Saturday, October 13, 2007

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character give him power. ~Abraham Lincoln

In war, truth is the first casualty. ~Aeschylus

It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners. ~Albert Camus

The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding. ~Albert Camus

We used to wonder where war lived, what it was that made it so vile. And now we realize that we know where it lives...inside ourselves. ~Albert Camus

The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one. ~Albert Einstein

Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding. ~Albert Einstein

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. ~Aldous Huxley

Even if we are spared destruction by war, our lives will have to change if we want to save life from self-destruction. ~Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart? ~Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

O peace! how many wars were waged in thy name. ~Alexander Pope

It is always easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them. ~Alfred Adler

At least we're getting the kind of experience we need for the next war. ~Allen Dulles

Search for the truth is the noblest occupation of man; its publication is a duty. ~Anne Louise Germaine de Stael

We make war that we may live in peace. ~Aristotle

War is never a solution; it is an aggravation. ~Benjamin Disraeli

I hope....that mankind will at length, as they call themselves responsible creatures, have the reason and sense enough to settle their differences without cutting throats... ~Benjamin Franklin

All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones. ~Benjamin Franklin

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

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction. ~Blaise Pascal

After victory, you have more enemies. ~Cicero

Evil is no faceless stranger,living in a distant neighborhood.Evil has a wholesome, hometown face,with merry eyes and an open smile.Evil walks among us wearing a maskwhich looks like all our faces. ~Dean Koontz

The best defense is no offense. ~Dr. Ivan Eland

War settles nothing. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

Wisdom is better than weapons of war. ~Ecclesiastes 9:18

All that is essential for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. ~Edmund Burke

Dulce bellum inexpertis (War is delightful to the inexperienced). ~Erasmus

God hates violence. He has ordained that all men fairly possess their property, not seize it. ~Euripides

The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

Under peaceful conditions the militant man attacks himself. ~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

War is fear cloaked in courage. ~General William Westmoreland

It is far easier to make war than peace. ~Georges Clemenceau

Hate is able to provoke disorders, to ruin a social organization, to cast a country into a period of bloody revolutions; but it produces nothing. ~Georges Sorel

A great war leaves the country with three armies - an army of cripples, an army of mourners, and an army of thieves. ~German proverb

More evil gets done in the name of righteousness than any other way. Few villains think they are villains. ~Glen Cook

There is nothing more frightening than active ignorance. ~Goethe

In peace, sons bury their fathers; in war, fathers bury their sons. ~Herodotus

The victor will never be asked if he told the truth. ~Hitler

Every man thinks god is on his side. ~Jean Anouilh

You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake. ~Jeanette Rankin

War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children. ~Jimmy Carter

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. ~John 8:32

War is eternity jammed into frantic minutes that will fill a lifetime with dreams and nightmares. ~John Cory

For what can war, but endless war, still breed? ~John Milton

A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. ~John Stuart Mill

The opposite of war is not peace, it's creation. ~Jonathan Larson

There is but one evil, war. All the other proclaimed evils such as hate, greed, descrimination, and jealousy are only sub-categories of it. ~Jose Barreiro

There was only one catch and that was Catch22, which specified that a concern for one’s safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind. Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All he had to do was ask, and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions. Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn’t, but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn’t have to; but if he didn’t want to he was sane and had to. ~Jospeph Heller

The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding. ~Justice Louis D. Brandeis

Wars frequently begin ten years before the first shot is fired. ~K. K. V. Casey

Violence, even well intentioned, always rebounds upon oneself. ~Lao Tzu

Men are fighting...because they are convinced that the extermination of adversaries is the only means of promoting their own well-being. ~Ludwig von Mises

The root of the evil is not the construction of new, more dreadful weapons. It is the spirit of conquest. ~Ludwig von Mises

If some peoples pretend that history or geography gives them the right to subjugate other races, nations, or peoples, there can be no peace. ~Ludwig von Mises

The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure. ~Lyndon B. Johnson

An eye for an eye makes us all blind. ~Mahatma Gandhi

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent. ~Mahatma Gandhi

Courage is resistance to fear, master of fear -- not absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward, it is not a compliment to say it is brave. ~Mark Twain

War is the greatest plague that can affect humanity; it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it. ~Martin Luther

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. ~Martin Luther King, Jr

Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks. ~Mary Wollstonecraft

Conflict is inevitable, but combat is optional. ~Max Lucado

To kill a man is not to defend a doctrine, but to kill a man. ~Michael Servetus

War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow man. ~Napoleon Hill

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

Let us become inspired by inherent beauty, and not impassioned by manufactured hate. ~Nima Shirali

A professional soldier understands that war means killing people, war means maiming people, war means families left without fathers and mothers. All you have to do is hold your first dying soldier in your arms, and have that terribly futile feeling that his life is flowing out and you can't do anything about it. Then you understand the horror of war. Any soldier worth his salt should be antiwar. And still there are things worth fighting for. ~H. Norman Schwarzkopf

Have you ever thought that war is a madhouse and that everyone in the war is a patient? ~Oriana Fallaci

A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it. ~Oscar Wilde

Preventive war is like committing suicide out of fear of death. ~Otto von Bismarck

War comes from our being immature, fearful, and injured, and not being able to concieve of other ways of solving problems. ~Patricia Sun

I guess every generation is doomed to fight its war...suffer the loss of the same old illusions, and learn the same old lessons on its own. ~Phillip Caputo

Violence and arms can never resolve the problems of men. ~Pope John Paul II

War is a defeat for humanity. ~Pope John Paul II

Wars generally do not resolve the problems for which they are fought and therefore...prove ultimately futile. ~Pope John Paul II

One more such victory and we are undone. ~Pyrrhus of Epirus

Violence is not power, but the absence of power. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Either war is obsolete, or men are. ~R. Buckminster Fuller

When we fill our souls up with creativity, artistry and intelligence ...we have a better chance at avoiding the behavior that leads to destruction. ~Rick DellaRatta

You can have peace, or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once. ~Robert A. Heinlein

The world should take notice when someone...with a fanatic mind and with powerful means, receives his marching orders from Heaven. ~Rodrigue Tremblay

Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means. ~Ronald Reagan

Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock. ~Sigmund Freud

Our children are not born to hate, they are raised to hate. ~Thomas della Peruta

War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace. ~Thomas Mann

Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. ~Thomas Merton

To save your world you asked this man to die; Would this man, could he see you now, ask why? ~W. H. Auden

We have met the enemy and he is us. ~Walt Kelly

From a distance, one’s adversaries seemed fiends, but with a closer view, one saw the sincerity and it was as great as one’s own. ~Walter M. Miller, Jr.

Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it. ~William Penn
Wars teach us not to love our enemies, but to hate our allies. ~W. L. George