Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.— Unknown Author
Unusual Anti War quotations
The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded.
Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.
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.
Non-violence is not inaction. It is not discussion. It is not for the timid or weak... Non-violence is hard work.
I felt then, as I feel now, that the politicians who took us to war should have been given the guns and told to settle their differences themselves, instead of organizing nothing better than legalized mass murder.
My theory is, strong people don't need strong leaders.
Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.
The Government's power to censor the press was abolished so that the press would remain forever free to censure the Government. The press was protected so that it could bare the secrets of government and inform the people. Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government.
Preventive war is like committing suicide out of fear of death.
Women more than men can strip war of its glamour and its out-of-date heroisms and patriotisms, and see it as a demon of destruction and hideous wrong.
Make wars unprofitable and you make them impossible.
If you had a free society you couldn't get people to go to war, if you had an intelligent type of upbringing in ones children. They would say; There must be many other ways of solving problems other then killing people.
By peace we mean the capacity to transform conflicts with empathy, without violence, and creatively- a never-ending process
War is organized murder, and nothing else.
People who are anxious to bring on war don't know what they are bargaining for;
they don't see all the horrors that must accompany such an event.
Let there be no more war or bloodshed between Arabs and Israelis.
Let there be no more suffering or denial of rights. Let there be no more despair or loss of faith.
Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule—and both commonly succeed, and are right.
I am a man of peace. I believe in peace. But I do not want peace at any price.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
War: a massacre of people who don't know each other for the profit of people who know each other but don't massacre each other.
The greatest menace to freedom is an inert people.
Peace does not mean just to stop wars, but also to stop oppression and injustice.
It is painful enough to discover with what unconcern they speak of war and threaten it. They do not know its horrors. I have seen enough of it to make me look upon it as the sum of all evils.
Killing a man in defense of an idea is not defending an idea; it is killing a man.
The enormous gap between what US leaders do in the world and what Americans think their leaders are doing is one of the great propaganda accomplishments.
All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities.
No war by any nation in any age has ever been declared by the people.
Freedom is not nurtured by nations preparing for war.
We have all taken risks in the making of war.
Isn't it time that we should take risks to secure peace?
Was not war itself a crime against God and humanity, and therefore, were not all those who sanctioned, engineered and conducted wars, war criminals?
No more wars, no more bloodshed. Peace unto you. Shalom, salaam, forever.
Every nation has its war party. It is not the party of democracy. It is the party of autocracy. It seeks to dominate absolutely.
The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature.
Violence as a way of gaining power... is being camouflaged under the guise of tradition, national honor [and] national security.