Suggested Peace Quotations, ca. October 1923

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SUGGESTED PEACE QUOTATIONS

"By the use of war gases, which the nations now possess, London could be destroyed in three hours."

THOMAS EDISON.

"Let us dishonor war."

VICTOR HUGO.

"I urge you to a crusade having for its object the freeing of the whole world from the devastating scourge of war."

MARSHAL HAIG.

"The working people ... can end wars if they have the independence to think and to give their convictions reality by daring to do."

A. F. of L. resolution, 1921. [page 2]

"I should be a traitor to my country if I did not do everything in my power to abolish war."

MAJ. GEN. JOHN F. O'RYAN.

"The great task before the humanity of the 20th century is to eliminate war."

WILL IRWIN.

"War is a game ever played for the aggrandizement of the few and for the [impoverishment] of the many."

JOSIAH QUINCY.

"85.8 [percent] of the estimated expenditures of the U.S. Government in 1924 will go for present national defense and past wars."

U.S. BUREAU OF EFFICIENCY.

"God has destined this country to take the lead in this great enterprise of peace."

WILLIAM LADD.

"The primary thing needed is to secure an international spirit in the world by substituting the history of life and mankind for nationalist history in the schools of all the world."

H. G. WELLS.

"There is nothing glorious about war. It is brutal organized butchery of human beings."

H. E. FOSDICK.

"War, which was once essential and necessary for cultural progress, has lost this significance and has become the most dangerous enemy of civilization."

"When men come to see nakedly what their wicked institutions mean they will no longer live and die to maintain them. War is doomed."

DAVID STARR JORDAN.

"What custom of the most barbarous nations is more repugnant to the feelings of humanity and justice than that of deciding controversies between nations by the sword?"

NOAH WORCESTER.

"Increased national preparedness means increased world preparedness; increased world preparedness means war."

FREDERICK J. LIBBY.

"I love peace and am anxious that we should show the world other modes of punishing injuries than by war, which is as much a punishment to the punisher as to the sufferer."

THOMAS JEFFERSON.