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Read through the most famous quotes by topic #militarism

German militarism and Nazism have devastated twice in our generation the lands of German neighbors.

James F. Byrnes

#generation #german #lands #militarism #neighbors

It is against this concept of the sovereign state, a state isolated by protectionism and militarism, that internationalism must now engage in decisive battle.

Christian Lous Lange

#battle #concept #decisive #engage #internationalism

Militarism has been by far the commonest cause of the breakdown of civilizations. The single art of war makes progress at the expense of all the arts of peace.

Arnold Joseph Toynbee

#militarism #peace #war #art

He explained to Atro that he now understood why the army was organized as it was. It was indeed quite necessary. No rational form of organization would serve the purpose. He simply had not understood that the purpose was to enable men with machine guns to kill unarmed men and women easily and in great quantities when told to do so. Only he still could not see where courage, or manliness, or fitness entered in.

Ursula K. Le Guin


I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth; I am a citizen of the world.

Eugene Victor Debs

#anti-nationalism #compassion #humanity #universal-love #love

Men can, of course, be stirred into life by being dressed up in uniforms and made to blare out chants of war. It must be confessed that this is one way for men to break bread with comrades and to find what they are seeking, which is a sense of something universal, of self-fulfillment. But of this bread men die.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

#militarism #self-fulfillment #men

The greatest threat to peace is the barrage of rightist propaganda portraying war as decent, honorable, and patriotic.

Jeannette Rankin

#peace #propaganda #war #propaganda

...overgrown military establishments, which, under any form of government, are inauspicious to liberty, and which are to be regarded as particularly hostile to Republican Liberty.

George Washington


Hand in hand with nationalist economic isolationism, militarism struggles to maintain the sovereign state against the forward march of internationalism.

Christian Lous Lange

#economic #forward #hand #internationalism #isolationism

From a very young age, militarism and trying to solve the world's problems through militarism is something that has always resonated with me as being a bad idea.

Justin Sane

#always #bad #bad idea #being #idea

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