For more than four thousand years, the world’s most influential philosophers, educators, politicians, scientists, artists, clergy, and soldiers have argued against war.
• There never was a good war or a bad peace.—Benjamin Franklin • All wars are popular for the first thirty days.—Arthur Schlesinger Jr. • War is a bankruptcy of policy.—Hans von Seeckt • This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs: When he first appears, he is a protector.—Plato • Make wars unprofitable and you make them impossible.—A. Philip Randolph • The time not to become a father is eighteen years before a war.—E. B. White • I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace.—Albert Einstein • Activism is my rent for living on this planet.—Alice Walker