Those who in principle oppose birth control are either incapable of arithmetic or else in favour of war, pestilence and famine as permanent features of human life.
Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)
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What they could do with round here is a good war. What else can you expect with peace running wild all over the place? You know what the trouble with peace is? No organization.
Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956)
Source: Mother Courage and Her Children, 1941. act I
War is like love, it always finds a way.
We are in the midst of a cold war*which is getting warmer. *The term 'cold war' was originated by Baruch in 1947.
Bernard Baruch (1870 - 1965)
Source: Speech before the Senate Committee, 1948
There never was a good war, or a bad peace.
Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)
Source: Letter to Josiah Quincy, 11 Sept. 1783
Be at war with your vices; at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
Source: Poor Richard’s Almanac
War alone brings up to its highest tension all human energy and puts the stamp of nobility upon the peoples who have the courage to face it.
Benito Mussolini (1883 - 1945)
Source: George Seldes, Sawdust Caesar, 1935
War its thousands slays, Peace its ten thousands.
Beilby Porteus (1731 - 1808)
Source: Death. Line 178.
Youth is the first victim of war; the first fruit of peace. It takes 20 years or more of peace to make a man; it takes only 20 seconds of war to destroy him.
Baudouin I (1930 - 1993)
Source: address to US Congress, May 11, 1959
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Baruch Spinoza (1632 - 1677)
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