There can be no peace among men and nations, so long as the strong continues to oppress the weak, so long as injustice is done to other peoples, just so long we will have cause for war, and make a lasting peace an impossibility.— Marcus Garvey
Strong Just War quotations
Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.
If we want to cure the things that threaten life, limb and even survival, we need to heal our sick political system. That is, not just to address our physical ailments, but the things that determine whether we're going to survive into the next century. That is war, climate change, poverty, etc. We've got to fix our politics.
War Is A Racket : I suspected I was just part of a racket at the time.
Now I am sure of it. Like all members of the military profession I never had an original thought until I left the service. My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of the higher- ups. This is typical with everyone in the military service
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
Great men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.
War is just a racket... I believe in adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else.
You know, the period of World War I and the Roaring Twenties were really just about the same as today. You worked, and you made a living if you could, and you tired to make the best of things. For an actor or a dancer, it was no different then than today. It was a struggle.
Sweat more in practice, bleed less in war.
During these two and a half years that have followed the war, the most urgent problem we have encountered was: to activate the public enterprises, to bring them up to the level that international markets demand and we are just now getting them prepared for privatization.
Finland had a civil war less than 100 years ago, just like in Ireland.
If you look at the history of newly independent nations, civil war is almost every time present, even in the United States.
I am an avid follower of the news, and sometimes you just can't take any more war, any more disasters, and you want to remind yourself there's beauty in the world. I wanted to show a more poetic side to my work. It was all about... a feeling of sadness, but in a cinematic kind of way. I find beauty in melancholy.
Be selective in your battles, don't make every problem a war.
The pictures are there, and you just take them.
An unjust peace is better than a just war.
You don't have to pose your camera. The pictures are there, and you just take them. The truth is the best picture, the best propaganda. (On the Spanish Civil War, 1937)
It's hard to sleep when your heart is at war with your mind.
I saw courage both in the Vietnam War and in the struggle to stop it. I learned that patriotism includes protest, not just military service.
Peace does not mean just to stop wars, but also to stop oppression and injustice.
Again, in Wag the Dog, war has to be declared by an act of congress.
But if you go to war, you don't have to declare war. You're just at war and we did that, which is not legal.
The most dangerous person is the one who listens, thinks and observes.
We wanted to see this country win the war just as much as those advisors did.
We felt we would help to do that by reporting the truth. And so there was the moral outrage over this general and the ambassador in Saigon who kept denying the truth we would see.
Number one, that it is smart to communicate and negotiate with your enemy instead of just waging war with bombs and weapons of mass destruction.
I just don't know whether it was all destroyed years ago - I mean, there's no question that there were chemical weapons years ago - whether they were destroyed right before the war, (or) whether they're still hidden.
Religious wars are basically people killing each other over who has the better imaginary friend.
War is just one more big government program.
It just seems to me that the world's kind of a mess, and the more messy it gets, the more interested I am in escapist fare. Having a good time is something that isn't about the war in Iraq or the Asian flu or the Kyoto protocol - things that are horribly depressing to consider in our real lives. I'm eager to get away from them.
No more wars, no more bloodshed. Peace unto you. Shalom, salaam, forever.
Be selective in your battles, dont make every problem a war.
If Iraq and Afghanistan have taught us anything in recent history, it is the unpredictability of war and that these things are easier to get into than to get out of, and, frankly, the facile way in which too many people talk about, 'Well, let's just go attack them.
We [Americans] move about the world arrogantly, calling wars when we want, overthrowing governments when we want. There is a price to be paid for it -- look at 9/11. [That] wasn't just bin Laden. Bin Laden didn't come from the abstract. He came from somewhere, and if you look where ... you'll see America's hand of villainy.
Americans are gathering the courage to just say no.
We are saying no to addictive consumer lifestyles. We are saying no to wars and corporate takeover and the IMF loans that gobble up people and their resources.
No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.
When your troops go to war, the prime minister or the president change overnight from an administrator, dealing with taxation and welfare and health and deteriorating roads, into the commander-in-chief. And it's just become almost unpatriotic to describe Bush's fallacious and ill-advised and mistaken and sometimes misleading actions.
Peace is not just the absence of war.
Like a cathedral, peace must be constructed patiently and with unshakable faith.
I won’t stop fighting to give Nevadans access to affordable health care just because my husband is a doctor, just like I won’t stop standing up for veterans because my father served in World War II.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
People like to come up to me and tell me that I’ve got nice ink.
Except these tattoos aren’t just decorations. They are declarations. Every tattoo I have tells its own story about who I am. Drug-free. Honor. And a war against the system.
It's just the stupidest law possible.
.. You're just making criminals out of people who aren't engaged in criminal activity. And we're spending zillions of dollars trying to fight a war we can't win! We could make zillions, just legalize it and tax it like we do liquor. It's stupid.
The war against illegal file-sharing is like the church's age-old war against masturbation. It's a war you just can't win.
If wars can be started by lies, peace can be started by truth.
A "just war" - if there could be such a thing - would not require conscription.
Volunteers would be plentiful.
I'm a military man, I did what I did only because my country had to be saved from tribalism and feudalism. If I failed, it was only because I was betrayed. The so-called genocide was nothing more than just a war in defence of the revolution and a system from which all have benefited.
In peace sons bury fathers, but war violates the order of nature, and fathers bury sons.
The crux of the matter is whether total war in its present form is justifiable, even when it serves a just purpose. Does it not have material and spiritual evil as its consequences which far exceed whatever good might result? When will our moralists give us an answer to this question?
America has no north, no south, no east, no west.
The sun rises over the hills and sets over the mountains, the compass just points up and down, and we can laugh now at the absurd notion of there being a north and a south. We are one and undivided.