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Author: John Adams, Source: John Adams, letter to Abigail Adams, May 12, 1780. In Adams Family Correspondence, vol. 3, L. H. Butterfield and Marc Friedlaender, eds. (Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1973), 342.
I must study politics and war that my sons (and daughters) may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons (and daughters) ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry and percelain.
Author: George Washington, Source: First Annual Message, January 8, 1790
To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.
Author: Winston Churchill, Source: Military History of the Western World by J.F.C. Fuller
America should have minded her own business and stayed out of the World War. If you hadn’t entered the war the Allies would have made peace with Germany in the Spring of 1917. Had we made peace then there would have been no collapse in Russia followed by Communism, no breakdown in Italy followed by Fascism, and Germany would not have signed the Versailles Treaty, which has enthroned Nazism in Germany. If America had stayed out of the war, all these ‘isms’ wouldn’t to-day be sweeping the continent of Europe and breaking down parliamentary government, and if England had made peace early in 1917, it would have saved over one million British, French, American, and other lives.
Author: James Madison, Source: Political Observations, 1795
Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes..., known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few.... No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.
Theatre Royal Drury LaneAuthor: Louis N Parker, Source: http://www.channel4.com/history/microsites/L/lostgeneration/se...
1914 – 1918
Actors, musicians, writers and workers for the stage
Who have given their lives for their country
Honour to the immortal dead that great white company of shining souls
Who gave their youth that the world might grow old in peace
Their name liveth for evermore
These nobly played their parts these heard the call
For god and king and home they gave their all
Since ye who pass in quest of happy hours
Behold the price at which those hours were bought
Strew here the fragrance of memorial flowers a silent tribute of a grateful thought
That war, so bitter, so intense, has never ceased. It is the war between truth and error, between agency and compulsion, between the followers of Christ and those who have denied Him. His enemies have used every stratagem in that conflict. They’ve indulged in lying and deceit. They’ve employed money and wealth. They’ve tricked the minds of men. They’ve murdered and destroyed and engaged in every kind of evil practice to thwart the work of Christ.Author: Gordon B. Hinckley, Source: http://lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db010Vg...
I cannot understand why so many have betrayed in life the decision they once made when the great war occurred in heaven.Author: Gordon B. Hinckley, Source: http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-439-28,00.h...
But it is evident that the contest between good and evil, which began with that war, has never ended. It has gone on, and on, and on to the present.
There will be two great political parties in this country. One will be called the Republican, and the other the Democrat party. These two parties will go to war and out of these two parties will spring another party which will be the Independent American Party. The United States will spend her strength and means warring in foreign lands until other nations will say, “Let’s divide up the lands of the United States,” then the people of the U.S. will unite and swear by the blood of their fore-fathers, that the land shall not be divided. Then the country will go to war, and they will fight until one half of the U.S. army will give up, and the rest will continue to struggle. They will keep on until they are very ragged and discouraged, and almost ready to give up—when the boys from the mountains will rush forth in time to save the American Army from defeat and ruin. And they will say, “Brethren, we are glad you have come; give us men, henceforth, who can talk with God.” Then you will have friends, but you will save the country when its liberty hangs by a hair, as it were.Author: Joseph Smith, Jr., Source: Autobiography of Mosiah Hancock
A cannonball travels only two thousand miles an hour; light travels two hundred thousand miles a second. Such is the superiority of Jesus Christ over Napoleon.Author: Victor Hugo, Source: Les Misérables
This requires us to look upon interruption and frustration and insubordination and disrespect and scorn and even abuse--all the treatment from others that we must renounce for ourselves--as opportunities for choosing good over evil. Do not love and do good only to those who will reciprocate, the Savior taught; it takes no particular righteousness to do that (see Luke 6:32 33). Listen attentively to the teacher whose lectures may be a little dry. Read with particular care the papers of students who struggle to write. Befriend the one who feels different, lost, or lonely. Embrace the child who seems to resist you. Take seriously the ad vice of parents who have trouble following that advice themselves. Invite to dinner those who lack the graciousness or the means to invite you back. Even "love your enemies, do good to them which hate you" (Luke 6:27). Like the Father, let your warming sun and nourishing rain fall on the just and unjust alike. Jesus intimated that this kind of love is who we really are--the very perfection, completeness, and fullness we came here to attain (see Matthew 5:45 48). And anything less--judging others and withholding our favor from them--capitulates to Satan. After all, it is with us as it was with the Redeemer: Satan does not need to overpower us in order to win the war. He only needs to get us to adopt his way of fighting it.Author: C. TERRY WARNER, Source: Honest, Simple, Solid, True. devotional address 16 January 199...