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The difficulty about arguing is that when you get before an audience everybody is in favor of peace. . . . But when it comes to an election the issue as to international peace does not play any part at all.

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.

The greatest curse that can be entailed on mankind is a state of war. All the atrocious crimes committed in years of peace, all that is spent in peace by the secret corruptions, or by the thoughtless extravagance of nations, are mere trifles compared with the gigantic evils which stalk over this world in a state of war. God is forgotten in war; every principle of Christianity is trampled upon.

The guerilla must live amongst the people as the fish lives in the water.

The inevitableness, the idealism, and the blessing of war, as an indispensable and stimulating law of development, must be repeatedly emphasized.

The life of states is like that of men. The latter have the right of killing in self-defence; the former to make wars for their own preservation.

The man who enjoys marching in line and file to the strains of music falls below my contempt; he received his great brain by mistake - the spinal cord would have been amply sufficient.

The men are included in the eight million dollars.

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

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

The object of war is to survive it.

The old proverb that Beelzebub has to be driven out by Beelzebub is a dangerous one: the use of evil will create more evil, war more hostile feelings, and the use of force more need of force.

The possibility of war increases in direct proportion to the effectiveness of the instruments of war.

The practices of war are so hateful to God, that were not his mercies infinite, it were in vain for those of that profession to hope for any portion of them.

The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.

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

The supreme excellence is not to win a hundred victories in a hundred battles. The supreme excellence is to subdue the armies of your enemies without even having to fight them.

The surest way to prevent war is not to fear it.

The war against war is going to be no holiday excursion or camping party. The military feelings are too deeply grounded to abdicate their place among our ideals until better substitutes are offered than the glory and shame that come to nations as well as individuals from the ups and downs of politics and the vicissitudes of trade.

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


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