- “War does not determine who is right – only who is left.” – Bertrand Russell

- “It’ll be a great day when education gets all the money it wants and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to buy bombers.” – Unknown

- “I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask, «Mother, what was war?»” – Eve Merriam

- “The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking… the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.” – Albert Einstein

- “The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.” – David Friedman

- “«There are no atheists in foxholes» isn’t an argument against atheism, it’s an argument against foxholes.” – James Morrow

- “Sometimes I think it should be a rule of war that you have to see somebody up close and get to know him before you can shoot him.” – Colonel Potter

- “All the arms we need are for hugging.” – Unknown

- “A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.” – Napoleon

- “A great war leaves the country with three armies – an army of cripples, an army of mourners, and an army of thieves.” – German Proverb

- “The most persistent sound which reverberates through men’s history is the beating of war drums.” – Arthur Koestler

- “Everyone’s a pacifist between wars. It’s like being a vegetarian between meals.” – Colman McCarthy

- “Draft beer, not people.” – Bob Dylan

- “The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

- “War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.” – John F. Kennedy

- “What this planet needs is more mistletoe and less missile-talk.” – Unknown

- “Join the Army, see the world, meet interesting people – and kill them.” – Pacifist Badge, 1978

- “Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.” – Ernest Hemingway

- “War makes thieves and peace hangs them.” – George Herbert

- “You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.” – Jeanette Rankin

- “You are not going to get peace with millions of armed men. The chariot of peace cannot advance over a road littered with cannon.” – David Lloyd George

- “Sometime they’ll give a war and nobody will come.” – Carl Sandburg

- “In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.” – José Narosky

- “We kind o’ thought Christ went agin war an’ pillage.” – James Russell Lowell

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