Robert L. Peters

19 September 2008

Quoth Lincoln, et al…


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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