I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.

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    Sun Tzu

    There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.

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    Henry David Thoreau

    What is human warfare but just this; an effort to make the laws of God and nature take sides with one party.

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    Anatole Broyard

    We are all tourists in history, and irony is what we win in wars.

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    Silvia Cartwright

    The quest for peace begins in the home, in the school and in the workplace.

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    Arthur Henderson

    The forces that are driving mankind toward unity and peace are deep-seated and powerful. They are material and natural, as well as moral and intellectual.

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    John Paul Jones

    I have not yet begun to fight!

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    George Herbert

    War makes thieves and peace hangs them.

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    George McGovern

    The Establishment center... has led us into the stupidest and cruelest war in all history. That war is a moral and political disaster - a terrible cancer eating away at the soul of our nation.

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    Mahatma Gandhi

    Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.

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    Joan Jett

    I'm concentrating on staying healthy, having peace, being happy, remembering what is important, taking in nature and animals, spending time reading, trying to understand the universe, where science and the spiritual meet.

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    Thomas Jefferson

    Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.

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    Jeannette Rankin

    You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.

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    Lester B. Pearson

    It has too often been too easy for rulers and governments to incite man to war.

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    David Borenstein

    One cannot subdue a man by holding back his hands. Lasting peace comes not from force.

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