Albert Einstein Quotes on War & Peace (14 Quotes)


    A country cannot simultaneously prepare and prevent war.

    Nor do I take into account a danger of starting a chain reaction of a scope great enough to destroy part or all of the planet...But it is not necessary to imagine the earth being destroyed like a nova by a stellar explosion to understand vividly the growing scope of atomic war and to recognize that unless another war is prevented it is likely to bring destruction on a scale never before held possible, and even now hardly conceived, and that little civilization would survive it.

    We must not conceal from ourselves that no improvement in the present depressing situation is possible without a severe struggle for the handful of those who are really determined to do something is minute in comparison with the mass of the lukewarm and the misguided. And those who have an interest in keeping the machinery of war going are a very powerful body they will stop at nothing to make public opinion subservient to their murderous ends.

    Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.

    As long as there are sovereign nations possessing great power, war is inevitable.


    I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the earth will be killed.

    To my mind to kill in war is not a whit better than to commit ordinary murder.

    We must be prepared to make heroic sacrifices for the cause of peace that we make ungrudgingly for the cause of war. There is no task that is more important or closer to my heart.

    I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.


    I dont know the weapons that will used in the Third Great War, but in the Forth Great War men will kill each other with stones and wood clubs.


    I don't know the weapons that will be used in the Thirth World War, but in the Forth men will use wood and stones.

    It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.


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