Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Make Quotes, Not War

[Books] Do you occasionally find yourself tongue-tied when trying to argue with your more hawkish family and acquaintances? You probably wish you had the perfect bon mot handy to skewer their world-view. And now you can have it.

An advance copy of
The Anti-War Quote Book has made its way to our offices, and it contains some of the best things anyone has ever said about striving for peace, intermingled with classic anti-war images and graphic designs. Here's just a sample of the wisdom found therein:

"The cry has been that when war is declared, all opposition should therefore be hushed. A sentiment more unworthy of a free country could hardly be propagated. If the doctrine be admitted, rulers have only to declare war, and they are screened at once from scrutiny." -- William Ellery Channing
"The least pain in our little finger gives more concern and uneasiness than the destruction of millions of our fellow beings." -- William Hazlitt

"We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another." -- Jonathan Swift

"Our enemies' opinion of us comes closer to the truth than our own." -- Francois la Rouchefoucauld, 17th century French writer (Scott Renshaw)

1 comment:

  1. Oh, if only it were this easy. Reason doesn't work on my conservative colleagues; I've tried it.


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