Francois-Marie Arouet


"History is but the register
of human crimes and misfortunes."


"It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets."

"The higher animals engage in individual fights, but never in organized masses. Man is the only animal that deals in that atrocity of atrocities, War."
Mark Twain

"Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself."
James Anthony Froude

"On War"
by James Boswell

"How long war will continue to be practised, we have no means of conjecturing. Civilization, which it might have been expected would have abolished it, has only refined its savage rudeness."