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Quotes about war

At the bottom of all patriotism there is war: that is why I am no patriot.
Jules Renard / 

War is sweet to those who have no experience of it,
but the experienced man trembles exceedingly at heart on its approach.

Pindar / 

There was never a good war, or a bad peace.
Benjamin Franklin / 

Whatever makes for cultural development is working also against war.
Sigmund Freud / 

War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery / 

War is an evil which dishonours mankind.
François Fénelon / 

In time of war the laws are silent.
Marcus Tullius Cicero / 

Men, for years now, have been talking about war and peace. But now, no longer can they just talk about it. It is no longer a choice between violence and nonviolence in this world; it's nonviolence or nonexistence.
Martin Luther King Jr. / 

The essential job is to get people to recognise war propaganda when they see it, especially when it is disguised as peace propaganda.
George Orwell

Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war.
Martin Luther King Jr.

War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.
George Orwell

War will disappear only when men shall take no part whatever in violence and shall be ready to suffer every persecution that their abstention will bring them. It is the only way to abolish war.
Anatole France

War on the other hand is such a terrible thing, that no man, especially a Christian man, has the right to assume the responsibility of starting it.
Leo Tolstoy

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

In war, you can only be killed once, but in politics, many times.
Winston Churchill

Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace and those who could make a good peace would never have won the war.
Winston Churchill

In war, events of importance are the result of trivial causes.
Julius Caesar

Fortune, which has a great deal of power in other matters but especially in war, can bring about great changes in a situation through very slight forces.
Julius Caesar

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

Peace is the virtue of civilization. War is its crime.
Victor Hugo

War is not the continuation of politics with different means, it is the greatest mass-crime perpetrated on the community of man.
Alfred Adler

For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Baruch Spinoza

War: a massacre of people who don't know each other for the profit of people who know each other but don't massacre each other.
Paul Valéry

War is organized murder and torture against our brothers.
Alfred Adler

There are two problems for our species' survival - nuclear war and environmental catastrophe - and we're hurtling towards them. Knowingly.
Noam Chomsky

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

There are two things which a democratic people will always find very difficult - to begin a war and to end it.
Alexis de Tocqueville - Democracy in America / 

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