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He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, deplorable patriotism, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be part of so base an action! It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.

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Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science.

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celui qui marche joyeusement sur la musique en rang et en file a déjà mérité mon mépris. on lui a donné un gros cerveau par erreur, car pour lui la moelle épinière suffirait pleinement. cette honte à la civilisation doit être supprimée immédiatement. héroïsme sur commande, brutalité insensée, patriotisme déplorable, comme je déteste violemment tout cela, comme la guerre est ignoble et ignoble; je préfère être déchiré en lambeaux que de faire partie d'une action si basique! je suis convaincu que tuer sous le couvert de la guerre n'est rien d'autre qu'un acte de meurtre.

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