Immanuel KantImmanuel Kant, (1724-1804) German philosopher

Immanuel Kant Quote

“The bad thing of war is, that it makes more evil people than it can take away.”

Immanuel KantImmanuel Kant
~ Immanuel Kant

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Joe, Rochester, MI

I agree.

Me Again
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    Me Again    7/26/05

    War is Raw spelled backward and forward.

    Somebody who cares, Alberta

    Too True! Imagine a world without war...

    anand, chennai


    manan, ajmer

    this is perhaps the real fact of WARS

    J Carlton, Calgary

    My first thought goes to the board rooms of the war machine, the military industrial complex, who's profits are heightened by prolonged and endless wars. Constantly inventing new enemies, constantly keeping us in fear, draining our wallets and killing our children, all under the guise of patriotism. These are the most evil people involved. The ones we elect, and the ones we don't see...

    jim k, Austin,Tx

    J Carlton said it well. If not a shooting war, there are wars on cancer, poverty,obesity, drugs,you name it, and none of them ever work or ever end.

    Mike, Norwalk

    It is one of the evils. As jim has said, there are more drug dealers and murderous cartels (armed of course by the US government - how do you have a good and immoral war if the opposition isn't armed well enough) as a result of the drug wars than if law would have been the choice.

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    Robken    5/31/11

    Yes! War brings out the good and the bad - BUT, if soldiers, our brothers and sisters, refused to pick up weapons to kill their brothers and sisters, for the sake of greed and power, there would be no WARS

    E Archer, NYC

    Too true. Robken, people become soldiers voluntarily as a career these days -- and their very purpose is to kill others with their weapons. The real question is why have so many Americans chosen the military as their career? Do they really think they are defending Freedom and the Constitution by waging war in the Middle East? And I thought our Constitution prohibited a national army for more than 2 years -- a standing army is a constant threat to Liberty at home.

    J Carlton, Calgary

    Archer, keep in mind also that as long as we are at war, the Govt. reserves the right to drop martial law on us at anytime. Not to mention suspend your rights.

    Johann Hollar, Saint Paul, MN

    He should have mentioned fear too, but it's still a pretty good quote.

    Lolokimo, Hawaiian Nation

    War destroyes most all, BUT, a certain percentage of men, gain great character, and are better men for the experience, at the same time, i also agree, war breeds greed and is lawless in its nature. Sadly, human nature dictates whenever power is lost, another quickaly moves to secre that power for themselves, let us all hope our ranks never contain absolute evil, but a balance, with good in the lead. Just because a man sees great killing, and horrors that he cannot speak of, does not make him a bad man, that seems to be a thing of the spirit or soul, the old battle, about good and evil.


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