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Pacifist Quotes

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A pacifist will often - at least nowadays -
be an internationalist and vice versa.
But history shows us that a pacifist need not think internationally.
- Christian Lous Lange

Everyone's a pacifist between wars.
It's like being a vegetarian between meals.
- Colman McCarthy

I'm really a pacifist.
- Oliver Reed

The absolute pacifist is a bad citizen;
times come when force must be used to uphold right,
justice and ideals.
- Alfred North Whitehead

 

Even a pacifist should admire the military virtues.
- John Keegan

I'm not a pacifist.
I was very much for the war against Hitler and I also
supported the intervention in Korea,
but in this war we went in there to steal Vietnam.
- Benjamin Spock

Cracked was a very short warrior, whereas Marley was a pacifist warrior.
- Yannick Noah

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The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country
and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer.
- Theodore Roosevelt

I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist.
I am willing to fight for peace.
Nothing will end war unless
the people themselves refuse to go to war.
- Albert Einstein

Pacifist propaganda and the resolutions of the parliamentarians
encouraged such treaties,
and toward the end of the nineteenth century their
number had increased considerably.
- Ludwig Quidde

My father, who had lost a brother, fighting on the
Austrian side in World War I,
was a committed pacifist.
- Walter Kohn

I am a pacifist.
- Fred Schneider

From pacifist to terrorist, each person condemns violence -
and then adds one cherished case in which it may be justified.
- Gloria Steinem

There's no way that I could be the president.
You can't have a pacifist in the White House...
I'm an actor.
This is what I do for a living.
- Martin Sheen

The quietly pacifist peaceful always die to make room for men who shout.
- Alice Walker

I had to experience how someone beside me suddenly
falls over and is dead and the bullet has hit him squarely.
I had to experience that quite directly.
I wanted it.
I'm therefore not a pacifist at all -
or am I?
- Otto Dix

We pacifists have not ceased to point to the grave
danger of armaments and to insist on their curtailment.
- Ludwig Quidde

Indeed; peace literature is almost exclusively read,
though to good effect, by pacifists,
while what is needed is the canvassing of those who
have not so far been won to the cause.
- Fredrik Bajer

Pacifists are like sheep who believe that wolves are vegetarians.
- Yves Montand

It's funny how most activists are pacifists.
- Craig Bruce

Naturally, the common people don't want war ...
but after all it is the leaders of a country who determine the policy,
and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along,
whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship,
or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship.
Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought
to the bidding of the leaders.
That is easy. All you have to do is tell them
they are being attacked,
and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism
and exposing the country to danger.
It works the same in every country.
- Hermann Goering

Some pacifists have carried the sound idea of the prime
importance of security too far,
to the point of declaring that any consideration of
disarmament is superfluous and pointless as long as
eternal peace has not been attained.
- Ludwig Quidde

Among pacifists it was above all the English who always
insisted on the importance of disarmament.
They said that the man in the street would not understand
the kind of pacifism that neglected to demand immediate
restriction of armaments.
- Ludwig Quidde

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is not the easy or convenient life
for which I search,
but life lived to the edge
of all that I may be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless when facing them.
- Rabindranath Tagore

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

Life is not supposed to be fair.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If things are not as you wish,
wish them as they are.
- Yiddish Proverb

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Do not allow obligation or immediacy to
bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau


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