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100 Against War Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Against War Sayings By Harry S. Truman: The United States should not under any circumstances throw away our gun until we are The United States should not under any circumstances throw away our gun until we are sure the rest of the world cannot arm against us. — Harry S. Truman
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Against War Sayings By Muriel Rukeyser: The advertising men made it clear that there were two ways of looking at ideas The advertising men made it clear that there were two ways of looking at ideas in a war against fascism. Those of us who were working on the project believed ideas were to be fought for; the advertising men believed they were to be sold. The audience, those at home in wartime, were not 'citizens' or 'people.' They were 'customers.' — Muriel Rukeyser
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Against War Sayings By Charles A. Beard: If these precedents are to stand unimpeached, and to provide sanctions for the continued conduct If these precedents are to stand unimpeached, and to provide sanctions for the continued conduct of America affairs-the Constitution may be nullified by the President and officers who have taken the oath and are under moral obligation to uphold it ... they may substitute personal and arbitrary government-the first principle of the totalitarian system against which it has been alleged that World War II was waged-while giving lip service to the principle of constitutional government. — Charles A. Beard
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Against War Sayings By Elton John: I am totally against the war but violence is part of mankind and it's going I am totally against the war but violence is part of mankind and it's going to happen, but as musicians I think we've got to step up and say 'come on'. — Elton John
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Against War Sayings By Nancy Gibbs: War is being waged all across the country against the invasive plant and animal species War is being waged all across the country against the invasive plant and animal species - some 50,000 of them - now spreading across the U.S. — Nancy Gibbs
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Against War Sayings By Dawn Powell: The basis of tragedy is man's helplessness against disease, war and death; the basis of The basis of tragedy is man's helplessness against disease, war and death; the basis of comedy is man's helplessness against vanity (the vanity of love, greed, lust, power). — Dawn Powell
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Against War Sayings By Chief Joseph: We had good white friends who advised us against taking the war path. My friend We had good white friends who advised us against taking the war path. My friend and brother, Mr. Chapman, told us just how the war would end. — Chief Joseph
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Against War Sayings By Thomas Jefferson: He has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating it's most sacred rights of He has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating it's most sacred rights of life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating & carrying them into slavery in another hemisphere, or to incur miserable death in their transportation thither. This practical warfare, the opprobrium of INFIDEL powers, is the warfare of the CHRISTIAN king of Great Britain. Determined to keep open a market where MEN should be bought & sold, he has prostituted his negative for suppressing every legislative attempt to prohibit or to restrain this execrable commerce. — Thomas Jefferson
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Against War Sayings By Gabriel Garcia Marquez: They could hear Ursula fighting against the laws of creation to maintain the line, and They could hear Ursula fighting against the laws of creation to maintain the line, and Jose Arcadio Buendia searching for the mythical truth of the great inventions, and Fernanda praying, and Colonel Aureliano Buendia stupefying himself with the deception of war and the little gold fishes, and Aureliano Segundo dying of solitude in the turmoil of his debauches, and then they learned that dominant obsessions can prevail against death and they were happy again with the certainty that they would go on loving each other in their shape as apparitions long after other species of future animals would steal from the insects the paradise of misery that the insects were finally stealing from man. — Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Against War Sayings By Osama Bin Laden: The call to wage war against America was made because America has spear-headed the crusade The call to wage war against America was made because America has spear-headed the crusade against the Islamic nation, sending tens of thousands of its troops to the land of the two Holy Mosques over and above its meddling in its affairs and its politics, and its support of the oppressive, corrupt and tyrannical regime that is in control. These are the reasons behind the singling out of America as a target. — Osama Bin Laden
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Against War Sayings By Bao Ninh: I want you to guard against those who demand that you die just to prove I want you to guard against those who demand that you die just to prove something. It is not that I advise you to respect your life more than anything else, but not to die uselessly for the need of others ... for you still have many years ahead of you. Many years of joy and happiness to experience. Who else but you can experience your life? — Bao Ninh
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Against War Sayings By Moby: For me to speak out against the war in Iraq, you know - most of For me to speak out against the war in Iraq, you know - most of my fans are lefties anyway, so I don't really get much flack for it. — Moby
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Against War Sayings By Osama Bin Laden: Terror is the most dreaded weapon in modern age and the Western media is mercilessly Terror is the most dreaded weapon in modern age and the Western media is mercilessly using it against its own people. It can add fear and helplessness in the psyche of the people of Europe and the United States. It means that what the enemies of the United States cannot do, its media is doing that. You can understand as to what will be the performance of the nation in a war, which suffers from fear and helplessness. — Osama Bin Laden
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Against War Sayings By Fagles Robert: Now with the squadrons marshaled, captains leading each,the Trojans came with cries and the din Now with the squadrons marshaled, captains leading each,
the Trojans came with cries and the din of war like wildfowl
when the long hoarse cries of cranes sweep on against the sky
and the great formations flee from winter's grim ungodly storms,
flying in force. shrieking south to the Ocean gulfs, speeding
blood and death to the Pygmy warriors, laonching at daybreak
savage battle down upon their heads. But Achaea's armies
came on strong in silence, breathing combat-fury,
hearts ablaze to defend each other to the death. — Fagles Robert
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Against War Sayings By Charles Krauthammer: Why should we care about the coup? First, because we depend on Yemen's government to Why should we care about the coup? First, because we depend on Yemen's government to support our drone war against another local menace, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). It's not clear if we can even maintain our embassy in Yemen, let alone conduct operations against AQAP. And second, because growing Iranian hegemony is a mortal threat to our allies and interests in the entire Middle East. — Charles Krauthammer
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Against War Sayings By Frederick Forsyth: The technique of beaming a ray on to window glass and reading from the vibrations The technique of beaming a ray on to window glass and reading from the vibrations the conversation going on inside had been used against the American embassy in Moscow in the Cold War and required the reconstruction of the entire building. — Frederick Forsyth
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Against War Sayings By Rick Riordan: My heroes, our time together is short," Juno said. "I am grateful that you called My heroes, our time together is short," Juno said. "I am grateful that you called upon me. I have spent weeks in a state of pain and confusion...my Greek and Roman natures warring against each other. Worse, I've been forced to hide from Jupiter, who searches for me in his misguided wrath, believing that I caused this war with Gaea." "Gee," Annabeth said, "why would he think that? — Rick Riordan
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Against War Sayings By Naomi Klein: Creative destruction is our middle name, both within our own society and abroad. We tear Creative destruction is our middle name, both within our own society and abroad. We tear down the old order every day, from business to science, literature, art, architecture, and cinema to politics and the law ... . They must attack us in order to survive, just as we must destroy them to advance our historic mission. - Michael Ledeen, The War Against the Terror Masters, 2002 — Naomi Klein
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Against War Sayings By Mark Curtis: With few apparent connections to Afghanistan as such, but there were no calls to bomb With few apparent connections to Afghanistan as such, but there were no calls to bomb Riyadh (imagine if the hijackers had been Iraqi). Rather, Saudi Arabia is a favoured ally in the 'war against terrorism'. It is obvious that at stake here are US geopolitical interests (discussed further below), more than concerns to prevent future terrorism. — Mark Curtis
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Against War Sayings By Jonah Goldberg: (I)f France's righteous bloviating against war makes them your Dashboard Saint of International Integrity, it's (I)f France's righteous bloviating against war makes them your Dashboard Saint of International Integrity, it's either because you are sand-poundingly ignorant of how the world works or it's because you think France's self-interest is more important than America's. If the former applies to you, read a book. If it's the latter, maybe you should move there along with Alec Baldwin, Robert Altman, and the rest of the crowd who promised to leave a long time ago. But whatever you do, don't call France's position principled, because that just insults us both. — Jonah Goldberg
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Against War Sayings By Sam Harris: I'm well aware that millions of nominally Muslim freethinkers are in hiding out of necessity. I'm well aware that millions of nominally Muslim freethinkers are in hiding out of necessity. This is one of the things I find so insufferable about the liberal backlash against critics of Islam - especially the pernicious meme "Islamophobia," by which anyone who thinks Islam merits special concern at this moment in history is branded a bigot. What worries me is that so many moderate Muslims believe that "Islamophobia" is a bigger problem than literalist Islam is. They seem more outraged that someone like me would equate jihad with holy war than that millions of their co-religionists do this and commit atrocities as a result. — Sam Harris
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Against War Sayings By John Grisham: What's on the outside to prevent their return? They are now convicted felons, a branding What's on the outside to prevent their return? They are now convicted felons, a branding they will never be able to shake. The odds were stacked against them to begin with, and now that they're tagged as felons, life in the free world is somehow supposed to improve? These are the real casualties of our wars. The war on drugs. The war on crime. Unintended victims of tough laws passed by tough politicians over the past forty years. One million young black men now warehoused in decaying prisons, idling away the days at taxpayer expense. Our prisons are packed. Our streets are filled with drugs. Who's winning the war? — John Grisham
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Against War Sayings By Widad Akreyi: You have a chance to save lives! If you don't take it, you may regret You have a chance to save lives! If you don't take it, you may regret it! — Widad Akreyi
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Against War Sayings By Bruce D. Perry: By understanding and increasing just this one capacity of the human brain, an enormous amount By understanding and increasing just this one capacity of the human brain, an enormous amount of social change can be fostered. Failure to understand and cultivate empathy, however, could lead to a society in which no one would want to live - a cold, violent, chaotic, and terrifying war of all against all. This destructive type of culture has appeared repeatedly in various times and places in human history and still reigns in some parts of the world. And it's a culture that we could be inadvertently developing throughout America if we do not address current trends in child rearing, education, economic inequality, and our core values. — Bruce D. Perry
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Against War Sayings By Kris Kristofferson: I grew up in a time when people believed in duty, honor and country. My I grew up in a time when people believed in duty, honor and country. My grandfathers were both officers. My father was a General in the Air Force. My brother and I were both in the Army. I've always felt a kinship with soldiers; I think it's possible to support the warrior and be against the war. — Kris Kristofferson
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Against War Sayings By Thomas Carlyle: War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle; therefore War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle; therefore they take boys from one village and another village, stick them into uniforms, equip them with guns, and let them loose like wild beasts against one other. — Thomas Carlyle
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Against War Sayings By Duane P. Schultz: For a time, the Flying Tigers provided the only victories against the Japanese anywhere in For a time, the Flying Tigers provided the only victories against the Japanese anywhere in the Far East ... This handful of men had shown that the Japanese were not invincible. — Duane P. Schultz
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Against War Sayings By A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada: To be nonviolent to human beings and to be a killer or enemy of the To be nonviolent to human beings and to be a killer or enemy of the poor animals is Satan's philosophy. In this age there is always enmity against poor animals, and therefore the poor creatures are always anxious. The reaction of the poor animals is being forced on human society, and therefore there is always strain of cold or hot war between men, individually, collectively or nationally. — A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
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Against War Sayings By Alfred Rosenberg: If in heroic conduct, whether of warriors, philosophers or scientists, we see what is of If in heroic conduct, whether of warriors, philosophers or scientists, we see what is of essential nature, then we know that all heroism groups itself around a supreme value. This has always been the idea of honour, spiritual and mental. But the idea of honour, like its corporeal representatives, was involved in a war of soul and spirit against the values represented by alien races or the offspring of racial chaos. — Alfred Rosenberg
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Against War Sayings By Jessica Shattuck: In the future, Martin will recall this night as the first time -- and one In the future, Martin will recall this night as the first time -- and one of the only times -- he ever saw Germans crying in public, not at the news of a dead loved one or at the sight of their bombed home, and not in physical pain, but from spontaneous emotion. For this brief time, they were not hiding from one another, wearing their masks of cold and practical detachment. The music stirred the hardened sediment of their memory, chafed against layers of horror and shame, and offered a rare solace in their shared anger, grief and guilt. — Jessica Shattuck
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Against War Sayings By Elaine Sciolino: The first weekend after the attacks of September 11, George W. Bush had a meeting The first weekend after the attacks of September 11, George W. Bush had a meeting at Camp David with his top advisors, including Colin Powell, the secretary of state. And there was a lively debate about Iraq policy, in which some people from the Pentagon were arguing that the war against terrorism should include Saddam Hussein. — Elaine Sciolino
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Against War Sayings By Barbara W. Tuchman: The country listened to thousands of speeches and read thousands of newspaper columns raking over The country listened to thousands of speeches and read thousands of newspaper columns raking over every argument for and against imperialism and every aspect of the war in the Philippines. — Barbara W. Tuchman
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Against War Sayings By Alan Watts: We are at war between consciousness and nature, between the desire for permanence and the We are at war between consciousness and nature, between the desire for permanence and the fact of flux. It is ourself against ourselves. — Alan Watts
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Against War Sayings By Muhammad Dawud Currie: Ebu Su'ud also held notably tough opinions against the Shi'ah Safavids in Iran, considering them Ebu Su'ud also held notably tough opinions against the Shi'ah Safavids in Iran, considering them to be rebels and infidels to be fought in war [6]. This is relevant, because after the death of Ebu Su'ud, the Janissaries would come under the official patronage of the Alevi-Bektashi Sufis in the 1590s [7] — Muhammad Dawud Currie
Against War Sayings By Erich Maria Remarque: I always thought everyone was against war until I found out there are those who I always thought everyone was against war until I found out there are those who are all for it, especially those who do not have to go there. — Erich Maria Remarque
Against War Sayings By Jean Vanier: Community, a place of healing and growth ... There are more and more groups today Community, a place of healing and growth ...
There are more and more groups today oriented towards issues and causes ... They can become very aggressive and divide the world between oppressors and the oppressed, the good and the bad. There seems to be a need in human beings to see evil and combat it outside oneself, in order not to see it inside oneself.
The difference between a community and a group that is only issue-oriented, is that the latter see the enemy outside the group. The struggle is an external one; and there will be a winner and a loser. The group knows it is right and has the truth, and wants to impose it. The members of a community know that the struggle is inside of each person and inside the community; it is against all the powers of pride, elitism, hate and depression that are there and which hurt and crush others, and which cause division and war of all sorts. The enemy is inside, not outside. — Jean Vanier
Against War Sayings By Jack Kornfield: The unawakened mind tends to make war against the way things are. To follow a The unawakened mind tends to make war against the way things are. To follow a path with heart, we must understand the whole process of making war within ourselves and without, how it begins and how it ends. War's roots are in ignorance. Without understanding we can easily become frightened by life's fleeting changes, the inevitable losses, disappointments, the insecurity of our aging and death. Misunderstanding leads us to fight against life, running from pain or grasping at security and pleasures that by their nature can never be satisfying. — Jack Kornfield
Against War Sayings By Naomi Klein: In the Southern Cone, where contemporary capitalism was born, the "War on Terror" was a In the Southern Cone, where contemporary capitalism was born, the "War on Terror" was a war against all obstacles to the new order. — Naomi Klein
Against War Sayings By Nicolas Sarkozy: I want to wage war against illiteracy, poverty, unemployment, unfair competition, communitarianism, delinquency. I want to wage war against illiteracy, poverty, unemployment, unfair competition, communitarianism, delinquency. — Nicolas Sarkozy
Against War Sayings By Jim Butcher: I mean, go figure. You prepare your home for an assault and you don't take I mean, go figure. You prepare your home for an assault and you don't take zombies into consideration. I'd fallen victim to one of the other classic blunders, along with not getting involved in a land war in Asia and never going in against a Sicilian when death was on the line. — Jim Butcher
Against War Sayings By Sherman Alexie: Okay, so maybe I'm romantic ... but somebody is supposed to be romantic. Some warrior Okay, so maybe I'm romantic ... but somebody is supposed to be romantic. Some warrior is supposed to go to war against the imperial forces of cynicism and irony. I am a sentimental soldier. — Sherman Alexie
Against War Sayings By Marty Rubin: Every human life has infinite value and to destroy even one is a crime against Every human life has infinite value and to destroy even one is a crime against all humanity. — Marty Rubin
Against War Sayings By George Orwell: Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac. — George Orwell
Against War Sayings By Eartha Kitt: The children of America are not rebelling for no reason. They are not hippies for The children of America are not rebelling for no reason. They are not hippies for no reason at all. We don't have what we have on Sunset Blvd. for no reason. They are rebelling against something. There are so many things burning the people of this country, particularly mothers. They feel they are going to raise sons - and I know what it's like, and you have children of your own, Mrs. Johnson - we raise children and send them to war. — Eartha Kitt
Against War Sayings By Isabel Allende: I was born in the middle of the Second World War when the United States I was born in the middle of the Second World War when the United States dropped their atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, when millions of people were dying in concentration camps, when half the planet were colonies that belonged to empires. The word feminism didn't exist. And in my lifetime I have seen all these things improved, changed. We are more connected, more informed. We can fight against stuff together in ways we couldn't before. — Isabel Allende
Against War Sayings By John Coleman: The South was at the point where the scale was tipping against slavery. It was The South was at the point where the scale was tipping against slavery. It was slowly dawning on the plantation owners that slave labor was not economic, besides being morally wrong. Slavery was destined to be abolished, whether for economic reasons or moral reasons matters not, but the international intriguers were not going to wait for voluntary abolition to rob them of their trump card. — John Coleman
Against War Sayings By Lawrence Lessig: The war against illegal file-sharing is like the church's age-old war against masturbation. It's a The war against illegal file-sharing is like the church's age-old war against masturbation. It's a war you just can't win. — Lawrence Lessig
Against War Sayings By Charles Kennedy: I have never once been persuaded as to the causal link between the Iraqi regime, I have never once been persuaded as to the causal link between the Iraqi regime, al-Qaeda and September 11. I do believe the impact of war under these circumstances is bound to weaken the international coalition against terrorism itself ... — Charles Kennedy
Against War Sayings By Peter Kreeft: Even if it were within her legal right and authority, it would harm more than Even if it were within her legal right and authority, it would harm more than help. It might be argued that it is like capital punishment today: the state has the right to use it if necessary, but since it is no longer necessary, it would do more public harm than good in the current war against the culture of death. — Peter Kreeft
Against War Sayings By Nancy B. Brewer: I stop to brace myself against the walls, which are painted with the fingerprints of I stop to brace myself against the walls, which are painted with the fingerprints of family. — Nancy B. Brewer
Against War Sayings By Karl Liebknecht: Workers, comrades, and you, women of the people, let not this festival of May, the Workers, comrades, and you, women of the people, let not this festival of May, the second during the war, pass without protest against the Imperialist Slaughter. — Karl Liebknecht
Against War Sayings By Cofer Black: Osama bin Laden's own words stated he has a war against the United States. He Osama bin Laden's own words stated he has a war against the United States. He declared that American civilians should be considered as combatants. — Cofer Black
Against War Sayings By Leo Tolstoy: They were dealt with as in war, and they naturally employed the means that were They were dealt with as in war, and they naturally employed the means that were used against them. — Leo Tolstoy
Against War Sayings By Barack Obama: I know what the counterterrorism feels like because I was there. But I also operated I know what the counterterrorism feels like because I was there. But I also operated within limits. And within the United States government, we've decided long ago that there are limits on what we're going to do in the war against terrorism. — Barack Obama
Against War Sayings By Albert Einstein: Mere praise of peace is easy and ineffective. What is needed is acitve participation in Mere praise of peace is easy and ineffective. What is needed is acitve participation in the fight against war and everything which leads to it. — Albert Einstein
Against War Sayings By George Friedman: Osama bin Laden wanted to coax just the right response out of the United States Osama bin Laden wanted to coax just the right response out of the United States by creating a situation in which the United States could not ignore him. His goal was to cross a threshold that Americans would deem intolerable (something bin Laden had failed to do with his previous attacks on the U.S. embassies in Africa or the USS Cole in Yemen), causing a massive attack to be launched on the Islamic world that used the most advanced and sophisticated methods available. Bin Laden was confident that if the U.S. plunged into the Islamic world, he would get the uprising he wanted. He had studied the Afghan war against the Soviets carefully. He felt he knew how to survive the initial American attack and, over time, defeat the Americans. But first, he needed the Americans to attack. — George Friedman
Against War Sayings By Seymour Hersh: I say openly that I am an anti-war person, with the point being, show me I say openly that I am an anti-war person, with the point being, show me some reason not to be against this war. You have to be sort of asleep at the switch not to be critical of it. And the parallel between one quagmire we went through in Vietnam and the one we're in now is clear for everybody to see. — Seymour Hersh
Against War Sayings By Richard Engel: Reporters go through four stages in a war zone. In the first stage, you're Superman, Reporters go through four stages in a war zone. In the first stage, you're Superman, invincible. In the second, you're aware that things are dangerous and you need to be careful. In the third, you conclude that math and probability are working against you. In the fourth, you know you're going to die because you've played the game too long. I was drifting into stage three. — Richard Engel
Against War Sayings By Charles Henry Fowler: You are born supernaturally through faith, by the grace of God, into the kingdom of You are born supernaturally through faith, by the grace of God, into the kingdom of righteousness; but you are born a little babe, that is all; and if you make any progress from that point on, it must be by work, by sacrifice, by the practice of Christian virtues, by benevolence, by self-denial, by resisting the adversary, by making valiant war for God and against sin; and on no other basis, am I authorized in giving you a hope that you may come to manhood in Christ Jesus. — Charles Henry Fowler
Against War Sayings By Yuval Noah Harari: From the dawn of agriculture until this very day, billions of humans armed with branches, From the dawn of agriculture until this very day, billions of humans armed with branches, swatters, shoes and poison sprays have waged relentless war against the diligent ants, furtive roaches, adventurous spiders and misguided beetles that constantly infiltrate the human domicile. For — Yuval Noah Harari
Against War Sayings By Edmund Burke: I venture to say no war can be long carried on against the will of I venture to say no war can be long carried on against the will of the people. — Edmund Burke
Against War Sayings By Rebecca Solnit: A precursor to the Social Darwinists, Hobbes argued from th premise that the primordial human A precursor to the Social Darwinists, Hobbes argued from th premise that the primordial human condition was a war fought by each against each, so brutal and incesssant that it was impossible to develop industry or even agriculture or the arts while that condition persisted. It's this description that culmintes in his famous epithet "And the life of man, solitary, poor, brutish, and short." It was a fiction to which he brought to bear another fiction, that of the social contract by which men agree to submit to rules and a presiding authority, surrendering their right to ravage each other for the sake of their own safety. The contract was not a bond of affection or identification, bot a culture or religion binding togetehr a civilization, only a convenience. Men, in his view, as in that of many other European writers of the period, are stark, mechanical creatures, windup soldiers social only by strategy and not by nature ... — Rebecca Solnit
Against War Sayings By Sylvia Earle: What we once used as weapons of war, we now use as weapons against fish. What we once used as weapons of war, we now use as weapons against fish. — Sylvia Earle
Against War Sayings By Thomas Paine: I consider the war of America against Britain as the country's war, the public's war, I consider the war of America against Britain as the country's war, the public's war, or the war of the people in their own behalf, for the security of their natural rights, and the protection of their own property. — Thomas Paine
Against War Sayings By Sandy Tolan: The "spectacular" operations of the PFLP, meanwhile, began to attract legions of young Europeans, who The "spectacular" operations of the PFLP, meanwhile, began to attract legions of young Europeans, who saw in the airline hijackings a willingness to risk everything to achieve liberation. This was a time not only of cold war, but of revolution, inspired in part by massive and worldwide street protests against — Sandy Tolan
Against War Sayings By J.R.R. Tolkien: War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend. — J.R.R. Tolkien
Against War Sayings By Alanna Mitchell: The predominant cancer metaphor is war. We fight cancer, usually valiantly. We attack tumors and The predominant cancer metaphor is war. We fight cancer, usually valiantly. We attack tumors and try to annihilate them and bring out our arsenals to do that, and so on. It's us against cancer. This metaphor has come in for its share of criticism within the ethical, psychological and even oncological disciplines. A main concern is that when someone dies of cancer, the message that remains is that that person just hasn't fought hard enough, was not a brave enough soldier against the ultimate foe, did not really want to win.

The cancer-is-war metaphor does not seem to allow space for the idea that in actual war, some soldiers die heroically for the larger good, no matter which side wins. War is death. In the cancer war, if you die, you've lost and cancer has won. The dead are responsible not just for getting cancer, but also for failing to defeat it. — Alanna Mitchell
Against War Sayings By Dick Morris: Americans will gladly support their president when he attacks nations that sponsor or harbor terrorists. Americans will gladly support their president when he attacks nations that sponsor or harbor terrorists. We will even back him in a preemptive war against a country that might attack us. But when we start sending troops around the world to stabilize nations that, if left to disintegrate, might become breeding grounds for terror, it's a step too far for most Americans. — Dick Morris
Against War Sayings By Robert Jordan: Even the great walls of Tar Valon, beyond the range of any siege catapult not Even the great walls of Tar Valon, beyond the range of any siege catapult not on a barge, and worked with the Power till the largest catapult could not mark them in any case, might as well be made of paper against an army that could Travel. But whether Gareth Bryne had learned or not, other men would seize on that idea. The Asha'man already had, it seemed. War had always been ugly, yet it was going to grow uglier. — Robert Jordan
Against War Sayings By J.D. Salinger: (He) looked directly into his own eyes, as though his eyes were neutral territory, a (He) looked directly into his own eyes, as though his eyes were neutral territory, a no man's land in a private war against narcissism. — J.D. Salinger
Against War Sayings By Stefan Heym: In the question of peace, people spoke up and demonstrated for peace and against the In the question of peace, people spoke up and demonstrated for peace and against the threat of war, the threat of atomic war. — Stefan Heym
Against War Sayings By Noam Chomsky: The Iraq War was the first conflict in western history in which an imperialist war The Iraq War was the first conflict in western history in which an imperialist war was massively protested against before it had even been launched. — Noam Chomsky
Against War Sayings By Friedrich Nietzsche: A rebel can be a miserable and contemptible man; but there is nothing contemptible in A rebel can be a miserable and contemptible man; but there is nothing contemptible in a revolt as such - and to be a rebel in view of contemporary society does not in itself lower the value of a man. There are even cases in which one might have to honour a rebel,because he finds something in our society against which war ought to be waged - he wakens us from our slumber. — Friedrich Nietzsche
Against War Sayings By Franklin D. Roosevelt: Against naked force the only possible defense is naked force. The aggressor makes the rules Against naked force the only possible defense is naked force. The aggressor makes the rules for such a war; the defenders have no alternative but matching destruction with more destruction, slaughter with greater slaughter. — Franklin D. Roosevelt
Against War Sayings By Steven Pinker: The truth is, I don't know what will happen across the entire world in the The truth is, I don't know what will happen across the entire world in the coming decades, and neither does anyone else. Not everyone, though, shares my reticence. A Web search for the text string "the coming war" returns two million hits, with completions like "with Islam," "with Iran," "with China," "with Russia," "in Pakistan," "between Iran and Israel," "between India and Pakistan," "against Saudi Arabia," "on Venezuela," "in America," "within the West," "for Earth's resources," "over climate," "for water," and "with Japan" (the last dating from 1991, which you would think would make everyone a bit more humble about this kind of thing). Books with titles like The Clash of Civilizations, World on Fire, World War IV, and (my favorite) We Are Doomed boast a similar confidence. Who knows? Maybe they're right. My aim in the rest of this chapter is to point out that maybe they're wrong. — Steven Pinker
Against War Sayings By Robert Altman: [From a May 1, 2004 article entitled "Still Up to Mischief" from The Guardian reporting [From a May 1, 2004 article entitled "Still Up to Mischief" from The Guardian reporting on and quoting Altman]
Still, it's worth noting that by the age of 20 this whistle- blower had resisted two of the most powerful institutions - church and army, both. He is an atheist, 'And I have been against all of these wars ever since. — Robert Altman
Against War Sayings By Chogyam Trungpa: Are the great spiritual teachings really advocating that we fight evil because we are on Are the great spiritual teachings really advocating that we fight evil because we are on the side of light, the side of peace? Are they telling us to fight against that other 'undesirable' side, the bad and the black. That is a big question. If there is wisdom in the sacred teachings, there should not be any war. As long as a person is involved with warfare, trying to defend or attack, then his action is not sacred; it is mundane, dualistic, a battlefield situation. — Chogyam Trungpa
Against War Sayings By Philip Rieff: The truth is, Jung has brought back one member of the old duality, unreason, with The truth is, Jung has brought back one member of the old duality, unreason, with a new name; it is no synthesis at all, but only the latest maneuver in the war against rationality that has been conducted with rising hysteria by literary intellectuals and humanists against the laws of a culture they have reason to distrust and disobey. The Jungian theory proposes to every disaffected humanist his "personal myth," as a sanctuary against the modern world. Against the vulgar democracy of intelligence, Jungian theory proposes an aristocracy of feeling. From this proposal derives Jung's persistent influence on modern critical and aesthetic style. — Philip Rieff
Against War Sayings By Robert Wilson Lynd: Mr. Shaw came for a short time recently to be regarded less as an author Mr. Shaw came for a short time recently to be regarded less as an author than as an incident in the European War. In the opinion of many people it seemed as if the Allies were fighting against a combination composed of Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, and Mr. Shaw. — Robert Wilson Lynd
Against War Sayings By P. W. Singer: Drons change the way politicians think about war. You already have society's barriers against war Drons change the way politicians think about war. You already have society's barriers against war dropping, and now you have a technology that takes the barriers to the ground. We can carry it out without having to deal with some of the consequences of sending our sons and daughters into harm's way. — P. W. Singer
Against War Sayings By Russell Brand: Invisible violence in Pakistan, violence against brown people, ongoing violence in Iraq - that's got Invisible violence in Pakistan, violence against brown people, ongoing violence in Iraq - that's got to be quantified in the same way as the cinematic glamorous violence that happens in recognisable cities. — Russell Brand
Against War Sayings By Chuck Klosterman: Let's say Twitter existed during the Civil War. We would have a better understanding of Let's say Twitter existed during the Civil War. We would have a better understanding of people in the Confederacy who were against slavery, people in the North who actually felt we should just let the South be the South. Because the way it is now, it seems like we have this portrait where everybody in Georgia hated Yankees and everybody in the North was enlightened. That wouldn't seem as clear cut as it does now. — Chuck Klosterman
Against War Sayings By Henry David Thoreau: In 1848, Thoreau went to jail for refusing, as a protest against the Mexican war, In 1848, Thoreau went to jail for refusing, as a protest against the Mexican war, to pay his poll tax. When RW Emerson came to bail him out, Emerson said, 'Henry, what are you doing in there?' Thoreau quietly replied, 'Ralph, what are you doing out there?' — Henry David Thoreau
Against War Sayings By Maria Mies: Peace in patriarchy is war against women. Peace in patriarchy is war against women. — Maria Mies
Against War Sayings By Diet Eman: Those women who had gone out with Germans were grabbed and treated very badly, often Those women who had gone out with Germans were grabbed and treated very badly, often shaved totally bald so that everyone could see who they were. Some were taken prisoners. There had been so much suffering during the war because of the betrayal of those collaborators, so many killed and hurt because of what they had done to families, that the mood for revenge against the traitors was very high. It was not right, but it was understandable. — Diet Eman
Against War Sayings By Alfred Adler: War is organized murder and torture against our brothers. War is organized murder and torture against our brothers. — Alfred Adler
Against War Sayings By Abraham Lincoln: In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong. God cannot be for, and against the same thing at the same time. — Abraham Lincoln
Against War Sayings By Jonathan Safran Foer: Only now do I understand the war against boredom, the lost cause of empty hours, Only now do I understand the war against boredom, the lost cause of empty hours, of empty days and nights. — Jonathan Safran Foer
Against War Sayings By Bill O'Reilly: Once the war against Saddam begins, we expect every American to support our military, and Once the war against Saddam begins, we expect every American to support our military, and if they can't do that, to shut Up. — Bill O'Reilly
Against War Sayings By A. Anatoli Kuznetsov: That there is in this world neither brains, nor goodness, nor good sense, but only That there is in this world neither brains, nor goodness, nor good sense, but only brute force. Bloodshed. Starvation. Death. That there was not the slightest hope not even a glimmer of hope, of justice being done. It would never happen. No one would ever do it. The world was just one big Babi Yar. And there two great forces had come up against each other and were striking against each other like hammer and anvil, and the wretched people were in between, with no way out; each individual wanted only to live and not be maltreated, to have something to eat, and yet they howled and screamed and in their fear they were grabbing at each other's throats, while I, little blob of watery jelly, was sitting in the midst of this dark world. Why? What for? Who had done it all? There was nothing, after all, to hope for! Winter. Night. — A. Anatoli Kuznetsov
Against War Sayings By Jim Morrison: A hero is someone who rebels or seems to rebel against the facts of existence A hero is someone who rebels or seems to rebel against the facts of existence and seems to conquer them. Obviously that can only work at moments. It can't be a lasting thing. That's not saying that people shouldn't keep trying to rebel against the facts of existence. Someday, who knows, we might conquer death, disease and war. — Jim Morrison
Against War Sayings By Earl Nightingale: There are times for all of us when all the laughter seems to be gone, There are times for all of us when all the laughter seems to be gone, but we should not permit these periods to last too long. When we've lost our sense of humor, there isn't very much left. We become ridiculous. We must then go to war against the whole world, and that's a war we cannot win. — Earl Nightingale
Against War Sayings By Thomas Sowell: In the string of amazing decisions made during the first year of the Obama administration, In the string of amazing decisions made during the first year of the Obama administration, nothing seems more like sheer insanity than the decision to try foreign terrorists, who have committed acts of war against the United States, in federal court, as if they were American citizens accused of crimes. — Thomas Sowell
Against War Sayings By Sy Montgomery: Laos is saddled with the distinction of one superlative: it is the most heavily bombed Laos is saddled with the distinction of one superlative: it is the most heavily bombed country on earth. During the nine-year secret war against the Communists, during the Vietnam War, the U. S. dropped 6,300,000 tons of bombs on Indochina, about 1/3 of which fell on Laos. It was the heaviest aerial bombardment in the history of warfare. During the 1960s and 1970s, the U.S. rained more bombs on Laos than were dropped on Nazi Germany during World War II -- three times the tonnage dropped during the Korean War -- the equivalent of a plane load of bombs every 8 minutes around the clock for 9 years. — Sy Montgomery
Against War Sayings By P.D. James: She strutted into the room, armour-plated in white linen, belligerent as a battleship. The bib She strutted into the room, armour-plated in white linen, belligerent as a battleship. The bib of her apron, starched rigid as a board, curved against a formidable bosom on which she wore her nursing badges like medals of war. — P.D. James
Against War Sayings By Gore Vidal: There's no such thing as a war against terrorism. It's idiotic. These are slogans. These There's no such thing as a war against terrorism. It's idiotic. These are slogans. These are lies. It's advertising, which is the only art form we ever invented and developed. — Gore Vidal
Against War Sayings By Meg Rosoff: On the warm stone walls, climbing roses were just coming into bloom and great twisted On the warm stone walls, climbing roses were just coming into bloom and great twisted branches of honeysuckle and clematis wrestled each other as they tumbled up and over the top of the wall. Against another wall were white apple blossoms on branches cut into sharp crucifixes and forced to lie flat against the stone. Below, the huge frilled lips of giant tulips in shades of white and cream nodded in their beds. They were almost finished now, spread open too far, splayed, exposing obscene black centers. I've never had my own garden but I suddenly recognized something in the tangle of this one that wasn't beauty. Passion, maybe. And something else. Rage. — Meg Rosoff
Against War Sayings By Frederic Bastiat: I do not think that illegal plunder, such as theft or swindling - which the I do not think that illegal plunder, such as theft or swindling - which the penal code defines, anticipates, and punishes - can be called socialism. It is not this kind of plunder that systematically threatens the foundations of society. Anyway, the war against this kind of plunder has not waited for the command of these gentlemen. The war against illegal plunder has been fought since the beginning of the world. Long before the Revolution of February 1848 - long before the appearance even of socialism itself - France had provided police, judges, gendarmes, prisons, dungeons, and scaffolds for the purpose of fighting illegal plunder. The law itself conducts this war, and it is my wish and opinion that the law should always maintain this attitude toward plunder. — Frederic Bastiat
Against War Sayings By Natan Sharansky: Imagine if the United States, in its war against Hitler, had said to Stalin: we Imagine if the United States, in its war against Hitler, had said to Stalin: we don't want your support until you make your country democratic. — Natan Sharansky
Against War Sayings By Gerald Celente: American exceptionalism? Exceptional at what? Waging wars against innocent people for fake reasons? Exceptional at American exceptionalism? Exceptional at what? Waging wars against innocent people for fake reasons? Exceptional at what? Being addicted to pharmaceutical drugs that have people's minds wasted? Exceptional at what? Eating more junk food and becoming the most obese nation on Earth? — Gerald Celente