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We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it. Edward R. Murrow.

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1 We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it. Edward R. Murrow

2 Every nation has its war party. It is not the party of democracy. It is the party of autocracy. It seeks to dominate absolutely. Sen. Robert M. LaFollette

3 The very reason for the First Amendment is to make the people of this country free to think, speak, write and worship as they wish, not as the Government commands. Justice Hugo Black

4 Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have... a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge, I mean the characters and conduct of their rulers. John Adams

5 All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing. Edmund Burke

6 Freedom and the power to choose should not be the privilege of wealth. They are the birthright of every American. George H. W. Bush

7 Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom; and no such thing as public liberty, without freedom of speech. Cato

8 When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle. Edmund Burke

9 Never give in. Never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy. Winston Churchill

10 You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free. Clarence Darrow

11 …whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it. Declaration of Independence

12 …But, when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. Declaration of Independence

13 Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us. Justice William O. Douglas

14 Laws alone cannot secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be a spirit of tolerance in the entire population. Albert Einstein

15 Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official. Theodore Roosevelt

16 War is fear cloaked in courage. General William Westmoreland

17 The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous. Frederick Douglass

18 Everybody's worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there's a really easy way: stop participating in it. Noam Chomsky

19 It is far easier to make war than peace. Georges Clemenceau

20 What is morally wrong can never be advantageous, even when it enables you to make some gain that you believe to be to your advantage. Marcus Tullius Cicero

21 The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions. Robert Lynd

22 Nations, like individuals, are punished for their transgressions. Ulysses S. Grant

23 Those who give up essential liberties for temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin

24 Of all the enemies to public liberty, war is perhaps the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. Benjamin Franklin

25 War doesn't make boys men, it makes men dead. Ken Gillespie

26 An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot. Thomas Paine

27 It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners. Albert Camus

28 Wars teach us not to love our enemies, but to hate our allies. W. L. George

29 The opinion of 10,000 men is of no value if none of them know anything about the subject. Marcus Aurelius

30 The dangerous patriot...drifts into chauvinism and exhibits blind enthusiasm for military actions. Colonel James A. Donovan

31 It is unpatriotic not to tell the truth, whether about the president or anyone else. Theodore Roosevelt

32 Our country is now geared to an arms economy bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and an incessant propaganda of fear. General Douglas McArthur

33 Even if we are spared destruction by war, our lives will have to change if we want to save life from self-destruction. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

34 Liberty and democracy become unholy when their hands are dyed red with innocent blood. Mahatma Gandhi

35 The statesman who yields to war no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events. Winston Churchill

36 In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act. George Orwell

37 Peace is constructed, not fought for. Brent Davis

38 Love of power, operating through greed and through personal ambition, was the cause of all these evils. Thucydides

39 We say that we care about the war, but we don’t even really know what we’re fighting for. Scott Ritter

40 It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood...War is hell. General William Tecumseh Sherman

41 It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong. Voltaire

42 The worst barbarity of war is that it forces men collectively to commit acts against which individually they would revolt with their whole being. Ellen Key

43 [War] might be avoidable were more emphasis placed on the training to social interest, less on the attainment of egotistical grandeur. Lydia Sicher

44 Look at you in war...There has never been a just one, never an honorable one, on the part of the instigator of the war. Mark Twain

45 Military justice is to justice what military music is to music. Groucho Marx

46 Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead

47 No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare. James Madison

48 No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare. Isaac Asimov

49 The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature. James Madison

50 A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

51 A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

52 War is not the continuation of politics with different means, it is the greatest mass-crime perpetrated on the community of man. Alfred Adler

53 As long as we can talk with people, as long as one can keep the guns quiet, one has a chance. Lydia Sicher

54 It is always easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them. Alfred Adler

55 We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children. Jimmy Carter

56 The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. Martin Luther King, Jr.

57 I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be. Thomas Jefferson

58 The dangerous a defender of militarism and its ideals of war and glory. Colonel James A. Donovan

59 War is the continuation of politics by other means. Karl Von Clausewitz

60 Man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder. Percy Bysshe Shelley

61 The cry has been that when war is declared, all opposition should be hushed. A sentiment more unworthy of a free country could hardly be propagated. William Ellery Channing

62 Where is the justice of political power if it...marches upon neighboring lands, killing thousands and pillaging the very hills? Kahlil Gibran

63 We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military- industrial complex. Dwight D. Eisenhower

64 Respect for the rights of others means peace. Benito Juárez

65 War is not a word, it's an acronym for "Wasting Another's Resources." Ramman Kenoun

66 Let us become inspired by inherent beauty, and not impassioned by manufactured hate. Nima Shirali, Middle Eastern Reconciliation Forum

67 War remains the decisive human failure. John Kenneth Galbraith

68 Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind. John F. Kennedy

69 That we are to stand by the president, right or wrong is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. Theodore Roosevelt

70 The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. Thomas Jefferson

71 The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding. Albert Camus

72 Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. Albert Einstein

73 Today the real test of power is not capacity to make war but capacity to prevent it. Anne O'Hare McCormick

74 One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one. Agatha Christie

75 Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none. Thomas Jefferson

76 War is a racket. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. General Smedley Butler

77 War is a racket. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. General Smedley Butler

78 We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom. Stephen Vincent Benét

79 The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure. Lyndon B. Johnson

80 History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap. Ronald Reagan

81 Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it. William Penn

82 May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion. Dwight D. Eisenhower

83 Our enemies...never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we. George W. Bush

84 There should be an honest attempt at the reconciliation of differences before resorting to combat. Jimmy Carter

85 Chauvinism is a proud and bellicose form of patriotism...which equates the national honor with military victory. Colonel James A. Donovan

86 Criticism in a time of war is essential to the maintenance of any kind of democratic government. Sen. Robert Taft

87 There is no way to peace. Peace is the way. Mahatma Gandhi

88 There is no glory in battle worth the blood it costs. Dwight D. Eisenhower

89 Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. Voltaire

90 The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people. Frank Kent

91 Emphasis on military prowess is an indication of philosophical poverty. Henk Middelraad

92 Don't regard yourself as a guardian of freedom unless you respect and preserve the rights of people you disagree with... Gerard K. O’Neill

93 Our country is not the only thing to which we owe our allegiance. It is also owed to justice and to humanity. James Bryce

94 Any excuse will serve a tyrant. Aesop

95 All men having power ought to be mistrusted. James Madison

96 What the people want is very simple - they want an America as good as its promise. Barbara Jordan

97 Peace has to be created, in order to be maintained. It will never be achieved by passivity and quietism. Dorothy Thompson

98 Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it. Thomas Jefferson

99 To some degree it matters who's in office, but it matters more how much pressure they're under from the public. Noam Chomsky

100 Terrorism is the war of the poor, and war is the terrorism of the rich. Sir Peter Ustinov

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