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At least we're getting the kind of experience we need for the next war.

Allen Dulles

The slightest acquaintance with history shows that powerful republics are the most warlike and unscrupulous of nations.

Ambrose Bierce

Since the end of the World War II, the United States has fought three "small" wars...we lost all three of them and for the same reason--hubris.

Andrew Greely
Andrew Greely is a columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times. You can read his articles at http://www.suntimes.com/index/greeley.html

Search for the truth is the noblest occupation of man; its publication is a duty.

Anne Louise Germaine de Stael

Today the real test of power is not capacity to make war but capacity to prevent it.

Anne O'Hare McCormick

A great war leaves a country with three armies: an army of cripples, an army of mourners, and an army of thieves.

Anonymous (German)
(quote from 'The Anti-War Quote Book,' edited Eric Groves, Sr., pub. Quirk Books, 2008)

Brute force is not our salvation, especially as directed by State central planning and done with little regard for the innocents...

Anthony Gregory
Anthony Gregory is a writer and musician from Berkeley, CA. You can read his articles at www.lewrockwell.com

The real triumph of civilization is the extent to which coercion is banished from human relations.

Anthony Gregory
Anthony Gregory is a writer and musician from Berkeley, CA. You can read his articles at www.lewrockwell.com

War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Make wars unprofitable and you make them impossible.

A. Philip Randolph
Randolph (1889-1979) was an African American civil rights leader. (quote from 'The Anti-War Quote Book,' edited Eric Groves, Sr., pub. Quirk Books, 2008)

Because I do it with one small ship, I am called a terrorist. You do it with a whole fleet and are called an emperor.

A pirate, from St. Augustine's "City of God"

Old men declare war because they have failed to solve complex political and economic problems.

Arthur Hoppe
Hoppe (1925-2000) was an American writer. (quote from 'The Anti-War Quote Book,' edited Eric Groves, Sr., pub. Quirk Books, 2008)

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Statism needs war; a free country does not. Statism survives by looting; a free country survives by producing.

Ayn Rand

Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives.

Ayn Rand

Why should we hear about body bags, and deaths...I mean, it's not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?

Barbara Bush
Mrs. Bush spoke these words on ABC's "Good Morning America," March 18, 2003.

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

Barbara Ehrenreich

What the people want is very simple - they want an America as good as its promise.

Barbara Jordan

War is the unfolding of miscalculations.

Barbara Tuchman

You've got to forget about this civilian. Whenever you drop bombs, you're going to hit civilians.

Barry Goldwater

The world cannot continue to wage war like physical giants and to seek peace like intellectual pygmies.

Basil O'Connor

War is never a solution; it is an aggravation.

Benjamin Disraeli

A highwayman is as much a robber when he plunders in a gang as when single; and a nation that makes an unjust war is only a great gang.

Benjamin Franklin
Speaking to Benjamin Vaughan, 14 March 1785.

I hope....that mankind will at length, as they call themselves responsible creatures, have the reason and sense enough to settle their differences without cutting throats...

Benjamin Franklin

Those who give up essential liberties for temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Benjamin Franklin
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