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From fear in every guise,
  From sloth, from love of pelf,
    By war's great sacrifice
      The world redeems itself.
      - John Davidson, War Song

To arms! to arms! ye brave!
  Th' avenging sword unsheathe,
    March on! march on! all hearts resolved
      On victory or death!
      - Abbe Jacques Delille (Jaques Delisle),
        The Marseilles Hymn
         (7th stanza by Du Bois)

Beware lest in your anxiety to avoid war you obtain a master.
      - Demosthenes

The man who flies shall fight again.
  [Lat., Qui fugiebat, rusus praeliabitur.]
      - Demosthenes,
        on his flight at the battle of Chaeronea (338 BC), credited to him by Tertullian "De Fuga In Persecutione", sec. X

By here they shall not pass.
  [It., Di qui non si passa.]
      - General Amando Diaz,
        words inscribed on the Altar of Liberty temporarily erected at Madison Square, N.Y.

Non si passa, passereme noi.
  [Roughly meaning--You shall not pass us.]
      - ascribed to General Amando Diaz,
        by the Italians at the battle of the Piave and Monta Grappa (June, 1918) these words are inscribed on the medals struck off for the heroes of this battle

What argufies pride and ambition?
  Soon or late death will take us in tow:
    Each bullet has got its commission,
      And when our time's come we must go.
      - Charles Dibdin, The Benevolent Tar

A feat of chivalry, fiery with consummate courage, and bright with flashing vigor.
      - Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield,
        said of the Charge of the Light Brigade, in the House of Commons

Carry his body hence!
  Kings must have slaves:
    Kings climb to eminence
      Over men's graves:
        So this man's eye is dim;
          Throw the earth over him!
      - Henry Austin Dobson, Before Sedan

They now to fight are gone;
  Armor on armor shone;
    Drum now to drum did groan,
      To hear was wonder;
        That with the cries they make,
          The very earth did shake;
            Trumpet to trumpet spake,
              Thunder to thunder.
      - Michael Drayton, Ballad of Agincourt
         (st. 8)

War is the trade of kings.
      - John Dryden

War, he sung, is toil and trouble;
  Honour but an empty bubble.
      - John Dryden, Alexander's Feast (l. 99)

All delays are dangerous in war.
      - John Dryden, Tyrannic Love (act I, sc. 1)

When 'tis an aven thing in th' prayin', may th' best man win . . . an' th' best man will win.
      - Finley Peter Dunne (used pseudonym Mr. Dooley),
        Mr. Dooley in Peace and War--On Prayers for Victory

'Tis startin' a polis foorce to prevint war. . . . How'll they be ar-rmed? What a foolish question. They'll be ar-rmed with love, if coorse. Who'll pay thim? That's financyal detail that can be arranged later on. What'll happed if wan iv th' rough-necks reaches f'r a gun? Don't bother me with thrifles.
      - Finley Peter Dunne (used pseudonym Mr. Dooley),
        On Making a Will,
        Mr. Dooley's version of W.J. Bryan's speech

I think that this is the first war in history that on the morrow the victors sued for peace and the vanquished called for unconditional surrender.
      - Abba Eban

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
      - Albert Einstein

One cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.
      - Albert Einstein

So long as there are men there will be wars.
      - Albert Einstein

You cannot prevent and prepare for war at the same time.
      - Albert Einstein

You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.
      - Albert Einstein

All history is the decline of war, though the slow decline. All that society has yet gained is mitigation; the doctrine of the right of war still remains.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Battle, with the sword, has cut many a Gordian knot in twain which all the wit of East and West, of Northern and Border statesmen, could not untie.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Use makes a better soldier than the most urgent considerations of duty,--familiarity with danger enabling him to estimate the danger. He sees how much is the risk, and is not afflicted with imagination; knows practically Marshal Saxe's rule, that every soldier killed costs the enemy his weight in lead.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson

War disorganizes, but it is to reorganize.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson


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