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War and preparations for war have acquired a kind of legitimacy. Alva Myrdal#Acquired 72
Alva Myrdal#Acquired 72
Many countries persecute their own citizens and intern them in prisons or concentration camps. Oppression is becoming more and more a part of the systems. Alva Myrdal#Becoming 68
Alva Myrdal#Becoming 68
I personally believe that those who are leaders with political power over the world will be forced some day, sooner or later, to give way to common sense and the will of the people. Alva Myrdal#Believe 60
Alva Myrdal#Believe 60
All mankind is now learning that these nuclear weapons can only serve to destroy, never become beneficial. Alva Myrdal#Become 60
Alva Myrdal#Become 60
First and foremost arms are tools in the service of rival nations, pointing at the possibility of a future war. Alva Myrdal#Arms 56
Alva Myrdal#Arms 56
My personal philosophy of life is one of ethics. Alva Myrdal#Ethics 55
Alva Myrdal#Ethics 55
More must be done in concrete terms in order to promote the cause of disarmament. Alva Myrdal#Cause 48
Alva Myrdal#Cause 48
War is murder. And the military preparations now being made for a potential major confrontation are aimed at collective murder. In a nuclear age the victims would be numbered by the millions. This naked truth must be faced. Alva Myrdal#Age 42
Alva Myrdal#Age 42
I have always regarded global development as a struggle between the forces of good and evil. Not to be simplified as a struggle between Jesus and Satan, since I do not consider that the process is restricted to our own sphere of culture. Alva Myrdal#Between 39
Alva Myrdal#Between 39
The longing for peace is rooted in the hearts of all men. But the striving, which at present has become so insistent, cannot lay claim to such an ambition as leading the way to eternal peace, or solving all disputes among nations. Alva Myrdal#Peace 39
Alva Myrdal#Peace 39
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