COLLECTION OF QUOTES 37

Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.
-John Fitzgerald Kennedy 

I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to
die in. -George McGovern 

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

The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars.
-William Westmoreland 

One cannot subdue a man by holding back his hands. Lasting peace
comes not from force. -David Borenstein

Peace can endure only so long as humanity really insists upon it, and
is willing to work for it and sacrifice for it. Twenty- five years ago 
American fighting men looked to the statesmen of the world to finish
the work of peace for which they fought and suffered; we failed them,
we failed them then, we cannot fail them again and expect the world to
survive again. -Franklin D. Roosevelt, Yalta Conference 1945

Making peace, I have found, is much harder than making war.
-Gerry Adams

War never takes a wicked man by chance, the good man always.

All war represents a failure of diplomacy. -Tony Benn

War ... should only be declared by the authority of the people, whose
toils and treasures are to support its burdens, instead of the
government which is to reap its fruits. -James Madison

A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others,
is stronger than any physical force in the universe. -Wayne Dyer

A toast to the weapons of war, may they rust in peace. -Robert Orben

Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can
do is keep us out of war. -Maria Montessori 

PEACE, n. In international affairs, a period of cheating between two
periods of fighting. -Ambrose Bierce

We look forward to the time when the power to love of will replace
the love of power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.
-William Gladstone

Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained
through understanding. -Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Conflict is inevitable, but combat is optional. -Max Lucade 

A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite
of peace. -Gersonides

If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk
to your enemies. -Moshe Dayan

It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it
isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it. -Eleanor Roosevelt

If I must choose between peace and righteousness, I choose
righteousness. -Theodore Roosevelt

There is nothing that war has ever achieved we could not better
achieve without it. -Havelock Ellis 

An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes
have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.
-George Eliot


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