War and Peace
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They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
You should never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and liberty.
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.
The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.
Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
For the first time we have a weapon that nobody has used for thirty years. This gives me great hope for the human race.
All violence, all that is dreary and repels, is not power, but the absence of power.
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.
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.
I always say that, next to a battle lost, the greatest misery is a battle gained.
Why bother building any more nuclear warheads until we've used the ones we have?
The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he's on.