War and Peace
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What a strange game. The only winning move is not to play.
The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he's on.
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
It was a Roman who said it was sweet to die for one's country. The Greeks never said it was sweet to die for anything. They had no vital lies.
The pen may be stronger than the sword... but I'd rather have a sword in a dark alley.
The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.
Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
All violence, all that is dreary and repels, is not power, but the absence of power.
For the first time we have a weapon that nobody has used for thirty years. This gives me great hope for the human race.
A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
Mankind must give up war in the Atomic Era. What is at stake is the life or death of humanity.
I don't know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
I always say that, next to a battle lost, the greatest misery is a battle gained.
If we fight a war and win it with H-bombs, what history will remember is not the ideals we were fighting for but the methods we used to accomplish them. These methods will be compared to the warfare of Genghis Khan who ruthlessly killed every last inhabitant of Persia.