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.
War does not determine who is right - only who is left.
No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.
I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.
There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.
'Emergencies' have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded.
Peace does not mean just to stop wars, but also to stop oppression and injustice.
We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children.
There is no glory in battle worth the blood it costs.
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.
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.
War is the business of barbarians.
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.
Only the dead have seen the end of war.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
War is organized murder, and nothing else.
What is more immoral than war?
This world of ours... must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.
War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.
Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
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.
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