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Astronomy books and papers far too numerous to cite offer the assurance that 'no one has ever been killed by a meteorite.'

- John S. Lewis

Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind. War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today. Never have the nations of the world had so much to lose, or so much to gain. Together we shall save our planet, or together we shall perish in its flames.

- JFK

It is my opinion that the use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan. The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender. My own feeling was that in being the first to use it, we had adopted an ethical standard common to the barbarians of the Dark Ages.

- Admiral William D Leahy

Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.

- Edmund Burke

It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.

- Mark Twain

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

- Edmund Burke

Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it.

- John Lennon

The great danger is that under the pressures of anxiety and fear, the alternation of crisis and relaxation and new crisis, the people of the world will come to accept gradually the idea of war, the idea of submission to total power, and the abdication of reason, spirit and individual conscience. The great peril of the...cold war is the progressive deadening of conscience.

- Thomas Merton