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You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.
Albert Einstein

I am "anti-all-wars."
Mahatma Gandhi

Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will
think hard before starting a war.
Otto von Bismarck

It's time American soldiers quit being killed and it's time for us to quit killing a lot of other
people who have not attacked us.
Ron Paul

Love and war are the same thing, and stratagems and policy are as allowable in the one as in
the other.
Miguel de Cervantes

A war of ideas can no more be won without books than a naval war can be won without
ships. Books, like ships, have the toughest armor, the longest cruising range and mount the
most powerful guns.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

War - a wanton waste of projectiles.
Mark Twain

How many wars have been averted by patience and good will?
Sir Winston Churchill

War involves in its progress such a train of unforeseen circumstances that no human wisdom
can calculate the end; it has but one thing certain, and that is to increase taxes.
Thomas Paine

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought
with sticks and stones.
Albert Einstein

I don't believe in killing, whatever the reason.
John Lennon

War is pleasant to those who have not tried it.
German proverb

Another term for preventive war is aggressive war – starting wars because someday somebody
might do something to
us. That is not part of the American tradition.
Ron Paul

It only takes one nation to make war. But it takes two or more to make a peace.
Harry Truman

I do not believe in using women in combat, because females are too fierce.
Margaret Mead

In war, truth is the first casualty.
Aeschylus

I can not believe that war is the best solution. No one won the last war, and no one will win
the next war.
Eleanor Roosevelt

War makes robbers, peace hangs them.
French proverb

All war is a symptom of man's failure as a thinking animal.
John Steinbeck

All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones. In my opinion, there never was
a good war or a bad peace. When will mankind be convinced and agree to settle their
difficulties by arbitration? 
Benjamin Franklin

I venture to say no war can be long carried on against the will of the people.
Edmund Burke

Terrorism is the war of the poor, and war is the terrorism of the rich.
Sir Peter Ustinov

The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other guy die for his.
George S. Patton

How is it they live in such harmony the billions of stars – when most men can barely go a
minute without declaring war in their minds about someone they know.
Thomas Aquinas

War continues in Iraq. They're calling it Operation Iraqi Freedom. They were going to call
it Operation Iraqi Liberation until they realized that spells "OIL".
Jay Leno

A sovereign should never launch an army out of anger, a leader should never start a war out
of wrath.
Sun Tzu

War will exist as long as there's a food chain.
P. J. O'Rourke

War is the sure result of the existence of armed men. That country which maintains a large
standing army will sooner or later have a war. The man who prides himself on fisticuffs is
going, some day, to meet a man who considers himself the better man, and they will test the
issue.
Elbert Hubbard

The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
Richard Buckminster Fuller

Every thinking person fears nuclear war and every technological nation plans for it. Everyone
knows it's madness, and every country has an excuse.
Carl Sagan

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find
you a better man.
Benjamin Franklin

War - that mad game the world so loves to play.
Jonathan Swift

There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
Albert Camus

Young men go to war. Sometimes because they are have to, sometimes because they want
to. Always, they feel they are supposed to. This comes from the sad, layered stories of life,
which over the centuries have seen courage confused with picking up arms, and cowardice
confused with laying them down.
Mitch Albom

Usually, when a lot of men get together, it's called war.
Mel Brooks

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