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This is a list of war and peace quotes
Strike against war, for without you no battles can be fought!
Arms or money?
War is a matter not so much of arms as of money.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
This is an important book, the critic assumes, because it deals with war. This is an insignificant book because it deals with the feelings of women in a drawing-room.
All the religious wars that have caused blood to be shed for centuries arise from passionate feelings and facile counter-positions, such as Us and Them, good and bad, white and black.
Dress and war
The connection between dress and war is not far to seek; your finest clothes are those you wear as soldiers.
All war is a symptom of man's failure as a thinking animal.
For a war to be just
For a war to be just three conditions are necessary - public authority, just cause, right motive.
Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.
How to obtain peace
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
Ignorance and peace
Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.
In modern war
In modern war
They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one's country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason.
Intervention only works when the people concerned seem to be keen for peace.
It is a game
War is a game that is played with a smile. If you can't smile, grin. If you can't grin, keep out of the way till you can.
If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
Making war because of peace
Nonviolence is a good policy when the conditions permit.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country.
Peace is an armistice
Peace is an armistice in a war that is continuously going on.
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
John F. Kennedy
Poor people are the ones to die
When rich people fight wars with one another, poor people are the ones to die.
We can best help you to prevent war not by repeating your words and following your methods but by finding new words and creating new methods.
Putting an end to war
Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.
John F. Kennedy
Sheep and lions
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.
Alexander the Great
The end of war
Only the dead have seen the end of war.
The history of the human race.
I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill-treating a smaller boy. I expostulated, but he replied: 'The bigs hit me, so I hit the babies; that's fair.' In these words he epitomized the history of the human race.
To be at war
Track it home
The war is dreadful. It is the business of the artist to follow it home to the heart of the individual fighters - not to talk in armies and nations and numbers - but to track it home.
D. H. Lawrence
We belong to each other
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
Who is left!