Vegetius - c. 375
.... Let him who desires peace prepare for war.
De Rei Militari
Adolf Hitler - 1889 - 1944
.... The great masses of the people ... will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one.
Mein Kampf (1933)
Sir Winston Spencer Churchill - 1874 - 1963
.... The British Empire and the United States will have to be somewhat mixed up together in some of their affairs for mutual and general advantage.
House of Commons (1940)
Christopher Dawson - 1889 - 1970
.... As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy.
The Judgment of the Nations (1943)
Osama bin Laden - 1957 - 2004?
.... We are seeking to incite the Islamic nation to rise up to liberate its land and to conduct jihad (holy war) for the sake of God.
Pope John Paul II - 1920 - 2005
.... Social justice cannot be obtained by violence.Violence kills what it intends to create.
Address to workers (1980)
Senator Robert M. La Follette
.... Before the war is ended, the war party assumes the divine right to denounce and silence all opposition to war as unpatriotic and cowardly.
.... Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official...
.... It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
.... There comes a time when deceit and defiance must be seen for what they are. At that point, a gathering danger must be directly confronted.
.... The next war ... may well bury Western civilization forever.
George W. Bush
.... Our enemies ... never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.