If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.
In war, truth is the first casualty.
No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.
'Emergencies' have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded.
I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.
War does not determine who is right - only who is left.
Of all the enemies of public liberty, war is perhaps the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other.
There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.
Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders...tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.
One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one.
We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children.
The basic problems facing the world today are not susceptible to a military solution.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it.
War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.
What is absurd and monstrous about war is that men who have no personal quarrel should be trained to murder one another in cold blood.
It is my conviction that there is no way to peace - peace is the way.
The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home.
Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac.
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