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"Man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder."
Percy Bysshe Shelley

"Only the dead have seen the end of the war."
Plato

"A riot is a spontaneous outburst. A war is subject to advance planning."
Richard M. Nixon

"What a cruel thing is war: to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us in this world; to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world."
Robert E. Lee

"I couldn't help but say to Mr. Gorbachev just think how easy his task and mine might be in these meetings that we held if suddenly there was a threat to this world from another planet. We'd find out once and for all that we really are all human beings here on this earth together."
Ronald Reagan

"Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die."
Salvador Dali

"War would end if the dead could return."
Stanley Baldwin

"Traditional nationalism cannot survive the fissioning of the atom. One world or none."
Stuart Chase

"All war is deception."
Sun Tzu

"There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be appalled, and so abandon war forever."
Thomas A. Edison

"War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace."
Thomas Mann

"I have never advocated war except as a means of peace."
Ulysses S. Grant

"It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets."
Voltaire

"I do not believe that the men who served in uniform in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve. It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy."
William C. Westmoreland

"The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars."
William C. Westmoreland

"You can't say civilization don't advance... in every war they kill you in a new way."
Will Rogers

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender."
Winston Churchill

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