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  • The pacifist spoke out against the war.
  • Researchers can turn a pacifist mouse to a killer or a killer to a pacifist by adjusting their brain chemistry.
  • It is one thing for a pacifist to decide they will suffer the consequences of their inaction, but it is another to permit a general policy of submission to take the lives and liberties of others.
  • I’m a pacifist, if you want to know the truth.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye

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  • The government had ended most graduate school deferments; the waiting lists for the National Guard and Reserves were impossibly long; my health was solid; I didn’t qualify for CO status-no religious grounds, no history as a pacifist.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • I’m a pacifist, a good-natured guy, I’ve never laid a hand on anybody since I was a kid.
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • Is he a man of great physical courage—so great that he will have no half-conscious misgivings about the real motives of his pacifism?
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • I’m a pacifist."
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Sister received copious amounts of mail from pacifists around the world.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • But I was finally converted when I encountered the letters of two Quaker brothers, farmers from New York State, whose ideological convictions overcame their pacifism and caused them to enlist, leaving behind a widowed mother.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865

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  • He was a pacifist, my father, and even though he would talk about these sunny times for Poland, I knew that au fond he was gloomy and worried.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • He was a pacifist, as well as one of history’s most famous scientists.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • I’m sure he’s quite the pacifist.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • The guards, some of whom had previously identified themselves as pacifists, fell quickly into the role of hard-bitten disciplinarians.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • If you aren’t sure that he is the criminal—and you must sum it up for yourself with every ounce of fairness you can muster—then go and be a pacifist by all means.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • He defined himself as a natural pacifist, a partisan of definitive reconciliation between Liberals and Conservatives for the good of the nation.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • It would have been difficult to voice his pacifist background, as he was the only Seventh-Day Adventist on the team.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Pacifism played in the back of his mind, and he read The Masses and Lyoff Tolstoi faithfully.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • He asked Tom White to give him ten thousand dollars in cash, which he planned to smuggle into Haiti and turn over to the underground, pacifist resistance.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • You must be the first pacifist this college has produced.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Although a militant pacifist and isolationist, his very nature prohibited him from being a mere obstructionist on all international issues, or a petty partisan opposing all of the President’s requests.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • I’m a pacifist.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • "All these organizers, yes, and a whole lot of the German and Squarehead farmers themselves, they’re seditious as the devil—disloyal, non-patriotic, pro-German pacifists, that’s what they are!"
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • Is this not a pacifistic religion, this thing you have been spreading?
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Is this a company of pacifists?
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • To many staunchly pacifist Quakers any step that led nearer to all-out war was anathema.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • So what if he was an avowed pacifist whose most aggressive attack strategy was known as the Slobber Offensive?
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • The prospect of using a weapon gave him mixed feelings, but he wasn’t sure that he was meant to be a pacifist here in this reality.
    Ted Dekker  --  White: The Great Pursuit
  • The group’s membership was a small, eclectic mix of pacifists, anarchists, vegetarians, and libertarians brought together by a commitment to nonviolent political action.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • You have spoken to our pupils here about the Church’s bloody deeds and her chastening impatience—but that was very foolish of you, for the zeal of the godly cannot, by definition, be pacifistic.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Y.T.’s grandpa, who was there for a while, told him that the Nipponese took over Vietnam during the war and treated it with the cruelty that was their trademark before we nuked them and they discovered that they were pacifists.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Written in 1938 when pacifism was anathema to the American left and most of the center, it went to the printers in the spring of 1939 and was published on September third—ten days after the Nazi-Soviet pact, two days after the start of World War II.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • He regards, or so they tell me, its author, one Bergotte, Esquire, as a subtle scribe, more subtle, indeed, than any beast of the field; and, albeit he exhibits on occasion a critical pacifism, a tenderness in suffering fools, for which it is impossible to account, and hard to make allowance, still his word has weight with me as it were the Delphic Oracle.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • Creeds like pacifism and anarchism, which seem on the surface to imply a complete renunciation of power, rather encourage this habit of mind.
    George Orwell  --  Lear, Tolstoy and the Fool
  • When someone later insinuated that perhaps the chief was not prepared for such a course, he retorted, "If anyone thinks I’m a pacifist, let him try to take my chickens, and he will know how wrong he is!
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • The watchman said, "Stupid owners are pacifists or some damn thing.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • (Prof was a pacifist.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • …of the sort called "practical"; not once did he cease warring on the post hoc propter hoc conclusions which still make up most medical lore; not once did he fail to be hated by his colleagues, who were respectful to his face, uncomfortable in feeling his ironic power, but privily joyous to call him Mephisto, Diabolist, Killjoy, Pessimist, Destructive Critic, Flippant Cynic, Scientific Bounder Lacking in Dignity and Seriousness, Intellectual Snob, Pacifist, Anarchist, Atheist, Jew.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • I hope it will inspire younger men and women, the only ones who can be inspired, to have a try at Theodore, or Militarism; Jane, or Pacifism; at So-and-So, the Pragmatist or the Freudian.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • I had not forgotten my promise to consider whether we should make the patient an extreme patriot or an extreme pacifist.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • I didn’t say I was a pacifist, Gilbreath.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Adams had come to believe that Dickinson’s real struggle was with his mother and his wife, both devout Quakers who bedeviled him with their pacifist views.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • But if he is the man I take him to be, try Pacifism.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • If he is that sort of man, his pacifism will probably not do us much good, and the Enemy will probably protect him from the usual consequences of belonging to a sect.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • Let him begin by treating the Patriotism or the Pacifism as a part of his religion.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • Give me without fail in your next letter a full account of the patient’s reactions to the war, so that we can consider whether you are likely to do more good by making him an extreme patriot or an ardent pacifist.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • I gather they are even vaguely pacifist, not on moral grounds but from an ingrained habit of belittling anything that concerns the great mass of their fellow men and from a dash of purely fashionable and literary communism.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • Stumpy had been on a serious tear that day in the classroom, more abusive than usual, and Alice the pacifist had finally had it.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Then, after a week, Amory saw Burne and knew at once that argument would be futile—Burne had come out as a pacifist.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • Then Sheena started to chant: "Al-ice, Al-ice, Al-ice, Al-ice, Al-ice!" as they led the little pacifist away.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
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