country, right or wrong.
is no greater gift to an insecure leader that
first man to raise a fist is the one who has run out of ideas."
who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the
battlefield will think hard before starting a war."
way to war is a well-paved highway and the way to peace is still a
no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization.
dream of giving birth to a child who will ask,
Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise
a foreign enemy."
time of war, the loudest patriots are the greatest profiteers.”
war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as
a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac."
"There is no flag large enough to cover the shame
killing innocent people."
state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny."
"I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars
young men to die in."
"During times of war, hatred becomes quite respectable,
even though it has to masquerade often
under the guise of patriotism."
- Howard Thurman (theologian)
"War should be made a crime, and those who instigate
should be punished as criminals."
"War cannot be humanized, only abolished"
- Albert Einstein
"Poverty is the worst form of violence."
- Mohandas K. Gandhi
cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war."
are bits of colored cloth that governments use first to
bury the dead."
- Mohandas K. Gandhi
learn more from what you are than what you teach."
doesn't always work-but violence never does"
always the old who lead us to the war,
"It takes better intelligence to prevent wars than it does to start them." - Kenneth H. Landay
is the first refuge of the incompetent."
"...when we fill our souls up with creativity, artistry and intelligence, things of that nature, we have a better chance at avoiding the behavior that leads to destruction."
- Rick DellaRatta - Founder, Jazz for Peace
"I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate.
I can picture us attacking that world,
would end if the dead could return."
"The belief in the inevitability of war is a self-fulfilling prophecy...
We need an alternative vision, to see the world as one,
"Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those
wonderful it is that no one need wait a single moment before starting
to improve the world."
may well be that the greatest tragedy of this period of social change
is not the glaring noisiness of the so-called bad people, but the silence
of the so-called good people. "
"War does not determine who is right - only who is left."
- Bertrand Russell
only thing worth globalizing is dissent."
"I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it."
- President Dwight D. Eisenhower
not disturbing the peace. I'm disturbing the war."
are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts,
foreign ideas, alien philosophies and competitive
a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood
in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.”
war was an invention of Hitler. Frankly, I would not even listen to anyone
seriously that came and talked about such a thing."
Imagine there's no countries
is an infantile disease; it is the measles of mankind."
scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We
have guided missiles and misguided men."
doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change
the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever does."
"Those who are willing to forfeit liberty for security will have neither."
- Benjamin Franklin
"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
- Martin Luther King Jr.
attained by violence is tantamount to defeat for it is only momentary."
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".
"Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons."
- Bertrand Russell
conflict, it's all business. One murder makes a villain. Millions
peace, I have found, is much harder than making war."
is at best barbarism."
criticize America because I love her. I want her to stand as a moral
to the world."
is Over! If You Want It."
"All wars are wars among thieves who are too cowardly to fight and who therefore induce the young manhood to do the fighting for them."
- Emma Goldman, 1917
nation that continues year after year to spend more money on
military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching
pacifism is not based on any intellectual theory but on a deep antipathy
to every form of cruelty and hatred."
it's natural to kill, how come men have to go into training to learn
can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace
he has his freedom."
we are saying...is give peace a chance."
eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind."
real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war."
they'll give a war and nobody will come."
announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or
is not the answer for only love can conquer hate."
pacifism, that's the greatest thing that I think the human
to aspire to, because otherwise it's not going to be around."
ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting
the very thing that it seeks to destroy."
must be the change you wish to see in the world."
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