Very few people chose war. They chose selfishness and the result was war. Each of us, individually and nationally, must choose: total love or total war.
Even peace may be purchased at too high a price.
Words may show a man's wit but actions his meaning.
There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.
Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of man will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint.
Let me have war, say I; it exceeds peace as far as day does night; it's spritely, waking, audible, and full of vent.
An army must inevitably consist of the scum of the people and all those for which society has no use.
War makes good history but peace is poor reading.
There are so few who can grow old with a good grace.
Where some states possess an army, the Prussian Army possesses a state.
I have seen enough of one war never to wish to see another.
No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned... a man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company.
In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.
You may delay, but time will not.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Few men are born brave. Many become so through training and force of discipline.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
Never do today what you can put off until tomorrow.
Nothing endures but change.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.
You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy's ranks.
When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
I venture to say no war can be long carried on against the will of the people.
In war, important events result from trivial causes.
Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear.
A man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company
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