War and Peace
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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.
Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.
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.
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.
When you have to kill a man it costs nothing to be polite.
To jaw-jaw is better than to war-war.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
You can get more of what you want with a kind word and a gun than you can with just a kind word.
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.
Coward: one who, in a perilous emergency, thinks with his legs.
Alliance: In international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted into each others' pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third.