War is a crime against humanity. We, therefore, are determined not to support any kind of war, and to strive for the removal of all causes of war.
War Resisters' International, official statement of the international pacifist organisation, (c.1925), as quoted in Peace/Mir : An Anthology of Historic Alternatives to War (1994), edited by Charles Chatfield and Ruzanna Mikha?lovna Iliukhina, p. 252.
All that a pacifist can undertake but it is a very great deal is to refuse to kill, injure or otherwise cause suffering to another human creature, and untiringly to order his life by the rule of love though others may be captured by hate.
My pacifism is an instinctive feeling, a feeling that possesses me because the murder of men is disgusting.
What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy? -
The only way to abolish war is to make peace heroic.
It is war that wastes a nation's wealth, chokes its industries, kills its flower, narrows its sympathies, condemns it to be governed by adventurers, and leaves the puny, deformed, and unmanly to breed the next generation.george santayana
You know, Dude, I myself dabbled in pacifism once. Not in 'Nam of course.