“War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.” Thomas Mann (1875 to 1955) Thomas Mann was a German novelist and essayist whose early novels – Buddenbrooks (1900), Der Tod in Venedig (1912; Death in Venice), and Der Zauberberg (1924; The Magic Mountain) – earned him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1929.… Read More
“Patriots always talk of dying of dying for their country and never of killing for their country.” Bertrand Russell (1872 to 1970) Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell of Kingston Russell, Viscount Amberley of Amberley and of Ardsalla, was a British philosopher, logician, and social reformer, founding figure in the analytic movement in Anglo-American… Read More
“Sometime they’ll give a war and nobody will come.” Carl Sandburg (1878 to 1967) Carl Sandburg was an American poet, historian, novelist, and folklorist.
“You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.” Jeannette Rankin (1880 to 1973) Jeannette Rankin was the first woman member of the US Congress (1917-19 and 1941-43), a vigorous feminist and a lifetime pacifist and crusader for social and electoral reform.
“In the end the answer is peace and the only difference from now and then is the blood on the ground.” Palestinian Peacemaker
“Horses have no patriotism; soldiers fight without bread, but horses insist on oats.” Etienne, Comte de Nansouty (1768 to 1815) Etienne-Marie-Antoine-Champion Nansouty was a French cavalry general known for his sarcasm and adherence to tradition.
“In the career of glory one gains many things; the gout and medals, a pension and rheumatism … And also frozen feet, an arm or leg the less, a bullet lodged between two bones which the surgeon cannot extract … all of these fatigues experienced in your youth, you pay for when you grow old.… Read More