War and Peace
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It was involuntary. They sank my boat.
And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harms way.
War is one of the scourges with which it has pleased God to afflict men.
You should never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and liberty.
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
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.
The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he's on.
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.
Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.