Quotes on Make Peace Not War

At least we're getting the kind of experience we need for the next war. Allen Dulles

War creates peace like hate creates love. David L. Wilson

The worst crimes were dared by a few, willed by more and tolerated by all. Tacitus

Wars are not acts of God. They are caused by man, by man-made institutions, by the way in which man has organized his society. What man has made, man can change. Fred M. Vinson

War doesn't make boys men, it makes men dead. Ken Gillespie

Let not your zeal to share your principles entice you beyond your borders. Marquis De Sade

A man may build himself a throne of bayonets, but he cannot sit on it. William Ralph Inge

We have all taken risks in the making of war. Isn't it time that we should take risks to secure peace? Ramsay MacDonald

Society has arisen out of the works of peace; the essence of society is peacemaking. Peace and not war is the father of all things. Ludwig Von Mises

The world cannot continue to wage war like physical giants and to seek peace like intellectual pygmies Basil O'Connor

War's a game, which, were their subjects wise, Kings would not play at. William Cowper

Statism needs war; a free country does not. Statism survives by looting; a free country survives by producing. Ayn Rand

War...is harmful, not only to the conquered but to the conqueror. Ludwig Von Mises

Although tyranny...may successfully rule over foreign peoples, it can stay in power only if it destroys first of all the national institutions of its own people. Hannah Arendt

I am not blaming those who are resolved to rule, only those who show an even greater readiness to submit. Thucydides

The belief that we some day shall be able to prevent war is to me one with the belief in the possibility of making humanity really human. Ellen Key

[T]he essence of so-called war prosperity: it enriches some by what it takes from others. It is not rising wealth but a shifting of wealth and income. Ludwig Von Mises

Today the real test of power is not capacity to make war but capacity to prevent it. Anne O'Hare McCormick

If it were proved to me that in making war, my ideal had a chance of being realized, I would still say "No" to war. For one does not create human society on mounds of corpses. Louis Lecoin

History has witnessed the failure of many endeavors to impose peace by war, cooperation by coercion, unanimity by slaughtering dissidents.... A lasting order cannot be established by bayonets. Ludwig Von Mises

The pens which write against disarmament are made with the same steel from which guns are made. Aristide Briand

Is it not a strange blindness on our part to teach publicly the techniques of warfare and to reward with medals those who prove to be the most adroit killers? Marquis De Sade

I speak of peace, therefore, as the necessary rational end of rational men. I realize the pursuit of peace is not as dramatic as the pursuit of war... But we have no more urgent task. John F Kennedy

Youth is the first victim of war; the first fruit of peace.It takes 20 years or more of peace to make a man; it takes only 20 seconds of war to destroy him. Baudouin of Belgium

We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. John F Kennedy

Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force...Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action. George Washington

Somehow we must transform the dynamics of the world power struggle from the negative nuclear arms race which no one can win to a positive contest to harness man's creative genius for the purpose of making peace and prosperity a reality for all of the nations of the world. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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. Hermann Goring

We cannot have peace among men whose hearts find delight in killing any living creature. Rachel Carson

You may say i'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one John Lennon

War-making is one of the few activities that people are not supposed to view realistically; that is, with an eye to expense and practical outcome. In all-out war, expenditure is all-out, unprudent - war being defined as an emergency in which no sacrifice is excessive. Susan Sontag

Condemning class struggle does not mean condemning every possible form of social conflict. Such conflicts inevitably arise and Christians must often take a position in the "struggle for social justice." What is condemned is "total war," which has no respect for the dignity of others (and consequently of oneself). It excludes reasonable compromise, does not pursue the common good but the good of a group, and sets out to destroy whatever stands in its way. Pope John Paul Ii

If peace . . . only had the music and pageantry of war, there'd be no wars. Sophie Kerr

I want you to make love, not war, I know you've heard it before. John Lennon

Peace is not merely the absence of war. Nor can it be reduced solely to the maintenance of a balance of power between enemies. Nor is it brought about by dictatorship. Instead, it is rightly and appropriately called "an enterprise of justice" (Is. 32:7). Peace results from that harmony built into human society by its divine founder, and actualized by men as they thirst after ever greater justice. Pope Paul Vi

To wage war on misery and to struggle against injustice is to promote, along with improved conditions, the human and spiritual progress of all men, and therefore the common good of humanity. Peace cannot be limited to a mere absence of war, the result of an ever precarious balance of forces. No, peace is something that is built up day after day, in the pursuit of an order intended by God, which implies a more perfect form of justice among men. Pope Paul Vi

In war, there are no unwounded soldiers. Jose Narosky

It is easier to make war than to make peace. Georges Clemenceau

War vies with magic in its efforts to get something for nothing... Lewis Mumford

There are no warlike people, just warlike leaders. Ralph Bunche

I prefer the most unfair peace to the most righteous war. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Peace we want because there is another war to fight against poverty, disease and ignorance. Indira Gandhi

I went into the Army believing that if you want peace you must prepare for war. I now believe that if you prepare thoroughly for war you will get it. John Frederick Maurice

War is sweet to those who haven't tasted it. Dulce bellum inexpertis. Desiderius Erasmus

In the name of peace They waged the wars ain't they got no shame Nikki Giovanni

Aggressive conduct, if allowed to go unchecked and unchallenged, ultimately leads to war. John F Kennedy

Instead of tug o' war, let's play hug o' war. Shel Silverstein

More than just an end to war, we want an end to the beginnings of all wars. Franklin D Roosevelt

The mere absence of war is not peace. John F Kennedy

Peace is the harvest of love as war is the fruit of hate. Joan Walsh Anglund

As they used to say 'What if they gave a war and nobody came?' How worthwhile if they declared a day of peace and everybody came. Ed Asner

War is not an accident. It is the logical outcome of a certain way of life. A J Muste

Bullets cannot be recalled. They cannot be uninvented. But they can be taken out of the gun. Martin Amis

Wars teach us not to love our enemies, but to hate our allies. W L George

The first casualty when war comes is truth. Hiram Johnson

War is an invention of the human mind. The human mind can invent peace with justice. Norman Cousins

He who knows not how to dissimulate, can not reign. Louis XI of France

We shall never be able to effect physical disarmament until we have succeeded in effecting moral disarmament. Ramsay MacDonald

Only when there are many people who are pools of peace, silence, understanding, will war disappear. Rajneesh

There is no way to peace. Peace is the way. A J Muste

Preventive war was an invention of Hitler. I would not even listen to anyone seriously that came and talked about such a thing. Dwight D Eisenhower

People in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than governments. Dwight D Eisenhower

Terror is a tactic. We can not wage "war" against a tactic. Ron Paul

How can one not speak about war, poverty, and inequality when people who suffer from these afflictions don't have a voice to speak? Isabel Allende

To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make a wilderness, they call it peace. Tacitus

No one is so foolish as to prefer to peace, war, in which, instead of sons burying their fathers, fathers bury their sons. Croesus

People do not make wars; governments do. Ronald Reagan

Peace and not war is the father of all things. Ludwig Von Mises

War...is as much a punishment to the punisher as to the sufferer. Thomas Jefferson

Very few people chose war. They chose selfishness and the result was war. Each of us, individually and nationally, must choose: total love or total war. David Dellinger

Peace hath her victories, no less renowned than War. John Milton

I don't know whether war is an interlude during peace, or peace is an interlude during war. Georges Clemenceau

War is an act of violence pushed to its utmost limits. Carl Von Clausewitz

No country has suffered so much from the ruins of war while being at peace as the American. Edward Dahlberg

Nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won. Duke Of Wellington

We cannot have peace if we are only concerned with peace. War is not an accident. It is the logical outcome of a certain way of life. If we want to attack war, we have to attack that way of life. A J Muste

Only the winners decide what were war crimes. Garry Wills

We must shift the arms race into a 'peace race'. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things. Russell Baker

A lasting order cannot be established by bayonets. Ludwig Von Mises



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