A Quote by Albert Einstein on military, war, patriotism, nationalism, heroism, violence, and hypocrisy

The worst outcrop of herd life [is] the military system, which I abhor.  That a man can take pleasure in marching in fours to the strains of a band is enough to make me despise him.  He has only been given his big brain by mistake; unprotected spinal marrow was all he needed.  This plague-spot of civilization ought to be abolished with all possible speed.  Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!  How vile and despicable war seems to me!  I would rather be hacked in pieces than take part in such an abominable business.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Ideas And Opinions, Pages: 10 (The World As I See It)

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