It is far easier to make war than to make peace.
Author: Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929)
Profession: French Statesman
No country has suffered so much from the ruins of war while being at peace as the American.
Author: Edward Dahlberg (1900-1977)
Profession: American Author, Critic
The triumphs of peace have been in some proximity to war. Whilst the hand was still familiar with the sword-hilt, whilst the habits of the camp were still visible in the port and complexion of the gentleman, his intellectual power culminated; the compression and tension of these stern conditions is a training for the finest and softest arts, and can rarely be compensated in tranquil times, except by some analogous vigor drawn from occupations as hardy as war.
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Profession: American Poet, Essayist
It is open to a war resister to judge between the combatants and wish success to the one who has justice on his side. By so judging he is more likely to bring peace between the two than by remaining a mere spectator.
Author: Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)
Profession: Indian Political, Spiritual Leader
War is hell and all that, but it has a good deal to recommend it. It wipes out all the small nuisances of peace-time.
Author: Ian Hay