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War alone brings up to their highest tension all human energies and imposes the stamp of nobility upon the peoples who have the courage to make it.

War appeals to young men because it is fundamentally auto-eroticism.

War comes today as the result of one of three causes: either actual or threatened wrong by one country to another, or suspicion by one country that another intends to do it wrong ... or, from bitterness of feeling, dependent in no degree whatever upon substantial questions of difference. . . . The least of these three causes of war is actual injustice.

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

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

War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow man.

War is a profession by which a man cannot live honorably; an employment by which the soldier, if he would reap any profit, is obliged to be false, rapacious, and cruel.

War is a series of catastrophes that results in a victory.

War is a series of catastrophes which result in victory.

War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.

War is an ugly thing but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feelings which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.

War is as much a punishment to the punisher as to the sufferer.

War is like love, it always finds a way.

War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.

War is much too important a matter to be left to the generals.

War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus.

War is nothing less than a temporary repeal of the principles of virtue. It is a system out of which almost all the virtues are excluded, and in which nearly all the vices are included.

War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.

War is the business of barbarians.

War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity; it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it.


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