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The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.

Albert Einstein

Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.

Albert Einstein

How vile and despicable war seems to me! I would rather be hacked to pieces than take part in such an abominable business.

Albert Einstein

Force always attracts men of low morality.

Albert Einstein

It is unfortunately none too well understood that, just as the State has no money of its own, so it has no power of its own.

Albert J. Nock

What is absurd and monstrous about war is that men who have no personal quarrel should be trained to murder one another in cold blood.

Aldous Huxley

Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The demands of internal growth are incomparably more important to us...than the need for any external expansion of our power.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The next war ... may well bury Western civilization forever.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Even if we are spared destruction by war, our lives will have to change if we want to save life from self-destruction.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Anyone who has proclaimed violence his method inexorably must choose lying as his principle.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
This quote is often mis-attributed to Mikhail Gorbachev, who merely quoted the remark from Solzhenitsyn's Nobel prize Harvard address.

War paralyzes your courage and deadens the spirit of true manhood.

Alexander Berkman

War means blind obedience, unthinking stupidity, brutish callousness, wanton destruction, and irresponsible murder.

Alexander Berkman

Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.

Alexander Hamilton

O peace! how many wars were waged in thy name.

Alexander Pope

No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country.

Alexis de Tocqueville

All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it.

Alexis de Tocqueville

Distorted history boasts of bellicose glory . . . and seduces the souls of boys to seek mystical bliss in bloodshed and in battles.

Alfred Adler

War is organized murder and torture against our brothers.

Alfred Adler

It is always easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.

Alfred Adler

To all those who walk the path of human cooperation war must appear loathsome and inhuman.

Alfred Adler

War is not the continuation of politics with different means, it is the greatest mass-crime perpetrated on the community of man.

Alfred Adler

Our modern states are preparing for war without even knowing the future enemy.

Alfred Adler

...Violence as a way of gaining power...is being camouflaged under the guise of tradition, national honor [and] national security...

Alfred Adler
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