War and Peace
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What a strange game. The only winning move is not to play.
The pen may be stronger than the sword... but I'd rather have a sword in a dark alley.
It was a Roman who said it was sweet to die for one's country. The Greeks never said it was sweet to die for anything. They had no vital lies.
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he's on.
A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
To save your world you asked this man to die;
Would this man, could he see you now, ask why?
All violence, all that is dreary and repels, is not power, but the absence of power.
Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.
Coward: one who, in a perilous emergency, thinks with his legs.