Top Ten Pro-Pacifist Quotes

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Pacifism: the belief that any violence, including war, is unjustifiable under any circumstances, and that all disputes should be settled by peaceful means.

There are plenty of quotes for and against pacifism but here are a few in favor.

The Top Ten

1 “No one won the last war, and no one will win the next war.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

Which only proves war is pointless. - Britgirl

2 “Fighting for peace, is like f***ing for chastity” - Stephen King
3 “There are many causes I would die for. There is not a single cause I would kill for.” - Mahatma Gandhi
4 “A pacifist between wars is like a vegetarian between meals.” - Ammon Hennacy
5 “As long as it is assumed that war is always an available option, we will not be forced to imagine any alternative to war.” - Stanley Hauerwas

"You were given the choice between war and dishonour. You chose dishonour and you will have war." - Winston Churchill

In a perfect world, there are always alternatives to violence. But sometimes those are cut off. Reasoning and compromise didn't help the people of Poland or millions of European Jews (not to mention blacks, homosexuals, and other non-Aryan minorities). Had Great Britain and her allies not declared war on Nazi Germany, the world would be a very different place. - PetSounds

6 “All beings tremble before danger, all fear death. When a man considers this, he does not kill or cause to kill.” - Anonymous, The Dhammapada
7 “As long as the peace-makers are armed with assault rifles, it's highly unlikely we'll ever have peace.” - Wayne Gerard Trotman
8 “They have the guns, we have the poets. Therefore, we will win.” - Howard Zinn
9 “... it would be better for our country and the world in general, if at least the few people who were capable of thought, stood for reason and the love of peace instead of heading wildly with blind obsession for new war.” - Hermann Hesse
10 “There is no such thing as a “war hero”, because there is nothing about war that is heroic.” - Michel Templet

Tell that to the thousands of Jews who were freed from concentration camps. - PetSounds

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1. “No one won the last war, and no one will win the next war.” - Eleanor Roosevelt
2. “Fighting for peace, is like f***ing for chastity” - Stephen King
3. “There are many causes I would die for. There is not a single cause I would kill for.” - Mahatma Gandhi
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