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Against war

Strike against war, for without you no battles can be fought!
Helen Keller

Arms or money?
War is a matter not so much of arms as of money.

Avoiding war
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
Niccolo Machiavelli

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.
Virginia Woolf

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.
Umberto Eco

Dress and war
The connection between dress and war is not far to seek; your finest clothes are those you wear as soldiers.
Virginia Woolf

Ending War
If we don't end war, war will end us.
H. G. Wells

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

For a war to be just
For a war to be just three conditions are necessary - public authority, just cause, right motive.
Ernest Hemingway

Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.
Nelson Mandela

How to obtain peace
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
Dalai Lama

Ignorance and peace
Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.
Dalai Lama

In modern war
In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason.
Ernest Hemingway

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.
Ernest Hemingway

Intervention only works when the people concerned seem to be keen for peace.
Nelson Mandela

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.
Winston Churchill

Making peace
If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
Nelson Mandela

Making war because of peace
People always make war when they say they love peace.
D. H. Lawrence

Nonviolence is a good policy when the conditions permit.
Nelson Mandela

Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country.
Bertrand Russell

Peace is an armistice
Peace is an armistice in a war that is continuously going on.

Peaceful revolution
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.
Jean-Paul Sartre

Preventing war
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.
Virginia Woolf

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.
Bertrand Russell

To be at war
To hold a pen is 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

True peace
True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

We belong to each other
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
Mother Teresa

Who is left!
War does not determine who is right - only who is left.
Bertrand Russell

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