To this war of every man against every man, this also in consequent; that nothing can be unjust. The notions of right and wrong, justice and injustice have there no place. Where there is no common power, there is no law, where no law, no injustice. Force, and fraud, are in war the cardinal virtues.— Thomas Hobbes
Controversy Unjust War quotations
I have resolved never to start an unjust war, but never to end a legitimate one except by defeating my enemies.
An unjust peace is better than a just war.
American GIs don't fight this unjust immoral and illegal war of Johnson's.
The courage we need is not the fortitude to be obedient in the service of an unjust war, to help conceal lies, to do our job for a boss who has usurped power and is acting as an outlaw government. It is the courage at last to face honestly the truth and reality of what we are doing in the world and act responsibly to change it.
The dream of Europe is a region of freedom and peace, of security, law, democracy, tolerance and mutual respect. If you look into the faces of the refugees you will see this dream. These are people who are fleeing from war, hate, violence and unjust systems.
When war is not just it is subsequently justified;
so it becomes many things. In reality, an unjust war is merely piracy. It consists of piracy, ego and, more than anything, money. War is our century's prostitution.
There are two types of laws: there are just laws and there are unjust laws.
.. What is the difference between the two?...An unjust law is a man-made code that is out of harmony with the moral law.
One should not be envious of someone who has prospered by unjust deeds.
Nor should he disdain someone who has fallen while adhering to the path of righteousness.
War is so unjust and ugly that all who wage it must try to stifle the voice of conscience within themselves.
The term 'just war' is an internal contradiction.
War is inherently unjust, and the great challenge of our time is how to deal with evil, tyranny and oppression without killing huge numbers of people.
I cease not to advocate peace; even though unjust it is better than the most just war.
In any civilized society, it is every citizen's responsibility to obey just laws. But at the same time, it is every citizen's responsibility to disobey unjust laws.
All counter-revolutionary wars are unjust, all revolutionary wars are just.
I think it's perfectly possible for us to stay outside of power politics, or parliamentary politics, and speak about things like the American hegemony in the region or speak about the unjust war on terror that's been brought to our borders.
War can only be qualified by its object, and there is neither foreign war nor civil war, there is only just or unjust war.
So one important lesson of Vietnam is, the first casualty of an unwise and unjust war are the American troops called on to fight it. Their service should be honored.
Many young men in the 1960s and 1970s came to reject some of the traditional ideas about manhood that many of their fathers tried to pass down - like unquestioning respect for authority even when that might mean killing and dying for questionable or unjust causes such as the Vietnam War.
All interstate wars intensify aggression – maximize it … some wars are even more unjust than others. In other words, all government wars are unjust, although some governments have less unjust claims.
A highwayman is as much a robber when he plunders in a gang as when single;
and a nation that makes an unjust war is only a great gang.
All government wars are unjust.
... so far from entrenching human conduct within the gentle barriers of peace and love, religion has ever been, and now is, the deepest source of contentions, wars, persecutions for conscience sake, angry words, angry feelings, backbitings, slanders, suspicions, false judgments, evil interpretations, unwise, unjust, injurious, inconsistent actions.
History shows that wars are divided into two kinds-just and unjust.
All wars that are progressive are just, and all wars that impede progress are unjust.
Borrowers are nearly always ill-spenders, and it is with lent money that all evil is mainly done and all unjust war protracted.
No two wars are ever the same. Some are just, some are unjust, but the basic commonality shared between them all is that young men and women heeded a call to service, overcame their fear, and fought for their side.
Those wars are unjust which are undertaken without provocation.
For only a war waged for revenge or defense can be just.
People regard the same things, some as just and others as unjust, - about these they dispute; and so there arise wars and fightings among them.
I support Selfies! I think the war on selfies is really unjust!
I've been there for so many crossroads in American history.
My whole political life spans the birth of the environmental movement, the women's movement, the civil rights movement, putting an end to unjust wars, and so and so.
You have a situation in which the U.S. is fighting three unjust wars and wasting trillions of dollars in public funds, all the while draining money from important social services and public and higher education.
The pictures that were coming from Vietnam were showing us what was really happening on the ground level. It was in contradiction to what our political and military leaders were telling us. They were straight forward documentary images. A powerful indictment of the war, of how cruel and unjust it was. When I finally decided what to do with my life, it was to follow in that tradition.
I don't believe there is such thing as a just or unjust war;
there are avoidable and unavoidable wars. Sometimes you have no choice but to go to war.
A criminal who, having renounced reason .
.. hath, by the unjust violence and slaughter he hath committed upon one, declared war against all mankind, and therefore may be destroyed as a lion or tiger, one of those wild savage beasts with whom men can have no society nor security.
We have decided to bring to an end the most unequal, most unjust, most barbarous war of our age, and have chosen the road to exile in order that our people will not be exterminated and in order to consecrate ourselves wholly and in peace to the preservation of our empire's independence.
The people who are slamming me have no idea about what it feels like to unjustly have a child killed in an insane war.