Words For Peace


1060s Anti War Poster


“War is what happens when language fails.” ― Margaret Atwood


“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” ― Albert Einstein


“Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die.” ― Herbert Hoover


“There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.” ― Albert Camus


“Only the dead have seen the end of war.” ― Plato


“A small but noteworthy note. I’ve seen so many young men over the years who think they’re running at other young men. They are not. They are running at me.” ― Markus Zusak


demonstrations against nuclear weapons 1960

Demonstrations against nuclear weapons 1960


“Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.” ― Ernest Hemingway


“Listen up – there’s no war that will end all wars.” ― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore


“All war is a symptom of man’s failure as a thinking animal.” ― John Steinbeck


“There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.” ― Howard Zinn


“War is over … If you want it.” ― John Lennon



Anti war demonstration San-Francisco 1969 – archival-photo-poster


“The only winner in the War of 1812 was Tchaikovsky.” – Solomon Short


“It is well that war is so terrible – otherwise we would grow too fond of it.” – Robert E. Lee


“Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events.” – Sir Winston Churchill


“I think the mark of a great ruler, is not his ability to make war but to achieve peace.” – Monica Fairview


“War is a series of catastrophes that results in a victory.” – Georges Clemenceau


“In peace, children inter their parents; war violates the order of nature and causes parents to inter their children.” – The Histories of Herodotus


“You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.” – Jeannette Rankin


“War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other’s children.” – Jimmy Carter


“War is much too serious a matter to be entrusted to the military.” – Georges Clemenceau


“Sometime they’ll give a war and nobody will come.” – Carl Sandburg


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