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"If sex is a war, I am a conscientious objector: I will not play." - Marge Piercy

"... I have become a conscientious objector in the war between the sexes." - Edna Buchanan

"At the vital point of truth, we all become a conscientious objector." - Samuel Lyman Atwood Marshall

"It was difficult being a conscientious objector in the 1940's, but I felt I had to stick to my guns." - Harold Pinter

"War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today." - John F Kennedy

"The objector and the rebel who raises his voice against what he believes to be the injustice of the present and the wrongs of the past is the one who hunches the world along." - Clarence Darrow

"People have not been horrified by war to a sufficient extent... War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige as the warrior does today." - John F Kennedy

"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." - John F Kennedy

"The conscientious objector is a revoultionary. On deciding to disobey the law he sacrifices his personal interests to the most important cause of working for the betterment of society." - Albert Einstein

"That was luck: I should not then have been a conscientious objector; but I am quite sure that the abominations of war would have made me one, as soon as I got to the front." - Laurence Housman

"They asked if I knew what 'conscientious objector' meant. I told them that when the white man asked me to go off somewhere and fight and maybe die to preserve the way the white man treated the black man in America, then my conscience made me object." - Malcolm X

"I wouldn't choose conscientious objector and I wouldn't go to Canada. I did what Hap did and almost went to prison. I think the threw me a bone as the war was winding down, and I think they accepted my sincerity for being against that war." - Joe R. Lansdale

"Science probes; it does not prove. Imagine Newton's reaction to an objector of his law of gravity who argued that he could not establish a universal law because he had not observed every falling apple, much less proved the law of gravity - there might, after all, be an apple that levitates! Why should a group of simple, stable compounds of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen struggle for billions of years to organize themselves into a professor of chemistry?" - Robert M Pirsig

"We speak of war gods, but not of mathematician gods, poet or painter gods, or inventor gods. Nobody has ever called me a god; I am at best a sage. We worship all the conquerors, but have only one Prince of Peace, who was horribly put to death, and if he lived in these islands, would have some difficulty in getting exempted from military service as a conscientious objector." - George Bernard Shaw

"As a conscientious objector I did my community service in 1971 in a psychiatric hospital and a friend there, who also was a guitar player, invited me one day to join him recording film music with a band named Kraftwerk which I didn't know at the time. I came along and jammed at this session together with Ralf Hutter and a drummer (I believe his name was Charly Wei&223;). Florian Schneider and Klaus Dinger were present as listeners and everybody liked the spontaneous music we did together." - Michael Rother



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