"The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking... the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker."
"The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one."
"War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus."
"War is a series of catastrophes which result in victory."
"The victor will never be asked if he told the truth."
"He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice."
"War does not determine who is right - only who is left."
"There was never a good war, or a bad peace."
"War is the unfolding of miscalculations."
"Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country."
"Give me the money that has been spent in war and I will clothe every man, woman, and child in an attire of which kings and queens will be proud. I will build a schoolhouse in every valley over the whole earth. I will crown every hillside with a place of worship consecrated to peace."
"Everyone's a pacifist between wars. It's like being a vegetarian between meals."
"Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come."
"We have gone forth from our shores repeatedly over the last hundred years and we've done this as recently as the last year in Afghanistan and put wonderful young men and women at risk, many of whom have lost their lives, and we have asked for nothing except enough ground to bury them in."
"What is the use of physicians like myself trying to help parents to bring up children healthy and happy, to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?"
"Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!"
"The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations."
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."
"We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it."
"Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime."
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