We believed it was better to pay as you go than it was to pay your bills by borrowing and laying up debts for another day. To pay as you go, that policy is a safer business policy and a saner business policy, and we thought it was a saner national policy.

— Scott Nearing

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War drags human beings from their tasks of building and improving, and pushes them en masse into the category of destroyers and killers.


Your government is no longer mine.


Do the best that you can in the place where you are, and be kind.


War is an attempt of one group to impose its will upon another group by armed violence.

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