Robert L. Peters

19 September 2008

Quoth Lincoln, et al…

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Universal truths about war…

“There is no honorable way to kill, no gentle way to destroy. There is nothing good in war. Except its ending.”
— Abraham Lincoln

“Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish by the sword.”
— The Bible, Matthew 26:52

“I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask: “Mother, what was war?”
— Eve Merriam

“Can anything be more ridiculous than that a man should have the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of the water, and because his ruler has a quarrel with mine, though I have none with him?”
— Blaise Pascal

“You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.”
— Jeannette Rankin

“Those who prefer victory to peace will have neither.”
— Anonymous

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