Quotes about war
War is sweet to those who have no experience of it,
but the experienced man trembles exceedingly at heart on its approach.
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.
The essential job is to get people to recognise war propaganda when they see it, especially when it is disguised as peace propaganda.
War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
War is not the continuation of politics with different means, it is the greatest mass-crime perpetrated on the community of man.
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.
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.
There are two problems for our species' survival - nuclear war and environmental catastrophe - and we're hurtling towards them. Knowingly.
There are two things which a democratic people will always find very difficult - to begin a war and to end it.
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