quote by Oswald Spengler

Pacifism means letting the non-pacifists have control ... Pacifism will remain an ideal, war a fact. If the white races are resolved never to wage war again, the colored will act differently and become rulers of the world.

— Oswald Spengler

Astounding Pacifist quotations

I have always hated war and am by nature and philosophy a pacifist, but it is the English who are forcing war on us, and the first principle of war is to kill the enemy.

I'm not a pacifist. I was very much for the war against Hitler and I also supported the intervention in Korea, but in this war we went in there to steal Vietnam.

I am not a terrorist, but neither am I a pacifist.

I am simply a regular guy from the Palestinian street advocating only what every other oppressed person has advocated-the right to help myself in the absence of help from anywhere else.

The pacifist's task today is to find a method of helping and healing which provides a revolutionary constructive substitute for war.


Why, of course, the people don't want war.

Santa Claus wears a Red Suit, he must be a communist.

And a beard and long hair, must be a pacifist. What's in that pipe that he's smoking?

We pacifists have not ceased to point to the grave danger of armaments and to insist on their curtailment.

Among pacifists it was above all the English who always insisted on the importance of disarmament. They said that the man in the street would not understand the kind of pacifism that neglected to demand immediate restriction of armaments.

I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist.

I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.


We're not really pacifists, we're nonviolent soldiers.

The Bible is clear here: I am to love my neighbor as myself, in the manner needed, in a practical way, in the midst of the fallen world, at my particular point of history. This is why I am not a pacifist. Pacifism in this poor world in which we live -- this lost world -- means that we desert the people who need our greatest help.

Pacifism in the face of war is not only irresponsible - it is immoral.

Refusing to meet force with force in the name of peace will beget not peace, but further death and destruction, the very violence the pacifists seek to avoid.

While I am a convinced pacifist there are circumstances in which I believe the use of force is appropriate - namely, in the face of an enemy unconditionally bent on destroying me and my people.

Nothing will end war unless the peoples themselves refuse to go to war.


Placing a halo around your own head by saying 'I am a pacifist' and 'I don't believe in using violent tactics' doesn't make the world a better place. It might make YOUR world better and YOU might feel better about YOURSELF, but it does NOTHING whatsoever for the victims.

Those who refuse to support and defend the state have no claim to protection by that state. Killing an anarchist or a pacifist should not be considered "murder" in a legalistic sense. The offense against the state, if any, should be "Using deadly weapons within city limits," or "Creating a traffic hazard," or other misdemeanor.

One sometimes gets the impression that the mere words ' Socialism ' and ' Communism ' draw towards them with magnetic force every fruit-juice drinker, nudist, sandal-wearer, sex-maniac, Quaker, 'Nature Cure' quack, pacifist, and feminist in England.

All that a pacifist can undertake -- but it is a very great deal -- is to refuse to kill, injure or otherwise cause suffering to another human creature, and untiringly to order his life by the rule of love though others may be captured by hate.

Pacifist propaganda and the resolutions of the parliamentarians encouraged such treaties, and toward the end of the nineteenth century their number had increased considerably.


India was not a pacifist country at all.

India placed great emphasis on the higher value on... on violence. But it was never a substitute for not doing anything, or for cowardice.

Bye-bye, Elan. P.S., Next time you implicate someone falsely, try to pick a pacifist.

Being a pacifist to save your own life is normal, being a pacifist for the lives of others is true pacifism.

Nobody who's ever been to Gulag is a pacifist.

Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King are great examples of fantastic nonviolents who died violently. I can never work that out. We're pacifists, but I'm not sure what it means when you're such a pacifist that you get shot. I can never understand that.


In a world built on violence, one must be a revolutionary before one can be a pacifist.

It was the kind of sword that would make a lifelong pacifist look for tall boots and a hat with feathers.

The absolute pacifist is a bad citizen;

times come when force must be used to uphold right, justice and ideals.

Slobodan Miloševi?, more than anyone else, caused a division within the Left and Centre Left, dividing the pacifists, anti-imperialists and anti-Americans from the anti-fascists and the internationalists. He reminded too many of us that inaction can be as toxic and murderous as action. He prepared us - for weal or woe - for the new world.

Jesus was a pacifist.


It's funny how most activists are pacifists.

Robert A. Heinlein has been an idol to me for more than 20 years. He can do no wrong, no matter how much he loves wars and hates pacifists.

It's funny how most activists are pacifists.

Perhaps my dynamite plants will put an end to war sooner than your [pacifist] congresses. On the day two army corps can annihilate each other in one second all civilized nations will recoil from war in horror.

The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer.

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