War will never yield
but to the
principles of universal justice and love; and these have no sure root
but in the religion of Jesus Christ.—Channing.
Most of the debts of Europe represent
condensed drops of blood.—Beecher.
Battles are never the end of war; for
the dead must be buried and
the cost of the conflict must be paid.—James A.
A wise minister would rather preserve
peace than gain a victory,
because he knows that even the most successful war leaves nations
generally more poor, always more profligate, than it found them.—Colton.
War is a crime which involves all other
To be prepared for war is one of the
most effectual means of
preserving peace. —Washington.
War is a terrible trade; but in the
cause that is righteous sweet is
the smell of powder.—Longfellow.
Although a soldier by profession, I have
never felt any fondness for
war, and I have never advocated it except as a means of peace.—U.S. Grant.
I prefer the hardest terms of peace to
the most just war.—C.J. Fox.
Take my word for it, if you had seen but
one day of war, you would
pray to Almighty God that you might never see such a thing again.—Wellington.
War, even in the best state of an army,
with all the alleviations of
courtesy and honor, with all the correctives of morality and religion,
is nevertheless so great an evil, that to engage in it without a clear
necessity is a crime of the blackest dye. When the necessity is clear,
it then becomes a crime to shrink from it.—Southey.