US pacifist & politician (1880 – 1973)
- 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, Autobiography (1977)
English mystery author (1890 – 1976)
- War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
- John Stuart Mill
English economist & philosopher (1806 – 1873)
- One day President Roosevelt told me that he was asking publicly for suggestions about what the war should be called. I said at once ‘The Unnecessary War’.
- Sir Winston Churchill, Second World War (1948)
British politician (1874 – 1965)
- It is well that war is so terrible – otherwise we would grow too fond of it.
US-Confederate general (1807 – 1870)